Coming up on News 7-
A 15 year old is accused of murdering a man at a South Roanoke home.
Protests may be increased at Planned Parenthood in lynchburg. We'll tell you
Some addresses are changing in one area county.
Plus skateboarders take their sport INDOORS in Christiansburg.
News 7 is next.
A Roanoke teen could be tried as an adult for allegedly murdering a man
The shooting happened at this South Roanoke home-
15 year old Juwan Hale is accused of killing Michael Jermaine Andrews.
A Chicago scientist says he's ready to clone humans- but a panel of
scientists wants cloning outlawed.
((NEW THINGS OF ANY KIND IN ANYTHING ARE ALWAYS FRIGHTING TO THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=02-Dr. Richard Seed/Scientist;
OUT Q=to the public."
And skateboarders take the fun indoors- We'll tell you about a new indoor
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A 15 year old Roanoke murder suspect could be charged as an adult, if
enough evidence is presented at a preliminary hearing later this month.
Juwan Hale is charged with shooting 20-year old Michael Jermaine Andrews
Eric Earnhart has details.
IN Q=This is where
SUPER=01-Fletcher Nichols/Patrick Henry Art Dept.; :45
SUPER=10-Michael Andrews/Shooting Victim/April 20, 1997; 1:05
OUT Q=EE, News 7
(( This is where it happened... Michael Andrews' body was found lying in the
driveway at 4242 Southern Hills Drive.
Why it happened, is less clear...
Andrews parents say he drove here after Juwan Hale called him.
A neighbor told police Andrews got out of his car and hit Hale in the face
right before the shots were fired.
Police found the gun in a trash can... The autopsy confirmed Andrews was
shot twice in the chest.
But Andrews parents say there was no on-going dispute... They say Micheal,
who graduated from High School last year, had just proposed to his girlfriend,
was busy working two jobs and preparing for college. He had no time they say,
to assault anyone.
At Patric Henry High School, where Andrews was an art student, teachers
were stunned by the news.
IN Q=Michael was
((FLETCHER NICHOLS/PATRICK HENRY ART DEPT.; MICHAEL WAS THE KIND OF PERSON WHO
WANTED TO BE THE BEST AND DO THE BEST AT WHATEVER HE TRIED, AND IN OUR ART
DEPARTMENT HE BECAME, I GUESS SOMEWHAT OF A CELEBRITY.))
OUT Q=of a celebrity
Nichols says Andrews had a bright future... Last May, he was interviewed by
News 7 after he received three job offers at a career fair.
SOT 00:46:30 97-11
IN Q=I was expecting
((MICHAEL ANDREWS/SHOOTING VICTIM; I WAS EXPECTING JUST TO COME HERE AND GET
INTERVIEWED, I WASN'T EXPECTING TO GET HIRED. ))
OUT Q=to get hired
Nichols says Andrews spent his years at Patrick Henry, trying to get away
from the violence he sometimes encountered through his friends.
IN Q=I would believe
((FLETCHER NICHOLS/PATRICK HENRY ART DEPT.; I WOULD BELIEVE IF SOMEONE TOLD ME
THAT MIKE WAS TRYING TO STOP SOMETHING FROM HAPPENING AND GOT CAUGHT IN THE
MIDDLE OF IT, BUT I WOULDN'T BELIEVE THAT HE DELIBERATELY WENT SOMEPLACE IN
ORDER TO SEEK OUT VIOLENCE. ))
OUT Q=seek out violence
Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
Former inmates at the Dickenson County jail were called to testify about a
disturbing question posed to them by fellow inmate Kenneth Jessie.
Jessie's the 35-year man old accused of killing his four year old
stepdaughter, Annie Leftwich.
SUPER=03-Dickenson Co./File Tape;
He was arrested last spring after the child, who was covered with bruises
and scrapes, died in the family's Dickenson County home.
Prosecutors believe Annie gagged to death after something was placed in her
The inmates were asked to recall a conversation they allegedly had with
IN Q=I was
((PATRICK MULLINS/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, ANNIE, AND
STUFF, AND HE TOLD ME THAT. ASKED ME COULD THEY TRACE IF YOU HAD ORAL SEX WITH
THE BABY. ))
SUPER=01-Patrick Mullins/Prosecution Witness; :00
OUT Q=with the baby.
Four year old Annie's mother, Elizabeth, pleaded guilty to second degree
Today she testified Kenneth repeatedly whipped Annie and imprisoned her for
days at a time as punishment for bed wetting.
She says the day Annie died her nude body was taped to her urine soaked bed.
A jury could not agree on a sentence for Terry Nichols- so now it's up to a
judge. Dave Fehling reports from Denver.
SUPER=04-Courtroom Art-Pat Lopez; 00
SUPER=01-Fred Anderson/Victim's Husband; 24
SUPER=01-Jannie Coverdale/Victims' Grandmother; 33
SUPER=01-Niki Deutchman/Jury Forewoman; 57
SUPER=01-Bob Macy/Oklahoma City District Attorney; 1:20
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/CBS News; 1:27
OUT Q=CBS News, Denver."
((It was terry nichols lawyer who shed tears of relief when the
judge said the jury was deadlocked over punishment.that meant judge richard
matsch will now decide a prison term and that the death penalty will no longer
be an option.
nichols sister said "this is what we prayed for."
She smiled with other family members for a photo outside the
Some relatives of people killed in the bombing were livid.
FRED ANDERSON/VICTIM'S HUSBAND: I DONT THINK THIS JURY UNDERSTOOD FOR HAD
ENOUGH GUMPTION TO DO THIS JOB.
JANNIE COVERDALE/GRANDMOTHER OF VICTIMS: I HOPE THE NEXT TIME SOMEBODY DRIVES
A TRUCK INTO A BUILDING, I HOPE THEIR LOVED ONES ARENT INSIDE.
The jury forewoman said jurors could not all agree that the
evidence proved nichols intended to kill anybody by helping tim mcveigh build
the bomb and therefore they could not decide if Nichols deserved execution.
NIKI DEUTCHMAN/JURY FOREWOMAN: GOVT DID A BAD JOB, DIDNT PROVE NICHOLS
Niki Deutchman also faulted the government for not pursuing leads
that may have resulted in the arrest of additional conspirators.
In Oklahoma, local prosecutors vowed to try Nichols on state
murder charges that also carry the possibility of execution.
BOB MACY/OKLAHOMA CITY DISTRICT ATTORNEY:
DAVE FEHLING/CBS NEWS: FOR NOW, NICHOLS WILL AWAIT SENTENCING BY A FEDERAL
JUDGE WHO IS NOT EXPECTED TO MAKE A DECISION FOR WEEKS. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS
Governor-elect Jim Gilmore is now admitting that abolishing the car tax may
cost much more than the 1-point-6 BILLION dollars he estimated.
But Gilmore said through a spokesman today that only as governor-elect has
he been able to get more accurate numbers on which to base the plan's cost.
IN Q=We certainly
((JIM CAMPBELL/VA. ASSOC. OF COUNTIES: WE CERTAINLY TRIED TO WARN THEM THAT
THE NUMBERS WERE QUITE LOW. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GET HOLD OF THE BETTER
NUMBERS. OR HE COULD HAVE TAKEN OUR ADVICE ON THE PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Campbell/Va. Assoc. of Counties;
OUT Q=the process.
Gilmore's spokesman says he's still "one hundred percent committed" to the
car tax cut.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, Planned Parenthood says it is expanding its
services in Lynchburg.
and the debut about cloning continues as a Chicago scientist says he wants to
try cloning a human.
MUSIC UP FULL
An American will not have to go back to Russia to face spying charges.
High level talks have persuaded the Russians to lift a Saturday deadline for
Richard Bliss to return.
Bliss was working for a San Diego company installing a cellular phone system
when he was charged- but he was allowed to go home for Christmas.
The Engineer claims he is innocent.
Bliss technically remains charged but he doesn't have to answer to Russian
A Chicago Scientist says he's ready to clone humans.
Dr. Richard Seed wants to do with humans what Scottish doctors did with
In a radio interview Seed dismissed his critics-
((DR. RICHARD SEED/SCIENTIST: NEW THINGS OF ANY KIND IN ANY AREA ALWAYS
FRIGHTEN THE PUBLIC, THEY FRIGHTEN POLITICIANS TOO. THEY FRIGHTEN EVERYBODY.))
SUPER=02-Dr. Richard Seed/Scientist;
OUT Q=they frighten everybody."
Seed has a physics degree from Harvard, but is not affiliated with any
A national panel of scientists wants human cloning outlawed- saying the
technique poses risks of mutations and raises ethical questions-
concerns the President shares.
((MIKE MCCURRY/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: HE IS NOW ELECTING TO BECOME
IRRESPONSIBLE, UNETHICAL SHOULD HE PURSUE HIS COURSE.))
SUPER=01-Mike McCurry/White House Spokesman;
OUT Q=pursue his course.
Seed says he already has volunteers.
He plans to open a clinic near Chicago and produce 500 human clones a year.
If the government makes human cloning illegal, Seed says he'll try it in
Planned Parenthood is expanding its Lynchburg facility- saying there's a
needs for more convenient medical services-
Supporters raised 50-thousand dollars to add an examination room and
laboratory to the office.
Starting next week, women can go there for things such as pregnancy testing
and routine gynecological exams.
Up until now, patients had to travel to Roanoke or Charlottesville for those
IN Q=We want to
((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE WANT TO CONCENTRATE IN LYNCHBURG NOW ON
MAKING SURE THAT THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG KNOW THAT THOSE SERVICES ARE
OFFERED, AND THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING OF VALUE TO PROVIDE TO THIS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; :00
OUT Q=to this community.
Nova says there are "no" plans to perform abortions in Lynchburg.
But opponents remain unconvinced.
IN Q=They're in the
((DAVID LYTLE/ANTI- ABORTION ACTIVIST: THEY'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF ELIMINATING
INNOCENT CHILDREN, WHETHER BY SURGICAL ABORTIONS OR BY CHEMICAL ABORTIONS, AND
THAT'S CONTRARY TO THE LAW OF GOD.))
SUPER=01-David Lytle/Anti-Abortion Activist; :00
OUT Q=law of God.
Lytle (LIE-tul) says his group will step up its occasional protests at the
Botetourt County residents are changing their addresses and hoping rescue
workers will find them faster.
9-1-1 workers replaced old route numbers with new street names for many
This should make it easier in emergencies.
Computers will immediately give 9-1-1 dispatchers the new addresses along
with the name of the homeowner.
IN Q=When someone
((KIM HARLOW/911 DISPATCHER: WHEN SOMEONE CALLS IN WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY HAVE
THAT INFORMATION. ALL WE HAVE IS THIS BLANK SCREEN, SO THAT'S HOW MUCH WE
KNOW. WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY KNOW WHERE THEY'RE CALLING FROM OR THE NUMBER.
SOMETIMES WE CAN GET IT BACK FROM STAR 69, SOMETIMES WE CAN GET IT THROUGH OUR
CALLER ID. NOT ALWAYS.))
SUPER=01-Kim Harlow/911 Dispatcher;
OUT Q=not always
About 25 roads still need names -- and those are up to residents to create.
IN Q=During the address
((SPENCER SUTER/E911 COORDINATOR: DURING THE ADDRESS DELIVERY PROCESS WE'RE
GOING TO GIVE THEM ANOTHER CHANCE TO OFFER A NAME FOR THEIR ROAD. IF AT THAT
TIME THEY DON'T OFFER US ANY SUGGESTIONS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO AHEAD AND
NAME IT FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Spencer Suter/911 Coordinator;
OUT Q=name it for them
Suter says the new system should be in place within six months.
A longtime favorite of the Grand Ole Opry is in critical condition in a
Nashville Hospital. We'll have that story next.
and a Roanoke record label gets some big recognition as it's nominated for two
IN Q=we're really
OUT Q=doing in the field
Country star Grandpa Jones is in critical condition following a stroke
VO-NAT CBS Feed 13:38:33
Jones, who's 84, said he felt dizzy after two performances at the Grand Ole
The family says it welcomes any prayers.
Jones is best known for his 24 years on T-V's Hee Haw.
He's also a regular performer at the Opry and is in the Country Music Hall
In-line skating and skateboarding in Southwest Virginia are no longer just
After finding themselves unwelcome on public roads and sidewalks, skaters
can now take their fun inside.
David Johnson has more.
IN Q=An indoor
SUPER=01-Tom Arthur/In-Line Skater; :10 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Abe Hensley/In-Line Skater; :13
SUPER=01-Bob Anderson/"Straight Street"; :39
SUPER=01-Teresa Hensley/Abe's Mom; :50
SUPER=01-Carlene Arthur/Tom's Mom; 1:00
OUT Q=News 7, Christiansburg
((An indoor skate park could be the answer for those who ask, If I can't
skate outside, then where?
((TOM ARTHUR/IN-LINE SKATER; IT'S REALLY GOOD TO HAVE IT INDOORS, SHELTERED
FROM THE WEATHER. REAL NICE AND STRING STRUDY RAMPS. IT'S REAL NICE.))
((ABE HENSLEY/IN-LINE SKATER; IN THE WINTER, YOU GET SNOW AND THERE'S ALWAYS
RAIN TO CONTEND WITH. IT'S JUST BETTER BECAUSE YOU CAN COOL IT DOWN AND HEAT IT
UP AND IT'S MORE COMFORTABLE.))
The New River Valley's "Straight Street" is a ministry which offers teens a
safe place to hang out.
The teen center heard about kids being cited for skating in parking lots and
on sidewalks in some cities and decided to give them an alternative. It's
the only one of it's kind in the region.
((BOB ANDERSON/CHRISTIANSBURG STRAIGHT STREET TEEN CENTER; WE SAW A NEED FOR
IT. SO WE ASKED AROUND TO SOME OF THE KIDS AND WE FOUND OUT THAT IF WE BUILD
IT, THEY WILL COME.))
Parents say it's the right thing at the right time.
((TERESA HENSLEY/ABE'S MOM; IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMETHING LOCALLY THAT MY SON CAN
ENJOY AND PARTICIPATE IN. SORT OF A NON TRADITIONAL SPORT, BUT IT'S IN A SAFE
ENVIRONMENT, IN A SUPERVISED ENVIRONMENT.))
((CARLENE ARTHUR/TOM'S MOM; I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO SKATE
ON THE STREETS. THEY HAVE THIS FACILITY AVAILABLE NO MATTER WHAT THE WEATHER
Participants say the only drawback is how small the building is. But plans
for expansion may be in the works.
((HOPEFULLY IN THE SPRING, IF THE INTEREST CONTINUES TO GROW AND WE GET THE
KIDS COMING OUT, WE'LL GET THE PARKING LOT PAVED. WE NEED HELP WITH THAT SO
WE'LL RAISE DONATIONS. WE'LL GET THE FRONT PARKING LOT PAVED. THEN WE'LL EXPAND
OUTDOORS WITH SOME MORE RAMPS AND STUFF. THEN STAGE THREE WILL BE GOING INTO A
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE SKATERS SAY THEY ARE HAPPY TO HEAR ABOUT THE
EXPANSION PLANS, BUT FOR NOW, THEY'RE HAPPY WITH JUST HAVING AN INDOOR
FACILITY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, CHRISTIANSBURG.))
SUPER=330-Flash Flood/Watch/54-56/Showers Likely/Patchy Fog/60-62;
SUPER=331-Rain Likely/Areas Of Fog/56-60/Cloudy/And Wet/64-68;
SUPER=332-Flash Flood/Watch/54-56/Overcast/With Showers/56-60;
SUPER=333-Flash Flood/Watch/52-56/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Likely/60-62;
SUPER=334-Flash Flood/Watch/54-56/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/60-63;
Tonight in sports, the Liberty Flames torch UVa on the Cavs' home floor,
Florida State also gets dumped tonight, while Lynchburg College gets another
And Anthony Poindexter says no to the NFL.
But first tonight's "Extra Point" highlights Express rookie Chris Cantu, who
today was named Roanoke's representative in the January 20th ECHL all-star game
in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Cantu leads Roanoke in scoring with 31 points and he has a league leading 7
game winning goals.
WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=0097-j/Floyd Co./82//Fieldale Coll./58//Travis Cantrell 29 pts//Cave
SUPER=0098-j/Liberty/69//Virginia/64//Staples - 0 Field Goals//Florida St
SUPER=0098-j/East Carolina/90//JMU/60////Old Dominion/50/j/UNC
SUPER=0098-j/G. Washington/90//Duquesne/68////American/56/j/William &
SUPER=0098-/Drexel/57/j/Richmond/66////N.C. State/50/j/Duke #2/64///;
SUPER=0098-j/Maryville/86//Emory & Henry/54////Va.
Orleans/3/3/Raleigh at Express - Friday/;
OUT Q=....last score."
GO TO BREAK
If you're a college basketball fan and you were stunned with VMI beat
Virginia Tech on New Year's eve, brace yourself.
Last night at University Hall Liberty beat UVa 69-to-64 to hand the
Cavaliers their first lost to an in-state team in nearly 20 years.
Liberty came into the game with a 3-and-8 record, but the Flames held Curtis
Staples without a single field goal to pull off the 5 point win.
Larry Jackson led the Flames with 23 points.
PINNACLE PAGE GO FIGURE...
And who can figure out either the Cavs or the Hokies this season.
The same Liberty team that won last night was hammered 80-to-47 by the Hokies
back on December first.
And look at this, UVa beat VMI 92-to-55 just before Christmas.
But on New Year's Eve VMI knocked off Tech at the Cassell.
Roy Stanley will have the highlights of last night's game coming up later on
The Florida State Seminoles also got knocked off their high horse last night.
The Noles were off to their second best start ever and ranked 13th in the
nation as they went in College Park to play Maryland last night.
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/ESPN; :00
Seminoles' head coach Steve Robinson would watch his team control the tempo
and the game in the first half.
Terrell Baker makes the steal and goes coast to coast for the layin as the
Noles led 41-to-33 at halftime.
But the second half was all Maryland.
Sarunus Jasikevicius drains the long jumper from the left corner under
pressure to shoot the Terps into the lead.
And the big man Ben Ekezie would SUPER=33-Florida St. #13/74/Maryland/81;
score a game high 18 points as Maryland knocks off the 13th ranked Seminoles
81 to 74.
big pinnacle page!!
The ACC action returns to Your Hometown Station tonight at eight o'clock as
the Number one ranked North Carolina Tarheels host Ga. Tech right here on
With Liberty U. playing in Charlottesville tonight the big game in the Hill
City was over at Lynchburg College where the Hornets hosted ODAC conference
rival Va. Wesleyan.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Va. Wesleyan vs. Lynchburg; :00
Lynchburg head coach Joe Davis gave his team an earful before the Hornets
stepped on the floor.
And watch Lynchburg get off early as Jason Ferguson takes the alleyoop pass
and converts the layin to give the Hornets a first half lead.
This time down watch the Hornets make the game look easy with a perfect
backdoor pass from Mike Desmond to Jerry O'Hara who gets two of his 25 points
on the night.
Va. Wesleyan's Jason Nickerson would bring the Marlins back in this one with
the tough spin move on the opposite end of the floor.
But they celebrated the hoop too long. No one gets back on "D" and
Lynchburg's Rodney Early, the Glasgow native scores 2 of his 22,
and the Hornets win it 78-to-67.
The Washington & Lee Generals beat Wesleyan earlier this week and they
continue to amaze with their worst to first transformation.
Eight games into the season W&L has a 5-and-3 record and a 3-and-1 mark in
That's good enough to put them on top of the conference, a place they are
unaccustomed to residing.
Remember W&L won just 5 games and lost 43 the last 2 seasons.
IN Q="It's kind...
((KEVIN MOORE/W & L HEAD COACH:))
((KELLY DYER/W & L SENIOR FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Moore/W&L Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Kelly Dyer/W&L Senior Forward; :11
OUT Q=...PLAY AGAINST US."
The Generals are home tomorrow night for a non-conference game with St.
before resuming the conference wars Saturday night against Roanoke College.
Still to come on this Wednesday night, football news from the Lions,
Cornhuskers and Cavaliers.
We'll head to Virginia where Anthony Poindexter finally made up his mind
about testing the NFL or being true to his school.
Anthony Poindexter, the former Friday Football Extra player of the week from
Jefferson Forest, says he not quite ready to try his hand at the NFL.
The first team all-american announced this afternoon that he's coming back to
UVa his senior season.
Roy Stanley has more from Charlottesville.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :06
SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/August; :18
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa All-American Safety; :28
OUT Q=....news 7 sports."
The competition is tough, but a Roanoke Record label is in the running for
a Grammy Award.
Two releases from Rebel Records are nominated for Bluegrass Album of the
Fiddler Richard Greene was nominated for "Sales Tax Toddle," a tribute to
the music of Bill Monroe.
And Ralph Stanley picked up a nomination for "Short Life of Trouble, Songs
of Grayson and Whitter."
IN Q=The criteria have
((DAVE FREEMAN/REBEL RECORDS: THE CRITERIA HAVE CHANGED OVER THE LAST FEW
YEARS, WHERE THEY'RE ACKNOWLEDGING MORE OF THE REAL MUSIC VALUE RATHER THAN THE
COMMERCIAL VALUE AND WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. IT'S NOT JUST A POPULARITY
SUPER=01-Dave Freeman/Rebel Records;
OUT Q=popularity contest now.
City Music Hall in New York City.
The 40th annual Grammy Awards will be presented February 25th at Radio