Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A man is shot while standing on the road in Patrick County tonight-
And Doctors say they know what was making Michael Jackson so sick. We'll
hear from them.
Plus more Winter Weather is on the way- Robin will have live Doppler Radar
and the full weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.
A man was shot while driving down route 103 in Patrick County tonight-
Investigators say a 17 year old is being held in connection with the
SUPER=03-New York City/Monday;
Doctors say Michael Jackson is suffering from a severe intestinal
infection- That's what caused him to dehyrdrate and the irregular heartbeat.
Jackson remains in serious condition but doctors say he's on the mend.
And the Grateful Dead is breaking up- Four months after band leader
Jerry Garcia died.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
A man was shot to death tonight while driving down route 103 in Patrick
County. Investigators say at least six other vehciles were hit by gunfire in
the same spot. No one else was hurt.
Tonight a 17- year- old male is in custody.
Family members told authorities he left his home on route 103 with two
weapons, one of them a rifle.
The teen then allegedly stood on the side of the road and opened fire on
IN Q=we then
((INVESTIGATOR BRENT EDWARDS/PATRICK CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE THEN RECEIVED
INFORMATION A MAN HAD BEEN SHOT UP THE ROAD. SO WE WENT UP THE ROAD ABOUT A
QUARTER MILE AND ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ROAD WE FOUND A PICK UP TRUCK WITH A
WHITE MALE INSIDE WHO HAD BEEN SHOT ONE TIME.))
SUPER=01-Investigator Brent Edwards/Patrick Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=SHOT ONE TIME
The sheriff's department is not releasing the name of the victim until the
family is notified.
Police do not know what led to the shootings.
The suspect's name is not being released because he's a minor.
He'll be transferred to a juvenile detention center sometime tonight.
Funeral services are scheduled for tomorrow for the 22 year old Virginia
Tech student who was abducted and murdered Tuesday night.
Meanwhile in Giles County, the three people suspected in the crime made
their first court appearance today.
Tracy Altizer has more.
IN Q=Paroled from prison
SUPER=01-Maria Buscema/Victim's Grandmother; :38 quick!
SUPER=01-George Sala/Victim's Friend; :46
OUT Q=Altizer News 7
(( Paroled from prison just a few months ago, 27 year- old Benjamin Lilly was
back in court, the alleged triggerman in the killing of 22 year- old Alexander
((MR. LILLY, YOU'RE CHARGED WITH FOUR FELONIES IN GILES COUNTY AND EIGHT
FELONIES IN MONTGOMERY. ARE YOU ASKING ME TO APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU?
ANSWER: YES SIR. ))
The judge also appointed lawyers to defend Lilly's younger brother, 20
year- old Mark Lilly, as well as a third defendant, 19 year- old Gary Wayne
Family members of all three listened tearfully, and later told reporters
how deeply sorry they are for the victim's family.
At their home in McLean, the victim's family is anxious for justice.
IN Q=My grandson don't come back
((MARIA BUSCEMA/VICTIM'S GRANDMOTHER: MY GRANDSON DON'T COME BACK, SO I JUST
DON'T WANT THEM TO KILL NOBODY NO MORE.))
OUT Q=no more.
IN Q=This is just
((GEORGE SALA/VICTIM'S FRIEND: THIS IS JUST SUCH A SENSELESS CRIME, TO TAKE THE
LIFE OF SOMEONE 22 YEARS OLD IN THEIR PRIME AND JUST SHOOT HIM. IT'S JUST
OUT Q=just beyond belief.
Virginia Tech will remember DeFilippis with a memorial service on campus at
noon on Monday. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
A man angry that a record store may close- opened fire in another store
and set it on fire-
As Elizabeth Kaledin reports, eight people are dead including the 35 year
SUPER=03-New York City; 00
SUPER=01-Michelle Antonio/Witness; 32
SUPER=01-George Collins/Emergency Medical Technician; 45
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
((Police say the gunman went into Freddies clothing store and started yelling
to employees and customers to get out.
MICHELLE ANTONIO: I SAW---FIVE SHOTS BEING FIRED.
The injured were taken to area hospitals--while firemen worked to get the
fires under control..and police dressed in riot gear patrolled the streets.
this medical technician was one of the first people on the scsne.
GEORGE COLLINS/NY EMT:
ELIZABETH KALEDIN/CBS NEWS: POLICE SAY THE WHITE OWNERS OF THE CLOTHING STORE
WANTED TO EXPAND THEIR STORE AND THAT WOULD MEAN THE BLACK OWNED RECORD STORE
THAT HAD BEEN THERE FOR 20 YEARS, WOULD HAVE TO CLOSE.
Police say that between the fire and the shooting, their investigation has only
just begun and since the gunman has been identified as one of the dead in the
building, they may never know what triggered such a violent sequence of events.
Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, New York.))
A third Army soldier is now in custody- in the killings of a
black couple in North Carolina.
Police say Sergeant Randy Lee Meadows was driving the other two suspects.
Police also arrested 21 year old James Burmeister and 20 year old Malcolm
White supremacist material was found in a room rented by one of
But police say they don't believe the men are part of an organized group.
((APRIL STEFFEL/NEIGHBOR: TO ME IT'S RIDICULOUS. IT'S NOT FAIR TO ANYBODY. IT'S
JUST NOT FAIR. IT'S RIDICULOUS AND IT'S SCARY.))
OUT Q=and scary."
The three suspects are all members of the 82nd Airborne.
The victims were apparently out for an evening walk when they were shot in
Danville's police chief is among those who support the city's new curfew.
But one organization is questioning just how effective a curfew really is.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=14- year old
SUPER=01-Nathaniel Lewis/Student; :18 very quick!!
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :33
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
((14- year old Nathaniel Lewis enjoys hanging out with his friends.
And, that's exactly what he was doing the morning he was cited for
violating the city's curfew.
The ordinance requires teens under age 18 to be off the street after 11- pm
during the week.
And, by midnight on Friday and Saturday.
IN Q=I'm always
((NATHANIEL LEWIS/STUDENT: I'M ALWAYS GOING TO MAKE SURE I'M IN BY THE CURFEW
NOW BECAUSE IF I GET CAUGHT AGAIN I'M IN REAL TROUBLE. ))
OUT Q=real trouble.
Those who violate the ordinance are typically given a warning the first
time, but a second offense could mean a fine.
So far, 30- citations have been issued.
IN Q=The officers
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THE OFFICERS TELL ME THAT THE NIGHT PRIOR
TO THE CURFEW GOING INTO AFFECT ON NOVEMBER FIRST, THAT THERE WERE PEOPLE
EVERYWHERE. THE NEXT NIGHT IT WAS LIKE A DIFFERENT CITY, NO ONE WAS OUT, SO IT
TELLS ME THAT YOUNG PEOPLE AND THEIR PARENTS ARE BEING RESPONSIBLE. ))
OUT Q=being responsible.
The curfew does have its critics. The ACLU of Virginia says the
ordinance infringes on a child's freedom-- as well as the parents right to
decide what's best for their kids.
Police say the ordinance was designed to cut down on juvenile crime as well
to prevent kids from hitting the street when they should be hitting the books.
But a spokesman for the Virginia ACLU says only five percent of juvenile
crime occurs during the hours the curfew's in affect. Teresa Hamilton, News
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, an internal memo is causing heat for one tobacco
And we'll see how cadets at V-M-I are helping to make successes of their
wx ad lib
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
The Government could shut down again if a plan isn't agreed on- by the
end of next week.
The President presented a new seven year plan- but republicans are
frowning on it.
((REP. JOHN KASICH/R- OHIO: WE ARE GOING TO PLEAD, WE ARE GOING TO MAYBE EVEN
BEG THE ADMINISTRATION AND OUR DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES UP HERE TO JOIN US IN A
REAL GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO BLANCE THE BUDGET.))
((GOV. HOWARD DEAN/D- VERMONT: WE DO NOT WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN. THE
PRESIDENT DOESN'T WANT THE GOVERNMENT TO SHUTDOWN, BUT THE REPUBLICANS REALLY
HAVE GOT TO COME BACK WITH SOME MOVEMENT THERE.))
SUPER=01-Rep. John Kasich/(R) Ohio;
SUPER=01-Gov. Howard Dean/(D) Vermont;
OUT Q=SOME MOVEMENT THERE."
So far though, no sign of movement on either side.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that an internal Philip Morris memo
says nicotine is chemically similar to cocaine.
The memo concludes that people smoke primarily to get nicotine into their
A spokesman for the cigarette company fired back that the document was
written by a "non- scientist," and does NOT represent Philip Morris's view on
A five- page corporate statement released later includes an independent
report on nicotine's addictive powers.
It says, in part: "even skydiving has been characterized as a mood- altering
Philip Morris is currently fighting proposed F-D-A regulation of nicotine as
Next month the U-S Supreme Court will finally hear arguments on whether the
Virginia Military Institute should allow women into the corps of cadets.
In the meantime, the program designed to forestall such an order is hitting
Keith Humphry has a progress report- on V-Wil, the Virginia Women's
Institute for Leadership.
IN Q=nat sot full/With a colonel
SUPER=01-Allyson Hatfield/VWIL Cadet from Madison Heights; :22
SUPER=01-Kim Bond/VWIL Cadet from Radford; :42
SUPER=01-Sherri Sharpe/VWIL Cadet from Martinsville; 1:07
OUT Q=News 7, Staunton.
((YA'LL SET FOR TODAY? DO YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO?))
With a colonel from V-M-I providing the marching orders, the 41 V-WIL cadets
are getting off on the right foot.
Every other Monday, they're on the drill field. Once a week they're in
classes- -along side VMI cadets for R-O-T-C.
NAT SOT: "Good Afternoon, Sir."
If the van leaves Staunton early enough, V-WIL cadets actually have a few
minutes to trade war stories with their male counterparts before class.
((THE CADETS HERE ARE VERY VERY ACCEPTING OF US, AND THEY LIKE US A LOT, SO WE
ALL GET ALONG VERY WELL, laugh. ))
Hatfield says male cadets have provided pointers on uniform maintenance and
After all, if V-WIL is a success, V-M-I may just be able hang onto its
century and a half all-male tradition.
((THEY DEFINITELY WANT IT TO WORK, BUT I DON'T THINK THEY'RE DOING IT BECAUSE
THEY'RE TOLD TO. I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT AT ALL. I THINK
EVERYBODY IS GENUINELY HAPPY THAT WE'RE HERE.))
Neither school has much choice when it comes to training provided by active
duty military officers.
The Pentagon REQUIRES men and women to train together as officer candidates.
((Your very presence makes it a co-ed class on the post at VMI for a day? WELL
YEAH, BUT IT'S BETTER THAN HAVING TO LIVE WITH US, I GUESS, IS HOW THEY SEE IT.
AND I AGREE WITH THAT, TOO, BECAUSE I WOULDN'T WANT TO GO TO VMI.))
That's just the point, critics charge: V-WIL doesn't attract the kind of
woman who aspires to become a V-M-I cadet.
But the women in the innaugural leadership class at Mary Baldwin are
undeterred. For them it's all falling into line.
NAT SOT full
SOT 15:20:15 S/U
((IN ADDITION TO ALL THIS MILITARY DRILL, EACH OF THESE STUDENTS HAS TO CARRY A
FULL COLLEGE COURSE LOAD AS WELL. SO FAR, ONLY ONE OF THEM HAS FAILED THE
CHALLENGE, ONE DROP-OUT OUT OF 42 WOMEN.))
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7, Staunton.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in just a moment, we'll have the latest on Micheal Jackson's
and the Grateful Dead makes a decision on its future. We'll let you know if
they will keep on Truckin' when we return.
One of America's most enduring bands calls it quits.
The Grateful Dead issued a statement this afternoon saying the band is
The announcement comes four months after the death of band leader, Jerry
Garcia passed away on August 9th.
Grateful Dead spokesman Dennis McNally says the band's members will continue
to perform-- both individually and in various combinations.
A doctor says Michael Jackson is suffering from a viral infection, and
had been ill for at least a week before collapsing Wednesday during rehearsal.
SUPER=03-New York City/Monday;
Doctors say diarrhea from the infection led to severe dehydration which
brought on an irregular heartbeat.
((DR. WILLIAM ALLEYNE/JACKSON'S PHYSICIAN: MICHAEL HAD A VERY SERIOUS
INTESTINAL INFECTION. THERE'S NOTHING HE DID TO CAUSE IT. THERE'S NOTHING HE
DID TO RELIEVE IT. HE TRIED VARIOUS MEDICATION TO IMPROVE HIS BOWEL FUNCTION.
HE TRIED VARIOUS NUTRIENTS AND LIQUID AND IT JUST DIDN'T WORK.))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Alleyne/Jackson's Doctor;
OUT Q=AND IT JUST DIDN'T WORK."
The doctor says Jackson tried to eat, but it was difficult because of the
((HE IS NOT AN ANOREXIC. HE DOES NOT STARVE HIMSELF AND IF YOU MIGHT IMAGINE IF
YOU WERE AS ACTIVE AS HE WERE WITH HIS DANCING AND HIS SCHEDULE BEING ON A NON
FAT, NEAR VEGETARIAN HEALTHY DIET PEOPLE LIKE THAT ARE LEAN AND MICHAEL IS LEAN
OUT Q=LEAN AND MUSCULAR."
Jackson remains in intensive care-in serious but stable conditon.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up a little later on News 7, Robin will be along with the latest
and we'll see how retailers are reaping the sweet rewards of Virginia Tech's
trip to New Orleans.
The last time Virginia lost a soccer match it was in 1993 at the hands of
the Duke Blue Devils.
Well this evening in Richmond the Blue Devils did it again beating the
Cavaliers 3 to 2 in the Semi Finals of the N-C-Double-A soccer championships.
Bruce Arena's team trailed 2 to nothing at the half.
But the Cavaliers rallied at the 55-minute of the second half Shawn Fury
takes the pass and scores inside the square and Virginia trailed 2 to 1.
Duke had an answer for that score Craig Joedy gets the ball and boots it
into the corner of the net and the Blue Devils jumped on top 3 to 1.
Virginia made it close late in the second half Scott Fermillion kicks it
high in front of the net Matt Leonard heads it in but Virginia comes up short 3
IN Q="We're an
((JOHN RENNIE/DUKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-John Rennie/Duke Head Coach; :
Meantime Radford's Ian Spooner continued to pul in post season soccer
Spooner was named to the 1995 South Atlantic Division 1 first team. He
also received word that he had been drafted by the New York Centaurs of the
American Professional Soccer League.
The Roanoke Lady Maroons entertained Eastern Mennonite tonight in an ODAC
matchup at the Bast Center in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Lady Royals vs. Lady Maroons;
Susan Dunagan's club was hoping to run its record to 6 and 1 with a win
tonight against the visitors from Harrisonburg.
And this one was never in doubt. Carrie McConnell knocks down the short
jumper and the Maroons jumped out to a 13 point lead before the Royals hit a
Becky Miller finds Ele'na Kaufman on the break and she scores off the
But Roanoke pulls away. Amy Athey nails the long range jumper for 3 of
her 18 points on the night and Roanoke cruises 99 to 65.
GRAPHIC=High school hoops
The single-A state runner-up Glenvar Highlanders stepped into the double-A
ranks tonight taking on William Byrd over in Vinton.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Highlanders vs. Terriers;
The lights went out for pregame intros, and both teams came out of the
Byrd took the early lead. Chris Childress penetrates into the paint and
knocks down the leaner.
But Glenvar hangs tough. Josh Williamson with the handles. He crosses
over and goes down the lane for the easy layin and the score was tied after 1.
Paul Barnard's team opens it up in SUPER=34-William
Byrd/=76/Glenvar/=64;the second quarter. Zach Bocock and Frank English on the
give and go. The Terriers led by 11 at the half and they go on to win it 76 to
Plenty of high school action tonight for all of the basketball and hockey
scores lets go to the boards.
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...high school."
And coming up, Charlie Pell made a stop in the valley this morning a look at
the Friday Football extra Schedule.
And Mike Stevens has a report on the final preparations for tomorrow's
Stagg Bowl at Salem Stadium.
Tomorrow afternoon's Stagg Bowl in Salem is on - no matter what!
The game's organizing committee has been working around the clock to get
Salem Stadium ready for not only players, but the fans.
Mike Stevens has more on the state of the stadium and a look at some of
today's final pregame festivities.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Sampson/Salem Stadium Manager; :19
SUPER=01-John Shaner/YES Clinic Coordinator; 1:03
SUPER=01-Tom Brookshier/Former CBS Football Analyst; 1:43
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
((Despite the way this picture looks, Salem stadium is actually ready for
tomorrow's Stagg Bowl.
After working late last night, crews were back in the Stadium today, melting
ice, moving snow, and keeping a close eye on the forecast.
WELL RIGHT NOW, THE TARP IS DOWN AND WE ANTICIPATE KEEPING HER DOWN UNTIL WE
GET A GOOD HANDLE ON WHAT THE WEATHER'S GONNA BE. WE'VE GOT CITY CREWS ON CALL
TILL 3 OCLOCK IN THE MORNING. IF IT'S HEAVY SNOW, WE'LL HAVE THEM BACK IN HERE
PUSHING SNOW OR ELSE WE'LL HAVE THE HEAVY MACHINERY IF WE NEED AND RIGHT NOW
WE'RE JUST GOING TO KEEP THEM ON STAND BY.
While the football field is dry under the tarp, nearby Salem Memorial Baseball
stadium is still covered with snow, and while that normally isn't a problem
this time of year, It is this weekend. More than 500 youngsters were scheduled
to participate in a youth education through sports football clinic tomorrow on
the diamond. Now they'll have to play indoors.
WE HAD AN ALTERNATE SITE AS THE CIVIC CENTER, SO WE'RE GOING AHEAD AND MAKING
THE DECISION TO MOVE IT INDOORS. WE WANT TO GIVE THE KIDS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY
FOR THIS CLINIC, AND I FEEL THE CIVIC CENTER WILL DO THIS FOR THEM. The civic
center was full of excitement this afternoon as WDBJ hosted the 3rd annual
friday football extra championship luncheon for this year's Stagg bowl
participants. Players from both Rowan and Wisconsin La Crosse spent a few
moments in the spotlight, while former CBS football Analyst Tom Brookshier
offered those in attendance a couple of words of wisdom. And a few anecdotes
from his 30 years of broadcasting.
I REMEMBER ONE TIME WE OPENED UP BEFORE A GAME AT TEXAS STADIUM, IT MIGHT HAVE
BEEN ONE OF THOSE WASHINGTON GAMES. AND WE WERE ON THE FLOOR OF THE STADIUM,
GETTING READY TO DO A LIVE SHOT AND THEN GO UPSTAIRS. PAT WAS SORT OF
ADJUSTING HIS TROUSERS AND I HAD UNZIPPED MY FLY AND PULLED MY SHIRT DOWN
INSIDE SO IT LOOKS LIKE I HADN'T SLEPT IN MY SHIRT RIGHT? AND I LOOKED DOWN AND
SAID ARE WE ON YET AND HE SAID YOU HAVE BEEN FOR 20 SECONDS. WE STRAIGHTENED
UP AND SAID, WELCOME TO TEXAS STADIUM YOU KNOW.
But neither school has let its pants or its guard down this week, but because
the practice fields over at Salem high School are still completely frozen, each
school had to practice here on the asphalt parking lot of the Salem Civic
Center. In Salem, Mike Stephens, News 7 sports.))
The Stagg Bowl Fellowship of Christian Athletes breakfast started the day on
a positive note this morning over in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00
Players and coaches huddled at the Salem Civic Center to hear former
Clemson and Florida coach Charley Pell speak. Pell, who also coached at
Virginia Tech, attempted suicide about a year ago and has since become a born
again Christian. He spoke of athletic heroes and how worshipping them can be
SUPER=01-Charley Pell/Former Va.Tech Def. Coordinator;:00
OUT Q=...Christian heroes"
The Virginia High School League playoffs are now down to the State
And this Saturday three teams from our area will play in those title games
at Neutral sites around the state.
Lets look at the Friday Football Extra schedule.
IN Q=FIRST TEAM
OUT Q=....LAST GAME."
The University of Virginia has sold more than 10-thousand tickets to the
The Cavaliers have a reputation of not bringing any fans to their post
season games but after an appeal from Athletic director and Coach George Welsh
the fans have stepped up to support their team.
Virginia will play Georgia December 30-th in Atlanta.
Christmas shoppers are hyped up on sugar- the Sugar Bowl that is.
Retailers can't keep Virginia Tech shirts, hats and sweats on the shelves.
The Hokies' trip to the Big Easy has translated into easy money for shop
"Legends" got a shipment of Big East tee-shirts and Sugar Bowl memorabilia
The owner says his sales-people could not keep shoppers from digging right
into the boxes!
IN Q=IT'S HOKIE MANIA
((DAVE BEELER/LEGENDS: IT'S HOKIE MANIA RIGHT NOW. PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING
CRAZY OVER GOING TO THE GAME. I THINK THEY'VE SOLD CLOSE TO 20-THOUSAND
TICKETS. THE FANS ARE REALLY STARTING TO BUY THE MERCHANDISE.))
SUPER=01-Dave Beeler/Legends; :00
OUT Q=AND MONDAY NIGHT
Fan Bill Layne says even though he's headed to the Sugar Bowl, THIS is his
favorite shirt in the store.
He says Tech's win over U-V-a is the most important victory of the season.