Up next on News 7 at 11...
Polic in Danville say this time they have the right man in jail for murder.
Family and friends of Michael Kennedy attend a private funeral in
And a dangerous messages is delivered to U.N. weapons inspectors in Iraq.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Michael Kennedy was buried today in Massachusetts.
The funeral was held at the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port.
Liz Mullen has more.
IN Q=Cousins, brothers, sisters
SUPER=03-Hyannis Port, MA; :00
SUPER=01-Phillip Johnson/Kennedy Family Friend; :40
OUT Q=Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.
COUSINS, BROTHER, SISTERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS...KENNEDY RELATIVES GATHERED AT
THE FAMILY COMPOUND IN HYANNIS PORT FOR MICHAEL KENNEDY'S FUNERAL. AT THE SAME
CAPE COD CHURCH WHERE MICHAEL'S COUSIN CAROLINE WAS MARRIED FAMILY MEMBERS
SAID FAREWELL TO THE 39 YEAR OLD SON OF ETHEL AND THE LATE ROBERT KENNEDY.
MICHAEL DIED AFTER A FREAK SKIING ACCIDENT WHILE ON VACATION IN ASPEN,
COLORADO. ON NEW YEARS EVE HE WAS SKIING DOWN THIS SLOPE WHILE PLAYING A GAME
OF TOSS WITH RELATIVES WHEN HE SMASHED INTO A TREE ..HE DIED SOON AFTER. A
FRIEND SAID MICHAEL'S MOTHER ETHEL.. IS RELYING ON HER FAITH THROUGH YET
ANOTHER DIFFICULT TIME .
SOT/PHILLIP JOHNSON/KENNEDY FAMILY FRIEND
ALSO HELPING MRS. KENNEDY THROUGH THIS FAMILY TRAGEDY..WERE FRANK AND KATHY
LEE GIFFORD. FRANK GIFFORD'S DAUGHTER VICTORIA..WAS MARRIED TO MICHAEL. ARNOLD
SCHWARZENEGGER AND HIS WIFE MARIA SHRIVER..A KENNEDY COUSIN ALONG WITH JOHN F.
KENNEDY JUNIOR AND HIS WIFE CAROLINE BESETTE WERE IN ATTENDANCE.
POLITICIANS PAST AND PRESENT WERE THERE. MARIO CUOMO AND SENATOR BOB KERRY
WERE INVITED TO THE PRIVATE MASS FOLLOWED BY BURIAL AT A CEMETERY IN
BROOKLINE..WHERE FAMILY PATRIARCH JOSEPH KENNEDY AND WIFE ROSE KENNEDY ARE
AND AS THE FUNERAL PROCESSION WOUND ITS WAY FROM CAPE COD TO BROOKLINE
ANOTHER PAINFUL CHAPTER WAS CLOSED FOR THERE KENNEDY FAMILY. A FAMILY KNOWN FOR
ITS STOIC SORROW.
LIZ MULLIN, CBS NEWS HYANNIS PORT, MASSACHUSETTS.))
Someone sent a message to U.N. weapons inspectors in Baghdad last night.
The morning shift at the inspectors headquarters found a hole in a cafeteria
window, and the remains of an anti-tank rocket on the floor.
It was a dud.
IN Q=There was no
((DENIS HALLIDAY/U.N. AID OFFICIAL; THERE WAS NO EXPLOSIVE IN THE DEVICE
ITSELF, SO IT WAS FIRED CLEARLY WITHOUT INTENTION FOR SERIOUS DAMAGE;))
SUPER=01-Denis Halliday/U.N. Aid Official;
OUT Q=serious damage
Iraqi guards at the compound reported a flash and a bang, but say whoever
fired the weapon escaped without a trace.
The Iraqi government is denying any responsibility, blaming an extremist
group that doesn't like the relationship between Iraq and the U.N.
Authorities in Danville arrested another suspect in the murder of Teresa
Police allege 24-year old Joe Adrian Leftwich of Danville robbed Hayes of
her jewelry then shot her several times in the head on December 20th.
Charges against Leftwich include one count of capital murder and one count of
This is the second arrest in the case--the first suspect was released after
an eyewitness misidentified him.
GRAPHIC=Drug bust, marijuana
Two Washington, D.C. residents face felony drug charges following a routine
traffic stop in Rockbridge County.
Police pulled over Basil Anthony Hermitt and Cynthia Denise Barnett for
speeding early this morning and found 12-pounds of marijuana.
The drugs were disguised as a Christmas gift.
Police said the marijuana had a street value of about 25-thousand dollars.
Both are charged with intent to distribute marijuana, and bringing drugs
Members of a local union in Martinsville are trying to help the employees of
a cable company agree on a contract with their employer.
The union says Adelphia Cable's lack of community committment and changes
made in the health care plan are among the issues.
IN Q=WE'VE BEEN
((DAVID LAYMAN/CWA LOCAL 2204 PRESIDENT; RIGHT NOW, THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THERE,
THEIR HEALTH CARE IS PAID FOR 100-PERCENT. AND THEY HAVE AT TIMES MENTIONED
HAVING THE PEOPLE IN THE BARGAINING UNIT PAY FOR SOME OF THAT. WE'RE NOT
INTERESTED IN TAKING THINGS AWAY FROM THEM JUST BECAUSE THEY BELONG TO THE
SUPER=01-David Layman/CWA Local 2204 President;
OUT Q=TO THE UNION.
Layman wants some of the company profits to go back into helping the
IN Q=ALL WE'RE WANTING
((ALL WE'RE WANTING TO DO IS TO NEGOTIATE A FAIR CONTRACT FOR THE EMPLOYEES AND
MAKE ADELPHIA CABLE T-V BE THE KIND OF COMMUNITY COMPANY THAT WE WANT IN OUR
OUT Q=IN OUR AREAS.
The union hopes to resolve the matter soon and is prepared to ask
Martinsville and Henry County residents to cancel or not subscribe to premium
channels in support of their cause.
The company could not be reached for comment today.
A dangerous stretch of Route 220 was the site of a tractor trailer accident
The 18-wheeler flipped over--lost its cargo and landed in a ditch but no one
State police say the driver--Billy Ray Brown-- was travelling northbound
from Martinsville when the incident occurred.
IN Q=HE CAME INTO
((TROOPER ANDY ROBERTS/STATE POLICE; HE CAME INTO A CURVE AT A HIGH RATE OF
SPEED. AS A RESULT OF THAT, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE TRACTOR AND TRAILER CAUSING
IT TO COME TO A REST ON ITS SIDE.))
SUPER=01-Ofc. Andy Roberts/State Police;
OUT Q=ON ITS SIDE.
Police say the accident happened along a dangerous stretch of 220 where few
motorists use caution.
IN Q=SPEED IS
((SPEED IS USUALLY A GENERAL FACTOR IN THIS AREA. I THINK THERE'S A MAXIMUM
SAFE SPEED SIGN POSTED AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT
OUT Q=THAT SIGN.
The truck overturned right in front of "Draper Flower."
The florist owner said he's seen a lot of wrecks involving big rigs during
the more than 40 years that he's been in business and that speed isn't the only
IN Q=THEY SEEM TO
((EARL DRAPER/OWNER OF "DRAPER FLOWERS"; THEY SEEM TO GET IN A ROCKING
SITUATION AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING IN THAT TRUCK, IT'S GOING OVER.))
SUPER=01-Earl Draper/Owner of "Draper Flowers"
OUT Q=GOING OVER.
Reckless driving charges against Billy Ray Brown are pending.
A trade organization on the Internet threatened to publicize the e-mail
addresses of millions of America On-line subscribers.
Now, it's backing down.
That story and more in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=The national organization
The national organization of Internet Commerce had threatened to make five
million AOL addresses public, to protest AOL's policy prohibiting junk e-mail.
The company now says it will NOT post the addresses, because AOL members
were concerned children might be exposed to pornographic advertisements.
The Mayor of Snow Hill, Maryland is in trouble over a pornographic Internet
Mayor Craig Johnson, also a former sheriff's deputy, allegedly used his
police cruiser as part of a pornographic picture posted on a web site.
Some residents say he should resign as mayor... sheriff's deputies are very
((POLICE OFFICER; YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU COULDN'T GO OUT ON THE STREET RIGHT NOW
AND BRING ME ONE PERSON THAT WOULD SAY I DON'T THINK THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH
Is it getting crowded around here? This university of North Carolina page
keeps a running count of the world's population... reload the page and watch
the numbers climb.
There are also links to world and U.S. population information from the
If you're having trouble raising your teen.. The "Raising Today's Teens"
site offers free telephone and on-line counseling.
If you have a web browser that supports java, you can join a chatroom
between noon and ten pm for live, confidential advice.
For links to all these sites, visit the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website,
A Bedford County woman, who was once a nun, was busy at Books-A-Million
today, promoting her first effort as an author.
David Johnson says the book "Stalked" may be what domestic violence victims
need to read.
IN Q=Nearly two decades
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :01
SUPER=01-Yvonne Rice/Author of "Stalked"; :18
SUPER=01-Dave Cummings/Rice's Son; 1:04
OUT Q=Bedford County
((Nearly two decades ago, life for Yvonne Rice and her two children was a
Wayne Cummings, her ex-husband, stalked his family for eight years, abusing
his sons, Glenn and Dave, when the opportunity presented itself.
Cummings even hired a hit man to get rid of his former wife.
((YVONNE RICE/AUTHOR OF "STALKED"; WE HAD A LOT OF COUNSELING, HAD A LOT OF
PRAYER, BUT HE WOULD NOT CHANGE.))
That was long ago. Cummings died in 1989 and Rice and her sons have rebuilt
She wrote the book "Stalked" which tells her story as a woman hunted by her
IN Q=Yvonne Rice made
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; YVONNE RICE MADE IT FROM JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA TO
THIS QUIET COMMUNITY HERE IN BEDFORD COUNTY. ONCE STALKED, HER MISSION NOW IS
TO HELP OTHERS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SITUATIONS.))
((WE ALL FEEL THAT WE'VE GOT TO REACH THESE WOMEN AND REACH THE CHILDREN AND
HELP THEM IN SOME WAY TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR SITUATION.))
Rice is challenging churches and lawyers in her community and across the
nation to get involved.
Her younger son helps by counseling families with children.
((DAVE CUMMINGS/RICE'S SON; THE THING I WANT TO TRY TO GET ACROSS TO WOMEN IS
THEIR CHILDREN ARE ALSO THE VICTIMS. IF THEY STAY IN THE SITUATION, THESE KIDS
ARE GOING TO PAY THE PRICE.))
Talk show hosts are starting to have some interest in Rice's story. Last
week she got a call from the "Montel Williams" show.
David Johnson, News 7, Bedford County.))
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All the news, weather and sports to start off your weekend.
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The seventies made a comeback last year in the movie theatres with Boogie
Nights and Will Smith scored a hit with Men In Black.
Here's Dennis Cunningham's picks for the rest of 1997's top 10 movies.
SUPER=03-New York City;
SUPER=330-Fair/Skies/32-37/Partly Sunny/Very Warm/60-64;
SUPER=331-Fair/Skies/32-37/Partly Sunny/& Mild/60-64;
Roanoke College is the host of the 1998 Dominio's Lewis Gale Classic at the
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Maroons vs Wolverines; :
The Roanoke starters being introduced to the crowd before tip off.
Nathan Hungate makes the nice pass to Kyle Murphy who goes in for the one
handed dunk in the first half.
Wesley would come back going to the hoop for the jam when Russel Tongue
goes up for the alley oop slam.
The Maroons go back to Hungate this time he hits the jumper keeping the
Maroons close in the half.
Then Wesley's James Mazzarisi uses SUPER=33-Roanoke/78/Wesley/88/;the
high pick to pull up and hit the three pointer and Wesley goes on to win it 88
Shammond Williams scored 24 points, 15 in the second half to lead top
ranked North Carolina over Clemson 73 to 70.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/JP; :
Rick Barnes getting his players in position for a play.
And it goes to Greg Buckner. He pulls up and hits the three pointer in the
But the Tar Heels come right back Shammond Williams takes it to the hoop
for the jam and a Carolina lead.
The Tigers made it a game in the second half Harold Jamison moves to the
paint for the jump hook cutting the lead to 3.
Carolina would then come right back SUPER=33-North
Carolina/73/Clemson/70/;with a three pointer for a 5 point lead and the Tar
Heels win it 73 to 70.
A tough night for the Hokies in the A-10 and V-M-I wins again. For all the
scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/65/j/Duquesne/72///j/VMI/76//Ga. Southern/73//2
SUPER=0098-/VCU/53/j/William & Mary/67////King/42/j/Liberty/69///;
SUPER=0098-j/Georgia Tech/90//Wofford/58///j/Florida St.#15/68//N.C.
OUT Q=...........last score."
The ACC excitement continues tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock right here on
Your Hometown Station.
pinnacle board (99028)
as the Virginia Cavaliers return to the state after spending the Holidays in
Hawaii to play Wake Forest.
Once again, the Cavs will be looking to Curtis Staples to lead the way as he
has all season long.
wipe to eng#
IN Q="Well, Curtis....
((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Head Coach;
OUT Q=...OUT ON THE COURT."
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
This will be UVa's first battle with Wake in four years, in which the Cavs
won't have to deal with Tim Duncan.
Wake has one of the youngest teams in the ACC.
IN Q="I think...
((DAVE ODOM/WAKE FOREST HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Odom/Wake Forest Head Coach;:00
OUT Q=...EVERY DAY."
Again, that game is tomorrow at one right here on WDBJ-7.
And coming up, Pittsburgh and San Francisco advance to divisional title
And Michigan and Nebraska received big welcomes from their fans as it was
announced today that they would share college football's national championship.
For the third time in four years, Pittsburgh will play for the A-F-C
This afternoon a first quarter touchdown was good enough to beat New England
7 to 6.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/NBC SPORTS; :
The two quarterbacks New England's Drew Bledsoe and Pittsburgh's Kordell
Stewart were ready for the game.
Stewart got the Steelers on the board in the first quarter when he rolls
out tucks the ball in and scores on the 40 yard run to make it 7 to nothing
Pittsburgh with 9 minutes left in the half.
The Patriots only scores came on Adam Vinatieri's field goals. He made two
including this 31 yarder in the first half to make it 7 to 3.
Pittsburgh led 7 to 6 when the Patriot defense came up big stopping Stewart
as he tries to dive over the top from the one yard line.
The Steelers defense came right SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/7/New England/6/;back
putting the pressure on Bledsoe and recovering this fumble stopping a New
England drive and pittsburgh wins it 7 to 6.
IN Q="We don't
((PETE CARROLL/PATRIOTS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Pete Carroll/Patriots Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.........we needed."
San Francisco scored two touchdowns in a 47 second span of the second
quarter to beat Minnesota 38 to 22 and advance to the N-F-C title game.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :
The two coaches looked very serious as the teams took the field.
After a 14 yard completion to Brent jones, William Floyd takes it over the
right side from the one yard line to make it 7 to nothing Niners.
Randall Cunningham and the Vikings come right back Cunningham hitting Chris
Carter on the 66 yard touchdown pass play to tie the score at 7 to 7.
Terry Kirby scored from the one in the second quarter then Ken Norton Steps
in front of this pass and returns it 23 yards for the score to make it 21 to 7
Terrell Owens caught a career high 9 SUPER=30-San
Francisco/38/Minnesota/22/;passes for 101 yards and this 15 yard touchdown as
San Francisco beats Minnesota 38 to 22.
It was a big day for Nebraska and Michigan who are Co-College football
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI; :
The Wolverines beat Washington State in the Rose Bowl to finish the season
undefeated and ranked number one in the A-P College football poll.
Over 11-thousand fans were on hand this afternoon to celebrate the win
before Michigan took on Penn State in Basketball.
SUPER=03-Lincoln, NE; :
Meantime, Over 10-thousand Nebraska fans were at the Bob Devaney Sports
Center as the Cornhuskers returned after their win over Tennessee in the Orange
The Coaches poll picked the Cornhuskers as number one forcing co champions.
And the fans were out in sport of the win and Tom Osborne's final
appearance as Nebraska's Head Coach.
IN Q="it's great...
((TOM OSBORNE/RETIRING NEBRASKA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Tom Osborne/Retiring Nebraska Head Coach; :
OUT Q=.....in the country."