Ahead on News 7 at Noon, a fatal crash in Pulaski County.
And an investigation of espionage in the C-I-A.
Two teenagers are dead following a car accident on route 11 in Pulaski
It happened this morning in front of the Cougar Express convenience store.
State police say the 18- year- old male driver pulled out in front of
another vehicle and was struck broadside.
He was pronounced dead at Pulaski Community Hospital.
His 15- year- old female passenger died at the scene.
The driver of the other car sustained minor injuries.
Police are notifying the victim's families before releasing their
Federal court in Philadelphia takes the spotlight today in the latest
chapter of the bidding war for Conrail.
Norfolk Southern is trying to block Conrail's plans to merge with C-S-X.
C-S-X asked a judge today to dismiss the N-S complaint, but the judge
After that, a railroad expert called by Norfolk Southern outlined why he
thought the C-S-X-Conrail merger is a bad idea.
It's a confusing and involved conflict. Len Besthoff gives us some
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SUPER=01-George Brammer/Stockbroker-A.G. Edwards; :26
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Okay, here's the deal.
Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are two railroads based in Virginia, both with
strong networks in the southeast and midwest.
They covet Conrail, because of the lucrative northeastern routes it has all
C-S-X and Conrail have agreed to merge for an estimated 93- dollars- a-
N-S is bidding 110- dollars a share, 17- dollars- more...seems like a no-
IN Q=In this
((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: IN THIS SITUATION, THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS HAS DETERMINED THE BEST OFFER IS FROM C-S-X EVEN THOUGH IT'S A LOWER
PRICE PER SHARE. SO YOU MAY HAVE A BATTLE HERE BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE
OUT Q=the shareholders.
Conrail's board says it's sticking with C-S-X because of the deal's
Some believe Conrail execs are doing this because they'll have a job with
the new company.
You'd think shareholders have the final say, but corporate laws in
Pennsylvania allow for exceptions...and C-S-X and Conrail have written other
provisions that make their deal, in the words of one C-S-X higher up,
For that reason, Norfolk Southern is mounting its legal challenge to the
It all begins next week in a federal courthouse in Philadelphia.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
Len Besthoff is in Philadelphia today, covering the federal proceedings.
Tune in later today for our comprehensive coverage.
One other group we have not heard from in this fray is organized labor.
Most unions have decided to take a neutral stance.
But one local president from Norfolk Southern says at least when it comes to
the union culture at N-S and Conrail, they do not appear to match.
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((CLIFF GRIMSLEY/IBEW LOCAL 813 PRESIDENT: CONRAIL AND C-S-X CORPORATION DO A
LOT OF SUBCONTRACTING OF MAINTENANCE. SO FROM JUST PROTECTING THE EMPLOYEES,
UNION EMPLOYEES OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND POINTS EAST AND WEST ON THE NORFOLK
SOUTHERN SYSTEM, IT WOULD BE IN OUR BEST INTERESTS TO GO WITH A STRONG UNION
SUPER=01-Cliff Grimsley/IBEW Local 813 President;
OUT Q=union affiliation.
N-S is one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 35- hundred
In Northern Virginia, a C-I-A employee has been arrested and charged with
Harold Nicholson was arrested over the weekend and formally charged in
Alexandria this morning.
Nicholson is accused of passing top secret information to the Russians in
return for more than 100-thousand dollars.
F-B-I Director Louis Freeh and C-I-A Director John Deutch (doych) will hold
a news conference today to discuss
In South Carolina today, a manhunt is underway for the father suspected of
killing his four children.
The children, ranging in age from 10 to 16 were found shot to death last
night by their mother who had been separated from the family for about a week.
Police have signed murder warrants for her husband 36- year- old Johnny
Investigators recovered a gun and a note written by Satterwhite to his
Officials believe the children had been dead for three days.
President Clinton is now reassessing plans to sends thousands of troops to
This as the exodus from Zaire to Rwanda continues today.
Tom Fenton files this report.
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SUPER=01-Thabo Mbeki/South African Deputy President; 1:03
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The great river of refugees that is flowing 0ut of zaire is
solving the most urgent part of the problem.
SOT AID WORKER:EFFECTIVELY WE'VE GOT A HUGE HUMAN WAVE OF PEOPLE STRETCHING
ACROSS TWO COUNTRIES ABOUT 50 KIL0METERS LONG, AND THEY'RE ALL
ON THE MOVE.
An estimated 400,000 hutus who had fled for their lives have now
come back home to rwanda. the remaining stragglers are expected
to follow shortly. there may no longer be an urgent need for a
military operation to open up a safe route for them.
The clinton administration is thinking about scaling down its
DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM PERRY ON NBC "MEET THE PRESS."
"THE NEED FOR HUMANITARIAN RELIEF HAS NOT GONE AWAY, THE NATURE
OF THE NEED HAS CHANGED RADICALLY BY THIS MIGRATION OF REFUGEES
FROM ZAIRE INTO RWANDA."
South africa is also rethinking its decision to send troops.
thabo mbeki, south african deputy president
"IN THE LIGHT OF THE MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES INTO RWANDA IT WOULD5/8
BE NECESSARY TO REVIEW THE MANDATE, TASKS AND PURPOSES OF THE
But advance elements of western troops have already been sent to
africa, and some 10,000 soldiers are supposed to join the
canadian-led task force. planning is well underway.
Countries that signed up for the rescue operation will meet in
germany this wednesday to make the final decisions. the betting
is that some troops _ill still be sent, but a much smaller number
than originally planned.
Tom Fenton, CBS News London.))
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Later on in the newscast,
The cockpit voice recorder tapes from the Valujet crash in the Florida
Everglades are released,
A kangaroo proves that backpacks aren't just for books--
But first let's check in with Patrick.
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The National Transportation Safety Board today has opened hearings in Miami
on the ValuJet crash in the Everglades.
The hearing will include the chilling details of the final moments of
flight 5-92, with the release of transcripts of the cockpit voice recordings.
The May eleventh accident
killed all 110 people on board.
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Meantime the F-B-I is looking into a report by an airline pilot that he saw
a streak of light in the sky Saturday near where T-W-A flight 800 went down.
The National Weather Service says there's a good chance the light came from
a meteor shower.
A Russian rocket that was bound for Mars has instead crashed into the
Pacific ocean today.
Radar initially showed the probe was headed straight for Australia.
That put Police and emergency services on full alert because the probe is
powered by radio-active plutonium.
Australia's Prime Minister also went on national television.
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SUPER=01-John Howard/Australian Prime Minister;
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In the end there was no emergency,
the probe crashed harmlessly into the ocean and scientists say the remoteness
of the crash site has eliminated the risk of contamination.
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Emergency officials say a red liquid discovered in an underground drainage
pipe last night in Martinsville turned out to be fuel oil.
A Rocky Mount Company called L-C-M was called in to recover the fuel oil
from a small creek.
Workers finished the clean up early this morning.
Officials were notified of the leak yesterday after a passerby reported
seeing reddish colored material in a creek near the intersection of Broad and
Officials say they do not yet how much fuel leaked-- but they are still on
the scene today.
The Department of Environmental quality is expected at the scene today to
check for further runoff.
An election to fill the seat vacated by Virgil Goode could tip the scales of
power in the state Senate.
If Rocky Mount Republican Allen Dudley wins the bid, the senate's balance of
power shifts for the first time in history.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: THE FACT THAT THE SENATE WOULD PERHAPS GO
REPUBLICAN AND THE REPUBLICANS WOULD GAIN A MAJORITY WOULD HAVE TREMENDOUS
SIGNIFICANCE, NOT JUST FOR FLOOR VOTES BUT ALSO FOR THE FUTURE OF THE SENATE.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake;
OUT Q=of the Senate.
The best Senate Democrats are allowing themselves to hope for is that
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds wins, and is at least slightly less conservative than
Democrat Virgil Goode.
IN Q=I don't
((I DON'T WANT TO PRESUME THAT MR. REYNOLDS WILL REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS ANY
DIFFERENTLY THAN MR. GOODE DID. SO THERE'S LIKELY TO BE SOME DIVERSIONS FROM
THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY BY MR. REYNOLDS. WE'RE HOPING THAT WHEN HE GETS HERE
AND UNDERSTANDS HOW WISE AND PERCEIVING WE ARE, WE CAN CONVINCE HIM TO VOTE
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax;
OUT Q=with us.
The historic power-sharing agreement Goode helped craft in the evenly split
senate of 19-96 will likely remain in effect until 19-99.
It would take a two-thirds vote to overturn it.
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Still to come on the newscast,
V-M-I may be going co-ed next year, but there were 13 women on post this
We'll meet a man from Northeast Roanoke whose neighborhood was lost to
construction of the Roanoke Civic Center.
Stay with us...
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Virginia Military Institute got a little practice going co-ed this weekend.
The open house was much more successful in drawing potential female
applicants than an earlier one.
Thirteen high school students showed up to spend the night on the Lexington
campus in a Spartan barracks that'll be much like their home if they enroll.
Most were positive about the experience.
School officials said ten women have applied so far for the first class of
V-M-I hopes to enroll as many as 30 women next fall.
After 25 years the Roanoke Civic Center is still going strong.
But some Roanokers remember life before the facility, when a neighborhood
Denise Allen has more.
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SUPER=01-Charles Meadows/Former Northeast Resident; :03
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14 Quick!!!
SUPER=04-July 1965; :21
SUPER=01-Bob Chapman/Civic Center Manager; 1:12
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:21 Quick!!!
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IN Q=IT WAS BEAUTIFUL
((CHARLES MEADOWS/FORMER NORTHEAST RESIDENT: IT WAS BEAUTIFUL INSIDE.))
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((YOU COULD GO ON THE BALCONY AND GO ALL THE WAY AROUND AND BE ON THE SECOND
FLOOR AND GO TO THE OFFICE AND CLASSROOMS. ALL THIS WAS DONE IN BIRCH.))
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The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church used to stand on what is now the civic
center parking lot.
Church members weren't forced to sell, but the redevelopment left them with
no parking or direct access to the church.
The Housing and Redevelopment Authority bought up most of the property in
this northeast neighborhood.
Meadows says the prices were less than fair.
But the financial loss wasn't what hurt Meadows the most.
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((THERE WAS A TIME DOWN THERE THE CRY OF THE WHIPPOORWILL AND EVERYBODY WAS
TOGETHER AT NO TIME AT ALL. YOU LOST THEW BROTHERHOOD, THE FELLOWSHIP AND SO
OUT Q= AND SO FORTH
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But that was 25 years ago and times have changed.
Civic Center officials say this silver anniversary celebration is a thank
you to the community for their patronage.
They say the area has turned into an entertainment center.
And now it's successful because of regular events such as pro-hockey games.
IN Q=THE COLISEUM
((BOB CHAPMAN/CIVIC CENTER MANAGER: THE COLISEUM AS AN EXAMPLE, YOU COULD
PROBABLY COME IN THE WEEK BEFORE AND RENT IT FOR THE NEXT WEEK. BUT YOU CAN'T
DO THAT ANYMORE. AND THE EXHIBIT HALL, WE HAVE VERY FEW OPEN DATES IN THE
OUT Q=THE EXHIBIT HALL
The groundbreaking for this facility ended the life of a community.
But Meadows says he's always supported the Civic Center and after a quarter
century he's come to terms with the changes.
Denise Allen News 7.
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Just because the stock market goes down, does not mean your investments have
to do the same.
Len Besthoff tells us about some risk reducing measures you can take in the
latest installment of Common Sense.
IN Q=For the
SUPER=@Len1; :02 (screen Right)
SUPER=01-Tom Dunkenberger/Wheat First Butcher Singer; :13
OUT Q=the newsdesk.
IN Q=For the
((For the next two weeks on Common Sense, we'll talk about some investment
moves you may wanna look at in case the economy decides to take a tumble. This
week we'll talk about some stocks that hold up in nearly any kind of economy.))
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IN Q=Well when
((TOM DUNKENBERGER/WHEAT FIRST BUTCHER SINGER: WELL WHEN YOU'RE NOT SURE OF
WHAT THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY DOING, A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOK FOR THE DEFENSIVE
STOCKS. AND THOSE ARE COMPANIES THAT PRODUCE PRODUCTS THAT ARE USED THROUGHOUT
ANY MARKET CONDITION. IF THE ECONOMY'S SLOWING, THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY FOOD,
THEY'RE STILL GONNA BUY BEVERAGES, THEY'RE GONNA BUY HOUSEHOLD GOODS. AND
THESE COMPANIES TEND TO DO WELL IN A SLOWING ECONOMY. THEY'VE DONE VERY WELL
LATELY BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO THOSE QUALITY STOCKS IN FEAR THAT
THE ECONOMY IS ACTUALLY SLOWING. SO YOU SEE THAT EFFECT AND IN TOUGH TIMES AND
IN THE BAD TIMES LOOK TO THE QUALITY STOCKS THAT HAVE PROVEN YEAR IN AND YEAR
OUT THAT THEY'RE GONNA HOLD THEIR VALUE.))
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IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff with
((I'm Len Besthoff with 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 DOWN 11 points
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Sports Highlights are up next.
The Carolina Panthers tried to get a rare road win.
And the Washington Redskins looked down the barrel at another last minute
Stay with us...
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The Washington Redskins are back on top in the N-F-C east after beating
Philadelphia this afternoon 26 to 21 at the Vet.
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Washington led 3 to nothing when the defense made a big play. Ricky Watters
fumbles the ball and Ken Harvey recovers the ball at the Eagle 26 yard line.
Several plays later Gus Frerotte
goes to the air and hits Jamie Asher on the 13 yard touchdown and the Redskins
took the 10 to nothing lead in the second quarter.
Washington opened the third quarter with a score. Frerotte hooked up with
Asher on the 7 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles scored in the third and
SUPER=30-Washington/26/Philadelphia/21;then in the fourth Watters scores from
the one yard line to make it 23 to 21 but the Redskins hold on for the 26 to 21
The Carolina Panthers used a pair of third quarter scoring drives to beat
the St. Louis Rams 20 to 10.
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The Score was tied at 3, but in the second quarter tony banks hits Lawrence
Phillips on the screen and he scores from 12 yards out the Rams led 10 to 3.
But the Panthers rallied. Steve Beuerlein tosses this 9 yard T-D pass to
Wesley Walls who takes a hard hit but the officials said he held on long enough
for the score to tie it at 10.
Then Carolina iced the win in the SUPER=30-Carolina/20/St. Louis/10/;third
quarter Anthony Jonson takes the handoff and scores from seven yards out and
the Panthers beat the Rams 20 to 10.
Virginia Tech moved into second place in the Big East after going into the
Orange Bowl yesterday and beating Miami 21 to 7 the first Big East loss for the
Hurricanes at home.
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The victory moved the Hokies to 17-th in the A-P poll and this was the big
play late in the game that iced the win. Backup Keion Carpenter intercepts
this pass and returns it 100 yards for Tech's final score.
The Hokies are 8 and 1 overall and 5 and 1 in the Big East with West
Virginia coming to Blacksburg next Saturday afternoon.
The team of Tom Kite and Jay Haas won the Shark Shootout in California
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Kite and Haas, sinking this birdie putt on the 17-th hole, teamed for
their second straight round of 60 in the tournament.
The two closed with nine straight birdies and finished two shots better
than second round leaders Craig Stadler and Lanny Wadkins.
It's Kite's second title. He won the event with Davis Love the third four
An adoption story from West Palm Beach, Florida involving a woman and a very
SUPER=03-West Palm Beach, FL;
Meet Edie, a five- month- old red kangaroo.
When Edie's mom died a few weeks ago she was adopted by zoo employee Teri
Like a real Kangaroo mother, Teri carries Edie wherever she goes in her
customized backpack strapped to her stomach.
She also feeds Edie every four hours.
Without this human intervention zoo officials say Edie probably would have