The bloodshed continues today between the Israelis and Palestinians.
And a body is found floating in the new river, apparently the victim of a
Mostly cloudy this afternoon with showers this afternoon. I'll have the
weekend forcast in a few minutes.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
Several more Palestinians and Israelis were killed today in a third day of
violence in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Palestinian leaders are calling
for the resumption of the peace process and Israeli leaders are attempting
to halt the violence, while denying blame.
Jesse Schulman has the latest.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has beeh holding a press
conference, his first comment since he returned to Israel. He said Israelis
were trying to work for peace but would not tolerate violence.
The were clashes after Friday prayers at the mosques on Jerusalem's Temple
Mount today... Palestinian worshippers threw stones at israeli riot police..sed
tear gas and rubber bullets... and their clubs, as they chased suspected
rioters around the holy sites.
Troopers hit by stones were treated at improvised first aid stations...
Injured Palestinians were rushed on stretcher from the Temple Mount, and on
anything available through the historic streets fo the city. Arab sources say
as many as three Paelstinians died of their injuries, though the police say
they used no live ammunition.
Casualties of yesterday's violence are now beiog laid to rest... amid grief,
and rage, among Palestinians... among Israelis. So far in this war there have
only been losers.
The cabinet of Prime Minister Netanyahu met today, to lay all the
blame squarely at the door of PLO chief Yassir Arafat, and to insist Israel
wants peace, but will not make concessions to achieve it.
The controversial tunnel whose opening sparked the violence is today closed
officially for an Imminent Jewish holiday.
Arafat, who prayed in a Gaza City mosque, is demanding it stay
closed, for good.
Jesse Schulman, CBS News, Tel Aviv.))
Authorities in Pulaski County believe they've recovered the body of a man
whose family had reported him missing.
Sheriff's Captain Clay Short says a witness led an investigator to the New
River in Parrott this morning.
The investigator found the body lying in shallow water several feet from
the river bank.
Short says the victim is believed to be Elmer Eugene Fisher of Fairlawn.
Fisher has not been seen since Sunday.
Authorities believe Fisher was murdered, and say they do have suspects in
A former Afghan president has been
Islamic rebels seized former president Najibullah from a United
Nations compound today.
His body was found
hanging from a lamppost outside the presidential palace in Kabul
Najibullah's execution came only hours after the rebels took
control of Afghanistan's capital city following two days of heavy
His brother -- a former security chief -- was also executed.
Najibullah had been in hiding since his six-year dictatorship
crumbled in 19-92.
The man convicted of kidnapping and murdering 12- year- old Polly Klaas sits
on California's death row this afternoon at California's San Quentin Prison.
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A judge formally sentenced Richard Allen Davis to death yesterday, but only
after one final vicious verbal attack against Polly's father.
((RICHARD ALLEN DAVIS/CONVICTED MWRDGRER: THE MAIN REASON I KNOW I DIDN'T
ATTEMPT ANY LEWD ACT THAT NIGHT WAS BECAUSE OF A STATEMENT THE YOUNG GIRL MADE
TO ME WHEN WALKING UP THE EMBANKMENT: JUST DON'T DO ME LIKE MY DAD.
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An outburst by Mark Klaas led to him being escorted from the courtroom.
Earlier he also had a chance to speak.
((MARC KLAAS/VICTIM'S FATHER: AND MR. DAVIS, WHEN YOU GET TO WHERE YOU RE GOING
SAY HELLO TO HITLER, SAY
HELLO TO DAHMER AND SAY HELLO TO BUNDY. ))
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Davis arrived at San Quentin shortly after eight p-m.
He now awaits his execution and Polly's father vows he'll be watching.
Helicopters and dogs were called to aid a police chase early this morning
that ended with a totalled police cruiser.
Police say Christopher Thomas Hutcherson was wanted on felony charges in
When Radford City Police tried to serve the warrants, Hutcherson fled.
Police gave chase-- and Hutcherson allegedly ran head on into a state police
The trooper was not seriously injured.
Helicopters and the canine unit were called to assist in the search for
He is now being held on several charges in addition to his initial felony.
A Roanoke County family was able to escape serious injury, after fire ripped
through their home.
This was the scene at the 44- hundred block of Cresthill Drive this morning.
Officials say flames engulfed 2 separate sections of the house, making it
hard to put out.
Firefighters also said a renovated recreation room caused problems.
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((STEVE POFF/ROANOKE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT: WE COULD NOT REACH ONE SECTION OF
THE ROOM FROM THE REST OF THE HOUSE. SO WE HAD TO COME BACK OUTSIDE WITH
ANOTHER LINE AND GO FROM ANOTHER ANGLE. ANYTIME YOU HAVE RENOVATION IN
STRUCTURES, IT MAKES IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT FOR FIREFIGHTERS. ))
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Poff says, at this point, the cause of the blaze is unknown.
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Federal agents from the F-B-I and the Defense Department have seized more
than 400 documents, computer discs and other records from a research firm in
The raid was part of a three- month investigation into contract fraud.
Investigators executed a lengthy search warrant yesterday at American
Research Corporation of Virginia.
They would not comment about what they were doing.
Owner Russell Churchill was not available for comment, and his wife Ann
Churchill refused to answer any questions.
((CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT'S GOING ON IN THERE?
ANSWER: IF I KNEW I COULD TELL YOU. I DON'T KNOW. AND IT'S NONE OF YOUR
BUSINESS, OKAY? ))
But some former employees tell News-7 the feds have been asking questions
about altered time sheets.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, they said investigators also wanted to
know about what the ex-employees call a common practice at ARCOVA of taking
money from one project to pay for another, and to pay company overhead.
The ex-employees say ARCOVA has secured more than 100 contracts to engineer
products such as software and robotics, mostly with government agencies, using
The Senate yesterday failed to override a presidential veto of a ban on some
late term abortions.
Senator John Warner voted to override the veto, but Senator Chuck Robb voted
to sustain it.
Ninth district congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon blasted Congressman
Rick Boucher for his votes in support of late-term abortions.
Muldoon held a puppy named Babe to illustrate for reporters what he called a
He said Boucher's votes condone for babies what would never be tolerated for
((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: THIS IS WHAT PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION
IS. IT'S ABOUT KILLING CHILDREN ONLY INCHES AND MINUTES AWAY FROM A NORMAL
LIFE. AND I ASK EVERYBODY WHERE IS THE OUTCRY? ))
OUT Q=where is the outcry?
Boucher says he opposed the ban because the bill denies the use of the
procedure when the doctor believes it's necessary to preserve the life of the
mother, OR to preserve her health and future child-bearing potential.
Muldoon says he would support late-term abortion ONLY when the mother's life
is at stake.
The bill did include THAT provision.
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Still to come on the newscast,
We'll find out how America's newest hero is holding up to the pressures of
fame and gravity.
A new HOOTERS restaurant may open soon in Roanoke, but there's some
But first let's check in with Beth...
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Astronaut Shannon Lucid returns home to Houston today where NASA has planed
an afternoon ceremony in her honor.
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NASA'S superwoman finds herself baffled by the fuss over her return from a
six month stay in space.
A number of U-S companies have bombarded Lucid with free-food offers, after
Lucid's admission she missed junk food while on Mir.
President Clinton, who is campaigning today in the lone star state, has
promised to appear at Lucid's ceremony.
Some North American skywatchers were treated to a celestial light show last
For the rest of us clouds got in the way of the full lunar eclipse.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth moves between the sun and
the full moon, casting its curved shadow across the moon -- and proving that
the Earth is round.
The next full lunar eclipse won't occur until the year two-thousand.
One of the owners of the new Hooters restaurant is answering critics who
question whether the restaurant should open for business in the star city.
Jay Moore has the story. (/////SOT/////)
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(( In the next several weeks, this...will turn into this...
The restaurant known for its waitresses in tight T-shirts and short shorts,
is opening on Williamson Road.
Not everyone is happy about it, but co- owner Philip Cornett says that comes
with the territory.
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((CORNETT: WHATEVER YOU DO SOMEBODY WILL OPPOSE IT AND THAT'S FINE WE RESPECT
OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINION THEY SHOULD RESPECT OURS. ))
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After hearing the news last week, Glenn Friedland started a grassroots
organization to oppose Hooters move to town.
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((GLENN FRIEDLAND: I BELIEVE IN FREE ENTERPRISE BUT NOT AT THE SAKE OF BEING
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((CORNETT: SEX APPEAL IS PART OF OUR CONCEPT WHICH IS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE.
WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THAT. ))
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Cornett says too often the Hooters Girls get a bad wrap.
He describes them all american cheerleaders, the kind of girl you'd like to
introduce to your mom.
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((CORNETT: FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN IN HOOTERS BEFORE THERE GENERALLY A
MIS-CHARACTERIZATION WHAT THE CONCEPT IS. ONCE THEY COME BY AND TALK TO US OR
SEE IT THEY CAN JUDGE FOR THEMSELVES. ))
OUT Q=for themselves.
And he's hoping all the nay- sayers do just that when the restaurant opens
Jay Moore, News 7, Roanoke.))
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Coming up later in the newscast--
An interview with a financial planner.
We'll learn how to plan for your kids' college tuition.
The Orioles inch one step closer to their first postseason since they won
the world series in 19-83.
Stay with us.
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(( The cost of college is putting a tighter squeeze on students and parents.
A College Board study finds that tuition for four-year public colleges and
universities is rising faster
Another study suggests that many parents are not doing enough to secure
their financial future or to save for their children's education, even if they
think they have a finacial plan.
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With us today is Peggy Ruhlin, President of International Association for
Financial Planning to talk about making a solid, workable financial plan.
The college board study shows tuition at four- year public colleges and
univesities is up six percent this year, that's a rise above the inflation
How should parents prepare a finacial plan for their children's education?
Double Boxes=Melanie and Peggy/Satellite
People develop habits of money management over their lifetime, and whether
or not their children are college bound how can parents start their children
on the road to financial security?
Double Boxes=Melanie and Peggy/Satellite
Thank you for joining us today.))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN ten points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast,
The new wild card format in Baseball has a handful of teams clamoring for
playoff spots as the season winds down.
Tech is preparing for its toughest matchup of the year so far.
The take on Syracuse at the Carrier Dome tomorrow.
Stay with us.
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The Baltimore Orioles inched closer to their first playoff appearance last
night by beating Toronto 4-1.
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Brady Anderson clocked his 48th home run on the season.
His three run shot helped lower the orioles magic number in the wild card
race to two.
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The Mariners still have playoff hopes-- Although they lost to Oakland
yesterday 7 to 5.
Ken Griffey Junior hit his 49th homer in the 8th.
In the National League, Atlanta is in but Montreal is not...yet.
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The Expos Henry Rodriguez smashed a grand slam to give Montreal the 5-2
victory over the Phils.
SUPER=35-Montreal/==5/Philadelphia/==2; The Expos are now 1 game behind idle
San Diego in the National League west wild card race.
Expos ace pitcher Pedro Martinez was suspended for eight games yesterday for
his part in a fight-- but he'll probably still pitch as the Expos make a run
for the playoffs.
Virginia Tech started last season OH and 2 and then went on to win the rest
of it's games.
Syracuse finds itself in the same predicament.
The Hokies hope history does not repeat itself. Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Va. Tech Quarterback; :59
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Va. Tech Center; 1:09
OUT Q=..........News 7 sports."