Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Danville Police make an arrest, charging the suspect with CAPITAL murder in
ONE of the FOUR homicides there this week
Two more bodies turned up in Danville-- one not far from where an elderly
couple was shot to death Tuesday.
and cosmetic surgery for infants--
some as young as three months old undergo procedures to correct birth defects.
In sports, The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Detroit Lions today. The weigh-in
was held this morning for the Brawl Beneath the Star.
And the Roanoke Express opens a three game set with South Carolina visiting
the Roundhouse tonight.
The biggest shopping weekend of the year AND the biggest football game of
the year are both nearly upon us, I'll have a forecast that is favorable for
whatever your plans tomorrow.
A Danville man was supposed to pick up his sister at the airport to
But Archie, or "Albert" Moore, never showed up.
And this morning he became the fourth person found dead by Danville Police
in the past three days.
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Len Besthoff joins us from our Danville newsroom with more.
Keith, some North Danville residents are very upset tonight.
That's because three dead bodies have been found in their neighborhood in
the past three days, and the latest one was found stuffed in a closet.
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IN Q=It just
This is how residents of the Cabin Lake apartments reacted after watching
Albert Moore, a man in his early 20's, being taken out of the complex in a body
Just two days ago, police found the bodies of an elderly couple, Jesse and
Elizabeth Kendrick in the Cabin Creek apartments next door...police are
treating that case as a double murder.
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(Did the police say there is any connection between the Moore case and the
Kendrick double murder?)
Police continue to follow up on leads in connection with the 2 murders
EARLIER in the week in Danville.
Jessie and Elizabeth Kendrick were shot to death inside their house during
an apparent break- in.
One of the home's windows had been pried open... and the elderly couple's
vehicle had been stolen. It was later found nearby.
At this point, no arrests have been made.
And Danville police have yet another death they are investigating today--a
man was shot and killed in his home early this morning.
Willie Troy Kernodle was found in his home on Ross Street with gunshot
wounds to the chest.
He was taken to Danville Regional Memorial Center where he was pronounced
dead on arrival.
Police have not released any other details in the case.
There is some uncertainty about the status of Lord Botetourt High School
football Coach Andy Ward.
The Roanoke Times quotes two school board members as saying Ward was
Board member Michael Beahm told News-7 today that Board Chairman Jim Ruhland
told HIM Ward was suspended as of Tuesday. But Beahm says only Superintendent
Robert Reece can actually confirm the action.
Reece is out of town for the holiday.
Monday Ward was ordered to serve 14 days in jail for speeding, and for
driving with a license that was restricted because of two drunk driving
At the time of his most recent arrest Ward was driving a car belonging to
one of his football players.
Ward begins serving his term this weekend.
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The City of Roanoke is now almost ten years into a major program of school
But as Joe Dashiell reports, some of the most difficult work still lies
IN Q=At Breckinridge Middle School
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((At Breckinridge Middle School, classwork has given way to major
It is the ninth city school in nine years to face reconstruction.
Next in line are Woodrow Wilson , and the year after that Addison Middle
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IN Q=The board and this community
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE BOARD AND THIS COMMUNITY ARE
COMMITTED TO MAKING CERTAIN THAT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
AND FOR THAT I CONGRATULATE THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE CITY COUNCIL AS WELL AS
THIS COMMUNITY FOR UNDERSTANDING THAT NEED.))
OUT Q=understanding that need.
All of this construction hasn't been completed without controversy. The
demolition of the old Stonewall Jackson Middle School angered some in southeast
But Harris says school officials have learned from each project... lessons
that will help as they turn their attention to the city's high schools.
IN Q=We have made no decision
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE HAVE MADE NO DECISION AS TO
WHETHER IT WILL BE A RENOVATION, A RECONSTRUCTION, NEW CONSTRUCTION OR WHETHER
THEY WILL REMAIN THE SAME. OUR FIRST TASK WILL BE TO INVOLVE AS BROAD A CROSS
SECTION OF CITIZENS THROUGHOUT ROANOKE AS WE CAN GET TO PARTICIPATE.))
OUT Q=get to participate.
Whatever form the high school project takes, the work won't be complete
for several years.
And Harris says the school system's greatest challenge may be getting
citizens involved in planning that won't bear fruit before the year 2003.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Tomorrow on News 7 at 6--Joe looks at school construction issues in Roanoke
County, where you'll recall earlier this year voters rejected a bond proposal
for a new high school.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come--one man injured in a hunting accident... another facing
Also: bridging the generation gap--a group of youngsters and some nursing
home residents are spreading a little holiday cheer.
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Authorities believe a hunting accident might have been avoided yesterday had
the victim been wearing blaze orange.
Franklin County sheriff's deputies say Michael Turner was accidentally shot
in the stomach by his hunting partner... Eric Reynolds.
Reynolds has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
As for Turner... he underwent surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is
listed in stable condition.
A blowout at a coal mine sediment pond in far southwest Virginia has created
a huge mess, but the real damage may be minimal.
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The leak occurred early Tuesday morning at the Buchanan Number One mine near
Thousands of gallons of coal slurry ran into Garden Creek, turning the water
black for miles.
From Garden Creek, the mine waste flowed into the Levisa (la-VEE-suh) River,
which provides drinking water for some communities.
But officials say despite the mess, the slurry is NOT dangerous.
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((FRED KAURISH/VA. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: SO FAR AS I KNOW, IT'S
INERT-TYPE OF COAL MATERIAL, ROCK AND COAL FINES, AND THEREFORE DOESN'T POSE A
PUBLIC THREAT IN TERMS OF ANY TOXIC SUBSTANCES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
SUPER=01-Fred Kaurish/Va. Dept. of Environmental Quality;
OUT Q=...anything like that.
So far, no fish kills have been reported. Coal mine employees have been
working around the clock to dam up the leak.
Peace and Joy are words that are synonymous with the holiday season.
But a group of Bedford children is trying to spread good feeling year round.
Denise Allen has more on Safe Haven's Peace Patrol.
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SUPER=01-Ella Mae Peters/Nursing Home Resident; 1:02 quick
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((SEE, LISTEN. THAT'S THE STUFFING.))
OUT Q=THE STUFFING
These children patrol the Bedford County Nursing home spreading a little
peace with each visit.
They are a part of a program called Safe Haven.
It's based in this trailer at The Rain Tree Apartment complex.
And offers children help with their homework and a safe place to play.
But these visits to the nursing home offer lessons in living.
IN Q=makes me feel
((JAJUAN OLIVER/PEACE PATROL: MAKES ME FEEL WARM INSIDE BECAUSE I FEEL THAT I
HAVE TOUCHED SOMEBODY ELSE AND I'VE GAVE THEM A BLESSING.))
OUT Q=A BLESSING
IN Q=older people
((TRUDY JONES/PEACE PATROL COORDINATOR: OLDER PEOPLE NEED A LOT OF HELP AND
ATTENTION AND I TRY TO INSTILL IN THEM THAT YOU DON'T MAKE FUN OF PEOPLE. IT
DOESN'T MATTER WHAT KIND OF SHAPE THEY'RE IN, THAT YOU HAVE TO BE A CARING
OUT Q=A CARING PERSON
And it seems the children and the nursing home residents do grow to care for
These children say they keep coming back because they've made friends.
IN Q=it makes me
((TAVON OLIVER/PEACE PATROL: IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD BECAUSE THERE'S OLD PEOPLE
HERE AND SOMETIMES YOU KNOW THEM AND SOMETIMES YOU DON'T AND YOU GET TO KNOW
OUT Q=GET TO KNOW THEM
IN Q=I DON'T HAVE BUT
((ELLA MAE PETERS/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: I DON'T HAVE BUT TWO CHILDREN. I
LIKE CHILDREN. I COME FROM A BIG FAMILY.))
OUT Q=FROM A BIG FAMILY
IN Q=WHEN WE COME
((PAUL CARPER/PEACE PATROL: WHEN WE COME HERE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GRANDPARENT
OR SOMETHING THEN YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM AS YOUR ROLE MODEL OR GRANDPARENT.))
OUT Q=ROLE MODEL OR GRANDPARENT
The relationship that develops is the gift both the children and the
Denise Allen News 7.))
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, Roy Stanley has Thanksgiving football highlights,
and Beth Myer concludes her reports on Cosmetic Surgery with a look at an
operation which corrects a birth defect in babies as young as three months old.
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Cosmetic surgery is not just for adults hoping to look younger--there are
procedures that help the very young overcome birth defects.
One out of 12- hundred babies is born with a cleft lip or palate.
Without treatment, these babies can't eat normally and will have difficulty
Fullscreen Another Look
In the final installment of "Another Look: Cosmetic Surgery", Beth Myer
reports surgery is beneficial to both the children and their parents.
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((YES, YOU'RE LOOKING SO GOOD ))
OUT Q=so good
Five month old Andrew Close has just had surgery to repair his cleft lip.
Many infants in our area who are born with this birth defect are under the care
of a team of physicians at the Cleft Palate Clinic through Children's Specialty
video of andrew before surgery
When he was born, Andrew's lip was not fused--it's a problem that can be
corrected through surgery on patients as young as three months old.
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IN Q=The muscle, instead
((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT/PLASTIC SURGEON: THE MUSCLE INSTEAD OF MAKING A
CIRCLE AROUND THE MOUTH IS CLEFT AND WE CUT THE TWO ENDS OF THE MUSCLE AND PUT
THEM TOGETHER. ))
OUT Q=put them together.
The nose on the cleft side appears flat and is fixed at the same time.
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IN Q=So, we free
((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT: SO WE FREE THE CARTILAGE UP SO IT MATCHES THE OTHER
SIDE. WE ARE REPAIRING THE APPEARANCE OF THE NOSE AS WELL AS THE FUNCTION AND
APPEARANCE OF THE LIP.))
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IN Q=Look at that
((LOOK AT THAT! THE HOLE IS CLOSED! VERY GOOD, YOU DID VERY WELL! ))
OUT Q=did very well.
Cleft Palates are usually repaired at 9-months old. Until the cleft palate is
fixed anything that goes into the mouth will come out the nose and normal
speech cannot develop.
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IN Q=He couldn't suck
((CHARLENE ALLEN/DONOVAN'S MOTHER: HE COULDN'T SUCK ON ANYTHING, COULDN'T
BREAST FEED, SUCK PASSIFIERS, HE JUST LEARNED TO SUCK HIS FINGERS. ))
OUT Q=suck his fingers.
video at 13 46 03 00 - 13 46 05 00
if possible use short nat sot break after this cart-- the baby says "mum,
Elbow restraints are worn for two weeks after the surgery.
natsot of the mum mum mum-
It's a precaution to keep everything out of the mouth. The babies even must be
fed from a cup for awhile.
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IN Q=Sometimes, even with
((DR. ENRIQUE SILBERBLATT: SOMETIMES, EVEN WITH RESTRAINTS, CHILDREN IF
ALLOWED TO RUN LOOSE WILL FALL ON THEIR FACE, OR WILL WIGGLE IN THE CRIB AND
BITE SOMETHING SO WE ASK PARENTS TO HOLD THEM OR PUT THEM IN AN INFANT SAFETY
SEAT SO THEY CAN'T DO THAT. ))
OUT Q=can't do that.
Recovery from this surgery takes a few weeks and can be exhausting for parents,
but Andrew's mother is thankful for the advanced treatments that are now
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IN Q=It's something
((VALERIE CLOSE/ANDREW'S MOTHER: IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN DEAL WITH AND IT'S NOT
GOING TO AFFECT HIM IN THE LONG RUN, SO IT'S SOMETHING YOU CAN OVERCOME. ))
OUT Q=can overcome.
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BETH MYER: AFTER SURGERY TO CORRECT THE CLEFT PALATE, EACH CHILD WILL CONTINUE
TO BE FOLLOWED AND MAY NEED A FEW MORE CORRECTIVE SURGERIES BEFORE ADULTHOOD.
BETH MYER, NEWS 7.))
And coming up, The Hokies and Cavaliers talk turkey about tomorrow's
showdown in Blacksburg The Express plays at the Roundhouse tonight.
And the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate Thanksgiving with a win over the
Virginia tech and Virginia are probably spending their Thanksgiving day
doing two things: Eating and thinking about tomorrow's game.
Steve Mason has some food for thought football style.
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SUPER=01-Todd White/Virginia Defensive Tackle; :33
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((Virginia will eat Thanksgiving at the Sheraton in Charlottesville and then
leave for the Roanoke Marriott where the team will stay Thursday night. The
Hokies will eat there Thanksgiving turkeys in Blacksburg. Each team will be fed
well, but there's still no place like home on this holiday.
While the Hokies don't know what there're eating for Thanksgiving; the
Cavaliers sure have an idea.
At 305 pounds a lineman to be exact, the Hokies out weigh the Cavaliers by
over 20 pounds. UVa's front line tips the scales at 284 on average. Steve mason
News 7 sports.))
The bragging rights are on the line tomorrow when the Hokies and Cavaliers
hook up at Lane Stadium Worsham field.
Last year, The Hokies rallied in the second half to come from behind and
beat the Cavaliers.
And that's when Tech Center, Billy Conaty, a native of New Jersey found out
just how big the rivalry really is.
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((BILLY CONATY/VIRGINIA TECH CENTER: ))
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Virginia Tech Center; :
OUT Q=.....to do well."
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And don't forget to join News 7 sports on W-D-B-J for live coverage of the
game at 2:30 on Friday, and also be sure to grab a seat for our live half hour
pregame show originating from Lane Stadium Friday at two.
Kansas City stayed in the chase of the A-F-C playoff hunt with a 28 to 24
win over the Detroit Lions.
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Marcus Allen after another N-F-L record.
And he would get it. This one yard touchdown run broke Walter Payton's
league record of 110 career touchdowns and it spotted the Chiefs a 7 to nothing
With the score tied 7 to 7, The Lion defense puts the rush on Rich Gannon
he gets hit and fumbles the ball and Detroit's Mike Willis recovers it in the
end zone for a 14 to 7 Lion lead.
Kansas City comes back later in the second Gannon going to the air and
hitting Chris Penn on the 17 yard touchdown to make it 14 to 14 at the half.
The Chiefs won the game in the SUPER=30-Kansas
City/28/Detroit/24/;closing minutes of the fourth quarter on Allen's one yard
run to make the final 28 to 24.
The Washington Redskins were In Irving this afternoon for a big N-F-C game
against the Dallas Cowboys.
and Dallas leads the game 14 to 10 in the third quarter. We'll have
highlights later tonight.
Looking for some dessert after the Thanksgiving dinner well you may want to
check in over at the Roundhouse were the Roanoke Express will host the South
Carolina Sting Rays.
Tonight's game kicks off a three game weekend for the Express.
Head coach Frank Anzalone says the Express must start beating teams like
South Carolina because it will be important in the month of February.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :
OUT Q= ......dinner tonight."
The two teams will hook up tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Well, the fighters are set for the Brawl Beneath the Stars tomorrow night at
the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Weigh-In was held this morning at the Patrick Henry Hotel.
Karl Willis, Thomas Hearns opponent, tipped the scales at 171 pounds for
Hearns was a little heavier checking in at 176 pounds a couple of pounds
lighter than his normal fighting weight.
The Hearns Willis fight is one of a 7 bout fight scheduled for Friday night.
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