NEWS 7 at 11 is up NEXT.
Amherst County authorities have solved the first part of a mystery.
It turns out the NEW Israeli Prime Minister was on the hit list as well.
We'll see the underage suspects in the death of a Tennessee sheriff's
And meet the family who's lawsuit may have changed the way child abuse
claims are investigated in Virginia.
Amherst County authorities have identified the body found yesterday near
25-year-old Robin Burge of Lynchburg was discovered along a riverbank by two
Police are treating her death as a homicide.
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.
Israeli authorities say the man who admitted to killing Yitzhak Rabin also
planned to murder Shimon Peres.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry held a farewell ceremony for Peres today.
The former foreign minister was sworn in as Israel's 12th prime minister
yesterday, replacing Rabin.
Meanwhile, Israeli magistrates held RE-mand hearings today for Hagai Amir,
the brother of Rabin's confessed assassin.
Police said the men planned to kill Peres, if Rabin's assasination went
They said Yigal Amir's BROTHER told investigators about the plan to kill
He also said the three discussed blowing up Rabin's car or shooting him.
The promise of American troops in Bosnia has American fighting men and women
anxiously awaiting orders to ship out.
They gathered in the mess hall- -everyone from the commander to the slick-
sleeve soldier wants to know when they're going.
It's a pretty good guess that marching orders will arrive before the next
big holiday is upon us.
IN Q=We will establish
((GENERAL WILLIAM NASH/US ARMY: WE WILL ESTABLISH THE CONDITIONS THAT WILL
ALLOW THE POLICY-MAKERS TO MAKE SUBSEQUENT DECISIONS AND WE'LL GO FROM THERE. I
HAVEN'T BEEN GIVEN A DEADLINE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. William Nash/U.S. Army;
OUT Q=a deadline.
At the same time Defense Secretary William Perry was warning opponents of
peace in Bosnia they had better think twice before attacking NATO soldiers.
Speaking in Copenhagen, Perry said NATO troops won't hesitate to return fire
He says the response will be "immediate and firm."
One third of the NATO force of 60-thousand will be made up of American
Three teenagers are being held tonight in the death of a Sullivan County
SUPER=03-Sullivan Co., TN/Yesterday;
Deputy Steve Mullins had set up a road block when he was struck and killed
by a van fleeing from authorities.
It happened yesterday on Tennessee Highway 44.
Police arrested a 15-year-old boy, the driver of the van, and two
15-year-old girls at the scene yesterday.
All were from Orlando, Florida.
IN Q=They haven't
((KEITH CARR/SULLIVAN CO. SHERIFF: THEY HAVEN'T BEEN FORMALLY CHARGED BUT
OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE FACING MURDER CHARGES, FELONY POSSESSION OF COCAINE, THEFT
OVER 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS INCLUDING THE VAN.))
SUPER=01-Keith Carr/Sullivan Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q= including the van.
The chase began when Virginia authorities pursued a van stolen in Florida.
Mullins was a 17 year veteran of the department.
Mike Farris says it was a case he couldn't ignore.
And the lawsuit that resulted changed the way child abuse allegations are
handled in Pittsylvania County.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Daniel and Laurie
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Purcellville; :33 VERY QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Cardwell's Attorney; :47
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((Daniel and Laurie Cardwell belong to the Home School Legal Defense
Two children attend public school -- their youngest and oldest, however, are
taught at home.
Each year, they pay 100- dollars to belong to the organization.
But they never thought that membership would be put to use.
The Home School Legal Defense Association is located near Leesburg,
Virginia-- that's nearly five- hours from the Cardwell's Ringgold home.
But the man who represents them says this was one case he couldn't ignore.
Farris became acquainted with the Cardwell's after the Department of Social
Services began investigating an allegation of child abuse and educational
He says the family tried to cooperate.
IN Q=That cooperation
((MIKE FARRIS/CARDWELL'S ATTORNEY: THAT COOPERATION WASN'T ENOUGH IN THIS CASE
AND THE SOCIAL WORKER DID SOMETHING BIZARRE WHICH IS THEY HAD A PRACTICE GOING
ON IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY-- IF A SOCIAL WORKER WASN'T SATISFIED WITH THE
FAMILY'S COOPERATION-- SHE'D JUST GO DOWN AND GET A SUBPOENA WITHOUT A
OUT Q=without a lawsuit.
And he says that's exactly what they did.
According to Farris, a Sheriff's Deputy served subpoenas to everyone in the
family, expect their youngest son.
IN Q=He told
((HE TOLD THEM IF THEY DIDN'T OBEY THE SUBPOENA, THEY'D BE ARRESTED. IT'S A
PERFECTLY BOGUS SUBPOENA, THERE'S NO LEGAL RIGHT. THE WHOLE THING WAS BOGUS.))
OUT Q=was bogus.
Farris says the subpoena is NON-binding because there was no underlying
court proceeding or legal authorization.
According to the Cardwell's lawsuit, an intake officer with the Juvenile and
Domestic Relations court would later explain, "that she and DSS use it when
they cannot think of any other way to talk to the children."
DSS and court officials declined comment.
IN Q=Something like this
((SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAS PROBABLY HAPPENED DOZENS IF NOT 100'S OF TIMES IN
PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IN THE PAST, BUT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE IS INVOLVED
IN THIS CASE AND THEY AGREE WITH US THAT THIS PRACTICE IS PHONY.))
OUT Q=this again.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore through a spokesman acknowledged Pittsylvania
County is no longer using such subpoenas.
As for the Cardwell's, Farris says the DSS will NOT file any charges for a
lack of evidence. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, we'll tell you why some Roanoke city and county
residents are experiencing problems with their tap water.
And we'll check in with Theresa Robertson, a Harvard university freshman
thankful for the generosity of her Roanoke neighbors.
Roanoke officials say the brownish water coming from the tap of some City
and County residents will probably continue for the next couple of days.
Public works' officials say the murky water is the result of heavy water
Apparently iron deposits in the pipes are causing the brownish color.
Residents with discolored water should boil it before using it.
Some residents are also reporting low pressure as well.
Theresa Robertson is making the grade and making the most of a unique
Tonight, Joe Dashiell checks in with the Roanoke student who earned a
scholarship to Harvard University.
IN Q=It's gone beyond anything
SUPER=01-Theresa Robertson/Harvard University Student; :00
SUPER=01-Penny Robertson/Theresa's Mother; :52
OUT Q=JD News 7
(( IN Q=It's gone beyond
((IT'S GONE BEYOND ANYTHING I COULD POSSIBLY IMAGINE. WHEN I FIRST SAW IT I WAS
AMAZED THAT WAS WHERE I WAS GOING TO BE.))
OUT Q=going to be.
Theresa Robertson may have been amazed by her first look at the Harvard
campus, but she wasn't fazed by it.
Now home with her family for a few days, the William Fleming graduate says
she is enjoying the challenges of college life.
IN Q=Everything that I've learned here
((EVERYTHING THAT I'VE LEARNED HERE HAS BEEN APPLICABLE TO THE CLASSES I'M
TAKING, LIKE THE WRITING INSTRUCTION THAT I GOT, HAS BEEN GREAT FOR MY
EXPOSITORY WRITING CLASS AND ALL MY CHEMISTRY THAT I LEARNED HAS BEEN CARRIED
OVER AND EVERYTHING'S GOING REALLY WELL. I FEEL REALLY PREPARED FOR WHAT I'M
OUT Q=what I'm doing.
When Robertson said her goodbyes and set out for Harvard in September, she
wasn't expecting to return for Thanksgiving, but the generosity of an anonymous
donor allowed her to fly home for the holiday.
And it's a gift her family appreciates.
IN Q=Every time she calls
((PENNY ROBERTSON/THERESA'S MOTHER: EVERY TIME SHE CALLS IT HAS BEEN SOMETHING
DIFFERENT AND THE MORE SHE CALLS, THE MORE WE HEARD ABOUT WHAT SHE DID, WE GOT
A LITTLE BIT MORE RELAXED AND A LITTLE BIT MORE RELAXED EACH TIME, SO NOW IT'S
NOT QUITE SO DIFFICULT TO HAVE HER GO BACK.))
OUT Q=to have her go back.
Not quite so difficult, but Penny Robertson says it will be hard to say
goodbye, when her daughter returns to Harvard on Sunday.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
If you enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, chances are a Roanoke
County Company helped bring the turkey to your table.
SS=Made In Virginia
Len Besthoff explains in our latest installment of Made In Virginia.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Larry Ptaschek/NSW President; :20
SUPER=01-Richard Nicely/NSW Plant Superintendent; :39
OUT Q=Nat Sot
(( You'd never know it, but there's a good chance your Thanksgiving turkey has
a connection with Roanoke, Virginia.
The turkeys aren't raised or processed here...but a large portion of the
turkey NETTING in the United States is made locally by the NSW Corporation's 90
LARRY PTASCHEK/NSW PRESIDENT: I WOULD ESTIMATE WE'RE IN THE 40 TO 50
PERCENT RANGE OF USAGE IN THE U-S.
The netting's made by mixing polyethylene with color pellets at a high
temperatures, cooling it, and rotating the colored strands.
It has the ability to stretch a great deal...and that's a good thing,
considering the fact that some birds weigh more than 30 pounds.
RICHARD NICELY/NSW PLANT SUPERINTENDENT: WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO TAKE A 16 POUND
BOWLING BALL, PUT IT IN THE NETTING, SWING IT AROUND YOUR HEAD WITH A KNOT TIED
ON THE END, EVEN BOUNCE IT ON THE FLOOR, AND YOU'LL VERY SELDOM EVEN FIND A
STRAND THAT'LL BREAK.
One big question though is, what's the netting for?
The turkey's already wrapped in plastic.
PTASCHEK: IT'S FOR EASE OF PICKING THE TURKEY OUT OF THE DISPLAY CASE AND
PUTTING IT INTO THE CART. THE OTHER IS PRESENTATION OF THE PRODUCT. THE
NETTING ON THE TURKEY LOOKS NICE. AND THE OTHER REASON IS TO AVOID, KEEP
PEOPLE FROM CHANGING THE PRICE LABELS.
The turkey netting is N-S-W's marquee product.
But the company says its products do have other retail and industrial uses.
Len Besthoff, for Made In Virginia.))
Billy Graham won't be visiting Australia and New Zealand next year as
Doctors have ordered the evangelist to cancel his upcoming crusades in
February and March.
The 77-year-old Graham suffers from Parkinson's disease.
Doctors say they're concerned the strain of the tour could worsen his
This past summer Graham collapsed while giving a speech in Toronto.
He was hospitalized in Canada for a time.
Graham says he's broken-hearted about calling off the tour.
But plans to spend the time with his ailing wife.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on news 7, we'll tell you what to look for when buying toys
for your tots.
And Princess Diana stops off in Argentina today.
We'll take you to Buenos Aires when News 7 at 11 continues.
Britain's Princess Diana arrived in Argentina today for a four-day visit.
Diana accepted the invitation of National Handicapped Rehabilitation
The 34-year-old princess visited an institute specializing in care for
Tomorrow she is due to visit several more medical facilities, to take a
short trip on a tourist train and to lunch with The President of Argentina at
the president's official residence.
Relations between Britain and Argentina have been strained since Argentina
invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.
The holiday shopping season will be in full swing this weekend--and many
parents will spend hours scanning the TOY aisles.
Health Check's Connie Stevens has this report on finding that perfect gift
for the little one in your life-- while making sure it's safe, fun and
IN Q=Pediatricians say
SUPER=01-Dr. Mark McBride/Pediatrician; :19
OUT Q=CS. News 7.
(( Pediatricians say the top priority when selecting toys is SAFETY-- avoid
small toys that can be swallowed, or those with small parts attached.
Beginning in infancy, babies need toys that teach them to hold and shake--
often colorful toys that make sounds.
IN Q=In the one
((DR. MARK MCBRIDE/PEDIATRICIAN: IN THE ONE TO THREE YEAR AGE GROUP WE LIKE TO
CHOSE TOYS THAT SUGGEST INTERACTION. TOYS THAT WILL PROMOTE INTERACTION OF THE
CHILD WITH OTHER CHILDREN. THINGS LIKE BOOKS, PUZZLES WITH LARGE PIECES, ANY
THING ELSE YOU CAN FIND THAT WOULD SUGGEST OR PROMOTE INTERACTION., EDUCATIONAL
VIDEOS ARE HELPFUL, SING-A-LONGS.AND YOU ALSO WANT TO CHOSE TOYS AND VIDEOS
THAT SORT OF PROMOTE VOCALIZATION.))
BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT
IN Q=The four to ten
((THE FOUR TO TEN YEAR AGE GROUP IS A DIFFICULT AGE GROUP, AND THOSE CHILDREN
JOIN THE MORE EDUCATIONAL AND THINKING TOYS. THEY CHOSE THINGS LIKE, AGAIN
EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS, SOME CHILDREN HAVE A COMPUTER SO COMPUTER GAMES THAT
ENCOURAGE THINKING, NOT JUST SEDENTARY LIKE THINKING IN FRONT OF THE TV. I
WOULD ALSO RECOMMEND GETTING AWAY FROM VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION AND CHOOSING
TOYS THAT DO NOT FOCUS ON THAT.))
OUT Q=focus on that.
For older children, music, as well as sports and outdoor equipment are
usually big hits.
For whatever age group, is important to follow the recommend age listing.
And-- plan your purchases, rather than spending it all on inappropriate
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
For the second night in a row, The Roanoke Express has beaten the Hampton
Road Admirals in a Shootout.
Tonight at the Roundhouse the score was 6 to 5 Roanoke.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Admirals
The Express hit the ice while most of us were working on the Thanksgiving
Early in the first period Trever Halverson takes the pass from David St.
Pierre and Slaps it in the goal for the one to nothing Admirals lead.
But the Express comes right back a couple minutes later as Dave Stewart
slaps in this shot from the blue line and the game was tied at one to one.
A minute later Tim Christians SUPER=34-Roanoke/==6/Hampton
Roads/==5;takes the shot from the side it bounces off the goalies skate and
goes in Roanoke led 2 to one and the Express wins it 6 to 5 in a Shootout.
The Division 5 Northwest Region championship will have a couple of familiar
faces when the Pulaski county Cougars host the E.C. Glass Hilltoppers.
In an earlier match up this season, The Hilltoppers dominated the Cougars
beating them 35 to 3. But a lot has changed since then.
IN Q="You still
((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO. HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :
OUT Q=......help us some."
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Season; :
The Hilltoppers jumped on the Cougars early and never let up beating them
for the first time at home.
But Glass is not overlooking the fact that the cougars have improved since
that game and this game is in the Cougar Den.
IN Q="IT'S A
((BO HENSON/E.C. GLASS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bo Henson/E.C. Glass Head Coach; :
OUT Q=...........go on."
The cougars and Hilltoppers hook up tomorrow night kickoff is 7:30.
This weeks Region Three division four finals is a rematch of last years
division championship the Amherst Lancers taking on the Salem Spartans.
And the Spartans clearly remember what happened last year.
IN Q=:I think the way
((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......we have."
SUPER=03-Amherst Co./Last Season; :
The lancers were the dominate team in the region last year outscoring their
opponents 499 to 59 including a 55 to 19 win over Salem.
Some of the speed is gone but the Lancers should be a good test for Willis
White and his Spartans.
Kickoff tomorrow night is 7:30
Regional Champions will be crowned in high school football tomorrow and
Saturday so lets take a look at our Friday Football Extra schedule,.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=......FOOTBALL EXTRA BOARD."
Georgia gave Head coach Ray Goff a happy farewell this afternoon. Goff
coached his last regular season game today and the Bulldogs beat Georgia Tech
18 to 17 knocking the Yellow Jackets out of bowl consideration.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ABC SPORTS; :
In Atlanta, Donnie Davis threw two first half touchdowns this six yarder to
Cedric Zachery as Georgia Tech took a 14 to nothing on Georgia.
But the Bulldogs rallied Torin Kirtsey rushed for 99 yards and two
touchdowns this one from 6 yards out as Georgia got right back in the game.
Then with 47 seconds left Kanon SUPER=36-Georgia/=18/Georgia
Tech/=17;Parkman booted this 34 yard field goal and the Bulldogs knock off the
Yellow Jackets 18 to 17.
And coming up, the Lions and Cowboys win in the N-F-L today Junior Johnson
is getting out of NASCAR.
And Brave Pitcher Greg Maddux is the Associated Press's player of the year.
Scott Mitchell threw four touchdown passes to lead the Detroit Lions over
Minnesota 44 to 38.
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI/FOX SPORTS; :
Mitchell threw two touchdown passes to Brett Perriman in the first quarter
this 20 yarder and the Lions led 14 to nothing.
It was a high scoring game and when Viking quarterback Warren Moon hit Cris
Carter on this 10 yard touchdown pass the Vikings led 28 to 24.
But the Lions rallied with big SUPER=30-Detroit/=44/Minnesota/=38; plays
in the third and fourth quarters. Mitchell with the side arm pass to Herman
Moore for a 27 yard touchdown and the Lions win it 44 to 38.
IN Q="This one was
((SCOTT MITCHELL/THREW FOUR TD PASSES: ))
((BRETT PERRIMAN/TWO TD RECEPTIONS: ))
SUPER=01-Scott Mitchell/Threw Four TD Passes; :00
SUPER=01-Brett Perriman/Two TD Receptions; :15
OUT Q=......right now."
Emmitt Smith sprained his knee making a cut during the third quarter of
today's game with the Kansas city Chiefs.
Team doctors say they will not know how badly he's injured the knee until
Smith ran for a touchdown today as the Cowboys beat the Chiefs 24 to 12.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/NBC SPORTS; :
Barry Switzer watched as his Cowboys prepared to take on the 10 and 1
Early in the first quarter smith takes the handoff from Troy Aikman and
goes up the middle from 15 yards out as the Cowboys took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Cowboys would strike again in the first quarter. Aikman passes to
Michael Irvan, he bobbles the ball, but pulls it in for the 33 yard touchdown
and a 14 to nothing Dallas lead.
K-C's Lin Elliott came through with SUPER=30-Dallas/=24/Kansas
City/=12;this 34 yard field goal in the first quarter but the Cowboys pull
away in the second to win it 24 to 12.
The honors continue to come for Cy Young winner Greg Maddux of the Atlanta
This afternoon the Associated Press named Maddux its Player of the year.
The Braves pitcher received 30 of the 66 votes casts to win the Honor over
runner-up Albert Belle of the Cleveland Indians.
Maddux is the first pitcher to win the award since it was instituted in
1988. He posted a 19 and 2 record with a one point 63 e-r-a.
He also won his sixth straight Gold Glove earlier this week.
In Boxing, 46-year old George Foreman is talking about getting in the ring
one more time.
Reports in New York say Foreman wants a rematch with heavyweight Michael
Moorer on a boxing card February 29-th at Madison Square Garden.
Foreman, who will be 47 on fight night, knocked out Moorer last November
to win the I-B-F and W-B-A heavyweight titles. He holds neither title now.
The New York daily news says the arrangements for the fights were complete
After a half a century, NASCAR legend Junior Johnson is out of the business.
According to the Charlotte Observer the 64-year old veteran driver and car
owner sold both his race teams yesterday.
One to Brett Bodine, who drove for him last season, and the other to Bob
Brooks of Hooters. Brooks then sold the team to Arkansas lawyer David Blair.
Johnson won 50 races as a driver and 139 as an owner. He began fielding his
own cars in 1955. In the late 70's and early 80's he was the top car owner on