They've settled the lawsuit over the man who lost a piece of his finger in
a doorjam at the YMCA.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll tell you the terms of the deal.
From a trash pile in Albany to the Governor's mansion in Richmond- -we'll
track the return of a long-lost championship ring.
Tonight in sports, the Express faces two key weekend divisional games. Steve
Mason has Roundhouse wrapup for us.
Plus, NASCAR begins celebrating its 50th birthday.
Carolina loses Mack Brown.
And former Super Bowl MVP Doug Williams, the former Redskins'
great returns to his alma mater to replace Eddie Robinson as Grambling State's
head football coach.
Colder conditions and flurries in the air. We finish off this week with a
winter weather advisory.
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James Edward Reid had his good points-- helping neighbors and attending
church in Christiansburg.
But witnesses say Reid's personality changed when he was drinking, a point
defense attornies hope will spare thier clients life.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa /Microwave
Teresa Hamilton joins us from outside the Montgomery County Courthouse where
Reid was convicted of capitol murder earlier today.
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SUPER=01-Barbara Steele/Reid's Ex-Wife; :38UICK!!
SUPER=01-Curtis Brown/Victim's Nephew;
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(Question -- How long will we have to wait for the judges decision?)
The case of the severed finger has been settled.
The lawyers struck a deal- -while the injured man was still telling his
IN Q=I just remember
OUT Q=control their actions.
((I JUST REMEMBER SEEING THIS BIG MUSTACHE AND THESE GOGGLES.))
John Coates said he had just opened the door to racquetball court #2 at the
Y-M-C-A- -saw someone inside who nodded, acknowledging him. Then he heard a
Coates says he started to close the door when Andy Hudick slammed it shut.
((HE OPENED THE DOOR WIDE OPEN, LIKE A 90-DEGREE ANGLE. HE STEPPED RIGHT IN THE
DOORWAY, AND HE LET OUT THESE LOUD BARBARIC SCREAMS.))
((JUST "ARRRRGH," DID THAT ABOUT THREE TIMES.))
Coates told the jury he was in shock from loss of blood and he was afraid
Hudick might come after him.
((WELL, HERE'S THIS GUY GOING BANANAS RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. HE CAME UNGLUED.
HE'S IN A FIT OF RAGE, SLAMMING THE DOOR, OVER AND OVER AND OVER.))
((IN ACTUAL FACT IT NEVER HAPPENED.))
...there were no repeated slams, Hudick insists. He says he shut the door to
protect himself. It didn't the latch the first time, so he closed it again.
Having heard the Roanoke Parks and Recreation Manager tell how he lost the
tip of his ring finger, the jury went to lunch and returned only to learn the
lawyers had made a deal.
((SO THEY HAVE SETTLED THIS CASE.))
A nationally renowned financial advisor, Andy Hudick is a millionaire.
It's an umbrella policy of his homeowner's insurance, however, that covers
the settlement of 165-thousand dollars... one third the amount of compensation
Coates had asked for.
((IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. THERE WAS NEVER ANY KNOWLEDGE ON MY PART THAT THERE WAS
ANYBODY OUTSIDE THE DOOR. AND WHEN I RAN INTO THE DOOR, IT'S JUST UNFORTUNATE
THAT MR. COATES' HAND WAS IN THE WAY. ))
John Coates is content, having had his day in court.
But he also says there's a lesson to be learned.
SOT Coates 14:44:20
((PEOPLE NEED TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THEIR ACTIONS. ))
The search continues in Delaware for a Lynchburg man who disappeared without
a trace over the weekend.
Air and ground teams have spent the past four days combing an area near
Rehoboth Beach for 22- year- old Mark Domaleski (DOE-muh-LES-kee).
Domaleski was taking a year off from college to volunteer with the
The Holy Cross graduate also spent many summers working with Lynchburg's
Habitat for Humanity chapter.
IN Q=He could just
((CAROLYN REED/LYNCHBURG HABITAT DIRECTOR: HE COULD JUST DO IT ALL, IN FACT,
JUBILEE HEIGHTS I DON'T THINK COULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT HIM BECAUSE HE JUST
TOOK CARE OF ALL THOSE LITTLE THINGS THAT NOBODY ELSE WANTS TO DO AND DID IT SO
GRACIOUSLY.. SO I'M JUST PRAYING THAT HE WILL BE FOUND AND THAT HE'S OKAY AND
THAT THIS IS JUST A BIG MISTAKE.))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Reed/Lynchburg Habitat Director; :00
OUT Q=a big mistake.
Volunteers in Lynchburg were told today about Domaleski's disappearance.
His parents are in Delaware taking part in the search.
Police say Domaleski's wallet and other belongings were found intact in his
Americorps cabin...and that there was "no" sign of foul play.
The bomb fragments are so small they will be hard to analyze.
But Louisa County authorities have sent the shrapnel and other components of
a bomb that killed a pregnant woman to the A-T-F lab.
They're now asking the public for help in case with NO leads they're making
24- year old Tammy Baker was eight months pregnant.
She was killed instantly by an explosion in front of her house yesterday.
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State police say the investigation into the Cabin Lake Apartments blaze may
But some residents say that's not fast enough.
We'll have a live report coming up.
And Governor Allen gets an early Christmas gift-- a family heirloom returned
after being lost for decades.
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State police have finished collecting clues in that Thanksgiving apartment
complex fire in Danville.
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Tina Tenret takes us to the next stage of the investigation.
Keith, state police used a crane to lift burned lumber to a safe place --
now they're piecing the puzzle together at Salem headquarters.
IN Q=The state police
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Director; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Thursday; :09
OUT Q=and now, closed
((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES DIRECTOR: THE STATE POLICE HAVE GONE BACK TO
THEIR OFFICE IN SALEM, VIRGINIA. HOWEVER, I WILL STRESS THE INVESTIGATION IS
Young says it will be several weeks before investigators know what caused
They think it started in a central upstairs apartment -- and have not ruled
The fire burned for several hours on Thanksgiving night, destroying more
than 60 units.
IN Q=Fire destroys everything
((FIRE DESTROYS EVERYTHING. FIRE'S A DIRTY WORD. SOOT AND SMOKE AND IN THIS
CASE A LOT OF RUBBLE AND DEBRIS. WE HAVE SAFETY ISSUES TO CONSIDER WHEN WE GO
THROUGH THAT RUBBLE.))
The 250 resident lefts homeless by the blaze have apparently found places to
The Red Cross says its shelter is empty and decided to close it.))
Police expect to release a preliminary report within ten to twelve days.
But residents say they're not willing to wait.
With the help of a lawyer, they have demanded copies of every investigation
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and they want them delivered within five days.
The next time you go for your annual flu shot--ask about the pneumonia shot.
Anyone can get the vaccine, but it is recommended for those most susceptible
to pneumonia infections.
IN Q=Anyone over 65
((DR. SERGE DEPRET/FAMILY PRACTICE: ANYONE OVER 65, ALSO ANYBODY WHO IS
IMMUNOCOMPROMISED SUCH AS HIV CERTAIN ILLNESS THAT REDUCE THE IMMUNE SYSTEM.))
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OUT Q=immune system.
Pneumococcal (NEW-mah-cockle) pneumonia accounts for up to 25-percent of all
pneumonia infections and an estimated 40-thousand deaths annually.
At age 69, Virginia's senior U-S Senator is still waiting in the wings.
But John Warner's chance may finally come.
On the eve of his 95th birthday, Strom Thurmond is saying he will step down
as chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee... but NOT until
the end of next year.
That could make current vice-chairman Warner head of a committee vital to
On Wall Street today, a drop in treasury bond yields pushed the stock market
TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW rose more than 17-points to close at eight-thousand-49.
Nasdaq dropped two-points.
Reed Kelly says two terms is enough.
The Botetourt County Sheriff says he will not seek re-election when his term
is up in two years.
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During the past six years there have been a lot of changes in the Botetourt
County Sheriff's Department.
It will have grown nearly 100-percent, by the time his term is over.
IN Q=certainly it's grown
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: CERTAINLY IT'S GROWN CAUSE THE COUNTY'S
GROWN. WE ALSO ATTACKED EVERY GRANT OUT THERE THAT WE COULD QUALIFY FOR AND
THE COUNTY HELPED BUMP UP THE DARE PROGRAM THEY'VE HELPED WITH PERSONNEL THE
DISPATCH CENTER WILL OPEN UP AND I SUSPECT WILL NEED ADDITIONAL MANPOWER TO RUN
OUT Q=TO RUN THAT
Kelly says he may use his investigative talents in the field of human
He says he's looking forward to having more time with his family.
Denver resident Jim Karlak saw a shaving kit lying in a pile of trash at the
Albany airport six weeks ago.
In between the rusty razor and crushed toothpaste tube, he found Governor
George Allen's father's Chicago Bears 1963 world football championship ring.
Karlik returned the ring to the Allen family today.
He says he called his mom to research who with the last name Allen had been
a Bear in '63... and the rest of the work was done at the hotel bar in Albany.
IN Q=One person
((JIM KARLIK: ONE PERSON SAID WELL I THINK HE'S LIKE IN THE FRONT OFFICE OF
THE REDSKINS NOW. AND SOMEBODY SAID WELL I THINK HE'S DIED. AND SOMEBODY SAID
WELL HIS SON IS GOVERNOR OF A STATE ON THE EAST COAST. SO I CALLED UP MY
MOTHER AGAIN AND SAID YOU NEED TO RESEARCH THE EAST COAST.))
OUT Q=the east coast.
So Karlik flew to Virginia to hand over the ring himself to a sentimental
IN Q=This has
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THIS HAS A GREAT DEAL OF MEANING TO ME. THIS THING COULD
BE MADE OUT OF PLASTIC, WHICH OF COURSE IT'S NOT. BUT IT'S MUCH MORE
MEANINGFUL THAN WHATEVER THE VALUE IS. IT'S ABSOLUTELY, TRULY, THE DESCRIPTION
IS PRECIOUS TO ME.))
OUT Q=precious to me.
Now, the Governor wants to know how the ring that represents his late
father's proudest day ended up in a trash heap.
Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Grambling gains a new coach while
Carolina loses one.
NASCAR begins celebrating its 50th anniversary in the Big Apple.
And Steve Mason joins us with this week's edition of Roundhouse wrapup as the
Express gets set for two big divisional games this weekend.
A new era began today in Louisiana as Grambling State university introduced
former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams as the school's new head football
He replaces Eddie Robinson, who has been a fixture at Grambling for the past
IN Q="You don't fill...
((DOUG WILLIAMS/NEW GRAMBLING HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...TO HAPPEN."
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While Williams was stepping up, North Carolina boss Mack Brown was stepping
After ten years as the Tarheels head coach, Brown resigned his post this
afternoon to take over at Texas.
Money was a big factor in this move.
After making $170 thousand at UNC this season, he will now earn $625 thousand
a year with the Longhorns.
The Express plays Richmond and Raleigh in a double dip this weekend.
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Steve Mason updates us on the 10-5 and 1 team in Roundhouse wrap up.
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SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; 1:13
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((Express sources say Anzalone was so mad after his team's sub par performance
against Huntington Tuesday that he would not speak to the players.
He broke the ice Thursday morning after practice with a game of baseball.
Centerman Todd Norman is back from Saint John. Regan Stocco goes on the IR to
make room. Also Mike Poran has 4 points in 4 games to go along with 10 penalty
minutes. The Express beat Richmond 7-5 November 19th. The Renegades lead the
Goalie Daniel Berthiaume is 8th in the league in goals against with 2.76. A
key; considering Dave Gagnon's injured right knee is still healing.
Anzalone has added a heavy bag to the locker room this season as another
training tool for the team
Finally; November 16th's high school football night raised nearly 15 hundred
dollars for the Lee Cook Foundation.
After Richmond; the Express travels to raleigh on Saturday. Steve Mason
Roundhouse Wrap up.))
NASCAR has taken over New York this week - at least part of mid-town
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The Winston Cup warriors are in town for the sports's annual awards banquet
which will take place tomorrow night at Waldorf Astoria.
Today, officials unveiled a golden car to commemorate the sports upcoming
And many are excited about the opportunities ahead for 1998.
IN Q="I think...
((DALE JARRETT/TWO TIME DAYTONA 500 WINNER:))
((DALE EARNHARDT/SEVEN TIME CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Two Time Daytona 500 Winner;:00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Seven Time Champion; :09
OUT Q=...PART OF IT."
Blue Hills pro Billy King is just one day and one round away from earning his
way on to the PGA Seniors' Tour as a full time member for 1998.
Billy shot a 68 today during qualifying to move into 9th place at 4 under
The top 8 finishers will get full time tour cards. The final round of
qualifying is tomorrow.
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After years of problems, some residents in Botetourt County want freedom of
choice when it comes to their water supplier.
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Jean Jadhon is standing by in the newsroom to tell us why.
Keith, the residents are complaining about the Tinkerview Water Company.
They say the water supply has caused years of damage to their homes,
clothing and dishes--not to mention the inconvenience when the water goes out
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IN Q=I can deal
((MARY KAY DEACON: I CAN DEAL WITHOUT MY ELECTRICITY BUT I DON'T WANT TO GO
WITHOUT MY WATER.))
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OUT Q=without my water.
Now, they're asking the county to step in.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
We'll have that story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight
on News 7 at 11--Keith?
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