Around the globe Gianni Versace is being remembered For his creative and
flamboyant designs which helped build one of the most famous and successful
fashion empires in the world.
Glittering tributes have been pouring in from the celebrities and models
Actress Elizabeth Hurley, who owes much of her fame to what's now known as
"that dress" said Versace was a dear friend.
Super model Claudia Schiffer called him a genius and a legend.
And tributes from lesser knowns have been placed outside the famous Versace
stores around the world.
Meantime, the manhunt for the gunman who took Versace's life yesterday, a
suspected serial killer, continues in south Florida.
Dave Fehling has an update from Miami Beach.
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SUPER=01-Richard Barreto/Miami Beach Police Chief;
OUT Q=back to you.
SUPER=05-Miami Beach, FL;
WHILE INVESTIGATORS IN MIAMI BEACH ARE COMBING THROUGH EVIDENCE LEFT AT THE
SCENE.... THE F-B-I IS WARNING ALL AMERICANS TO BEWARE OF THIS MAN: ANDREW
CUNANAN... ONE OF THE FBI'S 10-MOST WANTED PEOPLE
CHIEF RICHARD BARRETO/MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPT.
POLICE BELIEVE CUNANAN -- WALKED UP TO FASHION DESIGNER GIANNI VERSACE -- AND
IN BROAD DAYLIGHT-- EXECUTED HIM AS HE TRIED TO OPEN THE GATES OF HIS LAVISH
SOUTH FLORIDA HOME.
CUNANAN-- HAS ALSO BEEN LINKED TO THE MURDERS OF FOUR OTHER MEN-- ACROSS THE
IT WAS THE RED PICKUP TRUCK POLICE SAY CUNANAN STOLE AFTER KILLING A NEW
JERSEY CEMETARY CARETAKER IN APRIL -- THAT GAVE VERSACE INVESTIGATORS AN EARLY
THE PICKUP-- AND CUNANAN'S CLOTHING WERE FOUND IN A PARKING GARAGE JUST BLOCKS
FROM VERSACE'S HOME.
PAUL PHILIP/FBI:NO ONE IS SAFE....
EVEN THOUGH HE AND HIS DESIGNS WERE WORLD-RENOWNED.... GIANNI VERSACE OFTEN
TRAVELLED WITHOUT A BODYGUARD... WALKING THE STREETS OF MIAMI BEACH ALONE...
IT WAS THAT COMFORT WITH HIS SURROUNDINGS THAT ULTIMATELY CONTRIBUTED TO HIS
Back to you .))
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The four young people charged in a Georgia murder stayed in Henry County
with the father of one of the suspects.
Police say the youths stole an 18- year- old man's car and then drowned him
in a Georgia lake last Friday.
Buddy Ratcliff spent 14 years in prison.
He says he's now turning his life around.
But his house served as a hideout for the young murder suspects fleeing
police last weekend.
IN Q=They were just as good
((BUDDY RATCLIFF/SUSPECT'S FATHER: THEY WERE JUST AS GOOD AS THEY COULD BE.
THEY LISTENED, THEY MINDED, THEY WAS WELL-MANNERED AND I ASKED THEM TO DO IT,
THEY DID IT.))
SUPER=01-Buddy Ratcliff/Suspect's Father;
OUT Q=they did it
But Ratcliff also has another son in trouble with the law.
Twenty-one- year- old Michael Stokes was arrested last week for allegedly
breaking into a house and shooting at the homeowner.
The identity of the man found killed in the Hill City yesterday morning has
Thirty-one- year- old Steven Waddell Withers was found near the intersection
of 15th and Monroe Streets.
Witnesses had reported hearing two bursts of gunfire in the area.
The regional homicide squad is investigating 19-97's first murder in the
GRAPHIC=Airborne Express Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board says pilot error caused last
December's plane crash in Giles County.
But officials also say the Airborne Express training program had its share
SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 23, 1996;
The D-C-eight crashed into a mountainside near Narrows on December 22nd,
killing the six crew members aboard.
The pilot was conducting a stall maneuver when the plane went down... and
N-T-S-B investigators say training on a flight simulator did not prepare him
for the proper recovery.
IN Q=Because the simulator
((BEN BERMAN/AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS INVESTIGATOR: BECAUSE THE SIMULATOR DIDN'T
REPLICATE THE NOSE DOWN STALL BREAK OF THE ACTUAL AIRPLANE, THE PILOTS WERE
LIKELY SURPRISED WHEN THE STALL BREAK OCCURRED AND ON THE FDR WE NOTED THAT
EACH TIME THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN THE PILOT FLYING PULLED BACK ON THE WHEEL
FURTHER, WHICH IS A REACTION TO THE STALL THAT KEEPS YOU IN A STALL.))
SUPER=01-Ben Berman/Aircraft Operations Investigator;
OUT Q=keeps you in a stall.
The transportation safety board issued recommendations that include better
testing of stall warning systems, improvements to flight simulators, and a
review of flight training procedures.
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Residents of one northwest Roanoke neighborhood continue to speak out
against the proposed 5-81 interchange to Valley View Mall.
They say the city isn't telling them the whole story-- and their concerns
are NOT being taken seriously.
IN Q=this is my mayberry
((RAY MCKEE/AREA RESIDENT: THIS IS MY MAYBERRY. THIS IS MY TOWN. AND IT'S
SOMETHING I TAKE VERY PERSONAL WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS A THREAT TO OUR CHILDREN'S
FUTURE. IT MAY NOT CONCERN CITY COUNCIL, BUT IT CONCERNS ME. ))
SUPER=01-Ray McKee/Area Resident
OUT Q=concerns me,(DOUBLE OUT)
But city officials continue to support the current road placement, saying
they have been listening.
IN Q=we're always
((BILL CLARK/ROANOKE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: WE'VE HAD MEETINGS WITH
NEIGHBORHOOD ORGANIZATIONS EVER SINCE THE PROJECT WAS AUTHORIZED, I REMEMBER
HAVING A MEETING WITH THE WILLIAMSON ROAD ACTION FORUM BACK IN FEBRUARY. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Roanoke Public Works Director;
OUT Q=in february.
Residents expect city council to vote on the issue Monday.
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire
White House officials meet with tobacco growers today to get their views on
the proposed multi-billion dollar tobacco settlement.
Health and Human services secretary Donna Shalala says she wants to find
out how the deal would affect tobacco farmers.
Shalala met yesterday with the cigarette companies.
The tobacco case may hit closer to home when the latest court battle comes
to the community of Warm Springs.
A three judge federal appeals panel will hear cases in the Bath County
Courthouse the week of August 11th.
The first case they'll consider, is February's landmark ruling that the
government can regulate tobacco as a drug.
Local officials are expecting a lot of interest in the case.
((DARLENE CARPENTER/DEPUTY CLERK; PARKING I THINK IS ONE OF THE MAIN CONCERNS,
SPACES FOR 75 TO 100 PERSONS... THAT'S UNDER CONTROL NOW, WORKING THROUGH WITH
THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT.
TOMMY BLACK/BATH COUNTY SHERIFF; WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FEW DEPUTIES HERE
HELPING TO PARK THE VEHICLES, AND GET PEOPLE SITUATED, BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE
DON'T LOOK FOR A BIG IMPACT IN THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE. ))
SUPER=01-Darlene Carpenter/Deputy Clerk;
SUPER=01-Tommy Black/Bath Co. Sheriff; :14
OUT Q=the sheriff's office
One of the attractions for the judges is the spacious courtroom, with
seating for about 100 people.
One drawback, there's no air conditioning, so the judges will convene court
at 7:45 in the morning to take advantage of the cooler temperatures.
Three miners died in two separate collapses yesterday.
Forty-six- year- old James Colley of Bristol and 40- year- old Coy Dean Witt
of Pounding Mill were killed.
The roof of the Big Creek Seaboard Number-two mine in Tazewell County
collapsed as the workers were cutting coal from a support pillar.
Several hours later, a roof fell at Minuteman Coal's number-five mine in
Wise County, killing the foreman.
It's "All Aboard" the money train for the November election--
And so far Democrat Don Beyer is leading the way in fundraising for the
Virginia governor's race.
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The Richmond Times- Dispatch reports so far, Beyer has raised four- point-
nine million dollars.
Republican challenger Jim Gilmore has received four- point- four million.
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In the money race for lieutenant governor, Republican candidate John Hager
has picked up more than one million dollars.
Democrat L-F Payne isn't far behind at 953- thousand dollars.
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As for the state attorney general candidates, Democrat Bill Dolan is ahead.
He's raised nearly 553- thousand dollars.
His Republican opponent, Mark Earley has raised a little more than 415-
After public outcry, a state agency may backtrack on the permit it issued to
Meanwhile, Pittsylvania County supervisors say they will take steps to
dissuade the farm from coming to their area.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=A company called
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Webb/North Carolina Resident; :12
SUPER=07-Ran Witcher; :51
OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania Co.
(( A company called G-I-S wants to cluster about 10-thousand hogs on 500
acres in Markham.
But residents say hog feces will destroy their air, water, and property
IN Q=You can go
((DON WEBB/NORTH CAROLINA RESIDENT: YOU CAN GO TO NORTH CAROLINA WITH YOUR FAT
CAT RICH HOG INDUSTRIAL GIANTS, AND I MEAN RICH BIG TIME MONEY, AND THEY CAN
TAKE YOU IN A HELICOPTER OR AIRPLANE TO ONE OF THEIR RIGGED DEALS. BUT YOU
COME TO US POOR FOLKS IN NORTH CAROLINA AND WE'LL GET YOU IN THE BACK OF OUR
PICKUP TRUCKS, AND WE'LL SHOW YOU THE REAL NORTH CAROLINA.))
OUT Q=the real North Carolina
Meanwhile, Senator Charles Hawkins has convinced the D-E-Q to reconsider the
permit it gave G-I-S to locate here.
Other legislators pledge to revise the Right to Farm Act which allows such
industries without a public hearing.
But local residents blame the county supervisors for not turning GIS away.
IN Q=Y'all are elected officials
((RAN WITCHER: Y'ALL ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS, YOU KNOW. YOU'RE NOT APPOINTED.
Y'ALL WERE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE, EACH ONE OF YOU. AND Y'ALL SHOULD REPRESENT
YOUR PEOPLE, NOT SOME GIANT INDUSTRY.))
OUT Q=giant industry
The Pittsylvania County Supervisors voted 5 to 1 to pass a resolution
against the hog farm.
However this resolution might not be strong enough to keep G-I-S at bay.
F-A Keatts voted against the resolution, saying it lacked legal force.
Board Chairman Bobby Scearce says he needs more information from the state
before he can vote either way.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Pittsylvania County))
Roanoke's trouble center is getting a face- lift AND expansion.
TRUST is buying the home next door to its current facility on Elm Avenue.
The shelter's director says the addition will double its capacity,
and bring its programs closer together.
IN Q=We'll run our
((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST SHELTER DIRECTOR: WE'LL RUN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES,
OUR TRUST HOTLINE, OUR TEEN LINE PROGRAM, AND OUR TRAVELERS' ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
ALL OUT OF THE SAME FACILITY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF OR AGENCY,
WHICH IS REALLY EXCITING. ))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/TRUST Shelter Director;
OUT Q=really exciting
Dinkins estimates the purchase and renovation will cost 350- thousand
The new building is expected to be fully operational by early 19-99.
TRUST has about 40 volunteers.
But Dinkins says the expansion will bring on an even greater need for
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Another communications tower is going up on picturesque Purgatory Mountain.
A Botetourt County board gave Norfolk Southern the go ahead to build.
The planning commission had recommended denying the request, but in a close
vote the county board approved the construction.
IN Q= It all came down
((JOHN SHIFLETT/COUNTY SUPERVISOR: IT ALL CAME DOWN TO MONEY. THEY COULD GO
AHEAD AND REBUILD THAT TOWER, AND IT WOULD SERVE THE PURPOSE.))
SUPER=01-John Shiflett/Botetourt Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q= serve the purpose
The railroad's additional tower will make three-- including G-T-E's and U-S
Residents who are against the new tower say if the county allows even one
more to be built, it paves the way for towers to crop up all over the mountain.
Vice President Al Gore this morning signed into law tough new air quality
The new rules for soot and ozone will throw hundreds of counties into
violation of federal health standards.
The signing comes even as there's an effort in Congress to delay
enforcement of the rules.
Excedrin Extra Strength is on a track to becoming the first federally
approved over-the-counter migraine
The F-D-A is expected to allow Bristol-Myers Squibb to advertise Excedrin as
a migraine medicine.
Migraine sufferers normally are prescribed powerful drugs.
But manufacturer tests show that two hours after taking Excedrin, nearly 60
percent of patients said their pain was either reduced or eliminated.
It looks like astronaut Michael Foale could be taking a space walk to assist
with the tricky repair of the Mir space station.
NASA has agreed to let Foale fill in for one of the cosmonauts who is
suffering from heart problems.
A practice for the repair operation is now set for Monday.
If everything proceeds normally then the space walk should take place on
Mir was damaged last month when it was struck by a cargo ship.
Meantime the pathfinder's rover is back on a roll on Mars.
The sojourner managed to move into position and begin analyzing the rock
scientists have dubbed "Yogi".
Preliminary results show Yogi is volcanic in origin and covered with soil.
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Road blocks have been put up for construction on a shopping center in
Yesterday the County Board of Supervisors denied a request to change the
design of the Timberbrook shopping center in Daleville.
The property owner wanted to improvise the construction changing the lighting
and the width of the road- making it a four lane.
Residents opposing the new phases say they want the original plan.
The mall would include a Food Lion grocery store when it's done.
The location is adjacent to the south bound lane of U-S 220.
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The Martinsville Phillies entertained the Burlington Indians at Hooker
Field last night in a Appalachian league double header.
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Indians vs. Phillies; :00
Last night's game was the continuation of a late June rain out. . Leading
5-nothing in the first; Burlington's Jake Russell connects on an infield shot
that plates former Northside star Kelly Dampeer. 6-nothing Indians.
Then; Edgar Cruz doubles into the left field corner. The count was 7 to nothing
in favor of Burlington.
In the top of the fifth; Grant Sharpe puts the icing on the cake with this
two run homer and the Indians scalp Martinsville 15 to 3.
The Phillies lost the second game 5-1.
From the Appy league to the American league where the Oakland A's helped give
the A-L a jump start in the home-run department.
SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/Mariners vs. A's; :00
out in Oakland, Mark McGuire got on track by lofting this Jamie Moyer
offering in to the seats in left field.
It's his first homer since the break, and his 32nd of the year, which is tops
SUPER=35-Seattle/5/Oakland/8/McGwire Hits 32nd;
in the major leagues.
The A's also won the game beating the Mariners 8-to-5.
The Yankees won their 52nd game of the year yesterday, with the help of
pitcher Hideki Irabu, in their attempt to catch the front-running Orioles.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Indians vs. Yankees; :00
The Yankees banged out 17 hits as they doubled up the Indians 12-to-6.
Tino Martinez led the attack with the a three run homer, and it's a good
thing the Yanks bats were hot.
Pitcher Hideki Irabu got the win although he gave up nine hits and
Irabu stays unbeaten at 2-and-0.
William Byrd has hit two birds with one stone in its pick for a new head
Not only does the school get a new coach, but the players are already
familiar with his coaching style.
Gene Riggs, who came to Byrd five years ago from Bassett and has been an
assistant since that time, was given the job.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Group AA State Championship; :00
Riggs replaces this man, Rodney Spradlin, who led the Terriers to the Group
two-A state championship this past season. It was the first state baseball
title for Byrd in school history.
Riggs is also a teacher at William Byrd.
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Here's a question ... Would Weight Watchers take a cat as a client?
Because there's a cat in Maine that's a good contender.
Smokey the cat is eleven- years- old and weighs a hefty FORTY TWO pounds.
Smokey is large enough, but he doesn't even back away from neighborhood dogs.
The largest cat in the world holds the record topping out at FORTY SIX