Congress and the White House have agreed on a new crackdown on Cuba-
limiting foreign investment in Cuba.
((REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA: IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN
FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana;
OUT Q=AND HUMAN RIGHTS."
Sport utility vehicles did not fare well when put in a five mile an hour
((THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE TESTED UTILITY VEHICLES LIKE THIS AND WE WERE
JUST APALLED AT HOW FLIMSY THEY REALLY ARE.))
SUPER=01-Brian O'Neill/Insurance Institue Highway Safety;
OUT Q=THEY REALLY ARE."
The six vehicles had damage between four and almost eight thousand
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
For the second time in two weeks, a Floyd County jury convicts an accused
It found 34 year old David Joel Hall guilty of killing his live- in
Scott Prince reports.
IN Q=It took a Floyd
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./June 14, 1995; :18
SUPER=01-Nancy Lintecum/Plocki's Mother; :26
SUPER=01-Cecil Brown/Witness; :48
OUT Q=News 7
(( It took a Floyd County jury four hours to hand down its verdict.
tape 11 17:29:05
((COUNTY CLERK: WE THE JURY FIND THE DEFENDANT GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE FIRST
DEGREE AS CHARGED IN THE INDICTMENT.))
David Hall could spend the rest of his life behind bars for the beating
death of his 18- year- old girlfriend, Ellen Plocki.
The teen's body was discovered June fourteenth in a garage near the town of
The jury's decision came as no surprise to Plocki's mother.
SOT 17:47:30 tape 11
IN Q=We just had
((NANCY LINTECUM/WE JUST HAD A FEELING ALL ALONG-- THE FAMILY MEMBERS DID- THAT
HE WAS GOING TO HURT HER IN SOME WAY. ))
OUT Q=in some way
Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams called more than a dozen witnesses,
including Cecil Brown who was with Hall the day he was arrested.
Brown told the court that Hall admitted to killing Plocki.. because he
thought she was cheating on him.
He also testified that Hall showed him the body and then threatened to kill
him if anyone found out.
SOT tape 7 9:41:08
IN Q=He kept telling
((CECIL BROWN/WITNESS: HE KEPT TELLING ME- IF I TOLD ANYBODY WHAT HAPPENED, I
WOULD LOOK LIKE HER TOO. ))
OUT Q=look like her too
In contrast, defense attorney Robert Spessard called just two witnesses...
while relying on the notion that police failed to obtain certain pieces of
evidence-- like finger prints and hair samples.
stand up close
But that argument was apparently not enough to sway jurors-- who still have
yet to make a decision in the sentencing phase of the trial.
Scott Prince, News 7, Floyd County.
A Pittsylvania County jury has recommended 40- years in prison for a man
convicted this evening of first degree murder.
Last month, the case against Harold Jones, Junior ended in a mistrial when a
juror became sick.
The one- day trial was re-scheduled for today.
Jones was convicted of shooting and killing Randy Stone, last August.
IN Q=The witnesses
((WAYNE WITHERS, JR./ASSISTANT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: THE WITNESSES, OF COURSE,
WERE VERY IMPORTANT IN COURT, THERE WERE FIVE WITNESSES FOR THE, ABOUT WHAT
HAPPENED OUT THERE, AND BASICALLY ALL FIVE OF THEM SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT
THE VICTIM, MISTER RANDY STONE WALKING AWAY, AND HAROLD JONES FOLLOWING HIM AND
COMING UP ON HIM AGAIN. MR. STONE PUT HIS HANDS UP AND HE FIRED AND KILLED HIM.
MARY HARKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:CERTAINLY YOU HAVE TO RESPECT THE JURY'S VERDICT,
THE JURY HAD A VERY VERY DIFFICULT JOB TO DO, THEY DID WHAT THEY WERE ASKED TO
DO. WE JUST HOPE THE APPELLATE COURT SEE THE CASE DIFFERENTLY. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Withers, Jr./Assistant Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Harkins/Defense Attorney; :23
OUT Q=see the case differently.
The jury deliberated for about two hours before reaching the guilty verdict.
A Madison Heights man is charged with murdering two Lynchburg women and
dumping their bodies in Amherst County last year.
44- year old James Henry Burley was arrested this morning after a break in
Police were giving a woman a ride to Lynchburg last night.
She reportedly told them she and Burley had seen one of the dead women the
night BEFORE police found the body.
IN Q=The witness
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: THE WITNESS OR THE LADY INTERVIEWED SAID
THAT THE BODY WAS THERE AT THE TIME, IT WAS LATE, ABOUT DUSK THE EVENING PRIOR
TO THE BODY BEING DISCOVERED AND THE BODY WAS THERE AT THE TIME THEY DROVE BY
IT. AND THE CONVERSATION BETWEEN THE TWO WAS THAT THEY WOULD NOT REPORT IT
BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T NEED TO GET INVOLVED.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=need to get involved.
Robin Jeanette Burge was found shot to death in November. Jacqueline Dorsey
Carter was discovered in late December.
Police say tire tracks from Burley's car match tracks found at one of the
Ballistics experts also confirm a gun taken from Burley's home was the
weapon used in both shootings.
Earlier this month a Henry County mother lost her six month- old daughter
in a fatal house fire.
Now she's in jail facing felony neglect charges.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
IN Q=Vivian Thomas was next door
SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 8; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :19
SUPER=01-Bob Bushnell/Henry Co. Commonwealth's Atty; :36
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
fire file 95-111
(( Vivian Thomas was next door when a fire at her own home killed her infant
Her two other small children suffered smoke inhalation.
henry fire/thomas tape perp shot
Authorities are now blaming 31- year- old Thomas for not being there when
it happened-- and arrested her on charges of abuse and neglect.
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I REALIZE AT THIS TIME THAT MS.
THOMAS HAS GONE THROUGH A TRAGEDY HERE AND HAS LOST A CHILD. BUT THE FACTS BE
THAT THIS CHARGE WAS ISSUED AND WE'LL HAVE A HEARING BEFORE THE COURT AND THE
COURT WILL MAKE A RULING AS TO WHETHER THERE WAS ANY WRONGDOING HERE OR NOT. ))
henry fire/thomas tape shot of bushnell, just let it roll
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth's attorney is keeping mum on exactly WHY
Thomas was charged.
((BOB BUSHNELL/HENRY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTNY: I WOULD NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE
GOING INTO SPECIFIC ALLEGATIONS AT THIS POINT-- AGAIN, THE COURTROOM IS THE
TIME TO TALK ABOUT THE EVIDENCE. ))
another perp shot of thomas please
But authorities ARE saying a social services investigation contributed to
charges being filed.
SOT standup here 11:18:50
For the time being, social services will retain custody of Thomas' other
children who were in the house fire. They've been placed with their paternal
grandmother. As for Thomas, she's being held in the Henry County Jail on 25-
hundred dollars bond. Kimberly Mcbroom, News 7, Henry County. ))
Fire crews in Danville had their hands full tonight battling a brush fire
that threatened nearby homes.
The blaze broke out around eight in a wooded area, near Sweet Briar Drive.
The first crew to arrive called for backup because of the size.
Additional tankers, brush trucks and manpower were called in to assist.
The fire was in an area some distance from the main road-- which made
fighting the blaze somewhat tricky for crews who had to find their way in the
But firefighters say the wind actually worked in their favor.
IN Q=As it
((STEVE DISHMAN/DANVILLE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: AS IT TURNED OUT THE WIND WAS
BLOWING MORE TOWARD US WHICH WE HAD THE FIRE BREAK HERE WITH THE STREETS WHICH
HELPS, BUT, IT MADE IT EASIER TO GET TO, AND WHAT FIRE WAS BURNING AWAY FROM
THEM WAS BLOWING INTO THE WIND WHICH SLOWS IT DOWN, THAT WORKED IN OUR FAVOR.
SUPER=01-Steve Dishman/Danville Deputy Fire Chief; :00
OUT Q=worked in our favor.
Fire officials are looking into the cause. It consumed about two acres.
GRAPHIC=Cuba Air Strike
A new crackdown on Cuba.
Congress and the White House
have agreed on sanctions to limit foreign investment in the country.
((REP. DAN BURTON/R-INDIANA: THIS BILL IS GOING TO SEND A VERY VERY STRONG
SIGNAL TO FIDEL CASTRO THAT HIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED.))
((REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN/R- FLORIDA: I THINK THIS SENDS A VERY HOPEFUL
MESSAGE, AN ENCOURAGING MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF CUBA.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Dan Burton/(R) Indiana; 00
SUPER=01-Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen/(R) Florida; 06 quick!
OUT Q=to the people of cuba.
The bill would let U-S citizens sue foreign investors if they use Cuban
property that's been confiscated during Fidel Castro's rule.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
A U-S Navy robot retrieved two black boxes from the ocean floor.
SUPER=03-Off Dom. Republic;
Investigators hope they'll give them clues into a plane crash off the
The boxes were about a mile and half down- five miles from the coast.
The February 6th crash killed 189 people.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, a gay and lesbian group heads to city hall. It's
fighting to get its message on billboards,
and big news for Patrick County, 300 new jobs are coming to the area.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Two Rocky Mount brothers are in trouble again for allegedly hauling
moonshine through Northern Virginia.
Last week 25 year old Scott Stanley and his 22 year old brother Jason were
arrested near Winchester for possesion of 446 gallons of untaxed liquor.
LAST night the same twomen were arrested a second time after police received
a tip the pair were carrying white lightning again.
Police say the Stanleys were arrested in Woodstock for possesion of 453
gallons of moonshine gallons.
The pair were charged with the Class One misdemeanor.
Authorities say they have a very active investigation going on to locate the
still the liquor was made in.
GRAPHIC=Patrick Co. Logo
Here's a story where you can chalk one up for the little guy.
One of Virginia's most rural counties beat out communities from both inside
and outside the state for a multi-million dollar project that'll create
hundreds of new jobs.
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=Aah Patrick County
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Faye Blankenship/Patrick Co. Resident; :10
SUPER=01-Press Turbyfill/Vaughan Furniture; :31
SUPER=01-David Ratliff/Patrick Co. Econ. Development; :59
SUPER=03-Galax; 1:13 (quick!)
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Aah, Patrick County; it has some of the most beautiful views found
anywhere in Virginia, but when it comes to finding work here, it's not a pretty
IN Q=Right now
((FAYE BLANKENSHIP/PATRICK COUNTY RESIDENT: RIGHT NOW PEOPLE SEEM TO BE GOING
THROUGH A HARD TIME, A LOT OF LAYOFFS, AND THIS KIND OF THING.))
OUT Q=kind of thing.
Unemployment in this Southside community has hovered around the 12-percent
mark lately, one of the highest figures in the Commonwealth.
So news that Vaughan Furniture of Galax will build a 10-million-dollar plant
and create 300 jobs sits well with the folks who live here.
IN Q=We're gonna
((PRESS TURBYFILL/VAUGHAN FURNITURE: WE'RE GONNA HIRE 240 OR 50 PEOPLE TO
BEGIN WITH, WE PLAN TO EXPAND ON UP TO A LARGER NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND POSSIBLY
EVEN ANOTHER FACTORY ON THIS SAME SITE AT A FUTURE DATE.))
OUT Q=at a future date.
IN Q=Luring Vaughan
((Luring Vaughan Furniture here is one of David Ratliff's last accomplishments
as Patrick County's first economic development director. He's leaving for a
job in the private sector. But this does go to prove that Patrick County's
recent efforts in bringing more business here are beginning to pay off.))
OUT Q=to pay off.
IN Q=We've had
((DAVID RATLIFF/PATRICK CO. ECON. DEVELOPMENT: WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF GOOD
THINGS HAPPEN TO PATRICK COUNTY BUT BY FAR VAUGHAN FURNITURE IS THE BEST.))
OUT Q=is the best.
The plant will be the first to go in the county's new industrial park when
its completed later this year.
As far as pay goes, the company says its wages are competitive.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
Add another name to the list of Republicans who want to replace Democrat L-F
Payne in Congress.
Lynchburg businessman Ronald Buchanan will seek the Fifth District GOP
A political newcomer, Buchanan admits his low- budget campaign is facing
some long odds for success.
IN Q=We think we
((RON BUCHANAN/R- FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: WE THINK WE CAN WIN WHEN FOLKS FIND
OUT WHAT WE STAND FOR. THAT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME. MAY NOT BE THIS TIME, MIGHT
BE NEXT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Ron Buchanan/(R) 5th District Candidate; :00
OUT Q=might be next time.
Buchanan says he identifies with many of the ideas of his national namesake
It's official. Princess Diana will get a divorce from Prince Charles.
Adam (Ray-feel) Raphael reports from London.
SUPER=01-Robert Johnson/London Daily News; 41
OUT Q=CBS News, London."
((Millions watched as the shy young bride, Lady Di married her royal
prince. But no one suspected that the fairy tale would have such an unhappy
A year ago, Prince Charles told the world that the flame had never died. In her
own TV interview last November, the princess revealed that she, too, had had an
affair with her riding instructor.
ROBERT JOBSON, ROYAL CORRESPONDENT FOR
LONDON DAILY NEWS: THIS IS GOOD FOR THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR.
Although Diana has agreed to a divorce, she insists she will continue to bring
up her children including 13-year old Prince William, the heir to the throne
after his father.
Her friends say this has always been important to her. She
has also been trying to negotiate a public role.
Her spokesperson says she may
no longer be known as her royal highness, but she may be able to continue her
charitable work as a public figure. As for the prince, his role has never been
JOBSON: HE WILL BECOME KING WHETHER THERE WAS A DIVORCE OR NOT.
Adam Raphael, CBS News, London.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7, we'll show what is and isn't being done to make sure
Roanoke homes are safe,
and you may be surprised how sport utility vehicles fared in a crash test.
They may not be as durable as you think.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Committee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns brought some concerns to Mayor
The organization is made up of concerned gay and straight citizens who say
they want to promote civility and reduce homophobia in the community.
Representatives came to the meeting with specific concerns including the
denial of billboard space.
IN Q=And we're just
((MARY BOENKE/COMM. ON LESBIAN AND GAY CONCERNS; AND WE'RE JUST ASKING FOR
FAIRNESS FOR THEM THAT THEY SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY. NO SPECIAL RIGHTS, BUT
THAT THEY SHOULD BE TREATED EQUALLY AND WITH DIGNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Boenke/Comm. on Lesbian and Gay Concerns;
OUT Q=and with dignity.
Lamar Advertising sold billboards to the group in 1995,-but refused the ads
While he offered no solutions to the group's problems, Mayor Bowers says he
is adamant that no one should be discriminated against.
IN Q=I don't support
((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE; I DON'T SUPPORT A GAY LIFESTYLE. I DON'T ENDORSE
IT, BUT AT THE SAME TIME AS MAYOR AND PERSONALLY, I DON'T TOLERATE ANY KIND OF
DISCRIMINATION, ANY KIND OF HATE CRIMES IN THIS COMMUNITY. ))
OUT Q=in this community.
The Committtee for Lesbian and Gay Concerns says it will continue its fight.
GRAPHIC=Safe and Sound?
The city of Roanoke is moving toward tougher enforcement of building and
property maintenance codes.
A rental inspection program was in the works before January's fatal fire,
but the tragedy has put the program on the fast track.
Tonight in the first part of our series on substandard housing, Joe
Dashiell reports that many residents believe the inspections are long overdue.
IN Q=The Roanoke fire that killed five
SUPER=04-January 21, 1985; :16
SUPER=01-Petie Cavendish/Old Southwest Inc.; 1:12
OUT Q=Joe D News 7
((The Roanoke fire that killed five members of one family last month has
focused fresh attention on a long-standing problem.
NAT SOUND OF FIREFIGHTERS' TANK ALARMS
Christine Duncan and her four grandchildren died in a rental home that
wasn't equipped with smoke detectors.
And their deaths aren't the first to find headlines.
The home near Tenth Street where Madelyn Tate froze to death in 1985 is
another reminder that residents of the Roanoke Valley have lost their lives in
IN Q=Why can't landlords do their part
((WHY CAN'T LANDLORDS DO THEIR PART. THEY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY OFF OF US. THEY
SURE GET WHAT THEY WANT OUT OF US. IF WE'RE WILLING TO DO OUR PART, I THINK
THEY SHOULD, TOO.))
OUT Q=they should too.
With little land available for new development, the city's housing stock is
That means the need for maintenance, rehabilitation, and building code
enforcement will only increase with time.
Since 1985, the city has added inspectors and stepped up enforcement of
building and property maintenance codes.
But a Housing task force study written in 1988 confirms that the rental
inspection program was under discussion ten years before that.
And the president of the neighborhood group in Old Southwest says it's time
to take action.
SOT PETIE CAVENDISH 14:09:17
IN Q=The people who are going
((PETIE CAVENDISH/OLD SOUTHWEST INC.: THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO IGNORE WHAT'S
ON THE BOOKS NOW ARE GOING TO IGNORE THAT. WE NEED SOMETHING WITH SOME TEETH IN
IT TO MAKE SOME BELIEVERS OUT OF THEM BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DIES.))
OUT Q=before someone else dies.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
And the great one, Wayne Gretzky arrived in Vancouver last night for his
first practice with his new teammates.
Tonight Gretzky and the St. Louis Blues take on the Canucks.
The Roanoke Express played game four of its rugged five game road swing
tonight in Richmond against the first place Renegades.
and it would not be a good night for the Express as they get slammed 6 to 0.
They play in South Carolina Friday night.
After a barrage of regional games Tuesday night, only one was on the docket
In Region 3 play down in Rustburg, the Blue Ridge and Piedmont tournament
champs, Salem and Laurel Park butted heads, and the Spartans came away with a
big 17 point win.
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Spartans vs. Lancers;
Charlie Morgan's troops were sporting their game faces during pregame
And Herschel Thomas showed his game early. He gets into the lane and
scores 2 of his 19 on the left handed finger roll.
Rashad Wall kept Laurel Park in it for awhile. He pulls up and uses the
window for 2 of his team high 18.
But Salem goes inside to the big fella, Eric Grinnell who powers up for the
Then watch Sam Lazarro kick out to Andy Beach who dials long distance from
the corner for 3 of his 11. The SUPER=33-Salem/=62/Laurel Park/=47;
Spartans led by 7 at the break and cruise to the 62-45 win. The Spartans take
on Liberty in Friday's regional semifinals.
The NCAA Division III Mens Basketball Tournament tips off tonight for
Roanoke as the Maroons host Shenandoah.
The game tips off at 7:30. Shenandoah arrived last night and practiced at
the Bast center.
Dave Dutton's team was 18 and 8 this season and tied for the Dixie
Conference regular season championship. Dutton offered a few keys to
stopping the ODAC champs.
IN Q="We have
((DAVE DUTTON/SHENANDOAH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Dutton/Shenandoah Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...points a game"
The Roanoke women were knocked out of the the NCAA's falling to Maryville on
the road 77-to-76.
Suzanne Moore had 19 and Lori Boyd 16 in the losing cause.
The 1996 Big South conference basketball tournament begins its three day run
at Liberty University's Vines Center tomorrow.
The teams were in town today to get some practice in before the first tipoff
The 1995 tournament at Liberty smashed all conference attendance records,
and organizers say they'd love to see a repeat performance this year.
IN Q=Liberty's on a
((CARL MCALOOSE/BIG SOUTH ASSOC. COMMISSIONER: LIBERTY'S ON A ROLL AS OF LATE
AND WE THINK THEIR FANS ARE GOING TO COME OUT. WE'RE ALSO HOPEFULLY GOING TO
GET A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM OUR OTHER SCHOOLS. THEY HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB,
THEY'VE DONE A GREAT JOB PROMOTING THE TOURNAMENT, EVERYBODY IN THE LYNCHBURG
AREA HAS DONE A GREAT JOB, THE MEDIA'S DONE A GREAT JOB, AND THE FAN SUPPORT
CAN'T BE ANY BETTER.))
SUPER=01-Carl McAloose/Big South Assoc. Commissioner; :00
OUT Q=can't be any better.
There's plenty at stake for everybody... this year's winner gets an
automatic bid to the NCAA's big dance next month.
Lynchburg is in the second year of a two- year contract hosting the Big
SS=HOLD BIG SOUTH
Radford plays Charleston Southern tomorrow at 2pm and then tomorrow night
Liberty plays UMBC in the nightcap at 8 o'clock.
Tonight the all conference team was announced with LIberty's Pater Aluma and
Radford's Jason Landsdown earning spots on the all-star squad.
The team also includes player of the year TL Latson from Charleston Southern.
SS=hold big south
Radford's Leslie Ballard and LIberty's Marcus White were voted to the
The Virginia Tech Hokies failed to pick up any of the big postseason honors
handed out by the Atlantic 10 tonight.
Tech sophomore Michelle Hollister did earn second team all-conference honors.
She averaged 16 and a half points and nine rebounds a game this season.
Tech's Katie O'Connor was named to the all-rookie team. Don't forget Tech is
hosting the A-10 women's tournament this weekend at Cassell Coliseum.
The Hokies play their opening game Friday night at 6 against Fordham.
The Tech baseball team opened its season today with a 14-to-nothing win over
VCU in Richmond.
Byrd product Josh Herman led the Hokies 17 hit barrage with a 3 run double in
Coming up right after this quick break more hoopla.
The soccer season is fast approaching and the Riverdawgs are hard at work.
Roanoke's semi pro team has signed three players from national championship
runner up Duke that will play here this summer. ACC rookie of the year Jay
Heaps leads the signee's. He will be joined by Blue Devil midfielder Michael
Dunne and forward Andy Kwon.
The U-Mass Minutemen who lost their first game of the season Saturday to
George Washington, almost lost again last night to St. Joseph's.
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/A-10 Network; :00
John Calipari went through some changes in this one as his Minutemen blew a
five point halftime lead and trailed by 7 in the second half.
But Marcus Camby would lead the Minutemen back with a game high 21 points.
U-Mass wins 68-to-66 in overtime, as St. Joe's coach Phil Martelli goes after
the officials at the buzzer.
Sport Utility vehicles may look sturdy- but they did not hold up that way
in a crash test at only five miles an hour.
SUPER=01-Brian O'Neill/Insurance Institute Highway Safety; 00
OUT Q=a fender bender."
((BRIAN O'NEILL/INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: THIS IS THE FIRST TIME
WE'VE TESTED UTILITY VEHICLES AND WE WERE JUST APPALLED AT HOW FLIMSY THEY
The Insurance Institute for Highway safety tested six vehicles.
They were backed into poles and driven into barriers.
WHAT WE HAVE IN THESE VEHICLES ARE BUMPERS THAT ARE HERE FOR APPEARANCE.
THERE IS NO FUNCTION FOR THESE BUMPERS. THEY'RE NOT DESIGNED TO BUMP AND ABSORB
THE ENERGY AND AS A RESULT WHEN YOU'RE IN A MINOR BUMP YOU GET ALL OF THIS
DAMAGE AND THESE EXPENSIVE REPAIR BILLS.
The Four by Four with the least damage was the Chevrolet Blazer with more
than 4 thousand dollars in damage-
The Toyota four runner and Isuzu Rodeo came in last with more than seven
thousand dollars in damage from a fender bender.))