STRAIGHT AHEAD ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE THIRD AND FINAL DEFENDANT IS
SENTENCED FOR THE MURDER OF A VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT.
INVESTIGATORS SIMULATE A CARGO FIRE, LIKE THE ONE THEY BELIEVE BROKE OUT
ABOARD THE DOWNED VALUJET FLIGHT 592.
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday, November 19th- tonight's Top Story
A federal judge in Philadelphia rules against Norfolk Southern-- refusing to
block the sale of Conrail to C-S-X.
Good Evening. You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC-- I'm Connie
One of the largest employers in our area, took it on the chin in federal
But as Len Besthoff reports-- Norfolk Southern is appealing an important
decision handed down tonight in Philadelphia.
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SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Thomas Hoppin/CSX; :12
SUPER=01-Steve Rothschild/NS Attorney; :42
OUT Q=federal courthouse.
SUPER=03-Quincy, IL; :
Tragedy tonight, at Baldwin Field in Quincy Illinois, the scene of an
aircraft collision on the runway.
Apparently 13 people were killed when a United Express passenger flight
It struck a smaller plane on the ground.
IN Q=Once it's
((MICHEAL DE VOSS/QUINCY POLICE CHIEF: ONCE IT'S MADE SAFE, WE'RE GOING TO
STABILIZE THE SCENE, WE'RE GOING TO WAIT FOR THE ARRIVAL OF PROFESSIONAL
AVIATION ACCIDENT INVESTIGATORS. AND WE WILL COOPERATE WITH THEIR INVESTIGATION
TO WHATEVER EXTENT THAT WE CAN. ))
OUT Q=that we can.
The United Express Plane was a Beech 19-hundred carrying nine passengers
and two crew members.
The other was a Beech King Air with two people on board.
wipe wipe wipe
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :
Meantime, federal crash investigators today watched a simulation of the
type of fire that they believe led to the crash of ValuJet Flight 592 last
Transportation officials wanted to show just how quickly a fire involving
oxygen canisters would spread.
IN Q=I've learned a lot
((TIFFANY WALKER, VICTIM'S RELATIVE: I'VE LEARNED A LOT THAT I DIDN'T KNOW
BEFORE, BUT I STILL DON'T KNOW WHO TO PUT THE BLAME ON.))
SUPER=01-Tiffany Walker/Victim's Relative; :
OUT Q=put the blame on.
Some are putting the blame on ValuJet President Lewis Jordan-- who's
fielding a barrage of questions about the airline, including incentives for
pilots to earn more when they fly more.
IN Q=There's no
((LEWIS JORDAN/VALUJET PRESIDENT: THERE'S NO CONFLICT IN THE MIND OF
THE PROFESSIONAL PILOT BETWEEN SAFETY AND THE SLIGHT AMOUNT OF PAY THAT ONE
WOULD GET FOR ONE FLIGHT SEGMENT-- AND WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE SAVED OR
WHETHER IT'S GOING TO BE LOST. ))
SUPER=01-Lewis Jordan/ValuJet President; :
OUT Q=to be lost.
SS=plane crash inv
Transportation officials say they probably won't be able to announce the
cause of the crash until next Spring.
One of three men who played a role in killing a Virginia Tech student,
last year has been sentenced.
Ben Lilly was already given the death penalty--today his younger brother
was sentenced for his role in the murder.
Mark Lilly received a total of 97 years behind bars, but his prison term is
suspended after he serves 49 years.
Last December, the body of Alexander Defillipis was found in the Whitethorne
(WHITE-thorn) section of Montgomery County.
He had been shot four times.
Mark Lilly pled guilty to more than a half dozen charges including second
degree murder and abduction.
Before sentencing, his mother said she's still in disbelief.
IN Q=This stuff
((FRANCES LILLY/MARK LILLY'S MOTHER: THIS STUFF GOING ON, IT'S SOMETHING
UNUSUAL. IT'S SOMETHING KIND OF HARD TO DEAL WITH. HARD TO BELIEVE. ))
SUPER=01-Frances Lilly/Mark Lilly's Mother;
OUT Q=to believe
Mark Lilly will be in his sixties when he's released from prison.
After that, he'll still face two decades worth of probation.
A Wythe County man entered a last minute guilty plea to murder and
20- year old Jason Hibbs was on trial for the death of Ricky Lee Coleman.
Hibbs said he punched Coleman after the 17 year old got drunk and destructive
at his house last January.
Hibbs testified he and two friends later stuffed the moaning teenager in the
trunk of a car, drove him to a remote road and dumped him over a creek bank.
Coleman died from a combination of the alcohol and exposure.
Hibbs testified he thought Coleman would sober up and go home, and said he
was sorry that he died.
IN Q=And there was
SUPER=01-Keith Blankenship/Asst. Wythe Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=a recommendation.
Hibbs faces life plus 20 years in prison.
Two other defendants, Eric Ball and Eric Wimmer, have NOT been tried yet.
Even though a discrimination suit against Texaco is settled, the oil giant
is now dealing with the actions of a former executive.
A little later on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Henry Street is reminded of its vibrant
past-- at the Hotel Dumas Music Center.
go to break
The man who made the audio tapes of a Texaco executive saying demeaning
things about African American employees has been indicted on federal
Liz Mullen reports.
IN Q=Another blow
SUPER=03-White Plains, NY; :00
SUPER=01-Christopher Riley/Lundwall's Attorney; :25
OUT Q=Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.
(( Another blow to Texaco.
Richard Lundwall.. a former finance executive with the oil company, was
indicted in White Plains, New York.. charged with obstruction of justice.
According to federal authorities, Lundwall tampered with key documents at
the center of the race discrimination case settled last week for 176 million
But Lundwall was the man who turned the tapes over to the plaintiffs in
CHRISTOPHER RILEY, LUNDWALL'S ATTORNEY: I DO THINK IT'S IRONIC THAT THE MAN WHO
IS CHARGED WITH A CRIME, IS THE ONE WHO ACTUALLY COOPERATED WITH POLICE.
In a newly released court document, Lundwall apparently admitted that he..
and other Texaco executives shredded portions of key evidence, requested by the
He also told an FBI agent that some comments had been deleted from tape
Even though he turned over the tapes.. his attorney says Lundwall's
indictment doesn't exactly encourage others to come forward in the case that
has electrified the giant oil company.
CHRISTOPHER RILEY: THIS DOES NOT BODE WELL FOR THE WHISTLEBLOWERS,
Liz Mullen, CBS News, New York.))
It may be a while before the United Nations finds out who it's secretary
general is going to be.
SUPER=03-New York; :
Boutros Boutros-Ghali currently holds the job-- and wants to keep it.
But the United States vetoed his re-election today on the Security
IN Q=The United States
((THE UNITED STATES HAS NO CANDIDATE, WE ARE WAITING FOR THE AFRICAN COUNTRIES
TO COME FORWARD WITH A LIST OF VIABLE CANDIDATES.))
SUPER=01-Madeline Albright/U. S. Ambassador to UN; :
OUT Q=viable candidates.
Senior U-S officials say replacing Boutros-Ghali is the only way to
persuade the Republican-controlled Congress to pay the one-and-a-half billion
dollars the U.S. owes the organization.
All other 14 council members voted in favor of Boutros-Ghali-- so analysts
say the stage is now set for a battle in which the U.S. has so far, found
itself diplomatically isolated.
On Henry Street, a piece of the present is linked to a part of the past.
A new sign with an old name--
Total Action Against Poverty renamed the former Henry Street Music Center,
the "Hotel Dumas Music Center".
It's a gesture to honor the history of Roanoke's black community-- and
bring something back to the Hotel's former owners.
IN Q=I know that
((DARTHULA LASH: I KNOW THAT YOU CAN'T REALLY RETRIEVE THE PAST AND IT BE THE
GLORY DAYS IN WHICH I RECALL. BUT I CERTAINLY HOPE IT CAN HAVE SOME OF THE
GLAMOUR AND WONDERFUL THINGS AND IT CAN JUST BE A COMMUNITY PROJECT. ))
OUT Q=community project.
It'll take about a million dollars to finish the center's renovation.
TAP welcomes investors to help fund the project.
Still to come on Primetime sports-- girls basketball quarter-finals hit the
hardwoods throughout the region.
And the Space Shuttle Columbia blasts off-- and makes history for one
go to break
The crew of the space shuttle "Columbia" is getting down to business-- by
opening the cargo doors in preparation for the release of two satellites.
Just before three o'clock this afternoon, it lifted off--
((SIX, THREE, MAIN ENGINE UP AND BURNING, TWO, ONE AND LIFTOFF.))
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
OUT Q=and liftoff."
The crew will be busy- besides launching satellites, the astronauts will
conduct scientific experiments.
Among the crew is Story Musgrave--the oldest person to ever travel into
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/36-38/Partly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/50-54;
SUPER=332-Clouds And/Sprinkles/35-38/Cloudy Skies/With Sprinkles/48-50;
SUPER=333-Variable/Cloudiness/30-32/Variable Clouds/Wind NW-10/40-42;
SUPER=334-Clouds And/Sprinkles/36-39/Clouds And/Sprinkles/48-50;
For some, it may start as a relentless fear of germs, leading to endless
Research suggests that obsessive-compulsive disorder is caused in part,
by a disruption of the brain chemical Seratonin, as well as over-activity of
certain circuits in the brain, that lock in a repetitive cycle.
This theory has lead to new treatment.
IN Q=It's highly
((DR. ERIC HOLLANDER/MT. SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: IT'S HIGHLY LIKELY THAT IF
PATIENTS GET EFFECTIVE TREATMENT, THE SELECTIVE SERATONIN RE-UPTAKE BLOCKING
MEDICATION AND SPECIFIC KINDS OF BEHAVIOUR THERAPY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A
GOOD RESPONSE. ))
((CAROLYN PHILLIPS/OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER PATIENT: THE MEDICATION WORKS,
IT SEEMS TO CAUSE ME TO BE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO ATTACKS, I THINK THE KNOWLEDGE
OF KNOWING WHAT OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE IS HELPS, I CAN DIVERT ATTACKS BY TELLING
MYSELF, THAT'S OBSESSIVE. HOWEVER, IT NEVER GOES AWAY FULLY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Eric Hollander/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; :01
SUPER=01-Carolyn Phillips/Patient; :10
OUT Q=goes away fully.
For the average person with obsessive compulsive disorder, it takes
17-years from the onset of symptoms, usually in the teen years, until they
finally get appropriate treatment.
Ever wished you were actually an Oscar Mayer weiner?
Our video pick comes from Sea World in Florida, today, where 20 kids gave
a convincing testimonial-- singing their favorite rendition of the Weiner
SUPER=75-Orlando, FL; :
It was all part of a talent search-- narrowed down to 20 finalists who cut
the mustard, from 65-thousand kids.
Andrew Thompson from Nashville won the top dog honors.
IN Q=I wish I
((I WISH I WAS AN OSCAR MYER WEINER
THAT IS WHAT I'D TRULY LIKE TO BE ))
OUT Q=like to be.
Thompson wins five-thousand dollars, and will appear in a tv commercial,
making its debut during the superbowl.
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG SCREEN
Coming your way on this edition of PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, Roy Stanley
checks in from from Tech as the Hokies get ready for West Virginia.
Plus, this was state quarterfinal night in girl's high school basketball.
We have your highlights from Marion, Vinton and Floyd.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00
But first the Roanoke Express was back on the ice tonight looking for its
fourth straight home win.
And they would get it 5-to-2 as Ilya Dubkov got the party started with this
unassisted goal in the first period. Dubkov would add two assists, and Dave
Gagnon came through again in net with 38 saves.
Roanoke is in Knoxville tomorrow night.
And the rest of your sports stuff is straight ahead.
GO TO BREAK
GRAPHIC=girls state tourney
The last step to the state's final four was take tonight in the Group Two-a
quarterfinals as defending state champ Lord Botetourt hit the road to play
Region-4 champ Marion.
SUPER=03-Marion/Cavaliers vs. Hurricanes; :00
The Hurricanes were fired up tonight as Mike Davidson's team came into the
game with an impressive 21-and-3 record.
And early on Leigh jones will kick the ball back outside to Gretchen Doss who
shoots the trey to cut Botetourt's lead to three points.
But Sarah Hicks, who led the Botetourt effort tonight with a game high 21
points cleans up the garbage inside as the lead begins to expand.
The Canes would try to stay within striking distance with Amanda Hall
drainingthis 3 point bomb. She would finish with a team high 14.
But Marion was no match for the defending state champs tonight as Sara Moore
turns the Aimee Byrd assist into 2 more as the Cavs advance to the semi-finals
with the 69-to-53 win.
GRAPHIC=STATE GIRLS TOURNEY
The lady Cavs will face William Byrd for the 5th time this season in the state
semi-finals Friday night in Bristol at 8:30
The lady Terriers beat Richlands tonight in Vinton, 65-43.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Tornados vs. Terriers; :00
Richard Thrasher and his Lady Terriers are playing perhaps their best ball
of the season,
Visiting Richlands tailed 33-21 at the half, we pick up the action in the
The Blue Tornados Kristi Bennet finds Cindy Tegeler for the outside shot,
but Byrd still led 45-26.
freshman Andrea Gay would lead all Terrier scorers knocking down 20 as Byrd
advances to the state semi finals to meet Botetourt with the 65-43 victory.
GRAPHIC=GIRLS STATE HOOPS
In the single-A ranks the quarterfinals were not as kind to perennial state
playoff participant Floyd County.
The Lady Buffaloes were beaten on their home floor tonight by a talented
Honaker team-- ending Floyd's string of final four appearances tonight with the
The Virginia Tech Hokies face their toughest test since last Saturday when
they welcome West Virginia to town this weekend.
The game is a sellout, but Roy Stanley says in no way are the Hokies selling
the Mountaineers short.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :16
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/1995 Season; :39
SUPER=01-Shawn Scales/Va. Tech Wide Receiver; :48
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS.
Here's what's coming up on NEWS-7 at 11.
dissolve to boards
SUPER=76-Talking Trash in Vinton;
Vinton Town Council discusses commercial waste collection-- did members
agree to the same resolution already okayed by Roanoke County and City
Plus a list of toys getting some bad press this holiday season.
These are just some of the stories we're covering in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at
11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow,