A surprise attack ends the four month old hostage situation in Peru.
And after swamping Grand Forks, North Dakota, the Red River is now
Stung by the sudden hostage rescue yesterday in Lima Peru, Tupac Amaru
rebels are said to be planning revenge.
C-B-S News reports the group claims to have 200 fighters ready to hit
military and economic targets.
Yesterday afternoon Peruvian soldiers stormed the Japanese Ambassador's home
freeing 71 hostages held captive by the rebels since December.
Jim Axelrod has the story.
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What no one could resolve in 126 days...took less than half an hour to settle
Tuesday afternoon in Peru.
71 of the 72 hostages inside the Japanese Ambassador's residence were freed in
broad daylight...by a strike force of 140 soldiers.
All 14 Tupac Amaru rebels were killed as several hostages tell it...10 of
the rebels...including their leader Nestor Cerpa Cartolini were playing soccer
on the ground floor of the residence when several explosions went off
underneath them. The commandos rushed in firing. The one dead hostage was a
Peruvian Supreme Court Justice...apparently of a heart attack. 25 others were
Among those freed...2 dozen Japanese...including their ambassador. The
Bolivian ambassador walked away as well.
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President Alberto Fujimori did not share his plans with the governments of
Japan or Bolivia. Some of the hostages report they had ten minutes warning
although they won't say how.
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Soon after the operation was over...Fujimori arrived at the scene...his
brother among those freed. He passed around congratulations to the
troops...and then led everyone in an emotional rendition of the Peruvian
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Jim Axelrod, CBS News, Lima, Peru.))
The Raging Red River is forcing more evacuations this afternoon.
Residents in smaller towns on both sides of the North Dakota- Canada border
have been ordered out.
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There's fear their towns will meet the same fate as Grand Forks.
The city of 50-thousand is largely submerged.
President Clinton toured the area by helicopter yesterday and also visited
evacuees at an Air Force base.
OUT Q=THIS TERRIBLE DISASTER/(Nats applause/cheering)
The President promised half a billion dollars in flood relief.
WIPE WIPE WIPE
It's not floodwaters but a twister that's brought devastation to an Alabama
A tornado hit Rainsville yesterday injuring close to a dozen people.
It also damaged or destroyed some 20 commercial buildings and close to 50
The National Guard was called in last night to protect the town.
Des-Champs (duh-shamps) labs may be breathing new life into a dormant
factory that helped sustain the Rockbridge County area for years.
The planned expansion could create 75 jobs at the Old Blue Bird Bus factory.
Instead of picking up the entire two point 65 million dollars for the
property, Des-Champs (duh-shamps) will pay around one point 85 million dollars.
The rest will be shelled out by Rockbridge County, Lexington, and Buena
((WE'RE KIND OF BREAKING NEW GROUND, AS FAR AS AN AGREEMENT. AND IT WILL BE AN
AGREEMENT WHERE THERE WILL BE REVENUE SHARING ON REAL ESTATE AND PP TAX OVER
THE YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Bobby Berkstresser/Rockbridge Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q=THE YEARS
The Blue Bird plant and 30 acres of land will go to Des-champs (duh-shamps)
That leaves 46 acres of prime land.
The three municipalities will share an industrial park on the site.
((THIS IS GOING TO GIVE US INSTANT INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY THAT ALREADY HAS WATER,
SEWER, GAS, AND SO NOT ONLY DOES IT LOOK LIKE IT'S A GOOD DEAL WORKING WITH
DOCTOR DES-CHAMPS, BUT IT GIVES US A QUICK POTENTIAL TO BRING OTHER INDUSTRIES
OUT Q=other industries in
Lexington and Rockbridge County still have to formally approve the deal.
Buena Vista City Council approved the agreement by a 4 to 3 vote, but the
agreement is being challenged.
Some council members say the city will lose out financially in the deal--
The issue will be taken up this Thursday at the City Council meeting.
The man who confessed to firebombing The Corner Store in Roanoke says he'll
testify against the Abed family.
Twenty-eight- year-old Robert Wayne Chisholm Junior, pleaded guilty to
racketeering and conspiracy charges, and using a molotov cocktail to commit a
In return, the government dropped arson and drug charges.
Chisholm admitted he threw the firebomb into the Corner Store, but told
authorities Rod Abed, Omar Abed and (Oh-BAWDya Abed) Obadya Abed helped plan
and carry out the crime.
Chisholm faces 30 years to life in prison, but is hoping for leniency in
exchange for his testimony.
((TOM BONDURANT/PROSECUTOR: UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS THE JUDGE CAN GO UNDER
THAT IF HE RENDERS WHAT IS CALLED, A PROCEDURE THAT'S CALLED A MOTION FOR
SUBSTANTIAL ASSISTANCE, WHICH MEANS HE TESTIFIES HONESTLY AND TRUTHFULLY IN THE
CASE WHEN IT COMES TO TRIAL. ))
OUT Q= comes to trial.
Chisholm's case was heard in Abingdon, where he's being held for safety
Chisholm got to know the Abeds during a three-month period in which he
frequented one of their restaurants.
It's expected authorities will use his testimony to help prove the
restaurant was a front for the family's alleged narcotics trade.
Police have charged a 24- year- old man in connection with the murders of
two James Madison University students last October.
Brent Simmons was arrested in Ohio yesterday.
Simmons is accused of killing his EX- girlfriend, Ann Margaret Olson and
Olson's new boyfriend, Keith O'Connell.
Both were shot in the head at O'Connell's Harrisonburg apartment.
Simmons is awaiting extradition.
Opening statements are set to begin Thursday in the trial of Oklahoma City
bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
The jury was officially selected yesterday in Denver.
Jurors' names, backgrounds, attitudes and race are not being disclosed.
And the judge is using a bingo-style system of numbers to shield their
But sources close to the case say the jury consists of seven men
and five women.
Supplies of some of G-M and Chrysler's most popular models are increasingly
threatened as more United Auto Workers walk off the job.
U-A-W workers at G- M's Pontiac East plant near Detroit went on strike early
G-M's Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass plant in Oklahoma
City has been shut down since April 4th in a dispute over staffing levels.
And a strike at a Chrysler engine plant in Detroit has idled some
23-thousand Chrysler workers.
Southwest Virginia has had its share of domestic disputes turn deadly in
It is too early to know if this is a growing trend, but it's the ugliest
evidence of the changing face of domestic violence in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Are they dead
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((ORTIZ: ARE THEY DEAD MAN? I'M ASKING YOU ARE THEY DEAD? bystander: I
In a frightening series of recent crimes in southwest Virginia, they have
Wives, girlfriends, children, mothers.
It mirrors what hotline workers are hearing.
((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE THINGS THAT
WOMEN ARE EXPERIENCING ARE MUCH MORE HIDEOUS TO LISTEN TO.))
A statewide hotline's been getting 2000 calls a month -- double what it got
before the OJ Simpson case -- and on top of what 43 local hotlines get.
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But the homicide numbers Virginia keeps show very little's changed in the
last five years.
Homicides involving a spouse or boy or girlfriend were 12-point-4 percent of
all Virginia murders in 1991.
They're up only slightly as a percentage.
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Homicides of other family members are about equal as a percentage of overall
murders in the same five year snapshot.
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((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: I THINK WE'VE
DONE A GOOD JOB IN EDUCATING THE POTENTIAL VICTIMS.))
((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WHAT WE HAVEN'T
MADE A DENT IN IS THE NUMBER OF MEN WHO FEEL ENTITLED TO ENGAGE IN THIS
BEHAVIOR OR IN THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PERPETRATE.))
These are men with incredible jealousies, who can't live without the woman
they feel they own.
((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: AND THEY OFTEN
HAVE VERY STRONG FEELINGS THAT SHE'S NOT GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT THEM EITHER.))
There is some good news among the body bags.
((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: VIRGINIA HAS
PASSED SOME OF THE-- I THINK WHAT IS THE LEADING EDGE LEGISLATION IN THE
Those laws take effect July first.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Roanoke is the target of a traveling band of burglars.
The thieves, sometimes called "gypsies", move from city to city, targeting
homes in upscale neighborhoods.
At least two Roanoke homes have been robbed recently.
Police say the burglars work in small teams.
A man will drop two women off in a neighborhood.
One will strike up a conversation with a resident while the other breaks in
the back of the house.
IN Q=when you're
((SGT. R.L. ARRINGTON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.; WHEN YOU'RE OUT WORKING IN YOUR
YARD, PREOCCUPIED OUTSIDE THE HOUSE, ON THE PORCH OR WHATEVER, LOCK YOUR HOUSE,
LOCK ALL THE OTHER DOORS TO YOUR HOUSE SO SOMEONE CAN'T SLIP IN THE BACK WHEN
YOU'RE OCCUPIED IN FRONT.))
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OUT Q=occupied in front
Police say if you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, you should
Roanoke County's School Board chair says he has big plans.
Mike Stovall yesterday threw his hat in the ring for another term.
Stovall says he's concerned proposed tougher academic standards are only
geared toward college-bound students-- leaving vocational students out of the
IN Q=YOUR LIGHTS
((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: YOUR LIGHTS ARE PUT IN, YOUR BRICKS ARE
LAID, YOUR PLUMBING PUT IN BY PEOPLE THAT CHOSE A VOCATION. IF THEY ADD MORE
CLASSES TO THEM-- THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT A BUNCH OF CREDITS. ))
Stovall's campaign will also focus on the importance of capital improvements
in the county's school system.
IN Q=we're going
((MIKE STOVALL: WE'RE GOING TO THE CITIZENS, AND SAY THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO
BUILD, AND WITH THIS BEING WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD, THEN FROM THERE WE'LL GET THE
OUT Q=GET THE FUNDING
So far Stovall is the only announced School Board candidate.
This school year is not yet over and already the Lexington campus is filled
with optimism about the first year of co-education.
Virginia Military Institute officials say they're impressed with the
credentials of the young women who've applied to the school.
IN Q=We didn't know how many young women
((TERRI REDDINGS/ASST. DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS: WE DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW MANY
YOUNG WOMEN WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THE OPPORTUNITY, BUT WE'VE BEEN JUST
EXTREMELY WELL- PLEASED WITH THE YOUNG WOMEN AND THE ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS THEY
SUPER=01-Terri Reddings/Asst. Director of Admissions;
OUT Q=they possess.
V-M-I officials expect 25 to 30 women to join the rat line in August.
Current Cadets have completed a series of meetings to prepare them for the
integration of women.
Both students and school officials say they're hopeful that V-M-I will
avoid problems the Citadel faced.
IN Q=When you have four women
((TOM WARBURTON/VMI CADET: WHEN YOU HAVE FOUR WOMEN, THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO BLEND
INTO THE CORPS. THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO BE RATS LIKE THE REST OF THE CADETS. WHEN
WE BRING IN 25 TO 30, IT WILL BE A MUCH DIFFERENT SITUATION.))
SUPER=01-Tom Warburton/VMI Cadet;
OUT Q=different situation.
The women will take their place in the corps of cadets in mid- August.
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The Supreme Court says it will decide by July whether the line item veto
approved by Congress is constitutional.
The justices say they will give fast-track review to a lower
court ruling that struck down the law.
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The Mill Mountain Star is getting a new shine, but the Roanoke symbol is
going dark for the next couple of months.
This morning, workmen from Kinsey Crane and Sign Company began removing the
star's neon tubing.
By the time the work is completed in mid to late June, the entire structure
will be refurbished and repainted.
The project will cost 60- thousand dollars, and city officials hope it will
keep the Star in good repair for the next 20 years.
From the butcher block to the auction block, La Maison (may-zon) is no
longer serving dinner, the place is up for sale.
Monday, May 12th the restaurant and everything in it- go up for auction.
The bidding starts at 10am.
La Maison went out of business last winter, after the man who was trying to
buy it could not complete the financing.
Tables, chairs, silverware, a grand piano- Everything will be sold to the
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On the P-G-A tour--rather than working on his swing, Fuzzy Zoeller is
exercising damage control.
Last night his sponsor K-Mart dropped him because of comments Fuzzy made
concerning Tiger Woods.
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During the 19-97 Masters, Zoeller made what appeared to be a racially charged
remark about the newly crowned champ on tape for the C-N-N Program, "Pro Golf
Zoeller told the reporter to congratulate Tiger and tell him not to serve
fried chicken next year at the championship dinner, where the winner picks the
Fuzzy is in Greensboro this week for the Greensboro Chrysler Classic, and he
had this to say about his recent comments.
IN Q="I meant it as...
((FUZZY ZOELLER/PGA TOURING PRO:))
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OUT Q=...I respect that."
No comment at this time from Tiger, who is skipping this week's event in
The Roanoke Express held Appreciation Night at the Roanoke Civic Center
auditorium last night.
Head coach Frank Anzalone was on hand, along with players, to talk hockey
with season ticket holders and sponsors.
((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
((JEFF LODER/EXPRESS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Loder/Express Center; :12
OUT Q=...all season long"
G-M Pierre Paiement joined in on the food and fun,
that included a video of the season.
((KATE STEVENS/EXPRESS FAN:))
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Kate Stevens/Express Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager;
OUT Q=...this year"
Coming up tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11--Len Besthoff begins a series of
reports "Hopping Mad at N-S".
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One of this area's largest employers and best known corporate citizens has a
practice which many people find distasteful. Employees on Norfolk Southern
trains use plastic bags to relieve themselves--the "dry hopper" system--and
residents claim, the bags end up tossed off the trains onto private property.
Len will report on the problem and N-S' response to criticism of the
practice. That's "Hopping Mad at N-S" tonight on News 7 at 6 and 11...
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You've heard of a snake charmer, but what about a snake that does the
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Meet Rolly and Leila.
Leila is your typical finicky house cat, and Rolly seems to be the only one
who can charm her.
The two unusual companions take naps together and occassionally go for a
That is, until Leila decides it's nap time again.