In Pittsylvania County, officials find the body of a woman in her husband's
car after he reportedly commits suicide.
And dozens are feared dead after an apartment building collapses in Egypt.
Clouds are moving through on the wings of a fast moving cold front. Sunny
skies will start the day tomorrow, but another system is slated to move through
the region. We'll look at weather, as well as the latest sports information.
Don't go away, the News is next.
A Pittslvania County man ended a lengthy police standoff with gunfire early
It all began last night with a high speed chase from Danville into
Authorities were pursuing 35- year- old Wilbur Gilbert Scearce (Scarce)
concerning the whereabouts of his wife.
Scearce apparently ended the chase by pulling into his driveway.
Authorities say when he got out of the car Scearce pointed a revolver at his
And about 1 this morning, following four hours of negotiations, sheriff's
officials say Scearce fatally shot himself.
The body of his wife, 33- year- old Tammy Scearce was discovered in the
trunk of his car.
IN Q=Anytime something
((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:ANYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENS
WE WONDER IF SOMETHING ELSE, YOU COULD DO, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE TO BE SAID,
UNFORTUNATELY IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD A TRAINED NEGOTIATOR
TALKING TO HIM WHO WAS IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE ALSO HAD HIS MINISTER TALKING TO
HIM, BY PHONE. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Plaster/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=by phone.
Authorities had been searching for Scearce since yesterday afternoon when
deputies found evidence of foul play.
Both bodies have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies.
One man is in serious condition after running his pickup truck under a
tractor trailer in Rockbridge County.
It happened at the end of the off ramp at exit 1-95 in Timberidge last
State Police say the tractor trailer driver was attempting to turn onto
Route 11 when the man in the pickup truck drove underneath the trailer.
The driver of the pickup had to be cut out of the truck and flown to Roanoke
No word yet on his identity.
The driver of the tractor trailer did not suffer any injuries.
Traffic was blocked in both lanes of Route 11 for several hours.
A Rocky Mount teenager was killed in a car accident over the weekend.
State police say 17- year- old Beth Suzanne Dean died at a Roanoke hospital
after she was hurt in the accident Saturday night.
Dean was a passenger in a car driven by Richard Janney, Junior, when he
skidded off the left side of Route 6-35 in Franklin County and struck a tree.
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks
Three weeks of Israeli- Palestinian talks have broken down with no Hebron
deal and lots of questions about the future of peace.
Negotiations may resume later today, but without President Clinton's envoy.
Dennis Ross says he's heading back to Washington.
Jesse Schulman reports from Tel Aviv.
SUPER=03-Gaza City, Gaza Strip; :00
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;:15
SUPER=01-Noam Arnon/Jewish Settler Leader; :56
SUPER=01-Jesse Schulman/Reporting; 1:17
OUT Q= Tel Aviv
US Middle East envoy Dennis Ross shuttled between Israel and the
Gaza Strip, trying to secure a deal... The outcome: close, he
said, but not close enough.
Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu blames the Palestinians.
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: THE REASON WE ARE NOT
PROGRESSING IN THE RE-DEPLOYMENT OF HEBRON IS BECAUSE!G TIE LACK OF INCLINATION
THE PALESTINIANS TO MAKE DECISIONS.
But it's not as if Netanyahu is in any hurry to cut a deal, since
it would mean handing over most of the West Bank town of Hebron.
Hebron's handful of radical Jewish settlers believe the city is
theirs by God-given right, and they're spoiling for a fight.
These settlers were arrested after opening fire in the city.
The settlers's worst nightmare probably looks a lot like this...
a Palestinian police contingent, earmarked for duty in Hebron,
and ready to move in, when and if a deal is finally signed.
NOAM ARNON, JEWISH SETTLER LEADER: TO TAKE THE ARMY OUT OF
SOME NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE CITY WILL EXPOSE ALL THE CITY TO
All of the West Bank is exposed to dangers already. A ten year
old Palestinian boy who was brought in to a hospital yesterday
died over night..> a Jewish settler is accused of having kicked
him to death.
Arafat's departure for Europe means that for at least a week, the
talks are on hold. And in the Middle East, "on hold" is a
dangerous place to be.
Jesse Schulman CBS News, Tel Aviv.))
In Cairo today, rescuers continue to search for survivors of an apartment
At least 18 people were killed and more than 20 injured when the 12-story
building toppled last night.
Dozens more still missing, and feared dead.
Recent construction work on the building is suspected of causing the
Egyptian police have detained three people in connection with the
Union workers are on the job today at General Motors with NO new contract
agreement and NO extension of the old one.
The union had imposed a Sunday night deadline, but the two sides recessed
early this morning, following 17 hours of talks.
One potential sticking point is thought to be the U-A-W's demand that GM
follow the job security pattern established in new contracts signed with Ford
(( STEPHEN YOKICH/UAW PRESIDENT; THINK FORD AND CHRYSLER UNDERSTOOD WHEN WE
SAID WE'RE PREPARING OURSELVES AND OUR UNION TO ENTER THE 21ST CENTURY WITH YOU
AS PARTNERS IN THE CORPORATION. I'M NOT TOO SURE THAT GM STILL
UNDERSTANDS THAT BUT THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN LATE BLOOMERS... MAYBE THEY'LL GET
THE MESSAGE SOONER OR LATER." ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Yokich/United Auto Workers President;
OUT Q=sooner or later.
Talks are expected to resume later today.
The Union President has instructed workers not to strike.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When we return-
The election is only one week away and the candidates are out in full force,
and one group of school children may not be 18 yet, but they're getting an
early look at the election process.
music up full
Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte
is outlining some of Congress's accomplishments in his present term.
Goodlatte says the federal budget deficit has been cut by 60-percent but
important programs have been saved. He says distortions during the
campaign do nothing but scare people and that Congress has slowed the increase
to many agencies like medicare without cutting them.
9 21 27 00 - 9 21 49 00
IN Q=Calling a 24-hundred
((BOB GOODLATTE/R-CONGRESSMAN: CALLING A 24-HUNDRED DOLLAR INCREASE PER PERSON
A CUT IS MISREPRESENTING THE FACTS AND ENDANGERING AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM. IT'S
MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO GET BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT. IT OUGHT TO STOP. ))
OUT Q=ought to stop.
Last week, Goodlatte's opponent charged him with not supporting Veterans.
Goodlatte challenged that statement today saying he's worked hard for
Veterans. Congress increased veterans benefits by 450 million dollars this
With one full week left before the Presidential election, Bob Dole continues
an aggressive blitz of California.
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;
Yesterday he stumped on key California issues, supporting a bill to end
affirmative action in state hiring practices and criticizing the President's
Stance on illegal immigration.
((BOB DOLE:IF HE CAN'T PROTECT THE BORDER, THEN HE OUGHT TO PICK UP THE TAB FOR
COSTS THE TAXPAYERS OF CALIFORNIA."
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
Dole has picked up several newspaper endorsements, including the Detroit
News, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Kansas City Star.
Meanwhile, President Clinton has the backing of some of the biggest
newspapers in the country.
Among them: The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and The San Francisco
Mr. Clinton campaigns today in Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota.
Students at Danville Middle School are learning their lesson in politics.
On Friday, Gibson Middle School hosted a mock Presidential convention--
complete with all the frills.
The fifth, sixth and seventh grade students have been preparing for the BIG
day for about two months.
Teachers hope the hands-on lesson in politics will pay off when the students
Virginia Attorney General Jim Gilmore also touted the importance of getting
IN Q=I'm going
((JAMES GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL:I'M JUST GOING TO ASK YOU, RIGHT NOW, DO
WE WANT TO HAVE KINGS AND DICTATORS OR DO WE WANT, DON'T WE WANT, TO DECIDE FOR
OURSELVES, WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CONTROL OURSELVES AND RULE OUR OWN LIVES,
WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK, DO WE? APPLAUSE.
BOBBIE HUDSON/GIBSON MIDDLE SCHOOL: THIS IS WHEN IDEAS START FORMULATING, WHAT
THEIR GOING TO DO IN THE FUTURE, THEIR CAREER PLANS AND A LOT OF THE STUDENTS
NOW ARE REALLY INTERESTED IN POLITICS AFTER WE HAVE DONE THIS SO WHO KNOWS, WE
MAY HAVE A FUTURE GOVERNOR SITING RIGHT IN HERE TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Bobbie Hudson/Gibson Middle School; :15
OUT Q=in here today.
The hands-on- lesson in politics is not over.
Today the students will vote for the Presidential candidate of their choice
using an actual voting machine.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When we return,
A viewer responds to recent stories about police chases,
No more chases on the plain for two horses now adjusting to domestic life in
Stay with us.
There's something exciting about taming a wild horse.
Denise Allen explains how an adoption program brings the wild west to
IN Q=owning trisket
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :02
SUPER=03-Lexington/March 16; :07
SUPER=01-Tim Broce/Mustang Owner; :18
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=SHE'S A PRETTY
((SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL. SHE'S A PRETTY GIRL.))
Owning Trisket and Alley is something Tim Broce has always wanted.
Broce bought the mustangs at a wild horse auction in Lexington.
That was seven months ago--seven months of learning lessons for Broce.
IN Q=IF SOMEBODY
((TIM BROCE/MUSTANG OWNER: IF SOMEBODY HASN'T FOOLED AROUND WITH BIG ANIMALS
OR HORSES I WOULD NOT SUGGEST A WILD MUSTANG. THEY HAVE A LOT OF POWER AND
ENERGY AND THEY'RE THINKING ON A WHOLE DIFFERENT PLANE THAN DOMESTIC HORSES.))
OUT Q=A DOMESTIC HORSE
Trisket and Alley roamed the ranges of Nevada before making this Alleghany
farm their home.
But their temperaments are as different as night and day.
Broce says Trisket is gentle and accepted human contact soon after the
And while Trisket isn't fully trained Broce can ride the gelding on a
Alley on the other hand is a bit on the wild side.
Broce says getting close to the mare has taken a lot of patience.
IN Q=BUT SHE PROGRESSES
((BUT SHE PROGRESSES RAPIDLY. SHE'S SMART. WE DIDN'T EVEN START WORKING WITH
HER UNTIL SEPTEMBER.))
OUT Q=UNTIL SEPTEMBER
Many horses like Trisket and Alley still roam the west and are starving.
So the Bureau of Land Management holds several adoptions a year to help
control the population of these herds.
Each horse is sold for 125 dollars.
Broce say the purchase is more than an investment.
IN Q=THEY'VE BEEN
((THEY'VE BEEN A LOT OF FUN. IT'S A BIG CHALLENGE. IT'S A DREAM REALIZED.))
OUT Q=DREAM REALIZED
Broce says buying the horses was just the beginning.
Turning these mustangs into good riding horses is living the dream.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A viewer thinks police departments need to change their policies when it
comes to high-speed chases.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
IN Q=Southwest Virginia
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 30; :00
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.
(( Southwest Virginia has seen two police pursuits that ended in fatal
collisions this year
The most recent was in Botetourt County in which a man in a stolen car fled
from State Police, hit two other motorists, one of whom died.
In that case, the state police broke off the pursuit before the accident.
But a viewer from Evington wrote:
When the police say that they abandoned a chase because they were approaching
a heavily traveled area, I ask: "How does the individual being chased know
that they are no longer being pursued?"...I realize, of course, that is not
reasonable or lawful for an offender to attempt to elude arrest by initiating
a chase situation. However, once begun, what outcome can one reasonably
expect from a vehicle chase? Since the offender is being chased -- perhaps
he/she might elude the police --- or, wreck the vehicle --- or, strike a
pedestrian, --- or, collide with another vehicle. I believe that police
should use teamwork for establishing traffic roadblocks to make the arrest, or
simply proceed to the offender's home or work to arrest them, or heaven
forbid, simply give-in and wait for another day if the arrest is for a simple
If you'd like to share your thoughts on issues in the news or our news
coverage with us, you can write us at News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke,
To send us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is email@example.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
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Retirement can cause economic problems for some.
But in the latest edition of Common Sense, Len Besthoff explains some ways
to meet part of your retirement needs "on the house".
IN Q=The Institute
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
(( The Institute of Certified Financial Planners has some suggestions on how
seniors can use their house to help out when cash is tight.
For starters, you can sell your home, especially if it's the one you raised
your children in...it may be too big and too expensive to own now.
You can also rent your home and buy a second less expensive one.
But make sure the rent is sufficiently greater than your new mortgage
Also renting out part of your home is an option.
A home equity loan is a good stop-gap method to get cash needed for sudden
expenses like medical bills.
Be aware though, that you're putting you home at risk if you can't pay back
Two more complicated options are reverse mortgages and sale leasebacks.
Discuss these first with your financial advisor.
I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense.
Let's send it back to the newsdesk.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 19 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in sports-
The Washington Redskins are setting a good pace, trying to work their way to
And one man is trying to set a different pace, this one is faster than 600
MUSIC UP FULL
Terry Allen rushed for 124 yards and three touchdowns as the Washington
Redskins upped their record to 7 and 1 with a 31 to 16 win over the Colts.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/NBC Sports; :
Terry Allen cuts back to the middle and scores from 6 yards out. The
Redskins led 10 to nothing.
The Colts added a field goal but Washington went to the air for its next
score. Gus Frerrotte hooks up with Leslie Shepherd on the 9 yard T-D pass and
Washington led 17 to 3.
The Redskins gave it to Allen and
SUPER=30-Washington/31/Indianapolis/16/; he would score two second half
touchdowns. On this play he explodes through the line and cruises in from 32
yards out and Washington beats the Colts 31 to 16.
Ty Detmer threw four touchdown passes last week, but this week he passed for
342 yards and one touchdown as Philadelphia beat Charlotte 20 to 9.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX Sports;
Eagle running back Ricky Watters gets the call and he scores from three
yards out and Philly took the 7 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
The Eagles added another touchdown in the second quarter. Ty Detmer goes
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/20/Carolina/9/; to the air and hooks up with rookie
Jason Dunn on the 9 yard touchdown toss and the Eagles beat the Panthers 20 to
TAPE#net (edit of R-34)
For the first time in 13 years, Richard Petty made a trip to Victory Lane.
Bobby Hamilton the driver of his S-T-P Pontiac picked up his first win on
the Winston Cup circuit yesterday taking the checkered flag in the Dura Lube
500 at Phoenix.
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/TNN Sports; :
Mark Martin dominated early and led with 245 laps left.
Later he would get into the side of Derrike Cope sending him spinning into
the wall, bringing out the caution.
Terry Labonte picked up the bonus points for leading the race when he
pulled to the front with 115 laps to go.
Hamilton moved to the front of the field and took the lead with 30 laps
IN Q="I'm going to
((RICHARD PETTY/STP PONTIAC OWNER: I'M GONNA LET THEM GO. THEY DESERVE IT ALL
THESE YEARS OF WORKING PAID OFF TODAY ANYWAY. ))
((BOBBY HAMILTON/DURA LUBE 500 WINNER: WE JUST KNEW THAT I COULD SIT THERE AND
I WATCHED THE 5 CARS LEFT FRONT WHEN GET TO TWITCHIN' AND I HAD TO KEEP MY
TIRES UP UNDER IT AND EVERYBODY THAT GET LOOSE-- I JUST TAKE THAT MUCH MORE
CARE OF MY TIRES TO BE THERE AT THE END. THAT'S HOW WE DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/STP Pontiac Owner; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Dura Lube 500 Winner; :09
OUT Q= ......we done."
Mark Martin was second, Labonte third, Ted Musgrave fourth and Jeff Gordon
fifth. Dale Jarrett finished 8-th.
In the points race Labonte leads Gordon by 47 and Jarrett by 99.
Once it gets going it may look like a jet, but this vehicle is staying on
Craig Breedlove is running his jet-car in Nevada's Black Rock Desert
trying to break the land speed record.
In this run he was clocked at 563 miles- per- hour. The record is 633, but
Breedlove is sure his jet-powered "Spirit of America" can beat the old record
and bring the title back to the U-S.