Kentucky prosecutors say the 14- year- old boy who killed three students at
his high school Monday may have been influenced by a violent scene from a
SUPER=04-"The Basketball Diaries";
The 19-95 film "The Basketball Diaries" contains a dream sequence in which
the main character enters a classroom and shoots five classmates.
Michael Carneal told investigators he had recently watched the movie.
Friends and family members of the
three slain girls will grieve together again today at a Baptist church, where
their funerals will be held.
The teen-agers' families have decided today's service will be
televised so members of the community can share in the grieving.
Lee Cowan is in West Paducah with the story.
*******Take from Newspath****
SUPER=05-West Paducah, KY;
OUT Q=back to you in the studio
Nearly 200- workers will lose their jobs in Pulaski County.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./File Tape;
The Renfro Corporation announced today it's closing its Jefferson Avenue
Plant in Pulaski.
About 550- people are employed there.
Approximately 350 of the jobs will be transferred to the Newbern Road
Renfro is the largest manufacturer of socks in the United States.
A company spokesman says the cutbacks are the result of a tight labor market
and increased production costs.
Coast Guard crews are searching the waters of Rehoboth (ra-hoe-bith) Bay in
Delaware for a Lynchburg man who has been missing for nearly a week.
Authorities say it's possible 22- year- old Mark Domaleski (DOE-muh-LES-kee)
may have drowned in the bay sometime last weekend.
Domaleski was in Delaware as a volunteer with the Americorps program.
His parents have traveled from Lynchburg to take part in the search.
IN Q=I'm just cold inside
((I'M JUST COLD INSIDE. IT'S JUST COLD AND EMPTY RIGHT NOW. I THINK WE WENT
THROUGH THE CRYING. WE WENT THROUGH THE HYSTERIA AND AS I SAID EVERY TIME THESE
KIDS COME UP HERE AND THEY TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT MARK AND YOU HUG THEM AND
YOU BREAK DOWN AGAIN. AND THEN YOU SAY, I'VE GOT TO HAVE FAITH IN GOD AND HE'S
GOT TO BRING ME MY SON. HE'S GOT TO COME HOME TO ME.))
SUPER=01-Irene Domaleski/Mother; :00
OUT Q=come home to me.
Authorities say rainy conditions today are keeping search helicopters on the
Nearly a year after the murder of JonBenet Ramsey Colorado police say her
parents remain the focus of the investigation.
Police commander Mark Beckner held a press conference this morning to update
He took over the probe nine weeks ago and restructured the investigation
Beckner says he is making progress and is confident it will be solved, but
he says he has not submitted the case for prosecution or sought any arrest
IN Q=one of the most important tasks..
SUPER=01-Mark Beckner/Police Commander;
OUT Q=burk Ramsey.
Six- year- old JonBenet was found slain in her home last December
TAPE#net (edit of 97-77)
The medical history of a Christiansburg man convicted of capital murder
could make the difference in his sentence.
The defense says a judge should NOT sentence 52- year- old James Reid to
death for beating and stabbing 90- year- old Annie Lester.
Reid had been drinking the day of of her murder in October.
Medical experts who testified yesterday say Reid is a violent alcoholic who
does NOT think rationally.
They told the court Reid's brain has deteriorated over the years from binge
drinking as well as a host of medical problems-- including seizures.
Whatever the case-- the victim's family wants the death penalty.
IN Q=If that
((CURTIS BROWN/VICTIM'S NEPHEW:IF THAT HAPPENS I WANT TO BE THERE WHEN HIS LIFE
IS TAKEN TO LOOK HIM IN THE EYE-- AS A CHRISTIAN-- I HOPE BEFORE THAT HAPPENS--
I CAN FORGIVE HIM BUT I STILL WANT HIM TO PAY FOR WHAT HE DID TO MY FAMILY
SUPER=01-Curtis Brown/Victim's Nephew; :00
OUT Q=family member.
The judge says he'll decide in late January if he'll sentence Reid to death
or life in prison.
Some Botetourt County residents say their water supply is damaging their
They're looking to the county for help.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=The water is
SUPER=07-Karen Sledd; :00
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :24
SUPER=07-Stacy Graves; :31
SUPER=01-Nancy Firestone/Tinkerview Water Company Owner; :50
SUPER=01-Bill Loope/Board of Supervisors Chrmn.; 1:18
OUT Q=SM, News 7.
SOT 14.39.42 - 14.40.00
IN Q=The water is
((KAREN SLEDD: THE WATER IS SO HARD THAT THEY DON'T CLEAN SO THEY GET YOU KNOW,
STAINS LIKE THIS WHICH EVER..LIKE SIX MONTHS OR SO I'LL TAKE AN AGENT AND SCRUB
THEM AND THEY WILL COME CLEAN BUT THAT'S JUST FROM HARD WATER.))
OUT Q=from hard water.
Neighbors familiar with the situation say that's the least of their problems
from water supplied by the Tinkerview Water Company.
Try decreasing property values, outages and spending hundreds of dollars on
water softener and bottled water.
SOT 13.45.47 - 13.46.00
IN Q=This if for
((STACY GRAVES: THIS IS FOR DRINKING--MAKING TEA; MAKING COFFEE. WE USE OUR
SPICKET WATER FOR BATHING AND LAUNDRY BUT WE DON'T DRINK IT SO WE USE THE
OUT Q=the bottled water.
Company owner Nancy Firestone blames problems on limestone wells and
SOT 14.59.15 - 14.59.21
IN Q= There is no
((NANCY FIRESTONE/TINKERVIEW WATER COMPANY OWNER: THERE IS NO OTHER WAY WHEN
YOU HAVE A LIMESTONE WELL YOU CAN'T GET SOFT WATER.))
OUT Q=get soft water.
But, county residents say they're fed up and have petitioned the Botetourt
County Board of Supervisors for a resolution.
SOT 15.30.16 - 15.30.27
IN Q=The county's water
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE COUNTY'S WATER SUPPLY IS LOCATED NOT FAR FROM
THAT OF THE TINKERVIEW WATER COMPANY AND MANY RESIDENTS WONDER WHY THEY JUST
CAN'T SWITCH OVER GIVEN ALL OF THE PROBLEMS THEY'VE EXPERIENCED.))
OUT Q=problems they've experienced.
But, county representatives say they'll only get involved in an emergency.
SOT 07.10.53 - 07.11.00 (tape 2)
IN Q=We're not willing
((BILL LOOPE/BOTETOURT CO. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE NOT WILLING
RIGHT NOW TO GO INTO A PRIVATE WATER COMPANY AREA RIGHT NOW AND SERVICE
OUT Q=and service customers.
Loope says the board now hopes area and state representatives will take
Stacey Martin, News 7.))
He's accused in the brutal murder of a black man in Grayson County and now
Emmett Cressell, Junior is filing a lawsuit of his own.
Cressell is one of two men accused of killing a black man in July.
He says Sheriff Jerry Wilson denied him special food in jail after he had a
tooth pulled on October 30th.
Thirty-six- year- old Cressell is in the Grayson County jail.
He's charged in the death of Garnett Johnson who was burned alive.
Johnson was decapitated after his death.
The eighth and final shuttle mission of 19-97 ended this morning with a
picture perfect landing for Columbia.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
But the 16 day mission wasn't so perfect.
The astronauts await an inquiry into a botched satellite release.
The ten million dollar "Spartan" malfunctioned within moments of its release
and had to be rescued during a
Danville's emergency services director will NOT release the time dispatchers
were alerted to a Thanksgiving night fire at an apartment complex.
Officials deny records that indicate calls were made a half-hour before
firefighters were dispatched to the scene.
Tina Tenret has an update on the investigation.
IN Q=The state police
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Emergency Services Director; :00
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Thursday; :09
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Danville
((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 WE NEED TO CONSIDER
WHEN WE GO THROUGH THAT RUBBLE.))
The 250 residents left homeless by the blaze have apparently found places to
The Red Cross says its shelter is empty and, now, closed.
take su here
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THOSE WHO LIVED AT CABIN LAKE APARTMENTS ARE NOT HAPPY.
THEY HAVE FILED A PETITION UNDER THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT -- DEMANDING
COPIES OF EVERY INVESTIGATION REPORT. AND THEY WANT THEM WITHIN FIVE DAYS.
TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=within five days))
College presidents are studying the possibility of lowering Virginia's
The study is at the request of Attorney General Richard Cullen.
Such a move would make Virginia the only state to allow teen-agers to buy or
Cullen says some students and college officials believe a lower drinking age
would encourage youth who drink to do so on campus under supervision.
Five Virginia college students died in alcohol-related accidents in the past
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson will help governor-elect Jim Gilmore as
he makes the transition.
Robertson is part of a bipartisan panel of 30 advisers, which also includes
former Democratic Governor Doug Wilder and crime writer Patricia Cornwell.
Gilmore will be inaugurated January 17th.
Soccer and softball practices at Salem's Oakey Field are okay, according to
Council denied a rezoning and special-use request by two men who wanted to
turn the ballfield into a used car lot.
The city made a deal to sell the property to Paul and Gary Duncan.
The contract required rezoning, though, and that was promptly turned down by
council amid public outcries against the plans.
The Duncans could not be reached for comment.
Fans of the country music band "Little Texas" may be singing the blues.
SUPER=04-November 23, 1994
The band's founder announced the nine- year- old band would split up
peacefully at the end of this year.
Little Texas won the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year
Award in 19-94 and had hits with songs like "My Love," "What Might Have Been"
and "God Bless Texas."
Little Texas and all of its six members are scheduled to perform December 12
at Cattle Annie's in Lynchburg.
El Nino is now making its presence known in California.
Weather officials say it's intensifying and diverting a major winter storm,
pushing it toward the southern two-thirds of California.
The California coast could get socked as early as today.
El Nino has also brought unusually hot and dry weather to Australia, fueling
more than a hundred brush fires and causing millions of dollars in damage.
Much of Indonesia has also been burning.
(( DR. LARRY STOWE/NOAA): MANY RESPIRATORY AND HEALTH-RELATED AILMENTS,,,AND A
FATAL AIRLINE CRASH AND A SHIP COLLISION HAVE BEEN ATTRIBUTED TO A DECREASE IN
VISIBILITY RESULTING FROM THAT SMOKE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Stowe/NOAA;
OUT Q= FROM THAT SMOKE.
And scientists say there are other signs-- the "bleaching" of the tropical
coral reefs, causing worries that a lot of the coral may die.
And the South African corn belt is starting to look like it may have to deal
SUPER=330-Scattered/Snow Showers/28-32/Brisk with/Snow Showers/37-40;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/& Chilly/30-33/Snow Showers/Possible/38-42;
SUPER=332-Snow Showers/Near 2''/18-22/Windy with/Snow Showers/27-30;
SUPER=334-Snow Likely/1'' to 2''/20-23/Snow Showers/3'' to 6'' Total/26-30;
The already low unemployment rate has dropped even lower.
The Labor Department says the November jobless rate dipped to four point six
percent, it's lowest level in 24 years.
Some 400- thousand jobs added to payrolls, nearly twice the growth economist
Manufacturing, retailing, construction and temporary help firms
were among sectors adding jobs.
The countdown to kickoff is well underway as William Fleming and Heritage
high schools brace themselves for championship Saturday tomorrow afternoon.
This was the scene outside of Fleming around 8:30 this morning as students,
teachers and parents gathered around the school to give the Colonels a
Fleming takes on defending state champion Hampton tomorrow at one o'clock at
Norfolk State University.
About the same time that party was taking place, another one was cranking up
Heritage high school plays Spotsylvania tomorrow afternoon just outside of
Fredericksburg for the Division four state title.
TAPE#net (edit of EXTRA/S7-10)
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
Yesterday workers uncovered the field at Norfolk State University the site
of Saturday's Fleming-Hampton state title game.
The field is ready and so are the folks in Hampton, who have plenty of
respect for the Colonels.
IN Q="They might be...
((RONALD CURRY/HAMPTON QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Ronald Curry/Hampton Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=as we want it."
Roy Stanley spent yesterday in Hampton and Norfolk and he'll provide the
bulk of our pregame coverage tonight at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.
You can also take a peek at send-off ceremonies from both schools on the
W-D-B-J homepage on the World Wide Web. Full sports coverage is instantly
accessible on the Internet.
The N-F-L was going strong last night.
In the A-F-C Central
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/ESPN; :00
Synergy Field at Riverfront stadium played host to the Bengals and Oilers.
This one was all Cincinnati.
Corey Dillon scored four TDs as the Bengals went up 28-to-nothing and they win
the game 41 to 14.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/N.C. State vs. Ga. Tech; :00
If that isn't exciting enough how about this. With time running out N.C.
State C.C. Harrison hits nothing but net at the buzzer as the Wolfpack upsets
22nd ranked Ga. Tech 71-to-69 in O-T.
Despite some recent trouble, the Washington Redskins are still alive for not
only a wild card spot but the N-F-C eastern division title.
SUPER=03-Raljon, MD; ;00
This week they face another must win situation against Arizona, only now they
must put their fate in the hands of 14 year veteran quarterback Jeff Hostetler
to salvage their disappointing season.
IN Q=IT HAS...
((JEFF HOSTETLER/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
((MARVCUS PATTON/REDSKINS LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostetler/Redskins Quarterback; :00
SUPER=01-Marvcus Patton/Redskins Linebacker; :11
OUT Q=...OR LOSING."
SUPER=03-Grambling, LA; :00
And one former Redskins who despised losing, Doug Williams the Super Bowl
M-V-P in 19-88, returned to his alma mater yesterday to take over as the new
head football coach at Grambling.
IN Q="I used...
((DOUG WILLIAMS/NEW GRAMBLING HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Doug Williams/New Grambling Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=....THANK YOU."
One of the fastest growing trends in the nation is returning to the Roanoke
Valley at the end of the month.
09:06:30-First night news conference;
Roanoke will be one of 180- cities nationwide to offer an alternative
alcohol- free way to ring in the New Year.
First Night Roanoke is hosting its seventh event and this year new
activities have been added, including a community interactive activity to
benefit the less fortunate.
IN Q=WE ARE GOING...
(( WENDI SCHULTZ/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR; WE ARE GOING TO BUILD A GIANT MAZE OUT OF
FOOD THAT'S GOING TO BE DONATED BY THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE BEEN SET UP IN ALL OF
THE STORES. YOU CAN ALSO BRING THINGS THAT NIGHT. IT'S ABOUT 150- SQUARE FEET
AND ALL OF THE FOOD USED DURING THE EVENING TO BUILD THIS WONDERFUL LABYRINTHIS
GOING TO BE DONATED BACK TO THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK. ))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Executive Director
OUT Q=...FOOD BANK
First Night Button-TC=09:19:53
More than 100- performances and activities will be provided at this year's
bash. Organizers are still recruiting volunteers.