Jerry Falwell and Al Sharpton face-to-face in Lynchburg. The details are just ahead on News 7 at 5.
And the mysteries of plane crash that kills 18. The pilots had the runway in sight, but never made it.
Today was a day to let the ground try to dry out but more showers are on the way I'll have your forecast just ahead....
Michael Vick gets a personal workout with the San Diego Chargers.
And on Healthcheck .. an area hospital is growing, and it's time to start digging the dirt.
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The Colorado Airport warns the pilots the approach is a tricky one- but the plane never makes it instead crashing just before it reached Aspen- All 18 people aboard were killed.
The twin engine plane was on its way to Aspen- from California- when it went down in a fiery crash.
Still though, no indication yet of what sort of problems the plane may have encountered.
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Terisa Estacio is in Aspen where investigators are searching through the wreckage.
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[SUPER=01-Cliff Runge/Local Pilot;]
[SUPER=01-Arnold Scott/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd.;]
((WHILE INVESTIGATORS PICKED THROUGH THE RUBBLE THAT WAS ONCE A GULFSTREAM
JET.... ASPEN'S AIRPORT WAS OPEN AGAIN. ONE THING THE INVESTIGATORS DO
KNOW....LANDING HERE, AT AN AIRPORT SURROUNDED BY MOUNTAINS... CAN BE
CLIFF RUNGE/LOCAL PILOT
"IF YOU DO LOSE THE RUNWAY FOR INSTANCE AND YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR
PARTICULAR SPACE, EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE. AND NOT MAKING AN INSTANT
DECISION TO GO AROUND, IT COULD BE MORE DANGEROUS BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING
TO FLY INTO SOMETHING."
18 PEOPLE DIED THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN THE JET SLAMMED INTO A HILLSIDE AND
BURST INTO A BALL OF FIRE JUST SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.
"THERE WAS JUST FIRE ALL OVER THE GROUND, SPREAD OVER A WIDE AREA,
COULDN'T SEE PIECES OF THE PLANE, ALL YOU COULD SEE WAS FIRE."
THE JET DID NOT CARRY DATA RECORDER. IT DID HAVE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDER
WHICH HAS BEEN LOCATED AND HANDED OVER TO THE N.T.S.B. OFFICIALS SAY
THE FLIGHT CREW'S LAST COMMUNICATION INDICATED THAT THEY HAD THE RUNWAY
"THEREFORE THE INSTRUMENT PORTION OF THE FLIGHT WAS BASICALLY OVER AND
THEY WERE PROCEEDING UNDER VISUAL CONDITIONS SO WHAT DIFFICULTIES THEY
RAN INTO OR HAD ON THE APPROACH, I REALLY CAN'T ANSWER."
OFFICIALS DO KNOW IT WAS SNOWING AT THE TIME, BUT THEY SAY IT'S WAY TOO
SOON TO DRAW ANY CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE WEATHER OR ANY OTHER POSSIBLE
The Reverend Al Sharpton is joining the call for the resignation of Lynchburg's school board chairman and school superintendent.
Sharpton was in Lynchburg this afternoon to ask that Tracey Shaw and James McCormick to step down for comments they made about alternative education students last month.
Shaw and McCormick referred to the students' behavior as "thuggish".. a term that local minority leaders find offensive.
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((REV. AL SHARPTON/NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: WORDS ARE IMPORTANT... ...LIVE UP TO THAT.))
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Sharpton also met with the Reverend Jerry Falwell today to discuss a joint effort to end racial and religious profiling.
We'll take you inside that meeting tonight at Six.
An Independence woman faces first degree and capital murder charges for the shooting deaths of her two neighbors.
The Grayson County Sheriff arrested 59-year-old Betty Angeline for the January murder of Linda McNight and last Friday's killing of Glenda Jenkins.
All three lived on Klondike Road... neighbors say they regularly attended Bingo.
Authorities will not discuss a motive, but say Jenkins' death was called in as a suicide, yet following investigation and lab results, a connection was determined.
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[SUPER=01-Amy Cox/Victims' Neighbor]
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Angeline is being held in the New River Valley Jail without bond.
If convicted of capital murder she could face the death penalty.
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Two Virginia school divisions have assigned committees to review a new Standards of Learning pamphlet, for messages that might be perceived as racist.
The Parent's Guide to Virginia's Standards of Learning Program was just shipped to school divisions.
Superintendents in Albemarle County and Charlottesville say they have concerns about how black students are portrayed in the photographs.
State Department of Education Spokesman Charles Pyle blasts the criticism as, quoting now, "hyper-political correctness that really amounts to self parody."
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((CHARLES PYLE/DEPT. OF EDUCATION: WHAT IS OBJECTIONABLE ABOUT THIS PICTURE IS BEYOND ME. IT'S BEEN SUGGESTED THAT THIS IS OFFENSIVE BECAUSE THIS STUDENT IS HOLDING A TIME MAGAZINE THAT SAYS DRUGS OF THE FUTURE... PRETTY SILLY WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT.))
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[OUT Q=get right down to it.]
Charlottesville and Albemarle are the only divisions to complain about the S-O-L pamphlets.
They have yet to decide whether to distribute them to parents.
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The former leader of Yugoslavia may be under arrest. Still ahead, late news about Slobodan Milosevic.
And another school shooting .. this one in the parking lot. Police say a former student pulled the trigger.
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Serbian radio and Television stations are reporting that Slobodan Milosevic, the former
president of Yugoslavia, is under arrest.
But his aides insist he's still inside his villa.
Milosevic could face war crimes charges before a United Nations tribunal if his country hands him over.
Yet another school shooting- this time in Gary, Indiana.
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Police say a former student walked up to a tenth grader in the school parking lot and fatally shot the victim in the head.
The alleged shooter is 17-years old- He had been expelled about a year and half ago.
Police say he admitted to shooting the 16 year old- and told police where he hid the gun after the shooting.
No word yet on a motive.
It seems that one of America's most wanted fugitives- had help from supporters in the U-S.
That support came, authorities say.. while James Kopp evaded the law in several countries.
As Gretchen Carlson reports, Kopp is wanted for the murder of an abortion doctor near Buffalo-
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[SUPER=01-Louis Freeh/FBI Director; :55]
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((Police are now learning more about former fugitive James Kopp.
Kopp was arrested in France Thursday -- after being on the run for more
than 2 years for allegedly shooting to death abortion doctor Barnett
Slepian in Buffalo in 1998.
Authorities say Kopp had 3 passports on him when he was arrested, one
American and two Irish. Officials also say Kopp had lived in Ireland
for a year before eventually moving to France -- and that he had help
trying to evade authorities.
Stan Borgia/FBI Asst.Special Agent.
"His lifestyle on the run was like any other fugitive. He used a series
of evasive techniques that included changing his name, getting false ID,
continuing to be on the move."
Kopp was arrested at a post office where he was picking up a package of cash allegedy sent by sympathizers in the United States. On
the same day, abortion activists Dennis Malvasi and Loretta Marra were arrested in Brooklyn, New York and ordered held without bail on charges
of conspiring to harbor a felon.
Louis Freeh/FBI Director:
"The investigation determined he was about to leave France, he was
waiting for additional funds."
Dr. Slepian was killed in his Amherst, NY home by a single bullet fired
from a sniper's rifle. Kopp was linked to a rifle found buried near
Slepian's house and a strand of his hair, matched by DNA, was found near
the spot where the gun was fired.
Kopp faces state and federal charges of murder and violating the federal
Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act. Both charges carry up to life in prison. The federal charge can bring the death penalty which could
delay his extradition from France. They abolished capital punishment in
1981 and since then have refused to extradite suspects who are facing
the death penalty.
GC CBS News, New York.))
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A Foot and Mouth alarm turned out to be a false one.
The agriculture department says tests on a hog from North Carolina show the disease was NOT present.
The pig was suspected of having Foot and Mouth disease. Officials say such tests are not unusual .. and typically number one hundred each year.
And on Healthcheck today, Montgomery Regional Hospital is expanding.
A ground breaking ceremony was held today for a three-story addition to the front of the hospital.
The new building will house a new Intensive Care unit --which will be triple the size of the current I-C-U facility.
It will also allow the hospital to house 10 beds.
Hospital officials says the new building will have updated equipment including a wireless communication system.
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((DAVID WILLIAMS: ANYTHING WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING IN THIS UNIT IS GOING TO BE LATEST TECHNOLOGY --STATE-OF-THE-ART KIND OF STUFF AND IT'S GOING TO HELP US TO DO OUR JOBS BETTER))
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The new facility is expected to open early next year.
The "Phantom" is quite real in Roanoke this weekend.
Jacey Birch is on the Civic Center, where they're getting ready.
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This weekend the heartwrenching love story of a disfigured musical genius and his beautiful protegee hits the stage.
That's because we're talking about Kopit and Yeston's "Phantom...The American Musical Sensation."
Jacey Birch is at the Roanoke Civic Center with the stars of the show.
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Michael Vick puts his best foot forward for the Chargers. Mike Stevens has that story just ahead in sports.
And the torch goes out for Jerri. We'll hear from the survivor everyone loved to hate.
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A relatively quiet day on Wall Street, but many people are happy the year's first quarter is over and done with.
Alexis Christoforous has today's Marketwatch.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the end of the work week ticker.
We begin tonight with Michael Vick and the San Diego Chargers.
Both the lowly NFL franchise and the likely first round pick in the draft tested each other today in Blacksburg as the Chargers took the gifted one through a battery of tests both on and off the field.
Chargers' head coach Mike Riley, offensive coordinator Norv Turner and San Diego general manager John Butler spent the entire day in Blacksburg checking out Vick's game and picking his brain.
The workout was closed, but both the Chargers and Michael felt good about the day.
Coming up one News 7 at Six - we'll hear from Vick and Chargers' coach Mike Riley.
The Express plays out it's regular season this weekend with two games beginning tonight on the Road in Richmond against the Renegades.
While position in the Northern Conference is still up for grabs, winning isn't everything this later in the season.
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((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[OUT Q=.....we want to sweep"]
The Express and the Renegades face it off tonight in Richmond at 7:35.
Tomorrow night Roanoke plays its final game of the regular season at home against Wheeling at the Roundouse at 7:30.[S
The Winston Cup stars are in Roanoke, Texas today qualifying for Sunday's Harrah's 500 at the Texas Motro Speedway.
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Qualifying is far from over thanks in part to a oil and water leak during Jeff Gordon's qualifying run.
Check out the back end of Jeff's car and you can see the fluids coming out.
Less than 30 cars have gone so far.
Right now Dale Earnhardt Junior is on the provisional pole. I'll update the grid for you tonight at 6.[S5-WDBJ]
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And don't forget tomorrow night on Your Hometown Station the Final Four tips off at 5:30 with pregame coverage from Minneapolis. Then Michigan State and Arizona get things started at 5:42 followed by the Duke Maryland clash at 8:17.
Hope you can join us for both games tomorrow night.
I'll see you back here at the top of the hour. Have a nice weekend everybody.
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Bye bye Jerri .. but who is there left to hate?
Bob Winsor reports on the latest person to get the boot from "Survivor".
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[SUPER=01-Jerri Manthey/"Survivor" Contestant; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Bob Winsor/Reporting; :18]
[OUT Q=this is Bob Winsor reporting.]
((JERRY MANTHEY SAYS OC: I CAN BE VERY EVIL I DON'T LIKE TO GO THERE BUT
IF SOMEONE PUSHES ME
Nat sound Jerri bitchy
TRACK: SHE WAS THE WOMAN YOU LOVED TO HATE..VERY FEW WERE ABLE TO ESCAPE
HER WRATH. BUT EVEN NOWSHE HAS NO REGRETS.
JERRI MANTHEY SAYS OC: I'VE BEEN THE SUBJECT OF MANY DISCUSSIONS OF
HATRED. IVE BEEN THE PERSONE THAT PEOPLE HAVE TRASHED BEFORE AND IT'S
BECAUSE I'M INDEPENDENT AND I'M VERY OUTSPOKEN.
Nat sound jerri outspeaking
JERRI MANTHEY SAYS OCL I'M NOT IN ANY WAY HATEFUL TOWARDS ANYONE I DON'T
MALICIOUSLY ATTACK PEOPLE. I'M VERY HONEST. PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME VERY WELL
KNOW THAT I'M A VERY KIND PERSON AND VERY GIVING PERSON.
TRACK: BUT HER EDGE AND LACK OF DECORUM FINALLY GOT HER OUSTED.
.Nast sound .what the hell is fair about this whole game there is
nothing fair going on.
JERRI MANTHEY SAYS OC EVERYBODY IS STARING AT ME AND THEY CAN'T BELIEVE
I SAID WHAT I SAID
JERRI HAD A PRETTY GOOD LIFE IN THE OUTBACK..SHE CERTAINLY ATE
WELL..TOOK IT EASY A LOT OF THE TIME AND OF COURSE WENT DIVING AT THER
GREAT BARRIER REEF. HER OUSTER WAS A DISAPOINTMENT BUT HOLD ON.REVENGE
WILL SOON BE HERS.
THE FOLLOWING COUNCIL WHEN I SHOWED UP ON THE JURY I MADE IT A POINT TO
BE AS EVIL AND MALICIOUS AS I COULD BE JUST USING MY EYES.
imitates her lookglared with my evil eye
TRACK: NOW THWEY SHE'S BACK HOME IN HOLLYWOOD, IT'S ONLY NATURAL NOW
THAT JERRI'S RE-ENERGIZES HER DESIRE TO BE A MOVIE STAR. SHE'S ALREADY
DONE A COUPLE OF SMALL ROLES IN FILM, BUT HOPES HER OUTBACK EXPERIENCE
WILL OPEN SOME DOORS FOR HER SOME DAY.
JERRI MANTHEY SAYS OC: YEAHBRING IT ONI'M READY.
TRACK: FOR CBS..THIS IS BOB WINSOR REPORTING))