Coming up on News 7-
They are rocking and rolling all night long- Kiss is back together in
Roanoke. We'll take you there live.
He's known as the night stalker. But today this death row inmate got married
behind bars. We'll hear from his bride.
And one company recalls almost one million baby monitors.
News 7 is next.
Gerry products is recalling one million baby monitors- because faulty wiring
could spark a fire.
The voluntary recall involves Gerry Model 602 Deluxe Baby Monitors.
If you own this monitor you can call 1-800 672-6289 for a free replacement.
SUPER=03-San Rafael, CA;
The bride wore a lace dress. The groom- his prison blues. The death row
inmate known as the Night Stalker got married today. We'll hear from the bride.
And it's a reunion for the rock bank KISS tonight in Roanoke. We'll take you
to the show.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
It was something local Kiss fans thought they would never see again.
The original members of one of the best known rock bands were back on the
stage tonight in Roanoke.
Double Boxes=Jean/Jay Microwave;
Jay Moore was at the concert joins us now from the Roanoke Civic Center.
(Rollcue: number of devoted fans.))
SUPER=01-Gene Prater/KISS Fan;
OUT Q=50 pounds.
Motorcycle daredevil Robbie Knievel is having more trouble with the law.
Today the Rockbridge County sheriff seized his motorcycle and other
equipment, just one day after the stuntman was arrested on a charge of being
drunk in public.
Knievel was supposed to leap over two dozen cars at the Salem Civic Center
But he said his sponsors cancelled the show after his arrest.
IN Q=I came her to perform
((ROBBIE KNIEVEL/MOTORCYCLE STUNTMAN: I CAME HERE TO PERFORM, THEY ALL BACKED
OUT AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. IF WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING
OUT. IF I WAS CAUGHT WITH SOME DRUGS, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING OUT. I'VE ALWAYS
SAID, NONE OF US IS PERFECT, NONE OF US ARE.))
SUPER=10-Robbie Knievel//Last Night
OUT Q=none of us are.
But the promoters got a court order for the Rockbridge County sheriff to
seize Knievel's two motorcycles, ramps and other gear.
In court papers, George and Sally Davis of (Antique) ANT-I-QUE,
Incorporated, say they they didn't know the show was cancelled until they saw
Knievel on TV.
They say they gave Knievel a 15-thousand dollar deposit, and 10-thousand
dollars for expenses.
Now they want that money back, plus another 15-thousand dollars in damages.
Should the suspects in the Oklahoma City Bombing be tried separately?
Their lawyers say yes- Byron Harlan explains why.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; 00-03!
SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichols' Lawyer; 20-24!
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News; 41
OUT Q=CBS News, Denver."
((Defense lawyers make a fairly straight forward point: They say the jury will
not be able to give Timothy Mcveigh and Terry Nichols the attention each man
deserves- that they may be presumed guilty by association.
But that's not all.
Both Mcveigh and Nichols have made statements which will--in effect--become
testimony incriminating the other.
MICHAEL TIGAR/NICHOLS' LAWYER: THAT PUTS ON ME THE BURDEN OF TRYING TO SHOW-AS
I SAID IN COURT TODAY--THAT TIM McVEIGH IS A LIAR. MR. JONES IS GONNA TO HAVE
TO SHOW--TRY TO SHOW THAT TERRY NICHOLS IS A LIAR.
If they're tried together, neither defense lawyer will be able to challenge
those statements through cross examination.
That--they say--is against the law.
BYRON HARLAN: BUT PROSECUTORS SAY, TWO TRIALS WOULD BE TOO CUMBERSOME, TOO
BURDENSOME ON VICTIMS AND TOO EXPENSIVE. THEY SAY, NEARLY ALL OF THE EVIDENCE
APPLIES TO BOTH NICHOLS AND MCVEIGH, THAT THE BOMBING WAS A JOINT OPERATION AND
THIS SHOULD BE A JOINT TRIAL. BYRON HARLAN CBS NEWS, DENVER.))
15 thousand Canadian Auto Workers are on strike- and that could spell
problems in the U-S.
Canadian Workers have shut down General Motors plants in Ontario and Quebec-
The employees want protection against the company's reliance on cheaper,
((THE AUTO SUPPLIERS WHAT THEY PAY THOSE WORKERS IS SUBSTANTIALLY LOWER THAN
WHAT OUR WORKERS MAKE AT G.M. IT'S NOT RIGHT. ))
OUT Q=it's not right."
G-M plants in the U-S could be affected if the strike continues- because
several use parts made in Canada.
The strike could also delay GM's fall launch of several new minivans and
Parents may want to take note- (Jerry) Gerry Products is recalling almost
one million baby monitors.
The voluntary recall involves Gerry's Model 602, Deluxe Baby Monitors.
The company says the wires inside may not be properly connected.
That could cause it to overheat and possibly cause a fire.
If you own a monitor you can call Gerry at 1-800- 672-6289 for a free
Gerry says it is aware of one fire caused by monitor. No one was injured,
The Consumer product safety commission reports two other fires- one with a
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on our newscast, a grandmother from Moneta is recognized for
saving her granddaughter from an exploding trailer,
and one of the country's most notorious serial killers gets married today.
We'll hear from his new bride when we return.
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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A Rockbridge County man has been sentenced to 69 years in prison, for
murdering two people Christmas Eve.
Ronald Hewitt pled guilty in July to the murder of 24-year old Christopher
Higgins- the man who dated his ex-girlfriend.
Hewitt also pled guilty to aggravated malicious wounding, for shooting
Armed with a rifle, Hewitt forced his way into the couple's home, walked
into their bedroom and shot them.
The bride was dressed in Lace.
The groom in his prison blues-
Richard (Ra-Mirror-ez) Ramirez known as the Night stalker- married Doreen
(lee-oy) Lioy at San Quentin Prison in California.
SUPER=03-San Rafael, CA;
The bride wore an ivory lace dress- the groom ironed his prison uniform for
((DOREEN LIOY: I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M ECSTATICALLY HAPPY TODAY. I'M VERY PROUD
TO HAVE MARRIED RICHARD AND BE HIS WIFE.))
SUPER=01-Doreen Lioy/Ramirez' Wife;
OUT Q=and be his wife.
There is no champagne, cake or honeymoon for the newlyweds, who will also not
be allowed conjugal visits.
Ra-mirror-ez is on death row for torturing, sexually abusing and murdering
13 people in Southern California in the early 1980s.
But Lioy, a 41-year old magazine editor says she sees an attractive,
vulnerable boyish man.
She also says she believes he's innocent.
Lioy met him more than eight years ago.
((SHE SENT HIM A BIRTHDAY CARD AT THE COUNTY JAIL. HE INVITED HER TO GO TO THE
((THE RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPED THEN.))]
SUPER=01-Phil Carlo/Author "Nightstalker"
OUT Q=DEVELOPED THEN."
There were nine other weddings scheduled at San Quentin today including two
others for death row inmates.
She says anyone else in her place would have done the exact same thing.
Nonetheless, a Moneta woman bears the badge of 'hero' courtesy of a national
Last summer, Phyllis West travelled to Mount Airy, North Carolina to spend
time with her family.
But her trip almost turned tragic when a propane tank exploded at her
Trapped inside the burning home was one year old Beth Lindsay.
West managed to climb up into a window and pull her granddaughter to safety.
IN Q=I really
((PHYLLIS WEST: I REALLY DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A HERO. I JUST KNEW I HAD A JOB TO DO
AND IT HAD TO BE DONE QUICK AND I WAS GOING TO DO IT NO MATTER WHAT. ))
OUT Q=matter what
West was honored by the Carnegie Hero Commission Fund, based in
She received a certificate, a medal, and 25- hundred dollars.
Within a few months, Campbell County residents will finally be able to dial
9-1-1 in an emergency.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape;
For years, people there have had to remember a seven-digit phone number to
summon police, fire or an ambulance.
But the county's new 911 system is nearly ready to go on.
And by early 1997, Campbell hopes to unveil it's ENHANCED- 911 system, which
can immediately trace an emergency call.
IN Q=When you call
((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU CALL 911, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND
PHONE NUMBER WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR ON A COMPUTER SCREEN IN FRONT OF THE
DISPATCHER AND THEY'LL HAVE ACCESS TO A DATABASE WITH A MAP TO THE ACTUAL
STRUCTURE THAT THE 911 CALL IS COMING FROM.))
SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Public Safety Director; :00
OUT Q=is coming from.
Milnor says residents must fill out and return the change of address forms
they'll be getting in the mail.
Every county road has been renamed, and every house given a street number.
The new addresses will help speed police, fire and rescue services to the
scene of an emergency.
Radford University President Douglas Covington doesn't have a set
He serves at the pleasure of the Board of Visitors.
So he says he has no qualms about being evaluated by the Board after a
little more than one year on the job.
IN Q=I have indicated
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: I HAVE INDICATED TO THE BOARD OF
VISITORS AND TO OTHERS THAT I EXPECT TO BE ACCOUNTABLE AS THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE
OFFICER OF THE UNIVERSITY AND I WOULD QUITE FRANKLY WELCOME FEED- BACK, AND I
WOULD WELCOME CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President
He says that criticism is welcome whether it's from board members OR
students, staff, faculty, alumni or members of the community.
Covington was in Roanoke today addressing the local chapter of the Public
Relations Society of America.
Federal money is arriving on schedule for a big project at the Roanoke
Construction of a new cargo area may begin by next month.
This week the airport just about wrapped up securing half of the federal
money needed for the project, estimated at 10-million dollars.
Federal and state grants should pay for most of the work.
The airport expects to make up any shortfall.
And separate, early stage funding for a new control tower has been approved.
That project should begin in five years.
Soft Music Under
When news 7 at 11 returns, a regional museum will have to look for a new
and some mail delivery in our area was set back a 100 years today.
There wasn't a problem, just a celebration. We'll tell you what it was all
about a little later in the broadcast.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton is looking for a new
The man who's held the job for 11 years, Walter (Higher) Hayer, resigned
today, apparently under some pressure from the board of trustees.
A spokesman says after a job review in June, (Higher) Hayer was told he
would be evaluated again in a few months.
Hayer will continue to do budget and other work for the museum until
The director of operations, Sue Hanson, will be the acting director.
The museum includes several living history exhibits, including working farms
from the 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
Some of the tobacco industry's biggest support comes from the Southside--
where the golden leaf is the region's number one cash crop.
Students enrolled in the "Governor's School" at Danville Community College
understand the positive aspects because they've grown up in the area.
They're also familiar with the negative health affects.
This morning, a doctor at Danville Regional Medical Center brought samples
of lungs damaged by smoking for the students to see and touch.
The teen's will use the information for a class project dealing with
tobacco's positive and negative aspects.
IN Q=I think
((EMILY MARTIN/CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I THINK IT WAS VERY BASIC, IT WAS VERY
STRAIGHT FORWARD AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM IT. ANDRAE MILLNER/GW HIGH SCHOOL
JR.:I LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS POSSIBLE WITH SMOKING
AND THINGS. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE AFFECTS OF SMOKING WERE SO ADVERSE.))
SUPER=01-Emily Martin/Chatham High School Jr.; :00
SUPER=01-Andrae Millner/GW High School Jr.; :06
OUT Q=so adverse.
The students will present their findings to the public November second--
local dignitaries and area farmers will be invited.
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SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Wind NE-15/45-49/Sunny And Cool/Wind NE-10/58-62;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Very Chilly/39-43/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-10/56-59;
SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Wind NE-10/34-38/Sunny & Cold/Wind NE-15/52-56;
SUPER=334-Freeze Warning/Wind N-15/28-32/Mostly Sunny/Wind NE-10/54-58;
The major league umpires are again threatening to strike today because of the
Robert Alomar spitting incident. They'll first have their day in court.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00
Meanwhile the Orioles worked out and packed up their Cleveland cold weather
And they think they can win at least one at Jacob's field.
IN Q="oUR TEAM...
((MARK PARENT/ORIOLES CATCHER:))
SUPER=01-Mark Parent/Orioles Catcher; :00
OUT Q=...looks like Moses."
Speaking of Moses, 95 year old Dominique Wilkins has returned from Europe -
actually he's still in his 30's - and signed an NBA deal with the San Antonio
Spurs. No terms were released.
go to break
Lord Botetourt beat Northside 66-60 last night to force a three way tie
for first place in the Blue Ridge District between Botetourt, Byrd and
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Cavaliers vs. Vikings; :00
Marilyn Bussey's team could not stop The lady Cavs sharpshooters. Sara Moore
sinks this deuce form just inside the arc.
Northside answered with passing. Samantha Webb puts the rock into the hands
of a cutting Rosse Hopkins who uses the window for 2 of her team high 18.
Botetourt beat Northside's full court press time and again. Sara Hicks
to Kim Daugherty to Moore to Takisha Basham for the bucket.
Northside pulled to within 3 at the half 32-29. But The lady Cavs were too
strong and win 66-60.
also last night, Floyd County beat Giles 81-36.
SUPER=03-Radford/Shawsville vs. Radford; :00
Up in Radford last night it was a big evening for Charlee Taylor. The
daughter of former Radford University Athletic director Chuck Taylor topped the
1000 career point mark last night against Shawsville.
She was given the game ball, but she couldn't quite produce a win!
Shawsville, the surprise team of the
96 continues to roll as the Shawnees beat Radford 52-to-44. They get Floyd at
home next Tuesday.
SUPER=04-Blacksburg/William Byrd vs. Blacksburg;
And up in Blacksburg last night the William Byrd Terriers bounced back from
Tuesday night's loss to Northside by beating Blackbsurg on the road
45-to-33. Brandi Allen had 14 points.
On to volleyball. William Fleming is the only Roanoke Valley District team
this season to win a game against Cave Spring. Last night, the Lady Colonels
were hoping to win more than one against the Lady Knight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels; :00
Cynthia Brown's Fleming squad was 2 and 2 in the RVD coming in.
Trailing two games to none, the Lady Colonels went up 12-8 before things
The Knights won 7 straight points to win the match 15-8, 15-6 and 15-12.
SUPER=01-Cynthia Brown/William Fleming Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Penny Williams/Cave Spring Head Coach; :09
OUT Q=...took it back to them"
PH beat Franklin County on the court as well last night 3 games to one.
Week six of Friday Football Extra features no less than 34 different teams
from Richmond to Galax tonight.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.
The St. Louis Cardinals now have a 2 games to none lead on the San Diego
Padres after yesterday's 5-to-4 win.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN; 00
San Diego's Ken Caminiti struggled in game one, but not yesterday as he ties
the game at one all with this blast to right field in the fifth inning.
But the strong one - former Braves Ron Gant, clears the bases with a double
to deep center SUPER=35-San Diego/4/St. Louis/5/Cards Lead 2-0;
with the bases loaded.
Three runs score and the Cards win it 5-to-4 to take a 2 games to none lead
as the series now heads to San Diego.
The Atlanta Braves have also taken a commanding 2 games to none led over the
Dodgers in their best of five series.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Fox; :00
The Dodgers had a 2-to-1 lead in the seventh inning before the Braves went
downtown with Fred McGriff and Jermaine Dye hitting solo shots off loser Ismail
SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Los Angeles/2/Braves Lead 2-0;
Ryan Klesko also homered for the Braves tonight. Atlanta has scored just
five rus in the series, but four have been homeruns.
The Philadelphia Eagles gave mark Rypien a tryout yesterday and a one year
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :00
With Rodney Peete out with a season endeding injury, the Eagles picked up the
former Redskin for some insurance, with inexperienced Ty Detmer the team's
wipe to eng#
SUPER=03-Irving, TX; :00
Michael Irvin rejoined his Dallas Cowboys teammates TODAY after serving his
five game suspension for violating the league's drug abuse policy.
It was his first practice since the preseason.
The 2-and-3 Cowboys have this weekend off.
The lowly Jets have now lost Keyshawn Johnson for three to four weeks.
The wide receiver had surgery today to repair torn cartilage in his right
His loss is the latest for a team that has been decimated by injuries.
Still to come tonight, second round qualifying results from Charlotte,
and Terry Labonte talks about his chances of catching Jeff Gordon in the
The final grid for Sunday's UAW GM Quality 500 at Charlotte is all set.
Positions 26 through 43 were filled this afternoon.
Let's check out the rundown.
wipe to lineup
SUPER=0107-26. Geoff Bodine/180.078/27. Ken Schrader//28. Jimmy Spencer//29.
Dick Trickle//30. Chad Little;
SUPER=0107-31. John Andretti//32. Billy Standridge//33. Sterling Marlin//34.
Dale Earnhardt//35. Greg Sacks;
SUPER=0107-36. Derrike Cope//37. Wally Dallenbach//38. Loy Allen//;
SUPER=0107-39. Ricky Rudd/Prov./40. Kyle Petty/Prov./41. Kenny
Wallace/Prov./42. Robert Pressley/Prov./43. Darrell Waltrip/Prov./;
WIPE TO VOB eng#
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Bobby Labonte beat out Jeff Gordon in last night's first round time trials to
get the pole for the UAW GM Quality 500.
But many fans will be watching Bobby' older brother Terry this week to see if
he can pick up any ground in the point chase.
He currently trials Gordon by 111 points.
((TERRY LABONTE/SECOND IN POINTS RACE:))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Second In Points Race; :00
OUT Q=...DO IT AGAIN.
Everyday, they make their way down the road less traveled.
In fact, rural postal workers have been doing it for 100 years.
Some postal employees turned BACK the clocks today... and plenty of folks
turned OUT to see them- AND remember.
Scott Prince has more.
IN Q=Nelson and
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie McAlister/Moneta Post Office; :42
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7.
((Nelson and Bernice Jones got a very special delivery from the Moneta Post
It wasn't a letter, or a package, it was more like... childhood memories.
Letter carriers spent part of the day delivering the mail in a mule driven
carriage-- the way it was done years and years ago.
IN Q=They rode
((NELSON JONES: THEY RODE HORSES ALL THE TIME.))
BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
IN Q=Aw yeah
((JONES: AW YEAH IT BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. ))
OUT Q=of memories
Postal Workers across the country are celebrating the 100th anniversary of
Rural Free Delivery, a service which still has plenty of importance today.
This is just one of 57- thousand remote postal routes in the U- S... and the
century old program continues to serve more than 25- million customers, six
days a week.
IN Q=And another
((DEBBIE MCALISTER/MONETA POST OFFICE: AND ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT WOULD BE
THAT THE ROAD SYSTEM-- THE AMERICAN HIGHWAYS DUE TO THE NECESSITY TO HAVE THE
MAIL DELIVERED. ))
It took these letter carriers an hour and half to ride about 2 miles.
Obviously the mail was a little late, but for once, no one seemed to care.
In fact some residents stood outside their homes and took pictures.
Nelson and Bernice Jones didn't need to.
For them, this was not a gimmick.
This was a trip back through time... a time they've already treasured for
Scott Prince, News- 7. ))
nearly a century.