A couple of suspects now under arrest in the murder of a retired teacher:
a man who'd worked for Anna Jean Anderson and a boy she'd taught in fifth
Also coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: we'll re-visit America's birthplace, the
newly unearthed settlement at Jamestown.
Tonight in sports, we'll hear from coaches at VMI, Ferrum, and UVa, plus
George Foreman takes a shot a Tyson and Don King,
and Frank Beamer leaves Marcus Parker in his place telling the Salem native
he cannot play against Boston College and will remain on indefinite game
Looks like a cold front will clear front the area tomorrow morning. The
forecast is mighty fine after that.
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Two people now face charges stemming from the murder of a retired school
teacher in Marion.
Tracy Altizer reports the victim may have been acquainted with both her
IN Q=68 year- old Anna Jean
SUPER=01-Don Lambert/State Police Investigator; :23
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( 68 year- old Anna Jean Anderson lived alone in a quiet neighborhood in
Sometime after 10pm on Tuesday, August third, she was raped and strangled to
death inside her home on Culbert Street.
One week after police found her body, they arrested 23 year- old Harold
David Davis, and charged him with capital murder, rape and burglary.
((DON LAMBERT/STATE POLICE INVESTIGATOR: AT THE ACCUMULATION OF THE
INVESTIGATION WE GOT WARRANTS FOR HIM LATE YESTERDAY AFTERNOON AND AT 8:30 LAST
NIGHT IS WHEN WE FOUND HIM.
QUESTION: HAD YOU INTERVIEWED HIM PRIOR TO THAT?
ANSWER: WELL THAT'S GETTING INTO THE DETAILS OF THE CASE AND WE DON'T WANT TO
COMMENT ON THAT RIGHT NOW. ))
Court records show Davis was placed on probation for five years in March
after pleading guilty to stealing money and electronic equipment from a church.
Sources tell News-7 he had previously done some work in Anderson's home as a
Police have also charged a juvenile with burglary to commit larceny at
They aren't releasing his name, but News-7 has confirmed he is 17 year- old
Josh Widener, one of Anderson's former fifth-grade students. Tracy Altizer,
GRAPHIC=Southside Flooding Aftermath
It may not have been a record flood, but by the time all the numbers are in,
Hurricane Fran will set a record for flood related damages in South Boston and
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Steve Smallshaw joins us live from South Boston where Federal emergency
officials have opened the first disaster recovery center.
Steve, are the folks there started to recover from the storm?
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Roanoke police say an elderly man found dead last week was apparently struck
by a car.
Clarence R. Wright of Rorer Avenue was found lying on the road in the
36-hundred block of Shenandoah Avenue last Friday night.
Police say the 65-year-old man had several head injuries, and it looked like
he'd been hit by a car.
The police are treating Wright's death as a hit and run fatality, and are
looking for witnesses.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6, the Roanoke-Lynchburg radio market is now home
to the Station of the Year, we'll tell you which one,
and it's a find of historic proportions. When we return we'll tell you what
archaeologists have dug up in Jamestown.
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They're calling it the newly, discovered tangible proof of our nation's
It is Jamestown -- and for the first time since the 17th century, Virginians
today laid eyes on its original footprint.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-William Kelso/Archaeologist; :38
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE DISCOVERED AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE -- THE ORIGINAL
JAMESTOWN FORT. applause))
sot TAPE ONE 02:49:53
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM WAS THAT THIS FORT WAS LOST TO
THE MIGHTY JAMES RIVER. THESE INQUIRING MEN AND WOMEN HAD A MUCH BETTER IDEA.
THEY LITERALLY DUG IN.))
The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities acquired and
preserved the site from further erosion -- with NO inkling until two years ago
of what actually still lay beneath the earth.
That's when archaeologist William Kelso stepped into --
sot TAPE ONE 03:08:09
((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: A TIME I LIKE TO CALL THE WOODEN AGES, WHERE
MOST EVERYTHING WAS MADE OF TIMBER AND EARTH. SO WHAT IS LEFT FOR
ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE NOT BRICK FOUNDATIONS, BUT RATHER STAINS IN THE SOIL WHERE
WOODEN WALLS DECAYED AWAY.))
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((IN 1607, 104 HARDY SETTLERS SAILED UP THE JAMES RIVER TO DISCOVER THIS SITE.
ALMOST 400 YEARS LATER, MORE THAN 100 ARCHAEOLOGISTS AND 700- THOUSAND DOLLARS
Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company survived-- the first permanent
English settlement in the New World.
sot TAPE TWO! 03:15:04
((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: IT WAS A TOUGH PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS EARLY
PERIOD. UH, LIVING MOSTLY ON TURTLE IT SEEMS.))
Look upon the first face -- unearthed this week.
Taken down by a musketball in the leg.
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PROBING THAT HAPPENED SOME TIME IN THE 20TH CENTURY.))
Among the new news:
sot TAPE ONE 03:09:28
((WILLIAM KELSO/ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY WERE MAKING COPPER
JEWELRY IN THE LOCAL ALGONQUIN INDIAN STYLE, SHOWING THAT THIS TIME OF FIRST
CONTACT WAS MORE A TIME OF INTERDEPENDENCE AND ACCOMMODATION RATHER THAN OF
Expect more revelations leading up to the year 2007 -- the four century mark
for an American icon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Jamestown.
U-S Senate Candidate Mark Warner says the federal government should expand
the Head Start Program, and today in Roanoke he criticized his opponent for not
doing more to protect it.
This afternoon, the Democratic challenger visited the Head Start program at
the Jefferson Center here in Roanoke.
He says that Head Start is able to serve only 40 percent of the Virginia
children who are eligible for the program.
And he claims Republican John Warner has not made Head Start or early
education one of his priorities.
IN Q=The budget that he supported
((MARK WARNER/U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: THE BUDGET THAT HE SUPPORTED LAST YEAR
WOULD HAVE REQUIRED DRAMATIC CUTS IN EDUCATION. I BELIEVE PART OF THE CUTS
WOULD HAVE COME OUT OF HEAD START. WHAT YOU WILL HAVE IN MARK WARNER IS SOMEONE
WHO WILL MAKE EDUCATION HIS TOP PRIORITY.))
OUT Q=his top priority.
This afternoon a spokesman for Senator John Warner said the latest
criticism is "without basis or credibility."
Eric Peterson says John Warner has been recognized for his support of the
Head Start program.
Peterson described Mark Warner's claims as a scare tactic by a desperate
On Wall Street today, the stock market crossed into record territory several
times today before late profit taking forced the DOW to close just below a new
The DOW still gained 17 points closing at 57-hundred-72.
The NASDAQ climbed nearly 12 points.
A country radio station from our area was a big hit at a national awards
ceremony held last week in New York.
Lynchburg based W-Y-Y-D F-M walked away with top honors in Billboard
Magazine's "Station of the Year" competition.
IN Q=It's voted on
((ROBYNN JAYMES/WYYD PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S VOTED ON BY THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY,
RADIO AND RECORDS. IT IS VOTED ON BY ALL FORMATS. IT'S THE FOLKS IN ROCK AND
URBAN AND TALK RADIO. SO YEAH TO GET THE NOD FROM YOUR PEERS, IT'S PRETTY
SUPER=01-Robynn Jaymes/WYYD Program Director;
OUT Q=pretty awesome.
W-Y-Y-D beat out several thousand entrants from across the country in the
small market division.
Program Director Robynn Jaymes hopes this will help the station get
nominated for the Country Music Association awards next year.
IN Q=It's pretty
((ROBYNN JAYMES/WYYD PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IT'S PRETTY MUCH A THRILL TO BE HONORED
BY ALL TYPES OF MUSIC, OBVIOUSLY. BUT WE WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE THE RECOGNITION
FROM COUNTRY MUSIC TOO.))
SUPER=01-Robynn Jaymes/WYYD Program Director;
OUT Q=country music too.
W-Y-Y-D first came on the air in the Roanoke- Lynchburg market 16 years ago.
It has since become the top rated station in a number of categories.
Jaymes also received some personal recognition for her work from Billboard
She was named 1996 "Program Director of the Year".
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In Roanoke's sister city, Kisumu Kenya, and in many parts of Africa,
hardback books are a luxury. Libraries are inadequate.
Today in Roanoke, seven organizations launched a campaign that they hope
will change that.
Cycle Systems and Goodwill Industries have established more than a dozen
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is providing space to sort and store
Organizers hope "Books for Africa" will send more than 100- thousand
volumes to school libraries in Kisumu.
One student at Virginia Western Community College has firsthand knowledge
of the need.
IN Q=We have many people
((MUYERIE KIMONDU/KENYAN STUDENT: WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE THERE, TEENAGERS AND
CHILDREN LIKEWISE, WHO REALLY WANT TO READ AND THEY REALLY WANT TO BE EDUCATED.
THEY HAVE A DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE THE BOOKS. THEY ARE
THERE, BUT THEY ARE NOT ENOUGH AND LIKE HE SAID THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE. WE
COULD REALLY USE SOME BOOKS.))
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OUT Q=use some books.
Organizers hope the Roanoke effort will encourage other communities to
launch their own Books for Africa programs.
Coming up tonight in sports, Frank Beamer give Marcus Parker a thumbs down
for this weekend's game.
We'll hear from Bill Stewart, and Dave Davis,
Plus, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville, where the Cavs are
preparing for much improved Maryland defense.
The Virginia Tech football team heads to Chestnut HIll, Massachusetts
tomorrow, but running back Marcus Parker will not be getting on the plane.
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Head coach Frank Beamer announced late this afternoon that Parker would miss
second game while serving an indefinite game suspension
The Salem native was suspended back on August 13th after he pled no contest
to shoplifting charges.
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Beamer says freshman Shyrone Stith will get his first start at tailback in
He came in last Saturday against Akron and rushed for two TDs and 119 yards.
With Ken Oxendine out, Stith, Marcus Gildersleeve and Aaron Lane will take care
of the tailback duties.
For the second week in a row, The V-M-I Kedyets will hit the road. This
weekend its intra state rival William And Mary.
The Major focus at practice this week has been the special teams.
Last week at Ole Miss, The kicking game and the overall speed of the Rebels
was more than the Keydets could handle and it resulted in a 31 to 7 loss.
IN Q="We played em...
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.......winning game."
William and Mary is 2 and 0 at this point in the season. The Indians have
dominated the series with the Keydets. And the game is always big because of
the state rivalry.
IN Q="If we can...
OUT Q=.....teaches you."
The game gets underway at one at Cary Field in Williamsburg.
Virginia opens the ACC season this weekend at Scott Stadium against
Opposing offenses used to turn the Terrapin defense into turtle soup. But
Steve Mason says things have changed.
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OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((The memory is still fresh in the Terrapins minds. On November 19th of
last year, UVa walked into Byrd Stadium and then ran all over the field. Tiki
Barber and Kevin Brooks combined for 220 yards rushing.
((CHAD SCOTT/MARYLAND CORNERBACK:))
The Wahoos are leading the ACC in total offense, scoring 55 points and
racking up 480 yards in their season opener. But that doesn't mean the Cavs
aren't taking note of Maryland's new defensive attitude.
((TIM SHERMAN/UVA QUARTERBACK:))
((WALT DEREY/UVA TIGHT END:))
Derey, Barber and the wrest of the UVa offense must contend with a Maryland
defense that has given up 10 points per game in it's first 2 contests. In
Charlottesville, Steve Mason news 7 sports"))
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You can catch that game live right here on your Hometown Station, Saturday
Over in Ferrum, The Panthers have a one-thirty kickoff against Clinch
Last week, Nationally ranked Wesley beat the Panthers 42 to 7.
Dave Davis is in his third season since succeeding Hank Norton as the
Panther Head Coach. And the program is going through a Youth movement.
And that was evident last week especially on defense where inexperience
resulted in several costly turnovers.
IN Q="Offensively we...
((DAVE DAVIS/FERRUM HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Davis/Ferrum Head Coach; :
OUT Q= .........of opponent."
Clinch Valley opened it season with a 34 to 27 win over Cumberland,
It;s been almost a week since MIke Tyson beat Bruce Seldon, but the
controversy surrounding the fight still hasn't died down.
Many are claiming the fight was fixed and Seldon was hit by an imaginary
Former champ George Foreman says both that fight and Tyson's bout with Peter
McNeeley have given the sport another unwanted black eye.
IN Q="I;m very mad...
((GEORGE FOREMAN/FORMER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-George Foreman/Former Heavyweight Champ; :00
OUT Q=...of this foolishness."
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A group of volunteers is trying to make Smith Mountain Lake even more
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And Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom to tell us how they're going
Keith, dozens of residents are fixing up an old farm house by Hales-Ford
The reason-- the seventh annual Smith Mountain Lake Art Show.
The show promises paintings and sculptures...
But before that happens, volunteers have to sculpt walls, and do some
painting of a different kind.
We'll have that story plus a complete wrap up of today's other news, sports
also News 7 at 11 here on WDBJ.
and weather tonight on News 7 Prime Time--that's at 10pm on WEFC and of course