A capital murder suspect and his alleged accomplice are back in Appomattox
tonight, due in court tomorrow.
A LIVE report on Hedrick and Jones tops NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
And a program designed to modernize tobacco farms... and expand the burley
Tonight in sports, Radford high school captures a regional tennis title this
afternoon, Tiger gets set to win his second straight event in Texas, we'll
check in on the Roanoke Saints wheelchair hoopsters,
Plus, Marv Albert is charged with assault and battery and forcible sodomy.
After two days of sweaty weather, a light jacket will be necessary for the
next few. More on the weather straight ahead.
After less than a week on the run, two teenagers have been returned to
Appomattox County to face murder charges.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom, Steve what happens next to
these two men?
Keith, Brandon Hedrick and Trevor Jones were flown back from Lincoln,
Nebraska this afternoon, and taken to the Appomattox County jail.
How long they'll stay there could be determined by a court hearing tomorrow
IN Q=Nine days
SUPER=04-May 9; :00
SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :23
OUT Q=penalty if convicted.
(( Nine days after Lisa Yvonne Crider's body was found in the James River, her
alleged killers are in custody and back in Virginia.
18- year- olds Brandon Wayne Hedrick and Trevor Anthony Jones were picked up
two days ago in Lincoln, Nebraska, where Jones had gone to see family and
After being tipped off by Appomattox authorities, Nebraska police were
waiting for them.
IN Q=Police officers
((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: POLICE OFFICERS FROM NEBRASKA HAD BEEN
NOTIFIED BY THIS OFFICE TO CHECK THAT RESIDENCE AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER..
BEDFORD AND CAMPBELL COUNTY.))
OUT Q=and Campbell County.
Staples would not discuss a motive, but said Crider and Jones knew each
Hedrick is the one facing a capital murder charge, and could get the death
penalty if convicted.))
Again, both Hedrick and Jones will make their first court appearance in
Appomattox tomorrow morning.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Without giving specifics, authorities say they're confident they have a
strong case against the two teens. Keith?
The man facing death for the murder of Roanoke County realtor Carolyn
Rogers is asking a federal judge to reverse his conviction.
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Danny King's appeal has already been rejected by the Virginia Supreme Court.
Today King's attorneys argued that court should have reversed the
conviction, because police investigators ignored King's request for a lawyer
when interrogating him.
An attorney for the Commonwealth says King never clearly asked for a lawyer
and even if he had he never confessed to police.
Judge Samuel Wilson did not rule on the matter today.
Al Bedrosian (beh-DRO-zhi-an) is touting tax relief as a major focus of his
campaign for the General Assembly.
While the republican isn't ready to endorse Jim Gilmore's plan to cut the
personal property tax on cars, he says the G-O-P's candidate for Governor is on
the right track.
IN Q=I don't know if all of the
((AL BEDROSIAN/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I DON'T KNOW IF ALL OF THE
DETAILS OF YOUR PLAN MAKE SENSE, IF THEY ARE RIGHT, BUT I TELL YOU, IF THIS IS
A FIRST STEP WE NEED TO PUSH HIM. AND I AM VERY MUCH A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE AND
I WOULD PROBABLY PUSH HIM EVEN FURTHER.))
SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
OUT Q=push him even further.
Bedrosian is challenging Vinton democrat Dick Cranwell for a seat in the
House of Delegates.
Thousands of homes in Southwest Virginia "need indoor plumbing and clean and
dependable water supplies."
That quote from Don Beyer in last week's Kingsport Times-News has Jim
Gilmore up in arms.
Richmond area resident Gilmore says northern Virginian Beyer is "insulting"
southwest Virginians with what he calls a "derogatory" remark.
The Beyer campaign says Gilmore's being "shrill" and "not very
Beyer's plumbing comment came during a campaign stop in Russell County.
He spoke about water and sewer damage done by last year's flash flooding.
Gilmore says the plumbing quote shows a trend.
In 1994, Beyer was quoted as saying southwest Virginians lack "the
education, the self-esteem or the chutzpah" to start their own businesses.
A Beyer spokeswoman doesn't know if Beyer ever said that... but that's NOT
how he feels about a region he's visited over 100 times in eight years.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Residents of one Roanoke neighborhood are sticking up for their
community--which they say deserves better than the reputation it has. Joe
Dashiell continues his series "Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle".
And Miss Virginia on the job--she says she wants to be a role model for kids.
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Years of neglect have left southeast Roanoke with its share of problems,
including poverty, crime and substandard housing.
But some in the neighborhood believe that attitudes outside of their
community are just as destructive.
**TAKE FULLSCREEN LIVE Southeast Stories**
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has part two of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's
IN Q=Do you remember
SUPER=01-Edith Moyers/Former Southeast Roanoke Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Harrison/Belmont Baptist Church; 1:09
OUT Q=JD News 7
(( SOT #7 14:23:33
IN Q=DO YOU REMEMBER
((EDITH MOYERS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: THERE USED TO BE A STREETCAR.
DO YOU REMEMBER THE STREETCAR THAT WENT UP? YOU DON'T REMEMBER IT, NO YOU DON'T
KNOW, THAT WENT UP NINTH STREET.))
((ONE OF THE STREETCAR DRIVERS, THAT DROVE THE STREETCAR., MY AUNT FELL IN LOVE
WITH AND MARRIED. WALTER STULTZ, ANYWAY THAT GOES WAY BACK YOU KNOW.))
OUT Q=way back you know.
Edith Moyers is proud of her southeast Roanoke roots.
Today, when she drives through her old neighborhood she's reminded of a
more innocent time, and struck by how much times have changed.
SOT #7 14:33:01
IN Q=We didn't have a car
((EDITH MOYERS/FORMER SOUTHEAST ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE DIDN'T HAVE A CAR. I
WALKED FROM MOUNTAIN AVENUE DOWN TO BELMONT. DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT. MANY TIMES
I'D GO DOWN TO A MEETING DURING THE WEEK, WASN'T A BIT AFRAID TO WALK UP NINTH
STREET, BUT I WOULDN'T DO THAT NOW. IT'S SAD.))
OUT Q=wouldn't do that now. It's sad.
Moyers returns to southeast for services at Belmont Baptist, a church that
once boasted the largest sunday school of any Southern Baptist church in the
Now many of its members live outside the neighborhood.
And Pastor Wayne Harrison says he sees little effort to bring homeowners back
to these streets.
SOT #3 11:17:51
IN Q=I don't see much
((WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I DON'T SEE MUCH FUTURISTIC PLANNING
AND EXPECTATIONS THAT SEEM TO COME FROM CITY COUNCIL AND BEYOND. YOU HAVE A
PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT IN A LOT OF AREAS IN ROANOKE, AND I WOULD REALLY BE
INTERESTED IN KNOWING EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT CITY COUNCIL HAS IN ITS 10-YEAR,
20- YEAR PLAN FOR SOUTHEAST.))
OUT Q=plan for southeast
SOT #6 10:37:51
IN Q=I don't think
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I DON'T THINK THAT ANY NEIGHBORHOOD IS A
RED-HEADED STEPCHILD OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, WHETHER IT'S SOUTHEAST OR WASENA
OR RALEIGH COURT OR WILLIAMSON ROAD OR MELROSE. THOSE ARE ALL IMPORTANT
NEIGHBORHOODS. WE HAVE A BIG TASK OUT THERE AND WE TRY TO BE FAIR IN DOLING THE
CITY MUNICIPAL SERVICES OUT TO ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS EQUALLY AND FAIRLY.))
OUT Q=equally and fairly.
The city's community development efforts, and initiatives such as the
rental inspection program and junk car ordinance are having an impact here.
Southeast residents also hope the rest of the city will begin to see their
neighborhood in a new light.
There's no question that southeast Roanoke has its share of problems, but
some people believe that attitudes outside of the neighborhood have contributed
to its decline, and slowed its recovery.
SOT #3 11:25:36
IN Q=I think if attitudes
((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IF ATTITUDES THROUGHOUT
THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD CHANGE, THAT COULD BE THE BEST FUTURE THAT SOUTHEAST
ROANOKE COULD EVER EXPECT.))
OUT Q=southeast could ever expect.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Tomorrow, in the final segment of Southeast Stories, Joe Dashiell finds
some evidence of optimism as residents look to the future.
After twenty years on the job as a Democrat or an Independent, Lynchburg
prosecutor Bill Petty says he'll run
for re- election as a Republican this year.
Petty says the GOP has shown it's the only party that's serious about
prosecuting criminals and protecting the public.
Several statewide candidates including attorney general Jim Gilmore attended
Petty's coming- out party.
IN Q=If we're going
((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE
ABILITY TO PROSECUTE AND CONVICT PEOPLE THAT COMMIT VIOLENT CRIMES, THEN WE
NEED THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE LIKE JIM GILMORE.))
((JIM GILMORE/ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND THROUGH BILL PETTY'S LEADERSHIP WE ARE ALL
DETERMINED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS A CROWNING VICTORY FOR
ALL VIRGINIANS EVERYWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=all Virginians everywhere.
Petty has been Lynchburg's top prosecutor since 1977.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Even as Republicans have converted one Independent, they're hoping another
will stay right where he is.
GOP leaders said today they are unanimous in their support of 19th District
delegate Lacey Putney and his likely bid for re- election.
Putney is the General Assembly's only Independent member.
IN Q=And it's just
((STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: AND IT'S JUST UNFORTUNATE THAT THERE WOULD BE ANY
QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THERE WOULD EVEN BE OPPOSITION TO LACEY, I THINK,
BECAUSE LACEY HAS BEEN THERE, HE IS THE LONGEST SERVING MEMBER OF THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY IN EITHER BODY AND HE'S JUST DONE A REMARKABLE JOB, SO I HOPE HE'LL
RUN AGAIN AND REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING THAT UNANIMOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
OUT Q=saying that unanimously.
Newman's announcement hasn't deterred one Republican from wanting to take on
Bedford County resident Eric Thompson says he'll seek the GOP nomination to
run against Putney this fall.
The stock market reversed direction and raced to a big gain on word that the
fed left short-term interest rates UNchanged.
The Dow gained 75 points.
NASDAQ was up 23 points.
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The tobacco industry is under fire in America... but there still aren't
enough tobacco farmers to meet worldwide demand.
So Philip Morris has thrown five million dollars into an effort to recruit
and assist BURLEY tobacco farmers.
IN Q=In burley
((AL GLASS/VA. FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: IN BURLEY THE LAST TWO YEARS YOU'VE HAD
TWO SHORT CROPS, PRIMARILY DUE TO WET WEATHER AND A FUNGUS CALLED BLUE MOLD.
ALSO, WE SEE A HIGH DEMAND FOR WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE AMERICAN BLEND CIGARETTE.))
SUPER=01-Al Glass/Va. Farm Bureau Federation;
Internationally popular brands like Marlboro use that blend.
So Philip Morris has founded the Farm Income Improvement Foundation to help
burley farmers "modernize" their operations.
In Virginia, burley farmers are expected to fall about 13 million pounds
short of their allowed quota this year.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors will hear tonight from
opponents of the proposed "Old 97- Parkway".
The parkway is expected to alleviate traffic congestion along the Franklin
Turnpike and North Main Street.
But opponents say the proposal will inconvenience business owners and
residents who live along the Turnpike.
City officials have proposed turning the Franklin Turnpike at the Danville
city limits into a cul-de-sac, which would divert traffic onto Iris Lane.
IN Q=I think
((BRIAN TURPIN/OPPONENTS' ATTORNEY:I THINK IT WOULD HURT AND PROBABLY CLOSE A
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES, AND OF COURSE, THE OTHER POINT IS, THE PARKWAY SIMPLY
MOVES THIS PROBLEM FROM ONE AREA OF PINEY FOREST ROAD TO ANOTHER AND THAT'S UP
NEAR THE SQUIRE ARMORY. THAT'S WHERE THIS TRAFFIC WOULD BE DIRECTED, IT WOULD
PROBABLY BE THE SAME EXACT TRAFFIC, CONGESTION, IN THAT AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Brian Turpin/Opponents' Attorney; :00
OUT Q=in that area.
The Board of Supervisors will meet with opponents tonight at seven.
Coming up tonight in sports, a weird night with everything from Tiger tales
to a Marv Albert arrest.
Plus, we'll check in on the valley's wheelchair basketball program,
and see how the Radford tennis dynasty continued today by winning another
After taking a month off then coming back to win his third event of 1997 this
past Sunday, Tiger Woods is on a roll.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night; :00
Last night he was in New York to help introduce his new association with
As the company's official spokesman he will earn $30 million dollars over
SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX;
This afternoon he was back in Forth Worth, Texas getting set to play in of
all things The Mastercard Colonial.
He also had lunch with Fuzzy Zoeller.
IN Q="IT WAS BOTH...
((TIGER WOODS/THREE WINS IN 1997:))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Three Wins in 1997; ;00
OUT Q=...pretty hungry."
From the end of one controversy to the start of another.
Sports broadcaster Marv Albert has been indicted on charges of forcible
sodomy and assault and battery stemming from an incident in Arlington back on
The 41 year old woman who filed the charges says Albert bit her several times
in the back.
Albert, who is scheduled to appear in circuit court tomorrow morning is
denying the charges.
Tech head basketball coach Bobby Hussey has completed his staff by hiring
For the past five years Beaman has been an assistant to Sonny Smith at VCU.
Beaman played college ball at Tennessee in the 80's.
For the eighth time in nine years; Radford has won the Region C girls
tennis tournament; beating Galax on the Dedmon Center courts at Radford
Lady Bobcats Emily Nester and Mandy Harless also won the individual doubles
competition. The Three Rivers District champions shook off a early morning rain
delay to top the Galax maroon Tide 8-2.
IN Q=" I
((EMILY NESTER/RADFORD #3 PLAYER:))
((MANDY HARLESS/RADFORD #1 PLAYER:))
SUPER=01-Emily Nester/Radford #3 Player; :00
SUPER=01-Mandy Harless/Radford #1 Player; :08
OUT Q=...to win"
Although Radford won the Region's team, and doubles round; the competition
is getting stronger.
((KATHY DUNCAN/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Kathy Duncan/Tournament Director; :00
OUT Q=...doubles division"
Bland's Ashley Sarver won the singles title with a 6-2, 6-love win over
Bath County's Katie Hardbarger.
A quarter of a century ago, Billy and Sharon Myers dreamt of giving
physically challenged people in the valley the chance to play sports.
Tonight, intern reporter Kent Shiner has the story of their 25 years of
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=19-Kent Shiner; :03
SUPER=01-Billy Myers/Star City Saints; :14
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((The Star City Saints basketball team was first composed of Vietnam Veterans,
but now has disabilities ranging from spinal cord injuries and amputees.
To make teams more competitive players are given classifications.))
((The Saints have advanced as far as the sectionals of their national
Their success has also included six trips to a canadien tournament and
winning it four straight years.))
((Wheelchair basketball has grown in Virginia with teams in Richmond and
Charlottesville and talk of one in Martinsville, but is struggling to spread in
Roanoke with other sports for the disabled available.))
((The game of basketball is worthwhile to many disabled athletes, but the
Saints need continued support to keep the ball bouncing. From the Armory in
Roanoke, Kent Shiner News-7 Sports.))
The Charlotte Motor Speedway will be in the spotlight tomorrow night as
qualifying for the Coke 600 gets underway.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 22, 1996;:00
If recent history is any indication it will another Jeff Gordon show.
He has won the last three poles for the Memorial day weekend race, including
last year's when he edged Ricky Craven for the top starting spot.
Qualifying begins at seven tomorrow night.
Practice and legends car racing lead up to time trials.
News 7 Sports will have live reports for you tomorrow at 5,6, and 11. Plus,
qualifying results on News 7 Primetime.
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Michelle Kang says the best part about being Miss Virginia is the chance
to reach out to children.
Kang spent the day with elementary students at the Huff Lane Micro
She taped a public service announcement for the school's closed circuit
television station, and fielded questions from some the school's young
Kang says she's visited more than 100 schools during her reign as Miss
Virginia, and feels it's important to approach kids at their level.
IN Q=I see that
((MICHELLE KANG/MISS VIRGINIA: I SEE THAT THE JOB OF MISS VIRGINIA AS A
SPOKESPERSON AND AS A ROLE MODEL. AND AS AN ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN, I FEEL IT'S
VERY IMPORTANT THAT I'M IN TOUCH WITH THEM AND THAT I UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES
THAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Kang/Miss Virginia;
OUT Q=they're dealing with
Kang lists educational disparity in the Commonwealth as one of her biggest
concerns, and says she'd like to see all schools have the same level of
technology as Huff Lane.