The search is on for two men involved in a shooting last night in Roanoke.
And lockdown at a maximum security state prison, after the Warden is
Partly sunny skies are prevailing this afternoon. Highs will be in the
50s-I'll have the forecast in a few minutes.
Don't go away the news is next.
One man is in the hospital following a shooting in Roanoke last night.
Police are looking for two suspects.
22- year- old Clarence Patterson was shot in the hip at the Hunt Manor
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 was scheduled for surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital last
night-- officials are not releasing his condition.
Violence at the Buckingham Correctional Center has
the maximum-security prison under lockdown today.
The department says the 950 bed, maximum security prison was in
"chaos"...but adds, 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 shots from an officer's rifle helped get the situation
The stabbing is under investigation, and the department has a suspect who
has NOT yet been charged.
Federal Investigators are again on the scene of Sunday's deadly Airborne
Express plane crash.
They hope to wrap up the investigation today.
Yesterday they decided the Giles County crash was probably not caused by a
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
Some new bomb detection equipment is headed for airports across the country.
The F-A-A has awarded a 52 million dollar contract to a California company to
install new baggage x-ray machines.
The first batch should be in place next month.
The hostage standoff in Peru is now in its 10th day.
Leftist rebels are holding more than 100 at the Japanese embassy, including
several foreign Ambassadors.
Japan is now calling on the group of seven industrialized nations for help
in ending the crisis.
Jim Axelrod has the latest.
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :00
SUPER=01-Steven Anderson/Red Cross: :37
SUPER=01-Mirko Lauer/Peruvian Newspaper Editor;1:07
SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; 1:17
OUT Q=For CBS News.
Trouble near the Texas border after bottle rockets and gunpowder exploded
inside a party goods store. (----------------)
The blast killed seven people and seriously injured eight.
Relatives of the store's owner reportedly were warming themselves by an
open fire behind the store.
A spark from their fire ignited gunpowder being used to make fireworks.
That set off boxes of bottle rockets.
Most of the dead were teenagers or children.
More fundraising fallout for the Clinton administration.
White House officials admit a woman, with ties to business interests
in Thailand, visited the White House some twenty-six times over the last four
The Democratic National Committee returned 253-thousand dollars of Pauline
(Can-channel-ack) Kanchanalak's contributions after learning the money actually
came from her mother-in-law.
The administration says (Can-channel-acks) Kanchanalak's visits to the
White House led to no changes in government policy.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana reportedly were the target of an I-R-A
assassination plot shortly after their marriage.
"The New York Times" says the I-R-A planned to kill the royal couple at a
rock concert in 19-83.
But the plot was foiled because the intended killer was also an informer for
Irish police and British security.
The I-R-A planned to kill the Prince and princess by planting explosives
near their seats.
A tractor trailer rig was reduced to scrap parts in an early morning
accident this morning on Interstate 81.
The driver apparently left the interstate at the bridge over route 9-27 in
The two occupants were trapped inside for over an hour and a half.
One was transported to the hospital by lifeguard ten, but police say neither
had life threatening injuries.
Today marks the second day of a special celebration.
For a growing number of African- Americans, the day after Christmas is more
than just a day for returning presents.
Yesterday was 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.
And Virginia Tech is doing some celebrating of its own.
Their sports success has translated into exposure, which is paying off in
terms of student recruitment.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Last year's Sugar Bowl
SUPER=03-New Orleans/December 31, 1995; :00
SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Admissions; :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 Danville couple would not have any trouble paying for a college education
They got a very special present this Christmas.
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 yesterday 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=08-Gary Goodson/Lotto Winner; :00
OUT Q=for thirty minutes (laughs).
Yesterday the couple picked up their first of twenty checks worth over
The store that sold the winning ticket will receive a 5-thousand dollar
28 state parks, six historic sites and 18 natural areas all add up to a lot
of places to make memories in Virginia.
Some vintage photos of the original six parks will give you a peek 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.
They sent the cameras back out this year to record it all for posterity.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Severe winter weather hits the Pacific Northwest for a second day.
An ice storm that hit yesterday has left much of Portland without power.
Ice-covered trees fell on power lines knocking out electricity to more than
one-hundred thousand homes and businesses.
Tens of thousands are without power in the Seattle area, after a heavy
Travel also has been blocked on several major highways through the cascades.
The Washington Redskins have fired
defensive coordinator Ron Lynn.
Lynn had been with the team since 1994, when he was brought in by new head
coach Norv Turner.
In Lynn's three seasons in Washington, the defense struggled
each year, and was a major reason for the team's second-half
collapse this season.
The Redskins started 7-and-1, but lost six of their next seven games and
failed to make the playoffs.
A Bronco you would not expect received the Associated press top N-F-L
offensive player award yesterday.
Denver running back Terrell Davis beat out teammate John Elway and Green
Bay's Brett Farve for the A-P offensive player of the year award. Davis gained
over 15-hundred yards and scored 15 touchdowns. His team finished with the best
regular season record in the league.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
The A-P also named Arizona Cardinals defensive end Simeon Rice its
defensive rookie of the year recipient. Rice registered 12 and a half sacks
this year, which ties the N-F-L record for sacks in a single season.
Lions coach Wayne Fontes and his staff received pink slips yesterday in
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:IT'S BEEN A GREAT EIGHT YEARS FOR
WAYNE FONTES AND MY FAMILY. IT'S BEEN GREAT FOR MY PLAYERS-- THE PLAYERS IV'E
HAD, I'LL NEVER FORGET THEM. THEY'VE BEEN GREAT, AND TO THE FANS, I WANT TO
SAY THIS, TO ALL THE FANS THAT PACKED THAT STADIUM WEEK IN AND WEEK OUT, AND
HUNG IN THERE WITH US, I APPRECIATE YOU.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Fontes/Fired Lions Coach; :00
OUT Q=...I appreciated you"
Arguably the biggest trade this season rocked the N-B-A 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 number 2 pick either the '97 or '98 draft.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Bulls vs. Hawks;
The Atlanta Hawks handed the Chicago Bulls their 4th loss in 29 games.
Christian Laettner knocked down a season high 37 points and 14 rebounds to snap
Chicago's eight game win streak.
Jordan chipped in 34 for the Bulls, but the Hawks win it 108 to 103.
Former U-Mass star Marcus Camby returned from a back injury just in time to
beat his old coach as Toronto beat New Jersey.
SUPER=03-Hamilton, Ontario/TBS; :00
Camby came off the bench early to face John Calipari.
He goes over the defender for the jumper.
The Raptors Damon Stoudelmire then goes to work, driving the lane for 2 of his
The Nets Robert Pack packed a big punch, scoring a game high 27 but the
Raptors win 98 to 96.
Virginia Tech may be playing in the Orange Bowl, but one of its bands won't
be marching in the parade.
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 the band to represent Virginia in the presidential inaugural parade
While the Highty-Tighties may not be going to the Orange Bowl Parade, a
drill team of a different sort is on its way to the Fiesta Bowl Parade.
These well dressed men are part of a drill team.
This dapper ensemble started as a promotional idea for a clothing store, but
it didn't stop there.
The group gets about fifty requests a year to participate in parades.
They can not accept every invitation, because all the members are successful