Up next on News 7 at eleven-
A search is on for a Bank Robber in Central Virginia.
While in California, authorities link this photographer to the murder of
another model and possibly more.
Plus two new businesses are coming to the Downtown Roanoke market.
News 7 is coming up next.
A photographer charged with killing a model may be connected to more
Authorities say Charles Rathbun is linked to the murder of another model.
((SHERMAN BLOCK/L.A. SHERIFF: THEY HAVE AN UNRESOLVED DEATH OF A YOUNG WOMAN IN
THE AREA DISPOSED OF IN A SIMILAR FASHION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO WHERE RATHBUN
SUPER=01-Sheriff Sherman Block/L.A. Sheriff's Dept; 00
OUT Q=WHERE RATHBUN LIVES."
Plus two new businesses are opening on the Roanoke City market. We'll take
Join us for News 7 tonight at eleven.
Lynchburg police are on the lookout for the man they say robbed a bank on
Boonsboro Road this afternoon.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the search for the suspect.
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SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :20
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :41
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Just before two p-m Wednesday, a man walked into this Nationsbank in
Lynchburg and without brandishing a weapon, demanded money.
The suspect fled on foot across Boonsboro Road to a waiting get-away car.
But police say before he could drive away...a dye pack of red ink placed
inside the bag of money apparently went off.
IN Q=Our information is
((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: OUR INFORMATION IS THE DYE PACK
PROBABLY WENT OFF BEFORE THE SUBJECT GOT BACK TO THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS
POSSIBLY PARKED OVER ON OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, WHICH THE SUSPECT WOULD HAVE HAD TO
RUN ACROSS BOONSBORO ROAD TOWARDS OLD BOONSBORO ROAD, AND I THINK THE DYE PACK
PROBABLY EXPLODED BEFORE HE GOT TO HIS VEHICLE. AND HE SHOULD HAVE MAYBE RED
DYE ALL OVER HIM AND I'M SURE SOME WOULD RUB OFF INSIDE THE VEHICLE.))
OUT Q=inside the vehicle.
natsot car 3:13:10
An hour later, police got a tip the vehicle had been abandoned behind this
home off Walnut Hollow Road in Bedford County.
A careful search of the grounds turned up nothing, and a police tracking dog
was unable to pinpoint the whereabouts of the bank robber.
Residents in the nearby Meadow Ridge subdivision had a few tense moments as
authorities cordoned off the area for the search which ended at dusk with no
They are "not" releasing the name of the man they believe is responsible.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Five murders in five weeks--
Those are the latest statistics from Henry County.
But both law officials and residents hope those figures won't earn the
county a reputation as a hub of criminal activity.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=01-Rev. Green Moore/St. John's Baptist Church; :00
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Alfred Fontaine/Henry Co. Resident; :34
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :55
OUT Q=News 7, Henry County
SOT 6:53:00 henry crime tape 2
((REVEREND GREEN MOORE/ST. JOHN'S BAPTIST CHURCH: I HOPE PEOPLE WON'T BE
STEREOTYPICAL, BECAUSE ALL PEOPLE ARE NOT BAD. WE STILL HAVE GOOD PEOPLE IN
THIS COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE A LOT MORE GOOD THAN WE DO BAD. ))
That's the hope of many who live in the Sandy Level area of Henry County.
The community has seen its share of crime-- most recently a fatal shooting
last weekend during a drug deal.
Drugs have played a major part in the county's recent rash of violence.
And some say the key to preventing drug crimes from taking hold of a
community-- is keeping children away from them.
SOT 7:08:43 HENRY CRIME TAPE 2
((ALFRED FONTAINE/HENRY CO. RESIDENT: THOSE KIDS ARE EXPOSED. THESE DEALERS
ARE OUT HERE WITH LARGE ROLLS OF MONEY, AND IF WE DON'T DO SOMETHING TO
MOTIVATE THEM-- THAT'S CERTAINLY GOING TO MOTIVATE THEM. ))
SOT Last bridge standup please
WITH ALL THE RECENT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY HERE-- AUTHORITIES SAY HENRY COUNTY'S
BEING DUBBED 'LITTLE CHICAGO'. AND WHILE THE LAST FEW WEEKS HAVE BEEN GRUELING
FOR INVESTIGATORS, THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP.
SOT 15:07:48 henry crime tape 1
((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WITH OUR EVERYDAY PROBLEMS YOU
HAVE, WE'VE BEEN REALLY STRETCHED HERE. BUT WE FEEL FORTUNATE WE'VE BEEN ABLE
TO DO IT. BUT WE'VE GOT A LOT OF OFFICERS THAT ARE RATHER TIRED RIGHT NOW. BUT
WE'RE DOING ALL THAT WE CAN. ))
And with the holiday season in full swing-- authorities say they hope
people will be more willing to think before they act.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Henry County.))
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private
Eight inches of snow are making it difficult for rescue workers searching
for a plane believed crashed in central West Virginia.
Authorities believe the plane piloted by 31 year old Colin Cambell of
Lynchburg went down last night on a mountain in Webster County.
Cambell was returning to Lynchburg from Braxton County in heavy fog when
flight controllers lost contact with his plane.
The photographer charged with killing model Linda Sobek is now linked to
the death of another model.
Authorities says photographer Charles Rathbun may be involved in the case
of model Kimberly Pandelios.
Her body was dumped in the Angeles National Forest three years ago.
((SHERIFF SHERMON BLOCK/L.A. SHERIFF'S DEPT: PEOPLE PLACED THEM TOGETHER ON AT
LEAST TWO OCCAISION IN MEETING SITUATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Sheriff Shermon Block/L.A. Sheriff's Dept;
OUT Q=in meeting situations."
Block says investigators are looking into other unsolved murders to see
if Rathbun was involved.
They're focusing on a homicide in Ohio, close to where Rathbun's father
lives and where Rathbun has visited.
The first Americans have arrived in Bosnia.
Military experts are scouting around the battered Tuzla area where
thousands of G-I's will keep the peace.
Tomorrow NATO will authorize advance units to begin moving in.
Meanwhile President Clinton said peacekeepers have a good chance of bringing
calm to Bosnia.
((TOGETHER WITH OUR FRENCH AND OTHER ALLIES THROUGH NATO WITH OTHER NATIONS WHO
WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH US I BELIEVE WE HAVE BETTER THAN EVEN CHANCE TO HELP
BRING PEACE TO BOSNIA.))
OUT Q=bringing peace to Bosnia.
Clinton spoke at a dinner in his honor in London.
The woman who's served the longest in Congress says its time to move on
to new challenges.
Colorado Democrat Pat Schroeder says she won't seek re-election.
The fiery opponent of House speaker Newt Gingrich was first elected in
Cutting remarks between George Allen and Virginia Republican party chairman
Pat McSweeney are nothing new.
But today, a remark ABOUT cutting rattled the Governor.
Party chairman Pat McSweeney announced yesterday he would NOT seek another
He did NOT endorse a member of Allen's own cabinet seeking the post.
And then he told the Richmond Times-Dispatch "I would first cut his heart
out with a rusty can top" before allowing Allen and his allies to take over the
IN Q=It would be nice
((IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE... BUT, WHATEVER.))
McSweeney called the Governor's approach to state government a "scorched
earth policy" that he says has alienated some Republicans.
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Still to come on News 7, a woman admits stealing money from her job
New opportunities for downtown Roanoke shoppers,
and we'll see a new and simple procedure that doctors think will revolutionize
the detection of breast cancer.
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A passion for Bingo and the lottery-
That's what apparently led a Campbell County woman to embezzle from the
circuit court clerk's office where she worked for 28 years.
Today 60- year old Elizabeth C. Tucker pleaded guilty to stealing more than
45- hundred dollars over a five year period.
Authorities say Tucker would take cash payments for copying and filing fees
and pocket the money without turning in a receipt.
Her attorney hopes the judge takes into account Tucker's age and lack of a
criminal record when she's sentenced.
IN Q=I hope she
((JAMES FRAY/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: I HOPE SHE GETS A VERY LIGHT SENTENCE, BECAUSE I
SAY, IT'S THIS ONE THING THAT WE KNOW OF IN A WHOLE LIFETIME THAT'S ILLEGAL OR
((DAVID GRIMES/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: PERSONALLY, AS A PROSECUTOR, I TAKE A VERY
STRONG STAND WHEN SOMEONE VIOLATES THE PUBLIC TRUST OR TAKES PUBLIC MONEY. THAT
MAY BE MORE SERIOUS THAN TAKING FROM OTHER SOURCES. STEALING IS STEALING, BUT
WHEN YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC TRUST POSITION AND DO IT, IT'S AN AGGRAVATION TO IT.))
SUPER=01-James Fray/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-David Grimes/Special Prosecutor; :10
OUT Q=aggravation to it.
Tucker will be sentenced in January.
It is a less expensive less painful way for doctors to check breast
As Byron Harlon reports the needle takes the place of the knife.
SUPER=01-Dr. Steven Adler/Radiologist; 17
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Schmidt/Radiologist; 41
OUT Q=Byron Harlen, CBS News, Chicago."
((You're looking at a simulation of a procedure with a complicated name that
will streamline breast cancer diagnosis and save lots of money.
This is a stereotaxic biopsy...essentially using a needle to remove breast
tissue that s then tested for cancer.
DR. STEVEN ADLER--RADIOLOGIST: WHICH IS MUCH SIMPLER AND EQUALLY ACCURATE TO
So much simpler that it s done on an out-patient basis, during a procedure
that takes a half hour to 45-minutes.
And now doctors are saying just how much it can save patients each
year...about one-billion dollars.
THERE'S ANOTHER BENEFIT THAT MAY BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT.
DR. ROBERT SCHMIDT/RADIOLOGIST: IT ALLOWS US, AS DOCTORS, TO GO IN EARLIER,
ON THINGS THAT ARE TINY, THAT YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO DO SOMETHING AS AGGRESSIVE
AS SURGERY FOR.
The procedure is not more widely used because it s relatively new and the
machines that do it are not available everywhere.
But doctors want patients to ask if a needle biopsy would be appropriate,
instead of surgery.
Bottom line for women: a procedure that may make possible a better way to
detect breast cancer which could be a life saver.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Chicago.))
The word "slowdown" has been used recently to characterize the nation's
But that's NOT the case in downtown Roanoke, where stores just keep moving
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=I want
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Hal Stern/Five Boro Bagels Owner;:20
SUPER=01-Joanne Stern/Five Boro Bagels Owner;:38 QUICK
SUPER=01-Jill Barr/Style Plus Assistant Manager; 1:08
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
SOT TAPE ONE 05:55:58
IN Q=I want two
((CUSTOMER: I WANT TWO EVERYTHING BAGELS.))
OUT Q=everything bagels.
By the end of March, Five Boro Bagels will branch out from Roanoke County
and open its second location in Roanoke's downtown market area.
Nat Sot T1 TOT 05:42:40 UNLOADING BAGELS
That puts the number of new stores downtown well past a bakers dozen, for
just the past few months alone.
SOT TAPE ONE 05:52:53
IN Q=The population
((HAL STERN/FIVE BORO BAGELS OWNER: THE POPULATION DOWNTOWN, THE TRAFFIC IS
JUST, IT'S INCREDIBLE COMPARED TO WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO WE FIGURE IF WE'RE
DOING WELL OUT HERE, WE'LL DO QUITE WELL THERE.))
OUT Q=quite well there.
Hal and Joanne Stern opened Five Boro Bagels in Roanoke County two summers
But they always had a move downtown in the back of their minds.
SOT TAPE ONE 05:54:01
IN Q=We had
((JOANNE STERN/FIVE BORO BAGELS OWNER: WE HAD WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FROM THE
BEGINNING, TO GO DOWNTOWN, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
OUT Q=excited about it.
IN Q=A lot of people
((A lot of people have also been wondering what's gonna happen with this
building, which used to house Woolworth's. Well we caught up with the person
who bought the space.))
OUT Q=the space.
Nat Sot tape 06:36:25 opening door crank ch. 2 all the way!
Mun Kwong Cho moved to Roanoke from Korea 11 years ago and opened Style
Plus, which has a little bit of everything.
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FIRST PART OF NEXT TRACK
Through his assistant manager, who served as an interpreter, he explained
why he's expanding his concept in a big way two doors down the block.
SOT TAPE ONE 06:30:32
IN Q=He just
((JILL BARR/STYLE PLUS ASSISTANT MANAGER: HE JUST WANTED IT, FOR A LONG TIME,
TO HAVE A STORE LIKE WOOLWORTH'S TYPE.))
OUT Q=Woolworth's type.
Cho will call the store the Campbell Mart.
He plans to have part of it open within two weeks.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in just a minute, states with faster speed limits could pay for it
with higher insurance rates,
and a little later in the broadcast, we'll see how Disney will cross any bridge
to promote one of its favorite movies.
If you want higher interstate speed limits, be prepared to pay higher
premiums for your auto insurance.
Opponents of higher speed limits say faster driving leads to more accidents.
The vice president of the state Professional Insurance Association says
patience is usually safer AND cheaper.
((SONNY HILL/PROF. INSURANCE AGENTS ASSOC. OF VA: IF YOU HAVE HIGHER FREQUENCY
AND HIGHER SEVERITY AS FAR AS ACCIDENTS ARE CONCERNED, BOTH IN PROPERTY DAMAGE
AND IN BODILY INJURY, NATURALLY THAT'S GONNA CAUSE HIGHER RATES. ))
SUPER=01-Sonny Hill/PIAA of VA Vice-President;
OUT Q=cause higher rates.
President Clinton signed a law allowing states to set their own speed
Governor Allen says he MAY favor raising limits on rural interstates in
Virginia to 70 miles an hour.
IN Q=70 is
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SEVENTY IS JUST TO ME SOMETHING THAT I THINK MOST PEOPLE
WOULD CONSIDER AND I WOULD CONSIDER REASONABLE. I WOULDN'T WANT TO BE SAYING
75 OR 80.))
OUT Q=75 or 80.
Allen expects to see bills to raise the speed limits in the next session of
the General Assembly.
But he says he would want to make sure traffic volume, highway engineering
and other safety issues are carefully considered.
Danville's tobacco warehouse district may soon have an added attraction.
In December, the much awaited Danville Science Center will open on
Now, the owner of "Spanky's" says he's planning to open a similar restaurant
Spanky Macher's been negotiating with the Danville Area Development
Foundation for over a year.
He says it now looks like the deal will be finalized within weeks.
He's in the process of buying the old Southern Office Building, which used
to be owned by Norfolk Southern.
IN Q=I think it's going to be
((SPANKY MACHER/RESTAURANT OWNER: I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL NICE DRAW FOR
DANVILLE. CULTURALLY, THEY'RE GOING TO ATTRACT PEOPLE FROM THAT PART OF THE
STATE. THERE'S REALLY NOT MUCH DOWN THAT WAY FOR PEOPLE TO GO VISIT AND LOOK AT
AND I THINK THIS IS GOING TO DRAW PEOPLE AS FAR AWAY AS GREENSBORO TO COME UP
THERE AND SPEND AN AFTERNOON.))
SUPER=01-Spanky Macher/Restaurant Owner; :00
OUT Q=spend an afternoon.
Macher hopes to open by next spring.
He'll cater to all ages, but in particular school age children who'll visit
the Science Center.
Plans also call for a bar and banquet rooms.
Plenty of hoops to talk about tonight as the Tech and Radford women butt
heads, and UVa takes on Kansas in the Great 8.
Plus What's up in Miami?
Are the Canes going bowling or not?
I'll attempt to answer those questions in minute but first the Ferrum College
Panthers hosted their annual Fall sports awards banquet tonight on campus.
Here's a look at some of the top winner.
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OUT Q=...WOMEN'S SOCCER.
TAKE A BREAK
Ladies first,; last night. The lady Hokies of Virginia Tech traveled to
Radford only to be upset by the lady Highlanders at the Dedmon Center.
SUPER=03-Radford/Hokies vs. Highlanders; :00
The game turned out to be a homecoming for many local stars.
Former Northside star Patti Fischer dishes to Lisa Howard who nails two of
her game high 23 and at that point Tech was down by 16.
Then, former Byrd playmaker Cherry Banks finds Michelle Hollister, she
scores 2 of her 15 on the break, that cut the RU lead to 4 points with 2
minutes left in the half.
In the second half, former Pulaski SUPER=34-Radford/=81/Virginia Tech/=64;
great Terry Garland gets the assist to former Floyd standout Lynnette Nolley.
her J pulled tech to within 6.
RU was too much, Fischer...to... Dede Logaman for the lay up, she had 14
and the lady Highlanders shock Tech 81-64.
The Virginia Cavaliers hooked up with second ranked Kansas in a rematch of
last year's Sweet 16 showdown last night.
The game was part of the Great 8 tournament in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
But there was nothing great about it for UVa.
SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ESPN; :00
Jeff Jones' team struggled all night but had a chance to get within one point
with 15 seconds to go, but watch Harold Deane get called for the charge on the
nice drive and assist to Jamal Robinson.
The basket is waved off, and
Kansas adds some free throws down the stretch to beat the 15th ranked Cavs
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Spartans vs. Blue Devils; :00
Down in Durham, the Duke Blue devils pounded Big South power
UNC-Greensboro 7- to 57.
greg Newton registered a career high 22 points, including this slam off the
pass from Chris Collins.
It Mike Krzyzewski first appearance SUPER=34-Duke/=71/UNC-Greensboro/=57;
on the Duke bench since he sat out 19 games last year with back and fatigue
Collins added 15 in the 12 ranked Blue devils win.
Virginia Tech's chances of receiving a bid to an alliance bowl, as most
everyone knows, depends largely on what happens to their Big East co-champion
In yesterday's Boston Globe, Miami Athletic director Paul Dee said that the
Hurricanes are considering skipping a bowl this season.
The Hurricanes have been charged with 10 NCAA rules violations, and the hope
is that by pulling out of the bowl picture this year and taking their
punishment now, they will have a clean slate for next season.
But late yesterday, the University president denied those statements and
said the school is awaiting word on sanctions.
((TAD FOOTE/UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Tad Foote/University of Miami President; :00
OUT Q=....being in existence"
If sanctions force Miami out of a bowl, Virginia Tech will most certainly go
to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans.
The Hokies would likely play either Texas or Texas A&M.
As for the Orange Bowl it looks like the folks in Miami would match up
Florida State and Notre Dame in that game, IF Miami pulls out.
Big East officials said that no bowl decisions will be made for conference
teams until this Friday, but with only three Big East teams eligible for the
postseason this year, don't look for the conference to let Miami pull out and
cost the league several million in shared revenue.
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If you missed the conversation today between our Mike Stevens and Winston
Cup champ Jeff Gordon; have no fear, that is still ahead, plus the Ryder team
has a new captain,
and Tiki Barber receives a national award, the lowdown on all of those
stories in a few.
The University of Virginia football team continues to stockpile post season
awards. Tiki Barber topped the list yesterday.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Seminoles vs. Cavaliers; :00
The former cave Spring star and now UVa running back has been named to the
1995 College Football Association Scholar-Athlete team.
Barber has a 3.4 grade point average in his Commerce major. Barber also led
the ACC in rushing, amassing over 13 hundred yards this season.
Earlier this afternoon, our Mike Stvens had a chance to talk with Winston Cup
champion Jeff Gordon, VIA Satellite from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York
Gordon is in the Big Apple for Friday night's
Winston Cup awards banquet.
And Mike talked to him about a number of topics including how a lot of racing
fans are less than thrilled with his championship season.
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((JEFF GORDON/1995 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1995 Winston Cup Champion; :15
OUT Q=...MY GOALS ARE.
Jeff will be on Late night with David Letterman Thursday night and tomorrow
on New s7 at six, we'll hear what he has to say about being on the show.
When the Disney film -Pocohantas debuted in America last summer it was big
Now its ready to make a splash in Europe. And the community of Natural
Bridge has a connection to it all.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SUPER=03-Natural Bridge; :00
SUPER=01-Severihe Clair/French Actress; :38
SUPER=01-Dave Parker/Natural Bridge Marketing Director; :56
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven, Natural Bridge.
((The french are descending on Natural Bridge.
They are touring the commonwealth to shoot a short Christmas disney movie
that promotes the release of the animation film Pocohontas.
nat sound (Producer talks)
However, this movie is not an animation and the stars conduct their own
Oliver (OLI-VEE-YEA) (SHIAR-BO-DOE) Chiabo is the main star along with
co-star (SI-VI-REE) (CLAY-AIR) Severihe Clair.
Oliver hosts the french version of Wheel of Fortune.
But in this movie he lives in Virginia and helps Severihe, a lost french
foreign exchange student, find her host American family.
SOT 12:37:35 (Steve, see if you can squeeze the giggle in at the end)
((SEVERIHE CLAIR/FRENCH ACTRESS: THEY WOULD HAVE MANY ADVENTURES TOGETHER. AT
THE BEGINNING THEY CAN'T STAND EACH OTHER... BUT AT THE END THEY FALL IN
Because this movie will be shown throughout europe some believe its a big
boost for tourism in Virginia.
((DAVE PARKER/NATURAL BRIDGE MARKETING DIRECTOR: WE'RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE THEM
HERE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO REALLY PROMOTE THE STATE AND THE BEAUTY OF THE
STATE WHETHER IT'S ON THE EASTERN SHORE WITH WILLIAMSBURG AND JAMESTOWN AND
ALSO THE WESTERN PART OF THE STATE IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
This movie will be featured on Christmas day and Pocohantos will be debut in
in France January.
The french crew are wrapping up their six day shoot and heading back to
Ron Jones, News Seven, Natural Bridge.))
And they hope on Christmas day to share a little Americana with Europe.