Doctor Jack Kevorkian gave Michigan prosecutors an open invitation to arrest him tonight, announcing on national television that he personally killed one of his patients.
Drew Levinson reports.
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(Nat Sot From 60 Minutes)
FOR THE FIRST TIME, DR. JACK KEVORKIAN CAN BE SEEN DOING WHAT HE'S
BECOME FAMOUS FOR...HELPING SOMEONE DIE.
THE MAN KNOWN AS DOCTOR DEATH SUPPLIED A VIDEOTAPE TO THE CBS NEWS
PROGRAM 60 MINUTES. IT SHOWS KEVORKIAN ADMINSTERING A LETHAL INJECTION
TO A MAN WITH LOU GHERIG'S DISEASE.
(60 Minutes Cut # 4)
"Kevorkian: `Tom, do you wanna go ahead with this?' Tom: `Yeah.'"
THE 60 MINUTES REPORT IDENTIFIED THE DEAD MAN AS 52-YEAR-OLD THOMAS
YOUK. (house pix) YOUK DIED SEPTEMBER 17TH AT HIS HOME OUTSIDE DETROIT.
THE TAPE, INCLUDING THE MOMENT OF THE MAN'S DEATH, UPSET SOME OBSERVERS.
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SOT Dr. Mark Siegler - Medical Ethicist
"I was shocked, almost speechless as we watched the tape. It was, It was
such a frightening spectacle."
CBS NEWS DEFENDS THE REPORT AND RELEASED THIS STATEMENT.
"CBS News and "60 Minutes" acknowledge the many opinions regarding this
complex issue. We believe "60 Minutes" delivers a fair and reasonable
treatment of it."
THE LOCAL PROSECUTOR WON'T SAY YET WHETHER HE'LL BRING CHARGES AGAINST
KEVORKIAN'S NEW LAWYER SAYS HE'S READY FOR HIS DAY IN COURT.
SOT DAVID GORCYCA - OAKLAND COUNTY PROSECUTOR
KEVORKIAN MAKES NO BONES ABOUT WHY HE CHOSE TO PUBLICIZE HIS PRACTICE..
(60 MINUTES CUT 5)
Sot Dr. Jack Kevorkian
"I've got to force them to act. They must charge me. Because if they do
not, that means they don't think it's a crime."
Drew Levinson Standup
"Kevorkian has already beaten three assisted suicide charges in court,
but this case could be different. In addition to the videotape evidence,
the fact that Kevorkian apparently pushed the plunger could mean this
time the charge might be murder.
A Roanoke man and an official with the Catholic Church are among those speaking out against the 60 Minutes piece on Dr. Kevorkian.
David Johnson has more.
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((Don Feick is an avid 60 Minutes viewer but he says the segment on Dr. Kevorkian set a new low in journalistic standards.
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((DON FEICK; WHAT CBS HAS SAID IN MY OPINION IS THAT THE VALUE TO THEM OF THE STORY IS GREATER THAN WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG. AND THAT'S THE WHOLE ESSENCE OF ETHICS. YOU DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE PUBLIC THAT YOU'RE SERVING, NOT FOR YOURSELF.))
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And, Feick is not alone.
Officials with the Catholic Church also feel the segment went too far.
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((CATHY ROSSI/PHILADELPHIA ARCHDIOCESE SPOKESWOMAN; IT IS MORALLY IRRESPONSIBLE. IT IS WRONG. IT'S ESSENTIALLY A KILLING ON TAPE.))
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Rossi strongly opposes Dr. Kevorkian's trade and felt it was wrong of the network to broadcast a man's suicide.
The Catholic Church was so opposed to the piece they requested CBS not air it.
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((THIS IS HOMICIDE ON TAPE. IT IS NOT ENTERTAINMENT. CLEARLY THE LINES HAVE NOT ONLY BEEN BLURRED, BUT ERASED.))
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David Johnson, News7.
A 16-year old boy is dead following a shooting yesterday during a hunting trip.
The boy and his 12-year old brother were out hunting in Amherst County.
Police say the 12 year old was carrying a gun and accidentally shot and killed his older brother.
Authorities are not releasing the boys' names.
This is the second such accident between brothers this month.
About a week ago a 20-year old man shot and killed his younger brother during a hunting trip in Franklin County.
One man was killed and another injured following a single-car accident this morning.
It happened around 12:15 on Ninth street in Southeast Roanoke.
Rescuers freed the driver from the car then rushed him to a nearby hospital.
There's no word yet on his condition.
Another man died following a traffic accident in Franklin County.
It happened around 12:30 this morning off Route 122.
Police say 31-year old Larry Dean King of Rocky Mount lost control of his car, ran off the road and hit some trees.
Authorities say King was not wearing his seat belt and died at the scene.
When we return we'll take a look at
business news making headlines.
And, we'll talk to area church members trying to rebuild after a devastating fire.
More when we return.
At least one book publisher is beating Monica Lewinsky to the punch.
A book titled "Monica Lewinsky, behind the Myth" will be published on the internet tomorrow.
It will be available for a fee... no word on how much, or what the web address is yet.
The book was written by author Simon Caulkin who says his information came from Lewinsky's friends, former lawyer, and another White House intern.
A huge merger may be developing in the world of online business.
America Online is reportedly negotiating to buy Netscape in a four BILLION dollar stock deal.
If it goes through, AOL would begin distributing Netscape's browser software, instead of Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
No word on when the companies might make an official announcement.
Virginia joins the historic settlement with big tobacco.
And local polluters get caught violating federal clean water laws.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and other business headlines in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review, Virginia is one of 46 states joining the largest civil settlement in U-S history.
The Commonwealth gets 4 billion of the national tobacco settlement's 206-billion dollars.
Attorney General Mark Early said tobacco farmers will get at least some of the money.
Criminal charges against the Henry County Public Service Authority.
The waste water regulator will admit illegally dumping waste into the Smith River.
Its fine is one million dollars.
County residents should not have to foot the bill.
Another violation of the federal clean water act.
This one's in Roanoke, at Roanoke Ice and Cold Storage.
The plant released ammonia gas into the Roanoke River.
But it doesn't make ice anymore, so its lawyer said no more gas should escape.
The couple who run Floyd County's only major day care center don't know if the place will ever accept kids again.
The center's been closed since coliform bacteria turned up in well water this September.
The owners haven't decided if it's worth paying tens of thousands of dollars for a water filtering system.
It was the second-best fiscal year ever at Roanoke Electric Steel.
Earnings were up almost 18-percent from 19-97.
Sales were up a record 11-and-a-half percent.
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On Wall Street, another interest-rate cut, another surge on the stock market.
The Dow picked up 244-points.
The Nasdaq gained 80.
That's this week's Review, I'm Scott Goldberg.
The First Presbyterian Church is no longer standing but that didn't stop the congregation from holding Sunday service.
Last Sunday a fire destroyed the church.
But, today members gathered under a tent to worship.
According to church elders, it was like going to a funeral, yet the congregation was in good spirits.
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((DAVIS YEUELL/PASTOR; WE NEED TO GO THROUGH THE GRIEF PROCESS. BUT THIS WILL ALSO BE A VICTORY FOR US, BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN A PART OF THIS CONGREGATION THAT ARE NOW COMING BACK TO REJOIN US IN THIS EFFORT. SO WE'RE FEELING GOOD ABOUT THAT.))
((KEN LOCKLEAR/CHURCH BOARD SECRETARY; FOR US FROM THIS POINT, THIS IS A REBIRTH AND SYMBOLIZES A REVIVAL SERVICE FOR US. TO GET THINGS BACK TOGETHER AND MOVE FORWARD FROM HERE.))
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The cause of the fire has not been determined, but church officials say they've been told arson has been ruled out.
Locklear says they've already started rebuilding the church but it will take at least a year before it's completed.
Until then, services will be held at a neighboring church.
There's an artist in Martinsville who's sketching everyday American life in black and white.
Christy Hubley introduces us to Price Youngman and his masterpieces in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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((Price Youngman has been drawing since he was five.
He came to Martinsville in 1966 by way of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
He says the people and places of Virginia make great subjects for his art.
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((PRICE YOUNGMAN: ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE ASK ME IS WHERE DO I EVER GET THE IDEAS FOR THE WORK I DO AND IT IS ESSENTIALLY JUST WHAT'S WALKING BY ME EVERYDAY IN THE WORLD.))
[OUT Q=in the world.]
Youngman works in black and white media-- charcoal, graphite, pen and ink.
He sketches from photographs-- using a magnifying tool to see detail, light, and shadows.
Most of his finished drawings become a part of his two continuing series.
[IN Q=The America series is a series]
((PRICE YOUNGMAN: THE AMERICA SERIES IS A SERIES I TRY TO DEDICATE TO JUST CAPTURE VIGNETTES OF AMERICAN LIFE REALLY THINGS THAT I REMEMBER FROM MY PAST.))
One look at his other series-- Quarter Moon-- and you'll notice it's a bit more revealing.
[IN Q=And in the Quarter Moon]
((PRICE YOUNGMAN: AND IN THE QUARTER MOON SERIES ANATOMICALLY YOU'LL FIND A QUARTER MOON IN EACH PIECE OF ART (LAUGH).))
[OUT Q=of art (laugh).]
[IN Q=I don't really]
((PRICE YOUNGMAN: I DON'T REALLY MIND IF PEOPLE LIKE IT OR DON'T LIKE IT AS LONG AS THEY TAKE THE EFFORT TO FORM SOME KIND OF OPINION (LAUGH).))
[OUT Q=of opinion (laugh).]
Youngman's advice for young artists is to hang in there.
He says surviving as a professional is sometimes less about talent and more about being in the right place at the right time.
[IN Q=A lot of it has to so with]
((PRICE YOUNGMAN: A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH LUCK. A LOT OF IT DOESN'T HAVE TO DO WITH HOW HARD YOU TRY AND NOT TO GIVE UP JUST BECAUSE IT ISN'T WORKING JUST KEEP PLUGGING ALONG. I THINK THAT'S GOOD ADVISE FOR JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT YOU DO.))
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Christy Hubley, News 7, Martinsville.))
Still to come--most people remember where they were November 22nd, 1963..
It was the day President Kennedy was assassinated.
We'll take a look back at that fateful day when the news continues.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on this day 35 years ago.
It was an event that affected many people across the nation and here in the Roanoke Valley.
Andrew Freiden has more in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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(( The day started for President and Mrs. Kennedy with a visit to Ft. Worth, Texas. From there they were on to Dallas where thousands of people lined the streets to view the Presidents motorcade. As the convertible made its way past the Texas Book Depository three shots rang out and the president slumped over in his seat.
Within an hour, the country would hear the news as CBS broke in on its regular programming with a special report.
(Walter Kronkite/Reporting Tape)
[SOT A 17 1:43:49]
((FROM DALLAS TEXAS THE FLASH APPARENTLY OFFICIAL PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED AT 1 PM CST 2 PM EST SOME 38 MINUTES AGO))
Police searched until they found a suspect, and by evening their job was done. 24 year old Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. 2 days later while being transferred to another jail Oswald was shot and killed by Dallas Nightclub owner Jack Ruby.
Ordinary people from around the country as well as political figures gathered in Washington to pay their respects to the president. People lined the streets again, but this time to watch the (Kay-son) caison carrying the president's body as it made its way slowly down the street.
(NAT SOUND 1:45:37 Trumpet Playing)
The effects of the assasination were felt in Roanoke and the flag on City Hall was lowered to half mast
The Roanoke City Council payed tribute to Kennedy and
Several local political figures offered their thoughts.
(Murray Stoller/Roanoke Mayor)
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((I AM SURE THAT I SPEAK FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE WHEN I EXPRESS MY PROFOUND GRIEF FOR THE PASSING OF THE MURDERED PRESIDENT.))
(Wick Anderson/Roanoke Delegate-Elect)
[SOT Tape A 27 53:52]
((MY INITIAL REACTION TO THE NEWS OF THE PRESIDENT WAS OF SHOCK AND HORROR, A REACTION WHICH I KNOW WILL BE SHARED BY THE ENTIRE WORLD))
(A. Linwood Holton, Jr./Republican Commitee)
[Sot Tape A 27 53:42]
((MY COMPLETE SYMPATHY TO HIS WIFE AND THOSE LITTLE CHILDREN.))
Several area churches held memorial services remembering the President. St Andrews Catholic Church held a special mass.
Hill Street Baptist Church also gathered.
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(( WE FOUND HIM TO BE A COURAGEOUS MAN, AND WHEN I SAY A MAN OF COURAGE, I THINK THAT STATE OF MIND OR THEORY WHICH ENABLES ONE TO FACE DANGER WITH BOLDNESS AND DETERMINATION))
Millions of people watched President Kennedy's funeral on television. He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))
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The Washington Redskins and Arizona Cardinals combined for 857 yards total offense and again the game goes down to the wire with the same results.
The Cardinals beat the Redskins 45 to 42.
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((Norv Turner watching as his team would fall behind early.
Leading 3 to nothing Plummer goes to the air and hits Johnny McWilliams on the 6 yard touchdown pass to make it 10 to nothing Cardinals.
Plummer would score twice in the first half this 10 yard run late in the second quarter gave the Cardinals a 31 to nothing lead at the half.
But the Redskins rallied in the second half Trent Green opens with this 15 yard touchdown pass to Michael Westbrook and the score was 31 to 6.
Washington scored on its first five possessions of the second half Green threw two more T-D's to Westbrook then he hooked up with Leslie Shepherd on this 16 yard T-D pass and the Skins trailed 38 to 27.
The Skins got it back on an interception and Green hands off to Skip Hicks who scores on the 5 yard touchdown run and Washington trailed 38 to 35 with 9 minutes left in the game.
Arizona ould come back and go on a scoring drive
capped when Plummer dives over from the one yard line and the Cardinals win it 45 to 42.))
Steve Beuerlein passed for 221 yards and 2 touchdowns as Carolina holds on for the 24 to 20 win over the St. Louis Rams.
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Beuerlin's first T-D pass came in the first quarter when he hit Wesley Walls on the 2 yard strike to make it 7 to nothing Panthers.
then in the second quarter Beuerlin would go to the air again and hit Walls this time on a 12 yard touchdown pass play and the Panthers led 14 to nothing.
The Rams rallied in the second half Steve Bono hits
Jeff Robinson on the 7 yard T-D pass but the Panthers win it 24 to 20.
Minnesota completed a two game sweep of Green Bay with a 28 to 14 win over the Packers.
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Mike Holgrem getting his team ready for the game.
In the first quarter the Viking defense comes up
big. Jimmy Hitchcock intercepts this Brett Favre pass and he returns it 60 yards for the touchdown and the Vikings took the 10 to nothing lead.
But Favre comes back and goes to the air again this time hitting former U-V-A receiver Tyrone Davis on the 12 yard touchdown pass to make it 13 to 7 Vikings.
Minnesota's Randall Cunningham goes to the air and
hits Chris Carter over the middle for the T-D and the Vikings win it 28 to 14.
Pittsburgh moved back into the A-F-C Central division title race with a 30 to 15 win over Jacksonville.
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Fred Taylor before the game.
Jacksonville fell behind in the first quarter. Dewayne Washington intercepts this Mark Brunell pass and he returns it 52 yards for the touchdown and the Steelers took the 7 to nothing lead.
The Jags came right back in the third quarter when Fred Taylor scores on the two yard run to make it 13 to 7 Steelers.
Kordel Stewart passed for 208 yards and one
touchdown as the Steelers beat the Jaguars 30 to 15.
John Elway joined Miami's Dan Marino as the only two quarterbacks in N-F-L history to reach 50-thousand career passing yards. The Broncos beat the Raiders.
Atlanta, Buffalo, The Cowboys, Giants and Jets also win today.
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And in Tampa the Bucs hosted the Lions.
Charlie Batch passed for 195 yards and two T-D's including this 53 yarder to former Virginia receiver Germaine Crowell in the Lions win over the Bucs.
And here's the rest of the scores.
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The Virginia Cavaliers have accepted invitation to the Peach Bowl.
The Cavaliers will face an opponent from the Southeastern conference. The game is scheduled for 5-pm December 31-st at the Georgia Dome.
Virginia was idle yesterday but the Cavaliers moved up to the 16-th spot in the A-P college Football Poll.
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Virginia Tech cracked the top 20 in the latest A-P poll. The Hokies routed Rutgers yesterday in Blacksburg to move up to the 20-th spot heading into next Saturday's showdown with Virginia.
Both teams enter the game 8 and 2 and Tech is waiting on a bowl bid.
And coming up, Roanoke comes up short in the Salem Bank and Trust tournament at the Bast Center Virginia wins on the road.
And the Virginia Tech women rout Radford this afternoon at the Cassell.
Roanoke College and Lebanon Valley played for the championship of the Salem Bank and Trust basketball tournament at the Bast Center.
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The Maroons being introduced before the start of the game.
Roanoke gets on the board as Paris Butler passes to Jason Strickland who pulls up and hits the jumper tieing the score in the first half.
But the Dutchmen work the ball inside to the big men Dan Pfeil hits the short jumper and Lebanon Valley was back on top.
The Maroons would answer in the first half going
to the inside outside game Butler hitting the three and Lebanon Valley goes on to win it 72 to 55.
In the Consolation game, Lincoln University beat Ferrum 93 to 85.
The Virginia basketball team won a game today in the Top of the World Classic in Alaska.
Donald Hand scored 23 points as the Cavaliers beat Washington State 62 to 53.
Meantime, The U-V-A women lost to Arkansas State 86 to 77.
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The Virginia Tech Lady Hokies opened a three game home stand today as Radford came to town.
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Tech won its first two games of the season on the road and Coach Bonnie Henrickson had her sights set on instructing her team to another 'W.'
Radford trying not to lose its fourth straight as Lorrie Mitchell dishes to Jennifer Grant in traffic for the lay-up.
Tech gets a lot of touches working it around to Tere Williams at the top of the key for two.
Lorrie Micthell continues the hustles for the Lady Highlanders driving to the hoop for the score.
But the Hokies have a lot of hustle too, Michelle Houseright gets her own rebound then puts herself in the position to score and Virginia Tech beats Radford 86-to-52.
Laura Davis shot a three under par 69 to win the L-P-G-A Tour Championship.
She finished at 11 under par for a four shot win.
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But the shot of the day belonged to Lynchburg's Donna Andrews. Andrews, The third leading money winner on the tour makes this shot from the bunker for a 72 to finish at one under tied with several others for 8-th place.