A man suspected of killing a park ranger over the weekend on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina is expected to be charged today.
The ranger was investigating a report that a man with a rifle was threatening visitors at a scenic overlook.
Authorities say the 36-year-old ranger took a bullet in the
chest, despite the bulletproof vest he was wearing.
A suspect was taken into custody after a four-hour manhunt.
[IN Q=He's been]
BOB MILLER/NAT'L PARK SERVICE:
HE'S BEEN QUESTIONED
WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO MATCH UP PHYSICAL EVIDENCE ON THE GROUND. WE
FOUND A WEAPON. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOME TRACKS TO TIE THAT TO THE
[SUPER=01-Bob Miller/National Park Service;]
[OUT Q=tracks to tie that to the individual.]
This is the first time a Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ranger has ever been shot and killed in the line of duty.
A deal could be imminent in the Monica Lewinsky probe.
A Published report indicates Lewinsky is ready to make a deal with Kenneth Starr.
The Washington Post reports Lewinsky's lawyers have offered to have her testify that she had sex with the president, a charge Mr. Clinton
Testimony has begun in the Ennis Cosby murder trial.
Mikhail Markhasev is accused of killing Bill Cosby's son on a Los Angeles freeway more than a year ago.
Sandra Hughes reports.
[IN Q=Jurors will hear]
[SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :00]
[SUPER=07-Laurie Levenson; :29]
[SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; :55]
[OUT Q=cbs news Santa Monica.]
JURORS WILL HEAR THE PROSECUTION'S CASE AGAINST MIKAIL
MARKHASEV TODAY WHEN OPENING STATEMENTS BEGIN LATER THIS MORNING. IT'S
EXPECTED THAT PROSECUTOR ANNE INGALLS WILL SAY THE 19-YEAR-OLD UKRANIAN
IMMIGRANT HAS TIES TO A VIOLENT PRISON GANG AND THAT HE SHOT ENNIS COSBY
DURING A FAILED ROBBERY. THE PROSECUTION'S CASE WILL HINGE ON TWO KEY
ELEMENTS: DNA EVIDENCE LINKING MARKHASEV TO THE CRIME AND WITNESS
TESTIMONY FROM TWO OF HIS COMPANIONS ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER.
"The prosecution has to rely on witnesses who themselves could be
suspects in this case and have something to gain in testifying for the
prosecution. They're facing other criminal charges and one of their
witnesses even got immunity to testify in the grand jury.
WHILE THE COURTHOUSE IS THE SAME ONE WHERE OJ SIMPOSON LOST
HIS SECOND TRIAL, AND CELEBRITIES ARE INVOLVED.. THAT'S WHERE THE
SIMILARITIES BETWEEN THE COSBY CASE AND SIMPSON'S CASE END.
There are no cameras in the courtroom -- and a gag order keeps lawyers
from talking about the case. The jury is a well-educated group of
mostly older people, racially mixed, half men, half women. And it's
expected in this trial the defense will name the person they say is the
IN A PRETRIAL HEARING LAST THURSDAY, PUBLIC DEFENDER HENRY
HALL REVEALED HIS PLAN TO ARGUE THAT ELI ZAKARIA.. A CONVICTED ROBBER
WHO WAS WITH MARKHASEV ON THE NIGHT OF THE CRIME.. IS THE ACTUAL
MURDERER. DESPITE OBJECTIONS FROM THE PROSECUTION, JUDGE DAVID PEREZ
RULED THAT HALL CAN INTRODUCE EVIDENCE IMPLICATING ZAKARIA.
BILL AND CAMILLE COSBY'S SPOKESPERSON DISPUTED RUMORS THAT THE
TWO WOULD NOT ATTEND THE TRIAL AGAINST MARKHASEV.. BUT DID SAY THAT THE
COSBY'S WOULDN'T HAVE ANY COMMENTS ABOUT THE CASE UNTIL THE TRIAL IS
SANDRA HUGHES, CBS NEWS, SANTA MONICA.))
A Father's Day accident in Bedford County injured two sisters and their husbands yesterday.
Patricia and Grady Deatherage were traveling along Route 1-22 on a motorcycle alongside Gary and Donna Thurman, also on a motorcycle.
State police say Grady Deatherage lost control of the bike and collided with the Thurmans around 2 p-m.
Patricia Deatherage was airlifted from the crash scene to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she is in very critical condition in the neurotrauma unit.
Police say charges will NOT be pressed in the incident and that all four riders were wearing helmets.
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A Tennessee woman is in stable condition today after crashing her car along Interstate 81 yesterday.
State police say Claire Marie Hayes Johnson, of Chattanooga, swerved to avoid being hit by another car entering traffic off of exit 109.
Johnson crossed the southbound lane, struck an embankment and landed in a ditch.
She was taken to Radford Community Hospital.
A Gretna man lost his life in a Pittsylvania County car wreck early yesterday.
State police say 25-year-old Christopher Smith lost control of his pick-up truck and drove off the right shoulder of U-S Route 29 just south of Route 81.
Authorities say he then veered across two lanes of traffic into the median.
Henry County residents should know by the end of the day whether they will soon be paying more to eat out and go to the races.
The Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on the county budget-- which includes a four-percent meals tax.
It also includes a five-percent admissions tax to the Martinsville Speedway.
A county spokesman says the new taxes are needed to replace the tax revenue that will be lost when Dupont leaves the area.
[IN Q=If we don't look]
((BILL FARRAR/PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: IF WE DON'T LOOK FOR SOME WAY TO ACCEPT SOME RESPONSIBILITY AND REPLACE THIS REVENUE VOLUNTARILY THEN WE MAY BE IN A POSITION TO DO SOMETHING REALLY DISTASTEFUL LIKE TAKE A HARD LOOK AT THE REAL ESTATE TAX.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Farrar/Public Information Officer;]
[OUT Q=the real estate tax.]
Henry County's proposed budget tops 83-million dollars.
That's down more than two-million dollars from last year's budget.
For the first time since she came back to England, former Au Pair Louise Woodward has given an interview.
It will air later today in Britian on B-B-C's panorama documentary show.
The British tabloids are already blasting Woodward for apparently trying to copy Princess Diana in her 19-95 B-B-C interview.
Vicki Mabrey reports.
[IN Q=At the press]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, England/Thursday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Vicki Mabrey/Reporting; :52]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London]
(Woodward press conference on her arrival to UK)
AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE HELD SHORTLY AFTER SHE TOUCHED DOWN IN ENGLAND
LAST THURSDAY, WOODWARD REFUSED TO SPECULATE ON WHO OR WHAT MAY HAVE
CAUSED THE FATAL INJURY TO BABY MATTHEW EAPPEN. WHEN ASKED IF SHE HAD
A MESSAGE FOR THE EAPPENS, SHE GAVE A TERSE REPLY.
NO, I DON'T.
IN TONIGHT'S INTERVIEW, SHE SAYS SHE WAS MADE A SCAPEGOAT. "IF THE
PARENTS DIDN'T DO IT, WHO DID?" SHE ASKS, ADDING THAT SHE FELT SOMEONE
WOULD HAVE TO PAY, AND THAT SOMEONE WAS HER. SHE ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE
SUPPORT SHE RECEIVED IN BRITAIN, CRITICISM OF HER IN THE AMERICAN
PRESS, AND HER REACTION TO BEING ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME. THE INTERVIEW
WAS CONDUCTED BY THE SAME REPORTER WHO HANDLED THE INFAMOUS PRINCESS
DIANA CHAT...( start graphic here ) AND THE BRITISH TABLOIDS TODAY ARE
MAKING MUCH OF THE FACT THAT WOODWARD SEEMS TO MODEL HERSELF ON THE
PRINCESS: SAME SORT OF DARK SUIT, SAME DEMURE LOOKS, SIMILAR SETTING.
Mabrey ON CAMERA:
THE BBC SAYS ANY RESEMBLANCE TO THE PRINCESS DIANA INTERVIEW IS PURE
COINCIDENCE, AND IS TAKING PAINS TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE NETWORK DID
NOT FOR THIS INTERVIEW. BUT THE WOODWARD FAMILY IS DRAWING FLACK FOR
PAYMENTS THEY RECEIVED FROM ONE BRITISH TABLOID, ABOUT 66-THOUSAND
DOLLARS, THOUGH THE PAPER SAYS THE MONEY WAS PAID BEFORE WOODWARD WAS
CONVICTED, AND WENT TO HELP HER DEFENSE FUND. VM, CBSN, London.))
A celebration in the New River Valley this past weekend commemorated an event that took place over 130 years ago.
Radford was one of several national sites this weekend for the "Juneteenth (June-Teenth) Festival".
The celebration commemorates the signing of the "Emancipation Proclamation."
The document was signed in January of 1863 ending slavery.
[IN Q=IT TOOK UP]
((PAUL HENDRICKS/EVENTS COORDINATOR; IT TOOK UP TO TWO YEARS BEFORE THE SLAVES IN GALVESTON, TEXAS KNEW THAT THEY WAS FREE. AND THAT CELEBRATION WAS JUNE 19TH, 1865. AND THIS IS WHY THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE JUNE 19TH THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Paul Hendricks/Events Coordinator;]
[OUT Q=national holiday.]
The Festival included cultural arts and crafts, international cuisine, and Reggae music.
More than a dozen bands performed over the weekend.
Hendricks plans to bring the Juneteenth celebration to Roanoke in the near future.
Virginia is halfway finished with computer upgrades that will enable the Commonwealth's computerized systems to enter the new millenium.
This year the General Assembly approved 48 million dollars to upgrade computers that aren't programmed to recognize the year 2000.
By the time the year 2000 gets here, taxpayers will have spent 115 million dollars on the problem, and state officials are hoping the computers will be ready.
A summer tradition in the Roanoke Valley gets underway this afternoon.
25 contestants are now in town preparing for the The Miss Virginia Scholarship Pageant.
This is the 78th anniversary of the event, and Executive Director Margaret Baker says 1998 will bring a larger scholarship fund and a change in the swimsuit competition.
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[IN Q=This year, we have changed]
((MARGARET BAKER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THIS YEAR WE HAVE CHANGED SWIMSUIT TO WHERE THE CONTESTANTS MAY WEAR TWO PIECE SWIMSUITS WHICH IS A CHANGE. I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF THOSE WE'LL HAVE, BUT YOU KNOW IT'S BASICALLY STILL THE SAME TYPT OF PAGEANT.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Baker/Executive Director]
[OUT Q=the same type of pageant.]
The schedule includes a photo shoot, rehearsals and other events through Wednesday.
The competition begins on Thursday, and the new Miss Virginia will be crowned on Saturday night. [Rentch]
A Montgomery county woman is in court today, facing charges of child abuse and felony neglect.
Circuit court judge Ray Grubbs will determine whether Teresa Anders Rentch is responsible for the death of her seven-year-old daughter, Samanatha.
The girl was one of three people thrown from the bed of Rentch's boyfriend's pick-up truck last May.
Chris Fisher had apparently swerved in an attempt to avoid rear-ending another vehicle when the family was returning from a swimming trip.
A neighbor testified today that the couple had been drinking beer and tequila before the wreck.
Fisher, who was convicted of involuntary manslaughter, D-U-I, and possession of marijuana nearly two weeks ago, just testified.
For some hikers the start of the summer season is reason to bare it all.
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Yesterday was nude hiking day along the Appalachain trail.
No one seems to know how or why the tradition got started.
And some speculate it can't be too comfortable.
[IN Q=I have a hard time]
MACDOUGALL; I HAVE A HARD TIME HIKING WITHOUT A SHIRT ON, LET ALONE WITHOUT A PAIR OF SHORTS. YOU COME THROUGH SOME AREAS THAT ARE FAIRLY WOODED AND THE GRASSES SOMETIMES AREN'T MOWED REAL WELL SO YOU GET STUFF STRATCHING AGAINST YOU. IT'S ONE THING WHEN IT'S ALWAYS ON YOUR LEGS AND ARMS, BUT WHEN IT'S ON PLACES THAT AREN'T NORMALLY EXPOSED, IT CAN BE KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE. ))
[SUPER=01-Don MacDougall/Appalachian Trail Conference;]
[OUT Q=can be kind of uncomfortable.]
In addition to discomfort, nude hikers could also run into trouble with the law.
Hiking in the buff can lead to a fine for indecent exposure.
The U-S has bowed out of World Soccer Cup action after a defeat by Iran.
Yesterday's match-up was the first between the countries whose governments are tentatively reaching out to each other after years
of bad blood.
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The American fans were fired up for yesterday's action.
Iran took a one to nothing lead at the half. Then this score in the 84-th minute would make it 2 to nothing Iran.
The United States would get on the board in the
87-th minute when Brian McBride scores on the corner kick but Iran holds on to win it 2 to 1.
Germany and Yugoslavia tied at 2 to 2 and Argentina beat Jamaica 5 to nothing.
The future King of England is now sweet sixteen.
[SUPER=03-London, United Kingdom;]
Prince William, Princess Diana's oldest son, did not appear in public for his birthday yesterday but that didn't matter.
You couldn't buy a newspaper in Britian that didn't have William all over it, complete with pin-ups.
[SUPER=03-Vancouver, British Columbia;]
William is the closest thing the royals now have to a superstar.
Only he draws the screaming crowds.
But with the press still blamed for hounding his mother, William has
been treated with kid gloves by the British media.