One man is dead following a domestic dispute in Lynchburg.
Police arrested 33- year- old Sandra Allen and charged her with murdering
Twenty-seven- year- old Lawrence Allen died from a stab wound.
Police say the couple was staying with friends when the dispute occurred.
Four American businessmen and their driver were gunned down this morning as
they drove through the streets of Karachi, Pakistan.
Police suspect the attack is a pay-back for Monday's conviction of a
Pakistani man for the 19-93 killings of two C-I-A workers.
Today's victims were employees with one of the nation's largest oil
company's based in Houston.
Dave Fehling reports.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :00
SUPER=01-John Whitmire/Union Texas Petroleum CEO; :08
SUPER=03-Karachi, Pakistan; :27
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=For CBS news, Houston.
THE HOUSTON HEADQUARTERS OF UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM CLOSED AT
MID-DAY TO ALLOW EMPLOYEES TO MOURN THE LOSS OF THE THEIR CO-WORKERS.
JOHN WHITMIRE, CEO, UNION TEXAS PETROLEUM, WE'RE TAKING STEPS TO MAKE
SURE ALL OUR EMPLOYEES IN PAKISTAN ARE SECURE AND SAFE AT HOME, AT WORK AND AT
SCHOOL. WE'RE COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES TO LEARN WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS
GUNMEN AMBUSHED FOUR OF THEM AND THEIR PAKISTANI DRIVER AS THEY
DROVE FROM THEIR HOTEL TO THE COMPANY'S OFFICE IN KARACHI.
THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON A BUSY STREET WITH THE GUNMEN REPORTEDLY
TAKING THEIR TIME TO MAKE SURE EACH OF THE CAR'S PASSENGERS WAS SHOT.
THE ATTACKERS ABANDONED THEIR CAR, FLED ON FOOT, AND HAVE NOT BEEN
THE FOUR AMERICANS WERE FROM THE COMPANY'S ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT
AND WERE AUDITING THE COMPANY'S KARACHI OPERATION WHICH EMPLOYS 600.
SPECULATION IS THE ATTACK IS IN RETALIATION FOR THE CONVICTION OF A
PAKISTANI MAN FOR THE THE 1993 MURDERS OF TWO CIA EMPLOYEES OUTSIDE THE
AGENCY'S HEADQUARTERS IN VIRGINIA.
A JURY IS NOW DECIDING WHETHER THAT MAN---MIR AIMAL KASI--SHOULD BE
FOLLOWING HIS CONVICTION, THE STATE DEPARTMENT YESTERDAY HAD ISSUED
A WARNING TO AMERICANS IN PAKISTAN.
Dave Fehling CBS News.))
It's unclear yet whether today's massacre will affect day two in the penalty
phase of Kasi's trial.
Doctors are slated to testify about his mental history.
Prosecutors have argued that Kasi's attack was meant in part to avenge the
American bombing of Iraq during the Gulf War.
The jury is considering whether Kasi should receive life in prison or be
sentenced to die.
In California, a former Harvard Math professor turned technology hater goes
on trial today -- accused of being the Unabomber.
Lawyers have just begun questioning potential jurors in the trial of Ted
Prosecutors say he was the anti-technology terrorist responsible for the
longest serial bombing spree in U.S. history.
The Unabomber got his infamous nickname because early targets included
universities and airlines, contributing, in part, to today's tougher security
for air travel.
((VICTOR GILL/BURBANK AIRPORT: THERE'S JUST MORE BUSINESS THAT HAS TO GO
ON AS YOU GO THROUGH THAT PROCESS OF CHECKING YOUR BAGS, GETTING YOUR TICKETS
TAKEN CARE OF, AND GETTING ON THAT AIRPLANE YOU CAN'T DO IT AS FAST AS YOU USED
TO BE ABLE TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Victor Gill/Burbank Airport;
OUT Q=as you used to be able to do.
Kaczynski is charged in the California bombing deaths of two men and the
maiming of two others.
Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty.
The U-N Security council is set to vote this hour on a resolution condemning
Iraq for trying to ban Americans from U-N inspection teams.
The proposal offered by U-S and British diplomats calls for a travel
ban and other measures against Baghdad, but NOT the use of force.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
U-S Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, says he expects a
near-unanimous vote and says it will send Baghdad an unmistakable signal that
it must give in.
(( BILL RICHARDSON/ US AMBASSADOR:THEY LIKE TO DELAY, AND THEY LIKE TO BE IN A
STATE OF DENIAL THAT NOTHING TOUGH IS GONNA HAPPEN. I THINK YOU'RE GONNA SEE
SOME ACTION BY A UNITED SECURITY COUNCIL.))
SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/U.S. Ambassador to the UN;
OUT Q=united Security Council.
Just ahead of the scheduled vote, thousands of youths marched through
Baghdad carrying anti-American banners.
And for the ninth time in ten days U-N weapons inspection teams that
included Americans were denied access to inspection sites this morning.
Police were able to bring a chase from Christiansburg to Roanoke to a close
without any injuries.
The chase started when authorities discovered the car involved was STOLEN.
Eric Earnhart has the story.
IN Q=The white Dodge Intrepid
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :21 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kim Albert/Christiansburg Police Department; :28
SUPER=01-Sgt. T. S. Jones/Roanoke Police Department; :44
OUT Q=EE., News 7
(( The white Dodge Intrepid sped down Brandon Avenue, weaving in and out of
traffic... police cars following closely behind...
Meanwhile, state police anticipate its next move, maneuvering ahead of it
in a rolling road block on route 220, bringing the car to a stop at the
Franklin Road Bridge, and ending the chase that began at the Christiansburg
Police department, where a man and woman stopped and asked for help from a
IN Q=They got scared
((SGT. KIM ALBERT/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT; THEY GOT SCARED WHILE THEY
WERE HAVING TO WAIT BECAUSE WE RAN A CHECK ON THE LICENSE TAG AND IT CAME BACK
OUT Q=came back stolen
Police say 25 year old Heather Worthington and her husband of two months
,John, jumped back into the stolen car, driving more than 100 miles an hour in
I-81, and winding their way through Salem.
IN Q=as it entered
((SGT. T.S. JONES/ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT; AS IT ENTERED INTO ROANOKE CITY,
OUR OFFICERS ENGAGED AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF STATE POLICE AND CHRISTIANSBURG
P.D. STATE POLICE PERFORMED A ROLLING ROADBLOCK... ))
OUT Q=rolling roadblock
"you ever had shortness of breath or any problem before?"
After they were stopped, John Worthington complained of breathing
problems... and seemed to pass out.
Police say, before the chase began, his wife said she needed to get to a
drug store to get medicine for him.
Heather Worthington was charged with driving a stolen car, speeding and
failing to stop for police.
Her husband was taken to the hospital where he was treated and
released...he's charged as an accessory. Police say he's also wanted on fraud
and bad check charges in Pennsylvania.
Both are being held without bond.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
This morning, John Worthington waived extradition. He'll be taken back to
Pennsylvania to face car theft and fraud charges.
Heather Worthington will be held in the Montgomery County jail without bond,
awaiting a January court appearance.
A Washington D-C Metro bus ended up in a liquor store this morning after it
was struck by a sports utility vehicle.
At least 22 people were taken to the hospital.
Authorities say the accident happened when the driver of a suzuki Samarai
ran a red light and hit the bus.
The impact of the crash sent the bus into a two-story building that includes
an apartment on the second floor.
The drivers of both vehicles were seriously injured.
The rules of Lynchburg's historical districts are interfering with the way
one man has renovated his home.
Steve Smallshaw tells us the issue took center stage at yesterday's city
IN Q=Joseph Davids
SUPER=01-Frances Calhoun/Property Owner; :20
SUPER=01-Walter Snead/Davids' Attorney; :34
SUPER=01-Joseph Davids/Homeowner; :53
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Joseph Davids says when he bought this dilapidated house over a year ago, he
did not know it sat in one of Lynchburg's historic districts.
After Davids put new vinyl siding on the home, the architectural review
board told him he couldn't do that because it destroyed the historical
integrity of the neighborhood.
Davids appealed that decision to city council.
IN Q=If he is
((FRANCES CALHOUN/PROPERTY OWNER: IF HE IS ALLOWED .. RESTORING THESE
OUT Q=restoring these properties.
IN Q=This house may
((WALTER SNEAD/DAVIDS' ATTORNEY: THIS HOUSE MAY BE OLD.. HISTORICALLY
OUT Q=historically significant.
While some council members applauded Davids for renovating an old home,
others claim he should have known what the restrictions were.
The vote was 6 to 1 to uphold the review board's decision.
IN Q=I will leave
((JOSEPH DAVIDS/HOMEOWNER: I WILL LEAVE THE HOUSE. I WILL LEAVE THE HOUSE AND I
WILL LEAVE LYNCHBURG. THE HOUSE WILL SIT AND ROT.))
OUT Q=sit and rot.
IN Q=That may not
((That may not be his last resort though. A movement is underway by some
property owners to secede from the Diamond Hill Historic District.. and Davids'
attorney says court action is always another option. Steve Smallshaw, News7,
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
The one independent in Virginia's House of Delegates may make the difference
in the upcoming General Assembly.
Last week's elections gave Democrats a 51 to 48 advantage over Republicans
in the House.
But Bedford delegate Lacey Putney says if those numbers were to change,
he'd consider joining the G-O-P.
IN Q=If it turns
((DEL. LACEY PUTNEY/I- BEDFORD: IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE DIFFERENT AND I AM
APPROACHED, AND I MUST SAY THAT I'M FLATTERED TO BE APPROACHED IN THE MANNER
WHICH I HAVE THE LAST FEW DAYS, I WILL CROSS THAT BRIDGE, TAKE A GOOD OBJECTIVE
OPEN- MINDED LOOK AT IT, IF WE GET TO THAT POINT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Lacey Putney/(I) Bedford; :00
OUT Q=to that point.
Putney says both parties have lobbied hard to get him to switch to their
The Reverend Jerry Falwell says HE will foot the bill for what it cost
police to break up Monday's abortion protest at E.C. Glass High School.
Dozens of officers were called in or worked overtime to handle the protest
staged by Operation Rescue.
Its participants were all Liberty University students, but Falwell says the
school knew nothing about the event beforehand.
Police chief Charles Bennett called it a "very generous" offer, but says he
may ask that the money be donated for another public safety purpose.
The head of the National Wildlife Federation is advocating an excise tax on
camping and outdoors equipment to promote conservation.
The proposal is called "Teaming with Wildlife."
It's designed to raise money to purchase habitat, build hiking trails, and
expand outdoor opportunities.
Today in Roanoke, National Wildlife Federation President Mark Van Putten
said he believes there is support for a modest tax among consumers and members
IN Q=I think people care more
((I THINK PEOPLE CARE MORE ABOUT HOW THEIR TAXES ARE SPENT. AND AS NON GAME
WILDLIFE CHECK OFF PROGRAMS HAVE DEMONSTRATED AROUND THE COUNTRY, PEOPLE ARE
WILLING TO PAY A FEW BUCKS A YEAR IN ORDER TO ENHANCE THE WILDLIFE THAT THEY
ENJOY IN THEIR CITY PARKS, IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS AND CLOSE TO WHERE THEY LIVE.
THAT'S WHAT TEAMING WITH WILDLIFE WILL DO.))
SUPER=01-Mark Van Putten/National Wildlife Federation;
OUT Q=wildlife will do.
Van Putten says the tax would be under five percent... and would amount to
less than ten dollars a year for the average consumer.
Schools throughout the Commonwealth may be well equipped, but students
aren't taking advantage of it.
A study in Education Week magazine says Virginia schools have better
computer equipment than most states, but the computers are often underused by
The reasons cited in the study range from inadequate teacher training to
poor placement of computer work stations.
A group of Hollins College students fought oppression with fire.
Ads, magazines and other items the women found degrading stoked the bonfire.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jessica Groulx/Women's Collective Co-Chair; :21
SUPER=01-Holly Turner/Women's Collective Co-Chair;:55
SUPER=07-Kelly Polyakov; 1:11
SUPER=01-Jil Howland/Hollins Student; 1:22
OUT Q=AF, N7, Roanoke County
((TO BE JUST AS STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL AS MEN, REGARDLESS OF HOW WE LOOK.
The Women's Collective is a feminist group at Hollins--
its co chairs came up with a way for their classmates to undergo a healing
process-- for women who've been abused, and who have had other upsetting things
((JESSICA GROULX/WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE: AS A SYMBOL OF GETTING RID OF THESE
THINGS, THEY ARE GOING TO PUT THEM IN THE FIRE, AND LET THEM GO. WE'RE ALL JUST
GOING TO BE TOGETHER IN THAT. ))
((HOLLY TURNER/WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE: I'LL BE BURNING TWO ADS-- CURVES WITHOUT
SURGERY. I DON'T FEEL WOMEN SHOULD HAVE TO BE LARGE CHESTED TO BE FEMININE,
THE SECOND IS COVERED WITH AN ADD I FEEL TO HAVE UNHEALTHY ANOREXIC MODELS.))
The fliers for the fire stoked the flames of controversy at Hollins.
The ads said women could bring books to burn if they wanted.
That's when college administrators took notice.
((HOLLY TURNER/WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE: WE WERE ASKED IF WE WOULD HAVE THE BONFIRE,
AND JUST NOT ALLOW BOOKS TO BE BURNED, AND I SAID NO, BECAUSE WE HAD ALREADY
SENT THE FLIERS OUT THAT SAID BOOKS.))
NO books burned-
But some onlookers showed up to shed a different light on the event.
((KELLY POLYAKOV: YOU COULD HEAR SOME OF THINGS THEY WERE SAYING WERE HATEFUL,
AND THE BURNING OF IDEAS AND PEOPLE LIKE THE POPE AND ARISTOTLE-- IT'S
(( JIL HOWLAND/HOLLINS STUDENT: THEY NEED TO GROW UP. IN THE REAL WORLD, NO
ONE'S GOING TO CATER TO EVERYTHING YOU FEEL.))
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SUPER=331-Wet Snow/Likely/32-35/Snow & Sleet/Becoming Rain/38-42;
SUPER=332-1'' or Less/Wet Snow/27-30/Occasional Snow/or Sleet/33-36;
SUPER=333-Snow Likely/1'' Accumulation/28-32/Snow, Sleet/& Rain Mix/33-36;
SUPER=334-Snow & Sleet/Light Accumulation/26-30/Some Mixed/Sleet & Snow/33-36;
The W-N-B-A is getting bigger.
It received formal approval
yesterday from the N-B-A Board of Governors to expand to ten teams.
Washington and Detroit will join Charlotte, Cleveland and New York
in the year-old league's Eastern Conference.
The Cave Spring volleyball team advanced to the Group 3-A state semifinals
last night after beating Park View Sterling 15-3, 15-2 and 15-10 on the Knights
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00
Cave Spring owned the first game. Watch Kim Amos serve up the near ace as
the Lady Knights shoot for a shutout.
On the defensive side; Jenny Lemker and Lindsay Cannon show some touch.
Cave Spring takes the first game 15-3.
Lemker can also spike the ball. Here she gives the lady Knights a 5-nothing
advantage in game two with the kill.
Cave Spring improves to 21 and 0 and advances to the state semi's in
Mechanicsville Friday night at 8:30.
TAPE#net (edit of S7-17)
GRAPHIC=REGION C HOOPS
Girl's hoops began the regional process in Region-C last night.
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/Buffaloes vs. Fighting Blues; :00
Nikki Barger drives the length of the floor and pulls up for the short
jumper off the glass.
But the postseason princess, Julie Sowers swishes the bomb for two of her 21
Lindsey Coleman fields the outlet pass and makes an awesome spin move in the
paint for the bucket.
But Floyd would prevail thanks to efforts like this - Karen Pursifull to
SUPER=33-Floyd Co./66/Parry McCluer/41;
Michele Quesenberry to Jill Quesenberry, who gets two of her game high 27 as
Floyd wins it 66-to-41.
TAPE#=net (edit of GIRL-97)
GRAPHIC=region C hoops
Glenvar hosted Rural Retreat in another Region C match up.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Highlanders; :00
Late in the fourth period. Glenvar's Katrina Williams; who scored 28 despite
a stomach virus, dishes to Bonnie Willet. She nails the shot.
Then, the Lady Highlanders Liz Wilburn takes matters into her own hands with a
Glenvar advances to the region semi finals Thursday at Carroll County high
school and will meet Fort Chiswell; a 43-25 winner over Bath County.
IN Q="I thought
((BRYAN HARVEY/GLENVAR HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; ;00
OUT Q=...when we needed it"
You will soon find yourself digging a little deeper into your pockets to use
a pay phone.
Starting today, Bell Atlantic is raising the price for a pay-phone call in
Virginia from 25 to 35-cents.
Bell Atlantic says it will take up to 90-days to change the rates on all
phones in the Commonwealth.
We'll have more on this at 6.
You've heard the saying one man's trash can be another man's treasure.
Well that's what a North Carolina man discovered.
Lyle Estel moved into an old homestead that had become a dump.
He started carting away the trash.
IN Q=In the process
OUT Q=in the medal
Now his yard is filled with artwork.
Some has even made it into other homes, like these flowers and a large chess
board that is now in the botanical garden in Chapel Hill.