Ahead on News 7 at NOON, a night of rioting on Florida's Gulf Coast.
And a break through in the Legionnaires outbreak in the New River Valley.
Stay with us. The news is next.
Calm is returning to Saint Petersburg, Florida this afternoon following a
day of racial unrest.
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, FL;
OUT Q= (nats of gunfire, rock throwing)
The violence came after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the
death of a black motorist.
At least two police officers were injured and gunfire forced a sheriff's
helicopter to land.
((I HEARD THE GUNFIRE AND THEN WHEN I SAW SIDE WINDOW SHATTERED I SAID TIME TO
GO HOME. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Tarrou/Pinellas Co. Sheriff's Office; (QUICK!!)
OUT Q=TIME TO GO HOME.
The October 24th shooting of the black motorist also touched off a night of
The nation's most prominent Roman Catholic leader has died following a
battle with cancer.
Cardinal Joseph (BURN'-uh-deen) Bernardin was a long time leader of
Chicago's two million Catholics.
He suffered from inoperable pancreatic cancer that had spread to his liver.
President Clinton honored Bernardin with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Bernardin was 68.
The U-S military is one step closer to Zaire today.
A U-S survey team landed in Rwanda this morning to begin assessing the
situation for possible large scale U-S deployment.
The White House says some 4-thousand troops could soon join an INTERNATIONAL
force to aid starving refugees.
The humanitarian mission would last about four months.
Meantime Clinton administration officials say another ten-thousand U-S
troops may be headed to Bosnia, to replace the 60-thousand set to leave at the
end of the year.
James Henry Burley was convicted of first degree murder in less than one
An Amherst jury recommended a life term plus eight years.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
IN Q=They found
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,
County prosecutors will not get the chance to try an antiques dealer on
Criminal charges against Clyde Bryant were dropped yesterday in Franklin
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.
Results of an autopsy confirm that a 29- year- old Lynchburg woman was shot
to death before the van she was in was set ablaze.
Chief Medical Examiner David Oxley says 29- year- old Sharon Gilliam was
shot once in the head.
Gilliam and 34- year- old Dennis Oxford were found dead in the burned out
van behind the Lynchburg newspaper office.
Oxford died of smoke inhalation.
Police say Oxford blamed Gilliam for a medical problem he had.
Oxley refused to say what that problem was, or even if Gilliam had one,
citing patient confidentiality.
The motives of Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore are being questioned.
Gilmore has filed a "friend of the court" brief alleging the F-D-A has NO
jurisdiction over the golden leaf.
IN Q=Virginia has
((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIA HAS BEEN NOW CULTIVATING AND
MARKETING TOBACCO FOR OVER THREE HUNDRED YEARS. THESE PEOPLE WORK HARD, THEY
PLAY BY THE RULES, AND THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE IN THE BUSINESS OF HARMING
OUT Q=harming them.
But anti-smoking advocates say Gilmore's out of step with a recent statewide
poll showing a majority of Virginians -- in each geographic region -- actually
favor government regulation of tobacco.
IN Q=One has
((ANNE MORROW DONLEY/VA. GASP: ONE HAS TO WONDER TOO WHETHER IT'S A CONFLICT
OF INTEREST AT ALL HERE. HE HAS OVER 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF STOCK IN PHILIP
MORRIS. IF THAT'S A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, WHO DO WE GO TO FOR AN OPINION ON
THAT, YOU KNOW? ALSO WE KNOW HE WANTS TO BE GOVERNOR.))
SUPER=01-Anne Morrow Donley/Va. GASP;
OUT Q=be governor.
Both Gilmore and likely Democratic nominee Don Beyer have also taken
campaign cash from the tobacco industry.
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When the newscast continues,
The New York Times publishes disturbing photos of student life at Washington
and Lee University,
We'll find out what the federal government has to say about V-M-I's plans to
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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No new cases have been found in the New River Valley's outbreak of
Legionnaires disease lately.
The current number of diagnosed cases still stands at 16, but up until now
people have been left wondering about the cause of the outbreak.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tracy/Microwave
Tracy Altizer has been following the story and she just left a news
conference with director of the New River Health district.
Tracy, have they pinpointed the cause yet?
( ad lib)
SUPER=01-David Oliver/Lowes Community Relations Director;
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tracy/Microwave
The Government says Virginia Military Institute is not doing enough to let
women know they're welcome to enroll as cadets.
During yesterday's hearing in federal court, a Justice Department lawyer
held up the U-S service academies- -such as: Annapolis and West Point- -as
models for V-M-I to follow.
Judge Jackson Kiser abruptly interrupted with the question: "Does that mean
they can go talk to them now?"
Government lawyers have prohibited any direct contact between V-M-I and the
In fact the 44 R-O-T-C officers who teach at V-M-I are not allowed to
discuss co-education with their own Superintendent, because they're agents of
the federal government.
IN Q=What that means
((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: WHAT THAT MEANS IS I CAN'T ASK
VMI GRADUATES WHO ARE COLONELS ON MY STAFF QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW TO GO CO-ED OR
INFORMATION OR ADVICE. THAT'S AN ABSURDITY.))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent
OUT Q=that's an absurdity.
The government says V-M-I may submit questions in writing and they'll even
arrange for an officer from West Point to visit V-M-I, as they have for the
Another Lexington school has become the center of some controversy.
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 PRESIDENT; 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))
SUPER=01-Anthony Mazzarelli/Interfraternity Council President;
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.
The New England Journal of Medicine reports today that Gulf war veterans,
as a group, appear to be just as healthy as veterans who served in other
Meantime, a Presidential committee assigned to investigate the illness has
concluded that stress is behind most of the symptoms.
A veterans group is charging a coverup.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-Nora Slatkin/Executive Director CIA; :11
SUPER=01-Jeff Tack/Gulf War Veteran; :26
SUPER=01-Tod Ensign/Citizen Soldier; :50
SUPER=01-John White/Deputy Secretary of Defense; 1:29 (QUICK!!!!!)
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:31
OUT Q=CBS News Washington;
Home video of what the government now says is the most likely site of
exposure to chemical weapons by u-s troops in the persian gulf.
NORA SLATKIN/EX DIR C-I-A SOT "Chemical munitions were present in the bunker
when it was destroyed."
But despite that revelation by the c-i-a, a special white house panel can
not link that incident, or any other, to a cause of what has come to be known
as gulf war syndrome. the panel concluded that stress is behind most of the
symptoms, a revelation not welcomed by veterans.
JEFF TACK/GULF VETERAN :
IT'S NOT JUST EFFECTING US IT IS EFFECTING OUR FAMILY.
An estimated 70-thousand troops have complained of symptoms ranging from
forgetfulness to cancer, that they believe is linked to their service in the
Six years later the cause is still a mystery, and accusations abound of a
TOD ENSIGN/CITIZEN SOLDIER:
IF WE CAN'T COME UP WITH MORE EVIDENCE THAN WHAT WE'VE HAD SO FAR, THEN THAT
SUGGESTS THERE MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS, WE MAY HAVE SUPPRESSION OF
RECORDS, AND AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE."
AN IDEA THE PRESIDENT'S PANEL IS WELL AWARE.
THERE'S A BIG PERCEPTUAL PROBLEM HERE.
"THERE'S NOT ONE PERSON IN THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY WHO WOULD
KNOWINGLY, AND PURPOSELY WITHHOLD INFORMATION, THAT WOULD BENEFIT UNITED STATES
MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES.
But the harshest criticism is reserved for the pentagon, the panel saying
it did not act in good faith to help the veterans, and what was done, was too
JOHN WHITE/DEPUTY SEC OF DEFENSE:
IT IS A BIGGER PROBLEM THEN WE THOUGHT WE STARTED WITH.."
In anticipation of the Committee's tongue lashing, the Pentagon has
already added nearly 30 million for more medical research, and asked the
National Academy of Sciences to oversee its efforts....a step forward some
veterans say, but a little late in coming. Lee Cowan, CBS News Washington.))
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Still to come,
On the Southside, Welfare reform means more than just legislation.
The Martinsville jail is experiencing growing pains-- we'll find out how
officers are coping, when we continue.
Stay with us.
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The population at the Martinsville City Jail has outgrown its facilities.
Martinsville Sheriff Steve Draper says the longtime overcrowding has led to
some security problems.
Recently, an inmate broke out through a window in a visitation room.
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IN Q=You get in the
((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF: YOU GET IN THE SITUATION WE'RE IN NOW IS
INSECURE. AND ONE OF MY MAIN CONCERNS IS THE SECURITY OF OUR COMMUNITY. NOT
ONLY THAT, BUT THE SECURITY OF MY OFFICERS THAT WORK IN HERE. ))
SUPER=00-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff;
OUT Q=that work in here
City council just approved a temporary lock- up to be used until the new
208- bed jail is built.
Draper says the future facility will have more living and recreational
space and offer better supervision.
The new city jail is not expected to be complete until February of 19-99.
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
Welfare reform implementation on the Southside is dampered by its geographic
Yesterday, 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 Director; :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.
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cold/18-22/Sunny/& Chilly/40-44;
SUPER=331-Clearing/& Cold/20-24/Sunny/& Chilly/42-46;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Cold/14-18/Sunny/& Chilly/40-44;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Very Cold/12-16/Sunny/& Quite Chilly/35-40;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Very Cold/14-18/Sunny/& Chilly/40-44;
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 15 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Sports news is up next,
Three members of the same high school team are getting a free ride to
And Michael and the Bulls put the heat on Miami--
That and more hoops action is coming up in sports.
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The top two picks in this year's N-B-A draft met head to head for the first
time this season last night in Toronto.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/Sixers vs. Raptors; :00
The Sixers' Allen Iverson the number one overall pick in June had another big
night for Philadelphia 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 WIPE WIPE
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Heat vs. Bulls; :00
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 on 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.
Three lady hoopsters from Cave Spring took advantage of the opening of the
early national signing period to ink scholarship papers yesterday.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
Cave Spring's Alyssa and Catie Redick signed with Campbell University with
both receiving full rides.
IN Q="I'm glad
((CATIE REDICK/LADY KNIGHTS FORWARD:))
((ALYSSA REDICK/LADY KNIGHTS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Catie Redick/Lady Knights Forward; :00
SUPER=01-Alyssa Redick/Lady Knights Center; :10
OUT Q=...go to state"
Cave center Lisa Bryan is headed to Nebraska on a full scholarship.
SUPER=01-Lisa Bryan/Signed with Nebraska; :00
SUPER=01-Linda Long/Cave Spring Coach; :06
OUT Q=..in the same year"
The baseball Writers of America have unanimously selected Ken Caminiti as
the National League's most valuable player.
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;
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.