Pawn brokers will let you hock just about anything for money.
Some will even take the title to your car-- not the car, itself-- just the
Keith Humphry tells us about a pawn broker who found out the hard way: it's
IN Q=The law
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/City Pawn Shop Owner; :16
OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.
The law that regulates pawn brokers hasn't changed in nearly half a
But a ruling from a Circuit Judge in Richmond now makes it illegal for pawn
brokers to accept a motor vehicle title as collateral on a loan.
Tim McGuire could have fought it.
IN Q=But we felt
((BUT WE FELT LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT DEALT HERE DID NOT DESERVE IT. AND IF WE
WERE GOING TO LOSE MONEY, I WOULD MUCH RATHER GIVE THEM THEIR CAR TITLE BACK
FREE AND CLEAR AND OWE ME NOTHING THAN I WOULD BE TO HAVE TO KEEP RUNNING MONEY
UP HERE TO MY LAWYER TO FIGHT THE STATE.))
OUT Q=the state.
The Attorney General says McGuire isn't a bona fide pawn broker. His
exorbitant interest rates are in violation of state law, according to the A-G.
That entitles customers to a full refund.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
If all the title holders return to collect a refund, it could cost McGuire
tens of thousands of dollars.
If McGuire looks familiar, it may be because he's better known as a race
His brother, TONY, a silent partner in the pawn shop, also drives a race
car... one sponsored by W-D-B-J.
Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley could face eight years in prison.
That was the recommendation of the Roanoke jury that found him guilty of
The jury said Wiley should serve five years for fatally shooting Jesse
Ferguson last July, and three years for the illegal use of a firearm.
Wiley tearfully testified he'd never been in trouble with the law before.
IN Q=and I think the testimony
((ALTON PRILLAMAN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; AND I THINK THE TESTIMONY YOU HAVE BEFORE
YOU IS THAT FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE HE WILL BE A PEACEFUL LAW ABIDING CITIZEN.
AND NO FURTHER DIFFICULTY WITH THE COURTS.))
SUPER=01-Alton Prillaman/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=with the courts
The prosecution hammered Wiley for firing ten shots with a pistol that has a
range of almost a mile.
IN Q="did you think"
(( DID YOU THINK ABOUT HOW MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE IN THAT 1 MILE RANGE WHEN
YOU FIRED THOSE TEN SHOTS? NO I DIDN'T.
DID YOU THINK ABOUT HOW MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE WERE IN THE EMBASSY MOTEL THE
MORNING OF JULY FOURTH?
SUPER=02-Tom Bowers/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q="July 4th? No."
Wiley's formal sentencing is scheduled in April.
On Wall Street, the Dow opens this morning down more than fifty-five
Yesterday's falloff came after federal reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told
Congress that a soaring stock market may be a risk to the economy.
Some analysts say Greenspan's testimony was a warning that the fed may soon
raise interest rates.
First Union Bank may be a household name around here, but now it wants to
make itself known nationwide.
SUPER=04-First Union Advertisement;
First Union unveiled an 85-million dollar ad campaign to develop a "major
brand identity" across the U-S.
The spots airing during prime time t-v shows will add up to the largest
marketing campaign in the company's history.
SOT ad tape tot 00:02:48
((FIRST UNION ANNOUNCER: SUPPOSE SOMEONE WAS ABOUT TO MARRY THE SAVVY OF A
WALL STREET BROKER WITH THE COMMON SENSE OF A MAIN STREET BANKER?))
First Union's main pitch is to show consumers it's a bank AND a financial
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Deregulation of the securities industry has enabled financial services firms
to grab a greater share of the traditional banking market.
The music industry honored the best of its own at the 39th Grammy Awards
last night at New York's Madison Square Garden.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Among the night's big winners.
Babyface who took home three grammys for Record of the Year, Producer of the
Year and Best R & B Song.
Country newcomer Leann Rimes walked away with two Grammys, including best
Other double grammy winners included Cheryl Crowe, and Tony Braxton and
And closer to home, D-C talk, the band formed at Liberty University, won a
grammy for Rock Gospel Album.
Several former and current Roanoke College students were charged for their
roles in an incident early Tuesday morning near Carvins Cove.
Eighteen people face charges as a result--, yesterday they were arraigned
at the Roanoke County Courthouse.
All were charged with trespassing on property along Timber View Road. Some
also face charges of hazing and being drunk in public.
Roanoke County police found four of the students blindfolded, lying face
down in four to six inches of water.
Members of the group declined interviews, but did say the incident should
not be considered hazing.
A man convicted of the 19-85 slaying of a convenience store manager in
Suffolk was put to death last night.
Coleman Wayne Gray had no final statement.
He carried a Bible as he walked into the death chamber at the Greensville
GRAPHIC=David, James Michael
A Lynchburg man says he acted in self defense when he beat his roommate to
death last year.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/December 24; :00
37- year- old Richard Moye (moy) died after a fight inside this Lynchburg
motel room on Christmas Eve.
Police charged 33- year- old James Michael David with Moye's murder.
David says he was sleeping when Moye attacked him that night, and he
A group of veterans was in court yesterday to show their support for David.
IN Q=He is sort
((JIMMY MOORE/EX-PARATROOPER: HE IS SORT OF AN EXPERT IN SOME OF THE SELF
DEFENSE MOVES, AND OF COURSE, IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT
HAPPENS UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE. WE'RE SORRY THAT SOMEBODY HAD TO PASS AWAY, BUT WE
BELIEVE THIS BOY WAS JUST IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Moore/Ex-Paratrooper; :00
OUT Q=the wrong time.
Moore says David served as a paratrooper in Panama and Desert Storm.
A grand jury could indict David next week.
Police arrested a 74- year- old Christiansburg man for distributing drugs
for the second time in six months.
It was last August that authorities seized crack cocaine and guns from the
home of William Bernice Smith and his wife Josephine, who has since died.
At that time, police said they were eliminating a major crack source in the
New River Valley.
But William Smith was free on bond and--police say-- up to his old tricks.
They arrested him again Tuesday, and seized more crack, marijuana and cash.
Two women, Tina Marie Sherman Richmond and Dawn Burkes Pryor were also
A car crashed through a plate glass window at A Cleaner World on Brandon
The car was parked at Little Caesar in the lower level of Towers Shopping
It drifted backward across the parking lot and four lanes of traffic before
hitting the dry cleaners.
The owner of the car, Oscar Hackworth, says he is simply thankful that no
one was injured.
Things may not change drastically once George Allen officially retires the
But eager voices will soon clamor to replace the song.
Ellen Qualls brings you a sample.
IN Q=nat sot guitar
SUPER=01-Johnny Grey/Songwriter; :35
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :50
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( nat sot grey guitar riff
What does a good state song sound like?
Who should pick?
Do we really need one?
sot TAPE ONE 03:01:44
((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: I'M NOT SAYING MY SONG IS THE BEST SONG. I HAVE
FAITH IN IT.))
nat sot JOHNNY GREY 02:48:43
((WE HAVE IT MADE IN VIRGINIA AND HER ROOTS RUN DEEP AND TRUE. VIRGINIA IS FOR
LOVERS, OLD DOMINION I LOVE YOU. guitar riff))
Johnny Grey says he didn't write his song to be the state song, but with all
the controversy over "Carry Me Back..."
sot TAPE ONE 03:00:46
((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: SOMEONE TOLD ME YOU KNOW THAT WOULD MAKE A GOOD
"Virginia Is For Lovers" was a last minute fix for his first album.
sot TAPE ONE 02:58:39
((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: SO I GOT UP AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. I
COULDN'T SLEEP BECAUSE I WAS CUTTING MY FIRST ALBUM. I WAS ALL NERVOUS. AND I
WENT TO THE KITCHEN TO GET A DRINK OF WATER AND IT HIT ME. I WROTE IT IN TEN
MINUTES, CALLED HIM, AND SANG IT OVER THE PHONE TO HIM, AND THEY NEVER CHANGED
A WORD INTO IT. IT WAS GOD SENT.))
sot 01:55:38 FRIDAY TAPE
((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-FAIRFAX: YOU KNOW, SONGS AREN'T EASILY WRITTEN. AND GOOD
SONGS ARE RARELY EVER WRITTEN.))
So lawmakers this year refused to make any plan for finding a new song.
But that hasn't deterred the songwriters -- including Jack Phillips of
nat sot "Sweet Virginia Evermore"
It took lawmakers 27 years to retire the old one.
It may take a few to find the new one.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))
The proposal to change the Constitution to require Congress to balance the
budget is all but dead for now.
Yesterday, New Jersey senator Bob Torricelli (tohr-ih-SEL'-eez) said he
would vote against the measure denying the amendment's backers the required
The freshman Democrat said the proposal could leave the U-S weak in the face
of national crisis.
President Clinton hosted a state dinner at the White House last night for
the President of Chile.
The dinner's theme was expanding economic ties between the two countries.
Meantime, President Clinton is again defending his fund raising practices.
Yesterday, he called his sleep-overs perfectly legal because the guests were
not asked to contribute money while staying at the executive mansion.
The President also refused to endorse bi- partisan calls for an independent
counsel investigation.. saying that decision would be left up to Attorney
General Janet Reno.
The Grammy Awards belonged to the incredible duo of Eric Clapton, and
Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds.
They won the music industry's top awards at last night's 39th annual
ceremony for their song "Change the World."
But one of the biggest surprises came in a small package.
Maggie Cooper reports.
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=01-Leann Rimes/Grammy Winner; :13
SUPER=01-Toni Braxton/Grammy Winner; :36
SUPER=01-Eric Clapton/Grammy Winner; 1:03
SUPER=01-Maggie Cooper/Reporting; 1:11
SUPER=01-Hillary Clinton/Grammy Winner; 1:23
OUT Q=FOR CBS NEWS.
A Roanoke pawn shop could be liable for tens of thousands of dollars in
refunds, under a settlement reached with the State Attorney General's office.
When Tim McGuire opened a pawn shop a couple of years ago, he wanted to
avoid stockpiling jewelry, T-V sets and other merchandise.
He figured he'd just lend money on vehicle TITLES, rather than take cars
Last Fall, a judge in Richmond ruled that pawn shops can only accept
physical items... not vehicle titles.
The ruling could cost McGuire thousands of dollars, but he settled the case
without a fight.
IN Q=We felt
((TIM MCGUIRE/PAWN SHOP OWNER: WE FELT LIKE IF WE WERE GOING TO LOOSE MONEY, I
WOULD RATHER LOOSE IT TO THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE DEALT HERE AND SUPPORTED US, NOT
TO ATTORNEYS AND ATTORNEY GENERALS OFFICES. ))
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/Pawn Shop Owner
The attorney general claims City Pawn is not a bona fide pawnbroker, citing
McGuire points out pawn broker regulations have not changed in 45 years.
A new study suggests women with very strong, healthy bones run a sharply
higher risk of breast cancer.
It's the second such finding in recent months.
It's not the bones themselves that are the problem-- but rather, doctors say
healthy bones reflect a high lifetime exposure to estrogen-- the female sex
hormone also implicated in breast cancer.
This latest study appears in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The rule will soon be no smoking in Montgomery County Jail.
But the inmates are NOT the only ones forced to give up their cigarettes.
The policy will also apply to all sheriff's department employees.
They'll have until August first to try to kick the habit.
((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF: THAT GIVES THEM SIX MONTHS, BECAUSE I KNOW
THAT IT HAS TO BE HARD FOR THEM AND GIVES THEM TIME TO TAPER OFF FROM IT, YOU
KNOW TO WHERE THEY CAN USE THE PATCHES AND THINGS LIKE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=things like that.
Marrs says smoking is not only a health issue, but a safety concern in the
He says inmates often use matches to set fire to bed sheets and clothing,
and the new policy should eliminate those problems.
(TOSS TO BUMP)
A tearful Cepada (se-PAY-da) Wiley asked for mercy yesterday.
But the jury sentenced him to eight years in prison for the shooting death
of Jesse Ferguson.
Jurors listened to Wiley as he said he'd never been in trouble with the law
before and NEVER would be again.
His lawyer said Wiley did not know what he was getting into when he came to
a Roanoke motel where his brother and Ferguson were fighting over a woman.
But the prosecution said Wiley went too far when he got his gun.
IN Q=if you have trouble
((TOM BOWERS/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE, CALL THE
POLICE AND YOU DON'T BRING OUT A GUN AND START FIRING AT RANDOM, PUTTING
INNOCENT PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE AT THIS MOTEL, IN PERIL.))
SUPER=01-Tom Bowers/Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=in peril
Wiley was originally on trial for first degree murder, but the judge threw
that charge out, saying the shooting was not pre-meditated.
Wiley will be held in jail until his formal sentencing in April.
Eighteen current and former students at Roanoke College will face trial in
April for an alleged hazing incident.
Members of the group were in General District Court yesterday morning.
They all face charges of trespassing.
Ten are accused of hazing, and four of being drunk in public.
They were arrested on property along Timber View Road near Carvins Cove
early Tuesday morning.
Roanoke County police found four of the students blindfolded, lying face
down in four to six inches of water.
Members of the group declined to discuss the incident yesterday, except to
say they were not hazing.
A Pulaski company is getting national recognition for a new, high- tech
Quad Media has won the 19-97 Buyers Choice Award for designing a new device
to help companies sell their products at trade shows.
After three years of research, the company introduced something called a
Portable Interactive Kiosk.
Quad Media founder Bernard LaFleur (le-FLURE) says his newly patented
product has a number of advantages over the heavier, standard types of kiosks.
IN Q=One of our
((BERNARD LAFLEUR/QUAD MEDIA PRESIDENT: ONE OF OUR CLIENTS, ITT, SPENDS AN
AVERAGE OF ABOUT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER TRADE SHOW TO SEND THE OLDER STYLE
KIOSKS THAT WE MANUFACTURED FOR THEM, THEY CAN SEND THIS TYPE OF UNIT NOW FOR
LESS THAN 150 DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Bernard LaFleur/Quad Media President;
OUT Q=150- dollars.
Quad Media says since the award, it can not keep up with the new orders for
the Portable Interactive Kiosk.
Heavy Metal legends "Metallica" rocked the Civic Center last night.
Andrew Freiden was there.
IN Q=They rock!
SUPER=07-Amanda Hammack; :25
SUPER=01-Kirk Hammett/Metallica; :30
SUPER=01-Charlotte Fowler/Parent; 1:07
SUPER=01-Mary Weeks/Parent; 1:16
OUT Q=news 7, Roanoke.
(( ((nat sound))
((THEY ROCK! ))
Metallica gave their fans just want they wanted to hear-- heavy metal music,
and lots of it.
((NAT SOUND OF THE BAND.))
The group is fourteen years old, and they say they are evolving into more
than just a metal band.
Their new short haircuts are sparking some concern among die-hard fans...
IN Q=THEY'RE LEANING
((AMANDA HAMMACK: THEY'RE LEANING TOWARDS THE MORE ALTERNATIVE SIDE, WHICH I
PERSONALLY DON'T THINK IS COOL...))
OUT Q=THINK IS COOL
IN Q=the most
((THE MOST OBVIOUS THING IS THAT WE'RE OLDER, WE'RE MORE MATURE-- YOU'LL FIND
THAT EVERY TIME WE GO ON TOUR, MAKE AN ALBUM, IT'S A REBIRTH.))
But they'll never go far from their roots...
IN Q=WE HAVE
((WE HAVE METAL IN OUR NAME, AND SO PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS GOING TO SEE METALLICA
AND THINK WE ARE TEN FEET TALL MONSTERS THAT BREATH FIRE AND PLAY THE DEVILS
While the Band doesn't breath fire, It still plays songs fast and loud.
Some parents of concert goers couldn't handle the high decibel music, and
made use of the Civic Center's "quiet room."
IN Q=I BOUGHT A TICKET
((CHARLOTTE FOWLER: I BOUGHT A TICKET ALSO, BUT I CAME HERE BECAUSE THE EAR
PLUGS DIDN'T WORK.))
OUT Q=DIDN'T WORK.
IN Q=IM' FROM
((MARY WEEKS: I'M FROM FLOYD, SO IT'S QUITE A DRIVE LIKE THE REST OF THEM, AND
I GOT ROPED INTO BEING THE DD..HAHAHAHAH))
IN Q=THE BAND
((THE BAND MEMBERS ARE ALL A LITTLE OLDER, AND THEY SAY THEY'VE MELLOWED JUST A
BIT, BUT THEIR FANS AREN'T ANY LESS ENTHUSIASTIC, AND THEIR MUSIC IS JUST AS
LOUD. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS7, ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=AF, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.
In the N-B-A,
The Indiana Pacers beat the Seattle Sonics 92-to-78 at Market Square Arena.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
GO TO SCORES
SUPER=0096-j/Sacramento/111//Boston/105//Polynice - 14
Rebounds//Miami/86/j/Orlando/98//Dennis Scott - 26 pts/;
SUPER=0096-/Golden State/84/j/Detroit/117//Joe Dumars - 19
Gugliotta - 29 pts/;
SUPER=0098-j/UNC Asheville/54//UMBC/51///j/Charleston/67//Coastal Car./51///;