A Henry County man is gunned down in front of his daughters.
In Texas, a 13-year old girl awaits sentencing for killing two small
President Clinton dedicates a memorial to the victims of the Lockerbie
It's warm out right now, but temperatures will be dropping later this
afternoon. Overnight lows will be in the 30s... I'll tell you more about the
weekend weather in just a few minutes.
Stick around. News 7 at Noon is next.
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For the third time in two weeks Henry County authorities are investigating a
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;
Police say a man was fatally shot last night in front of his children.
When authorities arrived at this residence on Route 6-98 in Bassett they
found the body of 39- year- old Hubert Oaks.
Police say he had stopped by his estranged wife's home with his two
daughters to pick up some clothing when he apparently got into a fight with her
Oaks was shot several times.
Phillip Green has been charged with second degree murder.
A Texas teenager could get up to 40 years in prison when she's sentenced
today for killing two small children she was babysitting.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
Yesterday a San Antonio jury found 13- year- old Victoria Dalton guilty of
capital murder in the deaths of a two- year old girl and a five-month old baby
Dalton admitted suffocating the children but claimed it was an accident.
She said she put her hands over the children's mouths and noses because they
Mechanic and part-time gun dealer Paul David Peterson expected to go to
But he walked out of federal court this morning with a probationary
He'll have to spend four months under "house arrest."
Peterson was implicated as one of the co-founders of the Blue Ridge Hunt
He told reporters today: it was just a bunch of good old boys talking
Peterson concedes federal agents caught him in an illegal act- -selling a
gun to a convicted felon.
IN Q=I did
((PETERSON: I DID WHAT I DID AND I ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR IT. THE A.T.F. SET
UP THE SITUATION. NOBODY PUT A GUN TO MY HEAD.))
OUT Q=to my head.
Though he did sell the gun to a felon, Peterson says he was told the man
needed it for his wife while he was away driving a truck.
GRAPHIC=state supreme court
The Virginia Supreme Court has once again sided with Norfolk and Western in
a worker's compensation case.
The court today overturned a 150-thousand dollar jury award to Robert
The Roanoke man had sued the railroad, saying that working with trains had
impaired his hearing.
But the high court says some written testimony from Puryear's audio expert
should NOT have been submitted as evidence to the jury.
The court sent the case back for a new trial.
GRAPHIC=state supreme court
The court has also cleared the way for the state to start cutting checks for
federal retirees who sued the state.
Yesterday it rejected a request from retiree attorney Michael (KAY-ter)
Kator to have his eight million dollar tab picked up by taxpayers.
About 14- thousand retirees held out for a court ruling, rather than settle
with the state for a smaller refund.
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Up next --
The first lady takes her fight against the Republicans to Times Square,
and Typhoon Angela wreaks havoc in the Philippines.
We'll take a look at that powerful storm's damage.
You know, that storm was as strong as a catagory five hurricane...
Here, weather is a bit strange today.
It's warm outside now, but temperatures will drop into the 50's later this
afternoon..... Tonight... overnight lows will be in the 30s!
The rain should be ending late today.
I'll have the weekend forecast in a few minutes.
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At least forty people are feared dead and tens of thousands homeless after a
powerful typhoon slammed into the Philippines.
Typhoon Angela, the most powerful storm to hit the country in nearly a
decade, crushed at least 15-thousand homes and forced the evacution of nearly a
quarter of a million people.
The typhoon also triggered widespread flooding and landslides throughout the
The 270 victims of Pan Am flight 103 will be remembered today at Arlington
SUPER=03-Lockerbie, Scotland/December, 1988;
A bomb knocked the plane out of the sky over Lockerbie Scotland in December
President Clinton will dedicate a stone monument donated by the people of
Some relatives of the victims plan to boycott today's service, calling it
just another part of a U-S coverup of the bombing.
(( MARINA DE LARRAKOETXEA/ SISTER OF PAN AM VICTIM:I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE A
NEW AND INDEPENDENT INVESTIATION. I'M AFRAID THE WORLD WILL CONSIDER TODAY'S
MEMORIAL THE FIANL WORD ON THE SUBJECT. IT'S A COVERUPTO MY SISTER AND HUNDREDS
OF OTHERS. ))
SUPER=01-Marina De Larrakoetxea/Sister of Pan Am Victim;
OUT Q=HUNDREDS OF OTHERS.
White House aides say the President plans to discuss what the U-S has been
doing to extradite the two Libyans indicted in connection with the bombing.
The first lady continues her cry against Republican plans for health care.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night;
Last night Hillary Clinton joined thousands of demonstrators in New York
City to protest planned cuts in medicare and medicaid.
She urged Congress to "think like parents," reject partisan politics and
save the two programs.
She also promised that the Republican plan would be dead on arrival in the
A Rockbridge County neighborhood may have won its fight to keep out a home
for the mentally challenged.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :06
SUPER=@Jay2; :11 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Michael Gilmore/Community Services Board; :15
SUPER=01-Janet Aldridge/Subdivision Resident; :36
OUT Q=Moore, News-7.
(( The Executive director of the county's community service board says he's
ready to recommend another site.
The current site, located in a subdivision off of route 6-0-8 near Glasgow,
has drawn fire from neighboring residents.
The Mental Health Clinic Advisory Board bought the land in September.
((MICHAEL GILMORE/COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD: WE HAVE IN FACT FOUND WHAT WE THINK
IS A BETTER SITE. IT HAS TO MEET THE CRITERIA OF OFFERING BETTER FACILITIES,
BETTER AMENITIES, AND IN FACT WE THINK IT DOES.))
The residents of the subdivision say they are concerned about the welfare
those who will live in the home.
They also have unanswered questions as to why the land was bought for more
than three times the accessed value.
(( JANET ALDRIDGE/RESIDENT: THE PROPERTY THAT WAS BOUGHT IN '95 WAS ACCESSED
AT $6,400 AND THEY PAYED $22,000 FOR IT.))
(( MICHAEL GILMORE/COMMUNITY SERVICE BOARD: OFTEN IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY YOU
FIND THAT THE ACCESSED VALUES ARE MUCH LOWER THAN WHAT HOMES OR LANDS GO FOR SO
I DON'T THINK THAT ITS THAT UNUSUAL BUT THE DID PAY THE ASKING PRICE.))
Gilmore says the county currently has one other group home in Lexington,
which also drew opposition but NOW fits into the community.
The advisory board will decide on Gilmore's recommendation next Wednesday.
Jay Moore, News 7.))
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How about dinner at the Greenbriar?
That's just one of the items up for bids at an auction in Roanoke tonight.
We'll take a look at that, next.
But right now here's a list of some other things that are happening this
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Mickey Mouse and Goofy have come to the rescue of a Little Rock family
criticized for their elaborate Christmas display.
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR;
The Osborne family lost a lawsuit filed by neighbors who complained their
two million light display created a nuisance every holiday season.
Folks at Disneyworld say they would LOVE to have the lights, so the family
decided to loan them to the Florida park.
They will be used to decorate the residential street backlot at
the Disney M-G-M Studios.
The lights go on November 24th.
Not a trip to Disney World, but some other vacation packages will be up for
bids at a special auction in Roanoke tonight.
About 200 items -- including fine art, jewelry and trips -- will be on the
block at the Fifth Annual Art and More Auction.
The auction starts at 6:30 at the Art Museum of Western Virginia and
admission is free.
And here to tell us about it is auction co-chair Jinny Savage.
Tell us what's up for bids.
SUPER=01-Jinny Savage/Auction Co-Chair;
(q and a: Show us what you brought)
(I understand you've invited an auctioneer from a very notable auction
house. Tell us about that)
(Who benefits from the auction?)
The Fifth Annual Art and More Auction begins tonight at 6:30 at the art
museum in Roanoke's Center in the Square.
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Unemployment is at its lowest level in seven months.
The jobless rate in October came in at five and a half percent, down a
tenth of a percent.
Slight gains in construction and medical services helped push down the
Still, some analysts think the economy is slowing a bit.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP seven points.
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Still to come --
The party continues at U-V-A, after the Cavs beat Florida State.
But if you can't make it to Charlottesville for the festivities, here are
some fun things to do in our area.
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U-V-A is celebrating an amazing upset.
Last night the Virginia Cavaliers handed Florida State its first loss in
the Atlantic Coast conference.
Roy Stanley has the story.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Virginia Vs Florida State; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:21
SUPER=04-Courtesy: ESPN; 1:49
SUPER=36-Virginia/=33/Florida State/=28; 1:58
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/Threw Two Touchdown Passes; 2:08
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/31 Carries & Two Touchdowns; 2:21
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((The Cavaliers brought out the heavy ammunition for the second rank seminoles
honoring UVa Hall of Famers Henry Jordan and "Bullet" Bill Dudley. But UVa
truned it over on its second possession of the game on a Tiki Barber fumble.
Three plays later, Danny Canell hits Phillip Riley over th emiddle for a 35
yard scoring play and the Noles led 7-0. But Barder made up for the mistake on
the next possession, taking the hand-off on the option playand out running the
defense for a 64 yard scoring play and the score was tied at 7 in the first
quarter. Virginia move d the ball into Seminole territory, but this Groh pass
was tipped into the air and picked off at UVa 10 yard line. Several plays
later, Canell froze this short pass to Warrick Dunn. He jukes his way into the
endzone and Florida State led 14 to 7 after the first quarter. The Cavaliers
didn't back down- they move the ball downfield, capping the drive when Groh hit
Barber from two yards out to tie it at 14. A field goal made it 17 to 14, Cavs,
but Groh went up top again. This time, he hits Demitrius Allen he takes it in
from 72 yards out and UVa led 24 to 14. Florida State capped a long srive when
Canell hooked up with E.G. Green over the middle for the 31 yard TD pass play,
but UVa led 27 to 21 at the half.
((GEORGE WELSH: THEY STARTED TO TAKE SOME THINKGS AWAY BUT WE DID NOT ADJUST
AND I DON'T THINK WE DID A GOOD JOB ADJUSTING ON THE OFFENSE IN THE SECOND
HALF...BUT DEFENSIVELY, THE HOLE IN THE 20...THE BOTTOM LINE IS STILL 28 POINTS
AND I THOUGHTTHAT WAS AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK.))
The UVa defense and two Rafael Garcia field goals appeared to put the game
out of Florida's reach, but just like against Michigan and Texas, the Cavs
would have to withstand a last second assault. With Uva on top 33 to 28, and
just 3 seconds left to play, Florida Stae had the ball on the UVa 7. The
Seminoles stayed on the ground. Dunn cuts to the right and dives to the
endzone, but the Cavalier defensive stops him six inches short of the goal line
and UVa wins it 33 to 28.
((MIKE GROH:DEFENSE HAD BEEN IN THE SITUATION BEFORE SO IT WASN'T A CASE WHERE
THEY WOULD CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. THEY'VE HAD THEIR TWO OPPORTUNITIES AND
THEY'VE HELD STRONG, BUT THIS ONE FEELS A LOT BETTER AT THE END.))
((A FEELING OF ECTASY IN OUR LOCKER ROOM. EVERYONE IS ECSTATIC AND RUNNING
AROUND. WE WEREN'T SUPPOSSED TO WIN AND WE DID AND WE GAINED A LITTLE RESPECT
IN THE COUNTRY I THINK. WE'RE A GREAT TEAM.))
Roy Stanley, News 7))
With that showdown now in the books, football fans can turn their attention
to Blacksburg for tomorrow's Syracuse-Virginia Tech Big East battle.
The Orangemen have been focusing on Tech all week, and they've especially
been keeping an eye on Jim Druckenmiller.
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((PAUL PASQUALONI/SYRACUSE HEAD COACH: HE RUNS MORE THAN PEOPLE GIVE HIM CREDIT
FOR, AND HE MAKES MORE PLAYS ON THE MOVE THAN PEOPLE GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR. HE'S
VERY DIFFICULT TO BRING DOWN. AN ARM TACKLE IS NOT GOING TO BRING HIM DOWN.
HE'S COURAGEOUS, HE'S SMART, HE KNOWS THE OFFENSE AND IS JUST A VERY STEADY
PERFORMER WHO THROWS VERY ACCURATE PASSES. VERY ACCURATE WITH HIS THROW))
SUPER=01-Paul Pasqualoni/Syracuse Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=with his his throw
Some tickets are still available for tomorrow's 3:30 kickoff at Lane Stadium.
A crowd of 51- thousand is expected.
And let's not forget high school football.
Here's where you'll find the Friday Football Extra crews tonight.
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And finally --
We may think only the biggest zoos get rare animals-- but Northern
California is home to some most unusual felines.
They're called "Fishing Cats" and thanks to two adult cats brought to the
Sacramento Zoo last spring, there are now kittens to help multiply this rare
These cats actually go into the water to chase fish with their webbed paws.
The American Zoo and Aquatic Association says there are very few of the
Asian breed in the United States.
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(beth ad lib)
Coming up on Health Check-- an internationally acclaimed cancer researcher
is visiting Roanoke Valley physicians.
Connie Stevens will bring us an interview with Dr. Robert Young, later
today on News 7 at FIVE.
We hope you enjoy your weekend.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.