Up next on News 7 at six...
A gunman opens fire in a hopital emergency room in Danville.
And five teenagers admit vandalizing a church in Franklin County.
In sports; Roy Stanley will have a report on Fleming's state tittle bid. We
will alos have highlights from Heritage's title game,
and the maroons of Roanoke College rebound from three losses by cattching
Another VERY cold and windy night on tap-- and just a tad more snow will
Not so cold for Sunday.
The forecast is coming up.
A shooting in the middle of a crowded emergency room at Danville Regional
Hospital leaves one man in serious condition and doctors wondering if they need
to beef up security.
Investigators believe the incident was linked to an earlier shooting that
left two men in fair condition.
Denise Allen has the story.
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SUPER=01-Steve Bridges/Hospital Communications Dir.; :17
SUPER=08-Adam Boswell/Witness; :32
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((This is where it all began.
Police say around 9:30 Friday night shots were fired at the Hardees on
There they found a 17-year-old and 21-year-old Herman Lee Lipford, Jr, of
Callands, on the parking lot.
Both had suffered gun shot wounds.
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((STEVE BRIDGES/HOSPITAL COMMUNICATIONS DIR.: TWO VICTIMS FROM THAT SHOOTING
HAD COME INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND WERE BEING TREATED BY THE EMERGENCY ROOM
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About a half an hour later the sound of gun shots again erupted in Danville.
This time in the waiting area of the hospital emergency room.
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((ADAM BOSWELL/WITNESS: THERE WAS A GUY THAT GOT PRETTY LOUD AND THE SECURITY
GUARD ESCORTED HIM OUT. THEN THERE WAS LOUD ARGUING AGAIN FOR A FEW MINUTES.
THEN WE HEARD THE GUN SHOTS AND PRETTY MUCH TOOK OFF AFTER THAT.))
OUT Q=OFF AFTER THAT
IN Q=ONLY ONE PERSON WAS INJURED
((BRIDGES: ONLY ONE PERSON WAS INJURED IN THE WAITING ROOM AND THE SHOOTER WAS
IMMEDIATELY APPREHENDED BY POLICE.))
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Police arrested 24-year-old Derrick Lee Coles of Danville and charged him
with malicious wounding.
Coles allegedly shot 21-year-old Darrell Bradner of Chatham, in the abdomen
Investigators believe the shootings may be connected.
IN Q=WE DO FEEL
((BRIDGES: WE DO FEEL OUR STAFF ACTED ACCORDINGLY AND PREVENTED OTHERS FROM
BEING INJURED. AND THROUGH THE DEBRIEFINGS AFTER THE EVENT THAT SCENARIO HAS
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS ARE CONTINUING TO
INVESTIGATE THE INCIDENT TO FIND OUT IF SECURITY MEASURES NEED TO BE TIGHTENED.
POLICE OF COURSE ARE DOING THEIR OWN INVESTIGATION AND SAY THEY HOPE TO HAVE
THE PIECES OF THIS PUZZLE PUT TOGETHER BY THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 DANVILLE.))
Five teenagers are accused of covering three churches with Satanic symbols,
and anti-religious and racist slogans.
The incident happened Thursday in Franklin County.
The Gogginsville United Methodist Church had about 30-thousand dollars in
damages after three boys and two girls spray painted it.
The five, ranging between 14- and 17- years of age, also destroyed
furniture, smashed lights and windows and turned over the church's Christmas
Investigators suspect the teens also spray-painted another church, two
dumpsters and a highway bridge with similar markings.
All five have confessed and have been charged with destruction of
A total of 30 people are in jail today following a drug bust in Franklin
County and one in Floyd County.
In both cases, sheriff's departments had been investigating drug activity
for more than a year--using surveillance operations and undercover buys to get
Charges include possession and distribution of crack cocaine,
methamphetamine and marijuana.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Department is investigating five fires they
think are related.
The calls started coming in around 3:30 this morning.
Two fires destroyed a couple of vacant homes--one in Forest, the other in
the Big Island-Coleman Falls section of the county.
Fires were also reported near Sadalia (SA-dale-ya) and at 11 this morning
again in Forest.
No one was injured but investigators say this rash of fires is similar to
ones which occurred around the same time last year.
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And, they're are asking for more help.
If you have any information contact the Bedford County Sheriff's Department
at 586-7827 or 586-7714.
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The Clinton administration will make a world-wide effort to reduce internet
That story and more in this week's webwatch.
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SUPER=01-Arlene Madsen/Madsen Farms; :28
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Golfer; 1:07
Attorney General Janet Reno will hold a two day international conference
next week, hoping to find a way to track down internet criminals.
She's hoping international cooperation will make it easier to track down
criminals, especially those who prey on children.
A Salem, Oregon Christmas tree farm is delivering web-trees across the
country to people who can't make it to the Christmas tree lot this year.
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((ARLENE MADSEN/MADSEN FARMS; THIS TAKES THE CHRISTMAS TREE DIRECT FROM THE
GROWER TO THE DOOR OF THE CUSTOMER... SO THEREFORE YOU ARE GUARANTEED A FRESH
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70 bucks for a 6 foot tree is a bit pricey for this area, but a bargain in
other parts of the country.
But this tree is free... the creator of this on-line tree is inviting the
public to help decorate it...
You download a square, add your own decorations and a holiday message, and
send it back where it will be added to the display...
You will need some HTML skills for this one.
Tiger Woods got a web page for Christmas.
The Golfer unveiled Tigerwoods-dot-com this weeks as a way to get closer to
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((TIGER WOODS/GOLFER; I THINK IT'LL BE GREAT FOR KIDS IN GENERAL, JUST EVERYONE
IN GENERAL TO BE ABLE TO GET TO KNOW ME AND GET A PIECE OF ME.))
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To download a piece of Tiger, and to visit all these sites, the links are on
the webwatch page, on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-com.))
Some Virginians think they don't have to pay personal property taxes on
their cars because Jim Gilmore won the governor's race.
But that tax cut won't take effect until it's approved by the General
Roanoke Valley lawmakers say the legislature will most likely approve the
idea...but with some changes.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: WE HAVE TO DEFINE WHAT AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN
IS. GOVERNOR GILMORE INDICATED THAT IF THERE WAS AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN THAT WE
MIGHT HAVE TO SLOW THE IMPLEMENTATION DOWN SOME BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO RISK
ANY OF THE CURRENT PROGRAMS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. WE WANT TO TAKE THIS CAR TAX
MONEY OUT OF THE GROWTH IN STATE REVENUES.))
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One Democrat is talking about trying to tie the car tax cut to more money
for school construction and renovation.
IN Q=This is a need
((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: THIS IS A NEED THAT IS PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE
AND IT COULD BE THAT ONE OF THE THINGS WE COULD DO IS THAT AS THE LOCALITIES
REDUCE THE CAR TAX THE COMMONWEALTH COULD STEP UP ITS FUNDING OF ASSISTING
LOCALITIES WITH CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOLS.))
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We'll have more about the upcoming General Assembly on On Record, tomorrow
morning at 11.
A parade, hot cider, crafts and entertainment. It was all part of an effort
to get Vinton residents into the holiday spirit.
The area's business district sponsored the festivities.
The area's Chamber of Commerce held its third annual HAPPY HOLLY DAY,
an event geared toward adults and children.
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(( EDDIE GLOVER/VINTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT; WE HAVE ADVERTISED IT
WELL, SENT FLOWERS TO THE SCHOOLS, ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE TOWN OF VINTON TO GET
PARTICIPATION AND THE WEATHER IS COOPERATING SOMEWHAT BUT IT'S STILL AWFUL COLD
OUT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Eddie Glover/Vinton Chamber of Commerce Pres.;
OUT Q=...COLD OUT HERE.
The event included children's games and lunch with Santa, while parents and
other residents made purchases of crafts and holiday items.
HAPPY HOLLY DAY is normally held each year on the Saturday after the Vinton
But, last year's event was rained out.
CBS's 48 Hours chronicled Michael Lilley's story.
He's the Roanoke County 15 year-old who is learning to drive-- and he has a
lot to live up to.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SUPER=01-Vincent Lilley/Michael's Father; :00
SUPER=04-48 Hours; :23
SUPER=07-Michael Lilley; 1:08
SUPER=01-Kenley Smith/Car Guys; 1:25
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((VINCENT LILLEY/MICHAEL'S FATHER: MY BIRTHDAY FELL ON THE WEEKEND, IT WAS
JUST KILLING ME. THE DMV WASN'T OPEN, AND I COULDN'T GO DOWN UNTIL A COUPLE OF
DAYS LATER-- SO I'M EXCITED FOR HIM, ON THE OTHER HAND, AS A PARENT, IT SCARES
ME TO DEATH.))
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Vincent Lilley is a traffic judge in Salem--
every day he sees the destruction caused by cars.
So he's taking a very active role in Michael's driver's education.
((VINCENT LILLEY: I WANT HIM TO DEVELOP GOOD HABITS, BUT MOSTLY, THESE TYPES OF
THINGS ARE WHERE YOU'RE TALKING LIVING OR DYING ))
some NOVA car guys footage
Father and son drove three and a half hours to Northern Virginia for a
DECISIVE DRIVING course--
funny thing is, It's an idea hatched right here in Roanoke.
((KENLEY SMITH/CAR GUYS: ESE HYDRAULIC OUTRIGGERS ATTACH TO THE SUBFRAME
BENEATH THE CAR, THAT'S ATTACHED TO THE SUSPENSION ITSELF, AND WHEN YOU LIFT
THE CAR UP, YOU ARE REDUCING THE CONTACT PATCH. THAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE
CAR'S TIRES THAT ARE TOUCHING THE GROUND.))
And that makes the Car Guys able to simulate wet and slippery driving
((MICHAEL LILLEY:WE COVERED IT IN DRIVER'S ED, BUT THIS IS MORE HANDS ON, SO IT
GIVES YOU A BETTER IDEA. ))
So what if Michael messes up, and gets a speeding ticket, or runs a red
((VINCENT LILLEY: HE'D PROBABLY SUFFER HARSHER PENALTIES AND HOME, THEN HE
COULD IN THE COURTROOM.))
SOT 5:24:18 Car guys
((KENLEY SMITH: HIS PARENTS ARE VERY, VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS OBVIOUSLY, AND
HE'S GOT A LOT TO LIVE UP TO. I THINK HE'S A SMART ENOUGH KID TO UNDERSTAND
THAT. AND I THINK HE'S GOING TO BE FINE. ))
And, first in line at the DMV April 26th, 1998.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
Itt was not a good day for Fleming and Heritage as both fall short in title
bids; we will have the highlights, Roanoke whens a court battle against the
fish in mens basketball
while the cavaliers fall tot number one ranked Duke in Durham.
William Fleming's first trip to the Group 3A divsion 5 state championship
did not end liked the Colonels hoped it would.
Unsportsmanlike conduct instigated by both teams put a dark cloud on the
title game as Hampton claims a third straight crown with a 51-8 victory. Roy
Stanley has the story from Norfolk.
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SUPER=01-Roland Lovelace/William Fleming Assistant Coach; 1:47
SUPER=34-Hampton/51/William Fleming/8; 1:59
SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/William Fleming Head Coach; 2:09
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In Group 2a; Heritage fell to Spotsylvania 16-7 in the Division 4 state
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Grp. 2A Div. 4 State Championship; :00
The Pioneers came out of the gaits ready in their first ever title
But On their opening drive the Knights take itt down to the Pioneer 1 and
Sharrun Byrd crosses the plain for the TD and Spotsylvania went up 7-nothing.
In the second quarter; Spotsylvania's punt from the end zone is blocked by
Tim Martin; the ball goes out at the three yard line.
Setting up a 3 yard TD run from Chris SUPER=34-Spotsylvania/16/Heritage/7;
Booker. He crashes through and the score is 10-7; Pioneers trail at the half.
Byrd would fly again this time; from four yards out and Spotsylvania denies
Heritage's it's first ever state title with A 16-7 WIN.
((PEM APPERSON/HERITAGE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Pem Apperson/Heritage Head Coach; :00
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will try and rebound from last nights last second
loss to South Carolina against 2nd ranked North Carolina tonight in the Harris
Teeter Pepsi Challenge.
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The Virginia Cavaliers fell to number one ranked Duke today 103 to 59.
Craig Wojohohowski snaps the nylon from three point land. 73-44 Blue Devils
in the second half.
UVa did get a strong effort from forward Norman Nolan. Here he makes the
nice move and finishes with the left hand. He scored 19.
Roshown McCloud of Duke came right back with 2 of his 15 points. 79-48 Duke
with 7:30 left.
Curtis Staples added 16 for UVa which falls to 4 and 2 on the season.
VMI lost to UNC-Charlotte 88-70 today at cameron Hall in Lexington. Jason
Bell lead VMI with 22 points. The Keydets lead 41-37 at the half. VMI is now 2
and 3 on the season.
It wa a tale of two teams entering todays matchup at Roanoke College. The
Maroons were trying to end a three game losing skid while Virginia Wesleyan cam
in 6 and OH and atop the ODAC.
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That guy, AJ Hamlin transferred out of Roanoke and was back to face his old
Nathan Hungate with the trifecta. Three of his team high 20 points on the
Then; watch Michael ball take the pass from Ramsey Hathaway and sink the
blue collar bucket and gets the harm.
Freshman Brad Dunleavy then converts the steal; going coast to coast for 2
of his 8.
The marlins tried to stay close with some bombs but Roanoke catches the
fish 97 to 75.
Also, Emory and Henry beat Guilford 81-78 and Hampden Sydney downed
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