Coming up on News 7 at Six, a three vehicle accident in Danville brings back
memories for a family who lost two young children.
And some younger athletes learn the finer points of football and life before
the Stagg Bowl.
In sports, Amherst county wins a state title, E.C. Glass comes up short and
Wisconsin LaCrosse is the 19-95 Stagg Bowl Champion.
We were spared the heavy snowfall-- but we won't be spared the cold weather.
An arctic front will drop nighttime temperatures into the single digits--
and wind chills well below zero.
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A three vehicle accident this afternoon brought back memories for a Danville
family who recently lost two young children at the same intersection.
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.
In neighboring Halifax, authorities were busy this morning cleaning up a
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.
Patrick County officials have identified the victim of last night's
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.
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One of the main architects of Governor Allen's 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.
Acting on the wishes of incumbent John Warner, the state Republican Party's
governing board has agreed to hold a primary election in next year's Senate
On a voice vote, the 80 members of the G-O-P State Central Committee agreed
to hold the primary.
Another option was going to court to challenge the state law that gives
Warner the right to select the nomination method.
But NO one introduced that motion.
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
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
Maintenance crews brought in shovels and heaters for the Stagg Bowl,
While fans coming to the BIG game are ready to spend.
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While most of the region was spared the brunt of the winter storm-- we still
some snow flurries and freezing rain during the early morning hours.
But Old Man Winter isn't through with us yet-- this time, it'll be extremely
cold temperatures we'll have to watch out for.
A wind chill warning is in effect tonight and tomorrow for southwestern
All the chilly details coming up in the forecast.
MUSIC UP FULL
As Kimberly mentioned, the big winter storm expected to hit Southwest
Virginia this morning never materialized.
A wintry mix was supposed to blanket our region in the early morning hours,
but mostly rain fell instead.
There were no major problems reported, though there were still ice patches
on the roadways.
Now, the weather maker is the falling mercury.
Temperatures are expected to dip into the teens overnight.
The most valuable players at today's Stagg Bowl weren't wearing uniforms.
The maintenance crew lined-up early this morning to make sure the field
conditions were good no matter where the Eagles and Profs huddled up.
Workers at the Salem Civic center were happy mother nature didn't dump on
The crew spent all day Thursday cleaning up from Wednesday's winter storm
which dumped about 10 inches of snow on the field.
This morning, workers continued their mop up of the stadium for the
thousands of fans expected for the Division Three College Football
IN Q=We had it
((EDDIE JANNEY/MAINTENANCE: WE HAD, IT STARTED TO RAIN. WE HAD A LOT OF RAIN
LAST WHICH HELPED A GREAT DEAL TO WASH THE STANDS OUT. BASICALLY WE WERE
WEATHER WATCHERS LAST NIGHT.))
OUT Q=WATCHERS LAST NIGHT
Janney stayed up all night to baby-sit the field.
Heaters were placed under the bleachers to help keep ice down to a minimum.
Plastic was used on the stairs to keep them from becoming slippery.
All things considered, officials says it turned out to be a perfect day for
a football game.
And while the maintenance crew was gearing up for the big game, tailgaters
were revving up the pre-game parties.
Besides good football, the championship game brings in big bucks to the
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.))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Civic Center Mgr.;
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
Mike Stevens will have the highlights from the Stagg Bowl later on in
Still to come on News- 7,
Governor Allen's education reform commission has come up with ideas that
could change the state's school system.
And some college football coaches were in Salem changing the way some area
youth play the game.
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Governor Allen's education reform commission has proposed a conservative
legislative agenda that 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.
Some younger athletes learned the finer points of football and life before
the Stagg Bowl began.
The N-C-Double-A sponsored a YES Clinic this morning.
This was the first "Youth Education through Sports" program held at a
division three event.
And as Denise Allen reports, parents also came away with knowledge of how
the college game is played.
IN Q=WHEN YOU COME
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
OUT Q=News 7
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
The clinic also stressed trust and teamwork and most of all fun.
Denise Allen News 7.))
And coming up, MIke Stevens will have a report on the Stagg Bowl
highlights from today's high school championship games.
And the Virginia Cavaliers break a two game losing streak beating Richmond
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.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
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.
SUPER=03-Newport News/E.C. Glass vs Hampton; :
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: ))
SUPER=01-Bo Henson/Glass Head Coach; :
OUT Q=....a lot right today."
The Lancers of Amherst County made the best of their second straight trip to
the Division four state championship.
Amherst routed Sherando this afternoon 56 to 12.
SUPER=03-Brookville/Amherst vs Sherando; :
The Lancers, Moving to Triple A next year, wanted to end the season with a
bang and they did.
On the Warriors first possession, quarterback Kelly Washington hits John
Washington for this 54 yard pass play that goes to the Lancer six yard line and
two plays later they score to take the early six to nothing lead.
But the Lancers came alive.
After punting the ball on their first possession Maurice Clark takes the
handoff and fights defenders down the sideline for an 80 yard touchdown and
Amherst led 7 to 6.
On their Very next possession T.J. Cashwell takes the handoff and scores
from six yards out to make it 14 to six Lancers.
After taking a 28 to 6 halftime lead, Clark gets the Lancers going again
taking this punt and scoring from 75f yards to put Amherst on top 35 to 6.
Then Cam Jackson gets into the act by scoring one of his two touchdowns on
this 29 yard run as the Lancers rout the Warriors 26 to 12 to win the state
IN Q=First audio
((MICKEY CROUCH/LANCERS HEAD COACH: ))
((MAURICE CLARK/SCORED THREE TOUCHDOWNS: ))
SUPER=01-Mickey Crouch/Lancers Head Coach; :
SUPER=01-Maurice Clark/Scored Three Touchdowns; :12
OUT Q= .....what we did."
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.
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.
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.
Michael Hunter scored 30 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Ferrum beat
Newport News 63 to 57.
Furman beat Lynchburg College 77 to 56.
In pro football Minnesota downed Cleveland 27 to 11.