A head-on collision tonight in Collinsville leaves one man dead.
A third suspect is now behind bars charged with murder in Pulaski County.
Plus, the price of travelling from Atlanta to Orlando may never be cheaper.
ValuJet is hoping to lure travelers by selling tickets for under 20-
Stay with us, NEWS 7 at ELEVEN is next.
Richmond police today helped nab a third suspect wanted for murder in
31- year old Eddie Gibson was arrested for his role
in the death of 43- year old Elmer Eugene Fisher.
Two other man have already been arrested.
A troubled airline is using rock-bottom prices to lure customers.
Travelers can fly ValuJet from Atlanta to places like Washington and
Orlando for under 20- dollars.
Please join us for those stories plus highlites from today's VA
Tech/Syracuse game, tonight at eleven.
The United Nations Security Council told Israel and the Palestinians to stop
fighting and start talking tonight.
The resolution passed 14 to zero, with the United States abstaining.
But after four days of gunfire, neither side appears to be in a negotiating
Robert Berger has details.
IN Q=Palestinians were out
SUPER=03-Gaza City; :00
SUPER=01-Hanan Ashrawi/Palestinian Education Minister; :59
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister; 1:22
OUT Q=on the west bank
((Palestinians were out on the streets of the West Bank and Gaza again,
fanning the flames of their new intifada. They tried to march on Israeli
checkpoints, but this time...they were stopped. Under orders from Yasser
Arafat, paramilitary Palestinian police kept demonstrators a safe
distance away from Israeli troops.
(EARLIER THIS WEEK)
It was a clear shift in policy from the past few days, when
demonstrators stormed Israeli positions unhindered, and sparked major
gunbattles between Israeli and Palestinian forces.
But Arafat seemed determined to calm the situation, after Israel accused
him of losing control over some of his 30,000 armed men.
Despite the relative calm, the atmosphere remains tense. Israeli troops,
backed by tanks and armor, are on high alert, and prepared for a massive
response if attacked.
Both sides continued to bury their dead, and EACH continues to blame the
other for the violence.
SOT: HANAN ASHRAWI/PALESTINIAN EDUCATION MINISTER
The Palestinians want Israel to close the archaeological tunnel in
Jerusalem which sparked the unrest, charging that it violates one of the
holiest sites in Islam. Israel says no.
SOT: BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER
Israelis and Palestinians don't agree about much these days, but
they DO agree...that peace, is very far away.
Robert Berger, CBS News, on the West Bank.))
A huge spending bill that also tightens immigration laws will go to the
Senate on Monday.
The house approved the bill late tonight by an overwhelming margin.
Only 37 lawmakers voted against it.
Both Republicans and Democrats are claiming victory in the compromise bill.
President Clinton has promised to sign it.
The House ethics committee has refused to dismiss key parts of a Democratic
ethics complaint against Speaker Newt Gingrich.
But other parts of the complaint were dismissed.
The investigation involves Gingrich's activities when he led a conservative
Republican political action committee known as GOPAC.
IN Q=The ethic committee
((REP. DAVID BONIOR/-D- MICHIGAN: THE ETHIC COMMITTEE IS NOW MOVING FORWARD ON
THE ALLEGATIONS THAT NEWT GINGRIGH USED GOPAC AS PERSONNEL POLITICAL SLUSHFUND.
THAT HE TOOK POLITICAL GIFTS THAT HE ACCEPTED ILLEGAL CAMPAIGNS CONTRIBUTIONS
AND FUNNELED ILLEGAL CONTRIBUTION TO OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Rep. David Bonior/(D) Michigan;
OUT Q=to others.
The GOPAC investigation is separate from the just-expanded ethics probe of
the speaker's college course.
In that inquiry, the committee is trying to determine if the course was a
political activity that violated tax laws.
Doctors in Russia say President Boris Yeltsin is looking well... and today
the Russian people saw for themselves.
Yeltsin briefly appeared on television, talking with his defense minister.
The meeting took place at the hospital where he will undergo "heart bypass"
surgery in about two months.
Yeltsin is reportly working 3 to 4 hours a day, but some of his critics say
he should temporarily step down.
Doctors say he'll be able to return to full time work about six weeks after
A Martinsville man was killed tonight in a head- on collision.
State Police say Joel Dean Hundley died when the vehicle he riding in
collided with a Chevy Blazer.
Hundley and another man were passengers in a truck driven by Richard Lee
Putman of Bassett.
Authorities say Putman was travelling North on Route 220- in Collinsville
when he swerved into the South bound lane.
The Blazer was driven by Joyce Kilby Stone.
State Police say some of the injuries were serious.
The accident is under investigation.
Richmond authorities helped apprehend a THIRD suspect wanted for murder in
31-year-old Eddie Gibson was picked up this morning-- he's now in the
custody of local police.
SUPER=03-Pulaski/Last Night; :06
SUPER=01-Ralph Dobbins/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :35
OUT Q=now also.
((Gibson and two others are charged with killing 43-year-old Elmer Eugene
Fisher, Sunday night.
27 year-old Joseph Ray Graham, Junior, was apprehended last night in
22 year-old Darick Dewayne Wetzel was picked up at his Pulaski County home.
Authorities say Gibson apparently drove the victim and the two other
suspects to this spot along the New River.
Investigators say it was there that Fisher was stabbed and held under the
Pulaski County Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says authorities may seek capitol
IN Q=we have not only that
((RALPH DOBBINS/PULASKI COUNTY SHERIFF: WE HAVE NOT ONLY THAT. WE HAVE
BREAKING AND ENTERING AND GRAND LARCENY. WE FOUND A TRAILER THAT HAD BEEN
BROKEN INTO AND QUITE A BIT OF PROPERTY HAD BEEN STOLEN IN EAGLE VIEW AND THAT
WAS PRIOR TO THEIR DEPARTURE FROM THE COUNTY. WE'LL PLACE THOSE CHARGES NOW
OUT Q=CHARGES NOW ALSO
Teresa's Mike HOT
The suspects are being held in the Pulaski County Jail without bond.
The three men will be arraigned Monday.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast,
A local museum wants your help in a renovation project.
And the Henry Street Heritage Festival was a success in Roanoke today.
Let's check in with Kimberly...
Is more rain in the forecast?
Kimberly in WX CENTER
A little more--
We're starting to see the showers taper off.
A cold front is moving east of our region-- and as it does, it'll take the
moisture along with it.
That'll mean drier, sunnier conditions on the way tomorrow.
For now, let's find out how much rain we've gotten so far.
MUSIC UP FULL
The FUTURE is looking much different than the PAST for Virginia Military
In June, the U- S Supreme Court ruled the school's all- male tradition was
And, just last week, the school's board of the visitors voted to comply with
the Court's decision, instead of going private.
This recent change of events will be the main topic on tomorrow's edition of
Here's Scott Prince.
IN Q=The decision
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Kevin Brown/Asst. To The Superintendent; :16
SUPER=01-Alan Soltis/Roanoke Alumni President; :42
OUT Q=WDBJ- 7
(( The decision has been made.
The reactions have been heard.
So now, how many changes will have to take place at Virginia Military
Institute, now that women will be admitted.
School officials say very few.
IN Q=It is
((COLONEL KEVIN BROWN/VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE: IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY FAIR TO
OFFER THE VMI SYSTEM AS IT IS. WE ARE WELCOMING WOMEN TO VMI. WE WOULD LIKE
WOMEN THERE, WE WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO ACCEPT US AS WE ARE, AND WE WILL ACCEPT
THEM AS THEY ARE. ))
OUT Q=they are
But there will most certainly be changes at VMI.
Among other things, women will of course get their own showers and restroom
But there will also have to be some changes of philosophy.
IN Q=VMI men
((ALAN SOLTIS/VMI ALUMNI PRESIDENT: VMI MEN WILL ALWAYS BE TAUGHT THAT YOUNG
LADIES, THAT WHEN THEY DATE AND THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO VMI, YOU TREAT THEM THE
SAME. I THINK IT'S SIMPLY WHAT THIS COURT CASE IS ALL ABOUT. REALIZING THERE'S
GOING TO BE LADIES IN THE CORPS WHO ARE PEERS NOW. AND FIND OUT HOW TO WORK
THROUGH THOSE SITUATIONS. ))
Women cadets at VMI.
That's tomorrow's On Record topic.
Please join me, Scott Prince, at 11 o'clock, right here on Your Hometown
Station, WDBJ- 7.))
African-American culture was the theme today at Elmwood Park.
It was all part of the seventh annual Henry Street Heritage Festival.
The smell of food greeted visitors as they entered the festival.
In addition to good eating, the event used music and dance to pass along the
diverse heritage of African-Americans.
But in recent years the event has also become a way to educate the
IN Q=WE WANT THE
((ALETHA BOLDEN/HENRY STREET HERITAGE FESTIVAL: WE WANT THE COMMUNITY TO KNOW
ABOUT SCHOOLS, ABOUT HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES, ABOUT EDUCATIONS ABOUT TAKING CARE
OF THEMSELVES, THEIR BODIES. AIDES INFORMATION OUT THERE. IT'S JUST A NEED
FOR THE COMMUNITY TO BE MORE AWARE.))
SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Henry St. Heritage Festival;
OUT Q=BE MORE AWARE.
Organizers moved the event to Elmwood Park three years ago and Bolden says
ever since the festival has grown every year.
The location and handicap facilities make the park accessible to everyone.
Polish sausage and the Town of Fincastle might seem like an unusual
But the unlikely duo are actually working to the town's advantage-- as part
of the Fincastle Festival.
Each sausage sandwich that's sold at the festival supports historical
The old-fashion fair fills the streets of Fincastle with food vendors, art
displays and historical demonstrations.
Martha Mayo displays her work at the festival each year.
Her tracings of old tombstones are a popular attraction.
IN Q=I THINK
((MARTHA MAYO/ARTIST: I THINK THE SAME THING THAT DRAWS ME TO IT IS THE FEEL
OF THE ANCIENT AND THE MYSTERY AND THE HISTORY.))
OUT Q=AND THE HISTORY
The festival is a fundraiser for Historic Fincastle Incorporated.
They use the money to restore historic buildings like "The James Early
The event continues tomorrow from 12-30 to five.
Curators at the Virginia Museum of Transportation are hoping volunteers will
line up to lend a much needed helping hand.
There are several restoration projects going on at the Roanoke museum and
volunteers are needed to complete the work.
Volunteers have been working on this 19-16 business car, since January.
It had severe water damage and the interior needed paint.
All the mahogany wood is being stripped and refinished.
And the state rooms are still in need of major repair.
IN Q=THE OTHER THING
((CHARLIE FIGURA/RESTORATION DIRECTOR: THE OTHER THING WE NEED AS MUCH AS
MONEY IS PEOPLE TO DO WORK, YOU KNOW PAINTING, THERE ARE MANY THINGS TO DO.
AND PAID LABOR IS EXPENSIVE SO WE RELY HEAVILY ON VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.))
SUPER=01-Charlie Figura/Restoration Director;
OUT Q=VOLUNTEER EFFORTS.
Figura (Fig-ur-a) hopes this car will be finished within the next two weeks
for the annual Railway Festival.
But even after this project is complete volunteers will still be needed.
Figura (fig-ur-a) says there are several other historic train cars which the
museum plans to restore.
Still to come on News 7...
Tomorrow, hundreds will be walking for charity.
And if you're looking to save hundreds of dollars, then one airline may have
a deal for you.
But first, let's see how some local stocks did for the week.
ValuJet is offering rock-bottom prices in hopes of luring customers to fly
the friendly skies.
The Department of Transportation yesterday cleared ValuJet to resume flying.
The airline was grounded one month after the deadly May 11th crash in the
Since then, the company has worked to improve itself.
Travelers can go from Atlanta to Washington, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando for
IN Q=I really
((CUSTOMER ONE: I REALLY THINK THAT IT'S SAFE.
CUSTOMER TWO:BECAUSE IT'S NINETEEN DOLLARS, AND I'M TAKING MY WHOLE FAMILY.
CUSTOMER THREE:I'M NOT AFRAID, THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH A LOT OF TESTS AND STUFF.
OUT Q=and stuff.
Flights start Monday, and the airline will add other destinations over the
The 19- dollar fares are in effect through October 3rd.
ValuJet will go back to regular fares after that.
It was homecoming at Virginia tonight as the 19-th ranked Cavaliers took on
the Longhorns of Texas.
The First half was the Barber show. Tiki takes the handoff and cuts inside
for the 16 yard touchdown Virginia led 7 to nothing.
Then his brother Ronde came up with a big interception in the quarter.
Several plays later Barber spins away from several tackles and this time he
scores his second touchdown on the 27 yard run the Cavaliers led 14 to nothing
in the first.
Texas turned it over again. And Tiki scored again. this time he explodes
over the left side for his third touchdown of the game U-V-a led 24 to 3 at the
The Longhorns scored on their first possession of the third quarter.
Priest Holmes dives over from the one yard line to make it 24 to 10 Virginia.
with 13-minutes left in the fourth
SUPER=36-Virginia/37/Texas/13/;quarter Tim sherman takes it outside up the
sideline and scores from 24 yards out and the Cavaliers beat Texas 37 to 13.
Virginia Tech's 13 game win streak ended this afternoon in the Carrier Dome
as Syracuse knocked off the Hokies 52 to 21.
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/Hokies vs Orangemen; :
In the first quarter Donovan McNabb tosses the four yard touchdown pass to
Deon Maddox at the back of the end zone 7 to nothing Syracuse.
But the Hokies defense makes the big play. Cornelius White blocks this
punt the ball falls into his hands and he takes it in from 60 yards out to tie
the score at 7 to 7.
Another turnover set up Tech's second score Ken Oxendine goes in from the
one yard line and the Hokies led 14 to 7.
But Syracuse scored two touchdowns in a 2-minute span. On this play
Tebucky Jones reverses field turns the corner and scores from 23 yards out
Syracuse led 24 to 14 at the half.
The Hokies opened the third with a score. Oxendine goes in from three
yards out and the lead was cut to 24 to 21.
But Syracuse answered McNabb rolls SUPER=36-Syracuse/52/Virginia
Tech/21/;out and hits Quentin Spotwood on the touchdown pass and the Orangemen
beat the Hokies 52 to 21.
Furman rolled into Lexington this afternoon and handed V-M-I its fourth
loss of the season with a 31 to 14 win.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Paladins; :
It was homecoming at Alumni field and the Keydets were looking for their
Tailback Thomas Haskins scored the first touchdown of the game on this run
and V-M-I took a 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
Then with the score tied 7 to 7 Furman's Braniff Bonaventure hits Jos Cole
on the touchdown pass and Furman took the 14 to 7 lead.
But the Keydets came back in the third Quarter. Haskins breaks free and
scores on the 25 yard run and the game was tied again this time at 14.
Furman added 17 more points in the SUPER=36-Furman/31/VMI/14/;third and
fourth quarters and the Paladin's go on to beat the Keydets 31 to 14.
An A-C-C showdown in Tallahassee this afternoon as second ranked Florida
State hosted 11-th ranked North Carolina.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/ABC SPORTS; :
The Crowd working the chop during the game.
North Carolina's defense would come up with a big play in the first quarter
intercepting this Thad Busby pass but the ball is fumbled and the Seminoles get
it back at the Tar Heel 10.
But Carolina couldn't stop Warrick SUPER=36-Florida State/13/North
Carolina/0/;Dunn on this play he scores from 11 yards out and the Seminoles
beat the Tar Heels 13 to nothing.
GRAPHIC=Big East Logo
In the Big East this afternoon the Hurricanes of Miami remained undefeated
this afternoon with a big win over Pittsburgh.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Hurricanes vs Panthers; :
Johnny Majors watches his team fall behind early.
Miami quarterback Ryan Clement connected on three touchdown passes as the
Hurricanes routed the Panthers 42 to nothing.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-/VMI/14/j/Furman/31///j/Emory & Henry/24//Davidson/17///;
SUPER=0101-/Boston U./7/j/Richmond/37////James Madison/22/j/New
SUPER=0101-/Virginia State/0/j/Hampton/14////Wake Forest/10/j/Clemson/21///;
SUPER=0101-/Maryland/0/j/West Virginia#23/13////N.C. State/21//Purdue/42///;
SUPER=0101-j/Florida State#2/13//North Carolina#11/0///j/Penn
SUPER=0101-j/Ohio State#4/29//Notre Dame#5/16///j/Arizona
SUPER=0101-j/Colorado#12/24//Texas A & M/10////LSU#17/63//New Mexico St/7/4//;
SUPER=0101-/Kansas#20/14//Utah/21/3//j/Brigham Young/31//S. Methodist/3///;
SUPER=0101-j/Northwestern#25/35//Indiana/17///j/W & L/29//Centre/21///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, The Orioles, Padres and Dodgers are in the Major League
And over in Lynchburg the Winners of the Virginia 10 miler made it a family
A husband wife combination are the big winners in this years Virginia 10
miler in Lynchburg.
As olympians Mark and Gwyn Coogan take the Honors.
It was a cloudy overcast day and many runners were complaining about
humidity, as a huge field started the 10 mile race through the streets of the
The Coogans set the pace early as both would enter and exit Riverside park
leading the field.
It would rain before the race ended but Mark would gradually pull away from
the field with a strong run and win the Men's division with a time of 50-57.
IN Q="You're always
((MARK COOGAN/MEN'S VIRGINIA 10 MILER WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Coogan/Men's Virginia 10 Miler Winner; :
OUT Q= .....with these guys."
Gwyn was not far behind and she would win the women's division crossing the
line with a time of 60-41.
IN Q="we rarely
((GWYN COOGAN/WOMEN'S VIRGINIA 10 MILE WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Gwyn Coogan/Women's Virginia 10 Mile Winner; :
OUT Q=.......a little bit."
Baltimore second baseman Roberto Alomar will appeal the five game
suspension for spitting in umpire John Hirschbeck's yesterday.
And today he was the hero as the Orioles Clinched the wild-card spot in the
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/FOX SPORTS; :
Some Orioles fans made the trip to Toronto this afternoon.
With the O's leading the game 2 to 1. Toronto's Ed Sprague gets all of
this pitch for a solo homer over the left field wall and the game was tied at 2
to 2 in the 9-th.
But Alomar came up with the big SUPER=35-Baltimore/3/Toronto/2/;bat in
the top of the 10-th hitting this solo homer to the opposite field and the
Orioles clinch with the 3 to 2 win over the Blue Jays.
The San Diego Padres clinched their first playoff spot in 12 years by
beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 to 2.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/FOX SPORTS; :
Bill Russell hanging out in the dugout during today's game.
In the top of the sixth Chris Gomez hits a line drive single to right field
scoring a run and the Padres tied the game at 2 to 2.
But Tony Gwynn came through with SUPER=35-San Diego/4/Los Angeles/2/;the
big hit in the 8-th. This singles scores two runs to make it 4 to 2 Padres and
San Diego goes on to win the game 4 to 2.
The two teams are now tied for first place and the loser tomorrow will
become the wild card team and will play Atlanta.
Are you looking for a way to get some exercise and help a good cause at the
Then lace up you shoes and head to Roanoke tomorrow to "Walk for the Cure."
It's a way to make money for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
The organization expects to garner about 800-thousand dollars in pledges.
It's accomplished with the help of people like LeeAnn Brown.
This waitress has plenty of connections, to raise money for J-D-F.
At Dave's Restaurant in Roanoke, LeeAnn's customers are helping her meet her
IN Q=This year I'm
((LEEANN BROWN/THIS YEAR I'M UP TO A THOUSAND BUT I WANT TO BEAT THAT.
LAST YEAR IT WAS CLOSE TO TWO THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-LeeAnn Brown/JDF Fundraiser;
OUT Q=close to two thousand.
In fact, LeeAnn raises as much as any small corporation.
It's a labor of love-- as her 14-year-old son suffers from Juvenile
Advance Auto Parts has also made a sizable contribution to the cause-- about
540-thousand dollars, with the help of customers.
Internationally, J-D-F has awarded more than 23-million dollars to diabetes