Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Is this intersection dangerous Should it be fixed? That's what Danville
folks are talking about tonight.
Dr. Kevorkian assists another suicide but was the patient really
Plus the last downtown Roanoke department store may be closing its
News 7 is next.
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Less than two months ago two small children were killed in Danville when a
car they were riding in collided with a dump truck.
During a public hearing yesterday residents say they have a solution to stop
the blood shed.
Ron Jones reports.
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SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Accident Victim's Mother; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bobby C. Pierce/VDOT Traffic Engineer; 1:29
OUT Q=Ron Jones New seven.
Authorities are questioning a Halifax County man in connection with a triple
hoimicide that occured last night.
Police say 35-year old Raleigh Dean Martin has admitted to killing his wife.
Teresa Hamilton reports police also believe he's involved in the murder of a
couple who lived near by.
IN Q=So far
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Edith Holsinger/Couple's Neighbor; :10 VERY QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Monty Redd/Family Friend; :41 VERY QUICK!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.
(( So far, Martin's been charged only with the murder of his wife, Marion.
Police say she was shot and killed in the mobile home they shared.
Their young daughter was just down the hall.
((EDITH HOLSINGER/COUPLE'S NEIGHBOR: NEVER NOTHING LIKE THAT EVER HAPPENED IN
THIS SECTION BEFORE. ))
OUT Q=in this section before.
That's no longer the case.
Martin has been arraigned for killing his wife.
But police predict that won't be his last day in court.
The bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and his girlfriend,
Barbara Hackney were also discovered inside a nearby residence.
Police believe minutes after shooting his wife, Martin ran up the street
and into the couple's home.
They were shot several times, but their infant daughter was found in the
IN Q=It's kind
((MONTY REDD/FAMILY FRIEND: IT'S KIND OF HITTING EVERYBODY KIND OF HARD. ))
OUT Q=kind of hard.
Police aren't certain, but say the shooting may have been sparked by a
domestic dispute. Martin's wife and Barbara Hackney were sisters-in-law.
IN Q=While investigators
((WHILE INVESTIGATORS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR A MOTIVE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES. BUT FIGURING OUT WHAT
HAPPENED, MAY BE EASIER THAN FIGURING OUT "WHY". TERESA HAMILTON, NEWS 7,
HALIFAX COUNTY. ))
A Winchester jury sentenced Billy Layne to life in prison for abduction
But his attorney says some of the evidence the jurors heard should not have
been allowed in court.
The jury heard testimony about a conversation in which Layne allegedly
discussed another inmate's rape fantasy.
Attorney Terry Grimes says the evidence was HEARSAY that prejudiced the
IN Q=In this case
((TERRY GRIMES/LAYNE'S ATTORNEY: IN THIS CASE, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE
GOVERNMENT HAD TO PROVE WAS INTENT TO SEXUALLY MOLEST AND THERE WAS NO PHYSICAL
EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL MOLESTATION, SO THE GOVERNMENT'S CASE WAS MARKEDLY HELPED BY
THIS EVIDENCE IN MY OPINION.))
SUPER=01-Terry Grimes/Layne's Attorney;
OUT Q=in my opinion.
Layne was sentenced to two life terms for the abduction and murder of
Phadra Carter, the 11- year- old girl who was taken from her Rockbridge County
home in September, 1993.
The judges are not expected to rule for at least four to six months.
The man who robbed two fast food restaurants in July was sentenced today-
to four years in prison.
Thirty year old Paul Troutman pled guilty to robbing a Hardees restaurant on
He told the manager he had placed a bomb in the bathroom.
He tried the same thing the next night at the Dairy Queen right across the
The judge today also sentenced Troutman to 10 years probation AFTER he
finishes his prison term.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted another suicide, but this time the patient
may not have been terminally ill.
That's according to the Medical Examiner.
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Kevorkian took part in the suicide of a 58 year old woman today- whose body
was found in a parked car.
Kevorkian's attorney says the woman suffered from breast cancer.
((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: THE OWNER OF THE ANCIENT MARINER TRAVEL
SERVICE IN SAN MARCOS CALIFORNIA ENDED HER OWN LIFE WITH SOME DIGNITY IN THE
FACE OF HORRIFIC METASTATIC BREAST CANCER WHICH HAD MELASTICIZED, THAT MEANS IT
SUPER=01-Geoffrey Fieger/Kevorkian's Attorney;
OUT Q=THAT MEANS IT SPREAD."
But a Michigan Medical examiner says there was no cancer in the woman's
((SHE HAD HER RIGHT BREAST REMOVED BEFORE BUT I DON'T SEE ANY RESIDUAL OR
METASTATIC CANCER ANYWHERE ELSE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kanu Virani/Medical Examiner;
OUT Q=cancer anywhere else."
Dr. Virani says he would have expected to find cancer in the woman's
lymph nodes, liver or other internal organs, but found none.
Retired General Colin Powell will not run for President next year.
He made the announcement in Northern Virginia today.
((COLIN POWELL/RETIRED GENERAL: I KNOW THIS IS THE RIGHT DECISION FOR ME. IT
WAS NOT REACHED EASILY OR WITHOUT A GREAT DEAL OF PERSONAL ANGUISH. FOR ME AND
MY FAMILY SAYING NO WAS EVEN HARDER THAN SAYING YES. I WILL REMAIN IN PRIVATE
LIFE AND SEEK OTHER WAYS TO SERVE.))
SUPER=01-Colin Powell/Retired General;
OUT Q=ways to serve."
Powell also says he won't run as a vice presidential candidate.
The retired general did say he would support a Republican but would not
commit to a candidate.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, Virginia Republicans are looking for converts in the
and more change is in store for downtown Roanoke as the area is about to lose a
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It's a sign of the times.
Soon Roanoke will join a long list of other Virginia cities that are without
a department store downtown.
Sources say Heironimus will leave its building early next year.
The store's lease on the property expires in January.
But Heironimus indicates it may stay a little while longer.
The president of Heironimus would not comment.
Heironimus has about a half dozen stores in our area.
It was a locally based chain up until two years ago, when it was bought by a
The elections are over.
The result- A Democrat- controlled House and an equally- split Senate.
Ellen Qualls reports on the day after Elections.
IN Q=I think that
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :48
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; 1:12
OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( sot 10:18:03
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I THINK THAT IT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED...IN THE
It was a day to redefine relationships, for Allen and the remaining
SOT 11:07:06 TAPE TWO
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: AND IT DAWNED ON ME THAT YOU CANNOT GOVERN FROM ANGER.
THAT IN ORDER TO GOVERN YOU HAVE TO HAVE VISION AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE
Both sides think the Senate tie will force cooperation.
But then, the Governor's counting a little differently.
sot 10:27:20 TAPE ONE
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IN THE SENATE, 57- PERCENT... 52- PERCENT VOTED FOR
((DEL. TOM MOSS/(D) NORFOLK: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE STRESSED....21 IN THE
That 21st vote would be tie-breaker Don Beyer.
The Governor's office is optimistic that Allen fill find a "functional
philosophical majority" in the Senate, even if he doesn't have a numerical
What that means with a House still under Democratic control remains to be
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
Political analysts are calling yesterday's election a bad sign for state
Just one vote shy of a majority in the Senate, Republicans might try to get
a conservative Democrat to switch over.
A likely target is Franklin County Senator Virgil Goode, who ran unopposed
for his fifth term in office.
Republicans could offer him a leadership position within the party if he
decides to join the G- O- P.
But that appears highly unlikely.
IN Q=I don't have
((STATE SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: I DON'T HAVE ANY PLANS TO CHANGE
PARTIES. BUT I'M CERTAIN WHATEVER COMES AS A RESULT OF THE ELECTION, THINGS
WILL BE WORKED OUT. SO HOPEFULLY THE SENATE WILL FUNCTION SMOOTHLY. ))
OUT Q=function smoothly
Goode says he's been approached by some officials about a possible switch,
but refused to say who they were.
With Preston Bryant heading to the General Assembly as the 23rd District's
delegate, the push is on to replace Bryant on Lynchburg city council.
Bryant will have spent just 18 months on council before moving on to
Republicans currently hold six of the seven seats on the panel, and mayor
Jim Whitaker says it's a safe bet they'll appoint another conservative to take
But he has no idea who that'll be.
IN Q=I can assure
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I CAN ASSURE YOU WE HAVEN'T TALKED ABOUT THIS
AT ALL, WE HAVE NOT TRIED TO ANTICIPATE PRESTON'S ELECTION AND WE HAVE NOT DONE
ANY GROUNDWORK WHATSOEVER, WE HAVEN'T INTERVIEWED ANYBODY, I HAVEN'T EVEN HAD
ANYBODY COME TO ME AND REQUEST THAT THEIR NAME BE CONSIDERED. SO WE'RE KIND OF
STARTING AT GROUND ZERO ALTOGETHER AND WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS VERY
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
OUT Q=take this very seriously.
Bryant says he'll submit his resignation within the next few days, and it'll
take effect by the end of the month.
Council will have 30 days after that to find a replacement.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on our broadcast, more arrests in the assasination of Prime
Minister Rabin, a U-S hostage is released in Bosnia,
and evangelist Billy Graham announces who will take his ministry into the
More arrests in the assasination of Yitzhak Rabin.
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Israeli police arrested the head of a militant right wing group-
The group is suspected of either plotting the murder or having advance
knowledge of it.
Also in custody- a student who was a friend of the confessed gunman.
Five people in all face charges in the killing.
Police are also continuing their investigation searching the home of the
alleged gunman for more clues.
An American journalist held in Bosnia is now free-
The Bosnian Serbs released David Rohde after holding him captive for
almost two weeks.
The Christian Science Monitor reporter had done stories about Serb human
rights violations against Muslims.
((DAVID RHODE/RELEASED JOURNALIST: I WAS TREATED WELL BY BOSNIAN SERB POLICE
AND BY THE PRISON GUARDS AND ESPECIALLY I WAS TREATED WELL BY THE OTHER
PRISONERS WHO I SHARED MY CELL WITH THERE.))
((HE WAS VERY TIRED. HE WAS DEPRIVED OF SLEEP AT LEAST ONE NIGHT DURING HIS
INCARCERATION. HE FACED ALMOST CONTINUOUS INTERROGATION BY THE BOSNIAN SERBS
WHO HELD HIM.)) :10
SUPER=01-David Rhode/Freed Journalist; 00
SUPER=01-Nicholas Burns/State Department Spokesman; 12
OUT Q=SERBS WHO HELD HIM."
Burns says the United States will supply an international tribunal on war
crimes in the former Yugoslavia.
The President said he'd veto it, but even so Republicans have pushed a
spending bill through the house.
The bill is aimed at averting a government shutdown- It finances federal
operations through December first-
Democrats say the legislation is overloaded with misguided GOP priorities.
Billy Graham has decided who will follow him into his pulpit.
The 77-year old minister said today his oldest son will succeed him.
Forty-three year old Franklin Graham has been named to the new position of
vice chairman of the ministry.
The younger Graham would take over should his father become incapacitated.
BILLY Graham suffers from Parkinson's disease.
The Hornets hook up with the Bullets tonight.
The PH volleyball team rolls in the regionals.
UVa and Liberty ink some big time hoopsters.
And Frank Anzalone talks frankly about the Express, after we check the
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Some good news for San Francisco 49ers fans as they get ready for this
Sunday's game with Dallas.
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Quarterback Steve Young took part in
practice yesterday and he hopes to play Sunday against Dallas.
He has missed the 49ers last three games after suffering a deep bruise in his
left shoulder in an 18-17 loss at
Indianapolis on October 15th.
He dressed last week but didn't play in the Niners 13-7 loss to the Carolina
The Charlotte Hornets were at the US Air arena last night looking to move to
3-and-1 at the start of a season for the first time in franchise history as
they battled the Bullets.
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Allan Bristow had hoped to throw Rice on the Bullets all night, and his plan
Glen Rice, the newcomer, playing in just his third game, since the Mourning
trade led all scorers with 38.
But he came up short against 7 foot 7 inch Gheorghe Muresan, who takes the
feed from Robert Pack and hammers in the two handed jam.
Big George would net a career high
31 points and corral 9 rebounds to lead the Bullets to a 110-to-96 win over
Patrick Henry hooked up with GW Danville last night in girls volleyball in
a Northwest Regional semifinal tilt over at PH.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Patriots;
Marty Swann cracks a smile as he watches his club prepare for last night's
The Patriots gave him every reason to.
Gene' Kent gets the big block on the Eagles and P-H cruised to the easy 15
to 4 victory in game number 1.
The domination continued in game 2. The Patriot ladies led it 14 to nothing
before GW got on the board. Allison Suggs sets up Rebecca Hogan for the spike
and Patrick Henry advances to the SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/==0/Patrick
regional finals on Saturday, 15-4, 15-7.
IN Q="We feel like...
((REBECCA HOGAN/PATRICK HENRY HITTER: ))
SUPER=01-Rebecca Hogan/Patrick Henry Hitter;
OUT Q=...our best."
The Roanoke Express has consistently been inconsistent this season.
But Frank Anzalone's coaching style has been rock solid.
Anzalone's team IS 7-and-5 through the first seven games of the season, and
yesterday morning the team was back on the ice trying to figure out a way to
build on Monday night's win over the Stingrays.
IN Q="The players
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....go get a job"
Right winger Louie Phillipe Charboneau is 6 foot 1 and 210 pounds. He should
help Jason Clarke with some of the Express rough housing duties, but his
abilities in that department remain to be seen.
IN Q="I don't know
OUT Q=....team system"
Roanoke hits the road Friday night for a date with the Hampton Roads Admirals
at the Scope.
The Virginia Cavaliers received another committment today from Former Oak
Hill Academy star Melvin Whitaker.
And Roy Stanley says the six-foot 10 center, who is now at Hargrave
Military is on the verge of qualifying academically for for a Division one
IN Q="After graduating
SUPER=01-Scott Shepherd/Hargrave Military Acad. Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Melvin Whitaker/Signs with Virginia; :28
OUT Q=..........news 7 sports."
((After graduating from Oak Hill Academy last year, Whitaker did not have the
S-A-T scores required for a division one scholarship.
In six years 28 of 28 players that have done post graduate work at Hargrave
have qualified and Whitaker
is close to meeting the necessary requirements.))
((SCOTT SHEPHERD/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY HEAD COACH: ))
((At 6-10 and 210 pounds Whitaker has the skills to play center at the division
He's close friends with former Cavalier forward Junior Burroughs and Curtis
Staples. And Whitaker's goals are to play for the Cavaliers as a freshman.))
((MELVIN WHITAKER/SIGNS WITH VIRGINIA: ))
((@ROY1/TWO OF WHITAKERS TEAMMATES ALSO SIGNED DURING THE EARLY PERIOD.
KESTUTIS MARCIULIONIS WITH DELAWARE AND ISAAC HAWKINS WITH PITTSBURGH: ))
((A 32 game schedule will allow the three to improve their skills before
entering college in 1996. Roy Stanley News 7 Sports.))
The Liberty University women's program picked up not one but two impressive
signings today as they inked twin sisters Sharon and Sarah Wilkerson.
The sibling guards are preseason honorable mention all-americans from Mercer
Christian Academy in Princeton, West Virginia.
The two were recruited by over 50 colleges and they picked the Flames over
West Virginia, Radford and Marshall.
Still to come tonight.
Virginia's Tiki Barber picks up yet another national honor
as he gets set to smash Barry Word's 10 year old single season rushing record
The Baseball writers of America continue to pass out their postseason awards
Last night it's the American League Rookie of the year honor, and it goes to
Minnesota Twins outfielder Marty Cordova who batted 277 with 24 homers and 84
RBIs this season.
He beat California's Garret Anderson in the closest balloting in 16 years.
Virginia running back Tiki Barber who was voted this week's ACC player of
the week, has also been named the Postal Service's player of the week for his
efforts against Florida State.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Thursday; :00
Barber's 193 yards on the ground put him in the spotlight and but assured
him of breaking the UVa all time single season rushing record. With 1,223
yards; Tiki is just 1 yard shy of Barry Words record set back in 1985.
IN Q="I't great....
((TIKI BARBER/122.3 YARDS PER GAME AVERAGE:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/122.3 Yards Per Game Average; :00
OUT Q=...capitalizing on it"
Many sceptics, including the UVa coaching staff felt Barber's inside
running game was suspect, but his Florida State performance has helped him
prove the doubters wrong.
IN Q="I think
OUT Q=...Virginia Football"
They say record are made to be broken, but one mark in the NFL has definitely
stood the test of time.
Yesterday marks the 25th anniversary of the longest field goal in the NFL
Saints kicker Tom Dempsey, who only had half a foot, nailed this 63 yarder on
the last play of the game as New Orleans beat the LIons 19-to-17.
The record still stands today 25 years later.
A new Rubik's Cube is once again proving it's hip to be square.
But don't look for this cube at your local toy store.
This one of a kind version is being called the World's Most Expensive Toy.
The cube is made of 18-karat gold and has 185 carats of diamonds and other
It is worth a cool MILLION dollars and will tour America and Europe in honor
of the toy's 15th anniversary.