Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
One of the so called Black Boxes is recovered from American Flight 965.
A Gone with the Wind actress dies after a house fire today.
And a new Disney Movie is making big bucks for a burger chain- as people
scramble to get their own Buzz Lightyear.
News 7 is next.
At least 48 U-S Citizens were aboard American Airlines Flight 9-65.
The State Department says two Americans were among the four survivors-
As Elizabeth Kaledin reports, investigators are still trying to figure out
what caused the plane to crash.
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(( The rescue effort is expected to take days. Hospitals near the crash site
receive the survivors that have been found. Many of the dead officials say will
be taken to a soccer stadium that's serves as a temporary morgue where many
relatives wait for news.
I'M REALLY NERVOUS...NOTHING WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW.
All anyone can do is watch and wait.
It goes on near the crash site..where each helicopter landing brings hope.
It also takes place in cities across the United States.
In Philadelphia, Roza Cordozo waits for news of her sister in law.
A young man in Chicago channel surfs for any information he can find.
In Somerville, New Jersey, there are mixed emotions.
Relatives of Gonazlo Dussan found out that he and his 2 year old daughter
Michelle are accounted for.
But his wife Nancy and 13--year old son Gonzalo Jr. died in the crash.
The black box from flight 965 has been recovered and is now on its way back
Investigators are hoping it provides clues to why Flight 965 was 13
miles off course when it crashed.
Elizabeth Kaledin CBS News, New York.))
Welfare checks and Veterans benefits will go out this Holiday-
and Lawmakers will go home.
Congress directed the payments today- and the President signed the measure.
With that lawmakers and the president announced they're taking a week off
from Budget Talks.
They left meetings today only saying progress was made.
((WE HAVE GOOD BEGINNING. WE HAVE REASON TO BE OPTIMISTIC. BUT AS EVERYONE
KNOWS THERE ARE GREAT MANY POINTS TO THESE NEGOTIATIONS AND WE DON'T
NECESSARILY EXPECT THEM TO BE COMPLETED SOON.))
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OUT Q=to be completed soon."
House and Senate leaders say another high level meeting is scheduled for
It's been less than a year since the C-F-W Directory Assistance Center
Now workers of the Clifton Forge company voted to bring a union to their
Len Besthoff has the story.
IN Q=People that aren't
SUPER=01-Dreama Woodard/CFW Employee; :00
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :09
SUPER=01-Kisha Proffitt/CFW Employee; :20
SUPER=01-Stephanie Ruff/CFW Employee; :43
OUT Q=Clifton Forge.
Danville police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two
It happened at the Express Mart on Goodyear Boulevard around two- forty this
Police say the suspect fired a semi- automatic weapon several times.
Michael Tyron Fitzgerald was shot in the foot.
A second victim-- Tammy Marie Fuller was shot in the arm-- the bullet lodged
in her stomach.
Police say they do have suspects, but have not made an arrest.
IN Q=One bullet
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: ONE BULLET WENT INTO THE EXPRESS MART AND
LODGED IN THE ICE MACHINE, I THINK THE WHOLE THING WAS UNFORTUNATE FOR THE
EXPRESS MART BECAUSE THEY OPERATE A NICE LEGIT BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=legitimate business.
This is the second shooting outside the Goodyear Boulevard Express Mart.
In August, 33- year old Clifford Ray Perkins was shot to death in his car,
which crashed into a neighboring house.
Police do have a suspect in that case.
They're looking for 23- year- old Lawrence Kent Hamlett, Junior.
A Bedford County woman and her 10 month old baby escaped serious injury
this week after the truck she was driving skidded off the road and into a pond.
Steve Smallshaw tells us this story has a happy ending thanks to the quick
work of a nearby resident and his son.
IN Q=Juston Daniels
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SUPER=01-Juston Daniels/Witnessed Accident; :07
SUPER=01-Jeanne Willis/Accident Victim; :13
SUPER=01-Eldo Daniels/Rescuer; :31
OUT Q=News-7 Bedford County.
(( Juston Daniels was playing outside his Bedford County home Tuesday when he
heard tires squealing on nearby Route 680.
IN Q=And I looked
((JUSTON DANIELS/WITNESSED ACCIDENT: AND I LOOKED AND HERE COME A WOMAN OUT OF
CONTROL, HIT THE BANK TWICE AND WENT INTO THE POND.))
OUT Q=into the pond.
IN Q=Next thing I
((JEANNE WILLIS/ACCIDENT VICTIM: NEXT THING I KNEW THERE WAS NO STOPPING IT, WE
WERE GOING THROUGH THE FENCE AND RIGHT INTO THE WATER.))
OUT Q=into the water.
With water quickly filling the truck, Willis was able to get her 10- month-
old son Montana out of his safety seat and climb through the window into the
ice- cold water.
By that time Juston had alerted his father who raced to the scene.
IN Q=And I ran
((ELDO DANIELS/RESCUER: AND I RAN TO THE GATE HERE, JERKED THE CHAIN OPEN ON
THE GATE, THREW THE GATE BACK AND I RAN DOWN TO THE WATER, GOT TO THE EDGE OF
THE WATER AND THE TRUCK WAS OUT THERE FLOATING, ALL BUT EIGHT OR TEN INCHES OF
IT UNDER WATER.))
OUT Q=under water.
Daniels waded out and helped Willis and her son to shore.
From there it was into his house where they kept warm and dry before the
rescue squad could arrive.
Willis says without Daniels' help, things could have been much more serious.
IN Q=I think we
((WILLIS: I THINK WE WOULD BOTH BE SICK AND WHO KNOWS IN A CHILD THAT AGE WHAT
MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED.))
OUT Q=might have happened.
Instead, Willis and her son escaped with just a few bruises.
She and her husband, a Virginia state trooper, now have something extra to
be thankful for this Christmas.
((WE GOT A GIFT...))
IN Q=Thank God we
((DANIELS: THANK GOD WE WERE HERE, SOMEBODY WAS HERE. WE WERE THE ONLY
NEIGHBORS HOME AT THE TIME.))
OUT Q=at the time.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7,
A "Gone with the Wind" actress has died tonight after a house fire.
And the hit movie "Toy Story" is bringing in big bucks for a Burger chain.
We'll explain why after this.
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The woman known for her role as the house maid in "Gone With The Wind" has
Fire swept through the house of Thelma Butterfly McQueen this afternoon.
The 84- year- old Actress was burned over 70 percent of her body and died as
Authorities found McQueen on the sidewalk after she reportedly ran from her
home with her clothes on fire. She died later at the hospital.
McQueen played Prissy, the nanny in the Film, Gone with the Wind.
Authorities say a kerosene heater started the fire.
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Actor Jimmy Stewart is expected back home tonight after falling and hitting
The 87 year old was taken by ambulance from his home in Beverly Hills last
night with a bandage around his head.
Stewart's spokesman says the incident is not serious- but he spent the night
for observation in the hospital because of his age.
Holiday Barbie Dolls are a big hit right now.
You may have to go on a waiting list and place an order for one, though.
You also have to place an order for another hot toy this year...an order for
a burger and fries, that is.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SUPER=01-Mike Sloan/Burger King Franchise Owner; 1:12
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Every holiday season some toy becomes a big hit.
This year, it didn't appear any was leading the pack, until the movie Toy
Story came out.
Nat Sot movie scene
Figurines and puppets of Toy Story's main characters...including Mister
have become big sellers.
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IN Q=You can
((CHASE DOOLEY: YOU CAN PRETEND LIKE HE HAS WINGS, PRETEND LIKE HE HAS WINGS
AND HE CAN FLY WAY UP INTO THE AIR.))
OUT Q=into the air.
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IN Q=But you
(( But you won't find these toys in the stores.
Strangely enough, a trip to Burger King is on a number of shopping lists. ))
OUT Q=shopping lists.
Nat Sot lady ordering toy on drive thru line
As part of a holiday promotion, you can get a toy if you purchase a meal.
Burger King says without question, this is its most successful movie tie-in
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((MIKE SLOAN/BURGER KING FRANCHISE OWNER: TYPICALLY IN THE LAST SIX TO 12
MONTHS, A POPULAR TOY WE'RE DOING, 600 A WEEK, MAYBE 800 A WEEK...POCAHONTAS
THIS SUMMER. RIGHT NOW WE'RE AVERAGING OVER 1300 A WEEK IN EACH OF THE SIX
RESTAURANTS THAT WE OPERATE.))
OUT Q=that we operate.
Burger King had 35-million figurines and 15-million puppets made for this
It wasn't enough though. Some locations have already run out.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
The Y-W-C-A Salem Center closed it's doors today.
Officials say its part of a consolidation that'll lead to a more financially
The Y-W-C-A Board of Directors voted unanimously to close the center.
The board rents this building from Roanoke College.
And members say the cost of operating it was one of many reasons for the
The Central Center located in downtown Roanoke has been renovated to meet
the needs of Salem clients.
The improvements include better accessibility to the pool and the locker
rooms for the disabled.
Y-W-C-A officials also say the board is considering other sites in Salem as
potential locations for after-school programs, youth summer and holiday camps,
as well as adult education programs.
For the first time, the Radford Arsenal is about to manufacture propellant
for non-military uses.
Alliant Techsystems, which operates the ammo plant for the Army, has secured
a contract with O-E-A of Denver.
In February Alliant plans to start making up to 50 thousand pounds of
propellant for use in the inflation systems of 1997- model automobile airbags.
((BRUCE WEBB/ALLIANT PROGRAM MANAGER: THIS IS REALLY THE BEGINNING OF WHAT WE
HOPE WILL BE A LONGSTANDING SERIES OF CONTRACTS WITH A NUMBER OF AIRBAG
((RIGHT NOW WE CAN'T SAY THAT THIS IS GOING TO ADD JOBS TO THE PLANT, BUT IN
THE FUTURE WE THINK IT COULD HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Webb/Alliant Program Manager;
OUT Q=a significant impact.
Webb would not give specifics, but he said the O-E-A contract is worth
several hundred-thousand dollars.
He says Alliant is also talking to other airbag manufacturers and trying to
develop propellant formulas to meet their needs.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News7,
You may not have heard one Christmas song, but radio listeners in Rocky
Mount can't get enough of it.
This canine was literally "sick as a dog."
You would be too if you ate a baker's dozen of golf balls.
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It was the largest swearing- in ceremony in Roanoke County history.
But it was old- hat for most of the honorees.
The oath of office is nothing new for incumbents like Commonwealth's
Attorney Skip Burkart and Treasurer Fred Anderson.
Wayne Compton is no stranger to the ceremony either.
He's about to begin his fifth term as Roanoke County's Commissioner of the
IN Q=It's a...
((WAYNE COMPTON/COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE: IT'S A... I'VE DONE THIS SEVERAL
TIMES. IT'S GOOD SIGNIFICANCE BEING ABLE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE
SUPER=01-Wayne Compton/Commissioner of the Revenue;
OUT Q=people of Roanoke County
There were some FRESH faces in Salem this morning, like newly elected
Supervisor "Spike" Harrison, Junior.
Two school board members were also sworn in.
In fact, this was the first time school board members participated in the
Everyone's had days where they eat something they shouldn't have- including
Arnie the pooch.
He swallowed not one golf ball- but thirteen.
Arnie's owner got worried when the pooch began losing weight- but a trip to
the vet quickly revealed the problem- a belly full of golf balls.
((DR. CHRIS OAKLEY/VETERINARIAN: IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE HE COULD FIT THAT MANY IN
HIS STOMACH AND BE AS WELL AS HE WAS.))
((MATTHEW CROWE/OWNER: I SAW HIM SWALLOW A COUPLE AND WE THOUGHT HE WOULD PASS
EM BUT APPARENTLY THEY CAN'T DO THAT SO HE ACCUMULATED THEM.))
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SUPER=01-Matthew Crowe/Owner; 05
OUT Q=he accumulated them."
The vet did emergency surgery on Arnie to get the golf balls out.
Some had been inside Arnie's body for more than a year.
Arnie is doing well tonight.
The Richmond Renegades were hot tonight as the Roanoke express rolled
into the Capital for a big hockey match.
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the rivalry between the two is the hottest in the East Coast Hockey League.
And tonight the Renegades got the early lead when Jay Murphy scored and the
Express fell behind one to nothing in the first period.
The Express rallied Tim christian takes the puck and scores the first of
his two goals on the night and it was tied at one.
Richmond answered later in the second when Brian Goudi gets the goal to
make the score 2 to 1 Renegades.
The Renegades coasted the rest of SUPER=34-Richmond/==4/Roanoke/==2;the
way scoring again in the second and Richmond beats the Express tonight 4 to 2.
The two big dogs in the N-B-A's Atlantic Division, The Knicks and Magic,
squared off in Orlando tonight with the Magic a half a game in the division
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In the first quarter, New York's Charles Oakley goes out side and hits
the jumper the Knicks led by one 16 to 15.
But the Magic came right back going to Penny Hardaway he hits the short
jumper and Orlando was back on top 18 to 15.
The Magic upped the Tempo moments later Hardaway out on the fly passes to
Dennis Scott for the score and Orlando led by 19 at the half.
New York went inside. Anthony Mason posting up and scoring inside as the
Knicks tried to get back in the game.
But Shaq was too strong on this SUPER=32-Orlando/111/New York/=90;play
he gets out on the break and goes in for the slam and the Magic beats the
Knicks 111 to 90.
Marc Jackson scored 31 points as Temple knocked off top ranked Kansas in
overtime tonight in the Jimmy V Classic.
For that and all of tonight's scores.
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OUT Q=......new orleans."
And coming up, The Cavaliers are ready for the Peach Bowl The Hokies are
rolling behind first year quarterback Jim Druckenmiller.
And the trades and signings continue in Major league Baseball.
For the past three days, the Virginia Cavaliers have been practicing at
Furman in Greenville South Carolina before heading South for the Peach Bowl
Match up against the Georgia Bulldogs.
Virginia tailback Tiki Barber has received many post season honors
including first team to the 1995 G-T-E Academic All-american team.
And Barber is taking the honors in stride.
IN Q="I like
((TIKI BARBER/UVA TAILBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Tailback; :
OUT Q=.......for me this year."
But Barber and the Cavaliers have a lot in stake in this game. They still
remember the last minute losses especially one to Virginia Tech.
But the Cavaliers know the importance of the Peach Bowl.
IN Q="It means
((RONDE BARBER/UVA DEFENSIVE BACK: ))
((BOBBY NEELEY/UVA TIGHT END: ))
((ANTHONY POINDEXTER/UVA LINEBACKER: ))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/UVa Defensive Back; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Neeley/UVa Tight End; :17
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Linebacker; :30
OUT Q=.....beat em."
The honors continued for Tiki his brother Ronde and place-kicker Rafael
All thhree were named to the third team All-America squad selected by the
College sports magazine.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies have found a quarterback in Junior Jim
Druckenmiller the Hokies starter this season.
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After a slow start, Druckenmiller finished the season strong directing the
Hokie offense to 321 points the second highest in Tech History and he also
passed for 14-touchdowns the most for any quarterback in his first season.
IN Q="First audio
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/Tech Quarterback; :
Free agent David Cone will not be joining the Baltimore Orioles Dream team
Cone has signed a 19-point five million dollar contract that will keep him
with the New Yankees for three years.
The contract is not exactly what he wanted but it will keep him in the
"Big Apple" in a Yankee uniform.
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((DAVID CONE/YANKEE PITCHER: ))
SUPER=01-David Cone/Yankee Pitcher; :
OUT Q=.........MAGIC WORD.
Right-hander Kevin Brown has signed a three year contract worth 12-point-9
million dollars with the Florida Marlins.
Brown was 10 and 9 with a 3-point 60 earn run average last season with the
The feeling of Christmas is in the air, and the songs of Christmas are ON
At many radio stations, the most- popular Christmas music comes from
national names like Bing and Nat.
But at W-Y-T-I in Rocky Mount, Joe Dashiell reports a local band is leading
the hit parade.
IN Q=When Earl Shelton spins
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount; :00
SUPER=01-Earl Shelton/WYTI Program Director; :23
SUPER=01-Dan Hodges/Franklin Co. Musician; :46
OUT Q=JD News 7
((When Earl Shelton spins the holiday hits at W-Y-T-I, "Going Home for
Christmas" is never far from the turntable.
NAT SOUND OF SONG
Though it was recorded by a local band, The Southlanders, almost twenty
years ago, the song has become the most popular Christmas tune at the A-M
IN Q=We have music ranging
((EARL SHELTON/ WYTI PROGRAM DIRECTOR: WE HAVE MUSIC RANGING FROM ELVIS PRESLEY
TO ALAN JACKSON, ALL OF THE FAVORITE AND HOT CHRISTMAS SONGS THAT YOU WOULD
CALL THEM ON THE COUNTRY CHARTS. BUT THAT IS THE MOST REQUESTED SONG FROM DAN
AND GENEVA HODGES THAT WE GET HERE AT OUR RADIO STATION. AND I THINK IT'S
SIMPLY FOR THE FACT OF THE AREA THAT WE LIVE IN, THE REGION, IT'S VERY POPULAR
FOR THAT MOUNTAIN MUSIC SOUND.))
OUT Q=mountain music sound.
Dan Hodges says he's grateful for the enduring popularity of the song he
wrote and his band recorded in the mid- 70s.
IN Q=And I got to thinking
((DAN HODGES/FRANKLIN CO. MUSICIAN: AND I GOT TO THINKING ABOUT FAMILY, AND GOD
AND OUR GREAT COUNTRY. AND I SAT DOWN IN THE KITCHEN AND WROTE "GOING HOME FOR
CHRISTMAS. AND I WAS AMAZED AND SHOCKED, BUT VERY GRATEFUL, THAT OUR FRANKLIN
COUNTY PEOPLE LIKED IT LIKE THEY HAVE.))
OUT Q=like it like they have.
Hodges and his wife Geneva don't perform as the Southlanders any longer,
but they still hear from longtime fans.
And Hodges has been busy writing new songs, enough he says for another
album of Christmas Music.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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