The suspects in the murder of a Virginia Tech student are formally charged
The President is again threatening to use his veto pen on the G-O-P budget
And a huge success for NASA as Galileo performs flawlessly in its rendezvous
News 7 at Noon is next.
A judge appointed lawyers this morning to defend the three suspects in
Tuesday's killing of a Virginia Tech student.
27- year- old Benjamin Lilly is the alleged triggerman.
Police say he shot 22- year- old Alexander DeFilippis four times in the head
after the trio allegedly carjacked and abducted him from a Blacksburg
Lilly's 20 year-old brother, Mark Anthony Lilly and a third suspect, 19-
year- old Gary Wayne Barker were also arraigned this morning.
All three face eight felonies in Montgomery County, including abduction and
murder, and four in Giles County for two armed robberies after the murder.
This morning the suspects' families expressed deep sorrow and regret for the
There's talk today of another government shutdown as a December 15th
Key Republicans suggest it may take that to get President Clinton's
Yesterday Mr. Clinton unveiled his latest budget proposal.
It would shrink social security raises.
It also offers Republicans less than they want in tax cuts or savings from
Medicare and Medicaid.
((LEON PANETTA/CHIEF OF STAFF: WE THOUGHT THE PURPOSE WAS TO PROVIDE A SEVEN
YEAR APPROACH TO BALANCE THE BUDGET WHILE WE PROTECTED THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAID
AND MEDICARE. THIS PROPOSAL DOES THAT. THIS IS DOABLE.))
((REP. JOHN KASICH/R-CHAIRMAN BUDGET COMMITTEE: THEY CAME TO THE HILL 17 DAYS
LATER AND GAVE US A PLAN THAT'S 400 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.))
SUPER=01-Leon Panetta/Chief of Staff; 00
SUPER=01-Rep. John Kasich/(R) Chairman Budget Committee; 12
OUT Q=dollars in debt."
President Clinton says he'll veto any budget plan that revokes guaranteed
Medicaid coverage for the poor.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night;
Another piece of legislation the President has vowed to veto is a bill that
bans so-called "partial birth" abortions.
The Senate approved the measure last night.
It would outlaw the procedure unless the mother's life is threatened.
The bill must still be reconicled with a House version.
Representatives from some 40 nations are meeting today in London to
coordinate economic and political plans for Bosnia.
U-S officials say the session may also be used to consider ways to ease Serb
concerns about submitting to Muslim- Croat rule under the Dayton peace accord.
Meantime, U-N soldiers are working to rebuild the lives of Bosnian refugees.
Using bulldozers today they began knocking down damaged houses in central
They are clearing the way for new homes.
The refugees forced out of their homes by years of fighting will now be able
to return under the peace agreement.
A space odyssey became an American success story last night.
600-million miles away, a probe from the unmanned Galileo spacecraft
breached the atmosphere of Jupiter and opened a new era in space exploration.
Scientists have been anxiously awaiting the weather and chemical data from
(( WILLIAM HARWOOD/ SCIENCE WRITER: THEY TARGETED THIS THING TO HIT JUPITER AT
A PRECISE POINT AND IT DID JUST THAT AND THEN IT SURVIVED ALL THAT, SENT DATA
BACK TO THE GALILEO ORTIBER THAT'LL THEN COME BACK TO EARTH.
CARL SAGAN/ASTRONOMER WE WON'T HAVE TO GUESS THE CHEMISTRY. WE'LL HAVE ACUTAL
HANDS ON DATA. IT'S EPOCHAL IN PLANETARY EXPLORATION, THE WHOLE MISSION IS.))
SUPER=01-William Harwood/Science Writer;
SUPER=01-Carl Sagan/Astronomer; 08
OUT Q=whole mission is.
Galileo will now orbit Jupiter for two years of study.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come --
A teenage hacker lets some college students take a peek at their final
and she's given some tough orders, and she's taken them.
Now a retired Brigadier General gets tough on V-M-I's all-male admissions
music up full
Former state delegate 82- year- old Julian Rutherfoord has died.
Rutherfoord was a democrat who served in the House of Delegates from 1948 to
He died Wednesday at his home.
He was also chairman of the board and president of the Rutherfoord Insurance
He served as past president of the Roanoke Association of Independent
Insurance agents and was active in many other civic organizations.
Visitation is being held tonight at seven at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Due to the threat of bad weather this weekend, the Memorial service will be
held Saturday the 16th at noon at St. John's Church.
Seventeen women who filed a "friend of the court brief" this week against
the Virginia Military Institute say the state- supported, all- male school is
out of step with reality.
And they say its alumni will have trouble with the real military world,
where women are part of the picture.
Ellen Qualls has more.
IN Q=Retired Brigadier
SUPER=03-Accokeek, MD; :00
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :16
SUPER=@Ellen2; :49 QUICK
SUPER=01-Brig. Gen. Pat Foote/U.S. Army, Ret.; :53
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape; 1:17
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Accokeek, Maryland.
(( Retired Brigadier General Pat Foote knows a little something about
She served in Vietnam, became the first woman faculty member at the Army War
College, and as the commanding general of Fort Belvoir -- the second woman to
command a major Army installation.
VMI really irritates Pat Foote.
((BRIG. GEN. PAT FOOTE/U.S. ARMY, RET.: THIS ENVIRONMENT IS REALLY HYPED ...
THAT IS OBSOLETE.))
Not only obsolete, but Foote says, having nothing to do with building skills
to lead others.
Or skills to be led by a woman commander.
Cynical observers might question the timing of this brief, as the U.S.
Supreme Court finally prepares to hear VMI's case next month.
Foote indeed says she was contacted by a law firm which told her...
((THE BRIEF WAS BEING PREPARED, AND PARTICIPANTS WERE BEING SOUGHT.))
But she's a willing partner, with strong feelings.
((THE MERE IDEA THAT MARY BALDWIN... LUDICROUS, OF COURSE IT DOESN'T.))
((I'D LIKE TO SEE WOMEN BECOME PART OF A RICHER VMI TRADITION THAN WE HAVE
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Accokeek, Maryland.))
Tonight, the women of the Virginia Women's Institute of Leadership beg to
We'll have that story on News 7 at Six.
A 16-year-old visiting Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg deactivated
security measures on the college's computer system, allowing students a look at
College officials say the teen-ager apparently didn't realize what he was
doing last week when he entered the computer system using software off a hacker
He is charged with computer trespassing.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next, you've heard of seeing the U-S-A in a Chevrolet?
Well, how about Russia?
A look at the American auto invasion of that country.
In the meantime, here are some events invading our area this weekend.
music up full
Eight countries today are releasing a stamp to honor Beatle John Lennon.
The stamps commemorte the 15th anniversary of Lennon's death.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/December 8, 1980;
On December 18th, 19-80 the 40- year old rock star was fatally shot outside
his Manhatten apartment by a deranged fan.
Twenty-five year old Mark David Chapman apparently had been stalking Lennon
for days and at one point received an autographed photo from the music legend.
This is not the first time the Lennon has been on a postage stamp;
Australia, Britain and the former West Germany all issued Lennon stamps.
It's the time of year when law enforcement officers and others gather to
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
a serious message for the holidays: Don't Drink and Drive.
Dozens of people signed a pledge- wall last night.
Family members and others who have lost loved ones hung memorial ornaments
on a Christmas tree.
George Pelton knows about the tragedy first hand.
IN Q=I got involved
SUPER=01-George Pelton/3-D Campaign;
OUT Q=can happen to anyone (pauses) Anybody.
The pledge wall will stand through January first at the Hospitality Suite at
The general public is invited to sign it.
Philip Morris is dismissing an internal memo likening nicotine to cocaine.
The memo, quoted in today's "Wall Street Journal," says that like cocaine,
nicotine is addictive.
A Philip Morris spokesman says the document does not reflect the view
of the company.
During the cold war, when the U-S and Soviet Union traded spies, a one way
deal might be termed "From Russia, with Love."
Now, in the two-way trading of capitalist economies, it's become "From the
U-S, with Chevys."
Jonathan Sanders, with the "Big Deal" from Moscow.
IN Q=The county that
SUPER=01-Louis Hughes/GM Internat'l Division Pres.; :16
SUPER=01-Vladimir/Russian Salesman at Trinity Motors; :41
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; :53
OUT Q=Jonathan Sanders, CBS Moscow.
The country that has some of the meanest streets in the world will soon be
getting some help blazing trails through its thoroughfares.
General Motors, yesterday, announced it will start building Chevy Blazers in
LOUIS HUGHES/PRESIDENT, GENERAL MOTORS INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
WE'RE THE LARGEST COMPANY IN THE WORLD SO IT'S APPROPRIATE THAT WE INVEST IN
THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
GM hopes to sell the Blazers for about $24,000 each.
The investment of 250 million dollars for an auto plant builds on the
popularity GM has already achieved selling it's Chevys, Pontiacs and Cadillacs
here over the last three years.
VLADIMIR/RUSSIAN SALESMAN AT TRINITY MOTORS IT'S SORT OF RUSSIAN CHARACTER TO
LIKE EVERYTHING AMERICAN, YOU KNOW.
Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin knows, he tried out a blazer last
night, a good car, strong car, he reporterd.
And good business for Detroit and Russia too.
Jonathen Sanders, CBS News, Moscow.))
The Labor Department says the nation's unemployment rate edged up to
five-point-six percent in November, about the same rate it's been all year.
Still, many economists say Americans are unhappy about income growth and fear
losing their jobs.
The bond market was originally pleased with the sluggish report on
But stocks reversed their early gains, and so on Wall Street at noon the
Dow was DOWN one point.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Up next, it's weather deja vu for the Stagg Bowl.
Last year the game had some rough weather, and this year it could be the
We'll have that story, but right now, let's see what else is happening this
MUSIC UP FULL
The Roanoke College Maroons improve their record to 6-and-1 one with an easy
conference win over O-DAC rival Eastern Mennonite.
SUPER=03-Salem/Flames vs. Maroons; :00
Roanoke sharpshooter Jason Bishop converts the layin and Roanoke is off and
Then it's Courtney Fitch, to Nathan Hungate to Derrick Bryant in the corner
for the three pointer.
Former Parry McCluer star Mike McElroy, an Eastern Mennonite freshman, passes
to Jay Taylor, who finishes SUPER=34-Roanoke/=90/E. Mennonite/=68;
with a slam.
Elsewhere last night the Ferrum men got their first win of the year with a
94-to-73 win over Guilford.
The Ferrum women beat Lynchburg 76-to-68.
Salem is gearing up for tomorrow's Stagg Bowl.
And though each year has brought different teams and different fans, there's
one thing that's remained the same - the badweather.
As Jay Moore reports, this year looks to be no exception.
IN Q=One thing after
SUPER=01-Scott Sampson/Salem Stadium Manager; :11 QUICK
SUPER=01-Tracy Divers/Maintenance; :27
SUPER=01-Joseph Lee/Rowan Player; :58
SUPER=01-Scott Kline/Rowan Player; 1:08
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Civic Center Manager; 1:21
OUT Q=Moore, News-7.
(( One thing after another.
That's what Salem officials have been dealing with throughout the day.
It started earlier with bulldozers clearing the tarp covered field.
Salem firefigters were also called in to assist.
IN Q=We're trying
((SCOTT SAMPSON/SALEM STADIUM MANAGER: WE'RE TRYING TO SHOOT THE HIGH PRESSURE
HOSE AND KNOCK SOME OF THE SNOW OFF AND GET AS MUCH OF TODAY BEFORE THE
TEMPERATURE GET REAL COLD TONIGHT AND THEN WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH ICE.))
OUT Q=deal with ice.
And that's exactly what the next problem was.... dealing with the ice.
IN Q=After we got
((TRACY DIVERS/MAINTENANCE; AFTER WE GOT ALL THE BLEACHERS SHOVELED OFF WE'RE
JUST GOING TO TRY TONIGHT TO KEEP THE STEPS CLEAN, GOOD AND DRY UNTIL TOMORROW.
HOPEFULLY IT WON'T SNOW AGAIN OR SLEET. ))
OUT Q=OR SLEET.
IN Q=While the
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: WHILE THE WORKERS WERE BUSY THAWING OUT THE STADIUM,
YOU MAY WONDER WHERE THE PLAYERS WERE. THERE INSIDE ENJOYING THE ALOHA
OUT Q=the Aloha Reception.
nat sound band
The get together gave players from Wisconsin-La Crosse and Rowan a chance to
meet each other.
And while players from both schools say their team won't be affected by the
weather, some were a little suprised.
IN Q=The weather
((JOSEPH LEE/ROWAN PLAYER: THE WEATHER KIND OF CAUGHT US BY SURPRISE WHEN WE
WERE ON TEH BUS AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. I OPENED MY EYES AND SAW SNOW
COMING DOWN BY THE TONS.))
OUT Q=by the tons.
IN Q=I kind of
((SCOTT KLINE/ROWAN PLAYER: I KIND OF EXPECTED IT BECAUSE I WAS WATCHING THEE
WEATHER CHANNEL BUT WITH VIRGINIA YOU'D THINK IT BE A LITTLE NICER SINCE IT'S
MORE SOUTH. I THINK MORE PEOPLE WERE SURPRISED. ))
OUT Q=people were surprised
IN Q=These are
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THESE ARE TWO TEAMS FROM UP
NORTH THAT ARE USE TO PLAYING IN BAD WEATHER SO WERE READY TO GO AND MAKE THE
BEST OF IT. WE'RE GOING HAVE A GOOD FOOTBALL GAME EITHER WAY.))
OUT Q=either way.
In Salem, Jay Moore, News 7.))
And finally, for 25 years nine little harps sat silent in elementary schools
throughout Roanoke county.
Now some tiny fingers are putting them to good use.
SUPER=01-Steve King/Supervisor of Fine Arts;:34
SUPER=01-Melissa Smithlin/Harp Student;:1:11
SUPER=01-Rebecca Paxton/Harp Student;1:22
OUT Q=NICE SOUND TO IT, HOLD FOR NATS.
Seven weeks ago these fourth and fifth graders couldn't read music let alone
pluck a harp string, now they're playing some familiar Christmas tunes and
getting ready for their first concert.
SANGHEE UHM/HARP INSTRUCTOR:START WITH THE D WAIT, D,E, F.
The idea of a youth harp ensemble was the brain child of Sanghee Uhm, a
Korean born, U-S educated harpist.
She came across the harps during a visit to one of the schools.
DR. STEVE KING/SUPERVISOR OF FINE ARTS ROANOKE CO. SCHOOLS: SANGHEE JUST KIND
OF FELL IN LAST SPRING, THAT YOU'VE GOT THESES 9 HARPS, YOU KNOW WE NEED TO DO
SOMETHING WITH THEM SO WE CAN USE THEM.
And use them she has.
SANGHEE:THREE AND A FOUR C,C,D,D,E, GOOD ONE MORE TIME YOU GOT IT.
And these young harpists have caught on quickly, despite the fact they are
only around the harps twice a week for just a few hours.
But Its time they use well and have no problem giving up.
That's even in spite of the blisters and sore fingers.
MELISSA SMITHLIN: IF YOU PLUCK TOO HARD YOU GET DENTS, AND YOU GET CUTS FROM
THE STRINGS AND IT GOES SO FAST.
REBECCA PAXTON: I FIGURE THAT LEARNING THINGS AND HARP WOULD HELP ME IN MUSIC
CLASS AND SCHOOL TO KNOW THINGS AND HELP ME LATER ON IN LIFE.
PAUL KIM: I WANT TO BE GOOD IN MUSIC AND I WANT TO BE GOOD HARPIST.
AMBER ROBISON:I THINK IT SOUNDS NICE WHEN YOU PLAY, IT HAS A NICE SOUND TO IT.
DISSOLVE TO MEL
There are only about a dozen of these harp ensembles in the entire nations.
You can hear these little angels in concert tonight at 6:30 at the Arnold R.
Burton Technolgy Center in Salem.
Or at Valley View Mall tomorrow at 3:30.
And that's it for News 7 at Noon.
For all the day's news and details of tonight's winter storm watch, stay
Have a great weekend.
tuned for News 7 at Five and Six.