For the second time in less than a month, a Roanoke bank has been robbed.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave]
Scott Goldberg is on the scene at the Nationsbank on Melrose Avenue---Scott what can you tell us?
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(Rollcue: is this bank a safe bank?)
[super=01-Georgia Anna Paulin/Bank Customer; :00]
[IN Q= (Scott asking question)]
[OUT Q=still worry it's a safe bank.]
[VO NAT **Scott mic hot]
This bank has been a target before.
Detectives are talking to witnesses.
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave][Heroine-Ring]
Some major heroin suppliers to the Roanoke Valley will be spending time behind bars.
Yesterday fourteen people pleaded guilty to various charges.
The ring had been supplying heroin that resulted in three fatal overdoses beginning in 19-96.
After police busted the ring authorities say the local heroin market temporarily dried up.
The case against the alleged ring leader, Rosalind Arrington, comes up tomorrow.[WOODHAM-TRIAL]
In Mississippi, jury selection is underway this afternoon in the second murder trial of Luke Woodham.
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The 17 year old is accused of killing two fellow students when he allegedly opened fire at his high school.
Last week, he was convicted of killing his mother.
Officials from Mississippi, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas and Oregon are meeting in Memphis today to come up with a plan to prevent future killings.
Rescue teams are using high tech ultra-sound, infra-red scanners and trained dogs to search for survivors of a deadly grain elevator explosion in Kansas.
At least four people are trapped inside the concrete structure, two others were killed.
Another six are hospitalized.
Rescue workers are focusing on an 800 foot section of a tunnel underneath the elevator.
KEN COX/SEDGWICK COUNTY DIVISION CHIEF
THE AREA THEY HAVE TO
OPERATE IN IS ABOUT 100 FEET LONG. THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF DEBRIS
INSIDE SO PROGRESS IS SLOW BUT THEY ARE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS."
[SUPER=01-Ken Cox/Sedgwick County Division Chief]
[OUT Q=MAKING GOOD PROGRESS.]
The Kansas Grain elevator is the the third largest in the world.
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A verdict could come today or tomorrow in the civil trial of a Roanoke police officer.
J-M Donaldson is accused of choking a man to death during a 19-93 arrest.
Officer Donaldson used a "choke hold" to subdue Eric Scott Lee.
Lee died of asphyxiation.
The city Commonwealth's Attorney ruled it "EXCUSABLE homicide."
But Lee's wife sued the city and three police officers for 3-quarters of a million dollars.
The case against two other officers was dropped yesterday, leaving only Officer Donaldson as a defendant.
A plea agreement has been reached in an alcohol related accident that killed a child.
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]
Yesterday Christopher Lee Fisher pleaded NO contest to driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.
Fisher was driving a pick-up truck that collided with a car last May in Elliston.
A seven-year old girl riding in the bed of the truck was thrown onto the road and killed.
Fisher also pleaded no contest to possession of marijuana.
He could face eleven years in prison when sentenced in August.
Federal railroad regulators have approved the ten billion dollar split of Conrail by C-S-X and Norfolk Southern.
For Virginia, the end of Conrail means almost 300 more jobs.
Scott Goldberg has the latest from Washington.
[IN Q=In the beginning]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Chairman Linda Morgan/Surface Transportation Board; :16]
[SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO; :38]
[OUT Q=News 7, Washington.]
A Los Angeles Coroner report shows that the wife of Comedian Phil Hartman was legally drunk and on drugs the night she killed her husband and then herself.
Toxicology reports shows Brynn Hartman's blood alcohol level was point- one two.
She also had traces of cocaine and an anti- depressant in her system.
CRAIG HARVEY/L.A. COUNTY CHIEF CORONERlTHE COMBINATION OF ALCOHOL AND COCAINE IS SUCH THAT IT
CREATED A CLASS OF DRUGS CALLED COCAETHELYN WHICH MAKES THE EFFECTS 1
AND 1/2 TIMES GREATER THAN IT WOULD BE..IT INTENSIFIES THE DRUG ACTION.
[SUPER=01-Craig Harvey/Los Angeles Co. Chief Coroner; ]
[OUT Q=it intensifies the drug action.]
The Coroner says no drugs are alcohol were found in Phil Hartman's system.
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The elderly will be getting some much needed support from a local organization.
The Foundation for the Roanoke Valley today announced a new fund to help some older residents in the area.
It's called the Mary Louise Home Fund and it will make annual grants of about 2-hundred-thousand dollars to local organizations.
[IN Q= We think this]
((ALAN RONK/FOUNDATION FOR ROANOKE VALLEY; WE THINK THAT THIS WILL BE A TREMENDOUS BENEFIT TO THE ELDERLY IN THE COMMUNITY. THERE IS CLEAR AND CONVINCING EVIDENCE THAT NUTRITOUS PLAYS A VERY IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE HELP OF THE ELDERLY AND KEEPS THEM FROM BEING PREMATURELY INSTITUTIONALIZED OR HOSPITALIZED.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ronk/Foundation for Roanoke Valley;]
[OUT Q= Institutionalized or hospitalized]
The League of Older Americans is the first agency to receive the grant.
It's for 75-thousand dollars and will go for a nutritious breakfast program.
If you rent movies on a regular basis, Circuit City has something you may want to see.
Ellen Qualls introduces us to a new product revealed by the Virginia company yesterday.
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; :11]
[SUPER=01-Josh Dare/DIVX Spokesman; :21]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Chesterfield Co.]
(( [14:06:44 tape one woman with remote to DIVX logo ]
It's not about remote control.
It's about being in control.
It's the perfect slogan for the latest in home video technology.
We'll get to that.
But it's also about Virginia-based retail giant Circuit City showing once again why it's in control of the home electronics market.
The product's called DIVX.
((DIVX WAS DEVELOPED FOR THE FOLKS WHO ARE RENTING A LOT OF MOVIES. WHO GO OUT TO THE VIDEO RENTAL STORE ON A FRIDAY OR SATURDAY NIGHT AND ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE HASSLE OF TAKING IT BACK. OF NOT GETTING THE MOVIES THEY WANT.))
DVD came out last year-- those discs are fairly expensive.
You buy a DIVX digital disk for just under five bucks.
And you never have to return it.
But you have a 48 hour window to watch the whole movie, that starts when you cursor down to play on the menu.
((THE DISCS DO NOT SELF DISTRUCT. THEY WILL PLAY AGAIN AND AGAIN. THERE'S A PERFECTLY GOOD MOVIE ON THAT DISK THAT NEVER GOES AWAY.))
So if you want to watch again, it will charge you again.
Or you can pay up a fee like $12.50 for unlimited viewings.
How does DIVX know how many times you watch?
Your own machine dials into a main computer once a month and tells on you.
It's the closest thing yet to movies on demand.
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((REMEMBER BEFORE YOU THROW OUT THE VCR AND SHELL OUT MAYBE 400 DOLLARS FOR DVD OR 500 DOLLARS FOR THE DIVX, THERE'S STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF TITLES, AND THE ABILITY TO TAPE OFF OF TV IS STILL FIVE TO TEN YEARS OUT IN THE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY.))
This year, you can only buy these in Richmond or San Francisco- the test markets.
Ellen Qualls news 7.))
People moving to Daleville could soon have the choice of living in townhouses.
That after the Botetourt County planning commission approved plans last night for the new residences.
As Tina Tenret reports, some guess that apartments could be next.
[IN Q=Rural Botetourt County]
[SUPER=01-Rowland Wampler/Wampler Realty;:48]
[OUT Q=Botetourt County]
(( Rural Botetourt County is a vast landscape of rolling hills.
But a closer look reveals the winds of change.
For example -- the 750-acre Greenfield Industrial Park, under construction.
Land values are tripling, farms are selling out, and new houses are sprouting everywhere.
[IN Q=We're just getting more]
((WE'RE JUST GETTING MORE AND MORE PEOPLE INTO THE COUNTY AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A COUNTRY ATMOSPHERE ANYMORE. WE'RE NOT IN FAVOR OF THAT.))
[OUT Q=in favor of that]
Now county supervisors must rule on a plan for 22 townhomes on three acres off Route 220.
No townhouses currently exist in Daleville.
Some say apartments in Botetourt are the next step.
Rowland Wampler's been selling real estate for 20 years, he fields calls for rental property daily.
[IN Q=A lot of people]
((A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE TO MOVE IN TO AN AREA AND LIVE IN AN APARTMENT OR RENT A HOUSE FOR SIX MONTHS OR A YEAR, TO GET A FEEL FOR THE AREA BEFORE THEY BUY SOMETHING.))
[OUT Q=buy something]
[IN Q=Well I can't see]
((WELL I CAN'T SEE HOW PEOPLE LIVING IN APARTMENT COMPLEXES WOULD PAY ANY TAXES AND TAXES ARE THE NAME OF THE GAME.))
[OUT Q=name of the game]
But the rules are changing in Botetourt -- soon much of this green could wind up in the developer's wallet.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))[McCartney]
The three surviving Beatles reunited last night in London.
They did not perform but did sing with the congregation to celebrate the life of Linda McCartney.
Thousands more gathered outside the church.
Tom Fenton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :55]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LONDON.]
((IN THE COLD AND IN THE RAIN, FANS AND ANIMAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE CHURCH OF ST. MARTIN'S IN THE FIELDS. IT WAS THEIR WAY OF HONORING THE MEMORY OF LINDA MCCARTNEY, EVEN IF THEY COULD NOT ATTEND
IT WAS AN INVITATION-ONLY AFFAIR FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
THEY INCLUDED STING, AND HIS WIFE TRUDY. AND ELTON JOHN, WHO DREW A CHEER FROM THE CROWD OUTSIDE.
PAUL MCCARTNEY HAS BEEN OUT OF THE LIMELIGHT SINCE HIS WIFE, LINDA'S, DEATH NOT QUITE TWO MONTHS AGO. WITH HIM WERE THE CHILDREN, STELLA, HEATHER, JAMES AND MARY.
THE SERVICE BROUGHT TOGETHER THE THREE REMAINING BEATLES. GEORGE HARRISON AND HIS WIFE OLIVIA, WHO WAS WRAPPED UP AGAINST THE UNSEASONABLE WEATHER...
AND RINGO STARR AND HIS WIFE BARBARA BACH. IT WAS A RARE PUBLIC APPEARANCE OF ALL THREE. DURING THE PRIVATE SERVICE, THEY SANG WITH THE CONGREGATION, BUT DID NOT PERFORM.
FRIENDS SAY PAUL MCCARTNEY DIDN'T WANT THIS TO BE A SAD AFFAIR. BUT RATHER A CELEBRATION OF LINDA'S LIFE AND LOVES -- HER PASSION FOR VEGETARIANISM, PHOTOGRAPHY, ABOVE ALL- FOR ANIMALS. IN THE CROWD OUTSIDE
HERE ARE A NUMBER OF ANIMAL RIGHTS CAMPAIGNERS.
"She was a wonderful friend of the animals. We're also here to celebrate her life."
"She settled down and gave the children a normal life with all those lovely animals and was obviously an extremely kind person."
"To honor Linda's memory, for all the things she's done -- for the animals".
THEY COULD HEAR THE MUSIC OUTSIDE. BUT THEY COULD NOT SHARE THE LOSS. TOM FENTON CBS NEWS LONDON.))
Summer sessions kicked off for the Carolina Panthers yesterday.
And it looks like there's at least one cat who HAS NOT used up all his Carolina lives.
Kevin Green HAD defected to the 49ers.
But now the linebacker is back in Charlotte and ready to go.
[SUPER=01-Kevin Greene/Panthers Linebacker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Lathton/Panthers Linebacker; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; :]
[OUT Q=...of himself physically"]