A Danville cop is shot tonight while on duty.
This young man could face the death penalty- He's charged with killing his
Residents of one area nursing home may be forced out.
And take a look at this- A parachute doesn't work quite right in Seattle.
News 7 is next.
It's been at least 17-years since a Danville police officer was shot in the
line of duty.
That streak ended tonight when 31-year old Dennis Haley was wounded when he
was shot in the throat.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :19 Quick
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( The unusual number of police cars and officers who gathered along
Moffett Street were an early indication something had went wrong.
Chief Neal Morris later confirmed officer Dennis Haley had been shot while
executing a search warrant for drugs.
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((WE THANK THE LORD, AT THIS POINT, THAT IT WENT IN HERE AND EXITED HERE, AND
DIDN'T HIT ANYTHING VITAL. ))
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Haley was wounded when several uniformed officers went to the back door of
321- Moffett Street.
Morris says the men repeatedly announced themselves before knocking the
door down with a battering ram.
IN Q=When the
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WHEN THE OFFICERS CAME INTO THE HALLWAY,
THE SUBJECTS STEPPED OUT OF A BEDROOM, AND BEGAN FIRING, OFFICER GARY WILSON,
WHO WAS PRESENT, HE HIT THE FLOOR AND RETURNED FIRE, BUT THE GUY RAN BACK INTO
THE ROOM. AND OF COURSE, THE OFFICERS RUSHED THE ROOM AND SUBDUED THEM.))
OUT Q=subdued them.
Morris says the incident has left the department shaken.
Haley has been with the Danville P-D since 1989-- over the summer he worked
in the downtown area, as a community police officer.
take stand up
At least two people were taken in for questioning.
Morris says he's considering filing an attempted capital murder charge
against one of the subjects.
The decision to file the charge against the alleged shooter, 30- year old
Marlowe Andre Farmer, will be up to prosecutors.
Officer Haley is expected to make a full recovery-- just hours after the
incident he walked into the department to pick up his belongings.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
It looks as if residents of a Clifton Forge nursing home will be forced to
Apparently, Shenandoah Manor is not complying with several state
That means the loss of federal money.
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Jay Moore joins us now from our newsroom.
Jay how does federal funding affect these residents?
Jean, every nursing home has to meet certain requirements set by the state
and federal governments to be certified.
According to health officials, Shenandoah Manor has been given several
months to take care of some deficiencies.
The nursing home has until tomorrow to fix these problems.
That apparently has not happened which means the manor will lose its
Medicaid and Medicare funding.
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Shenandoah Manor currently has about 47 residents...35 of those receive
funding through Medicare and Medicaid...
Those 35 residents will NOT have to move immediately.
They'll have 30 days to relocate.
This is not the first time the nursing home has had problems.
It's been struggling financially for the past few years.
On a number of occassions the home was unable to pay its employees.
We talked with Shenandoah Manor officials.
They say the League of Older Americans and the Department of Social Services
are going to talk with residents tomorrow about the move.
There will also be an informational meeting Monday night.
That'll be at the Clifton Forge Fire Department...and it's open to the
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Newsroom
Jay, any idea how long this has been going on?
At LEAST six months..
Once a facility is notified of its problems it has that long to correct
If the facility has not fixed the problems the government steps in and says
we're going to terminate your medicare and medicaid.
It's Carroll County's first capital murder conviction in more than 40 years.
But it did NOT result in a death penalty.
Instead, Dennis Stoneman will serve life in prison.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=01-Gary Lumsden/Stoneman's Lawyer; :18
SUPER=01-Teresa Stoneman/Defendant's Ex-Wife; :31
SUPER=01-June Quesenberry/Victim's Mother; :51
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; 1:06
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( Dennis Stoneman asked the jury to sentence him to die, saying he lost his
will to live after his 17 year-old son testified against him, then left the
courtroom smiling over the capital murder conviction.
But he apparently thought better of that request, and asked his lawyer to
make a closing argument on his behalf.
((GARY LUMSDEN/STONEMAN'S LAWYER: WELL THERE'S A SAYING ABOUT SOMETHING ABOUT
THE POT COMING TO A BOIL, AND I THINK THE POT WAS ON THE FIRE AND I GUESS HE
JUST CHANGED HIS MIND. ))
Death was the penalty D.J. and his mother, Stoneman's ex-wife had hoped for.
((TERESA STONEMAN/DEFENDANT'S EX-WIFE: I THOUGHT IF HE GOT DEATH THAT WE
WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ANYMORE, THAT WE'D FEEL MORE SAFE, BUT I'M STILL AFRAID.
The jury found Stoneman guilty of shooting Teresa's sister and
brother-in-law, Tina and Steve Quesenberry.
The Quesenberry family was also disappointed, but ready to accept the
sentence of life without parole.
((JUNE QUESENBERRY/VICTIM'S MOTHER: IT'S GOOD TO HAVE A CLOSURE TO IT SO WE CAN
TRY TO PICK UP THE PIECES. LIFE WON'T EVER BE THE SAME BUT AT LEAST THIS IS
BEHIND US. ))
Prosecutor Greg Goad says either way, Stoneman will die behind bars.
((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: ON THE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE ON THE CAPITAL,
THAT'S LIFE AS IN NATURAL LIFE. SO UNDER THE SENTENCE HE'S IN THE PENITENTIARY
FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE PERIOD. ))
Stoneman has 30 days to appeal. Tracy Altizer, News 7.
President Clinton's cleared the way for federal relief in Puerto Rico
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where an explosion killed at least 18 people- and injured 80 more.
The blast crumbled apartments and offices.
Police fear at least ten more bodies are under the rubble.
A gas leak may have triggered the blast.
Brian Peterson was considered an All American guy with a great future.
Now his future may include execution in Delaware for the murder of his
Elizabeth Kaledin has the story.
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; 1:15
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
((The 18 year old clung to his divorced parents during the two block walk
to the F-B-I offices - on onlookers stared and shouted - some yelling, 'baby
After hiding out since saturday, Brian Peterson Junior turned himself in to
face charges of killing his newborn son. It was reportedly as big a step for
him as for his parents who have agonized over turning over their only
child to face murder charges - and possibly the death penalty.
REPORTER: WHAT WILL YOUR STRATEGY BE FOR HIS DEFENSE?
JOSEPH HURLEY/PETERSON'S LAWYER: I DON'T KNOW YET.
Authorities say peterson has admitted to helping deliver his girlfriend's baby
boy in a motel room on November twelfth, then putting the infant into a
They say Peterson claims the boy was alive when he put him into a nearby trash
bin. The infant was dead when he was discovered the next day.
An autopsy showed the baby died of skull fractures caused by blunt force and
Peterson's high school girlfriend, Amy Grossburg, was arrested earlier this
week and is being held at the women's correctional center in New Castle,
Delaware. She is charged with first degree murder.
Both teenagers grew up in wealthy New Jersey neighborhoods. Grossburg was a
freshman at the University of Delaware and Peterson a Freshman at Gettysburg
College in Pennsylvania. Because the crime was committed in Delaware, they
could now face the death penalty. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, New York.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, another of President Clinton's cabinet members
and we'll meet a young woman in our area who's using negative experiences in
her own life to educate her peers about the dangers of drug use.
MUSIC UP FULL
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REED AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))
Doctors for a Campbell County teen say he could not tell right from wrong
the night he shot and killed his neighbor.
17 year old Louis Trey Mize is on trial for the murder of 19 year old Roger
Vassar Jr last winter.
Psychiatrists testified today Mize was a psychotic who was acting out
something he had seen on T-V.
SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Hawk/Defense Psychiatrist;
OUT Q=at the time.
But prosecutor Neil Vener says Mize only started showing signs of mental
illness after he was arrested.
The trial is expected to conclude tomorrow.
O-J Simpson will tell his side of the story UNDER OATH tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;
That's when he will take the stand in his civil trial.
Simpson's lawyers tried to delay the testimony -but a judge refused.
Simpson's testimony begins tomorrow and is expected to last three days.
GRAPHIC=Under the Influence
American teens still aren't getting the message to say NO to drugs and
But they may pay a bit more attention when the message comes from another
In the last part of her series Under Whose Influence, Melanie Moon show us
SS=Under the Influence full
how one former drug user is sharing her experiences with students throughout
the Roanoke Valley.
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SUPER=01-Joann Burkholder/SAP Counselor; ;54
SUPER=01-Lisa Childress/SAP Core Team; 1:04
SUPER=01-Ann White/Core Team; 1:19
SUPER=01-Melanie Moon; 1;31
SUPER=01-Sue Brewer/Core Team; 1:47
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I WAS LIKE A GARBAGE DISPOSAL, JUST KEEP GIVING IT TO ME AND I DIDN'T CARE
WHAT IT WAS AS LONG AS I GOT HIGH.
Seventeen-year-old Marcie Archuleta is a former substance abuser who has been
clean from drugs and alcohol for two years.
She started using in junior high.
MY LIFE WAS JUST A ROLLERCOASTER GOING STRAIGHT DOWN HILL AT FULL SPEED.
September 26th, 1994 was the last time Marcie got high,
Marcie is now in college, after graduating from High School a year early,
and is hoping her story will keep other teens from using.
I DIDN'T HAVE ANY SELF ESTEEM, NO SELF WORTH, I LET PEOPLE WALK ALL OVER ME, I
LET PEOPLE USE MY MIND MY BODY, AND I USED OTHER PEOPLE AS WELL.
Marcie's classroom lectures are just one element of Roanoke County's Student
The program aims not only to prevent and identify drug use, but offers
referral services and support groups.
JOANN BURKHOLDER: THEY'RE NOT THERAPY GROUPS BY ANY MEANS BUT THEIR SUPPORT
GROUPS IN HELPING STUDENTS LEARN ABOUT THE DISEASE OF CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY,
LEARNING REFUSAL SKILLS.
WE'RE UP CLOSE AND PERSON AND IT'S STILL HARD FOR US TO ACCEPT TO BELIEVE
WHAT'S HAPPENING IS REALLY HAPPENING.
SAP also uses a CORE team of educators who are able to network with other
teachers and even students to identify possible users.
ANN WHITE: I HAVE STUDENTS STAY AFTER CLASS AN SAY MISS WHITE I'M REALLY
WORRIED ABOUT, DID YOU NOTICE AND THEY KNOW THAT WE'RE THERE AND WE CARE AND WE
CAN TRY TO HELP.
Core also serves to educate parents, because statistics show that not only
are fewer parents talking to their children about drugs, but most of the drug
use occurs when PARENTS are in charge.
In fact teens who were surveyed said a school building is the last place
they use drugs.
SUE BREWER: WE CAN'T SAY THAT WE HAVE NONE HERE BUT I THINK THE MAJORITY
TAKES PLACE, DURING ALL THESE HOURS AFTER SCHOOL.
That's why SAP seeks to become an ally with parents in the war on drugs.
Because as Marcie tells it there are only two options for today's teens.
I CAN NOT USE, I CAN TRY AND LIVE MY LIFE OR I CAN USE AND I CAN DIE, LIFE OR
DEATH, LIFE OR DEATH, 2 CHOICES, I CHOOSE LIFE, BEFORE I CHOSE DEATH.
Melanie Moon, News 7, Roanoke.))
Soft Music Under
Coming up later on the broadcast, a local author wants to make sure the
contributions of the Valley's African Americans are not forgotten,
and we'll see why a Seattle woman is lucky to alive after a stunt goes
MUSIC UP FULL
A Bedford County Judge has ordered lab tests on a pocket knife taken from
two hitchhikers within days of the Haysom murders in 1985.
William Shifflett and Robert Louis Albright were fingerprinted at the time
and eliminated as suspects in the Haysom case.
(Yenz Sirr-ings) Jens Soering's prints were NOT found at the Haysom home in
suburban Lynchburg, either.
He confessed to the crime, then said he took the blame to protect his
girlfriend, ELIZABETH Haysom, the victims' daughter.
(Sirring's) Soering's new lawyer is trying to suggest that Shifflett and
Albright committed the double murder in 1985. They're serving life sentences
for a homicide in Roanoke that occurred right after the Haysoms were killed.
Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros is quitting-
He's the seventh member of President Clinton's cabinet to resign.
Cisneros says he wants to find a higher paying job outside the government.
He's facing legal bills from an ongoing F-B-I probe over payments he made to
a former mistress.
A woman parachuted off Seattle's
space needle today- but something went terribly wrong.
The parachute did not open correctly and the 29 year old made a hard landing
onto the grass below.
Jessica Kluet-meir was visiting Seattle from New York City-
It was her second jump of the day.
Here's the view from below.
Amazingly Klutemeyer survived the fall.
She was even talking to medics on the ground.
A Hospital spokesman says Jessica could move her arms and legs.
Other jumpers said a line apparently became tangled in Kluetmeier's chute.
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another win for the Hornets, and this one comes on the road thanks to Dell
The best sixth man in the league came off the bench again last night and hit
for a game high 25 points with three 4's as the Hornets win it 90-to-87.
The Roanoke Express ran out of steam last night in the third period as they a
2 goal lead and a five game winning streak slip away at the hands of the
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Checkers vs. Express; :00
The Express came in last night looking to apply some pressure and get its
sixth straight win.
The team would get off to a good start as Ilya Dubkov slaps in Jeff
Jablonski's pass with 17:10 left in the second.
Jablonski would then get another second period goal as he make a nice steal
between two Checkers, heads down along the boards and ricochets the puck off
the Checker goalie and into the SUPER=38-Charlotte/3/Roanoke/2;
But Charlotte gets three unanswered in the third to come back and take a
The Detroit PIstons have tied the record for the best start in franchise
history thanks to last's win over the Nets.
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Head Coach Doug Collins would watch his team improve it's record to 10-and-1
thanks to who else but Grant Hill.
Last night baby Jordan would come SUPER=32-New Jersey/88/Detroit/96;
through with 17 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds as the Pistons win it
Good health news tonight concerning Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00
The man known as the "Dream" was admitted to a Houston hospital on Tuesday
night with an irregular heart beat, was discharged today after an exercise
stress test showed no problems.
He will begin private workouts tomorrow, but will not return to the Rockets
for a few more days. Amazingly, Hakeem believes a glass of ice cold water
triggered the irregularity.
By the way, before he could leave he had to have the equipment manager bring
his pair of shoes.
Another award last night for Roanoke's Tiki Barber.
The senior running back was named to the 24 member College Football
Association Scholar-Athlete team.
Tiki has a 3 point 3 grade point average in in the school of Commerce, he
also leads the ACC in rushing.
After holding Miami to just 7 points on the Canes home field last Saturday,
the Hokies have defintely gotten West Virginia's attention.
But that doesn't mean the Mountaineers aren't confident about their abilty to
score on Tech.
((CHAD JOHNSTON/WEST VIRGINIA QUARTERBACK:))
((DON NEHLEN/WEST VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Chad Johnston/West Virginia Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Don Nehlen/West Virginia Head Coach; :00
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The list of candidates to replace Lou Holtz at Notre Dame no longer includes
everyone favorite to get the job as Northwestern's
Gary Barnett withdrew his name from consideration yesterday.
Last season's national coach of the year says he talked with Notre Dame
officials but was never offered the job.
He says he is staying put for personal reasons.
The Regional Championships are set for tonight on Friday Football Extra.
Here are the six games we'll have for you AT 11:35.
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OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL."
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Don't forget the Jefferson Forest - Brookville game has been moved to 1:30 on
Still to come tonight, some racing news plus,
Thomas Hearns was in town to hype his November 29th fight today, but he now
needs to find a new opponent.
The day after Thanksgiving one of the biggest fight cards ever in the
Roanoke Valley is set for the Roanoke Civic Center.
Thomas Hearns is in the featured bout but today his opponent withdrew from
the the fight.
Roy Stanley has the explanation.
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SUPER=01-Thomas Hearns/Six-Time World Champion;
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 3, 1993
SUPER=01-Steve Pannell/Heavyweight Boxer; :52
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
((Hearns was scheduled to fight Karl Willis in a 10 round light heavyweight
bout at the Roanoke Civic center November 29-th..
But the fight's promoter informed the media that Willis had to withdraw
because of medical reasons.
Promoters are working on another opponent but Hearns says he's disappointed
that Willis was not physically able to fight because he's trained very hard for
the upcoming bout.))
((THOMAS HEARNS/LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER: ))
((Roanoker Steve Pannell is also on the boxing card.
For the past year and a half Pannell has been working with Don King's stable
of boxers including former heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.
Pannell is bigger and stronger and anxious to show the hometown fans what
he's all about.))
((STEVE PANNELL/HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER: ))
((Plenty tickets are available Civic Center officials say only a couple hundred
tickets have been sold in the 10-thousand seat arena.
Roy Stanley news 7 Sports.))
NASCAR's trip to Japan had to deal with an unexpected bump in the road today
when pace car driver Elmo Langley passed away.
Langley, who drove in the Winston Cup ranks from the late 1950's into the
early 70's, passed away while in Suzaka, Japan preparing for the circuit's big
exhibition race Saturday.
Doctors says the cause of death is heart failure. He was 68 years old.
GRAPHIC=NEW RIVER S'WAY
The New River Valley speedway's three-time late model stock car champion,
Jeff Agnew, will be driving a new car next season.
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Taco Bell 300;
Agnew, is joining forces with Martinsville car owner Clarence Pickurel to
field Chevy's at the track on a fulltime basis next season.
Agnew's longtime sponsors will back the car along with help of PICKEREL's
restaurant, Clarence's steakhouse.
African Americans have made important contributions to the history of the
Roanoke Valley, but often their stories have been overlooked.
A new book attempts to change that.
Tonight, author Reginald Shareef was signing copies of his pictorial
history at the Harrison Museum.
The book includes 275 photographs.
Shareef says he hopes it'll will be a starting point for more research
into the area's African American heritage.
IN Q=This is a pictorial history
((REGINALD SHAREEF/AUTHOR: THIS IS A PICTORIAL HISTORY. IT GIVES A BROAD
OVERVIEW, BUT A LOT OF THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION, A LOT OF THE HISTORICAL
EVENTS, HISTORIC PERSONALITIES NEED TO BE MORE FULLY DEVELOPED, SO HOPEFULLY
THE NEXT BOOK WILL TAKE THAT STEP.))
OUT Q=take that step.
The book is available at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture,
and may soon be available at local bookstores.