The F-B-I offers a profile of the person who killed two northern Virginia
And an announcement by U-S Airways has put dozens of Roanoke jobs in
Clouds are SLOWLY moving in, and some rain will result late today and
overnight tonight. Stay tuned for your forecast, plus an update on the Stanley
Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.
Struggling with debt, U-S Airways has announced a number of cutbacks.
The airline will eliminate service to nine cities.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave
Flight service to Roanoke will apparently remain at the current level, but
the U-S Airways maintenance center will be phased out.
Keith Humphry has more from Roanoke Regional Airport.
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F-B-I experts have put together a profile of the person who killed two young
sisters from Spotsylvania County.
The bodies of 15- year- old Kristin and 12- year- old Kati Lisk were
discovered yesterday in a river in Hanover County, some 40 miles from their
A state highway roadcrew found them.
(( MARSHALL WINN, FOUND BODIES: "WHEN YOU SEE IT IT JUST... I JUST HOPE
THEY CATCH WHOEVER, YOU KNOW, DONE THIS TERRIBLE THING."))
SUPER=01-Marshall Winn/Found Bodies;
OUT Q=DONE THIS TERRIBLE THING.
The F-B-I profile says the killer was probably fascinated with adolescent
girls and may have stalked others before selecting his victims.
Experts also believe the killer is a man who was under great stress, and
after the crime he probably avoided those closest to him and may have been
absent from work or school.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore kicked off his campaign for governor today with
a promise of tax relief.
Joe Dashiell has more on Gilmore's announcement this morning in Roanoke.
IN Q=Jim Gilmore says
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((Jim Gilmore says Republican Governor George Allen has laid the
foundation. Now he says it's time to build the house.
IN Q=And as governor
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND AS GOVERNOR YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO
MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. AND THAT'S WHY TODAY
AMONG YOU MY FRIENDS I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR
OUT Q=a candidate for Governor in 1997.
Rallying republicans at the Patrick Henry Hotel, Gilmore said his campaign
will focus on education and economic growth.
He promises more accountability for public schools, and new funding to add
four thousand elementary school teachers across the state.
And Gilmore says he will work to eliminate the personal property tax on
cars worth less than 20- thousand dollars.
IN Q=It's important to invest
((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S IMPORTANT TO INVEST IN FAMILIES AND
MAKE SURE THEY CAN HAVE THE MONEY THAT THEY EARN, THAT'S GOING TO BE NECESSARY
FOR THEM TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES, BUT THERE'S
A SECOND ELEMENT OF THIS AND THAT IS THAT THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY
OUT Q=economy of Virginia.
Gilmore says his plan would replace the tax revenues that local governments
stand to lose.
The tax cut would cost more than one- point- four billion dollars, but
Gilmore says growth in state revenues will more than make up the difference.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll
Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are two other sought after posts.
The latest NEWS-7/Mason-Dixon poll puts former Democratic Congressman L-F
Payne on top in the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR's race.
Payne pulls a 36-percent to Republican John Hager's 30-percent.
But 34- percent of likely voters are undecided.
The poll came two days after Republican Coleman Andrews dropped out of the
In the ATTORNEY GENERAL's race, only two of the four Republicans are out of
the single digits.
Mark Earley has 14 percent, Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) comes in with 13 percent.
Jerry Kilgore has only nine-percent.
Gil Davis shows up at five-percent.
But Davis says he's ready to spend one million dollars of his own money on
T-V ads before the June 10th primary.
Meanwhile, Democrat Bill Dolan narrowly beats Davis and Kilgore in a
head-to-head match-up... but is just edged out by Earley and (STAH-lee) Stolle.
An F-B-I expert is back on the witness stand at the Oklahoma City bombing
trial answering defense questions about his analysis of calls made on a prepaid
Timothy McVeigh's finger prints and handwriting have been linked to the
And prosecutors contend phone records trace McVeigh's movements as he
traveled across the country in the months before the bombing.
DEFENSE attorneys argue there is no proof McVeigh actually made the
A Roanoke teenager will spend 30 years in prison for a December shooting
that left another teen dead.
Thanks to an agreement between the defense and prosecution... 17- year- old
(STEHF-ahn) Stephan Dwayne Jones pleaded no contest to first degree murder...
instead of capital murder.
On the night of December 11th... 17- year- old Antwan Gray was standing on
the sidewalk in the 24- hundred block of Center Avenue.
The teen was approached by someone in a ski mask... then gunned down.
Despite the plea this morning, Jones maintains he's innocent.
Visitation rights for her lesbian companion brought Sharon Bottoms to court
Bottoms gave up the custody battle for her five- year- old son last year...
after a round of UNsuccessful appeals.
That means her mother, KAY Bottoms still has custody.
But Sharon's visitation rights prevent her partner, April Wade, from being
near her son.
IN Q=Well for
((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: WELL FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN TYLER WAS THREE
YEARS OLD, THEY WERE TEACHING HIM TO CALL APRIL WADE DADDY. AND I DON'T THINK
THAT'S PROPER FOR A CHILD.))
((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: TYLER USED TO USE THE WORD DADA TO
DESCRIBE ANY OBJECT BEFORE HE LEARNED TO SPEAK. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY
THINGS THAT THEY'VE PICKED UP ON TO THROW OUT THERE TO TRY AND INFLAME THE
((APRIL WADE: WE'RE TRYING TO GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED HERE THAT REALLY HAS
NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Ryder/Kay Bottoms' Attorney;
SUPER=01-Donald Butler/Sharon Bottoms' Attorney; :18
SUPER=01-April Wade/Sharon Bottoms' Partner; :24
OUT Q=a child.
The court must decide if sexual orientation should play a part in parental
That ruling may be several weeks away.
President Clinton's Latin American
trip has taken him to Costa Rica for a Central America summit.
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OUT Q= (fireworks, cheering)
Fireworks and children greeted the President and first lady as they arrived
in San Jose last night.
Mr. Clinton and the region's leaders will discuss trade.
The President is also expected to field questions on new, stricter U-S
A sentencing hearing is underway this afternoon at Fort Leonard Wood,
Missouri for an Army drill sergeant
convicted of forcing a kiss on one trainee and having sex with
Steve Holloway faces up seven years in prison.
Meantime, the Army's top enlisted man is denying charges brought against
him yesterday that include indecent assault and adultery.
((SGT. MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY/CHARGED WITH SEX HARASSMENT: I WANT THE AMERICAN
PEOPLE TO KNOW AND I CERTAINLY WANT THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, SOLDIERS OF AMERICA'S
ARMIES, TO KNOW THAT I HAVE DONE NO WRONG IN THESE CHARGES.
OUT Q=WRONG IN THESE CHARGES.
McKinney has been suspended from his post pending an investigation.
Some residents are still uneasy, days after fire forced them out of their
Only two residents at the Melrose Towers apartments were injured.
But concerns have been raised about safety procedures, since some people did
NOT follow the evacuation plan.
Yesterday's annual refresher course on fire safety probably couldn't have
come at a better time.
IN Q=A good percentage
((BOB MEYER/ROANOKE ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL: A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE
WELL PREPARED. I THINK A PROBLEM MAY EXIST WHEN A PERSON COMES OF AGE OR
BECAUSE OF ILLNESS OR SICKNESS THAT THEIR ABILITY TO DO CERTAIN FUNCTIONS
DURING AN EMERGENCY SITUATION MIGHT BE LIMITED.))
SUPER=01-Bob Meyer/Roanoke Assistant Fire Marshal;
OUT Q=be limited.
The fire department plans to tighten up a hall monitor plan where volunteers
make sure their neighbors evacuate the building safely during a fire.
Marilyn Manson fans will be headed to Richmond Saturday.
Richmond city council lost its fight to keep the shock rock band from
So Virginia fans and OPPONENTS are gearing up for a show that promotes
everything from Satanism to sexual violence.
((JENNIFER ALLEN/EX-MANSON FAN: PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO
BELIEVE IN..MARILYN MANSON ISN'T WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.))
((JOSHUA SIERK/MANSON FAN: IF HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT AND SAY HE'S THE
ANTI-CHRIST I DON'T THINK HE'S REALLY SERIOUS BUT, I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT HE
SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY.))
NAT SOT 20:30:47
((SAVE MARILYN MANSON LORD GOD, SAVE MARILYN MANSON... BLESS THIS PLACE LORD
SUPER=01-Jennifer Allen/Ex-Manson Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Joshua Seirk/Manson Fan; :14
SUPER=01-Shirley Jackson/Evangelist; :23
OUT Q=this place Lord God.
Evangelist Shirley Jackson has spent ten days at the Richmond Coliseum
praying for Marilyn Manson.
Tickets are still on sale.
GRAPHIC=Virginia Horse Center
The Virginia Horse Center is bringing the tourist dollar to the Rockbridge
Officials honored one of the men who made it possible at the Bonnie Blue
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=nat sound
SUPER=01-Howard Anderson/Former State Senator; :13
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :23
SUPER=01-Robert Reel/Executive Director;:35
SUPER=01-Keith Cupp/Kentucky Resident;:51
SUPER=01-Elmon Gray/Former State Senator;1:04
OUT Q=AF, News7, Rockbridge County.
((NAT SOUND OF UNVEILING.))
State Senator Howard Anderson's influence helped land the Virginia Horse
Center in Rockbridge County. Now the building bears his name.
((HOWARD ANDERSON/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE'LL, I'M TERRIBLY FLATTERED. I
DON'T FEEL LIKE I NECESSARILY DESERVE IT. BECAUSE IT TOOK AN AWFUL LOT OF
PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT'S BEEN DONE HERE. ))
Organizers say the center was built to be a prize winning facility.
And over the years, the Center's reputation has grown, attracting more and
That's a far cry from 10 years ago.
((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE STARTED OUT THAT YEAR WITH ABOUT 5 EVENTS
AND THIS YEAR OF 1997, WE HAVE 96 EVENTS AND THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. SOME
230 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.))
Horse enthusiasts come from far and wide, and bringing with them their
((KEITH CUPP/KENTUCKY RESIDENT: THEY COME FROM KENTUCKY-- EVEN FROM THE
NORTHEAST, AS FAR AWAY AS VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE. MORE LOCALLY AS WELL.))
((ELMON GRAY/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE GOT AROUND 1.5 MILLION IN STATE TAXES,
AND 1/2 MILLION LOCAL AND ALL THOSE JOBS. THERE ARE ABOUT 1 THOUSAND HOTEL
ROOMS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED SINCE THE CENTER HAS BEEN PUT IN.))
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER:LEXINGTON KENTUCKY IS CONSIDERED BY MOST PEOPLE TO BE
THE CENTER OF THE HORSING COMMUNITY. BUT HERE IN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THE
VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER CONTINUES TO MAKE A NAME FOR ITSELF. ANDREW FREIDEN,
NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY. ))
Game four of the man versus machine chess competition ended in another draw.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
World chess champion Garry Kasparov (kas-PAR'-awf) offered I-B-M's deep blue
the draw after five hours of play last night and the computer accepted.
The score is now two points a piece with two games left to play.
Game five takes place Saturday.
GRAPHIC=festival in the park
From the rock tunes of the Fabulous Thunderbirds to its first- ever Soap Box
Derby, this year's Festival in the Park promises a variety of events.
This morning festival organizers unveiled this year's schedule of events,
which run from May 22nd through June first.
And as always, there are some new attractions for children, such as a soap
box derby and lumberjack show.
IN Q=Even the lumberjack
((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK EXEC. DIR.: EVEN THE LUMBERJACK SHOW, I
THINK IS A VERY FAMILY- ORIENTED KIND OF ACTIVITY. AND OUR SOAP BOX DERBY THIS
YEAR IS CERTAINLY FOR KIDS AND IN- LINE SKATING IS CERTAINLY FOR KIDS. THERE'S
A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AND THAT'S A LOT OF OUR EMPHASIS. ))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park Exec. Director;
OUT Q=lot of our emphasis
Schultz says yearly favorites like the River Race, arts and crafts displays,
and outdoor concerts will also be included.
Festival officials say they'll welcome anyone who would like to volunteer
with the event.
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The nation's largest home improvement chain may coming to our area.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/File Tape;
Home Depot confirms it's "seriously looking" in the Roanoke area.
A source familiar with the situation says Home Depot has an option on
property near the Hershberger Road exit on interstate 5-81.
Home Depot says it has a 14- percent share of the home improvement center
An average store has 200 employees, mostly full- time.
Home Depot adds it has a reputation of being one of the country's higher-
The Washington and Lee Women's Tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the
N-C-A-A Division Three Championships for the third straight year.
After beating Pomona Pitzer and Gustavus Adolphus, they play Kenyon College
today in Claremont, California.
The team has a 17 and three record for the season.
The Salem Avalanche not only won last night but they beat Kinston on the
road with a 3-to-nothing no hitter.
Steve Shoemaker and Mike Zolecki combined for 15 strikeouts.
Last month Lariel Gonzalez and Scott Randall combined on another Salem no
Wake Forest hired Charlene Curtis as the university's new women's head
Charlene, who is a William Fleming graduate,
coached the women at Radford University from 19-84 to 19-90 - producing 121
wins over that period.
She also was a star player at R-U, and she is charter member of Radford's
sports hall of fame.
She has been an assistant at U-Conn for the past two years, and before that
she was the head coach at Temple.
While that was refreshing news for Radford University - word that women's
standout basketball player Kim Hairston is quitting the team is not.
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Hairston, who played high school basketball at Bassett, decided to leave
Radford after this school year.
Sources say the rising junior was unhappy at R-U and that she has contacted
several schools to inquire about transferring.
Hairston led the Lady Highlanders in scoring with 12.9 points per game.
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The New York Knicks have taken the home court advantage away from Miami after
stopping the Heat in game one of their Eastern Conference semi-final.
SUPER=03-Miami/TNT - Game One; :00
Pat Riley and his team had an eight point cushion in the third quarter when
Allen Houston ignited a 22-to-3 New York run with his three point bombs.
Then late in the third, Charlie Ward dished inside to Patrick Ewing for the
jam and an 11 point New York lead.
Miami would close the gap into single digits, but Ewing put it away with
SUPER=32-New York/88/Miami/79/Knicks Lead 1-0;
in the closing seconds.
New York win it 88-to-79.
The Philadelphia Flyers are one game away from eliminating the Sabres.
They iced Buffalo 4-to-1.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN2; :00
Four separate Flyers scored in the game and goalie Garth Snow almost had a
Look at the fluke goal from Darryl Shannon. It hits the top of Snow's stick
and bounces in the net.
Some siblings fight like cats and dogs and an unusual family in Portsmouth
is taking that a bit more seriously.
Five newborn rotweiler puppies were abandoned last week.
The problem was that the shelter had no nursing dogs..but then a cat gave
birth to a litter of kittens and the pups became part of her family.
She has nursed them ever since.