Coming up on News 7-
This is what's going on in St. Petersburg Florida tonight.
Rioting breaks out AGAIN-
A verdict for the man accused of killing a woman who apparently refused to
have sex with him.
Plus Fraternity Hazing at an area school turns up in the New York Times
News 7 is next.
Violence in the streets of St. Petersburg tonight.
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A police officer has been shot- streets are blocked off and tear gas is in
It is the same neighborhood where a rioting broke out last month.
The trouble tonight comes after a grand jury refused to indict a white
officer in the killing of a black motorist.
Pictures of fraternity hazing at Washington and Lee turned up in the New
York Times Magazine.
But the Dean of Students say's it may have a positive affect at the school.
Join me for News 7 at Eleven.
The streets of St. Petersburg are filled with rioting again tonight.
This time a police officer was shot.
David Wagner reports.
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((In St. Petersburg, Florida, more violence in a neighborhood rocked by riots
Despite appeals for calm, a police officer was shot in the leg.
It happened just after a grand jury refused to indict a white police officer in
the slaying of a black motorist.
Police used tear gas to storm the home of a local black militant group.
Earlier in the day the group had called for the executions of police officers
in last month's shooting.
The disturbance by a small group of people came hours after the grand jury
ruled Officer Jim Knight was justified in last month's shooting.
They said the officer feared for his life when he shot and killed the motorist
holed up in his car October 24th.
BURNIE MCCABE, PINELLAS COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY:
Despite the jury's ruling, officials immediately suspended officer Knight for
Dozens of police squad cars responded to the scene of this latest violence.
Officers immediately blocked off streets. Moments later gunshots rang out.
The latest incident comes weeks after a disturbance that left several police
and fire officials injured, dozens of buildings burning and millions of
dollars in damage.
In Tampa, Florida- Dave Wagner for CBS News.))
A Pittsburgh jury finds a police officer innocent in the beating death of
black motorist Johnny Gammage.
Gammage was a businessman from Syracuse- suffocated during a scuffle with
((DEE HART/COURTROOM SPECTATOR: IT'S NOTHING BUT A KANGAROO COURT. THERE WILL
NOT BE JUSTICE.))
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OUT Q=NOT BE JUSTICE.
A trial for two other officers ended in a hung jury-
They'll be tried again next year.
It took an Amherst jury just thirty minutes to convict James Henry Burley of
first degree murder and recommend a life term plus eight years in prison.
Steve Smallshaw was in court.
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SUPER=01-William Light/Defense Attorney; :32
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Prosecutor; :52
OUT Q=News7, Amherst.
(( They found the gun in his house and he told at least two people he'd killed
Robin Jeanette Burge because she refused to have sex with him after they smoke
Prosecutor Ed Meeks told the jury that was all they needed to convict 45-
year- old James Henry Burley of first degree murder.
((ED MEEKS: THAT'S THE MAN WHO MURDERED ROBIN BURGE.))
But Burley's attorneys say police bungled the investigation.
An expert testified at least two other men had sex with Burge in the hours
before she died.
The defense wanted to know why authorities never went looking for other
((WILLIAM LIGHT/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:
...AS A POSSIBLE SOURCE.))
The jury though, sided with the commonwealth, taking just 35 minutes to
convict Burley of first degree murder and recommend he spend the rest of his
life in prison.
((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: ...I DON'T THINK IT WAS A SIMPLE AS ANYTHING LIKE THAT.
BUT THERE WERE A LOT OF ARROWS POINTING AT MR. BURLEY.))
((Ed Meeks hopes to sling a few more arrows at Burley in mid- January. That's
when Burley will stand trial for the murder of Jacqueline Dorsey Carter, who
authorities say died in ANOTHER drugs- for- sex deal with Burley last winter.
DNA evidence figures to play a prominent role in that trial. Steve Smallshaw,
The White House says it may send one thousand troops to the war torn
country of Zaire.
The White House made it clear their mission would only be to help move
food and supplies to the nation's refugees.
((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: THE MISSION OF THIS FORCE WOULD NOT BE TO
DISARM MILITARY TO CONDUCT ANY TYPE OF FORCED ENTRY OR TO POLICE SOME OF THE
OPERATIONS IN REFUGEES CAMPS THAT HAVE NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED.))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=HAVE NOW BEEN ESTABLISHED."
The U-S says the troops would go on the condition the mission would last
only four months and troops would be given the right to protect themselves.
An Army drill sergeant is headed to prison for five months for having
sexual relations with recruits.
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Sergeant Loren Taylor pleaded guilty to having improper relationships with
One of those recruits was 19 year old Angela Shirley. She says incidents
like this will probably happen again.
((ANGELA SHIRLEY: THE ONLY WAY TO GET RID OF IT IS TO GET RID OF COED TRAINING.
FEMALE DRILL SERGEANTS WITH FEMALE TRAINEES AND MALE DRILL SERGEANTS WITH MALE
TRAINEES. AS LONG AS THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE INTEGRATED SEXES IT'S GOING TO
OUT Q=going to continue."
Shirley had consensual sex with Taylor.
Army regulations ban sexual relationships between commanders and
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the Justice Department and VMI face off again in
and we'll see how both local and state officials are dealing with prison
overcrowding and the tension it creates.
Robin in WX CENTER
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So many inmates, so little room.
For years, the Martinsville City Jail has seen its inmate population grow
beyond its means.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, plans for a new Jail are now becoming more
IN Q=Spending the night
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :11
SUPER=01-Kevin Price/Martinsville Jail Inmate; 1:08
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville
(( Spending the night in a jail cell isn't the same as sleeping in a four-
But Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper does want it to be more tolerable.
SOT TAPE 2 17:45:39
((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: THESE CELLS DON'T EVEN MEET MINIMUM
STANDARDS FOR THE STATE. THE STATE REQUIRES 85 SQUARE FEET PER INMATE...THIS
RIGHT HERE, WE'RE LOOKING AT 50 FEET. ))
City council just approved a temporary lock- up to be used until the new
208- bed jail is built.
Besides more living and recreational space-- Draper says the
future facility will offer better supervision.
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((YOU WON'T SEE BARS LIKE THIS ANYMORE. YOU WON'T SEE THESE BACK ROOMS.
THERE'LL ACTUALLY-- THE CELLS WILL BE AGAINST THE BACK WALL. AND DURING THE
DAY, THESE PEOPLE COME OUT IN THE DAY ROOM AREA AND BE RIGHT IN THE AREA WHERE
THE OFFICERS CAN SEE EVERYONE OF THEM. ))
Security has been a problem--
An inmate recently escaped by climbing out of this visiting room window.
He was re- captured soon afterward.
But some inmates believe it's not a lack of security, but a lack of space
that leads to jail breaks and other violence.
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((KEVIN PRICE/MARTINSVILLE JAIL INMATE: ONCE YOU GET PUT IN THIS JAIL, BEHIND
THESE WALLS-- THEN, YOU ARE NOW AMONG 10, 11, 12 PEOPLE. THAT CREATES A LOT OF
TENSION AND A LOT OF BUILD-UP ON YOU. ))
It may be a while before that tension is eased.
The new city jail isn't expected to be complete until February of 1999.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))
The top two picks in this year's NBA draft met head to head for the first
time this season last night in Toronto.
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The Sixers' Allen Iverson the number one overall pick in June had another big
night for Philly with 24 points.
But the second pick in the draft, Marcus Camby was equally impressive as he
dropped in 23, including two on this dunk over Jerry Stackhouse as the Raptors
snap the Sixers three game winning streak 110-TO-98.
WIPE TO ENG#
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Pat Riley and the Heat were in Chicago last night trying to hand the Bulls
their first loss of the year.
Instead, Michael Jordan handed Alonzo Mourning an eyeful by slamming in his
face off the fast break.
Luc Longley will then go inside to Michael in the second half as the Bulls
turn down the Heat 103 to 71.
The baseball Writers of American have unanimously selected Ken Caminiti as
the National League's most valuable player.
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The Padres star had 40 home runs, 130 R-B-I's, and a .326 batting average
as he led the Padres to their first N-L West title in 12 years
IN Q="I consider myself...
((KEN CAMINITI/NATIONAL LEAGUE MVP:))
SUPER=01-Ken Caminiti/National League MVP; :00
OUT Q=...I BELIEVE."
The Dodgers Mike Piazza was the runner up in the balloting.
In other diamond notes last night the Indians have been busy boys
as they acquire Matt Williams from the San francisco Giants, in exchange for
infielders Jeff Kent, Jose Viscaino and pitcher Julian Tavarez - who usually
comes out of the bullpen and throws something other than left hooks and right
The Cincinnati Reds continue to reach into their past to help insure their
Yesterday manager Ray Knight announced the hiring of three coaches who are
all former Reds' players.
Ken Griffey Senior, Denis Menke and Ron Oester.
GRAPHIC=Prisons Under Pressure
A loaded gun was found in a Death Row typewriter last year.
A hostage situation this year was reported the next day -- The facts
Rioting, hostages, and escapes are a nightmare for governors.
Chuck Robb presided over the nation's largest death row escape in 1984.
Take Fullscreen Graphic Prisons Under Pressure
In tonight's installment of "Prisons Under Pressure," Ellen Qualls looks at
how the prison system would handle its worst case scenario.
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SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; :20 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Russ Ford/Prison Chaplain; :32
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(( It's happened.
Four hostages, including two nurses, were taken in an August uprising at
Nottoway Correctional Center.
Eight correctional officers were injured.
It happened overnight, in a rural area far from the gaze of the media.
It was the most dangerous incident in Virginia prisons since 1984's death
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((RON ANGELONE: ANYTIME YOU HAVE A HOSTAGE SITUATION, THAT IS YOUR TOUGHEST
Prison chaplain Russ Ford doesn't blame Governor Allen for crowding the
prisons -- but he does think the administration's rhetoric causes more problems
than it solves.
((RUSS FORD: YOU KNOW "IF YOU DON'T DO THIS THEN WE'RE GONNA LOCK YOU DOWN."
"IF A MAN ACTS UP IN ONE PLACE, THEN WE'RE GONNA TAKE IT OUT AND BRING
RETRIBUTION ON EVERYONE." THIS POLICY HAS FAILED TOTALLY, TO HAVE THAT TYPE OF
CONFRONTATION. IT DOES NOT WORK. IT NEVER DID WORK. IT JUST INCITES THE MEN.
PRISONERS DO NOT UNITE IN AND OF THEMSELVES. YOU HAVE TO GIVE THEM A REASON
Corrections director Ron Angelone says the Nottoway uprising should NOT be
counted as a riot over prison conditions.
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((RON ANGELONE: HOW'M I GONNA TIE THAT WITH UNREST? OR YOU KNOW, THESE
PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO SHOW HOW BAD -- NO. LET'S NOT GIVE THEM THAT CREDIT.
THEY WERE TRYING TO ESCAPE BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT TO SERVE ANY MORE TIME IN
PRISON. AND WHEN THAT FELL APART, THEY JUST DID WHAT I GUESS YOU WOULD EXPECT
THEM TO DO. LOSE TOTAL CONTROL OF THEIR SENSES. GRAB PEOPLE.))
But other accounts indicate the four escapees were eventually aided by a
hundred or so other inmates.
Ron Angelone's elite strike force had its debut at Nottoway.
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((RON ANGELONE: YOU'RE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THE FACT THAT IN ORDER TO STOP
PREDATORS FROM HURTING OTHER PEOPLE YOU HAVE TO SHOOT THEM OR YOU HAVE TO STUN
THEM WITH OUR ELECTRIC DEVICES.))
((RUSS FORD: THE QUESTION THAT COMES WITH ANY ADMINISTRATION WHEN THEY TALK
TOUGH, CARRY THE BIG STICK, AND IT'S THE COMMANDO VIEW OF IT IS "ARE YOU
INCITING IT? YOU KNOW, ARE YOU INFLAMING THE VERY SITUATION WHICH YOU'RE
TRYING TO CONTAIN."))
Angelone's already made history with the first firearms inside prison walls.
They're non-lethal, rubber pellet guns -- and the department brags they've
been VERY effective in their first few months of use.
No matter what's going on inside, the department brags it's NOT getting out.
Virginia's had the lowest escape rate in the nation for the last two years.
Tomorrow, what can be done to decrease the danger.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Buckingham County.
Government lawyers from Washington not only want to know precisely how
Virginia Military Institute intends to go about admitting women.
They also want to review all of V-M-I's current practices and policies to
be sure they're conducive to co-education.
The latest skirmish was played out in federal court in Roanoke today.
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((THEY SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO COME FORWARD TO TELL THE COURT AND THE PARTIES
WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO. A MILITARY ORGANIZATION LIKE VMI
DOESN'T GO INTO BATTLE WITHOUT A BATTLE PLAN. AND WE'RE SURE THEY HAVE ONE
((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: BUT SO FAR AS A COMPREHENSIVE,
DETAILED BATTLE PLAN, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AT THIS TIME, AND EVEN IF THERE
WERE SUCH A THING, WE BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE A PRIVILEGED DOCUMENT, THE
PROPERTY OF THE STAFF AND OF THE INSTITUTE.))
SUPER=01-Judith Keith/U.S. Justice Department Lawyer;
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :13
OUT Q=of the Institute.
Among SOME details that emerged in court today, Governor Allen has
authorized V-M-I to spend more than 4 million dollars to install women's
restrooms and showers in the barracks- -.
The Judge did not make a ruling today, but challenged the government lawyer
several times on the need to require V-M-I to provide "nuts and bolts" details
of its plans for co-education.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next, Robin Reed will be along with the cold forecast.
and we'll tell you why one university in our region is receiving some
unwanted attention for student hazing.
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University officials say it's reprehensible, and dishonorable, but it just
might help them in the long run.
Pictures of fraternity hazing, and student drinking at Washington and Lee
appeared in an article in the New York Times Magazine.
The dean of students says the outrage the photographs caused could help them
as they work to toughen the anti-hazing policy.
Now, individual students face immediate suspension if they're caught hazing
IN Q=Hazing's just a tradition
((ANTHONY MAZZARELLI/INTERFRATERNITY COUNCIL; HAZING'S JUST A TRADITION THAT
NEEDS TO DIE, AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS OF HAVING TOUGH STRONG PLEDGESHIP PROGRAMS
THAT DON'T FALL UNDER THE LAW AS HAZING :08 ))
((ALEX KOSTERA/SIGMA PHI EPSILON; PEOPLE REALIZE THAT MORALLY, IT'S NOT THE
RIGHT THING TO DO, AND I THINK THAT WILL BE THE REAL DETERRENT, MORE THAN
GETTING KICKED OUT OF SCHOOL))
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SUPER=01-Alex Kostera/Sigma Phi Epsilon; :09
OUT Q=kicked out of school
The University started drafting the new hazing policy late last year.
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
Implementing welfare reform is especially difficult on the Southside because
of its geographic size.
This morning, social workers and local dignitaries met in Danville to thank
those who've helped.
Some of those honored provided jobs, while others offered transportation and
Welfare reform calls for getting recipients off assistance within two years,
as well as other requirements.
((JOYCE MARTIN/HENRY CO. SOCIAL SERVICES DIR.:WELFARE RECIPIENTS ARE NO
DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE, THEY ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU AND I. AND THEY'RE
DOWN ON THEIR LUCK, THEY HAVE, NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A JOB, OR BECAUSE OF THEIR
CIRCUMSTANCES, THEY HAVE HAD TO ASK FOR SOME HELP AND ASSISTANCE, SO, YES, WE
WOULD ASK ALL THE EMPLOYERS TO PLEASE OPEN THEIR DOORS, AND HIRE THESE PEOPLE.
SUPER=01-Joyce Martin/Henry Co. Social Services Dir.; :00
OUT Q=these people.
Welfare reform went into affect on the Southside in July, which means many
on public assistance have less than 20- months to find work.
Franklin County prosecutors have been waiting for months to try an antiques
dealer on fraud charges.
Now it appears they may not get their chance.
Criminal charges against Clyde Bryant were dropped this afternoon in
Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood says the action was made to clear the
way for a Federal investigation.
Authorities allege Bryant failed to repay millions of dollars in back loans.
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NBA highlights tonight as the Raptors and Bulls run wild, plus a big trace
and award and Hometown Hoops Weekly.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
But first Patrick Henry's Ed Scott, the Patriots head football coach since
1990 officially turned in his letter of resignation this morning.
A poor finish this season and some health concerns accelerated his decision
to leave coaching after 31 years.
And Dave Stewart, the Express Captain, likely will be out for at least the
next two games after suffering a severely sprained ankle in last night's 6-to-2
win over Richmond.
Now your numbers.
wipe to scores
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27pts/Overtime//Miami/71/j/Chicago/103//Jordan - 28pts/;
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oc= LAST SCORE
go to break
Former major league outfielder and big league humorist Jay Johnstone will
speak at the sixth annual Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame induction banquet
on February 2nd.
Throughout his 20 year career Johnstone was noted as a premier pinch
hitter, but his real fame came off the field as an author and host of cable
T.V.'s "Lighter Side of Sports"
And as always this time of the year, it is ladies night in the sports
Steve Mason and former UVa great Jenny Boucek join us for this week's edition
of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
Regional semi-finals action is on tap in our region tomorrow night.
Steve Mason has more on that plus a special guest from Charlottesville in
this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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SUPER=01-Jenny Boucek/Former All-ACC Selection; 1:19
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((The Region C semi finals tip off at Christiansburg high school tomorrow.
Northwood meets Parry McCluer in the 6:30 game and then Floyd County plays
Narrows in the 8pm nightcap.
The Lady Buffaloes advanced to the semi finals with a 89-61 win over
Covington last night.
If Floyd wins the region they will host the state quarterfinals next
Tuesday at 7:30.
Rob Bennett and his Lady Cougars had a great year. Joann Helton went out on
a high note, scoring 33 points.
The Region III semis are at Rustburg tomorrow. defending state champ Lord
Botetourt plays Gretna at 6:30 and then Jefferson Forest takes on William Byrd
The Liberty University announced the signing of Jefferson Forest star Kimmie
Reeves yesterday, while the Liberty men inked their first ever Top 100 national
prospect in 6-9 center jeremy Day.
Last night the Radford men beat Hungary in an exhibition 76-to-64 as Anthony
Walker scored 17.