(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...THE WARDEN AT A MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISON
OUTSIDE OF FARMVILLE IS SUFFERING FROM A SERIOUS WOUND AFTER BEING STABBED BY
IN PERU, ANOTHER HOSTAGE IS RELEASED FROM THE JAPANESE AMBASSADOR'S
RESIDENCE, AS THE STANDOFF THERE CONTINUES.
OUT Q=there continues.
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It's Thursday December 26th--tonight's Top Story
One person is wounded in a shooting in Roanoke-- now police are looking for
two suspects in connection with the incident.
Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
Police are on the lookout for two men who are believed to be suspects in a
shooting at a Roanoke apartment complex.
22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at Hunt Manor around
According to police the men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and began
Patterson was shot once.
He was transported to Roanoke Memorial hospital where he's still in surgery.
The suspects fled on foot.
Police are still investigating.
SUPER=03-Buckingham Co./File Tape;
Buckingham Correctional Center is on lockdown tonight after its warden was
stabbed in the neck by an inmate.
Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman David Botkins says 49-year old
Eddie Pearson is in serious but stable condition.
Botkins says the stabbing touched off an attempt by other inmates to take
over a control room.
About two hundred inmates at the 950- bed, maximum security facility, near
Farmville refused to return to their cells for nearly 45-minutes.
Botkins says it was a period of "chaos," but NOT a riot.
Four of the inmates were wounded when they were fired on by a prison
officer. Their injuries are NOT life threatening.
Another hostage has been released in Peru, where rebels continue to demand
the release of comrades in South American jails.
Byron Harlan reports from outside the Japanese embassy compound in Lima.
IN Q=The day
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :00
SUPER=01-Steven Anderson/Red Cross; :45
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:11
OUT Q=BH, CBS News, Lima, Peru.
The day after Christmas meant freedom for another of the hostages. The
Guatemalan Ambassador walked away from the compound and walked toward freedom.
It continues what has become a small, but steady trickle of releases.
The move underscores what some analysts have been saying for days now, that
every indication is the standoff will not end soon, which is why there is more
food and water going in, and waste going out.
This follows a startling event the
night before when an explosion rocked the Japanese Ambassador's home.
It happened early in the morning and caught everyone by surprise,
including the hostages and rebels, because it's clear now that no one intended
for the bomb to go off.
IN Q=What we have
((STEVEN ANDERSON/RED CROSS: WHAT WE HAVE HEARD INDIRECTLY IS THAT THE INCIDENT
WAS DUE TO AN EXPLOSIVE BEING BLASTED BY AN ANIMAL))
OUT Q=by an animal.
When the small animal tripped the bomb it gave everyone a clear sign that
the house is boobytrapped, just as the rebels have been saying all along.
But what no one is saying is just how the standoff will end, because
Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori will not talk publicly about the ordeal.
If there is bargaining going on, those talks are happening behind the
scenes, because neither side is showing any inclination of giving in.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Lima, Peru.))
A man accused of killing his roommate on Christmas Eve remains behind
33- year- old James Michael David made his first appearance in Lynchburg
General District Court today.
David was arrested early Tuesday morning after police discovered his
friend's body in the motel room the two men were sharing.
37-year old Richard Lee (Mo-Yey) Moye apparently died of blunt force trauma
to his body.
Today, David was appointed an attorney, and could remain in jail until his
preliminary hearing next month.
Two Virginia Tech Marching bands are too much for the Orange Bowl parade...
And the day after Christmas resembled the day after Thanksgiving at stores
and malls throughout our area-- that report when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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Holiday shoppers just can't seem to get enough when it comes to cash
register lines and traffic.
The malls aren't quite as hectic as before the holiday, but steady crowds
are expected all week.
What brings shoppers out in droves? Not only do they venture out to
return and exchange unwanted gifts-- but the sales are a big draw as well.
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((GERALDINE FRITH/SHOPPER: WE FOUND SOME GOOD DEALS ON CHRISTMAS PAPER, 50
((HARRY FRITH/SHOPPER: IT'S WORSE THAN IT WAS BEFORE CHRISTMAS, ALMOST,
ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE STANDING IN LINE FOR THIS PAPER, CHRISTMAS CARDS FOR
NEXT YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Geraldine Frith/Shopper; :00 Quick!
SUPER=01-Harry Frith/Shopper; :04
OUT Q=for next year.
Retailers are happy that customers are still spending money.
Last year's sales were down-- they're hoping to increase their profits
A good college sports program helps team recruitment.
At Virginia Tech, good football seems to increase overall student
enrollment as well.
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31, 1995;
After last year's win over Texas in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans,
applications from Texas and Louisiana doubled.
So did the number of freshman from those states who actually enrolled.
This year, overall applications for early decision are up 30 percent.
((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM UNDERGRAD ADMISSIONS DIR.: THIS YEAR WE HAVE OVER
1800 APPLICANTS WHO'VE APPLIED EARLY DECISION, STATING THAT VIRGINIA TECH IS
THEIR FIRST-CHOICE SCHOOL. GENERALLY ABOUT 740, 750 STUDENTS ARE OFFERED EARLY
DECISION. THIS YEAR THAT NUMBER IS OVER A THOUSAND, SO THAT'S A PRETTY
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. ))
SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Interim Undergrad Admissions Dir.;
OUT Q=significant increase.
Torgersen believes Tech's athletic accomplishments are directly related to
the increases, along with heightened academic recognition.
She says it's too early to know if the upcoming Florida Orange Bowl game
against Nebraska will impact applications from those states.
One of Virginia Tech's marching bands is being excluded from the Orange Bowl
The university had committed 36 thousand dollars to send the
Highty-Tighties, the Corps of Cadets regimental band.
But the director, Major George McNeill says the band was told last week that
the parade is overbooked, and there's only room for ONE Tech band.
So it will be "The Marching Virginians" performing in the parade AND at half
McNeill says the Highty-Tighties are disappointed, but still honored to be
selected as one of the bands representing Virginia in the presidential
inaugural parade next month.
Tonight on Primetime Sports-- still more Tech news-- as the Hokies are
warming up to the temperatures as well as underdog status in Florida.
And-- State parks, historic sites and natural areas-- Virginia's got it
all....and the beauty is now chronicled in a photography exhibit.
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In warmer weather, Virginians have been doing it for 60 years....going to
The Virginia State Park system suggests a vacation back in time.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=Sixty years ago
SUPER=01-Joe Elton/Va. State Parks Director; :36
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Sixty years ago, Virginia became the first state to open an entire park
system on one day.
Six parks, from Douthat to Fairy Stone, Hungry Mother to Seashore.
In commemoration, park officials dug deep into their archives to find what
makes the parks special.
Some shots are just regular folks captured by the Civilian Conservation
Corps that helped build the original parks.
Some are professional models, hired for promotional pictures.
((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: THE BATHHOUSES THAT WERE CREATED AT THE
TIME WERE VERY LARGE, VERY EXTRAVAGANT YOU MIGHT SAY IN TERMS OF THE SPACE
AVAILABLE. BUT PEOPLE RECREATED DIFFERENTLY THEN. THEY MIGHT AFTER CHURCH ON
SUNDAY, THE WHOLE FAMILY WOULD HOP IN THE CAR IN THEIR SUNDAY BEST ATTIRE AND
GO TO THE PARK. AND THEN CHANGE AT THE PARK INTO THEIR SWIMMING WEAR. WHICH
OF COURSE STYLES BEING WHAT THEY ARE HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY SINCE THE
1930'S. AND SO THE APPROACH IS DIFFERENT. AND I THINK FAMILIES RECREATED
TOGETHER A LOT MORE THEN. AND THAT'S DEPICTED IN THESE PHOTOGRAPHS.))
White Virginians have enjoyed 60 years of parks...but until 1964, black
Virginians went only to Prince Edward State Park for Negroes.
It's definitely a different era.
Smoking's big in these pictures.
And take a look at the cut of meat this camper's putting on the grill.
((JOE ELTON/VA. STATE PARKS DIRECTOR: WE'VE GROWN DRAMATICALLY. WE HAD
PROBABLY 91- THOUSAND VISITORS IN THAT FIRST YEAR IN 1936. AND WE'RE PROBABLY
AT ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE MILLION THIS YEAR, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE'VE HAD ONE OF
THE WETTEST YEARS IN HISTORY.))
And if you were in a park in 1996, this could be you in another few decades.
They sent the cameras back out this year to record it all for posterity.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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While we haven't necessarily had the big one this winter....shoveling snow
is not the activity many of us are looking forward to most.
And a warning-- in some cases, it can be life threatening.
It's a well known fact that heart attacks can be triggered in susceptible
people-- by physical exertion-- and shoveling snow is certainly strenuous.
((DR. JACOB HAFT/CARDIOLOGIST: SHOVELING SNOW IN PARTICULAR IS STRESSFUL
BECAUSE IT'S AN ISOMETRIC EXERTION, WHICH MEANS YOU'RE LIFTING SOMETHING HEAVY,
AND WHEN YOU
DO THAT YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE GOES UP. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jacob Haft/Cardiologist; :
OUT Q=goes up
****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The rise in blood pressure puts additional stress on the walls of blood
vessels already diseased with hardening of the arteries, athero-sclerosis.
In a recent study of 19 patients who were seen with acute chest pains or
shortness of breath after shoveling snow, 15 of them had heart attacks or
similar severe problems.
With x-rays, cardiologists determined most had experienced a sudden rupture
in an area of atherosclerosis.
IN Q=When it ruptures
((WHEN IT RUPTURES PART OF IT OBSTRUCTS THE FLOW OF BLOOD THROUGH
THAT BLOOD VESSEL AND IT ALSO STIMULATES THE FORMATION OF A CLOT THAT CAN MAKE
ALL THE BLOOD FLOW THROUGH THAT BLOOD VESSEL STOP.))
OUT Q=blood vessel stop
And if blood flow stops in an artery supplying part of the heart muscle,
the muscle dies and that's a heart attack.
So a warning, if you have chest pain while shoveling snow, or even a few
hours later, it may be the onset of a heart attack-- and you need to get to the
At first glance,you might think our top video is just a bunch of
businessmen in navy blue suits, carrying briefcases.
But not so!
In Plymouth Michigan, these guys are actually getting ready for another
precision performance-- using their attache cases.
IN Q=Nat sound
OUT Q=nat sound
*****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
SUPER=75-Plymouth, MI; :
The men-- doctors, lawyers, a judge a contractor-- all share a secret
that's not so well kept.
All 16 are members of the Fred Hill Drill Team.
Hill formed the team in 1985-- as a promotional idea for his clothing
store-- he assembled an eclectic group of men to make an unlikely marching
And the group was an instant hit.
IN Q=Nat sound BOOM
IN Q=It's grown
((FRED HILL/DRILL TEAM FOUNDER:IT'S GROWN EVER SINCE THEN AND WE TRAVEL AND WE
TRAVEL THE COUNTRY AND HAVE
JUST A BLAST!))
SUPER=75-Fred Hill/Drill Team Founder; :04 quick!
OUT Q=marching by.
The group gets about 50 requests a year to participate in parades around
the country-- but because they are already successful professionals, they can't
accept many of the invitations.
But of course, the promise of fame has been quite alluring.
toss to sports
We will check in on Tech and UVa as they get ready to go bowling, plus we
will have highlights from the NationsBank tip off, but we start primetime
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/Aloha Bowl; :00
a primetime play. Watch Navy's Corey Schemm make the one handed catch and
then take the hit and hold on to the ball. Navy held on for the win yesterday
over california in the Aloha Bowl to cap off a 9 and 3 season. Now you numbers.
wipe to boards!!
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0103-/NY Rangers/2/j/Ottawa/5////New Jersey/1//NY Islanders/3/3//;
go to break
The Virginia Cavaliers have completed their game preparations for tomorrow
night's 7:30 carquest Bowl showdown with the 19th ranked Miami Hurricanes.
The Virginia Tech Hokies just arrived in the sunshine state today.
And, Mike Stevens says, leaving the freezing Roanoke and Blacksburg
temperatures behind has been just what the doctor ordered.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :19
SUPER=01-John Ballein/Tech Director of Football Operations; :53
SUPER=01-Lester Karlin/Virginia Tech Equipment Manager; 1:15
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Running Back; 1:37
OUT Q=News-7 Sports.
8 high school teams began play in the NationsBank Holiday Classic. Glenvar
shocked Cave Spring 72-64 in the opener and then Patrick henry topped William
SUPER=03-Salem/Pirates vs. Vikings; :00
The Salem Civic Center was rockin tonight as Bill Pope's Vikings took on
The Pirates Melvin farrington SUPER=33-Riverside/70/Northside/55;
collects the loose rock and goes the distance for the easy lay up and the
Vikings trailed by 16.
Northside's Xavier Lee tried to bring his team back with 2 of his 7
points, but the lead was 18.
Darryl Holmes led all Northside scorers with 13, but the Vikings fall 70
SUPER=04-Indians vs. Spartans;
A tough night for salem as well against Garfield. Travode Wallace takes
the pass and finishes.
Salem can run. Sam Lazaro hits Marshall Wooldridge for the trey, but the
Spartans lose 57-50.
One NBA matinee game pitted to old friends together this afternoon. Former
UMass star Marcus Camby returned from a back injury just in time to beat his
old coach as Toronto beat New Jersey 98-96.
SUPER=03-Hamilton, Ontario/TBS; :00
Camby did not start but came off the bench early to face John Calipari.
Camby didn't waste any time trying to impress his former Minutemen coach,
he hesitates and then goes over the defender for the jumper.
The Raptors little man, Damon Stoudelmire then goes to work, driving the lane
for 2 of his 18 points.
The Nets Robert Pack packed a big punch, scroing a game high 27 but the
Raptors win by 2.