Another murder in South Florida- as a manhunt goes on for Andrew Cunanan.
A jury deliberates murder charges against a 19 year old.
Plus it's a case of mistaken identity-
A raid finds no pot- but plenty of tomato plants.
And a woman using Phen-Fen dies.
News 7 is next.
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Police now say the doctor murdered today in South Florida was apparently
SUPER=03-Miami Springs, FL;
but that doesn't mean his murder is linked to Gianni Versace's.
Doctor Silvio Alfonso was found shot to death inside his Miami Springs home-
about 15 miles from Versace's mansion.
People reported seeing someone who fit Andrew Cunanan's description flee the
((DENNIS MORALES: THEY ARE GIVING US DESCRIPTIONS WHICH BEAR SOME SILILARITY
FROM THE CUNANAN MURDER SUSPECTS.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Morales/Miami Springs Police;
OUT Q=murder suspects."
But so far the FBI says there's no evidence the two murders are linked.
Meanwhile Chicago police issued a warrant tonight for Cunanan's arrest-
He's suspected in the murder there of millionaire Lee Miglin.
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The nationwide manhunt goes on for Cunanan.
Police handed out leaflets from South Florida to West Hollywood.
((I'M WORRIED IN GENERAL IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE HE IS IN FLORIDA OR WEST
HOLLYWOOD. IT JUST SCARES ME.))
OUT Q=just scares me."
Dozens of calls are coming in.
Hundreds of sightings reported.
The FBI is counting on tips to help track down a killer.
((WE HAD VOLUMINOUS NUMBER OF CALLS COMING IN SINCE MR. CUNANAN WAS IDENTIFED
AS A NUBMER ON ESUSPECT. THESE CALLS PROVED TO BE VERY FRUITFUL.))
OUT Q=very fruitful."
Cunanan is adept at changing appearances- simply altering his hair or putting
He's glib, friendly and speaks several languages.
It was one year ago tonight the sky filled with fire above Long Island-
TWA Flight 800 exploded killing all 230 people aboard.
Today- the families remembered- Liz Mullen reports.
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY; 00
SUPER=01-Gov. George Pataki/(R) New York; quick!
SUPER=01-Eileen Zaharioudakis/Victim's Relative;
SUPER=01-Nick Zaharioudakis/Victim's Relative;
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/CBS News;
OUT Q=Long Island."
((FAMILIAR SONGS RECALLING THE BITTER TRAGEDY OF THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 800.
NEATY 1200 PEOPLE GATHERED ON LONG ISLAND FOR A DRAMATIC CEREMONY THAT
COMPLETED A YEAR LONG GOOD BYE.
Gov. George Pataki, R-NY:
THE CORNER STONE OF THE BEACHSIDE SERVICE: A SIMPLE MEMORIAL THAT HELD THE
NAMES OF ALL 230 KILLED IN THE EXPLOSION THAT BROUGHT DOWN THE 747.
Eileen Zaharioudakis, Relative of Victim:
EILEEN AND NICK ZAHARIOUDAKIS FLEW INTO TO REMEMBER ELIEEN'S BROTHER AND
SISTER-IN-LAW, DONALD AND ANNALEE GOUGH.
HE WAS THREE YEARS FROM RETIREMENT AFTER FLYING FOR T-W-A FOR 31 YEARS.
SHE HAD BEEN A T-W-A FLIGHT ATTENDANT FOR ALMOST AS LONG.
Nick Zaharioudakis, Relative of Victim)
James Kallstrom, FBI.))
A 19-year-old woman is facing charges of murdering and robbing an elderly
Jurors spent over 12 hours today hearing the case against Mary Katherine
Both sides agree...
Mary Katherine Dalton relied on 72-year old Aubrey Adkins for money and
He was devoted to her.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./ December, 1995;
But Mary Dalton's brother Michael says in 1995, she lured Adkins to the side
of the road and left the passenger door wide open...
moments before her boyfriend shot and killed Adkins.
Mary Dalton wept today as her brother testified against her.
Michael Dalton was convicted a year ago of murdering and robbing Adkins but
says he confessed to protect his sister.
Defense Attorney Bryan Haskins says Mary Dalton would have no reason to want
The Jury will return to the courthouse tomorrow morning to decide Dalton's
When you sell your own home WITHOUT a real estate agent, you save yourself
six or seven thousand dollars in commissions- -on the average home in Roanoke.
Keith Humphry discovered that cutting the agent out of the deal can also
have some UNpleasant consequences for sellers.
IN Q=They've built
SUPER=01-Sam Maxey/"For Sale By Owner"; :00
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :36
SUPER=01-Brenda West/Home Seller; :46
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 1:26
SUPER=01-David Spisak/Home Buyer & Seller; 1:37
OUT Q=KH News 7
((THEY'VE BUILT UP AN EQUITY THERE. WHY SHOULD THAT MONEY GO TO SOMEBODY ELSE
TO DO A JOB THAT THEY CAN VERY EASILY DO FOR THEMSELVES?))
Sam Maxey bought and sold real estate as an agent for 20 years before he
"retired" to the publishing business.
He claims "For Sale By Owner" Magazine has taken five million dollars in
commissions away from Roanoke Valley realtors.
((UNDERSTAND THAT WE'RE NOT THE MOST POPULAR PEOPLE IN TOWN. THAT'S ALRIGHT.))
Individual home buyers and sellers swear BY them.
SOT 10:46:35 -audio only over listing
((THEY'RE WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO WORK WITH.))
Brenda West had her home in Hardy listed in "For Sale By Owner..." even
came close to settling with a buyer. The deal fell through and now she's listed
with Barker Realty.
Along the way, somebody stole the sign out of her front yard... one of
several "For Sale by Owner" signs to disappear around the same time in the same
((WELL, I THINK THERE WAS AN ANGRY AGENT OUT THERE THAT WANTED TO SABOTAGE THE
SALE WHICH I THINK WAS CRUEL.))
She got a lot of calls from agents. Most were very nice. They wanted her
to list the house with THEM.
She says a few got pretty ugly with her.
SOT 10:48:50 * * *
((I WAS UNDER-CUTTING THEM $6,7,8,000, WHATEVER YOU CHOSE TO LIST YOUR HOUSE
AT, BUT IT'S MONEY OUT OT THEIR POCKET.))
((NOT LONG AGO SOMEBODY STOLE ALL THE "FOR SALE BY OWNER" MAGAZINES OFF THE
RACK AT THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE AND PUT THEM IN A TRASH CAN. MAXEY HIRED A
PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR WHO CAUGHT THREE PEOPLE ONE OF WHOM ALLEGEDLY WORKED FOR A
LOCAL BROKERAGE COMPANY.))
Homeowner David Spisak says "For Sale By Owner" doesn't replace the need for
real estate agents, but he's sold on F-S-B-O, having recently bought AND sold
homes with it.
SOT David 15:46:45
((WE DID IT OURSELVES. WE WEREN'T INTIMIDATED BY THE PROCESS. AND WE SAVED A
LOT OF MONEY. AND I'LL SHOW YOU OUR FAMILY ROOM THAT WE WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE
BECAUSE OF SOME OF THAT.))
Between the sale of their old house and the purchase of this one, he
figures they saved $15,000 in commissions.
And that's the real point, says Maxey.
SOT 11:30:05 -the bottom line
((THE MONEY IN THEIR POCKET AFTER THE SALE, YOU BET.))
OUT Q=you bet.
The Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors doesn't dispute Maxey, but says
agents are working harder to prove they're worth the 6-percent commission.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on our newscast, coroners try to determine if the diet drug
combination Fen-Phen contributed to a woman's death,
and the astronauts aboard the MIR experience some scary moments as the space
station plunges into darkness.
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Another accident aboard the troubled Mir Space Station-
One of the crew members accidentally unplugged a cable-
It cut power to run everything on board including communications and the
((FRANK CULBERTSON/SHUTTLE MIR PROGRAM MANAGER: THE CREW IS STILL SAFE AND IN
GOOD CONDITION, BUT OPERATING IN THE DARK AS YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD.))
((BILL HARWOOD/CBS NEWS SPACE ANALYST:
THIS IS A CREW THAT IS VERY TIRED. THERE'S CERTAINLY A FATIGUE FACTOR AT WORK
HERE, THEY'VE DEALT WITH ONE CRISIS AFTER ANOTHER SINCE FEBRUARY.))
SUPER=01-Frank Culbertson/Shuttle Mir Program Manager; 00 QUICK
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Analyst; 05 quick!
OUT Q=probably heard."
Mir's batteries are now recharging- this latest crisis will delay fixing
another one- a planed spacewalk to restore power to the rest of the station.
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SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
Meanwhile a successful mission for the Space Shuttle Columbia.
This is what it looked like from inside the cockpit as the shuttle touched
The astronauts brought back laboratory research on combustion and plants.
Virginia Tech grad Roger Crouch- on the far left- was a payload specialist
A North Dakota woman who had been taking the diet drug fen-phen has died of
apparent heart failure.
The 30-year old woman died just one week after doctors warned of
potentially serious heart and lung damage from taking the drugs.
Doctors won't speculate on whether the drugs played any role in the woman's
death, but an autopsy is planned.
The woman's husband says his wife had taken the drugs for several months,
but quit shortly after the Mayo Clinic's announcement last week.
He says she collapsed at work Monday and died the next day.
After 117 years in business, Woolworth's says it will close its doors.
The retailer has over 400 stores across the U-S, including ones in Roanoke
IN Q=I'm very upset
((KATHY BENNINGTON/WOOLWORTH'S CUSTOMER: I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT WOOLWORTH'S
CLOSING. I'VE GROWN UP IN THIS AREA SINCE 1960. I'VE BEEN COMING TO
WOOLWORTH'S ALL MY LIFE. I'VE WALKED TO THE STORE AND COME UP AND GET CANDY AS
A CHILD. I'VE KNOWN THE LADIES AT THE LUNCH COUNTERS FOR YEARS AND YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kathy Bennington/Woolworth's Customer;
OUT Q=years and years.
Woolworth's just couldn't keep up with the bigger, more modern retail chains
Nationwide it has 36-hundred full time and 56-hundred part time workers.
It staffs an average of about 25 people in each store.
In other retail news, it looks like Lowe's may add another superstore in the
Roanoke County says it has had discussions with the hardware giant about the
construction of another location along route 220 near Walmart.
A developer has been getting options on a number of homes where the Lowe's
store would sit.
Bus drivers with Valley Metro want a new contract.
They met with Metro officials today to continue negotiations.
One bus driver who spoke to News 7 said the company is reluctant to pay
drivers more money.
He believes the company is just trying to cut costs at the drivers expense.
About one million dollars of Valley Metro's budget comes from federal
It's suspected that the company may not receive that money next year.
In that case, company officials plan to raise revenue by increasing fares or
cutting back on service.
The bus drivers have been without a contract for weeks.
Coming up a little later in the newscast, the New River Speedway welcomes
some special guests,
and a Montgomery County man says he has no hard feelings, but he wishes police
would quit mistaking his tomatoes plants for pot.
It's one of the fastest growing localities in Southeast Virginia.
People are flocking to Botetourt County.
And whether they're escaping the city or relocating from across the country,
(TONE-ya) Tonya Flory tells us they're coming in droves.
IN Q= In the 90's
SUPER=01-Jerry Burgess/Botetourt Co. Administrator; :01
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :07
SUPER=01-Jim Johnson/Va Cattlemen's Assoc.; :18
SUPER=01-Ray Sprinkle/Realtor Developer; :48
OUT Q= News 7.
IN Q= In the 90's
((JERRY BURGESS:IN THE 90'S IT'S BEEN THE FASTEST GROWING LOCALITY IN THE
ROANOKE VALLEY, AVERAGING ABOUT TWO-PERCENT A YEAR INCREASE IN POPULATION))
OUT Q= in population.
The trend of outmigration from the cities is a mixed blessing, demanding more
services and schools in suburban and rural areas, and sometimes putting a
strain on those who make their living off the land...
IN Q= We were here
((JIM JOHNSON:WE WERE HERE AND OUT AGRICULTURE WAS HERE AND SOME PEOPLE ARE
MOVING IN AROUND US AND IT GETS A LITTLE TOUGH))
OUT Q= little tough
But if they're willing to sacrifice the family farm they grew up on, the value
of the property is double or even triple.
IN Q= Farming is very
((JERRY BURGESS:FARMING IS VERY TOUGH NOW AND SO THEY'RE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL
THAT LAND AT A GOOD PRICE IS SOMETHING THEY FEEL LIKE THEY DESERVE))
OUT Q=like they deserve
although in most cases the sentimental attachment is stronger than the
IN Q= In some situations
((JIM JOHNSON: IN SOME SITUATIONS YOU'LL SEE HOUSES SPROUT UP ALL THE WAY
AROUND THE FARM AND WE'RE SEEING SOME OF THAT ALSO))
OUT Q= of that also
IN Q= There basically running
((RAY SPRINKLE:THEY'RE BASICALLY RUNNING SHORT OF GOOD LAND TO BUILD ON IN
ROANOKE COUNTY. WE HAVE AN ABUNDANCE OF BEAUTIFUL LAND IN BOTETOURT WITH
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE WANT TO COME DOWN HERE))
OUT Q= come down here
IN Q= This wide open
((TONYA FLORY:THIS WIDE OPENED FIELD WILL SOON BE DOTTED WITH HOMES, BUT THE
INFLUX OF RESIDENTS WON'T COST BOTETOURT COUNTY TAXPAYERS. ACCORDING TO ZONING
REGULATIONS, THE DEVELOPER HAS TO BUILD THE WATER AND SEWER SYSTEM))
OUT Q= sewer system
IN Q= We built
((JERRY BURGESS:WE BUILT AND OPENED TWO NEW MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE PAST TWO
YEARS AND WE'RE RENOVATING AND EXPANDING THE HIGH SCHOOL RIGHT NOW, SO WE'RE IN
PRETTY GOOD SHAPE))
OUT Q= good shape
Subdivisions and industrial parks continue to crop up along route 220 and all
over this once rural community...Tonya Flory, News 7.
State police searching for marijuana from a helicopter over Montgomery
County spot something green-- but it's NOT what they bargained for.
Authorities on the ground quickly found out-- what state police spotted from
the sky on Tuesday, was nothing more than 14-green tomato plants.
They were growing in Raymond (Mill-IRONS) Millirons' garden in Riner.
This is the second time in three years authorities have mistakenly "raided"
the couple's property.
IN Q=I don't
((RAYMOND MILLIRONS:I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY SPOT ME OUT ALL THE TIME, BUT IT
SEEMS LIKE THEY DO, I'M TRYING TO BE A GOOD GUY, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY IS
TRYING TO MAKE ME A BAD ONE. ))
SUPER=07-Raymond Millirons; :00
OUT Q=bad one.(laugher)
Raymond Millirons and his wife are taking the mistake in stride.
They just hope-- authorities DON'T make an UNannounced visit NEXT year.
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GRAPHIC=News 7 sports
Updates from the East/West baseball and football all star games, the latest
on Tiki and Ronde barber's contract talks, and Avalanche and Hillcats
highlights, but first the numbers
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-j/Montreal/5//Philadelphia/4////Chicago/3/j/New York/4//In 10
SUPER=0092-/Colorado//2j/Atlanta/8///j/San Diego/3//St. Louis/1///;
OUT Q=....last score."
take a break!!
Early this evening; former Cave Spring and Virginia star Tiki Barber signed
an NFL contract.
Tiki has come to terms with the New York GIants. His contract is for three
years. No monetary terms have been released at this time because other players
contracts are still being negotitated.
Brother Ronde is still negotiating his contract with Tampa Bay. Sources say
Ronde has a good shot at starting for the Bucs this season at defensive back.
The Coaches association football and baseball all star games were played
yesterday. In football, the East topped the West 35-10.
In baseball; the East beat the west 9 to 4. William Byrd's Chris Manning
pitched two innings; struck out 4 and gave up one run. Franklin County's Brian
Strong and Larry Bowles played.
Cave Spring's Scott Shirley also saw action; as did Giles center fielder
Strong ws the West's MVP.
The Salem Avalanche wrapped up it's 3 game series with the Frederick Keys
last night over at Salem Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00
The Av's would play in front of a good size audience in the rubber match.
In the bottom of the first; the Keys second baseman miss fired on a throw
to second base; the error allows Salem's Kyle Houser to score and the Av's lead
Still the same inning. Fredierck again gift wraps a run. This time an
errant pitch gets by the catcher and Fory Wells comes in for a 2-nothing
To the fourth we go. Vincente Garcia gets all of this pitch; hammering the
rock over the left field wall. Wells scores as well; But Frederick comes back
to win 8-7.
The Hillcats also did not fair well last night. The Carolina League North
Division leaders fell to Wilmington 2-1.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats; :00
A good crowd on hand at Historic City Stadium to watch the cats.
It would be a pitchers dual. In the top of the seventh; Wilmington leading
1-nothing. Tony Longueira connects on a soft grounder to third and Lynchburg
third baseman Aramis Ramirez; cannot find the handle and Gary Coffey comes on
home. 2-nothing rocks.
Ramirez takes a shot at redemption with this sacrifice fly to right that plates
Tony Robinson from third; 2-1 Cats; but the Rocks spoil Lynchburg's final game
of the homestand by that count.
Still to come in sports tonight; we will take you to the links where Dot
bolling continues to fill her trophy case,
and The first round of the British open teed off in troon Scotland,
Tiger Woods might garner most of tthe attention at the British Open; but Jim
Furyk and Darren Clarke were tops in the opening round.
SUPER=03-Troon, Scotland/ESPN; :00
Tiger Woods' arrival created quite a stir in Troon Scotland; but the men
to watch in the first round were Jim Furyk and Darren Clarke.
Furyk is tied for the lead with Clarke. Both fired 4 under 67's. Here on
14; a par 3. Furyk finds the green on the nice tee shot.
He was at 4 under going in to the hole and his long putt finds the cup for
the birdie and he was at 5 under.
Clarke; a pro out of Ireland; played a magnificent first round. Here on 11;
with a putter from off the green; he nails it and Clarke was at 4 under through
Tiger Woods fired a one over 72 and triple bogeyed 11.
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Hidden Valley's Dot Bolling added some more hardware to her trophy case
yesterday; capturing the Roanoke City County Golf Championship at Hunting
Roy Stanley has more on her 4th win of the summer.
IN Q="Bolling could...
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Marilyn Bussey/Tied For Second; :28
SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/Wins Third City County Championship; :41
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((Bolling could see the championship at the end of the tunnel but winning here
third city county title was no ride through the park.
Marilyn Bussey, Janet Cochrane and Valeta Pitman kept the pressure on
Bolling throughout the final round.
Bolling rolled in a birdie putt at the 8-th hole that gave her a little
cushion. But the group finished the front in 40.
Bussey got to within two strokes on the back nine but she three putted the
green at the par three 15-th hole to open the door.))
((MARILYN BUSSEY/TIED FOR SECOND: ))
((DOT BOLLING/WINS THIRD CITY COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: ))
((Bolling shot 75 in the final round and her total of 225 gave her a six shot
win on Bussey and Cochrane who tied for second at 231.))
((ROY STANLEY STANDUP: ))
GRAPHIC=New River Speedway
The Pace Car at New River Valley Speedway welcomed some excited passengers,
36-children and young adults took turns spinning around the track as part
of a field trip.
They were taking part in the New River Valley's "Leisure Direction."
It's a five-week program designed to help those with disabilities gain
confidence and self-esteem-- while having a good time.
IN Q=I get
((RENEE BROWN/PARTICIPANT: I GET TO DO A LOT OF THINGS (GET TO DO A LOT OF NEW
THINGS?) NEW THINGS, NEAT THINGS. ))
SUPER=01-Renee Brown/Participant; :00
OUT Q=neat things
The trip to the speedway is one of several scheduled throughout the program.
Supervisor Sandra Wesley said the program helps the children relate to each