Ahead on News 7 at Noon, Israeli-Palestinian tensions erupts in gunfire in
the West Bank.
And interview with the Marine who risked his life to rescue two motorist
trapped in a fiery crash on 5-81.
Sunny skies and crisp fall temperatures are both leading features of our
forecast today. Tonight, back into the forties. I'll have all the details
along with a look at sports.
Stay with us News 7 at Noon is next.
Staff Sergeant Frankie Lee Hall says he just thanks the lord he was able to
help when a car and tractor trailer collided and caught fire yesterday.
Hall was driving behind the two vehicles on Interstate 581 when the
At first he thought the truck had blown a tire.
But he quickly realized the car was wedged underneath the rear of the
He helped a young woman to safety, then went back for the young man who was
trapped inside the burning vehicle.
IN Q=And basically he was somewhere
SUPER=07-Staff Sgt. Frankie Lee Hall
OUT Q=get you out of here.
Hall helped until emergency crews took over, then returned to his work as a
Palestinian forces and Israeli soldiers exchanged gunfire this morning on
the West Bank.
SUPER=03-Ramallah, West Bank;
OUT Q=(SOLDIER SHOOTING)
The firefight came amid violent demonstrations by Palestinians over
Israel's decision to extend an archeological tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City.
Israel's army and witnesses say the Palestinians fired the first shots.
It is the worst unrest since the start of Palestinian autonomy in 19-94.
A team of Cardiologists in Moscow have decided to wait six to ten weeks
before performing triple or quadruple bypass surgery on Boris Yeltsin.
The team of surgeons, including top American specialist Dr. Michal DeBakey
met today at the hospital where Yeltsin is undergoing pre-operation testing.
They say the Russian President will have to stay hospitalized until surgery.
((THE TIMING OF THE OPERATION DEPENDS ON A GRET EXTENT ON WHAT THE MEDICAL TEAM
OBSERVES OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS IN TERMS OF CORRECTING SOME OF THE PROBLEMS
THAT EXIST IN TERMS OF PREPARING HIM FOR THE OPERATION. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael DeBakey/U.S. Heart Surgeon;
OUT Q=for the operation.
But Dr. DeBakey says Yeltsin should be able to resume "normal activity" after
The Justice Department confirms a Navy intelligence analyst has been
arrested in Virginia on charges of spying for South Korea.
Robert Kim was arrested last night at Fort Myer.
Kim was born in South Korea but is a U-S citizen who has worked in Naval
intelligence for 20 years.
South Korea is a U-S ally, but is interested in U-S intelligence on North
Korea and in American military technology.
Two weeks after being released from jail on an assault conviction a Colorado
man went on a shooting rampage, killing his three roommates and injuring his
Police say 18-year-old Joseph Gallegos (geye-YAY'-gohs) shot his three
roommates in the head at their residence in southwest Colorado.
He then took a roommate's car and drove across the state to the University
of Northern Colorado to see his ex-girlfriend.
Police say (geye-YAY'-gohs) Gallegos shot the woman in the foot, while
holding several of her roommates hostage.
SUPER=01-Kathryn Plimpton/Dorm Resident;
OUT Q=I'M COMING FOR YOU.
Police negotiated for hours yesterday before Gallegos was shot to death by
a SWAT team.
A measure ensuring longer hospital stays for new moms is headed for the
Mr. Clinton IS expected to sign the legislation.
It forces insurance companies to cover 48- hour hospital stays for healthy
deliveries beginning in 19-98.
The provision is part of a broader spending bill passed by Congress
Senator John Warner and his democratic challenger Mark Warner face off this
weekend in a debate at the College of William and Mary.
Small groups of voters from Roanoke
and Falls Church will be linked in by satellite.
Yesterday in Richmond, MARK Warner tried to revive his campaign at a
Warner got a good reaction to a speech that included his first major
reference to abortion.
IN Q=You see
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU SEE, I TRUST YOU, YOUR FAMILIES, AND
YOUR GOD WITH THE MOST PERSONAL OF ALL DECISIONS. applause fade))
OUT Q=(applause fade)
Mark Warner says he also supports freedom of access to abortion clinics.
Senator John Warner has voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that
He's also voted to keep women in the U-S Armed Forces from having abortions,
even at their own expense.
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Still to come,
A prominent defense lawyer in the OJ Simpson Case is testifying on behalf of
Virginia's Forensics lab.
And Housing officials in Danville are making big changes. We'll tell you
what's planned for these apartments when we come back,
But first, let's check in with Patrick
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Jury selection resumed this morning in O-J Simpson's Civil trial.
So far 17 prospective jurors have made the judge's initial cut.
Meantime one of the attorney's from Simpson's CRIMINAL trial, who gained
fame trying to convince jurors that D-N-A evidence could not be trusted was in
But this time Barry Scheck was DEFENDING D-N-A and fighting FOR the state
Ellen Qualls explains.
IN Q=Barry Scheck
SUPER=01-Barry Scheck/Defense Attorney; :16
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; 1:02
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Barry Scheck did NOT come to Virginia to talk about O.J. Simpson.
Because Virginia forensic scientists, and what they're doing with the DNA
strands that identify killers and victims, are worlds away from the L.A.P.D,
planted gloves, and acquitted celebrities.
SOT 03:04:47 tape one
((BARRY SCHECK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HERE I AM THE DARTH VADER OF DEFENSE COUNSEL
IN TERMS OF ATTACKING WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER BAD DNA TESTING. AND I'M TELLING
YOU, THE LEGISLATURE, YOU HAVE A GOOD LAB. THEY'RE DOING GREAT THINGS AND
THEY'LL DO MORE GOOD THINGS TO CONVICT THE GUILTY AND EXONERATE THE INNOCENT IF
YOU GIVE THEM MORE MONEY.)) RUNS=:19
In fact, Scheck believes Virginia's lab is one of the top two in the nation.
But director Paul Ferrara's NOT one to beg.
The problem, as Scheck told the state Crime Commission, is wasted potential.
DNA samples from felons and crime scenes that haven't been entered into any
sot 07:19:15 NEXT TO LAST STANDUP TAPE TWO
((VIRGINIA'S BEEN COLLECTING THESE SAMPLES SINCE 1989. AND STORING THEM IN
FREEZERS LIKE THIS. 122- THOUSAND SAMPLES HAVE YET TO BE ENTERED INTO THE DATA
sot 03:16:55 TAPE TWO
((SEN. JANET HOWELL: AND JUST KNOWING THAT THEY WERE GOING INTO THOSE FREEZERS
THAT WE ALSO SAW, FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER AFTER FREEZER, JUST TO
So now, lawmakers must put a price tag on the best path to justice science
has yet to offer.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
The Roanoke County Supervisors offered sympathy and some help to a
neighborhood that lost its water supply earlier this month.
But last night, the board did not agree to bring them county water for
Six families on Trevilian Road lost their water supply, when their
undergound spring was inundated with mud.
They now have temporary water service, and last night they asked the
supervisors to waive the fee for a permanent connection.
SOT 21:19:29 tape #2
IN Q=We do feel like
((DAVID BURNLEY/TREVILIAN ROAD RESIDENT: WE DO FEEL LIKE IF WE DO HOOK UP TO
THE COUNTY WATER SYSTEM, WE CAN'T HELP BUT FEEL WE'RE PAYING FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S
SUPER=01-David Burnley/Trevilian Road Resident;
OUT Q=someone else's mistake.
The county is offering to connect the residents for about 36- hundred
dollars, less than the going rate for new construction.
They can also pay in installments, but the supervisors did not agree to
waive the fees.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Seal
A plan allowing the public resource authority to dispose ofcommercial waste
is still alive, despite being rejected by Roanoke city council earlier this
Last night, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors endorsed the
controversial proposal on a unanimous vote.
The Roanoke Valley Resource Authority and private haulers are at odds over
tipping fees at the
Smith Gap landfill, and the decision of at least one company to haul garbage
out of state.
Last night they squared off over the plan that would allow the authority to
compete for commercial business.
IN Q=What gives me my passion
((KAREN FREELAND/BROWNING FERRIS INDUSTRIES: WHAT GIVES ME MY PASSION IS THAT I
LIVE IN A COUNTY THAT I'M SCARED IS GOING DOWN THE WRONG ROAD AND INSTEAD OF
GETTING ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON THE TABLE, THEY'RE CHOOSING, OR MAY BE
CHOOSING, A WAY THAT SHORT CIRCUITS THE WHOLE PROCESS OF GROWING AND LEARNING
AND BEING A BETTER COUNTY.))
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT OUR FEET
UNDER THE SAME TABLE WITH YOU AND TALK ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND WE'RE NOT
AFFORDED THAT OPPORTUNITY RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE AS SOON AS WE SIT DOWN AND TALK
WITH YOU, AUTOMATICALLY SOLID WASTE IS ON 81 GOING TO TENNESSEE.))
SUPER=01-Karen Freeland/Browning Ferris Industries; :00
OUT Q=going to Tennessee.
The issue now appears to be headed back to Roanoke City Council, which
rejected the change in the Resource Authority's charter.
Council members are expected to reconsider the vote when they meet in
76 low income apartments in Danville may be demolished.
City council voted in favor of it last night.
Housing officials say the move would alleviate overcrowding at Liberty View.
Council also voted to support construction of a learning center for low
income families on the site.
Council, however, voted against replacing the 76- units with section eight
The measures were proposed by the Danville Redevelopment and Housing
IN Q=In our
((JOHN HAMLIN/DANVILLE CITY COUNCIL:IN OUR COMMUNITY WE ALREADY HAVE A SECTION
EIGHT PROGRAM OR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COMMUNITY. I FEEL LIKE THAT IF WE LOOK
OVERALL AT THE POPULATION OF OUR COMMUNITY, WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON BUILDING
THAT INTO A POSITIVE END, AND I FELT LIKE ADDING ADDITIONAL SECTION EIGHT'S
WOULD NOT HAVE THAT IMPACT. ))
SUPER=01-John Hamlin/Danville City Council; :
OUT Q=that impact.
Housing officials DO NOT need council's approval to move forward with the
But they were hoping to gain support for all THREE measures for a better
shot at winning a federal grant.
IN Q=I expect
((ALVIN STEINGOLD/HOUSING AUTHORITY EXEC. DIR.:I EXPECT MY BOARD IS GOING TO
WANT TO GET TOGETHER IN SPECIAL MEETINGS TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO NEXT. ))
SUPER=01-Alvin Steingold/Housing Authority Exec. Dir.; :
OUT Q=to do next.
Steingold (stine-gold) says if the project becomes a reality-- residents
will be given another place to live before their homes are torn down.
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The eye-catching Senator from Illinois is calling it quits.
VMI officials have decided to abide by the Supreme Court's decision and
But they are not giving much ground on other issues.
That and more when we return.
There's been a fatal shooting at a school in Georgia.
SUPER=03-DeKalb Co., GA;
It happened this morning at an alternative high school in DeKalb County.
Witnesses say a 16-year old boy shot an English teacher to death with a .38
caliber handgun when the teacher tried to break up a fight in a classroom.
The student who allegedly did the shooting is in custody.
So-called "alternative schools" take in students who have trouble succeeding
in other schools.
Virginia Military Institute's top man has a unique invitation for those who
have been criticizing the institute for its response to the Board of Visitor's
decision to co-educate rather than go private.
Rather than answer the Institute's critics in harsh rhetoric, General
Josiah Bunting yesterday chose to invite V-M-I's critics to visit the post, see
it for themselves, have dinner and talk to the cadets... one on one.
IN Q=The people who are most ardent
((THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE MOST ARDENT AND INSISTENT IN THEIR CRITICISM OF THE
INSTITUTE, FOR THE MOST PART, HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SCHOOL. VMI HAS A TENDER
HEART IT'S TOUGH SCHOOL BUT THERE'S A TENDERNESS AND COMPASSION HERE. PEOPLE
MISS THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
OUT Q=people miss that.
At the same time, Bunting is not backing down on his determination to make
as few changes as possible when it comes to accommodating women.
"Buzz cut" haircuts are part of the opening ritual, he says. And women who
want to participate in the V-M-I "experience" should be prepared to accept
Doctors have long been concerned that the birth control pill could raise the
risk of breast cancer.
But the latest study appears to put that question to rest.
SUPER=01-Dr. Carolyn Westhoff/Columbia-Presbyterian Med. Ctr.;
OUT Q=IN BREAST CANCER.
The study looked at 150-thousand women from 25 countries and was published
in the journal CONTRACEPTION.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Princess Diana campaigned against breast cancer last night at a celebrity
benefit in Washington.
Some eleven hundred guests turned out for the star studded event which
was expected to raise more than one million dollars for breast cancer
Paul Simon, the U-S Senator from Illinois, famous for his bow ties, is
retiring from Congress.
To honor their fellow lawmaker Senators paid tribute in the most
fitting of ways, by fitting themselves with blue bow-ties with white polka
Female senators donned matching scarves.
Simon has spent twelve years in the Senate and ran for the Democratic
Presidential nomination in 19-88.
Once he leaves Washington he plans to become a political science professor
at Southern Illinois University.
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SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/46-50/Mostly Sunny/& Gorgeous/70-74;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Chilly/42-46/Partly Cloudy/& Cool/66-70;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Chilly/42-46/Partly Sunny/& Pleasant/70-74;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Cool/40-44/Mostly/Sunny/66-70;
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 15 and a half points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
We catch up on area high school hoops action.
The biggest fish in the Dolphin pond won't be playing for a while.
We've got Dan Marino's prognosis coming up in sports.
Stay with us.
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The William Byrd Terriers were called too young to challenge more experienced
teams, but last week they upset defending state champ Lord Botetourt.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Salem vs. William Byrd; :00
Last night they were BACK home and this time the challenge came from the
Byrd was up for the task as Dawn Chewning gets the steal and the driving
lay-in--Byrd is on top 30-to-26 in the third.
They would continue to work the fast break as Andrea Gay passes to Chewning
who misses the shot, but look at Brandy Allen come in as the trailer and score.
Salem would not go away, though. Mandy Williams to Lindsey Carroll for the
But Byrd hangs on to beat Salem by a bucket 58-to-56.
IN Q="It was a ....
((RICHARD THRASHER/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...WIN THE THING.
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In other games last night Staunton River beat LIberty 49-to-21, Botetourt
beat Alleghany 74-to-53 and Galax topped Fort Chiswell 60-to-44.
GRAPHIC=Tee Off Sight
A good time was had by all yesterday at 15th annual Tee Off for Sight golf
tournament, hosted by Hunting Hills.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :
This year's guest pro, veteran D.A. Weibring, played with club champions
from throughout the area helping to raise both money and awareness for the
prevention of blindness.
Weibring himself has struggled in the past couple of years with Bells Palsy
but he's won twice this season and was a delight to have in town.
The Miami Dolphins have lost quarterback Dan Marino for a month or maybe
longer after an MRI exam yesterday revealed that he fractured his right ankle.
IN Q="There's a couple...
((JIMMY JOHNSON/MIAMI HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Johnson/Miami Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...WITH DAN."
Waverly Jackson and some of his Tech mates were delivering breakfast
At 6:45 in the morning, 30 donuts, and 40 gallons of hot chocolate,
courtesy of head coach Frank Beamer, greeted the Tech students who have been
camping out for day waiting to pick up tickets for the November 29th UVa game.
TJ Washington, Cornell Brown, and Brian Edmonds also helped the deliver the
early morning nourishment as a way of saying thanks to the fans.