Robbie Knievel is having more trouble with the law-- and his lawyer is
trying to find a way for him to keep his scheduled performance in Salem this
and former Lincoln Savings and Loan Chief Charles Keating is out of jail on
Bond. Keating was convicted of swindling millions from the elderly.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
A federal judge has ordered baseball umpires to take the field for today's
playoff games. The umpires had vowed to strike unless Baltimore player Roberto
Alomar was suspended immediately.
Baseball owners took the matter to court in Philadelphia, and a judge has
now issued an injuction preventing the umpires from walking out.
Alomar's five-game suspension incensed the men in blue, who want him
slapped with a tougher penalty for spitting in an umpire's face
IN Q=We are the
((WE ARE THE DIRECT REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEAGUE PRESIDENTS. WHEN YOU SPIT ON
US YOU SPIT ON THE LEAGUE PRESIDENTS.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Froemming/National League Umpire;
OUT Q=league presidents.
Replacement umps have been on standby in case of a strike.
Savings and Loan Chief Charles Keating has been released from jail on bond.
Keating was a symbol of the 19-80s thrift crisis and he's spent four and a
half years in jail.
CBS News Correspondent Nanette Hansen reports.
IN Q=Charles Keating
SUPER=03-Tuscon, AZ; :00
SUPER=01-Gary Hall/Keating's Son In Law; :31
SUPER=01-Nannette Hanson/Reporting; :59
OUT Q=CBS News New York.
((CHARLES KEATING, THE SAVINGS AND LOAN CHIEF WHO SWINDLED MILLIONS FROM THE
ELDERLY, AND WAS AN ICON OF THE SAVINGS AND LOAN CRISIS OF THE 1980'S, IS OUT
KEATING WALKED OUT OF A FEDERAL PRISON IN TUCSON ARIZONA, GREETED BY TWO
HE WAS THEN WISKED OFF IN A VAN.
HIS RELEASE CAME HOURS AFTER A FEDERAL JUDGE SET BAIL FOR THE FORMER LINCOLN
SAVINGS AND LOAN BOSS.
KEATING NOW AWAITS A HEARING ON A NEW TRIAL SCHEDULED FOR AFTER THANKSGIVING.
KEATING'S FAMILY WAS THRILLED WITH HIS RELEASE, FREEDOM THEY DID NOT EXPECT.
(SOT--Gary Hall, Sr. Keating's Son in Law)
KEATING BECAME A SYMBOL OF THE S AND L CRISIS WHEN HIS LINCOLN SAVINGS AND
LOAN INVESTED TAXPAYER INSURED DEPOSITS IN HIGH RISK DEALS.
THE DEALS FLOPPED, AND THE GOVERNMENT STEPPED IN.
LOSSES TO TAXPAYERS WERE ESTIMATED IN THE BILLIONS.
NO WORD ON WHERE KEATING IS HEADED.
BUT MANY OF HIS RELATIVES LIVE IN AN EXCLUSIVE SUBURB OUTSIDE PHOENIX, WHERE
HE USED TO OWN A HOME.
NO LONGER, THOUGH.
THE BANK FORECLOSED ON HIS MORTGAGE IN 1991. NH CBS News New York.
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Robbie Knievel's attorney says she's trying to find a way her daredevil
client can keep his date with destiny...despite his legal problems.
The stuntman was supposed to leap over two dozen cars on a motorcycle in
Salem on Saturday.
But Early Wednesday morning Knievel was arrested for public intoxication and
his sponsers pulled their support.
IN Q=I came her to perform
((ROBBIE KNIEVEL/MOTORCYCLE STUNTMAN: I CAME HERE TO PERFORM, THEY ALL BACKED
OUT AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. IF WAS DRINKING AND DRIVING, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING
OUT. IF I WAS CAUGHT WITH SOME DRUGS, I COULD SEE THEM WALKING OUT. I'VE ALWAYS
SAID, NONE OF US IS PERFECT, NONE OF US ARE.))
SUPER=10-Robbie Knievel//Wednesday Night
OUT Q=none of us are.
Yesterday the Rockbridge County sheriff seized his motorcycle and other
The promoters got a court order for the Rockbridge County sheriff to seize
Knievel's two motorcycles, ramps and other gear.
George and Sally Davis of (Antique) ANT-I-QUE, Incorporated, say they gave
Knievel a 15-thousand dollar deposit, and 10-thousand dollars for expenses.
Now they want that money back, plus another 15-thousand dollars in damages.
Roanoke Police officers were involved in an early morning high speed chase
that ended in a crash.
Early this morning, an officer spotted a suspicious van in Roanoke.
When the officer pulled the van over, the driver reportedly sped off and
went through several red lights.
The chase covered three miles and ended when the suspect ran head on into a
telephone pole in Northeast Roanoke.
A Police officer was injured during the chase when the suspect reportedly
hit his car.
The suspect was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No word yet on his condition.
The suspect faces several charges.
A house on West Main Street in Salem caught fire this morning.
Flames were coming out of Isabelle Hull's home when firefighters arrived.
They put the fire out in a few minutes, but not before it caused about
10-thousand dollars damage.
Officials believe the fire started in the electrical wiring in the ceiling.
No one was hurt.
Lawyers for the Oklahoma City bombing defendants want their clients tried
separately but a federal judge seems in NO hurry to make a ruling.
Pre-trial hearings are underway in Denver.
Defense lawyers say the jury will be unable to give Timothy Mcveigh and Terry
Nichols the attention each man deserves...
They fear the two may be presumed guilty by association. And they say both
Mcveigh and Nichols have made statements incriminating each other.
Prosecutors say two trials would be too cumbersome and expensive.
They say, nearly all of the evidence applies to both suspects, so this
should be a joint trial.
Canadian auto workers have shut down General Motor plants in Ontario and
About 15-thousand workers at three Canadian plants walked off their jobs
earlier this week. Even more workers may walk in other locations if a contract
is not reached next week.
G-M plants in the United States also could be affected, since several use
parts made in Canada.
U-S industry analysts say if the Canadian strike lasts a week or more, some
U-S assembly plants may
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come in the newscast,
Students in Danville learn the good AND the bad about their region's number
one cash crop.
The Roanoke Valley's first greenway is taking shape in Roanoke county.
But first, let's check in with Patrick in the weathercenter.
music up full
A Rockbridge County man convicted of murdering two people Christams Eve has
been sentenced to 69 years in prison.
Ronald Hewitt pled guilty in July to the murder of 24-year old Christopher
Higgins- the man who dated his ex-girlfriend.
Hewitt also pled guilty to aggravated malicious wounding, for shooting
Armed with a rifle, Hewitt forced his way into the couple's home, walked
into their bedroom and shot them.
9-1-1 service is coming to Campbell County residents.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./File Tape;
For years, people there have had to remember a seven-digit phone number to
summon police, fire or an ambulance.
But the county's new 911 system is nearly ready to go on.
And by early 19-97, Campbell hopes to unveil it's ENHANCED- 911 system,
which can immediately trace an emergency call.
IN Q=When you call
((MIKE MILNOR/PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: WHEN YOU CALL 911, YOUR NAME, ADDRESS AND
PHONE NUMBER WILL AUTOMATICALLY APPEAR ON A COMPUTER SCREEN IN FRONT OF THE
DISPATCHER AND THEY'LL HAVE ACCESS TO A DATABASE WITH A MAP TO THE ACTUAL
STRUCTURE THAT THE 911 CALL IS COMING FROM.))
SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Public Safety Director; :00
OUT Q=is coming from.
Milnor says residents must fill out and return the change of address forms
they'll be getting in the mail.
Every county road has been renamed, and every house given a street number.
The new addresses will help speed police, fire and rescue services to the
scene of an emergency.
Roanoke Regional Airport is expecting an on-time arrival of federal funds
slated for a its new construction.
Construction of a new cargo area may begin by next month.
This week the airport just about wrapped up securing half of the federal
money needed for the project, estimated at 10-million dollars.
Federal and state grants should pay for most of the work.
The airport expects to make up any shortfall.
And separate, early stage funding for a new control tower has been approved.
That project should begin in five years.
The tobacco industry recieves a great deal of support from the Southside,
where the golden leaf is the region's number one cash crop.
Students enrolled in the "Governor's School" at Danville Community College
understand the positive aspects because they've grown up in the area.
They're also familiar with the negative health affects.
Yesterday, a doctor at Danville Regional Medical Center brought samples of
lungs damaged by smoking for the students to see and touch.
The teens will use the information for a class project dealing with
tobacco's positive and negative aspects.
IN Q=I think
((EMILY MARTIN/CHATHAM HIGH SCHOOL JR.:I THINK IT WAS VERY BASIC, IT WAS VERY
STRAIGHT FORWARD AND I LEARNED A LOT FROM IT. ANDRAE MILLNER/GW HIGH SCHOOL
JR.:I LEARNED A LOT OF THINGS I NEVER THOUGHT THAT WAS POSSIBLE WITH SMOKING
AND THINGS. I DIDN'T KNOW THAT THE AFFECTS OF SMOKING WERE SO ADVERSE.))
SUPER=01-Emily Martin/Chatham High School Jr.; :00
SUPER=01-Andrae Millner/GW High School Jr.; :06
OUT Q=so adverse.
The students will present their findings to the public November second--
local dignitaries and area farmers will be invited.
A year from now the valley's first greenway will be taking shape in Roanoke
Yesterday, residents of the area received their first look at plans for the
Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail.
The first phase of the project will follow an old rail bed along Kessler
More than 500- thousand dollars in federal funds have already been earmarked
for the trail.
The area was the site of the Roanoke Valley's most important civil war
battle, and designers have tried to incorporate that history into their plan.
IN Q=A lot of the details
((DAVID HILL/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: SO A LOT OF DETAILS THAT WE'RE STARTING TO
DEVELOPED ARE DERIVED FROM BOTH CIVIL WAR ERA DETAILS, AND THE ERA THAT THE
RAILROAD CAR THROUGH THE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-David Hill/Landscape Architect;
OUT Q=through the valley.
Designers say little is set in stone. Comments from yesterday's workshop
will help them refine their design.
The first phase of the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail could be open by next
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Iceland is witnessing a massive volcanic eruption--
A blast from the past-- as postal workers across the country celebrate 100
years of the Rural Free Delivery.
The excutive director of the Museum of American Frontier Culture in Staunton
resigned yesterday, apparently under some pressure from the board of trustees.
A spokesman says after a job review in June, Walter (Higher) Hayer was told
he would be evaluated again in a few months.
Hayer will continue to do budget and other work for the museum until
The director of operations, Sue Hanson, will become the acting director.
The museum includes several living history exhibits, including working farms
from the 18th and 19th century Europe and America.
The Postal Service took a giant step backward yesterday-- and turned in its
jeeps and trucks for a mule and wagon.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=Nelson and
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie McAlister/Moneta Post Office; :42
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7.
((Nelson and Bernice Jones got a very special delivery from the Moneta Post
It wasn't a letter, or a package, it was more like... childhood memories.
Letter carriers spent part of the day delivering the mail in a mule driven
carriage-- the way it was done years and years ago.
IN Q=They rode
((NELSON JONES: THEY RODE HORSES ALL THE TIME.))
BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
IN Q=Aw yeah
((JONES: AW YEAH IT BRINGS BACK A LOT OF MEMORIES. ))
OUT Q=of memories
Postal Workers across the country are celebrating the 100th anniversary of
Rural Free Delivery, a service which still has plenty of importance today.
This is just one of 57- thousand remote postal routes in the U- S... and the
century old program continues to serve more than 25- million customers, six
days a week.
IN Q=And another
((DEBBIE MCALISTER/MONETA POST OFFICE: AND ANOTHER INTERESTING FACT WOULD BE
THAT THE ROAD SYSTEM-- THE AMERICAN HIGHWAYS DUE TO THE NECESSITY TO HAVE THE
MAIL DELIVERED. ))
It took these letter carriers an hour and half to ride about 2 miles.
Obviously the mail was a little late, but for once, no one seemed to care.
In fact some residents stood outside their homes and took pictures.
Nelson and Bernice Jones didn't need to.
For them, this was not a gimmick.
This was a trip back through time... a time they've already treasured for
nearly a century.
Scott Prince, News- 7. ))
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A volcano on Europe's largest glacier has been errupting for two days.
On Wednesday, the volcano in southeast Iceland spewed a 3- thousand -yard
high geyser of steam and gas, showering ash over more than 60 miles.
The eruption has warmed the glacier in parts, resulting in an ice melt and
causing the water level in the lake south of the glacier to rise. The water
level was 50 feet above normal on Wednesday.
All domestic flights north of the North Atlantic island have remained
cancelled until further notice.
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cold/34-38/Mostly Sunny/& Cool/62-66;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cold/34-38/Mostly Sunny/& Cool/62-66;
SUPER=332-Frost Warning/Clear & Cold/32-36/Mostly Sunny/& Cool/58-62;
SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Clear & Cold/28-32/Mostly Sunny/& Chilly/56-60;
SUPER=334-Frost Warning/Clear & Cold/32-36/Mostly Sunny/& Cool/58-62;
Stocks are pushing into record territory with the latest sign of a moderating
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 45 and a half points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Next on News 7 at Noon,
highlights from the national and American league baseball playoffs.
And, the Roanoke Civic Center was rocking and rolling all night long, as
Kiss came to town.
That story and more when we return.
MUSIC UP FULL
The St. Louis Cardinals now have a 2 games to none lead on the San Diego
Padres after yesterday's 5-to-4 win.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/ESPN; 00
San Diego's Ken Caminiti struggled in game one, but not yesterday as he ties
the game at one all with this blast to right field in the fifth inning.
But the strong one - former Braves Ron Gant, clears the bases with a double
to deep center SUPER=35-San Diego/4/St. Louis/5/Cards Lead 2-0;
with the bases loaded.
Three runs score and the Cards win it 5-to-4 to take a 2 games to none lead
as the series now heads to San Diego.
The Atlanta Braves have also taken a commanding 2 games to none led over the
Dodgers in their best of five series.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/FOX; :00
The Dodgers had a 2-to-1 lead in the seventh inning before the Braves went
downtown with Fred McGriff and Jermaine Dye hitting solo shots off loser Ismail
SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Los Angeles/2/Braves Lead 2-0;
Ryan Klesko also homered for the Braves tonight. Atlanta has scored just
five rus in the series, but four have been homeruns.
On to volleyball. William Fleming is the only Roanoke Valley District team
this season to win a game against Cave Spring. Last night, the Lady Colonels
were hoping to win more than one against the Lady Knight.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels; :00
Cynthia Brown's Fleming squad was 2 and 2 in the RVD coming in.
Trailing two games to none, the Lady Colonels went up 12-8 before things
The Knights won 7 straight points to win the match 15-8, 15-6 and 15-12.
SUPER=01-Cynthia Brown/William Fleming Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Penny Williams/Cave Spring Head Coach; :09
OUT Q=...took it back to them"
PH beat Franklin County on the court as well last night 3 games to one.
Week six of Friday Football Extra features no less than 34 different teams
from Richmond to Galax tonight.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...LOGO COMES FULL.
Long hair, face paint, and elaborate costumes were on display in Roanoke
NO, Halloween didn't come early-- it was 70s super band KISS playing a sold
out show in front of a packed crowd.
Jay Moore reports.
SUPER=01-Gene Prater/KISS Fan; :28
OUT Q=News 7.
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