Coming up on News 7-
A shooting sends one man to the hospital in Roanoke.
Another hostage is released in Peru.
Take a look at this- in Louisiana a three and half ton rhino breaks out of
And one couple gets quite a Christmas present- a winning lottery ticket.
News 7 is Next.
A shooting tonight in Roanoke.
It happened shortly after six- at the Hunt Manor housing project.
One person was taken to the hospital- Police are looking for two people who
left the scene on foot.
A three and half ton rhinocerous was on the loose today in Broussard,
Louisiana. The Rhino broke through two fences and made her way out of the zoo.
Kwannza celebrations begin today and run through New Years Day.
It's a holiday where African Americans celebrate black culture and family
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Police are on the lookout for two men in connection with a shooting that
sent a Roanoke man to the hospital tonight.
22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor
It happened around 6:30.
Police say two men accosted Patterson, pulled out guns and fired several
Patterson was hit once.
The suspects threatened another man before fleeing on foot.
Police spent more than an hour looking for bullets and shell casings.
Patterson is still in surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The Virginia Department of Corrections is still investigating what went
wrong today at Buckingham Correctional Center near Farmville.
The department says the 950 bed, maximum security prison was in
"chaos"...but it was NOT a riot.
That's after an inmate stabbed warden Eddie Pearson in the neck.
SUPER=03-Buckingham Co./File Tape;
Corrections spokesman David Botkins says Pearson was seriously hurt but his
wounds are not life threatening.
Four inmates suffered minor injuries.
Botkins says the stabbing happened near the mess hall.
About 200 inmates were in the Rec yard at the time.
Those inmates refused to return to their cells for about 45 minutes.
Botkins says dogs and a warning shot from a non-lethal pellet gun helped get
the situation under control.
The stabbing is under investigation, and the department has a suspect who
has NOT yet been charged.
Freedom for a Guatemalan Ambassador released from captivity in Peru.
The ambassador walked out of the home to freedom while 103 hostages remain
As Byron Harlan reports the latest release comes after an explosion rocked
the building last night.
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=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.
STEVEN ANDERSON/RED CROSS: WHAT WE HAVE HEARD INDIRECTLY IS THAT THE INCIDENT
WAS DUE TO AN EXPLOSIVE BEING BLASTED 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.
BYRON HARLAN/REPORTING: 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 .))
For a growing number of African- Americans, the day after Christmas is more
than just a day for returning presents.
It's the first day of (Ka-wanza) Kwanzaa-- a celebration that runs through
New Year's Day.
The auditorium at the Harrison Museum in Roanoke quickly filled up.
Many are celebrating black culture and family values.
IN Q=It's the people
((RUBY PORTER: IT'S THE PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER. JUST BEING THANKFUL FOR WHAT
THEY HAVE FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS AND JUST BEING WITH LOVED ONES AND
MEETING PEOPLE. THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT TO ME. ))
OUT Q=about to me.
The holiday was developed 30 years ago as an attempt to boost
It's estimated that millions of people celebrate the holiday either in
addition to OR instead of Christmas.
For many consumers, the holiday shopping season ended with the search for a
last-minute christmas gift.
But Joe Dashiell reports, many bargain hunters are just getting warmed up.
IN Q=Santa's chair
SUPER=01-Renee Coles/Shopper; :19
SUPER=01-Carrie Conard/Store Manager; :36
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County
((Santa's chair is empty and the holiday decorations are headed for
but the shopping season didn't end with the close of business on Tuesday.
Brittany Coles and a new companion were back at Valley View Mall on the morning
after Christmas, hunting for a bargain.
IN Q=The kids
((RENEE COLES: THE KIDS SEEM TO BE ENJOYING IT. THEY'RE MEETING FRIENDS OUT
HERE AND LIKE I SAY, THE SALES ARE THE BIGGEST THING. YOU GET TO SAVE A LITTLE
OUT Q=save a little money.
Christmas day gave merchants a chance to catch their breath and brace for
the flood of shoppers returning merchandise, exchanging gifts and hunting for a
IN Q=Quite a few deals
((CARRIE CONARD/STORE MANAGER: QUITE A FEW SALES, A LOT OF STORE MARKDOWNS,
CLEARANCE ITEMS, A LOT OF STORES ARE GETTING READY FOR INVENTORY LIKE US AND
THE NEW SPRING MERCHANDISE.))
OUT Q=spring merchandise.
Carrie Connard expects another week of the post-holiday rush, , a couple of
months worth of returns and exchanges, but by then the spring season will be in
full swing and hopefully a new wave of customers coming through the door.
The season began with high hopes, but fewer shopping days between
Thanksgiving and Christmas, and a bit of bad weather in the final stretch has
forced many retailers to reassess their projections.
If national surveys are any indication, local retailers can expect modest
single digit increases over last year.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, investigators begin wrapping up the on-site
investigation from this weekend's plane crash in Giles County,
And an unusual scene as a charging rhinoceros breaks free from a Louisiana
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.16 foot/Down 0.52 foot;Lake levels
Federal investigators say their work in Giles County is nearly complete.
They hope to wrap up the on-sight probe into the Airborne Express plane
This was the scene Monday-- the morning after the plane went down.
All six people aboard the D-C 8 were killed and debris still covers two
acres of East River Mountain.
Investigators say they have listened to the cockpit voice recorder... but at
this point they're not releasing its contents.
Triad International Maintenance Corporation was hired by Airborne to rebuild
(Tim-co) TIMCO made headlines last month when it settled a 240-thousand
dollar racial discrimination and sexual harrassment suit.
The company says it will conduct its own investigation into the deadly plane
An autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow for a man found murdered in his
Lynchburg motel room early Tuesday morning.
Police believe 37-year old Richard Lee (Moy-yay) Moye was beaten to death
inside room 116 at the Ramada Inn.
The man Moye was staying with has been charged with his murder.
33-year old James Michael David is being held without bond after he was
given a court-appointed attorney this morning.
The two men had been staying at the motel for the past two weeks.
Authorities would not comment on a possible motive for the killing.
An N-I-T basketball championship and four consecutive football bowl
appearances have translated into exposure, which is paying off in terms of
student recruitment for Virginia Tech.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Last year's Sugar Bowl
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Interim Undergrad. Admissions Dir.; :20
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.
(( Last year's Sugar Bowl victory over Texas thrust Virginia Tech into a
limelight it had never seen before, and apparently left potential students
clamoring to be a part of it.
Freshman applications AND enrollment jumped significantly.
There was even double the number of students from Texas and Louisiana, where
the Sugar Bowl was played.
Ironic? Maybe not.
((KAREN TORGERSEN/INTERIM UNDERGRAD. ADMISSIONS DIR.: I EVEN HAD A CALL FROM A
MOTHER AFTER THE SUGAR BOWL. THEY WERE FROM NEW ORLEANS AND HER SON WAS SO
EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH THAT HE ENDED UP GOING TO THE HOTEL WHEN THE GAME
WAS OVER AND BEING IN THE LOBBY WHEN THE TEAM CAME IN, AND IN FACT HAD NEVER
REALLY SHOWN ANY INTEREST IN VIRGINIA TECH. BUT IT TURNED OUT HE DID APPLY TO
VIRGINIA TECH. ))
Torgersen says last summer, the number of visitors who came to check out the
campus increased 50 percent.
So far this year, early decision applications are up 30 percent.
Officials are convinced the athletic success is directly related, though
they're quick to point out other factors as well.
((I THINK WE'RE BECOMING VERY WELL-KNOWN AS A HIGH-TECH SCHOOL AND THAT'S VERY
APPEALING TO TODAY'S GENERATION. WE'RE ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL OF SCHOOLS IN THE
NATION THAT AMONG THEIR GRADUATES THIS YEAR HAD BOTH A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER AND A
RHODES SCHOLAR. AND SO ACADEMICALLY THE WORD IS CERTAINLY OUT IN THE STREET
THAT WE'RE AMONG THE BEST. ))
Torgersen says it's too early to tell how the upcoming Orange Bowl game
against the Cornhuskers may impact the numbers of applications from Nebraska
Tech has targeted next Fall's freshman enrollment at 43 hundred 50 students.
That's 600 fewer than this year's.
Tracy Altizer, News 7 Blacksburg. ))
A Rhinoceros running through town-
It's not what zookeepers had planned but it happened in Broussard,
The three and half ton rhino broke through two fences after a fight with a
male rhino at the zoo.
The rhino ran through a field and crossed a highway.
Firefighters and medics surrounded the area while zoo officials tried to
tranquilize the rhino.
But it did not work. A veterinarian was forced to shoot and kill the
animal when it charged at him. The African White Rhino had only been at the
zoo for a couple of weeks.
She was 10 years old and thought to be pregnant.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, there's more News 7 to come, as parts of the Pacific Northwest
are shut down by snow,
and we'll meet the state's latest millionaires as a family in our area wins
MUSIC UP FULL
A Danville couple had a lot of new reasons to celebrate Christmas yesterday:
one point three million reasons actually.
Gary and Jeanette Goodson matched all six numbers in the December 21st Lotto
That was good for a one million, 377-thousand dollar payday.
The Goodsons paid a visit today to the Danville Quick N' Plenty where they
bought the winning ticket.
IN Q=I looked at
((GARY GOODSON/LOTT WINNER: I LOOKED AT 'EM AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE RIGHT SO I
WENT IN THE DEN WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. I GOT HER TO CHECK THEM AS I READ THEM
OFF TO BE SURE THAT THEY WERE, AND SHE WAS SPEECHLESS THERE FOR THIRTY MINUTES
SUPER=01-Gary Goodson/Lotto Winner; :00
OUT Q=for thirty minutes (laughs).
Today the couple picked up their first of twenty checks worth over
The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a 5-thousand dollar
A White "Day After" Christmas in Oregon.
SUPER=03-Near Portland, OR;;
Snow is causing trouble not far from Portland on Interstate 84.
A snow slide blocked the highway- closing it down and forcing
people to turn back.
((THE SLIDE IS STILL COMING DOWN AND IT LOOKS ILKE IT COULD BE POSSIBLY UNTIL
OUT Q=POSSIBLY UNTIL TOMORROW."
Snow and freezing rain have knocked out power to 120 thousand customers-
Forecasters say heavy snow will continue through tomorrow.
((GO AHEAD TRY IT. SOUND OF CAR ENGINE TRYING TO START.))
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; 00
OUT Q=TRYING TO START."
It is the cold causing trouble in Minneapolis- the temperature hit 27 below
there, breaking a record set in 1855.
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SUPER=331-Light Rain/Mostly Cloudy/36-38/Continued Cloudy/Wind W-10/48-50;
SUPER=332-Patchy Light/Rain/34-36/Drizzle Early/Cloudy & Warmer/53-55;
SUPER=333-Light Rain/Light Winds/34-36/Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/44-46;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Light Rain/36-39/Mostly Cloudy/With Drizzle/50-55;
Virginia is less than 24 hours away from a Carquest Bowl date with Miami.
The Cavs cross state rivals
have just embarked on their sunshine state tour.
But Mike Stevens says, fun in the sun turned into work in a hurry for the
Hokies as they get ready for Nebraska.
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :14
SUPER=01-Shawn Scales/Virginia Tech Receiver; :27
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :35
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; 1:09
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Co-Captain; 1:22
OUT Q=News 7 sports
The Evening portion of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops classic tipped off at
six last night as Salem and Northside faced tough competition.
SUPER=03-Salem/Pirates vs. Vikings; :00
The Salem Civic Center was rockin 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.
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops weekly
In matinee madness, Glenvar and Patrick Henry were winners.
SUPER=03-Salem/Highlanders vs. Knights; :00
In the opener, Cave Spring coach Billy Hicks contended with Glenvar's Art
In the third, Glenvar's Josh Williamson picks off Alex Phillips
pass, goes coast to coast for the lay up.
Cave answered. Wally Kern nails the three pointer from the top of the key to
tie it at 44 all.
Then, Glenvar's Josh Hollyfield connects on the shot and the Highlanders
stun the Knights 72-64.
((ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...gravy for us"
SUPER=04-William Byrd vs. Patrick Henry;
William Byrd took on Patrick Henry in the second game. The Terriers Kevin
SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/62/William Byrd/55;
Stump led his team with 21 points,
But the Patriots were to strong. Boo Battle tallied 21 as PH wins 62-55.
Arguably the biggest trade this season rocked the NBA last night as the
Dallas Mavericks sent Jason Kidd, Tony Dumas and Lauren Meyer to the Phoenix
Suns for A.C. Green, Michael Finley and Sam Cassell in a 6 man trade. The Mavs
also get a a number 2 pick either the 97 or 98 draft.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Bulls vs. Hawks; :00
To some action. The Atlanta Hawks handed the Chicago Bulls only their 4th
loss in 29 games 108-103 in a Central Division showdown.
Christian Laettner knocked down a season high 37 points and 14 rebounds to snap
Chicago's 8 game win streak.
Jordan chipped in 34 for the Bulls.
For the NFL, Here's mud in your eye..or a finger for that matter.
The league has fined Minnesota cornerback Corey Fuller 30 thousand dollars
for poking Green Bay Center Frank Winters in the eye during last sunday's game.
A Bronco you would not expect received the Associated press top NFL
offensive player award today.
Denver running back Terrell Davis beat out teammate John Elway and Green
Bay's Brett Farve for the AP offensive player of the year award. Davis gained
over 1500 yards and scored 15 touchdowns. His team finished with the best
regular season record in the league.
Still to come tonight, the Ap names it's top NFL offensive player of the
and after a dismal year, Wayne's World comes to an end in detroit.
The AP also named Arizona Cardinals defensive end Simeon Rice it's
defensive rookie of the year recipient. Rice registered 12 and a half sacks
this year, which ties the NFl record for sacks in a season.
Yesterday, Wayne's World ended in Detroit as Lions coach Wayne Fontes and
his staff became the latest to receive pink slips.
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI; :00
Fontes Hugged owner William Clay Ford before speaking at his last news
conference as coach. The Lions were just 5 and a 11 this season. Fontes's
playoff record was 1 and 4.
IN Q="its been
((WAYNE FONTES/FIRED AS LIONS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Wayne Fontes/Fired Lions Coach; :00
OUT Q=...I appreciated you"
The people who work for Virginia's State Parks say they're in the business
of making memories.
Today there are 28 Virginia state parks, six historic sites, and 18 natural
areas to make memories.
But some vintage photos of the original six parks will give you a peak at
Ellen Qualls visited a new exhibit at the Virginia Historical Society.
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.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
They sent the cameras back out this year to record it all for posterity.