And smoke forced a plane had to make an emergency landing at Roanoke airport
The search continues for the man wanted in connection with the murder of two
women in Virginia and Tennessee.
We start the week off with a lovely forecast, including some unusually warm
daytime highs, but we'll be closer to normal by tomorrow. Stay tuned for the
complete forecast, as well as a recap of this weekend's sports.
Don't go away. The news is next.
A single engine plane landed safely at the Roanoke Regional Airport about an
The plane reported smoke in the cockpit, about 14 miles from the airport.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
Eric Earnhart is at the airport. Eric, what happened?
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:..fortunately it wasn't necessary.)
IN Q=there was some
((THERE WAS SOME SMOKE IN THE CABIN THAT WAS REPORTED. I DON'T KNOW THE EXTENT
OT IT UPON LANDING, BUT THE AIRCRAFT DID LAND SAFELY.))
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Airport Spokesman;
OUT Q=did land safely.
(Eric ad lib)
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Eric/Microwave
TAPE# net-; 96-80 (abingdon-murder)
Investigators in Virginia and Tennessee are still looking for a man
suspected of killing two women and assaulting five others.
Police say Bradley Duane Osborne is considered "armed and extremely
Osborne allegedly shot 46- year- old Donetta Keyser, a church secretary in
She was shot in the head Thursday in a coin laundry and died Saturaday at a
Osborne is also a suspect in the slaying of his girlfriend in Virginia and
assaults on five other women.
Harrisonburg police made grisly discovery this weekend.
Two James Madison University students were found fatally shot.
Police found 25- year- old Ann Margret Olson and 23- year- old Keith J.
O'Connell dead in O'Connell's apartment.
Both waited tables at a Harrisonburg restaurant and they had been dating
about two months.
An elderly Christiansburg woman is dead and a 51- year- old handy man is in
jail this morning charged with her murder.
Police found 87- year- old Anna Virginia Lester's body Saturday in her
Radford Street home.
They're not releasing the cause of her death but investigators say there
were cuts and bruises on her body.
James Reed is being charged with the crime.
IN Q=we received information
((LT. GARY BRUMFIELD/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: WE RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT HE
HAD DONE WORK FOR HER IN THE PAST AROUND HER HOUSE. WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED YET
WHETHER MISS LESTER WAS ROBBED.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gary Brumfield/Christiansburg Police;
OUT Q=was robbed
Brumfield says there are no signs of forced entry.
And that Reed may have had a key to Lester's house.
He also says Anna Lester's death is a great loss to the community.
IN Q=miss lester
((MISS LESTER WAS JUST A LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF CHRISTIANSBURG. SHE AND HER
FAMILY ARE WELL RESPECTED, GOOD PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=GOOD PEOPLE
Reed is being held in the Montgomery County Jail without bond.
He will be arraigned on Tuesday.
Bob Dole heads west today, flying to California to prepare for Wednesday's
second and final debate with President Clinton.
This will be a town-hall style debate, with questions coming from the
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
The University of San Diego will host the debate.
A flury of preparations is taking place on the campus.
Students are painting signs, crews are putting the finishing touches on the
theater and political workers are conducting last minute polls.
A new poll shows Democrat Mark Warner still has a long way to go to defeat
Incumbent Senator John Warner.
The Richmond Times Dispatch- 12 News poll released today gives John Warner a
20 percentage point lead-- 48 percent to 28 percent.
But Democrats took some comfort because this was the first poll that put
John Warner under 50 percent.
And the poll was taken before any reaction from the use a doctored photo of
Mark Warner that ran in a T-V ad by John Warner's campaign.
Mark Warner's campaign says they have an internal poll indicating the race
is much closer.
A public-private partnership may soon bring hundreds of new jobs to
Denise Allen has the story.
IN Q=THIS LAND WAS
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Nay/Professional Business Mgmt.; :14
SUPER=01-David Kleppinger/RAEDC Executive Director; :29
OUT Q=News 7
((This land was farmed for nearly 200 years.
Now the new owner hopes to cultivate jobs for Rockbridge County instead of
IN Q=we/ve envisioned
((JERRY NAY/PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS MGMT: WE'VE ENVISIONED DEVELOPING THIS
BEAUTIFUL LAND INTO AN AREA THAT WILL RECEIVE INDUSTRY, LIGHT INDUSTRY, THAT
WILL PROVIDE JOBS FOR OUR AREA.))
OUT Q=for our area
And new jobs maybe sprouting up soon.
Two companies are close to finalizing deals, but it's too soon to release
all the details.
IN Q=they've given us
((DAVID KLEPPINGER/ROCKBRIDGE PARTNERSHIP: THEY GIVEN US A VERBAL COMMITTMENT
THAT THEY WANT TO BE ON THIS PROPERTY. WE'RE WORKING OUT THE DETAILS IF THEY
COME WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT 200 JOBS IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.))
OUT Q=in two years
The 29 acre tract of land is located on Green House Road with easy access to
both interstates 81 and 64.
That alone makes it a prime piece of commercial property.
IN Q= its got water
((IT'S GOT WATER AND SEWER. IT'S GOT EVERYTHING THAT THE PROPERTY NEEDS TO
HAVE GREAT CURB APPEAL. THIS IS GOING TO BE AN EASY PROPERTY TO MARKET.))
OUT Q=property to market
stand up 1:39:50
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: JERRY NAY ENVISIONS AROUND EIGHT BUILDINGS ON
BUT HE SAYS THIS LAND WILL BE DEVELOPED DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST INDUSTRIAL
IN Q=the social responsibility
((THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY WE SEE HERE IS TO PROTECT THE VIEW SHED. THAT
MEANS A LITTLE MORE GREEN SPACE THAN ONE MIGHT ENVISION.))
OUT Q=than one envisions
IN Q=where do we
((WHERE DO WE PUT THE BUILDINGS? WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE? AND HOW ARE THEY
GOING TO BE SCREENED? THEN WE BUILD THE LOT LINES AROUND. THEN WE WEAVE THE
ROAD THROUGH THE PROPERTY. WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
OUT Q=the development process
Nay and Kleppinger say they plan to work hand in hand with V-M-I and
Washington and Lee University to bring corporate research jobs to the
They say this will help create jobs where workers can grow.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Southside is still smarting from their encounter with Tropical Storm Fran,
And some airline passegers had their first encounter with a bomb threat.
All that and more when we return,
But now let's check in with Patrick Evans in the weather center.
music up full
A Delaware man denies making a bomb threat aboard a U-S Air jetliner.
Authorities say Richard Josephson told a flight attendant on a Philadelphia
to Los Angeles flight yesterday that he had pipe bombs in his carry-on luggage.
The alleged remarks prompted the pilot to make an emergency landing in
No bombs were found.
Josephson claims he was just joking around.
JOSEPHSON:YOU DIDN'T SAY ANTHING ABOUT A PIPE BOME, NO SIR, WHEN THEY ASKED ME
TO GET MY LUGGATE I SAID MAKE SUMRE MY BOMB DOESN'T GO OFF, AS A JOKE, I WAS
ONLY KIDDING, I GUESS THEY TOOK IT SERIOUSLY.
REPORTER-WON'T DO THAT AGAIN.
JOSEPHSON: NO. YOU GOT THAT RIGHT. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Josephson/Bomb Suspect;
OUT Q=no, you got that right.
Josephson is being held without bond and faces a hearing Wednesday.
He could get 20 years in prison if he's convicted.
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has heard what he wanted to hear from
Mubarak met today with Israeli President Ezer Weizman (AY'-zur
VYTS'-mahn) to discuss the stalled peace talks.
The Egyptian leader says (VYTS'-mahn) Weizman told him Israel will live up
to its agreements with
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (net-an-YAH'-hoo) says a date
still has not been set for resuming peace talks.
((NETANYAHU: WERE IN A SENSITIVE PHASE OF THE NEGOTIATIONS, THAT WE ARE TRYING
TO ADDRESS THESE TWIN CONCERNS AMD SECURITY AND OF ENABLING JEWISH COMMUNITH TO
LIVE IN SUCH A WAY THAT IS WILL NOT BE COKED BY IT'S NEIGHBORS. ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=BY IT'S NEIGHBORS.
Mubarak has been sharply critical of Netanyahu for trying to
re-work agreements that the previous Israeli government made with
Tropical Storm Fran may be a bad memory for many, but it's aftermath is
still a reality for some Southside residents.
About a dozen roads remain closed in Pittsylvania County.
Local highway officials say some of the roads are missing pipes.
High water also weakened some bridges.
IN Q=On some
((TIM WILES/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:ON SOME BRIDGES WE HAD THE UNDERPINNING OR
AREA UP UNDERNEATH THE BRIDGE WASH AWAY AND EXPOSED THE FOUNDATION TO THE POINT
WHERE A SMALL AMOUNT OF PROBLEMS COULD CAUSE THE BRIDGE TO COLLAPSE AND WE'VE
HAD TO POUR CONCRETE TO REPLACE THAT DIRT THAT WENT AWAY. ))
SUPER=01-Tim Wiles/VDOT Resident Engineer; :00
OUT Q=that went away.
Immediately following "Tropical Storm Fran" 150- roads were closed.
Within a week or so, that number had dwindled to about 20.
The state will be hiring outside contractors to help with the remaining
IN Q=Most of the
((MOST OF THE WORK THAT STILL REMAINS TO BE DONE IS BEYOND OUR CAPABILITIES,
THEY REQUIRE EITHER MORE EQUIPMENT THAN WE HAVE AVAILABLE OR SPECIALIZED
EQUIPMENT THAT WE DON'T NORMALLY HAVE AVAILABLE. SO, WE'VE GOT SOME EMERGENCY
CONTRACTS AND HOPE TO HAVE SOME PEOPLE ON BOARD VERY QUICKLY. ))
OUT Q=very quickly.
Wiles says he hopes to have the repairs finished before winter weather sets
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come-
Bosnia is ready to compete with America in the swimsuit competition.
And no one could compete with the 19-96 railway festival this weekend as the
company celebrated 100 years of service.
The Virginia Museum of Transportation rolled this weekend's vistors back 100
The 19-96 Railway Festival honored Norfolk and Western retirees on the
company's centennial anniversary.
Russell Bussey (Bus-ee) worked for N- and- W for 37 years and was even
photographed by O. Winston Link.
But his joy was running the 6-11.
IN Q=WE JUST sort
((RUSSELL BUSSEY/N & W RETIREE: WE JUST SORT OF GREW UP IN THE JOB. YOU WAS
PROMOTED TO ENGINEER FROM A FIREMAN AND YOU HAD TO HAVE THREE YEARS BEFORE YOU
COULD BE PROMOTED. AFTER YOU WAS PROMOTED YOU WAS USE TO ALL THE HAPPENINGS.
JOE SINK/N&W RETIREE: I WAS HIRED ON THE STEAM. I WAS PROMOTED TO ENGINEER
ION THE STEAM AND IT WAS FASCINATING TO RUN ONE OF THOSE MORE SO THAN THE
DIESEL. THE DIESEL WAS SORT OF A WHITE COLLAR JOB.))
SUPER=01-Russell Bussey/N & W Retiree; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Sink/N & W Retiree; :17
OUT Q=a white collar job(laugh)
Hundreds of former N & W employees came to the Virginia Museum of
Transportation this weekend to re-live the romance of steam engines like the
Melanie toss to Patrick-On record Set
There are many legal issues associated with the recent increase in the
minimum wage, and how it affects local workers and businesses.
Victor Cardwell, a Labor and Employment attorney from Woods, Rogers, and
Hazelgrove joins Patrick Evans today to discuss these issues.
SUPER=01-Victor Cardwell/Labor Law Attorney;
(Victor, what have been the most significant effects of the raise in the
minimum wage since it took effect?
What other kinds of issues are associated with such a rise in pay scale?
What happens with the second phase of the increase hits?
How does that fall under the perview of labor law?
Tell me about the upcoming seminar your firm is sponsoring?
Who can attend the seminar, and where is it being held?)
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In this week's edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff says the federal
government has come up with a new way to make paying deductibles on health
insurance a lot easier: a medical savings account.
IN Q=Meeting the
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker-Edward D. Jones; :11
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE 06:38:20
IN Q=Meeting the
((Meeting the deductible on your health insurance can be a tall order. And the
federal government has come up with a new way for certain individuals to save
money to meet those up front expenses.))
OUT Q=up front expenses.
SOT COMMON SENSE RAW 05:28:18
IN Q=The medical
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD D. JONES: THE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS AN
ACCOUNT THAT ACTS VERY MUCH LIKE AN IRA ACCOUNT. IN THAT THE EMPLOYEE IS ABLE
TO PUT TAX DEFERRED DOLLARS INTO A MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT, AND THIS IS PRE-
TAX MONEY, AND THE MONEY GROWS TAX DEFERRED. IT'S USED TO PAY MEDICAL BILLS
AND THINGS LIKE THAT. NOW ONE THING ABOUT THE MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS TO BE
ELIGIBLE TO SET UP A MEDICAL SAVINGS ACCOUNT, YOU HAVE TO BE EMPLOYED BY A
SMALL BUSINESS OWNER, AND ALSO YOU HAVE TO BE UNDER WHAT'S CALLED A HIGH
DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. FOR AN INDIVIDUAL THAT DEDUCTIBLE WOULD
HAVE TO BE A MINIMUM OF 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS OR MORE, FOR A FAMILY, THE
DEDUCTIBLE IS THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS OR HIGHER.))
OUT Q=or higher.
SOT COMMON SENSE 06:41:50
IN Q=One important
((One important thing with these medical savings accounts. People can only use
them for medical purposes until age 65. That's this week's edition of Common
Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
OUT Q=the newsdesk.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 45 and a half points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at Noon returns-
Cylinder heads stood between one man and his trophy,
But the trophy winner of the American League is now setting its sights on
the World Series.
MUSIC UP FULL
The New York Yankees are headed to the World Series.
New York clinched the American League Championship with a 6 to 4 win over
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/NBC Sports;
The Yankees scored all the runs they needed in the sixth. Jim Leyritz belts
this solo homer over the right field wall to make it one to nothing.
Then Cecil Fielder powers this ball over the left field wall for a three
The next batter Darryl Strawberry followed Fielder's lead. He slams this
pitch over the centerfield wall for a solo homer putting the Yankees on top 6
IN Q="I'm usually...
((JOE TORRE/YANKEE MANAGER: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Torre/Yankee Manager; :
OUT Q=........it's big."
The St. Louis Cardinals are one win away from a trip to the Fall Classic.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX Sports;
The Redbirds have a 3-games-to-1 lead in the N-L-C-S after last night's
4-to-3 win over the visiting Atlanta Braves.
A strong passing game led the Washington Redskins to a 27 to 22 win over New
England last night.
SUPER=03-Foxboro, MA/FOX Sports;
In the second quarter the Redskins go with the reverse. Leslie Shepherd
scores from 32 yards out to make it 10 to 6 Washington.
The Patriots lead at the half, but Washington blows it wide open.
Frerotte throws two touchdowns in the third, including Henry Ellard's
first T-D catch of the year.
Patriot Curtis Martin's 2 yard T-D cuts the lead to two
SUPER=30-Washington/27/New England/22;but the two point conversion fails--the
Skins win their 5th straight.
A whole race's worth of action was packed into one lap last night at the
Taco Bell 300.
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Taco Bell 300; :00
On the last turn of the race, leader David Hider was spun out by David
Blankenship in the 37 car.
That opened the door for Jay Fogleman. He snuck around the outside and
collected the winner's check.
But late last night, track officials took back the 30 thousand dollar prize.
In the post race inspection, NASCAR officials disqualified Fogleman for
using unauthorized cylinder heads, and awarded first place to B-A Wilson.
More signs that life is returning to normal in Bosnia.
Hundreds of people gathered in the Cultural Center of Sarajevo over the
weekend to witness the crowning of Miss Bosnia 19-96.
Miss Bosnia goes on to compete in the Miss World competition next month in