Israeli officials now say a conspiracy was behind Yitzhak Rabin's
A dramatic end to a hijacking attempt in Greece.
And Dr. Kevorkian's latest victim may not have been sick.
VERY chilly temperatures this morning will give way to a modestly warming
And the warming trend will continue through the end of the week, I'll have
all the details.
Don't go away. The news is next.
Today in Jerusalem, police have charged a second suspect with murdering
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
From a man who said he acted alone, authorities are beginning to unravel a
complicated string of alleged accomplices.
Jesse Schulman has the latest, from Tel Aviv.
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In a Tel Aviv courtroom this morning, two suspects, one accussed of taking
part in Rabin's murder.
It was not immediately clear what role police think Droradani played in the
killing but this is the first time police have hinted the assassin may have had
an accomplice not just in planning but in committing the
The second suspect is accused of knowing in advance about the attack, and
failing to prevent it..under Israeli law, almost as serious a charge as murder
Yesterday police searched the family home of gunman Yigal Amir..Amir's
brother is among those being held...his parents have written a letter to
Rabin's family, begging forgiveness...
Rabin's successor Shimon Peres has pledged full speed ahead on peace
negotiations...today britian's top diplomat, gave him the latest news from
syria's presient..a deal with syria would be a key piece in the puzzle. Peres
has said he'll use the full year left in Rabin's term.....to finish the work he
and his late partner started.
Jesse Schulman, CBS News, Jerusalem.))
In other developments, Israel's Justice Ministry has named an official
commission of inquiry into the assassination.
The three-member panel will have powers of subpoena.
And Israel's secret service is reportedly looking into a possible link
between the killing and radical rabbis.
An Israeli paper says the rabbis may have given moral or religious approval
to kill Rabin.
The Bosnian peace talks enter what is being called a critical phase today.
Mediators at the Ohio talks will present delegates with key elements of a
possible accord, including maps on how Bosnian territory would be divided
between the Serbs and a Muslim-Croat federation.
The morning session has already yielded some results.
Sources say Bosnia's Croats and Muslims have reached an agreement on the
return of refugees.
Meantime, an American journalist flies back to the U-S today after being
held captive in Bosnia for nearly two weeks.
David Rohde (Road) said he was continuously interrogated on whether he
is a spy.
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An Ethiopian man is behind bars in Athens, Greece today after trying to
hijack a jumbo jetliner.
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Police say the man took a flight attendant hostage as the jet was preparing
to land in Athens, demanding to talk to news reporters.
Police officers, posing as journalists, overpowered the suspect.
Passengers say the suspect was upset about being departed back to Greece
after trying to enter Australia.
None of the 114 passengers and crew was injured.
Meantime, an Argentine military plane crashed last night in a rain storm
killing all fifty-three aboard.
The plane went down in a mountainous region in central Argentina.
It took rescue parties several hours to reach the wreckage.
The plane was carrying non-commissioned officers and their families.
AUTO crashes are the concern in Danville lately.
Two weeks ago today, two small children were killed hen a car they were
riding in collided with a dump truck.
Residents are now trying to come up with ways to make the intersection where
the accident occurred a lot safer.
As Ron Jones reports, they talked about it at a public hearing this week.
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Up next --
Jack Kevorkian's no stranger to controversy, but his latest assisted suicide
could cause him even MORE trouble,
and a convenience store camera catches a gang war shooting in Las Vegas.
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Police say a Halifax County man claims he didn't mean to kill his wife.
But 35-year-old Raleigh Dean Martin has been charged with her murder.
And as Teresa Hamilton reports, he's also being investigated in the murders
of two others who lived close by.
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SUPER=01-Edith Holsinger/Couple's Neighbor; :10 VERY QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Monty Redd/Family Friend; :41 VERY QUICK!!
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(( So far, Martin's been charged only with the murder of his wife, Marion.
Police say she was shot and killed in the mobile home they shared.
Their young daughter was just down the hall.
((EDITH HOLSINGER/COUPLE'S NEIGHBOR: NEVER NOTHING LIKE THAT EVER HAPPENED IN
THIS SECTION BEFORE. ))
That's no longer the case.
Martin has been arraigned for killing his wife.
But police predict that won't be his last day in court.
The bodies of 32- year old Joseph Siffert, Junior and his girlfriend,
Barbara Hackney were also discovered inside a nearby residence.
Police believe minutes after shooting his wife, Martin ran up the street
and into the couple's home.
They were shot several times, but their infant daughter was found in the
((MONTY REDD/FAMILY FRIEND: IT'S KIND OF HITTING EVERYBODY KIND OF HARD. ))
Police aren't certain, but say the shooting may have been sparked by a
domestic dispute. Martin's wife and Barbara Hackney were sisters-in-law.
((WHILE INVESTIGATORS ARE CONTINUING TO SEARCH FOR A MOTIVE, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
ARE TRYING TO COPE WITH THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES. BUT FIGURING OUT WHAT
HAPPENED, MAY BE EASIER THAN FIGURING OUT "WHY". TERESA HAMILTON, NEWS 7,
HALIFAX COUNTY. ))
Police in Las Vegas say a full scale gang war is underway, and they have
the taped evidence to prove it.
A convenience store camera caught this scene as a gunfight broke out--
outside the store.
Watch and listen as the tape shows people diving for cover.
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Gunfire went on for a full 50 seconds.
Police say 87 rounds were fired.
Bullets struck three people, killing one man.
Gunfire also struck 10 cars and the front of the store.
A medical examiner says doctor Jack Kevorkian's latest suicide patient showed
no traces of cancer.
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Kevorkian's lawyer said Patricia Cashman ended her life yesterday after
suffering from breast cancer for three years.
Her death has NOW been ruled a homicide.
The Senate today considers a temporary measure to keep the government
running until Congress and the president can agree on a budget.
The House approved the bill yesterday.
The Clinton administration says it will veto the measure because it reduces
spending levels too far.
And a controversial Senate bill banning a rare late-term abortion procedure
has been put on hold, pending hearings.
Abortion rights advocates regard the vote as a temporary victory, stalling
an effort to ban "partial-birth" abortions, when a doctor partially removes a
fetus in order to complete the abortion.
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SUPER=01-Sen. William Frist/(R) Tennessee;
SUPER=01-Sen. Barbara Boxer/(D) California; :11
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Abortion foes hope that hearings at will give people more information about
the procedure, and thus persuade senators not to defend it.
The House has already approved a similar bill to ban the procedure, and
President Clinton has said he'd veto it.
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Still to come, a man who robbed two Roanoke restaurants right across the
street from each other learns his fate,
and the 600-millionth vehicle to visit the Blue Ridge Parkway is pulled over.
Not for a ticket, but for prizes.
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A four year prison term is the sentence for a man convicted of robbing two
fast food restaurants last summer.
Thirty- year- old Paul Troutman pled guilty to robbing a Hardees restaurant
on Orange Avenue in Roanoke.
He told the manager he had placed a bomb in the bathroom.
He tried the same thing the next night at the Dairy Queen right across the
The judge also sentenced Troutman to 10 years probation AFTER he finishes
his prison term.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is honoring its 600-millionth visitor today.
The parkway started recording visits in April of 19-39.
Mr. and Mrs. Domar (Doe-mar) Knudson (Ka-Nude-son) of Honolulu Hawaii just
happened to be visiting the area at just the right time.
Beth Myer caught up with the couple while they're visiting Mill Mountain Zoo.
Beth, they sure came a long way for this honor.
Downtown Roanoke is losing one of its historic landmarks.
Sources say Heironimus' department store will leave its building early next
The store's lease on the property expires in January.
But Heironimus indicates it may stay a little while longer.
The president of Heironimus would not comment.
The department store has about a half dozen stores in our area.
Two years ago Heronimus was bought by a Texas firm.
Until then, it had been a locally based chain.
Economists say the lack of inflation could prompt the Federal Reserve to
reduce interest rates again -- maybe as early as next month.
That's after today's wholesale inflation report.
It shows prices down one-tenth of a percent last month.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 15 points.
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A basketball player shoots for a spot with the Cavaliers,
and in high school volleyball, Patrick Henry advances to the regional
We'll serve up the details, next, on News 7.
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In girls volleyball -- Patrick Henry hooked up with G-W Danville last night
in a Northwest Regional semifinal match.
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(Ja-NAY) Gene Kent gets the big block on the Eagles and P-H cruised to the
easy 15 to 4 victory in game number one.
The domination continues in game two.
The Patriot ladies lead it 14 to nothing before G-W gets on the board.
Allison Suggs sets up Rebecca Hogan for the spike and Patrick Henry advances
to the SUPER=34-G.W. Danville/==0/Patrick Henry/==2;
regional finals on Saturday, 15-4, 15-7.
The Virginia Cavaliers have a committment from Former Oak Hill Academy
star Melvin Whitaker.
The six-foot 10 center, who is now at Hargrave Military, is on the verge
of qualifying academically for a Division one scholarship.
Roy Stanley has the story.
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SUPER=01-Melvin Whitaker/Signs with Virginia; :28
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((After graduating from Oak Hill Academy last year, Whitaker did not have the
S-A-T scores required for a division one scholarship.
In six years 28 of 28 players that have done post graduate work at Hargrave
have qualified and Whitaker
is close to meeting the necessary requirements.))
((SCOTT SHEPHERD/HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY HEAD COACH: ))
((At 6-10 and 210 pounds Whitaker has the skills to play center at the division
He's close friends with former Cavalier forward Junior Burroughs and Curtis
Staples. And Whitaker's goals are to play for the Cavaliers as a freshman.))
((MELVIN WHITAKER/SIGNS WITH VIRGINIA: ))
((@ROY1/TWO OF WHITAKERS TEAMMATES ALSO SIGNED DURING THE EARLY PERIOD.
KESTUTIS MARCIULIONIS WITH DELAWARE AND ISAAC HAWKINS WITH PITTSBURGH: ))
((A 32 game schedule will allow the three to improve their skills before
entering college in 1996. Roy Stanley News 7 Sports.))
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That's it for News 7 at Noon.
Have a great afternoon. Bye.
We'll see you back here for News 7 at Five, followed by News 7 at Six.