Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
Two men are arrested for Lynchburg's second murder of the year.
Tony Montez Murrel was shot and killed Saturday afternoon on 2nd Street.
and a 13- year- old Roanoke girl drowns in Smith Mountain Lake over the
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Don't go away News 7 at Noon is next.
Two men charged with a weekend murder in Lynchburg made their FIRST court
appearance this morning.
23- year- old Carl Brown and 27- year- old Bnjn (binjin) Caldwell are
charged with the shooting death of Tony Murrell Saturday afternoon.
Police say the two suspects shot Murrell inside their car, then dumped his
body in the 600 block of Second Street.
Authorities in Albemarle County spotted the car later that day and made the
IN Q=They saw the
((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THEY SAW THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES, WAS
FINALLY ABLE TO STOP THE VEHICLE AND APPREHEND TWO SUSPECTS. AND BASED ON THAT
APPREHENSION, THROUGH FURTHER INVESTIGATION, WE GOT THE EVIDENCE WE NEEDED TO
CHARGE BOTH SUSPECTS WITH MURDER AND USE OF A FIREARM IN COMMISSION OF A
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
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Police would not discuss a possible motive for the killing.
It was the second murder in Lynchburg this year.
A 13-year old girl drowned at Smith Mountain Lake yesterday afternoon.
Wonder Starr Reed was swimming with friends near the Beechwood West
subdivison in Bedford County.
She apparently disappeared when the WAKE from a passing boat went over her
The girl's friends screamed for help when they lost sight of her.
A nearby resident pulled Reed from the lake, but was unable to revive her
Reed was taken to Bedford County Hospital and pronounced dead at around five
The body of a Roanoke man who had been missing for more than a week was
found near the Roanoke River in Montgomery County last night.
The sheriff's department says 66-year old Clarence Morgan was discovered by
TWO rafters just after seven o'clock.
Morgan's body was found on the riverbank UNDERNEATH a bridge at the
Montgomery-Roanoke County line.
Authorities say there does NOT appear to be ANY signs of foul-play, but are
awaiting autopsy results.
Morgan was reported missing May 22nd.
A remote-controlled bomb was detonated in Israel's West bank this morning.
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The blast slightly injured four Israeli telephone repairmen.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
It's the first since the election of Benjamin Netanyahu (Netan- yahoo) as
Israeli Prime Minister.
At a speech yesterday, Netanyahu (netan- yahoo) pledged to heal the
political rifts that divide Israel.
Bob Simon reports.
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SUPER=01-Warren Christopher/Secretary of State; 1:00 (*QUICK!!*)
SUPER=03-Jerusalem/This Morning; 1:36
SUPER=01-Bob Simon/Reporting; 1:50
OUT Q=CBS News, Tel Aviv.
The Likud team had come from way behind and just beaten the Dallas Cowboys.
That was the atmosphere in Jerusalem last night.
A superbowl victory.
A new team takes the trophy.
The tough old linesmen received resounding cheers--Ariel Sharon,
the right wing war hero.
Itzhak Shamir, the ex prime minister.
But the crowd was there for the man of the hour. Benjamin
Netanyahu, Bibi, King of Israel, to his supporters.
He let them down a bit, and he meant to.
There was none of the
rabid right wing rhetoric of yesteryear.
No talk of a greater land
of Israel. No call for the building of new settlements on the west
It was all reconciliation and unity. "Peace begins at home", he said,
"But I extend the hand of peace to all Arab leaders and to our Palestinian
"The relationship with the United States is as solid as a rock", he
said, while, in Washington, the Clinton administration was beginning to review
((WARREN CHRISTOPHER/SECRETARY OF STATE: I THINK WE'LL HAVE TO REVISE OUR
POLICY TO THE NEW SITUATION.))
He might not have given his fans everything they wanted, but he
gave them quite enough.
((NETANYAHU SUPPORTER REACTION: WE FEEL THAT ISRAEL HAS BEEN SAVED BY THIS
((NETANYAHU SUPPORTER REACTION: BECAUSE FINALLY WE HAVE A PRIME MINISTER WHO
WILL TAKE CARE OF OUR SECURITY, WILL ALSO CONTINUE WITH THE PEACE PROCESS BUT
SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY.))
In fact, the only unpopular word he uttered was the name Peres.
But he brought the crowd around, saying that Peres had made great
contributions to the state.
Earlier, Peres called on Netanyahu to honor all the agreements made with
And this morning, Netanyahu called on Israeli President Ezer Weizmann to
discuss the kind of government he wants to form.
The world will be watching that very carefully over the next few days.
Bob Simon, CBS News, Tel Aviv))
The FATE of more than three-thousand death row inmates across the U-S could
be determined by what happens at the Supreme Court today.
The justices are reviewing a law that limits MOST state prisoners to ONE
appeal in federal court.
The justices are hearing arguments in a convicted killer's persistent effort
to escape Georgia's electric chair.
A ruling from the high court is expected within a month.
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Still to come on News 7,
Riverboat gambling does NOT look to be winning the hearts of Virginia
and the BRIGHTEST star in Roanoke could soon be turning RED.
We'll tell you about THAT campaign when we return.
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Eight months after Chief William Anderson stepped down, Lynchburg has a new
Commander Fred Mills was introduced as the city's new fire chief during a
press conference this morning.
Mills is a 17- year veteran of the Lynchburg fire department.
He beat out more than 75 other applicants for the job.
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((FRED MILLS/NEW LYNCHBURG FIRE CHIEF: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT TIME AS MR. CHURCH
SAID, THE WORK THE CHIEF ANDERSON DID AS CHIEF, WHICH INCLUDES THE OPERATIONS
STUDY THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY COMPLETED, WE HAVE THE RESOURCES TO TAKE OUR
DEPARTMENT INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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Mills says being appointed fire chief is a lifelong dream.
The other finalist was Barry Baker, a deputy chief with the Fairfax City
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Fresh from the selection of a NEW state chairman at the GOP convention in
Salem, the Republican party is preparing for what is expected to be a REAL
showdown at next week's primary.
Governor George Allen appealed to fellow Republicans for party unity.
He says the tension between Senator John Warner and challenger Jim Miller
could HURT presidential candidate Bob Dole's chances of carrying Virginia.
(( GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE PARTY NEEDS TO REALIZE WHO OUR REAL ENEMY IS. IT
IS NOT OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS. OUR OPPONENTS ARE BILL CLINTON AND THE LIBERAL
DEMOCRATS. I JUST WISH WE WOULD USE AS MUCH VENOM, ENERGY AND EFFORT AGAINST
OUR REAL OPPONENTS.))
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Miller issued a warning of his own:
That IF Dole makes a scheduled appearance this Saturday in northern Virginia
on Warner's behalf, it WILL HURT Dole's presidential standings with G-O-P
Dole's campaign declined to comment.
The Mill Mountain Star may SOON repeat a tradition from the 1950s, in a
crusade to keep drunk and drugged drivers off the roads.
Roanoke City Council members could vote later today on a proposal to use the
Mill Mountain star in an anti-drunk driving campaign.
The plan would turn the white star RED for 48 hours after EVERY drug- or
alcohol-related traffic death in the area.
The "Keep the Star White" campaign was launched by the New Century Council
and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Virginia Lutherans are saying NO to riverboat gambling.
A group approved a resolution at a meeting in Roanoke over the weekend.
The resolution condemns all forms of commercial and government sponsored
gambling--plus the advertising aimed at encouraging it.
The 435 voting members of the assembly represent the largest Lutheran body
in the state.
The action comes after recent talk of bringing riverboat gambling to
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7,
Actors and actresses WERE NOT acting-- as Tony Award winners were announced
and a hiker is NOT left hanging TOO long, thanks to his cellular phone and an
Air Force helicopter.
The former host of "The New Family Feud" committed suicide in California.
A Glendale hospital says Ray Combs died of respiratory failure.
A radio station quotes an unidentified friend who says the entertainer
hanged himself at the hospital.
The police department confirms Combs DID commit suicide.
Combs, a standup comedian, hosted the t-v game show from 19-88 to
He was admitted to the hospital Saturday suffering from blunt trauma to
He reportedly fell in his jacuzzi.
Combs was in the news after he was seriously injured in a car accident in
19-94 on a highway north of Los Angeles.
Combs was 40 years old.
A stranded hiker has been rescued from Oregon's Mt. Hood at 96-hundred feet.
SUPER=03-Mt. Hood, OR;
The hiker, Daniel Smith, started his hike Saturday.
He thought the ice and snow on the mountain was firm, but it was NOT.
He became stranded on a small ledge.
Small avalanches were happening all around him.
He used his cellular phone to call for help.
An Air Force Reserve Helicopter responded.
He's now in good condition at a Portland hospital.
Crowds gathered for the 50th annual Tony Awards in New York City.
Among the winners last night-- "Rent"; "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da
Funk"; and "The King and I." All won four awards.
Best play went to "Master Class."
Its star Zoe Caldwell walked away with the trophy for Best Actress in a
The award for best actress in a musical went to Donna Murphy for her role
as the governess in "The King and I."
Best musical went to "Rent," a modern day musical based on the opera "La
Boheme," (La bo-EM).
Rent's creator, Jonathan Larson, died in January at the age of 35.
And Nathan Lane received the Tony for best actor in a musical.
He starred in the revival of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the
Do you know the basics about mutual funds?
Len Besthoff has a test for you in this latest installment of Common Sense.
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SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Edward Jones & Co.; :20
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE 02:12:47
IN Q=We continue
((We continue our quiz this week on mutual funds. And Ben Hartman with Edward
Jones and Company is helping out.))
OUT Q=helping out.
IN Q=The question is
((The question is the only way to make money in a mutual fund is through
dividends and interest. True or False? BEN HARTMAN/EDWARD JONES & CO.: THE
ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION LEN WOULD BE FALSE. AND THE REASON WHY IS THERE ARE
TWO ADDITIONAL WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ON MUTUAL FUNDS ONE IS THROUGH CAPITAL GAINS.
CAPITAL GAINS ARE GENERATED WHEN THE PORTFOLIO MANAGERS OF A MUTUAL FUND ARE
BUYING OR SELLING STOCKS AT A PROFIT. AND THE FINAL WAY TO MAKE MONEY ON
MUTUAL FUND SHARES IS WHEN YOU BUY A MUTUAL FUND SHARE SAY THAT ONE INDIVIDUAL
SHARE WAS SELLING AT 10 DOLLARS A SHARE, AND YOU BOUGHT ONE SHARE TODAY AT TEN
DOLLARS, FIVE YEARS FROM NOW THAT SHARE HAD APPRECIATED AT 20 DOLLARS A SHARE
AND YOU SELL IT FOR 20 DOLLARS, YOU'VE GOT A TEN DOLLAR PRICE APPRECIATION IN
OUT Q=in the share.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TOT 02:13:28
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff
((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN nearly 16 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around - Patrick has sports next, including the winner of
yesterday's Miller 500,
and the teams are set for the N-B-A championship series.
We'll tell you WHO they are.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Seattle Supersonics are headed to the N-B-A championship.
Last night Seattle tuned out the Utah Jazz 90 to 86.
SUPER=03-Seattle/NBC SPORTS; :
Jerry Sloans Jazz trailed by 6 after three.
The Sonics put the ball in the hands of Gary Payton he makes the spin move
to the hoop for a 75 to 67 lead.
Utah comes back running the floor and gets it to Karl Malone for the layup
cutting the lead to 6.
With six minutes left in the game Detlef Schrempf hits this three pointer
and the Sonics led 85 to 77,
The Jazz kept the ball in Malone's hands and he goes inside for this
basket and Utah trailed 87 to 86.
But Seattle's Shawn kemp hit six SUPER=32-Seattle/=90/Utah/=86;straight
Free throws and the Sonics win 90 to 86.
The team now advances to the championship series against the Chicago
Jeff Gordon and the Rainbow Warriors were back in Victory lane.
Gordon won the Miller 500 at Dover Downs yesterday for his fourth win this
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Rockbridge Baths native Rick Mast did well--running in fifth place until
he got too low on the track, got loose and spun out-- bringing out the caution
on lap 196.
Coke 600 winner Dale Jarrett dominated the race, he was the leader after
254 laps. Dale Earnhardt was second.
A caution came out on lap 338 to clear debris from the track.
Earnhardt was the first car out of the pits and he took the lead on the
restart putting Jarrett in second place.
Several laps later Jarrett was forced to head to the pits when he ran
through oil and slid into the wall breaking a tyrod and doing damage to the
right side of the car putting him several laps down.
Gordon, who led over 300 laps, was again in the front with 44 laps to go.
His pit crew refused to lose-- as the race got close to the end.
Gordon was running around the Monster Mile as smooth as silk-- he would
cross the finish line winning the Miller 500 at Dover Downs.
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((JEFF GORDON/MILLER 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Miller 500 Winner; :00
OUT Q=.....lane man."
Terry Labonte was second, Earnhardt third, Ernie Irvan fourth and Bobby
Labonte fifth. Jeff Burton finished 9-th.
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All pro wide receiver Gary Clark says he's hanging up his cleats for good.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :
Clark, who had several super years in Washington, and a couple in Phoenix,
played last season with the Miami Dolphins.
The Dublin native says it would take a call from a super bowl contender to
continue his career in the National Football League.
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((GARY CLARK/ALL PRO WIDE RECEIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Gary Clark/All Pro Wide Receiver; :
OUT Q= ......BACK IN SHAPE.
The N-F-L's loss, is the Gary Clark's "Why Say No" sports camp's gain.
Clark can now devote his time to the camp and his business in Phoenix.
And he'll have the help of an old friend Charles Haley whose days in the
N-F-L may also be over.
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OUT Q=........OR THE OTHER."
The sports camp will be held July 7-th thru the 13-th at Radford
(******patrick toss to beth*******)
Coming up tonight on News 7 at FIVE's Health Check report-- the latest on
overcoming male infertility.
We'll head to Duke University Medical Center-- where the treatment, known
as ICSI (Ick-See), may be the first REAL hope for many men to father a child.
Finally, the controversy over an elementary school student who was reading a
Rush Limbaugh book at school prompted one viewer to write...
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7's Feedback.
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OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( Thomas Gardner let his son bring a book by conversative radio commentator
Rush Limbaugh to Montvale elementary school.
A teacher noticed what the fourth-grader was reading, took the book away and
told the principal.
Gardner took his story to the airwaves and to federal court. He says the
school system was wrong to censor his son's reading.
But another Bedford County resident disagrees.
She wrote: "If this child wants to read this book and the parents want to
allow him to do so, he needs to do it at home or elsewhere. This kind of thing
is what is wrong with our society today allowing young children to be exposed
to things they are not ready for. I'm sure there are parents at that school who
would not want their children exposed to this. I commend the Bedford County
school board for taking a firm stand on this issue."
News-7 welcomes your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage.
Send your letters to Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
E-mail goes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joe McKean, News-7.))