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It appears robbery was the motive behind three murders in Danville this
The bodies were discovered in the same neighborhood, but police have NOT
confirmed a connection.
Teresa Hamilton has the latest.
IN Q=It's been
SUPER=01-Ric Haggins/Victims' Neighbor; :19
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :46 QUICK!!!!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.
It's been one of the BUSIEST weeks Danville police have ever worked.
On Tuesday, they discovered the bodies of Jesse and Elizabeth Kendrick
inside their Cabin Creek condominium.
Yesterday, a THIRD victim was discovered in a nearby apartment.
Police say 33- year old Archie Moore had been stuffed inside a closet.
IN Q=It makes
((RIC HAGGINS/VICTIMS' NEIGHBOR:IT MAKES YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE, YOU KNOW, IT'S
JUST CRAZY, YOU KNOW, I USED TO FEEL SAFE, BUT I DON'T REALLY FEEL THAT SAFE
ANYMORE, SO I'VE TAKEN EXTRA PRECAUTIONS, LIKE CARRYING MY GUN WITH ME, I HAVE
IT IN MY CAR AND WHEN I COME HOME, I CARRY IT DOWN BY MY SIDE. ))
OUT Q=my side.
Sources say the three victims were wrapped in a sheet.
And, state medical examiners have concluded, ALL three had been shot in the
But police won't confirm a connection.
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE'RE PURSUING THAT, OF COURSE, BUT WE
AREN'T COMMENTING ON THAT AT THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=this time.
Police have made an arrest in one of the murders.
Late yesterday, an 18- year old who lives in the same neighborhood, was
taken into custody.
Right now, Percy Levar Walton has been charged ONLY with killing Archie
Police are also investigating a fourth murder that occurred this week.
But they say what happened to Willie Troy Kernodle is completely unrelated
to the murders in the Cabin Creek community.
Police say Kernodle was apparently killed on Ross Street following a dispute
at a local bar. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
Andy Ward is no longer the football coach at Lord Botetourt High School.
This morning before heading to jail, he dropped off his resignation.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Jim Ruhland/School Board Chairman; :21
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Botetourt County
(( It's been a week filled with turmoil for the embattled head football coach
at Lord Botetourt High School.
Today Andy Ward reported to jail.
When he gets out, he'll need to find a new job.
Ward quit his post because of controversy over his driving record... which
includes 2 DUI convictions.
School board members called an emergency meeting this morning to accept his
IN Q=We went
((JIM RUHLAND/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WENT INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION. WE TALKED
ABOUT IT. ONCE WE CAME BACK OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION, I MADE THE MOTION THAT WE
ACCEPT HIS RESIGNATION AND THE OTHER THREE MEMBERS VOTED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE TO
OUT Q=to accept
Ward will spend this weekend in jail... and will serve another 12 days
behind bars later this month.
But it's possible Ward may have landed himself in even more trouble this
He was an hour and twenty minutes late when he showed up at the jail...
which could mean an additional charge of failure to obey a court order.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))
Ward was given the opportunity to make a statement as he entered the jail
He declined to do so on the advice of his attorney.
The man who killed two women at Boston area abortion clinics has taken his
John Salvi was reportedly found alone in his cell with a plastic bag over
((J.W. CARNEY/SALVI'S LAWYER: I'M VERY SADDENED TO HEAR OF JOHN'S DEATH IN
PARTICULAR FOR HIS FAMILY. HIS PARENTS ARE DEVASTED BY THIS LOSS ESPECIALLY
GIVEN THEY HAD TRIED SO HARD TO DONVINCE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO MOVE
HIM TO A MENTAL HOSPITAL RATHER THAN KEEP HIM IN A PRISON.))
SUPER=01-J.W. Carney/Salvi's Lawyer;
OUT Q=KEEP HIM IN A PRISON."
The 24 year old was serving a life sentence for the 1994 murders.
His death is under investigation.
We can never relax- when it comes to Iraq and Iran- That's according to
Defense Secretary William Perry.
With that statement- he's ordering eight F-117 stealth fighters to remain in
Kuwait as long as they're needed.
((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY: IN TERMS OF PARTICULAR THREATS FROM IRAQ OR
IRAN. WE CAN NEVER TURN OUR BACKS ON THOSE THREATS WE CAN NEVER RELAX. WE HAVE
TO BE ETERNALLY VIGILANT AND WE ARE.))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary;
OUT Q=AND WE ARE."
The planes are part of a U-S military force in the Persian Gulf.
Perry began a tour yesterday to review the security of the 27 thousand
American troops in the region.
The United States and 13 other countries gave the go ahead today for a
humanitarian mission to Zaire.
The mission will be made up of one or two thousand troops rather than the
10 thousand originally planned.
20 countries will take part including the United States, Spain, France and
((PAUL HEINBECKER/CANADIAN FOREIGN AFFAIRS: THE SIGNIFICANT THING IS THAT NOW
THE MULTI NATIONAL FORCE EXISTS. NOW THERE IS AN INTERNATIONAL BODY WHICH
EXISTS TO PROVIDE POLITICAL GUIDANCE AND DRIECTION TO THAT MULTINATIONAL
SUPER=01-Paul Heinbecker/Canadian Foreign Affairs;
OUT Q=THAT MULTINATIONAL FORCE (DOUBLE OUT)
The force will be under Canadian leadership.
The first part of the mission will be to determine where the refugees are
and how best to feed them.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11-- the state says it has the solution for
parents worried about paying future tuition bills,
and we'll tell you why retailers hope today's big shopping spree is an
early indication of a GREEN Christmas.
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(("YOU'RE WATCHING NEWS 7 AT ELEVEN, WITH JEAN JADHON
ROBIN REED, AND MIKE STEVENS WITH SPORTS."))
It's a little known fact that the Roanoke Valley is one of the 20 largest
retail markets in the U-S.
So you bet that holiday shopping season is serious business here.
Len Besthoff reports on "The day after Thanksgiving"- the traditional
kickoff to the buying frenzy.
IN Q=A Barbie
SUPER=07-Jenna Miller; :00
SUPER=01-Monique Moore/Shopper; :35
SUPER=01-Deborah Beeler/Shopper; 1:00
SUPER=01-Diane Crampton/Wicks & Sticks;1:13 Quick
SUPER=01-Marie Compton/Fink's Jewelers; 1:16
OUT Q=LB, NEWS7.
IN Q=A Barbie
((JENNA MILLER: A BARBIE, AND A NEW BARBIE CAR AND A NEW BIKE.))
OUT Q=new bike.
Fulfilling wish lists like Jenna Miller's created a whirlwind of activity at
shopping meccas like the Valley View Mall.
((YEAH IT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE TODAY.))
The brave souls coming here found long lines, and big crowds.
((SCUSE ME! ))
IN Q=I noticed you
((I noticed you have a bag here you got all other kinds of stuff piled on the
carriage here is this making you nuts? MICHAEL ZEEMAN/SHOPPER: YES! ))
Despite all this, some people just had to be here.
IN Q=It's become
((MONIQUE MOORE/SHOPPER: IT'S BECOME A TRADITION. THE DAY AFTER THANKSGIVING.
It's crazy to be out here though! MOORE: I KNOW, I GUESS WE'RE CRAZY(LAUGHS)
OUT Q=we're crazy(nat).
Fears of a massive traffic snarl with a new WalMart SuperCenter next door
The parking lots were packed up, but the cars weren't been backed up...this
resulted in a relatively pleasant shopping experience for people like Deborah
IN Q=I've got
((DEBORAH BEELER/SHOPPER: I'VE GOT SOME PRESENTS FOR SOME FRIENDS, MY BEST
FRIEND AND SOME FAMILY MEMBERS AND OF COURSE MYSELF. What did you get them?
BEELER: A LOT OF THINGS FROM VICTORIA'S SECRET THAT I CAN'T EXPOSE. ))
OUT Q=can't expose.
So to speak...but the most revealing thing about shoppers is how much
they've already spent.
IN Q=How is
((How is business? DIANE CRAMPTON/WICKS AND STICKS: IT'S BEEN GREAT.))
OUT Q=been great.
IN Q=It's better
((MARIE COMPTON/FINK'S JEWELERS: IT'S BETTER THAN LAST YEAR AND WE'RE
EXPECTING IT TO BE EVEN BETTER AS THE SEASON GOES ALONG.))
OUT Q=goes along.
((Another big draw for the two major malls in the Roanoke Valley is that
they've both undergone major remodeling. LB, News7. ))
OUT Q=LB, NEWS-7.))
Tuition at a Virgina University for a child born today could cost
80-thousand dollars in the year 2014.
So the newly-created Virginia Higher Education Trust Fund says it has a deal
for you... starting Monday.
You can buy four years of tuition in advance for one 15-thousand dollar
lump sum, or you can pay in installments.
But investment analysts say mutual funds would be a better deal --
especially if your child doesn't go to college.
So we asked the state's number one investor if he thought the pre-paid plans
were a good idea for parents.
IN Q=Yes. Obviously.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YES. OBVIOUSLY. I WOULDN'T IF I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS.
IT'S AN OPTION. I DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO SAY WELL "HERE, INVEST IN
MERRILL LYNCH, INVEST IN AMERICAN CAPITAL FUNDS, INVEST IN YOU KNOW SUCH AND
SUCH MUTUAL FUNDS." INDIVIDUALS CAN MAKE THOSE DECISIONS THEMSELVES. YOU KNOW
ME. I DON'T LIKE THE GOVERNMENT TELLING ANYBODY WHAT TO DO UNLESS THEY'RE
HARMING SOMEONE ELSE. THIS IS ANOTHER OPTION.))
OUT Q=another option.
A toll-free hotline has been set up by the state.
1-888-567-0540 will get you more information on the pre-paid tuition plan.
The former head of Virginia's public schools is calling for the state to
help localities pay for new schools.
This week, William Bosher said school districts are being crushed by debt
and are running billions of dollars short of meeting school
Bosher was Governor Allen's first superintendent of public instruction...
and as Joe Dashiell reports his call for more state aid is being echoed here in
the Roanoke Valley.
IN Q=After Roanoke County voters
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 2, 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Martin/Project Team Coordinator; :12
OUT Q=JD News 7
((After Roanoke County voters rejected the 37- million dollar bond issue for
a new Cave Spring High School and other improvements, a blue- ribbon committee
set out to consider the county's school needs as a whole.
IN Q=We've got a good committee
((RON MARTIN/PROJECT TEAM COORDINATOR: WE'VE GOT A GOOD COMMITTEE. I WILL TELL
YOU IT'S A VERY HARD WORKING COMMITTEE, A DEDICATED COMMITTEE, A HANDS- ON
COMMITTEE. THEY ARE NOT BY ANY MEANS SITTING BACK AND LETTING THE INFORMATION
COME AND RUBBER STAMPING IT, BY ANY MEANS.))
OUT Q=by any means.
Ron Martin and other members of the project team are preparing a list of
From there, the 22- member Blue Ribbon Committee will make its
recommendations to the School Board in late February or early March.
Supervisors Chairman Bob Johnson says school construction needs could
exceed 100- million dollars...
IN Q=There are some areas
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THERE ARE SOME AREAS THAT ARE GOING TO HAVE
MUCH TOUGHER TIME THAN WE ARE. BUT WE ARE JUST GOING TO BITE THIS OFF ONE
LITTLE BIT AT A TIME, AND DO THE RIGHT THING BY OUR KIDS AND OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.
AND WE'LL EVENTUALLY GET TO WHERE WE HAVE A MUCH MORE SOUND CAPITAL SIDE OF OUR
OUT Q=of our school system.
Johnson says local governments are usually disappointed when they look to
Richmond for help, and he describes one recent proposal to free up more money
for school construction as "a joke."
But come January, Johnson says Roanoke County and other local governments
WILL be asking state lawmakers for help.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
Soft Music Under
Up next on our newscast,
after a long absence, boxing returns to the Star City as the Hitman lives up to
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It's been more than a decade since big time boxing has been in the Star
Tonight, that changed with "The Brawl Beneath the Star."
The main event featured Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns against Karl Willis.
As Jay Moore reports, that fight got underway after a shaky start.
SUPER=07-Karl Willis; :11
SUPER=01-Rick Hawkins/Promoter; :24
SUPER=07-Andy Carter; :37
SUPER=07-Thomas "Hitman" Hearns; :56
OUT Q=News 7 Roanoke.
((There seemed to be some confusion from the very beginning of the
event...after E-S-P-N commentators went live on the air to say Willis had
failed to show up.
Moments later we caught up with him.
IN Q=They're having
OUT Q=ready for business.
Promotors were hoping business would have been better.
They only sold a little more than 500 tickets.
IN Q:I think we're
OUT Q=pick back up.
IN Q=We like to
OUT Q=like him a lot.
Hearns is the only man ever to win six world titles in the five different
He met the crowds expectations by knocking down Willis 2-45 in the fifth
IN Q=All thanks to
OUT Q=I'm doing it.
Jay Moore News 7 Roanoke.
Soft Music Under
After this break, Roy Stanley will have the story of today's big Tech-UVA
matchup...as well as some big NASCAR news,
and coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll tell you who's the surprise
star on the White House's new Christmas card.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Virginia Tech Hokies turned a first half deficit into a second half rout
as they came from behind to hammer UVa 26-to-9.
Mike Stevens has the story from Lane Stadium.
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SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/197 Yards Passing & 2 TDs; 1:53
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Cornerback; 2:01
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/162 Yards Rushing; 2:34 quick
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Fourth ranked Nebraska will play in the inaugural Big 12 championship after
beating Colorado this afternoon 17 to 12.
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The Cornhusker defense played big this afternoon in the first quarter Jay
Foreman intercepts this pass and returns it 21 yards for the score and Nebraska
led 7 to 6.
Nebraska scored again in the SUPER=36-Nebraska/17/Colorado/12/; second
quarter DeAngelo Evans takes the handoff and he scores from 7 yards out to give
the Cornhuskers a 14 to 6 lead in the period and Nebraska wins it 17 to 12.
The Cornhuskers will play Texas in the championship game.
James Brown passed for 336 yards and four touchdowns as Texas beat Texas A &
M 51 to 15.
SUPER=03-Austin, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
The Longhorns used the running game to take the lead early in the game
Priest Holmes scoring on this 4 yard run to make it 7 to nothing.
But the Aggies came right back D'Andre Hardamen takes the handoff and
scores to make it 10 to 7 Texas in the first quarter.
Browns threw his first touchdown of SUPER=36-Texas/51/Texas A & M/15/;the
game in the second quarter when he hooks up with Wane McGaritty on this 53 yard
strike to make it 17 to 7 and the Longhorns win it 51 to 15.
And coming up, North Carolina holds off Pittsburgh scores and highlights
from tonight's pro sports.
And Larry McReynolds is joining the Richard Childress racing team.
Richard Childress has made a move in his bid to boost Dale Earnhardt's bid
for a record eighth Winston Cup Points title.
Larry McReynolds is leaving the Texaco Havoline racing team of Robert Yates
and joining Richard Childress.
McReynolds the crew chief for Ernie Irvans car will now become Dale
Earnhardt's Crew Chief.
In 11 years of racing on the Winston Cup circut McReynold's cars have won
In College Basketball the University of Pittsburgh made a trip to North
Carolina to take on the 14-th ranked Tar Heels.
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Pitt was giving the Heels all they could handle in the first.
North Carolina goes to Vince Carter for the jumper but the Tar heels
trailed early by a score of 6 to 5.
But the Panthers would come right back going inside to Montego Cummings who
hits the basket off the glass.
North Carolina's big man Antauwn Jamison comes up with this jumper giving
Carolina its first lead of the game.
It was a tight game down the SUPER=33-North
Carolina/82/Pittsburgh/61/;stretch in the second half but Carolina goes on to
win the game 82 to 61.
The Roanoke Express was on the road tonight in Hampton and Hampton wins the
game 6 to 2.
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In the N-H-L tonight The Bruins hosted the Canucks.
And it was all Bruins in the first period as Josef Stumpel scored two quick
goals to give the Bruins the early 2 to nothing lead in the period.
Steve Heinze accounted for two SUPER=31-Boston/7/Vancouver/3/;goals one
in the first and the other in the second period as the Bruins down the Canucks
7 to 3.
Plenty of action in the pro ranks tonight so lets go to the boards and
check the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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No more kids on Carnival cruises. Starting with the new year, Carnival
Cruise Line will ban passengers under 21 unless they are accompanied by someone
The cruise company says
other passengers were complaining about drunk and rowdy young people on
The star of this year's Presidential Christmas card is not Bill or Hillary-
but Socks the cat.
This year, the Clinton family cat is shown resting on a chair in
the Green Room.
Artist Tim McKnight created the card-
His dog Shadow is also shown among the presents under the Christmas tree.
Inside, there's a holiday wish, the presidential seal and the
signatures of the president and the first lady.
The card will go out to 300 thousand people on the First Family's card