Up next on News 7 -
This man is arrested for allegedly making an obsence phone call but police
say he may have been the man stalking grade school kids in Roanoke.
The search is over in North Carolina- 14 bodies recovered from a
Plus candles light up the street in Lexington.
We'll tell you why this glowing tour may bring in business.
News 7 is next.
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It's not often police from several jurisdictions get together and spend
YEARS developing a simple MISDEMEANOR charge against someone.
It became necessary in the case against Michael Andrew O-bremski.
Keith Humphry has the story of the man charged with a single count of
making an obscene phone call.
Police believe O-bremski is the same man who terrorized the Raleigh court
neighborhood three years ago by stalking grade-school children.
IN Q=Police had stepped
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :03 Quick
SUPER=01-Jeff Herrick/Roanoke Co. Police Detective; :08
SUPER=01-Michael Andrew Obremski/Obscene Phone Call Suspect; :30
OUT Q=KH: News 7
((Police stepped up their investigation of Michael Obremski because so MANY
calls had been made... all over the Roanoke Valley.
IN Q=Roanoke City
OUT Q=100 calls.
Authorities had figured out the calls were coming from a pay phone on
Williamson Road for the last couple of years. They didn't realize until last
month, Obremski LIVES here... at the Plaza Court Motel.
Wednesday afternoon police searched his room.
IN Q=I was here
OUT Q=me downtown.
Though Obremski has a history of lewd behavior involving children, so far,
it's been limited to threats of implied contact. He's never even been charged
IN Q=We're told
OUT Q=of their threats.
At Obremski's arraignment this afternoon, the judge granted a request from
the prosecutor to have the 42-year old suspect held without bond.
IN Q=Have you worked out
OUT Q=somebody (2nd time)
Obremski asked the judge to be allowed to get back to his job so he can
afford to hire an attorney.
He's been a chef at the Hotel but will remain in jail until he's tried in
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))
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Ten suspected drug dealers are off the streets in Henry County.
The ten, including one juvenile, were arrested in Sandy Level as part of a
six-month undercover investigation.
Teresa Hamilton reports, authorities seized crack cocaine as well as weapons
and 20- thousand dollars cash.
IN Q=The suspected
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Crouch, Jr./U.S. Attorney; :30
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :53
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((The suspected drug dealers were arrested around six AM as law enforcement
officers swept through the Henry County community searching various homes.
IN Q=Ain't no
(( SUSPECT: AIN'T NO CHARGES BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST ME JUST YET.
SUSPECT: I SAY I'M NOT GUILTY.
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THE CHARGES THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT AGAINST YOU? I WANT
Authorities say evidence indicates the men were supplied with crack cocaine
by dealers in New York who hire young women to transport the drugs across state
((ROBERT CROUCH/US ATTORNEY:THERE WERE THREE CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES WHO WERE
AWARE OF THIS ACTIVITY FOR SOME TIME.))
OUT Q=for some time.
US News and World Report recently printed an article detailing Sandy Level's
struggle with drugs and violence.
But authorities say what was printed in the magazine has nothing to do with
what happened here this morning.))
IN Q=When they were
((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:WHEN THEY WERE HERE WE COOPERATED WITH THEM
AS BEST WE COULD BUT OBVIOUSLY THERE WERE CERTAIN THINGS WE COULDN'T TELL THEM.
BUT I THINK THEY UNDERSTOOD. ))
OUT Q=I think they understood.
Sheriff Cassell says officers were working undercover in the area for
several months before the U-S News and World Report article hit newsstands.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Chest deep mud and thick underbrush made recovery difficult at a North
Carolina crash site- but all 14 bodies have been recovered.
Two military helicopters collided there today killing 14 Marines-
Two people did survive- a pilot and co-pilot.
As Robert Carver reports, the crash happened during war games .
SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC; 08
SUPER=01-Major Steve Little/Camp Lejeune Spokesman;
SUPER=01-Robert Carver/CBS News; 1:10
OUT Q=at Camp LeJeune."
((They are called war games - meant to imitate the real thing but the
games became all too real early Friday morning. Two marine corps helicopters
collided in the dark during the largest U-S, British war games in decades.
More than a dozen marines were killed two were rescued and taken to area
hospitals. President clinton paid tribute to the dead and injured during a
White House ceremony.
A C-H 46 Sea knight like this one and an A-H One Cobra Assault helicopter
like this collided in a thickly wooded swamp at Camp Lejeune. No British
troops were involved.
MAJOR STEVE LITTLE/CAMP LEJEUNE SPOKESMAN: THE TERRAIN IS EXTREMELY TOUGH TO
Thousands of American and British soldiers have massed off the North
carolina coast this week..to take part in "Operation Purple Star". The
exercises are supposed to mimick a potential crisis in the Persian Gulf.
Air operations are suspended for now as officials try to determine what
caused the accident.
ROBERT CARVER/CBS NEWS:))
William Colby suffered a stroke or heart attack before drowned.
SUPER=03-Charles Co., MD;
That's the ruling by Maryland's state medical examiner on the former C-I-A
The medical examiner's office says SUPER=@File;
the 76-year-old had narrowed or hardened arteries and probably fell into the
water after suffering cardiac arrest or a stroke.
Colby died April 27th near his weekend home in Maryland.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Stay with us, when News 7 at 11 returns, the Governor says Sayonara, a U-S
Senate candidate calls for the ouster of liberal judges,
and the estranged husband of a U-S congresswoman wishes his wife Happy Mother's
Day as he faces charges of bank fraud.
Robin in Wx office
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Joseph Waldholtz pleaded innocent to bank fraud charges-
He's accused of writing three million dollars in bad checks.
But today the estranged husband of Utah Congresswoman Enid Greene did not
say much about the charges.
Instead, he had a message for his wife.
((JOSEPH WALDHOLTZ: TO MY WIFE I WOULD LIKE TO SAY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY. IT'S NOT
EXACTLY HOW I EXPECTED YOUR FIRST MOTHER'S DAY TO BE.))
OUT Q=Mother's Day to be."
Waldholtz also pleaded with his wife to let him see their nine month old
He hasn't seen their child since he disappeared last November amid growing
questions about the couple's finances.
The teenager accused of killing a Wythe County Sheriff's deputy will not
face the death penalty.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;
Christopher Shawn Wheeler is accused in the shooting death of deputy
This week, Circuit Judge Colin Campbell ruled Wheeler may not be prosecuted
for any charge higher than SECOND degree murder.
That's the charge on which a juvenile court judge transferred Wheeler to
CIRCUIT court to be tried as an adult.
Prosecutors then tried to amend the indictment to CAPITAL murder, but
Campbell ruled he could not circum-vent the juvenile court's ruling.
A call for tougher laws and dumping liberal judges.
That's what a U-S Senate candidate demanded this afternoon in Bedford.
That view helped Jim Miller pick up an endorsement from a law enforcement
Officers from across the state gathered in support of Miller's bid for the
IN Q=I'm so grateful
((JIM MILLER/R- U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I'M SO GRATEFUL TO PEOPLE HERE
RECOGNIZING I'M STRONG ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND I WANT TO ELIMINATE CRIMINAL IN
AMERICA AS BEST I CAN.))
OUT Q=best I can.
Miller is up against John Warner for the republican nomination in next
month's primary election.
Governor George Allen said "sayonara" to America today, as he kicked off a
12 day trade mission to the far East.
The Governor flew to California Wednesday and will depart for Tokyo today to
70 Japanese-owned businesses have already found a home in Virginia.
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: TOSHIBA, IBM-TOSHIBA INVESTMENT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.
YOKOHAMA RUBBER IN SALEM. AND THEN SEVERAL OTHERS ALL ACROSS VIRGINIA. SO
WE'LL BE TRYING TO HOPEFULLY MAKE THEM FEEL EVEN MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE
GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH COMING TO SPEAK TO THEM DIRECTRLY. AND THAT DOES
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BECAUSE PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS MEAN A GREAT DEAL. IT'S NOT
JUST DOLLARS AND CENTS OR SQUARE FOOTAGE OR YEN. Sayonara.))
The mission also includes stops in Korea and Hong Kong.
Botetourt officials hope Allen will bring back a major economic development
deal for their area.
Mayor David Bowers says Roanoke does not need extra income to balance the
The mayor talked with reporters today, to clarify any confusion about a
possible hike in the city's meals tax.
Bowers says city council apologizes for any misconceptions about the tax,--
and says there is no truth to it.
IN Q=this budget
((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: THIS BUDGET CONTAINS NO TAX INCREASE WE DON'T NEED EXTRA
INCOME TO BALANCE THE BUDGET HERE IN ROANOKE.))
OUT Q=here in roanoke.
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He says a meals tax was mentioned during a heated discussion among Roanoke
City Council members Wednesday--
But that it was not seriously considered.
The mayor says this year's budget has already passed preliminary approval.
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Still to come on the newscast, an area college looks at making some big
and we'll see how some people in Lexington are getting into the spirit of
things as they take a night time ghost tour..
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Should Hampden-Sydney College start admitting women for the first time in
its 220-year history?
That's one option the school's board of trustees is considering as it plans
for the future.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
IN Q=Since 1776
SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Albert Finch/Graduating Senior; :14
SUPER=01-J. Scott Colley/Hampden-Sydney Provost; :36
SUPER=01-James Simms/History Professor; 59
SUPER=01-John Brinkley/Classics Professor;1:12
OUT Q=News7, Prince Edward County.
(( Since 1776, only male students have strolled the grounds of Hampden- Sydney
The school that has produced 13 United States senators and one President is
justifiably proud of its all- male tradition.
IN Q=It's people
((ALBERT FINCH/GRADUATING SENIOR: IT'S PEOPLE REJOICING IN THAT TRADITION THAT
MAKES IT SUCH A TIGHT- KNIT GROUP AND I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING SPECIAL, AND I
THINK YOU MIGHT LOSE THAT IF THE SCHOOL GOES CO-ED.))
OUT Q=goes co-ed.
SU 2:26:26 (2)
IN Q=College officials
((College officials say going co-ed is just one of three options they're
considering, the others would be to keep the same enrollment level or even
downsize. But it's the possibility of changing centuries of tradition that
gets the most attention.))
OUT Q=the most attention.
IN Q=This decision is
((J. SCOTT COLLEY/HAMPDEN-SYDNEY PROVOST: THIS DECISION IS NOT SIMPLY ABOUT
FINANCES. BUT LET ME QUICKLY ADD THERE'S NOT A SMALL LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE IN
AMERICA THAT'S NOT WORRIED ABOUT PAYING ITS BILLS TEN YEARS FROM NOW.))
OUT Q=years from now.
A majority of the faculty here voted in favor of co-education, arguing that
accepting women would double the number of potential applicants.
Others feel staying single- sex is what makes Hampden- Sydney unique, and
the change just isn't worth it.
((JAMES SIMMS/HISTORY PROFESSOR: HAMPDEN- SYDNEY IS A SPECIAL SCHOOL, IT'S A
FAMILY AND THERE'S AN IDENTITY THAT GOES WAY BACK FOR 200 YEARS AND WHILE
HAMPDEN- SYDNEY WOULD GO ON AS A CO- EDUCATIONAL SCHOOL, IT WOULD BE A
OUT Q=a different school.
IN Q=It of course
((JOHN BRINKLEY/CLASSICS PROFESSOR: IT OF COURSE IS AN IRREVOCABLE STEP TO TAKE
AWAY FROM SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING FOR OVER 220 YEARS.))
OUT Q=220 years.
The board of trustees will discuss its options this weekend, but no decision
is expected until next fall.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Prince Edward County.))
Duncan dunks the NBA, the playoffs continue on the hardwood and hardwater,
Kukoc is out, and Steve Mason and Roy Stanley check in from Roanoke County and
A surprise winner in stage ten of the Tour Dupont today in Greenville, South
Carolina as CHris Horner, a relative unknown from San Diego outdueled Nate
Reiss for the stage win.
Armstrong still leads the overall by nearly 2 minutes.
Now tonight's baseball digits.
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OUT Q=...last score
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After it seemed like everyone, except Robin Reed and Jean Jadhon had entered
the NBA draft this Spring, finally we have a voice of reason.
Tonight, Wake Forest all-american Tim Duncan announced that he is coming back
for his senior season.
Duncan, who is just 19 years old, but a certain lottery pick is already
Wake's all-time shot blocker.
With his announcement, Wake will certainly be a top five preseason pick.
The Playoffs continued tonight in the NBA with the Magic again making the
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/TNT; :00
After getting 41 in the first game of the series, Shaquille O'Neal found
himself double teamed. But he still hit 11 of 15 shots and scored 28 points.
The Magic led by 21 at halftime and eventually won it 120-to-94.
SUPER=32-Orlando/120/Atlanta/=94/Magic Leads 2-0;
Penny Hardaway sat out the second half with strained hamstrings. His status
for game 3 is unknown.
The Bulls swing back into action this weekend but they will not have the
services of Tony Kukoc.
This afternoon Tony Kukoc went down in practice with a back injury.
He had to be taken to a nearby hospital in an ambulance.
He has sprained lower back and he scheduled for test tomorrow.
Stanley Cup action tonight in St. Louis as the Blues look to even their best
of seven western semi-finals with the Red Wings at 2-all.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/Red Wings vs. Blues; :00
The Blues have been watching some tape of the Bulls lately, watch Geoff
Courtnall with he "Rodman-like" head butt on Martin Lapointe.
He's no Rufus R. Jones, but this guy is a freight train - Wayne Gretsky on
the breakaway gets his first goal of SUPER=31-St. Louis/==1/Detroit/==0/Series
Tied At 2;
The only one of the games - and the Blues get the shutout 1-to-nothing!!!
A night to remember over in Craig County as the Rockets baseball and
softball teams made history playing the first game ever under the lights
installed at both fields this season.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=03-New Castle; :00
SUPER=01-Pat Myers/Booster Club President; :26
SUPER=01-James "Jamie" Fisher/Rockets Pitcher; :56
OUT Q=......news 7 sports."
The Winston Cup cars are off this week, and rain washed out the Busch
qualifying in New Hampshire this afternoon,
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00
But nothing could stop Arie Luyendyk in a Ford powered Reynard.
Luyendyk ran the fastest practice lap ever at Indianapolis this afternoon
with a speed of 239 point 260 miles an hour.
Qualifying at the Brickyard begins tomorrow.
Still to come tonight, the Roanoke women's Lacrosse opens NCAA tourney play
And Steve Mason will introduce us to an area AAU team with Dell Curry's
Derby is done, but there is still plenty of fun to be had in Louisville this
weekend for an area AAU team .
Steve Mason has more on there trip to the All-American Cage Classic
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/ABC; :00
SUPER=01-John-Michael Deeds/Power Forward; :08
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :22
SUPER=01-Chad Myers/Stars Two Guard; :27
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornet Guard; 1:00
SUPER=01-Steve Myers/Stars Coach; 1:17
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
When it comes to this trip, basketball is hardly the only thing on the
minds of these 14 and under AAU players.
Roanoke is one of 9 teams that will compete in the two day tournament this
weekend at Freedom Hall.
Knowing NBA star Dell Curry has also helped. Curry, a longtime friend of AAU
coach Steve Meyers, has gotten into the the swing of things, financing the
team's uniforms and practice jerseys. The Dell Curry Stars wil play the
tournament's defending champion in the first round, but Roanoke's team has a
The top two teams in the tournament automatically qualify for the
nationals in Akron, Ohio in July. Roanoke's first game is tomorrow morning at 9
am against Fairdale of Kentucky. Steve Mason news 7 sports"))
VO-NAT WIPE TO #eng!!
Earlier today Dell was at Hanging Rock Golf Club helpING raise money for
Downs Syndrome in the 4th annual Mac & Bob's charity golf tournament.
280 golfers made up 70 teams for the one day event.
There were plenty of strokes, plenty of good times and plenty to eat.
IN Q="it's a great day...
((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNET GUARD:))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornet Guard; :00
OUT Q...get to do it"
The Roanoke lacrosse men's and women's lacrosse teams play in the NCAA
Division III tournament this weekend.
The 12 and 2 Lady Maroons are making their 5th post season appearance in 7
Roanoke plays 17 and 1 Goucher tomorrow at 1 pm in Towson, Maryland.
((TRACY COYNE/ROANOKE WOMEN'S COACH:))
((KIRSTEN WAGNER/ROANOKE SENIOR CAPTAIN:))
SUPER=01-Tracy Coyne/Roanoke Women's Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Kirsten Wagner/Roanoke Senior Captain; :11
OUT Q=...tight games"
In Lexington tonight, a little more than a dozen people were roaming alley
ways not looking for trouble but for ghosts.
Jay Moore was among the crowd and has this report.
SUPER=01-Marshall McAden/Tour Guide; :07
SUPER=01-Mark Cline/Creator; :24
SUPER=01-Mark Daughtery/Tour Guide; :50
OUT Q=News 7 Lexington.