After a week long manhunt for two Maryland brothers wanted for a Henry
County murder, one of the brothers turns himself in.
A medical examiner will try to determine what killed a Russian skating star.
And the Bosnian peace talks produce an agreement.
Blustery conditions will prevail today, with some clouds in the overnight
hours. Our neighbors to the west may even see a bit of snow, I'll have all the
latest from the News 7 Weather Center coming up.
Stay tuned, News 7 at Noon is next.
Topping the news this afternoon the Bosnian peace talks.
After three weeks at the bargaining table and nearly four years at war,
Bosnia's warring factions have reportedly reached an agreement.
President Clinton spoke from the Rose Garden this morning to say the Serbs,
Croats and Muslims have agreed on a peace plan.
The Balkan leaders have been holding talks at an Air Force Base near Dayton
There had been reports that the peace talks had collapsed early this morning
amid territorial issues.
Byron Harlan is at the Wright Patterson Airforce Base with more.
(byron ad lib)
TAPE#edit of henry murder 95-83
The search for one of two brothers wanted in a Henry County murder is over.
At the urging of family members 18-year-old Harden Ward surrendered to
police in Prince George's County, Maryland early this morning.
Ward and his brother, 24-year-old Michael Ward, are suspects in last month's
shooting death of 25-year-old Orbin Smith.
Michael Ward remains at large.
In addition to Smith's murder, the two are wanted in connection with five
armed robberies in the county.
Last night there was another unrelated armed robbery in Henry County.
Authorities say the Kroger store on 2-20 South was robbed at about 11-30.
The suspect is described as an African-American Male, about 30 years old,
between 5'9" - 5'10" and weighing between 150 and 160 pounds.
He has a mustache, and was wearing purple sweats and a camouflage jacket at
the time of the robbery.
Planners of the proposed Smart Road linking Blacksburg to Interstate-81 have
encountered a major roadblock.
Last night the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors voted four to three
NOT to rezone 140 acres of agricultural and forest land for the project.
The vote halts the project until state transportation department decides
whether to appeal to the circuit court.
The interim director of Virginia Tech's Center for Transportation Research
expressed disappointment, but he remains optimistic.
((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: I'VE BEEN IN THIS BUSINESS
LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT SOMETIMES YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE ONE OR TWO STEPS BACKWARD
BEFORE YOU'RE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD, AND AT THIS POINT I'M CONSIDERING IT A
TEMPORARY SETBACK. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Center for Transportation Research;
OUT Q=a temporary setback.
The state has already approved funding for the first two-mile stretch of the
highway, which would be used as a testbed for intelligent vehicle research.
An autopsy will be performed today in Llake Placid, New York on the body of
Russian figure skating champion Sergei Grinkov.
John Roberts reports on the sudden death of an Olympic gold medalist.
IN Q=Grinkov and his wife.
SUPER=04-Courtesy: CBS Sports; :00
SUPER=01-Don Krone/Olympic Development Authority; :11
SUPER=01-Jo Jo Starbuck/Figure Skater; :23
SUPER=01-John Roberts/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=John Roberts, CBS News New York.
Grinkov and his wife and partner Ekaterina Gordeeva were training at
the Olympic facility when the 28-year old skater collapsed from a heart
DON KRONE:HE WAS TRANSPORTED TO ADIRONDACK HOSPITAL...WHERE THE MEDICAL
STAFF WORKED ON HIM FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR..HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD.."
The tragedy sent shockwaves through the skating community.
Jo Jo Starbuck had worked with Grinkov just a week ago.
STARBUCK: TO SEE HIM SO VIBRANT...SO HAPPY TO BE ON THE ICE..THEN TO HEAR
THIS..IT'S SO UNBELIEVABLE".
INTERPRETER: ITS MORE TO ASPIRE TO..WE HAVE MORE JOY IN OUR LIVES.
Theirs was a story not so much of skating as of life.
They'd known each other since childhood. were paired when he
was fifteen..she eleven.
Soon after they took the gold at the Calgary Olympics friendship turned to
love. they were married in 1991..had a
daughter a year later.
With their personal bond closer than ever..they returned to amateur
skating..taking the gold medal at the Lillehamer olympics with a performance
unequalled in their careers.
GORDEEVA:IT'S BECAUSE WE LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH..AND THAT COMES OUT
ON THE ICE.
In describing Grinkov and Gordeeva..people who know about
skating used words like poetry in motion, magic, everything skating should be.
John Roberts, CBS News New York.))
Meantime the autopsy results are in on another sudden young death, this one
at Virginia's boot camp for young criminals.
Twenty- four- year old Ronell Mason of Bluefield died September 18th while
doing pushups at the Southampton Intensive Treatment Center.
Autopsy results show he was suffering from Sickle Cell Anemia.
The disease can be complicated by rigorous physical exercise and can lead to
It's not clear whether Mason had been diagnosed before he entered the boot
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7,
The republican field narrows once again in the presidential race,
and finally -- the Princess of Wales tells all in an exclusive T-V interview.
music up full
It looks like another Republican is dropping out of the race for the White
Senator Arlen Specter is expected to announce tomorrow that he's withdrawing
from the Republican presidential field because of fund raising problems.
Specter had presented himself as the sole Republican candidate supporting
Here in Virginia, Attorney General Jim Gilmore plans to issue an opinion
today on whether
Senator John Warner has the right to determine how the Republican nomination
for his seat will be settled next year. Warner is counting on a state law
that allows him to decide to have a primary.
The state party is challenging the law so it can call a convention.
A short-term spending bill now has President Clinton's signature -- and
the federal government is back in business through December 15th.
Mr. Clinton signed the bill just hours after the house approved it
It commits the White House and congressional republicans to
seek a balanced budget in seven years.
((SEN BOB DOLE/MAJORITY LEADER:WE CAN ARGUE WHO WON, WHO LOST, BUT WE HAVE
FEDERAL WORKERS BACK ON THE JOB, I THINK WE WON WE DIDN'T BLINK, IN 7 YEARS WE
HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Majority Leader;
OUT Q=we have a bALANCED BUDGET.
The bill pays all furloughed federal employees for the work they missed
during the six day shutdown.
Teen pregnancy continues to be a concern in Southwest Virginia.
According to the latest statistics, Roanoke ranks third in the state when it
comes to the percentage of pregnant teens.
This morning, members of the Task Force on Teen Pregnancy held a news
conference at the Jefferson Center.
They say now is the time to take action.
IN Q=We really feel
((TED FEINOUR/TASK FORCE ON TEEN PREGNANCY: WE REALLY FEEL THAT IF WE CAN COME
UP WITH FUNDING SOURCES AND IF WE CAN COME UP WITH PROGRAMS THAT WILL LESSON
THE RATE AND REALLY CONTINUE TO DROP THE RATE THAT WE WILL MAKE GREAT STRIDES.
SUPER=01-Ted Feinour/Task Force on Teen Pregnancy;
OUT Q=great strides
The task force was formed 18 months ago to combat teen pregnancy.
Now it's asking for the community's help.
Next week the group is sponsoring a town meeting at the Roanoke Civic
Members will conduct a workshop in order to get the public's perspective on
Students at the Roanoke Academy of Math and Sciences are meeting today with
one of the nation's best known children's authors.
Bill Dallas Lewis has written a number of books, known as the "Silly Billy"
His main theme: if you read, you can succeed.
IN Q=It sounds
((BILL DALLAS LEWIS/CHILDREN'S AUTHOR: IT SOUNDS KINDA HOKEY, BUT WE BELIEVE
THAT THROUGH READING, ANYONE CAN DO ANYTHING. AND IT'S NOT JUST KIDS THAT NEED
TO READ. WE HAD, THIS MORNING ON THE NEWS, IT SAID THAT 87 PERCENT OF PEOPLE
HATE THEIR JOBS. THERE'S LIBRARIES EVERYWHERE. IF PEOPLE GO TO THE LIBRARIES,
READ ABOUT THE THINGS THAT YOU REALLY LIKE TO DO, QUIT YOUR JOB, STOP BEING
MISERABLE, AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Dallas Lewis/Children's Author;
OUT Q=a better place.
Lewis quit HIS job several years ago to pursue his dream of writing
He also visits about 80 schools a year, encouraging kids to read and use
Lewis will spend the whole day with students at the academy.
The author was brought to Roanoke through First Union's Partners in
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns,
The bidding can resume on a Danville newspaper,
and Beatles' fans line up outside record stores awaiting the sale of the Fab
Four's first new song since they split up.
music up full
The Princess of Wales' candid television interview last night has prompted
frenzied debate in Britian.
Opinion is split between those who think her revelations of depression,
adultery and unhappiness showed brave honesty, and those who think her
accusations of persecution by the Royal household were manipulative and
IN Q=I don't want
((PRINCESS DIANA: WHEN NO ONE LISTENS TO YOU, ALL SORT OF THINGS START TO
HAPPEN..I WANTED TO COME FORWARD AND CONTINUE MY DUTY AS WIFE, MOTHER AND
PRINCESS OF WALES.))
OUT Q=and princess of Wales.
The Sun, Britain's best-selling daily newspaper, reported floods of calls
after her 55-minute interview, running about 75 percent in Diana's favor.
Today, Prince Charles had no comment as he visited fishmarket in Cornwall,
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
More than thirty years after they landed in America, the Beatles are again
making waves in the U-S music industry.
People lined up in New York and other cities early this morning, to grab the
Fab Four's Anthology One.
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Apple Corp;
One bit of excitement on the album -- a new song, written and recorded by
John Lennon sometime in the 19-70's.
It's mixed with vocals by the other Beatles that were added this year.
TAPE# edit of 95-37
A Pittsylvania County judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the
canceled sale of the Danville Register and Bee newspaper.
The ruling clears the way for bidding to resume on the newspaper.
Zan Womack, Junior was suing American National Bank and Trust Company for
breach of contract.
At one time, Womack had attempted to buy the newspaper for 19- million
But all sales were halted after the Attorney General questioned the sale.
In his complaint, Womack had asked that he be allowed to buy the paper or
be awarded ten million dollars.
The Dow failed to clear the five-thousand level this morning, after briefly
touching that mark yesterday.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP ten points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Just ahead on News 7,
U-V-A's Gieck trips up his chances for a sideline bowl seat,
and Dan Marino throws a history-making touchdown during Monday Night Football.
MUSIC UP FULL
In Monday Night Football -- Dan Marino tied an N-F-L mark for career
touchdown passes, but couldn't prevent Miami from losing
to San Francisco.
Marino tossed two scoring passes to tie Fran Tarkenton's mark of 342 career
49ers quarterback Elvis Grbac (GUR'-bahk) threw for 382 yards and four
touchdowns to beat the Dolphins 44 to 20.
U-V-A athletic trainer Joe Gieck will not be allowed on the sidelines in the
Cavs' upcoming Bowl game.
That word from athletic director Terry Holland, after Gieck's inappropriate
action in Saturday's Tech- U-V-A game,
On the final play, Gieck stuck his left leg out in an apparent effort of
trip Hokie Safety Antonio Banks.
Banks avoided his leg and wound up in the endzone, but Gieck didn't avoid
Gieck accepted the penalty last night and admitting he stuck his leg out,
but he says he never intended to trip or hurt Banks.
He says the action was made out of frustration, and that he knows it was
In the statement he also apologized to both schools.
And if it's basketball you're after over the Christmas season, check out
the Nations Bank Holiday Hoops Tournament.
It tips off December 26th at the Salem Civic Center, and Steve Mason says
the field of teams is the best ever for the tournament.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Salem Head Coach; :06
SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Head Coach; :14
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Pope/Northside Head Coach; :54
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Patrick Henry Head Coach; 1:11
SUPER=01-Doug Waters/Nations Bank Region Executive; 1:29
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
(( Salem... will meet Glenvar for the first time in the two schools
CHARLIE MORGAN/ SALEM HEAD COACH: THIS IS THE TIME TO PLAY GLENVAR
BECAUSE THEY HAVE GUYS THAT WERE IN THE STATE TOURNAMENT LAST YEAR AND THEY
HAVE SOME EXPERIENCED BALL PLAYERS BACK.
ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR HEAD COACH: WE FEEL LIKE WE WILL GET BACK TO THE
STATE AGAIN AND WIN IT. WE'LL HAVE TO PLAY TEAMS OF THIS CALIBER, AND WE FEEL
LIKE THIS IS A GOOD STARTING POINT FOR US.
In a tournament where classification doesn't matter a great deal is at
stake. The three day eighteen tournament gives fans a rare opportunity to see
haw one team stacks up against another than it would never see during the
regular season. First round action get s underway December 26th. Patrick
Henry begins play against Byrd, then Salem starts its rivalry with the 1995
State Champion runner-ups in Glenvar. Followed by Durham, NC 4A power
Riverside taking on Franklin Co. And the first day concludes with last
season's tournament champions and Northside.
BILL POPE/NORTHSIDE HEAD COACH: I'D HAVE TO SAY THE FLEMMING, WITH THE
STRONG POWER THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE YEARS, WE'D HAVE TO BE ONE OF THE REAL
STRONG FAVORITES THIS YEAR, BUT LAST YEAR IS LAST YEAR, AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL
COME OUT PRETTY WELL IN THE FIRST ROUND.
Flemming's arch rivals joins the Kernels in some valley hoops history to
WOODY DEANS/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: WE'RE JUST EXCITED ABOUT BEING
INVITED AND PLAYING IN THE TOURNAMENT, SO I THINK IT WILL GIVE IT A LITTLE
PROFILE AND SOME ADDED PUBLICITY TO THE TOURNAMENT TO HAVE THE CITY SCHOOLS IN
Selecting the two city schools shows a commitment to home town teams, but
adding Riverside shows the selecting committee's desire to expand the
DOUG WATERS/NATIONS BANK REGION EXECUTIVE: WE CERTAINLY AS A COMPANY ARE
INVOLVED IN NORTH CAROLINA AS WELL AS VIRGINIA, SO THERE IS NO NATURAL BARRIER
FROM OUR STANDPOINT IN GOING OUT OF STATE. WE THINK THAT THIS IS THE DIRECTION
THAT A TOURNAMENT THAT A TOURNAMENT LIKE THIS SHOULD GO.
In Salem, Steve Mason, News 7 Sports.))
(toss to patrick)
(patrick ad lib)
That's News 7 at Noon.
Thanks for joining us.