Coming up next on News 7-
A Roanoke teenager faces capital murder charges for the death of another
teen this week.
Allegations of abuse against two female cadets at the Citadel.
Plus have you seen that trailer hanging high above Tanglewood Mall-
We'll go there live to find out what it's all about.
News 7 is next.
A teenager is arrested charged with capital murder for the death of another
The suspect is charged with killing 17 year old Antwan Gray on Center
Avenue Wednesday night.
Police have not released the suspect's identity because of his age.
Allegations of abuse against two female cadets at the Citadel. The two
women are among four who just began school there this past fall.
Plus what's that trailer doing hanging high above Tanglewood Mall.
We'll go live high above the mall to find out.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A Northwest Roanoke teenager is charged with capital murder- accused of
fatally shooting another teen earlier this week.
The suspect is being held at the Coyner Springs Detention Center where he
had previously been part of the facility's Outreach Program.
The 17-year old's identity is not being released.
He's accused of gunning down ANOTHER 17-year old, Antwan Gray.
Gray was killed Wednesday night in the 24-hundred block of Centre Avenue
adjacent to the Lansdowne Apartment Complex.
The executive director of the Redevelopment and Housing Authority says
neither the victim nor the suspect were Lansdowne tenants.
And she says the incident is not representative of the community.
IN Q=As landlords
((NEVA SMITH/REDEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING AUTHORITY: AS LANDLORDS, WE CERTAINLY
WILL TAKE ANY ACTION WE CAN TO EVICT ANYONE WHO IS CONVICTED OF A CRIME OR WHO
WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE IS INVOLVED IN ANYTHING. PEOPLE WHO ARE HARRISING
OTHER NEIGHBORS WILL BE DEALT WITH. ))
SUPER=01-Neva Smith/Redevelopment and Housing Authority;
OUT Q=dealt with
The suspect will be arraigned Monday morning.
At this point there's been no decision on whether he'll be charged as an
A drifter accused in a crime spree that left women dead in Virginia and
Tennessee pleaded innocent to kidnapping and raping another woman.
28-year old Bradley D. Osborne entered the plea today.
He'll be tried on charges in Tennessee first before coming to Virginia.
The public defender there says he needs time to prepare a possible defense
of alcohol use and mental instability.
((STEVE WALLACE/PUBLIC DEFENDER: I DO UNDERSTAND THERE'S SOME HISTORY OF BEING
SEEN A PSYCHIATRIST IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Steve Wallace/Public Defender;
OUT Q=IN THE PAST."
The 300-mile crime spree began in Washington County October ninth when
Osbourne allegedly killed his 22-year old girlfriend.
The carnival worker is also accused of shooting and wounding a former
Authorities say he then crossed into Tennessee and attacked three more women
and killed a church secretary.
SUPER=03-Lakeland City, TN/October 26; Quick!!!
The crime spree ended near Memphis in a shootout with the F-B-I.
A cashier at a Bedford County convenience store was injured tonight when a
robber hit her over the head with a bottle of wine.
The clerk at the Big Island Food Mart was taken to the hospital, but
authorities say she wasn't seriously injured.
The man purchased a quart bottle of wine and assaulted the clerk as she put
his money in the cash register.
IN Q=She fell to the floor
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=money was taken.
The same store was robbed in the same way two years ago.
Investigators are looking for a clean shaven black man about six feet tall
in his late 20s or early 30s.
He was wearing a tan hat, dark pants and white hightop tennis shoes. He
left the store in a white late- model car.
Allegations tonight that two Female Cadets at the citdel were victims of
threats and abuse.
SUPER=@File; (keep super up)
South Carolina State police say the women report someone sprayed them with
a flamable liquid and even set their clothes on fire.
Neither cadet was hurt- but The Citadel wants an investigation into the
Hazing of any cadet is against college rules.
Four women were admitted to the Citadel in August two months after the
school dropped its males-only admissions policy.
Racial problems have left the Virginia Military Institute's football
program without a coach.
V-M-I officials say Bill Stewart left the school for personal reasons.
But information from players indicates the football coach was forced to
resign because of racial remarks he allegedly made to a player.
The players did not want to discus the details of the alleged incident.
They compared Stewart's departure to losing a friend.
But they realize the administration was doing its job.
IN Q=MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
((THOMAS HASKINS/VMI FOOTBALL PLAYER: MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH COACHES HAS
BEEN GOOD. THIS WAS JUST ONE SITUATION BETWEEN A COACH AND A PLAYER THAT
DIDN'T TURN OUT TO BE JUST ON THE FIELD INCIDENT. I'M SORRY IT HAD TO END IN
SUPER=01-Thomas Haskins/VMI Football Player;
OUT Q=in this manner
Coach Bill Stewart's Job at V-M-I seemed secure. He had just received a six
year contract extension in March.
Now these players say they're looking forward to the naming of the new coach
and an end to the uncertainty.
IN Q=we're trying to
((HEATH EDMISTON/VMI FOOTBALL PLAYER: WE'RE TRYING TO GET PAST THIS RIGHT NOW
AND MOVE TOWARDS NEXT SEASON AND CONTINUE WITH THE OFF SEASON CONDITIONING,
SPRING FOOTBALL AND HOPEFULLY PRODUCE A WINNING FOOTBALL SEASON.))
SUPER=01-Heath Edmiston/VMI Football Player;
OUT Q=winning season
A search committee is already looking for Stewart's replacement.
VMI officials hope to fill the job as quickly as possible.
GRAPHIC=First Citizens Bank
A North Carolina based bank continues to bring more jobs to the
Today, First Citizens Bank announced plans to move its credit card division
to Roanoke next year.
The move will create 45 jobs.
IN Q=Virginia banking law
((JOHN FRANCIS/FIRST CITIZENS BANK VICE PRES.: VIRGINIA BANKING LAW EMBRACES A
MORE FREE MARKET APPROACH TO REGULATION OF CREDIT CARD OPERATIONS, WHICH IN
TURN ALLOWS MORE FLEXIBILITY IN RATES AND FEES. UNDER VIRGINIA LAWS, WE WILL
BE ABLE TO OFFER A BROADER RANGE OF CREDIT CARD PRODUCTS.))
SUPER=01-John Francis/First Citizens Bank Vice Pres.;
OUT Q=credit card products.
The center will be located in Roanoke's Valley Court on Thirland Road.
Over the past five years, the bank's credit card operations have nearly
tripled in size.
The move follows two years of expansion in the state.
First Citizens first began banking operations in Virginia early last year.
It now has 19 branches and a new regional headquarters in the state.
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Still to come on the newscast,
A newly announced cabinet member collapses in Washington.
and Federal safety officials have new ideas about what may have caused the TWA
Flight 800 blast.
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GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Federal safety officials say fuel
tanks in Boeing 7-4-7's pose such a threat of explosion that urgent
design changes must be made.
This comes as safety officials try to narrow down the cause of the TWA
As Bob Orr explains, static electricity may be partially to blame.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island/File Tape;
SUPER=03-Calverton, NY/File Tape; 18
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
((Federal investigators are close to ruling out a bomb or a missile and are
zeroing in on MECHANICAL FAILURE as the likely cause of the crash of TWA
A senior official at the NTSB told CBS News: We're beginning to converge on
what we think may have happened in this accident.
Evidence collected from the wreckage confirms that the plane's center fuel
tank exploded in flight. Now, investigators suspect the Boeing 747's design
was at least partly to blame.
Investigators believe three air conditioners machines used to heat and cool the
plane and located directly beneath the center fuel tank played a fatal role.
The air conditioners ran for two hours while TWA 800 sat on the JFK tarmac
in New York all the time radiating intense heat under the NEARLY EMPTY fuel
Investigators say THAT super-heated the fuel vapors inside creating an
explosive cloud in the belly of the plane as it took off and climbed over Long
Island. At 13-thousand-700 feet
SOMETHING then ignited the blast that fractured the jetliner.
Officials have not yet identified the ignition source, and electric pumps and
fuel gauges from the center tank which could have produced a spark show NO
signs of failure.
But, sources say investigators are now looking hard at a new theory: the
possibility that a spark from STATIC ELECTRICITY set off the explosion.
Experts say fuel moving through pipes inside the fuel tanks can create
a build up static electricity. That's not normally a problem. But, if a
pipe cracked or a seal failed the static may have discharged as a spark
into the vapor-filled tank.
Investigators now are searching through the wreckage of Flight 800 looking for
signs of physical evidence to bolster their STATIC theory. Bob Orr CBS News
New Mexico Senator Bill Richardson is the President's choice as the next
Ambassador to the United Nations.
President Clinton made the announcement today.
((SEN. BILL RICHARDSON/D- NEW MEXICO: THE UNITED NATIONS OF TODAY IS MORE
DISCIPLINED, MORE ACCOUNTABLE AND IN MANY WAYS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN FOUR YEARS
AGO. I LOOK IF CONFIRMED TO BUILD ON THAT PROGRESS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Richardson/(D) New Mexico;
OUT Q=ON THAT PROGRESS."
The President also picked Bill Daley for Commerce Secretary.
((BILL DALEY/COMMERCE SECRETARY APPOINTEE: IT IS MY COMMITTMENT TO YOU MR.
PRESIDENT AND TO FELLOW AMERICANS TO WORK DAY AND NIGHT IN PARTICULAR WITH
AMERICAN BUSINESSES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES TO SMALL BUSINESSES IN OUR INNER
CITIES AND RURAL AMERICA.))
SUPER=01-Bill Daley/Commerce Secretary Appointee;
OUT Q=RURAL AMERICA."
Shortly after the announcement Daley collapsed- He was up and talking just
The White House says Daley did not eat lunch before the ceremony and
apparently fainted beneath the hot lights.
Changes are also on the way at the United Nations.
The Security Council's chosen a soft-spoken insider to be the next
(KOH-fee Ah-NAHN) succeeds Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who fell out of favor with
Annan still needs approval by the full U-N General Assembly vote.
Virginia's minority school children aren't going to college at the same
rates as their white counterparts.
The Allen administration has announced it will pay a private consultant an
undisclosed sum to help find out why over the next few months.
IN Q=We just
((BEVERLY SGRO/VA. EDUCATION SECRETARY: WE JUST WANT A CONSULTANT, AN OUTSIDE
PERSON TO COME IN AND LOOK TO SEE WHAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING, IDENTIFY GOOD
PRACTICES, THINGS THAT ARE WORKING, BUT ALSO SEE IF THERE ARE SOME BARRIERS.
AND IF THERE ARE, THEN WE'LL TRY TO COME UP WITH SOME RESOLUTIONS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE.))
OUT Q=for change.
Sgro was asked by lawmakers to look at how Virginia was complying with
federal desegregation orders from two decades ago.
She's also to report back on whether Virginia should be pursuing affirmative
action polices at colleges and universities.
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Coming up a little later on the newscast,
We'll head out live to that Trailer above Tanglewood Mall- find out why the
folks there are hanging out for a good cause.
And Liberty University's academic accreditation is in jeopardy.
We'll tell you why when News 7 continues.
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Liberty University will have to improve financial over the next year if it
hopes to keeps its academic accreditation.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has placed Liberty on one
year's probation to give the school time to straighten out its financial
Liberty is carrying about 40 million dollars in debt, left over from its
heavy borrowing in the 1980's.
L-U chancellor Reverend Jerry Falwell calls the probation a blessing in
IN Q=Probation simply means
((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LU CHANCELLOR: PROBATION SIMPLY MEANS THAT WE HAVE ONE
YEAR TO DO WHAT WE PROMISED TO DO LAST SATURDAY, WHEN DR. GUILLERMIN TOLD THE
SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION WE NEED THIRTY TO SIXTY DAYS, THEY GAVE US A YEAR. TO ME
THAT'S REASONABLENESS, THAT'S COOPERATION.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Jerry Falwell/LU Chancellor; :00
OUT Q=that's cooperation.
Liberty has until next October to make the necessary changes.
The Association will make its ruling in December.
Just in case you're not on Princess Diana's Christmas card list, we'll give
you a peak of what the card looks like.
It features a picture of Diana's two sons with Fergie's daughters.
The picture was taken while Diana, and Fergie- the Dutchess of York were on
Both Diana and Fergie lost their Royal Highness titles when they divorced
their husbands Prince Charles and Prince Andrew.
The message inside the card says Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 continues,
A U-V-A football coach accepts a new job.
We'll tell you where.
and he's up to his old tricks...
Slam Duncan, along with your Hometown Station, is on a deadline to get more
than one thousand bikes.
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Tom O'Brien, The offensive Coordinator at Virginia, is leaving the
university for his first head coaching job.
It's reported tonight in Boston that O'Brien has been named the new head
coach at Boston College.
O'Brien is in his sixth season as offensive coordinator at Virginia. He's
been with Head Coach George Welsh for the past 21 years first at Navy and at
U-V-A has finished among the top three teams in the A-C-C in scoring
offense the last seven season.
O'Brien will succeed Dan Henning as the Eagles head coach.
O'Brien will be introduced at a press conference tomorrow morning.
Everything is set to go for tomorrow afternoon's Stagg Bowl as the City of
Salem is bracing itself for all things, pleasant temperatures and a little
Mike Stevens has an update on the game a day before the Division three
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=04-December 7, 1995; :11
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Stagg Bowl Director; :19
SUPER=01-Scott Sampson/Salem Stadium Manager; :27
SUPER=01-Wayne Burrow/NCAA Director of Championships; :52
SUPER=01-Dan Boggan/NCAA Chief Operating Officer; 1:37
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
(( Salem stadium manager Scott Sampson spent this afternoon doing some spot
painting on the field. Last year instead of holding that sprayer his hand was
wrapped around a blow torch as he and virtually every available body worked to
melt nine inches of snow and ice off the field and out of the stands.
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/STAGG BOWL DIRECTOR:))
((SCOTT SAMPSON/SALEM STADIUM MANAGER:))
Despite what should be a lovely afternoon, tomorrow's game is not a sellout.
About 2000 tickets are still available, and as a result the ESPN telecast is
being blacked out in a 45 mile radius of the valley.
((WAYNE BURROW/NCAA DIRECTOR OF CHAMPIONSHIPS:))
The City has added four massive light poles to make sure the 2 o'clock
kickoff has a bright finish if it goes past five o'clock.
And this afternoon workers were preparing to hang this banner to let folks
around the nation know about Salem high school's state title.
Today's final pregame festivities kicked off at Noon with a championship
luncheon for both teams sponsored by Friday Football Extra. Nearly 500 folks
were on hand at the Salem Civic Center to meet the teams, ESPN's Jerry Punch,
and hear that the NCAA has extended Salem's contract to host the game through
the year 2000.))
((WAYNE BURROW/NCAA DIRECTOR OF CHAMPIONSHIPS:))
The Virginia Cavaliers held their Carquest Bowl media news conference today
in Charlottesville to talk about playing the Miami Hurricanes for the first
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Cavaliers vs. Hokies; :00
The Cavs have recovered from their November 29th loss to Virginia Tech. In
one way, the wahoos view their their December 27th date with Miami as a shot at
redemption against a respected college program.
IN Q="The last
((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
((TIKI BARBER/VIRGINIA TAILBACK:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Virginia Tailback; :17
OUT Q=...play the best"
SUPER=04-CBS SPORTS; :
Eddie Robinson will walk the sideline as the head coach of Grambling
University for one more year.
The school's board of trustees honored Robinson's request to leave the
school after a winning season.
The 77 year old Robinson has coached at the school for 56 years and he's
won more games than any football coach in college or the pros at 405.
The National Football League has fined Deion Sanders of the Dallas Cowboys
Sanders received the fine for wearing the number of suspended teammate Leon
lett on his uniform in last Sunday's game against Arizona.
Sanders had Lett's number 78 on his wristband and collar and that violates
the league's rule against personal messages on uniforms and equipment.
William Fleming was on the hardwood at home tonight scores from the pros.
And Roger Clemens joins a new team and also becomes the highest paid pitcher
in pro baseball.
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops
The Colonels of William Fleming picked up a win at home tonight beating
Amherst 55 to 31.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Colonels vs Lancers
The Colonels were ready to get back on the winning track tonight.
And guard Brad Dunleavy gets off to a good start he goes out side for the
three pointer and a 3 to nothing lead.
The Lancers come right back but they go inside to big man Joee McDowell who
hits the easy basket.
Fleming then began to pull away Richard Wilson passes to Jason Walker for
the easy inside basket in the first half.
Dunleavy would led the Colonels in SUPER=33-William
fleming/55/Amherst/31/;scoring with 19 and William Fleming beats Amherst
tonight 55 to 31.
Other winners tonight were Laurel Park, Bath County Rustburg and Parry
Roger Clemens is moving on as the highest paid pitcher in Major League
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/ESPN; :
Clemens agreed to a three year 24 point 75 million dollar contract with
The 8-point 25 million dollar annual average tops the seven point 75
million that John Smoltz will make with Atlanta.
The 34 year old three time Cy Young award winner had spent his 13 year
career with the Boston Red Sox. He was 10 and 13 last season with a 3-point 63
E-R-A and 257 strikeouts.
IN Q="It's been
((ROGER CLEMENS/TORONTO PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-Roger Clemens/Toronto Pitcher; :
OUT Q=........contend again."
Clemens has a career mark of 192 and 111 and holds the major league record
for most strikeouts in a game at 20.
Old Dominion lost its first round game in the Carrier Classic for that and
all of tonight's scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-j/Indiana#12/73//Louisiana Tech/44///j/E. Michgan/79//ODU/78///;
State/87/j/Cleveland/101////Phoenix/105/j/Minnesota/108//Two Late Games/;
SUPER=0103-/Chicago/2//St. Louis/1/2///Vancouver/1//Dallas/2/3/Two Late
OUT Q=....last score."
You've probably seen that trailer hanging high above Tanglewood Mall.
Robin and I were up there.
If you haven't heard by now it's the WDBJ J-93 point Five Bikes or Bust
Let's head out there now to Slam Duncan who's manning the trailer for the
(Questions: What's it all about?
How many bikes so far?)
(Slam ad lib)
SUPER=01-Slam Duncan/J-93.5 Disc Jockey;
( ad lib)
( ad lib)