Up next on News 7 at eleven-
This woman says two Roanoke police officers sexually assaulted her.
Now she's pregnant.
A hunter is shot in Franklin County. We'll have details.
Plus you've heard of drug sniffing dogs- how about one who sniffs out
Plus the weekend forecast.
News 7 at eleven is next.
A former mayor is convicted of money laundering.
A jury found former Amherst mayor Roger Beidler guilty of helping a
convicted drug dealer hide his profits from the government.
And a woman who has accused two sheriff's deputies of sexual assault is
Paternity tests could play a important role in the deputies' upcoming
And a new recruit at the department of forestry is not just MAN'S best
friend, he's a FIREMAN'S best friend.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
The Roanoke woman who is accusing two sheriff's deputies of sexual assault
is pregnant with twins.
A Special Prosecutor says the twins are due within a month and that time
table indicates one of the accused MAY be the father.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=Ronly Eaton
SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Special Prosecutor;:25
SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Bell's Attorney;:52
OUT Q=News 7
((Ronlyn Eaton says she asked David Keith Bell and Larry Dean Neighbors, for
a ride home from a bar.
It was that night in May that she says the Roanoke Sheriff deputies
sexually assaulted her.
In a preliminary hearing special prosecutor Bob Bushnell told the court
Eaton was pregnant with twins.
Bushnell asked for an April Court date.
By that time he says the paternity tests should be ready.
IN Q=she is pregnant
((BOB BUSHNELL/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: SHE IS PREGNANT AND HER MEDICAL HISTORY AND
TIMING IS SUCH THAT TO BE CONSISTENT WITH THE POSSIBILITY ONE OF THESE TWO
GENTLEMEN IS THE FATHER.))
OUT Q=is the father
The defense also wanted Eaton's sexual history disclosed.
The court ruled that only previous rape allegations and whatever sexual
history that appears on police reports is admissible.
The defense will also have access to the victim's prior criminal convictions
and her medical records.
IN Q=THIS CASE IS
((TONY ANDERSON/BELL'S ATTORNEY: THIS CASE IS GOING TO BOIL DOWN TO HER
CREDIBILITY AND WE THINK THAT ONCE WE HAVE OBTAINED THE INFORMATION WE'RE
ENTITLED TO, HER CREDIBILITY WILL BE SEVERELY IN QUESTION.))
OUT Q=IN QUESTION
Bell is accused of sodomy and Neighbors is accused of rape and sodomy.
Both worked as guards in the Roanoke City Jail and are on administrative
leave without pay.
The trial date is scheduled for April 23rd.
Denise Allen News 7.
Former Amherst mayor Roger Beidler was convicted tonight on a charge of
He could face up to five years in federal prison.
A jury spent four hours before deciding Beidler helped convicted drug dealer
Wendell Wood hide his drug profits from the government.
However, the panel acquitted Beidler of eight related charges.
Prosecutors say Beidler funneled 100 thousand dollars of Wood's money into
an Amherst real estate development.
Beidler avoided reporting the transactions to the government by making small
deposits into several different bank accounts.
Beidler claimed he never knew the source of Wood's money and was only trying
to protect his friend's privacy.
He'll be sentenced at a later date.
A Franklin County man is in satisfactory condition after a hunting accident
42-year- old Johnny Blankenship of Wirtz was shot by a fellow hunter.
The bullet entered Blankenship's right shoulder and exited his wrist.
It happened in the Union Hall area of the county around 2:30.
IN Q=Basically, we had
((SGT. RON HENRY/GAME WARDER: BASICALLY WE HAD THREE INDIVIDUALS DOWN HERE
HUNTING TOGETHER. ONE WAS WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS ATTEMPTING TO DRIVE DEER
TOWARDS THE OTHER HUNTERS. THE POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT THE DEER RAN OUT IN
FRONT OF ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHEN HE FIRED AT AND STRUCK ANOTHER MEMBER OF
HIS HUNTING PARTY. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Ron Henry/Game Warden;
OUT Q=hunting party.
Henry say charges are pending against James Mattox of Glade Hill who was
standing about 59 yards away when he apparently fired the 50 caliber
Open season on deer doesn't begin until Monday.
White House officials and Congressional Republicans met tonight- to talk
about the budget.
But the talks ended without an agreement
Meanwhile, as Regina Blakely reports, a new Republican plan sailed
through both the house and senate.
SUPER=01-Rep. John Kasich/(R) Budget Committee Chairman;
SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/White House Chief of Staff;:40
SUPER=01-Rep. Gerald Solomon/(R) New York;
SUPER=01-Rep. Frank Pallone/(D) New Jersey;
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News;
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((AFTER A DAY OF RUMORS.. AND A SERIES OF MEETINGS.. REPUBLICANS AND THE WHITE
HOUSE COULD NOT REACH AN AGREEMENT ON ENDING THE DEADLOCK THAT HAS SHUTDOWN THE
REP. JOHN KASICH/R-OHIO/budget cmte chairman: we are insisting that we have an
honest budget that we have a balanced budget in seven years and the arithimatic
add up by cbo as pres asked in 93.
REPUBLICANS SAID NO TO A WHITE HOUSE OFFER WHICH WOULD MAKE THE SEVEN YEAR
TIME FRAME A GOAL.. NOT A COMMITTMENT... the administration also wanted to use
ITS numbers, not congressional numbers in determining BUDGET ESTIMATES..
ARGUING THIS WOULD PRESERVE EVERYONE'S OPTIONS.
WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF/LEON PANETTA: This is a basis for getting people
back to work and ending this
crisis..for the federal government.
BOTH SIDES SAID THEY WOULD TRY AGAIN SATURDAY.
NATSOUND OF SENATE VOTE:
AS PRESIDENT CLINTON SENT UP HIS OWN TEMPORARY FUNDING BILL.. CONGRESS PASSED
THE BIGGER BUDGET BILL.
THE REPUBLICAN'S RECONCILIATION BILL.. AS IT'S CALLED.. WOULD BALANCE THE
BUDGET IN SEVEN YEARS... CUT TAXES.. AND OVERHAUL MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND
REP. GERALD SOLOMON/R-NY:
i'm so excited, i may jump up and down and say things i shouldn't say
because you know i thought this day would never come.
REP. FRANK PALLONE, JR./D-NJ:
this bill is about promises broken the promise we made 30 years ago on
medicare will no longer exist. i urge my collegues to vote no and president
clinton, veto, veto, veto.
AND THE PRESIDENT HAS PROMISED THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT HE WILL DO..
STANDUP REGINA BLAKELY/CAPITOL HILL:
if the two sides fail to resolve the short term funding crisis...
republicans say they will work on reopening government a piece at a time.. and
work continues on the 13 individual appropriation bills.. four of which the
President has signed.
Regina Blakely, CBS News, at the White House.))
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge Parkway
The Federal shutdown is curbing some popular sites along the Blue Ridge
The Peaks of Otter Lodge is privately owned and operated, but it's on
government land-- and that's forcing it to close.
For the majority of the eighty or so workers that means layoffs.
They're not Federal employees, so they won't get paid for the time off.
IN Q=It saddens me
((CINDY DOWNS/HOSTESS: IT SADDENS ME THAT IT MAY BE 1 DAY TO 120 FROM WHAT
WE'VE BEEN TOLD AND I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT AND I'M SADDENED TO HEAR IT. ))
OUT Q=to hear it
Meanwhile lodge guests are being turned away.
All 63 rooms were booked this weekend and the same holds true for the
Officials say as soon as they get word from Washington, they'll reopen.
The shutdown has also SHUTOFF parts of the parkway to traffic.
Fifteen miles of the parkway is closed from milepost 1-21 at Roanoke
Mountain, south to Adney Gap.
Also closed are sections between milepost 91 and 1-0-6.
The House is taking steps to keep the President from sending troops to
The House passed legislation tonight restricting President Clinton's power
to send troops.
The measure bars spending on Bosnian Troop deployment if the president
fails to gain congressional permission.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, researchers at Virginia Tech are finding ways to use
tobacco to treat disease,
and the manhunt is over as the estranged husband of a Utah Congresswoman turns
The estranged husband of a Utah congresswoman has turned himself in.
32 year old Joe Waldholtz gave himself up to authorities today.
Federal officials want to question him about suspicious financial
transactions- including the possibility of misused personal and campaign funds.
Congresswoman Enid Waldholtz filed for divorce Tuesday, accusing her
husband of what she calls an incredible level of deception.
((REP. ENID WALDHOLTZ/R-UTAH: I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
JUSTICE OF THEIR ABILITY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE FRAUD AND THE DECEPTION
THAT JOE PERPETRATED ON MY FAMILY ON HIS FAMILY AND ON ME.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Edid Waldholtz/(R) Utah;
OUT Q=and on me."
But there are questions about Mrs. Waldholtz's role as well- How does she
explain a last minute infusion of two million dollars into her congressional
Joe Waldholtz is scheduled to testify next week.
It'll be 10 days in jail and probation for a Bedford man who abused a two-
month- old baby.
22- year- old Kevin Lee Dillon admitted he was frustrated last Winter when
the baby started crying and he shook the little girl.
Dillon pled no contest to the charges in August.
A friend had left the baby in Dillon's care.
The baby suffered a significant head injury and stopped breathing, but has
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
It's reputation as a public health enemy could not get much worse.
But research under way at Virginia Tech could help save lives and restore
tobacco to glory.
AND it could signal hope on the horizon for tobacco growers.
Tracy Altizer explains in the fifth and final part of our series "Tobacco
IN Q=Here in a Virginia Tech
SUPER=01-Carole Cramer/CropTech Vice-Pres. for Research; :13
SUPER=01-David Radin/CropTech President; 1:22
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Here in a Virginia Tech greenhouse, a company called CropTech is carefully
cultivating tobacco plants.
Unlike any you'd see growing in a field, researchers have engineered these
plants with a HUMAN protein- producing gene.
((CAROLE CRAMER/CROPTECH VICE-PRES. FOR RESEARCH: SO THAT PLANTS SUCH AS THIS
ARE NOW PROGRAMMED TO PRODUCE THIS PROTEIN IN THEIR LEAVES. ))
That protein produces an important enzyme, which is missing in victims of
Patients suffer from bone deformities and other complications that can lead
Research at CropTech shows promise that genetically- engineered tobacco may
be used to mass-produce the enzyme, which is currently obtained from human
placentae at an annual cost of 300 thousand dollars per patient.
((WE HAVE THE EQUIVALENT OF A SINGLE DOSE PRODUCED IN A SINGLE PLANT. IF YOU
LOOK AT THE EQUIVALENCY, THAT'S ABOUT WHAT'S CURRENTLY EXTRACTED FROM ABOUT
BETWEEN TWO AND EIGHT THOUSAND PLACENTAE. ))
THE ADVANTAGE OF TOBACCO TO THIS TYPE OF RESEARCH IS THAT IT ESSENTIALLY GROWS
LIKE A WEED, SO THAT THE HUMAN GENE INTRODUCED INTO ONE PLANT WILL BE RAPIDLY
AND EFFICIENTLY REPRODUCED.
((DAVID RADIN/CROPTECH PRESIDENT: POTENTIALLY FROM ONE PLANT YOU COULD THEN
TAKE THE SEEDS THERE AND PRODUCE A WHOLE FIELD, MANY ACRES. ))
Researchers believe they should be able to use the same technology to
produce other proteins. The U.S. Army thinks so too.
((AND WE'VE JUST SIGNED A CONTRACT TO DEVELOP PLANTS FOR PRODUCTION AND
DELIVERY OF ORAL VACCINES FOR TWO HUMAN DISEASES, ANTHRAX AND BUBONIC PLAGUE.
The technology could also have non- medical applications.
But for now, it's still developmental, and therefore limited and expensive.
((BUT OUR FEELING IS THAT AS THIS TECHNOLOGY BECOMES MORE AND MORE
COST-EFFECTIVE, THEN TOBACCO COULD BE USED FOR PRODUCING ENZYMES THAT MIGHT GO
INTO DETERGENTS, OR COMPOUNDS THAT WOULD GO INTO COSMETICS OR PET FOOD. ))
FILL TO END W/TOBACCO VIDEO FROM DANVILLE Other companies are looking into
insecticides produced naturally in the plant's leaves, and tobacco proteins as
And though the new technologies won't provide a quick fix for tobacco
farmers, they do leave the long- term future wide open. Tracy Altizer, News 7.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on news 7,
we'll meet a firefighter's best friend...a dog that can sniff out arsonists.
Each year arson claims hundreds of acres in the state.
This fall, the Department of Forestry organized two teams of arson
investigators in western Virginia.
While individuals who set fires are often tough to track down, the
department is counting on a talented canine to help out.
Joe Dashiell has the story.
IN Q=An arsonist strikes
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Arthur Cox/Va. Dept. of Forestry; :22
SUPER=01-Richard Miles/Va. Dept. of Forestry; :47
OUT Q=JD News 7
((An arsonist strikes in western Virginia, and T. C. is hot on the trail.
NAT SOUND OF DOG PULLING HANDLER
The bloodhound has been collaring crooks and finding lost souls since he was
four months old.
And as he and his handler Arthur Cox demonstrated for reporters in the woods
of Botetourt County, the dog is a skilled detective.
DOG FINDS SUSPECT
IN Q=I'm 100 percent certain
((I'M 100 PERCENT CERTAIN AS FAR AS WE'RE CONCERNED THAT BLOODHOUNDS IS THE
BREED TO GO WITH BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN AND BRED FOR YEARS AND YEARS TO DO
NOTHING BUT RUN PEOPLE. THEY STAY ON THE TRACK, THEY'RE PERSISTENT, AND THEIR
SENSE OF SMELL IS SO GREAT.))
OUT Q=sense of smell is so great.
Last year alone, T.C. tracked down six arsonists, but investigators say he
has also proven his value preventing fires.
IN Q=Once we go into an area
((ONCE WE GO INTO AN AREA WITH T.C. AND HE DOES DO A TRACK THROUGH AN AREA,
WHETHER WE FIND A PERSON OR NOT, THE PEOPLE KNOW THE DOG IS OUT THERE LOOKING.
MAYBE THAT WOULD TELL THE ARSONIST MAYBE I SHOULD QUIT SETTING FIRES.))
OUT Q=quit setting fires.
After cutbacks claimed its arson investigators, the Virginia Department of
Forestry established two arson teams in western Virginia.
Both will be relying on a bloodhound named T.C. as they search for evidence
among the ashes.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
There's still more News 7 to come, up next Steve Mason will have all
tonight's playoff action,
and coming up a little later in the broadcast, we'll have the story of some
polar bears who have found thier way to a new home in Florida.
Martinsville traveled up 220 to battle Salem in the the Division 4, Region
III semi finals at salem Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Bulldogs vs. Spartans; :00
The Dogs and the Spartans met at half field before the game for a quick coin
The Spartans played heads up all night long. Rusty Howell takes the
handoff and bursts through the hole for the 26 yard TD jaunt and Salem led it
17-nothing in the second quarter.
Martinsville came right back. Roger "Rooster" Martin hooks up with
David Walker who snags the ball from Ricky Eubanks and scoots down the sideline
63 yards to the endzone to
make it 17 to 7. But the Spartans were too much as they win it 31 to 10.
The Spartans now have a date with Amherst for the Division 4, Region III
championship. The Lancers reached the region title game by beating Liberty
SUPER=03-Bedford/Lancers vs. Minutemen; :00
The Lancers came into tonight's game looking to avenge their loss to Liberty
just three weeks ago.
The Amherst County defense manhandled the Minutemen--blocking this punt to
set up the Lancers first score of the night.
Then runningback Maurice Clark would cap off the first half.
Clark takes this Mitch White hand off 92 yards for the score and Amherst goes
on to win the contest 20 -to- 12.
Down in Cougar Country; Pulaski County hosted late play off entry Heritage
in the Division 5 Northwest Regional Semi Finals.
SUPER=03-Pulaski County/Pioneers vs. Cougars; :00
Right to the action. With 5 minutes left in the first quarter, Cougar
quarterback Ron Branch fakes the handoff and keeps the ball and scores from 7
yards out. 7-nothing Pulaski.
Then on the first play in the second quarter Branch runs the option and
again holds on to the ball to score from 11 yards out. Cougars led
14-nothing just 6 ticks into the second quarter.
As time was running out in the half, Shane Graham kicks a 42 yard field goal.
Pulaski led 17-zip at the break and the Cougars go on to win 31-0.
We will have highlights from 5 other regional semi finals later on
tonight on Friday Football Extra. Mike Stevens is standing by to give us an
update on what we can expect, but first tonight's play off digits.
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=..last score
SUPER=55-Jefferson Forest/21/Wm. Campbell/26/G.W.
SUPER=55-Amherst Co./20/Liberty/12/E.C. Glass/32/Brooke Point/=0/Dan
SUPER=55-J.I. Burton/Sat./Twin Springs/1:30/Pocahontas/Sat./Appalachia/1:30;
Lots more still to come tonight, including Roanoke Express highlights, we
will also have famous last words from the Hokies and the Cavaliers; kick off is
just over 12 hours away,
Tech head coach Fran Beamer and linebacker Cornell Brown are up for post
The Patrick Henry girls volleyball team has advanced to the Group Three-A
state championship. The lady Patriots defeated Indian River in the semi finals.
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00
PH advanced after beating Indian River 15-13 and 15-2. In the other semi
final; Mills Godwin beat Salem of Virginia Beach 15-8 and 15-11. The lady
eagles are now 19 and OH on the season.
Patrick henry will try and win the schools first ever volleyball state
championship tomorrow at 2pm. Again, the Patrick Henry volleyball team
To the freezer we go. The Roanoke Express fell behind early and then
stumbled to a 5-2 loss at the hands of East Divisional rival South Carolina
tonight over at the Round House tonight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Stingrays vs. Express; :00
Former NHL star Daniel Berthiaume made his first start for the Express since
his return to Roanoke.
At 1 all in the first; the Stingrays Tom Menicci cranks up the slap shot
that misses, but Justin Duberman is their to collect the lose SUPER=34-South
puck and slip it behind Berthiaume. 2-1 Rays.
South Carolina went up 3-1 when Kevin Knopp goes coast to coast for the
tally. Roanoke loses 5-2 and falls to 8 and 8.
Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is one of six finalists for the
Football writer's of America coach of the year award.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 4th; :00
Beamer has led Tech to eight straight wins and share of the Big East
championship this season.
But he faces some very stiff competition Amongst the finalists.
Florida's Steve Spurrier, Ohio State's John Cooper, and Northwestern's Gary
Barnett are also in the running for the award that will be announced on
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/October 28th;
also, Tech's Cornell Brown was named one of seven national finalists for the
Football News defensive player of the year. Cornell led the Big East with 12
Kickoff is just over 12 hours away and while 20th ranked Virginia Tech and
number 13 Virginia refused to talk trash about each other all week; each did
throw out a few last words.
IN Q="When you talk
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :11
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Running Back; :20
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :36
OUT Q=....on the field field saturday"
Tomorrow night the Roanoke College Maroons christen their season with the
annual Salem Bank & Trust tip off tournament.
Head coach Page Moir can't wait to get the ball rolling.
IN Q="We've.. got...
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE COLLEGE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...really improved."
Ferrum is also in the two day event that tipsoff at 5:30 tomorrow night at
the Bast Center.
Cave Spring High School will again host a "Midnight Madness" basketball
event to kick off the beginning of the season tomorrow night at 9:30.
A 2-dollar donation plus a can of food is all that's necessary to enjoy
free pizza, sodas and ice cream.
The money will be donated to the Ronald McDonald house.
And fans in Halifax can see the Blue Comets at their "Midnight Madness'
on Sunday night. Now tonights numbers from the NBA, NHL and Preseason NIT.
WIPE TO BOARDS!!!!!!!!!
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
It's a true case of the North meeting the South-
It's Polar Bears debuting in Florida.
The twin bears are in the Wild Arctic section of Sea World in Orlando.
The cubs catch fish in chilly water, climb rocks and look for hidden
The bears were abandoned by their mother and raised by zookeepers.
Klondike and Snow were at the Denver zoo but it lacked space so the two
are now in Florida.
Their favorite treat- freshly frozen trout.