Suspected serial killer Andrew Cunanan may have struck again.
SUPER=03-Warm Springs, FL;
A white man fitting Cunanan's description was seen running from a murder
scene in Miami Springs, Florida.
The 27- year- old, who is reported to be a gay prostitute, is already a
suspect in five murders in four states, including the death of fashion designer
Now, for the first time, Cunanan faces federal charges.
Documents filed yesterday in New Jersey charge him with the murder of a
((HOCHBERG:THAT MURDER OCCURRED IN PENNSVILLE, NEW JERSEY AT A FEDERAL CEMETERY
THERE ON MAY 9TH, 1997. THE COMPLAINT ALLEGES THAT CUNANAN LEFT IN HIS WAKE AN
EVIDENTIARY WEB OF MURDER.))
SUPER=01-Faith Hochberg/U.S. Attorney
OUT Q=WEB OF MURDER.
Authorities recovered the caretaker's truck near Versace's Miami Beach
Bullets found in the truck reportedly are the same caliber that killed
Another crisis today aboard the problem- plagued Mir Space station.
Overnight the crew accidentally disconnected a cable, knocking out virtually
The electricity is back on, however, the problems for the crew are not over.
Thursday's projected spacewalk to fix the damaged space station will now
likely be postponed.
Meantime, NASA today gave the go-ahead for astronaut Michael Foale to begin
training for a risky repair mission.
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Ctr.;
Meantime, a smooth touchdown this morning for Columbia.
The space shuttle ended its 16 day mission early this morning, bringing back
laboratory research on combustion and plants.
The same mission was cut short four months ago after four days because of
a faulty power generator.
The mission was the first shuttle re-flight in history.
From across the country, people who lost loved ones on T-W-A flight
800 one year ago today traveled to New York for several days of memorials.
Liz Mullen reports that even after a year, there is little closure for the
families of the victims, or investigators looking for the
Liz Mullen reports.
SUPER=03-Long Island, NY/July 17, 1996;
SUPER=01-Joseph Lychner/Lost Family;;
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
((IN MANY WAYS IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S BEEN EXACTLY ONE YEAR SINCE TWA FLIGHT
800.... BOUND FOR PARIS.... CRASHED SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM NEW YORK'S
ONE YEAR LATER AND OVER 95-PERCENT OF THE PLANE HAS BEEN RECOVERED..... BUT
QUESTIONS ARE STILL UNANSWERED...
CLINTON, DISAPPOINTED CAUSE HASN'T BEEN FOUND
BUT EVEN AS THE MYSTERY LINGERS.... HUNDREDS OF FAMILY MEMBERS ARE GATHERING
IN THE NEW YORK AREA FOR MEMORIAL SERVICES.
JOSEPH LYCHNER, LOST FAMILY, IS BITTERSWEET
JOSEPH LYCHNER LOST HIS WIFE AND TWO DAUGHTERS IN THE CLASS LAST SUMMER.
LYCHNER, THE HARDEST PART IS IN THE WINTER.... COLD AND ALONE
LYCHNER IS JOINING HUNDREDS AT A MORNING MASS AT NEW YORK'S ST. PATRICK'S
CATHEDRAL. LATER, FAMILIES WILL GATHER ON THE SHORE OF THE WATER THAT
SWALLOWED UP THEIR LOVED ONES... FOR A FAMILIAR GOOD-BYE THAT BEGAN ONE YEAR
And, joining us now is Mark Courtney from Roanoke Regional Airport.
Mr. Courtney, thank you for being here today.
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport
((Has there been a significant change is security since the crash?))
((Explain some of the safety precautions taken at the Roanoke airport.))
((Is anything being done today at the airport to remember the crash?))
Mr. Courtney, thank you for talking with us today.
America's best known five and dime is closing.
Woolworth says it must do this because of a sea of red ink.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom
Len Besthoff's in the newsroom with more.
So how many employees could be affected by this Len?
A lot Melanie.
All told, Woolworth has about 36- hundred full- time and 56- hundred part-
The company has two stores in our area, one in Roanoke, and another in
Woolworth says it has to do this because of a sea of red ink.
For example, the five- and- dime stores lost 24- million- dollars in the
last quarter alone.
Woolworth will convert about a quarter of its locations into its Foot Locker
and Champs specialty shops.
But there's no word on what will happen with its stores here.
In other retail news, it looks like the Roanoke Valley could get another
The hardware giant has discussed with Roanoke County the possibility of
locating a second "big box" location basically across the street from the
Walmart on route 220 just past the Tanglewood Mall.
Lowe's already has a store at the Crossroads Mall in Roanoke.
So Melanie, you really have a sign of the times here.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom
It looks like the Roanoke Valley may lose an old- style, five and dime shop.
But it may gain another specialty superstore, which have enjoyed increasing
popularity in the 90's.
(QUESTION: DOES LOWE'S REALLY THINK IT NEEDS A SECOND STORE?)
And if you thought Woolworth's had some good deals-
A group of people were selling some designer merchandise at surprisingly low
Six people have been indicted for selling wholesale quantities of
counterfeit merchandise at a Tazewell County Flea Market.
Agents confiscated two tractor trailer loads during a raid June first.
Investigators say the suspects were importing fake tags and logos and sewing
them onto cheap merchandise.
IN Q=among the items
(( AMONG THE LOGOS AND TRADEMARKS THAT WERE COUNTERFEITED, ARE NIKE, GUESS,
TOMMY HILFIGER, CALVIN KLEIN, WALT DISNEY, POLO, TO NAME BUT A FEW.))
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney;
OUT Q=name but a few
Some of the items can actually be dangerous.
The sunglasses are NOT shatter-proof, as required by law, and do not provide
Some of the merchandise will be destroyed, others will go to charity after
the fake logos are altered.
TAPE#net (edit of 97-41)
In the next couple months Henry County officials hope to close on a project
that will add a good amount of acreage to an industrial park.
The county's board of supervisors announced it'll buy 750 acres- That'll
nearly triple the size of the existing Beaver Creek Industrial Park.
The site will cost over four-million dollars.
It will be financed through tax exempt bonds.
Right now Beaver Creek is nearly at capacity, with only 16 acres available.
IN Q=We've been losing
((JACK DALTON/HENRY CO. SUPERVISORS CHMN.: WE'VE BEEN LOSING JOBS, AND WE'RE
TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK, AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET MORE DIVERSIFIED.))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Henry Co. Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=more diversified.
In a recent study, the property was pegged as one of the best large sites
for industrial development.
Convicted killer Michael Knowles has been transferred to a mental hospital
after making a third attempt to injure himself.
Knowles was taken for stitches after stabbing himself in the neck area
Montgomery County sheriffs officials say Knowles apparently used part of the
wrist band on his watch to stab himself.
He was in his jail cell at the time. This is his third attempt to hurt
himself in the past two months.
At his jury trial he tried to cut his neck with part of a disposable razor
and just last week he tried to stab himself with a pencil at his sentencing for
killing his wife.
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Coke
A year of surveillance culminated in a drug bust that put a man Halifax
County investigators describe as a major dealer behind bars.
Forty-four- year- old Tonie Richmond of Milton, North Carolina, is in jail
on a quarter-million dollars bond.
Major Ray Link says Richmond ran one of the largest drug distribution lines
into Halifax and Southern Virginia.
IN Q=He was extremely
((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: HE WAS EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS AS TO
WHO HE DEALT WITH AND WHO HE TALKED TO. SO HE'S, SOUNDED LIKE HE'S PRETTY
EXPERIENCED IN THE BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q=in the business
Halifax and North Carolina officials stopped Richmond on the road last
night, after getting a tip that he was carrying cocaine.
Investigators seized Richmond's truck, money, and several grams of cocaine.
After searching his mobile home they found more cash and cocaine and
arrested Richmond's girlfriend on drug charges.
Lighting took its toll on some area homes yesterday, demolishing the mobile
home of one Pittsylvania family.
Joe (Broomfield) Brumfield lived here on Owens Mills Road with his wife and
It's been his home for 19 years.
Relatives and neighbors surrounded (Broomfield's) Brumfield's wife as rescue
workers gave her oxygen.
Firefighters say the mobile home is a total loss.
Apparently this wasn't the only fire sparked by lightning yesterday.
The Pittsylvania County fire department reports four others-
And in Lynchburg, officials say lighting sparked four house fire all between
1:30 and 2:00 yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday's storms did nothing to break this July heat wave.
And there's no break in sight for the rest of the week, making these summer
days uncomfortable for many.
After a week of temperatures approaching 100, people tried to take
precautions to beat the heat...but what about those who can't take shelter.
Animals at the zoo are getting a helping hand from area children.
These 9-to-11 year olds are "zoo keepers for a week."
They came up with some some cool ways to chill the animals.
Not only did they make icy fruit snacks, but they also provided behavioral
IN Q= It provides
((LAURIE SPANGLER/CONSERVATION COORDINATOR:IT PROVIDES FOR THEIR MENTAL
WELL-BEING. WE PROVIDE FOR THEIR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING, BUT WE DO HAVE TO THINK
ABOUT THEIR MENTAL HEALTH TOO, AND THESE ACTIVITIES GIVE THE ANIMALS SOMETHING
DIFFERENT TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Conservation Coordinator;
OUT Q= different to do.
The children are attending Zoo camp where they get an education on taking
care of many different types of animals.
SUPER=330-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/64-68/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/90-94;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/66-70/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/92-96;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/62-66/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/86-90;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/62-66/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/88-92;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/& Muggy/61-65/Mostly Sunny/& Hot/86-90;
Improved business will bring a bonus for both employees and share holders at
Roanoke Electric Steel.
Workers get added job security. Share holders will see their monthly
dividends shoot up over eight percent to 13 cents a share.
The company says strong conditions in the steel and construction industries
have helped backlogs, earnings and margins.
TAPE#=net (edit of CL-97)
Local baseball product Kelly Dampeer is making his mark in the Appalachian
League as a member of the Burlington Indians.
Dampeer led the Radford University's baseball team in hitting. And in his
last two years with the Highlanders, he was both a second baseman and a short
stop, although his heart was really at second base.
But for Kelly the versatility, gained from playing a number of positions,
has enabled him to land a spot in the Burlington starting lineup just about
IN Q="I even talked to
((I'VE EVEN TALKED TO HARRY, THE MANAGER ABOUT PLAYING FIRST BASE. I PLAYED
THIRD BASE, SHORT STOP AND SECOND BASE, SO I'M GETTING PLAYING TIME EVERYWHERE,
WHICH IS FINE WITH ME AS LONG AS I'M ON THE LINEUP.))
OUT Q=in the lineup
((I WAS SAYING THAT KELLY'S GOING TO BE A UTILITY GUY, BUT THE MORE POSITIONS
HE CAN PLAY THE BETTER OFF HE'S GOING TO BE. ESPECIALLY BECAUSE HE CAN SWING
THE BAT. HE'S A CONTACT HITTER.))
SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Burlington Infielder;
SUPER=01-Harry Spilman/Burlington Manager;
OUT Q=a contact hitter."
In 19 games for Burlington; Dampeer has 19 hits in 72 at bats for a .264
average. He is tied for first in the Appalachian league in doubles with 10.
Dampeer's rookie league season wraps up at the end of August.
The Salem Avalanche entertained the Fredrick Keys on Tuesday in game two of
their three game set.
SUPER=03-Salem/Keys vs. Avalanche; :00
And it was not a particularly pleasant night for the Avalanche. Doug
Million's pitch breaks Rick Short's bat in half, as it splinters down the third
Short would get a new bat and a single to right field as he drives in this
run in the fourth to make it 5-to-nothing Keys.
Frederick would get two more in the fifth, as Wady Elmonte takes one deep to
center field for the 2 run homer.
Any time you hit it over the W-D-B-J sign you will get on the highlights.
Keys win it 10 to 3.
Salem's parent club is struggling big time these days.
In Tuesday's game, the Colorado Rockies lost for the 12th time in their last
13 games falling to the Braves 2-to-1.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Rockies vs. Braves -TBS; :00
With the score tied at 1-all in the eighth, Chipper Jones gets the game
winning hit with a single up the middle to plate former Longwood College star
Mark Wohlers then got the save in the SUPER=35-Colorado/2/Atlanta/1;
ninth, to protect Tom Glavine's 10th win of the year.
The Braves take it 2-to-1.