Coming upon news seven at six divers in Giles County are searching the New
River for a possible jumper.
And police in Roanoke are still investigating the body of a woman found
In sports, Dale Jarret wins the Daytona 500 and the Roanoke college Maroons
advance to the ODAC tournament championship.
High pressure brought an end to the scattered flurries and snow showers--
But the sunny skies will soon give way to rain for much of the week.
All the details coming up in the forecast.
The Giles County Sheriff's Department has sent divers to a possible
Apparently someone witnessed a person jumping off a bridge in Pembroke.
Police at this hour are searching the New River.
It happened around 4-30 this afternoon.
State Police divers have also been called in to assist.
No word yet if anyone has been found.
Roanoke City Police are investigating the death of a Roanoke woman.
38-year-old Patricia Ann Lockhart's body was found in the 1100 block of
Pilot Street, yesterday afternoon.
Her body was discovered in a vacant lot one block away from her home.
Witnesses say she was lying face down in the snow.
The cause of death is still unknown.
Police are awaiting autopsy results to determine if foul play was involved.
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A Riner man accused of murdering a Virginia Tech student will be in court
tomorrow facing capital murder and other charges.
Benjamin Lilly is accused of carjacking and then murdering Alexander
DeFilippis on December 5th.
Police say Lilly and two other men abducted DeFilippis outside a convenience
store, killed him and dumped his body near railroad tracks.
Lilly's brother, Mark Anthony, and Gary Wayne Barker also face the charges.
Two northern Virginia residents are among eleven passengers feared dead
following Friday's train crash in Silver Spring, Maryland.
SUPER=03-Silver Spring, MD;
A list released by the Labor Department says 17-year-old Diana Hanvichid
(HAN-VI-CHID) of Woodbridge and 23-year-old Thomas Lotman of Vienna were
passengers on the train.
Investigators are now saying the commuter train that smashed into an Amtrak
train Friday was going twice the speed it should have.
Investigators are trying to determine if the engineer missed a signal to
slow down, or if the signal malfunctioned.
Senator Chuck Robb is lending his support to Virgil Goode's congressional
The Rocky Mount Democrat threw his hat in the ring last week, for the seat
L-F-Payne is leaving.
Robb is supporting Goode despite Goode's effort to unseat him two years ago.
SOT tape 594-01
IN Q=SO YOU'RE MORE FIT asked virginians
((QUESTION: SO YOU'RE SAYING YOU'RE MORE FIT THAN CHUCK ROBB?
SENATOR VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT/APRIL 12, 1994: THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.
I'M ASKING THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA TO VOTE FOR ME.))
SUPER=10-Sen. Virgil Goode/(D) Rocky Mount/May 11, 1994;
OUT Q=FOR ME.
That was two years a go. But Chuck Robb says he doesn't hold a grudge.
IN Q=you have to
((U.S.SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IN THE CONTEXT OF THE
POLITICAL DEBATE PROCESS IT'S BEST YOU DON'T GET TOO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT
SOMEBODY MAY SAY ABOUT YOU AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. YOU HAVE TO KEEP LOOKING
OUT Q=keep looking ahead
Robb says he believes Goode reflects the spirit of the fifth district and
appeals to a wide variety of voters.
Early next month, students at Washington and Lee University will try to
predict the presidential nominee of the Republican party.
The Mock Convention has a record of uncanny accuracy, and the students are
feeling the pressure.
IN Q=We've got six in a row right
((JEFF ZEIGER/MEDIA CHAIRMAN: WE'VE GOT SIX IN A ROW RIGHT AND NEVER HAD SEVEN
IN A ROW RIGHT IN THE CONVENTION'S PRESTIGIOUS HISTORY, SO THERE IS SOME
PRESSURE, BUT I THINK EVERYBODY IS DOING A GOOD JOB AND TAKING IT SERIOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Zeiger/Media Chairman;
OUT Q=taking it seriously.
Every four years, the mock convention predicts the presidential nominee for
the party out of power.
In 19-92, that meant Bill Clinton and the Democrats.
But this year, many of the students are looking forward to their return to
IN Q=It's a very conservative
((JEFF ZEIGER/MEDIA CHAIRMAN: IT'S A VERY CONSERVATIVE STUDENT BODY AS YOU WELL
KNOW AND THEY WON'T NEED TO BE ROLE-PLAYING AS MUCH. THE LAST THREE OR FOUR
CONVENTIONS HAVE BEEN DEMOCRATIC AND THEY ALWAYS GET FIRED UP, BUT THIS TIME IT
WILL BE A BIT MORE GENUINE.))
OUT Q=will be a bit more genuine.
The line-up of speakers may be the strongest in the Mock Convention's
This year, the students will hear from House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former
Vice President Dan Quayle, former Education Secretary William Bennett, and
Republican National Committee Chairman Haley Barbour.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
A Danville businessman is trying to get publicity for some Southside
musicians... by starting his own record company.
We'll check in with some Roanoke residents and see how they're celebrating
Black History Month...
Wx ad lib
Sunny skies-- but still pretty chilly out there today.
High pressure regained control of our weather-- and that meant an end to the
scattered snow showers.
But moisture will return-- this time in the form of rain.
A soggy-- but warmer week ahead--- we'll tell you all about it coming up a
MUSIC UP FULL
The Military Order of The World Wars sponsored a massing of colors this
The patriotic ceremony honored veterans of all wars.
60 color guards from all over southwest Virginia marched in full uniform and
Organizers say the colorful ceremony is a way of honoring fallen soldiers
and teaching children about patriotism.
IN Q=our children don't
((GLENN HAMMOND/AIR FORCE RESERVES: OUR CHILDREN DON'T GET ENOUGH OF IT IN
SCHOOL AND THOSE OF US THAT HAVE SERVED HAVE TO MAKE SOME CONNECTION WITH THE
KIDS OF TODAY ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON, HISTORY, WORLD WAR TWO.))
SUPER=01-Glenn Hammond/Air Force Reserves;
OUT Q=history World War II
Chuck Robb says ceremonies such as this, are also an important way to
support our troops in Bosnia.
IN Q=i went over
((SENATOR CHUCK ROBB: I WENT OVER WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THREE OR FOUR WEEKS
AGO AND MET WITH LOTS OF OUR TROOPS WHO ARE IN AREAS THAT WE'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR
OUT Q=for right now
More than five hundred veterans and their families attended the 11th annual
Massing of the Colors.
February is Black History Month, but many would like to see the history of
African Americans taught throughout the school year.
The Roanoke Post Office hosted the 8th Annual Black History Celebration
The event is a chance to educate everyone about the accomplishments of Black
And while Black History Month is a start, some say they would like to see
African American history mainstreamed into our educational system.
IN Q=but i don't think
((VALERIE CROUSE/ORGANIZER: I DON'T THINK WHEN YOULEARN HISTORY IT SHOULD BE
THIS HISTORY AND THAT HISTORY. IT SHOULD BE ONE HISTORY BECAUSE IT'S THE
HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY.))
((RODNEY NEWBILL: BLACK HISTORY THAT'S BEING TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS IT LEAVES OUT A
LOT. IT DOESN'T TELL EVERYTHING ABOUT WHAT BLACKS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED OVER THE
OUT Q=over the years
Organizers say this celebration is one way the post office gives back to the
They also say the event breaks down stereotypes with education and promotes
unity of all races.
A Danville businessman is providing a valuable resource for aspiring singers
Last fall, Tracy Holland decided to try his luck by forming his own Record
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Starts with singing
SUPER=01-Greg Link/Vocalist; :25
SUPER=07-Tracy Holland; :34
OUT Q=News 7, Danville.
start with music of G-Rugged;
For Greg Link, or G- Rugged, as he's known in the business, the formation of
Red Eye Records is a dream come true.
take nat sound
Thanks to the company, Link has already recorded his first single, "Be
Now, armed with tapes, CD's and records, he hopes big name producers will be
more likely to sit up and take notice.
IN Q=I tried to get
((GREG LINK/VOCALIST: I TRIED TO GET WITH OTHER LABELS BEFORE AND I HAD
TROUBLE, BECAUSE I WAS MENTIONING I WAS FROM DANVILLE, VIRGINIA, I WASN'T
GETTING A GOOD RESPONSE. ))
OUT Q=a good response.
IN Q=I feel like
((TRACY HOLLAND/RED EYE RECORDS PRESIDENT: I FEEL LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE
NATIONWIDE-- WORLD WIDE THEY DON'T KNOW THERE'S TALENT HERE. ))
OUT Q=there's talent here.
Tracy Holland is President of Red Eye Records.
He says for too long, Southside Virginia has been getting the deaf ear from
the music industry.
IN Q=What I'm
((WHAT I'M BASICALLY DOING IS TRYING TO OPEN UP A WINDOW FOR ENTERTAINMENT HERE
AND FOR ENTERTAINERS HERE, SO WE'RE BASICALLY TRYING TO GET TALENT NOTICED
OUTSIDE OF DANVILLE AND VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=and Virginia.
In addition to Greg Link, he's also signed two other performing groups.
Tapes, CD's and records for Marcus Miller's group "Total Control" should be
available in two months.
take nat sound
"Black Shade" is the most recent group to sign.
The performers don't have to travel far to record their work.
Dan- Sing Studio in Danville is equipped with everything they need. Teresa
Hamilton, News 7.))
The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission visits a Lynchburg plant, and
a Roanoke company records the highest profits in its history.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Wednesday; :34
OUT Q=NAT SOT
The corporate sponsors of the two largest running events in Roanoke are
Shenandoah Life and First Union each made the decision for separate reasons;
First Union now plans to sponsor a youth soccer tournament.
Both the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas continue to hover near full
employment...in December both areas had a three-point-seven-percent jobless
Communities with the lowest unemployment figures include Lexington and
Bedford; Covington, and Patrick County were among the highest.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission chief says her group can help save jobs at
places like Babcock and Wilcox despite defense cuts.
On tour at the Campbell County facility, Shirley Jackson said the N-R-C can
help by speeding up the process of reviewing new nuclear projects.
The Citizens Telephone Cooperative in Floyd is the latest company offering
an Internet connection service.
But this one is to rural residents in Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin,
Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke counties.
Shenandoah Life Insurance says last year it produced record profits of
People attending the Roanoke company's annual meeting also learned that THIS
year it will continue with a major modernization plan, and hire 70 new agents
to sell its individual policies.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 38-points,
closing at 5503-point-32.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
MUSIC ON TAPE
We'll meet some ski instructors
who are enjoying their golden years on the white stuff.
MUSIC UP FULL
They're not getting older, they're getting better.
Don and Joyce Borrmann have left folks amazed at Snowshoe Silvercreek.
They're proving no mountain is too high... or ski slope for that matter--
regardless of your age.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=People get curious
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV; :07
SUPER=01-Joyce Borrmann/72-Year-Old Ski Instructor; :21
SUPER=01-Don Borrmann/73-Year-Old Ski Instructor; :32
OUT Q=Pocahontas Co., West Virginia
IN Q=People get curious
((DON BORRMANN/73-YEAR-OLD SKI INSTRUCTOR: PEOPLE GET CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR AGE
BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE YOU'RE A LITTLE OLDER. SO WE'RE OFTEN ASKED ABOUT THAT.
OUT Q=asked about that
Meet Don Borrmann and his wife Joyce-- both in their seventies.
And since they retired ten years ago... it's been all downhill.
They're ski instructors at Snowshoe Silvercreek-- the ONLY teaching duo
ready to embark on their golden anniversary.
IN Q=Age doesn't have
((JOYCE BORRMANN/72-YEAR-OLD SKI INSTRUCTOR: AGE DOESN'T HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO
WITH IT. THE WAY THE SKIS WORK NOW AND THE WAY WE TEACH AND EVERYTHING, IT'S
REALLY PRETTY EASY. AND ONCE YOU TRY IT, YOU'RE ADDICTED.))
BUTT BUTT BUTT
((DON BORRMANN: WHEN YOU'RE ALL HOOKED UP WITH SKI GEAR, YOUR AGE IS CONCEALED
A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE NOT TOO MUCH OF YOUR FACE SHOWS))
OUT Q=face shows
But their love for the sport does.
So much in fact that Joyce has been honored as one of the top ski
instructors in the nation.
IN Q=Every student is a challenge
((JOYCE BORRMANN: EVERY STUDENT IS A CHALLENGE AND THAT'S WHAT MAKES IT FUN. IF
IT WAS ALL THE SAME IT WOULD GET RATHER BORING, BUT SKIING IS NEVER BORING. ))
BUTT BUTT BUTT
((I GET CABIN FEVER IN THE SPRING WHEN I HAVE TO GO INDOORS AFTER THE WINTER. I
CAN'T STAND IT. I WANT TO BE OUTSIDE AGAIN.))
OUT Q=outside again
These senior skiers are living proof that age is a state of mind.
And they have no plans to pack it in.
IN Q=It's been such
((DON BORRMANN: IT'S BEEN SUCH A HEALTHY EXISTENCE FOR US THAT WE JUST LOVE
BEING OUTDOORS ALL WINTER LONG.))
IN Q=And we hope
((JOYCE BORRMANN: AND WE HOPE TO KEEP IT UP FOR QUITE A WHILE YET. (LAUGH)))
OUT Q=QUITE A WHILE YET (LAUGH)
Scott Prince, News 7, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.))
And coming up, The Roanoke College Maroons advance to the championship game
of the ODAC championship.
And in Daytona, Dale Jarrett holds off Dale Earnhardt again to win the
In a repeat of the 1993 finish, Dale Jarrett held off a hard charging
Dale Earnhardt to win the Daytona 500.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/CBS SPORTS; :
Earnhardt, who has never won the 500, started on the pole but dropped
back in the field however he was the leader after six laps.
Defending Winston cup Champion Jeff Gordan got hit in the rear on lap 11
and he hit the wall causing a chain of wrecks that included Rick Mast and Steve
Grissom and several others Gordon went to the garage for repairs.
Then some bad luck for Ernie Irvan he too got tapped in the rear and hit
the wall in turn four on lap 29 ending his chances of taking the checkered
The fastest car on the track was the Kelloggs Chevrolet of Terry Labonte
and he would lead the race before having some type of engine problems.
Defending champ Sterling Marlin was running a strong third but he broke
something in his motor ending his chance for a three peat.
IN Q="Well it was
((STERLING MARLIN/DEFENDING DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Defending Daytona 500 Champion; :
OUT Q=.......BROKE ON US."
John Andretti had a strong car and he would lead the race for 23 laps but on
a pit stop his tire changer failed to tighten the right rear lug nuts he went a
lap down and trying to make it up he got lose and hit the wall head on ending
The race turned into a shootout between Jarrett and Earnhardt and Jarrett
had the stronger car blocking every Earnhardt move to win the Daytona 500.
IN Q="After the
((DALE JARRETT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Daytona 500 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :13
OUT Q=......you can do."
Ken Schrader finished third, Mark Martin fourth and Jeff Burton fifth.
Roanoke College advanced to the ODAC tournament finals with a big win over
Hampden Sydney today. The Maroons will take on Bridgewater in tomorrow's
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs. Tigers;
Paige Moir's club dug itself a hole early on and fell behind by as many as
Alex Robbins knocks down the jumper to get the Tigers going in the first
Roanoke stayed close with plays like this one from forward John Maher, and
the Maroons led by 1 at the break.
In the second half, Hampden-Sydney went on a run of its own. Nate Schwab
goes to work inside for 2 of his 32.
But this Jason Bishop triple ties
SUPER=33-Roanoke/=77/Hampden-Sydney=73;things up and Roanoke advances 77 to
IN Q="Late in the...
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Paige Moir/Roanoke Head Coach;
OUT Q=...job done."
SUPER=03-Salem/Eagles vs. Yellow Jackets;
In the other semifinal, Bridgewater took on Randoplh Macon. Jerod Hoover
makes the nice move and scores in the lane.
Then watch Mike LaGuardia slash
SUPER=33-Bridgewater/=72/Randolph-Macon/=68;into the middle for the bucket
but Bridgewater wins it 72 to 68.
Virginia Tech lost to number one UMass 74 to 58 yesterday at Cassell
Steve Mason has a few post game notes.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-John Calipari/Massachusetts Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Coach; :41
SUPER=01-Travis Jackson/Virginia Tech Center; :54
SUPER=01-Damon Watlington/Virginia Tech Guard; 1:40
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Marcus Camby scored 31 points in 32 minutes; which is about a point a
minute. But according to his coach; there were plenty of other, unnoticed
reasons why the Minutemen left Blacksburg still undefeated.
For starters; Dana Dingle played perhaps his best defense of the season;
holding Tech's Ace Custis to 7 points.
Unnoticed factor number two. Sure ,no one stopped Camby... But, Tech's
inside tandem of Travis Jackson and Keefe Mathews were held to a combined 5
points in 39 minutes.
Travis, don't be so hard on yourself; After all, earlier this season, Camby
scored 32 points against Kentucky; the nations number 2 team. But to Foster;
there is a way to become giant killers.
The Hokies must now defend against living in the past. Thursday; they must
move on to play the A-10 West Division's worst team in La Salle. Steve Mason,
News 7 sports"))
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen put on a show at Market Arena this
afternoon as the Chicago Bulls beat Indiana 110 to 102.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC SPORTS; :
Dennis Rodman showing off his latest hair do Rodman had 23 boards in the
Indiana works the floor going back door to Reggie Miller for the layup and
two of his 24 points.
But watch Jordan glide to the hoop along the baseline for the jam and two
of his game high 44 points.
Then Pippen turns this steal into SUPER=32-Chicago/110/Indiana/102;an
easy layup. Pippen added 40 points as the Bulls improve to 46 and 5 with the 8