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An N-B-C publicist is suggesting jealous rage led to actor Phil Hartman's death.
Police believe Hartman's wife
fatally shot him yesterday before taking her own life in the couple's California mansion.
The publicist, who knew Hartman, tells the ``New York Post'' that Hartman told his wife he was leaving her for another woman.
But friends and relatives say all seemed well with the Hartman's marriage.
Jennifer Sabih reports from Los Angeles.
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[SUPER=01-LT. Anthony Alba/Los Angeles Police Department;]
[SUPER=04-Saturday Night Live-NBC;]
[OUT Q=back to you in the studio.]
POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR A MOTIVE IN THE APPARENT MURDER-SUICIDE OF COMEDIAN PHIL HARTMAN AND HIS WIFE..BRYN. ONE DAY AFTER THE SHOOTING ROCKED HOLLYWOOD...THERE ARE PUBLISHED REPORTS THAT HARTMAN'S WIFE HAD PROBLEMS WITH
HER TEMPER AND MAY HAVE FLOWN INTO A FIT OF JEALOUS RAGE BECAUSE THEIR
MARRIAGE WAS ENDING. IT WAS THE THRID MARRIAGE FOR HARTMAN..THE SECOND FOR HIS
LT. ANTHONY ALBA/LAPD
LETS FACE IT...PEOPLE DON'T HAVE PERFECT LIVES.
A FRIEND OF THE COUPLE SAYS SHE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS TROUBLED BUT WAS SHOCKED
BY THE VIOLENT END.
IT WAS UNEXPECTED ETC...
POLICE WERE CALLED TO THE HARTMAN'S HOME IN SUBURBAN LOS ANGELES YESTERDAY
MORNING AFTER NEIGHBORS REPORTED GUNSHOTS. OFFICERS RESCUED THE COUPLE'S SIX
AND NINE YEAR OLD CHILDREN AS A FINAL GUNSHOT RANG OUT. POLICE SAY IT WAS
BRYNN HARTMAN TAKING HER OWN LIFE. HER HUSBAND APPARENTLY SHOT TO DEATH.
MR. HARTMAN HAD BEEN DEAD FOR A WHILE..HE DID NOT DIE AT THE SAME TIME THAT
MRS. HARTMAN APPARENTLY KILLED HERSELF.
PHIL HARTMAN ROSE TO FAME ON NBC'S SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE...DOING IMPRESSIONS OF
EVERYONE FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON TO ED MCMAHON. AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH
HARTMAN WAS STARRING AS VAIN RADIO ANCHORMAN BILL MCNEAL ON THE NBC SHOW "NEWS
RADIO" AND PROVIDING VOICES OF CHARACTERS ON THE SIMPSONS.))
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Legendary conservative Senator Barry Goldwater has died.
He had been in poor health following a debilitating stroke and the
early stages of alzheimer's disease.
The Arizona Senator spent thirty years in Congress and ran for president against Lyndon Johnson in 19-64.
Though he didn't win, Goldwater continued to be the icon of conservatism in America.
Many Republican presidents sought his council, including Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan.
Senator Goldwater was 89.
Pakistan is said to be putting nuclear warheads on its missiles and may be preparing to conduct additional nuclear tests.
A U-S Official says there are indications Pakistan could launch more tests within a few days.
Yesterday, Pakistan launched a series of 5 nuclear tests.
The White House then fired back, imposing economic sanctions
similar to those slapped on India after it recently conducted nuclear tests.
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The U-N Security Council is meeting again today to consider condemnation.
BILL RICHARDSON, US AMBASSADOR TO THE UN: INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT IS
BUILDING TO COOL TENSIONS, TO PRESENT BOTH PARTIES TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, TO
SIGN THE COMPREHENSIVE TEST BAN TREATY, AND TO REDUCE TENSIONS.
[SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/US Ambassador to the UN;]
[OUT Q=to reduce tensions.]
Japan today joined the United States in slapping economic sanctions
Japan is Pakistan's biggest aid donor.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys were expected to continue jury selection in Grayson County, this morning.
But so far, that hasn't happened.
The case in question is that of Louis Ceparano.
The 43-year old is charged with capital murder in the death of a former black Marine who was burned alive and beheaded in Grayson County.
The judge has instructed both sides to select a panel of 24 potential jurors which will eventually be narrowed down to 12 jurors and two alternates.
So far, 23 potential jurors have been selected.
Of that number, none are black.
Both sides were expected to begin trying to select a final juror this morning, but so far all is quiet.[E-County-Fat
A Dublin man was hit and killed by a car last night while mowing a church lawn in Roanoke County.
62-year-old James F. Revilla was on a riding lawn mower at the Church of Christ off of Feather Road when he reportedly ventured into the roadway at a blind curve.
Police say the driver of an oncoming car lost control while trying to avoid Revilla.
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A cause has been determined for the crash and derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in Lynchburg nearly 2 months ago.
The March 31st derailment sparked a massive blaze after a 65-car train broke loose from a rail yard.
According to the railroad, an employee did not "apply a sufficient number of hand brakes."
Hand brakes are like emergency brakes on cars -- they prevent a parked train from moving.
Norfolk Southern will not say if it is taking any discplinary action.
A plea of no contest in the case of a 16-year-old honor student charged with bringing a loaded handgun to Christiansburg High School.
Authorities say the sophomore pulled a pistol from her backpack in February because she was upset with an ex-boyfriend.
Friends reportedly grabbed the handgun and unloaded it.
A juvenile court judge yesterday said a judgement will not be made in the case until the girl is sentenced.
There has been another school shooting, but this time no students were involved.
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It happened this morning in the parking lot of a Fort Lauderdale High School.
Police say a man fatally shot a female teacher and than took his own life.
School officials say no students were hurt and classes are being held today.
Illinois state police confirm that a man who died in an explosion had a history of mental problems.
Authorities say they wanted to question Rick Shotts about the bombing of a church in Danville last Sunday.
But before they could talk to him Shotts was killed in an explosion in his garage.
Shotts had attended the church that was bombed, and had come under suspicion because of his background.
He had been arrested for unlawful use of a weapon and was in and out of Veteran Hospital mental wards.
Unions for Philip Morris workers are threatening boycotts and calling Virginia's largest health insurer "the enemy".
That after Trigon announced that it joined in a national lawsuit against tobacco companies.
Tobacco interests across the state, like Danville-based Dimon Incorporated, are considering pulling their business from Trigon over the lawsuit.
[IN Q=It was a ]
((TODD HAYMORE/DIMON INC.: IT WAS A VERY SURPRISING MOVE AND IT'S ONE THAT THEY DID NOTIFY US THAT IT WAS COMING AND IT'S ONE THAT WE ARE GOING TO FULLY EXAMINE AND WE WOULD NOT BE EXAMINING OUR OPTIONS HAD TRIGON DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LAWSUIT.))
((BROOKE TAYLOR/TRIGON: WE CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESS. WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE PROVIDED THEM WITH QUALITY SERVICE FOR A LONG TIME AND WE'D LIKE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT. BUT ON THE OTHER HAND, WE ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR ENTIRE CUSTOMER BASE AND OUR SHAREHOLDERS. AND WE JUST FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Haymore/Dimon, Inc.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brooke Taylor/Trigon; :18]
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The Virginia Farm Bureau has 23-thousand Trigon subscribers.
It says it's "disappointed" with Trigon, but has NO plans to boycott the company on behalf of the farmers.
An 88-year-old great-grandmother says she did NOT bludgeon a man to death.
Virginia Davis of Franklin pleaded innocent yesterday to murder charges stemming from the death of a man who lived in her home.
In yesterday's arraignment, Davis asked for a jury trial, which was set for July 9th.
She was indicted in March, a year after the death of John Wimbrow, a 51-year-old unemployed exterminator.
A Pittsylvania County man accused of killing his wife took the stand today in his own defense.
Timothy Abbott says he thought he was shooting at an intruder.
But there was NO intruder.
The bullet hit his wife in the chest.
The prosecution says he intended to kill Melissa Abbott.
Her body was found in the front yard of the couple's Keeling home in February 1997.
Timothy Abbott could face life in prison if he's convicted.
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Employees at a Lynchburg office building came to work this morning to find the building flooded and their offices damaged.
Somewhere between two and three a-m, a waterpipe burst causing water to flood the Allied Arts Building in downtown Lynchburg.
The water flooded offices causing ceiling and floor damage and alot of hassles for employees.
[IN Q=I think We had]
((TODD DOVEL/PLANT MANAGER OF KIDDS SERVICES: I THINK WE HAD A HALF INCH WATER PIPE BREAK ON THE ELEVETH FLOOR-FLOODING THE ELEVENTH FLOOR THROUGH THE GROUND FLOOR ALL THE WAY TO THE BASEMENT. WE'VE PUMPED ABOUT FIFTEEN HUNDRED GALLONS IN THE LAST FOUR HOURS.
RICHARD P. CUNNINGHAM/ATTORNEY: WELL THE OWNER OF THE BUILDING CALLED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD A WATER MAIN BURST AND THAT UNFOURTUNATLY MY FLOOR WAS RIGHT BELOW WHERE IT BROKE AND GOT THE HEAVIEST PART OF IT. ))
[SUPER=01-Todd Dovel/Kidds Services Manager]
[SUPER=01-Richard Cunningham/Attorney; :13]
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The WDBJ Lynchburg Bureau was also flooded, but clean up crews say the building will be back to normal by Monday.
Virginia Attorney General Mark Earley is joining in on a settlement between Virginia-based America Online and 43 other states.
The settlement is the result of a consumer protection lawsuit.
A-O-L will pay NO consumer refunds as a part of the deal.
But the nation's largest online provider did agree to NOT increase its monthly fees or modify its contract with subscribers without giving
30 days' notice.
A-O-L must also disclose the terms of its free trial offers and clearly explain procedures for canceling subscriptions.
Virginia's share of the settlement money comes to about 76-thousand dollars.
The money will be used for future consumer protection and education programs.
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The school year will soon be extended for elementary school students in Rockbridge County.
The extension will go into effect during the 1999-2000 school year.
Students at Mountain View and Fairfield Elementary School will be affected.
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[IN Q=We're not looking]
((GLEN STARK/ROCKBRIDGE CO. SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE NOT LOOKING AT DOING MORE OF THE SAME BUT RATHER CAN WE OFFER THE SAME 180 DAYS THAT WE OFFER FOR ALL STUDENTS--BUT CAN WE DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT TO ALLOW THESE STUDENTS TO HAVE BETTER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Glen Stark/School Superintendent;]
[OUT Q=better learning opportunities.]
Students will attend classes for about 45 days then have a five to 10 day break for those who need time to catch up on their studies.
The extended school year will cost the county from 215 to 245 thousand dollars.
NASA has displayed what it claims are the first three-dimensional pictures of the sun.
Scientists say the pictures were made from separate images of the sun that, once combined, produce the 3-D effect.
The NASA team used a method similar to that of a CAT Scan in medicine to assemble the 3-D image.
The 3-D structures will help scientists determine better the effects of the sun on the earth.
There may be trouble in Spiceworld.
For the second night in a row the British pop wonders the Spice Girls performed on their world tour, minus one spice.
The girls told their Norway fans Ginger Spice's absence was due to illness.
MELANIE BROWN/SCAREY SPICE:SHE WILL BE THERE ON STAGE WITH US ANYWAY IN SPIRIT. BUT WE WILL BE WORKING EVEN HARDER TO MAKE SURE THE OSLO FANS GET TO SEE WHAT
THEY CAME FOR. ))
[SUPER=01-Melanie Brown/"Scarey Spice";]
[OUT Q=THEY CAME FOR.]
But today's British tabloids are reporting that Gerri Halliwell has quit the group.
A band spokesman today said he couldn't comment on the Sun tabloid reports.