Charges have been brought against a man who fatally shot his 17 year old brother while hunting on Monday.
State game wardens have charged 20 year old Verlon Hall Jr. with Reckless handeling of a firearm yesterday.
17-year old Raymond Hall was stepping out of the woods into a clearing when he was shot by his older brother.
Officials say the accident happened just after 5:30 Monday night in the Cahas (kuh-Hays) Mountain section of the county.
Hall will be arraigned on November 30 in Franklin County Juvenille and Domestic court.[Blacksburg-Rape]
Two men are in Montgomery County jail today in connection with the rape of a 19-year old Blacksburg woman.
Twenty-two year old Daniel L. Blackman of Blacksburg is being held without bond on charges of abduction and rape.
Curtis L. Martin, 20, also of Blacksburg, is being held on charges of abduction and aggravated sexual battery.
Police say the investigation is continuing into Thursday night's attack and further charges in could be made.
A state police report has confirmed that the switch of two babies at the U-V-A Medical Center in 1995 was an accident.
The families involved in that switch met with Charlottesville commonwealth's attorney Dave Chapman yesterday to get the details of the investigation.
Eight nurses were on duty the morning of July 1st when Rebecca Chittum and Callie Conley were somehow swapped.. and no one remembers how it happened.
[IN Q=I guess UVA]
((CYNTHIA JOHNSON/PAULA JOHNSON'S ATTORNEY: I GUESS UVA HOPED SOME INTERLOPER .. THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.))
[SUPER=01-Cynthia Johnson/Paula Johnson's Attorney; :00]
[OUT Q=that didn't happen.]
Johnson says her client and the other two families will likely sue the hospital within the next few months.
Attorney General Mark Earley says the tobacco settlement is NOT a perfect deal for Virginia.
Out of the 206-BILLION dollar national tobacco settlement, Virginia will receive about four BILLION dollars over 25 years.
[IN Q=We do]
((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: WE DO NOT THINK THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT IS PERFECT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED ALL ALONG WAS FOR THERE TO BE A MORE DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT WITHIN THE AGREEMENT OF HOW THE ECONOMIC CONCERNS OF TOBACCO GROWERS WOULD BE ADDRESSED.))
[OUT Q=be addressed.]
The deal only promises tobacco companies will meet again with growers to talk about setting up a national trust fund for them.
The Virginia Tobacco Association says it agrees with the deal in concept.
The Virginia public health group "GASP" says the 35-cent increase per pack of cigarettes will be "grossly inadequate" in curbing teen smoking.
Life imitated art last night in Hollywood, California.
It looked like something out of a movie.
But this police chase was real and led police right into the heart of Universal City.
The driver ran over these posts and toll gates going 75 miles an hour in the wrong direction.
It ended in a crash. Police arrested a man and three women.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
In the world of someone who's paralyzed, the everyday tasks of life can be very difficult if not impossible.
But a unique pairing of human and animal is making life easier for some patients. Lee Cowan has more.
[IN Q=For Becky ]
[SUPER=01-Judi Zazula/Helping Hands;]
[OUT Q=CBS News Wilmington, NC]
((FOR BECKY THOMPSON, EVEN THE MOST MUNDANE TASK IS A STRUGGLE -
A DIVING ACCIDENT NEARLY 2 DECADES AGO, LEFT HER LEGS AND HANDS ALMOST
BUT WHAT THEY CAN NO LONGER DO, A FRIEND NOW DOES INSTEAD -- A
PAIR OF LITTLE HAIRY HELPING HANDS - WITH A HEART AS BIG AS THEIR
((voice under pix))
"She can give me medicine. She can give me water."
KRISTI HAS BECOME ONE OF THE FAMILY.
(( SUPER: BECKY THOMPSON//QUADRIPLEGIC))
"There are so many things where she can fulfill in me. That I have to
call for help or maybe won't get help."
KRISTI DOES A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING - FOLLOWING VOICE COMMANDS
WITH THE AID OF A RED LASER, SHE DOES THE THINGS THE REST OF US BARELY
EVEN CONSIDER A TASK - PICKING UP A DROPPED ITEM - TURNING ON OR OFF A
LIGHT - OR TENDING TO AN ITCH THAT WITHOUT HER WOULD GO UNSCTRATCHED.
(LOCATOR: BOSTON, MA)
(( NAT BOSTON FACILITY?? ))
THE IDEA WAS THE BRAIN-CHILD OF A BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGIST
WHOSE FRIEND HAD LOST THE USE OF HER ARMS AND LEGS.
SINCE IT'S RATHER MODEST BEGINNING SOME 20 YEARS AGO, HELPING
HANDS -- A BOSTON BASED NON PROFIT GROUP -- HAS BLOSSOMED.
NOW HUNDREDS OF MONKEYS ARE PLACED FOR FREE IN QUALIFIED HOMES
ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY.
JUDI ZAZULA IS DIRECTOR OF THE PROJECT.
(( SUPER: JUDI ZAZULA//HELPING HANDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ))
"These monkeys have never lived outside of the US. They are bred
specifically for this purpose."
THEIR LIFE BEGINS IN A FOSTER HOME - A HOME WILLING TO LIVE WITH
A YOUNG MONKEY IN ORDER TO GET THEM USED TO LIVING WITH HUMANS.
WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR TRAINING, THE MONKEYS PICK IT UP LIKE
THEY KNOW EXACTELY WHAT THEIR NOBLE PURPOSE IS MEANT TO BE.
(( SUPER: JUDI ZAZULA//HELPING HANDS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR )) "They're
incredibly dexterous. They love to play with things and manipulate
objects and that's the very skill that people need help with."
THEY MAY BE THE WILD'S LITTLE HELPERS, BUT THEY FILL AN
EMOTIONAL NEED TOO.
FOR THE HOMES THEY'RE PUT IN_LOVE AND ATTENTION IS SOMETIMES
KRISTI AT LEAST, BROUGHT THAT BEFORE EVER LIFTING A FINGER.
(( NAT COWAN QUESTION ))
"Can you remember what is was like without her?"
(( THOMPSON SOT ))
"Empty. Incredibly empty and quiet, painfully quiet."
(( COVER WITH KRISTI TURNING ON LIGHT ))
"I've often described it as going from a black and white photo to color.
Everything's clearer....The world is brighter, the whole picture is."
A TRUE BRIGHT SPOT IN A THE LIVES OF A LIFE LONG PAIR WHO
WITHOUT A TRAGEDY NEVER WOULD HAVE MET. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS,
WILLMINGTON NORTH CAROLINA.
All you needed was a canned food donation to get into this concert. An international singer and songwriter is using his talents to help feed the needy.
Dan Keeley is the music minister at Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church.
Last night he played a few songs from his latest CD "Internal Progression".
[SOT 19.30.31 - 19.30.36]
[SOT 18.27.29 - 18.27.45]
[IN Q=Christian music has]
((DAN KEELEY: CHRISTIAN MUSIC HAS BEEN A PART OF MY LIFE FOR A LONG TIME--THE CD ITSELF, I'M JUST HOPING TO MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE BILL. AND, IF IT GOES FARTHER THAN THAT, THAT'S GODS DOING THAT'S NOT MINE.))
[OUT Q=that's not mine.]
Admission was baby formula or one non-perishable canned good.
The donations and proceeds will benefit St. Francis House.
If you've been to a reservoir in Southwest Virginia lately -- you've probably noticed a change.
A 5 month drought has left most municipal water supplies lower than they've been in more than ten years.
At Carvin's Cove reservoir -- the water is 16 feet below normal.
It's so low, city crews are able to remove silt from the now - dry boat launch area.
The city isn't in a crisis, though.
There is still enough water to last through April.
Edmonton needed overtime to edge the Minghty Ducks in N-H-L action.
Paul Kariya ties things up for Anaheim with his 10th goal of the season.
But Andre Kovolenko scores his second goal of the game to give the Oiles a three to two win.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN;]
In college basketball, third ranked Stanford reacched the semifinals of the preseason NIT with moves like this one from Peter Sauer.
Danny Moore drops this one for Southwest Missouri State, but Stanford gets the rout 76-to-51.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
And negotiators are making progress in ending the 143-day N-B-A lockout.
[IN Q=The parties]
[SUPER=01-Russ Granik/NBA Deputy Commissioner;]
[OUT Q=through to a deal]
Negotiators are taking the rest of the weekend off. No firm date has been set for resuming the talks.
[TAPE=wknd Diner #2]
[andrew will ad lib into tease]
[tease is on seperate tape this week]
[IN Q=Good Morning]
((GOOD MORNING MY NAME IS BOB LEE FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. MY LOVELY WIFE CINDY AND OUR TWO CHILDREN PAYTON AND BRANDON ARE NOT HERE THIS MORNING,BUT WON'T YOU JOIN ME FOR SOME TURKEY TETRAZINI STAY TUNED.))
[OUT Q=stay tuned]
STRAIGHT TO COMMERCIAL[DinerOpen]
The weekend diner heads out to Roanoke County where we got an idea for cooking that leftover Thanksgiving turkey.
[OUT Q=stop animation]
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[IN Q=The first]
[OUT Q=appreciate it]
[Dissolve to Chyron 7153]
If you are interested in this recipe send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address on your screen or you can check out our web site under the weekend morning's section.
And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
[2 shot toss toss to break]
Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
And I'm Andrew Freiden
It's (time) on Saturday November 21-st and Welcome back to News-7 Saturday morning.
[Weather Story ESS C]
A North Carolina man will spend four-years in prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year old girl in Danville.
Robin Wayne Martin was sentenced yesterday for forcing the girl to touch his genitals during a Christmas party in 1996.
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/April 1998;]
While Martin was out on bond awaiting sentencing, he allegedly lured a 12-year old girl away from her church in Charlotte, North Carolina and raped her.
A trial on those charges is set for January.
Twin brothers accused of a 1997 murder will stand trial together.
Kerry and Terry Scales were in court for a hearing yesterday.
They're accused of shooting to death one man and injuring another at Arnold's, a nightspot in Blacksburg.
Both brothers gave written statements to police after the shootings.
But the twins say they weren't advised of their right to have a attorney present.
Yesterday, their lawyers say those statements should NOT be allowed as evidence in a murder trial.
[SOT 8 05 48]
((JENKINS: OBVIOUSLY IN POLICE WORK, YOU HAVE A BETTER CASE WHEN YOU GET A STATEMENT FROM SOMEBODY THAT'S INCRIMINATING. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE TRYING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Robbie Jenkins/Terry Scales' Lawyer;]
[OUT Q=TRYING TO DO]
Judge Ray Grubbs said he'll decide if the statements can be used as evidence next month.
The lawyers withdrew another motion yesterday-- one that requested a separate trial for each brother.
They WILL be tried together.
Jury selection begins next spring.
Dr. Jack Kevorikan is apparently ready to show the world he has personally ended the life of a terminally ill patient.
As Drew Levinson reports Kevorikan says he's ready to face the consequences.
[IN Q=For the first]
[SUPER=03-November 4th; :00]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Jack Kevorkian; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jack Lessenberry/Journalist; :40]
[SUPER=03-October 16th; :57]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:10]
[OUT Q=Pontiac, MI]
SUGGESTED LEDE: FOR THE FIRST TIME, DR. JACK KEVORKIAN IS APPARENTLY
READY TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT HE HAS PERSONALLY ENDED THE LIFE OF A
TERMINALLY ILL PATIENT, AND HE TELLS CBS NEWS HE'S READY FOR THE
CONSEQUENCES. DREW LEVINSON REPORTS.
NAT (SUPER: NOV. 4, 1998)
SOT JACK WALK 12:00:50
"I have to do something...I gotta do something."
For the past few months, the silence surrounding Dr. Jack Kevorkian has
The man who has been square in the assisted suicide spotlight has been
unusually tight lipped.
That all changes Sunday. Kevorkian has apparently given a videotape to
the CBS Newsmagazine 60 Minutes. On it, Kevorkian is purportedly seen
administering a lethal injection to a 52-year old man with Lou Gehrig's
disease at a Detroit-area home.
SOT DR. JACK KEVORKIAN
(this bite from 60 minutes)
"Actually this is better than assisted suicide, I explained that to
him, it's better control."
Jack Lessenberry, a free-lance journalist and journalism professor who's
covered Kevorkian for years, has seen the tape.
SOT JACK LESSENBERRY/JOURNALIST
"Anyone who has ever witnessed a death in hospital or otherwise
will know exactly what this is."
The overt act of giving the injection makes this case different, and
more potentially easier to prosecute.
In an interview with CBS News about a month ago, before he produced the
tape, Kevorkian displayed glimpse of his desire for a legal showdown.
(SUPER: OCT. 16, 1998)
SOT DR JACK KEVORKIAN 13:48:50
"I'll make sure they do next time because we've got to go to court again
and this time's we'll settle this problem once and for all."
The local prosecutor says he won't consider whether to press charges
until after the tape airs and police finish investigating.
DREW LEVINSON/CBS NEWS
"This courthouse is where the fight Jack Kevorkian picked with
authorities will likely be played out. He's already been acquitted twice
here of assisting in suicides, but if he's charged this time, it might
just be for murder."
DLCBSN Pontiac, MI
A sting in Dallas, Texas, has busted an international HUMAN smuggling ring.
Operation Seek and Keep netted 21 arrests
The ring leader was captured in the Bahamas, where he kept hundreds of Indians before smuggling them into the U.S.
Once in the states, most ended up as slave labor larger northeastern cities.
Businesses pay up to 20-thousand dollars for just one alien.
[IN Q=a lot of]
((ROSE ROMERO/U.S. ATTY'S OFFICE: A LOT OF THE ALIENS THAT WERE SMUGGLED INTO THE COUNTRY CAME THROUGH
DALLAS. THE MONEY THAT WAS SENT TO PAY FOR THEM CAME THROUGH DALLAS.
THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEM CAME TO DALLAS TO PICK THEM
[SUPER=01-Rose Romero/U.S. Attorney's Ofc.;]
[OUT Q=pick them up]
IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATON agents say they are looking to make 10 more arrests.
[show the supers anytime]
[IN Q=The Siege]
[SUPER=18-Anna Wentworth/Movie Critic;]
[SUPER=18-Twentieth Century Fox;]
[super=18-Anna's Grade "B";]
[OUT Q=ethnic group]
(( The Siege isn't one of those movies that will win an oscar or even be
memorable after a few weeks, but while it's going on it's involving,
engrossing and thought provoking.
Denzel Washington is an FBI agent in Manhattan used to the usual kinds
mayhem; but when terrorists begin to blow up buses and buildings killing
hundreds of people, his agency isn't moving fast enough to suit a power
hungry army general played by Bruce Willis. Willis seals off the
of Brooklyn and takes control, imprisoning anyone who looks vaguely like
the terrorists. Annette Bening is a mysterious agent with ties to some
"The Siege" is frightening in its portrayel of what could happen if
people became terrified enough to give up their constitutional rights .
Real news footage adds to the believability of the early scenes and the
movie reflects America's complex and contradictory relationship with
Middle East. "The Siege" gets a B, it is exciting and fast moving and
well if not analyzed too closely. The filmmakers have handled the
material sensitively in a way that does not vilify any particular ethnic
From dinosaur fossils to tools of the Ice Age, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has quite a find for people who like digging up the past.
Kimberly McBroom has a look at the new exhibit at the Martinsville museum in this week's "Time Off".
[IN Q=The Virginia Museum]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Moore/Collections Manager; :17]
[SUPER=01-Nancy Moncrief/Curator of Mammals; 1:21]
[SUPER=01-Steve Pike/Executive Director; 2:13]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7, Martinsville]
((The Virginia Museum of Natural History is the site for the U-S debut of this travelling Ice Age exhibit.
For the next eight weeks, the life forms found in Virginia tens of THOUSANDS of years ago can be found just down the road in Martinsville.
((ELIZABETH MOORE/COLLECTIONS MANAGER: THIS MATERIAL HERE IS FROM A SITE CALLED CACTUS HILL, WHICH IS LOCATED IN SUSSEX COUNTY, VIRGINIA. IT'S ACTUALLY THE EARLIEST SITE IN VIRGINIA AND MAY TURN OUT TO BE ONE OF THE EARLIEST SITES ON THE CONTINENT. THEY HAVE SOME VERY EARLY RADIO- CARBON DATES. AGAIN, THESE ARE PALEO- INDIAN TOOLS, THE SAME EARLY TOOLS THAT WERE IN THE OTHER CASE THAT WERE FOUND THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA.))
With their trademark tusks, the wooly mammoth and mastadon are Ice Age creatures easily recognized by school children.
((ELIZABETH MOORE/COLLECTIONS MANAGER: WE HAVE A MAMMOTH AND A MASTODAN REPLICA AND YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE FORM. THE MAMMOTH HAS REALLY FLAT TEETH AND HE WAS A GRAZER AND THE MASTODAN WAS A BROWSER, AND HE HAS SHARPER TEETH FOR CUTTING OFF LARGER TREES AND BRANCHES. THE CHILDREN CAN USE THAT TO DISCUSS VARIOUS FEEDING ISSUES AND LOOK AT THE OTHER SPECIMENS AND HYPOTHESIZE ABOUT THE DIETS OF OTHER AMINALS THAT ARE ON EXHIBIT. THEY LIKE HAVING SOMETHING THEY CAN TOUCH AND HAVE HANDS-ON..YEAH.))
But what sorts of creatures were typical of VIRGINIA'S Ice Age?
[SOT 11:33:37 ]
((NANCY MONCRIEF/CURATOR OF MAMMALS: THIS IS THE VIRGINIA MAMMALS HALL AND WE'LL ACTUALLY PROBABLY MAINTAIN A LOT OF THESE SPECIMENS IN THIS ROOM EVEN AFTER THE ICE AGE EXHIBIT LEAVES.))
Moncrief says Virginia's climate during the Ice Age was a lot like the modern- day climate along the U-S, Canadian border...with glaciers to the north and tundra on the mountain tops.
((NANCY MONCRIEF/CURATOR OF MAMMALS: THIS GIANT, GROUND SLOTH, WHICH IS EXTINCT-- THIS IS A RECONSTRUCTION, SO HIS FUR IS NOT REAL. THE OTHER SPECIMENS-- WE'VE GOT ELK AND THERE'S A MOOSE AND THEN A CARIBOU AND ALL OF THESE WERE HERE DURING THE ICE AGE.))
This exhibit also marks a "grand re-opening" of sorts for the museum, after a nine-month, 700- thousand dollar renovation.
With an estimated two- thousand visitors each week, the Ice Age exhibit is also a reflection of better financial times for the museum.
((STEVE PIKE/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'RE HAVING LEVEL OPERATING SUPPORT FROM THE STATE AND WE HAVE MONEY TO PLAN A NEW BUILDING, WHICH WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING NOW AND ALSO SOME MONEY TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF THAT BUILDING THIS BIENNIUM.))
If you can't make the drive down Route 220, you can still check out the museum via your computer at w-w-w-DOT-VMNH-DOT-ORG.
Normal hours for this exhibit are from 10 to five, Mondays through Saturdays and one to five Sundays.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))
[TAPE#=FFE MORN 10813TC]
In Sports, the high school football season is dwindling down but the race for the state championships is just heating up.
Here's Mike Stevens with the teams that are still in the hunt for a title.
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Mickey Crouch/Amherst Co. Head Coach; :27]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; :49]
[SUPER=01-Marcus Hairston/Martinsville Tailback; 1:05]
[super=01-Mike Scharnus/Rustburg Head Coach; 1:29]
[super=01-Brad Morton/Covington Head Coach; 1:40]
[OUT Q=...WEEKEND EVERYONE."]
(( The Amherst Co. Lancers had to come from behind for one of the first time season as they battled back from a 10 to nothing deficit to beat Culpeper County 21-to-10 to claim the Northwest region, divsion five title.
The Salem Spartans turned a tight six to nothing game into another shutout win. The Spartans beat the Heritage Pioneers 26-to-nothing to win the Region 3, division four crown.
The Spartans will now meet Martinsville in the semi-finals next week in Martinsville. The Bulldogs blasted Richlands 42-to-13 to capture the region 4 , division 4 title.
The Region 3, division three game was the closest contest of the night. Rustburg scored 14 points and then held on to beat Tunstall in Dry Fork 14-to-9 for that championship.
Covington played perhaps its best game of the season as it won the Region C divison title in grand style over Narrows with a 41-to-8 win over the Green Wave.
And down in Bristol, Giles won the region c Division 2 title with a 36-to-14 win over John Battle.
Micah Steele set the all-time single game rushing record in this game by scoring four touchdowns and rushing for 343 yards yards.))
A bald eagle has a new home in Bath County.
A bald eagle who was nursed back to health was released back into nature yesterday.
The bird's been living at a wildlife rehabilitation center for the past couple of weeks.
Someone had found it, looking a bit disoriented, in a ditch in Augusta County.
Yesterday the eagle was ready to be set free.