A fiery jetliner crash in Peru kills more than 100,
and students at Washington and Lee pick the G-O-P presidential nominee.
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Don't go away, the news is next.
Two Americans are among the 123 passengers and crew killed in a jetliner
crash in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
SUPER=03-Near Arequipa, Peru;
The Boeing 7-37 burst into flames before going down last night.
News reports also say the plane's fuselage split into at least three parts.
Search crews have so far recovered dozens of bodies.
Back at the airport in Lima, where the plane originated, family members
reacted with sorrow and anger after hearing the news.
OUT Q= (woman screaming)
The Southern Baptist Church identifies one of the two Americans killed as
42-year-old missionary Lynn Davidson.
The other was a man with dual U-S-Peruvian citizenship.
President Clinton today challenged parents to take advantage of the control
they now have to guide their childrens' T-V viewing.
The president and first lady held a roundtable discussion with a group of
parents and children about a proposed rating system for violence and sex on
Yesterday President Clinton met with network executives who promised to
begin the rating system by the end of the year.
The first southern primary is tomorrow and Republican candidates verbally
jousted yesterday, courting the Christian Conservative vote.
Sandra Hughes reports from South Carolina.
SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :15
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; :53
SUPER=01-Lamar Alexander/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:24
SUPER=01-Sandra Hughes/Reporting; 1:47
OUT Q=Sandra Hughes, CBS News South Carolina;
Flanked by a wall of prominent South Carolina backers.. Senator Bob Dole
courted the christian coalition with his conservative message..telling the
crowd that their passions were his passions..and that history is on their side.
((BOB DOLE: ALL GREAT EVENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY SHOW THAT FAITH HAS BEEN AT THE
The christian coaltion maintains that one in five voters in South
Carolina identify with their cause.. and Dole made it clear that he had no
quarrels with their most prominent conviction.
((BOB DOLE: I HAVE A FLAWLESS RECORD PROTECTING UNBORN...AND THAT'S
NOT GOING OT CHANGE.))
In the earlier presidential contests..commentator Pat Buchanan has
ridden a wave of support from members of the coaltion and other social
Last night he told this crowd that their support would make a
((PAT BUCHANAN: RIGHT TO LIFE STAYS IN THE REPUBLICAN PLATFORM.))
All the leading presidential contenders made a showing here.. but it was a day
full of face offs on conservative turf..
Earlier, the venue was the South Carolina presidential debate..
((PAT BUCHANAN: LAMAR...I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE SMOKING.))
An event marked by humorous jabs and bitter blows single this whole campaign,
negative camapigns come right out of your mouth. Steve you know that's not
At one point, all three candidates ganged up on Dole, calling him a
chronic tax raiser and negative campaigner.
((BOB DOLE: DON'T MALIGN MY INTEGRITY HERE.))
Despite the theatrics.. it was clear the candidates recognized the
((PAT BUCHANAN: APPROX... OH IT'S VERY IMPORTANT..ETC.))
The candidates make their final impressions today before Saturday's
At stake, more than the 37 delgates, is the momentum heading out of the first
southern primary, and into a two week flurry of primaries across the country.
Sandra Hughes, CBS News Columbia, South Carolina.))
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It's time again for students at Washington and Lee University to pick the
The school's 1996 Mock Convention kicks off today.
Every four years, the convention attempts to predict the presidential
nominee for the party out of power.
The students have NOT missed since 1948.
This year will include speeches by former Secretary of Housing and Urban
Development Jack Kemp and former Secretary of Education William Bennett.
Former Vice President Dan Quayle will also atttend, and is expected to
endorse John Warner for another term in the Senate.
Warner and Governor Allen are also scheduled to stop by.
We'll have live reports on News 7 at Five and Six.
A Roanoke businessman says he plans to run for mayor.
J. Patrick Green announced this morning he will seek the Republican
A Virginia Tech graduate and a 33- year veteran of the Army reserves, Green
runs a Roanoke County Company that sells wholesale products and creditor
insurance to automobile dealers.
He says he has the experience and vision to lead city council.
IN Q=As a businessman
((J. PATRICK GREEN/R- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: ))
SUPER=01-J. Patrick Green/City Council Candidate;
OUT Q=all citizens of our city.
Last night, Roanoke Democrats nominated David Bowers to run for re-
Here's one politician who's not looking for votes, but viewers.
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich takes a break from Capitol Hill with a
guest appearance on Murphy Brown.
Gingrich, playing himself, confronts Murphy after she pokes fun at him at a
dinner show for the House and Senate called the Presscapades.
((MURPHY BROWN: THERE WERE SOME WHO THOUGH WRITING NEWT ON THE SIDE OF A
GREASED PIG WENT A LITTLE TOO FAR.
GINGRICH: I CAN TAKE A LITTLE RIBBING PARTICULARLY IF ITS PORK RIBS, LAST TIME
I CHECKED THE FIRST AMENDMENT QUARANTINES EVERY JOURNALIST THE RIGHT TO SAY
ANYTHING, THAT INCLUDES YOU MURPHY.
MURPHY:OH I'M GLAD YOU FEEL THAT WAY. ALTHOUGH YOU DO MAKE ME WONDER IF WE
WOULD LOOK INTO CHANGING THAT.
BROWN:YOU ARE KIDDING RIGHT, OH NEWT YOU'RE SUCH A KIDDER.
GINGRICH:LOOK IN TO IT. ))
OUT Q= LOOK IN TO IT.
The episode airs Monday night at nine right here on Your Hometown Station.
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Up next --
Pittsylvania County residents are burned up over the way a chemical plant
wants to get rid of hazardous waste,
and NASA gives us our first look at Columbia's runaway satellite.
Don't YOU run away.
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Residents of Pittsylvania County are steaming over a chemical company's plan
to burn hazardous waste.
So last night, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality held a
meeting to hear their concerns.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
IN Q=It boils
SUPER=01-Steve Law/Permit Opponent; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night; :06 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Laurie Waller/Permit Opponent; :18
SUPER=01-Carl Burke/Permit Opponent; :30
SUPER=01-Doug Brown/DEQ Environmental Engineer; :56
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.
IN Q=It boils down
((STEVE LAW/PERMIT OPPONENT: IT BOILS DOWN TO HUMAN LIFE VERSUS THE DOLLAR AND
IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.))
OUT Q=make sense.
Steve Law is opposed to Cook Composites and Polymers' request.
The chemical plant burns natural gas in its incinerator.
But it has applied for a permit to burn a flammable chemical known as Xylene
IN Q=Ya'll need to
((LAURIE WALLER/PERMIT OPPONENT:YA'LL NEED TO START PUTTING, YA'LL CONCERN FOR
THE KIDS IN THIS AREA ABOVE YOUR DOLLARS AND ABOVE YOUR MONEY, A CHILD'S LIFE
IS NOT WORTH IT. ))
((CARL BURKE/PERMIT OPPONENT:THAT'S MY PLEA, THAT YOU MAKE SURE THAT YOU'VE
STUDIED THIS THING VERY CAREFULLY, THAT WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE SUBJECT TO MANY
MANY PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD. ))
OUT Q=down the road.
Questions surrounding the Company's draft permit were also raised.
Opponents say it contains problem areas.
For instance, they noted there's only one road leading into and out of the
They're also concerned that the County's E-911 system is not yet up and
IN Q=I think
((DOUG BROWN/DEQ ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER:I THINK SOME OF THE SPECIFIC COMMENTS
THAT WERE MADE REGARDING TECHNICAL ERRORS AND DEFICIENCIES WITH THE PERMIT IS
SOMETHING THAT WE OBVIOUSLY NEED TO ADDRESS. I ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE SOME
CHANGES MADE TO THE FINAL DOCUMENT. ))
OUT Q=final document.
Brown says he's not sure when DEQ officials will make a decision regarding
Cook Composites and Polymers permit request.
Company officials declined comment. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Chatham.))
A convicted killer in Floyd County faces life in prison.
A jury yesterday recommended the sentence for David Hall, who was found
guilty of beating his girlfriend to death.
The body of 18- year- old Ellen Plocki (PLAH-kee) was discovered last June
in a garage near the Willis section.
On top of the life sentence, Hall received an additional 16 years for other
crimes related to the murder.
Capital murder charges have been certified against a man accused of killing
his wife's sister and brother-in-law.
That, after testimony from his own son.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=Dennis Stoneman was an abusive
SUPER=01-Greg Goad/Carroll Co. Prosecutor; :17
SUPER=03-Hillsville/May 17, 1995; :37
OUT Q=Altizer, NEws 7.
(( Dennis Stoneman was an abusive husband and a devoted, though sometimes
That's according to his 16 year- old son D.J., who rode with his father from
North Carolina to Hillsville May 16th on a search for D.J's six year- old
brother and his mother, Teresa Stoneman.
((GREG GOAD/CARROLL CO. PROSECUTOR: AND AT FANCY GAP THEY STOPPED AT A
CONVENIENCE STORE AND SWITCHED VEHICLES. AND AT ONE POINT DURING THAT TIME MR.
STONEMAN MADE THE STATEMENT THAT HE'D SHOT A MAN BEFORE AND THEN AFTER THAT
THEY TRAVELED TO HILLSVILLE GOING TO VARIOUS HOUSES LOOKING FOR MRS. STONEMAN
AND THE YOUNGER SON. ))
D.J. says his father pulled into the Westview Terrace apartments, where they
thought Teresa lived, after they spotted her car.
But the occupants of the car were Teresa's sister and brother-in-law, Tina
and Steve Quesenberry.
D.J. testified the three were sitting in their cars arguing about why Dennis
couldn't see his child when Dennis thrust a gun across D.J.'s face and shot the
su The defense tried to portray Dennis as a father who was so devastated at
being kept from his child that he was driven to violence in the heat of
passion. His lawyer says that would make him guilty of nothing more than
That will be up to a jury decide if the grand jury indicts Stoneman when it
meets March 11th. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
After five months of testimony, jury deliberations are expected to begin
today in the Menendez brothers' murder trial.
Lyle and Eric Menendez, now 25- and 28-years-old, are accused of
killing their wealthy parents in 19-89.
It's their second trial; jurors deadlocked and could not reach a verdict in
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Still to come --
Some fast working Lynchburg homebuilders nail down their goal,
and a divorce that's becoming a royal pain.
More on Princess Di's split from Charles, next, on News 7 with Noon.
music up full
The crew of the shuttle "Columbia" has had a close encounter with its
Columbia passed within 53 miles of the satellite this morning.
It broke free from its tether on Sunday.
One astronaut called it the brightest object in the sky after the sun.
The shuttle doesn't have enough fuel to try to recapture the satellite.
It's expected to plunge into the Earth's atmosphere in about three weeks.
Princess Diana's attorneys are playing hardball with Buckingham Palace.
They're threatening to halt negotiations over her divorce from Prince
Diana's representatives say the palace is trying to renege on promises
Prince Charles made about her post-divorce title, home and office.
Diana and Charles agreed to divorce during a private meeting
And while one home is breaking up, we've got a story about another one that
came together in just 16 hours.
The Lynchburg chapter of Habitat for Humanity
made the most of Leap Year Day by building an entire home for one of its needy
Dozens of volunteers worked yesterday from midnight until late in the
afternoon to construct the house for Fontaine Howard and her three- year- old
It was cold, hard work, but nobody was complaining.
IN Q=Everybody's pitching
((DARYL GAYLOR/VOLUNTEER BUILDER: EVERYBODY'S PITCHING IN, WHEN WE COME INTO
EVERY PHASE, WE HAVE A BUNCH OF PEOPLE, EXPERIENCED PEOPLE, AND VOLUNTEERS COME
IN AND THE COMMUNITY'S REALLY PULLED TOGETHER TO GET THIS PROJECT AND DO A GOOD
((KEVIN CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: PROFESSIONALLY, I THINK
HABITAT IN LYNCHBURG HAS TREMENDOUS SUPPORT COMPARED TO OTHER PLACES, BOTH IN
THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING COMMUNITY AND THEN IN THIS CASE, WITH MOORE'S
DONATING THE MATERIALS FOR THE HOUSE IS A REALLY BIG BOOST.))
SUPER=01-Daryl Gaylor/Volunteer Builder; :00
SUPER=01-Kevin Campbell/Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity; :10
OUT Q=really big boost.
Howard handed the deed to her new home late last night.
More evidence of the communications explosion.
Some 42-thousand businesses and individuals today get toll free numbers that
begin with 8-8-8.
That's because the supply of 800 numbers is running out.
The fate of so-called vanity numbers like 1-800-FLOWERS or 1-800-THE-CARD
is still undecided.
The F-C-C is trying to decide how those numbers should be distributed.
About one-third of long-distance traffic on a typical business day is to the
The stock market is ending a choppy week on a volatile note, with a wide
swing in prices this morning.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was UP 24 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Patrick has sports next, including hoop action from the Atlantic Ten and Big
and Roanoke's O-DAC record- breaker at the Bast Center.
News 7 at Noon will be right back.
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The Roanoke mens basketball team is a record holder today -- it broke the
N-C-DOUBLE-A Division III tournament record last night for points scored in a
The Maroons beat Shenandoah 128 to 110 at the Bast center.
SUPER=03-Salem/Shenandoah vs. Roanoke; :00
Roanoke had 7 players score in double figures and the Maroons shot over 73
percent from 3 point land in the first half.
Jason Bishop leads Roanoke with a career high 32 points, including this
The 23 and 4 Maroons lead 68-51 at the half!
The maroons shot 52 percent on the night.
Roanoke sets the NCAA post season record with 128 points.
((PAGE MOIR/FIRST NCAA TOURNEY WIN: BALANCE HAS BEEN THE KEY FOR US. THAT'S
WHAT'S GOTTEN US TO 23 WINS. THE FACT THAT WE CAN COME AT THEM FROM DIFFERENT
AREAS IF YOU GIVE UP THE OPEN THREE, WE CAN KNOCK IT DOWN IF YOUR GUARDS ARE
OUTSIDE THE PERIMETER, WE'VE GOT GUYS INSIDE THAT CAN REALLY SCORE AND DO
((JASON BISHOP/SHOT 4 FOR 5 FROM THREE POINTERS: WE WERE SHOOTING WELL, AND
THEY WERE PUSHING UP THE COURT LIKE WE LIKE TO. IT JUST WORKED OUT AND WE WERE
HITTING OUR SHOTS, AND THAT'S HOW IT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/1st NCAA Tourney Win; :00
SUPER=01-Jason Bishop/4 for 5 From 3 Point Line; :12
OUT Q=...How it happened"
Roanoke will play at home tomorow at 7:30 against Hendrix College.
The Northside Vikings advance to the Region Three championship game with a
50- to- 49 win over Fieldale-Collinsville.
In Region four action in Christiansburg, the Blue Demons came up short
against Virginia High -- 55 to 36.
(****toss to patrick****)
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Coming up tonight on Health Check --
The Virginia Supreme Court has just ruled that people who get carpal tunnel
syndrome on the job canNOT collect workers compensation benefits.
THat's it for News 7 at NOON-- thanks for joining us. We'll have the story on News 7 at FIVE.