Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A Super Tuesday for Senator Bob Dole. We'll have all the results.
Teens on a crime spree- on videotape. We'll show you the footage.
Alleged Dog fights have two Southside men in trouble with the law.
Plus will City Hall stay or go in Covington? We'll tell you tonight's
News 7 is next.
Senator Bob Dole made a clean sweep on this Super Tuesday.
Dole is now calling for Steve Forbes and Pat Buchanan to drop out of the
Republican race and unite.
We'll tell you about crimes captured on videotape.
Teens in Los Angeles purposely taped their attacks on random victims.
They could face up to seventeen years in prison.
And Highland County remembers an event seventy-five years ago that put it
on the map.
Join us for all the news weather and sports on News 7 at eleven.
It is a SUPER Tuesday indeed for Senator Bob Dole.
He won all seven primaries today- running well ahead of his chief rivals.
Regina Blakely has all of tonight's primary results.
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :13
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate;:37
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; :55
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 1:25
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(( IT WAS A DIXIE LANDSLIDE FOR BOB DOLE TAKING THE SUPER TUESDAY STATES BY
STORM AND RACKING UP THE CONVENTION DELEGATES WHICH MOVE HIM CLOSER TO
BEING THE OFFICIAL GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE.
SOT SEN ROBERT DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE/R-KS:
Today the american people in 7 states chose a conservative they want to
lead america, they want in the white house, they chose bob dole as you know
DOLE'S SOLID STRENGTH.. IS CERTAIN TO HOLD AS THE CAMPAIGN
MOVES INTO NEXT TUESDAY'S SET OF PRIMARIES IN OHIO, ILLINOIS, WISCONSIN AND
AND IT IS ONE OF THOSE STATES THAT CANDIDATE STEVE FORBES SAYS HE HAS A WIN TO
STAY IN THE RACE.
SOT: STEVE FORBES/CANDIDATE: Newark, NJ: if we don't have a win time is runing
out, that's obvious"
BUT RIVAL PAT BUCHANAN VOWS TO HOLD OUT, EVEN THOUYGH DOLE WOUOLD LIKE TO
TURN HIS ATTENTION TO ALL OUT COMBAT WITH PRESIDENT CLINTON.
SOT PAT BUCHANAN/PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE:
40 to 50 percent of republicans say we don't want this to end, we want this
fight to continue, we want this battle for the heart and soul of our party."
MANY QUESTION DOLE'S VIALIBITY AGAINST BILL CLINTON.. POLLS SHOW HIM
TRAILING CLINTON IN ALL SUPER TUESDAY STATE'S EXCEPT TEXAS.. THAT FACT ALONE
HAS MANY NOW WONDERING JUST WHO WILL THE SENATOR anoint AS THE RUNNING
MATE?.. SO FAR, HE HAS REFUSED TO DISCUSS HIS OPTIONS.
SOT DOLE FROM RATHER SHOW:
"no decisions... slate is wide open."
STANDUP REGINA BLAKELY/WASHINGTON))
A Roanoke courtroom erupted in cries of anguish and anger this evening...
as Michael Crump was convicted of murder.
Keith Humphry has the verdict.
IN Q=The judge had
SUPER=02-Judge Pat Doherty/Roanoke Circuit Court; :05
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Prosecutor; 1:02
SUPER=01-James Cargill/Crump's Attorney; 1:16
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
(( The judge had heard more than five hours of arguments and evidence, before
siding with the prosecutor.
IN Q=I find beyond a
((I FIND BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THERE'S BEEN A WILFUL, DELIBERATE,
PRE-MEDICATED KILLING HERE WITH MALICIOUS INTENT TO KILL. AND ACCORDINGLY I
FIND YOU GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER.
The guilty verdict shocked the Crump family and friends.
Several people had to be forcibly removed from the courtroom.
One was charged with assaulting a sheriff's deputy.
Outside, one of Crump's friends was ready to take on news photographers...
taking out his frustration on the courthouse instead.
Crump had denied any involvement in the crimes, insisting he didn't even
know the victim, Eric Jones.
But a witness to the murder claimed she picked out Crump the next day just
two blocks from the house where the shooting occurred on Signal Hill Avenue.
Tina Trout said Crump was still wearing the clothes the gunman had worn the
IN Q=Tina Trout is a very
((DENNIS NAGEL/PROSECUTOR: TINA TROUT IS A VERY CREDIBLE EYEWITNESS, THE JUDGE
CLEARLY BELIEVED HER TESTIMONY. ))
OUT Q=her testimony.
The defense attorney is so convinced she shouldn't be believed that he
promises to appeal Judge Doherty's verdict.
IN Q=I was shocked
((I WAS SHOCKED. I WAS DISMAYED. I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER WORDS TO USE. THE
COMMONWEALTH, IN MY OPINION, FAILED TO PROVE EVEN BY A PREPONDERANCE OF THE
EVIDENCE THAT HE WAS THE SHOOTER. ))
OUT Q=was the shooter.
Crump faces life in prison if the verdict is not overturned.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
Two videotapes seized by Halifax County authorities have provided valuable
insight into a sport that takes a toll on "man's best friend".
The tapes were discovered late last month when authorities arrested two New
York men for animal cruelty.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=Deputy Lloyd
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Dep. Lloyd Cobb/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :13
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Deputy Lloyd Cobb was patrolling the parking lot of a local country store
when he noticed what appeared to be a suspicious looking vehicle.
This badly beaten pit bull was one of three dogs discovered caged in the
IN Q=One of the
((DEP. LLOYD COBB/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: ONE OF THE DOGS STARTED TO GET
UP, STARTED MOANING AND GROANING AND YOU COULD SEE QUITE A FEW INJURIES ON THAT
DOG, AND THEN I NOTICED ALL THREE DOGS IN THE BACK WERE PIT BULLS AND IT WAS
PRETTY OBVIOUS WHAT WAS GOING ON THEN. ))
OUT Q=going on then.
Allan Samuels and Anthony Martinez were immediately arrested for animal
cruelty-- NOT for fighting the animals rather based on the condition of the one
Once the truck was inventoried, authorities discovered what could be
considered evidence of professional dog fighting.
Among the most disturbing items--- two videotapes where one can hear
participants wagering thousands of dollars.
take nat sound
((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF: WE'LL DO REAL WELL TO GET THEM 30 DAYS IN
JAIL ON CONVICTION. I THINK SOMEONE NEEDS TO TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO GET THIS,
IF IT'S AN UN-CLASSED FELONY, AT LEAST MAKE IT A FELONY CLASS, SO THAT WE CAN
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. ))
OUT Q=something about it.
To help get his message across, Oakes plans to make copies of the videotapes
for local lawmakers.
Officials haven't decided what will become of the injured dogs.
Authorities also found a date book containing names and addresses spanning
up and down the East Coast.
They say "dog fighting" is becoming so common-- there is no centralized
location for the so called "sport". Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
The City Council of Covington has spoken... city hall, as they know it,
The decision was made tonight at a public hearing.
The controversy began when some council members and residents said that the
current 90-year-old building does NOT serve the public well.
They considered tearing it down and constructing a new one.
However, after much public out cry the council voted to renovate the land
Some are pleased with the new decision but not the price tag.
IN Q=They can comply with
((THEY CAN COMPLY WITH THE A-D-A FOR 200 THOUSDAND. THEY CAN COMPLY WITH THE
A-D-A FOR 300 THOUSAND AND PUT A LIFE SAFETY STAIR TOWER. I DON'T THINK IT'S
NECESSARY TO SPEND A MILLION. BUT IF YOU WANT TO SPEND A MILLION AND YOU HAVE
IT. GO FOR IT.))
OUT Q=go for it.
The council says they also want to construct a new building for the police
Officials say they will start taking bids on the renovation within the next
A controversial subdivision proposal that had a Hill City neighborhood up in
arms was shot down tonight by Lynchburg city council.
Opponents of the Gaddy Road project packed city council chambers.
Developer Chad Klacynski's (kluh-ZIN-skee) plans had called for a total of
38 new housing units, 22 of those for multiple family homes.
However the land is zoned only for SINGLE- family structures.
Residents claim the new subdivision would ruin the quality of their
IN Q=I would like
((MARYANNE KERR/OPPONENT: I WOULD LIKE TO ASK COUNCIL TO REMEMBER ALL THE
MEETINGS, PHONE CALLS AND LETTERS FROM THE NEIGHBORS. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK
COUNCIL TO REMEMBER THAT OVER 90 PERCENT OF THE ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD SIGNED A
PETITION OPPOSING THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT.))
((BILL BERKLEY/PROJECT ENGINEER: I KNOW OF MANY DEVELOPERS WHO ARE WATCHING
THIS PROJECT CLOSELY, WHO ARE TRYING TO SEE IF THE CITY IS SERIOUS ABOUT
OPENING THE DOORS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.))
SUPER=01-Mary Anne Kerr/Opponent; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Berkley/Project Engineer; :15
OUT Q=housing development.
Council voted 5 to 1 to reject the new development.
They also diverted 48- thousand dollars in block grant money to help with
the cleanup of the city's riverfront.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, the man convicted of murdering James Jordan
is sentenced, a Campbell County teen is found incompentant to stand trial,
and some teenagers in Los Angeles are in trouble after catching their own
violent crimes on videotape.
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
President Clinton is on his way to
Egypt for a terrorism summit.
The President will meet with world leaders-
((TO CONDEMN THE APPALLING ACTS OF TERROR THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN ISRAEL IN THE
LAST SEVERAL DAYS AND TO FIND WAYS TO COMBAT THOSE WHO STILL SEEK TO KILL PEACE
OUT Q=KILL PEACE WITH VIOLENCE."
Other leaders have already arrived including Palestinian President Yassar
Arafat, United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali and French
President Jacques Chirac.
Jurors say the man who killed Michael Jordan's father should get a life
not the death penalty.
Daniel Green told the court today he's innocent.
((DANIEL GREEN/DEFENDANT: I DID NOT KILL MR. JORDAN. I DID NOT ROB MR. JORDAN.
I'VE NEVER TRIED TO KILL OR TRIED TO HURT ANYONE EXCEPT IN SELF DEFENSE.))
OUT Q=anyone except in self defense."
The judge has the final word in sentencing- but is expected to follow the
When someone commits a crime it's usually not on videotape-
but that's was not the case in Los Angeles.
Four teens randomly attacked victims hitting them with baseball bats or
pelting them with paint gun pellets- and they videotaped the whole thing.
((I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF THEM HIT ME IN THE FACE BUT I PUT MY ARM UP TO
PROTECT MYSELF AND THEY JUST UNLOADED.))
OUT Q=AND THEY JUST UNLOADED."
Police confiscated the tape when they caught the teens last October.
The four could face seventeen years in prison.
Doctors say a Campbell County teen charged with murder is "not" mentally
competent to stand trial at this time.
16 year old Lewis "Trey" Mize is accused of killing his neighbor, 19 year
old Roger Vassar Junior, in January.
Mize's mental state was the subject of a court hearing today.
Psychiatrists say Mize is schizophrenic and depressed, and claims he's
hearing the voices of God and the Devil.
IN Q=The facts of
((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE FACTS OF THE CASE EVEN IN THEMSELVES,
SUGGEST THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG AND IT'S A BIZARRE TYPE OF EVENTS. AND I
THINK WITH WHAT'S PRELIMINARILY BEEN UNCOVERED IN THIS COMPETENCY TO STAND
TRIAL, I THINK WE'D PROBABLY SEE AN INSANITY DEFENSE AT TRIAL.))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=insanity defense at trial.
Mize was ordered back to Central State Hospital to undergo more psychiatric
A Riner man is sentenced to more than forty years in jail for killing his
42 year old Wesley Ray Sowers pled no contest to the charges last month.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./April 30, 1995;
It last April that Alreda (all-REED-ah) Goad was found dead on a neighbor's
She had been shot to death.
Authorities believe the killing stemmed from an argument.
Sowers was sentenced to nearly sixty years in prison, but his jail time is
suspended after forty- three years.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns Lynchburg and State officials hope all the chips
are on the table as they try to lure a new business,
and we'll head to Highland County as residents of Blue Grass remember the
sights and sounds of silence.
MUSIC UP FULL
Diversified Apparel Resources of Pulaski will shut down in May, putting 135
people out of a job.
Diversified is among the assets South Carolina- based Her Majesty
Industries bought from Sparkle Sportswear.
Her Majesty notified employees of the shutdown yesterday.
The good news is two other Pulaski County apparel- makers are HIRING.
Sock-maker Renfro is building an addition and plans to hire up to 400
And Dublin Garment, which has more than doubled its work force in the last two
years, is looking for sewing machine operators.
It already employs more than 50 former Diversified workers.
((KEN LANGSTON/DUBLIN GARMENT: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD NOW TO NEW PEOPLE COMING
IN, WE HAVE BEEN HIRING ALL ALONG. ))
((AND HOPEFULLY ABOUT ANOTHER 30 OR 40 OPERATORS AND WE'LL BALANCE OFF AND BE
WHERE WE NEED TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Ken Langston/Dublin Garment;
OUT Q=we need to be.
Diversified's Council plant in Buchanan County will remain open.
The world's largest snack food maker could come to Lynchburg...and the state
MAY be chipping in to the recruitment effort.
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/File Tape;
Sources say Frito Lay may build a large plant in the Hill City.
Frito Lay boasts a product line including Fritos, Doritos, and Rold Gold
No one with Frito Lay or the city would comment on a possible deal.
But Lynchburg's economic development director DID discuss how the city will
get two-million-dollars of state funds to attract a major employer.
Lee Cobb says Lynchburg is working with several clients on the Pugh
Property, its new 300-acre industrial park.
He says it's very gratifying that the state is helping Lynchburg compete.
The Hokies take off for the friendly skies of Dallas.
Steve Mason reports from the Roundhouse on tonight's game with Johnstown.
I'll tell you who made first team all-american and who is this year's ACC
coach of the year.
Bit first one of the best defensive backs of all time, and no I;m not talking
about Deion, retired today.
Ronnie Lott says 4 super bowl runs, 10 pro bowls and 15 years in the league
Now the scores.
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The Hokies are in Dallas last night continuing their preparations for
Thursday afternoon's NCAA opener against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Yesterday afternoon the team bused to Roanoke and then climbed aboard a
chartered jet to take them to Reunion Arena.
Injured starters Damon Watlington and Shawn Smith are expected to play, but
it looks like Smitty's shoulder will not be at full strength.
IN Q="I know it's gonna...
((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :00
OUT Q=...battle for us."
Like their plane, the Hokies rose in the polls most of the season.
Before taking off head coach Bil Foster said if his players feel bad about
their number 9 seed they need to do something about it.
IN Q="If we...
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...OUR KIDS WILL."
Georgia Tech's Bobby Cremins is busy preparing his team for its NCAA opener
against Austin Peay.
Last night he also was named the ACC's coach of the year.
The Conference's sports writers picked him over Rick Barnes and Mike
He's one of only five coaches in history to win it 3 times.
Atlantic 10 conference player of the year Marcus Camby came within one vote
of being a unanimous All-American selection tonight by the Associated Press.
He is joined on the first team by fellow center Tim Duncan.
The Wake Forest Junior is the first Deacon to make the team since len Chappell
Speaking of firsts, the Big East is now the only conference ever to place 3
players on an all-american team.
Allen Iverson, Ray Allen and Kerry Kittles each made the first team.
M.K. Turk, one of the top coaches in the old Metro conference and a long
time foe and friend of Virginia Tech is stepping down after 20 years as the
head basketball coach at Southern Miss.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00
Turk's teams in Hattiesburg won 300 games over those 20 years.
They also made nine postseason appearances and won the 1987 NIT.
Turk's Eagles lost to Saint Louis in the first round of last week's
Conference USA tourney.
The 53 year old coach says he plans to now spend his time working for long
distance phone service provider, EXCEL Communications.
Still to come after this short break, some off the court news from the NBA.
And the Salem Avalanche gets set for an open house this weekend at Memorial
The first day of Spring is a week from tomorrow so, the opening of the
Carolina League season in Salem can't be far behind.
But the folks at Salem Memorial Baseball stadium are busy sprucing the first
class facility for its first full season as minor league baseball's Valley
Opening night is less than month away on April 8th, and this Saturday area
fans will have a chance to get a close look at the park.
IN Q="it's been
((SAM LAZZARO/AVALANCHE VICE-PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Sam Lazzaro/Avalanche Vice-President; :00
OUT Q=...make a day of it."
And fans will be glad to know that ticket prices are the same as they were
((SAM LAZZARO/AVALANCHE VICE-PRESIDENT:))
OUT Q=...THAT PRICE."
The Roanoke Express avenged an early season loss to Johnstown with a 4-1
win over the Chiefs in front of a Roundhouse crowd of 3,183. Steve Mason has a
IN Q="first audio...
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :04
SUPER=01-Craig Herr/Express Temporary Capt.; :25
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/13 goals; :45
SUPER=01-Michael Smith/Express Defenseman; 1:22
OUT Q=...News 7 Sports."
On the NHl hardwater last night the Washington Caps turned in their best
performance of the season as they routed the Vancouver Canucks 9-to-nothing.
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/HTS; :00
Todd Krygier would lead a parade of point scorers as registered two goals and
two assists, this wrist shot was one of five second period goals as the Caps
led 6-to-nothing heading to the final period.
And Jim Carey, with a mask gets the shutout with 21 saves as the Caps move
into a tie for 6th place in the East.
In 1921, Hollywood came to Highland County.
That was the year Christiansburg native and silent film director Henry King
brought his work home to the Commonwealth.
Now 75 years later, residents of Blue Grass remember their time in the
Ron Jones reports.
IN Q=Henry King, a Christiansburg
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Video Yesteryear; :10
SUPER=03-Highland Co.; :27
SUPER=01-Marie Rexrode/Hightown Resident; :43
SUPER=01-Willie Simmons/Blue Grass Resident; 1:03
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
(( Henry King, a Christiansburg native, was a pioneering movie director in
Hollywood during the 1920's.
One of his coveted treasures was "Tol'able David"... a silent film shot in
It's the story of David Kinemon, played by Richard Barthelmess, who took on
three bad guys after they terrorized his family.
Some of it was shot on the Rexrode family farm.
However, there have been a few changes since the film... a lot of the
buildings are gone.
((IN THE MOVIE THIS WAS CONSIDERED HOME FOR DAVID KENEMON AND HIS FAMILY. BUT
NOW IT'S ONLY HOME FOR HAY.))
Marie Rexrode and her husband live on the farm now.
She was three when the movie was shot but remembers the thrill of seeing it
((MARIE REXRODE/HIGHTOWN RESIDENT: OH WELL, IT WAS A THRILL FOR US BECAUSE WE
DIDN'T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT. WHEN YOU WENT THEY SHOWED THE PICTURE AND YOU HAD
TO READ WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.))
Willie Simmons, now ninety-two, was a teenager and an extra at the time.
She says the cast and crew weren't the Hollywood type.
((WILLIE SIMMONS/BLUE GRASS RESIDENT: THOSE PEOPLE THAT CAME HERE, THE ACTORS
AND ALL, THEY WERE NICE PEOPLE. THEY WERE VERY, VERY NICE. IT WAS NICE FOR
EVERYBODY, AND THEY WERE NICE TO EVERYONE.))
Simmons also says extras were paid well.
((IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY MADE SOME MONEY. THEY MADE SOME MONEY.
THEY GOT A DOLLAR EVERY TIME THEY HAD A STAND IN SEE.))
Director Henry King said Highland County was the perfect setting because of
its split rail fences and natural beauty.
It's the only set he never changed.
So...next time you think of Hollywood...remember Highland County.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))