Coming up on News 7 at Noon, Federal prosecutors are broadening their
case against Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski.
And a key piece of evidence has been found in the bombing of a U-S
military apartment complex in Saudi
Mostly sunny this afternoon with highs in the 80s.
I'll have the weekend forecast for you in a few minutes.
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Federal prosecutors are broadening their case against Unabomber suspect Ted
He now faces three more charges in connection with the wave of bombings.
Today, he was named in indictments in Utah, Tennessee and Michigan.
Kaczynski has already been charged in four attacks in Sacramento,
The latest charges are said to stem from three mail bombings in the 1980s.
The Justice Department will hold off trying Kaczynski on the new
indictments, pending the results of his trial in Sacramento.
Six people are dead and at least 14 injured after a four-alarm fire engulfed
an apartment building outside Portland, Oregon this morning.
Rescue officials say the fire broke out shortly before 1:30 and eventually
spread blocking a stairwell, and trapping three people.
They died in their third-floor unit.
Some 57 people homeless have been left homeless.
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A construction worker was killed yesterday when he plunged 90 feet while
working on the roof of Cassell Coliseum at Virginia Tech.
27 year-old Dewey Wayne Duncan of Pulaski was working for Allen Neely,
Incorporated, the contractor repairing the coliseum's roof.
Officials say he fell through the roof and landed on the basketball court.
The contractors were hired to strengthen the structure as part of a three
million dollar capital improvement project.
Investigators from the Department of Labor and Industry are investigating.
A 24-year man from Woodbridge was killed yesterday when the jet ski he was
driving struck a boat.
Authorities say it happened near the Bull Run section of the Lake in
Police have not released the victim's name.
This is the first death at Smith Mountain Lake this year involving a boat,
and the first involving a jet ski in at least three years.
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Authorities are praising a pilot for his skills following an emergency
landing last night in Lynchburg.
Minutes after take-off from New London Airport, pilot David Parker realized
the landing gear on his single engine Cessna would not go up or down.
Parker then dumped his excess fuel and made a belly landing at the Lynchburg
((NAT SOUND OF LANDING ))
OUT Q=NATSOT LANDING
Seconds after touching down, Parker and his two passengers escaped safely.
IN Q=My personal
((SGT. BOB STOUT/VA STATE POLICE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THE PILOT DID AN
OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT. THERE'S NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE
AIRCRAFT WAS MINOR, HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WITH
THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Stout/Virginia State Police; :00
OUT Q=people on board.
The damage was limited to the propeller, landing gear and the metal
underbelly of the plane.
Americans based in Saudi Arabia are
remembering the horror of Tuesday's bombing that killed 19 fellow soldiers.
SUPER=03-Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;
U-S servicemen and members of the coalition forces stationed in
the region attended a memorial service today for the dead and wounded.
Meantime, two U-S transport planes arrived in Germany today carrying
43 of the soldiers injured in the explosion.
IN Q=The patients are
((THE PATIENTS ARE IN STABLE CONDITION INCLUDING FOUR AIRMEN IN THE INTENSIVE
CARE UNIT. INJURIES RANGE FROM LASERATION TO MUTIPLE INTERNAL INJURIES TO
TRAUMA, AND WERE INFORMED NINE INJURED SERVICEMEN REMAIN IN DHAHRAN.))
SUPER=07-Col. Kevin Kiley, M.D.;
OUT Q=remain in Dhahran
Earlier today, Americans in Dhahran were sent scrambling because of a bomb
It proved to be a hoax.
Meanwhile, the investigation into the blast continues.
Investigators have found a crank shaft from the truck has been found and
that it could be used to trace the vehicle to its owner.
In Texas, a Dallas police officer was arrested yesterday, charged with
trying to hire a hitman to kill Cowboys receiver Michael Irvine.
The officer, Johnnie Hernandez, has also been subpoenaed to testify during
Irvine's drug trial.
Diana Olick reports.
IN Q=Dallas police arrested
SUPER=04-Last Season; :09 **QUICK**
SUPER=01-Ben Click/Dallas Police Chief; :23 **QUICK**
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :30
SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Dallas Cowboys Cornerback; :58
SUPER=01-Diana Olick/Reporting; 1:07
OUT Q=CBS News New York.
Dallas police arrested one of their own yesterday, five year veteran
officer johnnie hernandez. he is charged with soliciting the murder of dallas
cowboys star wide receiver michael irvin.
IT WAS CLEAR HE WANTED MICHAEL IRVIN KILLED."
Dallas police chief Ben Click says the 28 year old hernandez, wednesday,
gave a federal agent a downpayment for the hit.
CLICK: IT WAS SUBSTANTIAL. THE OFFICER DID GIVE THE UNDERCOVER AGENT
SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Hernandez' only apparent connection to irvin is as a subpoenaed witness in
his drug trial. last march irvin was caught, allegedly in possession of
cocaine and marijuana with these two topless dancers, angela beck and jasmine
nabwangu. Dallas county judge manny alvarez says despite the death threat, jury
selection will continue today.
"WE'RE DEALING WITH IT, AND I DON'T ANTICIPATE IT TO EFFECT OUR TRIAL AT
Yesterday some of irvin's teammates expressed shock at the news.
DEION SANDERS, DALLAS COWBOY
FOR A COP TO GO TO THAT EXTENT TO HAVE THAT WISHED UPON SOMEBODY,
The Dallas police chief says he cannot comment yet on any possible
motive. But there is reportedly one coincidence in these two cases. Officer
Johnnie Hernandez and Angela Beck supposedly once shared the same home
Diana Olick, CBS News, Dallas.))
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Stick around for more NEWS-7--the hunter charged with forging a prize
winning deer has another day in court,
and kids in Montgomery County have sweated without a pool for nearly two
years...but it looks as if the Frog Pond was worth the wait.
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He wanted to be the "Michael Jordan of bow hunting," according to a Virginia
But instead, he has fouled out of the game.
36- year- old Charles Nichols has already lost his hunting privileges for at
least 11 years.
He's already admitted to cheating in various sportsmen contests across the
Today in Botetourt County Circuit Court, he pleaded guilty to 2 charges of
falsifying a "kill check" card.
IN Q=They were
((TOM WINE/VIRGINIA GAME WARDEN: THEY WERE NOT VIRGINIA KILLS. THEY WERE
ACTUALLY PURCHASED FROM OUT OF STATE. THE ONLY LEGAL KILL HE HAD WAS A MICHIGAN
DEER THAT HE KILLED ON A DEER FARM AND BROUGHT IT BACK AND CHECKED IT IN AS A
REPORTER: WHICH IS ILLEGAL.
WINE: YES SIR. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Wine/Virginia Game Warden;
OUT Q=yes sir
Nichols will be sentenced in Botetourt County later this summer.
He still faces charges in Augusta and Henrico counties.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is accusing the Roanoke City
Police Department of Racism.
That, after an incident involving a nine-year-old boy last week.
The group claims the boy had to have stitches after he hit his head as
police forced him into a patrol car.
But the story is unfolding, and now involves the boy's mother, as we hear
from Connie Stevens.
IN Q=It's a story
SUPER=07-Janie Saunders; :14
SUPER=01-Rev. Lenord Hines/S.C.L.C. Representative; :38
SUPER=01-Chief M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police; :59
SUPER=07-Sherry Allen; 1:53
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/N.A.A.C.P. Member; 2:22
SUPER=01-Benny Cook/Roanoke Resident; 2:50
OUT Q=C.S.News 7.
(( It's a story that moves from the streets of Southwest Roanoke, to the Hurt
Park Housing Project, and to the City Jail.
Let's start with Wednesday-- when Jaynie Saunders says seven police cars
descended on her house.
IN Q=I was sleeping
((JAYNIE SAUNDERS: I WAS SLEEPING IN BED, THEY COME IN HARASSING ME, KICKING
THE DOOR, BANGING ON THE DOOR, MY SON WITH WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, HE'S
AFRAID OF POLICE OFFICERS. AND I ASKED THEM PLEASE NOT TO BANG ON THE DOOR
ANYMORE.THEY'RE UP THE STEPS, THREE OF THEM ON THE BACK DOOR, THREE OF THEM ON
THE FRONT DOOR, THREE OF THE ON THE WINDOW? WHAT THEY WANT? WHAT THEY WANT?))
OUT Q=what they want? (2X)
Members of the S-C-L-C are standing behind Saunders-- escorting her from
the magistrate's office where she was charged with assault and battery.
SOT 11:56:38 tape one
IN Q=The bottom line
((REV. LENORD HINES/S.C.L.C REPRESENTATIVE: THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS RACISM, NO
ONE WANTS TO ADMIT IT, BUT IT'S BLATANT RACISM IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
OUT Q=Roanoke Valley.
But the Chief of Police tells a different story.
He says Janie Saunders has an extensive police record-- and has failed to
appear in court for her last four hearings.
It took two days for police to find her.
SOT 3:13:27 tape two
((CHIEF M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: OFFICERS, IN DEALING WITH HER,
THAT SHE KNEW BY NAME, EXPLAINED TO HER WHAT THE CHARGES WERE, THAT THEY WERE
SOUGHT BY A CITIZEN, THAT WE HAD NO OPTION BUT TO SERVE THEM. ))
OUT Q=to serve them.
And as to the City's recent treatment of 9-year-old Jawward Saunders:
SOT 03:14:27 tape two
IN Q=I told you
((CHIEF HOOPER: I TOLD YOU I WILL NOT DISCUSS AN INCOMPLETE INTERNAL
INVESTIGATION. I WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE MANY THINGS ABOUT THAT, THAT ARE
JUST NOT HOLDING UP. THERE ARE NO STITCHES, THERE WERE NO STITCHES, THERE
HAVEN'T BEEN ANY STITCHES. ))
OUT Q=been any stitches.
Off- camera, Chief Hooper explains the sequence of events leading up to
this whole situation.
Apparently, Jawward and another child playing at the Hurt Park Housing
Project were arguing over a toy-- when Jawward's mother, Janie became
involved-- and walked into Sherry Allen's apartment, and started pulling her
That's what lead to Saunders' arrest.
IN Q=Oh, this is
((SHERRY ALLEN: OH THIS IS RACE. BUT BETWEEN HER AND MY SON. NOT BETWEEN THE
POLICE AND THEM. THEY CALL ME WHITE TRASH, WHITE BITCH, THAT'S RACIST. ))
OUT Q=that's racist.
Less than a mile away, Etonia Simmons credits the black eye she's been
sporting for three weeks to Jaynie Saunders-- she's filed charges against
Saunder's for robbing her.
But some say this case goes beyond a few families fighting-- rather, they
believe it's indicative of race problems within the city police department,
IN Q=We seem
((REVEREND CARL TINSLEY/N.A.A.C.P. MEMBER: WE SEEM TO DRAW THE POLICE LIKE
FLIES ON MOLASSES, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS THEY COME IN FORCE, THEY USE NO TACT
WHATSOEVER, AND ANYTIME THERE'S AN INCIDENT INVOLVING BLACKS THERE'S ALWAYS A
BIG UPROAR ABOUT IT. ))
OUT Q=about it.
The S.C.L.C. also has a few words about the City's Cope team-- claiming
officers taunt children with innuendo-- a charge some residents are quick to
IN Q=The ones
((BENNY COOK/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE ONES THAT AREN'T ABIDING BY THE LAW ARE THE
ONES COMPLAINING, AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, AND THE COPE UNIT IS TRYING TO CLEAN UP. ))
OUT Q=trying to clean up.
standup tag ((NOT SHOT YET)))
In the meantime, Chief Hooper is welcoming comment on the issue.
He says allegations of racism are not only unfortunate for him and his
department, but also for the community at large.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
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A former Roanoke County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced for stealing a
prisoner's credit card.
In April, William Lucas pleaded no contest to stealing a card belonging to
inmate Robert Paul Dallas.
Yesterday Circuit Judge Diane Strickland suspended a two year sentence and
placed him on probation.
Lucas charged more than 12-hundred dollars, he has since paid the bill.
The state Board of Education is serious about getting back to the basics.
For the first time ever, if students don't pass a new statewide testing
program, the board is talking about shutting schools down.
Board members are gearing up for public hearings on the standards of
accreditation for schools.
IN Q=And that
((MICHELLE EASTON/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYTHING AND
ANYTHING THAT SCHOOLS DO. UNDERSTANDING OF COURSE THAT THIS BOARD OF COURSE,
CLEARLY IS INTERESTED IN A SHARPER FOCUS ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Easton/Va. Board of Education;
OUT Q=academic achievement.
That means math, science, English, and history -- but critics worry about
IN Q=We're concerned
((ROB JONES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT ABOUT ART AND MUSIC,
AND WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, FOREIGN LANGUAGE, LIFE
AND FAMILY SKILLS, THE VOCATIONAL AREAS. UH, WE ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT WE
HAVE SOME PROTECTION FOR THOSE PROGRAMS.))
SUPER=01-Rob Jones/Va. Education Assoc.;
OUT Q=those programs.
Public hearings will be announced for this fall on the new standards.
The Allen administration's new 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grade testing program
is currently out to bid.
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Don't go away--if your plants are sweltering in the heat, you may
want to check out this week's Growin It...
Today, it focuses on plants that thrive on the warm weather. Stick around.
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After two long, hot summers, kids in Montgomery County are finally cooling
their heels in a brand new swimming pool.
Officials dedicated what's called the Frog Pond yesterday, and moments later
the first swimmer hit the water.
The Frog Pond was built with insurance money collected after a valve rupture
destroyed the old pool.
According to the kids, the two-year dry spell was worth the wait.
It's not all kids' stuff.
Montgomery County Parks and Recreation will teach water aerobics and the
pool will be available for lap swimming in the evening.
Drought is NOT one of the problems gardens in our region have faced this
season, but there are many varieties of plants that can withstand dry weather
and still look great.
That's the subject of today's Growin' It with Patrick Evans.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Bob Lyons/Horticulture Gardens Director; :17 QUICK
OUT Q=GROWIN IT.
Yokohama Tire of Salem is losing one of its largest customers.
Yesterday, News 7 learned Price Costco, a large warehouse club chain in
Washington state, is pulling its line from the Yokohama plant.
As Jay Moore reports, it's not the first time Costco has hit Yokohama with
IN Q=Employees at Yokohama
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Spokane, WA/File Tape; :07 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Jay1; :39 Screen Left, QUICK!!!!
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.
(( Employees at Yokohama say the loss of Price Costco equals out to about a
third of the tires they produce each year.
Last winter the Salem plant sent a bad batch of tires to the company.
It even got to the point that Costco demanded that Yokohama dismiss the
people responsible for the mistake.
Yokohama didn't fire anyone, but rather took steps to solve the problem.
From his office in California...
Dan Hunter, Yokohama's Vice President of Marketing said losing Price Costco
was not a result of what Yokohama did or didn't do.
A notice Yokohama posted in the plant said Price Costco simply wanted to cut
down on the number of its suppliers.
Employees say Yokohama currently has a seven million- tire- a- year-
Jim Hawk, the plant manager in Salem says the line will be phased out over
the next year.
He also says there are NO plans for layoffs at least for now.
Jay Moore, News 7.))
On Wall Street, stocks are closing out the week on a positive note.
The market is higher on continued bond market strength.
At noon, the Dow was UP 14 points.
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Up next on NEWS-7-- we'll have the latest from the grass courts at
and the roster for the Roanoke Rush is being whittled down as preparations for
the upcoming season get underway.
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No big surprise today at Wimbledon.
Ninth seed Mary Joe Fernandez and Fourth seed Arantxa Sanchez Vicario both
adavanced today in third round action.
Later today, former Wimbledon Champion Boris Becker will meet Neville
SUPER=03-Wimbledon/HBO & NBC; :00
In yesterday's action, Pete Sampras picked up a straight set win over the
man who beat him in the Australian Open, Mark (phil-ih-POOH'-sihs)
He gets the 7-6, 6-4, and 6-4 win, although (phil-ih-POOH'-sihs)
Philippoussis had his moments, recording 28 aces.
His first serve was regularly clocked around 125 miles an hour.
Top seeded Steffi Graf also won yesterday in the second round.
The Roanoke Rush trimmed its roster down to 65 players last night, as the
team wrapped up four nights worth of workouts at Patrick Henry High School.
More than 75 players began the week.
But in the next two weeks, the team will be cut down to only 45 players,
forming the team that will make up the active rooster.
Coming up today on Health Check,
On Health Check-- the death of Olympic skater Sergei Grinkov last year was
at first a medical mystery.
Now, researchers believe they know just what killed him-- a common genetic
flaw that they want to see named after him.
The story, plus all the days new, sports and weather -- on News 7 at FIVE.
And that's all for News 7 at Noon, have a great weekend.