An Axton woman is dead and her husband charged with murder.
Sources tell News 7 that Donald Eric Stanley suspected his wife was having
an affair and apparently shot 35-year old Shelby Stanley last night.
He later turned himself in to police and was charged in connection with her
Police are continuing to investigate the matter.
Players had extra protection along the sidelines of last night's football
game at Victory Stadium--
with the addition of a Roanoke EMS ambulance.
The added protection comes about one week after the death of Pulaski County
High School football player Danny Lee Cook.
SOT 19.34.17 - 19.34.33
IN Q=Last week we
((DAVID HOBACK/ROANOKE FIRE EMS: LAST WEEK WE HAD A PLAYER SUFFERING A FATAL
INJURY OR ILLNESS AND THE AMBULANCE HELPING HIM WAS GONE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD
OF TIME AND THERE WAS NO COVERAGE ON THE FIELD SO THE SCHOOL BOARD CONTACTED US
AND ASKED IF WE COULD HAVE TWO UNITS ON STAND-BY.))
SUPER=01-David Hoback/Roanoke Fire EMS;
OUT Q=on stand-by.
The Roanoke School system had already contracted with United Ambulance
They will remain on the job.
Lead poisoning continues to threaten Lynchburg's inner city children, and
now health officials are stepping up their efforts to combat the problem.
Using a 25- thousand dollar grant from the city, they've developed a new
public awareness campaign.
With outdoor advertising and free educational videotapes, officials hope to
get the message across to parents.
IN Q=But if this
((KIP SMITH/BLAIR COMMUNICATIONS: BUT IF THIS IS GOING TO BE TRULY SUCCESSFUL,
IT MUST BECOME A GRASSROOTS EFFORT AND I FEEL LIKE THAT THE ROOTS OF THAT KIND
OF A MOVEMENT ARE ALREADY IN PLACE.))
((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: IF WE ARE TO HAVE A FUTURE, WE MUST BE SURE
THAT WE DO WHATEVER POSSIBLE TO PREVENT LEAD POISONING FROM STOPPING EVEN ONE
CHILD FROM REACHING HIS OR HER FULL POTENTIAL.))
SUPER=01-Kip Smith/Blair Communications; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :11
OUT Q=her full potential.
The tapes, which are being mailed to at-risk families, show parents what
steps they can take to protect their children.
Statistics show ten percent of the children in central Virginia have tested
positive for lead poisoning.
ANCHOR TAG TAG TAG
Today's auction of hundreds of acres of land around Smith Mountain Lake left
some Pittsylvania and Franklin County residents feeling cheated.
Denise Allen tell us why they may never recieve full payment for their
IN Q=They Came to
SUPER=01-Gray Booth/Former Landowner; :00
SUPER=01-William Terry/Summitt Company Attorney;
OUT Q=News 7
SOT t-2 15:05:39
IN Q=THEY CAME TO ME
((GRAY BOOTH/FORMER LANDOWNER: THEY CAME TO ME AND WANTED THE PROPERTY AND
THOSE FIGURES ARE WHAT THEY OFFERED ME. SO I ACCEPTED.))
OUT Q=SO I ACCEPTED
The developer, Shenandoah Homes, bought about three hundred acres from Booth
for nearly 1-point-five million dollars.
The deal also gave Booth about 14-percent interest in the development.
But Booth says he only received 100-thousand dollars and never got a
financial statement from the company.
SOT t-2 13:38:45
IN Q=THEY MADE AN
((WILLIAM TERRY/SUMMITT COMPANY ATTORNEY: THEY MADE AN INVESTMENT RISK THAT
DIDN'T WORK OUT AND IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE.))
OUT Q=IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE
William Terry is the legal representative for the Summitt Company.
The company owned by Mikkel Mandt loaned Shenandoah Homes 1-point-four
With that money Shenandoah Homes bought 700 acres in Franklin and
Pittsylvania Counties and then filed bankruptcy a few months later.
Mandt and the Summitt Company foreclosed and the land went up for auction.
SOT t-2 13:38:02
IN Q=THEY ARE TRYING
((TERRY: THEY ARE TRYING TO SELL THE PROPERTY AND RECOUP ALL OR AS MUCH OF THE
LOAN AS POSSIBLE. ))
OUT Q=LOAN AS POSSIBLE
SOT t-2 15:11:47
IN Q=SUMMITT FUNDING
((JOY MCNABB: SUMMITT FUNDING WHICH WAS THE COMPANY MR. MANDT SET UP TO LOAN
THE MONEY HELD 305-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN RESERVES AND YET HE IS CLAIMING A
MILLION FOUR AS BEING TOTAL DEBT.))
OUT Q=TOTAL DEBT
Joy McNabb says out of that one point four million the former landowners
only received 255-thousand dollars.
SOT T-1 12:38:44
IN Q=THAT'S CHEAPER
((THAT'S CHEAPER THAN A WORE OUT MOP.))
OUT Q=WORE OUT MOP
And former landowners will NOT get any of the proceeds from today's auction.
Gray Booth says that leaves him feeling cheated out of property that's been
in his family since before the Civil War.
Denise Allen News 7.))
All of the property sold totaling more than a million dollars for The
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SUPER=83-Down 3.25 feet/Down 0.35 foot; Lake levels
A Botetourt County man died in a traffic accident a few months ago.
Now his family keeps his memory alive by posting a roadside memorial and
alerting drivers to the dangers of the intersection.
But, their efforts are causing a rift between the family and VDOT.
Stacey Martin explains.
IN Q=This is the
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Theresa Rhea/Victim's Sister; :17
SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/VDOT; :36
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Botetourt Co.
((This is the Morris's third visit to this site to lay a cross and roses in
remembrance of one of their own--Ben Morris who died in a car accident four
SOT 18.32.29 - 18.32.40
IN Q=I had seen
((THERESA RHEA/VICTIM'S SISTER: I HAD SEEN OTHER CROSSES AROUND IN THE PAST AND
I NEVER THOUGHT ANYTHING ABOUT IT. I JUST THOUGHT WELL YOU KNOW I'VE GOT TO DO
SOMETHING, SO I MADE THE CROSS AND WE ALL TOOK IT DOWN THERE AND PLACED IT DOWN
OUT Q=it down there.
But, now the roadside memorial has led to a dispute with VDOT, which the
family claims gave the display its temporary approval.
SOT 16.01.48 - 16.02.05
IN Q=We certainly can
((JEFF ECHOLS/ VDOT: WE CERTAINLY CAN UNDERSTAND PEOPLE'S LOSS AND THEIR GRIEF.
WE CERTAINLY DON'T GIVE PERMISSION FOR THEM TO HAVE IT THERE BUT IF THEY'RE
THERE AND THEY DON'T CAUSE AN IMMEDIATE PROBLEM FOR A PERIOD OF TIME USUALLY
WE WON'T INTEREFERE WITH THEM.))
OUT Q=interfere with them.
For the family the memorial is a reminder to other drivers that a life was
loss and to use caution at an intersection they claim is dangerous.
VDOT says it's only trying to enforce laws prohibiting signs from lying in
the right of way.
SOT 18.03.10 - 18.03.20
IN Q=Both sides agree
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BOTH SIDES AGREE THE SITUATION HAS GOTTEN OUT OF
HAND WITH THE FAMILY LAYING FLOWERS HERE ABOUT EVERY WEEK AND VDOT OFFICIALS
NOT FAR BEHIND PICKING THEM UP.))
OUT Q=picking them up.
With VDOT committed to upholding the law and the family committed to Ben's
memory the question remains how and when the dispute will end.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Botetourt County.))
Roanoke College is playing host to works from some of the world's greatest
artists -- such as Pablo Picasso, Pierre Renoir and Salvador Dali.
Their paintings are part of an exhibit that started this weekend.
The collection is made up of more than 40-works from several artists.
Each piece is on loan from private collectors.
College trustees say what makes the exhibit unique is: There's really no
common theme to the art on display.
IN Q=I THINK IT'S
((ROBERT WORTMANN/TRUSTEE: I THINK IT'S MORE ECLECTIC AND MORE REFRESHING TO
GO FROM ONE TO OTHER AND SEE DIFFERENT SUBJECT MATTER. ))
((BRUCE MELCHOR/TRUSTEE: ROANOKE COLLEGE AND ROANOKE VALLEY, I DON'T THINK, HAS
HAD THIS MUCH OF AN ECLECTIC COLLECTION FOR THE PUBLIC TO VIEW. ))
SUPER=01-Bruce Melchor/Trustee; :07
OUT Q= PUBLIC TO VIEW
The collection opens to the public Sunday afternoon, and runs through
There's no charge for admission.
If El Nino has you mystified, we have some answers for you in this week's
edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=If you're curious
If you're curious about El Nino, your hometown homepage has everything you
need to understand this strange stretch of warm water in the pacific.
Some examples... You can look at temperature data straight from bouys
floating in the ocean, and check out the forcast maps to see how El Nino might
affect our winter.
If you want to expand your business beyond U.S. borders, the Commerce
Department has opened the International Trade Center Bookstore.
Browse the best sellers, such as the Industry and Trade Outlook 98, or
search for information in seven separate world regions.
Parents looking for a safe place for their kids to play on the Web can start
The parent's guide has a tip sheet, rules and suggestions to help keep your
kids safe on-line and links to some kid-friendly educational sites and
Just in time for Halloween, here's a haunted web-site.
C-net's mediadome has an interactive haunted house, movie clips, scary sounds,
and lets you design and e-mail spooky halloween cards to your friends... you
will have to download some free software, like Shockwave, and Netshow to use
some of the features.
Your haunting journey begins with a visit to the webwatch page, where we've
posted links to all these sites.
Its on the WDBJ Website at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
The racing game wants to come to Roanoke and Martinsville.
The state's first horse track wants to open betting centers in both cities.
But opponents are fighting hard to keep them out.
Joe McKean reports.
IN Q=Virginians have two ways
SUPER=03-New Kent Co./September 1; :00
SUPER=01-O. James Peterson, III/Colonial Downs President; :16
SUPER=01-Rev. Vater Colbert/Maple Street Baptist Church; :28
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs Community Relations; :38
((Virginians have two ways to play the ponies.
Head for the Colonial Downs racetrack when it's holding a meet.
Or hit the off-track betting parlors in Richmond or Chesapeake.
Colonial Downs has state permission to open up to six betting centers.
It wants to put one in Roanoke and one in Martinsville.
IN Q=The closest one
((O. JAMES PETERSON, III/COLONIAL DOWNS PRESIDENT: THE CLOST ONE TO THE WEST OF
THE STATE IS RICHMOND AND WE DO HAVE PEOPLE WHO DRIVE FROM ROANOE TO LYNCHBURG
TO RICHMOND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT.))
SUPER=01-O. James Peterson, III/Colonial Downs President;
OUT Q=the sport.
But gambling opponents say hold your horses!
IN Q=It demoralizes
((REV. VATER COLBERT/MAPLE STREET BAPTIST CHURCH: IT DEMORALIZES, IT GIVES
PEOPLE FALSE HOPE. YOU'VE GOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT TYPE OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
THE PARLORS. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT MILLIONAIRES HERE, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
SUPER=01-Rev. Vater Colbert/Maple Street Baptist Church;
OUT Q=average wages.
IN Q=We think we provide
((HERB JONES/COLONIAL DOWNS COMMUNITY RELATIONS: WE THINK WE PROVIDE A SERVICE,
ENTERTAINMENT. WE THINK THAT WE'RE JUST ANOTHER OPTION HERE IN ROANOKE SHOULD
WE BE SUCCESSFUL. WE PROVIDE JOBS, TAX REVENUE.))
SUPER=01-Herb Jones/Colonial Downs Community Relations;
OUT Q=tax revenue.
Roanoke voted FOR parimutuel betting in the state referendum nine years ago.
Colonial Downs hopes to carry the day this time, in both Roanoke and
Martinsville, on election day.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
To hear more of the debate on the off-track betting votes, watch On Record
tomorrow morning at 11 on WDBJ-7.
And coming up, The the Virginia Cavaliers have some final words before
taking on Florida State scores from college football.
And West Virginia and Virginia Tech hooked up in a Big East Showdown in
The talking was over as Virginia Tech and West Virginia squared off in the
Big East showdown in Morgantown.
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Hokies vs Mountaineers; :
The Mountaineers led 3 to nothing but Tech's Al Clark fires a bullet over the
middle to Shawn Foreman for the 12 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to 3.
Leading 10 to 7 West Virginia took advantage of an Al Clark fumble at the
Hokies 21. Mark Bulger hands off to Famous Amos Zereoue on the statue of
liberty play and he takes it to the Hokies one yard line.
A couple of plays later Bulger sneaks it over from the one and the
Mountaineers took the 17 to 7 lead in the second quarter.
The Mountaineers added a field goal and this Zereoue 3 yard touchdown run
to lead the Hokies 27 to 7 at the half.
Tech scored on this Shane Graham SUPER=36-West Virginia/30/Virginia
Tech/17/;33 yard field with over three minutes in the third quarter but the
Mountaineers beat the Hokies 30 to 17.
Michigan Quarterback Brian Griese scored the go ahead touchdown as Michigan
beat Michigan State 23 to 7.
SUPER=03-East Lansing, MI/ESPN; :
The rivals were competing to stay near the top of the Big 10 conference.
Michigan State took the early lead on a faked field goal when Bill Burke
hits a wide open Sedreck Irvin on this 22 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to
But the Wolverines took the lead SUPER=36-Michigan/23/Michigan
State/7/;for good in the second quarter Griese takes it over from the one and
Michigan Wins the game 23 to 7.
Richmond and Randolph-Macon both won today for all of the college scores
lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0101-/Virginia/0//Florida St.#3/7/1///Virginia Tech#19/17/j/West
SUPER=0101-j/Villanova/20//William & Mary/13////Methodist/12/j/Ferrum/31///;
SUPER=0101-j/Emory & Henry/35//Guilford/27////S. Carolina
SUPER=0101-/Clinch Valley/14/j/Rowan/35////Furman/28/j/East Tenn./58///;
SUPER=0101-j/Liberty/48//Charleston Southern/14////W & L/14/j/Sewanne/48///;
SUPER=0101-/Boston College/20/j/Notre Dame/52////Nebraska#1///Kansas///Night/;
SUPER=0101-/Texas A&M#20/13/j/Texas Tech/16///j/Purdue#22/48//Illinois/3///;
OUT Q=....last score."
The Virginia Cavaliers three game winning streak is on the line right now
against undefeated Florida State.
And while the seminoles seem to have the advantage on paper; these
Cavaliers have a belief in themselves on their side. Steve Mason explains.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Blue Devils vs. Cavaliers; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :07
SUPER=04-1995 Game vs. Florida State; :16
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Team Captain; :33
SUPER=01-Doug Karczewski/UVa Team Captain; 1:02
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Anthony Poindexter isn't the cavalier who has been limping around Scott
And while the Wahoos have some players injured; it was the Florida State
Seminoles whose pride has taken a beating took when it comes to UVa. The fact
that the seminoles want to take out some aggression coupled with Virginia's
inconsistent play of late; adds up to a possible disaster.
(( Game time is 7pm, steve mason news 7 sports"))
Florida state scored on an 87 yard run on their first play from scrimmage
to lead 7 to nothing.
The Late Model Stock cars were at Martinsville today for the Taco Bell 300.
The race stared at 3:30 and after several caution flags the last with about 20
laps to go. On the restart two cars wreck coming out of turn three and that
allowed Billy Hogan of Troy, North Carolina to win the race. Steve Lofton was
Dale Earnhardt led second round qualifying today for the A-C Delco 400 at
the Rock. Earnhardt lines will start 26-th.
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/SPEEDVISION; :
Meantime, Points leader Jeff Gordon will start sixth. Gordon has a lot in
stake with three races left because he has a slim lead in the points on Mark
Martin and Dale Jarrett.
IN Q="I think...
((JEFF GORDON/POINTS LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Points Leader; :
OUT Q=....win races."
The Florida Marlins will try and clinch the World Series at Pro Player
Stadium tonight in Miami.
It will be a lot warmer in Florida tonight with the tempeture expected in
the Low 80's.
Kevin Brown will start for the Marlins and Chad Ogea for the Indians.
SUPER=330-Rain Likely/Late/49-51/Rain/Wind NE-10mph/55-59;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Rain Possible/49-51/Rain/ /56-59;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Rain Late/47-50/Rain/ /54-57;
SUPER=334-Rain/After Midnight/50-52/Rain Tapers/Off By Noon/56-69;