Coming up on News 7 at 11...
Officials in Bedford County aren't talking about a body discovered near Moneta last week.
Police in Danville discovered the body of a murder victim this afternoon.
And Washington braces for tomorrow's Judiciary Committee meeting.
News 7 at 11 is next.
The Bedford County Sheriff is not saying much about a body found in the woods near Moneta.
Most folks in the town are shocked by the find.
And as Scott Goldberg reports, nobody was more shocked than the woman whose dog made the gruesome discovery.
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(( Hollie Myers' dog Jubal always drags home stuff he digs up in the woods.
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((HOLLIE MYERS: DURING HUNTING SEASON, A DEER CARCASS. OR EARLIER LAST WEEK, A GROUND HOG.))
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But Hollie never expected Jubal to find what he found last Thursday.
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((HOLLIE MYERS: IT WAS JUST ... IT WAS JUST A SKULL. A HUMAN SKULL. VERY OBVIOUSLY A HUMAN SKULL.))
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Jubal was on his daily romp when he sniffed out a man's body in the same place where police found an abandoned car three weeks ago.
The Bedford County Sheriff won't say if the body is the man suspected of stealing that car.
The residents of Moneta on the other hand, can't stop talking about the bones Jubal brought home to his master.
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((KIM TERRY: HOLLIE MYERS FOUND A HEAD ON HER BACK PORCH AND IT'S THE TALK OF THE TOWN!))
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The Bedford County Sheriff's Department is supposed to release more information tomorrow.
Meanwhile, the body has been sent to Roanoke for an autopsy.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))
Danville police said they discovered a man's body this afternoon covered with blood and many wounds.
Officers went to a call at 117 Slade Street. They found the body of 51-year old Elliot Lee Jeffries lying on a bed.
Police say the body had several wounds to the chest and was covered with blood.
The body will be sent to the medical examiner in Roanoke for an autopsy.
Convicted child molestor Mario Tony Leyva, should not be a free man according to some people.
The evangelist was scheduled to be paroled October 20th.
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But, after receiving dozens of opposition letters, the U.S. Parole Commission has voted to review the case.
Leyva was sentenced in 1988 to 20 years in prison after admitting he sexually abused at least 100 boys.
The House Judiciary Committee meets tomorrow... and it already appears a partisan battle is brewing over how long, and how broad the investigation into the president's actions should be.
Jonathan Freed has details.
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PRESIDENT CLINTON SPENT THE WEEKEND RELAXING AT CAMP DAVID.. AS
LAWMAKERS MADE THE ROUNDS ON THE SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOWS.. AHEAD OF
TOMORROW'S HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE meeting TO CONSIDER whether to
recommend that an IMPEACHMENT inquiry be held.
The CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.. HENRY HYDE.. SAYS HE
would be WILLING TO EXPAND an INQUIRY, IF NECESSARY, BEYOND INDEPENDENT
COUNSEL KENNETH STARR'S REPORT ON the PRESIDENT'S RELATIONSHIP WITH
SUPER: REP. HENRY HYDE/CHMN. JUDICIARY COMMITTEE COURTESY: NBC
"we are not seeking that. we're not out trolling for additional issues.
but if they come to our attention we'll have to deal with them."
SUPER: REP. RICHARD GEPHARDT/MINORITY LEADER
"we should limit this inquiry into the starr referral and not into every
other thing that might or might not be out there."
HOWEVER, on the question of a timetable...the REPUBLICANS seem to be
coming around to what the DEMOCRATS have been urging...a quick end to it
SUPER: REP. JOHN CONYERS/D-JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
"congressmen, do us a favor: end this thing now. if not now, as soon
as you can. and we propose.. the 16 democratic members of the judiciary
committee propose to end it by thanksgiving."
"i have a new year's resolution and that is that we finish by new
year's. you know how new year's resolutions sometimes get broken, but
it's my hope and prayer that we can finish by new year's."
MEANWHILE, TEXAS BILLIONAIRE AND FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE ROSS
PEROT WHO RECENTLY called the PRESIDENT MENTALLY UNSTABLE.. CLAIMS MR.
CLINTON MIGHT LAUNCH A MILITARY ADVENTURE TO HELP HIS STANDING WITH THE
SUPER: ROSS PEROT/REFORM PARTY/FMR. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE COURTESY:
"if necessary, he'll start a little war just to get a bump in the polls
and that is a lust for power."
The judiciary committe gets to work first thing tomorrow morning.
Police in Utah are still trying to find a couple who kidnapped their malnourished child from a hospital.
Christopher and Kyndra Fink reportedly believe their two year old son David is the messiah... and fed him only lettuce and watermelon... food they thought was pure.
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Today the child's grandmother made an appeal for the parents to bring the boy back for medical care...
The family is believed to be hiding in Utah's mountains, where the temperature drops below freezing.
Up next--Lynchburg senior citizens get a lesson on how NOT to become a crime victim.
And, students at Ferrum College sound-off about efforts to ban drinking on campus altogether.
More when the news continues.
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Five Virginia colleges may ban alcohol completely on campus -- under pressure from the United Methodist Church.
Those schools are Shenandoah University, Randoph Macon, Randolph Macon Woman's College, Virginia Wesleyan, and Ferrum College.
How much say will students have?
Tina Tenret visited Ferrum College to find out.
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Methodist tradition rings loudly through Ferrum College.
Methodists created this school, guide it and give it money.
So last spring, when Virginia Methodists asked affiliated schools to ban alcohol -- they put Ferrum College in a tight spot.
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((DAN MILLER/FERRUM COLLEGE: WHAT WE HAVE TO BALANCE IS OUR HERITAGE AS A METHODIST AFFILIATED COLLEGE AND THAT OF BEING AN INDEPENDENT COLLEGE.))
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The school's alcohol policy says it supports the position of the church, that it's wise not to drink.
But that's a far cry from outlawing alcohol altogether.
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((RON PERKINSON/SENIOR: IT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: WHY NOT? PERKINSON: ESPECIALLY HERE. BECAUSE THERE'S NOTHING TO DO. THERE'S NO CLUBS CLOSE BY AND OF COURSE, COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO DRINK AND THE ONLY PLACE TO DO IT IS PRETTY MUCH HERE.))
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If the ban were approved, even students who can legally drink could not drink here.
And driving off campus for a beer would mean facing these narrow, remote curves on the way home.
A Ferrum student died on these Franklin County roads last year.
College officials say alcohol was a factor.
Students and faculty are drawing up a recommendation -- some suggest a compromise.
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((JOANNA CHOPSKI/STUDENT: TEACHING STUDENTS TO DEAL MORE WITH THE ISSUES THAT GO ALONG WITH ALCOHOL RATHER THAN JUST COMPLETELY ERADICATING ANY POSSIBILITY OF ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS, BECAUSE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO FIND A WAY TO BREAK THE RULES AND I THINK IT'S MORE EDUCATING THEM ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY THAN JUST COMPLETELY STRIPPING THEM OF THEIR RIGHTS TO DO SOMETHING.))
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But at its spring conference, Virginia Methodists said simply discouraging the use of alcohol is not enough.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE FERRUM COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL MAKE THE FINAL DECISION NEXT MARCH. THERE ARE 32 TRUSTEES. FOUR ARE REVERENDS AND ONE IS A BISHOP WITH THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FERRUM.))
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Alcohol Awareness Week at Ferrum College starts tomorrow.
The elderly are becoming a common target for scam artists and other criminals.
Now senior citizens are learning how to fight back.
About two dozen residents turned out in Lynchburg this past week to learn more about the "TRIAD" program.
TRIAD encourages elderly residents to volunteer with their local police departments.. and in the process, learn how to avoid becoming a victim of crime.
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((PAUL GILLIS/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE: IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SENIORS TO HELP PROTECT OTHER SENIORS. IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THOSE THAT WOULD PERPETRATE CRIMINAL OFFENSES ON SENIORS THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SIT BACK AND TAKE IT JUST SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY'RE ELDERLY. THEY'RE GOING TO BE ACTIVE, PROACTIVE AND THEY'RE GOING TO STOP CRIME BEING PERPETRATED ON SENIORS.))
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Gillis says there are more than three dozen TRIAD programs already in place across Virginia.
More pink slips go out at General Electric.
And, the biggest bank in America gets a new name.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's Business Review.
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((This week on the review,
Another round of layoffs at General Electric means another 100 people are looking for new jobs.
This time it's high-paid salaried employees...
Who are victims of the company's drive to cut costs.
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((MARSHA ROBINSON: GE IS A NICE COMPANY. JUST HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE, LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.))
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So far this year, G-E has laid off a total of 345 salaried and hourly workers.
That's 20-percent of the Salem work force.
Franklins Furniture is going out of business.
The store's profits have sunk since it moved inside Tanglewood Mall.
The owner said he's not sure if he'll open another store somewhere else.
Roanoke's Dragon Corporation has a new owner.
The lawn and garden chemical maker was sold to New York's Burlington Scientific.
Dragon will keep its name and all of its employees.
You can fly directly to Chicago..but not Norfolk, Richmond or Raleigh.
Daily flights to those cites from Roanoke have been dropped.
Business travelers said it's just easier to drive there.
The signs, they are a-changin' at NationsBank.
The merger with BankAmerica is complete.
So now, any time you walk into what used to be a NationsBank branch, the sign will say "Bank of America."
The merger created the biggest bank in the country.
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On Wall Street,
It takes more than an interest-rate cut to raise the stock market's confidence.
The Dow dropped 244-points for the week.
The Nasdaq lost 129.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
Still to come--we'll take a look back
at the last day of the Hilltopper--the last passenger train through Roanoke.
And, after spending the last 10 years in a warehouse, the ancient remains of some Monacan Indians were finally laid to rest today.
More on that when the news continues.
More than one hundred Monacan Indians were buried today in Amherst County--nearly 900 years after they were first laid to rest.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( They've spent the past ten years in a Richmond warehouse..
..more than twenty boxes of Monacan Indian bones recovered from an archaeological dig in Orange County.
For nearly a year, present- day Monacans have been working to bring their ancestors home.. to a final resting place in this tribal burial ground in Amherst County.
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((DR. JEFFREY HANTMAN/UVA ARCHEOLOGIST: YOU CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM THE ANALYSIS BUT THE PROPER TREATMENT OF THE DEAD REQUIRES THAT WE REBURY AND LET THESE BONES LIE IN PEACE.))
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((LAWRENCE DUNMORE/OCCANEECHI TRIBE: AND TODAY IS A CHANCE WHERE THE CHILDREN OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO WERE BURIED AND HAD TO BE REMOVED, HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE THEM AGAIN AND GIVE THEM A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN REST IN PEACE.))
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((Because the reburial was a sacred ceremony, we were not allowed to videotape it, but it's the same ceremony the tribe has been performing for thousands of years. The descendants of the Monacans laid to rest on this hillside say the service gave them a sense of closure.))
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN CHIEF: THEY WEREN'T JUST REMAINS, THEY WERE OUR GREAT GRANDPARENTS, OUR GRANDFATHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WE WERE PUTTING TO REST.))
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((KARENNE WOOD/MONACAN DESCENDANT: IT'S PROVIDED A KIND OF A CLOSING OF A CIRCLE FOR US, A WAY TO HELP US PUT BACK SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL WAS TAKEN AWAY.))
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The work will continue.. another 48 boxes of remains from a turn of the century dig in Rockbridge County have yet to be returned..
The Monacans hope to bring them home by next spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))
Some people may not remember the days when Roanoke had passenger rail service.
But it did-- up until 19 years ago when Congress decided to end it.
David Seidel travels back in time in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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The Hilltopper rolled into Roanoke for the last time on September 30, 1979.
The train ran between Washington, D-C and Cattletsburg, Kentucky-- making stops in Lynchburg, Bedford, Roanoke, and Christiansburg.
But Congress reorganized Amtrak and based the continued existence of routes on the number of passengers they carried and the amount of money they lost.
The Hilltopper route lost on both counts and was cut, leaving many of those who rode the rails angry with Congress.
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When the Hilltopper pulled out of Roanoke for the last time, it took with it the city's final link to its glory days as a rail passenger terminal.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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Emmitt Smith and Chris Warren each rushed for a hundred yards and Jason Garrett passed for 169 yards and a touchdown as Dallas beat Washington 31 to 10.
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The Skins took control early. Ken Harvey recovers the Jason Garret fumble at mid field on the Cowboys first series of plays.
Several plays later Trent Green goes to the air and hits Leslie Shepherd on the 40 yard touchdown pass and the Redskins took the 7 to nothing lead.
Dallas trailed 7 to 3 in the second quater but Emmitt Smith's 3 yard touchdown run gave the Cowboys the 10 to 7 lead.
And later in the second quarter Garrett goes to the air and hits Ernie Mills on the 43 yard touchdown pass and the Cowboys led at the half 17 to 7.
Warren would add two touchdowns in the second half
this six yard run for the score made it 24 to 10 and the Cowboys win it 31 to 10 dropping Washington to 0 and 5.
The Atlanta Falcons scored 3 touchdowns in a 48 second period of the third quarter to beat the Carolina Panthers 51 to 23.
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Dom Capers watching the action from the sideline.
And this is not what he wanted to see. Tim Dwight takes the opening kickoff and blows by the Panther wall into the opening for a 93 yard touchdown run putting the Falcons on top 7 to nothing.
Atlanta came right back this time Chris Chandler
goes to the air and hits Tony Martin on the 30 yard T-D pass and the Falcons beat the Panthers 51 to 23.
Rob Johnson passed for 254 yards and a touchdown as the Buffalo Bills handed the San Francisco 49-ers their first loss of the season.
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The 49-ers opened the game with a turnover. Garrison Hearst fumbles the ball and Henry Jones recovers it giving the Bills good field position.
Several plays later Antowan Smith gets the call he goes out side and dives back up the middle for the six yard score to make it 10 to nothing Buffalo in the first quarter.
Then in the second quarter Johnson throws the fade
pattern to Quinn Early for the 5 yard touchdown and the Bills beat the Niners 26 to 21.
The Jets handed the Dolphins their first loss of the season. Curtis Martin rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown as New York wins it 20 to 9.
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Bill Parcels watching his jets go to work in the first quarter.
Vinny Testaverde goes to the air and hooks up with Keyshown Johnson on the 11 yard touchdown pass and the Jets took the 7 to 3 lead.
A rough day for Dan Marino he was 13 of 31 passing attempts for 121 yards and he was sacked three times and picked off twice.
Martin put the game away in the third quarter when
he scored from the six yard line the Jets beat the Dolphins 20 to 9.
The Colts, Bears, Patriots, Broncos and Raiders win today.
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And in Tampa, Danny Kanell leads the Giants against the Tampa Bay Bucaneers.
Kanell threw three interceptions this one is returned by Charles Mincey for a touchdown as the Bucs beat the Giants.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Gil Morgan and Steve Elkington win golf tournaments today.
and Mark Martin takes the checkered flag in the UAW-GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Mark Martin survived 11 cautions and a 42 minute red flag period to win yesterday afternoon's UAW-GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Jeff Gordon and Mark Martin would battle early for the lead Gordan passing Martin on the 75-th lap of the race.
The race was red flaged on lap 94 because of water pouring onto the track on the back stretch. The crew repaired a water main stopping the water Ward Burton was the leader of the race.
Martin would come back later in the race and he was the leader on lap 143 and he crossed the line as the leader at the halfway point of the race.
Then a big crash occured on the track. Bobby Labonte got lose sliding up to the top of the track the wreck would collect 11 cars including, Rusty Wallace, Dale Eaarnhardt, Mike Skinner and Sterlin Marlin.
The Burton brothers made a move on the track, Ward, who led after the red flag, was running a strong second on lap 249.
And Jeff, who was a lap down, would pass Gordon on lap 265 to take over the sixth position on the track.
But Mark Martin, who started on the outside front row, takes the checkered flag for the win his seventh victory of the season.
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Ward burton was second, Jeff Third, Bobby Hamilton fourth and Points leader Jeff Gordon finished fifth.
The San Diego Padres have advanced to the National League championship series against the Atlanta Braves with a 6 to 1 win over Houston.
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The Padres got on the board in the bottom of the second Jim Leyritz takes this Randy Johnson pitch over the left field wall for a solo homer and San Diego took the 1 to nothing lead.
The Astros come right back Jeff Bagwell hits a grounder up the middle scoring Craig Biggio and the game was tied at 1 to 1 in the top of the fourth.
San Diego scored the go ahead run in the bottom of
sixth when Sean Berry's throw to first gets by Bagwell alowing Greg Vaughn to score and the Padres win it 6 to 1.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
Billy King shot a final round 70 yesterday giving him a total of 215 in the Vantage Championship, King finished tied for 59-th place.
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Hale Irwin eyeing this put for the break on the green.
Irwin closed with a 67 yesterday but his total of 199 was good for second place.
Because, Gil Morgan shot a final round 65 to finish at 198, 12 under par for a one stroke win over Irwin in the Vantage Championship. It's Morgan's sixth win of the season.
On the P-G-A tour, Steve Elkington parred the first hole of a playoff to beat Fred Funk in the Buick Challenge.
Mark Martin wins at Charlotte. More later on Mornin'.
Elkington shot a 5 under par 67 for a 267 to tie Funk who had a 68 in the final round.