Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A Radford man faces murder charges after a woman was shot and killed this
Some vendors at a Roanoke gift show are threatening to sue the promoter over
what they call broken promises.
And visitors to Venice got a close look at the famous canals than they
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good evening, a Radford man was charged with first degree murder today.
26 year old Chad Joseph Larue is accused of killing 21 year old Melissa Ann
Controversy flared at at Roanoke Holiday Gift show today, when vendors
accused the promotor of breaking promises.
SUPER=03-Comoros Islands; :00
And workers spend the day recovering bodies from a hijacked Ethiopian
jetliner that crashed.
At least one American survived... so did two of the hijackers.
Those stories and the latest weather and sports, tonight on News 7 at 11.
Broken promises and low attendance have sparked controversy at the Holiday
Gift Show at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Many of the vendors at the annual event say promoters misrepresented the
Some vendors say a brochure given to them by the event promoter promises
10-thousand visitors to the show.
IN Q=I FEEL LIKE
((KIM PEYTON/BEAUTICONTROL COSMETICS: I FEEL LIKE WE WERE MISLED. THEY TOLD
US THERE THERE WOULD BE 100 VENDORS, THERE'S 69 AND AS FOR THE FOOT TRAFFIC, WE
WERE TOLD THERE WOULD BE SEVEN TO 10 THOUSAND TO COME THROUGH AND WE'LL GIVE
THEM A GOOD DAY AS PROBABLY A COUPLE THOUSAND. BUT THAT WAS THROUGHOUT THE
((DID YOU MAKE ANY MONEY?
FAYE DARBY/AUNT LUCY'S GOURMET GOODIES: NONE AT ALL. WE DIDN'T EVEN COVER OUR
EXPENSES. I MEAN FOR THE LITTLE BIT OF TRAFFIC THERE WAS SOME INTEREST. BUT
THERE WAS NO TRAFFIC. I SOLD MORE OUT OF MY HOTEL ROOM.))
SUPER=01-Kim Peyton/Beauticontrol Cosmetics; :00
SUPER=01-Faye Darby/Aunt Lucy's Gourmet Goodies; :18
OUT Q=MY HOTEL ROOM
The promoter, the Hamilton Corporation, say no such promises were made.
Spokesman Brian Hamilton would not do an on camera interview.
But he say if foot traffic was low it's because the sponsors--one of which
is WDBJ--did not do their jobs.
He says they should know the gate totals by next week.
And Hamilton points out some vendors did make money.
IN Q=WE MAKE BOWS
((PATTIE HYLTON/RIBBONS AND BOWS: WE MAKE BOWS. WE HAND MAKE OUR OWN BOWS AND
IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT COME TO THE SHOWS LOOKING JUST FOR OUR BOWS. WE GOT
A LOT OF REGULARS IN ROANOKE.))
SUPER=Pattie Hylton/Ribbons And Bows;
OUT Q=REGULARS IN ROANOKE
Some of the vendors say they're planning on suing the Hamilton Corporation
A Radford man has been arrested and charged with first degree murder.
26- year- old Chad Joseph LaRue was taken into custody by Radford Police
today for the alleged murder of 21- year- old Melissa Ann Dyal (Dial).
Both shared the same residence.
Larue apparently shot Dyal this morning.
Police were called to the scene around 6 this morning.
They het yet to release where Dyal's body was found.
Police in New York City say they don't know what caused a woman to throw her
three children off the top of a building.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
They say a 23 year old woman went to the top of the 14 story building, threw
her 7 hear old twins and a 2 year old off the building, and then jumped.
The woman and one of the twins died, the other two children are in critical
IN Q=she was always
((SHE WAS ALWAYS FRIENDLY, REAL NICE, 'HOW YA DOING, HI' NO PROBLEMS. YOU
FIGURE NOBODY GOT A PROBLEM...I'M JUST SORRY TO HEAR THAT ))
OUT Q=sorry to hear that
One neighbor said the woman was having trouble with her mother, who was
recently released from jail.
The grim task of pulling bodies from the wreck of a hijacked Ethiopian plane
continues in the waters off the Comoros Islands.
Some of the 52 survivors say the hijackers refused to let the pilot land
safely even when it was clear the plane was running out of fuel.
David Jackson reports
SUPER=03-Comoros Islands; :00
SUPER=01-Yonas Mekuria/Co-Pilot; :45
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Reporting; 1:07
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, NEW YORK
(( Rescue workers worked overnight saturday and continued into sunday to pull
bodies from the wreckage of the Ethiopian flight which crashed into the indian
Of the 175 people that were onboard, so far only 52 survivors have been
In the clear blue water...a hundred yards from the shore of le galawa beach
a few large airplane sections are seen.
Other pieces sank in a reef about 500 yards from the beach.
Flight 961 started its journey in the capitol of ethiopia en route to
Nigeria -- soon after take off it was hijacked by three men who wanted to go to
The plane lost the use of one engine and ran out of fuel shortly before
reaching the comoros islands.
At one point the hijackers tried to get control of the plane from the pilot.
Some survivors managed to swim to shore...only 500 yards away.
Others, including the american consul general in bombay and his wife,
floated until they were rescued.
Officials say it may take another 36 hours to retrive the bodies still
trapped in the wreckage.
Among the survivors ... two of the hijackers.
David Jackson, CBS New New York.))
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When News 7 at 11 returns,
Would the army have fewer sexual harrassment problems if it would allow
women in combat.
One former soldier says yes!
and an increase in next year's tobacco quota could mean big business for
The weekend comes to a close with some pretty mild weather-- but now it
looks like we're in store for a rainy Monday.
Clouds will gradually move in overnight in advance of a cold front-- with
showers starting by tomorrow afternoon.
In the meantime, here's the way today's numbers shaped up...
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Tobacco growers on the southside could enjoy one of their busiest growing
That's because many experts are predicting an increase in the 19-97 tobacco
Teresa Hamilton explains.
IN Q=It's hard to
SUPER=01-Larry McPeters/Halifax Co. Extension Agent; :18
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Pres. Concerned Friends For Tobacco; 1:33
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( It's hard to forget the serious damage inflicted by Hurricane Fran.
Along the East Coast, heavy wind and rain devastated countless tobacco
Here in Virginia, the system was downgraded to a tropical storm, but it
still had an impact on the state's number one cash crop.
((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT:BECAUSE THERE WAS A REDUCED SUPPLY
OF TOBACCO, IN STATES SOUTH OF VIRGINIA, DUE TO FRAN, AS YOU MENTIONED, THE
STOCKS OR RESERVE STOCKS WERE BOUGHT OUT OR PURCHASED, AND, OF COURSE, THIS
WILL HAVE A GREAT INFLUENCE ON THE QUOTA, FOR THE 1997 GROWING SEASON. ))
OUT Q=growing season.
In other words, the tobacco companies, will, most likely, ask farmers to
grow more tobacco than in previous years.
McPeters predicts the quota will increase 13- percent or more, based on the
purchasing intentions set by the company's last year.
IN Q=We know
((LARRY MCPETERS/HALIFAX CO. EXTENSION AGENT: WE ARE HAVING A LOT OF FARMERS
LOOKING AT BUYING GREEN HOUSES TO PRODUCE THE TRANSPLANTS, LOOKING AT
ADDITIONAL CURING BARN SPACE, LIKE BULK BARNS, ADDITIONAL LABOR WILL BE NEEDED
AND ALL THESE THINGS, CAPITAL IS ALSO A BIG ITEM, TO BORROW THE MONEY TO
PRODUCE AN ADDITIONAL 13 TO 20 PERCENT MORE REQUIRES 13- TO 20 PERCENT MORE
OUT Q=more capital.
Clarence Bryant is also predicting an increase in the tobacco quota.
But it's doubtful he'll take advantage, he's also advising other farmers to
think twice, before making any kind of investment.
IN Q=If you're
((CLARENCE BRYANT/PRES. CONCERNED FRIENDS OF TOBACCO: IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE
REASON WE'RE GETTING THE ADDITIONAL QUOTA, IT'S ALL TIED TO WEATHER RELATED
ISSUES AND IT'S NOT BECAUSE THE DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL SUPPLIES ARE ON AN
INCREASE, SO THEREFORE, IT'S BOUND TO BE TEMPORARY.))
OUT Q=be temporary.
Right now, all talk regarding the quota is speculative.
The actual amount will be set next month. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
Family members of some residents of a Clifton Forge nursing home will find
out tomorrow night where their loved ones can relocate to.
Shenandoah Manor learned last week it would lose its Medicaid funding
because it failed its latest health department inspection.
That means 35 residents will have to move by December 22nd.
Representatives from the League of Older Americans, health department and
social services are helping residents relocate.
IN Q=They will be
((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LOA: THEY WILL BE TALKING TO THE PATIENTS AND THEIR
FAMILIES TO FIND OUT WHAT KIND OF GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION WOULD BE BEST. WHAT KIND
OF SERVICES ARE NEEDED BY THE INDIVIDUAL SO THEY WILL LOOKING FOR BEDS AS CLOSE
SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans; :23
OUT Q=close as possible.
Shenandoah Manor was told in May it would have to work on several problems
concerning patient care.
The health department decided it would cut off Medicaid funding after an
inspection last week.
IN Q=The potential for
((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LOA: THE POTENTIAL FOR TRANSFER IS GREAT. IT'S GOING TO BE
DIFFICULT TASK TO MOVE THESE PEOPLE WITH COMPASSION. ))
OUT Q=people with compassion.
An informational meeting for resident's families will be held tomorrow night
at 7 at the Clifton Forge Fire House.
GRAPHIC=Call For Help
The future of emergency service lies in regionalism and cooperation.
Community leaders say in this day of shrinking budgets local governments are
going to have to join together to provide the best service to the people of
In the final segment of her weekend series Denise Allen talks with community
leaders about the future.
IN Q=Fire nearly
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July; :00
SUPER=01-Eula Tribbett/Fire Victim; :19
SUPER=01-Danny Snider/Hollis Vol. Fire and Rescue; :45
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator; 1:08
SUPER=01-Bev Fitzpatrick/New Century Council; 1:30
SUPER=01-R.E. Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief; 1:41
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 1995; 1:53
OUT Q=Denise Allen News 7
((Fire nearly destroyed Eula Tribbett's home in July.
Since then she's been trying to rebuild.
Tribbett says she'd like to see some changes made in her fire service.
She says changes take time and one thing this whole ordeal has taught her
IN Q=have patience
((EULA TRIBBETT/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: HAVE PATIENCE. I'VE HAD A LOT OF UPS
AND DOWNS BUT I'VE JUST HELD ON.))
OUT Q=JUST HELD ON
The Roanoke County Fire Department is made up of volunteers, supplemented by
paid personnel on weekdays.
Volunteers who staff the station closest to Tribbett's house say they're
always looking for new members, but they'd like to see more rescue workers on
the payroll as well.
IN Q=we're out here
((DANNY SNIDER/HOLLINS RD. VOL. FIRE AND RESCUE DEPT.: WE'RE OUT HERE TO SERVE
THE COMMUNITY. IF WE CAN'T GIVE THE SERVICE WE THINK WE NEED TO DO WE'RE GOING
TO ASK FOR HELP. WE'VE BEEN ASKING THE COUNTY NOW FOR ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS
FOR ADDITIONAL PAID STAFF AND WE'VE BEEN MORE OR LESS TURNED DOWN ON IT.))
OUT Q=TURNED DOWN ON IT
Money for an additional two rescue workers is in the budget, but volunteer
officials say the year is almost up and the positions have not been filled.
IN Q=those two positions
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: THOSE TWO POSITIONS ARE IN THE
PROCESS OF BEING FILLED AND YES THOSE ARE PERMANENT POSITION AND WILL CONTINUE
IN THE YEARS TO COME.))
OUT Q=IN YEARS TO COME
Adding more personnel is one option--regionalism is another.
A group of citizens involved with the New Century Council is studying the
best plan of action.
IN Q=THE VOLUNTEER
((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL: THE VOLUNTEER STRUCTURE HAS BEEN REALLY
REALLY FUNDAMENTAL HERE, BUT WE ALSO REALIZE THAT VOLUNTEERS AREN'T AS
PLENTIFUL AS THEY ONCE WERE AND AS A REGION IF WE ARE GOING TO PROTECT OUR
QUALITY OF LIFE WE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE SOME OF THE WAYS WE DELIVER THOSE
OUT Q=THESE EMERGENCY SERVICES
IN Q=IT'S HAPPENING NATIONALLY
((R.E. BURCH/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE CHIEF: IT'S HAPPENING NATIONALLY BECAUSE OF
BUDGET RESTRAINTS AND OTHER NECESSITIES, BUT IT ONLY MAKES GOOD SENSE IF WE
HAVE THE RESOURCES NO SENSE YOUR NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR DUPLICATING THOSE.))
OUT Q=DOOR DUPLICATING THOSE
Many areas have mutual aide policies.
That's when a locality calls on a neighbor for help when responding to an
It may be for help on a major fire or on a serious interstate accident.
But Bev Fitzpatrick says mutual aide should be used for the simple reason of
just being closer to the person in need.
IN Q=we have some
((BEV FITZPATRICK: WE HAVE SOME PLACES THAT MIGHT BE CONSIDERED GEOGRAPHICALLY
ISOLATED AND THEY MIGHT BE BETTER SERVED BY A NEIGHBORING COUNTY THAN THE ONE
EVEN IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY WE'RE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THERE'S NOT NEARLY AS
MUCH MUTUAL ASSISTANCE AS THERE OUGHT TO BE.))
OUT Q=OUGHT TO BE
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: BEV FITZPATRICK SAYS IT'S GOING TO TAKE A
CHANGE IN PUBLIC POLICY TO IMPROVE FIRE SERVICE ON A REGIONAL BASIS.
HE SAYS ONLY THE CITIZENS CAN PROMPT THOSE CHANGES AND DECIDE WHAT TYPE OF
RESCUE AND FIRE SERVICE THEY WANT.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7.))
A former soldier says the army would have fewer sexual harrassment problems
if women were allowed in combat.
On the ABC News program "This Week", a former Major said putting women in
combat would make them equal to their male counterparts
An army hotline has logged 5000 calls since the sex scandal broke at the
Aberdeen Proving Grounds training camp.
IN Q=If you had women
((MAJOR LILLIAN PFLUKE/U.S. ARMY, RET.;IF YOU HAD WOMEN WAS EQUAL MEMBERS OF
THE TEAM, IF YOU TREATED ALL SOLDIERS AS SOLDIERS, NOT AS WOMEN SOLDIERS AND
MEN SOLDIERS, IF EVERYONE COULD ASPIRE TO THE SAME KIND OF LEADERSHIP
POSITIONS, A LOT OF THIS WOULD BE ERADICATED.))
SUPER=10-Major Lillian Pfluke/U.S. Army Ret./ABC News;
OUT Q=would be eradicated
But retiring Senator Sam Nunn disagrees, saying women should not be put on
the front lines.
Nunn has been mentioned as a possible secretary of defense or secretary of
state in the new Clinton cabinet.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us,
The S-P-C-A has found a home for one of its most unique orphans.
and one of the world's most beautiful piazza is under water tonight in Venice.
It's the worst flooding there in 15 years.
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Venice is famous for it's waterways, but tourists are getting more than they
Venice is suffering from the worst floods in 15 years.
The water is 3 to 4 feet above normal, and the canals have spilled over into
the sidewalks and buildings.
Visitors are making the best of things, some brought out their boats and
And it seems like almost everyone in the city has a pair of wading boots...
And for those who don't, there are plenty for sale.
Forcasters say the floods could last another week.
Jeff Wilkins booted a 38 yard field goal 3 minutes into overtime as San
Francisco beat Washington 19 to 16.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/FOX SPORTS; :
It was a battle of field goals in the first half Washington's Scott Blanton
hits this 22 yarder and the Redskins took the 6 to 3 lead late in the second
San Francisco's Jeff Wilkins booted his second of the game this 48 yarder
and the game was tied at 6 to 6 at the half.
The score was tied 9 to 9 with 11 minutes in the fourth then guss Frerotte
hits tight end Jamie Asher and he takes it in from 20 yards out and the
Redskins led the game 16 to 9.
But the Niners came right back capping a long drive when William Floyd
bulls his way over from the one to tie the game at 16 to 16 and send it to
Terry Kirby's 29 yard run set up SUPER=30-San
Francisco/19/Washington/16/;this Wilkins 38 yard field goal and the Niners
beat the Redskins 19 to 16 in overtime.
IN Q="This one
((TERRY KIRBY/49-ER RUNNING BACK: ))
((NORV TURNER/REDSKIN HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Kirby/49-er Running Back; :00
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskin Head Coach; :16
OUT Q=......work on those things."
Steve Beuerlein threw three touchdown passes two to Willie Green as
Carolina beat Houston 31 to 6.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SPORTS; :
The Oilers needing a win to go over the 500 mark on the season.
But Steve Beuerlein goes to the air and hits Willie Green on the 30 yard
touchdown pass play the first of his three T-D passes on the day.
The Carolina defense was on target Sam Mills returned a fumble for a
touchdown and on this play Eric Davis intercepts the Chris Chandler pass
setting up a score.
Several plays later Green is open SUPER=30-Carolina/31/Houston/6/;again
and he takes it in from 12 yards out and the Panthers beat the Houston Oilers
31 to 6.
Giant safety Tito Wooten turned a fumble into a touchdown as New York
knocked off the Dallas Cowboys 20 to 6.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/FOX SPORTS; :
The Giants led 6 to 3 when Troy Aikman hooks up with Michael Irvin on this
pass play but Irvin fumbles the ball and Wooten pick it up and scoots in from
54 yards out to give the Giants a 13 to 3 lead.
New York quarterback Dave Brown SUPER=30-N.Y. Giants/20/Dallas/6/;goes to
the air in the fourth quarter and hits a wide open Brian Kozlowski and the
Giants surprise the Cowboys 20 to 6.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/NBC SPORTS; :
Meantime, John Elway worked his comeback magic again today against the
Elway's 5 yard touchdown pass to Ed McCaffrey is tipped in the air but
McCaffrey comes down with it for the score as the Broncos beat the Vikings 21
IN Q="I mean luck
((JOHN ELWAY/THROWS WINNING T-D PASS: ))
SUPER=01-John Elway/Throws Winning T-D Pass; :00
OUT Q=......team of destiny."
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/FOX SPORTS;
In Tempe, Arizona, 37 points were scored in the fourth quarter 24 of them
in the final three minutes and this Boomer Esiason touchdown pass to Marcus
Dowdell lifted the Cards over the Eagles.
Lets go to the boards for all of today's scores.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0100-j/Tampa Bay/13//New Orleans/7///j/New
SUPER=0100-j/San Francisco/19//Washington/16//OT/j/San Diego/28//Kansas
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/24//St. Louis/9///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Notre Dame stayed at home in naming a successor to Lou Holtz.
SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/ABC SPORTS; :
Holtz led the Irish on to the home field for a final time yesterday and
today Notre Dame officials named his defensive coordinator Bob Davie as the
schools new head football coach.
IN Q="I do...
((BOB DAVIE/NOTRE DAME HEAD COACH: ))
OUT Q=.....for this opportunity."
Davie has served as defensive coordinator at Notre Dame for three years.
And coming up, V-M-I loses at Wake Forest.
But Roanoke College wins the Salem Bank and Trust Tip off Tournament at the
Roanoke's Nathan Hungate scored 30 points and was named the M-V-P as the
Maroons beat Ferrum 96 to 92 in overtime to claim the Salem Bank and Trust Tip
Off tournament title.
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Ferrum; :
Page Moir and his Maroons talking it over early in the first half of the
Ferrum came out quickly as Marcus Toney misses the jumper but Joe Harrison
is there for the rebound and put back early in the first quarter.
Roanoke answered pushing the ball down the floor and going inside for Tim
Braun who scores the easy layup.
The Maroons continued to pound it inside this time guard Nathan Hungate
finds Braun underneath for another easy hoop.
The Panthers run the floor and this time they go inside and Toney knocks it
in off the glass for the basket to keep Ferrum in the game.
But Roanoke continued to get the SUPER=33-Roanoke/96/Ferrum/92/;easy
inside baskets from Braun and Roanoke goes on to win the game 96 to 92 in
Jarry Braswell hit a career high five three pointers and Tim Duncan scored
18 as Wake Forest beat V-M-I 92 to 63.
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/HTS; :
Bart Bellairs coaching on the sideline in the first half of the game.
V-M-I's Eric Mann pulls up and hits this jumper and the Keydets trailed 24
to 11 in the first half.
Wake's Ricky Proel goes outside and he hits the three pointer as the Demon
Deacons went on top 27 to 11.
V-M-I missed six shots in a row then Brent Conley pulls up and hits the
three pointer and the Keydets trailed 28 to 15.
But Wake goes to its big man Tim SUPER=33-Wake Forest/92/VMI/63/;Duncan
and he takes it inside for the score and a 10 point lead and the Deacons beat
V-M-I 92 to 63.
Cleveland beat Sacramento this afternoon for all of the scores from the
N-H-L lets check the numbers.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/68//Vancouver/75/4///Houston/36//L.A. Lakers/41/3//;
OUT Q=......LAST SCORE."
Life is looking up for "Pepper."
The black puppy was born with only three legs.
But now she's found a new home and her owners say she's adjusting well.
The story may not sound unusual at first, but at second glance you'll notice
Pepper is handicap.
S-P-C-A officials say she was born with only three legs. The S-P-C-A took
applications for more than a month, looking for the best home for the orphaned
Jim and Judy Maddox took custody of "Pepper" yesterday.
IN Q=RUSTY THE DOG
((JUDY MADDOX/PEPPER'S OWNER: RUSTY, THE DOG WE ALREADY HAVE, HAS THREE LEGS.
WE WERE AFRAID THAT NO ONE WOULD ADOPT HER. WE WENT BY AND PUT IN AN
APPLICATION AND WE WERE SELECTED TO TAKE HER HOME WITH US.
JIM MADDOX/PEPPER'S OWNER: VERY FRISKY, VERY PLAYFUL, AS ANY PUPPY WOULD
BE. SHE RUNS AROUND. SHE'S GOT MORE ENERGY THAN THE OTHER TWO DOGS, I THINK,
SUPER=01-Judy Maddox/Pepper's Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Maddox/Pepper's Owner; :15
OUT Q=RIGHT NOW
Judy Maddox says "Pepper" is so charged with energy that it's a good thing
they have 10 acres.
And she says "Pepper" is getting along great with their dog "Rusty" as well
as the neighbor's dog "Fred."