Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
A winter storm warning is in effect-
The snow will be heavy at times- Robin Reed will have the latest.
The house passes a huge bill that affects telephone, cable, computer
companies. Find out how it'll affect you.
Plus a dog breaks through the ice. We'll show you the rescue.
News 7 is next.
A winter storm warning is in effect for all of the viewing area.
The snow will be heavy at times causing difficult travel.
By tomorrow the snow totals could be anywhere from four to twelve inches.
The house today passed a huge telecommunications bill-
It affects everything from television and computers to the phone company.
Having trouble shedding those extra holiday pounds?
We'll tell you about one prescrition for weight loss without feeling
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Folks around the region are bracing for the worst.
More winter weather is quickly moving into the region.
It's already snowing in some parts of the viewing area.
Meteorolgist Robin Reed is tracking the storm- Robin...what's going on out
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The news of the upcoming storm has V-DOT employees standing by.
Crews have been busy all day making sure their equipment is ready to go.
SOT 3:06:32 (Storm)
IN Q=The vehicles
((J. SCOTT HODGE/VDOT ASSISTANT RESIDENT ENGINEER: THE VEHICLES ARE PREPARED.
CHAINS ARE MADE UP. EVERYTHING IS IN PROPER WORKING ORDER IN PREPARATION FOR
SUPER=01-J. Scott Hodge/Asst. Resident Engineer;
OUT Q=for the storm.
While crews are preparing for the worst, so are grocery shoppers.
Harris Teeter's bread supply has already diminished.
SOT 9:24:05 & 9:13:30
IN Q=Pretty busy
((FRED LAJOIE/ASST. PRODUCE MANAGER: PRETTY BUSY ALL DAY TODAY, GOING AT IT.
CAN'T KEEP UP. THEY WERE BACKED UP AND DOWN THE AISLES EARLIER.
JAY MOORE: SO TELL US WHY YOU'RE HERE TONIGHT? PAUL COLLEY: I'M HUNGRY AND
I'M BUYING SUPPLIES FOR THE UP COMING STORM. THEY SAY IT'S GOING TO BE PRETTY
BAD SO I'M JUST GOING TO STOCK UP.))
SUPER=01-Fred Lajoie/Asst. Produce Manager; :00
SUPER=07-Paul Colley; :08
OUT Q=and stock up.
Store managers say with the advanced forecast warning they are better able
to prepare and keep the shelves stocked.
An Appomattox man could spend ten years in prison for killing a Lynchburg
man last spring.
A Lynchburg jury tonight rejected Terry Hunter McCoy's claim of self-
defense in the shooting death of Darryl Rosser in May.
Prosecutors had sought a second degree murder conviction, but were happy
with the verdict- guilty of voluntary manslaughter.
IN Q=And the only
((MIKE DOUCETTE/PROSECUTOR: AND THE ONLY VIEWPOINT THAT WE HAD WAS THAT OF THE
DEFENDANT. AND THAT MAKES SELF- DEFENSE CASES THE TOUGHEST HOMICIDE CASES TO
TRY OF ALL. SO YEAH, WE'RE SHOOTING FOR FIRST DEGREE, BUT IN THIS SORT OF A
CASE, THIS IS GRATIFYING.))
SUPER=01-Mike Doucette/Prosecutor; :00
OUT Q=this is gratifying.
If the judge upholds the jury's sentence, McCoy will have to serve the full
ten year prison term.
That was some consolation to the victim's family.
IN Q=That makes me
((EMMA ROSSER/VICTIM'S MOTHER: THAT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD, THAT HE HAS TO SERVE
ALL OF IT. BUT HE STILL DESERVES MORE THAN WHAT HE GOT.))
SUPER=01-Emma Rosser/Victim's Mother; :00
OUT Q=what he got.
McCoy will be sentenced March 15th.
A Danville judge took just minutes today to convict the first of two men
charged with strangling a man to death in Danville last summer.
Phil Dennis Clayborne was found guilty this morning of robbing and killing
32 year old Angel Lewis Dejesus (De-Hey-Sues) of New Jersey.
The judge made his decision just minutes after the defense rested its case.
The victim's body was found outside a home in Danville last July.
Dejesus was in town visiting a family friend.
He was the father of five children.
IN Q=It's been
((CARMEN MARTANZ/VICTIM'S SISTER IN LAW: IT'S BEEN HARD BECAUSE I MEAN
ESPECIALLY WITH THE LITTLE ONE. SHE FEELS LIKE DADDY'S GOING TO COME BACK
HOME. SO IT'S HARD EXPLAINING TO TELL A FOUR YEAR OLD YOUR DADDY ISN'T COMING
BACK. BUT THE OTHER ONES I MEAN WITH MY FAMILY, THEY'RE ADAPTING.))
SUPER=01-Carmen Martanz/Victim's Sister-in-Law;
OUT Q=they're adapting.
There is a second defendant in the case.
Bryant Lymont Powell will be tried for his alleged role in the crime later
A former Danville police officer is seeking five- million dollars in
damages from the city and two high ranking police officers.
Jeffrey Williams filed the federal suit today which names Danville Police
Chief Neil Morris and assistant B-C Elliott.
Williams says he was wrongfully fired for raising questions about the
department's treatment of people.
He alleges Morris and Elliot created a racially hostile work environment.
Williams is represented by Chatham attorney, Bill Hicklin, who says his
client isn't the first to question how the department operates.
IN Q=Jeff wants to be
((BILL HICKLIN/WILLIAMS' ATTORNEY: JEFF WANTS TO BE VINDICATED, HE WANTS HIS
NAME BACK, I MEAN YES, HE ALSO WANTS HIS JOB AND HIS BADGE, BUT MOST OF ALL HE
WANTS HIS NAME AND HIS REPUTATION. I'M IN THIS CASE BECAUSE IT'S THE RIGHT
THING TO DO, THIS IS A GOOD MAN AND GOOD COP WHO'S BEEN DONE WRONG. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Hicklin/Williams' Attorney; :00
OUT Q=who's been done wrong.
Williams was a police officer in Danville for four years before he was
fired in December of '94.
Police Chief Neil Morris said he hasn't seen the lawsuit and cannot comment.
Authorities still aren't sure why a train jumped the tracks in Southern
SUPER=03-San Bernadino, CA;
The accident touched off an intense fire, spewing toxic smoke into the
Two crew members were killed and 20 people were injured- overcome by
Police evacuated the area and shut down part of busy Interstate 15 that
links L-A to Las Vegas.
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When News 7 at 11 continues, a Roanoke clinic wants to help the obese lose
and a sweeping telecommunications bill passed in Congress tonight.
It could mean big changes in the television, phone and computer industries.
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It changes the way the television, phone and computer industries are run-
And it'll affect everyone who uses thoses services.
Congress passed a sweeping telecommunications bill today.
Bob Schieffer tells us what that means.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
OUT Q=at the Capitol."
((It's been in the works so long final debate was perfunctory and the final
product so technical there's been little public interest.
But broadcasters, cable operators and phone companies spent millions
lobbying congress on how to shape it and no wonder.
Billions are at stake. The bill clears the way for all of them to get
into each others business by overhauling the regulations that have separated
them for sixty years.
Long distance phone companies will be allowed to compete for local
business. Regional companies can go after long distance business.
New rules allow individual companies like CBS' owner Westinghouse to own
more local television stations enabling them to reach up to 35 per cent of the
It forces manufactuers to install computer chips in televions so parents
can block objectionable programs.
And, price controls on cable TV rates are phased out. That worries some
BRADLEY STILLMAN/CONSUMER FED. OF AMERICA: IN COMMUNITIES THAT FIND THEMSELVES
WITH DEREGULATED CABLE SERVICE WE EXPECT RATES WILL GO UP FIVE TO SEVEN DOLLARS
A MONTH..UNTIL WE GET SOME COMPETITOR IN THE MARKET.
But industry lobbyiests argued the overhaul will create more and better
service in all areas, and legislators believe the competition will create new
busnesses and more jobs.
NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: THIS IS IN SOME WAYS THE BIGGEST JOBS BILL IN
MODERN AMERICAN HISTORY.
Senate Republican Leader Dole had called the bill a give away for
allowing broadcasters free access to TV channels of the future.
But when Senators agreed to consider the issue later, Dole withdrew his
opposition, insuring final passage. BOB SCHIEFFER, CBS NEWS AT THE CAPITOL.))
A bill to raise the speed limits on Virginia's rural interstate highways was
approved by a House committee today -- but its couterpart crashed on the Senate
The bill would raise the limit to 70 miles an hour on some stretches where
it's now 65.
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.;
But a barrage of statistics about the deadly cost of speed in human lives
and insurance premiums won the day.
IN Q=the numbers
SUPER=01-Theresa Rankin/Brain Injury Survivor;
Senators voted 11 to four to kill the higher speeds bill.
The committees' chairman is pushing for a year long study and the House will
probably choose that road as a compromise.
At the Center for Bariatric Medicine in Roanoke, they believe they've got
just the prescription for weight loss.
The clinic uses the medications (Fen-Flur-AMINE and FENTER-mean)
Fenfluramine" and "Phentermine" to increase patients' metabolism-- while
The drugs have been around a while, it's COMBINING them that's new.
IN Q=It's such
((BONNY LEE/REGISTERED NURSE: IT'S SUCH A MAJOR HEALTH PROBLEM AND DOCTORS ARE
STARTING TO LOOK AT THIS NOW AND HAVE COMPASSION FOR THESE PATIENTS, AND THEY
ARE STARTING TO LOOK AT IT AS A MEDICAL PROBLEM. THIS IS NOT A PROBLEM OF
GLUTTONY OR OF WILLPOWER OR OF MORALITY. THIS IS A MEDICAL PROBLEM AND IT NEEDS
TO BE TREATED AS A A MEDICAL PROBLEM. ))
((I STARTED ON THE MEDICATION THE LAST OF SEPTEMBER AND I'VE LOST ALMOST 40
POUNDS. I FEEL WONDERFUL. I HAVE NO HUNGER. I HAVE MORE ENERGY THAT I HAVE HAD
SINCE I WAS 15. ))
SUPER=01-Bonny Lee/Registered Nurse;
SUPER=01-Helen Anderson/Bariatrics Patient; :17
OUT Q=I was 15.
There can be side effects from the medications-- ranging from dry mouth to
short term memory loss.
But, for patients who are medically eligible, this may finally be the way
to drop the pounds.
Around the country, clinical trials are researching other drugs-- not only
appetite suppressants, but also fat blockers.
Wythe County may say thanks, but no thanks to an invitation to discuss
joining the New River Valley Regional Jail Authority.
The authority is planning a regional jail to house prisoners from Pulaski,
Giles and Grayson counties and Radford.
It voted today to contact Wythe County. Officials say another member
locality could help lower the costs per inmate for all involved.
((BOB LLOYD/JAIL AUTHORITY CHAIRMAN: I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT IT WOULD RAISE THE
PER DIEM. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR LOWERING IT, NOT ONLY FOR WYTHE COUNTY BUT
FOR THE OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUTHORITY ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Bob Lloyd/Jail Authority Chairman;
OUT Q=in the authority also.
Wythe County set up a committee last month to study options for replacing
its aging and overcrowded jail.
Sheriff Wayne Pike prefers a new county jail, that could MAKE money by
housing some FEDERAL prisoners.
((WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE CO. SHERIFF: I THINK A WYTHE COUNTY JAIL WOULD BE THE BEST
THING FOR US, ONE I'M THINKING ABOUT REVENUE-PRODUCING. I THINK WE NEED TO
LOOK AT AN EXPANSION OF EXTRA BEDS SO THAT WE MAYBE COULD RENT OUT THAT SPACE.
OUT Q=rent out that space.
Pike says with TWO interstates to patrol, he can't spare deputies to
transport inmates as far as the planned REGIONAL jail site in Dublin.
State Social Services officials wanted to tell the media today why they put
a computer program on hold- The system would automate Virginia's new welfare
But local social service department workers crashed the news conference to
demand some answers for themselves.
IN Q=From the beginning
((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: FROM THE VERY BEGINNING,
THE FIRST DECISIONS LED US DOWN A SLOPE TO A PLACE THAT WE COULDN'T GET WHERE
WE WERE TRYING TO GET TO. SO IT'S NOTHING TO DO WITH COST. IF WE SPENT A
BILLION DOLLARS, WE COULDN'T DELIVER IT ON WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO SOMETIMES YOU
GOTTA STOP AND SAY HOW DO WE GET TO WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
OUT Q=get to. 2ND REF!!!
The Allen Administration says it has NOT paid enough attention to adapting a
small system from California to a statewide scale.
But after the meeting, local welfare administrators say they didn't get any
((BETTIE KIENAST/HENRICO CO. SOCIAL SERVICES DIR.: I AM NOT A HAPPY CAMPER.
AND WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE RUNAROUND TOO MANY TIMES ON THE LOCAL LEVEL. IT
JUST FEELS LIKE WE'VE BEEN DUMPED ON AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Bettie Kienast/Henrico Co. Social Services Dir.; :08
The Governor's budget has given local offices the funding to switch over to
the ADAPT computer system this year.
But the cost to fix it or find a new system is still being studied -- and is
NOT in the 1997 budget.
The Adminstration unveiled a scathing confidential consultant's report today
dated January, 1995.
That means former Cabinet Secretary Kay James and former Social Services
Commissioner Carol Brunty both knew the ADAPT system was in trouble a year ago
-- before the General Assembly even acted on welfare reform.
And both knew before resigning their posts in the last several weeks.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7, we will tell you about a road block put on the
rennovation of Henry Street,
and a daring rescue in Kansas. We'll show you how man became dog's best
MUSIC UP FULL
The plan to renew Henry Street has run into serious opposition and today
the Roanoke Housing Authority decided to postpone a presentation to city
Officials were planning to brief council on the plan that calls for an 18-
million dollar development of restaurants, retail businesses and offices.
But two public meetings have sparked a vocal debate on the project, and
today the Housing Authority decided to solicit more opinions before the plan
goes to council.
IN Q=We've had a couple of meetings
((NEVA SMITH/HOUSING AUTHORITY DIRECTOR: WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS. PEOPLE
HAVE BEEN VERY EMOTIONAL ABOUT SOME OF THE ISSUES AND THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED
IN THE PAST. SO WE'RE HOPING THAT AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND WE GET SOME CONCRETE
SUGGESTIONS, THEN WE'LL KNOW HOW TO PROCEED.))
SUPER=01-Neva Smith/Housing Authority Director;
OUT Q=how to proceed.
The next public meeting on the Henry Street Land- Use plan is scheduled for
Saturday Morning at High Street Baptist Church.
Additional meetings are in the works.
You know it's cold when zero would look good.
That's what people are saying in the Midwest, where temperatures are well
below zero and feel even colder.
Sleeping bags under a bridge is where you'll find some homeless folks
trying to get relief.
((RALPH TURNBO/HOMELESS: WE TRY TO HAND IN THERE YOU KNOW. WE'VE GOT A
VENTILATOR HERE AND IT HELPS DURING THE DAY BUT THEY CUT IF OFF AT NIGHT.))
OUT Q=off at night."
And the icy grip is not letting go.
Cold Temperatures are expected to last through the weekend.
UVa and Maryland battle on your hometown station tonight.
Roanoke grounds the Eagles. Roy Stanley will tell us about that 30 point
The Seahawks are leaving Seattle, and Glen Campbell is chewing a golf club,
and you digest tonight's scores.
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OUT Q=...last score
take a break
The Virginia Cavaliers tailspin continues last night as Maryland comes from
behind at University Hall to beat the Cavs 80 to 72 and hand UVa its 10th loss
of the year.
Virginia got off to a pretty decent start pounding the boards and scoring in
transition as Jamal Robinson beats the sorry Maryland defense.
But UVa was less than perfect, NOrman Nolan blows the wide open layin,
Maryland gets the rebound, UVa doesn't get back and Johnny Rhodes gets a wide
open shot in the paint for 2.
But thanks to Robinson, who was 5 for 5 in the first half - UVa led this
thing 31-to-30 at the break.
Jamal would continue to carry the team on his back in the second half as he
caps the 4-on-1 fast break with the beautiful alleyoop jam.
Then moments later, watch Robinson go to another level and score on tip in
despite being fouled to the floor!!!
He had a career high 26 and UVa had a 47-to-42 lead before Maryland went on a
Keith Booth led a wicked Maryland comeback in the final 12 minutes of the
game as the Terrapins went on a 17 to 2 SUPER=33-Maryland/=80/Virginia/=72/UVa
run and never looked back.
Booth finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds as Maryland beats UVa 80-to-72.
Roanoke College has turned the ODAC into a four team race.
Tonight at the Bast Center the Maroons routed Bridgewater 97 to 67.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="Bridgewater and
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Eagles; :00
SUPER=01-Tim Braun/16 Points & 7 Rebounds; :21
SUPER=01-Bill Leatherman/Bridgewater Head Coach; :42
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; 1:11
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((Bridgewater and Roanoke came into the Bast Center as the third and fourth
ranked teams respectively in the South Region.
After a 24 to 24 tie at the 10 minute mark of the first half the Maroons
went on a run.
Tim Braun led the attack his 15 points in the first half put the Maroons
on top 44 to 31.))
((TIM BRAUN/16 POINTS 7 REBOUNDS: ))
((The Eagles slowed the Maroon offense down but could not cut into the first
Instead the Maroons hit a 12 to 5 run in the final two minutes and went
in at the half leading 58 to 38.))
((BILL LEATHERMAN/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH: ))
((The Maroons outscored the Eagles 13 to 3 to open the second half and led by
30, 71 to 41 with 12 minutes left in the game.
Moments later Moir cleared his bench and the Maroons beat third ranked
Bridgewater by the final score of 97 to 67.))
((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
The Roanoke women also won tonight in Lynchburg as head coach Susan Dunagan
won her 300th career game.
The Lady Maroons beat Lynchburg College 90-to-67.
Floyd's Laurie Boyd led the lady Maroons with 15 points.
Still to come tonight, another NFL team is changing cities,
And former Ferrum star Chris Warren becomes the 10 million dollar man.
The Charlotte Hornets blew a great opportunity to move above the 500 mark on
the season last night as they let the Rockets come back and steal a 116-to-111
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Rockets vs. Hornets; :00
The Hornets played tough inside with Matt Geiger hustling his way to a team
high 24 points on the night.
The Hornets also got 24 from Kenny Anderson and 23 from Dell Curry.
But they let Hakeem Olajuwan score 32 SUPER=32-Houston/116/Charlotte/111;
and they let the Rockets come from 10 down on two occasions as they lose it
The Seattle Seahawks are the latest team to pull of stakes and head for
Team officials confirmed yesterday that the Hawks are moving to Los Angeles
and abandoning the 20 year old Kingdome.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00
that reportedly is in need of 200 million dollars worth of renovations.
If they leave the Seahawks will be the fifth team to move in the last year.
((TREY JUNKIN/SEAHAWKS TIGHT END:))
SUPER=01-Trey Junkin/Seahawks Tight End; :00
OUT Q=...GONNA BE HERE."
The Seahawks are not only gaining a new city, but keeping an old reliable
star in former Ferrum all-american Chris Warren.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/1994 Season; :00
The three-time all-pro running back has agreed to a new contract that will
pay him 10 million dollars over the next three years.
Warren played his high school ball in Northern Virginia at Robinson high and
spent a year at UVa before transferring to Ferrum.
Former U-S Amateur champion Justin
Leonard and John Elliott are the co-leaders after the first round of
the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Each shot five under 67s today.
SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/US-CBS; :00
As you know this is a Pro-Am, and that means some not so great efforts from
the Ams like Glen Campbell, who after chipping away at this ship, tried to chew
through his pitching wedge.
The best chip of the day was turned in not by the Rhinestone Cowboy but Sean
Murphy, who drills this one from the fringe.
You can watch the final rounds of the event this weekend on your hometown
Strange things can happen when Old Man Winter visits, and Wichita, Kansas
is no exception.
Extremely cold temperatures there caused the Little Arkansas River to
That's not unusual but add a one hundred twenty pound Doberman Pinscher
named Bubba into the picture.
Firefighters were called in when Bubba fell through the ice.
They couldn't get to the hound on foot, so they had to use an inflatable
Firefighters muscled Bubba out and trudged up the steep bank to safety.