News SEVEN at 11 is next...
Roanoke Police identify the 13th murder victim of the year... a number far
shy of RICHMOND's murder rate.
We'll show you what happened when reporters and police confront a reputed
Nazi in Kansas City.
And check in at First Night- - a LIVE report on New Year's from the Roanoke
Authorities are searching for a suspect following a murder last night on
Chapman Avenue in Southwest Roanoke.
Shortly before eleven last night, neighbors reported hearing a series of gun
The victim was found lying on the sidewalk with a severe wound to the head.
IN Q=I heard
((LARRY MARTIN: I HEARD FOUR QUICK GUN SHOTS AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE THE GUY
FELL. THERE WAS A SHOOTING OUT HERE OF SOME TYPE ALL I KNOW. IT SCARED ME HALF
TO DEATH. IT REALLY DID. ))
OUT Q=really did
But some residents say despite this latest act of violence, the Southwest
neighborhood has lots of potential-- and they hope to make some changes to the
IN Q=These old
((HENRY EMMERSON/NEIGHBOR: THESE OLD BEAUTIFUL OLD HOUSES HAVE A LOT OF
CHARACTER TO THEM. THEY NEED RESTORING. LANDLORDS WHO ARE RENTING PROPERTY NEED
TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEM. THAT'S PAINFULLY OBVIOUS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE
OUT Q=at the neighborhood
Police have identified the victim as a 33 year old white male, but are not
releasing his name until they can reach his family.
It was the 13th murder this year in Roanoke.
Richmond's 114 murders for the year will most likely place the capital in
the top five or ten most deadly cities in the country on a per capita basis.
And yet it's Richmond's lowest murder rate in three years.
Last year, 120 people were killed in Richmond.
In 1994, the city had 160 murders.
IN Q=A lot of
((FRED RUSSELL/RICHMOND POLICE DEPUTY CHIEF: A LOT OF THE HOMICIDES WE HAVE
HERE IN RICHMOND ARE LIFESTYLE HOMICIDES. PEOPLE GET KILLED BECAUSE OF THE
CHOICES THEY MAKE. THEY'RE DEALING DRUGS, SELLING DRUGS, OR IN LOCATIONS WHERE
DRUGS ARE BEING SOLD OR BEING DEALT.))
SUPER=01-Fred Russell/Richmond Police Deputy Chief;
OUT Q=being dealt.
Two arrests were made this year in a series of murders of older women.
But a single serial killer was never identified in what police dubbed the
"Golden Years" killings.
Some Radford workers will start the new year in the unemployment line.
Intermet's New River Castings plant announced 110 layoffs, effective today.
The company makes castings for the automotive industry.
A plant statement says production changes make it necessary to eliminate one
of their shifts.
The layoffs will cut the plant's workforce to 455.
Management says they could call the employees back to work when new orders
Thousands of holiday partiers decided to skip tonight's bowl game on
television to see out the old year at Roanoke's annual First Night celebration.
Kimberly McBroom joins us now from Downtown.
Kim time is running out for 1996, are many people sticking around there to
welcome the New Year?
((Rollcue: wasn't lacking in entertainment.))
SUPER=01-Frank Roupas/Retiring Band Teacher;:49
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/First Night Executive Director; 1:04
OUT Q=this is great
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still ahead on News 7 at 11, police in Kansas City shoot a suspected Nazi war
And we'll hear from a Roanoke- area native trying to make a difference in
the lives of Bosnian school children.
MUSIC UP FULL
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It's still a mystery- -the story of the little girl who was supposedly
kidnapped in Colorado last week and then found dead in her parents' home.
The body of six- year old Jonbenet Ramsey was laid to rest today, as the
investigation into her death is just hitting full stride.
Family friends describe her as a luminous little beauty queen who was
crowned Little Miss Colorado last year.
IN Q=She was just
((JOE BARNHILL/NEIGHBOR: SHE WAS JUST GORGEOUS, AND JUST BEAMING AND SO JOYFUL
WITH SANTA CLAUS.))
OUT Q=Santa Claus.
Her mother is a former Miss West Virginia.
Her father is president of a billion dollar business in Boulder, Colorado.
John Ramsey has hired a lawyer.
Before he quit talking to police, he told investigators Jonbenet was tucked
in her bed Christmas night but was gone in the morning.
Her mother called police, saying she'd found a ransom note asking for
Hours later the little girl's body was found hidden in the basement.
Police in Kansas City, Kansas today shot a man they suspect was once a Nazi
concentration camp guard.
SUPER=03-Kansas City, KS
Seventy-nine year old Michael Kolnhofer was shot in the leg after firing a
handgun at reporters and police officers.
The reporters had showed up at his home, after the U-S Justice Department
filed papers seeking to strip him of his U-S citizenship. That could be the
first step toward deportation.
Justice cited war- time records from Nazi Germany indicating that Kolnhofer
was a guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp where tens of thousands of
prisoners were killed.
Leftist rebels released two more hostages in Peru today.
Earlier in the day they let journalists inside the occupied Japanese
A leader of the rebel group spoke to journalists and allowed them to talk
to some of the hostages.
The two released diplomats left the home accompanied by the head of the Red
Cross in Peru. Both diplomats appeared to be in good condition.
Honduran Ambassador Eduardo Martel and Argentine Consul Juan Antonio Ibanez
walked out late this afternoon.
That leaves 81 hostages still under control of the Revolutionary
An infantry officer from the Roanoke Valley is doing his best to make a
difference in Bosnia.
While financial aid is supposed to be in the works to provide heat, water
and electricity for these school children- -First Lieutenant Steve Kavanaugh
has enlisted the help of folks back home.
Boxes of supplies are already on the way: paper, pencils, crayons, candy-
-donated by Roanoke-area residents... all part of the effort to make Bosnia
peaceful- -AND prosperous.
IN Q=Seeing them
((1LT STEVE KAVANAUGH: SEEING THEM WITH JOBS IT MEANS THAT THEY'RE THINKING
MORE ABOUT TRYING TO GET FAMILIES GOING BACK TOGETHER AND THINKING ABOUT PEACE
INSTEAD OF TRYING TO START A WAR AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-1st Lt. Steve Kavanaugh/Cave Spring H.S. '90 - VMI '94
OUT Q=war again.
Lieutenant Kavanaugh was deployed to Bosnia the week before Thanksgiving.
His father- -former Roanoke County Sheriff MIKE Kavanaugh- -says Steve is
due back in Virginia for training at Fort Lee in the Spring.
A production slowdown will mean a forced vacation for workers at Salem's G-E
G-E will shut down the plant for two weeks, starting Monday.
It usually shuts down in the summer, but a low production workload forced
the officials to reschedule the closing for January.
Without the shutdown, officials say they would have to lay off 100 people.
A company statement says it is still assessing its employment needs for the
first half of 1997.
Union officials were not available for comment today, but are scheduled to
meet to talk about the shutdown on Thursday.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next on the newscast, the city of Lynchburg hopes its budget
doesn't get snowed under this winter,
and we'll see the latest accessory for the Cabbage Patch doll ...it's a warning
MUSIC UP FULL
Something new will soon be popping up on those over- aggressive Cabbage
Patch dolls: "warning labels."
Since reports surfaced of children getting their hair and fingers caught in
the dolls' mouth, toy-maker Mattel and the Consumer Product Safety Commission
made the joint announcement today.
The warning will say: long hair and fingers can get caught in the mouth of
Cabbage Patch Snacktime Kids.
The label will also inform consumers that the doll's chewing action can be
stopped by removing the doll's backpack.
Last winter's budget-busting snowfalls has public works crews looking for
ways to save money this year.
In Lynchburg, they've come up with a way to eliminate unnecessary overtime
and keep unused snowplows off the road.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Dennis Reynolds/Lynchburg Public Works; :41
SUPER=01-Numan Franklin/Lynchburg Public Works; 1:04
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
To some, this is just a distant memory, but should the winter of '97 provide
a flashback, Lynchburg residents can take heart knowing their city's road crews
are more ready than ever.
natsot computer 3:32:18
((GOOD MORNING FROM THE DTN WEATHER CENTER..))
Gone are the days of watching the t-v or waiting for faxes from weather
services 700 miles away.
Now with a click of his mouse, Public Works supervisor Dennis Reynolds can
pull up the latest radar maps and information on weather systems heading
towards the Lynchburg area.
He's no meteorologist, but Reynolds says it's easy to predict what impact a
storm will have on the city.. and the advance warning gives his crews an edge
IN Q=So the same
((DENNIS REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: SO THE SAME TRUCKS THAT COLLECT THE
LEAVES DO THE SNOW-FIGHTING, SO I HAVE TO PULL THEM IN AND UNLOAD THEM, AND
LOAD CHEMICAL SPREADERS ON THEM. SO IT GIVES US ADVANCE WARNING, WE CAN PLAN
OUR DAY, BE MORE EFFICIENT.))
OUT Q=be more efficient.
That's good news to number-crunchers like Numan Franklin, who oversees the
department's 150- thousand dollar snow removal budget.
Franklin says this 12- hundred dollar investment will pay for itself over
the next few months.
IN Q=This machine
((NUMAN FRANKLIN/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: THIS MACHINE, BY US BEING ABLE TO SEE
AND GET A GOOD FEEL FOR WHAT THE STORM IS GOING TO DO, WE CAN MAKE A BETTER
JUDGEMENT CALL ON HOW MANY PEOPLE WE NEED TO BRING IN.))
OUT Q=to bring in.
The storms will come no matter what.. but knowing when and where could make
all the difference this winter.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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SUPER=331-Clouding Up/And Cooler/38-40/Good Chance Of/Light Rain/40-44;
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The Virginia Tech Hokies put up a fight against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in
the Orange Bowl last night at the Pro Player Stadium.
But as Mike Stevens reports the two time national champions poured it on in
the second half as to beat the Hokies 41-to-21.
IN Q="first audio
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SUPER=36-Nebraska/41/Virginia Tech/21/; 1:40
SUPER=01-Ken Oxendine/Virginia Tech Tailback; 1:47
SUPER=01-Chris Dishman/Nebraska Offensive Lineman; 1:55
OUT Q=Mike Stevens News 7 Sports
And that's it for Sports. Happy New Year's Everybody.
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Virginia Tech Lineman;
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Virginia Tech Fullback;
Chad Hutchinson threw for 226 yards and a touchdown as Stanford routed
Michigan State 38 to nothing.
SUPER=03-El Paso, TX/Stanford vs Michigan State; :
Stanford got on the board in the first quarter when Josh Madsen intercepts
this pass on the return he laterals it to Leroy Pruett who races down the
sideline for the 50 yard touchdown and Stanford led 7 to nothing.
then in the second quarter, Quarterback Chad Hutchinson hooks up with Jon
Ritchie on this 8 yard touchdown pass play to make it 14 to nothing.
Stanford's Adam Salina then bulls SUPER=36-Stanford/38/Michigan
State/0/;over from the one yard line to make it 21 to nothing at the half and
Stanford wins it 38 to Nothing.
Army and Auburn knocked heads in the Independence bowl this afternoon and
the tigers get away with the 32 to 29 win.
SUPER=03-Shreveport, LA/ESPN; :
The Army Cadets marching into the stadium for the bowl game.
Auburn gets on the board first. Dameyune Craig goes to the air and hits
Tyronne Goodson on the 30 yard touchdown pass play to make it 10 to nothing
Then in the second quarter Craig puts it up again Willie Gosha hauls it in
for the 7 yard touchdown and a 17 to nothing Auburn lead.
Army scored three times in the SUPER=36-Auburn/32/Army/29;fourth quarter
Bobby Williams on the three yard T-D run but Auburn wins it 32 to 29.
Howard rallied from 14 points down at the half to beat Southern 27 to 24 in
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :
Howard started its rally shortly after the halftime show.
Ted White puts it up in the air and hits McArthur Johnson who breaks a
tackle and he dances down the sideline for an 80 yard touchdown pass play to
tie the game at 24 to 24 in the fourth quarter.
Then Jason Decuir put the Bisons SUPER=36-Howard/27/Southern/24/;up to
stay when he booted this 18 yard field goal and Howard beats Southern 27 to 24
in the Heritage bowl.
That's all for now, but we'll have Orange Bowl Highlights a Little later on
Dallas Receiver Michael Irvin says he has not violated his probation and he
doesn't know anything about the Allegations against him.
A 23 year old woman claims that Irvin held a gun to her head while teammate
Erik Williams and another man forced her to have sex Sunday night. Irvin's on
probation after pleading no contest to cocaine Possesion earlier this year.
The incident happened at William's house and the Dallas Police say they have
a video tape.
But Irvin denies any involvement.
IN Q="I Haven't
((MICHAEL IRVIN/DALLAS RECEIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Irvin/Dallas Receiver; :
OUT Q=.......done anything."
And coming up, Michael Irvin says he has done nothing to violate his
And in college basketball Kentucky puts a whipping on State Rival
In College Basketball, Sixth Ranked Cincinnati cruised to an easy 84 to 73
win over Nebraska this afternoon.
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The Bearcats took control of this game early in the first half.
This three point basket by Darnell Burton early in the game gave Cincinnati
a 25 to 13 lead over Nebraska.
The Cornhuskers started a comeback in the second half getting the ball out
on the break for this easy basket cutting the lead to 7.
But the Bearcats used their SUPER=33-Cincinnati/84/Nebraska/73/; powerful
inside game to pull away in the second half and beat Nebraska 84 to 73.
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Rick Pitino watches his Wildcats struggle in the first half of their game
Derek Anderson takes it to the hoop for Kentucky giving the Wildcats a 59
to 47 lead in the second half.
The Cardinals push it outside for the three but it was not enough as the
Wildcats beat the Cardinals.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0103-/New Jersey/5/j/Buffalo/6////N.Y. Rangers/2/j/Tampa Bay/4///;
OUT Q=....last score."
Some of the slickest CD-ROM technology around is making the snoozy, white-
haired world of the Virginia General Assembly fun for children and adults
Ellen Qualls takes us on a cyber-journey into state government.
IN Q=Check it out.
SUPER=01-Susan Schaar/Va. Senate Clerk; 1:03
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Check it out.
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30- thousand dollars, some federal grant money, and a lot of free student
labor at James Madison University bring us the Virginia General Assembly.
nat sot 01:29:10 tape one
((IT IS CALLED THE OLDEST CONTINUOUS ENGLISH-SPEAKING LAW-MAKING BODY IN THE
And with a new CD-ROM virtual reality trip inside -- it's also apparently
((SUSAN SCHAAR/VA. SENATE CLERK: WELL THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS CAN BE FUN.))
As far as Senate clerk Susan Schaar can tell, NO other state has such a
sophisticated interactive, multi- media history and civics lesson, complete
with game show host with bad toupee.
nat sot game show host 01:33:10 TAPE ONE
((I'M SORRY CONTESTANT. THAT'S NOT THE RIGHT ANSWER.))
Explorer is in response to teacher and parent demand.
Not enough learning materials on how a bill becomes a law, how committees
work, what actually happens during the 30 or 60 day annual legislative session.
For just 15 dollars a copy, individuals and classes with IBM or MAC
computers with CD drives are good to go.
SOT tape two 01:45:47
((SUSAN SCHAAR/VA. SENATE CLERK: A LOT OF STUDENTS DON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY
TO VISIT THE CAPITOL. AND WE WANTED IT TO BE AS LIFE-LIKE AS POSSIBLE, SO THAT
THEY WOULD HAVE A VISUAL IMAGE OF WHAT THEIR STATE CAPITOL LOOKS LIKE.12AND
THE JMU STUDENTS, WE DROVE THEM NUTS FINE-TWEAKING EVERYTHING. BUT THEY DID A
nat sot 01:14:14 tape one
((whooosh. THERE SEEMS TO BE QUITE A BIT OF HISTORY HERE. LET ME SCAN IT AND
DISPLAY IT FOR YOU. she fades out))
sot tape two standup
((VIRTUAL REALITY IS COOL. BUT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S ACTUALLY IN SESSION IN
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. AND IN TERMS OF EDUCATION AND ENTERTAINMENT, THERE'S
JUST NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE REAL THING.))
SOT tape 95-2 34:11
((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: DO WE REALLY NEED AN OFFICIAL STATE REPTILE? YEAH!
MR. SPEAKER, LEGISLATING IS EASY. COMEDY IS TOUGH.))
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))