Most often, domestic violence occurs at the hands of men.
But last night, men held a candlelight service in Roanoke to remember the victims.
And a judge rules that murder defendant Livingston "Bud" Pritchett CAN hire new attorneys, but he has to do it quickly.
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Livingston "Bud" Pritchett is looking for a new legal team and has less than a month to replace his court-appointed attorneys with one of his choice.
This latest development took place yesterday morning-- just as jury selection was set to begin.
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Pritchett is charged with capital murder for allegedly robbing and shooting a man at an Ironto rest area last April.
Pritchett's family and members of two civil rights groups say they don't believe his current attorneys were willing to launch a full scale legal defense against an all white jury.
And as a result-- were pressuring Pritchett into signing a plea agreement.
Although Judge Ray Grubbs agreed to let Pritchett hire a new attorney...
He voiced his displeasure over why he waited until now to speak out and defended Pritchett's current attorneys.
[IN Q=You could]
((JUDGE RAY GRUBBS/MONTGOMERY CO. CIRCUIT COURT:YOU COULD NOT HAVE MORE COMPETENT REPRESENTATION, THEY HAVE BEEN YOUR ATTORNEYS SINCE THEIR APPOINTMENT IN MAY OF 1997. ))
[SUPER=01-Judge Ray Grubbs/Montgomery Co. Circuit Court;]
[OUT Q=in may of 1997.]
Pritchett's supporters are consulting with a Washington D-C attorney in hopes of finding someone to take over the case.
Every 12 minutes in Virginia, a victim of domestic violence seeks help.
And, most often their attackers are men.
But, yesterday men took a stand against domestic violence at a candlelight service in Roanoke.
During the event men talked about abuse and their personal efforts to end it.
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[IN Q=I think it's]
((PHILIP TRUMPERTER/JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS JUDGE: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT SINCE THE HIGHEST MAJORITY OF BATTERERS ARE MEN THAT THERE'S NO BETTER PEOPLE TO EXPRESS ITS HORRORS THAN THOSE WHO'VE ACTUALLY COMMITTED THESE HORRIBLE OFFENSES AGAINST WOMEN, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Philip Trompeter/Juvenile and Domestic Rel. Judge;]
[OUT Q=and their children.]
The event was sponsored by Total Action Against Poverty's Women's Resource Center.
It was held to remember women, children and men who've suffered from abuse.
This is the sixth year for the event.
After hearing songs and speeches from local officials participants gathered outside and lit candles.
Two Washington and Lee Students face grand larceny charges-- for stealing 15-hundred school newspapers.
The October 12-th issue of the Ring- Tum- Phi featured a story about Ellen Elliott and Stephanie Fortener.
The two 19-year old women were accused of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
But before the papers could be distributed, they wound up in a dumpster.
A university official says the women quit school immediately after the newspaper incident.
Bad news for some workers at Martinsville's Tultex operation.
According to published reports, the company will cut 150 of its more than 25-hundred workers there.
The company has lost money every quarter of 19-98 and is trying to become profitable again.
A radical environmentalist group, the Earth Liberation Front is claiming responsibility for a series of fires at the country's biggest ski resort.
Calling the blazes "acts of Eco- terrorism", the group says it targeted Vail, Colorado to stop the expansion into the natural habitat of the lynx.
The Earth Liberation Front's on-line statement says quote, "putting profits ahead of Colorado's wildlife will not be tolerated".
Meanwhile, investigators skeptical, and say the group is NOT their primary suspect in the fires.
But they are taking this and ALL threats, seriously.
[IN Q=iF ANYBODY]
((TOMMY WHITTMAN/A.T.F. AGENT: IF ANYBODY CALLS US AND SAYS SOMETHING, WE HAVE TO LOOK INTO IT. WE CAN'T DENY IT. WE CAN'T TAKE IT LIGHTLY. WE JUST HAVE TO LOOK INTO IT TO VERY IT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Tommy Whittman/A. T. F. Agent;]
[OUT Q=we're doing now]
Damage to the resort is estimated at 12 million dollars.
It IS expected to re- open in two weeks.
Four members from the SAME family were among those killed in the Texas floods.
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After being missing for five days, the family's bodies were found yesterday .
Rising floodwaters had swept their car into a creek.
And those recovering the vehicle had their work cut out for them.
[IN Q=VEry difficult]
((CAPT. MIKE MILLER/SAN ANTONIO FIRE DEPT.:VERY DIFFICULT JOB TO DO. THE WATER'S STILL MOVING VERY SWIFTLY. OUR DIVERS HAD A VERY DIFFICULT TIME GETTING DOWN TO THE CAR. SO, IT WAS STILL A DANGEROUS SITUATION.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Miller/San Antonio Fire Dept.;]
[OUT Q=dangerous situation]
The death toll now stands at 29--
Swollen waterways in some parts of the region are receding.
But the Colorado River is still at record levels, forcing new evacuations in Wharton, just 55 miles southwest of Houston.
With another World Series championship under their belts, the New York Yankees came back home last night.
Yankees fans were on hand to greet team players, the team's manager, and team owner as they stepped off their plane at Newark Airport.
Apparently, fans were too excited to wait until today's ticker tape parade to celebrate the victory.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
There was a bigger crowd waiting at Yankee stadium, where fans were eager to show their gratitude.
[IN Q=I came to see]
((JOE KALKAWSKI/YANKEES FAN: I CAME TO SEE THE GREATEST TEAM EVER. THAT'S IT. CHEER THEM ON. THEY GAME ME A WORLD SERIES TITLE. CAN'T ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE.))
((NOEL MARTINEZ/YANKEES FAN: ALL I WANT TO SAY IS, BERNIE, STAY WITH THE YANKEES. YOU'RE VERY IMPORTANT TO US AND STEINBRENNER, STOP BEING SO CHEAP AND GIVE HIM WHAT HE DESERVES.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Kalkawski/Yankees Fan;]
[SUPER=01-Noel Martinez/Yankees Fan;]
[OUT Q=what he deserves]
The Yankees defeated the San Diego Padres Wednesday night after a four- game sweep.
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In other sports news, Mike Stevens has results of Florence Griffith Joyner's autopsy.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Good morning]
[OUT Q=Friday Football Extra.]
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Fisher Price is making one of the biggest recalls in history.
The company is voluntarily recalling as many as 10-million battery-operated vehicles.
Free repairs are being offered for "Power Wheels" -- the ride-on cars and trucks that the Consumer Product Safety Commission says can catch fire.
But designated repair centers across the country will NOT be able to repair the defect for 7 to 10 days.
One local repairman says that doesn't mean children can't use the toys in the meantime.
[IN Q=If they choose]
[SUPER=01-Robert Caywood/Commonwealth Shaver & App.]
[OUT Q=if batteries are not in the vehicle.]
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There are two shops in the area that can repair the defective parts.
In Roanoke, you can take the toys to Commonwealth Shaver and Appliance Service on Williamson ROad.
And in South Boston... toys can be repaired at South Boston True Value.
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If you have questions, you can call the Fisher Price Power Wheels Hotline at 1-(800) 977-7800.
When mailing out all those Christmas cards this year, you have another option of stamps.
The organ and tissue donor stamp was dedicated yesterday in a ceremony at the main Roanoke Post office on Rutherford Avenue.
The stamp shows a male and female intertwined reaching out for each other hearts to signify the importance of giving the gift of life through organ donation.
A living example of the stamp's message, heart transplant patient Alice Richardson, was on hand for the event.
Richardson is the President of the local chapter of Transplants United, a support group for organ donation recipients.
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In medical news, experts say tranqualizers and driving don't mix.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]
(( GOOD MORNING.
A NEW STUDY HIGHLY RECOMMENDS THAT IF YOU TAKE TRANQUILIZERS, YOU
SHOULD PROBABLY STAY OFF THE ROAD.
ACCORDING TO A REPORT IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, THE LANCET--
DRIVERS WHO TAKE COMMONLY PRESCRIBED ANXIETY DRUGS SUCH AS VALIUM...
ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.. THAN
THOSE WHO ARE NOT ON THE MEDICATIONS.
A SPOKESMAN FOR THE MAKER OF VALIUM SAYS THE WARNING LABELS ARE VERY
BUT RESEARCHERS WANT THEM TO BE TOUGHER.//
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 40-YEARS, THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
--FULLY-- APPROVES A NEW TREATMENT FOR COLON CANCER.
CAMPTOSAR WILL BE GIVEN TO PATIENTS WHOSE COLORECTAL CANCER HAS COME
BACK OR SPREAD... EVEN AFTER RECEIVING CHEMOTHERAPY.
STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT THE DRUG ENABLES THESE PATIENTS TO LIVE MUCH
LONGER THAN IF THEY WERE GIVEN STANDARD TREATMENTS.//
MANY WOMEN SAY THEY'RE HAVING A HARD TIME GETTING A GOOD NIGHT'S
SLEEP BECAUSE BIOLOGY IS GETTING IN THE WAY.
ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION, MORE THAN A
THIRD OF MENOPAUSAL AND POST-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN SAID THEY HAD TROUBLE
SLEEPING DUE TO HOT FLASHES.
NEARLY 80-PERCENT OF THE PREGNANT WOMEN POLLED ALSO COMPLAINED ABOUT
NOT GETTING ENOUGH REST.
AND THAT IS A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS.
I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
A-B-C agents yesterday raided a moonshine still in Franklin county.
Two people were arrested in the Endicott section of the county.
Studnets from a private school in Floyd County prepared to send some of their own experiments up in space with astronaut John Glenn.
And a Roanoke county second grader was suspended after carrying a toy gun onto a bus.
School officials say they expect the student to serve a short suspension...but not to receive an expulsion.
And that's what's making news on this Friday October 23-rd.
News 7 Mornin' will be right back.
Franklin County is known for moonshine.
Yesterdaty, A-B-C agents busted a still and arrested two people
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in the Endicott section of the County.
Tina Tenret talked to one of the stillhands.
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[SUPER=01-Rodney James/Alleged Stillhand; :27]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Beheler/ABC Agent; 1:33]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]
(( You had to be careful not to lean up against these six blackpots.
They were still steaming even hours after agents raided the place.
This factory can cook up more than 600 gallons in about a week.
126 jugs stood ready for market.
Agents arrested Rodney James and his sister Karen Gillespie in the stills.
[IN Q=How long]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RUNNING THESE? RODNEY JAMES/ALLEGED STILLHAND: JUST A LITTLE WHILE. IT AIN'T BEEN THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW MONTHS? JAMES: NO NOT THAT LONG. TENRET: A FEW WEEKS? JAMES: NO COMMENT. LAUGHS.))
A barn shielded this shop from the weather.
Fuel oil, not the usual propane, kept the blackpots boiling.
But there was nothing special about the mash when agents finished.
((NAT SOT: HACKING INTO THE BLACKPOTS AND LETTING THE MOONSHINE RUN.))
They sliced through four thousand jugs,
((NAT SOT SLICING JUGS))
confiscated seven thousand pounds of sugar and waded through a whiskey waterfall.
Agents say the owner of this still is down about 10-thousand-dollars.
[IN Q=Agents say]
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: AGENTS SAY THEY KNOW WHO OWNS THIS STILL BUT THE TROUBLE IS FINDING HIM. NOTHING HERE IS IN HIS NAME, AND OF COURSE THEY'VE NEVER SEEN HIM DROPPING OFF SUPPLIES OR PICKING UP THE ALCOHOL.))
[OUT Q=PICKING UP THE ALCOHOL]
When agents take this case to court -- they'll be missing one thing: a search warrant.
They had planned to bust this still next week but that strategy went down the drain when they were spotted.
[IN Q=Once we got]
((JIMMY BEHELER/ABC AGENT: ONCE WE GOT HERE HE DID INVITE US INSIDE SO WE THINK WE'LL BE OKAY.))
[OUT Q=we'll be okay]
Agents won't say how they stumbled on this still.
But it's tough to hide the sweet smell of homemade whiskey.
Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))
A second grader who carried a toy gun onto a Roanoke County School bus has been suspended from classes.
School officials say other students saw the child playing with the toy gun, and told the bus driver. The driver reported the incident to the principal at Glen Cove Elementary.
Officials say they expect the child to serve a short suspension, but they are not recommending expulsion.
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Air and water pollution, decreasing property values-- all byproducts of hog farming, accoding to its opponents.
Halifax County is debating whether to put more restrictions on livestock operations when it comes to hog farming.
The county planning commission will discuss potential changes to the ordinance Tuesday.
Christy Hubley takes a look at the source of the big stink.
[IN Q=(snorting) Billy Wooding has]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wooding/Hog Farmer; :27]
[SUPER=01-Adolph Miller/Carroll Foods; :49]
[OUT Q=News 7.]
Billy Wooding has raised hogs in Halifax County for about four years.
More than 25-hundred at a time-- these hogs are fattened to market weight-- then sold for slaugther.
Wooding-- like the four other hog farmers in Halifax County-- contracts with Carroll Foods of Waverly Virginia.
The farmers supply the facilities-- the company supplies the animals, feed, and weekly inspections.
[IN Q=They own the hogs]
((BILLY WOODING/HOG FARMER: THEY OWN THE HOGS AND THAT'S A LARGE INVESTMENT ON THEIR PART AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M DOING RIGHT AS WELL AS THE HOGS ARE DOING GOOD.))
[OUT Q=are doing good.]
The General Manager of Carroll Foods says his company is constantly changing to keep up with new technologies.
Improved feed for the animals, new waste spreading techniques, and even genetically engineered pigs.
[IN Q=In fact there are 12 cuts]
((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: IN FACT THERE ARE 12-CUTS THAT COME FROM THAT PIG THAT ARE APPROVED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND THEY'RE KNOW FOR THEIR EXTREME LEANNESS AND LOW FAT CONTENT AND ALMOST ALL OF OUR OPERATIONS PRODUCE THAT PIG NOW.))
[OUT Q=produce that pig now.]
Pig producers worry about how county-imposed restrictions might affect their ability to farm.
They say Virginia's hog regulations are already among the toughest in the country.
[IN Q=The situation in NC]
((ADOLPH MILLER/CARROLL FOODS: THE SITUATION IN NC IS QUITE DIFFERENT THAT IT IS IN VA. VA'S HAD VERY STRICT REGULATIONS SINCE 1988. NC DIDN'T EVEN HAVE ANY REGULATIONS UNTIL 2 OR 3 YEARS AGO.))
[OUT Q=2 or 3 years ago.]
The hog debate in Halifax County won't be resolved anytime soon.
It will be months for the planning commission sends its recommendation on livestock ordinance to the board of supervisors for a vote.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Halifax County.))
Israelis and Palestinians are reportedly "very close" to sealing a land-for- peace agreement this morning.
The summit marathon continued throughout the overnight hours.
A U-S official says a deal would eliminate anti- Israel language in a Palestinian charter.
Earlier, a state department spokesman reported progress in the negotiations.
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((JAMES RUBIN/STATE DEPT. SPOKESMAN: WITHOUT SPECIFYING ANYONE ISSUE-- I CAN TELL YOU THAT OF THE
HALF DOZEN ISSUES THAT ARE OUT THERE-- THERE HAVE BEEN ADVANCES -- BUT
IN THIS BUSINESS, I CAN TELL YOU THAT ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'RE DEALING WITH
ISSUES THAT REFLECT SERIOUS CONCERNS ON BOTH SIDES-- THAT EVEN WHEN ONE
MAKES AN ADVANCE ON PART OF AN ISSUE-- THAT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S CLOSED.))
[SUPER=01-James Rubin/State Dept. Spokesman;]
[OUT Q=mean it's closed]
President Clinton remains at the talks at the conference center on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
He's held discussions with Jordan's King Hussein, after making a 20- minute appearance at the summit in the late evening hours.
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The nation will be watching next week, when John Glenn and the Shuttle Discovery blast into space. But students at a small private school in Floyd County will have a special stake in this historic flight.
Joe Dashiell has the story of today's send-off at the Blue Mountain School.
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[SUPER=01-Ian Nathan/Blue Mountain School; :32]
[SUPER=01-Alanna Colvin/Blue Mountain School; :49]
[SUPER=01-Will Sawyer/Blue Mountain School; :56 QUICK]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Floyd County]
(([NAT SOUND IN CLASSROOM]
Myra Leland's first and second graders know their planets.
In fact, all 42 students at Floyd County's Blue Mountain School are up to speed on outer space.
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Last summer students packed up the experiments that will be flying with John Glenn and the rest of the Shuttle Discovery Crew.
They hope to measure the effects of microgravity and extreme temperature changes on ordinary materials including photographic film, popcorn, even coca cola.
[IN Q=We sent up film]
((WE SENT UP FILM AND THEN WE WERE GOING TO BRING IT DOWN AND SEE IF IT ACTUALLY COULD BE DEVELOPED AND IF IT WAS HOW WOULD IT TURN OUT.))
[OUT Q=how would it turn out]
Blue Mountain is one of only ten schools in the nation sending experiments on the shuttle flight.
And the selection was a special honor for the small parent- run private school.
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[IN Q=It's like the first one]
((IT'S LIKE THE FIRST ONE WE'RE VER GOING TO AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME TO FLORIDA FOR ME. SO IT'S EXCITING. EVEN MY MOM'S EXCITED.))
[OUT Q=my mom's excited.]
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[IN Q=We got some pictures]
((WE GOT SOME PICTURES TODAY OF JOHN GLENN AND THE CREW THAT'S GOING UP.))
[OUT Q=and the crew that's going up.]
About half of the students are heading to Florida. The rest will watch on television at the school.
But all of them are now counting down the hours to Thursday's launch.
[NAT SOT OF MODEL ROCKET LAUNCH]
Joe Dashiell News 7 Floyd County))[S-Poplar-Forest]
Years of painstaking renovation are finally paying off for Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest estate in Bedford County.
The presidential retreat is one of just 15 historic sites in the country to receive an Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Poplar Forest has spent five years and ten million dollars restoring the building's exterior.
[IN Q=They count things]
((KARIN SHERBIN/POPLAR FOREST: THEY COUNT THINGS SUCH AS AUTHENTICITY, CARE TO DETAIL, COMMITMENT TO THE PROJECT, SEEING IT THROUGH AND WE BELIEVE THAT THE CARE WE HAVE TAKEN THROUGHOUT THE YEARS IS REALLY AT THIS POINT PAYING OFF IN TERMS OF THE EXPERIENCE FOR THE VISITORS AND IN TERMS OF PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION BY OUR PEERS.))
[SUPER=01-Karin Sherbin/Poplar Forest; :00]
[OUT Q=by our peers.]
Tourists continue to enjoy seeing the renovation process firsthand.
Visitation at Poplar Forest is up 17-percent over last year.
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In sports, two Friday Football Extra alumnae score big with the J-M-U Dukes.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
[IN Q=Good morning]
[OUT Q=a safe weekend.]
Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
A-B-C Agents in Franklin County sliced open hundreds of jugs of illegal liquor yesterday afternoon.
Agents busted up this still they found in the Endicott section of Franklin County.
They say it was capable of pumping out 600-gallons of illegal whiskey every week.
Two people were arrested.
Capital murder suspect Livingston "Bud" Pritchett is looking for a new legal team.
Pritchett's family and civil rights leaders say his attornies weren't willing to defend him properly before an all-white jury.
Jury selection was just about to begin when the judge decided to delay the trial to allow Pritchett time to find new attornies.
He's accused to robbing and murdering Estel Singleton at the Ironoto rest stop on Interstate-81.
Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest retreat is gaining national attention.
Jefferson's Bedford County estate is one of only 15 sites in the country to get an Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation..
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It's Bedford's answer to a truly "haunted" house--
The historic Avenel mansion was built in 18-38 for state delegate William Burwell and his family.
Over the years, those who have visited the house have noticed strange sounds and even, apparitions.
A former resident even named one of the ghosts, "The White Lady".
And there are several theories as to the identity of the "White Lady"-- including Burrell's daughter, who died at Avenel shortly after she was married.
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[IN Q=Could she be]
((ANNETTE ALLEN/AVENEL HISTORIAN: COULD SHE BE THE WHITE LADY IN HER BRIDAL GOWN? I THINK THERE WAS SOMETHING WRITTEN IN ONE OF THE DIARIES ABOUT HER BEING BURIED IN HER WEDDING DRESS. IT'S POSSIBLE IT COULD BE HER.))
[SUPER=01-Annette Allen/Avenel Historian;]
[OUT Q=it could be her]
You take a look inside Avenel and hear some of the tales that make this historical landmark legendary...
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That's coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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