A Salem teenager is charged with D-U-I following a car accident that killed
The Senate Whitewater Committe prepares for a court showdown with the
Clinton administration over disputed Whitewater notes.
And a guilty plea from a serial killer who dumped the body of one of his
victims in Virginia.
Partly cloudy this afternoon... and warm! Tonight, expect some rain. I'll
have the weekend forecast for you in a few minutes.
News 7 at Noon is next.
A woman was killed by a motorist last night as she walked along a roadside
in Roanoke County.
The teenager behind the wheel has been charged with driving under the
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The accident happened at about 8:30 on Kingsmill Drive.
Forty-five year old Bonnie Kitts of Salem was knocked unconscious, and
taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she died.
The Salem teenager was taken into custody.
An investigation is continuing.
In Evendale, Ohio today an employee at a trucking company walked into work
and shot three of his co-workers.
One of them was killed the other two are in serious condition.
The man surrendered to the first officer on the scene and was taken into
Police don't know yet what motivated the shooting.
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A North Carolina trucker pleaded guilty in Tennessee today to murdering two
women at truck stops this year, including one whose body was found in southwest
Interstate murderer Sean (Seen) Goble was sentenced to two consecutive life
He faces charges in the murder of another woman in North Carolina.
Prosecutors say Goble is to plead guilty to second-degree murder there and
get another life term.
President Clinton is back from yesterday's historic signing in Paris to end
the Balkan war, and has walked right into a Whitewater battle.
The White House missed today's 9 a-m deadline for turning over supeoned notes
to the Senate Whitewater committee.
Mr. Clinton says the notes, that are from a 19-93 Whitewater meeting he
had with his attorneys and presidential aides, are protected by attorney-client
((SENATOR ALFONSE D'AMATO
COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN-R NEW YORK:THE PRESIDENT SAYS ONE THING AND THEN HE DOES
ANOTHER. HE SAYS WELL I'M GOING TO COOPERATE AND TURN OVER EVERYTHING AND THEN
HE THROWS UP THIS LEGAL SMOKESCREEN. THIS SMELLS MORE AND MORE LIKE ANOTHER
EVENT SEEN IN OUR NATION'S HISTORY AND THAT'S WATERGATE. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Alfonse D'Amato/Whitewater Committee Chairman;
OUT Q=and that's watergate.
The Senate Whitewater committee this morning voted to ask the FULL Senate to
enforce subpoenas for the notes.
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Meantime the end may be near in the budget battle.
White House and Congressional negotiators are swapping budget plans today,
trying to prevent another government shutdown.
The deadline to reach a budget agreement -- or to pass a new emergency
funding bill -- is midnight.
This time a Federal shutdown would furlough 300- thousand workers
That's a far cry from the 800- thousand government workers that were off the
job last month.
Even still, there are some offices that will be heavily affected.
Only 14- percent of Veterans Affairs employees in Roanoke would report to
work during a new shutdown.
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((JIM MAYE/VETERANS AFFAIRS DIRECTOR: THE AFFECT WOULD BE LITTLE ACTUAL WORK
BEING DONE IN PROCESSING CASES. ALL WE WILL BE ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY DO IS TO
ANSWER PHONE CALLS, TAKE PEOPLE'S CALLS, ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE
SITUATION MAY BE. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Maye/Veterans Affairs Director;
OUT Q=situation may be
The shutdown could be disastrous for the thousands of veterans who receive
Maye (MAY) says checks will be delayed if an agreement is not reached by
In Bosnian today, the peacekeeping mission has virtually ground to a halt.
It is not the warring factions that are in the way, but rather mother
Terry Phillips has more from Tuzla.
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((For the moment, the most serious threat to American forces flying into Bosnia
isn't tanks or guns or even landmines.
It's the weather.
Winter has arrived early in the former Yugoslav Republic.
At the NATO base near Tuzla, military air traffic controllers were expecting
planeloads of men and equipment.
But for a second day, low ceiling and poor visibility has reduced the number
of incoming flights to zero.
Snow has also increased the danger on the ground.
To avoid stepping on mines, troops are warned to walk only on hard paved
But it's tough to see where the pavement ends and the danger begins.
If and when thousands of Americans do get here, they'll find friendly
bosnians Waiting to greet them.
In the old flea market, townspeople are already sounding optimistic.
This man says when the Americans come, there will be peace.
NATO's plan still calls for about 20- thousand Americans to help keep the
peace in Bosnia.
But before they can do that, they'll need a little more cooperation from
mother nature -- just to land here. Terry Phillips, CBS News, TUZLA.))
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Up next, a group of Lynchburg residents file a suit against the city,
and we'll have an update on the AIDS patient who received bone marrow from a
We have a stationary front giving us this cloudy weather... we will also see
some rain tonight as a low pressure system moves toward us.
Enjoy the temperatures today. Highs will be around 60 degrees. I'll have the
forecast in a few minutes.
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Residents of a Lynchburg neighborhood are taking their fight against a
proposed sports complex to court.
The Concerned Citizens of Lynchburg group is suing the city over its
decision to rezone a 163- acre site in the Sandusky neighborhood to accomodate
Neighbors say city council violated a number of zoning laws when they
granted developers a special use permit last month.
They're asking a judge to block the city from issuing building permits for
The 15- million dollar complex would include a new minor league baseball
stadium and more than twenty soccer and Little League fields.
In Martinsville, Michael Draper is a free man after a jury found him not
guilty of malicious wounding.
Draper was accused of placing a pipe bomb in a parking lot in October of
Police believe the blast was intended for the father of Draper's former
girlfriend, who was scheduled to testify against him in court.
Another man was seriously injured by the blast.
But yesterday, a jury deliberated for less than two hours before acquitting
IN Q=I have always treated
((MICHAEL DRAPER/DEFENDANT: I HAVE ALWAYS TREATED PEOPLE DECENT, TREATED THEM
WITH RESPECT NO MATTER WHAT FEELINGS THEY HAVE TOWARD ME. I NEVER TRIED TO DO
ANYTHING AGAINST THEM.))
((RANDOLPH SMITH/PROSECUTOR: WE SOLVED THE CRIME. IF THE JURY WANTS TO TURN HIM
LOOSE AND LET HIM DO IT AGAIN, THAT'S UP TO THEM. THAT'S THEIR RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Michael Draper/Defendant; :00
SUPER=01-Randolph Smith/Prosecutor; :09
OUT Q=that's their right.
This was Draper's second trial on charges of malicious wounding and
possession of an explosive device.
The first ended with a hung jury.
O-J Simpson's ex-girlfriend says she broke up with him just hours before the
murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Paula Barbieri testified to that yesterday in a deposition in Simpson's
Goldman attorney Michael Brewer says Barbieri left Simpson a Dear John
telephone message on June 12th 19-94.
((MICHAEL BREWER/GOLDMAN ATTORNEY: WHICH IS THE MORNING OF THE MURDERS AND IT
MAY EXPLAIN SOME OF SIMPSON'S BEHAVIOR LATER THAT DAY AND INTO THE EVENING. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Brewer/Goldman Attorney;
OUT Q=into the evening.
Simpson appeared at yesterday's deposition.
Although he was aquitted of murdering Brown and Goldman he still faces a
wrongful death suit filed by their families.
Trial is set for April 2nd.
Doctors in California say an AIDS patient who recieved a baboon bone marrow
transplant is so far doing extremely well.
Jeff Getty underwent the transplant last night.
Doctors are hopeful the AIDS-resistant baboon marrow will help Getty fight
the virus destroying his system.
But doctors say the procedure could also speed up his death.
Family members remain optimistic.
((SUSAN GETTY: HE'S VERY, VERY HAPPY, HE'S FINE.
REPORTER:I UNDERSTAND HE WAS EVEN MAKING JOKES.
GETTY:OH YES, EVERYONE WAS. THEY'RE PROS, HE'S BEEN DONG THIS FOR A LONG TIME.
SUPER=01-Susan Getty/Transplant Recipient's Mother;
OUT Q=FOR A LONG TIME.
The results of the transplant will not be known for several months.
Meantime, researchers hope combining the AIDS virus with its weaker cousin
could lead to new treatments, maybe even a vaccine.
Test-tube experiments indicate the mix weakens the ability of the
AIDS virus to reproduce.
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Still to come, the most incredible gingerbread houses you've ever seen at the
Hotel Roanoke, and here's what else is cooking this weekend.
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Gingerbred houses are a Christmas tradition.
But this holiday, the Hotel Roanoke went all out by creating not just any
gingerbread house -- but Roanoke landmarks made of the spicy cookie dough.
They are amazing, and Executive Chef Wayne Knowles is here to show them to
Who came up with this idea and how many people were involved?
SUPER=01-Wayne Knowles/Executive Chef;
(Quickly give us a tour.)
(How many hours did it take to create these?)
(What are you going to do with them at the end of the holiday?)
(Is this going to be an annual tradition?)
(How long will they be on display?)
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Appalachian Power's plans to build a high voltage line through the area got
a jolt yesterday.
As Len Besthoff reports, the company is charged up about it.
IN Q=Appalachian Power
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Appalachian Power says it needs to build a 115-mile, high-voltage line like
this one from West Virginia to Botetourt County, if it wants to keep up with
the future demand for electricity.
And after years of evaluation, members of Virginia's State Corporation
Commission have reached the same conclusion, saying a proposed high voltage
transmission line may be needed.
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IN Q=We're pleased
((CHARLES SIMMONS/APCO: WE'RE PLEASED THAT THE COMMISSION HAS RULED THAT IN
FACT THERE WAS A NEED FOR THE FACILITY.))
OUT Q=for the facility.
This marks a defeat for power line opponents, one says I still think the
needs issue is out to lunch.
But the opponents' fight isn't over just yet, because regulators stopped
short of giving the thumbs up.
A spokesman says the S-C-C wants further information about how the line will
be used, and it also wants the company to explore whether there are feasible
ways to lessen the line's impact on two areas within Craig and Roanoke
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IN Q=And we
((SIMMONS: AND WE REMAIN CONVINCED THAT THE ROUTING THAT WAS DONE BY THE
UNIVERSITY STUDY TEAM REPRESENTS THE LEAST ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ROUTE IN TOTAL,
BUT WE'LL CERTAINLY BE RESPONSIVE TO THE COMMISSION'S REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL
OUT Q=for information.
Apco may have received an early Christmas present from Virginia regulators.
But it doesn't even have a application on file to build the line in West
Virginia, where a majority of the project will go, and even more ardent
Len Besthoff, News-7.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP one point.
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Up next --
Who made the Associated Press all-state team.
But first, let's take a look at what's happening this weekend.
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The Associated Press all-state football team is out, and it means more honors
for William Campbell's Kevin Saunders.
Wednesday night the 30- year- old, former Radford High assistant was voted
Friday Football Extra's overall coach of the year by his peers.
Now he's been named Group Two-A coach of the year.
Fellow Seminole member Maurice Clark from State champion Amherst County was
named a first team running back.
His backfield mate Camm Jackson also made first team but as a linebacker.
Salem quarterback Seth Moore made first team all-state as a defender in the
SS=hold group aa
Byrd's Michael Berry, Liberty's Gregg Reynolds, Martinsville's Marco Law, and
Graham's Davis Bailey also made first team all- state in Group Two-A.
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The Single- A team also has a Southwest Virginia flavor to it.
Bland County's Ed Selfe and Dave Lambert were named coaches of the year
after getting Bland in the playoffs for the first time in school history.
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The player of the year is Thomas Jones, from two time defending state
champion Powell Valley.
Jones rushed for more than 7- thousand yards and over 100 touchdowns in his
Fort Chiswell's Michael White, the Mountain Empire district player of the
year, was named all-state kick returner.
He returned 21 kicks for 7- hundred yards this year.
Giles Brandon Steele also earned first team honors again as a linebacker.
SS=HOLD GROUP A
Other local players on the first team are Radford's Elmo Dunbar, Bath
County's Dennis Loan, and Chilhowie's Blake Mason.
The Roanoke Express is ready for a grueling stretch of games this weekend.
Tonight the team travels to Norfolk to play Hampton Roads
Tomorrow the Express is back in the Roundhouse skating against Richmond.
And then they play Tallahassee this Sunday in a 3 p.m. matinee.
The Express currently holds the third place spot in the East, behind this
weekend's first two opponents the Admirals and the Renegades.
Coming up today on Health Check---
Lupus is an illness that has defied treatment-- but now doctors believe
they may have found a drug to help with the immune system disorder.
We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, sports and weather-- on
News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Have a great weekend.