A manhunt is underway in South Korea for suspected intruders from a beached
North Korean submarine.
And the first of three-thousand troops have left Texas, for Kuwait.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
Darkness has temporarly stopped a search in South Korea for North Korean
The South's Defense Ministry says it captured one intruder early this
morning and found eleven others dead after their submarine beached on South
Korea's east coast.
They apparently committed suicide rather than risk capture.
Eight more North Koreans are believed to be at large.
The government is offering a reward of 125-thousand dollars for
information leading to their capture.
Barry Petersen reports.
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Former Vice President Spiro Agnew is being remebered today by family and
He died yesterday at the age of 77.
Agnew served under Richard Nixon but was forced to resign in 19-73 in a tax
IN Q=THE REASON...
OUT Q=CONCERNING THIS MATTER.
The conservative Republican never spoke to Nixon again.
Agnew felt he'd been sacrificed because of the Watergate
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But he was present at Nixon's funeral in 19-94.
The Maryland hospital where Agnew died has not released the cause of death.
Two drifters from Lynchburg were among those questioned about the murders
of a wealthy Bedford County couple in 19-85.
But, if the two were ever suspects in the Haysom case, the county
prosecutor never told the man who's serving two LIFE terms for the double
Because of that, Jen Soering's case is heading for another hearing in
December- -in the same courtroom where he was convicted six years ago.
The Supreme Court sent the case back to Bedford, so the judge can hear the
story of two murder suspects the defense team did not know about when Soering
IN Q=They were found
((GAIL MARSHALL: THEY WERE FOUND WITH THE KNIFE THAT'S CONSISTENT WITH THIS
WEAPON THAT THE FORENSIC PEOPLE FOR THE COMMONWEALTH HELD WAS THE TYPE OF
KNIFE. THEY SECRETED IT, WHEN THEY WERE STOPPED. THEY APPARENTLY WERE FURTIVE
ABOUT IT, AND THEN A FEW DAYS LATER THEY STABBED SOMEONE AND WERE CONVICTED FOR
THAT STABBING IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE.))
SUPER=01-Gail Marshall/Soering's Attorney
OUT Q=city of Roanoke.
Marshall wants fingerprints to compare with the UN-identified prints found
in the Haysom home.
She also wants to know the suspects' blood type and whether, in fact, they
were ever questioned about the Haysom case.
Soering himself will be back for the hearing on December 9th.
Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas are on their way to the Persian Gulf today.
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The first of several thousand troops left for Kuwait in the wake of new
tensions between the U-S and Iraq.
President Clinton signed orders for the deployment Monday.
The soldiers spent most of yesterday getting last-minute briefings
about the mission.
President Clinton takes his re-election campaign to the Grand Canyon today.
He's expected to designate nearly two million acres of southern Utah as a
national monument, which would protect the nation's largest coal reserve
Bob Dole heads to Hollywood to charge movie makers with glamorizing drug
He'll also unveil a new campaign slogan for the war on drugs.
Aids from both campaigns will sit down once again today to try and iron out
dates for some presidential debates.
Meantime, Reform Party candidate Ross Perot is promising legal action after
the Presidential Debate Commission recommended he be left out of the debates.
IN Q=the commission
SUPER=01-Paul Kirk/Debate Commission Chairman;
((PAUL KIRK/DEBATE COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: THE COMMISSION UNANIMOUSLY AGREES WITH
THE UNANIMOUS RECCOMENDATION OF OUR INDIVIDUAL ADVISORY COMMISSION THAT ONLY
PRESIDENT CLINTON AND SENATOR DOLE AND THEIR RUNNING MATES BE INVITED TO
OUT Q=to participate.
The decision to exclude Perot was cheered by Republicans, and jeered by
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Virginians may defy their tradition of voting for the Republican
The latest news-7 Mason-Dixon Poll indicates President Clinton is running
neck and neck with Dole.
44-percent of Virginia voters favor Dole, while 43-percent support the
Perot comes in a VERY distant third with only two-percent.
If Clinton comes out on top-- he would become the first Democratic
Presidential candidate to carry Virginia since Lyndon Johnson in 19-64.
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Still to come on the newscast,
Lynchburg authorities were busy this morning saving a man who jumped from a
Astronaut Shannon Lucid may finally be coming home after a record stay in
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
Impact soft tease music up full
Central Virginia rescue crews were kept busy this morning, trying to save a
man who had jumped from a Lynchburg bridge.
Witnesses saw the man jump from the John Lynch bridge at about 10 o'clock.
He floated downstream for several hundred yards before climbing out of the
river near Percival's Island.
Rescue workers then took him to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of
Police have "not" released the man's name.
A brain-damaged man won't stand trial in a fire that killed nine people in
A judge ruled today that Todd Hall is incompetent to be tried on
involuntary manslaughter charges.
Hall was accused of setting a fireworks store fire that led to
the nine deaths.
Nine years ago, Hall had a partial lobotomy after a skateboard
The judge said if treatment
makes Hall mentally competent, he could still be tried.
One-hundred prospective jurors
are gathering at the Santa Monica courthouse in California today.
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They're the first in a pool of four thousand that could sit on the jury
panel at O-J Simpson's civil trial.
The selection process is expected to last several weeks.
Yesterday, the judge in the case dealt some blows to the defense.
He will allow testimony on domestic violence and is limiting the defense's
ability to claim a racist frame-up by police.
Astronaut Shannon Lucid is getting closer and closer to her return to
The shuttle Atlantis is scheduled to dock with the Russian space
station Mir tonight.
After a record setting, six months in space, Lucid will be replaced by
another American astronaut, John Blaha.
A German company is bringing up to 350 new jobs to Pulaski County.
Silver Creek Technologies is buying 25 acres at New River Valley airport
industrial park to build a manufacturing plant.
The company makes precision building systems and remanufactures tropical
hardwoods for housing components such as moldings and flooring.
Silver Creek's main market is Germany, where the unification of East and
West Germany put housing and building components and materials in high demand.
The company expects to start operations in Pulaski County next Spring.
Some industries are not as fortunate.
Over the next few weeks Yokohama plans to phase out 80 jobs.
It's the second round of layoffs in just two months.
44 workers were let go in August.
Company officials say it's necessary for the tire manufacturer to stay
competitive in a slow market.
Marketing Vice President Dan Hunter says he hopes the action will be on a
short term basis to meet current market conditions.
He says at this point, no additional layoffs are planned.
Meanwhile, local union leaders say they were expecting the announcement--
but did not know how many people would be let go.
Following these layoffs, there will be close to 925 people employed at
the Salem plant.
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Still to come on News 7,
The Solid Rock Kennel controversy is one step closer to a conclusion.
One of the two players has turned herself in.
These Liberty students showed their true colors by taking part in the "See
you at the Poles" prayer program.
We'll explain when we come back.
The parade of politicians continued today in Roanoke Valley classrooms.
This morning it was Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer's turn to visit Cave
Spring Middle School.
Beyer heads a commission studying the state's school construction needs.
He says the problems of overcrowding and outdated facilities are typical of
school systems across Virginia.
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OUT Q=with only two electrical outlets.
Beyer says the state may raise the current caps on financing for school
His commission is considering other ways to free up more money for school
buildings and equipment.
Thousands of high school students across the country today took part in the
"See You at the Poles" movement.
Teenagers were encouraged to gather at their school's flagpole and take a
stand for Christ.
At Liberty High School in Bedford County, more than fifty students took part
in an hour-long prayer session this morning.
IN Q=Just show the
((JEREMIAH HAMBRICK/STUDENT: JUST SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ALL WANT TO TAKE A
STAND, AND THAT WE'RE NOT ALL BAD KIDS LIKE EVERYBODY MAKES US OUT TO BE, AND
JUST TAKE A STAND FOR CHRIST.))
SUPER=01-Jeremiah Hambrick/Student; :00
OUT Q=a stand for Christ.
Several of the students said it was important to demonstrate to their peers
that it was okay to be open about their Christianity.
This was the second year Liberty has taken part in the "See You at the
A Roanoke program for former inmates may face major downsizing.
A judge in Richmond rejected Virginia Cares' challenge to a budget veto
that cost the agency 600-thousand dollars in state funding.
Virginia Cares provides services to state inmates as they're released from
Earlier this year the General Assembly earmarked one-point-six million
dollars for the program.
A veto by Governor Allen ultimately cost the agency more than a third of
its funding, and a judge has now refused to overturn that decision.
IN Q=We're disappointed in the decision
((BILL HOPKINS JR./ROANOKE ATTORNEY: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION. THE
JUDGE HAS LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING THE PLEADING TO CURE WHAT HE
CITES AS A DEFICIENCY IN OUR CASE. WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT
TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT, AND WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO
TAKE AN APPEAL.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hopkins Jr./Roanoke Attorney;
OUT Q=take an appeal.
Virginia Cares has eighteen sites in the state serving 30 prisons.
Officials say it's now likely that some of those locations will close.
One woman is facing a 12-month suspended sentence on five counts of cruelty
to animals, but her business partner is still missing.
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Annette Jenkins let Terry Weaver set up the Solid Rock Kennel at her home.
Both disappeared in June, leaving about 30 dogs and cats tied up or caged
without food and water.
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has treated and boarded the animals since,
and adopted out all but six.
Jenkins turned herself in and pled guilty yesterday.
The judge suspended her 12-month sentence on the condition she repay the
Weaver, who's also charged, is still at large.
College job fairs help link seniors and prospective employers, but this year
Virginia Tech's Expo had to shut out some corporations.
The annual Engineering Expo started yesterday with 137 participating
companies, a record number.
Due to space constraints, organizers were unable to accommodate about 20
firms that tried to register after the deadline.
((SARAH JOYCE/EXPO '96 CHAIRPERSON: WE'VE EXPANDED OUR CORPORATE DATABASE OF
THE COMPANIES WE SEND INFORMATION TO AND WE'VE ALSO HAD THE TECH NAME JUST GROW
SO MUCH. PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA TECH WITH THE SPORTS PROGRAM
DOING SO WELL, AND THEY'RE EXPANDING, ACCEPTING SO MANY MORE FRESHMEN. ))
SUPER=01-Sarah Joyce/Expo '96 Chairperson;
OUT Q=many more freshmen.
The Expo allows about five thousand engineering students an opportunity to
network with potential employers.
((MARC SHEFFLER/THE BOEING COMPANY: WE'RE LOOKING FOR A LARGE NUMBER OF
ENGINEERS. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY NOT ONLY CONTACTING PEOPLE THROUGH EXPO, BUT
CONDUCTING ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS THIS YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Sheffler/The Boeing Company;
OUT Q=interviews this year.
The Expo is one of the largest in the country.
It continues through today at the Squires Student Center.
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After being run by the same family for more than a century a Salem company
has been sold.
Oak Hall Industries was purchased earlier this month by a group headed by
the founder of the Rite Aid drug store chain.
The company makes caps, gowns, and academic robes.
Terms of the sale are not being released.
The new owners do not plan any immediate changes that would affect Oak
Hall's 100 workers.
The company is one of the largest cap and gown makers in the U-S.
It was founded more than 100 years ago in Roanoke.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 8 points.
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Still to come on the newscast,
The world's best heptathlete is switching sports.
And Japanese import Hideo Nomo makes history at Coors Field in Denver.
Patrick has the highlights when we come back.
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Hideo Nomo of the Los Angeles Dodgers has made history.
In a ballpark known throughout major league baseball as the most notorious
hitter's park in the history of the sport,
Nomo hurled his first career no-hitter late last night.
A two hour rain delay at the start of the game didn't throw off Nomo's
He struck out eight Rockies, including league MVP candidate Ellis Burks to
end the game.
Nomo even helped his own cause-- by singling home a run.
Two other no-hitters have been pitched in the majors this year-- but this is
the first one ever at Coors Field.
Before last night's games the Pirates Jim Leyland announced that he will not
be back in 1997 as the team's manager.
Leyland says he plans to keep managing and the Pirates have given him
permission to talk to other clubs.
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((JIM LEYLAND/WILL RESIGN AFTER THE SEASON:))
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OUT Q=...OR NOT."
The Winston Cup warriors roll into Martinsville this week for the Hanes 500,
and a couple of drivers will be a little light
in the wallet.
NASCAR yesterday broke bad on Jimmy Spencer for trying to punch Wally
Dallenbach and then breaking away from NASCAR officials Spencer was fined $10
Also, Kyle Petty was fined $5 thousand and Michael Waltrip $2 thousand for
their feud that took place after Sunday's race.
In the world of women's hoops,
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yesterday in St. Louis Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee said she's
leaving the heptathlon to play for the Richmond Rage in the all new, all
women's American Basketball League.
She was a four year starter on the women's team at UCLA!