Here are the headlines for NEWS 7 at SIX:
A confrontation between police and a 15-year old boy ends with a stream of
A man threatening to jump off an interstate bridge is talked out of it.
And a five-year old boy says God helped him get out of a wrecked car and go
Tonight in sports, Glenvar and Giles look for state quarterfinal wins this
afternoon, a UVa star is picked in the first round of the amateur draft.
Harold Deane leaves the UVa basketball program.
And Marcus Camby is making news for all the wrong reasons as reports surface
that he accepted cash while playing for U-Mass.
Thunderstorms with hail and heavy downpours top the weather story tonight.
Looks like more rain is on the way.
A young man threatened police with a gun, then threatened to hurt himself
with a large knife during a stand- off in southeast Roanoke this afternoon.
The incident ended without any serious injuries.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom
But Joe Dashiell reports some people feared for their lives as the
Keith, the officers used plenty of patience, and ultimately overpowered the
young man, but there were some anxious moments for the customers of the
convenience store who were standing in the parking lot and sitting in their
cars as all of this began.
IN Q=The 15- year- old
SUPER=07-Sharon Richmond; :15
SUPER=07-Desire Carlisle; :33
OUT Q=hit with the stinging spray.
((The 15- year- old paced the parking lot of the southeast Roanoke
convenience store for about an hour, holding a large knife to his wrist.
But earlier, as the incident unfolded, he pulled an airgun resembling a 357
magnum and aimed it at a police officer.
IN Q=I was worried that some of us
((SHARON RICHMOND: I WAS WORRIED THAT SOME OF US MIGHT GET SHOT, OR THE
OFFICERS OR THE STORE MIGHT GET SHOT UP, OR WHATEVER. I WAS JUST REALLY
OUT Q=really worried.
Sharon Richmond feared for her seven year- old daughter Brandy, and her
son's girlfriend Desire Carlisle who were crouching on the floor of their car.
IN Q=I got her down in the floorboard
((I GOT HER DOWN IN THE FLOORBOARD AND I STARTED PRAYING. AND I COULDN'T THINK
OF ANY PRAYER BUT THE LORD'S PRAYER, BUT I KEPT PRAYING OVER AND OVER AND
STARTED CRYING. I THOUGHT FOR SURE HE WAS GOING TO SHOOT AND THAT THING WAS
GOING TO GO THROUGH MY CAR AND HE WAS GOING TO HIT ME AND THE BABY.))
OUT Q=hit me and the baby.
The incident ended about an hour later as an officer aimed a stream of
pepper spray into the young man's face.
There were no serious injuries... but at least two police were also hit
with the stinging spray.))
Because the young man is a juvenile, police have not released his name,
but they say he is a 15- year- old from the Staunton area.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Newsroom
Keith, tonight he is in the Juvenile Detention Center at Coyner Springs,
charged with brandishing a weapon, two counts of concealing a weapon and
The medical examiner says a man found dead in Pittsylvania County was shot,
The body of 40-year-old Jesse Leroy Davis was discovered on a farm road in
the Mount Cross Road/Whitmell area yesterday afternoon.
Davis had been missing since Friday.
No word on what might have led to the shooting.
Authorities are searching for Davis' car, a 1987 dark blue Cutlass Ciera.
A Lynchburg company with nearly 800 employees may be sold.
First Colony Life Insurance says it's considering a number of alternatives
to increase the value of its stock.
Industry analysts tell the Wall Street Journal a General Electric subsidiary
is interested, along with several other firms.
A deal involving First Colony would be one of the largest the insurance
industry has seen in some time.
Its current market value is estimated at more than a BILLION dollars.
Charlotte County will be home to the state's second privately operated
prison, but some residents would just as soon not have that honor.
Public Safety Secretary Jerry Kilgore announced today the Wackhenhut
(WOCK-in-hut) Corrections Corporation will build a one thousand bed prison near
IN Q=It's going to
((JERRY KILGORE/VA PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY: IT'S GOING TO HAVE A POSITIVE
IMPACT ON THIS COMMUNITY AND IT'S GOING TO BE A POSITIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
IMPACT AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Kilgore/VA Public Safety Secretary; :00
OUT Q=impact as well.
But some residents are skeptical of the promised economic benefits.
More than a thousand people signed petitions opposing the prison project.
IN Q=I don't believe
((KATHRYN ST. JOHN/PRISON OPPONENT: I DON'T BELIEVE IT, I THINK IT'S JOBS AT
ANY PRICE AND THEY WANT YOU TO IGNORE THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTY.))
SUPER=01-Kathryn St. John/Prison Opponent; :00
OUT Q=of this county.
The prison is a 50 million dollar investment that ultimately will employ
more than 200 people.
Construction starts next spring.
Presidential and senatorial politics collided today in Virginia at a "photo-
opportunity" that all those involved insisted was NOT political.
But Bob Dole, John Warner, and George Allen all get something in the
Ellen Qualls takes a look.
IN Q=It's a big
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; 05
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Chester.
((sot TAPE TWO 10:51:47
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IT'S A BIG DAY FOR VIRGINIA.))
SOT TAPE TWO 10;36:02
((SEN. BOB DOLE: THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE. IT'S ABOUT
YOU. IT'S ABOUT YOUR FAMILY. IT'S ABOUT TELLING THE TRUTH. IT'S ABOUT
BALANCING THE BUDGET.))
Balancing the budget.
Bob Dole, John Warner, and George Allen -- touring houses some Virginia
families WISH they could buy to dramatize what a balanced budget and predicted
drop in interest rates could mean to the average voter.
Dole announced for the first time here that he's scheduled a balanced budget
amendment vote again for Thursday, and his departure from the Senate next
Which takes us back to politics.
SOT TAPE TWO 10:44:31
((SEN. BOB DOLE: I'LL BE BACK IN THE FALL. THIS IS SORT OF A NON- POLITICAL
STOP TODAY. This is a good day for you Senator? SEN. JOHN WARNER: OH YOU
BETTER BELIEVE IT. A PICTURE'S WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.))
sot TAPE TWO 10:45:00ish
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A PRIMARY GOING ON IN THE MIDST
OF IT NATURALLY ADDS SOME SKEPTICISM, BUT DON'T AVOID THE MAIN POINT. YOU WANT
ME TO SIGN THAT.))
The main point for Warner is fellow Republican Jim Miller would like to
force him into early retirement next Tuesday.
So if a picture with Bob Dole is worth a thousand words -- one with George
Allen isn't bad either.
sot 10;53:42 TAPE TWO
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: WE'VE BEEN A TEAM FOR VIRGINIA. BUT I THINK QUITE
PROPERLY THERE'S A LOT OF PARTY REBUILDING TO BE DONE. AND GEORGE AND I HAVE
TALKED IT OVER AND I THINK IT'S BEST THAT HE STAY RIGHT THERE, NEUTRAL, UNTIL
THE DAY AFTER THIS PRIMARY.))
Allen was happy enough, right there, in the national spotlight.
sot 10;58;00 STANDUP TAPE TWO
((BOB DOLE WILL BE BACK IN VIRGINIA THIS WEEKEND, STUMPING FOR JOHN WARNER
INSTEAD OF HIMSELF AT A BARBECUE WITH COLIN POWELL. THAT'S THE KIND OF WEEKEND
BEFORE THE PRIMARY PUBLICITY JIM MILLER COULD DO WITHOUT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
A daring rescue on a highway overpass in Montgomery County.
and we'll have the story of a five year old hero. He managed to escape a
car wreck and go for help.
IN Q=So I rolled my
((CHARLES W. HAMM/BOY HERO: SO I ROLLED MY WINDOW DOWN AND I CRAWLED OUT OF IT.
I WAS SMALL ENOUGH.))
OUT Q=I was small enough.
How did he know what to do? He says he learned from watching T-V. More
from young Charles Hamm coming up.
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A former Director of Radiology at Community Hospital has been charged with
fleecing his co-workers in a phony investment scam.
Billy Lynn Ferguson gained the confidence of physicians and staff who
worked with him at the hospital.
Ferguson outlined several schemes: buying used X-ray film to reclaim the
silver and hitting "hot" stocks on the "Kansas City stock market."
Though he paid out more than two million dollars to investors, the
government says he used new money from one investor to pay the others. The
scheme collapsed in 1990, and he eventually filed for bankruptcy protection.
The 54-year old Salem resident is expected to plead guilty.
A grand jury in Carroll County has returned 18 indictments charging former
county administrator Billy Mitchell with embezzlement.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
The board of supervisors fired Mitchell in March after a routine audit
Authorities say the funds in question amount to about 425 thousand dollars.
The bulk of that money involves a loan which the Carroll Industrial
Development Authority obtained for the development of Magnolia Manufacturing.
Acting Administrator Jimmy Alderman says there's no evidence of criminal
activity on the part of the textile company, which began operations last year.
Mitchell was taken into custody this morning. He's free on 100 thousand
Montgomery County authorities did some delicate negotiating today.
A 32 year- old man was threatening to take his own life.
Rescuers and family members negotiated with Waymon Smith of Radford for more
than an hour to keep him from jumping off an Interstate-81 overpass at Radford
Firefighters finally deployed a ladder truck and Smith climbed down on his
Sheriff's deputies took Smith into emergency custody.
He reportedly told them he wanted to commit suicide because of ongoing
Autopsies have revealed two women hikers found dead near Luray had their
The investigation continues, but climbers along the Appalachian Trail may
wonder how safe the wilderness is.
Intern reporter Stacey Martin has more about hiker safety.
IN Q=For most the mountains
SUPER=01-Emily Duncan/Hiker; :14
SUPER=01-Bill Sgrinia/Roanoke Dept. of Parks and Recreation; :51
SUPER=01-Stacey Martin/Reporting; 1:06
OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin
For most the mountains are a peaceful wilderness...a place where hikers
enjoy quiet times alone.
But the recent death of two women hikers has shattered that image...and the
feeling of personal safety among some in the climbing community.
SOT 11.11.51 - 11.12.09
IN Q=It wakes you up
((EMILY DUNCAN AND ANNE RINEHART/HIKERS: IT WAKES YOU UP AND MAKES YOU
REALIZE. WE FELT REALLY SAFE SO FAR BECAUSE OF EVERYONE...LIKE YOU SAID YOU
LEARN TO TRUST PEOPLE MORE. BUT, THEN WHEN YOU HEAR OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS
OUT Q=this it's concerning
Park officials say that hiker safety involves eating right and being aware.
They say hikers should take plenty of water and foods high in protein and
...and they should also look-out for strangers or people who look like they
don't belong on the trails.
SOT 10.08.00 - 10.08.12
IN Q=Limit your contact
((BILL SGRINIA/ROANOKE PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT: IF FOR SOME REASON YOU
DON'T TRUST THE PERSON, WE JUST TELL THEM TO LIMIT YOUR CONTACT AND KEEP GOING
ON YOUR WAY...PRETTY MUCH REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE SITUATION.))
OUT Q=from the situation
Although murders and assault have happened before along these trails,
officials say sprains, strains, and broken bones are more common.
SOT15.07.48 - 15.08.02
IN Q=Officials say part
((Officials say part of the problem is that hikers let down their guard once
they get into the wilderness. Officers are reminding hikers that being
street-smart isn't just for the streets but for the mountains as well.
For News-7, I'm Stacey Martin.))
On Wall Street the Dow jumped 41 points today, closing at 56 hundred 65.
NASDAQ was up as well, almost five points.
A five year old boy and his uncle survived a violent crash in Bedford County
In the end the boy proved that heroes come in all sizes.
Ron Jones explains.
IN Q=He's all of
SUPER=Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles W. Hamm/Boy Hero; :29
SUPER=01-Rebecca Hawkins/Caldwell Bros. Employee; 1:05
SUPER=01-Linda Hamm/Charles' Mother; 1:20
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
((He's all of four feet tall-- and maybe 80 pounds soaking wet-- but what he
did this past weekend was pretty grown-up.
Five- year- old Charles Hamm, Jr. says last Saturday night he and his uncle
were travelling on a dirt road when their truck loss control and flipped down
His uncle was knocked unconscious.
Charles thought he was sleep-- so he hit him in head with a book to wake him
That didn't work.
((CHARLES W. HAMM/BOY HERO: SO I ROLLED MY WINDOW DOWN AND I CRAWLED OUT OF
IT. I WAS SMALL ENOUGH. AND WHEN I CRAWLED OUT OF IT I WAS VERY CAREFUL WHEN I
WAS JUMPING OUT OF IT SO I WOULDN'T FALL ON THOSE STICKERS.))
Charles says he knew what to do because he received instructions from his
((HE TOLD ME THE IDEA. AND HE TOLD ME TO GO ON AND DO IT. AND THEN I DONE
He walked through the dark gloomy forest up a steep dirt covered road for
((I WALKED ABOUT 10 MILES.))
Well, actually about-- a mile-- then stumbled upon a business that just
happened to be open.
((REBECCA HAWKINS/CALDWELL BROS. EMPLOYEE: LITTLE C-W WALKED UP TO THE DOOR.
HE CAME IN AND HE WASN'T CRYING OR ANYTHING HE WAS JUST RATTLING OFF THAT
SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED TO HIS UNCLE.))
Minutes later rescue squad members revived his uncle, who was later treated
((LINDA HAMM/CHARLES' MOTHER: HE SAID MOMMY I WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO HAD TO DO
IT, I HAD TO DO IT. I WATCH RESCUE 9-1-1. AND HE SAID I WATCH RESCUE 911, SO
PARENTS WHO DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS WATCHING THESE SHOWS IT SAVE A LIFE.))
Mom says a little assistance from heaven helped too.
((IF HE SAID GOD TALKED TO HIM HE DID, BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT THAT TRUCK
THERE'S NO WAY HE COULD COME OUT AS UNHURT AS HE IS. SOMEBODY WAS LOOKING AFTER
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
A busy night in sports, as a number of high school teams open play in the
Monica Seles is knocked out of the French Open
and Harold Deane is taking an undetermined leave of absence from the UVa
Details of his sudden departure coming up in sports.
GRAPHIC=Group A Softball
Glenvar is playing host to Saint Paul in the Group A state softball quarter
finals at Green Hill park today in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Deacons vs. Highlanders;
The Glenvar Lady Highlanders were focused on advancing to the state
The visiting Deacons scored the first two runs in the top of the first.
Krystal Hileman and Melissa Bellamy scoot home on a Glenvar infield error.
The Lady Highlanders came back to tie it in the second.
And in the fourth, Chrissie Lewis' infield hit plates Sheree Thompson to
give Glenvar a 3-to-2 lead.
Then Ingrid Moldenhauer moves another run home on this infield ground out
that scores Lewis.
That made the count 4-2 in favor of the Lady Highlanders.
Right now the score is 7 to 2 in the Top of the 7th.
GRAPHIC=state a baseball
In Pearisburg this afternoon, the Giles Spartans are trying to wipe out St.
Paul and advance to the state semi-finals.
We pick it up with Giles leading the Deacons 4-to-zip after one.
The school was a sea of red this afternoon for this state tournament playoff
Pitcher Josh Stephens would give Giles a good performance on the hill,
striking out several St. Paul batters in the early going.
In the bottom fo the third, Giles would come alive again at the plate, as
Chris Ratcliff would score on this shot to second, five nothing Spartans.
Two more runs would score in the bottom of the third.
SUPER=34-Giles/==8/St. Paul/==9/Third Inning;
Neal Mustard and Jerod Dalton score on the Chris Bailes hit, and Giles would
lead eight nothing after 3 innings, and we hope to final tonight at 11.
Tonight at seven, Byrd hosts Grundy in Group Two-a quarterfinals action in
Major league baseball's annual amateur draft is taking place today in New
York, and UVa pitcher Seth Greisinger has already hit the jackpot.
Griesinger was the sixth overall selection today as he was snatched up by the
Detroit Tigers, the worst pitching team in the major leagues.
Griesinger was 12 and 2 with 141 strikeouts and only 36 walks.
The number one overall pick in the draft was Clemson right hander Kris
He posted a 14-and-1 record, a one point 57 earned run average, struck out
193 batters, an affirmed the notion that if you can't see it, you can;t hit it.
After a rotten season and turbulent off-season, a productive recruiting
period seemed to have turned UVa's basketball fortunes in the right direction.
But tonight there's more bad news for
Jeff Jones team.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00
Harold Deane, the rising senior point guard, and two time second team all-ACC
selection is taking a leave of absence from the team.
In a statement released tonight Jones says it is important for Harold to
examine his priorities focus on his academic work and concentrate on some
personal issues without any basketball responsibilities.
He will remain on scholarship but he may not play at all next season.
For certain he will not participate in any official team activities,
including UVA's European trip in August.
The Atlantic 10 player of the year, Marcus Camby has been cast in bad light
the past 18 or so hours, since a story
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00
surfaced in the "The Hartford Courant".
Among other things, the story says Camby accepted money and jewelry from
agents while he was still in school.
His current agent says the story is incorrect.
IN Q="Marcus never...
((JAMES BRYANT.CAMBY'S AGENT:))
SUPER=01-James Bryant/Camby's Agent;:00
If he did accept cash and gifts while still playing, U-Mass could face NCAA
penalties and be forced to forfeit some wins from last season when the team
reached the final four.
Not much tradition, but a lot of excitement in the NHL tonight as the Stanley
Cup finals open tonight in Denver.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :00
The Colorado Avalanche and the Florida Panthers open their best of seven
finals tonight in Denver.
The Avalanche didn't exist in Colorado last year at this time, and Florida
didn't exist period three years ago.
Another eventful day at the French Open in Paris, as Pete Sampras persevered
and Monica Seles exited the event.
SUPER=03-Paris, France/USA; :00
Seles, who is a co-number one seed in this event, got hammered by Jan Novotna.
Seles lost the first set 7-6, and then dropped the second and final set 6-3.
Novotna next meets Arantxa Sanchez Vacario in the semi-finals.
On the men's side, Pete Sampras needed five sets to reach the semi-finals for
the first time in his career.
He came from two sets down with 28 aces to beat Jim Courier 6-7, 4-6, 6-4,
6-4 and 6-4.
(toss to Jean)
A Roanoke shopping mall is accused of allowing discrimination of black
The local chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says as a
result it's boycotting Valley View Mall.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
Keith, three black men say they were treated unfairly by Valley View's
security last weekend.
They said they were shopping in a shoe store-- when they were asked to
One man said he was shoved by a security guard.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11.
We'll attempting to talk with mall officials-- we'll have the story, plus