Another major development today in a Pulaski County murder case.
SS=News 7 at 7
I'm Teresa Hamilton.
Richmond police have arrested a third man for his alleged role in the murder
of a Pulaski County man.
Authorities say 31-year-old Eddie Gibson was apprehended early today and is
on his way back to Southwest Virginia.
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SUPER=01-Ralph Dobbins/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :35
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((Gibson and two others are charged with killing 43-year-old Elmer Eugene
Fisher, Sunday night.
27 year-old Joseph Ray Graham, Junior, was apprehended last night in
22 year-old Darick Dewayne Wetzel was picked up at his Pulaski County home.
Authorities say Gibson apparently drove the victim and the two other
suspects to this spot along the New River.
Investigators say it was there that Fisher was stabbed and held under the
Pulaski County Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says authorities may seek capitol
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((RALPH DOBBINS/PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF: WE HAVE NOT ONLY THAT. WE HAVE
BREAKING AND ENTERING AND GRAND LARCENY. WE FOUND A TRAILER THAT HAD BEEN
BROKEN INTO AND QUITE A BIT OF PROPERTY HAD BEEN STOLEN IN EAGLE VIEW AND THAT
WAS PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTY. WE'LL PLACE THOSE CHARGES NOW
OUT Q=CHARGES NOW ALSO
Teresa's Mike HOT
The suspects are being held in the Pulaski County Jail without bond.
The three men will be arraigned Monday.
Sheriff's officials say a Campbell County woman was on the phone with 9-1-1
when her husband pulled the trigger during an attempted murder-suicide.
Wesly Gregory apparently shot his wife, Brenda, before killing himself.
According to authorities Brenda Gregory called 9-1-1 shortly before four
yesterday afternoon to report trouble.
While on the phone with the sheriff's department, she screamed and said her
husband had just shot her and then turned the gun on himself.
When Deputies arrived they found Wesly Gregory dead from a gunshot to the
neck and Brenda Gregory with a wound to her leg.
She was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where she was treated and
released last night.
An Augusta (Uh-gus-ta) County man was crushed to death by his own vehicle.
It happened last night on Route 2-75.
State Police say 43- year old Gary Michael Smith of Staunton was traveling
the wrong way when he drove off the side of the road and became stuck.
Smith was apparently outside of the car when the vehicle rolled on top of
him-- he was pulled about 25 feet down an incline.
Authorities say Smith died at the scene.
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (net-ann-ya-who) and Palestinian
leader Yassar Arafat are expected to meet tomorrow.
Diplomatic sources says the summit will be held at the Israel-Gaza border.
Word of the meeting comes after four days of violence in Israeli occupied
71 people have died in the riots, which began after Israel opened a tunnel
near a mosque in Jerusalem.
Today Netanyahu called the tunnel a phony issue.
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((THIS TUNNEL IS 250 METERS, 250 METERS IS A QUARTER OF A KILOMETER, FROM THE
NEAREST MOSQUE. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE HOLY PLACES.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Prime Minister;
OUT Q=the holy places
But Palestinians say it's another example of Jewish expansion at their
Ailing Russian president Boris Yeltsin made a brief television appearance
Yeltsin was shown meeting with his defense minister at Moscow's Central
Hospital, where he's waiting for heart bypass surgery.
Russian and American doctors say Yeltsin is in good spirits and can work 3
to 4 hours a day.
But Russian security chief Alexander Lebed is still demanding that Yeltsin
step down, saying the country has no sense of direction.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 7,
Now that V-M-I has agreed to admit women, how many changes will be made to
And, hundreds of people celebrate in the annual Henry Street Heritage
Festival today in Roanoke.
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((ALETHA BOLDEN/HENRY STREET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: IT'S JUST THE MIXTURE OF FOOD,
MUSIC, AND INFORMATION. ))
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We'll bring you those stories and more coming up.
For 157 years, the Virginia Military Institute has remained virtually
But in June, the U- S Supreme Court ruled that its all- male tradition was
And just last week, the school's board of visitors voted to comply with the
Court's decision... instead of going private.
VMI is the topic on tomorrow's edition of On Record.
Scott Prince has a preview.
IN Q=The decision
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Kevin Brown/Asst. To The Superintendent; :16
SUPER=01-Alan Soltis/Roanoke Alumni President; :42
OUT Q=WDBJ- 7
(( The decision has been made.
The reactions have been heard.
So now, how many changes will have to take place at Virginia Military
Institute, now that women will be admitted.
School officials say very few.
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((COLONEL KEVIN BROWN/VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE: IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY FAIR TO
OFFER THE VMI SYSTEM AS IT IS. WE ARE WELCOMING WOMEN TO VMI. WE WOULD LIKE
WOMEN THERE, WE WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO ACCEPT US AS WE ARE, AND WE WILL ACCEPT
THEM AS THEY ARE. ))
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But there will most certainly be changes at VMI.
Among other things, women will of course get their own showers and restroom
But there will also have to be some changes of philosophy.
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((ALAN SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI PRESIDENT: VMI MEN WILL ALWAYS BE TAUGHT THAT YOUNG
LADIES, THAT WHEN THEY DATE AND THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO VMI, YOU TREAT THEM THE
SAME. I THINK IT'S SIMPLY WHAT THIS COURT CASE IS ALL ABOUT. REALIZING THERE'S
GOING TO BE LADIES IN THE CORPS WHO ARE PEERS NOW. AND FIND OUT HOW TO WORK
THROUGH THOSE SITUATIONS. ))
Women cadets at VMI.
That's tomorrow's On Record topic.
Please join me, Scott Prince, at 11 o'clock, right here on Your Hometown
Station, WDBJ- 7.))
The sites, sounds and scent of African-American culture filled Roanoke's
Elmwood Park today.
The combination drew hundreds for the seventh annual Henry Street Heritage
The smell of food greeted visitors as they entered the festival.
In addition to good eating, the event used music and dance to pass along the
diverse heritage of African-Americans.
But in recent years the event has also become a way to educate the
IN Q=WE WANT THE
((ALETHA BOLDEN/HENRY STREET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW
ABOUT SCHOOLS, ABOUT HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES, ABOUT EDUCATIONS ABOUT TAKING CARE
OF THEMSELVES, THEIR BODIES. AIDES INFORMATION OUT THERE. IT'S JUST A NEED
FOR THE COMMUNITY TO BE MORE AWARE.))
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OUT Q=BE MORE AWARE.
Organizers moved the event to Elmwood Park three years ago and Bolden says
ever since the festival has grown every year.
The location and handicap facilities make the park accessible to everyone.
Hundreds are expected to a lace up their walking shoes in the Roanoke Valley
to benefit one of the area's most popular charities.
The "Walk for the Cure", to support the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, will
get underway tomorrow.
The organization expects to garner about 800-thousand dollars in pledges.
It's accomplished with the help of people like LeeAnn Brown.
This waitress has plenty of connections, to raise money for J-D-F.
At Dave's Restaurant in Roanoke, LeeAnn's customers are helping her meet her
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((LEEANN BROWN/THIS YEAR I'M UP TO A THOUSAND BUT I WANT TO BEAT THAT.
LAST YEAR IT WAS CLOSE TO TWO THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-LeeAnn Brown/JDF Fundraiser;
OUT Q=close to two thousand.
In fact, LeeAnn raises as much as any small corporation.
It's a labor of love-- as her 14-year-old son suffers from Juvenile
Advance Auto Parts has also made a sizable contribution to the cause-- about
540-thousand dollars, with the help of customers.
Internationally, J-D-F has awarded more than 23-million dollars to diabetes
And coming up, The Hokies and Keydets were on the football field today
Virginia hosts Texas tonight we'll have a preview.
Virginia Tech went up to the Carrier Dome for a big game against the
Orangemen of Syracuse.
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In the first quarter Donovan McNabb tosses the four yard touchdown pass to
Deon Maddox at the back of the end zone 7 to nothing Syracuse.
But the Hokies defense makes the big play. Cornelius White blocks this
punt the ball falls into his hands and he takes it in from 60 yards out to tie
the score at 7 to 7.
Another turnover set up Tech's second score Ken Oxendine goes in from the
one yard line and the Hokies led 14 to 7.
But Syracuse scored two touchdowns in a 2-minute span. On this play
Tebucky Jones reverses field turns the corner and scores from 23 yards out
Syracuse led 24 to 14 at the half.
The Hokies opened the third with a score. Oxendine goes in from three
yards out and the lead was cut to 24 to 21.
But Syracuse answered McNabb rolls SUPER=36-Syracuse/52/Virginia
Tech/21/;out and hits Quentin Spotwood on the touchdown pass and the Orangemen
beat the Hokies 52 to 21.
The V-M-I Keydets dropped to 0 and 4 this afternoon losing to Furman 31 to
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Paladins; :
It was homecoming at Alumni field and the Keydets were looking for their
Tailback Thomas Haskins scored the first touchdown of the game on this run
and V-M-I took a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Then with the score tied 7 to 7 Furman's Braniff Bonaventure hits Jos Cole
on the touchdown pass and Furman took the 14 to 7 lead.
But the Keydets came back in the third Quarter. Haskins breaks free and
scores on the 25 yard run and the game was tied again this time at 14.
Furman added 17 more points in the SUPER=36-Furman/31/VMI/14/;third and
fourth quarters and the Paladin's go on to beat the Keydets 31 to 14.
Clemson, Purdue and Miami picked up big win this afternoon for those and
all of today's scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
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SUPER=0101-/Boston U./7/j/Richmond/37////James Madison/22/j/New
SUPER=0101-/Virginia State///Hampton///Night//Wake Forest/10/j/Clemson/21///;
SUPER=0101-/Maryland///West Virginia#23///Night//N.C. State/21//Purdue/42///;
SUPER=0101-j/Florida State#2/13//North Carolina#11/0///j/Penn
SUPER=0101-j/Ohio State#4/29//Notre Dame#5/16////Arizona
SUPER=0101-j/Colorado#12/24//Texas A & M/10////LSU#17///New Mexico
SUPER=0101-/Kansas#20///Utah///Night/j/Brigham Young/31//S. Methodist/3///;
SUPER=0101-j/Northwestern#25/35//Indiana/17///j/W & L/29//Centre/21///;
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Virginia and Texas seem a world a part in many college football respects;
different conferences, different recruiting hot beds...not to mention the
But Steve Mason says, these two opposites will take David A Harrison Field in
Charlottesville tonight with many frightening similarities.
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SUPER=03-Austin, TX/Fighting Irish vs. Longhorns; :00
SUPER=01-Duane Ashman/UVa Defensive End; :29
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/127 Yards Rushing vs. Texas in 95; :34
SUPER=03-Austin/Cavaliers vs. Longhorns; :40
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :48
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:11
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((As time ran out, Notre Dame shocked Texas with a game winning field goal.
Their first loss makes reaching national championship status seem almost out of
The celebration after the kick is still very clear in their minds.
And while Phil Dawson's game winning 50 yard field goal took for ever to find
the upright's, the plane ride home was even longer.
To make the plane ride back a long one, UVa will need to beat a defense more
physical than any the cavs have faced yet this season. The core is the nations
10 ranked secondary lead by pre season all american bone crushing corner Bryant
UVa will retaliate with some physical play of it's own. it's homecoming for
UVa and the cavs have won 5 straight, In Charlottesville, Steve Mason, News 7