Coming up on News 7-
A double murder in Bedford tonight- witnesses say it was over a pair of
stolen tennis shoes.
Just how many dogs can you own in Roanoke County?
Find out what supervisors are doing tonight.
Plus just how is the Elton John song for Princess Diana- selling in Roanoke?
News 7 is next.
Two men are shot and killed in Bedford tonight.
Witnesses say the shooting occured around seven after a man accused two
others of stealing his tennis shoes.
A News 7 crew is on the scene- we'll have a live report.
The campaign trails for Virginia's Governor crossed in Lynchburg tonight.
Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore are in the Hill City to get ahead in a tight
and this old woman doesn't live in a shoe, but her shoe collection does.
Join us for news seven at eleven.
Two men are shot and killed on the street in Bedford tonight.
Witnesses say an argument over tennis shoes may have led to the murders.
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Andrew Freiden is at the scene where he has more.
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Two Richmond brothers are charged with killing a state trooper and county
sheriff in North Carolina.
It happened during a traffic stop near Fayetteville.
Authorities say the trooper and a Cumberland County sheriff's deputy pulled
a car over on Interstate 95.
Both were shot several times with an assault rifle.
Police caught up with the suspects 20 miles from the scene.
17 year old Kevin Salvador Golphin and 19 year old Tillman Charles Golphin
are charged with murder.
They're also wanted for an armed robbery in South Carolina this morning.
Roanoke County will keep its current limit on dog owners.
No more than two, unless they get a kennel permit.
The supervisors tonight rejected a new law that would have allowed up to
three dogs per household without the special permit.
But the board does want to give dog owners a break.
It doesn't want to take people to court for violating the ordinance, until
IN Q=The onus
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE ONUS IS UPON THE PET OWNERS TO REGISTER
THEIR ANIMALS AND IF THEY'RE NOT REGISTERED YOU'RE IN VIOLATION OF THE CODE AND
YOU'LL BE SERVED A SUMMONS BY ROANOKE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND YOU'RE GOING
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman;
OUT Q=going to court.
But the board's intention is that after February first, you'll have to get
rid of that extra pooch, move out of the county if you want to keep it, or get
that kennel permit.
To qualify for a permit, residents must have a minimum of an acre of land.
With just six weeks left before Election Day, statewide candidates are
picking up the pace on the campaign trail.
The paths of Don Beyer and Jim Gilmore crossed in Lynchburg tonight, where
each was trying to get the upper hand in what's become a very tight race.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=Locked in
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Locked in a statistical dead heat in the race for governor, Jim Gilmore is
bringing in some of his party's biggest names for the stretch run.
((THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING GOVERNOR, I APPRECIATE YOUR BEING HERE.))
Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson flew into Lynchburg to throw his support
behind Gilmore's gubernatorial bid.
While he's been mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, Thompson
says he's only concerned about the races here and in New Jersey.
IN Q=Those elections
((GOV. TOMMY THOMPSON/R- WISCONSIN: THOSE ELECTIONS TO ME ARE MOST IMPORTANT
AND I THINK IT'S REALLY SAD THAT PEOPLE LOOK AHEAD TO THE YEAR 2000. RIGHT NOW
WE'RE LOOKING ONLY TO NOVEMBER OF THIS YEAR AND THAT'S TO ELECT JIM GILMORE
WHO'S GOING TO DO AN OUTSTANDING JOB HERE IN VIRGINIA.))
OUT Q=here in Virginia.
IN Q=Many Republicans
((JIM GILMORE/R- GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: MANY REPUBLICANS, INCLUDING GOVERNOR
THOMPSON, UNDERSTAND THE NATIONAL IMPORTANCE OF THIS RACE, SO WE'RE PLEASED
THAT HE'S HERE TO HELP US WITH CONTRIBUTIONS AND TO HELP US SUCCEED.))
OUT Q=help us succeed.
Across town, Don Beyer was helping open up local Democratic headquarters.
Beyer downplays the importance of bringing in outside help for a campaign,
saying it won't help break the deadlock between himself and his opponent.
IN Q=I think the
((DON BEYER/D- GOVERNOR CANDIDATE: I THINK THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IT MAKES IS
SOMETIMES YOU CAN RAISE SOME MONEY OFF A NATIONAL CELEBRITY. BUT IT HAS NO
EFFECT ON THE VIRGINIA VOTERS.))
OUT Q=the Virginia voters.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Last night Roanoke minorities voiced their displeasure with alleged racial
discrimination in the city government.
Today they demonstrated against what they consider a problem on the federal
A handful of picketers greeted people outside the offices of Senators Chuck
Robb and John Warner, and Representative Bob Goodlatte.
The reason: their alleged inaction when it comes to reforming the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission.
Picketers accuse the E-E-O-C of taking too long to process discrimination
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IN Q=They know
((HENRY CRAIGHEAD/PICKETER: THEY KNOW THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON, GOING
WRONG, WITH THE E-E-O-C AND THEY WON'T SAY ANYTHING, BUT WHEN THEY TALK TO US,
THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK INTO IT, AND THAT'S THE END OF IT.))
OUT Q=end of it.
Warner's office says "We are well aware of their concerns, which we have
forwarded to the EEOC on more than one occasion. We understand that they are
A Robb staffer adds "the Senator's staff has been working very closely with
both the E-E-O-C and the affected parties to improve communications and ensure
that cases are properly examined and the staffer says: the Senators office
will continue to do so."
Goodlatte's office didn't comment.
The woman who accuses sportscaster Marv Albert of sexual abuse denies she
coached a potential witness in the case.
It was a day of conflicting stories-
as Byron Pitts reports from Arlington.
OUT Q=Arlington, Virginia."
((From the witness stand jurors heard and saw two sides of one
As the prosecution's star witness this 42-year old choked back tears as she
described how in February of this year Marv Albert forced her to perform
oral sex in a Virginia hotel room.
He threw me on his bed she said bit my back. He told me I was a bad
girl because I failed to bring a man with me so the three of us could have
Earlier she testified Marv Albert enjoyed threesomes, rough sex
and wearing women's underarm.
All things - she says Albert had done with her during their
As the prosecution's witness she clearly came across as a victim.
But during cross examination by defense lawyer Roy Black the victim was
portrayed as vindictive, irrational and a liar.
Black pointed out inconsistencies in her testimony and he played
an audio tape of a taxi driver and the woman where she offered him
50-thousand dollars and a new car if he would lie about Marv Albert when
called to testify. Byron Pitts CBS News, Arlington.))
It's the agency everyone loves to hate- The IRS.
Now evidence that federal tax collectors have apparently gone out of their
way to pursue tax payers- just to meet collection quotas.
A senate investigation also showed the IRS makes tax assessments with no
basis in fact-
Allows agents to operate with false identification-
And prefers auditing middle and lower income tax payers because many can't
((ONE OF THE MOST DISTRESSING THINGS YOU WILL LEARN FROM THIS HEARING IS THE
PREFERENCE TO AUDIT MIDDLE OR LOWER INCOME TAXPAYERS AS WELL AS MOM AND POP
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OUT Q=small businesses."
The IRS denies targeting lower income families for audits and says collection
quotas were outlawed in 1988.
Tomorrow, former IRS agents will testify before the senate committee.
Time for our first check on weather with Meterologist Robin Reed.
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Stay with us, next Local transportation officials want to see more dollars
coming down the road,
and we'll see if Roanoke Valley music collectors will have a hard time finding
Elton John's tribute song.
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French police are investigating the possibility that a second car may have
been involved in the crash that killed Princess Diana.
Investigators were back in the tunnel today- taking paint samples from the
Some witnesses reported seeing a small dark car ahead of the speeding
mercedes that night.
Investigators want to know if Diana's driver swiped that car before
crashing into the 13th pillar.
Tail-light glass from a fiat Uno was mixed in with fragments at the scene
but no one knows how long that glass had been there.
The song in memory of Princess Diana is now on record-store shelves.
Local fans of both Elton John and the late princess are flocking to secure
their own copy of the single, "Candle in the Wind '97".
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=07-Ruth England; 1:02
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((ELTON JOHN: GOODBYE ENGLAND'S ROSE.... ))
OUT Q=FADE SONG DOWN GRADUALLY, NO MORE THAN A FEW EXTRA SECOND PLEASE.
It's the emotion- filled song that's been playing on the radio for weeks,
and now Southwest Virginians are taking it home for themselves.
((AARON PECK: I JUST LOVED THE SONG....AND THE WAY HE RE- DID IT FOR PRINCESS
DIANA....I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT. ))
Blockbuster Music says a dozen people were waiting for the Electric Road
store to open its doors.
((Kimberly McBroom: How many copies do you have available now? PAUL
CHILDERS/BLOCKBUSTER MUSIC STORE MANAGER: I'M NOT ALLOWED TO SAY SPECIFICALLY,
BUT WE HAVE A LOT. McBroom: Are you worried about running out today?
CHILDERS: NO. ))
Tanglewood Mall's Musicland store had 120 people reserve copies of "Candle
in the Wind 97" in advance.
The store manager says if they do run out of tunes, they'll likely re-
stock later in the week.
((LINDA LACKEY/MUSICLAND STORE MANAGER: IT'S JUST SPECIAL IN MEANING TO
PEOPLE. I MEAN, WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COME IN EVER SINCE THE FUNERAL, WHEN THEY
HEARD THE SONG, THEY'RE LIKE, THEY WANT IT. ))
((Kimberly McBroom: Are you a big Elton John fan? RUTH ENGLAND: NO, NOT
REALLY. BUT I AM NOW. I JUST-- THE VALUE OF WHERE THE DOLLARS ARE GOING TO
GO-- IT'S WORTH IT. ))
The single costs 3-99, and all proceeds go to the Princess's Memorial Fund.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
Interstate 73 carried local leaders to Washington today.
The highway is still on the drawing board but members of the Roanoke
Regional Chamber of Commerce joined representatives from five other states to
support building the new interstate.
The Virginians hope to persuade Congress to return more of the gas tax
revenue the state's drivers are paying.
IN Q=That will mean
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: THAT WILL MEAN HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF
DOLLARS FOR VIRGINIA HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND IT'S BADLY NEEDED IF WE'RE GOING
TO BE ABLE COMPLETE INTERSTATE 73, WIDEN INTERSTATE 81 AND OTHER HIGHWAY
PROJECTS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE AREA.))
OUT Q=to the area.
Supporters of I-73 say the highway will open the corridor between Roanoke
and Martinsville to major economic expansion... for existing businesses and new
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Coming up, next on our newscast we'll see an old home straight from the
pages of the Sears Wish Book,
and then a little later we'll meet a woman whose new home is anything but
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Back in the twenties, Sears sold houses right along with the towels in its
Today Tina Tenret visited one of these homes, and explored the treasures
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SUPER=01-Bill Batterman/Homeowner; :09
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7, Chatham))
(( Seventy-five years ago, Bill Batterman's grandparents ordered this house
out of the Sears wishbook.
Each piece of lumber was labeled to fit together.
IN Q=I remember my dad
((BILL BATTERMAN: I REMEMBER MY DAD TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE WAS JUST A TEENAGER
GOING TO CHATHAM ON HORSE AND WAGON WITH HIS FATHER LOADING LUMBER AND BRINGING
IT OUT AND HELPING TO BUILD A HOUSE THAT SUMMER.))
OUT Q=that summer
With no electricity, the men sawed the lumber and dug the basement by hand,
pausing to carve their names.
IN Q=A lot of hard
((A LOT OF HARD WORK DONE IN YEARS GONE BY. THE OLDER GENERATION WOULD
APPRECIATE IT AND UNDERSTAND. WE YOUNG FOLKS DON'T UNDERSTAND BECAUSE WE NEVER
HAD TO DO THAT SORT OF THING. ))
OUT Q=that sort of thing
Now Bill Batterman's house holds a thousand tales.
His grandmother's china, the cabinet built into the wall.
His grandfather's rolltop desk.
His mother's piano, where she practiced for church.
The old furniture tousled by family gatherings through the years.
IN Q=I moved back out
((I MOVED BACK OUT HERE AFTER MY PARENTS DIED IN 93. THIS WAS HOME. THIS WAS
WHERE I WAS RAISED AND I JUST FELT LIKE THIS WAS WHERE I NEEDED TO BE.))
OUT Q=needed to be
Over to the side stands the log cabin where his grandparents lived before
building their Sears home.
Generations of initials carved between logs.
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((nat sound of crickets with initials shot still up ))
IN Q=It's quiet here
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: IT'S QUIET HERE, ONLY THE BUZZ OF CRICKETS AND AN
OCCASIONAL MOSQUITO. BILL BATTERMAN LIKES IT THAT WAY, ALONE WITH HIS DOG, HIS
CATTLE AND MEMORIES.))
OUT Q=and his memories
Even though he can only afford to heat three rooms in the wintertime, this
Sears house is still Bill Batterman's home. Tina Tenret, News7, Chatham.))
Bedford police have released the names of the two men who were murdered
25-year-old Timothy Ray Robinson of and 25-year-old Lorin Tyler Murphy, are
both of Bedford County.
The suspect in custody is 23-year-old Andre Eugene Evans. He's facing first
degree, and capital murder charges.
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Our good friend Rick Mast has received some well deserved recognition from
The County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in appreciation of Mast's
many contributions to the county.
His Rick Mast Charity classic autograph sessions and golf tournaments have
raised thousands of dollars for the Rockbridge area free clinic.
It's been a good week for Rick. He got his first top 10 of the season Sunday
Three teams were trying to wrap up spots in the big league playoffs last
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The Indians needed a WhiteSox loss and a win over the Yankees to clinch the
AL central crown.
The Sox lost to the Twins and the Tribe comes back from a 9-to-6 deficit by
scoring four runs in the final two innings beat the Yanks 10-to-9.
Dave Justice had one of the big blow with this bomb off Hideki Irabu.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Marlins vs. Expos;
The Florida Marlins beat the Expos
6 to 3 last night to clinch an wild card spot.
Moises Alou helped the cause with this RBI single.
In girl's basketball last night the Blacksburg Indians were home on the
reservation entertaining Blue Ridge rival Alleghany.
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The Lady Mountaineers came into Blacksburg after their two hour trip from Low
Moor looking to go home with something other than some sweaty uniforms.
But the Burg would start quickly.
Sarah Hobeika taps it in off the glass after some good ball movement in the
Alleghany would get rolling itself, as Megan McCue gives the rock to Carrie
Brown for the layin to close the Indians advantage to six.
In the second quarter, McCue would give again. This time Nicki Brown gets
the hoop to tie the game at 21-all.
Blacksburg would regain control with Karly Geller putting back the Tina Kirk
miss for the hurt and the harm as the Indians beat the Mounties
58 to 57.
WIPE TO BIG HOMETOWN HOOPS
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Also, last night Narrows beat Bland 52-to-30, Byrd beat Botetourt 55-to-40.
Don't forget later today, Steve will have the latest in girl's hoop news with
"Hometown Hoops Weekly."
Catch it each and every Wednesday in season one News 7 at 5 and 11.
Grant Hill added some impressive cash flow potential to his portfolio
The man, whom many believe is the heir apparent to Michael Jordan's throne
once he retires, signed a new endorsement contract with FILA worth $80 million
The Wall Street Journal says the deal is second only to Michael Jordan's $20
million dollar a season contract with Nike.
Hill will earn at least $11 million a season.
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The Carolina Hurricanes first season in the Greensboro Coliseum has gotten
off to a rocky start.
Last night in the preseason against Detroit the team was planning to unveil
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Phil Madren was awaiting his big entrance from inside the Zamboni machine.
As the machine's door opened Madren's legs were kicking and the fans went
wild thinking it was part of the show.
Little little did they or anyone else know that Madren was having a seizure.
Madren was finally taken from the arena to a nearby hospital where he
For a number of weeks the NFL's quarterbacks were dropping like flies, then
receiver Jerry Rice bit the dust, and it's
running back Ki-Jana Carter, who rushed for 104 yards this past Sunday
Doctors found out today that he has a torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
If he undergoes surgery as doctors are recommending he will miss the rest of
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When we come back, we will shift gears from the NFL to the College ranks as
Steve Mason checks in tonight from Blacksburg where the Hokies are nursing
their wounds after surviving three straight Big East wars.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are beaten and battered heading into this weekend's
game with lowly Arkansas State.
Steve Mason has more on the injuries and the team's state of mind heading
into what should be a non-conference breather.
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A South Dakota woman has no problem getting her foot in the door.
That's because her door IS a foot and it's our video of the day.
Mildred O'Neill collects shoes...big shoes, small shoes, baby shoes, even
She is so into her footwear she built them their own home.
And it's even shaped like a giant shoe.
O'Neill has over four thousand pairs.
She got her first pair over 57 years ago and hasn't stopped since.
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She obviously feels her hobby is good for the sole.