Coming up next-
A new state delegate is elected tonight.
Plus the latest developments in the case of the murdered beauty queen in
Skater Oksana Bauil is charged with drunk driving today.
And if you watched tonghts movie on CBS you saw some local folks.
News 7 is next.
Barnie Day is the State's Newest delegate.
Pinnacle Board 1050
Day received four thousand one hundred forty five votes to Phil Plasters
The special election is for the tenth district seat.
Olympic Figure Skater Oksana Baiul turned herself into today to face D-U-I
charges in Connecticut.
The skater's car skidded 100 feet and skid off the road early Sunday
She's been released on bond.
Plus stay tuned to the forecast- Freezing rain may be on the way.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Authorities are releasing few details about the juvenile charged with
killing a Franklin County probation officer.
Pittsylvania County authorities secured the warrant today for the murder of
55-year old Bernard Rosser.
Authorities discovered Rosser's body inside his Gretna area home in
Sheriff's deputies entered the house after Rosser failed to show up for
Authorities say Rosser died from a blow to the head.
Authorities have declined to release the suspects's age or possible
connection to the victim.
Rosser had 30- years experience in parole and probation work, mostly with
Three elections within 70 days in Southside Virginia, but tonight's close
contest to fill former delegate Roscoe Reynolds seat marked the final in a
series of special elections.
Tonight democrat Barnie Day defeated Republican Phil Plaster by a 55-45
percent margin for the 10th district seat.
Kimberly McBroom covered tonight's special election.
Rollcue: has been worth it.
SUPER=03-Patrick Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Barnie Day/Delegate Elect; :29
SUPER=07-Phil Plaster; :53
OUT Q=I know he will
Kimberly how was voter turnout today?
How was voter turnout?
Murder trial number "two" for convicted killer James Henry Burley is
underway in Amherst County.
Burley is charged with killing two Lynchburg prostitutes and dumping their
bodies in remote sections of the county in 1995.
He was found guilty of the first murder, and now stands trial for the
Prosecutor Ed Meeks told the jury today that blood from the victim,
Jacqueline Carter, was found in Burley's truck.
IN Q=On this seat
((ED MEEKS/AMHERST CO. PROSECUTOR: ON THIS SEAT CUSHION, ON THE BOTTOM OF IT,
NOT ON THE TOP, ON THE BOTTOM OF IT, THE PART THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DOWN ON THE
SEAT ITSELF, THERE'S A BLOOD STAIN. MR. SCANLON WILL TELL YOU THAT THE BLOOD
THAT WAS ON THAT SPOT BELONGED TO JACKIE CARTER.))
SUPER=01-Ed Meeks/Amherst Co. Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=to Jackie Carter.
Police also found the murder weapon in Burley's home.
His trial is scheduled to last through Thursday.
A judge will decide tomorrow what will happen to a Carroll County man who
admitted he shot and killed his father.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;
Willie Gammon pled guilty to shooting his father, but told a probation
officer he fired AFTER his dad pulled a gun first.
In an earlier statement to police, Gammon admitted planning Gary Gammon's
murder for two hours.
That's consistent with the testimony yesterday of his 18 year-old half
brother Chris Gammon, who also pled guilty.
The brothers killed their father and shot their stepmother, Rebecca Gammon
in October of 1994.
The judge is expected to sentence them tomorrow.
The Globe will not publish any more photos linked to the JonBenet Ramsey
The tabloid struck a deal with authorities in Boulder, Colorado- under the
threat of a lawsuit.
The paper will give the photos back and will not publish any new ones.
Meanwhile, a former F-B-I agent has been hired by the family to
put together a psychological profile of the killer.
John Douglas is the man who inspired the Lead FBI agent in the movie
Silence of the Lambs.
((ROY BLACK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THIS IS A PROSECUTORS' WORST NIGHTMARE,, HAVING
THE FAMILY DO ITS OWN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE ANY
CONTROL OVER IT.))
SUPER=01-Roy Black/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=CONTROL OVER IT."
Six year old Jonbenet Ramsey was found murdered in the basement of the
family home the day after Christmas- just hours after the family reported
finding a ransom note.
The temperatures are still cold and some roads are still icy.
That means school closings and delays.- Here's the latest list.
Jean reads the Pinnacle Boards
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Still to come on the newscast, a national retailer with stores in our area
says it will be shutting down some outlets,
And figure skater Oksani Baiul is placed under arrest after being charged
with driving under the influence.
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Figure skater Oksana Baiul is arrested on drunk driving charges in
Connecticut after a car accident Sunday.
SUPER=01-Roanoke/February 9, 1996;
Police charged the Olympic gold medalist with driving under the influence
and reckless driving.
In a statement the Ukranian-born SUPER=03-Bloomfield, CT/Sunday;
skater says she made a mistake and apologized.
The 19 year old skidded 100 feet and ran her car off the road at 2:30 in
the morning Sunday.
She was taken to the hospital with a cut on her head that required 12
Baiul turned herself in to police.
She's been released without bond.
A Franklin County woman is scheduled to be in court later this week to face
animal neglect and cruelty charges.
But that hearing may be pushed back.
During the past few weeks, Valery Green has been suffering from stomach
problems and she sought treatment at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
But now according to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Cliff Hapgood,
the breeder has checked herself into a MENTAL hospital... putting the court
case in jeopardy.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 8;
About one hundred dogs and cats still remain outside her home... but the
Humane Society continues to remove some animals due to medical problems.
One cat has lost all of the hair around its neck... others have had problems
Volunteers call the conditions "deplorable."
IN Q=I also
((JACKIE LUCKI/HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEER: I ALSO SAW WHILE I WAS OUT THERE,
SEVERAL OF THE LARGER DOGS THAT WERE LOOSE IN THE YARD CARRYING AROUND THE
SKULL OF A DOG THAT OBVIOUSLY HAD BEEN DEAD FOR A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Jackie Lucki/Humane Society Volunteer;
OUT Q=a while
Green maintained in a previous interview that the animals were in good
health and well kept.
One of Governor George Allen's loneliest fights has come to an end.
Friday, he announced he'll apply for next year's federal Goals two thousand
grants for Virginia schools.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=For two years
SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :16
SUPER=01-Del. Randy Forbes/Va. GOP Chairman; :55
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( For two years, Governor George Allen held out on Goals 2000.
Now he's produced a letter from fellow Republican Trent Lott, saying
essentially, yes-- Congress meant to attach NO strings.
Democrats declared a political face-save.
sot EARL 12:15:15
((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: THIS SO-CALLED REVELATION THAT SEEMS TO HAVE
OCCURRED BY SENATOR LOTT'S LETTER. TO ME, THAT'S THE MOST CONFUSING POINT
ABOUT THIS WHOLE RECENT DEVELOPMENT WITH GOALS 2000. NOTHING HAS CHANGED WITH
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I THINK PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO GO TO THE POLLS AND
VOTE FOR US WOULD FEEL A LOT BETTER ABOUT THE PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO VOTE FOR IF
WHEN WE WANT TO CHANGE OUR POSITION BECAUSE WE KNOW IT'S BEEN WRONG WE WOULD
JUST "HEY WE WERE WRONG. AND WE'RE GONNA DO WHAT'S RIGHT NOW."))
Virginia students had already forfeited eight million dollars to make
sot 12:26:46 EARL
((DEL. RANDY FORBES/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: IF IT COSTS EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS TO
ENSURE THAT THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS OF VIRGINIA'S STUDENTS DO NOT FALL BELOW
THOSE OF ARKANSAS, THEN I THINK THAT WAS EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS WELL SPENT.))
But the real hard-line conservatives are NOT happy.
The Lynchburg- based Virginia Taxpayer's Association labelled it a
sot 12:27:50 EARL
((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: JUST WHO ARE THOSE ULTRA-CONSERVATIVE
EXTREMISTS? I'D LIKE TO KNOW BECAUSE WE'D LIKE TO TAKE ISSUE WITH THEM.))
The cave-in perception hurts Republicans in the legislature who reportedly
urged Allen to find a way to accept Goals 2000.
Whatever way voters perceive it, one of Virginia's loudest arguments over
what was only potential federal intrusion may be behind us.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
A Radford University geologist fears Burlington Industries' plan to spread
industrial waste on farmland in Pulaski County could contaminate groundwater.
The town of Dublin is using Burlington's idle Newbern plant as an industrial
park, but Burlington must still clean out two waste collection ponds.
Consultants determined spreading the sludge as fertilizer is the best way to
get rid of it.
But one geologist says the area's limestone terrain would funnel the waste
to the groundwater.
((ERNST KASTNING/RADFORD UNIV. HYDRO-GEOLOGIST: ONE HAS TO ASK WOULD YOU BE
WILLING TO TAKE A GLASS OF THE WATER, THE SAME WATER THAT THEY'RE APPLYING UP
THERE AS THE SLUDGE AND DRINK IT? BECAUSE IN EFFECT IT'S ALMOST LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Ernst Kastning/Radford Univ. Hydro-geologist;
OUT Q=almost like that.
But farmer Douglas Cullip says he's confident the sludge is safe.
((DOUGLAS CULLIP/BEEF CATTLE FARMER: WE HAVE A SPRING THAT FURNISHES FIVE
FAMILIES HERE ON THE FARM. SO IT WON'T HURT IT. AND THE SOD IS GOOD. WE'VE GOT
GOOD SOD SO THERE WON'T BE NO RUNOFF. ))
SUPER=Douglas Cullip/Beef Cattle Farmer;
OUT Q=won't be no runoff.
If Pulaski County give its approval, the state will get the last word, most
likely AFTER more environmental tests.
Downsizing at the Limited- means some stores will close.
The Ohio based company specializes in women's clothing.
Today it says it will close 200 stores nationwide.
The reason weak sales at the company's Express stores hindered its ability
to hit earning projections.
The company owns Express and Lane Bryant stores as well as Lerner New York
and The Limited stores.
No word on which stores will close or whether any will be in this area.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us,
when we return, we'll see how some local residents hope to mine their 15
minutes of fame on television into bigger and better things.
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Network T-V viewers got to see a large slice of Southwest Virginia on
As Keith Humphry says: the C-B-S movie, "Country Justice" starred Tazewell
County, and a good number of local actors... in addition to George C. Scott.
IN Q=Hitting a man
SUPER=04-"Country Justice" - CBS Movie; :00
SUPER=01-Elaine Day Simpson/"Trooper Number 8"; :15
SUPER=01-Tom Mason/"Judge Shifflette"; :42 Quick
SUPER=01-Deet Reed/"Tazewell Co. Deputy"; :59
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
IN Q=Hitting a man
((HITTING A MAN WITH A SHOVEL IS NOT A DISAGREEMENT, JIM, IT'S ASSAULT. THE MAN
TOUCHED MY TRUCK.))
OUT Q=touched my truck.
Virginia State Police play a prominent role in the movie.
Elaine Day Simpson of Botetourt County read for THIS part. But would end
up as another trooper ...in a scene with Scott.
IN Q=He did tell
((HE DID TELL ME THAT HE THOUGHT I ACTED REALLY PROFESSIONAL ON THE SET WHICH
WAS VERY NICE OF HIM TO DO. I DIDN'T GET IN THE WAY. I DIDN'T MISS MY LINES, I
DIDN'T MISS MY MARK. I DIDN'T HOLD UP PRODUCTION.))
OUT Q=up production.
Tom Mason got to play a judge- -again. The man who was President Kennedy's
choice for U-S Attorney in Roanoke played the role he never got in real life.
IN Q=The objective
((THE OBJECTIVE IN A CASE SUCH AS THIS....))
OUT Q=such as this.
((Is that sort of a fulfillment in a minor sort of way?
NO, THERE'S NO CONNECTION.))
OUT Q=no connection.
They spent all night shooting this scene in a Princeton, WEST Virginia
courtroom... the nicest courtroom Mason's ever been in, he says.
IN Q=How much time
((HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU THINK YOUR GRANDFATHER HAS TO LIVE?))
OUT Q=has to live?
Deet Reed plays a local law enforcement officer.
IN Q=I would always
((I WOULD ALWAYS LOVE TO DO IT FULL TIME. DON'T TELL ANYBODY THAT I WORK FOR
THAT. THAT'S ALWAYS AN AMBITION. I JUST ENJOY IT A WHOLE LOT.))
OUT Q=a whole lot.
And the pay's good. Even locals get the Screen Actors Guild rate that can
amount to five or 600 dollars a day with expenses.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
It's not rain or snow but ice falling from the sky in Texas.
((HEADS UP! NAT SOUND OF ICE CRASHING DOWN.))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND ICE CRASHING DOWN."
Actually the ice is falling from skyscrapers in downtwon Houston.
That's a danger to people walking on the sidewalks below.
Cars are not spared either- as chunks of ice both large and small fall from
The winter storm has gripped the state since the weekend.
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SUPER=331-Clear and Cold/Light Winds/20-24/Increasing Clouds/Rain
SUPER=332-Clear and Cold/Light Winds/8-10/Increasing Clouds/Rain
SUPER=333-Clear and Cold/Light Winds/8-12/Increasing Clouds/Rain
SUPER=334-Clear and Cold/Calm Winds/6-10/Increasing Clouds/Rain
The Express's domination of Richmond comes to and end tonight, a local high
school star tops the 1000 career point mark, the Dolphins have new uniforms and
Kyle has a new ride for 97.
And does Dan Reeves have a new job for next season?
A radio station in Chicago says he will be the new coach of the Falcons.
However, the Falcons are not confirming the supposed hiring tonight.
Now your scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-/Kentucky #5/59//Georgia #21/40/2///Minnesota
SUPER=0098-j/Villanova #16/68//Notre Dame/57////Shaw/82/j/Virginia
SUPER=0098-j/Averett/71//Ferrum/57//Averett's 1st Win Over Ferrum/j/Emory &
SUPER=0103-/Montreal/2//Philadelphia/3////Los Angeles/3//Detroit/3//Final In
OUT Q=....last score."
go to break
The Express fell to the Richmond Renegades at the Round House last
night 4 to 1 in what turned out to be one of the most physical games of the
season. Steve Mason has a recap.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Renegades vs. Express; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :11
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :29
SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Defenseman; 1:03
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; 1:25
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
Tuesday night at the fights or a hockey game? Hard to tell when the puck
dropped for the Roanoke/Richmond game. The Express players, feeling they had
something to prove, held their own.
it was a night of love and hate, This young lady in the crowd gestures yes to
a marriage proposal. But on the ice, their seems to be a slight divorce from
The renegades scored three straight in the second to open the game up, Brian
Secord's goal came well after J.F. Tremblay went down with an injury.
While Roanoke was physical, it seemed the Richmond hits counted more.
Roanoke falls to 21-13 and 3 on the season, at the round house , steve mason
news 7 sports
On the NHL ice tonight, the Flyers won their 27th game of the year in
dramatic fashion as they beat Montreal with less than minute to play.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada; :00
A bloody affair tonight in Montreal, but Paul Coffey would have bloody good
With the game tied at 2 and only 45 seconds to play, Coffey rips in the game
winner just inside the right pipe SUPER=31-Philadelphia/3/Montreal/2;
to give Philly the 3-to-2 win.
Flyers goalie Ron Hextall picked up his 200th career win in goal.
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS
Lots of high school hoop action last night as Floyd stayed unbeaten, James
Monroe of West Virginia won again as did Altavista, Gretna and GW Danville,
which pummeled PH 107 to 78.
It was also a memorable night at Roanoke Valley Christian.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/North Cross vs. R.V.C.; :00
RVC's Gina Guthrie came into the game needing just five points to hit the
1000 point mark for her career. No real big deal except that Gina is just a
Early on it washer teammate, Rebecca Bryant who takes the dish inside and
scores to give Roanoke Valley Christian a 16 point cushion on North Cross.
The Lady Raiders would comeback with Katherine Kelly tallying a hoop inside
as they tried to shrink the lead into single digits.
But this night would belong to the home team and in particular Guthrie, who
hits the 1000 point mark midway through the second quarter.
She then received an autographed ball SUPER=33-North Cross/38/Roanoke
Valley/62/Guthrie Has 1015 Pts;
from coach Bobby Dixon and a hug from her parents to commemorate the evening.
The defending Blue Ridge Conference champs beat North Cross 62-to-38.
GRAPHIC=High school basketball
More hoopla of the tournament variety is coming up this weekend as the 9th
annual Crestar Roundball Classic tips off Saturday at the Salem Civic Center
with 8 teams battling for the title.
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Season; :00
As in years past, the talent level will be solid as Northside, Nansemond
River, William Fleming, Potomac, Patrick Henry, Woodbridge, Salem and Woodrow
Wilson-Beckley fight it out.
IN Q=We got
((WOODY DEANS/CRESTAR CLASSIC TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Crestar Classic Tournament Director; :00
OUT Q=....we have had"
The one day event begins at 3, and the final game tips off at 8:15.
Dallas police have charged the woman who wrongly accused Dallas Cowboys stars
Michael Irvin and Erik Williams with filing a false report.
Nina Shahravan, who recanted her claims last Friday that the two men sexually
assaulted her, could get up to six months in jail and be fined $2000, if
She may also have to deal with a lawsuit from the players.
Last year the Miami Dolphins got a new coach, today the team got new
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00
In what has come a trend to modernize team logos and colors to increase the
marketability of merchandise, the Dolphins unveiled new, brighter more vibrant
IN Q="For me...
((DAN MARINO/MIAMI DOLPHINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Dan Marino/Miami Dolphins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...ABOUT THAT."
Still to come tonight, Kyle Petty joins forces with his Dad on
to compete for Winston Cup wins with the formation of Petty Enterprises 2.
We'll hear from them both right after this.
GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 96
The Ford teams are testing in Daytona today in what is the final preseason
testing session before Speedweeks begin next month.
But tonight we continue our reports from the NASCAR media tour with a look at
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
This season Kyle is out on his own as a car owner at his new venture PE2,
which not suprisingly stands for Petty Enterprises Two.
His father Richard is part owner in the new team, and in fact, you can expect
the two to swap cars during the season is it's necessary.
((KYLE PETTY/CO-OWNER OF PE2:))
((RICHARD PETTY/CO-OWNER OF PE2:))
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Co-Owner of pe2; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Co-Owner of pe2; :13
OUT Q=...PART OF IT."
Kyle says owning his own team and picking up Mattel Hot Wheels as a sponsor
is a perfect fit for his entire family.
Including his youngest of three children, daughter Montgomery Leigh.
It looked like a scene out of the TV show Northern Exposure- but this moose
sighting was for real.
A moose and her calf wandered across a busy Spokane highway---several times
The animals brought traffic to a standstill. Motorists simply stopped
their cars and waited for the two to cross.
Officials believe the moose have made their home in the woods near the
highway and were out for a stroll.