Coming up on news seven at eleven
an accident in Danville this afternoon took place at a controversial
Police in Florida say a man confessed to kidnapping, sexually molesting, and
shooting to death a little boy.
And Salem's third annual Stagg Party is a great success as Mother Nature
turns out to be the real star.
News seven at eleven is next.
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An accident in Danville this afternoon happened at the same intersection
that killed two young children several weeks ago.
Today's accident happened around 2:30 at the intersection of Elizabeth
Street and Route 2-65.
Two people were taken to the hospital.
Witnesses say the driver of a Thunderbird pulled into the path of a
Cavalier travelling on Route 2-65.
A pickup truck was also struck.
The intersection has had problems in the past.
In October, 12- year old Jami Renee Earles and her 10- year old brother
James were killed when the car they were riding in collided with a dump truck
at that very spot.
Three family members were arrested a week later for protesting at the site
by blocking traffic.
The children's step- father says he still believes an overpass is the only
way to prevent accidents.
IN Q=It conjures up
((RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEPFATHER: IT CONJURES UP THE MEMORIES OF MY TWO
CHILDREN GETTING KILLED RIGHT HERE, AND WE DONE TRIED TO TELL THE CITY, BUT ITS
DONE HAPPENED AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Raymond Mustain/Children's Stepfather; :00
OUT Q=done happened again.
The Virginia Department of Transportation has made some changes to the
intersection--including larger stop signs and a 45- mile per hour advisory sign
for motorists approaching the intersection.
Crews tried to contain a kerosene spill in Halifax County this morning.
At six, a Wilco Gas Station was receiving its delivery of kerosene when
somehow 16-hundred gallons of the fuel spilled out of the truck, onto the
ground, and into Toots Creek.
It happened on route 5-0-1.
Fire officials say they are doing all they can to clean it up.
IN Q=This spill up
((RICHARD DUNAVANT/HALIFAX FIRE DEPT CHIEF: DELIVERY TRUCK SPILLED ABOUT
SIXTEEN-HUNDRED GALLONS OF FUEL AND IT EVENTUALLY RAN INTO THE CREEK AND WE'RE
AT THE POINT NOW OF TRYING TO DIKE THE CREEK, TRYING TO CONTAIN THE FUEL AS IT
COMES DOWN THE CREEK.))
SUPER=01-Richard Dunavant/Halifax Fire Dept. Chief;
OUT Q=down the creek.
Firefighter built a dam to contain it.
Six fire departments responded along with a hazmat team.
A Patrick County man is dead after a shooting last night.
Officials say 55-year-old Elbert Newton Goins, of Claudeville, was shot
while driving down route 1-0-3 in the county last night.
Investigators say a 17-year-old male is in custody.
SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Last Night;
Family members told authorities the teenager left his home in the Dry Pond
section of the county with two weapons.
The teen then allegedly stood on the side of the road and opened fire on
One of the bullets pierced the windshield of Goins' truck and struck him in
Goins died at the scene.
IN Q=There were six
((INVESTIGATOR BRENT EDWARDS/PATRICK CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: THERE WERE SIX OR
EIGHT OTHER VEHICLES SHOT WITH A SHOTGUN OR SOME GUN IN THAT AREA BY THE SAME
PERSON. AS WELL AS SOME OTHER PASSER-BYS THAT SAW HIM ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Brent Edwards/Patrick Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=saw him also
Police do not know what led to the shootings.
The suspect's name is not being released because he's a minor.
He is being held in a juvenile detention center.
Police in Florida say a 28-year-old ranch hand today confessed to
kidnapping, sexually molesting, and shooting to death a 9-year-old boy who has
been missing for nearly three months.
After three days of questioning, Juan Carlos Chavez, led police to the site
where the dismembered body of Jimmy Ryce was found.
At a press conference, the parents of the murdered boy vowed to devote their
lives to try to help children who are taken by predators.
SOT 15:02:07 (Leave crying up at end)
IN Q=I would just
((DON RYCE/FATHER OF JIMMY RYCE: I WOULD JUST ASK ALL OF YOU THAT ARE LISTENING
IF JIMMY HAD TO DIE PLEASE HELP US MAKE HIS SACRIFICE HAVE SOME MEANING.))
SUPER=01-Don Ryce/Jimmy Ryce's Father;
OUT Q=have some meaning.
Jimmy had been the subject of a nationwide search since he vanished
September 11th after getting off a school bus a few blocks from his home.
U-S troops are leaving Germany and are on their way to Bosnia.
The troops will join an "International Implementation Force" in the Balkans.
The first train with soldiers and equipment is from a U-S Army signal
Their job is to prepare communications for NATO.
Most of the first American soldiers en route to Bosnia are going to set up
support systems such as transport facilities and supplies.
President Clinton says U-S peacekeeping troops should be out of Bosnia
within a year.
The President responded to questions yesterday during an interview for "60
He says the troops will leave regardless if war or peace follows.
IN Q=If we leave
((IF WE LEAVE AFTER A YEAR AND THEY DECIDE THEY DON'T LIKE THE BENEFITS OF
PEACE AND THEY'RE GOING TO START FIGHTING AGAIN THAT DOES NOT MEAN NATO FAILED.
IT MEANS WE GAVE THEM A CHANCE TO MAKE THEIR PEACE AND BLEW IT.))
OUT Q=blew it.
The President's complete interview can be seen tomorrow evening on "60
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Still to come on News 7,
Senator John Warner has convinced Republicans to hold a primary and not a
convention next fall.
The N-A-A-C-P fills a vacant position at the top of it's organization.
You'll want to bundle up bigtime if you're heading out tonight.
Overnight lows will likely go down into the record books--
with temperatures dropping into the single digits.
A wind chill warning is in effect tonight for Southwestern Virginia--
And a wind chill advisory is posted for areas east of the Blue Ridge.
A forecast to make you shiver-- coming up a little later on.
Hundreds of fans watching a championship football game in Little Rock last
night witnessed a sad event.
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A referee officiating the game between Bauxite (BOX-site) and Rison
collapsed and died on the field.
61- year- old Jim Hannah was in the second quarter of officiating the high
school championship game when he went down.
The game was halted as emergency technicians administered CPR to Hannah on
Despite the efforts to save him, Hannah was pronounced dead a short time
later at a Little Rock hospital.
Democratic Congressman Kweisi Mfume (kwah-ee-see oom-foo-may) is the new
executive director of the NAACP.
Board members say the Maryland lawmaker was the only candidate considered
for the post.
The position was left vacant after a scandal forced the Reverend Benjamin
Chavis out more than a year ago.
Chavis was dismissed for committing more than Three-hundred and thirty
thousand dollars of NAACP money, without board approval, to pay off a sexual
harassment lawsuit filed against him.
The NAACP has a 3.2 million dollar debt, and its staff has been cut more
Mfume (OOm-foo-may) was elected to congress in 19-86, and he is the former
head of the Congressional Black Caucus.
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Governor George Allen will soon have a cabinet vacancy.
A main architect of his welfare reform agenda says she's leaving her post.
Health and Human Resources Secretary Kay James will leave her Cabinet
position January 1st.
James says she has accomplished just about everything that was asked of her.
Her name has now come up as a possible candidate for head of the state
She says it's too early to say if she's interested in the job.
The state Republican Party's governing board has agreed with Senator John
Warner and decided to hold a primary election in next year's Senate race.
On a voice vote, the 80 members of the G-O-P State Central Committee agreed
to hold the primary.
Some Republicans say they prefer a convention because it would ensure that
only Republicans -- instead of all registered voters -- would be the
ones to select the nominee.
Warner challenger JIM MILLER is considered having a better chance at a
Governor Allen's education reform commission has proposed a conservative
It includes giving vouchers to private school students and shutting down
poor-performing public schools.
The Governor's Commission on Champion Schools also recommended several
measures that were defeated in the 19-95 General Assembly session.
Among them are repealing state-mandated sex education, requiring parental
permission for guidance counseling, and opening semi-independent "charter
schools" with tax money.
The report was released yesterday.
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We'll show you college coaches giving area youth a taste of big time
Some college students give some dorm food a taste test.
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The Environmental Protection Agency is urging North Carolina and Virginia
Beach to settle their dispute over the Lake Gaston pipeline.
An E-P-A official says the two sides can either settle now or face a long
drawn out court fight.
The official says a continuing court battle might damage a provision of the
Clean Water Act.
The provision gives states a right to veto projects they dislike, even
those approved by federal agencies.
North Carolina officials have been fighting Virginia Beach's plans to build
the 76-mile pipeline for more than a decade.
If memories of the food in your college dining hall still haunt you, then
maybe you should have considered attending Lynchburg College.
For two years now, students there have been allowed to pick what items they
would like to see on their cafeteria menu.
More than two dozen food distributors were on hand for the college's annual
Food Fair this week.
Students got to sample items ranging from meatballs to egg rolls, and wash
them down with a variety of fruit drinks.
IN Q=College dining has
((DAVID FRIEND/DINING SERVICES DIRECTOR: COLLEGE DINING HAS COME A LONG WAY
INTHE PAST FIVE YEARS, AS FAR AS THERE'S FAST- FOOD OPTIONS, PAST BARS, DELIS,
SALAD BARS, AND REALLY UP TO THE SAME EXPECTATIONS AS A LOT OF COMMERCIAL
SUPER=01-David Friend/Dining Services Director; :00
OUT Q=dining opportunities.
Friend says the Food Fair helps get the students involved in the menu-
A dietetic consultant also lends a hand in the selection process.
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Salem's third annual Stagg Party came off without a hitch today as Mother
Nature and Wisconsin-Lacrosse turned out to be the stars of the day!
Mike Stevens has more from Salem Stadium.
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SUPER=01-Jim Taliaferro/Salem Mayor; :11
SUPER=01-Craig Kusick/4 TDs & 281 Yards Passing; 1:04
SUPER=36-Wisconsin-La Crosse/=36/Rowan/==7; 1:47
SUPER=01-K.C. Keeler/Rowan Head Coach; 1:56
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
E.C. Glass was on the road this afternoon in Newport News and the
Hilltoppers lost the Division 5 state championship to Hampton 35 to 7.
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This game matched two of the top teams in the state.
The Hilltoppers looked good early Carl Bradley picks up the Hampton fumble
putting Glass in good field position.
Several plays later Andre Kendrick on the quarterback streak scores
untouched and the Hilltoppers led 7 to nothing.
Hampton came back with a vengance.
On third and 22 at their on 14, quarterback Ronald Curry goes to the air and
hits Martin Tinsley he takes it from from 87 yards out and the game was tied at
7 to 7.
The Crabbers iced the win in the second half as Darrell Smith takes the
handoff and goes up the middle and scores from 43 yards out and Hampton beats
Glass 35 to 7.
IN Q=First audio
((BO HENSON/GLASS HEAD COACH: IT'S THE SAME OLD THING. WE GOT 2 MINUTES OF BAD
FOOTBALL AND 3 TURNOVERS, THEY GOT 2 TD'S AND IT TAKES US OT OF OUR GAME PLAN.
GIVE HAMPTON CREDIT, THEY GOT A GOOD BALL CLUB, AND THIS WAS THEIR DAY. I
DON'T THINK THE SCORE INDICATES THE TYPE OF BALL CLUB WE HAVE, BUT WE COULDN'T
DO A WHOLE LOT RIGHT TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bo Henson/Glass Head Coach; :
OUT Q=....a lot right today."
Bath County will go after the Group-A division one championship tomorrow.
This afternoon's game with Strasburg was postponed.
Kickoff at Alleghany County High School tomorrow in Low Moor is 1:30.
Meantime a Celebration at the Cassell this afternoon.
Cornell Brown picking up his Big East Player of the year trophy.
Brown led the conference with 125 tackles and 14 sacks.
And head coach Frank Beamer picked up his trophy as the Big East Coach of
the Year. Beamer led the hokies to an 11 and 2 record and the Big East
championship this season.
College Football's Heisman Trophy was presented this evening in New York
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The 1995 winner is Ohio State running back Eddie George.
George edged out Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier and florida
quarterback Danny Wuerffel for the honor.
George rushed for over 18 hundred yards and 23 touchdowns this season for
And coming up, Virginia breaks a two game losing streak with a win on the
road at Richmond.
And the Hokies slow down "Bart Ball" at the Cassell this afternoon.
Up in Blacksburg this afternoon, Virginia Tech hosted the Keydets of V-M-I
on the hard wood.
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The two mascots slugged it out during the game between the two state
V-M-I's Bobby Prince passes to Lawrence Gullette he drives to the hoop and
passes to Brent Conley who lays it in for two.
The Hokies come back. On this steal Keefe Matthews starts the break and
hits Damon Waltington underneath for the slam Tech led by six.
Then Brian Taueg passes to Gullette he drives around the tech defense and
hits the two point jumper keeping the Keydets close.
Shawn Smith gets tied up SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=99/VMI/=67;underneath
he passes to Travis Jackson who hits the three pointer at the top of the key
and Tech wins it 99 to 67.
Harold Deane and Curtis Staples combined for 45 points to lead Virginia to a
67 to 52 win over Richmond.
Jeff Jones and the Cavs on the rebound after losing two straight.
Staples steps up and hits this three pointer from the corner his third of
the game and Virginia led 30 to 22.
But Richmond's Adam Mobley answers with this three pointer but the Spiders
trailed 34 to 25 at the half.
The Spiders picked it up in the second half Mark Stephenson pulls up and
hits the jumper cutting the lead to 42 to 41.
But Deane took over on this play he goes in for the offensive rebound and
lay in for 2 of his 27 giving Virginia a six point lead.
Moments later Staples connects for SUPER=33-Virginia/=67/Richmond/=52;
another three he had 18 as the Cavaliers beat Richmond 67 to 52.
For all of today's college basketball scores lets take a look at the
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The Stagg Bowl is a money maker for the the Roanoke Valley.
Thousands of football fans turned out for the division three bowl game.
Each team brought at least a thousand fans.
IN Q=the championship
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/SALEM CIVIC CENTER MGR: THE CHAMPIONSHIP BRINGS IN ABOUT
A MILLION OR A MILLION TWO IN ECONOMIC IMPACT OVER THE FIVE OR SIX DAYS WHEN
THE FANS AND EVERYBODY IS HERE.))
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OUT Q=everybody is here.
These fans made the trip to support Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
But while they're here restaurants won't be benefiting from their stay.
These guys brought traditional Wisconsin tailgate food -- German bratwurst.
IN Q=it helps the fans
((ROD SIMON: IT HELPS THE FANS STAY WARM DURING THE GAME. IT MIXES WITH THE
BEER. IT MAKES THEM CHEER LOUDER SO THE TEAM PLAYS HARDER.))
OUT Q=Team plays harder
And fans say bowl officials wasted their time worrying about the weather.
They say weather here is like spring compared to their home state.
IN Q=it's balmy
((JOHN OCHOTNICKY/FOOTBALL FAN: IT'S BALMY. I'VE GOT MY SWIMMING TRUNKS HANDY
FOR LATER IN THE GAME WHEN THE SUN COMES UP.))
OUT Q=sun comes up
And before the game, the N-C-A-A sponsored the first "Youth Education
through Sports" program held at a division three event.
And as Denise Allen reports, parents also came away with a few pointers on
how to play the college game.
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SUPER=01-Cody Scott/Football Player; :14
SUPER=01-John Gagliardi/St. John's Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Donna Brown/Parent; :43
SUPER=01-Michael Witherspoon/Football Player; 1:07
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IN Q=WHEN YOU COME
((WHEN YOU COME, YOU WANT TO SPRINT TO THAT CONE AND THEN COME BACK WITH YOUR
BACK-PEDDLE. ALL RIGHT. ))
OUT Q=ALL RIGHT
Athletes ages 10 to 18 learned the moves this morning.
Some of college football's finest coaches shared their knowledge with
youngsters eager to learn the game.
IN Q=mostly like he said
((CODY SCOTT/FOOTBALL PLAYER: MOSTLY LIKE HE SAID. TECHNIQUES AND HOW TO PLAY
OUT Q=BETTER FOOTBALL
IN Q=IF THEY
((JOHN GAGLIARDI/:ST. JOHN'S HEAD COACH: IF THEY TAKE A FEW POINTS AWAY AND AT
LEAST RECOGNIZE THE FACT TO GET ANYWHERE YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP. MAY
BE THIS IS THE FIRST STEP.))
OUT Q=FIRST STEP
IN Q=YOU'VE GOT
((YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE GOOD GRADES.))
OUT Q=GOOD GRADES
IN Q=it's important
((IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU RECOGNIZE THAT FOOTBALL IS GREAT BUT YOU CAN ONLY
PLAY IT FOR SO LONG. YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO EARN A LIVING SOME DAY.))
OUT Q=LIVING SOME DAY
IN Q=I WAS GLAD
((DONNA BROWN/PARENT: I WAS GLAD TO SEE IT BEING STRESSED SO MUCH WITH THE
CHILDREN AND THE PARENTS ABOUT WHAT AN IMPORTANT ROLE ACADEMICS PLAYS IN
OUT Q=PLAYS IN SPORTS
Parents had their own set of drills to go over.
While their children learned football skills and teamwork, they discussed
college admission requirements and recruiting guidelines.
The clinic staff stressed the importance of a balanced life and the message
seemed to get through.
IN Q=that there's
((MICHAEL WITHERSPOON/FOOTBALL PLAYER: THAT THERE'S MORE OUT THERE AND THAT
YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU WANT TO BE. BUT YOU GOT TO GO TO SCHOOL TO GET IT.))
OUT Q=TO GET IT
Denise Allen News 7.))
The clinic also stressed trust and teamwork and most of all fun.