Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A grandmother with a history of mental problems may be the cause of a fire
that killed her grandson in Henry County.
Magic Johnson is talking straight to teens- We'll hear what he's saying.
Plus Teens in Clifton Forge must be off the street by midnight. A new
curfew goes into effect tonight.
And Robin With the warm weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.
A fire in Henry County kills a toddler-
and investigators say the grandmother may have started the blaze.
Family members say she has a history of mental health problems.
And on World Aids Day- Magic Johnson is spreading awareness of the
((I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU KNEW HOW YOU CONTRACTED THE AIDS VIRUS? MAGIC
JOHNSON: HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX, YES.))
OUT Q=HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX, YES."
And a new curfew goes into effect in Clifton Forge. We'll see if it's
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Investigators believe the fire that killed a toddler yesterday may have been
set by a relative with a history of mental problems.
22 month old Ethan Cole Kirkman died in the blaze in Henry Co.
As Denise Allen reports, officials now suspect his grandmother may have
started the fire.
IN Q=WANDA AND COLVIN
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :25
SUPER=01-Steve Eanes/Henry Co. Fire Marshal;:31
OUT Q=News 7
((Wanda and Colvin Kirkman were repairing a fence in a near by pasture while
their son and his grandmother napped.
Sometime around two yesterday afternoon the fire started.
57-year-old Patricia Kirkman made it out of the house unharmed.
But Colvin's attempts to rescue his son failed.
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IN Q=i'd see him
((PAUL STUART/NEIGHBOR: I'D SEE HIM OUT ON THE TRACTOR WITH HIS DAD MOWING THE
LAWN. I'D SEE HIM PLAYING WITH HIS MOM.))
OUT Q=WITH HIS MOM
IN Q=it's very
((SGT KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S VERY DISHEARTENING TO SEE
THE SMALL BOOTS FROM THE CHILD WHO HAD BEEN OUT WITH HIS PARENTS PRIOR TO
OUT Q=PRIOR TO THIS
IN Q=The fire
((STEVE EANES/HENRY CO. FIRE MARSHAL: THE FIRE STARTED IN THE RIGHT FRONT
BEDROOM THAT BELONGED TO MRS. KIRKMAN. IT STARTED ON THE BED. WE WERE UNABLE
TO IDENTIFY ANY ACCIDENTAL CAUSES AT ALL.))
OUT Q=CAUSES AT ALL
STAND UP 13:53:58
SGT. Nester says Patricia Kirkman agreed to a psychological evaluation.
This morning after a competency hearing, a magistrate issued a temporary
Kirkman was then transferred to Southern Virginia Mental Institution.
Family members told investigators she has a history of mental health
IN Q=the family along
((NESTER: THE FAMILY ALONG WITH THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT BELIEVES IF THE FIRE
WAS SET BY THE GRANDMOTHER, HER INTENT WOULD HAVE BEEN NOT TO HARM ANYONE AND
SHE MAY NOT HAVE REALIZED WHAT SHE WAS DOING.))
OUT Q=SHE WAS DOING
Wanda Kirkman says her son was an angel whose work on earth was done.
The investigation into his death is still open, but at this time Sgt. Nester
says no charges will be filed.
Denise Allen News 7.
A Lynchburg teen will spend time in a detention home for his role in the
1993 arson at E-C Glass High School.
17 year old Elmo Jason Wilkerson was convicted today of burglary and
damaging a public building.
Wilkerson and three other teens vandalized and burned the high school one
day after Wilkerson was suspended for threatening a teacher.
Judge Richard Miller ordered the teen held by the Department of Youth and
He could be detained until his 21st birthday- which is four years away.
There'll be a new judge in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
The U-S Circuit Court of Appeals removed Judge Wayne Alley from the case.
The attorney for defendant Terry Nichols wanted Alley removed,
saying he was affected by the blast.
Alley's offices were damaged in the bombing, though he wasn't
there at the time.
Defense attorneys are also seeking to move the trial out of
The trial is now set for May 17th about 90 miles southwest of Oklahoma
More than 14-hundred U-S troops begin moving in to Bosnia tomorrow.
It's the initial phase of the peacekeeping mission.
Some U-S troops are already in the region- surveying the area.
Meanwhile two long days of congressional hearings have wrapped up.
Senators today wanted to know how many casualties can be expected.
((GEN. JOHN SHALIKASHVILI/CHAIRMAN JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: IN THIS PARTICULAR
MISSION. IT WILL BE VERY HARD TO FACE A DEATH OF A SOLDIER BUT I WILL KNWO THEY
WILL HAVE DIED WHETHER AN ACCIDENT OR SOME HOSTILE ACTION. THAT THEY WILL HAVE
DIED IN THE PURSUIT OF PEACE. ))
SUPER=01-Gen. John Shalikashvili/Joint Chiefs of Staff;
OUT Q=THE PURSUIT OF PEACE."
President Clinton is in Ireland but his thoughts are not far from Bosnia.
The President will travel to Germany to visit troops who'll go to there.
Earlier today, the President addressed the Irish Parliament- telling
lawmakers he supports peace in Northern Ireland.
((TODAY I RENEW AMERICA'S PLEDGE. YOUR ROAD IS OUR ROAD. WE WANT TO WALK IT
OUT Q=TO WALK IT TOGETHER."
The President finished his trip with a dinner at Dublin Castle.
A man arrested near the White House is being held without bond, pending
a psychiatric examination.
Police found a rifle, ammunition, a knife and a machete in Melvin
At a hearing, Glover said he was a preacher annointed by the Holy
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, prosecutors say they have a long list of witnesses
will testify against a suspected marijuana distributor,
and on World Aids day, friends and family members take to the street to
remember the victims.
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Victor Layman is accused of running a sophisticated pot- growing operation.
And now Federal prosecutors say they have a 'growing' list of people to
testify against him.
Last year police seized more than a thousand marijuana plants from half- a-
dozen Roanoke Valley homes.
Authorities say all fingers point to Layman.
Three others arrested in the bust pleaded guilty today to conspiracy.
George and Sheryl Fender along with Bobby Sellman admitted to growing and
Prosecutors say the three might help convict Layman.
IN Q=Any of them
((JOE MOTT/PROSECUTOR: ANY OF THEM FOLLOWING A GUILTY PLEA CAN BE CALLED AS A
WITNESS. IN OTHER WORDS A DEFENDANT LOSES THEIR FIFTH AMENDMENT RIGHT UPON
ENTRY OF A PLEA. ))
OUT Q=of a plea
Sellman and the Fenders will be sentenced February thirteenth.
Layman's trial will start a week from Monday.
A Volvo-G-M worker is in serious condition after an accident at the truck
plant in Dublin this morning.
The accident happened in the pre-conditioning building.
Plant Manager Jim Cox says Dickie Quesenberry and Ricky Edwards were hit by
a truck in the final production process.
Edwards was treated for a knee injury and returned to the plant this
Quesenberry is hospitalized in Roanoke.
A new team of emergency medical technicians joings the ranks in Bedford
Steve Smallshaw shows us how the Goode Rescue squad prepared for its first
day of operation.
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SUPER=01-Vicki Lantrip/Goode Rescue Volunteer; :29
SUPER=01-Rob Ballagh/Goode Rescue Squad Organizer; :37
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.
(( 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Just a few hours before they would become a full- fledged rescue squad, the
Goode volunteers were getting a last- minute briefing in radio technology.
natsot 19:35:20 (#1)
((NOW TWO IS TALK-AROUND BETWEEN THE UNITS...))
Tonight's meeting was designed to answer last-minute questions and to get
rid of some of the jitters members might have...
natsot pager 21:25:45 (#2)
... before that first call comes in.
IN Q=Everyone is
((VICKI LANTRIP/GOODE RESCUE VOLUNTEER: EVERYONE IS EXCITED AND EVERYONE IS
GETTING READY TO USE THE SKILLS THAT THEY'VE BEEN HOLDING ONTO FOR SO LONG AND
OUT Q=they're anxious.
IN Q=Our people are
((ROB BALLAGH/GOODE RESCUE ORGANIZER: OUR PEOPLE ARE OUR GREATEST RESOURCE,
AGAIN, AND WE'LL GET THE JOB DONE.))
OUT Q=the job done.
IN Q=To get the
((To get the job done though, Goode will need to build some bridges, not just
with the community but with its neighboring rescue squads. Goode residents can
expect to find a fund-raising letter in their mailbox in a few days.. and
Ballagh hopes to prove wrong the people that doubted whether his squad had the
equipment or the manpower to survive.))
OUT Q=to survive.
IN Q=And we also
((AND WE ALSO WANT TO HELP AND ASSIST OUR ADJACENT CREWS BECAUSE WE ALSO HAVE
TO BUILD BRIDGES WITH THOSE GUYS TOO. WE'RE ALL OUT HERE DOING THE SAME THING.
IF WE WERE BAD PEOPLE, WE WOULDN'T BE DOING IT AT ALL, SO WE'LL BUILD ON THAT
OUT Q=on that base.
It's a base Ballagh hopes will last for years to come.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.)) County.
Cracking down on juvenile crime.
Thats what a new curfew in Clifton Forge is designed to do.
It took affect today and Jay Moore was there to see what teens had to say.
IN Q=Last month
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :04
SUPER=01-Jessica Shelton/17 Years Old; :15
SUPER=01-Saritta Wynn/Clifton Forge Police Dept.; :28
SUPER=01-Shalako Crawford/17 Years Old; :45
OUT Q=Moore, News-7
(( Last month, Clifton Forge City Council took steps to keep minors off the
A curfew ordinance passed by council makes it illegal for people under 18 to
roam the street after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
IN Q=You ain't got
((JESSICA SHELTON: YOU AIN'T GOT NO PLACE TO GO. NO PLACE TO HANGOUT.
THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE A MAYBERRY OUT OF CLIFTON FORGE. IT AIN'T GOING TO
HAPPEN. MY MOMMA AIN'T GAVE ME NO CURFEW AND POLICE CAN'T GIVE ME NO CURFEW.
OUT Q=no curfew
Some teens say they're out on the street because there's nothing else to do.
IN Q=That can be agreeable
((SARITTA WYNN/CLIFTON FORGE POLICE: THAT CAN BE AGREEABLE TO AN EXTENT. ON
THE OTHER HAND I DON'T SEE A NEED FOR THEM TO BE OUT HERE TWO TO THREE O'CLOCK
IN THE MORNING JUST WALKING THE STREET. ))
OUT Q=walking the street.
The ordinance also requires teens to be in by 11 o'clock Sunday through
IN Q=I'm going to
((SHALAKO CRAWFORD/17 YEARS OLD: I'M GOING TO TELL YOU. YOU KNOW IT'S A JOKE
TO ME MAN. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO HAVE FUN YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING. ))
OUT Q=I'm saying.
Violators of the curfew will be subject to a 500-dollar fine.
IN Q=The agreement
((THE AGREEMENT IS THAT IF WE SEE A JUVENILE BREAKING A CURFEW ORDINANCE WILL
BRING THEM TO THE STATION AND NOTIFY THE PARENT. ))
OUT Q=notify the parent.
IN Q=Police officials
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING POLICE OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW ORDINANCE WILL BE STRICTLY
ENFORCED BUT SOME TEENS SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE WITH THEIR OLD WAYS UNTIL BETTER
ALTERNATIVES CAN BE FOUND. IN CLIFTON FORGE, JAY MOORE NEWS 7. ))
OUT Q=News 7.
Today marked the Eighth Annual World AIDS Day.
190 countries participated-- with the help of more than seven thousand
As Connie Stevens reports, closer to home, a March commemorated lives lost
IN Q=They're walking
SUPER=01-Betty Whittaker/American Red Cross; :15
SUPER=01-Georgia Chipouras/AIDS Council of Western Va.; :38
SUPER=01-Mark Epperly/New River Valley AIDS Council; :
OUT Q=CS. News 7.
They're walking, praying and remembering loved ones--
More than 73-hundred AIDS cases have been reported in Virginia, along with
another eight-thousand cases of HIV infection.
IN Q=We've made progress
(BETTY WHITTAKER/AMERICAN RED CROSS: WE'VE MADE PROGRESS GETTING PROGRAMS INTO
THE SCHOOL AND GETTING THE WORD OUT BUT WHAT WE'RE FINDING IS THE NUMBERS ARE
STILL RISING, ESPECIALLY AMONG FEMALES. ))
OUT Q=among females.
The theme of this year's World AIDS Day-- "Shared Rights, Shared
Responsibilities"-- is a call to action for individuals, families, communities,
and government to provide support.
IN Q=In some cases
((GEORGIA CHIPOURAS/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: IN SOME CASES WE ARE
GETTING MORE COMPASSIONATE AND EDUCATED BECAUSE WE'RE KNOWING MORE PEOPLE
OURSELVES THAT HAVE THE DISEASE-- RATHER THAN IT BEING SOMETHING OUT IN
CALIFORNIA OR SOMETHING JUST IN THE BIG CITIES. BUT I THINK WE HAVE A LONG WAY
TO GO WHEN IT COMES TO COMPASSION. THERE'S STILL ALOT OF FEAR OUT THERE, AND
THERE'S ALOT OF PREJUDICE OUT THERE AS WELL ABOUT THE DISEASE. ))
OUT Q=about the disease.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=The only way
((MARK EPPERLY/NEW RIVER VALLEY AIDS COUNCIL: THE ONLY WAY THAT WE'RE EVER
GOING TO STOP IT IS TO GET PEOPLE TO TAKE A LOOK AND ASK, "NOW WHAT CAN I DO TO
PROTECT MYSELF?" ))
OUT Q=protect myself?
AIDS experts and educators aren't holding out any hope for a
cure....instead believing the only way to stop the disease now is with
Connie Stevens, News 7.
Basketball great Magic Johnson brought his experience with AIDs to teens
((STUDENT: I WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU KNEW HOW YOU CONTRACTED THE AIDS VIRUS?
MAGIC JOHNSON: HAVING UNPROTECTED SEX, YES.))
OUT Q=unprotected sex, yes."
Johnson encouraged students to minimize their risk of getting AIDS or
((I WAS THERE ONCE IN HIGH SCHOOL, SLICK, CHILLIN. YOU KNOW. YOU KNOW. AND
WE'LL COME UP WITH ANY LINE POSSIBLE. BABY YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU, LAUGHTER.))
((WHAT I'M SAYING IS DON'T LET ALL THAT SLICK TALK AND SLICK MOVES GET YOU IN
OUT Q=get you in trouble."
Johnson talked about peer pressure and the toll AIDS is taking on teens.
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Coming up on News 7, Danville's only homeless shelter says it needs more
and we'll tell you why C-B-S hopes the Wizard of COS can work a little
They're back, they're boisterous, and they're opting for the status quo.
Democrats in Virginia's House of Delegates convened today and re-elected all
the same leaders.
IN Q=It's great
((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: IT'S GREAT TO BE CHAIRMAN OF THE
MAJORITY CAUCUS. applause))07
((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: IT'S MY PLEASURE TO NOMINATE LIBERAL DICK
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/MAJORITY LEADER - D- VINTON: I THINK IF THE
ADMINISTRATION EXTENDS ITS HAND LIKE OTHER REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATIONS HAVE, WE
CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER AND DO A GOOD JOB. I HOPE LAST YEAR WAS JUST KIND OF A
BLIP ON THE SCREEN AND WE WON'T SEE ANY MORE OF THOSE IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :00
SUPER=@Woodrum; :08 QUICK
SUPER=01-Del. Dick Cranwell/Majority Leader; :13
OUT Q=in Virginia.
At the moment, Virginia's Senate is evenly split -- so there can be no
Democrats are still holding out hope that Fairfax Republican Jane Woods will
consider switching teams.
The Director of Danville's only homeless shelter says he needs a larger
But Reverend Larry Hill's fund raising hasn't been successful.
Right now, he operates the shelter out of his church, but space is limited.
That's why he and "Christians United Ministries" want to purchase and
renovate an abandoned shopping center nearby.
Over the past several months, Hill has been advertising for donations
through television and newspaper ads.
So far, Hill says advertising costs have outweighed the donations coming in.
But he's not giving up.
IN Q=Oh, no
((REV. LARRY HILL/CHRISTIANS UNITED MINISTRIES, DIR.: OH NO, I WON'T GIVE UP
UNTIL IT'S SOLD OUT FROM UNDERNEATH ME, AND IT HAS NOT BEEN AS OF YET, WE'RE
STILL WORKING, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO GET A COMMITTEE UP TO HELP US GET THE WORD
OUT, THAT'S STILL OUR MAJOR PROBLEM, GETTING THE WORD OUT TO THE PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Christians United Ministries; :00
OUT Q=to people.
Right now, Reverend Hill's concerns have shifted in light of the holiday
He says one of his biggest needs is new toys for children who'll be spending
Christmas at the shelter.
And another busy night in sports, and Mike Stevens has it all.
Tech is in the alliance and likely in the Sugar.
We'll talk with Frank Beamer, plus Roy Stanley has the story from the state
girls basketball championships in Salem, where two time defending state
titleist Floyd County was knocked out today.
But first here's a look at the five games we'll be previewing for you
tonight at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.
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go to break
It's been a big day for the Virginia Tech football teamm and a lousy one for
the University of Miami.
More on MIami's specific penalties in a moment but first let's talk about the
Tech now knows it is playing in either the Orange or the Sugar Bowl, and
school officials are 99 percent positive it will be the Sugar in New Orleans on
New Year's Eve.
This afternoon head coach Frank Beamer says this is the biggest thing to ever
happen to the Tech program.
IN Q="Well, I've been...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...a period of time."
The Big East also ruled today that Tech no longer has to share the Big East
title with Miami, thus making them sole champions in the conference.
IN Q="Well, i felt...
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
OUT Q=...OR MIAMI."
And you can find out for certain where Tech is headed Sunday afternoon at
5:30 right here on WDBJ as CBS presents the bowl alliance selection show.
As I said it's been a stinking day for the Hurricanes who were slapped down
with a three year probation by the NCAA for violating a variety of rules.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/September 23rd; :00
As a result the, the football program has to give up 24 scholarships over the
next three years and Miami is banned from postseason bowling this season.
All of the football violations occurred while Dennis Erickson was at the
helm. Current head coach Butch Davis was not the coach at the time the
The school is also on probation three years for violations in baseball,
women's golf and men's tennis.
A report today in the Roanoke Times indicates that UVa wil likely take on
Georgia in the Peach Bowl, however, do not pencil in the Bulldogs just yet.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the NCAA is investigating
alleged football recruiting violations at Georgia. Georgia officials say they
The Lady Buffaloes of Floyd County were eliminated in the Group A state
semi finals tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
However, The Group Two A state Finals will be a Blue Ridge District affair.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=03-Salem/William Byrd vs Park View Sterling; :00
SUPER=33-William Byrd/=64/Park View Sterling/57; :35
SUPER=01-Cathy Smith/24 Points; :43
SUPER=03-Salem/Lord Botetourt vs Culpeper; :50
SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/=53/Culpeper/=37; 1:04
SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Botetourt Forward; 1:10
SUPER=03-Salem/Floyd County vs George Mason; 1:18
SUPER=33-George Mason/=64/Floyd County/=60; 1:36
SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; 1:45
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
Still to come tonight the Roanoke Express was back on the ice tonight in
Richmond skating against the Renegades we'll check those highlights
Plus show you the wrong kind of stuff in a high school game tonight.
The Roanoke Express picked up a big win tonight in Richmond as they beat the
defending ECHL champions 5-to-4 in an overtime shootout.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades; :00
Gade the Gator was trying to fire up the Richmond crowd tonight, but the
Express put him on ice early.
One minute into the game Dave Stewart gets the assist to Michael Smith who
scores the goal and Roanoke is in front 1-to-nothing.
A few minutes later, Chris Potter will find Tim Christian for the score
Roanoke takes a 2-to-nothing lead and wins it tonight 5-to-4.
The two team play again tomorrow night at the Roundhouse at 7:30.
The Stagg Bowl is on tap next Saturday afternoon at one in Salem.
Game chairman Carey Harveycutter says 32 hundred tickets have been sold so
That's about 12 percent the past two years when the game sold out.
The combatants in this year's Division Three title game will be determined
The NBA has slapped heavy fines on New York's Charles Oakley and
Charlotte's Larry Johnson.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Wednesday; :00
The duo was fined for their parts in an altercation during a game
Wednesday night. Oakley has to fork out 75 hundred dollars while Johnson was
hit up for 25 hundred.
GRAPHIC=news 7 sports.
A number of area high schools opened play tonight as Cave Spring, Patrick
Henry, Liberty and Martinsville opened the season with win.
One game in Centreville, Ohio involving one of the top payers in the country
was suspended in the third quarter.
SUPER=03-Centreville, OH; :00
Keep an eye out for the alleyoop coming up and watch for seven footer Jason
Collier to throw down the two handed dunk and shatter the backboard.
Collier is headed to Indiana, but tonight he was headed to the lockeroom to
get some stitches in his arm after the falling glass cut it.
The game was suspended in the third quarter with Collier's team on top.
It's considered a coup for CBS.
Bill Cosby's coming back to T-V- this time to CBS.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
The new series is based on the British Comedy "One Foot in the Grave."
It focuses on an older man who's between jobs and fighting with the
frustrations of everyday life.
((BILL COSBY/ACTOR: OUR SHOW MADE IT OFF ROUTINE SCENES I WAS DOING ABOUT MY
LIFE LIVING WITH MY WIFE AND THE CHILDREN AND THIS IS ALSO ABOUT SOME THINGS
THAT COME FROM THE SAME EXPERIENCES.))
OUT Q=from the same experiences."
The show is expected to hit the air next fall.