Designers, entertainers and other celebrities are gathered in Milan, for
today's memorial service for
Gianni Versace .
The F-B-I is now saying the bullet that killed the fashion designer came
from the same gun allegedly used by Andrew Cunanan in two previous killings.
Jim Axelrod reports.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Jack Donahue/Fashion Editor; :14
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :21
SUPER=01-Fern Mallis/NY Fashion Show Director; :40
SUPER=01-Colleen Rowley/FBI Agent; 1:01
SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; 1:12
OUT Q=Jim Axelrod, CBS News, Miami Beach.
((South Florida's beautiful people got together last night.
(Nat: Fashion Show)
An international fashion show in Miami Beach. The perfect setting to remember
and celebrate Gianni Versace.
JACK DONAHUE, FASHION EDITOR:
"NONE OF US WOULD BE HERE THIS EVENING WITHOUT GIANNI VERSACE. WE LOST A
NEIGHBOR, WE LOST A COLLEAGUE, WE LOST A FRIEND."
In New York where the mens' spring lines were unveiled. Versace was
remembered in another way. Security was doubled and tripled with his
suspected murderer Andrew Cunanan still on the loose.
FERN MALLIS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NY FASHION SHOW:
"EVERYBODY'S, YOU KNOW, BEING A LITTLE BIT SHARPER, A LITTLE MORE IN TUNE.
WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY DOUBLE CHECKS THE INVITATIONS AND CREDENTIALS
AND YOU KNOW, JUST BE LITTLE BIT MORE CAUTIOUS, THAT'S ALL."
The motive investigators are developing for Cunanan's rampage is revenge.
Paybacks to those he feels mistreated him. The FBI is now warning a list of
wealthy gay men across the country who may be potential targets.
"We've done a good job in contacting again, hundreds of people, some of whom
perhaps he only met once or twice, he may have only met once or twice, some of
whom may have been friends of friends."
And it now appears as though the Miami Beach Police Department missed a
golden opportunity to snag Cunanan a week before the murder. He apparently
pawned a coin at a shop several miles north of the murder scene a week before
the and as required by law the pawn shop owner sent a receipt with Cunanan's
name, fingerprints, and local address to the police -- meaning a week before
the murder -- The Miami Beach Police Department had the name and address of one
of the FBI's 10 most wanted. Trouble is...no one noticed.
Jim Axelrod, CBS News, Miami.))
Investigators say it could be a few days before they're able to determine
what sparked a fire that destroyed a building in downtown Lynchburg last night.
double boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave
Steve Smallshaw joins us live with more..
Melanie, crews have spent the morning hoseing down hotspots inside the
rubble of 8-60 Church Street.
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More than fifty firefighters spent about six hours battling this blaze that
was first reported around 9:15 last night.
The ruins of the building are attracting the curious today.. but the
question that's on everyone's mind.. how did the fire start?.. may not be
answered for some time.
IN Q=We've looked at
((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: WE'VE LOOKED AT IT FROM THE EXTERIOR,
WE'VE GOTTEN A LITTLE WAYS INTO THE BUILDING, TAKEN A LOOK AROUND. THE ROOF IS
COLLAPSED INTO THE SECOND FLOOR, THE SECOND FLOOR IS COLLAPSED INTO THE FIRST
FLOOR. OBVIOUSLY THAT MEANS EXTENSIVE DAMAGE IS INVOLVED HERE. THE EXTERIOR
APPEARS TO BE FAIRLY STABLE, WE ARE NOT FEELING ANY SENSE OF URGENCY THAT THE
EXTERIOR OF THE STRUCTURE IS GOING TO COLLAPSE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.))
OUT Q=anything like that.
Unfortunately, that damage is also going to make it difficult for
investigators to get inside the building and try to determine how this fire
double boxes=Melanie and Steve/Microwave
Jennings says it's his guess that the building will ultimately have to be
torn down.. Melanie?
(QUESTION: ARE ROADS OPENED BACK UP TO TRAFFIC?)
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire
Despite objections from the tobacco industry one tobacco executive has given
damaging testimony in a multi- billion dollar tobacco lawsuit.
Yesterday at the trial surrounding a class action lawsuit involving
60-thousand flight attendants Liggett testified that smoking is deadly and
(( STANLEY ROSENBLATT, ATTORNEY FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
"DOES CIGARETTE SMOKING CAUSE LUNG CANCER, HEART AND VASCULAR DISEASE AND
BENNETT LEBOW, LIGGETT GROUP CHAIRMAN
"BASED UPON THE REVIEW OF CERTAIN DOCUMENTS THAT MY ATTORNEYS REVIEWED AT MY
REQUEST AND BASED UPON MY OWN LAYMAN'S KNOWLEDGE OF WHAT I'VE SEEN IN POPULAR
PRESS AND VARIOUS REPORTS I READ ABOUT, THE ANSWER IS YES." ))
SUPER=02-Stanley Rosenblatt/Attorney for Flight Attendants;
SUPER=01-Bennett Lebow/Liggett Group Chairman;
OUT Q=the answer is yes.
The flight attendants are seeking five- billion dollars for smoking related
illnesses they blame on second hand smoke aboard passenger jets.
Roanoke Valley employers and social agencies got a lesson in welfare reform
They were learning how Virginia's Initiative for Employment Not Welfare
will operate when it begins October first.
VIEW provides a strategy for able- bodied adults receiving welfare to work
if they are able.
What today's meeting emphasized is how the community can help recipients
IN Q=We're teaching our
((JOYCE EARL/ROANOKE CO. SOCIAL SERVICES: WE'RE TEACHING OUR ON JOB READINESS ,
PRE- EMPLOYMENT TRAINING WILL BE FILLING OUT APPLICATIONS COMPLETELY, HAVING
BACK- UP TRANSPORTATION, BACK- UP DAY CARE, WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY,
HOW TO GET ALONG WITH CO- WORKERS, VERY BASIC SKILLS IF YOU'VE NEVER WORKED,
YOU DON'T REALIZE WHAT THEY ARE. ))
SUPER=01-Joyce Earl/Roanoke Co. Social Services;
OUT Q=what they are
In order to qualify for VIEW, recipients must find a job within 90 days of
signing the agreement to participate in the program.
Shoppers will soon have a new way to get to Valley View Mall.
Roanoke city council yesterday gave its approval for a new interchange from
5-81 to the mall.
Andrew Freiden reports.
IN Q=parents and residents
SUPER=07-Patty Martin; :20
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Superintendent of Schools; :50
OUT Q=News7, Roanoke
((Parents and residents voiced opposition one last time--
Parents say the path of the road- which comes within 60 feet of the Huff
Lane School-- is unsafe for students,
While neighborhood residents argue it will lower their property values.
But for the first time, a Huff Lane resident spoke out publicly IN FAVOR of
((PATTY MARTIN: I SUPPORT THE ROAD, AND I SUPPORT THE CHANGES THAT WILL OCCUR
AT HUFF LANE, THEY ARE POSITIVE CHANGES AND I THINK THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THOSE
Patty Martin isn't just a resident, she's a parent and teacher at the school.
She says improvements promised by the city will outweigh any negative effects
of having a road so close..
Superintendent of Schools Wayne Harris agrees.
He says another school, Oakland Elementary, is just 88 feet from Williamson
((WAYNE HARRIS/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:I'VE SPOKEN TO THE SECRETARY WHOSE
BEEN THERE 15 YEARS. AND SHE'S NOT HAD REGISTERED ANY COMPLAINTS FROM A
PARENT, STAFF, OR STUDENTS ABOUT THE ILL EFFECTS OF THAT TRAFFIC. ))
Mayor Bowers said before the successful vote, that Superintendent Harris's
testimony convinced him no students will be put in danger.
Construction on Valley View extended is slated to begin this November.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Roanoke.))
After holding an American passenger ferry captive for three days, angry
Canadian fishermen finally broke their blockade late last night and allowed the
ship to continue to Alaska.
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The decision came after Canada's Fisheries Minister convinced them talks
would resume between the U-S and Canada on a new salmon fishing treaty.
The Canadian fishermen claim that the U-S has been overfishing sockeye
salmon that are bound for Canadian waters.
A contract to cut down trees in George Washington National forest has some
environmental activists standing up to fight -- or should we say lying down.
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton explains.
IN Q=We're tired of
SUPER=01-Jason Halbert/SEDG Activist; :01
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.; :13
SUPER=01-Woody Lipps/Jefferson Nat'l. Forest; :32
SUPER=19-Joy Sutton; :46
SUPER=01-David Charles/Logging Contractor; :52 quick
OUT Q=Joy Sutton News 7 Alleghany Co
SOT Tape #1 11:06:34
IN Q=We're tired of
((JASON HALBERT/SEDG ACTIVIST: WE'RE TIRED OF IT AND WE'RE SAYING
ENOUGHS..ENOUGH. WE'RE PHYSICALLY EN-LOCKING OURSELVES TO THIS ROAD AND WE'RE
NOT GOING TO BE MOVED ))
OUT Q=not going to be moved
Jason Halbert and Trey Biasiolli have literally bond themselves to the road.
Their arm locked underground in what is known as a "sleeping dragon"
Members of the Shenandoah Ecosystem Defense Group are protesting the
"Hematite" Timber Sale.
A contract through Georgia Pacific to cut down 187 acres of trees.
Construction had just started last week after 4 months of lawsuits by the
SOT Tape #1 11:15:25
IN Q=We're talking about
((WOODY LIPPS/SUPERVISOR LAW OPERATION JEFFERSON NATIONAL PARK: WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT A FEW TREES.. WE HAVE A LEGAL RIGHT TO PURSUE LOGGING IN THIS ARE ))
OUT Q=in this area
For the subcontractor hired by Georgia Pacific the protest is having a
SOT Tape #2 13:37:52
IN Q=David Charles
((JOY SUTTON/INTERN REPORTER: DAVID CHARLES THE LOGGING CONTRACTOR SAY THIS
PROTEST IS COSTING HIM NEARLY 4 FIGURES A DAY ))
OUT Q=figures a day(/////SOT/////)
SOT Tape#2 13:20:50
IN Q=As long as
((DAVID CHARLES/LOGGING CONTRACTOR: AS LONG AS THEY'RE LAYING IN THAT ROAD
THEY'RE HURTING ME ))
OUT Q=hurting me
But for the protestors the preserving the environment is an important issue.
Halbert say cutting these trees has drastic consequences.
SOT Tape #1 11:08:26
((JASON HALBERT/SEDG ACTIVIST: ROADS DAMAGE THE ENVIRONMENT TO NO END.. A LOT
OF WHAT YOU SAW IN THE FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES OUT WEST THAT WAS BECAUSE TO THE
FOREST SERVICE CUTTING AND BUILDING ROADS IN THE FOREST ))
OUT Q=building roads in the forest
Despite the protest Forest Park officials say logging will eventually
continue in the area.
Joy Sutton, News-7, Alleghany County.))
The protestors were arrested last night and arraigned this morning.
Graphic pictures of an aborted fetus appeared at a busy Roanoke intersection
The pictures were part of a protest by the Petersburg-based Life and Liberty
The group said they are trying to educate the public about the realities of
Police say they had a couple of complaints about the signs at the
intersection of Williamson Road and 4-60, but there was nothing illegal about
The group is holding demonstrations throughout the state over the next few
After years of lobbying to get Interstate- 73 routed through our area, the
real work begins.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will now try to determine several
routes for the portion of the road going from Roanoke to North Carolina.
Planners say public input must play a big role in this phase of the project.
IN Q=If people
((SUSAN KILLEN/PROJECT CONSULTANT: IF PEOPLE HAVE KEY CONCERNS AND ISSUES THEY
SHOULD GET BACK TO US ON THE TELEPHONE INFORMATION LINE. AND THEN WE'RE GOING
TO BE DISTRIBUTING OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, BOTH BROCHURES AND NEWSLETTERS
ANNOUNCING SOME KEY POINTS IN THE STUDY. AND THEN IF PEOPLE HAVE SPECIAL
COMMUNITY GROUPS THEY WANT US TO COME SPEAK TO, FEEL FREE TO CALL US AND WE'LL
BE THERE. And that's before the formal meetings? KILLEN: THAT'S BEFORE THE
SUPER=01-Susan Killen/Project Consultant;
OUT Q=formal meetings.
V-DOT does not expect to begin I-73 construction for at least six years.
If you have comments about I-73, you can call 1-8-8-8-I-73-PLAN.
The debate is heating up between Virginia's candidates for governor.
After receiving criticism about his tax plan, Jim Gilmore is first in line
to point out problems with Don Beyer's latest proposal.
The republican candidate for Governor held a news conference with local
elected officials and party leaders yesterday afternoon.
Gilmore has promised to eliminate the personal property tax on cars... and
says Beyer's plan for a tax credit just won't fly.
IN Q=But the essential difference
((JIM GILMORE/R- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: BUT THE ESSENTIAL DIFFERENCE IS THAT I
HAVE CRAFTED THIS CAREFULLY AND MADE IT CLEAR WE'RE GOING TO PHASE IT IN OVER
FIVE YEARS, SO THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GROWTH RATES THAT ARE GOING ON
AND THE ADDITIONAL REVENUES THAT ARE COMING IN. THAT'S WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT
MY CAREFULLY CRAFTED PROPOSAL AND THIS TAX SCAM THAT HE'S BROUGHT FORWARD.))
OUT Q=that he's brought forward
Beyer maintains that even conservative estimates indicate that natural
revenue growth will pay for the democratic plan.
A Beyer spokesman says the criticism isn't credible when it comes from
someone who has proposed an alternative plan that costs nearly three billion
dollars over five years.
It was more than just a rough ride for some modern day pioneers in Utah.
SUPER=03-Little Mountain, UT;
OUT Q=(nats of wagon)
Three people suffered only minor injuries yesterday when they were thrown
from their mule-drawn wagon, while they participated in the Mormon Trail trek.
Their three-month journey from Nebraska to Utah ends later today.
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It's a 180 degree turn around for a Bedford County company.
And the county stands to gain about one hundred new jobs as a result.
Mail America broke ground yesterday for a 70-thousand square foot expansion
that will double the size of its Forest facility.
The direct mail processing firm has been turning away orders because it
doesn't have space to handle them.
IN Q=We need to
((DAN REBER/MAIL AMERICA PRESIDENT: WE NEED TO ADD THE SPACE BASICALLY TO BE
MORE COMPETITIVE. WE'VE GOT TO CHANGE OUR PRODUCTION LINES AROUND, AND WHEN WE
DO THAT WE CAN PICK UP MORE BUSINESS FROM OUR EXISTING CUSTOMERS. DOUBLING THE
SIZE OF OUR OPERATION IS GOING TO ALSO DOUBLE OUR SALES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Reber/Mail America President; :00
OUT Q=double our sales.
(REE-Bur) Reber helped found Mail America in 19-82, but sold the company in
He took over again two years later and saved the business from bankruptcy.
The expansion should be completed by this fall.
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It was a good day on the diamond yesterday for both the Salem Avalanche and
the Atlanta Braves.
SUPER=03-Salem/Cannons vs. Avalanche; :00
Starting out on the hometown diamond,
Tal Light's single past third base plates Garrett Neubart and it's
That started things off for the Avalanche as they won it 8 -to- 3. With six
of those runs in the first inning.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-19)
And in the big leagues,
The Atlanta Braves won their 63rd game of the year yesterday by beating the
Dodgers at Turner Field.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Dodgers vs. Braves;:00
Trailing 2-nothing in the third - L-A's Raul Mondesi turns the deficit into
a windfall by jacking by hitting this 3 run homer off Tom Glavine.
It's 3-to-2 Dodgers.
Then, Atlanta's Fred Mcgriff takes his turn in the homerun derby with a
solo homerun. The Braves edge Los Angeles 5-4 in 10 innings.
wipe wipe wipe
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
In other major league news, the New York Yankees Mark Whitten was in jail
last night in Milwaukee.
Neither police nor New York officials are elaborating on the arrest, except
to confirm that the charge is that of sexual assault.
The 30- year- old outfielder was arrested yesterday as the team finished its
series in Milwaukee.
Onto a football update,
Barry Sanders scored a touchdown in the contract department with the Lions
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :00
Detroit inked the future hall of famer to a five year deal worth more
than 34 million dollars. That makes him the highest paid player in the game
with a salary at just under 6 million a season.
Sanders went through his first practice yesterday, and he was a welcome site
for first year Lions' boss Bobby Ross, the former V-M-I Keydet.
((BOBBY ROSS/LIONS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Ross/Lions Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...caught up on"
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS
And from the hardwood,
the Richmond Rage of the American Basketball League has moved.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Season; :00
The Rage played last season in Richmond and almost won the league
championship as it finished second.
But league officials were disappointed with ticket sales and Richmond's
relatively small market size.
So, yesterday the team officially shifted its home base to Philadelphia.