(( HERE'S WHAT'S NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... AUTOPSY RESULTS ARE RELEASED IN
THE MURDER OF A 90-YEAR OLD CHRISTIANSBURG WOMAN-- TODAY THE SUSPECT WAS IN
THE FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS JUST ONE NIGHT AWAY-- AND BOTH SIDES ARE
BRUSHING UP FOR WHAT COULD BE A WAR OF WORDS. ))
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It's Tuesday October 15th, tonight's TOP STORY--
A marriage along the tracks could be in store for CSX and Conrail, two of
the country's largest railroads...so what does that mean for CSX employees in
Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime.
Connie Stevens reporting.
An eight- BILLION- dollar deal between C-S-X and Conrail will create one of
the largest transportation systems in the world.
The railroads say there WILL be job cuts.
But odds are the 275 "C-S-X" employees in Clifton Forge WON'T be affected,
since C-S-X and Conrail don't overlap there.
First though, the deal still must be okayed by regulators AND rail
Len Besthoff has the story.
SUPER=01-Stanley Nicely/CSX Conductor; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :04 quick
SUPER=04-CSX-Conrail Video; :12
SUPER=02-John Snow/CSX CEO; :27
OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7, Clifton Forge.
It's been nearly 24 hours, and a hostage standoff continues tonight in
Police say a man who's already killed a five-year-old boy is holding is
ex-girlfriend, their newborn baby, and his own teenage brother hostage.
He's said to be armed with a gun and a knife.
Two children were freed from the house this morning.
Members of a SWAT team are trying to talk to the man through a window of
An autopsy reveals 90 year- old Annie Lester was beaten and stabbed
repeatedly across her body.
Her alleged attacker, James Reid of Christiansburg received a court-
appointed lawyer today to represent him on murder charges.
Reid may also be charged with rape.
Investigators report evidence at the crime scene, as well as on Lester's
body and Reid's clothing is consistent with a sexual assault.
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Jury selection began today in the trial of 28 year- old Ben Lilly.
Lilly is accused of CAPITAL murder, abduction, carjacking, robbery and five
related firearms charges stemming from the death of a Virginia Tech student.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./December 6; Alexander DeFilippis disappeared
from the parking lot of a Blacksburg convenience store last December.
He was found shot to death in a remote section of Montgomery County.
The defendant's brother Mark Lilly, who's also charged in the crime is
expected to testify against Ben.
A third defendant, Gary Barker may provide crucial state testimony as a
condition of his earlier plea bargain.
President Bill Clinton and Bob Dole have one more day of practice
before their final face to face debate tomorrow night in San Diego.
Byron Harlan reports.
IN Q=A San Diego
SUPER=03-San Diego; :00
SUPER=03-Coronado, CA; :20
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :32
SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM; :38
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:01
OUT Q=B.H. CBS News.
A San Diego university is the setting the final round of the debates.
The candidates will be center stage and the gloves are coming off.
That s because Bob Dole says, it's time to attack President Clinton's
Why his campaign accepted 425-thousand dollars from Indonesian
bankers...why his aids collected F.B.I. files on Republicans?
He gave no hint of the harder edge he's expected to take, instead talking
about cutting taxes, changing the law to reduce frivolous lawsuits and
eliminating affirmative action.
BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)
WE MUST NOT DISCRIMINATE BY RACE OR HANDICAP OR ANYTHING ELSE.
The President wanted to talk about a new study saying there s less
violence on TV now than last year.
WE ARE MOVING MEASURABLY IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AWAY FROM VIOLENCE AND
TOWARD MORE PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN.
Newt Gingrich wants a Congressional investigation regarding the files and
The President says, that s election year politicking.
The first time they met, folks gave both high marks for their civility,
but most thought president clinton won.
But some polls show that Bill Clinton leads Bob Dole as many as 18-points,
so this may be Mr. Dole's big chance to close the gap.
Byron Harlan, CBS news, Los Angeles.))
The President has been accused of letting national teen drug use increase
during his administration.
Here in Virginia, Governor George Allen says he's taken steps to keep those
Today, Allen announced some anti-drug initiatives he'd like the 1997 General
Assembly to enact.
IN Q=The high point
((THE HIGH POINT -- NUMBER ONE I THINK WOULD BE ALLOWING OUR PROSECUTORS...
FACTS ARE ALL THE SAME.))
OUT Q=the same.
Other proposals include tougher sentencing for drug dealers, allowing grand
juries to have more investigational powers, and improving laws to seize drug
How do American students stack up against others globally when it comes to
math and science?
The answer may disappoint you.
Also- off-road four wheel drive owners may want to keep a close eye on their
vehicles, or they could be taken for a ride...
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Hundreds of American troops began arriving in Bosnia today.
They are the first of five thousand being sent as a so called Covering
The troops will provide protection as the Army's first armored division
pulls out during the next two months.
U-S military officials have said all American troops will be out of Bosnia by
But that could change if NATO decides a new international mission in Bosnia
If you own a recreational-- all-terrain vehicle, you might want to watch
where you park it...
You could be the next victim in what is considered an organized theft
Authorities are cautioning residents in Henry, Franklin and Pittsylvania
Counties to park their vehicles in a well lit area-- since most of the thefts
occur at night.
Four wheelers aren't cheap-- they sell anywhere from three to 65- hundred
IN Q=We felt
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE FELT THAT HUNTING SEASON WAS A
GOOD TIME WITH THE PRESENT PROBLEM TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC OF THE RASH, THE
PROBLEM WE GOT AND ASK FOR THEIR COOPERATION, THEIR ALERTNESS AND ALSO ASK, IF
ANYONE'S GOT ANY INFORMATION, TO CONTACT ANY ONE OF OUR THREE AGENCIES. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=three agencies.
Authorities are urging owners to write down the serial number.
Last week, six were reported stolen in Henry and Franklin Counties.
A van hit a Campbell County schoolbus full of elementary students this
morning and caused quite a scare-- but fortunately no major injuries.
State police say the driver of this van was blinded by the sun as he
approached the intersection of Crossway Drive and Rainbow Forest Drive.
The van struck the rear of the schoolbus which had stopped to pick up a
News of the crash sent worried parents rushing to the scene.
IN Q=They're okay
((BUS DRIVER: THEY'RE OKAY. ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? THEY DIDN'T EVEN SEEM TO BE
UPSET AT ALL. THEY'RE FINE. WE WERE JUST FINE. OKAY.))
OUT Q=just fine. Okay.
Nine of the 56 children on board were treated and released from Lynchburg
Police say the driver of the van will NOT face any charges.
School bus drivers in Botetourt County aren't satisified with their local
The group is upset over wages and benefits... and this morning drivers took
their complaints to the Board of Supervisors.
The board heard them out... but offered nothing in terms of financial
Now the embattled bus drivers are hoping to get some legal advice.
IN Q=Us drivers
((VICKY DICKERSON/BOTETOURT COUNTY SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: US DRIVERS HAVE TALKED
ABOUT IT AND WE HAVE AGREED THAT IF NOTHING WAS DONE TODAY-- WE DIDN'T GET ANY
SATISFACTION-- WE WERE GOING TO CHECK INTO GETTING US A LAWYER. ))
SUPER=01-Vicky Dickerson/Bus Driver;
OUT Q=a lawyer
Last Thursday, the drivers talked to members of the school board... and the
A few weeks ago they threatened to walk off the job if their wages and
benefits didn't improve.
Tonight on Primetime Sports- we'll see what the Braves are up to after last
night's much needed win--
And it's not just "DID you have breakfast"--- but WHEN did you have it?--
This might have an impact on how students do in school.
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Right now, students in this country lag behind their peers in Germany and
Japan in the study of math and science.
It may be a more concentrated, to-the-point curriculum.
Researchers found students in Germany and Japan are exposed to the same
core material as American kids.
By contrast, U-S students cover MORE material, as additional elements are
One researcher says that leaves many U-S youngsters trying to digest more
information than they can possibly retain.
IN Q=A U.S. mathematics
((DR. WILLIAM SCHMIDT/MICHIGAN STATE UNIV. : A U.S MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOK IN THE
UNITED STATES FOR EIGHTH GRADE, AND SHOW YOU IN COMPARISON HERE IS THE JAPANESE
TEXTBOOK FOR THE SAME GRADE, AND LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO
BOOKS. THIS BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TOPICS INVOLVED IS A MILE WIDE AND AN INCH
DEEP. THESE BOOKS PERHAPS WE COULD CHARACTERIZE AS AN INCH WIDE AND A MILE
SUPER=01-Dr. William Schmidt/Michigan State University; :
OUT Q=inch wide and a mile deep.
The findings were discussed at the Third International Mathematics and
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SUPER=331-Clear And/Pleasant/50-53/Sunny Skies/Light Winds/78-80;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Light Winds/47-49/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/72-74;
SUPER=333-Clear Skies/Light Winds/46-49/Sunny And/Pleasant/73-76;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Light Winds/48-50/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/70-73;
Richfield Retirement Center is breaking new ground with a unique
Alzheimer's treatment and care center.
The floor plan, unveiled at a ceremony today, is the result of a two year
study of the special needs of Alzheimers patients.
IN Q=people like to
((CHIP BOWLING/DESIGNER; PEOPLE LIKE TO, MAYBE NOT SHOP, BUT THEY LIKE TO LEAVE
HOME AND GO DOWNTOWN AND TO WINDOW SHOP. SO WE INCORPORATED IN THE COMMON AREAS
LIKE SHOPS, LIKE A BEAUTY SHOP, A GROCERY STORE, EVEN A PUTTING GREEN FOR THE
MEN AND THE WOMEN ))
SUPER=01-Chip Bowling/Alzheimer's Center Administrator;
OUT Q=men and the women
Special lighting will be used to eliminate confusing shadows, and art work
will help reduce the desire to wander.
The 84 bed center should be finished late next year.
Richfield is already taking applications from families of alzheimers
Doctors and nutrition experts know that children who eat breakfast do
better in school.
Now a new study finds WHEN a child eats may have a significant impact on
how well that student does academically.
IN Q=Cause it helps
SUPER=01-Carol Noelting/Nutritionist; :22
OUT Q=the lunchroom.
IN Q=Cause it helps
((CAUSE IT HELPS YOU FEED THE BRAIN AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE BREAKFAST YOU'LL FEEL
WEAK IF YOU ARE HAVING A TEST.))
OUT Q=having a test
What many kids instinctively know is backed up by a study from Hebrew
University in Jerusalem.
They found children who ate breakfast 30 minutes before a test scored
higher than those kids who had eaten hours before-- or kids who hadn't eaten at
IN Q=It improves their
IT IMPROVES THEIR CONCENTRATION. BECAUSE THEY'RE PAYING MORE ATTENTION
TO WHAT'S ON THE BLACKBOARD RATHER THAN WONDERING WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO GET
WHEN THEY FINALLY GET TO THE LUNCHROOM.))
OUT Q=the lunchroom.
It's not clear whether it was WHAT they ate-- sugar coated cornflakes and
milk...or WHEN they ate it that made the difference.
But right after a meal, blood sugar goes up-- fueling the brain to work
better, and maybe making helping those test answers come a little easier.
And of course, what works with children works for adults as well.
If you want to be mentally sharp in the morning, you need to start your
day off with more than a cup of coffee.
And, check out this nightmare, caught on tape today in Canada.
A father learned the hard way about leaving his kids alone in a running
Somehow, the kids put the car into gear, and sent it circling wildly in
The boy and girl were able to jump safely from the car-- which continued
to spin out of control for more than an hour-- at one point, coming dangerously
close to a power source.
Finally, after 90-harrowing minutes, the car blew a tire and came to a
stop on a neighbor's lawn...without doing any serious damage.
The Braves are getting ready to welcome the Cards to what promises to be a
rocking Fulton County stadium tomorrow night.
The Yanks are hanging out waiting for either one of those teams.
Plus Steve Mason checks in with the Hokies on this off week.
And speaking of Tech, Bill Foster and the Hurrying Hokies opened basketball
Foster, who is retiring at the end of the season, gave his final opening day
speech just before the start of workouts.
And it looks like his final season will be spent developing the Hokies next
generation of players.
IN Q="It's great...
((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach;
OUT Q=...ready to go."
Tech lost four starters that accounted for over 40 points a game last season.
So, expect Ace Custis, who is still recovering from knee surgery, to carry
much of the load once he's back on the court in two weeks.
IN Q="There is...
((ACE CUSTIS/VA. TECH SENIOR FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/Va. Tech Senior Forward;
OUT Q=...the team win."
The Braves and Cardinals both worked out this afternoon at Fulton County
stadium in preparation for game six of their series tomorrow night.
The Braves will put Greg Maddux on the mound tomorrow night, and then Tom
Glavine in game seven, as they hope to become the first National League team to
come back from a 3-to-1 deficit and win a league championship series.
IN Q="We feel good...
((TOM GLAVINE/BRAVES PITCHER:))
SUPER=01-Tom Glavine/Braves Pitcher; :00
OUT Q=...TO 2.
The Yankees aren't just kicking back waiting on the winner of the NLCS,
because no matter which team advances they have a problem.
SUPER=03-New York; :00
Their pitchers, who haven't batted all season with the designated hitter
rule, will now have to take their turn at the plate, and today a lot of time
was spent on the lost art of bunting.
Darryl Strawberry got some good news today, when X-rays showed his sore right
toe is not broken just bruised.
He will be ready for the Series opener on Saturday night.
The Tech football team is off this week, before butting heads with Pitt on
And Steve Mason says at the halfway point of the season, the Hokies defensive
line has been one of the most pleasant surprises for head coach Frank Beamer.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1995 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Danny Wheel/Va. Tech Defensive End; :34
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Va. Tech Tailback; 1:10
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 1:20
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; 1:30
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Here's what we're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=77-Joint Business Park;
Martinsville and Henry County are cooperating in hopes of luring outside
companies to a joint business park.
SUPER=78-Campaign Profiles Continue;
We continue our look at the candidates on the ballot in exactly three
Tonight Steve Smallshaw profiles Republican George Landrith-- who wants to
go to Washington-- representing the Fifth Congressional District.
NEWS-7 Primetime. Goodnight.
All this in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching