Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The clues to the crime include names of some unsavory characters found in
the 15-year old murder victim's pocket.
And the White Foundry is history- -but the folks who owned the family
business just want to make sure that history is not lost.
Tonight in sports, the Braves can clinch the world series with a win tonight
Andre Agassi loses a match and is inured today in Germany.
And Shaquille O'Neal's surgery on his broken right thumb went well today, but
he'll be out of action for at least 6 weeks.
Clouds are racing east and promise to bring rain showers to the region.
Forecast highlights coming up.
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A Martinsville teenager who was shot to death in the hills of Henry County
yesterday may have left behind some clues that would help police catch her
Dble box Keith/Ron
Ron Jones is in Henry County tonight with an update on the story tonight.
Roll cue: "...left on her body."
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SUPER=01-Marjorie Carter/Family Member; :17
SUPER=01-James Vaughn/Victim's Father; :40
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A February, 1994 crime spree through Montgomery County has earned a
Christiansburg man 50 years in prison.
Billy Joe Hampton pled guilty to robbery, carjacking, abduction and two
counts of malicious wounding.
Hampton beat and robbed a garage owner in McCoy.
He later carjacked a woman at the Ironto rest area on I-81.
Hampton is already serving three life terms for severely beating a man in
A North Carolina court sentenced him to 30 years for abducting an elderly
woman in Greensboro.
Federal and state charges stemming from the abduction and sexual assault of
a West Virginia woman are pending.
The man who bought the Hill Brothers Shoe Company out of bankruptcy- -came
away from federal court today with more time to serve.
Gene Hoffman now faces almost three and a half years in federal prison for
bank fraud, money laundering and mail fraud.
He got a 16-month sentence today, but Hoffman won't begin pulling time until
next year, once his personal bankruptcy case is resolved.
Under the terms of the limited plea agreement, Hoffman admitted he stiffed
Hill Brothers customers for as much as 120-thousand dollars.
The prosecutor says customers actually lost more than a million dollars in
un-filled mail orders.
IN Q=and where did
((FRAN STEPHANZ/BBB: AND WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO FROM THE SHOES? THAT'S THE
MOST IMPORTANT THING. WHERE IS THE MONEY? Q: Money that rightfully belongs to
these customers who never got any goods or services or merchandise?
ABSOLUTELY. NUNS, WIDOWS, PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST ON SOCIAL SECURITY, I MEAN PEOPLE
WHO CAN'T RECOUP THEIR LOSS, KEITH. THEY CAN'T RECOUP IT.))
SUPER=01-Fran Stephanz/Better Business Bureau;
OUT Q=they can't recoup it.
Judge James Turk concluded Hoffman was getting off "mighty light."
The judge seemed more concerned about what he called Hoffman's latest
"shenanigans" in Michigan.
Hoffman is currently a financial advisor in Ann Arbor. A Detroit
businessman who got burned by Hoffman told Turk that Hoffman brags about
defrauding Virginia banks and predicts he will never spend a day in jail.
Governor George Allen says Smithfield Foods is a good company and provides
thousands of jobs for the Commonwealth.
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It's also being investigated by the state for missing documents related to
its 23 pollution citations over the last year.
And it's given George Allen and his Campaign for Honest Change political
action committee 100- thousand dollars since 1993.
Democrats say it has the appearance of impropriety.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE ENFORCED THE LAW, AND THEY HAVE BEEN CITED ABOUT
23 TIMES AS I UNDERSTAND IT FOR VARIOUS VIOLATIONS. THAT IS UNFORTUNATE AS I
UNDERSTAND, BUT NEVERTHELESS WE ARE GONNA ENFORCE THE LAW. BUT NEVERTHELESS, I
DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD PUBLIC POLICY. AND I THINK IT'S DASTARDLY POLITICAL
GIMMICKRY TO BE CHASTISING SUCH AN IMPORTANT COMPANY.))
((GAIL NARDI/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: WHEN SOMEONE IS THE FRONT PERSON FOR AN
ORGANIZATION THAT BILLS ITSELF AS THE CAMPAIGN FOR HONEST CHANGE. AND THEN IT
TAKES BIG TIME CHANGE IN A LESS THAN HONEST CIRCUMSTANCE, I WOULD SAY THAT WHAT
THEY HAVE DONE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ACCEPT THE
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Allen says he has NO plans to return the contributions to Smithfield.
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Ahead on News-7, we'll take a look at the controversy surrounding guidance
counseling in the state,
And a Roanoke family reflects upon the history behind the old foundry that
burned down last week.
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The groups that represent teachers, counselors, and school boards in
Virginia say the State Board of Education is dragging its feet on the
controversy over guidance counseling.
And they suggest politics is at the heart.
The groups say some restrictions on guidance counseling should be adopted
now -- and further delay raises questions.
IN Q=I think they
((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: I THINK THEY OUGHT TO JUST STEP UP TO
THE BAR AND DO THE JOB. I DON'T THINK THAT THEY SHOULD BE HOLDING OFF ON
ACTION FOR POLITICAL REASONS.))
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OUT Q=political reasons.
The majority of the board that's delaying a vote on the issue was appointed
by Governor George Allen.
The board's critics say those Allen appointees would like to place even
greater restrictions on counseling than are proposed -- but don't want provide
an opportunity to criticize the Governor so close to an election.
IN Q=I'm concerned
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M CONCERNED AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PARENTS ARE
INVOLVED. IF GUIDANCE COUNSELORS ARE PROVIDING PSYCHOTHERAPY OR THOSE SORTS OF
SERVICES, I WANT PARENTS TO BE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT IT, KNOW ABOUT IT, AND
OUT Q=and involved. 2nd REF!
Some parents say they're worried that their children are being hypnotized or
undergoing what they call "eastern religion- type psychotherapeutic techniques"
at the hands of school counselors.
Statistics suggest that one day we will all come to know someone who's been
touched by AIDS.
Those odds have caught up with students in the Family Life Curriculum at
Gretna Middle School.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=07-Nancy Hook; :00
SUPER=01-Timotheus Pope/Student; 1:00
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Gretna.
((NANCY HOOK: IT'S NOT, A WELL, I'M GOING TO DIE ANYWAY, I'LL GET SOME KIND OF
DISEASE OR I'LL GET CANCER, I'LL DIE SOMETIME, IT'S A NOT LIKE THAT. YOU DON'T
TAKE THIS DISEASE LIGHTLY.
Nancy Hook's advice is drawn from her own life.
Her only brother contracted the disease from a girlfriend.
He suffered with AIDS for more than seven years.
When he died in 1993, he weighed just 45 pounds.
NANCY HOOK: HE MADE ME PROMISE I'D TALK TO YOU AND WARN YOU AND TO TRY AND
SHOW YOU WHAT AIDS REALLY LOOKS LIKE.
On this day, Nancy fulfilled John Mark's promise by sharing his story with
students at Gretna Middle School.
She makes her point with photos that show her brother slowly slipping away.
If just one life is saved, she says, it will be worth it.
TIMOTHEUS POPE/STUDENT: I THINK SHE'S DOING A GREAT JOB, TEACHING KIDS ABOUT
AIDS, I THINK EVERY KID IN THE US NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT AIDS BECAUSE ANYONE CAN
Teachers in the school system say Nancy's story is invaluable
Her work is completely volunteer-- although her message is priceless.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Gretna.))
Fire gutted Roanoke's White Foundry Building one week ago.
Fire inspectors say it was deliberately set, but no one's been arrested.
The White Foundry was Joseph Keith's family business... until it succumbed
to the flood of '85.
Beth Myer says Keith's daughter hopes the history of the business can be
preserved before it slips away, too.
IN Q=The charred remains
SUPER=01-Calvin Reynolds/Former Foundry Vice President; :15
SUPER=01-Joanna Keith/Daughter of Former Foundry Owner; :38
SUPER=01-Joel Richert/Gathering History; 1:11
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((The charred remains of the White Foundry bring back a life time of memories
to Joanna Keith.
Her father owned the business from the time he was 13.
She's spent plenty of time there, often helping pour hot metal into
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IN Q=This type
((CALVIN REYNOLDS/FORMER EMPLOYEE: THIS TYPE OF FOUNDRY WORK IS A LOST ART.
MOST OF OUR WORK WAS MADE OFF ONE PATTERN. ))
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In its heyday, the foundry made castings for monuments, and even Presidents.
Joanna has some of the more valuable molds, but fears many more have been
lost to the public.
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((JOANNA KEITH/ DAUGHTER OF FORMER FOUNDRY OWNER: THESE ARE THE LIONS THAT
STAND AT THE WHITE HOUSE. AND THESE ARE THE WOODEN MOLDS. ))
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IN Q=A lot of the molds
((BETH MYER: A LOT OF THE MOLDS AND OTHER THINGS FOR THE BUSINESS WERE STORED
IN THIS AREA OF THE BUILDING. FORTUNATELY A LOT WAS TAKEN OUT BEFORE THE FIRE.
BUT THE FAMILY IS CONCERNED THE HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS WAS LOST IN THE
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((NOT MUCH LEFT. ))
OUT Q=not much left.
But what the family didn't know is that someone is already working on a
history of the White Foundry.
Before the fire, Joel Richert was able to get about 30-thousand pieces from
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IN Q=We have an industrial site.
((JOEL RICHERT/GATHERING HISTORY: WE HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL SITE. AN ALMOST LOST
ART OF SAND CASTING. It IS NOT DONE MUCH. I WANTED TO LEARN MORE. ))
OUT Q=to learn more.
Richert is interviewing former foundry workers for an exhibit this spring.
Research materials will be donated to the Virginia Room at the public
Beth Myer, News 7.))
The stock market tumbled across-the board again today.
The DOW closed at 47- hundred- 04, down 50 points.
Nasdaq lost nearly 9 points.
Ordinarily, moving time is not an experience most people enjoy.
But human services workers in Lynchburg haven't minded packing up and moving
out of their offices this week.
Steve Smallshaw explains why.
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SUPER=01-Diana Trent/Human Services Director; :24
SUPER=01-Alverita Howard/Receptionist; :45
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(( October has been an unusual month for Diana Trent and her staff.
Lynchburg's director of human services has been helping the city deal with
sweeping welfare reform changes that took effect here three weeks ago.
On top of all that, this has been moving week.
Social workers have traded their crowded, dingy offices on Hollins Mill Road
for a bigger, more modern facility a mile away.
IN Q=It's good and
((DIANA TRENT/HUMAN SERVICES DIRECTOR: IT'S GOOD AND IT'S BAD. YOU HATE TO HAVE
EVERYTHING HIT YOU AT ONE TIME, BUT I THINK ONCE WE'RE SETTLED IN AND THINGS
ARE SQUARED AWAY, THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL ASSET FOR IMPLEMENTING WELFARE
OUT Q=welfare reform.
Most of the heavy work took place earlier this week, but workers are still
navigating a maze of packing boxes everywhere they go.
To the client, however, it's been a noticeable change for the better.
IN Q=They have a
((ALVERITA HOWARD/RECEPTIONIST: THEY HAVE A MORE POSITIVE ATTITUDE, THEY NOTICE
THE PLACE IS CLEANER, IT'S MORE PROFESSIONAL- LOOKING, THEY COMMENT THAT IT'S
MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THEM.))
OUT Q=to them.
IN Q=As thrilled
((As thrilled as the employees are with their new offices, this is only a
temporary location. Lynchburg is still looking to construct a new Human
Services building somewhere downtown within the next four to five years.))
OUT Q=five years.
((THIS IS OUR ACCOUNTING POD...))
But for now, this is home... and Trent and her staff say they couldn't be
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Both Shaquille and Agassi are on the shelf with injuries tonight.
The Big South basketball conference is getting set for what it hopes will be
a banner year.
And Greg Maddux and the Braves go for the jugular tonight as they try to
finally wrap up a world series title.
Long suffering Atlanta Braves fans could finally get their reward for
perseverance tonight as the Braves look to sew up the World series in
The Braves have a three games to one lead on the Indians, and their pitching
rotation lined up to go for the clincher with Greg Maddux starting tonight and
Tom Glavine and John Smoltz set to throw in the final two games if necessary.
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((GREG MADDUX/BRAVES STARTER TONIGHT:))
((DAVE JUSTICE/BRAVES RIGHT FIELDER:))
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SUPER=01-Dave Justice/Braves Right Fielder; :11
OUT Q=...MEANT TO BE."
Off the field today the Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Orioles have
hired Davey Johnson as their new manager.
A team source has told the Associated Press that the hiring will be announced
sometime next week after the World Series is over.
Reports also indicate that Johnson is already assembling his coaching staff
for next year in Baltimore.
The Orioles also have apparently come to terms with a new generals manager.
Expos boss Kevin Malone is expected to leave his post in MOntreal and join
Just two days after signing a one million dollar deal with the Cincinnati
Bengals to return tot he NFL, former All-Pro Barry Foster has quit the team.
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The 1992 AFC rushing champion appeared a news conference on Tuesday and
announced that he was thrilled to be back in the NFL after having been out of
football since the Carolina Panthers cut him before the season.
But the 26-year-old Foster told head coach Dave Shula this morning that he
has simply lost his desire to play in the NFL, saying he was so out of shape he
felt like a 60 year old player.
One of the NBA's marquee stars underwent successful surgery today in Orlando.
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Shaquille O'Neal has his broken right thumb repaired today.
The surgeon who performed the procedure says everything went well, but that
Shaq definitely will be out for almost 2 months.
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((DR. RICHARD SHURE/O'NEAL'S SURGEON:))
SUPER=01-Dr. Richard Shure/O'Neal's Surgeon; :00
OUT Q=...SIX WEEKS."
The Big South is entering its 12-th season and this could be one of the
best for Radford and Liberty University.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Randy Peele/UNC Greensboro Head Coach; :15
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Jeff Meyer/Liberty Head Coach; 1:07
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
((From top to bottom, The 1995 season should be as competitive as ever in the
The pre season coaches poll has picked U.N.C-Greensboro with new head coach
Randy Peele as the top team in the conference.))
((RANDY PEELE/UNC GREENSBORO HEAD COACH: ))
((Radford was picked number three in the coaches poll.
The Highlanders return 8 of their top 10 players from last years 16 and 12
team. And that depth could help the highlanders live up to that ranking.))
((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH: ))
((Liberty is the fourth pick right behind the Highlanders.
The Flames have a young team that has the league's top center in All Big
South Conference selection Peter Alumna.))
((JEFF MEYER/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Andre Agassi is going to take a
three week break from tennis, after losing today in Germany and suffering an
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Agassi reinjured a chest muscle while playing at the Eurocard Open in Essen,
Germany this afternoon.
He lost the match to fellow American Malavai Washington 4-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Agassi withdrew from a scheduled doubles match and says he won't
play another tournament until November 14th.
The layoff will likely cost him his number one ranking to second ranked Pete
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