A Covington man dies in a crash allegedly caused by a motorist fleeing
And President Clinton plays middle man today between the two sides in the
Israeli- Palestinian conflict.
News 7 at Noon is next.
A Covington man is dead following a high speed chase overnight.
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The chase started in Alleghany County last night when police clocked the
driver of a stolen vehicle traveling close to 90 miles per hour.
The state police called off the chase as the car approached a dangerous
intersection on Route 2-20 South in Botetourt County.
Police say the suspect, 19- year- old Timothy Stocks, continued and slammed
into two cars, hitting a grey Volkswagen head on.
The driver of the Volkswagon, 29- year- old Timothy Wayne Mays died at the
Stocks and a passenger in his car were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say Stocks is in serious but stable condition this morning.
Meanwhile, State Police officials say the trooper followed proper
procedures as he pursued the vehicle into Botetourt County.
This morning, Lieutenant Steve Childress said the department is conducting
an administrative review of the pursuit.
IN Q=The pursuit itself
SUPER=01-Steve Childress/Va. State Police;
OUT Q=the crash there at Gala.
Police have not yet filed any charges against Timothy Stocks, or Johnny
Wayne Hayes, the passenger in the stolen car.
A fire in a mobile home took the life of a Montgomery County man.
Blacksburg firefighters arrived at the trailer on Mount Zion Road late
Officials say they found the body of 52- year- old Ronald L. Cromer in a
back room of the building.
He apparently died of smoke inhalation.
The cause of the blaze has not been determined.
Galax police made two arrests in the city's latest murder.
A week and a half ago, 79- year- old Willie Goins was found dead in his
He had suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest... and his wallet had been
The main suspects in the case were 37- year- old Charles Howard, and 21-
year- old (TEE-sha) Tisha Howard-- a married couple who lived nearby.
The two apparently skipped town, but were found Friday in Tacoma Park,
They were charged with first degree murder, but that could change.
IN Q=The murder
((GREG GOAD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE MURDER WITH THE ROBBERY ELEMENT WOULD
MAKE IT CAPITAL MURDER... IF THAT IS THE CASE IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Commonwealth's Attorney;
OUT Q=the future
Charles and Tisha Howard are expected to be sent back to Galax this week.
A hearing date has not yet been set.
All eyes in the Israeli and the Palestinian territories are on
Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu and P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat are
meeting with President Bill Clinton in
a hastily arranged two-day summit to stop the collapse of the Middle East peace
As Jesse Schulman reports Israelis and Palestinians are waiting either to
breathe a deep collective sigh of relief or to brace themselves for far worse.
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SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:04
OUT Q=CBS News Tel Aviv;
The checkpoints and outposts in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are
by and large deathly quiet. But in Hebron, the pot continues to
simmer. Israeli troops were slated to leave most of this city
months ago... for Palestinians, the fact they're still here is
proof of Prime Minister Netanyahu's bad intentions.
For the Israeli hardliners who flocked to Hebron for a religious
festival yesterday, God wants the!troops to stay... A hundred
thousand Arabs, put under curfew for the occasion, are for them
usurpers on Jewish soil. They'll be the first to cry treason,
if Netanyahu yields to President Clinton instead of the Almighty.
Some of the last days' wounded have died in hospitals on both sides. In the
Gaza Strip, one nine-year-old boy, another a Palestinian policeman...his final
escort bristled with anger.
Outside the Palestinian cities and towns, Israeli tanks are for the moment
waging psychological warfare. Failure in Washiogton, and it's like to be the
Jesse Schulman CBS News Tel Aviv.))
It's the start of a new fiscal year, and this time around the government is
running with full funding.
Late last night President Clinton signed a bill providing 389- billion
dollars in funding to scores of government agencies.
A watered down version of a controversial immigration proposal is included
in the legislation.
The measure is the last major bill of the one-hundred fourth congress.
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Nearly four-million Americans are getting a pay raise today.
The federal minimum wage climbs fifty cents, to four dollars and seventy-five
cents an hour.
It's part one of a two-part scheduled raise.
The next boost is set for September 19-97 when the minimum will rise to
five-fifteen an hour.
Lynchburg is expecting 20- million- dollars from President Clinton for sewer
The money, part of the Water Resources Development Act, will help the city
pay for its combined sewer overflow project.
That 20- year, 200- million dollar program is revamping Lynchburg's sewer
system to comply with E-P-A regulations.
City officials said yesterday any help the federal government can provide
will be gladly accepted.
IN Q=We, again, have
((TERRY REID/LYNCHBURG UTILITIES DIRECTOR: WE AGAIN HAVE EMPHASIZED IN OUR
TRIPS TO WASHINGTON, THAT THE CITY HAS DONE ITS PART IN SPENDING ITS SHARE OF
THE FUNDING, IT WAS TIME FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO STEP TO THE PLATE AND
HELP US OUT.))
((RAY BOOTH/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WHAT IT WILL DO IN THE LONG TERM FOR THE
CITY IS WE'LL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM SO MUCH FASTER, THAT THIS BURDEN
WILL NOT BE PLACED ON THE RATEPAYERS TWENTY YEARS FROM NOW.))
SUPER=01-Terry Reid/Lynchburg Utilities Director; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Booth/Public Works Director; :15
OUT Q=twenty years from now.
Booth says additional requests for federal funding will be made in the
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Still to come on the newscast,
Scam artists have been at work in our area,
Thousands of union steel workers are picketing today.
That story and more when we come back,
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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The U-S Supreme Court is set to jump into the touchy debate over the "right
Justices have agreed to decide whether states have the power to ban
At issue are lower court rulings overturning such bans in Washington state
and New York.
A decision by the Supreme Court is expected by July.
Thousands of steel workers hit the picket lines this morningh in West
Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The strike started late last night after the Wheeling- Pittsburg Company and
the United Steelwoorkes of America failed to resolve their differences on
pension proposals for workers.
((THE COMPANY AS AFAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED MADE A SECOND CLASS PROPOSAL FOR A
FIRST CALSS GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROTECTED THIS COMPNAY FOR THE LAST 11 AND
A HALF YEARS AFTER THEIR RISE FROM BANKRUPTCY, MOST PROFITABLE STEEL COMPANY IN
SUPER=01-Jim Bowen/Chief Union Negotiator;
OUT Q= STEEL COMPANY IN AMERICA.
If the strike continues for a long period, it could affect the ability of
U-S steel producers to meet demand.
A series of unplanned outages caused by recent flooding has increased the
demand for steel.
The signs indicate authorities are growing less interested in Richard Jewell
in their probe of the Olympic park bombing.
Jewell's lawyers are reportedly negotiating for what they hope will be one
final interview with federal authorities, in an effort to clear their client as
They also say federal agents have cut back on surveillance of the former
security guard and plan to return material seized from his apartment.
Con artists take advantage of countless people each year.
Last week, two women in Roanoke and Henry County fell victim to similar
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=07-LaToya Preston; :08 Quick!!
SUPER=07-Alethia McCall; :13 Quick!!
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :42
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Authorities say con artists will generally seek out a grocery store or
shopping center-- searching for an elderly woman travelling alone.
IN Q=Me personally
((LATOYA PRESTON:ME PERSONALLY, IF IT EVER HAPPENED TO MY MOTHER OR
GRANDMOTHER, I'D BE UPSET ABOUT IT. ))
OUT Q=about it.
IN Q=You have to
((ALETHIA MCCALL:YOU HAVE TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND BE AWARE. ))
OUT Q=be aware.
Con artists are generally women in their 40's and 50's.
Last week, two women conned a 70- year old Henry County woman out of 300-
Days later, two women struck again, this time in Roanoke.
The 77- year old victim was apparently told she could make four to 500-
dollars a month-- but she'd have to invest several thousand dollars up front.
IN Q=I think
((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:I THINK IT'S HIGHLY POSSIBLE THAT
THE TWO COULD BE CONNECTED, CHANGE THE SCAM A LITTLE BIT WHEN YOU'RE IN THE
ROANOKE AREA, AND THEN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT CITY OR COUNTY AND CHANGE IT OR
ALTER IT A LITTLE BIT. ))
OUT Q=a little bit.
For every victim who steps forward, authorities believe there are just as
many who remain silent.
Victims are often too embarrassed to report what happened.
IN Q=The scenario is
((THE SCENARIO IS, THAT IF IT'S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, NOBODY IS GOING TO GIVE
YOU ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD, AND TO CHECK INTO IT, BEFORE YOU INVEST IN ANY TYPE
OF THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU A DOLLAR BILL. ))
OUT Q=dollar bill.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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Still to come on the newscast,
A singer who parlayed his music success into a political career visits the
And, we'll interview a Roanoke Vocalist who parlayed her musical talents into
a trip to Hollywood.
Stay with us.
The Republican candidate for Congress in the "Fighting Ninth" district says
incumbent Rick Boucher is trying to duck a debate.
Patrick Muldoon and Independent candidate Tom Roberts held a joint news
conference this morning.
They say Boucher sent them two different debate proposals, and accused him
of intentionally trying to confuse the negotiating process.
((TOM ROBERTS/I-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: ORIGINALLY WE DID GET TWO DIFFERENT
SETS OF PROPOSALS FROM BOUCHER'S OFFICE WHICH WERE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE. ))
((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS: HE WAS NOT NEGOTIATING IN GOOD
FAITH, HE HAD NO INTENTION OF AGREEING WITH US. HE DID THIS AS PURELY A STUNT
TO PUT THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE OUT OF THE LOOP. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Roberts/(I) Candidate for Congress;
OUT Q=out of the loop.
Boucher was not available for comment this morning. But it appears the
three sides are now near an agreement for a debate on October 25th.
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He was a pop icon, but now he's a Republican Congressman.
And last night Sonny Bono appeared at the Hotel Roanoke to help out his good
friend, Bob Goodlatte.
He says Goodlatte took him under his wing when Bono joined the judiciary
But even after becoming a Congressman, Bono says it took a while to shed
his image as a comedic sidekick.
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IN Q=I was the straight man
((REP. SONNY BONO/R- CALIFORNIA: I WAS THE STRAIGHT MAN WHO TOOK SHOTS. IF
YOU DO THAT FOR MANY YEARS, THEY BLEIEVE THE CHARACTER THAT'S ON TELEVISION.
SO, IT TOOK A WHILE TO OVERCOME THAT. IT TOOK A WHILE FOR CONGRESS TO OVERCOME
SUPER=01-Rep. Sonny Bono/(R) California;
OUT Q=congress to overcome it
Bono says he and Goodlatte got to be good friends by working together on
the Judiciary Committee.
This past weekend Universal Studios in Hollywood held a very unusual
It was the Lever Brothers "Singing in the Shower" national contest.
Dianne Rhodes of Roanoke was among the 41 people selected to be contestants
and she joins us here today.
Thank you for coming today Dianne.
How did you get involved in this contest in the first place?
SUPER=01-Dianne Rhodes/"Singing in the Shower" Contestant;
Tell us about the actual contest. What were the requirements?
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP one point.
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When News 7 at Noon returns,
The start of the Major League Baseball playoffs is threatened.
Up next we'll find out why.
The Dallas Cowboys get past the Phildadelphia Eagles-- all the details
coming up in sports.
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In NFL action last night, Philly lost to Dallas, and they also lost
starting QB Rodney Peete for the rest of the season.
Just before halftime, Peete's leg buckled on this play, he tore a tendon in
his right knee, AND he coughs up the ball.
Troy Aikman was healthy and effective, early on he hits Eric Bjornson for
Emmitt Smith adds six of his own, it's Dallas 14-10.
Later, with the score at 23-17, Peete's replacement Ty Detmer was
intercepted by George Teague, who foolishly hands off to Darren Woodson, but
Dallas maintains possession and takes the win, 23-19 at the Vet.
This afternoon three of the majors' four divisional series open,
including both in the American League where the Rangers host the Yankees and
the Orioles entertain the Indians.
((CAL RIPKEN JR./ORIOLES SHORTSTOP:))
SUPER=01-Cal Ripken Jr./Orioles Shortstop; :00
OUT Q=...HAVE SUCCESS."** Double out
Major league baseball's umpires are threatening a walk-out today as the
play-offs are about to start if Cleveland's Roberto Alomar does not start a
Last week Alomar was suspended for spitting in an umpire's face, but the
suspension is for regular season games and this is the playoffs.
The umps want his suspension to start today.
While the Orioles were getting ready for the Indians, the Phillies were
getting ready for next season.
Yesterday afternoon the team fired manager Jim Fregosi after three straight
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Fregosi says he leaves behind a lot of friends, and holds little animosity
towards his FORMER employers.
IN Q="It's tough...
((JIM FREGOSI/FIRED BY PHILLIES:))
SUPER=01-Jim Fregosi/Fired By Phillies; :00
OUT Q=...AS THEY CAN BE."
A couple of big signings in the NBA last night as the Pacers
Come to terms with all-star shooting guard Reggie Miller.
The team's all-time leading scorer has reportedly agreed to a four year deal
worth 9- million dollars a season!!
And 35- year- old Byron Scott has signed a new deal with the Lakers, the team
he spent the first ten years of his career with in LA.
Twenty-five candles today for Walt Disney World.
The massive theme park in Orlando, Florida turns 25.
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will be taking part in a rededication
ceremony at the park.
The initial investment in the park was 400 million dollars.
Since then the Magic Kingdom has grown into three theme parks, with
a fourth on the way, plus numerous hotel resorts and other
The total investment -- three-point-five billion dollars.