Coming up on News 7-
More details on that house explosion last night in Bedford County-
A motel fire forces dozens from their rooms
Princess Diana wore this dress- Tonight it's in Roanoke.
And a Salem boy loves vacumns so much- one company flies him to Michigan to
see how they're made.
News 7 is next.
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Authorities say last night's explosion that killed a Bedford County man and
injured his wife was an accident.
Steve Smallshaw has more from Chamblissburg.
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SUPER=01-Inv. Mike Mehaffey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :17
SUPER=01-Mike Hammer/Neighbor; :38
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A Henry County man who allegedly murdered his father with a wood-splitter is
in jail tonight.
The sheriff says 70-year old John Henry Yancey Senior died of severe head
45-year old John Henry Yancey Junior says he found his father in the house
they shared on The Great Road.
But the sheriff says he doesn't believe the younger man's story.
IN Q=We arrived and was told
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: WE ARRIVED AND WAS TOLD BY THE SON HE WOKE
UP TO HEAR HIS FATHER COUGHING AND WENT UPSTAIRS FROM THE BASEMENT UP TO THE
BEDROOM TO TAKE HIM A COUGH DROP AND FOUND HIS FATHER LAYING ON THE FLOOR IN A
POOL OF BLOOD.))
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=pool of blood
Investigators say the two men were struggling when the younger Yancey beat
his father over the head several times.
Norfolk Southern is chucking its dry- hoppers in favor of 21st-century
The railroad said today its workers will no longer have to relieve themselves
in plastic bags.
Railroad unions have complained about the dry hopper system, saying they're
And farmers have complained about finding plastic bags filled with human
waste on their property near railroad tracks.
Larry Chattin says the bags have been landing on his Bedford County farm for
He suing Norfolk Southern for damage to his cattle and equipment.
IN Q=It's been a long
((LARRY CHATTIN/BEDFORD CO. FARMER: IT'S BEEN A LONG ... WHOLE LOTTA PROBLEM
HERE. WE'VE WALKED THE FIELDS, PICKED UP BAGS. AND MY SONS, THEY DID THE SAME
SUPER=01-Larry Chattin/Bedford Co. Farmer;
OUT Q=the same things
Norfolk Southern says it will replace the dry hoppers with chemical or flush
There's no timeline for installation.
United Nations weapons inspectors
are back in Iraq- but the increased military presence in the region is staying-
at least for awhile.
((LET THERE BE NO MISTAKE. WE MUST BE CONSTANTLY VIGILANT AND RESOLUTE AND WITH
OUR FRIENDS AND PARTNER WE MUST BE ESPECIALLY DETERMINED TO PREVENT SADAM'S
ABILITY TO RECONSTITUTE HIS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.))
OUT Q=OF MASS DESTRUCTION.
Clinton says the world must make sure the inspectors are allowed to work
The suspected Unabomber may have to undergo mental testing.
The judge in the trial ruled that Theodore Kaczynski should be asked again
to undergo neurological tests.
The judge is indicating he probably will allow a limited mental-defect
Kaczynski is charged in four bombings.
wipe wipe wipe
Testimony today that may link Terry Nichols to Timothy McVeigh.
In the second Oklahoma City bombing trial, two F-B-I agents testified.
They said that Nichols and McVeigh spent hours debating the best way to
build a bomb. They said Nichols told them that in an interview two days
after the bombing.
They also testified Nichols denied making a bomb.
Fire roared through an apartment-motel near Chicago's O'Hare airport-
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forcing dozens of people out.
Firefighters helped people escape carrying them down ladders.
At least one person was hurt- a man severly burned- but everyone made it
((APARTMENTS KEPT EXPLODING. IT WAS LIKE IT WAS A GAS FIRE.))
((BIG FLAMES IN THERE YA KNOW ALL OF SUDDEN IT FELT LIKE SOMETHING HAD IGNITED
IN THERE AND THEN THE GLASS CAME OUT THE WINDOW.))
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SUPER=01-Roy Young/Resident; 04
OUT Q=OUT THE WINDOW."
No word on what caused the fire, but people nearby thought it was a gas fire
because they heard several explosions.
(Toss to Robin)
Still to come on the newscast, we'll hear from the mother of the new born
and we'll see a very special day for a young boy from Salem. His fascination
with vacuum cleaners led to a meeting today with his hero...the man who makes
IN Q= It's like he has
OUT Q=all that
A dog that's part wolf and part canine is prompting officials in Lexington
to draft laws to regulate wolf-hybrids.
The state used to regulate the animals but is now leaving it up to the
But, in this case the owner says the dog is not vicious and doesn't need to
Stacey Martin has the story.
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SUPER=01-Melanie Beard/Wolf-Hybrid Owner; :00
SUPER=01-John Ellestad/Lexington City Manager; :25
SUPER=01-Terri Wieringa/Rockbridge Co. SPCA; :55
OUT Q=SM, news 7 Lexington.
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IN Q=Any large dog
((MELANIE BEARD/WOLF-HYBRID OWNER: ANY LARGE DOG SHOULD BE WATCHED A LITTLE
MORE. AS FAR AS DISTINGUISHING WOLF-HYBRIDS FROM A GREAT DANE OR ANY OTHER
LARGE DOG, I THINK THAT IT'S JUST UNCALLED FOR.))
OUT Q=just uncalled for.
His name is Lobo. His owner says he's mild-mannered in spite of his
mix-breeding but Lexington city officials fear he's a threat to public safety.
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IN Q=When they're bred
((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON CITY MGR.: WHEN THEY'RE BRED WITH DOGS THEY DON'T LOSE
ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF A WOLF. A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT WHEN THEY'RE BRED WITH
A DOG THEY ARE DOMESTICATED LIKE A DOG AND FROM WHAT I'VE LEARNED THAT'S NOT
OUT Q=not necessarily so.
The Beards adopted Lobo from the S-P-C-A which listed him as a wolf-hybrid.
Authorities note there's always the possibility Lobo could attack--in fact,
a pup fathered by Lobo had to be put to sleep after attacking another dog.
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IN Q=Any dog can
((TERRI WIERINGA/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SPCA: ANY DOG CAN TURN WE'VE HAD A LOT OF SMALL
DOGS, JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS THAT ARE HOUSE DOGS..TURNED.))
OUT Q=house dogs..turned.
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IN Q=Lexington is considering
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: LEXINGTON IS CONSIDERING REGULATING THE SIZE OF THE
FENCES, HAVING OWNERS REGISTER THE ANIMALS AND GET TAGS FOR THEM BUT NOT BEFORE
A PUBLIC HEARING POSSIBLY NEXT MONTH TO HEAR WHAT OTHERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE
ISSUE. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, LEXINGTON.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7 Lexington.
The mother of septuplets is in seventh heaven- calling the event awesome.
Dave Fehling has more from Kenny and Bobby (McCoy) McCaughey.
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SUPER=08-Kenny McCaughey/Septuplets' Father; 19
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Shaw/Neonatologist; 39
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/CBS News; 1:05
OUT Q=Des Moines."
((In their first interview since the birth of their seven babies, Kenny and
Bobbi Mc-Caughey called the experience awesome.
BOBBI MCCAUGHEY, MOTHER OF SEPTUPLETS: I KNOW ITS EXTRAORDINARY BUT ITS JUST
SOMETHING I DID..THEY'RE MY CHILDREN...
KENNY MCCAUGHEY/FATHER OF SEPTUPLETS: WE WANTED 1 OR 2 OR 3..GOD GAVE THEM TO
Doctors said all seven are making significant improvement...especially first
born Kenneth, nick-named Hercules by the hospital staff because he seemed to be
holding -up the six others inside the uterus.
DR. ROBERT SHAW/ NEONATALOLIGIST: BREATHING ON HIS OWN, CUTEST LITTLE CHUBBY
Because he can breath without a machine's help, kenneth could be
held for the first time.
DAVE FEHLING/CBS NEWS: KENNY MCCAUGHEY SAYS HE CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD HIS NEW
BABIES- ONE AT A TIME. DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS, DESMOINES.))
There are not too many household items children take an interest in unless
its a toy.
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But, Salem's Morgan Wilburn not only took an interest in vacuum cleaners--he
started collecting them.
The seven year old boy owns a total of 21.
When officials at Bissell heard about Morgan's love of vacuums, they flew
the boy and his family to Michigan.
There they got to tour the factory and Morgan got to meet his hero, company
president Mark Bissell.
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IN Q=Getting to go
((JULIE WILBURN/MOTHER: GETTING TO GO TO DISNEYLAND OR SOMEPLACE LIKE THAT, TO
HIM THERE COULDN'T HAVE BEEN ANY PLACE HE WOULD RATHER HAVE BEEN AND MEETING
MARK BISSELL WAS LIKE MEETING MICHAEL JORDAN OR SHAQUIL O'NEIL. HE REALLY
DOESN'T KNOW WHO THOSE PEOPLE ARE BUT HE KNOWS MARK BISSELL.))
((MORGAN WILBURN/VACUUM CLEANER COLLECTOR: I THOUGHT THEY JUST PUT THE WHEELS
ON WITH THE NAILS BUT WHEN I WENT TO SEE HOW THEY PUT THE WHEELS ON THEY TOOK A
HAMMER AND HAMMERED THEM DOWN AND THEN PUSHED TWO BUTTONS AND PUT THEM
SUPER=01-Julie Wilburn/Mother; :00
SUPER=01-Morgan Wilburn/Vacuum Cleaner Collector; :22
OUT Q=put them together.
Morgan's mother said her son started playing with vacuum attachments when he
was 19 months old.
And, what does he want to be when he grows up?--a vacuum cleaner salesman of
Stay with us, following weather, we'll see the world's smallest car,
but first a group of students want to make sure one of Virginia's earliest
heroines gets her due.
Disney made Pocahontas famous to a new generation.
But fewer know the story of (sock-uh-juh-wee-ah)
Neither one makes the cut in Virginia's new academic standards for history.
That's part of the point one group made tonight in Charlottesville.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Camille Cooper/Education Liberation Rally; :18
SUPER=01-Sharon Davies/U.Va. Women's Center; :44
SUPER=01-Harvey Carmicheal/Va. Dept. of Education; 1:03
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.
(( She was the chief navigator and negotiated horses for the expedition that
led America west.
But in Charlottesville's statue, and Virginia's two year old Standards of
Learning, you'll only see the names of Lewis and Clark -- Charlottesville's
IN Q=At one point
((CAMILLE COOPER/EDUCATION LIBERATION RALLY: AT ONE POINT THEY GOT LOST AND
SHE LED THEM THROUGH THE BOZEMAN PASS. SHE ALSO BARTERED HER OWN PERSONAL
BELONGINGS TO GET SUPPLIES FOR THEM. AND FORAGED FOR FOOD WHEN THE MEN WEREN'T
SUCCESSFUL WITH HUNTING. AND SHE WAS FIFTEEN AT THE TIME. AND SIX MONTHS
PREGNANT. SHE GAVE BIRTH AS THEY WERE CROSSING THE MISSOURI RIVER. SO THAT'S
In fact, rally organizer Camille Cooper found only five women mentioned by
name from kindergarten through 12th grade in the state's history standards.
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((SHARON DAVIES/U.Va. WOMEN'S CENTER: THERE'S STARTING TO BE AN AWARENESS OF
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS ACROSS A WIDE-BODIED SPECTRUM. WE'RE STILL VERY
VERY FAR I THINK IN INTEGRATING A BROAD AND DEEP SENSE OF WHERE WOMEN HAVE BEEN
IN HISTORY, ACROSS TIME.))
((HARVEY CARMICHEAL/VA. DEPT. OF EDUCATION: IT IS IMPORTANT FOR SCHOOL
DIVISIONS TO UNDERSTAND THE STANDARD ITSELF IS NOT THE CURRICULUM. INDEED,
THEY NEED TO TAKE THE STANDARD AND EXPLAND THAT SO IF FOR INSTANCE WE TALK
ABOUT WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, WHICH WE DO IN THE STANDARDS IN THE SIXTH GRADE, THE
SCHOOL DIVISIONS WILL WANT TO TAKE THAT PARTICULAR ONE AND DO ENOUGH RESEARCH
THAT SO THAT THEY KNOW WHICH WOMEN WERE INVOLVED IN THE MOVEMENT. ))
The good news for fans of obscure women in history: the textbooks that
Virginia schools most commonly use name women you'll never see on any state
The Sacagawea supporters are drafting a bill for the 1998 General Assembly
to put those women in the standards.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
Memories of Princess Diana are helping some people breathe a little easier
It is a hand-beaded, gold and white dress Diana wore to a fundraiser for the
The dress was the major attraction at an event to raise funds and awareness
for the American Lung Association of Virginia.
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IN Q=The main difference
((TONI FERGUSON/AMER. LUNG ASSN. OF VA: THE MAIN DIFFERENCE WE HOPE IS THAT
PEOPLE WILL REALIZE WE'RE HERE; THAT WE'RE DOING THINGS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR
EVERYBODY NOT JUST CHILDREN BUT FOR ADULTS AS WELL AND ANYBODY WHO HAS LUNG
SUPER=01-Toni Ferguson/Amer. Lung Assn. of VA;
OUT Q=has lung disease.
The gathering was the First Annual Christmas Seal Gala benefiting the state
chapter of the American Lung Association.
Fontaine and Philip Minor of Richmond bought the dress and tiara at auction
Stay with us, Steve Mason will have all tonights sports after this.
Lets start down in Bristol where Virginia High held court for the single and
double A girls state basketball semi-finals.
Region 3 tournament champion Salem tipped off against the Turner Ashby
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The Lady Spartans were hoping to keep the good luck of the western portion of
the Roanoke Valley on their side as they faced the Valley district's Knights.
Salem's offense kept things close early in the game as Lindsay Carroll gets
the deuce to tie the game in the first half.
Salem's strong hand, Sarah Palmer would then do her thing by getting two of
her game high 19 points, but Salem trailed by two at the end of the first half.
The Spartans would continue struggling in the third quarter, but Erin Patrick
gets this bucket to cut Turner Ashby's lead to 7 points.
But the girls from Dayton hit SUPER=33-Turner Ashby/51/Salem/45;
several key free throws at the end of the game to seal the 51-to-45 win over
Salem and end the Spartans season.
In the night cap double A sem-final; William Byrd tried to end four straight
years of final four frustration as they battled the Charlottesville Black
SUPER=03-Bristol/Charlottesville vs. Wm. Byrd; :00
Byrd Boss Richard Thrasher knows this situation all to well in his 26th
season at Byrd.
This one would start out like a track meet as Byrd jams the ball inside to
Brandy Allen who knocks in the hoop for an early Byrd lead. Allen led the way
tonight with 18.
The Terriers would continue running the floor as Stephanie Parnell takes the
pass inside and scores 2 of her 17 points on the game to give Byrd a big lift.
Allen would again show her stuff with a nifty layin as the Terriers beat
Charlottesville 57-to-47 to advance to tomorrow's title game against Turner
On to single A where Glenvar will meet Northwood in the state championship
tomorrow at 1pm thanks to a 43-33 victory over George Mason in the Semi-finals
SUPER=03-Bristol/Group A State Semi-Finals; :00
Bryan Harvey and his Lady Highlanders were fired up down in Bristol at
In the first half; Mandy Williams hooked up with Erika Hale for the hoop
and the harm for the early Glenvar lead.
With George Mason up by 3; Katrina Williams goes inside to Elizabeth Webb.
Her shot is blocked; but Hale cleans up SUPER=34-Glenvar/43/George Mason/33;
the mess with the bucket.
Williams would then get the assist to Webb; who does a little window
cleaning and Glenvar wins by 10 and will face Northwood in the state
championship tomorrow at 1.
On to football where Salem played host to Heritage in the Region III,
Division four championship.
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The Spartans and the Pioneers were fired up to play at Salem Stadium
despite the rain.
We pick it up in the third quarter with salem trailing by a touchdown. The
Spartans matt Anderson keys a long drive with a four yard touchdown run to tie
On Salem's next possession; the Spartans cap another long drive when
Anderson scored from five yards out to make it 14-7 with 10 minutes left in the
But it was not over. Heritage quarterback Alex Lucy hits Jonathan Meeks on
this pass which goes for 53 SUPER=34-Heritage/20/salem/14;
yards and a touchdown and we are tied at 14 all.
The game went into overtime and heritage wins it when Antoine Smith finds the
zone; giving the Pioneers the 20 to 14 victory.
((PEM APPERSON/HERITAGE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Pem Apperson/Heritage Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.....on that play."
Lee and Bath Counties both won tonight as well.
Mike Stevens will have highlights on friday Football Extra.
Still to come in sports; Bonnie Hendrickson and Bobby Hussey made their
respective Virginia tech coaching debut's tonight. we will have the
and the Roanoke College men's team goes out on a limb to play the nations 9th
ranked team for a good cause in the Salem bank & trust tournament.
Two Virginia Tech basketball coaches made their respective debut's tonight
in Blacksburg as both mens and womens teams opened the season.
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Lets start with the queen who now claims the Castle; Bonnie Hendrickson. her
Lady Hokies battled East carolina.
On the break; Lisa Witherspoon dishes off to Michelle Housewright; she
nails the shot for 2.
The lady Hokies moved the ball well all night. Kim Seaver sinks the
Tech also took advantage of a young East carolina team; Amy Wetzel scores
here and the lady Hokies win 68-39.
((BONNIE HENRICKSON/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...will work on that tonight"
SUPER=04-Skyhawks vs. Hokies;
Tech men's coach Bobby Hussey took over the reings officially tonight as his
Hokies played Tennessee martin.
Myron Gillory creattes with the steal and goes the distance for the
short jumper at the other end.
The Hokies were strong on the boards early; Russ Wheeler picks up the mix
and gets the bucket for tech; Hokies prevail 71-55.
The Salem Bank & Trust tip off tournament invades Roanoke College tomorrow
with hoops and high hopes for a good cause.
The Maroons play 9th ranked Goucher tomorrow night at 7:30. Ferrum takes
on Maryville at 5:30. The tourney benefits the Community Christmas Store.
((PAGE MORI/ROANOKE MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=....great cause"
Virginia freshman tailback Antoine Womack is the focus of tonight's extra
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Womack is accused of striking an 18- year- old woman on November 9th at
the Phi Gamma Delta
He was released yesterday on bond.
A hearing is set for December 12th.
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A possible third straight Alliance Bowl berth and at least a share of a third
consecutive Big East crown are on the line for the Virginia Tech Hokies
tomorrow. But Pittsburgh stands in the way; a team that nearly crushed the
Syracuse Orangeman last week.
((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...up there and win."
The VMI Keydets will try to avoid a winless season tomorrow as they host
East Tennessee State.
If Pittsburgh or VMI aren't in the travel plans; then save some gas and some
mileage on your car by joining us; thats WDBJ; for the Florida State/Florida
clash tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
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This just in...
Michael Hutchence, the lead singer for
the rock band INXS, was found dead Saturday in a Sydney hotel,
according to news reports.
Police have refused to confirm his death.
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An Australian company has made a new compact car.
But don't expect to drive one, this car is so small you need a magnifying
glass to see it.
The company calls it a micro car because it's only about the size of a grain
It's less than POINT two inches and travels at zero point 22 miles an hour.
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