A search is on for a man considered armed and dangerous in Henry County.
The repo man knocks at one company's doors.
Plus a rift in the fight for O-J Simpson's property.
And this is no Vegas stunt- Find out what happens when scaffolding breaks
29 floors up.
News 7 is next.
A search is on for an alleged (----------------)
burglar in Henry County.
Police say the man fled after the homeowner suprised him-
The repo man paid a visit to Crenshaws Electronics in Roanoke today- hauling
away some merchandise. We'll have details.
And a Cincinnati mom is charged with locking her kids in a filthy room for
up to 12 hours a day while she spent time on LINE.
Plus this is not a Vegas stunt- but a real accident. Painters dangle 29
floors up- after scaffolding gives way.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The search is on in Henry County for a man police consider armed and
Authorities say the alleged burglar fled after the homeowner surprised him
and his accomplice.
Gunfire erupted and one of the suspects was hurt. Tina Tenray reports.
IN Q= Police describe the suspect as
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Trooper K. D. Cecil/Virginia State Police
OUT Q= News 7, Henry County.
Spotsylvania County investigators lost their prime suspect in the murder of
Today abduction charges against Karl Roush were dropped.
Roush was charged based on fiber evidence, but last week, the FBI discovered
the state crime lab made a mistake while analyzing the fibers.
Today in court, Roush thanked his attorney.
IN Q=I'd like to
(( KARL ROUSH/FORMER DEFENDANT; I'D LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR WHAT HE'S DONE, AND
BOB WOODBRIDGE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; ALL THE FORENSIC EVIDENCE EXONERATES HIM, AND
THERE'S A POSITIVE EXONERATION AS A RESULT OF THE DNA, SO I THINK DON'T THINK
THE COMMONWEALTH HAS A CASE.
SUPER=01-Karl Roush/Former Suspect; QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Bob Woodbridge/Defense Attorney; :05
OUT Q=commonwealth has a case.
With Roush out of the picture, it opens the possibility that the same
person killed Silva, and sisters Kristin and Kati Lisk.
Autopsy reports found similarities in the two crimes.
An experimental plane on it's first flight crashed in Buchanan County last
night, killing the pilot.
State police say 31 year old James Goodwin of Cedar Bluff was flying the
plane to Tazewell county.
The plane took off from a private air strip and went down in the Short Gap
area about 8:30 last night.
The repo man made a visit to a big account in Roanoke today.
Len Besthoff reports it's the latest incident in the short, but troubled
history of a North Carolina retailer's venture into Virginia.
SUPER=01-Lisa Kirkwood/Crenshaw's Customer; :45
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Delivery trucks hauled merchandise not in, but OUT of Crenshaw Electronics
and Appliances in Roanoke.
Deutsche Financial Services says repossessing a big chunk of the inventory
there will help repay a small portion of a long overdue loan...court records
indicate Crenshaw owes Deutsche more than 300- thousand- dollars.
This wasn't an easy seizure.
A Roanoke Sheriff's deputy eventually had to call in a locksmith to get in
It was closed for "inventory".
A Crenshaw attorney said this surprised the company because "Crenshaw has
been in discussions with Deutsche and was trying to work things out. And then,
all of the sudden, this ensued."
The locked doors and repo- action confused customers.
IN Q=it was a major
((LISA KIRKWOOD/CRENSHAW'S CUSTOMER: IT WAS A MAJOR SHOCK. THE MAN TOLD ME ON
FRIDAY THAT I COULD CALL TODAY AND THEY'D HAVE SOMEONE OUT HERE TO FIX MY
SATELLITE TODAY AND I CALLED AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ANSWERED. ))
OUT Q=DEPARTMENT ANSWERED.
Crenshaw got off to a bad start here last year when it purchased the
Holdren's appliance chain, began honoring its extended warranties, then
stopped...explaining it only bought Holdren's assets, not its liabilities.
It has also been sued by this station, WDBJ-7, for failing to pay
Crenshaw then sued WDBJ, claiming our coverage of last year's events hurt
its bottom line.
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IN Q=For those
((For those of you with the Holdren's extended warranties who are wondering
what's going on, here's what we can tell you. The case has been passed on to
the Virginia Attorney General's office, which is reviewing it for possible
enforcement action. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
They have it in Lynchburg, and in Washington D-C.
A ward system of city government.
Now, after 20 years of discussion, and a presentation tonight by an
independent task force, Roanoke is close to putting the idea to the voters.
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=supporters say
SUPER=01-Jeri Roger/Task Force Member; :19
SUPER=01-Michael Urbanski/Task Force Chairperson; :43
SUPER=01-Lisa Farthing/Task Force Member; :52
OUT Q=News 7, roanoke.
(( Supporters say a ward system will guarantee representation for all sectors
of the city.
Under the proposal, the city would be divided into five sections, with each
voting for its own council seat.
The mayor and vice-mayor would remain at-large positions representing the
((JERI ROGER/TASK FORCE MEMBER: THERE'S A LOT OF DISSATISFACTION WITH THE
CURRENT PROCESS-- THERE'S PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT FEEL THERE'S A LACK OF
ACCOUNTABILITY FROM CITY COUNCIL ))
Federal law requires the five wards to have near equal population, and the
wards "cannot dilute the strength of minority voters."
((MICHAEL URBANSKI/TASK FORCE CHAIRPERSON: THERE ARE 2 MAJORITY MINORITY
ELECTIONS DISTRICTS ON EITHER OF THE PROPOSALS. ))
((LISA FARTHING/TASK FORCE MEMBER:WE WENT INTO ALL KINDS OF NEIGHBORHOODS.
EVERYBODY WAS VERY POSITIVE, AND WOULD LIKE TO SEE THIS PUT TO A VOTE. IT
WAN'T OUR CHOICE TO TAKE THIS TO A VOTE, BUT I THINK IT'S TIME THE VOTERS ARE
ALLOWED TO DECIDE WHICH IS BEST. ))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: 5 MEMBERS OF COUNCIL MADE IT CLEAR THAT THEY WANT
TO GET THE PLAN IN THE HANDS OF VOTERS FOR A NOVEMBER REFERENDUM. WHILE
THERE'S NO LEGAL REQUIREMENT THAT CITY COUNCIL GETS PUBLIC INPUT ON THE PLAN--
THERE'S SURE TO BE PUBLIC HEARINGS IN THE COMING WEEKS. ANDREW FREIDEN,
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, the two families that joined forces to sue O-J
Simpson are now apparently fighting among themselves,
and a woman is accused of locking her children up while she surfs the internet
for up to 12 hours at a time.
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A Cincinnati mom's charged with locking up her kids so she could spend
hours on the Internet.
24 year old Sandra Hacker is charged with child endangerment.
She allegedly put her two, three and five year olds in a locked, filthy
room- for up to 12 hours a day.
((TO AVOID BEING BOTHERED BY THE CHILDREN SHE WOULD LOCK THEM IN THE ROOM AND
AT WHICH POINT THEY HAD NO ALTERNATIVE BUT TO DEFECATE WHERE THEY WERE AND
BEING SMALL CHILDREN THEY PROCEEDED TO PLAY IN IT.))
SUPER=02-Sgt. Paul Neudigate/Cincinnati Police;
OUT Q=TO PLAY IN IT."
The children are now in their father's custody-
Alexander Hacker tipped police to what his ex wife was doing.
There's apparently a rift between the families trying to collect 33 million
dollars from O-J Simpson.
As Jonathan Freed reports, the Goldman and Brown families were in a Beverly
Hills court arguing over Simpson's personal property.
SUPER=01-Daniel Petrocelli/Goldman Family Attorney; 21
SUPER=01-Gary Caris/Goldman Family Attorney; 50
SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/CBS News;
OUT Q=Los Angeles."
((The ex-football star has had a list of about a hundred items he wanted to
keep. But his lawyer said Simpson offered to drastically reduce that number if
the family of his murdered ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson would get first crack
at his property before the family of the other murder victim, Ron Goldman.
It put the Goldmans at odds with the Browns.
DANIEL PETROCELLI/GOLDMAN FAMILY LAWYER: THE LAWYER FOR THE BROWN FAMILY AND
THE LAWYER FOR SIMPSONS ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY TOGETHER COLLUDING TOGETHERTO
DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO FRUSTRATE MY CLIENT'S ABILITY TO ENFORCE THIS
But the superior court judge did not give either family priority over
And the court ruled that Simpson can not exempt dozens of the items he wanted
to protect among them, some rather expensive household lamps.
GARY CARIS/GOLDMAN FAMILY LAWYER: THE COURT CONCLUDED THAT THAT'S NOT AN
ORDINARY AND NECESSARY HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGBECAUSE MOST OF US DON'T HAVE LAMPS
THAT ARE WORTH 15 OR 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN OUR HOME.
Lawyers connected with the case figure it will be a while before any of
Simpson's property is actually sold.
THERE ARE REPORTS THAT SIMPSON'S CELEBRATED AND VALUABLE HEISMAN TROPHY
HAS BEEN FOUNDAND THAT THERE'S A DEAL TO TURN IT OVER TO THE BROWN FAMILY.
BUT LAWYERS FOR THE BROWN FAMILY CLAIM THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THE TROPHY IS.
JONATHAN FREED, LOS ANGELES.))
Virginia isn't suing the tobacco industry but it may still get some cash.
Jim Gilmore stepped down from the office of attorney general just five days
But one of his former deputies says the office is pursuing the possibility
of cash proceeds from a settlement with tobacco companies-- without ever filing
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IN Q=What I'm
((CLAUDE ALLEN: WHAT I'M CONFIDENT OF IS THAT IN OUR PRACTICE, WHEN WE'RE
INVOLVED IN SUITS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, WHETHER WE'VE BEEN PARTIES TO THOSE
SUITS FROM THE OUTSET OR NOT, THAT VERY OFTEN IN ORDER TO MAKE A MORE
COMPREHENSIVE SETTLEMENT TO SATISFY ALL POTENTIAL CLAIMANTS, THERE ARE
OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO COME IN AT A LATER DATE TO DO JUST THAT.))
SOT TAPE THREE 03:54:04
((DEL. DAVID BRICKLEY: I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT VIRGINIA'S NOT LEFT WITH
EMPTY POCKETS AT THE END OF THE DAY IF IN FACT SOME SETTLEMENT IS TAKING PLACE
BECAUSE WE ARE PARTIALLY IN THE NEGOTIATIONS AND PARTIALLY NOT IN THE
NEGOTIATIONS WHICH IS WHAT I GOT OUT OF TODAY'S HEARING.))
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General; :00
SUPER=01-Del. David Brickley/(D) Woodbridge; :21
OUT Q=today's hearing
A legislative subcommittee also got an update on enforcement of youth
75 teenagers or cashiers have been charged since April, in the state's
Some say the states new Standards of learning are going into place too fast.
Not so, according to Virginia's education secretary.
Beverly Sgro was in Lynchburg today- spoking to the annual Boys State
Sgro says the standards tentatively approved last week are more in line with
what the public wants.
IN Q=The board
((BEVERLY SGRO/VA EDUCATION SECRETARY: THE BOARD VERY CAREFULLY DID LISTEN TO
THE PUBLIC, THE PUBLIC DID THINK IT WAS GOING TOO FAST, THE BOARD CHANGED IT. I
THINK HAVING THAT REQUIREMENT THAT 9TH GRADERS IN THE YEAR 2000, THE GRADUATING
CLASS OF 2004, BE THE FIRST ONES WITH THE BARRIER, IS A VERY REASONED APPROACH,
IT GIVES STUDENTS AMPLE TIME TO LEARN WHAT THEY NEEDED TO LEARN, FOR TEACHERS
TO TEACH WHAT THEY NEED TO TEACH.))
SUPER=01-Beverly Sgro/VA Education Secretary; :00
OUT Q=need to teach.
Sgro says thirty states have contacted Virginia for copies of the new
standards to help with their educational reform efforts.
In just a moment, Bedford Memorial hospital thanks its employees and rescue
workers for their quick response,
and we'll tell you why these two workers were in need of a little support.
It was almost two weeks ago that fire forced the evacuation of the nursing
home at Bedford Memorial Hospital.
Today residents and staff said a big thank you.
SUPER=03-Bedford/June 3; :00
Hundreds of police, fire and rescue personnel moved 87 elderly patients out
of the hospital the night of June 3rd.
Today, those staff and volunteers were invited back for a picnic on the
hospital grounds in appreciation for their hard work.
IN Q=And they just
((BESSIE PUGH/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: AND THEY JUST COULDN'T HAVE BEEN BETTER.
THINGS COULDN'T HAVE GONE BETTER FOR US.))
SUPER=01-Bessie Pugh/Nursing Home Resident; :00
OUT Q=better for us.
Hospital officials say they appreciate the way the entire community
IN Q=And I think
((ARDETH HALL/NURSING SUPERVISOR: AND I THINK IT SHOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR
HOSPITAL AND OUR NURSING HOME IN THE COMMUNITY THAT EVERYBODY WOULD COME OUT
AND HELP SAVE IT.))
SUPER=01-Ardeth Hall/Nursing Supervisor; :00
OUT Q=help save it.
Authorities say a hot plate that was turned on accidentally sparked the
All of the residents have since returned to the nursing home.
Imagine dangling 300 feet in the air for hours.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
That's what happened to painters left hanging after the scaffolding under
them- gave way.
The two were working on the one billion dollar Bellagio resort in Las Vegas-
Take a look at the wide view to give you an idea just how high these men are-
29 floors up.
They were hanging by safety harnesses for three hours- while rescuers worked
to reach them.
Crews were lowered from the roof while a giant crane manuevered below the
Workers then pulled the men to safety through a window.
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Memorial Day came early this year, and so did the opening of area pools.
Unfortunately, the weather has been anything but swimmer friendly so far this
In fact, last Monday night the water and air temperatures were both too low
for competition, forcing the RVAA to cancel a meet for the first time ever
because of the cold.
IN Q="It has definitely...
((SUE BLACKWELL/R.V.A.A. VICE-PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Sue Blackwell/RVAA Vice-President;:00
OUT Q=...for all of us."
The star city's only NBA star is back home this week for the seventh annual
George Lynch Hometown basketball camp at Fleming and Ruffner.
But last night he got a big surprise when mayor David Bowers and Roanoke City
Council members honored the Vancouver Grizzlies' star by giving him a key to
Big George also got one back in 1992 when he returned to Roanoke with North
Carolina to play Virginia Tech at the Civic Center.
IN Q="This is the...
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :00
OUT Q=...POSSIBLE FOR ME."
Council also proclaimed yesterday George Lynch day in the valley. The only
problem is that they waited
until seven o'clock at night to do so.
wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As for his camp, Big George has 97 campers this year ranging in ages 7 to
15. The camp, which welcomes boys and girls; runs through this Friday with each
session beginning at 10 in the morning and wrapping up at 2pm. Having fun at a
George Lynch camp goes hand in hand with solid instruction with a focus on the
((A.J. DOWELL/11 YEAR OLD CAMPER:))
((T.J. DUNCAN/14 YEAR OLD CAMPER:))
SUPER=01-A.J. Dowell/11 Year Old Camper; :00
SUPER=01-T.J. Duncan/14 Year Old Camper; :09
OUT Q=...doing the summer"
Lynch has added a few new wrinkles to this summer's camp. In addition to
the instructional and fun aspects; he will also work with the kids on their
presentation and people skills. Camp numbers are up this year due to promotions
and tuition donations.
((GEORGE LYNCH/HOMETOWN CAMP:)) DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Hometown Camp Director; :00
OUT Q=...just goes well"
The windy city turned out in full force to honor the five time world champion
Bulls with a ceremony in Grant Park today.
The rally has become almost an annual event for the Bulls who have now won
five world championships in the last seven years.
Playoff Most Valuable Player Michael Jordan dedicated the latest title to the
IN Q="This championship...
((MICHAEL JORDAN/FIVE TIME PLAYOFF MVP:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Five-Time Playoff MVP; :00
OUT Q=...ANOTHER CITY."
Dennis Rodman kept his comments clean for a change and vowed to be back next
year to make a run at another championship.
No word from the Bulls at this time on whether or not he will be offered a
VO-NAT WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!
Former Bulls' coach Doug Collins announced last night that he will return for
another year to coach the Detroit Pistons.
Collins has completed 2 years of his five year pact, but there was some
speculation he might leave the team.
In one other basketball note tonight, the Charlotte Sting of the new women's
NBA, will open its season on the road starting this coming Sunday.
SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC; :00
If you are trying to make plans to catch the Sting in action this summer
during some vacation time, their home opener is on Sunday June 29th.
The Sting is also set to play in Charlotte on Saturday July 5th, and
Wednesday July 9th.
In all they play 14 home games with their finale coming on Sunday August 24th
against the Utah Starzz.
Blue Hills Country Club pro Billy King has again played his way into the US
Today in Bethesda, Maryland - King shot a 73 and then won a playoff with a
birdie on the first hole to earn one of three spots in the Open.
King beat out nearly 100 others for the spot.
It's the 6th Senior's major King has qualified for in his career.
Still to come tonight on News 7 sports, interleague baseball highlights from
Chicago and New York.
Plus, the unveiling of the Carolina Hurricanes new NHL logo.
North Carolina's new NHL franchise is (----------------)
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00
unveiled it's new team logo today.
The Carolina Hurricanes franchise which will eventually settle in Raleigh,
has junked its blue, green and silver colors in favor of red, black, white and
The logo is supposed to resemble the eye of a hurricane.
The team will play next season at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Major League Baseball's interleague play experiment continued yesterday with
more positive results as the Cubs and Whitesox met for the first time in 91
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN-MLB; :00
The two Windy City rivals hadn't met in a game that counted in the standings
since the 1906 World Series.
Yesterday they put on vintage uniforms, and the Cubs Brian McRae put on a
McRae collected three hits, two rbi's and he scored from first on this double
to the wall in right.
The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-to-3.
By the way, interleague games have produced 38 percent bigger crowds, so far.
The Mets and Yankees met last night for the first time in 40 years at Yankee
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Mets vs. Yankees; :00
Joe Torre can only hope it's another 40 year before he sees a performance
like last night's.
The Mets beat the Yanks 6-to-nothing thanks to stuff like like.
The Yanks get Butch Huskey caught in a rundown and are on the verge of
tagging him out.
But Todd Hundley takes off from third and forces the Yanks to give up on
SUPER=35-N.Y. Mets/6/N.Y. Yankees/0;
Hundley beats the throw home and the Mets beat the Yankees and Andy Pettitte
Today marked the start of the 25th annual Roanoke Valley Horse Show.
Horses from Southwestern Virginia are taking part.
But the show also features riders and trainers from all over the country
IN Q=We usually come
((TRACY NININGER/HORSE TRAINER: WE USUALLY COME EVERY YEAR. WE TRY TO COME UP
FROM GEORGIA. IT'S A GREAT SHOW. WE HAVE A GREAT TIME, AND IT'S RUN REALLY,
REALLY WELL. THEY DO A GREAT JOB HERE. SO, WE LOVE IT. SO, WE COME EVERY
SUPER=01-Tracy Nininger/Horse Trainer;
OUT Q=come every year (double out)
Although the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley is NOT a sponsor this
year, organizers say the week-long show is off to a good start.
IN Q=The Junior League
((JUNE CAMPER/HORSE SHOW CHAIRMAN: THE JUNIOR LEAGUE IS NOT WITH US THIS YEAR,
BUT THE SHOW BEGAN IN 1972 WITH THE HORSEMAN'S ASSOCIATION. AND THE HORSEMEN,
OF COURSE, HAVE CONTINUED IT. AND EVERYTHING HAS SURPASSED LAST YEAR, SO WE'RE
IN GOOD SHAPE. ))
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Chairman;
OUT Q=in good shape.
Half of all proceeds will go to the Bradley Free Clinic.
The show runs through Saturday.