Say "Gangland"- -people think Chicago, maybe- -not Bedford County.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at Six, the sheriff says think again, and he'll tell us
what he intends to do about it.
And a Danville killer breaks bad in court- -with no remorse for shooting a
ten year old boy- -Frank Clements gets life without parole.
Tonight in sports, Chip Sullivan is returning to the Valley to headline this
year's Tee Off for Sight event, the Scope has given the Hampton Roads Admirals
And the Lynchburg Hillcats' Aramis Ramirez is named the Carolina League's
Most Valuable Player. He and the Cats are in Salem for a seven o'clock date
We will end up this month with a significant moisture deficit. No rain in
the four day forecast.
It is a problem more associated with big cities, but gang activity has
apparently found its way to Bedford County.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw is in Stewartsville tonight.
Steve, what kind of gangs are they talking about here?
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(Rollcue: two alleged gang members yesterday)
SUPER=01-Greg Jennelle/Eyewitness; :00
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :10
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :58
OUT Q=and we will.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
A defendant seething with anger blew up at the judge today just before the
court imposed a life sentence.
34-year-old Frank Clements shot Reggie Hutchins when the 10-year old boy
opened his family's front door in Danville last April.
Clements says he wanted to shoot Reggie's parents for reporting
drug-related activity to police.
He smiled during most of the trial and says he feels no remorse.
IN Q=He might think
((BILL FULLER/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: HE MIGHT THINK HE'S SO TOUGH BUT WHAT HE DID
WAS ABOUT AS COWARDLY AS ANYTHING ANYONE CAN DO. TO GO TO A HOME, PEOPLE
MINDING THEIR OWN BUSINESS, AND WHEN A CHILD ANSWERS THE DOOR TO SHOOT HIM DOWN
FRANK CLEMENTS/DEFENDANT: I DON'T CARE WHAT BILL FULLER SAY ABOUT ME. HE'S A
COWARD. HE STANDS BEHIND THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM TO SENTENCE US. HE DON'T KNOW
WHAT WE GOT TO DO IN THE STREETS TO LIVE AND SURVIVE. HE'S A COWARD.))
SUPER=01-Bill Fuller/Commonwealth's Atty;
SUPER=01-Frank Clements/Defendant; :19
OUT Q=he's a coward
Clements will serve life without parole for shooting Reggie Hutchins.
A bootcamp for nonviolent juvenile offenders is still planned for Floyd
But a unanimous decision by the Board of Supervisors yesterday may threaten
the project's future.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=For now
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Greg Vaughn/Project Opponent; :28
SUPER=01-Chuck Isner/Rebound Program Manager; :54
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd County.
((For now, the military style bootcamp is expected to locate in Willis-- at
a former Department of Corrections work camp.
The board of supervisors originally gave the project its blessing but had a
"change of heart" after weeks of negative comments from residents.
The facility would create nearly 40- jobs but opponents say the economic
benefits aren't enough to to compensate for a sense of security.
Greg Vaughn lives next to to the work camp.
IN Q=I work
((GREG VAUGHN/PROJECT OPPONENT:I WORK MIDNIGHT SHIFT AND MY WIFE AND I'VE GOT
LITTLE GIRLS AND I JUST DON'T WANT TO LEAVE THEM AT HOME BY THEMSELVES WITH
SOMETHING LIKE THAT CLOSE. ))
OUT Q=that close.
A Denver based company, known as Rebound, bought the land from Floyd
County-- and entered into a contract with the state.
Program manager Chuck Isner says "Rebound" is willing to relocate-- but
only if the Department of Juvenile Justice gives its permission.
IN Q=We certainly
((CHUCK ISNER/REBOUND PROGRAM MANAGER:WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE
WHERE WE'RE UNWANTED, WE THINK WE COULD OPERATE THE PROGRAM HERE AND
DEMONSTRATE THAT WE CAN GE GOOD NEIGHBORS AND IT WOULD JUST TAKE TIME TO BE
ABLE TO DO THAT. ))
OUT Q=to do that.
A Department of Juvenile Justice Spokeswoman says the state is aware of the
supervisors' decision but has not heard from the board-- so for now the camp is
still expected to open in October.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Floyd County.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Counseling is available for those who abuse their wives or girlfriends--but
is it effective? Coming up on News 7 at Six, we conclude our series "Why Does
Also moviegoers won't get the picture at the Tanglewood Mall until sometime
next year. We'll have an update.
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Two hundred people will be out of a job next year, thanks to a company
Aris Isotoner has been making gloves and slippers in Pittsylvania County for
only three months.
But an umbrella company called Totes is buying Aris Isotoner and moving the
operation to its Cincinnati headquarters.
Vice President Ed Talbott says the company just doesn't need a second
plant--he says the Pittsylvania County workers will get their pink slips
between February and May of next year.
Democrats are still high-fiving over the weekend endorsement of their entire
ticket by the Fraternal Order of Police.
IN Q=I am so
((I AM SO PROUD AND SO GRATEFUL TO RUN WITH THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
ENDORSEMENT. THIS IS IMPORTANT. I THOUGHT THE CAMPAIGN WAS RUNNING WELL
ALREADY, BUT IT SURE GOT A BOOST WITH THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I KNOW IT MEANT A GREAT DEAL IN MY CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=@Allen; :13 quick
OUT Q=my campaign.
The F-O-P admits members were interested in protecting workers "comp" and
expanding retirement benefits for their ranks.
But they deny they "cut a deal," as some Republicans are surmising.
IN Q=You could
((GARTH WHEELER/FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE: YOU COULD VERY EASILY SAY THE SAME
THING. I RECEIVED A HALF A DOZEN PHONE CALLS FROM REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS
TALKING TO ME ABOUT ISSUES. SO THE ANSWER IS NO. AND IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE
TO CUT A DEAL.))
SUPER=01-Garth Wheeler/Fraternal Order Of Police;
OUT Q=cut a deal.
Jim Gilmore attacked some state troopers' workers "comp" benefits as
attorney general -- and FOP officers say they didn't forget.
GRAPHIC=Why Does She Stay?
We've been talking a lot this week about domestic violence, focusing on
victims and stories of survival.
Tonight in the final installment of our series "Why Does She Stay?",
Kimberly McBroom looks at how the cycle of violence can end- -not only for the
victim- -but for the abuser, as well.
IN Q=This 22- year- old woman
SUPER=01-Steve Miller/Roanoke Valley Family Services; 1:10
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
((This 22- year- old woman has spent her summer in a shelter, fleeing from
a boyfriend she describes as abusive.
Her story illustrates a cycle of domestic violence which counselors say
they often see.
The woman says both she and her boyfriend grew up in abusive homes.
SOT tape 3 1:38:31 (Silhouette Interview)
((HE HAS SAID THAT THE REASON HE'S VERBALLY ABUSIVE IS BEAUS OF THE PHYSICAL
ABUSE THAT HE WENT THROUGH. HE COULDN'T PHYSICALLY ABUSE ANYBODY. SO, THE
ONLY WAY THAT HE HAS TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING WHEN HE GETS TO THE END OF HIS
NERVE, IS TO START RUNNING HIS MOUTH TO TEAR SOMEBODY DOWN AND HURT THEM. ))
She says the abuse was hard for her to recognize because they were attacks
with words, not fists.
SOT tape 3 1:46:10
((IF YOU'VE GROWN UP IN IT, IF YOU'VE DEALT WITH IT YOUR WHOLE LIFE, IF NO
ONE'S EVER TAUGHT YOU HOW YOU SHOULD BE TREATED, THEN YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE
BEING ABUSED OR NOT. ))
But Steve Miller believes that cycle CAN be broken.
Miller holds weekly classes, entitled, "Men Ending Domestic Violence."
His clients sign an agreement to attend at least 13 meetings.
Some come on their own.
Most are ordered by the court.
The group therapy encourages a new way of thinking.
SOT tape 5 2:56:28
((STEVE MILLER/FAMILY SERVICES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY: PEOPLE ACCEPTING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR HOW THEY THINK, HOW THEY HANDLE THEIR FEELINGS, AND HOW THEY
REACT TO SITUATIONS AND LOOKING AT NON-VIOLENT ALTERNATIVES. ))
But does it really work?
Miller says studies show that it does.
Seventy- percent of those who have been out of the program at least two
years have NOT been back to court on a domestic assault charge.
This is one of Miller's clients.
He says he was a judge ordered him to enter the program after an argument
with his wife turned physical.
The man says there have been two such incidents during their 12- year
SOT tape 7 (silhouette w/ man) 9:42:14
((JUST SIMPLY BY GRABBING HER AND HOLDING HER TO KEEP THINGS FROM ESCALATING
ANY FURTHER. I HAVE PUSHED HER. BUT AS FAR AS SLAPPING HER, HITTING HER-- NO,
But he says he regrets what DID happen.
SOT tape 7 9:41:07
((IT'S NOT LIKE IT WAS A FIST FIGHT. BUT IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. IT'S
He still has six weeks to go in the treatment program, but says he's
already learned to control his anger and make better decisions.
As for his marriage-- it, too is on the mend.
SOT tape 7 9:50:39
((I LOVE MY WIFE VERY MUCH, AND SHE LOVES ME. AND WE'RE TRYING TO PUT THIS
PROBLEM BEHIND US AND MOVE ON. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE FINE. ))
Pre-Pro Page here with Help Numbers to call
If you, or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence, you can
call the TRUST Hotline at 344- 1948.
For a safe place to stay, call the Turning Point Shelter at 345-0400 or
TAP's Women's Resource Center at 345- 6781.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
On Wall Street a late session rally helped the Dow
end a four-session losing streak.
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NASDAQ was up four points.
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A Roanoke woman says a party animal got out of hand and ruined her
Carla Carter is trying to sue the Science Museum of Western Virginia after
she says one of the exhibit's cold blooded creatures bit her on the neck.
Carter threw her boyfriend a birthday party in the lab of the Science Museum
in July of 1995.
Part of the festivities include live reptiles.
Carter claims an iguana named King Solomon was not being properly handled by
the animal care specialist.
A Roanoke circuit court judge is now considering whether Carter can sue the
Museum because of its non-profit status.
Moviegoers will have to wait a little longer for the construction of the
Roanoke Valley's largest theater.
Carmike Cinemas has revised its original projection, putting off
construction of a 10- plex at the Tanglewood Mall until next year.
IN Q=I do not
((JUDY TULLIUS/TANGLEWOOD MALL: I DO NOT KNOW EXACTLY THE REASON FOR THE
DELAY. HOWEVER BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT GET IT OPEN FOR NOVEMBER, THEY DECIDED
TO WAIT UNTIL THE MAY MOVIES COME OUT. IT'S THE CYCLE THAT THE THEATERS HAVE
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND.))
SUPER=01-Judy Tullius/Tanglewood Mall;
OUT Q=I understand.
The theater will be beside Barnes- and- Noble Book store.
Its construction has run pretty close to schedule.
The store should open by November.
The mall is still trying to lease a large piece of retail space vacated by
Brendle's last year.
So far there have been some bites, but no serious talks are underway.
Coming your way this evening in sports, the Lynchburg Hillcats celebrate
winning the second half pennant, the Hampton Roads Admirals may be slating on
And Chip Sullivan is coming home to lend his name and talents to this year's
Tee Off for Sight charity event next month.
The Lynchburg Hillcats are celebrating today after the team clinched the
second half pennant in the Northern division with a win over Prince William
The Hillcats win the title by posting a 41 and 25 record to this point
during the second half.
The team is young, but it reminds General Manager Paul Sunwall of the teams
in the 80's when players like Dwight Gooden played in Lynchburg.
IN Q="It's a real...
((PAUL SUNWALL/HILLCATS GENERAL MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Paul Sunwall/Hillcats General Manager; :
OUT Q=.......THOSE GUYS."
SUPER=04-This Season; :
Lynchburg Third baseman Aramis Ramirez was named the Carolina League's most
valuable player today.
Ramirez has 112 R-B-I's and 29 home runs heading into tonight's game in
The Hillcats will finish the regular season with 4 games in Salem and open
the playoffs this coming Sunday night at six o'clock against Frederick at City
GRAPHIC=Tee of For Sight
The Hunting Hills Country Club will host the 16-th annual APB-Whiting-Shell
Tee Off For sight tournament.
This years visiting professional is the Valley's representative on the
P-G-A tour Chip Sullivan.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
The format will be the same as in the past with Sullivan playing a round of
golf with the champions from area clubs.
Sullivan joins a list of pros that include Chi Chi Rodriquez and Curtis
Strange who have competed in the event.
But Sullivan's ability to relate to all levels of the game should make him
a big draw at this years event.
IN Q="I think...
((DICK METZ/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Dick Metz/Tournament Director; :
OUT Q= ......to it."
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
The proceeds from the tournament will benefit Prevent Blindness of
In 15 years, the tournament has raised a quarter of a million dollars and
this years goal is 35-thousand dollars.
IN Q="All of
((TIMOTHY GRESHAM/PRESIDENT CEO OF PREVENT BLINDESS VIRGINIA: ))
SUPER=01-Timothy Gresham/CEO Prevent Blindness Virginia; :
OUT Q=......THOSE SERVICES."
Sullivan will also conduct a clinic for the Gallery at 5-o'clock and as an
added attraction - Art Sellinger, The national long drive champion will also
The Roanoke Express may be losing one of its favorite traditional rivals, in
the Hampton Roads Admirals.
A report today out of the tidewater area says the Admirals will have to jump
to the American Hockey League in order to get their lease at the Norfolk Scope
SUPER=03-Norfolk/Last Season; :00
The report in today's Virginia Pilot also says if the Admirals refuse to make
the jump, the city already has a committment from the Adirondack Red Wings to
move their franchise from New York to Norfolk in time for the 1998 season.
If the Admirals agree to the move the city will extend their lease 3 more
All of this taking effect in 1998.
A number of games are taking place at this hour in the major leagues, and a
couple are already over.
The Rangers beat the Brewers 7-to-1, while the Dodgers topped Pittsburgh, and
the Phils have beaten San Diego.
SUPER=03-Flushing, NY/Giants vs. Mets; :00
Also at Shea Stadium, Jason Isringhausen made his first start of the year, he
is battling back from a broken hand and treatable tuberculosis.
This afternoon he and everyone else got a stiff neck as the balls were flying
out of the yard.
The Mets come back with an 8 run 7th inning to beat the Giants 15 to 6.
Isringhausen gets the win.
wipe to eng#
Before this afternoon's game the Mets gave manager Bobby Valentine a new
three year contract extension.
Valentine has led the Mets to a possible playoff berth in this his first year
at the helm of the team.
And speaking of contracts the Hawks gave Lenny Wilkins a new four year deal
today worth $20 million dollars.
The NBA's winningest coach has led the Hawks to four straight playoffs
Day three of the US Open tennis championships in New York,
SUPER=03-New York, NY/USA;:00
And again tonight, just for Keith we bring back the big serves and the radar
Today's big hitter was Australia's Michael Tebbutt, who was consistently
serving aces at over 125 miles an hour.
Some fans have opted for a little eye protection from the blazing shots.
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