Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A second body is found in Amherst County in less than two months.
Authorities say the incidents may be related. We'll have details.
Pilot mistakes may have caused an American Airlines plane to crash last
Plus Roy Stanley's in Atlanta. We'll have a preview to Saturday's Peach
News 7 is next.
Soon when you drink a glass of water in Roanoke County- it'll come from
a new place-
The County's preparing to tap into its new supply of drinking water.
We'll have the story.
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Investigators now say pilot error may have contributed to an American
Airlines crash last week.
163 people were killed when the plane crashed into a Colombian Mountain.
Also tonight, we'll hear from the snowball thrower who was shown on the
front page nationwide. He's says he's a scapegoat-
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Two bodies found in less than two months.
Now the Amherst County Sheriff's Department says there may be a
connection between the body of an apparent murder victim found today and one
found last month.
Two hunters discovered the body of 32 year old Jacquelyn Dorsey Carter
around 8-30 this morning.
Buck and Gordon Mathews were hunting off Earley Farm Road when they saw the
IN Q=Yea, I was
((BUCK MATHEWS/FOUND BODY: YEA, I WAS THE FIRST ONE WHO SAW IT. I SAID GORDON
LOOK A YONDER AND IT WAS A SHOCK. DON'T MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD WHEN YOU SEE
SOMEONE LAYING THERE DEAD. ))
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Gordon Mathews had been by that same spot a day earlier.
He left their around 11-30 yesterday morning.
IN Q=Would you
((REPORTER: WOULD YOU HAVE NOTICED THE BODY THEIR YESTERDAY? GORDON
MATHEWS/FOUND BODY: OH YEA. IT WAS DIFFERENT TRACKS. SOMEBODY CAME IN AFTER
I WENT OUT. ))
OUT Q=I went out.
An investigator from the department says the Lynchburg woman was identified
through her fingerprints.
An autopsy will be performed tomorrow morning.
Just last month, two other hunters found the body of Robin Jeanette Burge in
the Galt's Mill area, which is less than five miles from where the body was
No one's been arrested in that murder.
A Hillsville man is dead and two people injured following an accident on
It happened in Montgomery County this afternoon.
State police say 59 year old Rupert Guy Marshall was trying to move his
tractor trailer into the right lane.
According to witnesses, Marshall tried to swerve back left to avoid hitting
The truck jackknifed, it's trailer rear-ended the car, and both vehicles
lost control and ran off the road.
Marshall was thrown from his rig and died at the scene.
The victims in the car are in stable condition.
The former chairman of George Allen's Parole Board did violate board
And he did offend fellow board members with sexual jokes.
But State Police say John Metzger is NOT guilty of criminal wrongdoing.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police Superintendent; :18
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Chesterfield County.
(( Last month, John Metzger ended a career leap from the U.S. Marshall's office
in Roanoke to the head of George Allen's tough new parole board amid scandalous
The most damaging was that Metzger had had parolees re-arrested after their
M.E.D. or minimum expiration date for their parole period.
((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: OVER THE COURSE OF YEARS
OF TRADITION, THE M.E.D. HAS COME TO BE THE DATE THAT THEY WERE IN FACT
RELEASED. AND THAT'S THE WAY THAT THE PAROLE BOARD THROUGH PRACTICE HAS
INTERPRETED THE M.E.D. WHEN THE CODE APPARENTLY DOES NOT SAY THAT.))
Metzger was also cleared of a perjury allegation related to one of these
And State Police say they found "NO hard evidence" of racist behavior.
But as for the sexual jokes...
((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS: ATTEMPTS AT HUMOR IS THE WAY IT WAS REFERENCED. CRUDE
JOKES. CRUDE REMARKS. THAT TYPE OF THING THAT OFFENDED SOME OF THOSE THAT
WERE PRESENT WHEN THOSE REMARKS WERE MADE. WE DID NOT FIND ANY EVIDENCE THAT
THERE HAD BEEN TOUCHING OR SEXUAL ADVANCES.))
((PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY JERRY KILGORE SAYS PAROLE BOARD POLICIES ARE NOW
BEING CHANGED TO GIVE PAROLE BOARD MEMBERS AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY TO PROTECT THE
PUBLIC SAFETY AS THE LAW ACTUALLY ALLOWS. THAT'S THANKS TO, BUT WITHOUT, JOHN
METZGER, WHOM KILGORE WISHES WELL IN THE FUTURE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7,
Pilot error may have contributed to a deadly American Airlines crash
last week in Colombia.
Bob Orr reports.
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SUPER=01-Bob Orr/CBS News; 1:30
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((Investigators today said a series of crucial mistakes by the pilots of
American Airlines flight 965 led the plane to crash into a Colombian mountain
killing 163 of the 167 people on board.
Black box recordings show the pilots were busy chatting about their jobs and
their airline and neglected to go over a required checklist on approach to the
city of Cali.
As the airliner passed Bogota enroute, controllers told the pilots to report
passing the next navigational point in Tulua.
Sources tell CBS News the cockpit voice tape reveals sounds of the pilots
frantically flipping through pages of charts and maps as the plane continued
south missing its mark.
Unaware that they had passed Tulua, the pilots programed the plane's
navigational computers to seek that point.
But it was too late. Tulua was
behind them. The Boeing 757 began to turn around in the narrow corridor through
the Andes Mountains, sending the plane veering off course.
Thinking they were about to land, the pilots made another mistake. They
deployed the spoilers, or air brakes, flat surfaces on the wings used to slow
Just nine seconds before impact a cockpit warning sounded: Terrain,
Then a second warning, Pull up.
The pilots tried to add thrust, but with the air brakes up, the jet didn't
have enough time or power to miss the 12-thousand foot peak.
Late today, American Airlines released this statement, "we are saddened
that human error on the part of our people may have contributed to this
accident." " aviation is terribly unforgiving of any inattention to detail."
But that public apology is not enough for U-S aviation officials. CBS News has
learned they are taking a hard look at the training practices of American
Airlines and its partner American Eagle in light of this, the fourth
accident involving their pilots in the past 14 months. Bob Orr CBS News,
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7, two Montgomery County sheriff's deputies say they're
victims of political payback,
and we'll see how after years of preparation, the Spring Hollow reservoir is
nearly ready for business.
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Two of Montgomery County's top sheriff's deputies say they're victims of
Incoming Sheriff Doug Marrs is terminating Captain of Law Enforcement O.P.
Ramsey and Chief Deputy Dan Haga.
Haga did not support Marrs when Marrs defeated him for the Republican
Ramsey ran unsuccessfully for sheriff as an independent.
When he entered the race, Ramsey says Marrs threatened him to try to get him
to back out.
((O.P. RAMSEY/CAPT. OF LAW ENFORCEMENT: HE SAID "WELL YOU KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE
TO DO THIS. I THOUGHT YOU WERE GONNA SUPPORT ME AND IF YOU HADN'T DONE THIS
YOU WOULD'VE HAD A JOB. YOU HAVE A JOB, YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY, YOU DON'T
HAVE TO DO THIS." ))
SUPER=01-O.P. Ramsey/Capt. of Law Enforcement;
OUT Q=have to do this.
Ramsey is 10 months shy of retirement eligibility. He and Haga have 54
years of law enforcement experience between them.
Marrs would not comment other than to say he's making appointments based on
the best qualifications.
It is common for new sheriffs to name their own chief deputies and top
It has taken three years and almost three billion gallons of water, but
Roanoke County is preparing to uncork its new supply of drinking water.
Joe Dashiell reports from the Spring Hollow Reservoir where the final
details are falling into place.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co. :00
SUPER=01-Gary Robertson/Roanoke Co. Utilities Director; :21
OUT Q=JD News 7
((The water level at the Spring Hollow Reservoir is still about 20 feet
below full pond, but that won't stop the county from turning on the tap in mid-
In the filtration building, workers are producing a shower of sparks, but
the work there is virtually complete, the equipment prepared to treat fifteen
million gallons of water a day.
IN Q=It's been a long time
((GARY ROBERTSON/ROANOKE CO. UTILITIES DIRECTOR: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.
FIRST WE HAD THE PROJECT JUST DEALING WITH THE DAM AND THE RESERVOIR AND THEN
WE STARTED WORKING ON THE WATER LINES AND THE TREATMENT PLANT, BUT IT'S ALL
GOING TO BE READY AND COMING TOGETHER JANUARY 13TH.))
OUT Q=January 13th.
And as for rumors the dam has sprung a leak, Robertson says it isn't so.
Dams made of roller compacted concrete allow some seepage, and this dam is
But county officials say the amount of water they are losing each day is
well within the designer's estimates. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=The last couple of weeks
((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITIES DIRECTOR: THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS HAVE BEEN VERY
HECTIC AND PROBABLY THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS WILL STILL BE HECTIC, BUT WE NOW
KNOW THE END IS IN SIGHT AND WE CAN BE READY TO PRODUCE WATER.))
OUT Q=ready to produce water.
And ready to produce enough water, planners believe, to satisfy Roanoke
County's needs for the next 40 to 50 years.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
About three thousand people die every year while waiting for an organ
Right now, there are more than 43-thousand people on the waiting list.
At the Virginia Organ Procurement Agency, the problem is that demand is
increasing-- while the supply of donors remains the same.
IN Q=It's real
((BUNNY HANCOCK/DONOR MOM: IT'S REAL IMPORTANT THAT FAMILIES TALK ABOUT HOW
THEY'RE GOING TO HANDLE THE SITUATION WHEN THEIR LOVED ONES DIE. IT'S VERY
IMPORTANT THAT AT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, THIS WEEKEND OF CELEBRATION WE LOOK TO
1996, AND IN THE EVENT A LOVED ONE DIES, OUR FAMILY WILL MAKE THAT DECISION.
SUPER=01-Bunny Hancock/Donor Mom; :
Bunny Hancock had to make the decision when her son Matt died of a cerebral
His heart, two kidneys, his liver, and corneas provided the gift of life
For more information about organ and tissue donation, call the Virginia
Organ Procurement Agency at 1-800-VOPA.
Governor George Allen say he's NOT opposed to turning liquor sales over to
the private sector.
In fact the Governor's new budget proposes the state shut down its own
liquor warehouse and contract with private companies to store liquor.
But Allen says he'd like to see Virginia get out of the liquor business
altogether in the future.
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IN Q=I'd have to
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'D HAVE TO LOOK AT THE PARTICULAR LEGISLATION ON IT
ANYWAY, ON PRIVATIZATION, BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT I'M NOT NECESSARILY
OPPOSED TO. You've got Lynchburg Lemonade in the stores now. RIGHT I SIGNED
THAT BILL TOO. YEAH, I GUESS THERE ARE A FEW MORE STEPS I'M TAKING. I'D
FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT STEP. SO I GUESS YOU CAN LOOK AT CERTAIN STEPS AND FIGURE
OUT WHICH WAY I'D WANT TO GO WITH THESE THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Gov. George Allen;
OUT Q=go with these things.
The Governor says he's sticking to making the warehousing of liquor private
for now because that's as far as he believes the General Assembly is willing to
Virginia's alcoholic beverage market has been state-run since Prohibition
was lifted in 1934.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on the broadcast, Critics bring about changes to the Arthur Ashe
And we'll meet a 12 year old car salesman who has very own Ferrari.
The end of Virginia's business year found more bad news than good.
In final installment of our year- end edition of the News 7 Business
Review, Len Besthoff says many companies had little to celebrate as the New
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape; :07
OUT Q=Nat Sot
Workers at Babcock and Wilcox in Campbell County got some bad news in
The defense contractor announced it would have to eliminate 200 jobs due to
federal budget cuts.
Two of the area's largest employers, Norfolk Southern and the Radford
Arsenal, made buyout offers to hundreds of workers.
Sara Lee delivered a shocker to its 130 employees in Salem this fall, when
it decided to close its Leggs distribution center.
Most people in Roanoke weren't surprised at all though, when the city
learned it would lose Heironimus, its last downtown department store.
The fall also featured two sets of layoffs at the Volvo-GM truck plant in
Dublin due to slowing demand.
The moves put more than 350 people out of work.
The routing of a new interstate called I-73 was given the president's stamp
When it's built, it will pass through the New River Valley, the Roanoke
Valley, and the Martinsville area.
Hayes, Seay, Mattern and Mattern won the second largest contract in its
The Roanoke firm will design part of a communications system for six Florida
law enforcement agencies.
Roanoke and Martinsville received enterprise zone designations from the
It gives them valuable tax breaks and subsidies to improve business sites.
And throughout the latter part of the year Bell Atlantic remained in the
headlines, from news about a contract dispute with its unions to merger
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review Year End Edition.
Changes are in store for the Arthur Ashe statue in Richmond.
Artist Paul DiPasquale (dee-pas-KWALL-ee) says he'll move the arms in
toward the body, broaden the chest, and point the head down toward children
around the base of the sculpture.
Richmond's City Council approved the Ashe statue for the city's historic
Monument Avenue months ago, but complaints still keep coming in.
Ashe was a tennis great and Richmond native.
He died of AIDS -- but had approved the original statue two weeks before
We will have Tech/UVa hoops highlights, Roy Stanley joins us from Atlanta,
as will big Mike from New Orleans, but first the numbers.
Chyron in motion
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The Hoo's and the Hokies hit the hardwood LAST Night at the Roanoke Civic
And when it was over 21st ranked Virginia Tech took the unofficial state
title beating 22nd ranked U-V-A 72-64.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/Scored 11pts;
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/VA Tech Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Harold Deane/20pts & 4 Assists;
OUT Q=News 7 Sports"
(( For Cavalier Curtis Staples and Hokie Troy Manns it was a homecoming.
The former Patrick Henry High school stars received a key to the city but
only Manns would take home the prize.
Virginia Tech Started strong as Ace Custis puts down this Damon Watlington
Custis and Watlington team up again on the break. Watlington gets two and
has 12 on the night.
But it was Curtis Staples many in the crowd came to see.
But the senior guard fell on hard times.
Virginia Tech capitalized on U-V-A turnovers.
The Cavaliers had 16 of them.
All the hokies got into the act Shawn Good makes the steal and Watlington
brings home the basket.
Hoo's guard Harold Deane tried to pick up the slack.
Deane chipped in 20 points in 39 minutes on the court.
Staples found his shot in the second half canning this three finishing with
11 on the night.
But the Virginia Tech defense made the diffence in the game, that and a pep
talk from Ace Custis.
And Ace's 18 points and 11 rebounds DID help send TECH seniors out with a
72 to 64 victory.
And instate bragging rights for the rest of the season.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.
GRAPHIC=UVa Peach Bowl
For the Virginia football team; the Peach bowl is the last shot for a win in
1995. Roy Stanley is in Atlanta where UVa is finalizing it's game plan for
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Tailback; :51
SUPER=01-Mike Groh/UVa Quarterback; 1:01
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
The Hokies have been putting the finishing touches on their Sugar Bowl
preparations for a couple of days now.
Mike Stevens joined the Gobblers in New Orleans today and has this report.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :28
SUPER=04-Bourbon Street; :37
SUPER=01-John Mackovic/Texas Head Coach; :46
OUT Q=...News 7 sports.
And still to come tonight, if you missed the final round of the Nations
Bank Holiday Hoops classic,
have no fear we will bring you the action in a few as an outsider walks away
with the crown.
GRAPHIC=Nations Bank Hoops tourney
The Nations Bank Holiday Hoops tournament championship pitted Salem against
Durham North Carolina's Riverside today.
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs. Pirates;
Salem's Sammy Lazzaro in-bounds to Eric Grinnell who throws it up from way
outside, he gets the roll and the two points.
At the other end of court, Spartan Herschel Thomas, gets the rebound and
takes it all the way, he pulls up in the paint and hits the jumper.
But Riverside's SUPER=34-Riverside/=69/Salem/=53;
Marc McPhatter fakes the 'J' and scores, the Pirates go on to win 69-53.
William Byrd beat Northside 73-66 in the consolation championship.
A snowball-throwing New York Giants fan says he's a scapegoat.
Jeffrey Lange says he was merely having fun with other fans when
a photographer snapped his picture-
He says he's being singled out unfairly.
((JEFFREY LANGE: I FEEL BAD FOR YOU KNOW THE EQUIPMENT MANAGER. I FEEL BAD FOR
THE OTHER PLAYERS THAT WERE INJURED I FEEL BAD FOR THE FANS WHO WERE LOSING
THEIR TICKETS. I THINK THIS WHOLE SITUATION COULD'VE BEEN AVOIDED IF THE SNOW
OUT Q=snow wasn't there."
Lange denies hurling snow and ice at the field. A snowball barrage
during the game injured 15 people and nearly caused the Giants to forfeit the
Lange is charged with improper behavior. If convicted, he could
get up to six months in jail and a one-thousand-dollar fine.
Finally tonight a story of a Christmas wish come true.
This holiday, Tom Hartley Junior finally got the Ferrari he's wanted for his
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Hartley's WAIT wasn't really all that long though.
He's only twelve.
The boy is said to be a real whiz kid who helps his father sell the luxury
Hartley Senior says it may sound a bit excessive, but it really just
amounts to a 150-thousand dollar Christmas bonus.
Since the boy is still years away from getting a driver's license, he can
only drive the car around his father's property.
If he wants to go anywhere else, his chauffeur takes him.