Up next on News 7-
A husband and wife are dead- found in their Roanoke home. Police say they'r
deaths are a mystery.
A man breaks protocol and dances with Princess Diana. We'll have the story.
Plus William Byrd loses heartbreaker in the state baseball semi-finals to
News 7 is next.
A mysterious death of a Roanoke couple today.
The bodies of Manfred and Wanda Woody were discovered in their home by
their son this morning.
The causes of death have not been determined.
A seventeen year old Patrick Henry High School student died today of an
The community is now raising money for the family of Brain Sowers.
Bedford marked the 52nd anniversary of D-Day today by kicking off a
campaign to build a national memorial and museum.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Officials are still trying to determine what caused the deaths of a Roanoke
The bodies of 59-year old Manfred Woody and his 42-year old wife Wanda, were
discovered shortly after eight this morning in their Day Avenue apartment.
Scott Prince has details.
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SUPER=01-Malcolm Woody/Victims' Son; :08
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7
(( Manfred and Wanda Woody were described as a quiet couple.
Now friends and family are in an uproar over their deaths.
IN Q=I just
((MALCOLM WOODY/VICTIMS' SON: I JUST HOPE THEY FIND THE PERSON THAT KILLED
THEM. BECAUSE, GOD HELP ME, IF I FIND THEM IT'S ALL OVER FOR THEM. DO YOU KNOW
WHAT I'M SAYING? 'CAUSE SOMEBODY COME IN AND KILL MY FATHER AND MOTHER LIKE
THAT!? THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY. IF THEY DON'T FIND THEM-- IF I FIND THEM
FIRST-- IT'S OVER WITH. ))
OUT Q=over with
It was Malcolm Woody who found his parents dead in the kitchen of their Day
Police say he walked a few blocks to a relative's home and called 911.
IN Q=They were
((WOODY: THEY WERE JUST LYING THERE DEAD. BLOOD AND STUFF COMING OUT. REPORTER:
THEY WERE BLEEDING? WHERE WERE THEY BLEEDING FROM?
WOODY: FROM THEIR HEAD. ))
OUT Q=their head
Police confirm that Wanda Woody suffered a blow to the head... but say her
husband had no obvious injuries.
Authorities also believe that an argument took place in the vicinity of the
Woody home shortly before the deaths were reported... but they don't think
there was a struggle in the kitchen.
Malcolm Woody told police he was asleep before discovering the bodies... and
At this point the causes of death have not been determined.
Police are still waiting for both autopsy results.
Scott Prince, News- 7.
The F-B-I may be closer to ending the 74 day standoff with the Freemen.
Two adults and two young girls left the compound today- the first people
to leave the ranch since April.
As Jacqueline Adams reports, federal authorities are still hoping for a
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT; 02
SUPER=01-John Troutman/Montana Militia; 40
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General; 1:19
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((Two adults and two children left the Montana Freeman compound
accompanied by FBI agents. The four were identified as Elwin and Gloria and
her two daughters. 10 year old Courtney and 8 year old Jaylyn were the
youngest of the nearly two
dozen people who have been in the Freeman compound since March
There is only one child left in the compound.
The first concrete development in the ten and a half week
standoff came after two FBI vehicles drove onto the
anti-government group's ranch and left off someone, carrying
what appeared to be cardboard box.
The head of the Montana militia says the Freeman should come
out and face their day in court.
JOHN TROUTMAN/MONTANA MILITIA:
I WOULD TELL THEM TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE CONFIDENCE IN THEIR
FELLOW AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT ARE WILLING TO STAND ALONGSIDE
OF THEM IN WHATEVER COURT THEY HAVE TO END UP IN.
Area residents are pressuring the FBI to increase its show of
force to persuade the people inside the compound to surrender.
A community petition has been circulated, urging the use of
reasonable force" to end the standoff.
Earlier this week the FBI turned off electrical power to the
ranch after positioning armored vehicles near the property.
Officials said it was done to restart the negotiations.
Attorney General Reno insists that the bureau is keeping its
JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL:
No charges have been filed against any of the four who left the
compound, but local prosecutors say that could change.
Jacqueline Adams, CBS News, New York.))
Investigators blame the pilots, in part, for the crash that killed Commerce
Secretary Ron Brown.
Defense Secretary William Perry says it's one of three or four factors
that contributed to the crash.
Perry says it's not clear why the pilot and co-pilot chose to
land, in bad weather, at an airport they'd never flown into before.
It's also not clear why Air Force commanders allowed the plane
to use that airport. The site had primitive navigation aids and had
not been certified safe to use.
The overall findings of the investigation will be made public tomorrow.
Family and friends are trying to figure out what killed a Roanoke youth.
Today, 17- year- old Brian Sowers died from an undiagnosed illness.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Newsroom
Jay Moore is in our newsroom with the story.
Last month Brian went home sick with stomach cramps.
Within a week after that he was hospitalized..with a temperature of 106
And here we are almost four weeks later with still no answers on why Brian
got sick in the first place.
Roll Cue: the first place.
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SUPER=01-Charles Hoffler/Waverly Place Baptist Church Pastor; :11
SUPER=01-Wallace Cundiff/Cundiff Drug; :32
SUPER=01-Rick Foutz/Vinton Police Chief; :45
OUT Q=through this time.
(( Brian Sowers was an active member of the Vinton community.
He passed away after spending four weeks in the Pediatric Intensive Care
Unit at Community Hospital.
The pastor of his church remembers him as a friend to all.
IN Q=Larger than life
((CHARLES HOFFLER/WAVERLY PLACE BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR: LARGER THAN LIFE, A
STRONG YOUNG MAN. OUTGOING, NEVER MET A STRANGER. JOKING AROUND HE JUST
LIKED PEOPLE AND HE LIKED TO GIVE HIMSELF TO PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=himself to people.
Wallace Cundiff also has fond memories of Brian.
He says the death has not only stunned him but the community as well.
IN Q=The unusual
((WALLACE CUNDIFF/CUNDIFF DRUG: THE UNUSUAL THING ABOUT THIS, IT'S BEEN THREE
WEEKS AND STILL NO ONE CAN IDENTIFY WHAT'S WRONG.))
OUT Q=what's wrong.
Unfortunately, the family doesn't have any health insurance.
So the business leaders of Vinton have stepped in to help.
IN Q=Vinton is
((RICK FOUTZ/VINTON POLICE CHIEF: VINTON IS A CLOSE NIT COMMUNITY AND WHEN
SOMEONE IS IN NEED THEY ALWAYS COME THROUGH AND THEY'RE GOING TO COME THROUGH
OUT Q=this time.))
Now a fund has been set up at NationsBank for anyone who wants to make a
Jean, this has been a difficult time for the family.
His father Bill Sowers earlier this year went through a triple bypass heart
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Newsroom
So the family is financially strained.
(Q & A Jean: Jay what's being done to determine what caused this?)
Blood samples have been sent to the Disease Control Center in Atlanta, GA
and to several labs for analysis.
So hopefully an answer will be found soon.
Veterinarians in Pulaski County are trying to make 31 dogs and cats from the
Solid Rock Kennel healthy enough for adoption.
Sheriff's deputies seized the animals when they executed a search warrant
at the kennel Tuesday.
The operators, Terry Weaver and Annette Jenkins are charged with 31 counts
each of cruelty to animals.
The vet caring for 29 of cats and dogs now says many of them are
undernourished and infested with worms.
((RANDY VAUGHN/VETERINARIAN: SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS JUST CARING FOR THEM,
TRYING TO GET THEM BACK IN SHAPE SO THAT WHEN THEY ARE ALLOWED TO BE ADOPTED WE
CAN FIND SUITABLE HOMES FOR THEM. ))
OUT Q=homes for them.
Weaver has said the kennel was a ministry of his Emmanuel Independent
Non-denominational Christian Church.
The church and kennel had closed. Authorities believe Weaver and Jenkins
have left the state.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, a new poll has good news for Senator Warner,
and reinforcements are on the way as the state of Alaska fights wildfires that
have destroyed up to 500 homes.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
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Hundreds of reinforcements are arriving in Alaska to join the battle against
a huge wildfire.
SUPER=03-Big Lake, AK;
It now covers 64 thousand square feet.
Officials say up to 500 homes may have been destroyed- 700 people evacuated.
((THERE ARE NO REPORTED HUMAN CASUALTIES, CLAPPING.))
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Strong wind and tinder dry moss are fueling the fire.
Rain is not expected in the region until Sunday.
GRAPHIC=news 7 poll;
A new poll gives Senator John Warner a strong lead over Jim Miller.
But the News 7 survey also suggests turnout in Tuesday's republican primary
will be a significant factor.
For the first time in the campaign, Warner's support among likely voters
has climbed above 50 percent.
The poll gives the incumbent a lead of 16 percentage points over Miller,
with only ten percent of those surveyed still undecided.
Warner's support is strongest among voters who do not traditionally vote in
republican nominating elections.
So analysts say bad weather on Tuesday could be Jim Miller's best hope for
overtaking Warner at the polls.
A major employer in Galax averted a costly legal battle that accused it of
copying a competitor's work.
A federal jury rejected a suit which alleged Vaughan-Bassett Furniture stole
a design from North Carolina based Lexington Furniture Industries.
The product line in question was a set of Victorian-style furniture made by
44 years ago Warner Dalhouse was hired as a messenger boy at the First
National Exchange Bank in Roanoke.
He eventually became chief executive of its successor, Dominion Bankshares,
and one of the region's most influential business leaders.
Now, with his retirement less than a month away, Dalhouse discusses the
highs and lows of his career with Len Besthoff.
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SUPER=01-Warner Dalhouse/First Union of VA;
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Dalhouse made the headlines often; running Roanoke- based Dominion
Bankshares in a period fast growth, and leading efforts to improve life in the
community and at his company.
Among his achievements, his role in the creation of the Center in the
Square, the Jefferson Center for the Performing Arts, and a 20- story office
building in downtown Roanoke.
SOT 02:06:11 TAPE ONE
IN Q=I think the
((DALHOUSE: I THINK THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHILD CARE CENTER FOR DOMINION WAS
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT GAVE ME THE BIGGEST RUSH. BECAUSE WE WERE WAY AHEAD OF
OUR TIME WHEN WE DID THAT. WE GOT A LOT OF NATIONAL PUBLICITY.))
OUT Q=national publicity.
Dalhouse's time in the spotlight was not without controversy.
He took stands on issues that bitterly divided the community.
SOT 02:09:55 TAPE ONE
IN Q=Oh I think my greatest
((DALHOUSE: OH I THINK MY GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT WAS THE INABILITY TO
PERSUADE ALL THE GOVERNMENTS AND ALL THE GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS THAT WE HAVE TOO
MANY GOVERNMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY. I STILL THINK AND I'LL ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT
OUR GREATEST WEAKNESS IS HAVING FOUR GOVERNMENTS IN A COMMUNITY THAT ONLY HAS
ABOUT 220 THOUSAND PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=220 thousand people.
Many hold Dalhouse responsible for Dominion's downfall, which led to its
sale and the elimination of some high paying jobs.
Former employees say his high level of community involvement, and in some
cases his high flying ways, kept him from overseeing the bank as well as he
IN Q=I must
((DALHOUSE: I MUST SAY IN SOME SLIGHT DEFENSE THAT THERE WERE AN AWFUL LOT OF
MARKET CONDITIONS THAT EXACERBATED THAT PROBLEM BUT IF SOMEBODY'S TO BLAME,
THEN CERTAINLY I TAKE THE BLAME. ))
OUT Q=take the blame.
SOT DALHOUSE STANDUP
(( Dalhouse says Dominion shareholders profited from the bank's sale to First
Union of North Carolina, and he believes he did the right thing.
In part two of our series we'll see what he has to say about First Union's
future in our area.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Stay with us, Robin Reed will let us know what the weekend weather has in
And a Chicago protocol official says off with his head after a businessman
gets an impromptu dance with Her Royal Highness.
MUSIC UP FULL
A Chicago businessman has created an uproar after cutting a rug with
Some people are upset with his impromptu dance last night with Princess
Diana. Lisa Kim has more.
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SUPER=01-Mary Dunea/Illinois Chief of Protocol; :26
OUT Q=CBS NEWS
((If you're going to dance with Di... you have to be on the list. Phil
Donahue was ... and he had the first honors. But leave it up to Michael
Wilkie to stir things up. The Chicago-area businessman suddenly asks the
Princess to dance, and she obliges. And there they were dancing up a
storm. Problem is, he committed a royal no-no.
((THAT'S A HIDEOUS OFFENSE, HE SHOULD BE BEHEADED.))
Mary Dunea is Chief of Protocol for Illinois. She says Wilkie
overstepped his bounds and also embarrassed Chicago.
((IN THE OLD DAYS... DO THAT NOW...))
Apparently Wilkie, who is divorced, had it all planned out. He
reportedly sent three dozen roses to Princess Di at the Drake Hotel with a
note saying he d be at the gala, wearing a red carnation. Wilkie, who left
town this morning, is president of DO-ALL Midwest Company which manufactures
industrial supplies. His dance with DI is the talk about the water cooler here
but they are not saying much to us.
It's confidential... No comment
But a business acquaintance is not surprised
HE'S A GREAT GUY... I CAN'T WHY HE'D WANT TO GO OUT AND DANCE AND SHE'S
A GREAT PERSON)) ))
Byrd comes up a run short against Virginia High, Steve Mason will have a
report from Bristol, there's been a triple play in the majors tonight.
There was an Avalanche of goals in game two of the Stanley Cup finals,
And remember last night we told you about the new Dennis Rodman sucker?
Well, here it is.
You can lick Rodman's face for just 99 cents, and the suckers come in a
variety of flavors including tutti frutti.
Now the numbers.
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Sports chyron motion
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take a break
William Byrd lost to Virginia High 5-TO-4 last night in the Group Two A state
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore were in Bristol where the Terriers
bid for revenge came up short.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Bristol/Bearcats vs. Terriers; :00
SUPER=01-Justin Likens/William Byrd Pitcher; :09
SUPER=01-Brian Jones/William Byrd Catcher; :15
SUPER=01-Ben Smith/Hit Three Run Homer; :47
SUPER=34-Virginia High/==5/William Byrd/==4; 1:05
SUPER=01-Rodney Spradlin/William Byrd Head Coach; 1:21
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
GRAPHIC=GROUP A BASEBALL
The news was no better for Giles fans last night as the Spartans were beaten
in the Group A baseball semi-finals 3-to-nothing by Powell Valley.
That game was played down in Big Stone Gap.
The Chicago White Sox made history last night but, in the process lost to the
Redsox 7-to-4 at Fenway Park.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/White Sox vs. Redsox; :00
In the bottom of the first inning, with two on, Tim Naehring will ground to
Robin Ventura at third, he tags the bag for out one, then throws to Ray Durham
at second for out two, he then completes the 6-4-3 triple play to Frank Thomas.
The team's first triple play in 10 years.
But the Redsox would have the last laugh as John Valentin became the 19th
player in Redsox history to hit for the cycle.
He completed the four hit extravaganza with this double.
Game two of the Stanley Cup finals last night in Denver was a blowout of
major proportions as the Avalanche whipped the Panthers 8-to-1.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/ESPN; :00
Peter Forsberg tied a Cup record with three goals in the first period.
And the record setter is one for the books.
Watch the puck ricochet off the glass behind goalie John VanBiesbrook.
The puck comes right over his left shoulder and Forsberg tips it in.
It was that kind of night as the Avalanche win 8-to-1 to take a 2 games to
Pro tennis's lost child, Jennifer Capriati may be in trouble with police
This past weekend, Capriati got in trouble an argument with her boyfriend in
a place called Bubba's Beach Club.
According to police, she tried to throw a punch at her boyfriend, but instead
hit a waitress in Bubba's.
The waitress has filed battery charges against Jennifer, who just a few years
ago was arrested on drug and shoplifting charges.
The women's final at the French Open will not include a Capriati forehand, or
backhand, but it will have Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario facing off
for the third time.
SUPER=03-Paris, France/USA; :00
Each advanced through their semi-finals matches with relative ease and
Vicario beat beat Jana Novotna 63 and 7-5.
Steffi topped Conchita Martinez 63- and 6-1.
Graf and Vicario have met 34 times with Steffi winning 26 of them.
There's plenty of tennis on the local level as well, as the 36th annual
Central Virginia Invitational Tennis Tournament began a four day run in
Lynchburg this morning.
A number of the top college players in the region from most of the ACC
schools are represented at this year's CVITT at the Oakwood Country Club.
And again, the Lynchburg tennis community has done a great job of getting
ready for the field of players.
((CHRISTIE POWELL/CVITT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Christie Powell/CVITT Director; :00
OUT Q=...NUMBER OF YEARS."
All proceeds from the event go to benefit junior tennis in Lynchburg.
And admission to the matches is absolutely free.
The only request is that you don't bring any rain with you.
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OUT Q=...some anyway."
Still to come tonight Roy Stanley talks with William Fleming's new head
Roland Lovelace, one of the more peaceful and popular coaches at William
Fleming traded in one hat for another today as he was officially named the
Colonels' head basketball coach. Roy Stanley has more from Fleming.
IN Q="Lovelace, a history
SUPER=01-Sherley Stuart/Fleming Athletic Director; :23
SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/Fleming Head Basketball Coach; :48
OUT Q= ...news 7 sports."
((Lovelace, a history teacher at William Ruffner has been involved in coaching
at both schools for many years.
He's served as offensive coordinator of the football team under Shirley
Stuart and now under George Miller.
And for the past 12 years, Lovelace has developed a solid girls basketball
team stressing the importance of the student athlete.))
((SHERLEY STUART/FLEMING ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
((Lovelace will replace Burrall Paye as the Colonel head coach.
He'll spend the rest of the summer getting ready for football and
Lovelace says he likes a challenge and just like the girls program
academics will be the major focus.))
((ROLAND LOVELACE/FLEMING HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Today is the 52nd anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
And, one group marked the occasion by kicking off a campaign to pay for a
national D-Day memorial to be built in Bedford.
The memorial will include a museum, visitor's center, and educational
Planners consider Bedford the ideal location for the memorial because it
lost more soldiers at Normandy than any other community.
IN Q= 10.08.48 - 10.08.58
((BOB SLAUGHTER/NAT'L D-DAY MEMORIAL FOUNDATION;
IF WE DON'T KEEP REMINDING PEOPLE, IT MIGHT HAPPEN AGAIN AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE
TO KEEP THE STORY OF D-DAY ALIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Slaughter/Nat'l D-Day Memorial Foundation;
OUT Q=of D-Day alive
So far, the group's raised about one million dollars for the project from
The memorial will cost eight million dollars.
It's scheduled to open in June of 1999.