Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A Roanoke robbery suspect is caught after ramming another motorist who was
trying lead police to him.
A mother in Texas is found guilty of murdering one of her children.
And an American Airline could soon have a Russian owner...
News 7 at 11 is next.
A Roanoke robbery this afternoon had all the drama of a hollywood movie, but
it was real.
Before it was over, the robbery victim went flying out of a pickup truck
driven by the suspect, and a good samaritan who followed, was rammed head-on.
SOT=it ended when
IN Q=It ended when police
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Robert Black/Va. State Police; :26
OUT Q=charges in Roanoke.
(( It ended when police arrested Timothy Lam of Buchanan.
Lam is charged with stealing 50 dollars from Paul Wright in Roanoke.
Wright jumped in the back of Lam's pickup truck as he drove off and began
yelling for help...
As the truck drove around a ramp on 5-81, Wright either fell or jumped out.
He wasn't hurt, and a motorist picked him up, and continued following Lam's
pickup truck to Spring Hollow Road in Botetourt County.
IN Q=when they got to
((SGT. ROBERT BLACK/VA. STATE POLICE; WHEN THEY GOT ON SPRING HOLLOW ROAD, THE
SUSPECT REALIZED HE WAS BEING FOLLOWED, TURNED AROUND IN A PARKING LOT AND THEN
HIT THE GOOD SAMARITAN'S VEHICLE HEAD ON. AND THEN SHOVED IT BACKWARDS ABOUT 30
OUT Q=about 30 yards
Police still hadn't spotted the suspect, but some Troutville residents had.
IN Q=evidently people
((SGT. ROBERT BLACK/VA. STATE POLICE; EVIDENTLY PEOPLE HAVE SCANNERS OR
WHATEVER, HEARD THIS GOING OVER THE RADIO, THEY WOULD CALL BACK IN AND SAY THEY
JUST WENT NORTH ON ROUTE 11, OR EXACTLY WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS... ))
OUT Q=vehicle was
Lam parked his truck at an acquaintance's house, who agreed to give him a
ride home, but before leaving, told her children to call 911 and give police a
description of the station wagon they would be riding in.
Police spotted that car and Lam was arrested without incident.
He faces felony hit and run charges for ramming the good samaritan's vehicle
with his truck, and robbery charges in Roanoke.))
Sgt. Black says Lam could face felony attempted manslaughter charges in
It depends on whether the victim jumped, or was thrown from the pickup
Virginia Senator Chuck Robb says there's no room in the Marines for what he
calls sadistic and reprehensible behavior.
Military leaders are still trying to determine extent of recently uncovered
hazing among the troops.
We warn you the video he's referring to is graphic.
SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC/Amateur Video;
Videos made in 19-91 and '93 at Camp Lejeune North Carolina showed Marines
grimacing and bleeding as their comrades beat airborne pins into their chests.
The pins are awarded after a Marine has made ten parachute jumps.
Robb retired from the Marine Corps Reserve in '91 after 34 years of service.
The senator, who's a member of the Armed Services Committee, viewed the
entire tape in his office yesterday.
He says he plans to follow the investigation to its conclusion.
The prosecutor says he's "relieved" and "happy" -- now that Darlie Routier
(roo-TEER') has been found guilty.
The Texas woman was accused in the stabbing deaths of her two young sons at
their home eight months ago.
Her conviction today came after a trial for one of the two deaths -- she
could still face trial in the other.
David Jackson reports.
SUPER=03-Kerrville, TX; :00
SUPER=00-Doug Mulder/Routier's Attorney; :15 Quick!!!
SUPER=00-LouAnn Brown/Routier's Aunt; :20
SUPER=01-Chief Randall Posey/Rowlett Police Department; :35
SUPER=01-David Jackson/Reporting; 1:26
OUT Q=News, New York.
(( Darlie Routier was driven away from court. "They're all liars."
It was an emotional time as relatives of the family reacted to the guilty
verdict -- many wore t-shirts displaying the pictures of the boys.
DEFENSE ATTORNEY DOUG MULDER: OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE DISAPPOINTED, BUT THERE
ISN'T REALLY MUCH WE CAN DO ABOUT IT AT THIS STAGE.
LOUANN BROWN, DARLIE ROUTIER'S AUNT: SHE HAD A STRONG CASE.
Texas authorities are content with the verdict in this high-profile case.
CHIEF RANDALL POSEY/ROWLETT POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE WENT WHERE THE EVIDENCE
TOOK US AND IT ALL POINTED TO HER.
Initially the 27-year-old mother claimed that a white male with dark
clothing and a baseball cap attacked her and her two sons while they slept in
the family's living room.
Her sons damon and devon died of multiple stab wounds.
She had several injuries to her neck and torso.
But within days police decided Routier's wounds were self-inflicted and her
story was not true...they then arrested her and charged her with capital
murder in the death of the five year old.
Two days after the attack would have been Devon's 7-th birthday, which the
family marked with a party at the boys' graves.
The 27-year-old was convicted of murder, which means her appeal will be
She could get the death penalty.
The sentencing part of the trial is to begin Monday.
David Jackson CBS News New York.))
Police in a California town are trying to find out who has the dynamite.
Last Thursday, a bomb blew a three foot crater in the a county courthouse
wall in Vallejo, California.
Last Sunday, another dynamite powered bomb blew up in front of an ATM
Police are trying to enhance a photo from the ATM camera that may show the
A caller to a radio talk show claimed the dynamite came from a old railroad
bunker in the Sierras.
A russian airline company is after TWA.
Russia's first private airline, Transaero, has a group of investors backing
The ailing TWA hasn't rejected the offer... an official response is expected
later this month.
Transaero's chairman says the alliance would give TWA access to the former
Soviet republics, a market virtually untapped by western carriers.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at Six--
A new state song is tabled by the House of Delegates for another year.
and the second annual Thousand Man March sets a positive example and honors
past and present African-American pioneers.
Temperatures are dropping after a VERY warm Saturday. Tonight we will see
cloudy skies, and temperatures a bit more chilly than last night.
Tomorrow we are looking at another warm day, but without all the sunshine--
here's a look at the highs and lows of the day.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
The second annual Thousand Man March did not live up to its name but
organizers say its a step to a brighter future.
About 100 men and women walked down Roanoke's streets to set a positive
Organizers told the crowd to reach out and have a positive impact on at
least 10 other people.
They say this will help restore the next generation of black men.
IN Q=people of all
((HAROLD CANNADAY/THOUSAND MAN MARCH ORGANIZER: PEOPLE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO
COME IN AND BE ABLE TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THEIR TIME TO SET SOME POSITIVE
IMAGES FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND THIS IS A DAY WHERE WE ARE TO EXPRESS BROTHERLY
SUPER=01-Harold Cannaday/Thousand Man March Organizer;
OUT Q=EXPRESS BROTHERLY LOVE
Marchers walked from the Washington Park Swimming Pool to Lucy Addison
After the march organizers honored African-American Pioneers from the past
Pioneers such as Lucy Addison who helped establish the First Ward School For
Colored Children in 1886.
Organizers hope these programs will help build self-respect in the black
Members of Rebuilding the Black Community say they're building a strong
foundation to a healthier community.
The organization is embarking on a fundraising campaign so it can bring
needed social programs to the community.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=Maurice Jones
SUPER=07-Maurice Jones; :08
SUPER=01-Tony Reed/Rebuilding the Black Community; :17
SUPER=01-Anita Reed/Rebuilding the Black Community; :38
SUPER=01-Dr. Pink Wimbish/Rebuilding the Black Community; :54
OUT Q=News 7
((Maurice Jones hangs out at the center operated by Rebuilding the Black
Here the R-B-C helps him with his home work.
IN Q=THEY GIVE ME
((MAURICE JONES: THEY GIVE ME STUFF THAT I DON'T WANT TO DO, BUT I DO IT, LIKE
READ BOOKS AND DOING MY HOMEWORK HERE. I THINK IT'S NICE TO DO STUFF HERE.))
OUT Q=STUFF HERE
IN Q=THERE'S A STEADY
((TONY REED/RBC: THERE'S A STEADY FLOW OF YOUNGSTERS THAT COME THROUGH HERE
DAILY. THEY JUST COME HANGOUT.))
OUT Q=COME HANGOUT
In addition to offering a safe hangout, the R-B-C also offers health
But to offer these services and others they're attempting to raise
IN Q=SUCH AS TUTORIAL
((ANITA REED/RBC: SUCH AS TUTORIAL PROGRAMS, THE CRITICAL THINKING, KARATE,
CREATIVE DANCING. WE'VE GOT A CLOTHES CLOSET, FOOD BANK AND THEN THERE ARE
SOME LARGER ENDEAVORS WE'RE CONTEMPLATING ON DOING IN '97.))
OUT Q=DOING IN '97
IN Q=THAT'S WHAT
((DR. PINK WIMBISH/RBC: THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO SHOW HERE. THAT WE ALL
WANT TO COME TOGETHER TO REBUILD THE COMMUNITY. EVERYONE GIVING AS LITTLE OR
AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND WHAT EVER THEY CAN AFFORD TO DO.))
OUT Q=AFFORD TO DO
Members say they have a small, but very active core of adults who help keep
the center running.
And children like Maurice Jones are their inspiration.
Denise Allen News 7.))
You won't have to learn the lyrics to a new state song for at least another
A House of Delegates committee today tabled a proposal to replace "Carry Me
Back to Old Virginia" with "Virginia" as the official state song.
"Virginia" was written by country singer and sausage king Jimmy Dean and his
Another bill approved by the Senate and sent to the House would make "Carry
Me Back" state song emeritus and direct a study committee to come up with a new
The current state song is rarely sung in public because of lyrics many
consider racially offensive.
Roanoke residents and city officials met draw the blueprint for the city's
About 80 people got together this morning for the first of four visioning
The council has drafted a vision statement to help guide the city into the
This morning's meeting focused on the quality of life aspect of the
Residents say these meetings are the first step to a people-friendly
IN Q= if you're not
((LULAR LUCKY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IF YOU'RE NOT PARTICIPATING IN IT YOU CAN NOT
SEE THAT CARING PART CAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW THE CITY CARES, BUT YOU HAVE TO
PARTICIPATE AND DO IT AS A COMMITTMENT.))
SUPER=01-Lular Lucky/Roanoke Resident;
OUT Q=as a committment
The city's vision statement says Roanoke is striving to be a community of
excellence by providing outstanding educational, economic and cultural
The next workshop focuses on the economy.
That one is on February 11th at 7p-m in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, Punxatawney Phil is getting ready for his winter weather
We'll tell you what the almanac says.
and heavy rains, flooding and mudslides hit the Pacific Northwest yet again.
MUSIC UP FULL
People in the northwest just can't seem to get a break from the weather this
Heavy rain fell Thursday night in Washington state, causing flooding,
mudslides and major damage to homes.
The damage comes on top of serious winters storms that hit the area at the
beginning of January.
Some homes are so badly damaged now, they may be condemned.
Tomorrow is Groundhog day...and that means
Punxatawney Phil makes his appearance early in the morning.
He'll let us know how much longer winter will continue.
But if you think history is a more reliable indicator, Patrick Evans has the
IN Q=nat sound music
OUT Q=News 7 weather.
Keep Music UP
Dissolve to Wx-Tape
The Big South's top two teams in the preseason poll have been anything but
lately, but Radford and Liberty renewed their rivalry tonight in front of 6,537
at the Vines Center.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Highlanders vs. Flames;
To the Furnace we go. The Liberty mascot was in a friendly spirit, but he
was about the only one.
Liberty threatened to run away and hide early on. Mark Reed gets it out to
Erik Sorenson on the break and the Flames grabbed a 10-2 lead.
But the Highlanders did not back down. Anthony Walker goes up top to Kevin
Robinson who throws down the alley-oop! and Radford led 39-38 at the break.
The second half was a seesaw affair. Radford's Leslie Ballard picks up the
loose ball and strokes a triple.
But the Flames took control late in the game. Marcus White drops a dime
for Peter Aluma who drops it in off the window.
Then watch Larry Jackson, who had a big night. He scores the layup and
Liberty holds off Radford 70-63. The SUPER=33-Liberty/70/Radford/63/;
Highlanders are now 0h and 6 at the Vines Center versus the Flames.
IN Q="I'm disappointed...
SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach;
SUPER=01-Jeff Meyer/Liberty Head Coach; :11
Curtis Staples scored all 20 of his points in the second half to lead
Virginia over Florida State 73 to 60.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Cavaliers vs Seminoles; :
Jeff Jones and the Cavaliers trying to stay close in the conference.
Jamal Robinson takes the ball to the hoop and scores off the glass and the
Cavaliers took a 13 to 11 lead.
But the Seminoles would come back and take a two point lead with 7 minutes
left in the half on the James Collins basket.
Virginia pushed it outside Harold Deane hits the three pointer and the
Cavaliers led by six at the break.
Florida State hit a 16 to 2 run to open the second half and led 40 to 39
with less than 10 minutes left.
But Virginia answered the call Deane passes to Robinson inside for the hoop
and the Cavaliers led 44 to 43.
And Roanoke's Curtis Staples did SUPER=33-Virginia/73/Florida
State/60/;the rest from the three point line as the Cavaliers get the 73 to60
Ace Custis scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds this afternoon as
Virginia Tech beat Dayton 59 to 52 at the Cassell.
Oliver Purnell and his flyers trying to break a four game losing streak.
But Tech's Keefe Mathews hits the jump hook and the hokies had a four point
10 to 6 lead.
Dayton's Josh Postorinio had the hot hand for the Flyers here he knocks
down the three pointer.
Troy Manns takes it to the hoop for the score but the Hokies trailed 29 to
20 at the half.
The Flyers added to that lead with a run to open the second half and led
37 to 26.
But Tech's Ace Custis upped his SUPER=33-Virginia
Tech/59/Dayton/52/;game in the second half and the Hokies pull out the 59 to
52 Atlantic 10 victory.
Over in Salem this afternoon, Hampden-Sydney beat Roanoke College 85 to 82
handing the Maroons their second straight ODAC loss.
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Tigers; :
Maroon head coach Page Moir trying to find the right lineup to put on the
Roanoke came out on the run Nathan Hungate passes to Michael Ball for the
easy layup and the Maroons led by 7.
But the Tigers rallied hitting the boards hard this basket cut the Maroon
lead to three points.
The Maroons led by one when Hungate passes to John Maher who hits two of
his 16 points on the day.
Hampden-Sydney took the lead Loyal
SUPER=33-Hampden-Sydney/85/Roanoke/82/;Grimes hits the jumper to make it 83
to 80 with 25 seconds left and the Tigers get the upset 85 to 82.
In the A-C-C this afternoon, Wake Forest beats Maryland.
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/CREATIVE SPORTS; :
And in Raleigh, North Carolina State broke a 15 game A-C-C regular season
losing streak upsetting 7-th ranked Clemson. Jeremy Hyatt scored a career high
For the rest of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-j/East Carolina/85//George Mason/81///j/Va. Wesleyan/102//Emory &
SUPER=0098-j/ODU/63//Richmond/51////William & Mary/50/j/VCU/77///;
SUPER=0098-/W & L/81/j/Guilford/83////VMI/67/j/Davidson/77///;
SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati/90//DePaul/53///j/Iowa State#11/71//Texas A&M/57///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, the Lady Maroons of Roanoke College are on a 14 game win
streak Chip Sullivan misses the cut again.
And David Duval ties the course record and moves to the lead after three
rounds of the Pebble Beach Pro Am.
Chip Sullivan shot a 2 over par 74 today and he's at 215 one under par
after three rounds of the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Sullivan misses the cut by three shots.
SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/CBS SPORTS; :
Mark O'Meara, who has won this tournament four times since 1985, is tied for
second at 15 under par. He shot is third consecutive 67 today with shots like
this 40 foot birdie putt on the 14-th hole.
David Duval shot a 28 on the front nine and tied a course record of 62 to
lead the tournament. Duval is at 198, 18 under par.
But as usual Bill Murray gave the crowd something to laugh about on the
18-th hole he hits his shot out of the bunker way over the green and into the
water. Bill probably did it on purpose.
The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College are working on another trip to the
N-C-A-A post season tournament.
Since losing its first game of the season the Maroons have reeled off 14
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Head Coach; :12
SUPER=01-Suzanne Moore/Roanoke College Guard; :49
SUPER=01-Ashley McCallum/Roanoke College Forward; :57
OUT Q=......time comes."
((The Lady Maroons are right on schedule in reaching the goals they set when
the season ended last year.
And Roanoke is playing at the top of its game halfway through the regular
((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
((Senior leadership has also been a key.
Amy Athey, Suzanne Moore and Ashley McCallum have accounted for 47 per cent
of the teams scoring.
But its been a team effort that's allowed the Lady Maroons to remain the
team to beat in the ODAC.))
((SUZANNE MOORE/ROANOKE GUARD: ))
((ASHLEY McCALLUM/ROANOKE FORWARD: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
Black History Month is designed to recognize the accomplishments of
On tomorrow's On-Record, the panel discusses the need to from a month-long
celebration to a year-round celebration of black culture.
Scott Prince has a preview.
IN Q=On the next
SUPER=01-E. Phillip McGlaston/Actor; :03
SUPER=01-Eva Darcel Walters/Harrison Museum; :14
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :35 quick!!
((On the next edition of On- Record...
((E. PHILLIP MCGLASTON/ACTOR: FEAR BASED OUT OF IGNORANCE AND LACK OF TRUE
EXPOSURE TO EACH OTHER. ))
OUT Q=each other
Our panel be discussing the African American community, its heritage and
Black History Month.
IN Q=For there
((EVA DARCEL WALTERS/HARRISON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE: FOR THERE TO
BE JUST ONE MONTH... THAT'S CRAZY. WE CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY EVERY DAY OF THE
OUT Q=the year
We'll also be debating timely topics... like Ebonics.
IN Q=The idea
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THE IDEA OF TEACHING THIS DIALECT IN
THE CLASSROOM TO STUDENTS AND EXPOSING THE STUDENTS... I'M NOT DOWN WITH THAT.
OUT Q=with that
on Your Hometown Station, WDBJ-7.))
Make sure you join us for On Record-- Tomorrow morning at eleven, right here