A dead body found in Amherst County is being linked with an abandoned
vehicle found in Lynchburg,
And President Clinton is about to name his new national security team.
Clouds and showers, with cold temperatures AND the possibility of some mixed
precipitation are all features in today's forecast. Stay tune for details on
that, plus find out who was voted best Football player in the Commonwealth.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
A woman and prominent Republican may be offered the top job at the State
Sources say President Clinton will name U-N
ambassador Madeleine Albright
to be secretary of state.
She would be the first woman to hold that position.
The sources say Maine Senator William Cohen will be nominated as Secretary
A senior White House official also says Clinton has decided to move National
Security Adviser Tony Lake to the post of C-I-A director.
A formal announcement could be made today.
Bowing to pressure from the United States, U-N Secretary General Boutros
Boutros Ghali suspended his candidacy for re-election.
The U-S claims Boutros-Ghali has failed to carry out reforms at the U-N.
Africa countries are expected to summit candidates today.
Investigators believe a body found in Amherst County was most likely the
driver of a vehicle found abandoned in Lynchburg Tuesday.
24- year- old Vincent Lee (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt was found dead
along Route 617.
He'd been shot in the head.
Sheriff Jimmy Ayers says (SKUL-ter-brant) Schulterbrandt matches the
description of the man driving the abandoned Nissan Pathfinder.
Blood was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
It has New York plates-- (SKUL-ter-brant) is a resident of the Bronx.
The regional homicide squad is now investigating.
Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the O-J Simpson civil trial could begin
wrapping up their case today.
Yesterday, the jury heard from a worker at a battered women's shelter.
Nancy Ney testified a woman named Nicole called the shelter just days before
the murder and said her famous ex-husband had threatened to kill her.
Simpson's lawyers obejected to Nancy Ney's testimony as hearsay because the
woman never left her last name.
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Businesses in the southside area are doing their part to help victims of
A Martinsville agency is providing the vehicle.
Actually, it's a DECAL--
Citizens Against Family Violence recently started a campaign, asking
businesses to display these stickers.
They indicate a safe place for those who suffer domestic or sexual abuse to
call for help.
Agency officials say businesses are the perfect locations to call for help,
because they're public and safer.
IN Q=You're not isolated
((LYNN WEHLAU/CITIZENS AGAINST FAMILY VIOLENCE: YOU'RE NOT ISOLATED. YOU CAN
CALL, AND PEOPLE DON'T GET RAPED OR ASSAULTED IN THE STREET. USUALLY, IT'S IN
THE PRIVACY OR BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND SEE THIS IS RIGHT IN THE OPEN, SO THAT
GIVES YOU A MEASURE OF PROTECTION. ))
SUPER=01-Lynn Wehlau/Citizens Against Family Violence;
OUT Q=open, so that
So far, about 100 local businesses have taken part.
(Way-LO) Wehlau says the number of visitors to the Martinsville shelter
has tripled over the last eight years.
Some unidentified fingerprints connected with the 19-85 murders of Derek and
Nancy Haysom have been lost
Officials say such losses are not unheard of in cases that old.
But Jens (YENZ) Soering, convicted of the killings, believes the missing
prints could help prove his innocence.
And Soering says they could point to someone else.
Soering gets a court hearing next week on a claim that prosecutors withheld
evidence in his case.
The Virginia Farm Bureau responded to Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer with
little enthusiasm at its annual meeting yesterday.
IN Q=I've got
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'VE GOT LETTERS FROM SOME OF YOU AND PHONE CALLS FROM
OTHERS. AND I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND MY POSITION.))
OUT Q=my position.
Beyer spoke in defense of his support of F-D-A regulation of tobacco sales.
A "Q and A" session afterward brought only one question.
IN Q=If as you
((JERRY JENKINS/LUNENBURG CO. FARMER: IF AS YOU SAY YOU FEEL THAT THE VIRGINIA
LAWS REGARDING USE OF TOBACCO BY MINORS ARE GOOD AND SUFFICIENT, THEN WHY WOULD
YOU GO OUT ON A LIMB AND SUPPORT BRINGING IN FEDERAL MANDATES THROUGH THE
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHAT THE NATIONAL APPROACH GIVES US IS A UNIFORM SENSE
THAT IN AMERICA WE DON'T WANT KIDS TO SMOKE. IT'S STILL LEGAL FOR ADULTS.
AMERICANS CAN CHOOSE.))
((TOM WEST/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: IT OFFENDED ME A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE HE DEFENDED
HIS POSITION. I WAS HOPING HE WOULD TAKE A LITTLE BIT SOFTER POSITION.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Jenkins/Lunenburg Co. Farmer; :00
SUPER=01-Tom West/Halifax Co. Farmer;
OUT Q=softer position.
Beyer is the Democrats' only candidate for Governor next year.
Republican candidate Jim Gilmore will address the Farm Bureau today.
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GRAPHIC=va state seal
There are some more changes in the Virginia State Department.
Governor George Allen appointed former prosecutor Patricia West to the post
of Virginia's Public Safety Secretary.
The 35- year- old director of Virginia's Department of Juvenile Justice
helped usher a reform of juvenile laws through the legislature.
She will replace Jerry Kilgore, who formally kicked off his bid for Attorney
America's oldest astronaut, Story Musgrave and his 4 crew members will spend
another day in space.
Bad weather prevented Columbia from landing this morning at the Kennedy
NASA will try again tomorrow.
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When we return,
It looks like the Tour duPont has hit a roadblock.
The road is wide open for the first mass produced electric car--
That and more when we come back.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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G-M unveils its battery powered E-V-1 today, the first mass
produced electric car in the U-S.
The battery powered vehicle has a driving range of 90 miles and takes four
hours to recharge.
And it does not come cheap.
G-M is only leasing the car right now, at 500 dollars a month.
That does not include the two-thousand dollars this man spent re-wiring his
house for the battery charge.
IN Q=my sister in law.
SUPER=01-Charles McCollister/Electric Car Leaser;
OUT Q=at the same time.
Still, G-M's car is a first step toward meeting California's clean air rules
rules that demand 10 percent of all vehicles sold by the year 2003 be
We may soon have some answers about the disappearance of legendary pilot
Tests on a piece of aluminum found on a deserted Pacific island might hold
The corroded piece of metal is thought to come from the plane Earhart was
flying when she disappeared July 2, 19-37.
Some hold the theory Earhart landed on the island when she ran out of gas
and died before rescuers could reach her.
The tests are expected to take days.
It's an uphill battle for the Tour Dupont and the incline may be too steep.
The bike race has lost its sponsor.
DuPont says it's pulling out because contractual obligations were not met.
The company blamed those on a lawsuit between the event's owners.
Meanwhile, a local organizer told News-7 it's doubtful there will be a race
next year, but it could return in '98.
To get the cycling event under way next year, race promoters would have to
raise more than two-and half million dollars in the next two weeks.
Residents and developers came to a tentative agreement last night over the
best use of some land in Campbell County.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Concord's town meeting.
IN Q=Some residents say
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Joseph Maillet/Cedar Creek Development; 1:02
SUPER=01-Chuck Bullock/Cedar Creek Development; 1:12
OUT Q=News7, Concord.
(( Some residents say it's the nicest section of land in the village of
That's what led the Cedar Creek Land Development Company to buy an option on
these 100 acres, with the intent of subdividing it into eleven separate
But that raised a lot of eyebrows: another Cedar Creek project a few miles
features single and double-wide trailer homes.
That's NOT what residents wanted to see dropped into the middle of Concord.
So more than a hundred of them turned out for a meeting with the developers
to see if they could hash out their differences.
IN Q=In the interest
((In the interest of promoting a frank and open discussion, News7 honored the
developers' request NOT to bring a videocamera into the meeting. What followed
was a mostly cordial discussion with some pointed questions about the future of
the land. Essentially residents did NOT want to see double- wide trailers built
on these plots.. buildings they feel would not blend in with the rest of the
OUT Q=Concord community.
After 90 minutes of discussion, Cedar Creek agreed NOT to allow any single
or double-wide trailers.. other suggested restrictions have been taken under
IN Q=We weren't really
((JOSEPH MAILLET/DEVELOPER: WE WEREN'T REALLY OBLIGATED.. WE DID THAT.))
OUT Q=we did that.
IN Q=We made some
((CHUCK BULLOCK/DEVELOPER: WE MADE SOME CONCESSIONS.. EVERYBODY'S HAPPY.))
OUT Q=everybody's happy.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Concord.))
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GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
Eliminating personal property tax may not be a good idea.
Manassas Senator Charles Colgan's plan to do just that would require a sales
tax increase to make up for the lost car and boat tax revenue.
IN Q=As I said
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AS I SAID AS A CANDIDATE, AND ALSO AS GOVERNOR, I HAVE
SAID THAT I WILL VETO ANY SALES OR INCOME TAX INCREASE THAT COMES ACROSS MY
OUT Q=my desk.
Colgan admits his proposal may take years to win support.
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Still to come in the newscast,
Fire alarms are often ignored in college dorms-- and that has fireFIGHTERS
Governor Allen may have an expensive solution to the problem.
Bikes are expensive gifts, but not if they are given away by the Toys- for-
Stay with us.
Students may find themselves paying for improved fire protection in some of
Virginia's college dorms.
Governor Allen says he'll find the money to install sprinklers, but has yet
to say where the cash will come from.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=On Virginia college
SUPER=01-Dave Nutter/VT University Relations; :08
SUPER=@Tracy1; (screen rt.):36
SUPER=01-Keith Bolton/Blacksburg Fire Chief; 1:05
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( On Virginia college and university campuses, dorm construction and upkeep
is paid for through student fees.
((DAVE NUTTER/VT UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: AND SO THAT IS THE WAY ALL OF OUR DORMS
HAVE BEEN OPERATING. THEY'RE WHAT WE CALL AUXILIARY ENTERPRISES TO THE
UNIVERSITY AND STATE MONIES DO NOT GO INTO THEIR OPERATION OR UPKEEP. ))
Governor Allen has not said how he would pay for installing sprinklers in
high-rise dorms, but he refused to rule out raising student fees.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF WAYS THAT IT MAY BE DONE. EACH
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY MAY HAVE, ALL THE BUILDINGS AREN'T THE SAME HEIGHT.
THEY HAVE DIFFERENT NEEDS.))
It's estimated to cost more than five and a half million dollars to add
sprinklers to Tech's five high-rise dorms. That breaks down to about 58
dollars per student over the next 20 years.
Officials at Tech and Radford University agree sprinklers would provide the
But they say smoke and fire alarms and extinguishers, stairwell hookups for
fire hoses, and non-combustible construction make their dorms safe now.
Firefighters seem more concerned with passive student attitudes.
((KEITH BOLTON/BLACKSBURG FIRE CHIEF: OUR CONCERN IS THAT STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN
USED TO THE ALARMS GOING OFF, AND SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS TWO OR THREE TIMES A
NIGHT, AND THEY WOULDN'T COMPLETELY EVACUATE THE BUILDING. ))
State officials have yet to tabulate the costs of sprinklers for all 12
dorms in question. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
The Alleghany Foundation is giving out money.
The group has a 35 million dollar grant fund.
One million dollars will start up a school nurse program and a mobile dental
care van in Alleghany County.
200 thousand dollars will save the Clifton Forge Library expansion project,
which was stalled by cost overruns.
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IN Q=It's kind of like
((DR. RON GOINGS/LIBRARY BOARD CHAIRMAN; IT'S KIND OF LIKE CHRISTMAS COME
EARLY, YOU GET A GREAT BIG PRESENT, ALL OF A SUDDEN ALL OF THE WORRYING ABOUT
THE LIBRARY AND WERE WE GONNA HAVE IT SUDDENLY BECAME "EVERYTHINGS" DONE, NOW
WE JUST SIT BACK AND LET SOME PEOPLE WORK ON BUILDING IT AND IN ABOUT 6 MONTHS
WE'LL REAP THE REWARDS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Goings/Library Board Chairman
OUT Q=reap the rewards
VO-NAT foundation video, tape 1
Grants were also awarded to Clifton Middle School, the Alleghany Highlands
Y-M-C-A and the Arts Council. Non-profit organizations can apply
for foundation grants.
A Roanoke radio station hopes to collect one-thousand new bicycles as part
of this year's Toys for Tots campaign.
Last year, J-93 set a goal of 93 bikes, but listeners responded with more
Again this year, morning personality Slam Duncan and Marine Reserve Staff
Sergeant Steve Gardner will broadcast from a camper suspended above the
Tanglewood Mall Parking lot.
IN Q=I think it's a lofty goal
((SLAM DUNCAN/J-93 PERSONALITY: I THINK IT'S A LOFTY GOAL. I'M A LITTLE
APPREHENSIVE. I WAS APPREHENSIVE WITH THIS EVENT THIS YEAR ABOUT TRYING TO
REPEAT IT, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I BELIEVE? IF YOUR HEART'S IN THE RIGHT PLACE AND
YOU'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, THINGS WORK OUT. THEY REALLY DO.))
SUPER=01-Slam Duncan/J-93 Personality;
OUT Q=they really do.
J-93 and other sponsors will kick off the campaign Thursday December 12th
at Six in the morning.
Today is the start of Hanukkah and this year the Jewish celebration goes on
Millions of Internet users
will be able to watch the lighting of the first holiday candle at
the Western Wall, thanks to "The Wall Cam."
An Israeli service will broadcast the event live to the Net.
SUPER=04-Craig n' Co.;
And on the first day of Hanukah, the first ever Hanukah rap as sung by Craig
Taubman of Craig and Company.
He has established himself as
a unique voice in family entertainment blending kid friendly themes with adult
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A handful of well established firms usually dominate the funeral home
In Roanoke, three funeral homes, Hamlar- and- Curtis, Lotz, and Oakey's,
have dominated the market.
But Allen Simpson, who worked for Oakey's for two decades, is striking out
on his own.
He and a partner are investing nearly two- million- dollars to open their
own funeral home.
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((ALLEN SIMPSON/SIMPSON-THARP FUNERAL HOME: THE MARKET CHANGES AND NEW PEOPLE
COME ALONG AND CREATE NEW OPPORTUNITIES.))
SUPER=01-Allen Simpson/Simpson-Tharp Funeral Home;
OUT Q=new opportunities.
Simpson and his partner Skip Tharp will market their business to rapidly
aging baby boomers, who may have different ideas about what a funeral service
Tharp has successfully launched similar concepts in Lynchburg and Bedford
County, even with several dominant players already there.
Right now the average cost for a funeral in our area is about 55- hundred-
dollars, but there's speculation the new competition could mean lower prices.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 8 points
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Up next on the newscast,
John Wayne Bobbit is back in the news. He has plans to marry a lot of
We'll explain when we come back.
The award for the best Division 1 football player in Virginia was announced
Stay with us, sports is next.
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Last year Tiki Barber finished second in the Dudley Award balloting to
Virginia Tech's Cornell Brown.
Last night Tiki was back in Richmond hoping to move up a spot.
SUPER=03-Richmond/The Downtown Club; :00
The U-V-a tailback was joined at the Downtown club by fellow finalist, Thomas
Haskins of V-M-I, and Tech's Jim Druckenmiller.
This time Tiki would win the award in balloting done by a panel of
sportscasters and writers from around the state.
IN Q="First I...
((TIKI BARBER/1996 DUDLEY AWARD WINNER:))
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/DUDLEY AWARD FINALIST:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/1996 Dudley Award Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Dudley Award Finalist; :20
OUT Q=...running for it"
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The 25th ranked Virginia Cavaliers struggled to beat William & Mary 75 to 64.
SUPER=03-Williamsburg/Cavaliers vs. Indians; :00
Dave Grabuloff helped the Indians take a 10 point lead with five minutes left
in the first half.
Curtis Staples feeds Courtney Alexander for the 2 handed jam, and U-V-a hits
the half with a 33-to-31 lead.
Virginia would crank it up in the second half and win the game 75 to 64.
SUPER=33-Virginia #25/75/William & Mary/64;
Norman Nolan had a great offensive game scoring a career high 22 points.
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The Roanoke College Maroons improved their record with an easy win over Emory
SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00
Nathan Hungate feeds Tim Braun inside to get the party started.
The Wasps would have to struggle all night long. Donald Childress comes down
and dishes to Donald Thurston for the hoops inside.
SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/63/Roanoke/98;
But the Maroons have never had it so easy against the Wasps as they did last
night. Courtney Fitch hits the hoop and Roanoke stays unbeaten with the
Remember John Bobbitt? Well, now it's the Reverend John Bobbitt.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
After starring in a porn movie and spending time behind bars the former
Virginia resident became an ordained minister yesterday in Las Vegas.
The victim of an infamous run-in with his knife wielding wife says he plans
to perform marriages as soon as he gets his state license.