Up next on News 7-
President Clinton sends a sad farewell to 33 Americans who perished in a
An active bomb is found in the home thought to be the elusive Unabomber's.
And-- the Explore Park is once again open for business.
News 7 at 11 is next.
A somber homecoming at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base.
The bodies of Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and the trade group he led
The group of 33 Americans died in Croatia last Wednesday, in a plane crash.
Here's Byron Harlan with details from what President Clinton is calling
today's "sad journey."
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SUPER=03-Dover AFB, DE; :00
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:12
SUPER=03-Dubrovnik, Croatia; 1:30
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The bodies of the 33-Americans from Wednesday's crash arrived at Dover Air
Force base on a grey, chilly day.
a short time later tears began to fall.
you could see the sorrow in nearly every face.
The crash sadly changed the lives of the people who knew and loved the
victims, including President Clinton.
Ron Brown's body will lie in state at the commerce department for one day
A funeral will follow at the National Cathedral, where President Clinton
will deliver the eulogy.
Ron Brown will be buried at arlington national cemetery with full honors.
It was a sad start earlier in the day to the journey home for the crash
Ambassador Peter Galbraith told mourners, the death of commerce secretary
Ron Brown did not kill the hope for prosperity in Bosnia and Croatian President
--frahn -yoh tooj -mahn--said, Ron Brown will remain forever in our memory.
A new team of investigators is now at the crash site.
Because there was no flight data recorder on the plane, what they may need
to find most of all are eyewitnesses...someone who saw it all and can help
explain why that plane crashed.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, Washington.))
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A live bomb was apparently discovered in Theodore Kaczynski's Montana cabin.
Investigators have defused it-- they think it was intended for someone-- and
now they're trying to determine who.
Randall Pinkston has that story.
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SUPER=03-Helena, MT; :
SUPER=01-Laurie Levenson/Law Professor;
SUPER=01-Jack McCabe/Helena Hotel Owner;
OUT Q=Helena, Montana.
(( Authorities confirmed today a live bomb was discovered in
Theodore Kaczynski's rustic cabin and safely defused.
It is another item in a growing list of possibly incriminating evidence
facing the former math professor.
But if Kaczynsk is the unambomber, prosecutors will have to proove how the
explosive devices were delivered to victims from New Jersey to California.
LAURIE LEVINSON: IT'S VERY HARD TO PIECE TOGETHER SOMEONE'S WHEREABOUTS.
IT'S NOT LIKE THIS FELLOW HAD PHONE RECORDS THAT YOU COULD TRACE WHERE HE
From interviews with local residents, the FBI has determined that
while Kaczynski was a recluse, it didn't mean he never left the area.
Montana state highway 200 runs righit through lincoln.
Witnesses say kacyznski would sometimes hitch a ride with a local
deliveryman... traveling east to route 279, then south to helena the state
There he could... theoretically.. catch a regional bus and make connections
to anywhere in the country.
This is one of the rooms that we let him... cheaper room
Hotel owner Jack McCabe, provided investigators with a priceless record of
Kaczynski's visits to helena dating back to 1980.
JACK MCCABE: HE HAD A CANVAS BAG THAT HE CARRIED OVER HIS SHOULDER,
SET THAT DOWN HERE, REGISTER, PAY THE RENT, GIVE HIM KEY, GO TO HIS ROOM. HE
WAS A MAN OF FEW WORDS...
While authorities know Kaczynski got this far, none of the unambomer's
packages were postmarked from here.
Still, investigators may find their best evidence by matching items found in
the cabin with fragments of the unabomber's deadly devices... which have been
meticulously labeled and analyzed since 1978.
LAURI LEVENSON: THIS IS A GOOD OLD FASHIONED FBI CASE WHERE THE HARD
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE IS KEY.
Next week, federal prosecutors are expected to brief state prosecutors in
the jurisdictions where the bombings occured between 1978 and 95... killing 3
people, injuring 23 others.
Randall Pinkston, CBS News, Helena, Montana.))
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Seven people were killed and another 18 injured when a stolen pickup truck
packed with suspected illegal immigrants crashed in Southern California today.
The Highway Patrol reports the truck sped up after a border patrol unit
started following-- but not chasing-- it.
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The accident occurred less than a week after another truck full of illegal
immigrants was chased for more than 80-miles-- before ending in the videotaped
beating of two people by Riverside County Sheriff's Deputies.
Meantime TODAY in Los Angeles-- thousands of chanting demonstrators jammed
the streets-- demanding justice for the beating of the immigrants.
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Mediators are holding out hope for a peaceful settlement in the standoff
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT; :
between the so-called Freemen anti-government group and the F-B-I.
The wife and child of one member left the Montana farm compound overnight.
IN Q=If they come out
((CAROL HELLYER/RELATIVE:IF THEY COME OUT TWO AT A TIME WE'LL WAIT. WE'LL BE
HERE WHEN THEY COME OUT. THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Carol Hellyer/Relative; :
OUT Q=all we can do.
At least two children remain on the ranch-- they were seen today through a
long lens-- playing.
Members of the group are wanted on federal charges of writing millions of
dollars in bogus checks, and threatening to kidnap and murder a federal judge.
The Freemen insist that the courts of the United States have no authority to
The standoff is now in its 13th day.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news-7,
Roanoke's rental property inspection program is going through some changes,
Cold temperatures held down opening day attendance at Virginia's Explore
Let's check in with Kimberly...
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With cold weather like this-- you just might want to trade in the Easter
bonnet for an overcoat.
Tonight's temperatures are dropping into the 30s again--
You could also see some snow flurries-- but no significant accumulation.
Meanwhile, Easter Sunday looks partly sunny-- but not much warmer.
We'll have details-- coming up.
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A January fire in Roanoke that killed four children and their grandmother
prompted calls for a review of the city's rental inspection program.
And Roanoke officials now say they're close to making some policy changes.
Denise Allen has the details.
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SUPER=01-Richard Winstead/Landlord; :20
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke City Spokesperson; :33
OUT Q=News 7
((The fire that killed four children and their grandmother put the heat on
A Rental Inspection Program was already in the works, but after the tragedy
residents wanted the plan enacted soon.
Tenants and landlords joined city officials at a public workshop in March,
to help fine tune the first draft of the proposal.
((RICHARD WINSTEAD/LANDLORD: THE CITY NEEDS TO PUT THEMSELVES IN THE PROPERTY
OWNER'S SHOES AND THE PROPERTY OWNERS NEED TO PUT THEMSELVES IN THE TENANT'S
SHOES AND AS LONG AS WE'RE ALL THINKING IN TERMS OF THE OTHER'S INTEREST WE CAN
COME UP WITH A GOOD WORKING.))
((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE CITY SPOKESPERSON: WHAT THIS COMMITTEE IS FIND SOME
CONSENSUS, TO COMPROMISE AND COME TO A MIDDLE GROUND AND THAT MIDDLE GROUND IS,
OK WE KNOW THERE IS A NEED FOR A RENTAL INSPECTION PROGRAM, LET'S MAKE IT
City officials released the outcome of that workshop late yesterday
Some notable changes include inspections every two years which shifts the
focus away from inspecting a unit every time its vacated.
Landlords will be eligible for three free inspections if the unit passes.
And the city will make the inspection guidelines available to landlords and
They hope this will open the lines of communication for all involved.
((AND IF IT GETS TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S NOT PROFITABLE OR FINANCIALLY
REWARDING THEN PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE GETTING OUT OF IT.))
Some low income housing may be lost as a result of the inspection program,
but Michele Bono says there are other options available.
((WE DO HAVE PLENTY OF HOUSING AVAILABLE IN THE CITY'S HOUSING AND
REDEVELOPMENT UNITS. EVEN IF IT WAS JUST FOR A TEMPORARY PLACE, UNTIL THEY
FIND ANOTHER PLACE.))
The Rental Inspection Program will impact target areas like southeast
You can pick up a copy of the proposal at the city muncipal building.
Another public workshop is scheduled for Monday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
There tenants and landlords can continue to shape the plan which will affect
their homes and businesses.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Spring means a rebirth for nature, but for Virginia's Explore Park, it means
a reopening- with many new additions.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
The chilly weather may have stopped some people from coming out but
employees say that just gives them extra time to smooth out some of the rough
Several new attractions have been under construction during the off season.
Soon visitors will be able to stop by the Mountain Union Church and the
Brugh Tavern will be complete sometime in '97.
Officials have also moved the park's souvenirs store from the blacksmith
shop to a larger space at the entrance of the trails.
The bigger store should help bring in revenue.
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((ANN MEYER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: IT WILL GO INTO THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS,
BUILDING. ANY SORT OF EXTRA MONIES WE MIGHT NEED TO IMPROVE OUR PROGRAMS DOWN
SUPER=01-Ann Meyer/Virginia's Explore Park;
OUT Q=down here.
A spur to join the Blue Ridge Parkway with the Explore Park is under
The target date for its opening is the summer of '97.
Officials say that should translate into even more visitors.
Merger fever has hit a Mecklenburg County department store chain.
Peebles Incorporated says it plans to merge with Carlisle Retailers, which
operates seven stores in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Peebles says the deal will cause few, if any changes affecting its
The South Hill company has most of its 65 locations in the southeast and
But it has recently been expanding into Pennsylvania and upstate New York.
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Still to come on the newscast,
The 37th annual Hollins horse show swings into full gear,
And oscar winning actress Greer Garson died today...
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((OH, MR. BALLARD. IT'S MY MASTERPIECE. HOW LOVELY.))
OUT Q=How loveley.
She left behind a legacy of philanthropy.
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Many new techniques of home construction, remodeling, and renovation were on
display at last week's Home Show in Salem.
Many of the companies represented were regional, and offered new insights
into home building.
One concept featured-- of interest to many-- was "Universal Access", which
makes a home accessible to people of all ages and levels of ability.
Universal design provides construction techniques that can be utilized in
all homes to insure access.
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((JAN REAGAN/UNIVERSAL DESIGN CENTER: AND THIS IS BASICALLY DESIGN FOR
EVERYBODY, OLD PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO HAVE DISABILITIES, PEOPLE WHO
DON'T, TALL PEOPLE, SHORT PEOPLE. BUT ALSO DESIGN SOLUTIONS, MORE ACCESSIBLE
SPACE THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE, ACCESSIBLE ROUTES SO YOU CAN MANEUVER A WHEELCHAIR
OR OTHER ASSISTED DEVICE, LOWERED COUNTERTOPS WHICH YOU WILL SEE HERE IN THIS
SUPER=01-Jan Reagan/Universal Design Center;
OUT Q=in this kitchen.
Patrick Evans takes a closer look at universal design this week On Record,
shot entirely at the Home Show.
Tune in tomorrow at 11 a-m, here on your hometown station.
There wasn't any rough-housing, but there was plenty of horsing around at
Hollins College today.
The school sponsored the 37th annual Spring Horse Show.
The school is a member of the Southwest Virginia Hunter/Jumper Association.
Winners in today's event earn points for awards given at the end of the
You're watching the Hunter Class perform-- and it's not as easy as it looks.
Riders say there's more to being a good equestrian than sitting in the
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((PARRIS COZART/COACH: YOU'RE DEALING WITH AN ANIMAL YOU HAVE TO GET INTO
THEIR MIND. ALSO UNLIKE TENNIS OR EVEN BASKETBALL WITH TEAM MEMBERS. BUT HERE
YOU'RE DEALING WITH AN ANIMAL AND THAT'S THE CHALLENGE.))
OUT Q=that's the challenge
In the Hunter Class the HORSE is judged on performance and manners.
Riders could also compete in the Equitation Classes.
There the EQUESTRIANS are judged on position, control and guidance.
Riders say this is one of the only sports in which men, women, and children
can compete at the same level.
The defending American league champion Cleveland Indians lost their first
three games of the season. Today, the Tribe ended the opening season nightmare
with a win over the Blue Jays.
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The Tribe received a whole bunch of help from Toronto. Erik Hanson makes
the throwing error that allows Albert bell and Tony Pena to score and it's
2-nothing Cleveland in the second.
Toronto continued to gift wrap the game. Ed Sprague takes a turn at making
an error on Eddie Murray's grounder. Carlos Baerga scoots home.
The Indians Omar Visquel shows why SUPER=35-Cleveland/==5/Toronto/==3;
HE is one of the best infielders in the game...getting the force.
John Olerud with a little power, but it was too little to late, Indians
hand the Jays their first loss of the season 5-3.
Three national league matinees hit the diamond today. We start in the Windy
City where the Cubs hosted the Dodgers at Wrigley.
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A scary moment for the Dodgers. Pitcher Ramon Martinez was forced to leave
the game after injuring his groin while batting in the second. He hit an
infield grounder...took a few steps.. and then fell to the ground. Los Angeles
did go on to win 3-1.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Pirates vs. Mets;
A big day in the Big Apple for Pittsburgh's Jay Bell. Bell was a one man
wrecking crew. Bell Homered and tripled to lead the Pirates to a 5-nothing
spanking over the New York Mets. The Bucs have won 4 of 5.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/Rockies vs. Expos;
In Montreal, Colorado held off the Expos 5-4. Most of the Rockies offense
came on one swing of the lumber. Vinny Castilla tags Kirk Rueter's pitch. The
grand slam put Colorado up 4-zip in the first.
Andres Galaraga tagged the eventual game winner. Rockies by one over the
The Avalanche beat the Prince William Cannons tonight 4-3 in 13 innings.
Salem is now 1 and 1 on the season.
the Lynchburg Hillcats Also won for the first time this season. The cats
beat Wilmington 2-1 in 11 innings. Jonathan sweet knocked in both of
Lynchburg's runs. The Hillcats are also 1 and 1.
In NBA action. The Philadelphia 76ers season seems to be getting worse by
the minute. Today the team announced that forward Jerry Stackhouse will miss
the wrest of the season with a broken thumb.
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Tonight John Lucas and his Sixers played Atlanta. The hawks looked tough
early. Craig Ehlo drives and then makes the nifty pass to Christian laettner,
who hits the easy jumper.
With just a few seconds left in regulation Ehlo drives and makes the shot
to tie the game. Atlanta would go up by one, on a free throw,
But with less than 2 seconds left in the game. Vernon Maxwell sinks the
jumper to give Philly the 100-99 win.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Hornets vs. Cavaliers;
One other note. Robert Parish replaced Kareem Abdul Jabar for the most games
played in the history of the NBA when he took the floor against Cleveland. In
his 20th season, Parrish has played in 1 thousand, 561 contests.
To the freezer floor where the New Jersey Devils kept their playoff hopes
alivve while killing Hartford's in a 6-3 win.
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The Devils would score a franchise record 6 goals in the second period to
ice the win. The victory ties New Jersey with Tampa Bay for the eight and final
playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
The game was physical. Scott SUPER=31-New Jersey/==6/Hartford/==3;
Stevens with the love tap in the second period.
Bob Carpenter was part of the devils second period barrage as he notches
this tally. Devils win 6-3.
The Busch Grand National circuit hit the Hickory Motor Speedway today.
David green started on the pole and won the Sundrop 400.
Hermie Sadler came in second followed by Randy laJoie, Jason Keller and Todd
Bodine in fifth. now, here's tonight's digits!
Chyron in motion
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OUT Q=last score
Still to come tonight, it turned out to be a big day at VMI, both for
basketball coach Bart bellairs and
the Keydet football players...of the present and of the past as the Alumni
scrimmage took center stage in Lexington.
To the links. David Duval leads the BellSouth Classic after three rounds.
He is 10 under.
SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ; :00
On to the senior's tradition, the first major on the senior tour. Here on
13, Raymond Floyd knocks down the birdie putt tio go 5 under.
Hale Irwin was also sharp. he finds the bottom of the cup on 15 to go 9
under on the day. He leads after three rounds at 10 under. Jack Niclaus is
Floyd is third. Shots like this put him there. He finds the range on the
birdie chip on 17 to go 8 under. Irwin finished the day at 8 under.
The VMI Football Reunion scrimmage kicked off in Lexington today. Alumni,
coaches and current players fought off the cold by making some warm memories in
the first Alumni scrimmage since 1971.
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SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Football Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Kelly Raber/Class of 84; :39
OUT Q=....."God bless our our team and VMI CHEERS!!!!-(fade)
((The Alumni trotted onto Memorial Field and played as if these old Keydets
had never lost a step.
Their firey red demeanor did not go unnoticed and VMI coach Bill Stewart
did not take this scrimmage lightly.
((BILL STEWART/VMI HEAD COACH:))
Raber, the 1984 Keydet quarterback who led VMI to it's last win over
Virginia Tech, gave Stewart reason to worry. He threw for 2 touchdown passes
and served as the Alumni offensive charge. This 33 yard connection went to
((KELLY RABER/CLASS OF 84:))
Raber learned he not only still a decent arm, but he also realized that his
alma mater was in good hands. Thomas Haskins used the moves that earned him All
American status. His 63 yard gallop down the left sideline left several of his
peers in a cloud of dust as he broke tackle after tackle.
Sophomore quarterback Al Lester introduced Raber to how a VMI signal caller
plays these days. Lester hooked up with Greg Harris in the flat for this
Big Al ended the day with a bang as he goes in froma yard out but who's
keeping score...certainly no one in Lexington as fun was had by all.
The Alumni can also be proud of VMI's hoops program. Head basketball coach
Bart Bellairs has been named the state's coach of the year.
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00
Bellairs will have to share the award though. The state's sports
information directors selected Bellairs and VCU's Sonny Smith as co coaches of
VMI freshman Brent Conley was named to the second team to join his coach in
receiing an award.
In playing Bart ball, the Keydets finished 18 and 10 on the season.
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((BART BELLAIRS/VMI BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=..."a whole lot
Actress Greer Garson died today of heart failure, at the age of 92.
IN Q=I wouldn't
OUT Q=come over me.
She was best known for her Academy Award-winning role in the film, "Mrs.
The Irish-born actress was nominated six other times for Oscars.
In recent years, Garson made her mark as a philanthropist-- donating
millions to colleges and other institutions.
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daylight savings time.
Thanks for joining us...Goodnight!