Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Another blow to Southside- more layoffs. We'll tell you where.
A verdict in the case of three U-S servicemen accused of raping a Japanese
Plus a backup on I-81 tonight leaves cars at a standstill for miles.
Stay with us. News 7 is next.
Attorney F-Lee Bailey is in federal prison tonight.
Bailey was led away in handcuffs today after he did not produce court
ordered stocks and cash worth 25 million dollars.
He could serve up to six months.
Three U-S servicemen have been found guilty for raping a school girl in
They got sentences of six and half to seven years.
Tultex says it'll cut 140 jobs by the end of the month.
The reason -automation can do the job instead.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Another textile plant is cutting into the fabric of the Southside economy.
Tultex says it'll eliminate up to 140 jobs by the end of the month.
The company public relations officer says the cuts have already begun.
Kathy Rogers says reason is automation.
She says cuts are necessary to keep the company competitive in a slow retail
Rogers says these layoffs affect workers in the cutting and manufacturing
The company hopes it will be able to place at least 20 employees in open
positions at the plant.
Yesterday Sara Lee Knit Products announced it is closing its Martinsville
That plant employs 420 workers.
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation
Carroll County administrator Billy Mitchell is suspended with pay, and state
police are investigating possible missing county funds.
The board of supervisors suspended Mitchell Saturday after an auditor's
report turned up some discrepancies.
SUPER=03-Hillsville; Since then, county attorney Phillip Jones says the
auditors have raised MORE concerns.
((PHILLIP JONES/CARROLL CO. ATTORNEY: THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT'S BEEN
GATHERED THOUGH HAS CREATED A SITUATION WHERE PROCEDURALLY IT WOULD BE PROPER
TO BRING THE STATE POLICE IN TO INVESTIGATE IT FURTHER. ))
SUPER=01-Phillip Jones/Carroll Co. Attorney;
OUT Q=investigate it further.
Mitchell was treasurer of the Industrial Development Authority and the
Public Service Authority, which NEWS-7 has learned MAY be focal points of the
County supervisor Emmett Jones says the board will no longer allow the
county administrator--no matter who it is-- to serve in that capacity.
((EMMETT JONES/CARROLL CO. SUPERVISOR: AT LEAST, I THINK THREE OF THE
AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED TO APPOINT TEMPORARILY A NEW
SUPER=01-Emmett Jones/Carroll Co. Supervisor;
The board appointed Jimmy Alderman of Carroll County's computer operations
as acting county administrator.
He fled from police for miles-- but tonight he's behind bars.
Shawn Love of Prince George county is being held in Roanoke without bond.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, Love made his first appearance in court
IN Q= On the morning after
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :15
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( On the morning after his epic car chase, 22- year- old Shawn Michael Love
attended his arraignment in a wheelchair.
Love also had visible scars on his face--
SOT nat sound of crash.
all signs of the injuries he received in this dramatic car crash.
Police officers and state troopers quickly swarmed around Love and the
jurvenile girl riding along with him.
Love's alleged crime spree began with an attempted murder charge in Prince
From there, Love headed west.
Authorities believe he robbed three motels in Lynchburg and Amherst county.
But it was a twist of fate that resulted in Love's eventual arrest.
Moments after an A-P-B was issued, a Bedford County deputy who'd stopped to
eat at McDonalds saw Love's vehicle pull into the same restaurant.
And it was there where the pursuit began.
In Roanoke, Love is charged with a felony for attempted malicious wounding.
He's also charged with two misdemeanors, including reckless driving and
failing to stop for a police car.
His next court appearance will be May 13th.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
Three U-S servicemen are found guilty of raping a 12-year old Japanese
Barry Peterson reports on the sentence from Okinawa, Japan.
SUPER=01-Demitrease Harp/Serviceman's Wife;
SUPER=01-Barry Peterson/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Okinawa, Japan.
((Prosecutors wanted harsh 10 year sentences - they got less. For two of
the men - seven years, for the third - six and a half. This for the rape of a
12 year old girl the prosecutors called unprecedented visciousness.
Sailor Marcus Gill had admitted to the rape..the other two say
they were involved in the abduction only.
The the wife of Marine Rodrico Harp says he feels
remorse...and he worries about the victim and her family.
HE IS STILL SAYING HOW SORRY HE IS THAT HE HOPES THE
FAMILY CAN SOMEDAY FORGIVE HIM.
Forgiveness won't come easily...more than half the 47-thousand
US troops in Japan are based on this tiny island...they're not
always good neighbors.
The rape turned long-standing resentent by a few into demands
by a majority that the Yanks go.
BARRY PETERSON: HOW QUICKLY DO YOU WANT THE AMERICANS TO LEAVE?MS.
TAKASATO/CITY COUNCIL MEMBER: TOMORROW,
On the firing line, Americans know they are all are on trial
IN THE FUTURE WE NEED TO KEEP A BETTER EYE ON EACH OTHER.
THE AMERICANS ARE EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE SOON THAT THERE WILL BE SOME BASE
REDUCTIONS HERE IN OKINAWA - AN
ANNOUNCEMENT CAREFULLY TIMED TO SOOTH FEELINGS AND CREATE GOOD
WILL BEFORE PRESIDENT CLINTON COMES TO JAPAN FOR A MAJOR
SUMMIT NEXT MONTH. BARRY PETERSON, CBS NEWS OKINAWA))
The field of Republican presidential candidates is getting smaller.
Former Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexander threw in the towel this
afternoon- putting his support behind Bob Dole.
((LAMAR ALEXANDER/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: SENATOR DOLE HAS CHARACTER.
HE HAS DIGNITY AND I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THE REPUBLICANS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY
BELIEVE THAT HE CAN LEAD US INTO THE NEXT CENTURY AND DO IT WELL.))
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Former Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=and do it well.
Indiana Senator Dick Lugar also thinks Dole can do the job well-
He put his support behind Dole after dropping out of the presidential race
Bob Dole got yet another endorsement today- from the Lone Star State.
Texas Governor George W. Bush says Dole is the right choice for America.
With that Dole says it's time for the party to come together.
((SEN. BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I WOULD SAY AFTER YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
THAT MY MISSION AND OUR MISSION AS REPUBLICANS IS TO UNIFY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
AND CLOSE THE RANKS AND FACE THE REAL POLITICAL TARGET- BILL CLINTON.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=Bill Clinton."
******wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
((FORBES 96. FORBES 96. FORBES 96.))
OUT Q=FORBES 96 (THIRD TIME)
Meanwhile Steve Forbes supporters say his campaign is picking up steam.
It also picked up the support of former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp today.
((STEVE FORBES/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THIS CAMPAIGN HAS GOTTEN AN ENORMOUS
BOOST TODAY. JACK JOINS OTHER IDEA PEOPLE FROM POLITICS, POLITICAL LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate:
OUT Q=politics, political life."
Pat Buchanan was in Miami hoping to win the support of Florida voters.
((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE STAND UP AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT
IN WASHINGTON WHICH IS TERRIFIED OF THE IDEAS OF MIDDLE AMERICA. WE REPRESENT
MAIN STREET, NOT WALL STREET.))
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=NOT WALL STREET."
Florida's primary is part of Super Tuesday next week.
New York's primary is tomorrow.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the Newscast, police wrap up their investigation of a
murder-suicide in Blackburg,
and we'll tell you why former Simpson attorney F-Lee Bailey will spend some
time on the other side of the bars.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Blacksburg police believe Robert L. Asbury was so distraught over his broken
marriage that he killed his estranged wife and her friend, as well as himself.
In wrapping up their investigation, police say they've pieced together the
fatal events of February 23rd.
It appears Donald Anderson arrived at Susan Asbury's Fairfax Pointe
apartment and encountered Robert Asbury, who shot Anderson four times.
Police say Asbury hid Anderson's body in the garage, and waited for his wife
to get home.
((LT. B.E. BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE: SHE WAS MET IN THE KITCHEN BY ROBERT
ASBURY, ASSAULTED, TAKEN TO THE THIRD FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM AND SHOT FOUR TIMES.
AND THEN ROBERT ASBURY SAT DOWN BESIDE SUSAN'S BODY AND COMMITTED SUICIDE WITH
THE SAME GUN. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. B.E. Bradbery/Blacksburg Police;
OUT Q=with the same gun.
Bradbery says Robert Asbury left a note behind, apologizing to family
Christy Brzonkala decided NOT to return to Tech last Fall- -only after she
learned one of her alleged attackers would be back on campus, too.
Attorneys for the University went to court today to ask a federal judge to
dismiss Brzonkala's claims.
She insists she had no choice but to leave- -fearing for her safety, after
she was raped.
She felt she couldn't go back to Tech as long as Tony Morrison and James
Crawford were still there.
IN Q=And we think
((LARRY HINKER/TECH SPOKESMAN: AND WE THINK THAT THAT'S UNFOUNDED SINCE SHE
LIVED IN THE SAME DORMITORY WITH BOTH OF THOSE GENTLEMEN FOR SEVEN MONTHS
BEFORE BRINGING THIS TO OUR ATTENTION.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hinker/Virginia Tech Spokesman
OUT Q=our attention.
Even at a school with 24-thousand students, Brzonkala's lawyer says the
Fairfax woman was intimidated.
IN Q=During the year
((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: DURING THE YEAR SHE AVOIDED CONTACT
WHEREVER POSSIBLE. SHE STAYED IN HER ROOM, SHE CHANGED HER APPEARANCE. SHE
AVOIDED CONTACT WITH MOST OF THE STUDENTS IN HER DORMITORY.))
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney
OUT Q=her dormitory.
A decision from Judge Jackson Kiser is probably at least a month away- -on
whether this case will even be heard in federal court.
Construction of a new interchange on Interstate 581 still has many hurdles
to clear, but it now appears the project is moving forward again.
And today, the Roanoke Planning Commission gave its endorsement to the
The Federal Highway Administration had opposed a partial interchange south
of Hershberger Road.
But federal officials now say the project can move forward if the city
agrees to complete the interchange in the future.
IN Q=Today's step before
((BOB BENGTSON/ROANOKE TRAFFIC ENGINEER: TODAY'S STEP BEFORE THE PLANNING
COMMISSION IS JUST ONE OF MANY STEPS IN A LENGTHY PROCESS TO TRY AND GET
APPROVAL FOR THIS INTERCHANGE WHICH WOULD STILL REQUIRE FUNDING THROUGH THE
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND APPROVAL BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY
SUPER=01-Bob Bengtson/Roanoke Traffic Engineer;
OUT Q=federal highway administration.
Motorists on Interstate 81 ran into long delays tonight.
An accident involving two tractor trailers and a rental van completely
blocked both lanes of southbound I-81 for a couple of hours.
No one was injured in the accident but officials were afraid of a possible
hazardous materials spill.
The road was eventually cleared, but not before traffic came to a standstill
for several miles.
In Richmond, legislators tried to break a political gridlock.
After eight days of silence between Virginia's House and Senate budget
negotiators, the log-jam is starting to move.
But every bill's a chore for the General Assembly as the session grinds to a
Ellen Qualls has an update.
IN Q=Rain did not
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :44
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; 1:00
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Rain did NOT dampen Governor George Allen's spirits as he signed bills to
modernize railroad laws-- and gave the budget negotiating lawmakers a dressing
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY HAVE A TASK TO DO AT A CERTAIN TIME AND THEY'RE NOT
GETTING IT DONE ON TIME. IT'S THE SAME PRINCIPLE THOUGH THAT YOU HAVE FOR
CHILDREN. OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN. YOU HAVE A TERM PAPER TO BE TURNED IN AT A
The Senate exploded into debate all day -- spending almost an hour on what
kind of professional training day care providers should have.
Senate conservatives read aloud from a national curriculum they fear
Virginia might lean toward.
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: WITCHES WERE REAL PEOPLE AND WITCHES AREN'T
NECESSARILY BAD. THEY REALLY HELPED PEOPLE. AND PEOPLE LIVED A LONG TIME AGO.
MAYBE YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT GOOD WITCHES TOO.))
((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: WITCHES? THINK OF THE WORDS WE'VE HEARD HERE
ON THE FLOOR OF THE SENATE TODAY AS WE TALK ABOUT THIS RESOLUTION.))
Fairfax Senator Joe Gartlan even suggested a screen down the Senate aisle to
protect him from what he called the conservatives' rampant paranoia.
((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: AND FROM THEIR DEDICATION TO BOOGEYMEN OF ALL
KINDS AND DESCRIPTIONS. THAT IS PRECISELY WHAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER HERE AND I AM
The conservatives won that fight.
And by the end of the day, the budget team had agreed to sit down, eight
days late, to get to work.
The session may stretch into Sunday.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, storms tear through parts of Alabama,
and from Martinsville, It's a police academy for teens. We'll see how young
people are learning what it's like to patrol the streets.
MUSIC UP FULL
Famed attorney F- Lee Bailey is going to federal prison for contempt of
He could serve up to six months.
Bailey was led away in handcuffs and shackles tonight.
((THAT'S THE PROCEDURE OF THE MARSHAL SERVICE AND WE ADHERE TO OUR POLICIES AND
SUPER=01-James Lockley/U.S. Marshal
OUT Q=POLICIES AND PROCEDURES."
Bailey did not produce 25 million in stocks and cash from a drug dealer he
The government says its entitled to that money because of a plea agreement
with Bailey's client.
High winds and tornados tore through Alabama today, killing six people.
The storm was so strong it flipped trucks over- snapped trees onto houses-
and a left a huge path of damage.
An 800 foot broadcast tower in Montgomery is now a pile of crumpled metal.
Four of the dead were killed as a tornado made its way through a trailer
Thousands of people are still without power tonight.
The Virginia Tech Hokies know who they will play tonight in the second
round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. They will play Rhode Island!
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Explorers vs. Rams; :00
The Rams of Rhode Island was spanking La Salle 75-52 with under two
minutes play in the game.
The Island got a big game from guard Tyson Wheeler; here he goes coast to
coast; then slices up the Explorer defense for the tough lay up that goes.
SUPER=33-Rhode Island/85/La Salle/59;
He had some help...from Anderson Windows...Michael Anderson cleans up the
mess on Wheeler's miss with some window cleaning.
Rhode Island advances on the 85 -59 win.
They'll meet the Hokies later tonight.
In other Atlantic 10 action, St, Bonaventure's 72-60 win over Dayton has
earned the Bonne's a shot at UMass. Xavier will now meet Temple. The Musketeers
topped Fordham 61-54 today.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Notre Dame vs. Syracuse; :00
The Big East tournament also tipped off today. 13th ranked Syracuse
topped Notre Dame 76 to 55 in the opening round thanks to John Wallace's 32
SUPER=04-Seton Hall vs. West Virginia;
In one other Big East tournament game, Seton Hall beat West Virginia 80 to 78.
Adrian Griffin scored this shot wit just one second left in the game.
VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Storrs, CT; :00
One other Big East note, Connecticut Husky junior ray Allen has been named
the conference player of the year. Ray averaged over 23 points per game, second
most in the league. He was also a first team all big east selection.
To the ACC and some not so good news. Melvin Whittaker, the University of
Virginia's top basketball prospect, has been charged with malicious wounding.
The 6'10" Whittaker spent yesterday in a Charlottesville court room in a
bond hearing where a bail of 10 thousand dollars was set.
According a UVA source, Whittaker was playing basketball at Slaughter
Recreation Center, on the Virginia campus. Whittaker quit playing and left
after he exchanged words with UVA football player Maurice Anderson. Outside of
the recreation center, Whittaker, who played at Hargrave Military Academy, and
Anderson again reportedly had words, and Whittaker allegedly slashed Anderson
across the face with a sharp object, resulting in a cut to the left cheek.
Whittaker was released under his own recognizance. He is facing up 5 to 20
years in prison and up to a 100 thousand dollar fine.
The Cavaliers are focusing on Friday's night's game with Wake Forest in the
ACC tournament. UVa beat Wake in their last meeting by containing Tim Duncan,
but there is the Deac's outside shooting to contend with as well.
((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:))
((CURTIS STAPLES/UVA GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/UVa Guard; :18
OUT Q=...winnable game"
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
More hoops to throw at ya after the break, including the all Big South team
plus Roy Stanley will gives us a preview of the conference tourney. The ladies
start dancin' tomorrow.
The Big South Women's basketball tournament opens play tomorrow at the
Roy Stanley takes a closer look at the tourney and some area players
IN Q="UNC Greensboro
SUPER=01-Lynne Agee/UNC Greensboro Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-Kim Hairston/Radford Guard; :48
SUPER=01-Leigh-Ann Pursifull/Winthrop Guard; :59
SUPER=01-Lubomyr Lichonczak/Radford Head Coach; 1:17
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((UNC Greensboro won the Big south regular season title and earned the number
one seed in the tournament.
Because of injuries, The Lady Spartans have used several different lineups
throughout the season and head coach Lynn Agee says that's helped in team
((LYNNE AGEE/UNC GREENSBORO HEAD COACH: ))
((Agee and the other big south coaches have recruited this area very strong.
Freshman Samantha Ferguson of Collinsville is on the Spartan roster.
Michelle Wyms, who played at Radford High School is a starter for Liberty
Floyd county's Leigh-Ann Pursifull is a starter for Winthrop averaging
around 10 points a game.
And freshman Kim Hairston is a starter for Radford averaging a team high
((KIM HAIRSTON/RADFORD GUARD: ))
((LEIGH-ANN PURSIFULL/WINTHROP GUARD: ))
((The Highlanders have won the tournament title six straight years but it's
getting harder each year since the winner gets an automatic bid to the NCAA.))
((LUBOMYR LICHONCZAK/RADFORD HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
The Big South announced its all conference teams yesterday.
Former Bassett star and Radford freshman Kim Hairston was named the Big
South rookie of the year. She scored 15.4 points per game.
Also, former Martinsville star Samantha Ferguson was named to the
All-rookie team. She plays for UNC-Greensboro.
And former Floyd County standout Leigh-Ann Pursifull made the Big South all
rookie team as well.
SS=Hold Big South
Radford's Lisa Howard made the all conference 1st team while Dede Logeman
made the second team.
Some Southside students are spending extra time in the classroom--
But they're not learning Math or English.
These students are learning what it takes to be a police officer.
The Martinsville police department has started a teen police academy.
Tonight's lesson- learning to pay attention to details at a crime scene.
High- school students go through an eight week mini-version of basic
Besides showing them the ropes-- the department hopes to build better
rapport with teens.
IN Q=Young adults that
((DAVID EDWARDS/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: YOUNG ADULTS THAT WE'RE GETTING IN
THESE CLASSES PROBABLY AREN'T THE KIND THAT'S GOING TO GIVE US A PROBLEM
ANYWAY-- I DON'T KNOW. I HOPE WE'VE GOT SOME BORDERLINE PEOPLE IN HERE WHO MAY
BE LEARNING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. BUT WHEN THEY COME IN AND SIT THROUGH THIS
ACADEMY, THEY'LL MAYBE HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART AND SWING OVER.))
SUPER=01-David Edwards/Martinsville Police Chief;
OUT Q=swing over
The program is also stirring interest among aspiring police officers.
IN Q=I just want
((JIM LOWELL/MARTINSVILLE HIGH SENIOR: I JUST WANT TO GET AN EDGE ON THE
POLICE ACADEMY AND EVERYTHING ELSE-- NOT MUCH OF AN EDGE, OF COURSE-- BUT LEARN
A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN I WOULD NOMRALLY GOING INTO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Lowell/Martinsville High Senior;
OUT Q=going into it
Students learn patrol and arrest procedures, as well as investigation