A rally tonight against Danville police.
The uncle of a man killed by a RICHMOND police officer organized the rally-
Protestors say they want to put an end to police shootings of young black
The ransom note in the Jon Benet Ramsey murder case was published in two
Colorado papers today.
And ready or not Jim Drunkenmiller will get his first N-F-L Start against
the Rams this weekend.
Plus have you seen this man driving around. He hopes to make the roads
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A photographer at the fatal car crash of Princess Diana spoke exclusively to
CBS News today-
Liz Mullen has his story plus the latest on funeral arrangements for the
SUPER=10-Jacques Langevin/Photographer/CBS News Exclusive; 31
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/CBS News; 1:09
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LONDON"
wipe wipe wipe
((AS PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR SATURDAY'S PROCESSION AND FUNERAL FOR PRINCESS
DIANA, SOME OF THE PAPARAZZI BEING INVESTIGATED FOR POSSIBLY CONTRIBUTING TO
HER DEATH ARE PUTTING THEIR OWN SPIN ON THE STORY.
ONE OF THEM NOW SAYS HE WAS TRYING TO TAKE THE PRINCESS'S PULSE AS SHE WAS
TRAPPED IN THE CAR, BECAUSE HE IS CERTIFIED IN FIRST AID AND CPR.
AND THIS ONE, IN AN EXCLUSIVE TELEVISION INTERVIEW WITH DAN RATHER, SAYS HE
CAME UPON THE ACCIDENT SCENE AFTER THE OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, AND CLAIMS HE WAS
NOT PART OF THE PACK THAT DESCENDED ON THE WRECKAGE.
JACQUES LANGEVIN/PHOTOGRAPHER/ CBS NEWS EXCLUSIVE: IT'S INAPPROPRIATE FOR
PHOTOGRAPHERS TO COME UPON SCENE AND TAKE PICTURES. THEY ARE NOT JOURNALISTS.
THEY COULD BE CALLED KILLERS.
LANGEVIN AND THE OTHERS WERE RELEASED FROM JAIL YESTERDAY AFTER A FRENCH JUDGE
DECIDED THERE WAS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO INVESTIGATE THEM FOR POSSIBLE
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 DAYS, BUCKINGHAM PALACE ISSUED A STATEMENT THANKING THE
BRITISH FOR THEIR SUPPORT, SAYING PRINCE CHARLES AND DIANA'S SONS WERE
LIZ MULLEN/CBS NEWS: MEANWHILE PLANS FOR THE FUNERAL SATURDAY ARE UNDERWAY.
IT IS BEING REPORTED THAT DIANA'S ELDEST SON WILLIAM WILL WALK WITH HIS FATHER
BEHIND HIS MOTHER'S COFFIN. FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, BUCKINGHAM PALACE HAS ASKED
THE COUNTRY TO STAND STILL FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE. LIZ MULLEN CBS NEWS
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Princess Diana's mother Francis- Shank-Kydd arrived at London's Heathrow
Airport from her home on the Scottish islands.
Diana's biological mother left the airport in a car with a police escort.
You can watch the funeral live Saturday morning here on your hometown
station- CBS will begin coverage at 5-am. The funeral is expected to begin at
six in the morning.
A civil rights leader in Danville says police are committing racial genocide
by shooting young black men.
Reverend William Avon Keen also says the black community and the police
department can solve this problem together.
Keen is the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. He says
Danville police must stop killing black men out of fear.
Last week Officer Dewey Hancock Jr. shot and killed an alleged shoplifter
who was trying to grab his gun.
Keen says the shooting victim was David Pryor of New York City, but police
say they still don't know the man's name.
IN Q=If he was shot
((REVEREND WILLIAM AVON KEEN/SCLC: IF HE WAS SHOT BY POLICE AS AN UNIDENTIFIED
INDIVIDUAL, HE WOULD BE TREATED AS A PAUPER AND BURIED AND JUST THROWN ASIDE,
WHICH WOULD ALSO REINFORCE THAT A BLACK CRIMINAL'S LIFE IS VALUELESS.))
SUPER=01-Reverend William Avon Keen/SCLC;
OUT Q=life is valueless
Keen says white officers have shot three other black men before.
But Chief Neal Morris says police acted in self-defense and they patrol
black neighborhoods with trust, not fear.
IN Q=Police officers
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: POLICE OFFICERS ARE NOT AFRAID OF BLACK
MEN. WE CERTAINLY DON'T VIEW BLACK MEN OR ANY PERSON AS CRIMINALS BASED ON ANY
PAST HISTORY OR ANYTHING ELSE.))
OUT Q=for doing that
Morris says he would fire an officer for making a racial slur.
Also in Danville, a rally against police.
It was organized by the uncle of Marco Loney, who was killed by a Richmond
police officer as he fled on foot two years ago.
Protesters say they want to put an end to (quote) young black males lying
dead in the streets for no reason.
Before segregation, Central Academy was the only school for blacks in
Now a community group says the new name honors a slave owner.
The school is now called William Clark Middle School.
But the New County-wide League wants the old name back.
IN Q=HERE WE ARE
((MARTIN JEFFREY: HERE WE ARE IN THE 90'S SAYING THAT THAT HISTORY IS NOT
SIGNIFICANT. THAT IT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAT WE RECOGNIZE SLAVE OWNERS. WELL
THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE, THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE. ))
((VIOLA MERCHANT: WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IN BOTETOURT FOR AFRO-AMERICANS. AND
THAT'S OUR STRUGGLE, THAT'S OUR PLEA TO THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BOTETOURT COUNTY.
BUT THEY'RE NOT LISTENING TO US))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
SUPER=01-Viola Merchant/County-Wide League;:11
OUT Q=NOT LISTENING TO US.
The new name has plenty of supporters as well.
More than 200 residents signed a petition saying the name change issue is
dead-- since the name was selected after public input over two years ago.
Christopher Todd Deweese pled no contest to involuntary manslaughter
charges in Roanoke today.
Two passengers were killed when
Deweese slammed his pickup truck into a tree in July, after a police officer
recognized him at Mill Mountain Park.
At that time, Deweese was wanted for failing to appear in court.
IN Q=The extreme reckless
((GERALD TEASTER/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THE EXTREME RECKLESS DISREGARD
FOR HUMAN LIFE BY DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED IN THICK FOG ON A MOUNTAIN ELUDING
POLICE. UNDER THE LAW, THAT CERTAINLY COULD BE INTERPRETED AND FOUND GUILTY BY
A JUDGE OR A JURY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER BY DOING THAT.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Teaster/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=by doing that
Deweese agreed to plead no contest, after the prosecution agreed not to seek
a sentence above state guidelines.
If the judge decided to follow the guidelines, Deweese's sentence could
range from 3 to 6 years.
That was the bond needed to free three Martinsville brothers charged with
shooting a man inside a Blacksburg night spot.
Leon and Kerry Scales were released from the Montgomery County jail
Their brother, Terry, was bonded out this afternoon.
They're charged with murdering a 30-year old Florida man after a dispute on
the dance floor at Arnold's restaurant Sunday morning.
A Blacksburg attorney represented Terry Scales about a year ago when he was
charged with assault and battery.
In that case-- Scales was found NOT guilty.
IN Q=Very good
((DUTTON OLINGER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:VERY GOOD FAMILY AND THEY ALL HAVE GOOD
RECORDS IN THE MARTINSVILLE AREA, IN HIGH SCHOOL, SPORTS, AND A VERY WELL KNOWN
AND RESPECTED FAMILY IN THAT AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Dutton Olinger/Defense Attorney; :00
OUT Q=that area.
29-year old Paul Shoemaker was shot and wounded during the incident.
A Roanoke Jury will decide whether nude dancing at a Roanoke nightspot is
obscene or an artistic expression protected by the First Amendment.
Dancers at Girls, Girls, Girls routinely take off all their clothes. But
the Supreme Court has said that doesn't necessarily constitute obscenity.
In Court this afternoon the judge ruled the club may be prosecuted under
both City ordinance and State law.
The defense claims police conducted an illegal search by videotaping
performances at the club with a hidden camera.
IN Q=They paid
((JACK KENNETT/GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, INC. ATTY.: THEY PAID TO GET IN, BUT THEY
TRESPASSED TO THE PLACE WHERE THEY TOOK THE PHOTOGRAPHS. AND I'M NOT SO SURE
THAT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ALL THAT INADMISSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Jack Kennett/Girls, Girls, Girls, Inc. Atty.
The case is set for trial at the end of the month.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Arizona's Governor is stepping down for his convictions. We'll have that
And for the first time the public gets to see the full ransom note in the
JonBenet Ramsey murder case.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Two Denver newspapers have published the ransom note in the Jon Benet Ramsey
In it, the writer claims to represent "a small foreign faction" and theatens
to kill the little girl if her father deviates from the instructions.
Prosecutors say they don't think the note's release will affect the
((REPORTER: DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE HELPFUL LIKE THE UNABOMBER MANIFESTO? ALEX
HUNTER/BOULDER CO. PROSECUTOR: I THINK THAT COULD BE ARGUED THAT'S A FAIR POINT
TO MAKE. THERE ARE SOME DOWN SIDES TO IT AND SOME SUP SIDES.))
SUPER=01-Alex Hunter/Boulder Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=AND SOME UP SIDES.
The papers editors claim they got a copy of the note from Vanity Fair
But Prosecutors, the police and the Ramseys' lawyers had the only known
Everyone has denied giving the note to Vanity Fair.
Arizona's governor is leaving office-
after being convicted today.
Republican Fife Symington was found guilty of fraudulently obtaining millions
in loans when he was a real estate developer.
The 52-year old could face prison time.
GRAPHIC=G is for Growth
Bedford County is having a hard time coming up with the money it needs to
improve its school system.
It would like to spend more money on the students.
The question is how to accomplish that with the rest of the county's capital
TAKE FULLSCREEN "G IS FOR GROWTH"
Steve Smallshaw tries to answer that in the final part of his series "G Is
IN Q=You might call
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :37
SUPER=01-Robert Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; 1:10
SUPER=01-Jim Fields/School Board Candidate; 1:41
SUPER=01-Jerry Daniszewski/Forest PTA Coalition; 2:17
You might call Bedford County a victim of its own success.
Thanks to the lure of low taxes, the county's population has grown by three
percent every year since 1970.. and its school system has added 2500 students
in the last ten years.. it can expect at least that many over the next five.
But that same low tax rate means the county has trouble affording everything
It's now coming to a head.. Bedford must spend ten million dollars to
renovate its courthouse, seven million for three new libraries and the school
system needed three new elementary schools YESTERDAY.
IN Q=There are no
((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THERE ARE NO FREE LUNCHES,
UNFORTUNATELY AND IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MEET THE BUILDING NEEDS OF THE
SCHOOL SYSTEM AND PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR OPERATIONAL EDUCATION THEN
REVENUE IS GOING TO HAVE TO INCREASE.))
OUT Q=have to increase.
But HOW it will increase is subject to debate.
Right now, supervisors would rather focus on economic development to help
expand the county's tax base and keep its workforce at home.
The only people talking about raising taxes are the parents whose children
attend classes in trailers.
IN Q=Again nobody
((ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: AGAIN, NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT TAX
INCREASE AND NOBODY WANTS IT. I DO HEAR IN THE FOREST AREA MORE SO THAN I THINK
IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTY, THAT `WELL I WOULD PAY MORE TAXES AS LONG AS IT
GOES TO EDUCATION'.))
OUT Q=goes to education.
Even if the school system DOES get more money, some are worried about how
The acrimony of last spring's budget process left many parents doubting
whether the school board can do the job.
IN Q=There's a lot
((JAMES FIELDS/SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE: THERE'S A LOT OF POLITICS BEING PLAYED
ON THE SCHOOL BOARD, AND IF THEY CAN'T GET ALONG WITH EACH OTHER AND THEY CAN'T
COOPERATE WITH EACH OTHER, I DON'T WANT 'EM COOPERATING WITH MY MONEY. AND I
DON'T THINK MANY OF THE TAXPAYERS IN THE COUNTY WOULD APPRECIATE THAT. I DON'T
THINK MANY TAXPAYERS ALSO ARE WILLING TO HAVE THEIR TAXES RAISED FOR THE
SCHOOLS IF THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE MORE ACCOUNTABILITY.))
OUT Q=more accountability.
Of Bedford's eight- member school board, only three are left who were
appointed to the post.
Not ONE of them will seek election to the board this fall.
With every new member there's a learning curve, and parents and teachers say
they'll need to stay involved.
IN Q=We realize
((JERRY DANISZEWSKI/FOREST PTA COALITION: WE REALIZE WE'RE MAKING NOISE AND
WE'RE TRYING LIKE HECK TO BE HELPFUL ANY WAY WE CAN AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO
MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARDS UNDERSTAND THIS IS WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT. I THINK THE
BOARDS UNDERSTAND THAT NOW. YOU TALK TO THE BOARD MEMBERS, TALK TO THE COUNTY
ADMINISTRATION, TALK TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.. THERE'S PRETTY MUCH A CONSENSUS THAT
THIS NEEDS TO GET DONE. IT'S JUST A QUESTION NOW OF TURNING THE CRANK AND
MAKING IT WORK.))
OUT Q=making it work.
Parents, teachers and administrators alike all hope it starts working very
Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
Stay with us, Mike Stevens will be along with some big news for a former
but first we'll meet a Franklin County man who wants to bring a new wave of
friendliness to the area roads.
An Underground house, a handmade rock tower, and a carload of wooden signs.
It's all part of the mystery of Franklin County resident John Gabel.
Andrew Freiden and Videographer Greg Moore explain.
IN Q=John Decided
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=07-John Gabel; 1:35 (Quick)
OUT Q=News 7, Franklin county.
(( John decided he wanted to live in an underground house.
So he got a couple of books on the subject, and built it himself.
((JOHN GABEL: THE IDEA FOR THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE WAS MAINLY FOR HEATING AND
COOLING PURPOSES. IT SOUNDED LIKE A FUN THING TO DO. AND I SAW ANOTHER PERSON
IN THE COUNTY DOING IT, AND I SAID...WELL THAT DOESN'T LOOK TOO HARD. HA
He got the building permit in 1985...but his home is still a work in
((BUT, I'VE GOT ANOTHER PART THAT'S ABOVE GROUND, AND THIS IS IT, AND IT MAKES
IT ALL WORTHWHILE. YOU CAN SEE ROANOKE, AND IF YOU PAN TO THE LEFT, YOU CAN
SEE THE PEAKS OF OTTER IN THE DISTANCE.))
His current project?
A 20 foot high rock tower-- built out of 300 pound river rocks.
The 43 year old sixth grade science teacher moves the boulders by hand.
He says it helps keep him in shape.
((YOU USE THE EDGE OF THE STAIR AS A FULCRUM, THEN YOU GET YOUR LEGS BEHIND IT,
LIFT UP, AND PUSH ON THE TOP OF IT, IT ROLLS UP, AND SMASHES YOUR MICROPHONE!
John says some people think he's crazy...
((But you're not crazy, you're .... ECCENTRIC-- I ENJOY IT. I LIKE TO BE
DIFFERENT, JUST TO BE DIFFERENT SOMETIMES ))
And there's nothing more different than a guy who waves wooden signs at
complete strangers on the street.
((WHEN I WAS YOUNG, MY PARENTS USED TO TALK ABOUT FUNNY THINGS THAT HAPPENED
DURING THE DAY-- AND THEY'D MENTION IT AT THE DINNER TABLE. AND I THOUGHT, I'D
LIKE TO BE IN SOMEBODY'S DINNER CONVERSATION. HEY-- I SAW THE FUNNIEST THING
((IT CATCHES PEOPLE OFF GUARD. THEY SEE THE SIGN, AND THEN THEY READ IT, AND
IT'S LIKE-- OH! THAT'S WHAT I GO FOR, THAT CONNECTION.
What about the people who say he should act his age?
((IF GROWING UP MEANS BEING ALL SERIOUS AND GRUMPY...THEN I DON'T WANT TO GROW
So, if you're passing by a little blue car and John Gabel "waves" hello,--
give him a smile and wave back-- especially if you speak "sign" language.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Franklin County.
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SUPER=332-Clear & Chilly/Wind N-10/48-50/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/68-70;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/And Cooler/46-50/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-15/68-70;
SUPER=334-Clear With Near/Record Cold/43-46/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/64-68;
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Night; :00
Dale Earnhardt should be back on track this weekend. Last night a team
spokesman says Doctors from two different hospitals have concluded that there
is nothing wrong with Dale.
Earnhardt told us Tuesday night he plans to race in Richmond, and it appears
NASCAR will give him the OK to do just that later today.
Lynchburg and Kinston began the quest for the Mills Cup last night with
Game 1 of the Carolina League championship.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Indians vs. Hillcats;
The Tribe was making its 3rd straight appearance in the finals, while it
was the first trip for a Lynchburg team since 1992.
The 'Cats trailed 1-nil early, but broke through for 3 runs in the 4th.
Mark Farris gets the base knock into center, scoring Aramis Ramirez from 3rd.
Then watch Luis Figueroa slap the hard grounder to short that gets booted,
allowing Craig Wilson to scoot home, and Lynchburg led 3-1 after 4.
But Kinston did not go quietly. Marco Scutaro (SCOOT-UH ROW) goes back up
the middle, scoring Mark Budzinski to make it a 3-2 game.
Two batters later, Patricio Claudio lines one into center, and Heath Hayes
races around to tie things up in the 5th.
Ramirez untied things for Lynchburg in the bottom of the inning with this
shot down the line in left. Mike SUPER=37-Kinston/3/Lynchburg/5;
Asche's run made it 4-3 'Cats and Lynchburg takes game 1 by a 5-to-3 count.
On to the NFL where the 49ers prized rookie Jim Druckenmiller is now on
scheduled to get his first NFL start this Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.
SUPER=03-Rocklin, CA; :00
The former Hokie star will get the accelerated playing time because of
injuries to both starter Steve Young and backup Jeff Brohm.
Brohm has a broken finger, while Young has not been cleared by doctors to
play after suffering his third concussion in less than year on Sunday when he
was kneed in the head on this play.
Druckenmiller played well in the preseason completing 19 passes for
167 yards, 1 touchdown and two interceptions.
Young is determined to play some on Sunday, and he was back in practice
But before stepping on the field yesterday he sounded very much like a man of
IN Q="The concern...
((STEVE YOUNG/49ERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Steve Young/49ers Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...TO DO THAT."
The Redskins get another big early season test this week when they travel to
PIttsburgh to take on the Steelers.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/July 19th; :00
The two teams got to know each other this summer when they scrimmaged in
Frostburg during training camp.
The Skins are catching Kordell and his gang after they were whipped by
Dallas, but you won't catch the Skins taking them lightly.
IN Q="I think...
((DARRELL GREEN/REDSKINS CORNERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Green/Redskins Cornerback; :00
OUT Q=...ANOTHER WIN."
Still to come tonight Steve Mason is back in the house
for another season of the best in high school hoop news. The season premier
of Hometown Hoops Weekly is straight ahead.
It's the first Wednesday in September and that means time to jump start
another season of Hometown Hoops Weekly with my man Steve Mason.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Vinton/William Byrd Tip Off Classic; :26
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :33
SUPER=01-Warner Dyke/Brookville Head Coach; :55
SUPER=01-Telisha Quarles/Louisa Guard; 1:15
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/11 Year NBA Veteran; 1:34
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Floyd Co. Tip Off Classic; 1:46
SUPER=01-Tracy Poff/Shawsville Head Basketball Coach; 1:56(QUICK)
OUT Q=...Hometown Hoops weekly"
((Blue Ridge player of the year candidate Brandy Allen is averaging around
19 points and 11 rebounds through a 4 and OH record.
In Seminole District news; Warner Dyke is in his first year as Brookville's
One of the state's if not the nations top recruits; Louisa guard Telisha
Quarles, played in the Byrd tip off. She's averaging 15 points a game and
UConn, Old Dominion and Virginia are in hot pursuit.
Former Virginia Tech and now NBA Charlotte Hornet Dell Curry on teamwork.
In single A, Floyd is 4 and oh; Julie Sowers is averaging 30 points a game.
The Lady Buffaloes will have to contend with fellow Three Rivers foe Glenvar
and first year coach Bryan Harvey.
Watch out for Tracy Poff and Shawsville. Megan Forester and her teammates
did their off season homework.))