A high- speed chase ends in death for two people thrown from the speeding
A LIVE report from Lynchburg coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
And hundreds of arrests announced in the latest child-support enforcement
Tonight in sports, the Hokies are ready to rumble in Philly, NASCAR is on
display on canvas in Danville.
And we'll silence the rumors that have been swirling around Rick Mast and a
possible change of rides for next week.
It's a two day warm spell followed by a five day chill down. We'll explain
More trouble for the Montgomery County teacher's aide arrested last week for
allegedly having sex with a 13- year old student at school.
Sheriff's investigators have filed additional charges against 25- year old
John Breedlove-- a former basketball stand out at Ferrum College.
Breedlove, seen here during a game, is NOW accused of having consensual sex
with ANOTHER 13- year old student while working as a teacher's aid at Auburn
The incident allegedly occurred last spring.
Investigators say Breedlove is also charged with asking a third girl for
Breedlove has been fired from his job.
Montgomery County's school superintendent, Fred Morton, says Auburn High is
an excellent school-- and hopes people won't lose faith in what has been a good
What started as a hit and run ended in a high speed police chase and a
deadly crash in Amherst County last night.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom. Steve, what happened?
Keith, police say this whole tragic situation could easily have been avoided
had the suspect vehicle pulled over when an officer tried to stop it.
IN Q=Instead what
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SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :18
OUT Q=protect the public.
(( Instead what happened was the driver of this blue Oldsmobile hit the gas,
reaching speeds of close to 80 miles per hour before bouncing off a guardrail
and throwing its two occupants out of the car.
43- year- old Daniel Candler and 36- year- old Janet Phelps of Madison
Heights were killed instantly.
IN Q=Again what we
((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: AGAIN WHAT WE END UP WITH IS A
SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE WHO DO NOT STOP TO TAKE ACCOUNT OF THEIR BEHAVIOR END UP
UNFORTUNATELY IN SITUATIONS WHERE THERE COULD BE SERIOUS INJURY AND IN THIS
CASE, OF COURSE, DEATH AND THAT'S VERY TRAGIC.))
OUT Q=that's very tragic.
The question now is whether the chase was necessary.
According to Lynchburg's policy the pursuing officer must consider the
seriousness of the offense, road conditions and his own knowledge of the
Chief Charles Bennett says it appears the officer in this case.. M.L.
Jamison.. acted properly.
IN Q=It appears
((CHIEF BENNETT: IT APPEARS WHAT THE LYNCHBURG POLICE OFFICER DID WAS NOT ONLY
IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR POLICY BUT WAS IN KEEPING WITH THE DUTIES OF POLICE
PERSONNEL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC.))
OUT Q=protect the public.))
There are still some unanswered questions.. police aren't sure who was
driving the car when it crashed.. they did recover whiskey and marijuana from
the vehicle, but autopsies will have to show whether either substance was a
factor in the accident. Keith?
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave
Steve, how long has Officer Jamison been on the force?
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Virginia officials say more than 420- thousand children don't consistently
get the child support they're owed.
But in round two of a crackdown on the worst deadbeat parents, the Governor
today announced 723 arrests or warrants issued.
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IN Q=We have
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR ON THE
PART OF PARENTS. EACH PARENT OUGHT TO BE SUPPORTING HIS OR HER CHILD.))
SOT 11:52:13 TAPE ONE
((NICK YOUNG/VA. CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT: BY AND LARGE WE'RE STARTING TO SEE
THE EFFORTS OF THIS CAMPAIGN HAVE A COLLATERAL EFFECT NOT ONLY THE THE 57-
THOUSAND THAT WE'VE TARGETED, BUT PEOPLE ARE REALIZING IT'S A NO-NONSENSE,
STARTS WITH THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND GOES ALL
THE WAY DOWN, NO-NONSENSE CAMPAIGN.))
SUPER=01-Nick Young/Va. Child Support Enforcement; :08
OUT Q=no-nonsense campaign.
But caseworkers say they may be winning a high profile battle, but they're
still NOT winning the war.
SOT tape two 12:00:01
IN Q=I think
((BRENDA MOTLEY/LYNCHBURG CHILD SUPPORT DIRECTOR: I THINK IT'S A GROWING
STIGMA. AND I THINK ALSO, THOUGH, THAT THE DEADBEAT PARENTS OUT THERE FEEL
THAT BECAUSE OF THE GROWING CASELOAD, THE LIMITED WORKERS THAT WE HAVE, THAT
THEIR CHANCES OF EVADING THE SYSTEM ARE STILL VERY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Motley/Lynchburg Child Support Director;
OUT Q=very good.
In the latest crackdown, 190 extremely delinquent parents were arrested or
summoned to court in Danville, and 22 were in Lynchburg.
Republican Jim Gilmore's NO Hollywood-bashing Bob Dole.
IN Q=When I visited
((WHEN I VISITED HOLLYWOOD LAST YEAR, AS I TALKED TO YOU ABOUT THAT, IN LOS
ANGELES, I REALIZED THE VALUE OF HAVING A REPRESENTATIVE IN L.A. TO PROMOTE
OUT Q=promote Virginia.
Gilmore appeared with a poster of Demi Moore's new movie -- filmed partly at
the State Capitol -- to propose a 15- million dollar incentive fund to lure
Hollywood producers to Virginia.
But would taxpayer money go to fund movies depicting sex and violence?
IN Q=I believe
((JIM GILMORE/R-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: I BELIEVE WE WOULD BE IN A POSITION OF
COURSE TO EXAMINE BY APPLICATION WHAT WOULD BE COMING HERE, AND WHAT WOULD BE
SUITABLE. BUT THESE ARE REGULATIONS THAT WE CAN LOOK AT. AND WE CAN DRAW
ADVICE AND GUIDANCE FROM ALL GROUPS IN VIRGINIA TO GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO
LOOK AT THAT. BUT RIGHT NOW THIS ENTIRELY A FOCUS NOT ON CONTENT OR ANY TYPE
OF CENSORSHIP, BUT RATHER ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.))
OUT Q=on economic development.
Last year, Virginia attracted 30- million dollars in film industry
North Carolina reported 400- million.
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There's concern about the latest government regulations for air bags.
That story is coming up on News 7 at Six.
and remember your first driving lesson? How'd you like to have it videotaped
and broadcast nationwide?
That's what's happening tonight to one Roanoke County teenager. You'll see.
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Governor George Allen wants Maryland to be a little more neighborly.
Allen's off to Annapolis tomorrow for a summit on pfiesteria -- the bacteria
some biologists are calling the "cell from hell."
Topic one on the Governor's agenda is getting Maryland to hand over medical
records of residents who suffered health effects in waters where fish were
SOT 12:09:13 tape two
IN Q=I understand
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERN OF CONFIDENTIALITY OF PATIENTS'
RECORDS AND THAT'S WHY I SAID ON AN EARLIER QUESTION THAT I DON'T CARE ABOUT
THE PERSON'S NAME BUT SHARE WITH OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S PHYSICIANS AND EXPERTS
WHAT WERE THE SYMPTOMS, WHAT WAS THE TREATMENT, AND THE BACKGROUND, THE MEDICAL
HISTORY OF THAT INDIVIDUAL?))
OUT Q=that individual?
Allen has allocated 2-point-3 million dollars to set up a new lab dedicated
to finding out more about pfiesteria.
Democratic candidate Don Beyer has asked President Clinton for some federal
help with the effort.
A 48-year old graphic artist from Salem got the idea to set up a T-shirt
shop at the Olympics in Atlanta last year.
Richard L. Lawrence, the Third, convinced his golfing buddies at Hidden
Valley Country Club to invest more than 600-thousand dollars to fund the
Turns out Lawrence had no business connection with the Olympic Committee.
Investors knew something was wrong when they learned Lawrence had tried to
Lawrence was arrested this morning on the strength of a federal indictment
charging him with money laundering and fraud.
He was released this afternoon after an initial appearance in court.
Some Capitol Hill lawmakers are trying to cushion the blow on air bag safety
Legislators are proposing car manufacturers make airbags for motorists who
buckle-up, NOT for those who don't.
A Senate Committee voted yesterday for a government mandate on air bags to
deploy more softly, protecting belted drivers and passengers.
Some safety experts say either way, motorists should be wearing their safety
IN Q=The air bag
((SCOTT GELLER/VA TECH PROF. OF PSYCHOLOGY:THE AIRBAG IS A SUPPLEMENTARY DEVICE
TO THE...BUCKLE UP.))
SUPER=01-Scott Geller/Va Tech Professor of Psychology;
OUT Q=buckled up.
Only 68-percent of American drivers and passengers fasten their seat belts.
Domestic and foreign automakers agree with the proposed Senate bill...but
many safety groups say they want to leave air bag deployment at its current
Students at the Arnold Burton Technology Center in Salem now have some
high-end machinery to train on, thanks to a big effort by the business
Okuma (oh-coo-muh) America and one of its suppliers, Machine Tool Systems,
have set up a program in which one of Okuma's "machining centers" will be on
loan to the school.
The equipment cuts, shapes, and drills all kinds of metal.
((TOM SHEEHAN/MACHINE TOOL SYSTEMS: IF YOU LOOK AROUND THE ROOM THIS IS THE
ONLY MACHINE THAT IS COMPUTER DRIVEN. IT'S A TOTALLY AUTOMATIC MACHINE TOOL,
IT'S STATE OF THE ART. STUDENTS WILL LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM THE COMPUTER AND
OPERATE THE MACHINE. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Sheehan/Machine Tool Systems President;
OUT Q=the machine.
Okuma decided to loan the machining center at the suggestion its
distributors, and the Graham White plant in Salem.
Graham White says it hires a number of people from Arnold Burton, and it
uses various types of Okuma equipment on its shoproom floor.
The machine costs roughly 80- thousand- dollars.
Virginia craftsmen working on restoring the birthplace of a Confederate
general got a big boost for their efforts this week.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has voted to put the Jubal
Early home on the Virginia Landmarks Register.
It's off Route 116 in the Red Valley section of Franklin County.
The department also nominated the home for a spot on the NATIONAL Register
of Historic Places.
Preservationists believe federal administrators will approve the nomination
On Wall Street the Dow was above the eight thousand
mark for a while during today's session.
But then profit taking kicked in--
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NASDAQ gained three and a half points.
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Ferrum College is giving its students a 700-thousand dollar gift.
The school's President says Ferrum will be buying computers for every dorm
room. That's 400 computers.
Ferrum is one of just a handful of higher education facilities in the country
that will be completely wired.
College staff members say in the very near future students will be able to
register for classes from their computers and get missed lectures right off the
Some students say: they'll believe it, when they see it.
IN Q=I think
((Tone Dancy/Freshman:I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA IT'S JUST I DOUBT IF IT'LL GET
DONE VERY SOON. I HOPE IT GETS DONE. DR. JERRY BOONE/FERRUM COLLEGE
PRESIDENT:WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THIS BY SPRING SEMESTER. IT'S GOING TO PUSH
US, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Boone/Ferrum College President;
OUT Q=going to do it.
Partial cost of the project will be technical support, both in terms of a
help desk and programmers to set up and maintain the systems.
Michael Lilley faced more than the usual challenges when he was learning
A camera crew from the CBS news magazine 48 Hours rode along with the Cave
Spring High School student this summer and videotaped his experience.
SOT of 48 hours story 13:27:19
IN Q=Michael Lilley
((MICHAEL LILLEY LIVES IN ROANOKE VIRGINIA. DO YOU LIKE DRIVING? YEAH I LOVE
DRIVING. I THINK IT'S LIKE FUN. MY PARENTS DON'T THINK IT'S FUN WHEN I'M WITH
THEM, BUT I THINK IT'S FUN. MOM IT'S OKAY. CALM DOWN.))
OUT Q=calm down.
Lilley is the son of Vincent and Ellen Lilley of Roanoke County.
CBS interviewed the young man and his parents for a program on aggressive
IN Q=I've seen the statistics
((VINCENT LILLEY/GENERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE: I'VE SEEN THE STATISTICS. 218
DEATHS OVER THESE AGGRESSIVE DRIVING SITUATIONS WHERE PEOPLE JUST LOSE IT AND
PURPOSELY DRIVE CRAZY AND SOMEBODY GETS HURT.))
SUPER=01-Vincent Lilley/General District Court Judge;
OUT Q=somebody gets hurt.
The 48 Hours program on American Drivers and Road Rage airs tonight at 10
here on WDBJ-7.
Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, NASCAR is in the spotlight with an
art display in Danville and the latest on a possible car move for Rick Mast.
Plus, Steve Mason checks in from Tech where the Hokies are hoping for their
third straight easy day at the office against Temple.
Virginia Tech and Temple are currently first and second in the in the Big
But how do the Hokies get energized for an opponent they've beaten by a
combined score of 76 to 16 in the last two meetings. Steve Mason has some
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SUPER=01-Todd Washington/Virginia Tech Center; :32
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/63 Wins At Virginia Tech; 1:00
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((The Hokies vow they're 31-3 sack happy celebration against Syracuse is over
and that they will be ready duplicate last year's 38 point win over Temple; One
reason why they are so confident? This season's approach to practice.
For coach Ron Dickerson - he can pocket Temple's second Big East win of the
season. That's 1 one more conference victory than the Owls have had in the past
three seasons combined. The Hokies are 23 and a half point favorites. Steve
Mason News 7 sports.))
Tonight the Big East conference will be in the Thursday night spotlight as
the University of Pittsburgh hosts the Miami Hurricanes.
Both teams are 1-and-1.
Miami comes in ranked 22nd in this week's Associated Press poll.
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Plenty of footballs will be in the air this Saturday afternoon on Your
Hometown Station as CBS gets ready for a huge college football doubleheader.
At high Noon Penn State, the number one team in some folks minds takes on
Then at 3:30 the game of the season to this point kicks off in the swamp in
Gainesville as the Florida Gators host Tennessee. The Vols have lost the last
four games to the Gators.
THe Winston Cup stars roll into Dover tomorrow for time trials for this
Sunday's MBNA 400.
And tonight we are hear to squelch
some rumors that have been flying around concerning Rick Mast.
SUPER=04-1997 Season; :00
For the past couple of weeks reports have linked the Virginia fan favorite
with a jump to the Richard Petty owned STP machine for next season.
This afternoon Mast told me before leaving for Dover that, although he is
disappointed with this season, he is not leaving Butch Mock Motorsports to join
forces with the King.
Rick is in the first year of a three contract to drive the Remington Ford.
He is 30th in points, still in search of his first top10 of the season.
And if you're a racing fan and plan to be in the southside area sometime
before October 23rd you won't want to miss the "Art of Racing" exhibit at the
Danville Museum of fine arts and history.
Danville artist Gary Hill, who now resides in Lake Norman, North Carolina is
the featured artist in the exhibit.
His paintings are some of the most popular ever in NASCAR with fans and
Hill studied the traditional fine arts at Averett College, but he has always
had a love for racing.
The Museum is open seven days a week and is located on Main
Street in Danville.
The exhibit runs through October 23rd.
Mark McGwire had a big day, but it was unfortunately, a homer-free day for
the big slugger.
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McGwire came into today's game with the Cubs with 53 homers.
Today he was a single man. McGwire went 2 for 5 with an RBI single as the
Cards lost to the Cubs 4-to-3.
McGwire now has 10 games left to hit eight homer and tie Roger Maris'
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That's News 7 at Six.
Coming up later tonight,
Another major retailer is coming to Roanoke, and it's going to be a big one.
Sources tell News 7 that the TARGET discount chain is setting up shop at
Valley View Mall, right next to one of its biggest competitors-- a Wal Mart
Construction is underway-- we'll show you what's happening tonight on News 7