Lynchburg police have charged a suspect in connection with a fatal weekend shooting.
And one person is dead in after an overnight shooting in Roanoke.
News 7 at noon is next.
A New York City man has been charged with Lynchburg's fourth murder of the year.
26- year- old Morris Anthony was shot to death inside this home on Stuart Street Sunday night.
Late yesterday, Lynchburg police charged 24- year- old Norman Douglas White with his murder.
White already was in custody on forgery charges in Culpeper County.
He remains held there without bond.
White also faces numerous drug charges in New York and New Jersey.
Police say the murder in Lynchburg stemmed from a dispute over drugs and money.
An 18-year-old man was shot and killed last night in northwest Roanoke.
Police say Victor Anderson was shot in the head just before midnight at some apartments on Hunt Avenue.
He died a few hours later.
So far, no suspects have been arrested.
Lawyers for Tommy David Strickler will file an appeal with the U-S Circuit court of Appeals today.
Less than a week before his execution, there's new evidence that a key witness may have lied in Strickler's 1990 trial.
But yesterday, a federal judge ruled he does NOT have jurisdiction to hear the evidence.
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co./June 1990]
That leaves Strickler 5 days from a scheduled execution date for the 1990 abduction and slaying of Roanoke native and J-M-U student Leann Whitlock.
His attorney wants to admit a letter and two new secret affadavits that alleged key witness Donna Tudor may have lied.
[IN Q=Since we]
[SUPER=01-Barbara Hartung/Strickler's Attorney;]
[OUT Q=primary witness.]
Strickler is scheduled to die Wednesday.
Republicans say they've made health coverage ''significantly better.''
But Democrats call last night's senate action a setback.
The G-O-P measure to protect patients covered by H-M-O'S.. passed in the Senate by a vote of 53-to-47.
Republicans rejected the DEMOCRATS' version... because they say it would have raised insurance costs.
But Democrats argue the G-O-P plan will result in lower standards of care.
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[20:16:39-NEWSPATH 8 PM]
((CLINTON: ALL THEY CAN SAY IS, THEY CAN SAY WE JUST DONT WANT
DOCTORS TO BE ABLE TO REFER THEIR PATIENTS TO SPECIALISTS OR PEOPLE TO
BE ABLE TO STOP AT THE FIRST EMERGENCY ROOM..))
[OUT Q=THE FIRST EMERGENCY ROOM.]
The issue now goes to the House.
Members of Congress will see a pay raise next year.
The House voted yesterday to boost lawmakers' salaries to 141-thousand dollars a year -- a jump of about three-and-a-half percent.
The House also voted to double the next president's salary to 400-thousand dollars a year.
The relationship between China and Taiwan is becoming more strained.
China's official newspaper reports that China's top negotiator for Taiwan may cancel a planned visit to the island because of last week's comments by Taiwan's president.
In a radio interview, President Lee Teng-hui (lee dung-hway) said the two are separate, equal countries.
Fears that the new tensions will escalate into military conflict sparked a stock sell off that sent Taiwan's stock index plunging 6 point 4 percent, its steepest single day point drop in nine years.
Overturned trucks are making travel a nightmare in the Richmond area this morning.
Two separate tractor trailer accidents on Interstate 95 next to downtown Richmond have made Richmond a highway parking lot.
I-95 is the major north-south route for traffic along the east coast.
Since 9:30 A-M, it's been stopped in both directions.
Also this morning, a third tractor trailer crashed south of Petersburg on I-85, spilling hazardous materials and clogging traffic on that road.
More furniture manufacturers may be facing citations from the E-P-A.
Meawhile, Stanley Furniture is disputing charges that it caused excessive air pollution.
The Environmental Protection Agency has filed a complaint saying that the furniture company violated the Clean Air Act.
The E-P-A says the company operated a broken boiler -- possibly for as long as five years.
Stanley Furniture responded yesterday that it fixed the boiler immediately after discovering the pollution problem last year.
The company -- one of Henry County's largest employers -- could face a 175-thousand dollar penalty.
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What's wrong with Roanoke's old Shenandoah Hotel?
We'll find out when News-7 at Noon returns.
And after 18 years of searching, an old steamship is found off the coast of South Africa.
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After years of searching the wreckage of a passenger ship that sank off the coast of South Africa 90 years ago has been found.
[SUPER=03-Transkei Coast, S. Africa;]
The steamship Waratah was traveling from Australia to Great Britian when it sank in 19-09 with 211 on board.
A search for the wreck began 19-81.
Using special electronic equipment, the expedition was able to take a picture of the wreck and cast an image that exactly matched a model of the ship on display in the control room.
((EMLYN BROWN:THE SHIP IS IN A PRETTY CHAOTIC STATE AND IT BRINGS TO AN END ONE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST UNSOLVED SEA MYSTERIES OF ALL TIME."))
[SUPER=01-Emlyn Brown/National Underwater and Marine Agency;]
[OUT=OF ALL TIME.]
Brown led nine expeditions to find the Waratah.
A detour is in effect in downtown Roanoke to protect drivers from an old hotel and a wall that could come crashing down.
Engineers renovating the Shenandoah Hotel told city officials the hotel's east wall is not stable.
That's the wall that faces Williamson Road.
The engineers would NOT say how dangerous it is.
But the city acted quickly, closing a block of southbound Williamson between Salem and Campbell Avenues.
If you're driving south toward downtown, you'll have to take a right on Salem and go through the city market.
That block of Williamson will be closed for at least a week.
Area Republicans have grabbed the early advantage in the race for campaign cash for the upcoming General Assembly elections.
[TAKE 21st District Board]
In the 21st Senate District, incumbent Democrat John Edwards trails his Republican challenger William Fralin by more than 70- thousand dollars in total contributions.
[TAKE 23rd District Board]
And in the 23rd Senate District, incumbent Republican Steve Newman enjoys a better than 5 to 1 advantage over political newcomer John Campbell.
Campbell took in just nine thousand dollars over the last reporting period, while Newman pulled in close to 60- thousand dollars.
Yesterday was the deadline for all candidates to file campaign contribution and spending reports.
Botetourt County residents hit their supervisors with a lawsuit --
saying Exit 156 off Interstate 81 in Fincastle is NOT the place for a gas station and convenience store.
Neighbors say the exit is already dangerous and that V-DOT will take the land soo, anyway.
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[IN Q=Interstate 81]
((JEAN COLLINS/BUS DRIVER: INTERSTATE 81, THE RAMPS NEED TO BE WIDENED. WE DON'T NEED TO BE BUYING THE SAME STATION TWICE WITH OUR TAX MONIES. MY TAX MONEY'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.))
[SUPER=01-Jean Collins/Bus Driver;]
[OUT Q=very important to me]
Collins kicked in 500 dollars to help hire attorney Ed Natt.
So far 14 residents have raised seven thousand dollars for legal fees.
The chairman of the board says supervisors did not do anything wrong.
[SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
The first female commander of a space shuttle mission is preparing to blast off.
That story is next on News-7 at Noon.
And we'll take a look back thirty years to man's first trip to the moon.
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[COMM BREAK #2]
July 16th is a historic day for NASA.
[SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Cen., FL;]
This morning, space agency's first female shuttle commander arrived at the Kennedy Space Center for
the countdown to her launch.
Air Force Colonel Eileen Collins and her crew will blast off early Tuesday morning, carrying the powerful Chandra X-ray telescope.
Today is also the 30th anniversary of another groundbreaking event in NASA's history --Hattie Kauffman reports.
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[SUPER=04-July 16, 1969;]
[SUPER=01-Walter Cronkite/ Former CBS News Anchor]
[OUT Q=cbs news.]
((NAT SOUND MOON WALK -armstrong -"one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"
SOT: (11 53 06) The significnce (i think) of the moon landing is undoubtedly that man escaped his environment on earth
for the first time and landed on a distant orb callled the moon. That is the
accomplishment in my mind, its gonna be living four hundred years from now as a date that school children will memorize even as we memorize four hundred years later the landing of colombus in america.
TRACK 1: IN 1969, VETERAN CBS NEWSMAN WALTER CRONKITE NARRATED THE
MIRACULOUS TRIP TO THE MOON FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. AT SPOTS LIKE
DISNEYLAND, CROWDS GATHERED FOR COMMUNAL VIEWINGS OF THE HISTORIC EVENTS.
SOT: Mickey Mouse "Im so excited, Its fun to watch history being made"
TRACK 2: AND MICKEY'S EXCITMENT ECHOED ACROSS THE GLOBE. IN EVERY CITY, ON EVERY STREET CORNER,..THE MOON MISSION WAS JUST ABOUT THE ONLY THING PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT.
SOT: (MOS) "this is the greatest thrill I've ever witnessed"
"I think this is pretty good, cause a hundred years ago they'd think it was crazy to fly up ther
SOT (NASA AUDIO) "Tranquility base here, the Eagle has landed" SOT (Cronkite Coverage) "Whew, boy (giggles)
SOT CRONKITE11 56 58 you know when they landed on the moon, all i could say was wow..gee whiz, i was speechless...firs
t time in my life, and on the air, i was actually speechless.
TRACK 3: SIX HOUR AFTER LANDING, ASTRONAUTS NEIL ARMSTRONG AND BUZZ ALDRIN WERE FROLICKING ON THE MOON.
TRACK 4: ALL THESE YEARS LATER, WITH FRESHER IMAGES OF A SPACE STATION AND A ROVERS CLOUDING OUR MEMORY.. IT MIGHT BE EASY TO FORGET HOW TRULY RISKY
THIS MISSION WAS....BUT WALTER CRONKITE STILL REMEMBERS
CRONKITE SOT: 11 54 35 (approx) to land that thing on the moon and to be sure that we were gonna get it down on a surfa
ce that we'd only been able to survey by robotic devices, and get it down in the right spot
and then to be sure that with that foundation on the moon we were gonna get that rocket to fire to get it back to rendes vous/11 55 26 The anxiety was high, I can assure you both in Houston and right there at our cbs booth in new york.
TRACK 5: FOR ALL THE FEAR, FOR ALL THE ANXIETY, MAN CONQUERED THE MOON AND FOUND NO CHEESE ... NO ALIENS LURKING BEHIND LUNAR ROCKS.. ONLY THE WONDER OF ANOTHER WORLD.
NASA NAT SOUND : "magnificent site out here... (pause)... magnificent ation"))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 35 points.
[SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
Still ahead in sports, it's a girl...and it's a boy. For two Cave Spring High coaches the timing couldn't be more perfect.
And stay with us for a preview of the Jan Tana body building contest.
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[COMM BREAK #3]
The Salem Avalanche and Lynchburg Hillcats hooked up in game two of their current three game series last night at Salem Memorial.
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00]
It was redneck night at the yard - you know no shoes, no shirt, no teeth, no problem!
Lynchburg on the other hand was a problem for the Avalanche early as Lee Evans hits a sacrifice fly to left in the top of the fourth. Eddie Furniss tags at third and beats the throw home to make it 3-to-nothing.
On the very next play, Rico Washington laces a double off the wall in right field.
The extra base hit plates Derrick Lankford as the Hillcats take a 4-to-nothing lead. But Salem comes back with 7 runs in the 8th to win 10-to-8.
the 12th annual Jan Tana Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship kicks off tonight at the Roanoke Civic Center.
This show will be the biggest bodybuilding and fitness show in the world as far as the number of athletes competing. The competitors range in experience from amateurs to the Masters Mr. Olympia, which will field some of the legends of bodybuilding like Robby Robinson. This is the first time the Jan Tana Classic has hosted the Masters Mr. Olympia.
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[IN Q="the Matsers]
[SUPER=01-Jan Tana/Jan Tana Classic Promoter; :00]
[OUT Q=....also for cash"]
France's Jean Van De Velde (vehld) is the clubhouse leader at the 128th British Open after a tournament-best 3-under 68 today.
He's 1-over at the halfway mark.
Argentina's Angel (ahn-HEHL') Cabrera is one stroke back after shooting a 69.
[SUPER=03-Carnoustie, Scotland/ESPN; :00]
Yesterday Aussie Rodney Pampling, a former groundskeeper, shot an even par on this very difficult course.
Tiger Woods is 4-over par.
Today might be the day the on-going rumor that Terry Holland is moving to Minnesota will be answered.
The University has officially offered the Va. Gentleman a 7 year $7 million dollar contract
to leave UVa and come to Minneapolis and coach the Golden Gophers.
Wednesday reports surfaced saying he had accepted the job, but yesterday Holland said that just isn't true.
Holland hasn't coached college basketball since March of 1990 when the Cavs were knocked out of the NCAA tournament by Syracuse.
His wife Ann, a long time proponent of her husband getting back into coaching, accompanied him on his visit to Minn
It won't be diffcult to catch the action of the Commonwealth games this weekend.
Tennis, basketball, cycling, as well as other sports are beginning today.
But tonight is the big event.
While they are not competitors in the games, the staff working on the opening ceromony festivities at the Roanoke Civic center is working up a sweat carrying cables and setting up chairs.
The numbers for the 10th annual Commonwealth Games are up at this point.
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[SUPER=01-Pete Lampman/Commonwealth Games President; :00]
[OUT Q=....ball park"]
Opening ceromonies begin tonight at 8 inside the Roanoke Civic Center coliseum.
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]
Timing is critical in both basketball and football.
A perfect play can be pulled off in a matter of seconds.
But what two babies in a matter of minutes?
Yesterday Cave Spring's head basketball and head football coaches each became new fathers as their wives gave birth within 90 minutes of each other, in the same hospital, using the same doctor.
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[IN Q="After the...]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Football Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hicks/Cave Spring Basketball Coach; :18]
[OUT Q=...pretty incredible."]
Both Hicks new son Dawson and Foutz's new daughter Alexandra are 21 inches long and within 6 ounzes of each other in weight.
Mom's Andrea and Sharee chose to stay off camera and let their husbands handle the TV work.
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[IN Q="They did all the work...]
[OUT Q=...BOTH OF US ARE."]
Since the U-S Women won the soccer world cup, sixteeen girls from Roanoke are hoping to do the same.
The Roanoke Stars will be participating in the largest youth soccer tournament in the world.
The Stars are heading to Sweden to play over 70 countries in the Gothia (GAH-thya) Cup.
All the girls are over 14 and hope to be as sucessful as the U.S World Cup team.
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[SOT tc 00:03:29]
[IN Q=I thought]
((LINDSAY LEFFLER/ CO-CAPTAIN: I THOUGHT IT WAS AMAZING. I'D LOVE TO DO THAT SOMEDAY. I'D LOVE TO BE BRANDY CHASTAIN WITH THAT WINNING GOAL RIGHT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Lindsay Leffler/ Co-Captain]
The team will travel Europe for 17 days and play another tournament in Denmark.
The Stars are full of energy which makes their coach happy ....and a little nervous.
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[SOT tc 00:00:41]
[IN Q=I'm a little]
((LANG WEDEMEYER/ COACH: I'M A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT HOW I'M GOING TO HANDLE ALL 16 OF THESE GIRLS. BUT I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
[OUT Q=to it.]
The Stars will also meet up with the Roanoke boys team at the tournament in Sweden.