Up next on News 7 at Five-
A pilot crash lands his plane at the mall.
Tonight we find out this was not the first time the pilot had to make an
Also coming up the Man who stalked Madonna is sentenced.
Plus honoring a Hollywood Great.
Ready for a change in this weather? Looks good for the weekend with
temperatures in the 60s by Sunday.
On Health Check-- while Europe is worried about human infection from
so-called Mad Cow Disease--
We'll talk to an expert closer to home.
Apparently there are other aspects of food safety that consumers here
should be worrying about.
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((THE FACT THAT AIRPORTS TEND TO ATTRACT OTHER ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AROUND
THEM, ITS JUST A FACT OF LIFE.))
OUT Q=FACT OF LIFE
Last night was the fourth time a plane makes an emergency landing at Valley
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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The F-A-A and the National Trasportation Safety Board are trying to figure
out why a small plane was forced to land in the Valley View Mall parking lot.
It crashed last night around seven.
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Jay Moore was there and he joins us from the crash site.
Jay, I understand this is not the first time this particular pilot had to
make an emergency landing...
That's right Jean.
This is the second emergency landing in three months for the Pennsylvania
He was forced to land on Interstate 64 near Rockbridge County in January.
Luckily in both instances no one was injured.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
SUPER=04-Last Night; :06
SUPER=01-James Lee/Pilot; :11
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :33
OUT Q=as possible
(( This morning F-A-A officials tried to determine why a single engine Cessna
crashed in front of Montgomery Ward.
The pilot, James Lee, says his plane experienced engine problems while he
was flying home to Pennsylvania.
IN Q=SCARY, EXTREMELY
((JAMES LEE/PILOT: SCARY, EXTREMELY SCARY BECAUSE AS YOU COME IN YOU COULDN'T
SEE WHAT WAS IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU KNOW YOU COULDN'T GO STRAIGHT AHEAD. IT
LOOK LIKE IT WAS TRAFFIC IN FRONT AND ALL I COULD DO WAS AIM FOR THIS PARKING
OUT Q=PARKING LOT.
Lee and his passenger were forced to land in the parking lot after he
realized he couldn't make it to a runway at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
They didn't suffer any injures.
The manager of the Airport says every precaution has been taken to ensure
IN Q=IT'S ONE OF THOSE
((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: IT'S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS THAT
THERE ARE REGULATION THAT DEAL WITH HOW CLOSE BUILDINGS CAN BE TO AIRPORT, HOW
HIGH THOSE STRUCTURES CAN BE TO ENSURE AS MUCH SAFETY AS POSSIBLE.))
OUT Q=AS POSSIBLE.
Now the N-S-T-B says it could take up to six months before its investigation
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A ban on 19 types of assault weapons may be lifted.
The house voted to repeal the ban.
The nephew of President John F. Kennedy spoke emotionally against lifting
((REP. PATRICK KENNEDY/R- RHODE ISLAND: FAMILIES LIKE MINE ALL ACROSS THIS
COUNTRY KNOW ALL TOO WELL WHAT THE DAMAGE OF WEAPONS CAN DO AND YOU WANT TO ARM
OUR PEOPLE EVEN MORE?))
SUPER=01-Rep. Patrick Kennedy/(R) Rhode Island;
OUT Q=our people even more?
That drew an emotional response from one lawmaker who says his wife lives
alone in rural New York State five nights a week and has the right to defend
((REP. GERALD SOLOMEN/R- NEW YORK: IT IS NO SECRET THAT I HAVE LONG BEEN A
PROPONENT OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO HAVE FIREARMS PROTECT THEMSELVES WHICH IS
ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT IN RURAL AREAS, SUCH AS THE TEN THOUSAND SQUARE MILES IN
RURAL NEW YORK THAT I REPRESENT.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Gerald Solomen/(R) New York; 16
OUT Q=THAT I REPRESENT."
President Clinton vows to veto the bill.
Auto workers are back on the job in Ohio-
Hundreds of United Auto workers lined up to rafity their contract with
The new contract ends the 18 day strike.
The walkout at two brake plants in Ohio forced 26 plants to shut down around
Officials are following several leads in a suspicious fire in Roanoke County
Investigators spent the day sifting through the rubble at 73-23 Apple Grove
The blaze destroyed a condemned house. It also damaged a neighboring
Fire officials got information that the house and trailer would be set on
Officials say they have a suspect but they're not releasing his name.
No one was seriously injured in the blaze.
Apparently a couple who lived in the trailer had been evicted.
While moving yesterday the couple told investigators they came to the
trailer and found their furniture on fire in the yard.
The Fire Marshal says he also has suspects in that case.
No word on whether the two incidents are related.
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Straight ahead--questions loom over PAC money and Senate Candidate Mark
And the man who was found guilty of stalking the Material Girl is sentenced
On Health Check-- a new book has stirred up some disagreements over
pesticides, chemicals, and other household products.
Some theorize they're more detrimental to our health than we realize.
A special celebration for Bob Hope in California.
We'll take you there, along with more news of the day, right after this
Multi-millionaire Democrat Mark Warner kicked off his U-S Senate campaign
last week with a pledge not to accept special interest or PAC money.
But now Mark Warner's campaign admits he's hit a bump in the road.
An invitation to a fundraiser on his behalf suggests political action
committees donate one thousand dollars or more to the national Democratic
Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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((LESLIE BYRNE/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WELL I THINK THE THING THAT'S MOST
SHOCKING TO US IS THAT AFTER A PLEDGE TO VOTERS NOT TO ACCEPT PAC MONEY, THIS
LETTER GIVES A WAY TO LAUNDER MONEY THAT IS PAC MONEY THROUGH THE DSCC, THE
DEMOCRATIC SENATE COMMITTEE. THAT'S JUST POLITICS AS USUAL. IT'S VERY VERY
((ERIC HOFFMAN/MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN: THE LETTER THAT WAS SENT OUT WAS SENT OUT
BY SOME FRIENDS OF MARK WHO WANTED TO HELP HIM OUT. IT WASN'T AN ACCURATE
LETTER. THE REAL ISSUE HERE IS THAT LESLIE BYRNE AND JOHN WARNER ARE DIVERTING
ATTENTION HERE FROM THE FACT THAT MARK WARNER DOES NOT TAKE PAC MONEY.))
SUPER=01-Eric Hoffman/Mark Warner Campaign; :21
OUT Q=take PAC money.
The Mark Warner campaign says it is sending a new letter urging only
individuals to contribute.
The man who jumped the fence at Madonna's home faces ten years in prison.
Robert Hoskins was convicted of stalking and terrorizing the singer.
A judge sentenced him to ten years in prison and fined him two-hundred
Hoskins threatened to slash Madonna's throat.
He scaled the outside of her home twice, before he was shot by her
Attorneys for Hoskins tried to bargain for a lighter sentence, citing
But the judge responded by saying this made Hoskins a greater threat
Air travelers at the Virginia Tech airport are touching down at a brand- new
Officials dedicated the one-point seven million dollar facility, which
replaces the old terminal built in 1940.
Virginia's deputy secretary of transportation says the new terminal allows
the New River Valley to put its best foot forward to attract new business.
((SHIRLEY YBARRA/DEP. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: ESPECIALLY AS YOU'RE LOOKING
TOWARDS MORE AND MORE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AND AROUND THE UNIVERSITY AND
AROUND THE TOWNS, THIS IS THAT FIRST IMPRESSION, THAT FIRST CLASS IMPRESSION
THAT I THINK THE VALLEY WANTS TO DELIVER. ))
SUPER=01-Shirley Ybarra/Dep. Transporation Secretary;
OUT Q=wants to deliver.
Virginia Tech, the state and the Federal Aviation Administration funded the
The project completes a renovation that included an extended runway,
parallel taxiway, improved lighting and new instrumentation.
Artists past and present meet at Radford University. Patrick is here to
explain what is on display.
(Patrick ad lib)
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Through his contributions to "pop art", Andy Warhol changed the way we
viewed the ordinary, but he also changed our view of the extraordinary.
From Campbell's Soup to Superstar Marilyn Monroe, Warhol's distinctive art
has an enduring legacy,DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
and Patrick Evans joins us from Radford Univesrity where that legacy is on
SUPER=01-Anna Fariello/Gallery Director;
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Coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- N-C State is in the market for a new
Mike has that story in tonight's Ticker.
And on Health Check--
Around the globe, people are talking about Britain's "Mad Cow Disease."--
officially known as B-S-E.
What about closer to home?
An expert in food safety from Virginia Tech joins us from Blacksburg when
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We told you yesterday about Britain's problem with so-called "mad cow
disease,"-- a neurological disorder that has now been linked to ten human cases
of a rare, incurable brain disease.
Eight people have died and two are near death, after exposure to infected
In cows, the condition is known as B-S-E.
When it manifests in human's its Creitzfelt-Jacob Disease, or C-J-D.
Several European countries have now banned the import of British beef.
The United States does not import beef products from Europe, and there have
been no instances of Mad Cow disease in this country.
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Now joining us from Blacksburg, with more on this topic is Dr. Cameron
Hackney, he's the head of Virginia Tech's Department of Food Science and
Dr. Hackney, is it possible or even likely that a condition like this could
turn up in the U.S.?
SUPER=01-Dr. Cameron Hackney/Va. Tech Food Science Dept.; :
And we already have our own problems here in the U-S- with food borne
illnesses, stemming to the e-coli bacteria. How can consumers insure their
food is safe?
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Thanks, Dr. Hackney for joining us.
Some good advice there.
A controversial new book out makes the argument that pesticides and
pollutants can lead to serious health problems.
The book "Our Stolen Future" focuses on the concern that many of the common
products and chemicals we routinely encounter disrupt a whole variety of
Author Theo Colborn of the World Wildlife Fund reviewed a variety of animal
and human studies.
She suggests synthetic chemicals-- which are everywhere-- when absorbed by
animals or humans-- are mistaken by the body for certain hormones like
IN Q=We're just beginning
(( THEO COLBORN/CO-AUTHOR "OUR STOLEN FUTURE": WE'RE JUST BEGINNING TO DISCOVER
THAT SOME OF THE PLASTICS THAT WE'VE BEEN USING THAT WE THOUGHT WERE BENIGN
PRODUCTS, WE THOUGHT WERE SAFE, ARE LEACHING INTO OUR FOOD, OUR WATER, AND INTO
THE ENVIRONMENT. THESE CHEMICALS ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE THE CHEMICAL MESSENGERS
THAT TELL THE DEVELOPING BABY HOW TO DEVELOP
AND INTERFERE WITH THOSE MESSAGES. ))
SUPER=01-Theo Colborn/"Our Stolen Future" Co-Author;
OUT Q=those messages.
The Environmental Protection Agency continues to study chemical
Apparently one way for us to keep the environment safe is to think
globally-- as many other industrialized countries are still using contaminants
we've since banned.
AFter a week off, Winston Cup drivers are getting down to business in
MIke has that and tonight's schedule from the round of Sweet 16.
Welcome to your weekend everybody as we get set for a lot of hoops and a lot
of racing in the next 60 hours.
Let's get started tonight with the schedule of game coming up on your
We'll head to the southeast regionals in Lexington, Kentucky where U-Conn
take on Mississippi State at 7:30.
30 minutes after that game we'll have the Ga. Tech - Cincinnati game also
from the Southeast at Rupp Arena.
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That Tech-Cincy game could be the most interesting contest of the night as
it pits the Bearcats physical bruisers against Bobby Cremins finesse team that
can light it up from the outside.
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((BOB HUGGINS/CINCINNATI HEAD COACH:))
((BOBBY CREMINS/GA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bob Huggins/Cincinnati Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Bobby Cremins/Ga. Tech Head Coach; :22
OUT Q=...WE BEEN PLAYING."
Also, this afternoon NC State head basketball coach Les Robinson announced
his resignation after five years at the school.
The Wolfpack was 78-and-98 under his helm. He will remain at the school as an
associated Athletic director.
After a week off, the Winston Cup stars are back on the track this weekend at
Today during time trials Ward BUrton smoked the field to win the pole.
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN2; :00
The South Boston native whipped the MBNA Pontiac around the track that's
supposedly "Too Tough To Tame", and in the process set a track record.
Burton shattered Jeff Gordon's previous mark by nearly three miles an hour
with a lap at 173 point 797 miles an hour.
IN Q="New Pontiac...
((WARD BURTON/POLE WINNER - 173.797:))
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Pole Winner - 173.797; :00
OUT Q=...A GREAT CAR."
Three year old son Jeb joined Ward for the interview and 19 other drivers
joined Ward in breaking the old track record, including Gordon. Now the top 25.
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Have a nice weekend everybody, I'll see you again at 6.
take a break
The stars were out in Beverly Hills honoring comedian Bob Hope.
SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA/Last Night;
Bob and Delores Hopeaccepted an award for his lifelong work of
It was a roast last night for the 93 year old entertainer.
Some celebrities took a few shots-
((PHILLIS DILLER/COMEDIENNE: WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT BOB AND HE IS OLD.
SOMEBODY COMPLIMENTED HIM ON HIS ALLIGATOR SHOES... HE WAS BAREFOOT. ))
OUT Q=HE WAS BAREFOOT.
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(toss to robin)
(robin tosses to jean)
Bill Stump has been sentenced to prison for federal firearms violations,
but the former member of the Blue Ridge Hunt Club got a break today in court.
If the judge had followed sentencing guidelines, Stump would have faced
between two and three years in prison.
Instead he got two months.
hour on NEWS-7 at SIX.
We'll have more on the judge's decision and Stump's reaction in half an