A 17- year old is in custody for allegedly stabbing a Carroll County woman several times.
Sheriff's officials say 54- year old Ruth Bobbitt is in intensive care at a Galax hospital with multiple stab wounds to the arms and back.
The 17- year old suspect is being held in the New River Valley Detention center charged with malicious wounding.
Sheriff's officials say the teen will also be charged with robbery.
[TAPE#98-35 TC 26:47]
The search for a possible drowning victim has been called off by Danville rescue crews.
Authorities have not yet released the identity of the man they believe fell into the Dan River yesterday.
This was the scene at Dan Daniel Memorial Park last night.
Recovery teams combed the water near this low dam-- where there is a dangerous undertow.
A witness says he saw the man slip from a ledge while he was scooping up fish in a net.
Recovery personnel say if someone gets caught in this undertow, there's not much hope of survival.
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[IN Q=He had a net]
((BILLY WYATT/DANVILLE LIFESAVING WATER UNIT: HE HAD A NET WITH SHAD IN IT AND HE WOULDN'T LET GO. THE TURBULENCE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE DAM WAS SO STRONG IT PULLED HIM UNDER AND ONCE IT PULLS SOMEBODY UNDER IT WON'T LET THEM GO. (COVERED WITH VIDEO) YOU MAY NEVER FIND THEM OR IT COULD SPIT THEM OUT. THEY COULD COME DOWN STREAM. IT'S HARD TO TELL.))
[SUPER=01-Billy Wyatt/Danville Lifesaving Water Unit;]
[OUT Q=it's hard to tell.]
Recovery teams say safety concerns keep them from continuing the search.
[TAPE#98-37 TC 15:01]
A Danville man has been indicted in the January shooting of a bookstore owner.
25-year old Joseph Ebans faces charges of malicious wounding and robbery.
Police say Ebans walked into the Religious Book Center, robbed the owner, then shot him twice in the chest.
Fred Bevill made a full recovery.
He says he saw the man who shot him and has already identified Ebans as the triggerman.
Two Richmond brothers have been convicted in connection with the shooting deaths of two police officers.
A North Carolina jury yesterday found Kevin and Tilmon Golphin guilty of first degree murder-
The widows of the officers want the death penalty.
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((BARBARA HATHCOCK/VICTIM'S WIDOW: I WOULD HAVE TO SAY I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TAKEN OFF THE EARTH AND PEOPLE LIKE THAT THEY'RE EVIL.))
((DIXIE LOWRY/VICTIM'S WIDOW: FBI REALLY BELIEVE THEY DESERVE THE DEATH PENALTY THEY TOOK MY HUSBAND I WILL NEVER GET HIM BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Barbara Hathcock/Victim's Widow; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dixie Lowry/Victim's Widow; 10 ]
[OUT Q=never get him back.]
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The teenage brothers admitted they shot the officers- but claimed they never meant to kill them.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop on I-95 last year.
The White House may face some new legal headaches with word that a judge has denied Monica Lewinsky immunity from prosectuion.
Lee Cowan reports.
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[SUPER=01-William Ginsburg/Lewinsky's Attorney; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:23]
[OUT Q=cbs news Washington.]
((THE RULING BY A FEDERAL JUDGE NOT TO GRANT MONICA LEWINSKY IMMUNITY GIVES INDEPENDENT COUNSEL KENNETH STARR THE UPPER HAND, AND THAT MAY BE BAD NEWS FOR THE PRESIDENT.
STARR NOW HAS AT LEAST TWO CHOICES: HE CAN EITHER CALL MONICA LEWINSKY TO TRIAL AND PUBLICLY AIR WHAT SHE KNOWS ABOUT THE ALLEGED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH MR. CLINTON. OR-- HE COULD HOLD THE THREAT OF AN INDICTMENT OVER HER HEAD TO PERSUADE HER INTO COOPERATING WITH HIS INVESTIGATION.
IT ALL STEMS FROM A DOCUMENT SIGNED BY MONICA LEWINSKY SHORTLY AFTER THE STORY BROKE.
ACCORDING TO LEWINSKY'S ATTORNEY, SHE UNDERSTOOD IT TO BE A DEAL FOR IMMUNITY; IF SHE TESTIFIED BEFORE THE GRAND JURY, NOTHING SHE SAID COULD
LEAD TO HER PROSECUTION.
BUT STARR NEVER SIGNED IT, AND INSISTED THERE WAS NEVER ANY SUCH DEAL LEADING TO AN IMPASSE WHICH HAD PUT STARR'S INVESTIGATION ON HOLD.
THE RULING HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED PUBLICALLY BY THE COURT. IT IS STILL UNDER SEAL.
STARR'S SPOKESMAN CHARLES BAKALY TOLD CBS NEWS, "WE HAVE NO COMMENT ON ANY ASPECT OF A SEALED COURT PROCEEDING."
LEWINSKY'S USUALLY TALK-ATIVE ATTORNEY WILLIAM GINSBURG DIDN'T HAVE MUCH TO SAY EITHER.
BUT CLEARLY THIS IS A MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE INVESTIGATION. PRESIDENT CLINTON IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE LATER TODAY. BUT IF THE PAST IS ANY INDICATION, DON'T EXPECT EXTENSIVE COMMENTS FROM HIM ON THE RULING. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
President Clinton plans to start off his afternoon Press conference by urging the Senate to approve NATO'S expansion into three eastern European countries.
A final vote is expected today.
The expansion would include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
The President says add the three fromer Soviet block countries will add to both European and American Security.
But critics worry about the cost and about Russia's opposition.[E-Barn-Fire]
Arson has been ruled out as a possible cause for a Campbell COunty barn fire that killed eight show horses.
But authorities haven't pinpointed what DID cause the barn at Patrick Henry Girls Home to go up in flames Tuesday night.
Patrick Henry takes in troubled teens from across central Virginia, and officials say the riding program helped the girls learn responsiblity and organization.
The Home has a horse show scheduled for late May.
Residents hope that with the help of the public, the horse-riding program will be back on its feet by then.
Bedford authorities say that a ten-year-old girl has suffered abuse at the hands of both her brother and father over the past several months.
The girl's 17-year old brother is charged with raping her.
Her father stands accused of beating her.
Police say a search of the home turned up photos of the injured girl, and videos depicting dismemberment of individuals.
No names are being released to protect the identity of the young girl.[E-Lexington-Squad]
[TAPE#=98-24 TC 55:15]
State police plan to bring sexual battery charges against a Lexington rescue squad volunteer.
He's accused of committing the offenses during an emergency call response.
Stacey Martin has the story.
[IN Q=A call for]
[SUPER=07-Donald "Butch" Grant;:18]
[SUPER=01-Jon Ellestad/Lexington City Manager;:44]
[OUT Q=SM News 7.]
((A call for help turned into a sexual assualt last February--that according to state police.
Authorities maintain Donald Paxton Grant--also known as--"Butch"-- sexually assualted two victims of a traffic accident Febraury first.
Grant maintains his innocence.
[SOT 14.31.34 - 14.31.41]
[IN Q=I just exposed]
((BUTCH GRANT:I JUST EXPOSED WHAT I HAD TO EXPOSE AND CHECKED WHAT I HAD TO CHECK. YOU DIDN'T TOUCH THEM INAPPROPRIATELY? NO MA'AM I DIDN'T.))
[OUT Q=ma'am I didn't.]
The Lexington Rescue Squad suspended Grant February fourth, a few days after state police began their investigation.
They say he'll remain suspended pending the outcome of his court case.
Meanwhile, Grant continues to be an employee for the city of Lexington's Public Works Department.
A position the city's manager says is NOT affected by the charges.
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[IN Q=The city's position]
((JON ELLESTAD/LEXINGTON'S CITY MANAGER: THE CITY'S POSITION IS THAT BUTCH IS AN EMPLOYEE OF THE CITY AND THE CHARGES AT THIS POINT IN TIME ARE JUST CHARGES AND THEY DON'T IMPACT ON HIS JOB OR THE WAY HE PERFORMS HIS JOB. AND, UNTIL THAT MIGHT BE THE CASE WE'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE ANY KIND OF A POSITION ON IT.))
[OUT Q=position on it.]
Grant is scheduled to appear in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday, May fourth.
Stacey Martin News 7.))[irs]
More serious allegations against the Internal Revenue Service in the third day of Senate hearings.
This time its I-R-S employees who are delivering the damaging testimony.
One I-R-S auditor told Senators that some I-R-S managers who are trying to get credit for closing more cases have overlooked millions of dollars in tax money due the I-R-S.
MAUREEN O'DWYER/IRS AUDITOR: MANAGEMENT HAS THE TOOLS TO GET WHAT IT WISHES, THE OUTSPOKEN EMPLOYEE WILL BE ATTACKED ON ALL FRONTS.
[SUPER=01-Maureen O'Dwyer/IRS Auditor;]
[OUT Q=on all fronts.]
Another auditor says she knows of a branch manager who routinely
overlooks cases against big, powerful companies to concentrate on
smaller taxpayers less likely to battle back.
The U-S Department of Agriculture admits discrimination against black farmers.
It's even offering cash settlements to many of the farmers.
But now, the Virginia-based National Black Farmers Association says a series of setbacks is intolerable.
The farmers brought their mule to the federal court building in Richmond yesterday to protest bankruptcy court trustees seizing their assets while they wait for their settlements.
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((WE GOT THE MULE. ALL WE NEED NOW IS THE 40 ACRES. THAT'S ALL WE NEED.))
((JOHN BOYD/NAT. BLACK FARMERS ASSOCIATION: WHERE WAS THE TRUSTEE AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM WHEN I WAS BEING DISCRIMINATED AGAINST BY THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE? WHERE WAS THE TRUSTEES THEN? WHERE WAS THE LEGAL SYSTEM WHEN I PLEADED FOR HELP AND MERCY TO SAVE MY FARM?))
[SUPER=01-John Boyd/National Black Farmers Assoc.; :04!]
[OUT Q=save my farm?]
The Justice Department has frozen the U-S-D-A settlements for now, citing a two year statute of limitations on the racial bias claims.
A bill to help the farmers -- sponsored by Senator Chuck Robb-- was tabled yesterday in a Senate committee.
The leader of Roanoke's chapter of the N-double-A-C-P is questioning the qualifications of some city council candidates when it comes to race relations.
Martin Jeffrey says if certain candidates are elected to the city's government, it will endanger the cultivation and progress of race relations Roanoke has made.
[IN Q=I CAN THINK]
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT; I CAN THINK OF AT LEAST TWO IF NOT THREE OF THE CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NOT ARTICULATED ANY COHERENT, PLAUSIBLE, RATIONAL STRATEGIES AROUND THOSE ISSUES AND IT HASN'T BEEN BECAUSE OF A LACK OF QUESTIONS SURROUNDING THOSE ISSUES.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;]
[OUT Q=THOSE ISSUES.]
Jeffrey suggests that the public scrutinize how each candidate addresses concerns.
[IN Q=SOME OF THEM]
((JEFFREY; SOME OF THEM ARE HAVING SOME VERY OBVIOUS DIFFICULTIES PUTTING THOUGHTS TOGETHER REGARDING THE ISSUES OR EVEN IDENTIFYING ANY ISSUES OF REVELANCE TO THE ELECTORATE AT LARGE.))
[OUT Q=AT LARGE.]
Elections take place next Tuesday. [E-Elderly-Scam]
[TAPE#98-30 TC 45:33]
South Boston police say a scam artist got away with 8-thousand dollars from an elderly woman.
And they want your help finding the suspect.
Police want to identify the woman caught on this bank surveillence video.
They say she and another woman approached two elderly women Friday-- claiming to have found thousands of dollars.
The con-artists told the senior citizens they would share the money if they put up 10-thousand dollars "in good faith."
The woman caught on this tape helped one of the seniors withdraw 8-thousand dollars from her bank account.
If you recognize the suspect, South Boston police ask you to call them.
There's a big party today in Israel as the country celebrates its 50th birthday.
At ceremonies in Tel Aviv, Israel showed off its military muscle.
Vice President Al Gore is in Israel today, renewing America's commitment to stand by the Jewish state.
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu received Gore with an honor guard when they met this morning.
((VICE PRESIDENT GORE;WELL MR. PRIME MINISTER, THE WARMTH OF YOUR GREETING IS OVERWHELMING. IT IS THE HIGHEST HONOR TO REPRESENT PRESIDENT CLINTON AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HERE IN ISRAEL AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH JUBILEE
ANNIVERSARY OF OF ISRAEL'S INDEPENDENCE." ))
[OUT Q=of Israel's indpendence.]
Gore is the highest foreign dignitary attending the celebration.
One Jewish church leader in Roanoke says the United States will continue support of Israel's efforts against Palestinians
Rabbi Kathy Cohen says there are strong ties between the history of the Israel state and this country.
[IN Q=I THINK THAT]
((RABBI KATHY COHEN/TEMPLE EMANUEL; I THINK THAT THE UNITED STATES IS BEGINNING TO UNDERSTAND JUST HOW IMPORTANT A DEMOCRATIC FREE COUNTRY IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS AND I THINK THAT THE DREAMS OF ISRAEL ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE DREAMS OF AMERICA IN ITS EARLY FOUNDING.))
[SUPER=01-Rabbi Kathy Cohen/Temple Emanuel;]
[OUT Q=EARLY FOUNDING.]
Cohen says the state of Israel remains so important to Jews worldwide because it represents a sense of sacredness.
[IN Q=IT IS THE]
((COHEN; IT IS THE PLACE WHERE JEWS HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF A FREE EXISTENCE THERE. IT IS THE PLACE OF OUR PRAYER BOOKS. JERUSALEM TO US SYMBOLIZES A SORT OF JERUSALEM ON HIGH A SPIRITUAL HEAVEN HERE ON EARTH.))
[OUT Q=HERE ON EARTH.]
Cohen is also confident that there will be a peace process for the Jewish country in her lifetime--despite its diffic
There will soon be a direct route from the Star City to the Windy City, at least for air travelers.
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/File Tape]
[edit of 97-99 -- "american eagle" story]
Trans States Airlines said it will begin non-stop jet service between Roanoke Regional and Chicago's O'Hare airport sometime this summer.
There will be three flights a day.
The airline expects the service to be popular with business travelers who usually switch planes on the way to Chicago.
A Trans States spokesman says he does not know how much the flights will cost.
But he says they will be "competitive."
The Salem Avalanche walked away with win number three after last night's 2-nothing shutout of the Danville 97's.
A leftover from the WCW's visit to town earlier in the week was in attendance.
And the masked man would see Salem get on the board in the bottom of the 5th as Blake Barthol smacks one to left field. His shot would drive in two runs and turn out to be the game winner.
Danville would play some good defense, though. Look at 97's right fielder Jason Ross make the diving catch to steal a hit from Rod Blair.
Salem had a chance to get some insurance in the 7th, but Doug Livingston got caught in a rundown between third & home.
He's tagged out, but Salem gets the shutout. The two wrap up their series tonight at 7.
The Lynchburg Hillcats took on the Cannons of Prince William last night.
It would take a Cannon to knock it out of City Stadium with this kind of breeze blowing.
It was also a night of blown opportunities at first for the Hillcats.. top of the second with runners at the corners when Luis Lorenzana pops to second to kill the rally.
Third inning, more of the same as Freddy May gets gunned down at second by Chris Martine (mar-TEEN) for the final out.
Prince William would finally break the scoreless deadlock in the sixth, as Martine bounces one to short.. Lorenzana can't get it out of his glove and the
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run scores.. One- nothing Cannons..
The Hillcats got 2 back in their half of the sixth and Lynchburg wins it 4-to-2.
The University of North Carolina has already lost one key player to the NBA this week, and now it looks like Vince Carter will follow his lead and give up his final year of eligibility.
Carter, who has one year of eligibility remaining has called a 4:15 newsconference for this afternoon to make his move official.
He is expected to be one of the top 6 picks in the June draft.
The Chicago Bulls rounded out a 3-game sweep of the New Jersey Nets last night in the NBA playoffs.
[SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/TNT; :00]
Michael Jordan was unstoppable hitting 9 of his first 10 shots and 15 of his first 18. He would finish with a game high 38 points.
Dennis Rodman had 21 rebounds and also check it out - this three pointer.
The Bulls win 116-to-101.
The Spurs clinched their series with Phoenix last night, as well.[WNBA]
It was draft time for the Women's NBA in New York City yesterday.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
And the Hornets used their first round pick to get 2-time ACC player of the year Tracy Reid from the University of North Carolina.
[IN Q="I'm very...]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Reid/Sting's Top Draft Pick; :00]
[OUT Q=...THE GAME."]