Up next on News 7 at Six--a Henry County resident speaks out about a shooting
yesterday at his home.
He says he shot a would be burglar in self defense.
And we will have the latest on the Crenshaw situation--stores in Roanoke and
Lynchburg remain closed today.
Tonight in sports, four cities get new NHL franchises, some area swimmers
can't wait for a warmup, Rodman gets in the rasslin' ring,
and we'll check out day number two of the Roanoke Valley Horse show over in
Locally heavy downpours in southwest and southside Virginia. That story
will be repeated tomorrow.
Police in Henry County may be close to nabbing a would-be burglar who fled
after the homeowner surprised him and shot his alleged accomplice.
State troopers say they're interviewing a second suspect in yesterday's
robbery attempt and may be close to an arrest.
During the attempt, Les Hussey shot and wounded one of the suspects when he
found two masked men holding guns in his home.
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.))
((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 CONSEQUENCES.))
SUPER=01-K.D. Cecil/Va. State Trooper;
Hussey shot one alleged burglar in the chest.
The other fled.
Residents of the area say Hussey acted properly and they're not taking
IN Q=They have indicated
((K.D. CECIL/VA. STATE TROOPER: THEY HAVE INDICATED THEY WOULD HAVE DONE THE
VERY SAME THING. MOST OF THEM THAT DON'T HAVE A GUN, THEY WERE GOING TO BUY A
GUN BECAUSE THEY WERE TIRED OF EVERYTHING GOING ON.))
OUT Q=going on
Hussey did not know the two men.
The wounded suspect is Randall Lee Gilbert.
Police will only say the second suspect's name is Mike.
More confusion for customers of Crenshaw Electronics and Appliances.
The North Carolina chain which has stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg has kept
its door locked ever since a major lender began repossessing its inventory
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Microwave
Len Besthoff is outside the Crenshaw store in Roanoke.
Len, has this inconvenienced a lot of people?
(Len ad lib
Roll Cue: ...open for business today.)
IN Q=I was
SUPER=01-Larry Stultz/Crenshaw Customer; :00
SUPER=07-Arthur Haas; :20 Quick!
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :57 VERY QUICK
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ-7 VP News and Programming; :1:11
(Len ad lib)
The driver of a tow truck that pulled into the path of a truck on Interstate
81 will be charged with reckless driving.
The crash happened around two in the southbound lane, near the Ironto rest
State police say the driver of the tow truck, Joe Charles Brown of Salem,
was attempting to turn into a median, from the right shoulder, but failed to
see an approaching truck in the other lane.
Brown wasn't injured but the driver of the truck, 26-year old Kris Palmer
Smith of Wytheville, was taken to a local hospital.
State police say Smith's injuries were not life-threatening.
Nineteen armed robberies at Virginia rest stops and two murders.
That's the human cost.
Almost three quarters of a million dollars in private security guards,
remote cameras, and overtime for troopers is the cost for taxpayers.
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 have the new private
Colonel Huggins says some "covert strategies" are also planned...but he
would not be more specific.
Huggins says he paid his own covert visit to Ironto last week.
He says he was "favorably impressed" with how much interaction the guard had
with the public.
Virginia's boot camp for non-violent offenders needs a few good weeks.
SUPER=03-Southampton Co./File Tape;
The six-year old program returns only one out of ten to jail.
But boot camp officials told the state Crime Commission today the camp could
be more effective if it had inmates a while longer.
IN Q=And we need
((JAMES CAMACHE/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: AND WE NEED TO, RATHER THAN BUSTING
THEM OUT, WE NEED PERHAPS TO HAVE A BUST BACK PLATOON, SO THAT WE CAN CUT THE
RATE AT WHICH WE ARE DRUMMING PEOPLE OUT SO TO SPEAK.))
SUPER=01-James Camache/Va. Dept. of Corrections;
OUT Q=so to speak.
Chris Nichols committed a drug crime in Roanoke.
His 90 day alternative to jail ends next Friday.
IN Q=It's been
((CHRIS NICHOLS/BOOT CAMP PROBATE: IT'S BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCE MOST OF
ALL. What have you learned? MA'AM, RESPONSIBILITY, TO HAVE RESPECT FOR MYSELF
AND OTHERS, PATIENCE, AND MOST OF ALL, NOT TO GIVE UP.))
SOT tape two 11:31:23
((DON CYPRESS I WANT TO GET BACK TO MY KIDS AND BE A FATHER TO THEM. I DON'T
WANT THEM TO GROW UP NOT KNOWING THEIR FATHER OR HE'S IN JAIL. OR BE ANOTHER
SUPER=01-Chris Nichols/Boot Camp Probate;
SUPER=01-Don Cypress/Boot Camp Probate; :15
The boot camp took off slowly in 1991, but now has a waiting list for its
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News at Six, Lynchburg hopes Amtrak survives as the city
gets a large grant to rennovate its train depot,
and lawyers for newspaper columnist Ann Landers respond to a one hundred
million dollar lawsuit filed by convicted murderer Michael Knowles.
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Lawyers for newspaper columnist Ann Landers say the Montgomery County
murderer who's suing her doesn't have a case.
They're asking a federal judge to dismiss the defamation suit that Michael
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;
Knowles sued Landers when she printed a letter in which he admitted killing
his wife, Angie.
Knowles said he did it because she had an affair with someone she met
through the Internet.
After the letter appeared in Landers' column, Knowles sued for defamation.
In a motion filed this week in Roanoke federal court, Landers' attorneys say
his suit should be dismissed.
They say he can't admit to a murder, and then turn around and sue someone
who publishes his admission of guilt.
Charges are pending against a Pulaski County Sheriff's Deputy accused of
stealing a 290-dollar swimming pool.
State police say Deputy Terry M. Smith is expected to be charged with grand
Smith is accused of stealing an "above ground" pool from the Fairlawn
K-Mart, last week.
Smith was off duty when the alleged incident occurred.
Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says Smith has been suspended pending the outcome of a
state police investigation.
With almost a quarter million dollars of federal grant money in its pocket,
the city of Lynchburg is ready to start renovating its old Amtrak train
Steve Smallshaw tells us though, not ALL the improvements are costing the
IN Q=It may not
SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; :09
SUPER=01-Gibson Hobbs/Volunteer; :37
SUPER=01-Charles Church/Lynchburg City Manager; 1:04
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( It may not be much to look at, but Lynchburg's Kemper Street train station
still occupies a special place in the hearts of many residents.
IN Q=First of all
((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: FIRST OF ALL I GREW UP IN THAT
NEIGHBORHOOD OVER THERE, AND MY JOB WAS ASSOCIATED, OR AFFILIATED WITH THE
RAILROADS YEARS AGO, AND I HAVE A PERSONAL HEART FOR THAT AREA.))
OUT Q=for that area.
It also means a lot to Gibson Hobbs who years ago rode the train from here
up to college.
Now, armed with his lawnmower, a few rakes and some weed killer, Hobbs has
been volunteering his time a few hours each day sprucing up the vacant lot next
IN Q=I thought it
((GIBSON HOBBS/VOLUNTEER: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO JUST CLEAN IT UP AND
LET PEOPLE GET A LITTLE BETTER IMPRESSION OF WHAT WAS HERE MANY YEARS AGO.))
OUT Q=many years ago.
While freight trains are still frequent here, the Amtrak passenger train
visits just twice a day.
City leaders are watching closely to see whether Congress reauthorizes
Amtrak this summer.. without the service, renovating the station doesn't make
IN Q=Passenger service
((CHARLES CHURCH/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: PASSENGER SERVICE IS THE REASON FOR
DOING THE PROJECT IN ADDITION TO HISTORICAL PRESERVATION.))
OUT Q=historic preservation.
Residents hope both the service and the station will survive.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
On Wall Street today, the stock market fell for the second straight day.
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The DOW dropped over 11 points to close at 77-hundred-60.
NASDAQ gained 11 points to close at 14-hundred-43.
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Along with Congressman Caldwell Butler, Roanoker Sam Garrison played a key
role in the congressional hearings that followed the Watergate break-in.
And twenty five years later, he says the country was well-served by the
IN Q=A lot of water
((A LOT OF WATER HAS GONE OVER THE DAM POLITICALLY, AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, IN
MY LIFE... YEAH, IT SEEMS EVERY BIT OF 25 YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Former Judiciary Comm. Lawyer;
OUT Q=every bit of 25 years.
Sam Garrison was the chief republican lawyer for the House Judiciary
Committee's impeachment hearings.
He believes the most important legacy of Watergate is the message that no
one is above the law.
IN Q=I felt
((I FELT RIGHT AFTER THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY ENDED WITH THE PRESIDENT'S
RESIGNATION, THAT SOMETHING RATHER IMPORTANT HAD BEEN SAID TO THE CHILDREN OF
((THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS FUNCTIONING IN A WAY TO CONVEY A CLEAR MESSAGE TO
PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD ALIKE, THAT IN THIS COUNTRY THERE WILL NOT BE A KING OR
OUT Q=king or queen.
Though the debate over Watergate continues to this day, Garrison says the
scandal deserved the attention it received from congress, the news media, and
Some folks in Henry County are hoping to use sports to get young people to
focus their energies into something constructive.
They say teamwork is key.. as young basketball players in Henry County try
to dodge a dangerous future.
Today is 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 when 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 used to be notorious for crime, until federal agents cracked
down on open air drug markets.
Coming up tonight in sports, Art Monk says so long to the NFL, some area
swimmers have been chilled to the bone by unseasonable temperatures this
And we'll head out to the Roanoke Valley horse show and check out day number
two of the week long event.
Former Redskin Art Monk came into the NFL as a running back from Syracuse.
Today he leaves the league today as a future hall of fame receiver.
SUPER=03-Carlisle, PA/1991; :00
Monk, who was a fixture with the Skins from 1980 through 1993 officially
announced his retirement today.
The Redskins plan to resign him, so he can officially retire as a member of
Art left Washington under less than ideal conditions in 1993 and spent a
season with the Jets, and a year with the Eagles.
He finishes his career with 940 catches and 66 touchdowns.
The National Hockey League announced today it has picked four new cities for
They are St. Paul, Atlanta, Columbus, Ohio, and Nashville, Tennessee.
And Nashville gets the first team because it already has an arena.
IN Q="The nashville....
((CRAIG LEIPOLD/NASHVILLE HOCKEY TEAM OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Craig Leipold/Nashville Hockey Team Owner; :00
OUT Q=....OCTOBER OF 1998.
The second day of the Roanoke Valley Horse Show took center ring at the Salem
Civic Center today.
Steve Mason has more on day two and the event's competition.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-June Camper/Horse Show Chairperson
SUPER=01-Don Stewart/Owner & Competitor; 1:01
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
Swimming is always a favorite activity of kids during the summer, and many
take the sport beyond the recreational level.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
Hundreds of youth throughout the Roanoke Valley spend a big portion of their
summers competing on swim teams.
And one of the big attractions is that swimmers of all ages and abilities are
welcome to swim for a Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association participating pool.
((SUE BLACKWELL/RVAA VICE PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Sue Blackwell/RVAA Vice-President; :00
OUT Q=...THEIR CHILDREN."
This year the unusually cold spring has made it tough for the swimmers to get
Since Memorial day daytime temperatures have been 10 degrees below normal.
And valley-wide, the number of competitive swimmers is down by nearly 200
kids at this point.
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OUT Q=...QUITE A LOT."
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