IN Q=Next on News 7 Primetime
(( NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT VIRGINIA IS DOING TO MAKE
HIGHWAY REST STOPS SAFER, AFTER A SERIES OF SHOOTINGS AND ROBBERIES ALONG THE
AND A GLIMPSE INTO THE CASE THE GOVERNMENT IS BUILDING AGAINST ACCUSED
UNABOMBER TED KACZYNSKI.
UILDING AGAINST ACCUSED UNABOMBER TED KACZYNSKI.))
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It's TUESDAY JUNE 17TH...
Our top story--
IN Q=I knew
((LES HUSSEY/HOMEOWNER: I KNEW THEY WEREN'T HERE TO HAVE LUNCH WITH ME, YOU
MIGHT SAY. AT THAT POINT THE ONLY THING I COULD THINK OF WAS BEING SAFE.))
OUT Q=being safe
A Henry County resident talks about a violent confrontation with two
would-be burglars he found in his home.
Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME-- I'm Connie Stevens.
The Henry County man who shot and wounded an intruder in his home yesterday
says he was just trying to protect his family.
Les Hussey shot back at the suspected burglar after the man fired at him.
IN Q=I work real hard
((LES HUSSEY/HOMEOWNER: I WORK REAL HARD TO MAKE THE PAYMENTS ON THIS HOUSE AND
I'VE BEEN ROBBED BEFORE. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN THE SAME TWO THAT DID THAT
OUT Q=that job
Authorities note Hussey took a chance by confronting the intruders.
((K.D.CECIL/STATE TROOPER: OF COURSE YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELF. YOU
JUST HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION AND LIVE WITH THE RESULTS AFTERWARDS.))
SUPER=01-K.D. Cecil/Virginia State Police;
OUT Q=results afterward
Trooper Cecil notes many of Hussey's neighbors say they would have done the
same thing in a similar situation.
Police are still looking for a second suspect in the attempted burglary--he
escaped into nearby woods.
Today investigators indicated they are close to making an arrest.
The man wounded by Hussey is identified as Randall Lee Gilbert--he is in good
condition at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.
Two murders and seventeen armed robberies in 16 months.
That's been the toll at Virginia rest stops.
It will cost at least 700 thousand dollars to pay for beefed up security--
private security guards, remote cameras, and overtime for troopers.
IN Q=Other states
((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE SUPERINTENDENT: OTHER STATES ARE
EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS, AND FROM THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED, I DON'T
THINK THAT ANYBODY IS BEING AS PROACTIVE IN TERMS OF TRYING TO ADDRESS THIS
PROBLEM AS VIRGINIA IS.))
SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police Superintendent;
OUT Q=Virginia is.
Only six of the state's 41 interstate rest stops are being staffed by the
IN Q=one of them
((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: ONE OF THEM IS IRONTO. THERE WILL BE AN
UNAMRMED SECURITY GUARD THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, AS A DETERRENT TO CRIME-- WE
THINK THE PRESENCE OF THIS GUARD WILL DRIVE DOWN ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY THAT
MAY TAKE PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson;
OUT Q=that may take place
The Ironto rest stop on Interstate 81 was the scene of a fatal shooting in
Colonel Huggins says some "covert strategies" are also planned to beef up
security...but he would not be more specific.
Huggins says he paid his own secret visit to Ironto last week.
He says he was "favorably impressed" with how much interaction the guard had
with the public.
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From the ranks of the country's most wanted list-- a number of criminal
suspects are in custody tonight.
Including Chevie and (SHAYNE) Cheyne Kehoe-- believed to be right-wing
It was this confrontation in Ohio last February that had officials worried
their manhunt would end with the same sort of wild shootout.
But, Chevie Kehoe surrendered today in Utah--
Cheyne has turned himself in to Washington State authorities--
the surrender was arranged in part by a retired minister.
IN Q=I didn't ask
((RAY BARKER: I DIDN'T ASK MANY QUESTIONS BUT I GOT THE IDEA THAT THEY HAVE
BEEN TOGETHER ALL THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=07-Ray Barker; :
OUT Q=all this time.
Another one of the nation's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives has been handed over
to U-S authorities.
Mir Aimal Kansi (meer ay-MAHL' KAN'-see) is accused of killing
two C-I-A employees and wounding three others in 1993 outside the spy agency
A Saudi man has agreed to tell what he knows about a bombing that killed
19 Americans in Dharan.
Sources say the man has made a deal with the Justice Department.
Meantime, federal prosecutors continue building their case against alleged
Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski.
Government lawyers say they have even more evidence now, seized from
Kacyznski's mountain cabin--- that ties him to a spree that left three dead and
23 others wounded.
The new evidence consists of bomb components-- plugs and wires-- similar or
identical to those used in the unabombs.
Some who remember Watergate are reflecting on
its lessons today, 25 years after the break-in.
Roanoker Sam Garrison had a front row seat for the congressional hearings.
He says time has not changed his perception of the scandal.
Garrison served as the chief Republican lawyer for the impeachment inquiry
of the House Judiciary Committee.
25 years later, Garrison says he remains convinced that the country was
well- served by the Watergate hearings that laid the groundwork for the
IN Q=When we talk about that
((SAM GARRISON/FORMER JUDICIARY COMM. LAWYER: WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THAT WE'RE
TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT REALLY MERITED ALL OF THE ATTENTION THAT IT GOT
FROM THE MEDIA, FROM THE CONGRESS AND FROM THE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Former Judiciary Comm. Lawyer;
OUT Q=from the people.
Garrison believes the most important legacy of Watergate is the
confirmation that no man, including the president, is above the law.
Lawyers for advice columnist Ann Landers say a lawsuit filed against Landers
by convicted killer Michael Knowles should be thrown out of court.
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape
Knowles wrote a letter to Landers, saying he killed his wife.
When Landers printed it, Knowles sued for defamation of character.
Landers is now asking a federal judge to dismiss the suit.
Her lawyers say Knowles can't admit he killed someone in a letter, and
expect to collect damages for defamation when it's printed.
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A fast food expansion planned for the Roanoke Valley. We'll have that story
when News 7 Prime Time returns.
Also the doors remain shut at Crenshaw's stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
We'll have an update on the chain's financial troubles.
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For the second straight day Crenshaw's Roanoke and Lynchburg locations have
been locked tight.
Yesterday a major lender visited the Roanoke store and began repossessing
more than 100- thousand- dollars worth of merchandise.
Deutsche Financial Services says its doing this to recover at least a
portion of an overdue debt.
The North Carolina chain says it's trying to settle the dispute with the
Crenshaw's also maintains a series of reports aired on News 7 last year
contributed to its financial difficulties.
W-D-B-J officials deny the allegation.
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ Vice President-News and Prog.
OUT Q=continue to do that
Crenshaw's says once things get resolved, its Virginia stores will reopen.
Until then though, customers and employees must wait.
It's a chance for some who are in trouble with the law to get their lives
back on track.
SUPER=03-Southampton Co./File Tape;
Virginia's boot camp for non-violent offenders is now six years old.
Roanoke drug offender Chris Nichols graduates from the 90- day alternative
to jail next week.
His plans are basic.
SOT 11:28:43 tape two
IN Q=Go home
((CHRIS NICHOLS/BOOT CAMP PROBATE: GO HOME, GET A JOB, AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL
HOPEFULLY MA'AM. Do you have something lined up? MA'AM NOT YET, MA'AM. AS OF
NEXT WEEK I'M WORKING ON GETTING A JOB LINED UP, INTERVIEW FOR WHEN I GET
sot tape two 11:20:14
((JAMES CAMACHE/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: ONE OF THE NEGATIVES THAT I SEE WITH
THE BOOT CAMP IS THE VERY OBVIOUS AND THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM AFTER THEY
sot tape two 11:30:45
((I MEAN I PLAN TO GET MY LIFE TOGETHER, GET A JOB, WORK THIS TIME AND DO THE
RIGHT THING, MA'AM.))
SUPER=01-Chris Nichols/Boot Camp Probate;
SUPER=01-James Camache/Va. Dept. of Corrections; :15
SUPER=01-Don Cypress/Boot Camp Probate; :25
OUT Q=right thing, ma'am.
Boot camp officials are asking lawmakers for more time with some of their
Even so, only one in ten program graduates has returned to jail so far.
One fast food chain plans to triple its number of restaurants in our area.
Grand Avenue Development owns Arby's in Virginia and New York State.
It's planning to open a regional headquarters in the Roanoke Valley.
Within the next few years the franchise will expand locally from its current
four restaurants to as many as 12.
The expansion will bring at least 200 new jobs.
It's estimated 30 people will be hired at each restaurant.
District Manager Dan Lovern says the valley is ideal for business.
IN Q=We were just excited
((DAN LOVERN/DISTRICT MANAGER: WE WERE JUST EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF
THE VALLEY..WE OPERATE STORES IN UPSTATE NEW YORK..WE THOUGHT COMING SOUTH AND
GETTING A MARKET IN THE SOUTH WOULD BE TO OUR BEST INTEREST.))
SUPER=01-Dan Lovern/District Manager
OUT Q=our best interest
The first new Arby's is expected to open within the year. An exact location
for the headquarters is still in the works.
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal
Lynchburg's old Amtrak train station is about to get a facelift.
The city recently received 225-thousand dollars in federal grant money to
begin renovations on the 85-year old building.
City leaders say that'll help pay to stabilize the structure and make
IN Q=It's kind of
((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: IT'S KIND OF AN INITIAL INVESTMENT,
IT'S REALLY A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO USE THE FEDERAL ISTEA DOLLARS FOR THIS
PROJECT, BUT IT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND WE
HOPE FROM AMTRAK, PUTTING IN SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; :00
OUT Q=funds as well.
An ISTEA (ice-tea) grant was also awarded to the town of Amherst, which
hopes to relocate and renovate ITS old train station on Depot Street.
Summer vacation is getting off to a good start for a group of kids in one
Henry County community.
Today was the fourth day of a basketball camp in Sandy Level.
IN Q=It's fun
((IT'S FUN BECAUSE IT HELPS US GET GOOD WITH OUR SKILLS.))
OUT Q=our skills
Coach Garrett Dillard tossed the idea out because most local children
couldn't go to camps in Danville or Martinsville.
This camp has an OPTIONAL fee of two dollars.
IN Q=All of them
((GARRETT DILLARD/COACH: ALL OF THEM ARE GOOD KIDS. IT'S JUST A MATTER OF
LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH OTHER KIDS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH TOUGH SITUATIONS.
ONE KID MAY MISS A SHOT AND THE OTHERS MIGHT FUSS AT HIM BUT THAT'S PART OF
OUT Q=part of learning
Sandy Level has battled a drug problem for years--federal agents recently
cracked down on open air drug markets.
A Richmond hotel manager with museum experience is the new executive
director of Virginia's Explore Park.
Roger Ellmore is a native of southwest Virginia. He's currently employed as
the General Manager of the Airport Sheraton in Richmond.
He also has experience as the operations manager of the Valentine Riverside
He comes to Explore as the living history park prepares for the opening of
a new spur road from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
IN Q=I think this is a marvelous
((ROGER ELLMORE/NEW EXPLORE DIRECTOR: I THINK THIS IS A MARVELOUS OPPORTUNITY
FOR ME AS WELL AS I THINK THE PARK IS AT A GOOD POINT IN ITS DEVELOPMENT, WHERE
THINGS WILL REALLY TAKE OFF AND BE EXCITING OVER THE LONG HAUL.))
SUPER=01-Roger Ellmore/New Explore Director;
OUT Q=over the long haul.
Ellmore starts his new job July first.
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Government researchers are looking into the effects of chlorination on
The study was sparked by research linking water disinfectant to cancer in
Researchers found that high levels of a chlorine byproduct increase cancer
A link between a high fat, high calorie diet and Alzheimer's disease?
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :
That's what a NASA scientist believes-- that certain eating habits may
increase your risk of getting the memory-robbing disease.
IN Q=I would like
((DR. WILLIAM GRANT/NASA RESEARCHER: OF COURSE, INDIVIDUAL GENETICS MAY BE A
MODIFYING FACTOR. I WOULD LIKE THE
MEDICAL PROFESSION TO INCLUDE DIET AS A POSSIBLE RISK FACTOR IN ANALYSIS, AND
I WOULD LIKE THEM TO PROVE OR DISPROVE THE HYPOTHESIS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Grant/NASA Researcher; :
OUT Q=the hypothesis.
And Grant does acknowledge genetics as a factor.
It's long been known that humans respond emotionally to colors.
Along those lines-- scientists at the University of Amsterdam found that
with common medications, people expect white pills to be weak, and black ones
to be strong.
A report in July's Health Magazine also found that medical students who
were told they would receive stimulants or sedatives were given blue or pink
The students taking blue pills reported feeling drowsy.
Those who received the pink ones said they felt perky.
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You can guarantee our video of the day will not take longer than 99
SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN; :
It doesn't take long to tell this story.
An Indiana woman was turned loose inside a bank vault containing one
million dollars in cash.
It was all part of a contest sponsored by the bank and a radio station.
She could take home anything she could haul out-- and here's the catch--
she had just 99 seconds to do it.
In that minute and a half, she grabbed more than 24-thousand dollars.
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Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC - Art Monk, the silent one formally
retires from the NFL.
Plus, we'll check in with the Roanoke Wrath and see what's up at the Roanoke
Valley Horse show.
But first some serious news concerning Orioles outfielder Eric Davis.
Last Friday he underwent surgery to remove part of his colon, and tonight he
found out the extracted mass is cancerous.
At this time doctors believe the cancer was confined to the colon, and that
they were able to remove all of the tumor during surgery.
Now let's see how the Orioles are playing tonight as Davis continues to
recuperate at Johns Hopkins hospital.
WIPE TO SCORES
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OUT Q=....last score."
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Former Washington Redskins all-pro wide receiver Art Monk was never one to
talk too much or too loudly when he did decide to speak.
This morning he quietly but officially retired from the NFL.
IN Q="I've decided...
((ART MONK/RETIRES FROM THE NFL:))
SUPER=01-Art Monk/Retires From The NFL; :00
OUT Q=...THE NFL."
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA; :00
Monk, who is a future hall of famer, was a fixture with the Skins from 1980
But he left Washington under less than ideal conditions in 1993 and spent a
season with the Jets, and a year with the Eagles.
But today he confirmed that Washington plans to re-sign him, so he can
officially retire as a member of the Redskins.
IN Q="I do see...
OUT Q=...WEEK OR SO."
The Roanoke Wrath, the valley's pro soccer team, returns to action this
Sunday afternoon at Victory stadium against Northern Virginia's Team America.
Tonight the Wrath held a light practice at the River's Edge sports complex in
But the team has to practice when it can. With all the team members holding
down other jobs time is at a premium.
((GRAYSON PRILLIMAN/WRATH PLAYER-COACH:))
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/Wrath Player-Coach;:00
OUT Q=...AS WELL."
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So far, the Wrath has been untouchable this season winning its first five
games, against some rather stiff competition.
IN Q="You can't complain...
OUT Q=...SO FAR."
The Wrath also has a series of local soccer camps and clinics planned for
this summer with the first one set for next week at the River's Edge.
The Roanoke Valley Horseshow is wrapping up its second full day of
competition over at the Salem Civic center tonight.
Steve Mason has some highlights from earlier today.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Chairperson; :15
SUPER=01-Don Stewart/Competitor & Owner; :43
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
That's News 7 Prime Time. Don't forget News 7 at 11 over on WDBJ. Thanks for
joining us--we'll see you here tomorrow.