Coming up on News 7 at Eleven-
A student protest gets out of hand in California- Police in Riot gear clash
An accident on 419 in Roanoke County tonight-
Plus a crackdown on illegal immigration moves forward- What do local
immigrants think about the bill?
News 7 is next.
The house passes a tough new immigration bill- Now it goes onto the senate.
Find out what one local immigrant thinks about the bill- Is it too tough or
is the measure needed? We'll hear his thoughts.
After serving almost half of his 30 year senence Randall Lee Smith is about
to be free.
The convicted murderer plans to move back to Pearisburg.
Plus remember this fiery crash on 581 from yesterday. We'll hear from the
man who pulled the victims from the burning car to safety.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A protest turns violent at California State University tonight-
Hundreds of students turned out and police in riot gear stormed in to break
As Byron Harlan reports it all centered around a visit to campus by former
Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
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((Police wielding clubs, officers on horseback, students scrambling after
facing off with authorities.
All this happening after Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke came on the
campus of Cal State Northridge and argued against affirmative action.
The university looked more like a battle zone both from the air and from the
Duke earlier needed a heavy police escort to get through a crowd, some of
whom said they would never allow him into the hall for the debate.
The subject of all the shouting is a hotly contested proposition: 209.
If passed it would outlaw affirmative action in California.
Duke squared-off against activist joe hicks and the debate
That didn't last.
When the disruption ended and the debate began, Duke called affirmative
action nothing more than discrimination against whites.
DAVID DUKE--OPPOSES AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: IF NOT HIRING SOMEONE BECAUE THEY'RE
BLACK IS DISCRIMINATION, THEN NOT HIRING SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY'RE WHITE IS
But hicks told the crowd, people who oppose affirmative action simply don t
know the facts.
JOE HICKS/SUPPORTS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION:
WHITES ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET HIRED. WHITES ARE MORE LIKELY TO MAKE MORE
It was animated but civil, until the students spilled outside, the fighting
began and things turned ugly.
Some students got hurt.
Some headed to the on-campus health center.
Police even used rubber bullets to break up the demonstrators.
They arrested a handful of students, finally containing a crowd stirred to
near riot by an issue that centers on race.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
A woman was seriously injured in a single car accident tonight in Roanoke
Police say it happened around 9- 15 at the intersection of Route 419 and
Authorities say the woman apparently lost control of her vehicle and it
She was trapped inside for a short while, then transported to R-M-H.
Police haven't yet released her name.
The woman who drove the getaway car in a string of robberies and murders in
the Blacksburg area four years ago has won a legal victory.
Tina (Zell-i-NACK) Zelenak still faces a life sentence.
But the Court of Appeals has overturned her attempted robbery conviction.
Zelenak claimed she was under "duress," that she was so intimidated by her
boyfriend, she actually feared for her life if she did not do what he told her.
A social worker was ready to testify as an expert witness to bolster
Zelenak's claim that she idolized and feared Paul Morehead. But the judge
would not allow it.
The Court said Judge Kenneth Devore was wrong, reversed the jury verdict
and sent the case back to Montgomery County.
Zelenak's trial lawyer says the ruling on expert testimony adds a new
dimension to the use of psychological evidence in criminal cases.
Police say the woman found dead last weekend in Culpeper County was a
missing resident from an Orange County group home.
State police used dental records to determine the victim was 20-year old
Anne Carolyn McDaniel.
She was reported missing last Thursday from an Orange County home for
McDaniel had told her housemates she was going out on a date.
State police still won't say how McDaniel died.
Her burned body was found Sunday.
After serving about half of a 30- year sentence for two murders on the
Appalachian Trail, Randall Lee Smith is about to become a free man.
But Tracy Altizer reports he'll still be under the watchful eyes of his
neighbors and the state parole board.
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(( Investigators who handled the case still count it among the most terrible
In the Walnut Flats section of Giles County near a shelter on the
Appalachian Trail, Susan Ramsay was slashed to death during a fierce struggle.
Her companion, Bob Mountford was shot dead in his sleeping bag.
suBack in 1981 the murders of the two social workers drew national headlines.
They even prompted a book. Here in Pearisburg librarians say "Murder on the
Appalachian Trail" is still one of the most popular books on the shelf.su
The killer, Randall Lee Smith is due to return to his mother's home in the
Ingram Village section of Pearisburg this Friday.
Some neighbors who only know Smith by what they've read say they're willing
to give him a chance.
((SABRINA PAYNE/NEIGHBOR: EVERYBODY DESERVES A CHANCE. HE'S DID HIS TIME. ))
Others who watched Smith grow up say they'll welcome the man they remember
as a friendly, thoughtful boy.
((JOE WHITTAKER/NEIGHBOR: I REALLY AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE BOY GETTING OUT. I
LIKE THE BOY. ))
Still, there are worries in this neighborhood.
Smith eventually confessed to the crimes. Investigators said the evidence
against him was overwhelming, including his bloody fingerprints found at the
((BOBBY REYNOLDS/NEIGHBOR: EVERYBODY'S THINKING. IT'S A CONCERN, BUT IT'S UP TO
HIM YOU KNOW. ))
Due to the severity of the crime, Smith will be on supervised parole for
10 years. At least for a while he'll wear a home electronic monitoring device
to help ensure a successful transition back to freedom.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
Tough new measures on illegal immigration are moving forward.
The house passed a measure allowing states to deny free public school to
illegal immigrant children.
The bill would also double the number of border guards.
The measure moves on to the Senate- No word on whether it will pass
Although the new legislation would not have a large impact on the Roanoke
Valley, there is a growing immigrant population here.
Kimberly McBroom has local reaction.
IN Q=The Commonwealth doesn't attract
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SUPER=07-Chamreun Bun; :49
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(( The Commonwealth doesn't attract as many immigrants as border states
like Texas or California.
But nearly 200 refugees re-settle in Southwest Virginia each year.
A local immigration official says the only way a new law could keep
illegal immigrants out is to include employer sanctions.
IN Q=There aren't sanctions
((BARBARA SMITH/IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE SERVICES: THERE AREN'T SANCTIONS AND
THEY OFTEN WILL HIRE FOR LOWER WAGES. SOMETIMES SWEATSHOPS DO-- TO HIRE PEOPLE
THAT COME IN. I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO BE STOPPED UNTIL YOU STOP THE
SUPER=01-Barbara Smith/Immigration and Refugee Services;
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SOT standup 10:23:43
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: SOME IMMIGRANTS HERE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY SAY THE
CURRENT LAWS ARE TOUGH ON THOSE WHO GO THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS-- AND
ILLEGAL ALIENS HAVE AN EASIER TIME GETTING HERE. ))
This restauranteur arrived from Cambodia in 1975.
He's discouraged by the number of years he's tried unsuccessfully to get
family members into the U-S.
((CHAMREUN BUN: A PERSON THAT GOES THROUGH BY THE RULES AND THE REGULATIONS AND
THEY DON'T GET TO COME AS EASY AS THEY ONES WHO COME WITHOUT THEIR PAPERS.
THAT'S NOT RIGHT. ))
Whatever new laws are passed, Bun hopes his family will someday be able to
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, a judge decides if Timothy McVeigh and Terry
Nichols could face the death penalty,
and a man living in Virginia is arrested for allegedly selling government
Robin in WX CENTER
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The suspects in the Oklahoma Bombing could still face the death penalty.
A judge ruled the death penalty is constitutional and federal officials
followed procedure deciding to seek it.
Attorney's for Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols say this is only one
victory for the prosecution.
((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: IF I WERE TO USE A FOOTBALL ANALOGY, I
WOULD SAY THEY SCORED A FIRST DOWN AND NOBODY EVER WON THE ROSE BOWL ON A FIRST
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Jones say there are several roadblocks to the death penalty.
He says there must be a conviction on the charges in the indictment, and he
says Colorado jurors don't often give the death penalty.
An alleged spy is under arrest in Northern Virginia-
As Regina Blakely reports, he's accused of selling top secret information to
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((56 year old Robert Kim, a civilian computer specialist for the
office of naval intelligence and a naturalized U.S. citizen, was brought
before a federal magistrate on charges that he gave classified defense
information to the South Koreans.
FBI Agents watched as Kim played golf at a virginia course with
the embassy official and two other "high ranking" South Korean naval officials
on September 7th and in tapped conversations heard Kim tell the official to "be
cautious.." with "very hot items".
Kim's lawyer did not reveal much information about his client or
the case, only this insight into the government's charges.
JIM CLARK/KIM'S COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY: THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS TO HAVE HAD
KNOWLEDGE THAT THE ACTIVITIES
WERE GOING ON SINCE LAST MAY AND DID NOTHING TO STOP IT WHICH LEADS ME TO
BELIEVE THAT PERHAPS THE DOCUMENTS THE GOVERNMENT CLAIMS WERE BEING PASSED
SHOULDN'T HAVE CREATED A RISK TO NATIONAL SECURITY.
STANDUP REGINA BLAKELY/WASHINGTON:
THE FBI ADMITS THIS CASE IN NO WAY RIVALS THE ALDRICH AMES
CASE. WHEN THE FORMER CIA AGENT RECEIVED MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS FOR
HANDING OVER SECRETS TO THE OLD SOVIET UNION.
BUT IT IS SERIOUS NONETHELESS.
KIM WILL BE BACK IN COURT ON MONDAY ON WHETHER HE SHOULD BE HELD IN JAIL
WITHOUT BAIL. REGINA BLAKELY CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
At least four people are hurt after a shooting at the Church of Scientology
headquarters in Oregon.
Witnesses say a man carrying a can of gasoline started a fire in
the building, then opened fire.
One of those hit was a pregnant woman- She is in critical condition.
Two male victims are in serious conditon. Another was wounded in the hip.
The suspect was arrested outside.
No word on what sparked the shooting.
Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that gutted a storage barn
near Evington this morning.
More than three dozen firefighters were called to the blaze at New London
Auto Parts on Route 6-23.
The 40-year old wooden structure burned quickly, and crews spent their time
protecting nearby buildings from catching fire.
IN Q=What's lost is
((GORDON HICKS/OWNER: WHAT'S LOST IS A BUNCH OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY, MAYBE 20
TONS OF BOLTS, NUTS AND SCREWS THAT WAS PACKED UP IN THERE. ALL THIS FRONT PART
THERE WAS SOME MOTORCYCLES, TIRES AND ALL KINDS OF PLASTIC PARTS IN THIS FRONT
SUPER=01-Gordon Hicks/Owner; :00
OUT Q=this front barn.
Hicks estimates his losses at more than thirty thousand dollars.
Fire crews from Evington, Forest and Brookville- Timberlake spent several
hours battling the blaze.
A Salem company that just expanded two years ago is still in a major growth
Noble Met on Apperson Drive is doubling the size of its plant, and adding
on to its workforce.
Right now it has 50 employees, but it expects that by the end of the year
that number will approach 80.
IN Q=We manufacture
((JOHN FREELAND/NOBLE MET PRESIDENT: WE MANUFACTURE SMALL METAL TUBULAR PARTS
FOR THE BIOMEDICAL INDUSTRY. THEY'RE USED ON CATHETERS, CATHETERS FOR
ANGIOPLASTY, CATHETERS FOR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY.))
SUPER=01-John Freeland/Noble Met President;
OUT Q=for electrophysiology.
Noble Met says large increases in orders have prompted the expansion.
It boasts a client list including big time medical giants like Johnson and
Johnson, and Boston Scientific.
The horizon is looking bright for one Southside business.
Masonite Incorporated is planning to start a fourth shift at its Danville
plant to keep up with demand.
Masonite makes hardboard.
The company has already started interviews.
The fourth shift is expected to begin in November-- by January the company
hopes to employ 60 new people.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next on News 7 at 11, Virginia lottery officials say their new
game has yet to hit the big time,
and we'll meet a man who braved personal danger yesterday to pull two people
out of a burning vehicle in Roanoke.
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Frankie Lee Hall risked his own life this week to save another's.
The Marine Corps recruiter helped two people escape from a burning car.
Yesterday afternoon, Hall was travelling on Interstate 581 when he heard a
At first he thought the truck had blown a tire, but he quickly realized a
small car had become wedged beneath the rear of the trailer.
He helped a young woman from the car, and then returned to help the young
man who was still inside the burning vehicle.
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((STAFF SGT. FRANKIE LEE HALL: AT THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT IT'S KIND OF HARD TO
SAY WHAT MY FEARS WERE. I KNEW I WASN'T GOING TO LEAVE HIM THERE. THAT JUST
WASN'T GOING TO HAPPEN. I WASN'T SURE WHAT MY FUTURE WAS, BUT I WAS GOING TO
STAY WITH HIM AND GET HIM OUT OF THERE. HE WAS COMING OUT OF THERE ONE WAY OR
ANOTHER. AND I JUST THANK GOD THAT I HAD WHAT IT TOOK.))
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A small dog apparently died in the fire that followed the accident, but
the two people police identify as Nicole Hicks and Kevin Billinger survived.
Today, Sergeant Hall said he is simply thankful he was there to help.
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The Yankees win the East with a 19 runs explosion tonight
The Mariners hang in wild card race by beating the Halos.
There are all kinds of quarterback troubles in the NFL
And it's Wednesday night and that means Steve Mason with Hometown Hoops
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But first coming up on Late Night with David Letterman in just a few minutes
Jeff Gordon will make his second appearance on the program in less than a year.
The reigning Winston Cup champ has an 81 point lead in the Winston Cup
standings with 5 RACES to go.
Now your scores.
wipe to score
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The New York Yankees are back on top in the AL east!
Last night the Bronx Bombers clinched the eastern with a 19-to-2 win over the
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The 19 runs marked the Yanks highest scoring game in some 34 years, and
everyone got into the act yesterday including Darryl Strawberry, who delivers
with this two run double to right center field.
Tino Martinez and Tim Raines would homer to give David Cone the win.
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After a 13 year dry spell the Yankees have clinched playoff berths each of
the past two season.
With the Yankees clinching, the drama is now in the West and in the wild card
race where the Mariners are trying to catch the Rangers and Orioles.
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Last night Lou Piniella club snapped a three game losing streak and beat the
Dave Hollins was the man with four hits, four rbis and this opposite field
The Mariners are two and a half games behind the idle Rangers and a game a
half behind the O's won beat Boston last night.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino had surgery to repair the slight
fracture to his right ankle yesterday.
And doctors say that instead of three weeks he may be out for 6.
They also say the Achilles injury he had two years ago may have contributed to
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((DR. JOHN URIBE/MIAMI'S TEAM PHYSICIAN:))
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OUT Q=...SOME INVOLVEMENT."
Marino isn't the only signal caller out this week.
Bears' quarterback Erik Kramer will miss Sunday's game with the Raiders due
to an injury to a cervical disk in his neck.
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And 49ers quarterback Steve Young will miss this weekend's game with the
Young is suffering from a groin injury he first hurt on September 8th and
then re-aggravated last week against the Panthers.
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Yesterday afternoon in Atlanta, suspended Falcons quarterback Jeff George met
the media and acknowledged that he's probably played his final game in Atlanta.
The Falcons says they are open to trading him, and the Raiders, Cards, Rams
and Bucs are reportedly interested in his services.
One girl's basketball game in the valley tonight as Glenvar played host
former district rival Craig County.
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With Glenvar's move to the Three Rivers the Rockets no longer face them in
And that's probably a good thing. Erika Hale takes the pass on the inbounds
play and scores as Glenvar jumps out to a 13-to-nothing lead.
Amanda Bishop would then benefit from a nice pass inside as she converts in
the paint for the bucket as the Highlander lead expands.
Craig's Jody Harden would get this late basket in the second but Glenvar
beats Craig 84 to 20. Not a misprint, just a mismatch.
And the hoopla continues on this Wednesday night as Steve Mason checks in
weekly girl's basketball report.
Hometown Hoops Weekly.
This week's stories are coming up right after this.
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Most girls' high school hoops teams in the area are now begun district play.
Tonight Steve Mason's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly takes us to Byrd, Lord
Botetourt, and Galax.
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Byrd and Salem came into last night's Blue Ridge battle undefeated in the
Behind Brandy Allen's 18 points, the Lady Terriers emerged the victor
Salem got another solid night from inside/outside threat Sarah Palmer, Byrd
remains the surprise of the district after replacing 4 starters from a year
((RICHARD THRASHER/WILLIAM BYRD GIRLS BASKETBALL COACH:))
Lord Botetourt All state first teamer Sarah Hicks sat out last night's 74-53
win over Alleghany. Head coach David Wheat said she won't play Thursday against
Rockbridge, but should be ready next week against salem.
Galax fans are rocking and they have reason to be. Their Maroon Tide is 2
and OH in the district under 1st year head coach Verl Brown who is trying to
lead Galax to it's 4th straight Mountain Empire crown. 3 starters are back.
((VERL BROWN/GALAX HEAD COACH:))
The Empire strikes back with Fort Chiswell, who is 3 and 1 in the district
after losing to the Tide last night 60 to 44. All 5 starters return from last
year's team that went to regionals.
Don't miss Brookville at Jefferson Forest or William Campbell at Rustburg
tomorrow. Octoberfest begins with Covington at James River and Parry McCluer at
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And don't forget you can catch two more big college football games this
Saturday here on your Hometown Station
as Wake Forest heads into death Valley to battle Clemson at Noon.
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And right after that, Virginia Tech takes on Syracuse in the Carrier Dome in a
3:30 kickoff right here on WDBJ.
The Big Game is a little disappointing, so far.
Lottery officials are depending on it to make 37- million dollars in profit
for Virginia's budget this year.
IN Q=We had
((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WE HAD HOPED THAT SALES WOULD BE GREATER
AT THIS POINT IN TIME WITH THE BIG GAME. BUT THEY'RE NOT DOING BADLY. WE HAD
JUST I GUESS EXPECTED THAT VIRGINIANS WERE GOING TO TURN OUT IN GREATER NUMBERS
THESE FIRST THREE WEEKS THAN THEY HAVE. BUT WE'RE PLEASED WITH WHAT WE HAVE
DONE. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A 15- MILLION DOLLAR JACKPOT FOR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
AND THAT CERTAINLY IS GOING TO HELP.))
SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Va. Lottery Director;
OUT Q=to help.
Kyle expects the first Big Game jackpot that hits the 30- million dollar
range will catch Virginians' attention.
NO Lotto jackpot's ever hit that mark.
Another reason for slow sales -- the first Big Game drawing came the night
Hurricane Fran caused record power outages across the state.
That's News 7 at 11.
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