Coming up on News 7-
A picture of O-J Simpson's shoes- just one piece of new evidence as the
civil trial opens in L-A.
The future of Norfolk Southern may change- as it proposes a deal to buy
Plus the two people pulled from a burning car last month meet the man who
News 7 is next.
Norfolk Southern is back in the merger game- saying it wants Conrail.
The proposal could derail plans by C-S-X to buy Conrail.
N-S is offering an all cash buy out of Conrail stock.
Day one of the O-J Simpson civil trial is over- An attorney for the victim's
families says Simpson killed in a state of rage.
Bob Dole is now calling for Ross Perot to pull out of the presidential race
and back him.
Plus two people pulled from a burning car last month thank the man who
pulled them to safety.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Day one of the O-J Simpson civil trial is over- with attorneys for the
families calling it the last fight for justice.
Bill Whitaker reports the trial is expected to bring out new evidence.
SUPER=04-June, 1994; 11
SUPER=07-O.J. Simpson; 57
SUPER=01-Bill Whitaker/CBS News; 1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles."
((Inside court, when Daniel Petrocelli, attorney for the father of murder
victim Ron Goldman began his opening statements, he told the jury a familiar
story. How on the night of June 12, 1994, Ron Goldman returned a pair of
glasses to Simpson's ex-wife Nicole and both were savagely murdered on her
"Ron Goldman," he told the jury, "died with his eyes open and saw the person
who killed him and Nicole."
And, Petrocelli said, he would prove "Ron and Nicole died at the hands of OJ
And he told them Simpson doesn't have an alibi, because "he was not seen by
anybody alive for one hour and 20 minutes", right at the time of the murders.
Petrocelli also said he'd show them a picture proving Simpson also owned a
pair of size 12 Bruno Magli shoes, just like those which left bloody
footprints at the murder scene. In deposition, Simpson said he'd never wear
such ugly shoes.
And in an interview with CBS News, he balked at the question:
REPORTER: WHAT ABOUT THOSE BRUNO MAGLI SHOES? OJ: I CAN'T GET INTO THAT.
READ THE DEPOSITION. REPORTER: BUT THEY SAY THEY HAVE A PICTURE. SIMPSON: I'M
NOT GETTING INTO THAT. READ THE DEPOSITION.
And while the story was familiar, Petrocelli promised to introduce
evidence the criminal prosecutors did not, like Simpson's statement to the
police...and his flight in the Bronco...and his so-called suicide letter:
BILL WHITAKER: Through it all, the jury seemed riveted. Simpson at
times looked pained. He's likely to have more discomfort as the plaintiff's
attorneys continue their opening statements...trying to convince this jury to
find Simpson liable for murder. Bill Whitaker, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
Word tonight that Bob Dole's campaign is asking Ross Perot to drop out of
the race and endorse the Republican ticket.
But Perot's spokesperson says it's not going to happen.
((SHARON HOLMAN/PEROT SPOKESPERSON: I CAN ASSURE YOU ROSS PEROT IS IN THE RACE
TO STAY. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO TRUTH TO THE RUMOR THAT HE'S GETTING OUT OF THE
SUPER=01-Sharon Holman/Perot Spokesperson;
OUT Q=OF THE RACE."
Dole campaigned in Florida today- but would not comment on whether talks
were going on.
It did not take long for Norfolk Southern to react.
Just one week after C-S-X announced it would try to buy out Conrail....
Norfolk Southern says it's made an offer that Conrail can't refuse.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=Norfolk Southern
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern C.E.O.; :13
SUPER=04-File Tape; :31
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards & Sons; :47
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7
((Norfolk Southern is coming full steam down the track... trying to knock
off CSX... and acquire Conrail.
SOT 13:27:20 NS VNR tape
IN Q=It's a much
((DAVID GOODE/NORFOLK SOUTHERN CEO: IT'S A MUCH BETTER OFFER. THE OFFER THAT WE
HAVE MADE IS FOR A HUNDRED DOLLARS CASH UP FRONT FOR THE CONRAIL SHARE HOLDERS.
I'M SURE THEY WILL FIND THAT MORE ATTRACTIVE THAN THE 92- 50 PARTIAL CASH,
PARTIAL STOCK OFFER WHICH HAS A WEIGHTED VALUE CONSIDERABLY LESS THAN THAT. ))
OUT Q=than that
The proposal will likely start a back and forth bidding war between CSX and
N- S claims the planned merger between Conrail and CSX would cause a rail
hauling monopoly on the east coast.
If Norfolk Southern wins out, it would be able to tap into a number of
northeast markets, like New York.
But if it loses... Norfolk Southern's future is unclear.
SOT 4:10:19 Brammer tape
IN Q=If Norfolk
((GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN DOES NOT WIN IN THIS
BID FOR CONRAIL, THEN THEY MAY BE THE SUBJECT OF A TAKEOVER FROM BURLINGTON
NORTHERN SOMETIME DOWN THE ROAD. ))
OUT Q=the road
That would likely be a HOSTILE takeover... and bring about uncertainty for
the 35- hundred LOCAL Norfolk Southern employees.
Stand up 9:05:30
Before either deal can be finalized, it has to have the approval of the
Federal government and Conrail Stock holders.
At this point, CSX has no comments on the Norfolk Southern proposal, but
most analysts say CSX will sweeten the deal at some point in the future.
Scott Prince, News- 7.))
Willie Gammon will not have to face the death penalty for killing his father
and shooting his stepmother.
Today the Carroll County prosecutor reduced the capital murder charge
against Gammon to first degree, in exchange for Gammon's pleas of no contest.
He and his younger brother Chris Gammon, who pled guilty earlier, still
((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: WITH CHRIS NOW FACING THREE LIFE TERMS AND
WILLIE FACING FOUR LIFE TERMS PLUS 18 YEARS, THESE ARE AS STRONG AS CONVICTIONS
AS THEY GET FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER, ROBBERY AND AGGRAVATED MALICIOUS WOUNDING.
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=aggravated malicious wounding.
The brothers' stepmother Rebecca Gammon is wheelchair-bound as a result of
She and a family friend say Willie Gammon had threatened to kill his father
for trying to make him get a job.
((DAVID STONE/GARY GAMMON'S FRIEND: HE STOOD RIGHT THERE AND THREATENED HIS
DADDY RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND OTHER WITNESSES. ))
((REBECCA GAMMON/INJURED STEPMOTHER: BUT GARY DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD DO IT, HE
THOUGHT HE WAS JUST MAD ABOUT SOMETHING.))
SUPER=01-David Stone/Gary Gammon's Friend;
SUPER=01-Rebecca Gammon/Injured Stepmother;
OUT Q=MAD ABOUT SOMETHING.
Willie and Chris Gammon may both be sentenced at a hearing in January.
Mark Lilly was called to the witness stand to testify against HIS older
Ben Lilly is on trial in Montgomery County for the capital murder of
Virginia Tech student Alexander DeFiLlipis.
But rather than aid the state's case against his brother, Mark Lilly invoked
his right not to incriminate HIMSELF.
((MARK LILLY/DEFENDANT'S BROTHER: I'D LIKE TO TAKE THE FIFTH ON THAT.
QUESTION: YOU DON'T WISH TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS?
YEAH, I'LL TAKE THE FIFTH. ))
SUPER=01-Mark Lilly/Defendant's Brother;
OUT Q=take the fifth.
The prosecutor then played taped statements for the jury, in which Mark told
police it was Ben who pulled the trigger.
Mark Lilly is scheduled to stand trial for his part in the murder next
Members of the Dublin Town Council cleared the way for construction of a
regional jail in the Dublin industrial park tonight.
They left dozens of angry neighbors in their wake.
Eric Earnhart reports.
IN Q=They expected a factory
SUPER=01-Arnold Edwards/Neighbor; :10
SUPER=01-Brad Nelson/Neighbor; :27
SUPER=01-Roy Lloyd/Regional Jail Authority; :45-quick
SUPER=01-Benny Keister/Mayor; 1:00
SUPER=01-Bob O'Neal/Newbern Resident; 1:16
OUT Q=EE, News 7
(( They expected a factory... they say they can handle that... But living
next to the site of the future Regional Jail has rattled these residents.
IN Q=they don't want it
((ARNOLD EDWARDS, NEIGHBOR; THEY DON'T WANT IT, WE KNOCK ON DOORS, THEY DON'T
KNOW ABOUT IT, AND WE ASK THEM AND THEY SAY NO, NO JAIL.))
OUT Q=no jail
The main thing motivating these residents is fear. They're afraid to live next
door to jail inmates. And no amount of security fencing, walls, or razor wire
is going to change that.
IN Q=I used to own a gun
((BRAD NELSON, NEIGHBOR; I USED TO HAVE A GUN, WHEN MY SON WAS BORN I SOLD IT
BECAUSE I WAS AFRAID HE MIGHT HURT HIMSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE, AND NOW I'M
WONDERING IF I DON'T HAVE TO BUY ANOTHER ONE.))
OUT Q=buy another one
An angry crowd faced the Dublin Town Council, as they decided whether to
re-zone the land to allow a jail... land they promised to the Regional Jail
Authority a year ago.
IN Q=I don't know
((ROY LLOYD/REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY; I DON'T KNOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE
PROJECT IF SUDDENLY WE DIDN'T HAVE A SITE.))
OUT Q=have a site.
Lloyd inferred that it might lose 10 million dollars in state funding.
Council finally voted 5 to 1 to approve the re-zoning.
IN Q=and I think we
((BENNY KEISTER/MAYOR; AND I THINK WE OWED IT TO THE AUTHORITY TO GO AHEAD AND
MAKE A DECISION YEA OR NAY AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THE COUNCIL DID, THEY'VE
MADE THEIR DECISION.))
OUT Q=made their decision
Jail opponents say they'll challenge the rezoning in Circuit Court, and
pressure Pulaski County Supervisors to pull out of the regional jail agreement.
IN Q=I don't think
((BOB O'NEAL/NEWBERN; I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE COMMITTED TO THE POINT RIGHT NOW
THAT WE HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IF DUBLIN FEELS THIS WAY ABOUT IT, LET
THEM HAVE IT.))
OUT Q=let them have it
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--- There's a new face vying for voter support
in the Ninth Congressional District. Newcomer Patrick Muldoon takes on an
And we'll show you a dramatic accident in Austria as a tugboat is sucked
through a floodgate.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
What started out as a gray day turned out to be quite pleasant.
The cold front moved through earlier today with some scattered, light
showers-- then sunshine moved in by the afternoon.
The rest of the week's forecast looks pretty nice, too
Let's check out the numbers...
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=82-1.48''/minus 1.32''/47.37''/plus 13.48'';
SUPER=83-Down 1.25 feet/Down 0.77 foot;Lake levels
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Ownership of Roanoke's old Dumas Hotel is still a source of unhappiness on
Today, a group that wants the building returned to former owners, brought
its protest from the sidewalk to city council.
Two weeks ago, council voted to forgive a 212-thousand dollar loan that
Total Action Against Poverty used to help pay for the renovation of the
Today, the protestors asked council to reconsider the decision.
IN Q=Its former owners intent
((VERNICE LAW: ITS FORMER OWNERS' INTENT AND DESIRE IS TO ALLOW BLACK COMMUNITY
OWNERSHIP AND PARTICIPATION IN A BUILDING THAT IS SO RICH IN OUR CULTURE AND
OUT Q=in our culture and history.
SS=Roanoke City Council
City Council did not reconsider the vote, but members say they are hopeful
the Henry Street Committee can help to resolve the controversy.
Patrick Muldoon has been logging miles in his campaign to unseat Congrssman
Rick Boucher in the Ninth District.
Denise Allen brings us the latest News 7 political profile- that of a
Republican newcomer hoping to make the big move to Washington.
IN Q=MULDOON MULDOON
SUPER=03-Wytheville/May 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Congressional Candidate; :06
OUT Q=News 7
((MULDOON! MULDOON! MULDOON!))
IN Q=I AM AN ENGINEER
((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: I AM AN ENGINEER. I'VE HAD A
GOOD EDUCATION, BROUGHT UP IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. I KNOW THEIR VALUES, THEIR
IDEAS, WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. THERE'S NO QUESTION I CAN DO THE JOB.))
OUT Q=DO THE JOB
At 31, Patrick Muldoon is ready to cast a stone in the political arena.
He hopes to take down 14 year Democratic incumbent Rick Boucher.
Muldoon says the voters he's met are ready for a change.
IN Q=AND THERE'S NO
((AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT IF THEY KNOW WHERE I'M COMING FROM AND THEY KNOW
WHERE MR. BOUCHER IS COMING FROM THAT WE'LL PREVAIL. THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE
OUT Q=CONSERVATIVE DISTRICT
And Muldoon IS running on a conservative platform.
He says he's pro-family and anti-abortion.
He plans to work for term limits and less government.
And Muldoon says lowering taxes is a possibility.
IN Q=OF COURSE WHEN
((OF COURSE WHEN YOU FIRST INITIATE IT, IT DOES BALLOON THE DEFICIT. THE SLOPE
OF INCREASE OF TAX REVENUE AND YOU ALSO HAVE TO HAVE SPENDING CUTS, THEY'LL
INTERSECT DOWN THE ROAD IN MAYBE FIVE OR SIX YEARS AND WE'LL ALL BE MUCH BETTER
OFF FOR IT.))
OUT Q=OFF FOR IT
In addition to a tax break Muldoon says families would be better if other
laws were also repealed.
He says this would give them more control of their lives.
IN Q=if they get
((IF THEY GET MARRIED AND FILE TOGETHER THEY PAY AN AVERAGE OF 15-HUNDRED
DOLLARS MORE THAN IF THEY FILE SEPARATELY THAT IF THEY WEREN'T MARRIED. WE GOT
WELFARE LAWS--IF A YOUNG WOMAN GETS MARRIED SHE LOSES HER BENEFITS.))
OUT Q=HER BENEFITS
SOT nat sot
Muldoon has tried unique ways to reach voters.
This canoe trip down the New River is just one effort the challenger has
made to get his message out.
And Muldoon says the message IS getting out.
The N-R-A has given him an 'A' rating and he's received an endorsement from
Gun Owners of America.
We'll find out whether Muldoon's message is a big enough stone to take out
Rick Boucher on November fifth.
But first News Seven's profile of the Ninth District Congressional race
continues tomorrow with Len Besthoff's conversation with Independent candidate
Denise Allen News 7.))
During an appearance today at Liberty University in Lynchburg, religious
broadcaster Pat Robertson said that Bob Dole's presidential campaign is inept.
Robertson was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination in
The Virginia Beach-based broadcaster says he would ``not'' run a
campaign the way Dole has.
A spokesman for Dole's Virginia campaign -- said such criticism isn't helpful
to Dole's chances against President Clinton.
He said he hopes Robertson's followers won't be so discouraged that they stay
home November 5th.
Soft Music Under
Coming up - the raging fires in California are slowly dying out. But not
before destroying homes and land.
And Roanoke City Council hosts a reunion today.
A Marine hero meets the two people he saved from a car wreck.
MUSIC UP FULL
A dramatic tugboat accident in Austria is caught on videotape-
The boat struck a bank and became stuck under an open floodgate.
Ship traffic came to a halt as rescue workers tried to save the lives of
nine people on board.
Only one man was rescued- the eight others are missing and presumed
The raging floodwater sucked the tugboat through the floodgate of a power
The man who survived was able to pull himself from the wreck by climbing a
ladder on the dam.
Some relief for Southern California-
The Santa Ana winds have died down-
Firefighters now have a handle on most of the fires.
Officials say crews concentrated on saving property- Those efforts paid off.
((ARNIE HARNER/HOME OWNER: WHEN WE GOT HERE I SAID CAROLYN I THINK IT'S
STANDING AND THERE WAS A FIRE CREW THEY LEFT TO DEFEND IT STANDING UP THERE
THEY SAID YEA WE SAVED IT. PRAISE THE LORD.))
SUPER=01-Arnie Harner/Home Owner;
OUT Q=PRAISE THE LORD.
An emergency declaration's been issued for three Southern California
Counties- clearing the way for federal aid.
SUPER=306-56/29/35/SW-7mph/29.86r/7:36 am/6:32 pm;
SUPER=330-Clearing/& Breezy/40-45/Sunny Skies/Wind W 10-15/65-69;
SUPER=331-Decreasing/Clouds/42-46/Mostly Sunny/& Breezy/66-70;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Cool/40-44/Sunny and/Breezy/60-65;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Gusty Winds/38-42/Mostly Sunny/Wind 10-20/60-64;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Wind W 5-15/40-44/Mostly/Sunny/60-65;
Coming your way tonight, the Braves turn of the offense and power pitching
We'll check some college soccer and volleyball from Ferrum, Averett and
Plus Steve Mason has this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Capitals vs. Rangers; :00
But first a big win by the Caps tonight as they beat the Rangers 3-to-2.
Ken Klee gets the game winner despite being hooked and held.
Amazingly the Caps only took one other shot in the third period as they get
their second win in 7 tries.
The rest of the stuff is coming up right after this.
take a break
Game four of the world series is winding up or dragging on in Atlanta
The game is now in the top of the 8th inning with the Braves leading the
Fred McGriff has homered for the Braves who at one point led 6-to-nothing.
One bizarre baseball note from the Colorado Rockies.
SUPER=03-Salem/August 7; :00
Remember Larry Walker, the Rockies all-star who rehabed in Salem this past
summer after breaking his collarbone.
Well, now he's separated his right shoulder.
Yesterday he had successful surgery to repair it. But guess how he did it??
Riding on a ATV, playing football, Noooo.
He hurt his shoulder fishing with his family in Canada.
The Ferrum College volleyball team picked up its 11th win of the season
last night sweeping Roanoke in three straight games.
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Maroons vs. Panthers;
Dennis Mundy's Maroons fell behind early in the 1st game and had trouble
Michelle Lutrell sets up Cassi Carter for the dink as the Panthers held off
a Maroon rally midway through game 2.
Then watch Susan Reagan give it up to Kris Carter. She throws it down for
the side out and Ferrum was on its way.
The Maroons didn't quit, though. Dani Cyr and Karen Lyndsay come through
with the big block, but Ferrum wins it 15-8, 15-12, and 15-2 to move to 11 and
7 on the year. Roanoke drops to 6 and 14.
The top two soccer teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference got their
kicks Wednesday afternoon in Salem as Roanoke hosted Emory & Henry.
SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00
The Maroons have been redhot of late ripping off six straight wins and moving
up to sixth in the nation in this week's Division 3 rankings.
The Wasps came in ranked 10th, but Roanoke got a break in the first half.
Watch the nice crossing pass Todd Hallauer to number Kevin Goodwin who makes
the SUPER=34-Emory & Henry/0/Roanoke/1;
And Roanoke beats Emory & Henry 1-to-nothing as Scott Allison's team gets it
8th win of the year.
Averett has never had the type of soccer success Roanoke College has
But things are definitely starting to change a little bit at the Danville
college for the women's team.
Second year head coach Jim Gourlay, a former player at UNC and an assistant
coach at Duke, has helped lead Averett to three wins this season. And while
that may not seem like much, it's the highest total in school history.
IN Q="We had a pretty...
((JIM GOURLAY/AVERETT HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Gourlay/Averett Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THE RESULTS."
Many of the top club pros and amateurs around the state were at Hanging Rock
yesterday for the fifth annual Kazim Temple Mid-Atlantic tournament.
SUPER=03-Salem/Hanging Rock; :00
The tournament was originally scheduled for August 12th but had to be
postponed because of the weather.
That didn't affect anyone's appetite or desire to win.
Wes Swoop of Driveaway golf center in Salem, and Mike MOyers of Greenhill in
Stanardsville tied for the win with 3 under 69's.
Each received $605 bucks apiece.
Moyers' team had the low net, while Mark Fry's team won the best 2 ball
In one other note, Kevin Black an executive at Coca-Cola here in Roanoke had
a hole in one yesterday with an 8 iron on the 172 yard 15th hole.
Still to come, it's Wednesday night and that means
Hometown Hoops Weekly!! Steve Mason will join us with this week's installment
right after a quick break.
Wednesday night means time for Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Tonight Steve Mason has the story of some scoring queens and a King who has
left the throne.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Vikings vs. Indians; :13
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Northside Head Coach; :27
SUPER=03-Daleville/Wildcats vs. Cavaliers; :34
SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Blue Ridge District's Top Scorer; :40
SUPER=01-Mickey McGuigan/Blacksburg Head Coach; :57
SUPER=03-Moneta/Cavaliers vs. Golden Eagles; 1:07
SUPER=01-Dawn Coleman/Jefferson Forest Head Coach; 1:20
SUPER=01-Megan Forster/Three Rivers Scoring Leader; 1:47
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 1:58
SUPER=01-Amy Layman/All State Softball Selection; 2:05
OUT Q=...Hometown Hoops weekly"
((DISTRICT TOURNAMENT ACTION BEGINS IN JUST 12 DAYS FOR THE BLUE RIDGE. LORD
BOTETOURT AND NORTHSIDE ARE TIED FOR THE DISTRICT LEAD WITH 3 LEAGUE GAMES
The Vikings and Cavaliers are on a collision course to play for the district
regular season crown next Tuesday. BUT Marilyn Bussey and David Wheat must keep
their teams focussed on tomorrow night's games against Salem and Byrd - two
Blacksburg and Christiansburg are a combined 6 and 15 in district play most of
the way through their first year in the Blue Ridge, but the coaches like what
Whose hot in Double AA?? To name a few, Staunton River's Crystal English is
averaging about 12 points a game.
Jefferson Forest's Dawn Coleman goes 10 deep, but counts heavily on Melinda
Minnick, the teams leading scorer, who averages about 15 points a game.
IN SINGLE A, WE'VE TEMPORARILY LOST A GREAT KING FROM THE COACHING RANKS,
RADFORD HEAD COACH BRENDA KING HAS LEFT HER POST TO FOCUS ON HER FAMILY, WE
HOPE SHE RETURNS SOON. RICK CORMANDY IS HER REPLACEMENT.
No one can replace Shawsville as the top scorer in the Three rivers. Her 23
points per game average is still #1.
Floyd's Sara Conner is the 5th leading district scorer at 14 points a pop.
The Three Rivers will lose one of it's stars next year - to softball.
Glenvar's Amy Layman has decided to play her first love at Roanoke College.
WEEK 9 IS IN THE BOOKS, NEXT WEEK, OUR HALLOWEEN SPECIAL AND YOU WON'T WANT
TO MISS THAT!! STEVE MASON, HOMETOWN HOOPS WEEKLY.))
On the NBA hardwood last night, the Boston Celtics took the sting out of the
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Hornets vs. Celtics; :00
Former Celtic great Dave Cowens was back in bean town at the Fleet center as
Watch Vlade Divac with the outlet to Tony Delk, and the touch to Glen Rice
for the jam. Rice had a game high 25 points.
But Dino Radja dropped in 24 to lead the Celtics as they beat the Hornets
GRAPHIC=Frankie Lee Hall
Marine Staff Sergeant Frankie Lee Hall collected more honors today from
Roanoke City Council and from the two teenagers he rescued from a burning car.
Hall first encountered Nicole Hicks and Kevin Ballinger on September 24th,
when their car collided with a tractor trailer on Interstate 581 and caught
Their second meeting came this afternoon, as Mayor David Bowers awarded
Hall a key to the city for his heroism.
IN Q=I just respect
((VOICE OF KEVIN BALLINGER: I JUST RESPECT HIM FOR HIS COURAGE.))
((VOICE OF NICOLE HICKS: I JUST THANK THAT HE WAS THERE CAUSE IF HE WASN'T, I
DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'D BE, OR IF WE WOULD BE HERE.))
OUT Q=if we would be here.
SS=Frankie Lee Hall
City Council approved a resolution honoring Hall, and Chief Jim Grigsby
presented a plaque declaring Hall an honorary lifetime member of the Roanoke
Fire and E- M- S Department.
That's News 7 at 11 for tonight.
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