It was supposed to be a family trip to look at Virgina Tech.
But instead a New Jersey family ended up crash landing thier plane in a
Botetourt County field.
Miraculously all three people got away with only minor injuries.
Federal Agents arrest a suspect in the Unabomber case.
So far though Theodore Kacynski has not been charged in the bombings- he's
being held on other charges.
And the newest addition to the Buffalo zoo- is the center of attention.
We'll tell you about this rare animal.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Federal Agents arrested the suspected Unabomber.
The 53 year old loner is not charged with any bombings though.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, investigators need more evidence-
SUPER=03-Helena, MT; 00
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General; :37
SUPER=03-Lincoln, MT; 1:19
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:27
OUT Q=CBS News, Helena Montana."
((A search of Theodore Kaczynski's hand built 10 by 12 foot mountian shack
turned up chemicals, meticulous notes on making explosives and a partially
assembled pipe bomb. Kaczynski, 53, a Harvard graduade, former Berkeley math
professor and now the suspected infamous Unabomber was charged in federal
court with possessing the bomb components and ordered held without bail.
The charge made no mention of the alleged Unabomber's string of bombing
attacks which killed three people and injured 23 others over the course of 18
years. The charge was designed to hold Kaczynski while federal agents build a
JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Kaczynski, thin and seemingly calm, told U.S. District Judge Charles
Lovell that he was mentally competant and couldn't afford his own lawyer.
Federal officials say two manual typewriters have been found in the
cabin. The Unabomber sent many typed messages over the years and
investigators want to see if the imprints match up.
There are 40 boxes that investigators are x-raying before opening,
suspecting that the packages may contain explosives.
A former classmate of Kacyznski's told a Chicago newspaper that even as a
teenager Kaczynski made bombs with household products and metal garbage cans.
In Lincoln, Kacyzinski was known as the 'hermit on the hill and residents
agree that this isolated Montana town is a good place to hideout - until now.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Helena.))
It's a campus visit they'll never forget.
A New Jersey family was flying to Blacksburg this morning, to check out the
Virginia Tech Campus.
But their single engine plane ran out of fuel... forcing them to crash land
in a Botetourt County field.
Amazingly all three walked away with only minor injuries.
Scott Prince reports.
IN Q=The single
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bruce Long/Pilot; :14
SUPER=01-Trooper W.B. Perry/Va. State Police; :36
SUPER=01-Mark Boothe/Witness; :50
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7
The single- engine Cessna had no chance of making it to Blacksburg, but
pilot Bruce Long thought he had enough fuel to land at Roanoke Regional
But Long, his wife, and their 18- year- old daughter fell about 15 miles
SOT 13:16:22 (Long interview tape)
IN Q=You talk
((BRUCE LONG/PILOT: YOU TALK ABOUT BAD LUCK. ACTUALLY IT WAS BEING STUPID FOR
NOT STOPPING FOR GAS. I THOUGHT I'D FIND ANOTHER AIRPORT SOONER THAN I DID AND
I DIDN'T. SO THAT WAS STUPIDITY ON MY PART. ))
OUT Q=on my part
He was forced to land in this Botetourt County field outside of Troutville,
but initially there was confusion over the landing site.
SOT 12:32:10 tape 2
IN Q=First they
((TROOPER W.B. PERRY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: FIRST THEY TOLD US HE WAS TRYING TO
PUT IT DOWN ON THE INTERSTATE UP AROUND THE 167-168 MILE MARKER. ))
OUT Q=mile marker
But airport officials convinced Long to put the plane down in an open field.
One witness who saw the scene unfold says all three are lucky to be alive.
SOT 11:59:25 tape 1
IN Q=I started running
((MARK BOOTHE/WITNESS: I STARTED RUNNING ACROSS THIS FIELD RIGHT HERE AND WHEN
I GOT HERE I SAW THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER OUTSIDE. THE DAUGHTER WAS LAYING DOWN
ON THE GROUND HOLLERING AND THE FATHER WAS STILL IN THE PLANE UPSIDE DOWN. ))
OUT Q=upside down
Within seven hours of the crash, all three family members had been released
from the hospital.
The most serious injury-- a broken wrist.
And even though Bruce Long won't be piloting his family back to New Jersey,
he says he will take to the skies again.
((LONG: JEEZ. WHEN YOU CAN COME DOWN AND CRASH A PLANE AND WALK AWAY FROM IT,
YOU'VE GOT TO CONSIDER YOURSELF PRETTY FORTUNATE. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER
DAY AND I STILL PLAN TO GO UP AGAIN. ))
OUT Q=up again
Scott Prince, News- 7.
The Air Force can not explain why the plane carrying Commerce Secretary Ron
Brown wasn't equipped with flight
The plane crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people.
The lack of the black boxes will make the investigation more difficult.
Today crews combed the scene- saying there is no sign of an explosion.
((MIOMIR ZUZUL/CROATIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.: THE AIRCRAFT IS NOT COMPLETELY
DESTROYED THE BODIES ARE NOT COMPLETELY DESTROYED.))
((PETER GALBRAITH/U.S. AMBASSADOR: THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY. A VERY SAD PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Miomir Zuzul/Croatian Ambassador to U.S.; 00 quick!
SUPER=01-Peter Galbraith/U.S. Ambassador; 07 quick!
OUT Q=A VERY SAD PLACE."
The F-A-A requires most planes to carry black boxes.
But the agency has no control over the military.
The plane was originally used for training navigators-
But when the Air Force converted the plane for V-I-P use it did not put
recorders in- which goes against Air Force policy.
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Meanwhile flags are flying at half-staff in Washington.
President Clinton joined other officials for a memorial at a church near
the White House.
((WE THANK GOD FOR THEIR LIVES. WE PRAY FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND WE COME TOGETHER
IN OUR GRIEF AND REDEDICATION.))
OUT Q=BELLS TOLLING."
Bells tolled at the National cathedral in Washington in memory of the
And a world away, Croatia's president called a special cabinet session
honoring Brown on national television.
Two jail inmates say an Amherst County man admitted he killed two women last
The bodies of Robin Jeanette Burge and Jacqueline Dorsey Carter were
discovered a month apart in remote sections of Amherst County.
44 year old James Henry Burley was arrested after police searched his home
and recovered the gun used to kill both women.
At a preliminary hearing today, two of Burley's fellow inmates say he
confessed to the murders.
One inmate hopes his testimony will help get him out of jail, but the other
say he just wants to do the right thing.
IN Q=A human life
((PAUL MASON/JAIL INMATE: A HUMAN LIFE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN NEVER REPLACE.
WHAT I DID WHEN I GOT CONVICTED OF MY FELONIES, I MAY HAVE STOLEN BUT YOU CAN
ALWAYS REPLACE PROPERTY OR WHATEVER. BUT AS FAR AS TAKING A LIFE, THAT'S
SOMETHING THAT'S IRREPLACEABLE. AND I FEEL THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MY SISTER,
MY MOTHER OR ANYBODY THAT IT HAPPENED TO.))
SUPER=01-Paul Mason/Jail Inmate; :00
OUT Q=it happened to.
District Court judge Joseph Serkes (SERKS) sent the case to next week's
Burley remains in the Amherst County jail.
Firefighters from three departments spent the afternoon battling a blaze
that destroyed a Campbell County home.
Crews from Concord, Rustburg and Appomattox responded to the blaze on Mount
The single-story log cabin was engulfed in flames when they got there.
SUPER=90-Home Video: Courtesy Jim Wilson
The fire also spread to the nearby woods, scorching about five acres before a
helicopter dumping water could contain it.
No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Campbell County authorities are investigating.
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GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
Meanwhile fire gutted a home in Roanoke today.
Flames burned through the roof and caused extensive damage to the home on Lily
One firefighter was hit by falling debris, but he did not suffer any
No one else was hurt. No word tonight on the cause.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11--is help on the way for a financially troubled
college? Southern Virginia in Buena Vista is supposedly just weeks away from
closing for good.
and now that she's back in the Roanoke Valley a former Miss Virginia is
fighting to spend more time with her son. We will have the latest on the Lisa
Toss to Robin
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Lisa Aliff moved back to Virginia a couple of months ago.
Now the former Miss Virginia wants to spend more time with her child.
Aliff was in Bedford Circuit Court this afternoon asking for additional
visitation rights with her five year old son.
Last year Aliff lived in California. She was charged with parental
kidnapping after she did not return the boy to Virginia in time to start
Those charges though were dropped.
IN Q=So what we're
((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/ALIFF'S ATTORNEY: SO WHAT WE'RE HEAR TODAY IS TO ASK THE
COURT TO ALLOW CONTACT AND VISITATION TO WORK, GRADUALLY GET INTO IT, SO THEY
CAN WORK IT TO THE CHILD'S BEHALF AND CHILD'S INTEREST. ))
SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Aliff's Attorney;
OUT Q=child's interest.
The boy is currently staying with his father, Rick Hawkins.
He did not want to comment about the specifics of the case.
IN Q=I'm not going
((RICHARD HAWKINS/ALIFF'S ESTRANGED HUSBAND: I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I AGREE OR
DISAGREE. THE EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PUT FORTH TO THE JUDGE. WE'VE DONE THE BEST
WE CAN WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Hawkins/Aliff's Estranged Husband;
OUT Q=can with it.
Aliff is living in the Roanoke Valley.
Judge William Sweeney did not decide on the case today.
A Lynchburg teenager has been suspended from school and faces criminal
charges after a drug sweep at E-C Glass High School today.
Authorities say they got information today a student was carrying drugs.
Police searched the teen and found what appeared to be marijuana.
The school was then sealed off, as police searched for drugs and weapons.
IN Q=Teachers, students
((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS
WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE MEASURES SUCH AS THIS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF
ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES AND TO DISCOURAGE ANY UNSAFE PRACTICES OR MATERIALS ON THE
CAMPUS OF E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00
OUT Q=Glass High School.
Morrison says school administrators have adopted a "zero tolerance" policy
toward drugs in school.
The student's been suspended and is facing drug charges.
Jail overcrowding- It's a problem Martinsville city council will try to
solve over the next couple of months.
Today council members looked at proposals for a new jail.
The current facility was built to hold 18 inmates, but today houses an
average of 45.
That's not counting the 50 inmates at the city work farm and 23 held in
neighboring jurisdictions at a cost of 40 dollars an inmate.
The first proposal calls for a 90 bed jail.
But Sheriff Steve Draper says that's too small.
He says the city would be better off to build one twice that size.
((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF:WHENEVER YOU TAKE SOMEONE OUT OF A
FACILITY, YOU BREACH THE SECURITY OF THAT PERSON AND THE SECURITY OF THE
COMMUNITY, SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS BE ADJACENT TO THE BUILDING, WHAT NOW WE
HAVE NOW PLANNED IS TO BUILD IN THE BACK PARKING LOT OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
HERE CONNECTED TO OUR CURRENT FACILITY, OUR CURRENT JAIL, WHICH WOULD GIVE US A
WALKWAY RIGHT DIRECTLY INTO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO TAKE
THEM OUTDOORS. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=take them outdoors.
City council is expected to make a decision in the next month and half.
The city is eligible to apply for a grant from the Department of
The grant would pay a quarter of the 12 million dollars it would cost to
build the jail.
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Prevention
Doctor's recommend that middle-aged women have yearly breast exams.
However, surveys show that more than seventy- five percent of women in our area
A mobile mammography unit is trying to improve those statistics.
The unit is operated through the New River and Mount Rogers Health Districts
and several hospitals.
It's improving access in a state ranked 48th in the numbers of women who
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIRECTOR: SO WE ARE NOT DOING WELL
WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE STATISTICS. AND THIS MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT IS A GOOD
WAY TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO HELP US IN OUR HEALTH PROMOTION EFFORTS AND
EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS REGARDING BREAST CANCER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Director;
OUT Q=regarding breast cancer.
Education IS a key part of the mobile unit's 20- minute screenings.
((ANGIE GUTHRIE/NRHD HEALTH EDUCATOR: WE TEACH THEM SKILLS IN BREAST SELF-
EXAM. WE TEACH THEM THE GUIDELINES OF WHEN TO HAVE MAMMOGRAMS, WHEN TO HAVE A
PHYSICIAN'S EXAM AND SO FORTH. THEY DO HAVE A VIDEO THEY WATCH AND WE GIVE THEM
LOTS OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS. ))
SUPER=01-Angie Guthrie/NRHD Health Educator;
OUT Q=educational materials.
Patients may schedule screenings through health departments in the service
The unit also travels to businesses for on- site screenings.
That police beating caught on videotape- is already sparking lawsuits.
SUPER=04-Riverside Co., CA/Monday;
Attorneys filed a $10 million lawsuit against Riverside County on behalf of
the illegal immigrants.
The chase ended with the videotaped beating of two Mexican immigrants.
Nineteen immigrants in all were
arrested, but the truck driver was not caught.
All of the Mexicans were freed today and given work visas good for six
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--walkers and bike riders are getting ready to
hit a new trail in the New River Valley.
and a little later we'll introduce you to one zoo's new star attraction.
He doesn't have a name yet but he's already making friends.
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A spokesman for Southern Virginia College says its supporters are
The Buena Vista college is scheduled to close its doors in just six weeks
because of financial problems.
Now a source close to the college says a group of Mormon investors is eyeing
the former "Southern Sem."
They want to turn it into a four year co-ed college that could have twice
the local fiscal impact of the existing college.
The investors say they're NOT acting on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ
of the Latter Day Saints.
They propose the school cater to both Mormon students and those who want a
A College spokesman says board members will meet again to consider the
Mormon group's proposal next week.
Blacksburg's long awaited Huckleberry Trail is beginning to take shape.
Phase one of the project is finally underway after eight years of fundraising
The trail will connect Blacksburg to Christiansburg and will be built along
the abandoned Huckleberry Line, a train track that was vital to Virginia Tech.
IN Q= Up until 1958
SUPER=01-Ray Smoot/Virginia Tech Vice-President;
OUT Q=former passenger service
Bill Ellen-bogen first started work on the project in 1988. He says it's a
IN Q=The governmental
SUPER=01-Bill Ellenbogen/Friends of the Huckleberry;
OUT Q=appreciative of that
Phase one should be complete by September.
A busy night in sports with everything from a hole in one to Whitey Taylor.
But first the Atlantic 10's player of the year
Marcus Camby has added another big award to his postseason haul.
Tonight the U-Mass junior was voted the Wooden award which goes to the top
college player in the nation.
Some exciting golf from the West Coast.
The Seniors' are involved in their first major of the year "The Tradition",
and no is more involved after one round than
SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ/ESPN; :00
Roanoke native Ed Sneed who had the shot of the day.
Watch him on the par three 17th hole, airmail a 189 yard 4 iron shot right
onto the green and right into the cup for a hole in one.
Sneed and Hale Irwin share the first round lead with 7 under 65s.
The Orlando Magic suffered its second home loss just over a week.
Last week the Lakers ended their 40 game home winning streak and last night
the Celtics get the upset.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Celtics vs. Magic; :00
The Magic played without Shaquile O'Neal who'se at his Grandma's funeral, and
without Penny Hardaway, who was ejected after arguing a silly technical foul he
got for supposedly taunting after this dunk.
The Magic blew a 19 point second half halftime lead, and then lost on David
Wesley's jumper with 6 tenths of a second to go! Boston take it 100-TO-98.
The Baltimore Orioles, the preseason picks by many to win the American League
pennant, have opened the season with a 3 games weep of the Royals.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00
The Orioles trailed 3-to-nothing in the eight, before Cal Ripken Jr. lined a
rbi double to left field to score Rafael Palmiero with the tying run.
Tony Tarasco would chase the wining SUPER=35-Baltimore/==5/Kansas City/==3;
run home and the O's would add one more insurance tally to give them an
unlikely 5-roi-3 comeback win.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=SPORTS CHYRON
OUT Q=LAST SCORE
The 1996 racing season at Franklin County Speedway opens this weekend, with a
big Saturday night card in Callaway.
SUPER=03-Callaway/Last Night; :00
Last night a number of drivers took advantage of an open preseason practice
session to warm up for Saturday night's rammin' and bammin.'
The 3/8th mile track has lost some drivers to New River in the past, but this
season track owner Whitey Taylor says his numbers are on the rise.
IN Q="Last year...
((WHITEY TAYLOR/FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Franklin Co. Speedway Owner; :00
OUT Q=...HECK OF A SEASON."
One of the drivers who is back is defending Late Model champ Bobby Radford,
who says the competition will be better not only because of more drivers, but
because the outlaw track is utilizing more NASCAR specifications this season.
IN Q="Since Whitey...
((BOBBY RADFORD/DEFENDING LATE MODEL CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Radford/Defending Late Model Champ; :00
OUT Q=...to bumper competition."
Later this year the Charlotte Motor Speedway will play host to a leg of the
International race of Champions for the first time in track history.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Yesterday; :00
Yesterday the Pontiac Firebirds that will be used in the series were on the
track getting a workout.
Dick Trickle and Dave Marcis were brought in to test the cars for any
((DICK TRICKLE/TESTING IROC CARS TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Dick Trickle/Testing IROC Cars Today; :00
OUT Q=...can compete."
Still to come, Steve Mason introduces us to the 1996 Hillcats.
And we'll meet some area swimmers who are shooting for a championship in
Florida in the coming days.
The Lynchburg Hillcats arrived in the Hill City this afternoon to meet the
Steve Mason was there and he has some player intros for us.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Hillcats Manager; :15
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Season; :35
SUPER=01-Todd Blyleven/Hillcats Right Handed Pitcher; :48
SUPER=01-Jim Bibby/Hillcats Pitching Coach; 1:06
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
The Roanoke Central YMCA Gator swim team is headed to the sunshine state
The team has been preparing for the 4 day event in Orlando since September.
The National Championships are from April 9th through the 12.
The gators are taking 16 swimmers that will compete against 12 hundred
swimmers from 450 teams.
IN Q="Our goal
((DOUG FONDER/GATOR'S COACH:))
((BRIAN FINUCANE/GATOR SWIMMER:))
SUPER=01-Doug Fonder/Gator's Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Brian Finucane/Gator Swimmer; :10
The Gators finished second in the nation back in 1990 and 21st last year.
the event awards 1st through a 16th placing. Patrick henry's Brian Marsh
leads a strong Gator group that should have a good experience.
((LAUREN FELDMAN/GATOR SWIMMER:))
((JOHN SMITH/GATOR SWIMMER:))
SUPER=01-Lauren Feldman/Gator Swimmer; :00
SUPER=01-John Smith/Gator Swimmer; :09
OUT Q=....see what happens"
Meet the latest addition to the Buffalo zoo-
SUPER= 03-Buffalo, NY;
He is a rare baby gorilla.
In fact his species, the Western Lowland, is one of the most endangered on
The baby was born on March twentieth and is in good health.
He doesn't have a name yet, but is certainly getting star treatment.