A 15- year- old boy has been charged with murder after a shooting in South
Roanoke last night.
The victim, 20- year- old Michael Jermaine Andrews, was found dead in the
driveway of the suspect's house.
A neighbor said Andrews pulled up, got out of his car and punched the 15-
year- old, then the shots were fired.
Police say the two had been involved in an on-going dispute for several
Terry Nichols has escaped the death sentence for his conspiracy conviction
in the Oklahoma City bombing.
The jury in the case deadlocked in the penalty phase so judge Richard
(Maych) Matsch sent them home.
Now Judge Matsch must decide, but only the jury could have sentenced Nichols
Dave Fehling has more from Denver.
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SUPER=01-Michael Tigar/Nichols' Lawyer;:38
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((JURORS IN THE TERRY NICHOLS TRIAL TOLD THE JUDGE THEY WERE HUNG ON THE ISSUE
OF SUITABLE PUNISHMENT.
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IN ADDRESSING THE JURORS THIS MORNING, JUDGE RICHARD MATSCH ACKNOWLEDGE A
SERIES OF THREE NOTES HE RECEIVED FROM THEM.
MATSCH SAID THE NOTES REVEALED NOT ALL THE JURORS HAD BEEN CONVINCED THE
GOVERNMENT HAD PROVED BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT TERRY NICHOLS INTENDED TO
KILL PEOPLE BY TAKING PART IN THE BOMBING CONSPIRACY. THE JUDGE SAID HE'D MET
WITH NICHOLS AND THE LAWYERS AND THEY ALL AGREED THAT THE JUDGE SHOULD DECIDE
THE SENTENCE. EXECUTION IS NOW NO LONGER A POSSIBILITY, BUT LIFE IN PRISON IS.
JUDGE MATSCH THANKED THE JURORS AND SENT THEM HOME.
(SOT, MICHAEL TIGAR, NICHOLS' LAWYER)
(SOT, LARRY MACKEY, PROSECUTOR)
(FEHLING STANDUP, ABOUT THE NEXT STEP)))
Meantime, the question at the Unabomber trial is who will represent the
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The dispute between Ted Kaczynski and his lawyers will be the focus of
another private hearing today in Sacramento.
Opening statements are now set for tomorrow -- but could be further delayed
if the issue isn't resolved.
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Kaczynski has been unhappy with his defense team's plans to depict him as
He may yet try to handle his own
defense, using lawyers as advisers.
Elizabeth Jessie pleaded guilty to second degree murder in the case of her
four year old daughter Monday and today she is set to take the stand against
Kenneth Jessie is on trial for his part in the Dickenson County murder
that's being tried in Montgomery County due to extensive pretrial publicity.
An autopsy revealed Annie Leftwich's body was covered with scrapes and
Prosecutors believe the day she died, the girl was tied to her bed as
punishment for bedwetting and gagged to death.
A Sheriff's investigator testified that the child's bed was kept in a small
utility room-- which reeked of urine and was shared with three wild squirrels.
IN Q=It was just
((DANNY COLLEY/DICKENSON CO. SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR:IT WAS JUST LIKE, IT WAS
LIKE A DOGHOUSE, IT WAS NASTY, AND THE REST OF THE HOUSE WAS BASICALLY CLEAN.))
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OUT Q=basically clean.
Jessie's attorneys say he was NOT home last May when Leftwich died.
The same techniques that resulted in Dolly the cloned sheep could soon
result in a human clone.
A Chicago scientist says he is determined to begin work on cloning a human
being despite widespread opposition to using newly developed techniques on
Richard Seed says he plans to open a fertility clinic that would specialize
in trying to clone people.
He plans to adopt the techniques used by Scottish scientists to clone
Dolly, and produce a human pregnancy within a year and a half.
Meantime President Clinton reportedly will give his first sworn testimony in
the Paula Jones sexual harassment case January 17th at the White House.
SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA;
Meanwhile, the Treasury Department is checking into whether politics might
have sparked an I-R-S audit of Jones.
She and her husband were questioned by Treasury investigators last night.
((WE ARE NOT CONDUCTING THIS INVESTIGATION, THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT IS
CONDUCTING THIS INVESTIGATIONS WE DIDN'T ASK FOR IT WE WERE CONTACTED BY THE
TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND ASKED TO COOPERATE AND WE ARE COOPERATING. ))
SUPER=01-Donovan Campbell/Paula Jones' Attorney;
OUT Q=AND WE ARE COOPERATING.
Campbell says the session revealed that the push for a Treasury investigation
came from Congress.
Clinton lawyer says the probe was initiated by lawmakers who have been
"trying to beat up on" the President.
Next week it will be illegal for lawmakers in Virginia's General Assembly to
That's because of a new law governing campaign finance during the annual
The Joint Republican Caucus scheduled a fancy fundraiser for next month-
until NEWS 7 checked into it.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=You can't
SUPER=01-Del. Alan Diamonstein/(D) Newport News; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Patsy Ticer/(D) Alexandria; :46
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; 1:07
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: YOU CAN'T DO INDIRECTLY WHAT YOU CAN'T
DO DIRECTLY. AND BECAUSE I CAN'T ACCEPT A CONTRIBUTION DURING THE SESSION,
CERTAINLY IT WOULD MEAN THAT I CAN'T HAVE MY AIDE OR SOMEONE WORKING FOR ME TO
GO OUT AND SAY "HEY YOU GO GET IT, THAT'S REALLY NOT ME." THAT'S NOT THE
INTENT OF THE LAW.))
But the Republican shindig at the ritzy Jefferson Hotel was to be thrown by
the caucus -- a collective arm of the lawmakers themselves.
((DEL. ALAN DIAMONSTEIN/D-NEWPORT NEWS: I THINK IT'S ALL THE SAME. WE DON'T
HAVE OUR CAUCUS STAFF COLLECTING MONEY. THAT WOULD OBVIOUSLY WOULD BE A MAJOR
WAY AROUND THE INTENT OF THE LAW.))
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: I THINK THAT BOTH SIDES ARE TRYING TO LIVE WITHIN THE
LETTER OF THE LAW AND ALSO THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. AND I'M SURE THAT WILL BE
ACCOMPLISHED AND I'M SURE YOU GUYS WILL POINT OUT WHERE IT'S NOT.))
((SEN. PATSY TICER: OH THAT REALLY IS NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE LAW. OH I CAN'T
IMAGINE THAT. ARE THEY REALLY?))
Well not anymore.
Republican Caucus director Scott Leake says once we asked, he's looking for
a new date AFTER the session.
But Leake points out that Democrats are only just complying with the law --
holding their own fundraiser across town ONE DAY BEFORE the legislature
((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT?
WHY IS IT HORRIBLE JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT, BUT VIRTUOUS JUST BEFORE MIDNIGHT?
WHEN IS THE MAGIC HOUR? SO I THINK THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF CHEST-THUMPING GOING
ON THESE DAYS. BUT ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE JUST GONNA WALK AWAY FROM ANYTHING THAT
JUST DOESN'T EVEN APPEAR RIGHT.))
The lawmakers we talked to say they still think this law is a good "first
step" toward campaign finance reform -- even it only changes the public's
UVA political analyst Larry Sabato calls the flap "same-o same-o."
He says the law is just the politicians' way of "pretending" things have
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))
Members of Sonny Bono's extended family have gathered in southern California
to say their goodbyes.
The 62- year- old singer turned congressman died Monday in a ski accident in
SUPER=03-Palm Springs, CA;
His body arrived in his adopted home of Palm Springs last night.
Bono's ex-wife Cher cut short a trip to London yesterday.
She and the former singing duo's daughter Chastity arrived at Bono's home
Bono will be laid to rest Friday.
A Bedford County grand jury indicted the sheriff's department former number
two man on charges he misused public money.
Monday, a separate stalking charge against John McCane was dropped for lack
But state police say McCane misused sheriff's department funds during a
recent undercover drug investigation.
Special prosecutor Joel Branscom has characterized the amount as being less
than one thousand dollars.
The negative publicity from the two criminal investigations led to McCane's
resignation from the sheriff's department last week.
Citing the need for more convenient medical services, Planned Parenthood is
expanding its Lynchburg operation.
Starting next week, young women can be tested for pregnancy and sexually
transmitted diseases and undergo routine gynecological exams.
Central Virginia residents HAD been traveling to Roanoke for those services.
Planned Parenthood says it still has NO plans to perform abortions in
IN Q=Our plans at
((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD: OUR PLANS AT THIS POINT ARE TO PROVIDE
PREVENTATIVE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH SERVICES TO LESSEN THE NEED FOR ABORTION BY
REDUCING THE RATE OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; :00
OUT Q=the Lynchburg area.
Local supporters helped raise the 50- thousand dollars needed to renovate
Obesity among young people is on the rise nationwide and is a disease that
can lead to diabetes if left untreated.
Adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 who are referred by their family
doctors can take part in the "Shapedown" program at the Center for Bariatric
The ten- week course teaches habit- forming behaviors on what foods to eat
and when, how water helps with weight reduction and how to improve their
IN Q=THE GOAL IS
((BONNY LEE/REGISTERED NURSE; THE GOAL OF SHAPEDOWN IS FOR THEM TO TAKE THINGS
FROM THIS PROGRAM THAT WILL PERMANENTLY HELP THEM, EVEN AS ADULTS. USE A LOT OF
BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. WE STRESS THE SAME THINGS BASICALLY ALL TEN WEEKS.))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Registered Nurse;
OUT Q=TEN WEEKS.
Five participants just completed the center's third class. They lost 50-
pounds between them.
IN Q=I FEEL REALLY GOOD
((MARTIN CLARK/LOST 20 POUNDS; I FEEL REALLY GOOD. MY SELF ESTEEM HAS
INCREASED. MY SELF CONFIDENCE HAS INCREASED. I BASICALLY, PRETTY MUCH CAN DO
ANYTHING WITHOUT FEELING EMBARRASSED.))
SUPER=01-Martin Clark/Lost 20 Pounds;
OUT Q=FEELING EMBARRASSED.
Graduates of the program get a certificate of achievement and the start to a
Car makers from across the globe have spent the week in Detroit for the
annual North American International Auto Show.
And Kimberly McBroom has more from an auto expert, who's chosen the vehicles
he considers the best coming off the showroom floor.
SUPER=01-C. Van Tune/Motor Trend Magazine Editor; :25
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :45
(( Every year the auto giants show off their latest creations on wheels.
And joining us now with his take on the show is Motor Trend Magazine Editor
C- Van Tune.
( Mr. Tune, I guess one of the most notable new vehicles is actually an old
one-- the Volkswagen Bug is back..)
(Are car makers returning to more fuel- efficient models?)
(What are some other new car designs that you were impressed by?)
(I know some of the biggest draws at the auto show are the concept cars...what
can drivers look forward to in the future?)
(What about prices-- what's the range?)
Thanks again for joining us today.
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V-M-I and U-N-C Greensboro faced off on the hardwood for the first time in
almost ten years.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Spartans vs. Keydets;
Demetrius Cherry knocks the ball loose, grabs it and gets the basket for
But Darryl Faulkner, the Southern Conference player of the week, helped bring
V-M-I back as this bucket cuts into the lead.
Former Cave Spring star Matt Matheny, SUPER=33-UNC Greensboro/65/VMI/68;
scored 11 last night as V-M-I comes from behind to beat U-N-C-Greensboro
The Keydets are now 7-and-4 overall and 2 and 0 in the conference. They host
Appalachian State this Saturday.
The U-V-a women's team faced some off the court adversity yesterday as player
Lauren Swierzcek (SWAIR-ZEK) was found guilty of two counts of petty larceny.
Swairzek admitted that she stole clothing from two stores at Fashion Square
Mall in Albemarle County.
Head Coach Debbie Ryan testified on her player's behalf as a character
witness, but the judge gave her a 30 day suspended term on each count.
Ryan says she hasn't decided if Swierzcek has a future with the team.
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Let's check out a few N-B-A highlights involving the combatants in last
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In Salt Lake City the Sixers tangled with Utah.
Karl Malone takes the John Stockton feed and dunks all over Theo Ratliff's
head with the a strong left hand.
But that was nothing compared to this flying dunk off the right side, off the
break by Shannon Anderson. Utah wins it 98-to-95.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Celtics vs. Bulls;
In Chicago, the poor pass from Michael Jordan is picked off by Antione Walker
and the Celts' star puts it away with one hand.
But the Bulls would come back with Jud Buechler!!
The former Arizona star knocks in two straight long range jumpers as the
Bulls win it 90-to-79.
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The Ford teams began a much anticipated three day testing session yesterday
at Daytona as the new Ford Taurus race car rolled out on to the track for the
first time in the new year.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00
Yesterday morning not one car came close to matching the 188 mile an hour lap
turned in by Terry Labonte the top General Motors test driver.
But the afternoon changed things.
The top Ford speed of the day was turned in by Rick Mast, who had lap at 187
point 527- miles- per- hour in the Remington Ford.
Rookie Kenny Irwin was second fastest at 187 point one.
Now you can wake up with News 7 on the weekends too.
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From 8 to 9 Denise Allen will bring you news and sports and Andrew Freiden
will have the weather on News 7 Saturday morning and News 7 Sunday morning.
President Clinton recently joked achieving peace between Socks the cat and
Buddy, his new puppy, might be as difficult as achieving peace in the
Mideast or Northern Ireland.
Judging from the pictures captured on the White House Lawn yesterday, he may
Buddy, in perfect puppy fashion, wanted to play with Socks, but the First Cat
would have none of it.
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When a reporter asked the President if this would work out?
Ever the optimist he replied we're making progress.
Socks, however, refused comment.