The 17- year- old son of Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown was killed in a
traffic accident this morning.
State police say Matthew Brown was driving along a curve when he apparently
lost control of his car and went into a ditch.
Brown was partially thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the
The accident happened early this morning, on Route 6-91 near Montvale.
The state trooper investigating the accident says alcohol was NOT a factor
in the crash.
And another accident in Bedford County left a teenage girl in serious
condition after a head-on collision on route 43.
Thirteen- year- old Crystal Johnson is in Carilion Roanoke Memorial
Johnson suffered head injuries and cuts to the face after the vehicle she
was in was hit head-on by a pickup truck.
Police say 60- year- old Buford Parker may have fallen asleep at the wheel
and drifted into oncoming traffic.
Parker's charged with reckless driving.
The investigation of the five murders allegedly committed by Andrew Cunanan
is far from over.
Investigators say they are still trying to determine if he had any help.
Meantime, there is a question today of whether the man who led police to
Cunanan will get a hefty reward.
Byron Pitts reports.
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SUPER=01-Shane O'Brien/Friend of Cunanan;
SUPER=01-Fernando Carreira/Houseboat Caretaker;
SUPER=01-Lisa Stravinskas/Sister of Victim;
OUT Q=CBS News Miami Beach.
POLICE WERE BACK INSIDE THIS MIAMI BEACH HOUSEBOAT THIS
THEIR BEST LEAD LEFT IN A BODY BAG THURSDAY MORNING.
FRIENDS SAY ANDREW CUNANAN WAS A CHARMING AND PERSUASIVE LIAR. DEEP IN DEBT
TO CREDITORS AND ACQUAINTANCES WHEN HE WENT ON AN ALLEGED KILLING SPREE 3
SHANE O'BRIEN, FRIEND OF CUNANAN
INVESTIGATORS ARE INTERVIEWING CUNANAN'S FRIENDS FOR TIPS AS TO HIS LAST DAYS
ALIVE -- TRYING TO DETERMINE IF SOMEONE MAY HAVE AIDED CUNANAN DURING HIS TIME
ON THE RUN.
THE HOUSEBOAT OWNER TORSTEN REINECK -- A GERMAN BUSINESSMAN WANTED BY
AUTHORITIES IN HIS COUNTRY FOR POSSIBLE FRAUD -- HAS VOLUNTARILY MET WITH THE
F-B-I TO DISCUSS ANY CONNECTIONS HE MAY HAVE HAD TO CUNANAN.
AUTHORITIES ARE ALSO DETERMINING IF THE 71-YEAR-OLD CARETAKER OF THE HOME
SHOULD RECEIVE ANY REWARD FOR LEADING POLICE TO THE SUSPECTED SERIAL KILLER.
FERNANDO CARREIRA, HOUSEBOAT presser from thursday night
RELATIVES OF THE MURDER VICTIMS ARE REACTING TO CUNANAN'S DEATH -- INCLUDING
THE SISTER OF JEFFREY TRAIL -- THE FIRST VICTIM IN THE MURDER SPREE.
LISA STRAVINSKAS ACTUALLY MET ANDREW CUNANAN IN CALIFORNIA.
LISA STRAVINSKAS, SISTER OF VICTIM --
BYRON PITTS' STANDUP: THE MEDICAL EXAMINER WILL REPORTEDLY TEST CUNANAN'S
BLOOD FOR THE AIDS VIRUS. THAT COULD CLARIFY ONE THEORY-- THAT HE KILLED OUT
OF RAGE AND REVENGE. STILL, INVESTIGATORS SAY THERE ARE MANY QUESTIONS THEY
MAY NEVER ANSWER. BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS, MIAMI BEACH.))
Frank (hell-vuh-steen) Helvestine could get 25 years in prison for his part
in an arson and manslaughter.
More than 20 years ago a toddler died in the alleged racially motivated
The 76- year- old Roanoke County man is expected to enter a guilty plea
Monday, rather than face a jury the next day.
He has admitted giving Russell Saunders White Junior, a piece of pipe,--
some blasting caps-- and a five-minute fuse.
Just such explosives ignited a car bomb and fire in 19-75, killing two-
year- old Carrie Mask.
GRAPHIC=personal property tax
The personal property tax is the key issue in Virginia's race for governor
One candidate wants to abolish it and the other wants to give you a refund
on your state income tax .
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Eva Tieg/Tax Commission Chairperson; :19
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( sot tape ONE 10:13:27
((EVA TIEG/TAX COMMISSION CHAIRWOMAN: THIS IS NOT AN ENTERTAINMENT FORUM OR A
It was supposed to be the latest gathering of a three year old commission on
the taxing authority of state and local government.
sot tape one 10:15:58
((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: AT LEAST DISBAND THIS COMMISSION UNTIL
AFTER THE ELECTION, BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT'S BEING USED.))
sot tape ONE 10:20:28
((EVA TIEG/TAX COMMISSION CHAIRWOMAN: FOR THOSE OF US WHO HAVE LABORED ON THIS
FOR THREE YEARS, DELEGATE WILKINS, I THINK THAT'S A FAIRLY INSULTING TERM THAT,
YOU KNOW, WE'RE USING THIS FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES.))
One big problem: Democratic candidate Don Beyer chaired this commission
until just weeks ago... and just after he resigned, it bashed the tax cut
proposal of Jim Gilmore as way too expensive and tough on localities.
So Beyer appeared to present his plan amidst great protest from Republicans.
In fact, a Gilmore rally outside was marked by a woman fainting.
But the Beyer team's calling his six day old response to Gilmore's plan "a
sot tape 1 11:43:03
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: IT'S AFFORDABLE, IT'S REAL,
IT'S CONSTITUTIONAL. AND IT DOESN'T INCREASE THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE SLOWER
GROWING COUNTIES AND THE WEALTHIER COUNTIES.))
sot tape 3 11:36:14
((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/(R) AMHERST CO.: YOU TOLD THE WASHINGTON POST THAT YOU
WOULD TRY TO BUILD THE POLITICAL WILL TO RAISE TAXES. THEN YOU SAID YOU
WOULDN'T RAISE TAXES. THEN YOU WENT TO THE ROUNDTABLE AND TOLD THEM THAT YOU
WOULD ONLY BE AS HONEST AS YOU HAD TO BE TO GET ELECTED. AND YOU CAN TALK
DIFFERENTLY AROUND THE TABLE-- MADAME CHAIRMAN? MADAME CHAIRMAN? EVA TIEG:
WHOA WHOA EVERYBODY!))
sot tape 3 11:36:43
((EVA TIEG: WE WILL NOT HAVE OUTBURSTS. DEL. TOM MOSS: IT FRIGHTENED ME,
I'LL TELL YOU THAT.))
sot tape one 10:25:19
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING WITH RESPECT TO
REPEALING THE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX, BUT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO THINGS TO MAKE IT
MORE FAIR AND MORE EQUITABLE. WHO KNOWS? BUT UNTIL WE ASK AND GET
INFORMATION, WE'RE NOT GONNA KNOW. AND I DON'T KNOW THAT INFORMATION SHOULD
The commission promised NO endorsements....for now.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Ten thousand hogs will NOT be living in Pittsylvania County next year, if
county supervisors have any say in the matter.
Genetic Improvement Services of North Carolina wants to house the swine on
550 acres in the Markham community. But supervisors approved a resolution
this morning saying
insert pre-pro here
they will utilize any and all lawful means to thwart those plans.
end pre-pro here
Residents say hog waste would destroy their air, water and property values.
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IN Q=It's important
((MOLLY HOLMES/HOG FARM OPPONENT: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR MR. HERRING AND G.I.S TO
UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE ALL TOGETHER WITH THIS. IT IS NOT A HANDFUL OF JUST A
FEW CITIZENS WHO LIVE OUT IN THE BOONDOCKS. WE ARE IN FORCE AND WE MEAN
SUPER=01-Molly Holmes/Hog Farm Opponent;
OUT Q= mean business
Supervisor Frank Keatts cast the lone vote against today's resolution.
IN Q=Pittsylvania County
((FRANK KEATTS/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR:PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY IS A LARGE
PLACE, MAYBE THERE IS ANOTHER COMMUNITY THAT WOULDN'T MIND IT BEING THERE.))
SUPER=01-Frank Keatts/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor;
OUT Q=being there
Keatts also says the resolution lacks legal force to keep the farm away.
David Herring of G-I-S did not return phone calls.
The C-E-O of the biggest health care company in the U-S, and one of the
leading providers in our area, has abruptly resigned.
SUPER=03-Nashville, TN/File Tape;
Columbia- H-C-A has confirmed that Richard Scott has stepped down.
A story in this morning's Wall Street Journal suggests Scott was forced out
by Columbia's board of directors.
The development comes amid a sweeping federal investigation of Columbia.
Several facilities have been raided by agents looking into questionable
There are NO indications that Columbia H-C-A medical centers in our area are
subjects of the investigation.
One of the nation's most influential Supreme Court Justices has died.
Retired justice William Brennan
passed away yesterday at the age of 91.
Speaking during a White House forum President Clinton called him one of the
"staunchest and most effective defenders of individual liberties."
He served for 34 years on the high court, writing more than 12-hundred
IN Q=He was perhaps during that
OUT Q=Including myself.
Brennan retired from the Supreme Court in 19-90.
The father of a murdered toddler attacked the man charged with killing his
little boy in a courtroom in Florida this morning.
OUT Q=(nats of fighting)
Witnesses say the father punched the defendant-- then the two men fell onto
the defense table.
No one was seriously injured but the father was arrested.
Three- year- old Robert Sparrow was kidnapped June second and later found
dead in a stolen car.
In North Carolina, emergency workers have recovered the body of a five-
year- old girl who had been missing since Wednesday when she was swept away by
That marks the eighth death in four states attributed to Danny.
Parts of the storm system blasted through eastern Virginia yesterday,
flooding streets, knocking down power lines and spawning a tornado in
SUPER=03-Elizabeth City, NC;
The system also passed over northeastern North Carolina, knocking down trees
and causing power outages.
The storm system has now traveled out to sea.
Our area managed to avoid any major flooding from Danny,
but the residents of one Vinton community are moving out to avoid being
caught in future floods.
Many Midway residents are located in a flood zone-- in an area running
alongside Glade Creek.
Last night they met with state and local officials to find out more about
the Midway Flood Damage Mitigation Project.
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IN Q=It's probably a
((CHRIS STERLING/VA. DEPT. HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: IT'S PROBABLY A VERY
GOOD THING FOR THEIR PARTS IN NOT HAVING TO DEAL WITH FLOODING PROBLEMS BUT
ALSO FOR THE TOWN. ALLEVIATING STRUCTURES IS GOING TO ALLOW THEM TO HAVE A
BUFFER FOR FUTURE FLOODING.))
SUPER=01-Chris Sterling/Dept. Housing and Urban Dev.;
OUT Q=for future flooding.
The project costs about a half-million dollars.
It's sponsored by state and town agencies along with FEMA--the Federal
Emergency Management Agency.
The money will help residents including Buril Sigmon who lost everything in
the floods of 19-85 and '92.
In September, appraisers will assess the houses, then offer homeowners a
fair market value.
Officials hope to get relocations underway by November.
Roanoke City Officials spent the morning touring a botched construction
The development of Autumn Lane has been a thorn in the side of neighbors and
the city for nearly two years now.
Contractor Phillip Bane had planned to build 11 homes on this property.
Officials say his inexperience has led to many violations of building codes.
IN Q=people who
OUT Q=make this right
Residents of Autumn Lane say rectifying this situation has taken too long.
Instead of continuing to fight the problems in their neighborhood, they say
they've decided to form a city-wide action group.
They hope this will help make city government accountable to its citizens.
A long dry spell can leave your lawn of garden looking a little peaked
Patrick Evans has some ways to keep your ornamental beds looking fresh.
SUPER=01-Bruce Feldberg/Riverside Nursery;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/62-66/Mostly Sunny/& Warmer/88-92;
SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/62-66/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/88-92;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Some Dense Fog/60-64/Partly Cloudy/& Pleasant/82-86;
Workers at Optical Cable have their schedules full with the acquisition of
three new contracts.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month;
The Roanoke County company will supply a national department store chain
with a million feet of cable, for point- of- sale data collection.
It will also sell it to the Formula One race car circuit in England, for
The South Korean military will also purchase some of Optical Cable's
product, for a security application along the North Korean border.
The Cincinnati Reds have ended Ray Knight's short tenure as manager of the
The team announced it fired the former star third baseman just a few minutes
The Reds have been in the midst of a dreadful season.
They're 43-and-56 and are nine and a half games behind Houston in the
National league's Central Division.
Jack McKeon (muh-KEY-un) has been named Knight's interim replacement.
McKeon is a Reds senior advisor for player personnel.
Qualifying Wednesday night at Charlotte for the first ever Indy race at the
track produced some mind boggling speeds.
Tony Stewart won the pole with a lap at over 217 miles an hour.
That's 3 miles an hour faster than outside pole winner Arie Luyendyk, but
more than 30 miles an hour faster than quickest NASCAR car lap ever clocked on
Only 3 thousand showed up to watch the trials.
You can watch the race tape delayed here on your hometown station Sunday at
The contracts are signed -- 15 of the 28 first round draft picks from last
month's NBA draft are now under contract.
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Yesterday, Tim Duncan, the former Wake Forest all-american, who was the
number one pick in the draft signed his first pro deal.
No terms were released, but it's likely he will receive rookie salary maximum
of $10 point 2 million over three years.
The Spurs plan to play Duncan alongside David Robinson on the front line this
Defense is key for the Baltimore Ravens at this year's training camp sessions
in Westminster, Maryland.
The team had the worst defense in the league last season
SUPER=03-Westminster, MD; :00
But this week, the team got some help as linebacker Jamie Sharper, the
Ravens' second round draft pick ended his nine day holdout on Tuesday by
signing a three year deal worth one point seven million dollars.
IN Q="I WAS VERY...
((JAMIE SHARPER/RAVENS LINEBACKER FROM UVA:))
SUPER=01-Jamie Sharper/Ravens Linebacker From UVa; :00
OUT Q=...SHOW OFF FOR THEM."
With Sharper's arrival, the only remaining raven holdout is top draft pick
Peter Boulware, the all-american backer from Florida State.
But while he's out number 51 Cornell Brown, the former Hokie is quietly
making a name for himself as outside linebacker.
IN Q="It's not all...
((CORNELL BROWN/RAVENS LINEBACKER FROM TECH:))
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Ravens Linebacker From Tech; :00
OUT Q=...EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION."
Less than two weeks after his murder a pair of blue jeans personally signed
by Gianni Versace have been sold for thousands.
The Jeans were auctioned off last night in Sydney, Australia for 18 thousand
Also attracting big bids were jeans signed by actress Nicole Kidman and
The auction raised about more than 100- thousand dollars for for research
into childhood genetic disorders and chronic diseases.
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