Today marks a grim anniversary -- the discovery of the body of 16- year- old
Sofia Silva of Spotsylvania.
Silva disappeared from her home last September.
Her body turned up October 14th in a creek in King George County.
Authorities say the person who killed her has since killed two more young
Spotsylvania girls, Kati and Kristin Lisk.
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Captain Pat Sullins says the task force
working the cases is still sifting through thousands of leads.
Harold David Davis will NOT stand trial for murdering a retired school
teacher in Smyth County.
Davis was scheduled for court today but last week pleaded guilty to capital
murder, burglary and robbery.
The 24- year- old was arrested last September for killing 68- year- old Anna
She was raped and strangled to death inside her home.
Davis will spend life in prison.
His alleged accomplice, Josh Widener, is scheduled for trial in January.
Widener was one of Anderson's former fifth-grade students.
Janet Reno isn't finished looking into President Clinton's telephone
Officials say the Attorney General plans to extend the probe.
According to Justice Department officials, Reno will inform a special court
that her campaign finance task force needs more time to decide whether there's
enough evidence to request a special prosecutor.
Meantime, more tapes of White House gatherings of Democratic donors are set
for release today.
President Clinton's South American trip took him to Brazil today.
And yesterday aboard Air Force One
he commented about the delays in getting videotapes to investigators.
((REPORTER:"DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY SHE'S MAD, AND HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING TO
TRY TO PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN?"
CLINTON: "OF COURSE I DO. YOU THINK SHE WAS MAD; YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN
THERE WHEN I HEARD ABOUT IT. LAUGHTER FROM PRESIDENT. ))
OUT Q=i heard about it (laughter from President)
The head of the White House unit that videotaped those events is taking
responsibility for the failure to find them and release them earlier.
Another sign of increased tensions in the Persian Gulf.
Iran today accused a U-S destroyer and a reconnaissance plane of spying on
their naval maneuvers and warned them to leave the area.
The U-S Navy denies the charge.
Tensions have been high in the Gulf since Iran flew two air raids against
opposition bases in Iraq.
The operation violated a
no- fly zone.
The Iranian maneuvers involve more than 100 ships and cover a 15- thousand
The prosecutor in the murder trial of Earl Bramblett says the defendant made
statements about the crime that only the killer could know.
Bramblett is charged with the murder of a Vinton family of four.
Teresa Hodges was strangled, her husband and two children shot in the head.
Their bodies were discovered when firefighters responded to a blaze at their
home in August of 19-94.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
Keith Humphry has been in court this morning for the start of Bramblett's
trial. Keith what's happened so far?
(Keith ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
(Question: is there some significance to the fact that the mother was
Colorado has carried out its first execution in three decades.
Fifty-three- year- old Gary Lee Davis was put to death last night by lethal
Davis was convicted of the rape and murder of a mother who was abducted in
front of her two young children in 19-86.
It was the 59th execution in the U-S this year, the most since 19-57, when
65 people were put to death.
Two Americans have won the Nobel prize for economics.
The Swedish committee awarded Robert Merton of Harvard University and Myron
Scholes of Stanford the prize for a formula that calculates the value of stock
The Swedish Academy of Sciences says thousands of traders and investors use
Displaced union employees of a Roanoke fiberoptics plant are satisfied with a
Former rank and file of Alcatel filed into union hall this morning to find
out who of the 215 layed off workers will return to their jobs.
Fifty-six employees with seniority will be given the choice to help close the
All 215 employees will receive their severance package and continue to be
paid until the December 31st shut down deadline.
But there is an incentive to clock in for the next couple of months.
IN Q=Well one of
((DAVID TERRY:ONE OF THE INCENTIVES TO GO BACK TO WORK IS THAT THE COMPANY HAS
SAID IF YOU COME BACK TO WORK THAT THEY WILL MATCH YOU A WEEKS PAY FOR EVERY
WEEK THAT YOU WORK AND PAY THAT OUT IN A LUMP SUM JANUARY THE 7TH))
SUPER=01-David Terry/Union President
OUT Q=January the 7th.
Alcatel announced they were closing the Roanoke operation last week due to
bigger and better facilities in North Carolina.
Virginia's economy is in the pink.
Experts at the College of William and Mary say the state economy will
continue to grow for the rest of this year and then ease slightly in 19-98.
The school's Bureau of Business Research also predicts that Virginia
will add 642-thousand new jobs in the next ten years, a 20 percent increase.
The bureau says personal income in Virginia will rise five-point-nine
percent this year.
Jim Gilmore and Don Beyer are competing for the middle ground as the
campaign trail for governor heads into its final weeks.
But the man who's squarely there isn't giving up the space.
Former Governor Doug Wilder held his counsel last night in his weekly radio
show -- but NOT his tongue.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=A caller named
SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Former Governor; :15
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( A caller named Reggie summed it up.
sot t2 21:12:16
((two white guys ))
But it's clear that NEITHER of these white guys is talking exactly the talk
the nation's first elected black governor wants to hear yet.
sot t2 21:16:55
(( crumbling schools ))
sot 20:28:55 t2
And both could have learned something from the master.
sot t3 21:23:
So will Wilder finally come back to the Democratic fold -- and they hope
bring his flock?]
One still can't tell.
sot 20:52:30 t2
((stop voting party ))
sot t3 21:51:00
(( i hope i dont' let anybody down. ))
eq, news 7 Richmond.))
In the California desert today, Chuck Yeager, perhaps aviation's most famous
pilot will commemorate a feat he pulled off fifty years ago, breaking the
At the same time, in the Nevada Desert new speed records are being set.
Manual Gallegus reports.
SUPER=01-Andy Green/Pilot; :48
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :56
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, lOS ANGELES
Fifty years ago today, a young air force pilot climbed into the cockpit of a
frighteningly fast, bullet-shaped airplane... Chuck Yeager's mission was to
break the sound barrier, a feat that many believed would kill him. Instead it
started a revolution in flight.
(NATSND ROCKET IN THE DESERT)
Yesterday, in the Nevada Desert, another pilot with the right stuff challenged
the unknown -- breaking the sound barrier on land -- for the first time ever.
British pilot Andy Green blasted across the desert at 764 miles per hour...
his vehicle is hardly a car, more of a jet without wings powered by fighter
engines. Green's astonishing triumph left his American opponent Craig
Breedlove, in the desert dust.
(SOT -- PILOT/FRIEND)
But the supersonic land speed record is still unofficial because international
racing rules require a second run within an hour. Green was a minute off.
(SOT -- FROM "THE RIGHT STUFF")
Yeager's historic flight brought him worldwide fame... his performance was
recreated in the movie "The Right Stuff."
Now 74 and a retired brigadier general, he comes back to Edwards Air Force
Base today to be honored for the aerospace standard he set ... He'll again
break the sound barrier, this time in an F-15...
While in the desert the next generation takes command of our fascination with
speed. Manuel Gallegus, CBS News Los Angeles.))
Summer vacation could soon be a thing of the past for elementary students in
Parents got their first look at a proposal to extend the school year at an
informational session last night.
One option would be to discard the traditional summer vacation and have
children attend school in nine- week blocks, with three weeks off in between.
Students who are falling behind could use the time to catch up with their
IN Q=The bottom line
((DR. ROGER JONES/L'BURG CITY SCHOOLS: THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US IS REGARDLESS OF
THE PHILOSOPHY THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING ARE THERE, THE STANDARDS OF
ACCREDITING SCHOOLS ARE THERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SCHOOLS THAT WITHIN JUST
ABOUT TWO YEARS, WILL BE ACCREDITED OR PROVISIONALLY ACCREDITED OR ACCREDITED
WITH WARNING BASED ON HOW STUDENTS DO ON STATE ASSESSMENTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Jones/Lynchburg City Schools; :00
OUT Q=on state assessments.
A final decision on whether to extend the school year will be based heavily
on the results of a parent- teacher survey.
Roanoke County's harp ensemble took its heavenly sound to Asia.
The young harpists returned from their ten day trip to Korea yesterday, with
a suitcase full of new experiences.
It was part of a cultural exchange program with Roanoke's sister city, Wonju.
IN Q=I THINK THEY
((GARLAND LIFE/ROANOKE COUNTY/DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION: I THINK THEY SAW A LOT
OF THINGS THAT MADE THEM THINK ABOUT WHERE THEY LIVE. THEY WATCHED STUDENTS
WHO SIT PERFECTLY STILL FOR TWO HOURS.))
SUPER=01-Garland Life/Roanoke Co. Instruction Director;
OUT Q=FOR TWO HOURS.
The American students were amazed at the length of the Korean school day.
IN Q=SCHOOL DAY
((SCHOOL DAY LASTS FROM 6 IN THE MORNING TO 6 IN THE EVENING--PM. ))
OUT Q=in the evening...Pm
The harp ensemble was the first western group to perform at Budhist temple
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SUPER=331-Mostly CLoudy/Scattered Showers/45-50/Cloudy/& Cooler/62-65;
SUPER=332-Partial Clearing/Dense Fog/38-42/Mostly Sunny/& Cool/56-60;
SUPER=333-Cloudy/Showers Likely/40-44/Cloudy/& Cooler/56-60;
SUPER=334-Slow Clearing/Some Frost/34-38/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/50-55;
TAPE#net (edit of 04:28:57)
The Redskins took down the Cowboys 21-to-16 on the gridiron last night.
SUPER=03-Landover, MD/NFL-ABC Sports;
Stephen Davis opened the second-half scoring on a four-yard run to give the
Redskins a 21-to-3 lead.
Touchdowns by Dexter Coakley and Michael Irvin pulled the Cowboys within
five points but they couldn't catch the Skins.
Darrell Green tied up Anthony Miller on a fourth-down pass into the endzone
with two and a-half minutes remaining and the Redskins take the 21-to-16 win.
One of the perennial Triple-A powers, George Washington high school out of
Danville will find out later this afternoon if it must forfeit three of its
wins from this season.
SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00
School administrators say the problem is not grade related, but rather one
Sources tell News 7 Sports that a transfer student from Pittsylvania County
failed to establish his home in the city of Danville. That's okay as long as
he pays an out of system tuition, which he did not.
The player was held out of this past Friday's win over Albemarle.
If the ruling goes against G-W, the Eagles will have to forfeit three wins.
The new A-P Top 10 high school football polls have been released.
This week 11 different teams from the Friday Football Extra coverage area are
Mike Stevens gives us a look.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=MS, N7 sports"
(( The Fleming Colonels had last week off, and they remain number two in the
This week the Colonels host Pulaski which moves into the poll in the 10
spot tied with Patrick Henry.
Jefferson Forest moves into the 10 spot in the Group Two-A poll this week.
The Cavs play Brookville this Friday. The Bees & Cavs along with Carroll,
Alleghany, Heritage and Tunstall give this side of the state six spots in the
Radford held Giles' legendary single wing to just 34 yards last Friday
The Bobcats remain tenth in the Single A ranking this week, with Rural
Retreat 7th again.))
The Baltimore Orioles were on the verge of elimination last night as they
battled Cleveland in game five of American League championship series.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Fox-MLB; :00
Davey Johnson's Birds were down 3 games to one coming into the match-up.
But Gerronimo Berroa would take them to a 2-to-nothing lead in the third on
this single to right center field.
Chris Hoiles and Brady Anderson score.
And that's all the O's would need as they win it 4-to-2.
The Tribe leads the series 3 games to 2.
The Braves will try to stay alive in the N-L series tonight in Atlanta in
Forty degree temperatures and mud couldn't stop
some Weber State University students from enjoying their homecoming.
Students at the Utah school set up a mud volleyball tournament to promote
Wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
If you're thinking Halloween fun, some folks in Wilmington, California are
For the 43rd year a three million gallon storage tank at the Unocal oil
refineries has been turned into "Smilin' Jack."
It takes about 100-gallons of pumpkin orange to paint the world's largest