Up next on News 7 at 11...
Bath County police make an arrest in a shooting last night.
The general assembly say says no to a plan to increase the speed limit.
And find out why one American is willing to risk his life for this olympic
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A Hopewell man was shot in the face last night in Bath County at a home
along Route 6-29.
Rescuers transported 40-year old John Wyatt to Roanoke Memorial Hospital
--he's now in stable condition.
Police arrested Gary McGaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him
with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.
A traffic accident in Roanoke early this morning injured three people.
It happened around four near the Racetrack gas station on Orange Avenue.
A car flipped over several times, took out traffic signs and a utility pole
and finally landed upside down.
All three passengers were treated and released at a Roanoke hospital with no
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
The trial of the Abed crime family
is going on its sixth week of testimony in a federal court in Roanoke.
It's set to begin Tuesday.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
IN Q=The jury saw
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OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke.
(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the
scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment.
((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle
through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half
feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have
been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the
wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle
turned up among the broken beer bottles inside.
((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one
more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
OUT=Humphry, News 7, Roanoke))
An explosion in England today actually dates back to a world war 2 air
A massive German bomb called a 'fat boy' was discovered undergound near a
residential area.... dating back to a 1942 German bombing run.
The bomb was designed to penetrate deep into the ground. Experts couldn't
get to the detonator to diffuse it, so they evacuated more than a thousand
people and blew it up.
A second, smaller bomb was safely diffused and removed.
When the news continues we'll tell you about a sport making its Olympic
debut this year--
and an athlete who's putting his life on the line for it.
The sport is Curling.
More on that when we return.
A pharmicist reacts to rising rates and profits for a local tobacco seller
take a tumble.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business
IN Q=A Bedford pharmicist
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape; :53
OUT Q=I'm Scott Goldberg.
((A Bedford pharmacist discovered something that could make his customers
Paul Bisbee went to re-order a relaxant drug and found out the price had
soared from ten dollars a bottle to 343-dollars.
Bisbee has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging two
pharmaceutical companies wrongfully jacked up the price.
The F-T-C is teaming up with the Post Office in another scam-busting venture.
The agency is going after companies that run bogus classified ads promising
post-office jobs to people willing to pay a fee.
In Blacksburg, researchers at Virginia Tech got a big federal grant to
investigate how ultraviolet lights reflect off road signs in foggy or rainy
It's part of the high-tech smart-road laboratory on the highway connecting
Interstate-81 and Blacksburg.
In Danville, Dimon tobacco announced a whopping 36-percent drop in profits
during the last half of 19-97.
The tobacco-leaf seller blames the drop on cigarette makers, who are buying
less tobacco in anticipation of high cigarette taxes coming from a national
Dow Jones Pre Pro
This week on Wall Street, four straight days of record closes brought the Dow
to an all time-high of 83-70.
The Nasdaq went up 16-points, ending the week at 17-10.
That's your News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
A proposal to raise the speed limit on major highways including I-81 came to
a dead end yesterday, when the House of Delegates voted against it.
The House Transportation Committee sent a bill to the House floor that would
have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour on interstates.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the
Some people opposed to the proposal say greater speeds mean higher risks of
IN Q=AIR BAGS AND
((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT
MADE FOR REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A
COUPLE OF OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T
SLOW DOWN IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER
POPULATION. MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT
GOING TO SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Radford University Prof.;
OUT Q=THEIR SPEEDS.
Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it
usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more
If the bill is submitted again, he says one thing delegates should consider
is the accident statistics of states which have already approved the
Snowboarding isn't the only winter sport making its Olympic debut this
There is also "curling"... it's a big deal to one U.S. competitor, so big,
he may be risking his life to compete.
Jonathan Freed has details.
IN Q=It may look like
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SUPER=01-Mike Peplinski/U.S. Curling Team; :53
OUT Q=CBS News, Nagano
It may look like shuffleboard for Eskimos
but curling is one of the newest Olympic sportsand could mere shuffleboard
make grown men behave like this?
SOUND-UP: U-S TEAM WINNING SATURDAY.
That's the American teamwinning its way into the semi-finals with a surprising
victory over Japan.
SOUND-UP: CURLING STOX.
Curling got its start long ago, on frozen Scottish lakes.
It's about sliding
and basically groping your way down the icetrying to get your "granite rocks"
into the center of that thing that looks like a targetwhile keeping the other
The Americans ultimately did not win a medal.
But the real American victory may be a personal onethis is Mike Peplinski from
Minnesotawho delayed a kidney transplant to stick with his team and go to the
BITE 02:44:20 (MIKE PEPLINSKI/U.S. CURLING TEAM): SINCE AUGUSTMY CONDITION25
PER CENT OF NORMAL KIDNEY FUNCTIONSO RIGHT NOW I'M O-K TO KEEP COMPETING.
SOUND-UP: AMERICAN TEAM.
Peplinski says one of the reasons he's taking chances with his health is his
determination to boost curling's profile back in the States.
SOUND-UP: AMERICAN TEAM WINNING.
And ya knowmaybe these guys do know something the rest of usdon't.
American athletes in Nagano weren't the only ones with their eye on a gold
Here in Southwest Virginia other athletes had the same goal in sight.
David Johnson explains.
IN Q=Close to 250
SUPER=01-Luke Williamson/Athlete; :20
SUPER=01-Katherine Beck/Athlete; :31 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Maury Abbitt/Athlete; :34 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Nancy Harman/Regional Coordinator; 1:08
OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg.
((Close to 250- athletes took part in the special olympics regional
basketball tournament held this weekend in Blacksburg.
From the physically challenged to the learning- disabled, the games are part
of the year- round activities that give participants something more than just a
place to showcase their talents.
IN Q=FOR ONE I'VE
((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN
WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT
SOMETHING INTO IT.))
OUT Q=INTO IT.
IN Q=YOU CAN
((KATHERINE BECK/ATHLETE; YOU CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DO STUFF.))
OUT Q=DO STUFF.
IN Q=THESE OLYMPICS
((MAURY ABBITT/ATHLETE; THESE OLYMPICS, THEY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO HELP PEOPLE.
TO LEARN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE TOO. AND GO DIFFERENT PLACES,
I LIKE THAT.))
OUT Q=LIKE THAT.
The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified league,
where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities and players take
part in a full season.
At these tournaments, full- court, half- court and individual skills
competitions are part of the ever- growing programs of the event.
IN Q=WE FIND THAT
((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE FIND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COME OUT
AND WATCH THE EVENTS, PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED AS COACHES AND STUFF. THEY SOON
REALIZE THAT OUR ATHLETES HAVE A LOT OF ABILITY AND THEY BEGIN TO FORGET ABOUT
THEIR DISABILITIES AND THEY START FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES. THAT'S WHAT IS
EXCITING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BROUGHT MORE OF OUR ATHLETES IN
OUT Q=IN AS WELL
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CASSELL COLISEUM IS ONE OF FOUR SITES STATEWIDE
WHERE THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS MAY QUALIFY FOR THE STATE
BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG NEXT MONTH. DAVID JOHNSON,
NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
Straight ahead on the newscast we'll take a look back at the women of the
They used to step behind the wheel for the Petticoat Derby--an event that
included a straight line contest and stop line event.
We'll have the complete story when the news continues.
If tomorrow's holiday is a workday for you--you'll have more to deal with on
your commute than freezing rain.
Here's Stacey Martin with an update on road construction in this week's
edition of Road Report.
IN Q=In Roanoke County
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :07
OUT Q=I'm Stacey Martin.
((In Roanoke County, work continues to widen Merriman Road which is closed
to through traffic from Ranchcrest Drive to Springlawn Drive. Detours are in
And, delays are expected near the intersection of Twelve O'Clock Knob Road
and Lost Mountain Road as construction continues in that area.
Over in Botetourt County VDOT crews are extending part of route 7-99 near
its intersection with Route 6-40. Delays are expected.
Looking elsewhere around the region, Route 7-11 in Grayson County will be
closed Tuesday at 5 p-m so crews can replace a drainage pipe.
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.))
The Blacksburg Recreation Center is one of the newest places for local
teenagers to go and play a little basketball.
The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get
Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they
can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
IN Q=LAST YEAR
((MARK MITRY/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; LAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE ON FIVE. THIS IS
SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR, THREE ON THREE. ALL OUR FRIENDS GET TOGETHER, WE PLAY
THREE ON THREE, SO IT'S PRETTY GOOD.))
((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY
SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
SUPER=01-Mark Mitry/High School Student; :08
SUPER=01-Brian Daniels/High School Student;
OUT Q=OR WHATEVER.
While basketball is the only game being offered now, there may be plans to
add some more.
IN Q=IF WE CAN
((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; IF WE CAN GET BACK INTO MORE OF
WHAT THE TEAMS WANT, MAYBE SOME VOLLEYBALL, MORE SKI TRIPS. WORKING TOWARDS A
DIVERSIFIED TEAM PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Conner/Blacksburg Rec. Supervisor;
OUT Q=AT ONE TIME.
Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to
give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
This weekend saw the start of the Nascar season--racing events where men
dominate the tracks.
But, in this week's edition of the Virginia Newsreel David Seidel takes a
look at one race where women took center stage.
OUT Q=Seidel, News-7.
No roaring engines.
No smoking wrecks.
Some careful steering was the key to this derby-- the Petticoat Derby.
IN Q=There will be
((WELL THERE WILL BE FOUR PROBLEMS. THE FIRST IS A HORRIBLE LITTLE PARALLEL
PARKING, THAT I CAN'T DO TOO WELL MYSELF BUT THEY'RE PRETTY GOOD AT. AND WE
QUICKLY SUBSTITUTED AN OFF-SET ALLEY PROBLEM INSTEAD OF OUR SERPENTINE SO THIS
WAS A SURPRISE FOR THEM AND THEY'RE A PRETTY GAME BUNCH. THIS IS BACKING
THROUGH A ZIG-ZAG COURSE THAT IS VERY VERY TIGHT.))
OUT Q=very very tight
Other events included a straight line contest and a stop line event, where
the drivers had to stop their scouts within six-inches of a line, but not over.
IN Q=Do you think
((Do you think their husbands did any coaching? A LITTLE BIT, YES, I THINK SO.
BUT THERE'S REALLY TOO MUCH YOU CAN DO.))
OUT Q=you can do.
The derby was a women's version of the Virginia Truck Rodeo being held at
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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Dale Earnhardt had won 70 races and 7 Winston Cup Titles but he picked up
the biggest win of his career yesterday taking the checkered Flag at the
Daytona 500 after failing to win the race in 20 straight tries.
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The cars were running close at the beginning of the race as 42 cars remained
on the lead lap after the first ten circuits around the track.
Earnhardt moved from fourth place to first 19 laps into the race and pole
setter Bobby Labonte was right on his bumper Earnhardt would lead for 19 laps.
But defending points champion Jeff Gordon worked from the middle of the
field to take the lead on lap 67 and he would lead the race at the halfway
Several cars got tangled up on a pit stop Dale Jarrett got hit doing damage
to the right side of his car and Jeff Burton was also hit attempting to pit.
The first caution of the day came after 125 laps when South Boston's Ward
Burton cut a tire and had to make a trip to the pits.
Earhnardt was the leader after 172 laps of the race and when the caution
flew with two laps to go Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte back to the line and he
would take the checkered flag under caution winning the Daytona 500.
And as Earnhardt made his way to victory lane all the crews lined pit row
to show their respect as Earnhardt wins the race that's haunted him for years.
IN Q="This team...
((RICHARD CHILDRESS/CAR OWNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Car Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Daytona 500 Winner; :12
OUT Q=.....we could do it."
Bobby Labonte was second, Jeremy Mayfield third, Ken Schrader fourth and
Rusty Wallace fifth.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!
One of the oldest records on the P-G-A tour fell yesterday in the final
round of the Hawaiian Open.
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John Huston put his stamp on the tour by birding the final hole to finish at
260, 28 under par breaking the tours 27 under mark set by Ben Hogan.
Houston shot a final round 66 and the win gives him a two year exemption
after coming close to losing his card.
Tom Watson played one of his best rounds as he came home with a 66 to
finish in second place at 267, 21 under par.
Jim Albus shot a final round 71 to win the G-T-E Classic on the Senior
Tour. Albus started the day two shots off the lead before finishing 6 under
Roanoke's Billy King shot his best round of the tournament a 72 to finish at
227, 14 over par.
Roanoke's Wayne Strachan had a hat trick this evening as the Roanoke Express
beat the Charlotte Checkers 4 to 3.
Daniel Berthiaume had 33 saves in the game as the Express wins its second
straight on the road.
Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Tuesday night against Raleigh.
And up next, Clemson routs Florida State the Heat beats the Raptors in
And the Chicago Bulls pull off a win over the Detroit Pistons in the Windy
Clemson played like the team that nearly made the final four last year
beating Florida State 78 to 49.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/JP-RAYCOM; :
Steve Robinson talking with Kerry Thompson before the tipoff.
The Tigers jumped out to the early lead in the first half Terrell McIntyre
pulls up and hits the three for a 10 to 1 lead.
Clemson gets out on the run on this play Harold Jamison follows the missed
shot with the Jam and the Tigers led by 18 in the half.
Tony Christie scored a career high SUPER=33-Clemson/78/Florida St./49/;19
points here on the one hand alley oop jam and the Tigers beat the Seminoles 78
Toni Kukoc took advantage of a start yesterday scoring 22 points as the
Chicago beat Detroit 99 to 90.
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Kukoc got the start because Dennis Rodman missed the morning shootout around.
Michael Jordan runs the floor and throws the pass to Kukoc for the easy
layup but the Bulls trailed by four points.
Jordan would take care of that as he gets out on the break in the second
quarter and the Bulls led by four.
Detroit's Grant Hill gets the steal SUPER=32-Chicago/99/Detroit/90/;and
takes it in for the reverse layup but the Bulls hold on for the 99 to 90 win.
Dale Earnhardt takes a ride to victory lane at Daytona. More later on
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In Los Angeles, The Lakers hosted the Houston Rockets.
And Charles Barkley hit a jumper with three seconds on the clock as the
Rockets beat the Lakers. For all the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO MOTION
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OUT Q=.......last score."
The Lady Flames are in the running for a second straight Big South
As Denise Allen tells us a big reason is Liberty's international connection.
IN Q=Elena Kisseleva
SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; :21
SUPER=01-Irene Sloof/The Netherlands; :34
SUPER=01-Kirstyn Bliss/Australia; :52
SUPER=01-Elena Kisseleva/Russia; 1:11
OUT Q=News 7 Sports
((Elena Kisseleva wanted to play ball and be a student.
In her homeland of Russia she would have had to choose one or the other.
For Australian born Kirstyn Bliss playing college hoops in America was a
And freshman Irene Sloof is adjusting to being away from her family in the
((RICK REEVES/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: KISSELEVA AND KIRSTYN WERE MY FIRST
INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS. THEY'RE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS THEY GET ALONG WITH THEIR
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE LANGUAGE OF BASKETBALL IS UNIVERSAL AND FOR THESE
TALENTED PLAYERS SUCCEEDING ON THE COURT WAS EASY, BUT MAKING IT IN THE
CLASSROOM WAS MORE OF A CHALLENGE.
((IRENE SLOOF: THAT'S A LITTLE TOUGHER. I HAD TO DO A LOT OF READING IN ENGLISH
AND IT TOOK ME A LOT OF TIME. THE SEMESTER WENT WELL AND I WAS SATISFIED WITH
Basketball is different in America as well. But for these players that
translates into person success and team victories.
((KIRSTYN BLISS/AUSTRALIA: WE JUST PRACTICED ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK AND PEOPLE
DIDN'T TURN UP. PEOPLE JUST DID WHATEVER THEY WANTED. HERE IT'S PRACTICE
EVERY SINGLE DAY, THERE ARE SO MANY PLAYS AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.))
((ELENA KISSELEVA: BASKETBALL IN AMERICA IS MORE POWERFUL. THE PEOPLE TRY TO
LOOK MORE AT THE POST PLAYERS FOR THE SCORE. IN RUSSIA EVERYBODY TALL AND
SKINNY AND IT'S MORE LIKE FAST BREAK BASKETBALL ))
Elena leads the Big South Conference in scoring and is 19th in the country
in that category.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))
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Most people go indoors to get out of the cold--but at one palace it pays to
bundle up even more before you enter.
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It's the ice palace in Finland--standing two storeys tall and made with 660
thousand cubic feet of snow.
The structure is built to resemble a castle and includes an art gallery,
restaurant and --get this-- a wedding chapel.
Several thousand people are expected to brave the chilly temperatures and
visit the palace before it closes in April.
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