A Giles County man holds police at bay for hours-
Then police say, 43 year old Barry Peters turned the gun on himself.
Authorities say Peters had fired shots into his own house-
No word on what sparked the trouble.
SUPER=03-Orange Co., CA;
Fires sparked by strong Santa Ana winds are ripping through expensive
homes in Orange County California.
Firefighters say the blazes now threaten Malibu and other areas near L-A.
SUPER=03-New York City;
Plus this attorney's suing TWA for the Flight 800 crash- We'll have details.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Coming up next on News 7-
A six hour standoff ends in gunfire in Giles County.
Fires destroy homes in Southern California.
Months after the TWA flight 800 crash- The first lawsuit is filed.
Plus it's opening night for Roanoke's new symphony conductor.
News 7 is next.
A tragic ending to a police standoff in Giles county.
It happened in the Ripplemead section.
For six hours Barry Peters held police at bay, but when authorities tried to
get him out of the house... Peters turned a gun on himself.
Scott Prince was there.
SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :00
SUPER=@Scott1; :39 quik
SUPER=01-Capt. Ken Paul/Va. State Police;:46
SUPER=01-Larry Falls/Giles Co. Sheriff;1:05
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Giles County
((NAT SOUND-- GUN SHOTS
Gun fire erupted in and around this Giles County home for the better part of
Inside was 43- year- old Barry Peters... armed with nearly half- a- dozen
weapons including an assault rifle.
Outside was a swat team... hoping to diffuse the situation.
Police watched as Peters started shooting aimlessly around the house.
And at one point he shot out from one of his windows and shattered the rear
windshield of this police cruiser.
Authorities had the home surrounded for hours... trying to negotiate with
Peters... hoping to bring him outside without anyone getting hurt.
Then they made the decision to force him out of the house.
STAND UP 18:15:25
In the 5th hour of the standoff, police shot twenty to thirty rounds of tear
gas into the home... practically through every window.
END STAND UP
IN Q=We had
((CAPTAIN KEN PAUL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE HAD TO MAKE A DECISION FOR THE
SAKE OF THE COMMUNITY AND WE FELT LIKE WE MADE THE RIGHT DECISION. ))
OUT Q=right decision
After they fired the tear gas... police gave Peters another chance to come
out, but to no avail.
Another hour passed... and officials finally went in, only to find that
Barry Peters had taken his own life.
IN Q=They entered
((LARRY FALLS/GILES COUNTY SHERIFF: THEY ENTERED IT, AFTER A PERIOD OF TIME. I
DON'T KNOW THE EXACT TIME THEY WENT TO THE BASEMENT AND FOUND THAT THE VICTIM
HAD COMMITTED SUICIDE. ))
Neighbors say Peters suffered from depression, but at this point, officials
aren't sure what triggered the incident.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Giles County
A judge in Wythe County handed Christopher Shawn Wheeler the maximum
sentence for the murder of a sheriff's deputy in December of 1994.
Wheeler pled guilty in August to second degree murder and a related firearms
charge. Today the judge sentenced him to 43 years in prison.
Wheeler shot and killed deputy Clifford Dicker when Dicker tried to serve
him with arrest papers.
The defense was hoping Wheeler could serve a lesser sentence in a detention
center, saying he was a victim of a traumatic childhood and poor upbringing.
((KARLA TURMAN/VICTIM'S DAUGHTER: THE FIRST SHOT THAT HE TOOK, MAYBE HE THOUGHT
THAT MY DAD WAS GONNA SHOOT HIM. MAYBE I COULD EXCUSE THAT. BUT THE SECOND SHOT
HE DID INTENTIONALLY BECAUSE HE DIDN'T WANT MY DAD TO COME AFTER HIM AND HE
DIDN'T WANT TO HAVE TO GO TO JAIL FOR IT. SO MAYBE I COULD EXCUSE THE FIRST ONE
BUT NOT THE SECOND ONE. ))
((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: LOTS OF KIDS GO THROUGH A LOT WORSE THINGS THAN
HE'S EVER BEEN THROUGH AND OBVIOUSLY THEY DON'T GO AROUND KILLING POLICE
OFFICERS OR OTHER PEOPLE. SO I JUST FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO
LIVE AND WORK IN OUR COMMUNITY IF THIS GUY IS OUT WALKING AROUND SOMETIME. ))
SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Victim's Daughter; :00
OUT Q=walking around sometime.
Wheeler was first charged with CAPITAL murder, which can carry the death
But the judge reduced the charge because of some legal technicalities.
A prosecutor began laying out the case against Ben Lilly in Montgomery
He's the man accused of killing Virginia Tech student Alexander Defillipis
Tonight, Joe Dashiell reports on an early dispute over a photograph of the
IN Q=And during this trial
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Montgomery Co. Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Max Jenkins/Defense Attorney; :28
OUT Q=JD News 7 Blacksburg
IN Q=And during this trial
((SKIP SCHWAB/PROSECUTOR: AND DURING THIS TRIAL, I AM GOING TO HAVE HIM BESIDE
ME AT THE TABLE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY HE CAN BE HERE.))
OUT Q=only way he can be here.
The family of Alexander Defillipis watched as prosecutor Skip Schwab
placed a photograph on the table.
Defillipis was abducted from a Blacksburg convenience store last December
and shot four times.
Ben Lilly is one of three defendants in this case, the alleged trigger
man, and his attorneys argued the photo of the victim would prejudice the jury.
IN Q=That's not the evidence
((MAX JENKINS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THAT'S NOT THE EVIDENCE. IT CAN ONLY SERVE ONE
PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO INVOKE SYMPATHY FOR THE VICTIM YOUR HONOR AND WE ASK THE
COURT FOR A MISTRIAL NOW.))
OUT Q=for a mistrial on that.
Circuit Court Judge Ray Grubbs did not grant the motion for a mistrial. He
said the use of the photo during opening arguments was reasonable, and did not
serve to inflame the jury. He did ask the prosecutor to put it aside during
testimony... testimony that is expected to continue for most of the week.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Blacksburg))
Dangerous wind is fueling fires in Southern California.
Thousands have been forced out of Malibu tonight- Power is out in the main
As Jennifer Sabih reports, the flames also ripped through parts of Orange
County as well.
SUPER=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 30
OUT Q=in Orange County.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--
Mother Nature takes her anger out on the Northeast and Southwest,
and we'll head over to the Roanoke Civic Center where we'll see how new
conductor David Wiley is making beautiful music with the Roanoke Symphony
Robin in WX CENTER
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.91 foot/Down 0.76 foot;Lake levels
The jury selection is complete in the O-J Simpson civil trial.
Eight alternates were selected today.
Simpson is being sued by the families of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman.
Opening statements are set to begin Wednesday.
The first lawsuit's been filed against TWA for the Flight 800 explosion.
SUPER=03-New York City;
An Aviation lawyer say mechanical failure caused the crash-
He's filed a 100 million dollar lawsuit-
((LEE KREINDLER/AVIATION ATTORNEY: WE THINK IT WAS A MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL OR
STRUCTURAL FAILURE LEADING TO A LIMITED EXPLOSION IN THE CENTRAL FUEL CELL))
SUPER=01-Lee Kreindler/Aviation Attorney;
OUT Q=central fuel cell."
SUPER=03-Off Long Island/July;
The suit alleges negligence by TWA and Boeing for failing to design and
maintain the plane properly.
Kreindler says his own investigations explain the crash-
Though investigators have not determined a cause.
Jay Rutledge believes the American people have lost too much freedom at
the hands of government.
So, the computer software developer is taking matters into his OWN hands.
Rutledge is running as a Libertarian candidate against sixth district
Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
Tonight Kimberly McBroom introduces us to the first-time politician and
IN Q=Free will, free enterprise
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Wednesday; :00
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/(L) Congressional Candidate; :09
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
Rutledge campaigning tape 10/16 11:50:48
Free will, free enterprise, freedom from too much government.
Libertarian candidate Jay Rutledge says he wants to give the power to the
SOT Rutledge tape 1 15:18:42
((JAY RUTLEDGE/L- CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: AT FIRST, IT SOUNDS A BIT
STARTLING. FREEDOM SEEMS LIKE A NEW IDEA. THE IDEA OF SELF- GOVERNMENT SEEMS
LIKE A NEW IDEA. BUT IT'S ACTUALLY THE IDEA THE THE COUNTRY WAS STARTED WITH.
Nat sound at 11:51:24 rutledge campaigning tape
JAY RUTLEDGE, I'M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS. I'D LIKE TO HAVE YOUR VOTE.
While he may be a political rookie, the computer software developer says
his Libertarian views are well established.
He's rejected the two- party system for the last 25 years.
But what catapulted him into the sixth district congressional race was his
concern about the national debt.
His recommendation for a quick fix?
Repeal the income tax.
SOT 15:13:48 Rutledge TAPE 1
((RUTLEDGE: IT'S A PRACTICAL SOLUTION BECAUSE IT CONFRONTS THE FACT THAT UNTIL
THE POWER TO TAX IS LIMITED, THE TWO OLD PARTIES ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO
CONTROL THEIR SPENDING AND BORROWING. ))
Rutledge tape 2-- two shots here
Rutledge has an idea to solve America's crime problem, too.
He believes the war on drugs is taking the wrong approach-- that the
prohibition of narcotics is actually what leads to violence.
SOT 15:27:52 Rutledge tape 1
((RUTLEDGE: LETTING PEACEFUL, HONEST ADDICTS BE, WILL DRAMATICALLY REDUCE
CRIME IN THIS COUNTRY. Kim McBroom: Peaceful addicts? RUTLEDGE: PEACEFUL,
HONEST ADDICTS. AS LONG AS THEIR PEACEFUL AND HONEST, LET THEM BE. ))
Rutledge campaigning tape 11:52:09
That idea may be a tough sell to voters--
But then again, just getting on the ballot was a bumpy ride for Rutledge.
Festival file video tape 96-40 34:51
Last summer, Rutledge was thrown out of Roanoke's Festival in the Park for
handing out campaign literature.
He later sued the city and Festival for the right to collect the two-
thousand signatures he needed get on the ballot.
SOT kim standup tape 00:02:18
(( WELL, HE MADE IT-- BUT IT'S A STILL A LONG SHOT.
HE WRITES HIS OWN SPEECHES, AND IS MAKING A PERSONAL FINANCIAL SACRIFICE
JUST TO BE IN THE RACE.
RUTLEDGE HAS SET A FIVE- THOUSAND DOLLAR SPENDING LIMIT THAT HE WON'T
BUT STANDING ON HIS OWN IS WHAT RUTLEDGE'S CAMPAIGN IS ALL ABOUT.))
SOT Rutledge tape 2 15:44:39
((IN CONGRESS, I WILL BE A CONSISTENT VOTE AND A CONSISTENT VOICE FOR
INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY-- NEITHER LIBERAL NOR
CONSERVATIVE, NOR BEHOLDING TO ANY SPECIAL GROUP. ))
File shots of Boucher tape 96-76 00:32:11 long shot
Our candidate profiles continue Tuesday.
Head shot of Boucher 00:32:18
We'll have a look at ninth district Congressman Rick Boucher and his bid for
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
Soft Music Under
Coming up in just a moment, Robin Reed will have our forecast,
And we'll tell you why one group says it is taking its dispute with the city
of Roanoke straight to the streets.
MUSIC UP FULL
They say they'll keep picketing until something changes.
About a dozen people carried signs in front of the municipal building today-
Black residents say they're losing part of their heritage.
They're upset at city council's refusal to sell the old Dumas Hotel building
back to its original owner for the original selling price- about 24 thousand
IN Q=They have taken
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON, SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE; THEY HAVE
TAKEN GAINSBORO, THEY'VE TAKEN HENRY STREET, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE LITTLE
BUILDING UP THERE AND DOG GONE IT, WE OUGHT TO HAVE THAT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, SO
WE'LL BE PICKETING, SOMEBODY'LL BE HERE EVERYDAY.))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Southern Christian Leadership Conf.;
OUT Q=up here everyday
About 800 thousand dollars in grants have turned the old Hotel into the
Henry Street music center.
City officials say it would not be fiscally responsible to now turn it over
to private interests.
Much of the Northeast is still under water after a Nor-easter plowed through
over the weekend.
The storm left waist deep water in some areas- leaving streets and cars
In some parts of Massachusetts and SUPER=03-Old Orchard Bch, ME;
Maine up to 12 inches of rain fell.
At least five people are dead from the storm.
Thousands are still without power.
wipe wipe wipe
wipe wipe wipe
Take a look at what mother nature brought in Dallas-
golf ball sized hail fell-
80 mile an hour winds caused damage-
The worst was at a South Dallas apartment building- leaving seven people
Fire officials say an adult suffered a broken leg and two infants were hurt
when they were hit with flying debris.
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Winds Diminish/47-50/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-10/72-74;
SUPER=331-Variable Clouds/Wind SW-10/48-50/Partly Sunny/And Pleasant/74-76;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/Wind SW-10/48-50/Slow Clearing/Wind S-10/68-72;
SUPER=333-Cloudy Skies/Wind SW-10/40-44/Variable/Cloudiness/63-66;
SUPER=334-Clouds And A/Few Sprinkles/45-50/Cloudy Early/Then Clearing/68-72;
The Braves do it again, as they take a two games to none lead on the Yankees.
I'll tell you about three time big football coaches who were fired today,
plus highlights from the NBA and today's Thomas Hearns newsconference, and
Steve Mason from UVa.
WIPE TO PINNACLE 18074
And don't forget about the college action on WDBJ this weekend.
Saturday at Noon we'll bring you the Syracuse and Boston College Big East
wipe to pinnacle
Then we'll move on over to Knoxville at 3:30 as the Tennessee Vols host the
Crimson Tide of Alabama at Neyland Stadium.
GO TO BREAK
fred McGriff drove in three runs and Greg Maddux hardly let a ball come out
of the infield as the Braves beat the Yankees 4-to-notrhing last night to take
a two games to none lead in teh World Series.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX; :00
McGriff singled home two runs and drove in another with a sacrifice fly to
plate the Braves first three runs of the game.
He now has 15 RBIs in the postseason, passing Reggie Jackson's old mark.
Maddux pitched a six hitter over eight innings and listen how he got such a
good read on the Yankee hitters.
IN Q="Do you...
((GREG MADDUX/GAME TWO WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Greg Maddux/Game Two Winner; :00
OUT Q=...THERES'S TOO.
In NBA exhibition action last night the Charlotte Hornets beat the Cleveland
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Cavaliers vs. Hornets;
Dell Curry continues to shine and be a steadying influence on the new look
Dell had his usual solid game night as he dropped in 14 points.
Vlade Divac had 21, and the other new SUPER=32-Cleveland/107/Charlotte/109;
kid on the Charlotte block Anthony Mason came up with 19 points and 11 rebounds
in the 109-to-107 win.
Only one game in the NHL last night as the Detroit red Wings and goalie CHris
Osgood pitched a 3-to-0 shutout of the LA Kings.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Kings vs. Red Wings; :00
Brendan Shanahan, who came over in a trade with the Hartford Whalers scored
his first two goals as a Red Wing last night.
Steve Yzerman added a goal and two assists as the Wings win easily despite
going 0-for7 on the power play.
The only thing worse than beaing a New York Yankee this Monday was being a
head football coach.
Yesterday the University of Kentucky announced that BIll Curry will not
return next season as the Wildcats head coach.
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00
Curry, who has won just 23 games and lost 51 in his seven years at Kentucky,
read a statement after practice last night but declined to answer questions.
He did says he wants all UK fans to rally behind the team and finish this
season with dignity.
8 weeks into the NFL season and two head coaches are now gone!
But surprisingly, neither one coaches for the winless Jets or Falcons.
IN Q="After a great deal...
((JIM MORA/RESIGNS AS SAINTS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Mora/Resigns As Saints Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...my resignation."
While Mora quit, the Cincinnati Bengals quit on head coach Dave Shula
yesterday firing the 37 year old and replacing him with offensive coordinator
Bruce Coslett, the former Jets boss.
((DAVE SHULA/FIRED AS BENGALS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Shula/Fired As Bengals Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...COME SOON."
Shula has the dubious distinction of losing 50 games faster than any coach in
Still to come tonight, the Hitman was in Roanoke today promoting his boxing
match next month.
Plus, Tiki Barber was in the house last season against the Seminoles, can he
make in again this Saturday.
Steve Mason has the story from CHarlottesville after this.
14th ranked UVa will try to stop the chop this Saturday as they travel to
what is certain to be a hostile environment in Tallahassee for Saturday
showdown with Florida State.
And Steve Mason says after last year's 33-to-28 upset of the Noles, look for
FSU to be on the warpath.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 2, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :17
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :25
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; :53
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/759 Yards & 11 TDs This Season; 1:20
OUT Q=...news 7 sports.
Big time boxing is coming back to the Star City next month when Thomas
Hearns fights in a ten round bout at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Only man ever to win five world titles in the five different weight
classes is scheduled to fight Carl Willis as part of a seven bout show.
The "Hit Man" is fighting and promoting these days and he hopes to put
Roanoke back on the BOXING map on November 29th.
IN Q="WHEN WE LEAVE...
((THOMAS HEARNS/FIVE TIME WORLD CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Thomas Hearns/Five Time World Champion; :00
OUT Q=...HERE IN ROANOKE."
Promoters Rick Hawkins and Melanie Steele announced today that tickets for
the bout will go on sale tomorrow and range in price from $15 to $150 dollars.
Hearns also got a key to the city today from Jim Trout, who also promised to
fight Hearns if his opponent fails to show.
After one day of the Group Two-A state golf championship in Appomattox,
Northside finds itself in fourth place with Rockbridge County fifth.
In individual play, Fieldale-Collinsville's Neil Norris is in third 3 shots
back, while Jason Orlando or Northside is tied for fifth five shots back along
with Rockbridge's Eric Reynolds.
Even if you've never been a fan of classical music-- Roanoke's newest
Maestro wants to win you over.
Tonight was opening night for the Roanoke Symphony, and for conductor
Kimberly McBroom gives us a look at Wiley's debut.
IN Q=Just by watching David Wiley
SUPER=01-David Wiley/R.S.O. Conductor; :16
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
SOT 8:30 nat sound of piece, lots of movement from wiley
out q=after :04, fade into cart
Just by watching David Wiley, you can see that performance is his passion.
Backstage before the sold- out concert, Wiley was clearly excited-- but if
he had butterflies, he didn't show it.
IN Q=I don't feel pressured
((DAVID WILEY/R.S.O. CONDUCTOR: I DON'T FEEL PRESSURED....HAS RECEIVED HERE.
The show began with a musical celebration of Roanoke's All- America City
It also featured some of Wiley's favorite pieces by Verdi, Tchaikovsky,
But if those names sound a little too high- brow for you, Wiley says he'll
be able to change your mind.
((DAVID WILEY/R.S.O. CONDUCTOR: I WANT PEOPLE TO REALIZE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC IS
FUN, THAT IT'S NOT STUFFY. IT'S NOT ALWAYS SERIOUS, THOUGH THERE ARE CERTAINLY
SERIOUS ASPECTS OF IT. BUT THAT ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS CAN BE EXCITING, IN THAT
CONDUCTORS ARE NOT INTIMIDATING PEOPLE, THAT I'M A REAL PERSON. ))
Wiley's been spreading that message throughout his humorous commercials
that invite you to get "Hooked on the Classics".
((I WANT TO BREAK DOWN THE BARRIERS, AND SO I HOPE THAT THE LIGHT- HEARTED
COMMERCIALS AND ADS THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING ARE A WAY OF ENJOYING OURSELVES AND
GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC. ))
And clearly, the Roanoke Symphony's new leader is enjoying himself.
NAT SOUND OF MUSIC ENDING OF PIECE SHOT FROM BALCONY
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))