(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE TALLEST BUILDING
IN DOWNTOWN ROANOKE, MAY STILL BE CALLED THE FIRST UNION TOWER, BUT SOON NONE
OF THE BANK'S EMPLOYEES WILL WORK THERE.
TEXAS BILLIONAIRE AND PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ROSS PEROT ALONG WITH HIS
LARGER THAN LIFE VISUAL AIDS RALLIES ON THE CAMPUS AT VIRGINIA TECH. ))
OUT Q=at virginia Tech
TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday, October 28th-- tonight's TOP STORY--
A jury recommends a death sentence for Ben Lilly...the man found guilty of
murdering a Virginia Tech Student.
Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
It didn't take long for the Montgomery County jury to decide on the death
sentence for murdering Alexander DeFilippis.
After a week of testimony to find him guilty Friday, and a full day in the
sentencing phase today, the jury took just one hour to decide on the death
DeFilippis was carjacked and abducted outside a Blacksburg convenience store
He was forced to strip to his underwear, before Lilly shot him four times.
Assistant prosecutor Skip Schwab asked the jury to send a message against
such random violence.
((SKIP SCHWAB/ASST. MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: AND IT'S THE SCARIEST KIND OF
CASE BECAUSE IT COULD BE ANYONE, AND THERE'S NOTHING A PERSON CAN DO TO PROTECT
THEMSELVES IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Schwab/Ass. Montgomery Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=situation like that.
((EZIO DEFILIPPIS/VICTIM'S FATHER: FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK SKIP SCHWAB FOR
REPRESENTING ALEXANDER VERY WELL, AND NOT ONLY ALEXANDER BUT ALSO THE
COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. AND I WANT TO THANK THE JURY FOR ADMINISTERING
QUESTION: IS THIS A RELIEF TO YOU?
ANSWER: NOT YET. ))
SUPER=01-Ezio DeFilippis/Victim's Father;
OUT Q=not yet.
Not until the NEXT trial, scheduled in November for Lilly's brother, Mark
He's charged with first degree murder.
A third man, Gary Barker has already pled guilty.
The First Union Tower will be First Union in name only.
The bank confirmed its Mortgage Service Center will close its downtown
location and transfer 120 jobs to Raleigh, North Carolina.
SOT TAPE ONE 17:18:21
IN Q=We weren't
((PHILLIP SPARKS/ECON. DEVELOPMENT CHIEF: WE WEREN'T REAL EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT
THE NEWS OF THE JOBS MOVING OUT OF THE DOWNTOWN AREA.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Sparks/Econ. Development Chief;
OUT Q=downtown area.
Employees that don't want to move with the jobs will most likely be placed
in the operations center in Roanoke County.
This is good news for employees, but downtown Roanoke will greatly miss
the nearly one-hundred employees.
SOT tape one 17:19:00
IN Q=Well we
((SPARKS: WELL WE NEED THOSE INDIVIDUALS GOING INTO OUR DOWNTOWN AREA SPENDING
MONEY IN THE RESTAURANTS, THE BOUTIQUES AND THE GIFT SHOPS AND OBVIOUSLY THEY
WON'T BE THERE.))
OUT Q=be there.
First Union's efficiency move will leave much of the 21 story building up
for lease- even so the landmark building will still keep its name.
In the midst of a Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in the New River Valley--
health officials report an elderly Giles County man has died from the acute
form of pneumonia.
Eleven cases of Legionnaires' have been confirmed-- most patients are home,
Local, state and federal health officials are still looking for the cause of
the Legionella bacteria.
IN Q=THESE THREE RECENTLY
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT: THESE THREE RECENTLY CONFIRMED
LEGIONELLA CASES APPEAR NOT TO BE NEW CASES. BUT HAVE BEEN RECENTLY IDENTIFIED
IN THE INTENSE INVESTIGATION OF THE COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA OUTBREAK THAT
WE'RE DOING HERE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District;
OUT Q=THE NEW RIVER VALLEY
Hershey says the bulk of the cases have probably already occurred and seem
to be isolated to the New River Valley.
If you're experiencing pneumonia-like symptoms-- it's recommended you see a
A propane leak at a Bedford County school over the weekend has angered some
Even though there is no hazard, some parents are keeping their children
home from school.
Montvale Elementary School opened as usual today.
The school principal says propane lines were shut off, once the leak was
detected on Saturday.
He says fire officials and a propane serviceman indicated the school was
safe, but parents complain they should have been notified.
IN Q=It should have been the main thing
((SHERRIE DOOLEY/MONTVALE ELEMENTARY PARENT: IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE MAIN THING
WAS TO CALL THE PARENTS. LET US KNOW, BE OUR DECISION WHETHER WE SHOULD SEND
OUR CHILDREN TO THE SCHOOL OR NOT. AND WITH THE PROPANE IN THE SCHOOL, HE
SHOULD HAVE HAD THE SCHOOL SHUT DOWN UNTIL IT WAS FIXED.))
SUPER=01-Sherrie Dooley/Montvale Elem. Parent;
OUT Q=until it was fixed.
Meanwhile, parents say the propane leak isn't the only problem with the new
They say children are complaining of skin rashes, burning eyes and nausea.
School Superintendent John Kent was unavailable for comment this afternoon.
Ross Perot brought the Reform Party message to Blacksburg today.
He drew a crowd of several thousand students who filled Burres Auditorium
and spilled out into the lawn.
Perot blasted the Clinton Administration, saying a second Clinton term,
would bring a second watergate.
SOT 15:02:22 tape 1
IN Q=I'm doing this
((ROSS PEROT/(I) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE; I'M DOING THIS BECAUSE I LOVE THIS
COUNTRY, I LOVE THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY, I LOVE THE PRINCIPLES ON WHICH THIS
GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED.))
SUPER=01-Ross Perot/(I) Presidential Candidate
OUT Q=country was founded
Perot told the students if they didn't vote to change things, they would
suffer the consequences in the future.
Elizabeth Dole won't be visiting Virginia afterall-- as she heads to
California to campaign with her husband-
And while he's no longer part of the Olympic Bombing investigation, we
haven't heard the last of Richard Jewell-- in fact today he held a news
go to break
Richard Jewell, who federal prosecutors say is no longer the target of the
Olympic Park bombing investigation, today read a long statement to reporters,
lamenting that his life has been changed forever by all the news coverage about
He says he's suing some news organizations.
Liz Mullen reports.
IN Q=You know
SUPER=07-Richard Jewell; :02 QUICK!
SUPER=03-Marietta, GA; :19
SUPER=01-Lin Wood/Jewell's Attorney; :54
SUPER=01-James Fox/Retired FBI Agent & CBS Consultant; 1:01
SUPER=01-Wayne Grant/Jewell's Attorney; 1:12
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:33
OUT Q=In Atlanta, L.M. CBS News.
RICHARD JEWELL: YOU KNOW MY NAME, BUT YOU DON'T KNOW WHO I AM.
For the past 88 days, the world has come to know Richard Jewell as the
target of an intensive FBI investigation into the July 27th bombing of
Centennial Olympic Park. Today, for the first time, Jewell addressed
JEWELL, AFTER 88 DAYS OF HELL, IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S FINALLY OVER.
I AM AN INNOCENT MAN.
Security Guard Jewell was at first applauded as a hero for alerting bomb
squads to a suspicious-looking knapsack in Centennial Park. Within days of the
bombing, the FBI turned its focus to Jewell as its primary suspect.
Nearly 3 months later, on October 26, U.S. Attorney Kent Alexander sent
Jewell's attorneys a letter, letting them know that he is no longer considered
LIN WOOD/JEWELL'S ATTORNEY: THIS MAN IS INNOCENT. THEY KNOW IT. THEY SAY THEY
REGRET IT, AND WELL THEY SHOULD.
JAMES FOX, RETIRED FBI AGENT, CBS NEWS CONSULTANT: IT'S VERY RARE. AND
BECAUSE IT'S SO RARE, IT REALLY AMOUNTS TO AN APOLOGY.
That doesn't appear to be enough for Jewell's attorneys.
WAYNE GRANT/JEWELL'S ATTORNEY: WE'RE GONNA BE SUING THE ATLANTA JOURNAL, NBC
AND TOM BROKAW AND OTHER NEWS ORGANIZATIONS.
In the meantime, Jewell will begin putting his life back together.
JEWELL: NOW I MUST FACE THE OTHER PART OF THIS NIGHTMARE. THE DIFFICULT
TASK OF TRYING TO RESTORE MY REPUTATION STARTS TODAY.
Jewell says he'll consider to pursue
a career in law enforcement. In the meantime, the F-B-I has still not made it
clear whether or not it has any other suspects in mind.
In Atlanta, Liz Mullen, CBS News.))
An apartment building collapsed in Cairo, Egypt- Now the building owner is
The 12 story structure crumbled to the ground overnight- at least five
people are dead and 100 are missing.
Rescue workers with the help of dogs- are sifting through the rubble for
any sign of life.
Police say the building's owner added four floors to the building in 1969
when he had permission to add only one.
Police said after an earthquake in 1992, city building authorities ordered
him to remove the four additional floors but he failed to comply.
Elizabeth Dole has canceled her upcoming trip to the Commonwealth.
Mrs. Dole was to join Governor George Allen and Senator John Warner on the
steps of the state capitol tomorrow.
Now, an aide says she's chosen to be with her husband in electoral-vote-rich
The director of Virginia's Republican Party says he "can't compete with
He wouldn't guarantee Mrs. Dole would reschedule her visit.
Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte is boasting about some of Congress's
accomplishments during his present term.
Goodlatte says important programs have been saved as the federal budget
deficit has been cut by 60-percent.
Last week, Goodlatte's opponent, Democrat Jeff Grey, accused him of
supporting cuts to Veterans disability benefits.
Goodlatte insists he's worked consistently to support local veterans. He
said a proposal to cut jobs at the Veterans' Hospital in Salem did not go
through because of his efforts.
9 23 04 00 - 9 23 21 00
IN Q=We demonstrated the
((BOB GOODLATTE/R-CONGRESSMAN: WE DEMONSTRATED THE PROPOSAL TO CLOSE THE
LAUNDRY WAS INEFFECTIVE AND WOULD COST ALL MANOR OF PROBLEMS FOR THE FACILITY
AND THEY BACKED DOWN AFTER I ORGANIZED BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT.))
Goodlatte says distortions during the campaign are only causing confusion.
He says Congress has NOT cut programs like medicare; instead, it has reduced
the percentage of increases to medicare recipients in the future.
The state's largest health insurer will soon see it's name on the trading
And a little later--- what do a fallen ice angel and a guardian angel have
For one elderly woman...they're one in the same-- and go by the
go to break
The name will change....but the owner remains the same.
The Henry Street Music Center will now be known as the Dumas Hotel Music
Center on Henry Street. (----------------)
Total Action Against Poverty made the announcement today.
It plans to retain ownership of the Dumas Hotel, but will allow
partnerships with those who help fund its renovation.
IN Q=There is an opportunity
((TED EDLICH/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR OTHERS
TO BUY IN AND SHARE IN THE OWNERSHIP OF THE DUMAS HOTEL MUSIC CENTER IN
PARTNERSHIP WITH TAP. ))
SUPER=01-Ted Edlich/Total Action Against Poverty;
OUT Q=partnership with tap
Some residents believe the compromise is a positive sign-- but say the
black community will continue fighting for ownership on Henry Street.
IN Q=And we felt
((REV. LEONARD HINES: AND WE FELT AS THOUGH THIS IS ONE AVENUE WHERE WE COULD
GET SOME OWNERSHIP. IF NOT THE WHOLE PIE, A PIECE OF THE PIE. ))
SUPER=07-Rev. Leonard Hines;
OUT Q=OF THE PIE
TAP says it needs another million dollars to complete renovation work on
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SUPER=330-Mostly/Clear/42-46/Morning Sunshine/Clouds Later/62-66;
SUPER=331-Clouds/Clearing Out/44-48/Morning Sunshine/Increasing Clouds/64-68;
SUPER=333-Becoming/Mostly Clear/38-42/Sunny/Clouds Later/60-64;
SUPER=334-Clear & Cool/Some Fog/38-42/Partly/Sunny/60-64;
Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is becoming a for-profit company.
The state's largest health insurer got permission today from the
State Corporation Commission.
Trigon would change from a mutual company owned by its policyholders to a
public company that would be traded on Wall Street.
Trigon policyholders approved the change in September.
The company says it needs to make the change to raise money to compete
with large, out-of-state insurers moving into Virginia.
Tonight, our video pick features one of the rarest and most important of
the world's scientific documents-- and it's rarely in view.
It's a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci in the early 1500's.
It provides a unique insight into the mind of a genius-- whose studies
helped launch the world of formal scientific research.
The notebook, with 300 pages of sketches, drawings, and diagrams, is making
it's only scheduled U.S. showing-- at the American Museum of Natural History in
IN Q=The Codex
((CRAIG MORRIS/AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: THE CODEX IS IMPORTANT TO US
I THINK BECAUSE IT IS AN ICON OF EARLY SCIENCE THAT ALLOWS THE VISITOR AN
APPROACH OF BEGINNING TO SEE NATURE ANEW. TO SEE IT WITH OLD EYES, BUT ALSO TO
SEE IT WITH NEW EYES. TO BEGIN TO SEE WHAT LEONARDO SAW. TO ALWAYS APPROACH
NATURE WITH THE CONSTANT QUESTIONS OF HOW AND WHY.))
SUPER=75-Craig Morris; :
OUT Q=of how and why.
By following Leonardo's process of scientific questioning and studying,
scientists and engineers have helped usher in the technological age.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates bought the book last year at an auction-- for
a little less than 31-million dollars.
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG SCREEN
Coming up tonight on Primetime Sports, We'll hear from Tiki Barber and Dale
Earnhardt plus tell you about a whole lot of shaking on the major league base
SUPER=04-World Wide Pants; :00
And since we're on the baseball subject the New York Yankees are on the Late
Show with David Letterman tonight at 11:35 on WDBJ.
Tonight Dave is joined by a number of the world champion New York Yankees.
Of course manager Joe Torre is also on the show, but Dave kind of set him big
nat sound up - fade to break when the shot freezes!
The Atlanta Braves lost the world series on Saturday night, but tonight
they've managed to keep a key piece of their much heralded pitching staff in
The Braves exercised their option on Tom Glavine and signed him to a 5
million dollar deal for 1997.
It will mark his 11th straight with the Braves.
The Orioles also exercised the option clause in Brady Anderson's contract and
resigned him for next season.
Anderson shocked the baseball world this past season by hitting a career high
50 homeruns in the regular season.
But not everyone is apparently happy in their current home, including
Cleveland Indians star Albert Belle.
The free swinging slugger who occasionally let's his emotions get the best of
himself filed for free agency today.
Belle hit 48 homers and racked up 148 rbis this past season, and is a strong
candidate to win MVP honors.
His filing ups the list of free agents to 22.
The 16th ranked Virginia Cavaliers turned their attention to the Duke Blue
Devils today even if their minds were probably still swelling on Saturday road
loss at Florida State.
Steve Mason has more on how the Cavs plan to bounce back with the help of
their brightest spot in Saturday's loss, Tiki Barber.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Saturday; :00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/909 Yards Rushing This Season; :23
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :48
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Terry Labonte has this week off to rest up his broken wrist and prepare his
strategy for hanging on to his points lead.
with one race to go. Labonte leads Jeff Gordon by 47 points and Dale Jarrett
Earnhardt is out of the race, but beware, he is the defending race champ at
Atlanta, and when they head south in two weeks he is the man to beat.
IN Q="We'd like...
((DALE EARNHARDT/DEFENDING NAPA 500 CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Defending NAPA 500 Champ; :00
OUT Q=...WE'LL BE Ok.
Tonya Harding as Hero?
In Oregon..that's how some are hailing her.
SUPER=03-Milwaukie, OR; :
Ice Skating's Bad Girl apparently saved an elderly woman-- who passed out
while playing a video game at the "Lost and Found" bar.
The 81-year old woman stopped breathing.
Harding called 9-1-1 and performed C-P-R until paramedics arrived.
IN Q=I mean I've never actually
((TONYA HARDING: I MEAN I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY SEEN SOMEBODY SLIPPING OUT OF MY
HANDS. YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? IT'S LIKE-- FOR US TO BE ABLE TO BRING HER BACK IT
MADE ME FEEL LIKE I MEAN, A MIRACLE. LIKE A MIRACLE, ))
((ALICE OLSON: I PROBABLY WOULDN'T BE HERE IF IT WASN'T FOR HER. SHE SAVED MY
LIFE DIDN'T SHE? ))
SUPER=07-Tonya Harding; :00
SUPER=07-Alice Olson; :16
OUT Q=didn't she?
Olson suffers from heart problems and diabetes.
She spent last night at the hospital, and was released today.
Here's what we're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
dissolve to boards
SUPER=76-Put Up A Parking Lot?;
Salem City Council is deciding whether to turn out the lights at Oakey
field-- so it can be turned into a used car lot...
SUPER=77-Remembering Morey Amsterdam ;
Actor and Comedian Morey Amsterdam-- best known as the wisecracking Buddy
Sorrell on the Dick Van Dyke Show-- died this morning.
Jean Jadhon has this and much more in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.
Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime. See you tomorrow.