More deaths in Jersulem, as Israelis bury those killed in yesterday's
and a double shooting leads to a fight and confusion outside a hospital in
Warm temperatures made for a great weekend of outdoor activity, how long
will the pleasant conditions last? Stay tuned and find out...
Don't go away, the news is next.
The 24- year old charged with killing two people in Pittsylvania County says
he'll hire his own attorney.
Mark Anthony Carter was in court this morning for his arraignment.
He was arrested Friday in the Henry County community of Axton-- a day after
capital murder warrants were issued.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Tuesday;
He's charged with killing 19- year old Sydney Sherell (SHA-RELL) Hairston
and 25- year old Darrell Womack.
Both had been shot in the head.
Their bodies were discovered last Tuesday outside an abandoned store in the
Sandy River community of Pittsylvania County.
A double shooting, a search for a gunman, and a fight in a local hospital
had Bedford County authorities busy last night.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;
At about nine-o'clock two people were shot near a building on route 6-55
David Foxx was shot in the face and under his arm,-- Reva Price was shot in
A search for the alleged gunman ended an hour later in Franklin County,
where deputies picked up 31-year-old George Arthur English.
All three were from Moneta.
At the SAME TIME more than a half dozen deputies rushed to Bedford Memorial
That's where the gunshot victims were taken.
A scuffle broke out between some acquaintances of the victims.
IN Q=And we've
((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY SHERIFF: AND WE'VE HAD A CONFRONTATION HERE, BUT
EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW IS CLEAR. What happened over here do you think? BROWN:
JUST EMOTIONS GOT, RAN PRETTY HIGH, AND JUST HAD A HARD TIME CLEARING PEOPLE
WAITING FOR THE EMERGENCY PEOPLE TO GET IN.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=to get in.
Mickey Crider of Bedford and Buford Crider of Altavista were charged with
assault, resisting arrest, and threatening an officer.
Foxx was later airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he was in
guarded condition as of last night.
Price was released from Bedford Hospital.
At this point the sheriff's department has not established a motive for the
English has been charged with one count of malicious wounding on each
He will also be charged with two counts of having an illegal firearm.
An Oscar winning actor was murdered last night in Los Angeles.
Police say Haing Ngor (Hang Nohr) was fatally shot as he arrived home.
His body was found near his car.
SUPER=04-"The Killing Fields";
Ngor (nohr) won an Academy Award for his supporting role in the 19-84 film
"the Killing Fields."
A Cambodian refugee doctor, Ngor (nohr) was the first non-professional
to win an Oscar for acting since Harold Russell in 19-46.
Israel is mourning its dead after a weekend of violence.
Two suicide bombings left 27 people dead and almost 80 injured, and today
another deadly incident.
Jesse Schulman has more.
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; :49
OUT Q=CBS News, Jerusalem.
Police say a Palestinian driver apparently lost control of his car
and plowed into a crowd of Israelis waiting at a bus stop on the
main road leading north from Jerusalem to the West Bank... .
Ambulances have been rushing the injured to hospital, some in
critical condition... The driver, of Arab-American was shot dead
by armed Israelis at the scene.
(Dead from yesterday's bombing being buried, aftermath of yesterday
The incident comes as nerves are frayed, while Israel is still
burying the dead from yesterdays suicide bomb attacks that killed
over two dozen people - in one of the worst single-day terror tolls
Israel has ever suffered...
Most of those killed died in the bombing of a packed Jerusalem
bus... a blast that scattered debris and bodies across one of the
city's busiest streets... Leaving grief and mourning in its wake,
and leaving Israelis a bit less ready to give peace a chance.
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in November created a solid majorityin
favor of the peace process...
Today's incident shows how fragile it all is Yesterday's attacks have cut into
that majority for peace... a few more attacks and there may be no majority for
Jesse Schulman, CBS News Tel Aviv.))
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Cuba claims it has a pilot in custody after the downing of two private
The communist state's official news agency says the pilot is from the Cuban
exile group that was flying the downed planes.
The exile group that flew the planes says the man in question
is actually a Cuban spy.
Meantime, the Clinton administration is working on its response to
Saturday's air strike.
The U-S says the planes were over international waters.
Cuban officials claim the planes were in Cuban airspace.
Last night following an emergency U-N Security Council meeting, the U-S
ambassador called Cuba's action an unlawful use of force.
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/US AMBASSADOR:I WAS VERY HEARTENED BY THE RESPONSE BY THE
COUNCIL THAT THIS KIND ACTION WASN'T AN OUTRAGEOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL
LAW WHERE THERE IS NO QUESTION THAT IT IS ILLEGAL, UNLAWFUL, UNACCEPTABLE TO
SHOOT DOWN AN UNARMED CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT IN ANY PLACE.
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/US Ambassador;
OUT Q=IN ANY PLACE.
Albright plans to meet with her Cuban counterpart today to discuss the
And tensions are mounting in another international incident.
The recent I-R-A violence in London has affected a famous tourist
Heavily armed soldiers in combat fatigues replace the famous ceremonial
guards in red tunics-- outisde Buckingham Palace.
Police say they have found I-R-A documents identifying the Queen, the royal
family and British Prime Minister, John Major, as prospective I-R-A targets.
Over the weekend protestants across Northern Ireland called for a renewal
of the I-R-A's ceasefire.
In Belfast alone, an estimated ten thousand rallied for peace.
The ceasefire broke this month when two separate bombs exploded in London.
((THIS SECRET ORGANIZAITON THE ARMY COUNCIL OF THE IRA HAS NO RIGHT TO ACT ON
OUR BEHALF. THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND ARE SAYING STOP, STOP STOP. ))
SUPER=01-John Bruton/Irish Prime Minister;
OUT Q=ARE SAYING STOP, STOP, STOP!
Sinn Fein, the I-R-A's political wing, has announced that it will meet with
British officials today to try to rebuild the shattered peace process.
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Up next --
Some big changes in Bob Dole's camp,
and lost in space.
The shuttle Columbia says bye- bye to a costly experiment.
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A Henrico County judge today is hearing the case of Sharon Bottoms, a
lesbian mother seeking to regain custody of her son from her mother.
Bottoms lost her four-year-old son, Tyler, two years ago when the boy was
turned over to Bottoms' mother, Kay Bottoms.
Sharon Bottoms claims SHE should get custody of Tyler because her living
conditions have improved while her mother's have deteriorated.
Meantime, a movie based on the Bottom's case is now being filmed in Texas.
It will star Valerie Bertinelli and Vanessa Redgrave.
Bob Dole hits the campaign trail today in Georgia amid a reported campaign
Sources say the Republican presidential hopeful is replacing his top
strategist and his lead pollster in an effort to jump-start his campaign.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night;
But the Senate Majority leader didn't want to talk about it when he arrived
in Atlanta last night.
((REPORTER;CANE WE ASK YOU A QUESTION, WE'VE HEARD YOUVE SHAKE UP YOUR STAF
WHAT CAN YOU TELL US.
DOLE:I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :05 (Quick)
OUT Q=know anything.
Dole has been gaining endorsements but not the votes as he racked up another
loss in Delaware this weekend.
The next primary is tomorrow in Arizona.
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There is no tomorrow for Columbia and its 400- million dollar satellite.
The satellite is lost in space this afternoon, after breaking free of the
During yesterday's electricity- generating experiment, the 13-mile tether
broke and the satellite floated away.
Both the shuttle and the seven astronauts on board are safe.
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Still to come --
Sweet Pea's big adventure,
and ever dream of becoming a police officer?
Ron Jones shows us how to become the next best thing, next, on News 7.
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Some police agencies in our area are trying innovative ways to reach out to
One of the many tools is the Citizen Police Academy.
Ron Jones is here to tell us about the academy in Roanoke County. Ron?
LIVE=ron/full/on record set
(ron ad libs)
SUPER=01-Tom Kincaid/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.;
******rollcue: (ron will call for tape)*******
(toss back to mel)
In our viewer mailbag this week --
A letter from someone who thinks there's too much rhetoric over language in
the General Assembly.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7 Feedback.
IN Q=A recent News-7
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 12; :00
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
((A recent News-7 at 5 broadcast included a story from Richmond bureau chief
Ellen Qualls, about debate over a bill to make English Virginia's official
A viewer from Vinton thinks that idea is less than "wunderbar".
"I feel like that there are many other issues occurring in Virginia that
require the attention of the House of Delegates more than the issue of whether
or not English will be our official language. As a college student and a
student of foreign languages, I think it is wonderful for people to learn
another language, maybe even three or four languages, but I do not think that
the issue requires the heated debate it seemed to be getting from the delegates
shown on the newcast.
In short, I think that the delegates need to start making decisions on the
issues that they campaigned so fervently for and what we elected them for, not
whether or not the state's native language will become Spanish, French, German
Your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage should be sent to
News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you're sending us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And if you've got an E-mail message, the address is email@example.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
Stocks are pulling back sharply from the record levels set at Friday's
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 47 points.
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Patrick will be back with lowlights of Tech's loss to Temple,
and he'll take us to "the Rock," where the other Dale won for once.
Stay tuned for sports, next, on News 7 at Noon.
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Virginia Tech ranks 16th in this week's Associated Press Basketball Poll.
The Hokies scored their lowest point total of the season and the Hokies
lost to Temple 57 to 41.
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Temple's Jason Ivey pulls up and hits a three pointer and the Owls lead 12
Temple has a 12 to nothing run before Shawn Smith passes inside to Travis
Jackson for the layup but the Hokies trail by 6.
Temple opened the second half and expands its lead to 14 with over 14
minutes left in the game.
Tech's Shawn Smith pulls up and hits a jumper at the 10 minute mark but
the Hokies still trail by 14.
The Hokies could not hit a SUPER=33-Temple/=57/Virginia Tech/=41;
shot from the field and Temple pulls off the 57 to 41 win.
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By the way --
Kentucky is Number-One in this week's A-P college basketball poll.
Massachusetts fell into second place, followed by Kansas, Connecticut and
In another battle of the Dales --
It was Dale Earnhardt who held off Dale Jarrett to win the Goodwrench 400
SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN SPORTS; :
Earnhardt started 18-th but he passes Jeff Gordon to moved to the second
spot 60 laps into the race.
But no one could catch pole-sitter Terry Labonte.
He had the strongest car on the track and was still the leader after 87
laps of the race.
South Boston's Ward Burton gets tapped in the rear and hits the wall
bringing out the caution on lap 97.
Then Jimmy Spencer passes Labonte showing his power to take the lead on
On lap 172 a couple of cars collide.
Loy Allen hits the wall hard after losing his brakes.
Allen was transferred to a local hospital.
For the second week in a row Labonte picks up some trash off the track and
it costs him an engine and the race.
Earnhardt picks up points for leading the race but he bumps Bobby
Hamilton in the rear.
Hamilton hits the wall and Earnhardt moves back to the lead.
Earnhardt is strong at the end and after a crash on lap 390 Earnhardt
wins the Goodwrench 400 under caution.
IN Q="I hate...
((DALE EARNHARDT/GOODWRENCH 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Goodwrench 400 Winner; :
OUT Q= ......I reckon."
Jarrett was second, Ricky Craven third, Ricky Rudd fourth and Steve Grissom
Rick Mast finished 10-th.
And congratulations to the Junior Roanoke Express.
Players competed with some of the top teams in the country in the Can Am
Invitational in Montreal last week.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :
The hockey team returned to the Roanoke Valley as winners last night.
The Junior Express, in its first experience at this level, won four out
of five games in the tournament to capture the Bronze Medal.
Roanoke finished third overall in the event.
(****Patrick toss to Mel****)
A wayward manatee is finally on her way home.
SUPER=03-Sea World of Texas/San Antonio;
The female sea cow, known as "Sweet Pea", has been staying at Sea
World in San Antonio since she was rescued from a Houston bayou.
Officials say she's in good health, and eats up to 150 pounds of romaine
lettuce every day.
She's flying home to Florida today aboard a U-S Coast Guard plane at Kelly
Air Force Base.
In early spring officials plan to release her into the wild with another
female sea cow.