An Israeli ultimatum and international pressure to stop fighting in the Middle East--
The latest on whether the Israelis and Palestinians are living up to tonight's deadline for an end to the violence.
And more flights and more jobs could land at the Roanoke Regional Airport, just in time for the holidays.
The cool weather continues today but a gradual warm up is in store by the end of our work week. Stay with us for all the weather forecast details.
Hope you'll join us-- News 7 at noon is next.
Arriving soon at the Roanoke Regional Airport... a NEW airline...
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
A new airline is moving into Roanoke and it will add more flights and jobs in time for the holiday season.
Potomac Airlines has announced it will put an operations base at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
That means dispatch, crew scheduling, pilot base, and maintenance will be based in Roanoke .
A Potomac Air representative says the company is hiring pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, dispatchers and crew schedulers immediately.
The airline expects to begin operations and flights as early as November.
We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.
Despite an Israeli- imposed deadline to end the violence in the Middle East, Jews and Arabs are still exchanging gunfire.
Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli soldiers, who responded by firing rubber bullets.
Doug Wilson has the latest on the fighting.
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[Super=01-Nabil Shaath/Palestinian Negotiator;]
[OUT Q=Wilson, for CBS news, Washington.]
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The violence festered through the night in Jerusalem, Nazareth and
Hebron. Palestinian teenagers threw rocks at Israeli security forces
who fired back with tear gas and automatic weapons.
An Israeli-Arab man died during last night's violence from a gunshot
wound to the chest. And Israeli police blame Palestinians for the
shooting death of an American born rabbi found along a West Bank
Highway. The crisis erupted some two weeks ago after Israeli hard liner
Ariel Sharon visited a tomb revered by Palestinians and Jews.
The White House has asked leaders on both sides of the conflict to meet
for peace talks to be led by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
The Russian Foreign Minister is in the region, as is Secretary General
Kofi Annan who is seen as the representative of international law.
(sot/Yasser Arafat, Palestinian Chairman)
"There is an Israeli war declared on us. And he is the representative
of international legality. He is the man who has to implement the
security Council resolution, that was taken by unanimity."
On another front, the whereabouts of three Israeli soldiers kidnapped
by Hezbollah guerrillas is further complicating the peace process. The
soldiers could be used in a trade for Palestinian leaders currently held
Doug Wilson, for CBS News, Washington.
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A Radford man who is on probation for plotting to kill a judge may end up back behind bars.
Christopher DeMoranville was arrested yesterday morning following a ten hour standoff with police.
Meredyth Censullo has more.
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[SUPER=01-Gary Harmon/Radford Police Department;:18]
[SUPER=01-Tom Foster/Virginia State Police;:34]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7.]
The standoff ensued when police went to DeMoranville's trailer home in Radford to arrest him on a number of outstanding warrants... including felony escape.
But police say DeMoranville, who's been in trouble with the law before, made it clear he had a weapon.
[IN Q= They entered ]
(( CAPT. GARY HARMON/RADFORD POLICE: THEY ENTERED THE TRAILER AND HE STATED HE HAD A GUN AND AT THAT TIME THEY BACKED OUT OF THE TRAILER AND SET UP A PARAMETER AND WE TOOK IT FROM THERE.))
[OUT Q= from there.]
Radford police say they tried to convince DeMoranville to surrender.
They also called on state police for help.
[IN Q= We negotiated]
((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA STATE POLICE: WE NEGOTIATED FOR A TOTAL OF ABOUT SIX OR SIX AND HALF HOURS AND WERE UNABLE TO CONVINCE HIM TO COME OUT AND SURRENDER.))
[OUT Q= and surrender.]
A short time later-- a state police division commander gave the go ahead to use tear gas.
Police say DeMoranville had also been threatening to harm himself.
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[IN Q=The suspect]
((SGT. TOM FOSTER/VA STATE POLICE: THE SUSPECT, AFTER THE SECOND VOLLEY OF TEAR GAS, DID COME OUT AND SURRENDER IN FRONT OF THE RESIDENCE, HE HAD APPARENTLY SUSTAINED SOME INJURIES THAT WERE SELF INFLICTED AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.))
[OUT Q= for treatment.]
DeMoranville is well known among law enforcement.
Earlier this year-- he pled guilty to conspiring with another man to kill Montgomery County Circuit Judge Ray Grubbs.
But all ten years of his sentence were suspended.
DeMoranville was given three years probation.
Meredyth Censullo, NEWS 7.
DeMoranville was taken to the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.
No word yet, on whether any additional charges have been filed. [Henry-Murder]
A Henry County man is in custody after being charged with beating his uncle to death.
The Henry County Sheriff's department says the body of 51-year-old David Wayne Turner was discovered Saturday inside a home in Bassett by the victim's sister.
Turner's nephew, 32-year-old Sonny James Turner has been charged with second-degree murder.
Authorities say they don't know what the two men were fighting over.
They also say alcohol was a factor.
Sonny James Turner is being held at the Henry County Jail without bond.
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There's still time to register to vote.
But keep in mind, tomorrow is the deadline for the November seventh general election.
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More than four million Virginians have already registered - up from 3-point-3 million in 19-96.
The state board of elections attributes the increase to the "motor voter" program - which allows voters to register at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Registration also tends to be higher in a presidential election year.
But the fact that more than 75-percent of eligible voters have registered doesn't mean the number of people who actually vote will go up.
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[IN Q=I think it's..]
((CAMERON QUINN: I THINK IT'S FAIR TO SAY IT'S LIKELY VIRGINIA'S VOTER TURNOUT THIS YEAR WILL BE LOWER THAN IT'S BEEN IN THE PAST - NOT BECAUSE ITS FEWER PEOPLE NECESSARILY VOTING, WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE MORE PEOPLE VOTE, BUT BECAUSE THE VOTER REGISTRATION ROLLS ARE THAT MUCH LARGER, IT WILL BE A SMALLER PERCENTAGE.))
[SUPER=01-Cameron Quinn/Virginia Board of Elections]
In order to vote in the upcoming election, you must register in the precinct in which you live by 5 p-m tomorrow.
Although today is Columbus day, Roanoke's Registration office will be open.
A family dog mauled a baby girl in Southern California over the weekend.
The six- week- old baby was staying with her uncle.
He placed her on a bed when he went to warm a bottle.
Police say when he returned, his Pomeranian dog was holding the baby by the head.
The baby was rushed to the hospital, where she died of head trauma.
Neighbors say they're surprised the small dog turned violent.
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[IN Q=Well, the only]
((MARIO VEGA/NEIGHBOR: WELL, THE ONLY THING I NOTICED WAS WHEN THE POLICE CAME, THE AMBULANCE. OTHER THAN THAT, I THOUGHT THE DOG WAS HARMLESS. HE BARKS WHEN SOMEBODY APPROACHES THE HOUSE, YOU KNOW, BUT THAT WAS ABOUT IT. ))
[OUT Q=WAS ABOUT IT.]
The baby's parents are out of the country.
Meanwhile, her uncle has not been charged with any crime.
Animal control officers have taken the dog for an investigation.
The government is calling it quits in Yugoslavia's largest republic.
There's word the legislature has resigned-- paving the way for new elections.
The lawmakers were strong supporters of ousted leader Slobodan Milosevic.
A pro democracy leader says new elections for the Serbian legislature will be held December 19th.
But there are some signs of life from the old order-- Yugoslavia's defense minister is appealing to Milosevic supporters to rally against the new government.
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There's a new traffic pattern in Downtown Roanoke.
Portions of Campbell and Salem Avenues have been opened to two-way traffic.
The changes are intended to ease driving downtown - and include eight new stoplights as well as new street signs.
Campbell is now two-way from Second to Fifth Street Southwest.
Salem is two-way from Williamson Road to Sixth Street.
Parking will remain largely the same.
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More than 200 people put on their walking shoes to help stop hunger locally and around the world.
It was part of the "Crop Hunger Walk" in Roanoke over the weekend.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Stewart Feather/Second Harvest Food Bank;:08 QUICK]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Roanoke]
(([NAT SOUND OF FEET GOING THROUGH LEAVES]
It wasn't this perfect fall day that had hundreds hitting the streets for a five mile walk - .
((STEWART FEATHER/SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK: MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE HOW SERIOUS HUNGER IS AROUND HERE.))
Tackling the world-wide problem of hunger had folks of all ages lacing up their walking shoes.
Some carried jugs of water along the route...
((DAN BARNUM -STEGGERDA/ORGANIZER: ONE OF THE REASONS WE WALK IS IT'S SYMBOLIC OF THE PEOPLE THROUGH OUT OUR WORLD THAT HAVE TO WALK TO GET WATER SOMETIMES 5 OR 6 MILES EACH WAY TO DRINK.))
Many who participated say after realizing hunger was a problem in the Roanoke Valley, they wanted to help out.
((MORGAN CURRIE: PEOPLE NEED IT. THERE REALLY SHOULDN'T BE PEOPLE WHO NEED IT THIS SHOULDN'T BE HAPPENING BUT IT IS.))
((LINDA MCCONNELL: I FEEL LIKE WE HAVE SO MANY RESOURCES THAT THERE'S NO REASON ANYONE IN THE WORLD SHOULD BE HUNGRY.))
In all - nearly 16-thousand dollars was raised.
25 percent of that money will stay right here in Roanoke and go to six agencies.
((DAN BARNUM-STEGGERDA: ALL THESE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE RECEIVING THESE BLOCK GRANTS FROM THE HUNGER WALK THEY FEED LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE EVERYDAY OF THE YEAR.))
Organizers say even though hunger will remain a problem worldwide, every fundraiser helps.
Kate Weidaw News7 Roanoke.))
It was the weekend to "Meet the Parents."
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[SUPER=04-"Meet the Parents"; HOT CHANGE]
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[OUT Q=why don't you tell me.]
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The farce about a jittery prospective son-in-law and his girlfriend's hard-nosed, overprotective father takes the number one spot.
The movie made an estimated 29-point-one million dollars.
[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-Meet the Parents/Remember the Titans/Get Carter/The Exorcist/Digimon: The Movie;]
Remember the Titans slipped into the number 2 spot. Get Carter is number 3. The Exorcist and Digimon wrap up this weeks list.
THREE winners, instead of one for this year's Nobel Prize in medicine.
A Swedish researcher, Arvid Carlsson is sharing the prize with two Americans-- Paul Greengard of New York's Rockefeller University and Eric Kandel of Columbia University.
The Nobel committee says their work paved the way for a class of anti- depressants that includes Prozac, and for the standard treatment of Parkinson's Disease.
Tropical- storm force winds blew away the chance for tonight's scheduled launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery.
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr., FL;]
NASA's spokesman says 50- mile- an- hour winds at the launchpad prevented technicians from extending the cap on the shuttle's fuel tank.
The launch is now set for 7- 40 tomorrow night.
But the forecast doesn't look promising for then, either.
Forecasters say the weather outlook is 70- percent NO- GO.
When Discovery DOES lift off, it'll be the 100th shuttle flight.