Investigators say a domestic dispute ended in a murder suicide in Campbell
It started around 10-30 last night.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co/Last Night;
The sheriff's department says 30-year-old Jennifer Susannah White of Forest,
had apparently been fighting with her ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of C.T.
Town and Country.
Witnesses say she was trying to get away when the man shot her once in the
chest with a 38 caliber handgun.
The suspect then fled the scene.
IN Q=THE VEHICLE
((SGT. JOHN RIEGER/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THE VEHICLE WAS SEEN BY AN
ALTAVISTA PATROLMAN AND PULLED OVER IN THE ALTAVISTA AREA OF THE COUNTY. ONCE
THE OFFICER APPROACHED THE VEHICLE THE SUBJECT INSIDE THE VEHICLE SHOT HIMSELF
SUPER=01-Sgt. John Rieger/Campbell Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=SHOT HIMSELF ALSO
Police pulled the suspect over on Route 43 near Altavista.
Investigators are not releasing the man's name until his family has been
Both he and White were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where they
The bodies will be brought to Roanoke this week for autopsies.
Three people died after a head-on collision in Bedford County last night.
One of them was a long time Roanoke County educator.
Police say 52-year-old James "Monty" Johnson of Vinton died this morning.
Johnson was the principal at Arnold R. Burton Vocational and Technical
Friends say the community has lost a dedicated educator who worked to help
all his students succeed.
IN Q=they knew he
((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THEY KNEW HE WAS VERY
INTERESTED IN THEM AND INTERESTED THAT THEY ACHIEVE HIGH STANDARDS AND BECOME
VERY PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF THE WORKFORCE AND MANY OF THEM OF COURSE WENT ON TO
COLLEGE SO HE WAS MR. J TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. School Superintendent;
OUT Q=MR. J TO THEM.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;
State police say Johnson was driving north on Route 43, when he swerved to
miss a car parked on the shoulder of the road.
His Madza then went airborne.
The car landed in the opposite lane hitting a Malibu stationwagon.
79-year-old Jesse Willard Goad and 68-year-old Katie Lee Goad, both of
Bedford County, died at the scene.
A Roanoke County family is homeless after a fire destroyed their home this
David and Darlene Francisco were both at work when the fire began.
The blaze had a big jump on fire fighters.
Officials say flames were shooting out from the living room when they
arrived at the home on Carvins Cove Road.
IN Q=SHE CAME HOME
((DONALD GILLISPIE/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE MARSHAL: SHE CAME HOME FROM WORK AND
FOUND SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOUSE. ABOUT THE SAME TIME A NEIGHBOR OBSERVED
SMOKE AND HEARD SOME POPPING AND GLASS BREAKING AND THEY IMMEDIATELY CALLED THE
SUPER=01-Donald Gillispie/Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal;
OUT Q=THE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The family dog did not survive the fire.
Officials are investigating the blaze and would not speculate on the cause.
President Clinton is back in the White House tonight, just days after knee
surgery, and a few days before an important summit with Russian President Boris
Byron Pitts reports
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SUPER=01-Dr. Marlene DeMaio/Orthopedic Surgeon; :40
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; 1:35
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
(( A hug from the First Lady, a cast on his leg, President Clinton arrived
at the White House less than 48 hours after knee surgery.
CLINTON: I FEEL FINE TODAY. I WAS A LITTLE SORE YESTERDAY, YOU KNOW, THE
FIRST DAY AFTER THE OPERATION WHEN THE PAIN STARTED TO WEAR OFF - I MEAN THE
On Friday, doctors repaired a torn tendon in the President's right leg.
Considered a rather routine procedure, surgeons reattached the damaged
ligament, and drilled holes in his kneecap to hold it in place.
It was Thursday night in south Florida at the home of friend and
professional golfer Greg Norman that the President reportedly slipped on a
step and injured his leg.
Friday he flew back to Washington and doctors at Bethesda Naval Hospital
performed the surgery.
DR. MARLENE DeMAIO/NAVY LT. CMDR./ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: HE'S HAD SOME TOUGH
TIMES WITH SOME SPASMS, ET CETERA. BUT HE'S DONE REMARKABLY WELL. AND IN MY
PERIOD OF TIME AS BEING AN ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON, I'VE NEVER HAD A PATIENT THAT
WAS ABLE TO GO THROUGH THIS WITHOUT NARCOTICS OF SOME SORT. HE'S DOING GREAT.
DID THEY HAVE TO TWIST YOUR ARM TO GET YOU TO DELAY THE TRIP TO HELSINKI FOR
A DAY? HILLARY CLINTON: NO TWISTING OF ARMS, OR ANY LIMB (LAUGHTER).
The first family made light of plans to push the President's summit with
Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Helsinki back by one day.
Doctors say he could use time to rest and continue rehabbing his leg.
QUESTION: SIR, DOES IT HURT EVERY TIME YOU MOVE?
QUESTION: IT DOESN'T?
CLINTON: NO. YOU JUST HAVE TO LEARN TO USE A FEW DIFFERENT MUSCLES. BUT
IT'S QUITE INTERESTING. I MEAN, IT WILL BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE. IT'S LIKE
GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND LEARNING SOME NEW THINGS.
QUESTION: DO YOU THINK THIS WILL GET YOU ANY SYMPATHY VOTES IN CONGRESS FOR
ANY OF YOUR BILLS? (LAUGHTER)
CLINTON: I DON'T KNOW, BUT IF IT DOES, I'LL TAKE THEM ANY WAY I CAN GET THEM.
WORKERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE MOVED FURNITURE, TACKED DOWN CARPETS... ALL TO
MAKE SURE MR. CLINTON DOESN'T BUMP, SLIP, AND RE-INJURE HIS LEG. EXCEPT FOR A
FEW MEETINGS IT'S MOSTLY REST, RELAX AND REHAB, BEFORE THE PRESIDENT HEADS TO
HELSINKI ON WEDNESDAY. BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
As the president nurses his knee, a leading house Republican is reviewing
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Henry Hyde says, in light of the
Whitewater and Fundraising controversies, he wants to be ready if necessary.
Democrat Henry Waxman says any talk of impeaching the president is
Albanian refugees continue to flee violence in their country.
12-hundred refugees arrived in Italy early today, almost 5 thousand have
made the crossing, where Albania and Italy are separated by a narrow strip of
the Adriatic Sea.
About 100 Albanian children, who've been seperated from their parents are
held in various centers across Italy, while relief workers try to find their
Meanwhile, more people are crowding into the Albanian port of Durres, trying
to board any boat bound for Italy.
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Stay with us,
With two weeks to go before Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh
goes to trial, a new report says he failed a lie detector test.
and a local radio station was honored today for promoting unity.
It certainly looked great outside today, but when you went out your front
door, there was a chill to the air.
That's because the air mass over us is very crisp and dry.
It will get very cold again tonight-- probably even a few degrees colder than
But, we will warm up nicely tomorrow.
before we get to the forecast....
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There's yet another report that Timothy McVeigh has admitted taking part in
the Oklahoma City bombing.
"Newsweek" says McVeigh admitted his involvement during a lie detector test.
The magazine also says McVeigh failed a question that asked whether all of
his co-conspirators are known to investigators.
"The Dallas Morning News" and "Playboy" also have reported confessions in
Leprosy and three other tropical diseases could be eliminated within a
The World Health Organization says leprosy, river blindness and two other
parasitic infections could be controlled with medications and insecticides.
But the diseases need to be eliminated now before drug resistance becomes a
According to the W-H-O, new therapies and creative disease-fighting
strategies in developing countries will make the difference.
The organization, People Uniting Against Racism, celebrated the good that's
going on in society.
Each year the group honors a business that members feel promotes unity.
This year WSLC/WSLQ Radio received the award for their efforts to publicize
community events that promote the end of racism.
IN Q=BROADCASTING, RADIO
((HERM REAVIS/WSLC-WSLQ EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: BROADCASTING, RADIO AND
TELEVISION, NEEDS TO DO WHAT EVER WE CAN TO HELP THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.
SPREAD THE WORD THE BEST WE CAN AND TRY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/WSLC-WSLQ Exec. VP;
OUT Q=BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER
Members of the group say bringing people together is the purpose behind
During their bi-monthly meeting members talk about current events and how
racism has effected their lives.
IN Q=IT'S NOT THAT
((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/PEOPLE UNITED AGAINST RACISM: IT'S NOT THAT EASY TO HATE
WHITES WHEN YOU SEE MARY AND TOM AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO COME VOLUNTARILY
TOGETHER AND IT'S HARDER TO HATE BLACKS WHEN YOU'VE GOT ALFRED AND CLAUDIA AND
NAMES AND FACES YOU CAN PUT INSTEAD OF RACES.))
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/People United Against Racism;
OUT Q=INSTEAD OF RACES
People Uniting Against Racism meets several Thursdays a month at The Roanoke
A 400- acre development may be coming to Lynchburg, and a rough week for
union efforts in Roanoke and the New River Valley.
We recap the week's top economic stories in our area with the News-7
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SUPER=03-Carroll Co./Tuesday; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; :22
SUPER=03-Dublin; :55 Quick!!!
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
Magnolia Mills in Carroll County will soon hire another 100 people.
The yarn plant currently has 150 people.
Roanoke and Lynchburg saw January unemployment drop almost one- percent
compared to a year ago.
Heavy snowfalls jacked up the jobless rate in the winter of 1996.
Roanoke County unveiled plans for a major industrial park near the Dixie
Caverns exit on Interstate 81.
Nearby neighborhoods are concerned, but the county wants citizens to have a
major role in its design.
Plans for a major retirement community in Lynchburg got the nod from city
planners, but city council must still approve it.
Neighbors there are worrying about traffic and security problems.
Dimon of Danville says after a merger it will still be the world's second
largest tobacco dealer, but only by a small margin.
A buyout of British- based Intabex should be completed in April.
A union vote for salaried workers at Dublin's Volvo G-M plant was cancelled.
Meanwhile, a union representation vote at Virginia Transformer failed by a
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average dropped 65 points, the Nasdaq Composite was down 19.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Word about Optical Cable is getting around on a local level.
But the Roanoke County company is working to get more national exposure.
That's what C-E-O Bob Kopstein told shareholders at its first annual meeting
IN Q=We put
((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE CEO: WE PUT IN PLACE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE
FINANCIAL RELATIONS BOARD WHICH IS KIND OF LIKE AN INVESTOR RELATIONS GROUP OUT
OF NEW YORK TO CONTACT A LOT OF THE REAL DIFFERENT STOCK BROKERS AROUND THE
COUNTRY AND VARIOUS SMALL AND MICRO CAP FUNDS AND MONEY MANAGERS THAT WOULD BE
INTERESTED IN THE COMMUNICATION AREAS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Kopstein/Optical Cable CEO;
OUT Q=communication areas.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
Since it began selling its stock to the public last year, Optical Cable has
had a strong, albeit volatile climb.
The company believes that if more people know about its success story, its
stock price will continue to rise.
And increased publicity will also put the stock in the hands of more people,
which Optical Cable hopes will prevent shares from having such large price
A company with a large presence in our area began selling its stock to the
public this week.
Pluma Incorporated, which is based in Eden, North Carolina, began trading on
the New York Stock Exchange Tuesday.
The activewear company has plants and outlet stores in Altavista, Chatham,
Martinsville, Rocky Mount, and Vesta.
Data from American Business Information indicates Pluma has well over 600
employees at those operations.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, but some areas got a jump on the celebration.
and the return of "Return of the Jedi" has put three George Lucas films in the
box office top ten.
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The "Star Wars" trilogy is cleaning up at the box office.
SUPER=04-"Star Wars" - 20th Century Fox;
All three movies are in this week's top ten.
According to industry estimates, "Return of the Jedi" was the top grossing
movie this weekend.
"The Empire Strikes Back" was tied for fourth, and the movie that started it
all, "Star Wars," was in ninth place.
An historical sidenote to this story: On this day in 1983, President Reagan
first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles.
It was a proposal that came to be known as the Strategic Defense Initiative,
as well as "Star Wars."
Greensboro native David Hyder won 25 thousand dollars in capturing the
Miller 300 at the Martinsville Speedway today.
Steve mason has a recap of the richest late model stock car race in the
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Rodney Six Pack Cundiff/Finished 33rd; :27
SUPER=01-David Hyder/Miller 300 Winner; 1:08
SUPER=01-Jeff Agnew/Finished 6th; 1:23
SUPER=01-Johnny Rumley/Finished 4th; 1:42
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
Joe Nemechek is reported to be in extremely critical condition after a
crash in the Florida Dodge Dealers 400 K truck race at Homestead, Florida.
Surgery was performed to remove pressure from Nemecheks brain and he was
transported to the Neurological Health Care Unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Rookie Kenny Irwin won the race.
And coming up, The Virginia women returned to N-C-Double-A action this
evening Clemson Advances to the Sweet 16 on the Men's side.
But the Duke Blue Devils come up short losing to Providence in the Southeast
The Atlantic Coast Conference started the day with three teams looking for
spots in the Sweet 16.
Only Clemson survived today's action.
In the Southeast Regional at Charlotte Providence knocked off second
seeded Duke 98 to 87.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Duke vs Providence; :
Coach K and the Blue Devils looking for a chance at their 8-th final four
But the Friars got a super performance from forward Derrick Brown on this
play he goes in for the follow up slam in the first half.
Duke's Jeff Capel ended his career by scoring 26 points 19 in the second
half to keep it close in the second half.
But Brown dominated scoring a SUPER=33-Providence/98/Duke/87/;career
high 33 points as Providence advances to the Sweet 16 with the 98 to 87 win.
IN Q="I just wanted
((DERRICK BROWN/SCORED 33 POINTS: ))
((MIKE KRZYZEWSKI/DUKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Derrick Brown/Scored 33 Points; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzewski/Duke Head Coach; :12
OUT Q=.....from our team."
Providence will play U-T Chattanooga which beat Illinois 75 to 63.
Chattanooga is the second Southern Conference team to advance to the Sweet 16.
VMI did it in 1976.
Stanford ended Tim Duncan's quest for a national championship today by
beating Wake Forest 72 to 66 in the West Regional.
SUPER=03-Tucson, AZ/Stanford vs Wake Forest; :
The Cardinal used three centers to gang up on Duncan.
In the meantime, Stanford's big men would work the inside and score the
easy basket and lead by 16 at the half.
Duncan would lead a Wake Rally in the second half here he scores two of his
18 points on the day Wake cut the lead to four.
But Stanford cashed in at the line SUPER=33-Stanford/72/Wake
Forest/66/;in the closing seconds of the game and the Cardinal beats the Demon
Deacons 72 to 66.
Stanford advances to the Sweet 16 and will play Utah in the Regional
Finals. Utah beat UNC-Charlotte 77 to 58.
Roanoke's Steve Robinson and his Tulsa team were knocked out of the
tournament this afternoon losing to Clemson 65 to 59.
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Tulsa vs Clemson; :
Robinson's star player Shea Seals spent much of the second half in foul
But Tulsa was able to stay close to the Tigers going to the big men for the
Clemson's Terrell McIntyre scores this jumper for two of his 16 points in
Merrill Code added 15 points as the Tigers pulled away in the closing
minutes of the second half for the 65 to 59 win.
Clemson will play Minnesota the Gophers beat Temple this afternoon 76 to 57.
In the East Regional, Denny Crum and his Louisville Cardinals move into the
sweet 16 with a 64 to 63 win over New Mexico.
Louisville will play Texas an 82 to 81 win over Coppin State.
DeJuan Wheat led the Cardinals with 22 and the win puts Crum third on the
all time N-C-Double-A tournament list with 41 wins.
The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia are headed to the Sweet 16 for the 11-th
Virginia beating Utah 65 to 46 in Charlottesville tonight.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Virginia vs Utah; :
Debbie Ryan working the officials in the second half of today's game.
Freshman Lisa Hosack comes off the bench and hits this three pointer she
scored 13 in the game as U-V-A led 36 to 24.
Utah made it a 10 point game moments later going to Ross who hits the short
But the Lady Cavaliers went on a 16 SUPER=33-Virginia/65/Utah/46/;to 5
run to end the game and Virginia wins it 65 to 46.
The Cavaliers will go to the Sweet 16 with a 23 and 7 record.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
In the N-B-A Miami regained the Atlantic Division lead this afternoon.
The Heat got 31 points from Tim Hardaway who also had 9 assists in the
Heat's victory over Houston.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0096-j/Miami/101//Houston/80///j/New Jersey/89//New York/74///;
SUPER=0103-/Detroit/2/j/Colorado/4////Calgary/2//Anaheim/2//Tie In OT/;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Roanoke College Men's Lacrosse team upset second ranked Ohio Wesleyan
this afternoon 10 to 5. Its the first time the Maroons have topped the Bishops
With the win the Maroons improve their record to 3 and 1.
Lynchburg's Donna Andrews won the L-P-G-A's Welch's Circle K championship.
Andrews shot a final round four under par 68. She finished at 15 under par
one stroke off the tournament record for a one stroke win over Tina Barrett.
SUPER=03-Coral Springs, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
Australia's Stuart Appleby won his first career P-G-A tournament today
capturing the Honda Classic. Appleby eagled 13 and finished the 36 hole day
shooting a final round 71. He finished at 274 14 under par for a one shot win
over Payne Stewart and Michael Bradley.
It was still winter in Boston today, but there was plenty of green around.
The city's annual St. Patricks day parade brought visitors all the way from
One was quoted as saying "It's more Irish over here."
The cold windy weather didn't stop the bagpipes, or the polititions from
coming out either.
In Moscow, most Russians have no idea who St. Patrick is... but they love a
good parade, so Irish folk music rang through the streets today.
Revelers in costumes celebrated the sixth annual Irish National Day.
The parade included several floats sponsored by Irish breweries...
And just to make it a little more authentic, a group of Irish Wolfhounds.