Coming up on News 7 at 11...
Police in Blacksburg say a motorists who struck and killed a Virginia Tech
student last night was drinking.
Two female students are leaving the Citadel.
They blame the South Carolina school for not protecting them from assault
And the cold weather continues for another night.
Plus all the school closings, News 7 is next.
An apparent alcohol related accident has taken the life of a Virginia Tech
Police say 20-year-old Daniel Kelly of Maryland was walking down Southgate
Drive on Tech's campus with his girlfriend shortly before ten last night when
he was hit by a car.
Apparently Kelly's car had run out of gas near the intersection of Southgate
and U-S 4-60.
Police say the two walking with their backs to traffic when 47-year-old
Evelyn N. Williams struck them.
IN Q=THE WOMAN
((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH UNIVERSITY RELATIONS: THE WOMAN, EVELYN WILLIAMS OF
BLACKSBURG, IS BEING CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND IS CURRENTLY
BEING HELD IN THE MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL.))
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/VA Tech University Relations;
OUT Q=MONTGOMERY REGIONAL JAIL
Kelly, a computer engineer major, had just returned to campus for the spring
Classes begin tomorrow.
His advisor says he was an excellent student.
IN Q=WE'VE GOT A
((WE'VE GOT A RATHER EXTENSIVE ALCOHOL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR ALL OF THE
STUDENTS. IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE IS NO INDICATION THAT THE STUDENTS HAD
BEEN DRINKING. IN THIS CASE IT WAS A TOWN RESIDENT USING A UNIVERSITY ROADWAY
TO TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN.))
OUT Q=TRAVEL ACROSS TOWN
Kelly was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital shortly after the
His girlfriend was not seriously injured.
Her name is not being released.
Funeral services for Kelly will be held in Maryland.
The Newman Catholic Ministry is planning a memorial service on campus
sometime this week.
Three cadets aren't returning to the Citadel barracks.
Two are female cadets who say they faced sexual harassment and hazing --
including having their clothes set on fire -- and won't return.
A senior cadet -- the brother of one of the women -- reported the incidents
and says he must leave too.
Blake Chenault reports.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Blake Chenault/Reporting; :57
OUT Q=not return.
That was Blake Chenault reporting.
The recent snow and cold weather has closed or delayed some schools
goto to schoolwatch
(eric read school list)
An arctic blast has dropped the temperatures in Southwest Virginia.
And lows in the teens can put stress on area homeless shelters.
During the most recent snow storm most of these beds at the rescue mission
But the mission expects the transient shelter to fill up on winter nights.
Joy Sylvester-Johnson says it's the cold and flu season that stresses the
IN Q=FOR PEOPLE
((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT JUST CHRONICALLY
HOMELESS, BUT ARE HERE JUST TEMPORARILY BECAUSE SOMETHING HAS HAPPENED TO MAKE
THEM LOSE THEIR HOMES USUALLY WE HAVE THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR
HOUSING BY DAY ONE OR TWO, BUT IF THEY COME IN SICK IT MAY BE DAY THREE OR
SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Rescue Mission;
OUT Q=THREE OR FOUR
During the winter months traveling can become difficult for almost anyone.
And when bad weather strikes you should be prepared for the worst.
Hazardous road conditions can cause even the most experienced driver to lose
Accidents and breakdowns may leave you stranded and triple-A says there are
precautions you should take.
IN Q=a lot of
((JOYCE BRADFORD/AAA MANAGER: A LOT OF THE THINGS THEY SHOULD HAVE ARE A FIRST
AIDE KIT, BLANKET, A GAS CAN, FLARES, A FLASHLIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/AAA Manager;
OUT Q=A FLASHLIGHT
Bradford also says these cold snaps prompt the most emergency calls to
That's when cars don't start so she suggests check your car battery before
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on the newscast, employees at the Salem G-E plant see layoffs in the
And the House will hold hearings on Speaker Newt's Gingrich's ethics case
next week, a move that has some Democrats upset.
We'll tell you why.
Heating systems have really gotten a workout this weekend--
And we're heading into another very cold night.
Arctic high pressure is what's keeping us in the freezer-- Let's take a
look at some of the very chilly highs and lows...
MUSIC UP FULL
TAPE# 96-100; 96-94(GE)
Employees say layoffs are in the future for Salem's G-E plant.
This comes in the middle of a two week shutdown forced by a low production
Without the shutdown, G-E officials said they would have to lay off 100
people, but they also said they were still assessing their employment needs for
G-E Spokesman Mike Allee says the company has no announcement at this time.
However, he did confirm that there have been some discussions with the union
about the production workload...
And with the current workload situation, the possibility of layoffs exists.
He said G-E is assessing the situation, and didn't know how long that
assessment will take.
Union officials were not available for comment today.
The ethics case against Newt Gingrich will share the stage with President
The House will hold hearings on the Gingrich matter between January 17th and
As rehearsals for the President's inauguration were held today, Democrats
said Republicans are trying to bury the hearings by planning to end them next
Monday, the day of the real inauguration.
Gingrich and fellow Republicans weren't saying much about it.
IN Q=they can continue to
((REP. BOB LIVINGSTONE/(R)LOUISIANA;
THEY CAN CONTINUE TO ATTACK AND ATTACK AND ATTACK ALL THEY WANT!
BUT THIS IS AN INSIGNIFICANT MATTER THAT WILL PASS, AND WE'LL GO ON TO BIGGER
AND BETTER THINGS!
NEWT GINGRICH/SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE;
Q: DO YOU THINK THE MEDIA ATTENTION DETRACTS FROM YOUR AGENDA?
A: NEWT: NO COMMENT, NO COMMENT. WE'RE DOING FINE!))
SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Livingston/(R) Louisiana;
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker; :10
OUT Q=doing fine
Republicans are accusing the Democrats of not playing fair, demanding the
resignation of whoever leaked a recording of a cellular telephone call between
Gingrich and party officials.
It may be a losing battle, but Shawsville state Senator Madison Marye
(ma-REE) isn't giving up yet.
Marye is fighting hard for more money for Pulaski's Governor's School
SOT FRED TAPE 10:20:46
IN Q=It has
((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT HAS SERIOUS STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS. AND IF YOU KNOW
THAT OLD SONG ABOUT "IN THE PINES, IN THE PINES, WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES.
AND YOU SHIVER WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW. WELL THAT'S WHAT GOES ON IN THE
GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL IN PULASKI.))
OUT Q=in Pulaski.
The state Board of Education raised Marye's ire by recommending 1-point-3
million dollars go to start a new Governor's School in Fredericksburg.
It would serve localities in the state's prosperous so- called "golden
SOT fred tape 10:19:49
IN Q=The oval
((SEN. MADISON MARYE: THE OVAL CRESCENT WILL RAKE IN THE BACON. AND THE
PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL CHEW ON THE RIND.))
FRED TAPE 10:27:13
SEN. EDD HOUCK: FREDERICKSBURG IS PART OF THE FERTILE CRESCENT. BUT THERE'S
PARTS OF THAT CRESCENT THAT ARE A LITTLE MORE RIPE AND FERTILE THAN OTHERS.
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :12
OUT Q=than others.
Senators agreed they'd work hard to find the 200- thousand dollars Marye
wants for Pulaski's school.
The Better Beginnings Coalition wants to find the best way to help Roanoke's
So the organization is going to study why some children excel in even the
most adverse conditions.
The coalition plans to study the developmental assets of Roanoke's young
The goal is to find out what qualities help them effectively face the
challenges of life.
SOT teen preg tape 11:59:16
IN Q=BY SERVING
((CHERI HARTMAN/BETTER BEGINNINGS COALITION: BY SERVING THE YOUTH REGARDING
THEIR DEVELOPMENT ASSETS WE'LL GET A PICTURE OF WHERE OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO DO
A BETTER JOB OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF YOUTH.))
SUPER=01-Cheri Hartman/Better Beginnings Coalition;
OUT Q=NEEDS OF YOUTH
The study will be done by surveying Roanoke children.
The coalition plans to start its research in the spring.
The Better Beginnings Coalition is working with the West End Center.
The center is a neighborhood-based youth program which provides academic
support, recreation, nutrition and serves as a safe hangout for children.
More job cuts hit the Roanoke Valley and a sex discrimination ruling against
a West Virginia resort top this week's economic stories.
Len Besthoff has the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV/File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wednesday; :30
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
A judge has ordered the Greenbrier to pay nearly a quarter- million- dollars
in a sex and age discrimination suit.
The resort says the ruling is without merit and will be appealed.
Trigon will cut about 40 positions from its Roanoke offices as part of a
Altogether, the Commonwealth's largest health insurer employs over 700
But a move by AMP Incorporated will have a big impact on the Roanoke Valley.
The computer connector maker will close its operations in both the county
and city, costing 400 industrial jobs.
Norfolk Southern's efforts to sidetrack a merger between rival C-S-X and
Conrail was dealt a blow this week.
A judge has ruled that the deal between the two railroads CAN include a
provision that locks out any competing offers for a two year period.
DJIA PRE PRO
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average surged nearly 160 points, finishing above 6700 for the first time,
while Nasdaq finished up 21 points.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review.
When News 7 continues, the cold weather may be getting a chilly reception
with some people, but not at area ski resorts,
And we'll show you an around the world balloon trip that ended up being just
a lot of hot air.
MUSIC UP FULL
An attempt to fly a balloon around the world ended today.
A Swiss-Belgian team took off from a mountain in the Swiss Alps this
But the planned two week trip ended six hours later when the team had to
ditch the balloon in the Mediterranean Sea.
The crew is safe.
Organizers say kerosene leaked into the cabin of the balloon, forcing them
to abort the flight.
Just last week, A British attempt to fly a balloon around the world ended in
the Algerian desert after only 19 hours.
The space shuttle Atlantis is on it's way to meet the Russian space station.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
Atlantis took at 4:27 this morning with six astronauts on board.
They're scheduled to hook up with the Mir space station and pick up U.S.
astronaut John Blaha, who's been in on the station since September.
For the First time in 29 years, the Green Bay Packers are headed to the
Brett Favre threw two touchdown passes to lead the Packers past Carolina 30
to 13 in the N-F-C championship game.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX SPORTS; :
A bitter cold day as the Packers and Panthers kicked off at Lambeau Field.
Favre drops back to pass its picked off by Carolina's Sam Mills who returns
it to the Packer three yard line early in the first quarter.
Several plays later Kerry Collins hits a wide open Howard Griffith and the
Panthers took the quick 7 to nothing lead.
But Favre settled down. Early in the second quarter he hooks up with
Dorsey Levens on this 29 yard touchdown pass and the game was tied at 7 to 7
with 14 minutes left in the period.
Green Bay trailed 10 to 7 when Favre goes to the air again this time he hits
former Tech star Antonio Freeman on this 6 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to 10.
The teams traded field goals in the SUPER=30-Green
Bay/30/Carolina/13/;third then Favre hands off to Edgar Bennett who scores
from the four yard line and the Packers beat the Panthers 30 to 13.
IN Q="You Can't
((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK: ))
((DORSEY LEVENS/ONE TOUCHDOWN: ))
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panther Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Dorsey Levens/One Touchdown; :11
OUT Q=.....on our fingers."
The Packers will play the New England Patriots. New England's defense held
Jacksonville without a touchdown in a 20 to 6 win in the A-F-C championship
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/NBC SPORTS; ;
Bill Parcells working the sideline early in the game.
After a bobbled punt attempt, New England's Curtis Martin scored from the
one yard line and the Patriots took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Patriots scored on this Adam Vinatieri 29 yard field goal in the second
quarter and led the game 13 to 3 at the half.
It was a rough second half but the Patriot defense was solid. On this
play Otis Smith picks up a fumble and he returns it 47 yards for the score late
in the fourth quarter and the Patriots win it 20 to 6.
IN Q="A lot
((CURTIS MARTIN/ONE TOUCHDOWN: ))
SUPER=01-Curtis Martin/One Touchdown; :
OUT Q=.......did today."
The V-M-I Athletic Department has called a news conference tomorrow morning
at 11 oclock at which time the school is expected to name a head football coach
to replace Bill Stewart, who resigned several weeks ago.
The last interview for the job was conducted Friday when V-M-I officials
talked with N.C. State offensive Coordinator Ted Cain.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :
Cain, The Wolfpack's offensive coordinator for the past 11 years, called the
visit a fact finding mission.
Cain could not be reached at his home in Raleigh tonight but he's
considered a strong candidate for the job.
Assistant coaches Donnie Ross and Chip Gardner are also candidates for the
head coaching job.
And coming up, Mike Stevens catches up with Rusty Wallace on the Media Tour
Tiger Woods wins the first P-G-A tour event of the year.
And Virginia Tech picks up a bit Atlantic 10 win on the road this afternoon.
Virginia Tech Hokies came up with a big win on the road beating
Massachusetts 63 to 47 and improving their record to 2 and 2 in the Atlantic
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA; :
The Hokies led by 8 at the half and stepped it up in the second. Troy
Manns passes to David Jackson for the layup to make it 44 to 30.
Tech continued to push it up the floor this time Ace Custis passes to
Jackson for the layup and the foul to make it 46 to 30.
U-Mass mounted a short run Tyrone Weeks pulls up and hits the jumper in
the paint to cut the lead to 14.
And Edgar Pidalla hit a three pointer and the Minutemen cut the lead to
11, 48 to 37.
But the Hokies were not to be SUPER=33-Virginia
Tech/63/Massachusetts/47/;denied this road victory. Tech crusing down the
stretch for the 63 to 47 victory.
Maryland remained undefeated in the A-C-C beating N.C. State 68 to 59.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :00
Maryland took control early going inside to Obinna Ekezie who scores the
easy basket inside.
Moments later Maryland's Terrell Stokes pulls up and nails the three
pointer and the Terps led by 5.
N. C. State kept it close when Clint Harrison hits this jumper but the
Wolfpack trailed 27 to 17 at the half.
The Wolfpack made a run in the second half Jeremy Hyatt with the three and
the lead was down to five.
But Maryland held off the rally SUPER=33-Maryland/68/N.C. State/59/;Keith
Booth takes it inside for the basket and the Terps beat the Wolfpack 68 to 59.
Ferrum upset Maryville this afternoon for that and all of today's scores
lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-/Maryville/64/j/Ferrum/74///j/West Virginia/90//St. John's/77///;
SUPER=0103-j/Anaheim/3//Vancouver/2////New Jersey/0/j/N.Y. Rangers/3///;
SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/30//Carolina/13///j/New England/20//Jacksonville/6///;
OUT Q=....last score."
Rusty Wallace won his only Winston Cup Championship in 1989. Since then,
He's had plenty of wins but nothing close to a championship season.
Mike Stevens tells us how he hopes to remedy that situation in 1997 as he
checks in from the NASCAR Media Tour.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :13
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Ford Driver; :22
SUPER=01-Robin Pemberton/Rusty's Crew Chief; :51
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
Tiger Woods opens the 1997 P-G-A season with a win. Rain washed out the
final round of the Mercedes Championship.
SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA/ABC SPORTS; :
But Woods and Tom Lehman, Co Leaders after three rounds headed to the par
three seventh hole for a playoff.
And watch this Woods drops his tee shot close enough to the hole for a tap
in birdie putt on the first playoff hole.
The 21 year old Woods won 216-thousand dollars lifting his P-G-A career
earnings over one million dollars with only 3 career wins.
Falling temperatures means snowmaking at area ski resorts and tons of it.
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV;
Resorts like Snowshoe in Pocahontas County are rebounding rapidly from
recent warm temperatures.
IN Q=We're producing
((WE'RE PRODUCING 1800 TONS OF SNOW AN HOUR AS TEMPERATURES PERMIT. WE'VE BEEN
MAKING SNOW SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT AROUND THE CLOCK. ))
SUPER=01-Ed Galford/Snowshoe Mountain Manager;
OUT Q=around the clock
That's enough snow to cover one football field with a foot of snow every
Crews are trying to make up for lost time and melted snow.
It was just two weeks ago when warm temperatures forced many area resorts to
Many resorts in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states have to rely on
man-made snow to stay open.
And you can catch the ski report every Saturday and Sunday on News 7 at 6.