Seven year old Jessica Dubroff has died while trying to fly across the
The plane crashed killing the girl, her father and an instructor.
((JOHN POWERS/CHEYENNE POLICE CHIEF: I HOPE TO GOD I NEVER SEE ANYTHING LIKE
THIS AGAIN. SOMETHING LIKE THIS. IT WAS HORRIBLE. ))
SUPER=01-John Powers/Cheyenne Police Chief;
OUT Q=IT WAS HORRIBLE."
Montgomery County officials passed an ordinance to end nudity at a local
Juicies Dance Club found a way to get around it to keep adult
And we'll show you the work of an international artist who has ties to the
Join us for New 7 at eleven.
She was a little girl with a dream- That dream ended tragically when her
single engine plane crashed this morning.
As Byron Harlan reports the investigation is now just beginning.
SUPER=03-Half Moon Bay, CA/Yesterday;
SUPER=01-John Powers/Cheyenne Police Chief; 34
SUPER=01-Don Hinson/FAA Administrator; SUPER=01-Lisa Hathaway/Jessica's
OUT Q=CBS News, Cheyenne, Wyoming."
((AT AGE 7, JESSICA DUBROFF LIVED THE FANTASY OF FLIGHT BEHIND THE CONTROLS OF
(SOT, HER VOICE OVER THE RADIO)
(SUPER: WEDNESDAY, HALF MOON BAY, CA)
SHE SET OFF WEDNESDAY FROM HALF MOON BAY, CALIFORNIA TO FLY CROSS COUNTRY WITH
HER DAD AND FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR.
(SOT, JESSICA DUBROFF, SO I CAN BREAK THE RECORD... SO I CAN BE THE
(NATSOT, CRASH SITE)
(LOCATOR: CHEYENNE, WY)
THE DREAM CAME TO A TERRIBLE END IN A DRIVING RAIN STORM. JESSICA AND HER
ADULT COMPANIONS WERE KILLED WHEN THEIR SINGLE ENGINE CESSNA WENT DOWN NOSE
FIRST ON A RESIDENTIAL STREET SHORTLY AFTER TAKING OFF FROM THE CHEYENNE
AIRPORT. THE WEATHER WAS ALMOST CERTAINLY A FACTOR.
(SOT, JOHN POWERS, CHEYENNE POLICE CHIEF)
IT'S UNKNOWN WHETHER THE PLANE WAS ACTUALLY BEING PILOTED DURING THE TAKEOFF
BY THE CHILD OR BY HER INSTRUCTOR, JOE REID, THE PERSON WHO, UNDER FEDERAL
FLIGHT RULES, SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLING THE SHOTS.
(SOT, DON HINSON, FAA ADMINISTRATOR, 16:40:34, "THE ABILITY OF A NON-PILOT TO
OPERATE CONTROLS IS THE DECISION OF THE PILOT IN COMMAND... AT ANY TIME".)
LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, JESSICA GAVE HER MOM A FINAL GOODBYE HUG AS SHE
EMBARKED ON WHAT WAS TO BE THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME. LATE TODAY
(THURSDAY), HER MOTHER FLEW IN FROM BOSTON TO CLAIM HER CHILD'S BODY, STILL
CONFIDENT IN HER DECISION TO LET JESSICA CHOOSE HER OWN WAY.
(SOT, LISA HATHAWAY, MOTHER, 16:34:57, "CLEARLY, I WOULD WANT ALL MY CHILDREN
TO DIE IN A STATE OF JOY... MAYBE NOT AT AGE SEVEN... FOR HERSELF.")
A MAKESHIFT SHRINE HAS APPEARED ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE CRASH SITE, A
HEART-BREAKING TRIBUTE TO A LITTLE GIRL WITH A BIG SMILE WHOSE GREAT ADVENTURE
CAME TO A SUCH A CRUEL END. BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, CHEYENNE.))
A number of teenage pilots in Roanoke say THEY'RE ready to take flight.
Every year, about fifteen high school students learn to fly at the Fleming
Ruffner Magnet Center... a division of the Roanoke City Schools.
The program started eight years ago, with instructors teaching the
intricacies of flying.
The teens must first complete a classroom course, and then master a flight
Once they're in the air, instructors are with them every step of the way.
IN Q=We have
((TOM PEARMAN/FLEMING RUFFNER MAGNET CENTER: WE HAVE, OF COURSE, A COMPLETE SET
OF CONTROLS JUST AS THE STUDENT DOES. WE HAVE BREAKS ON OUR SIDE, RUDDER
CONTROL, EVERYTHING. ))
((SETH BRILLHART/STUDENT: THE INSTRUCTOR IS WITH US. AND IF WE DO ANYTHING
WRONG, THE INSTRUCTOR TELLS US WHAT TO DO TO CORRECT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Pearman/Fleming Ruffner Magnet Center;
SUPER=01-Seth Brillhart/Student; :08
OUT Q=to correct it
A person must be 16 to receive a pilot's license.
But according to the Federal government, there are no age requirements on
An accident in Roanoke injures two people.
The single car accident happened just before ten tonight at the corner of
Edgewood and Maiden Lane.
The driver apparently lost control of his car and struck a telephone pole.
Rescue workers had to dodge powerlines to cut the injured from their vehicle
with the jaws of life.
The two men were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital where there is no word
yet on their conditions.
It's been two months since the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed
an ordinance that put a controversial strip club under wraps.
But now the club's owner has found a way to get around that.
Double Boxes Jean/Jay Newsroom
Jay Moore talked with him tonight and joins us now from our newsroom.
Jean, Keith Guthrie says he's faced many obstacles.
Deputies shut down the club two weeks after it opened in November.
It reopened again in January only to face opposition at a public hearing in
But it appears Guthrie has jumped yet another hurdle to keep his business
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 12; :08
SUPER=01-Keith Guthrie/Juicie's Owner; :21
SUPER=01-Doug Marrs/Montgomery Co. Sheriff; :44
OUT Q=repectable business.
(( Dancers in Juicie's are not only back to wearing pasties and G-Strings BUT
back to nude performances as well.
This after the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance in
February that requires all women to wear at least the equivalent of a bikini
while in public.
But the owner of the exotic dance club responded by going private.
IN Q=We respected
OUT Q=become a member.
The county sheriff says his office hasn't had any problems with the club
since the ordinance went into affect.
But he's quick to point out the department will be keeping a close eye on
IN Q=The Montgomery County
OUT Q=of Supervisors.
IN Q=We're cooperating
OUT Q=respectable business.))
Now Jean, a county official says as long as the club stays private it won't
breaking the ordinance.
A break in the Freeman Standoff.
SUPER=03-Near Jordan, MT;
Federal officials say two members of the Freemen group have left the
compound near Jordan, Montana, and surrendered to authorities.
23 year old Ebert Stanton and his mother 52 year old Agnes were taken away
Both are charged with conspiracy, mail and bank fraud.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, as one nursing school celebrates its new
state funding, another must deal with its loss,
and we'll meet a high school band that's making an Olympian effort to get to
Atlanta for the Summer Games.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Now that state money is secure for Radford University's new nursing school
building, officials can turn their efforts toward PRIVATE fundraising.
Radford's plans for a new seven million dollar facility were threatened when
the State Council on Higher Education dropped them from its funding
But Governor Allen approved the project last night after intense lobbying by
the university, area legislators and health officials.
Radford president Douglas Covington says that support will aid the
university's outside fundraising.
((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIV. PRESIDENT: SO THE INVESTMENT BY THE STATE HAS
A MULTIPLIER EFFECT. WE HOPE THAT WE CAN NOW PROCEED VIGOROUSLY TO SECURE MORE
MONEY TO BUILD OUR SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND. ))
SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford Univ. President;
OUT Q=scholarship endowment fund.
Radford hopes to open the new building in the summer of 1999.
Governor Allen's cut money for the College of Health Sciences from the next
The school was counting on some 950 thousand dollars from the state over the
next two years, to help make up the loss of funding from Community Hospital.
The money was designated as an economic development appropriation for
But the Allen administration doesn't see it that way.
IN Q=The priority
((KEN STROUPE/ALLEN SPOKESMAN: THE PRIORITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
SHOULD BE THOSE RELATED TO THE GOVERNOR'S ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY FUND, AND THOSE
PROJECTS WHICH WERE CONTINUED AND ADOPTED IN THE COMPROMISE BUDGET, NOT THIS
SORT OF PORK BARREL SPENDING.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Allen Spokesman
OUT Q=pork barrel spending.
The President of the College of Health Sciences, Dr. Harry Nickens, was
unavailable for comment.
Virginia now has the distinction of being the only state in the nation to
limit its own power to sue tobacco companies.
Governor Allen signed a bill that protects the corporate world-- including
tobacco companies-- from lawsuits over the Medicaid costs of product related
IN Q=This bill would
((ANNE DONLEY/VA. GASP: THIS BILL WOULD KEEP THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF VIRGINIA
-- THE CURRENT ONE AND ANY FUTURE ONES -- FROM BEING ABLE TO DO WHAT ATTORNEY
GENERALS ARE DOING RIGHT NOW IN SEVEN OTHER STATES. AND THAT IS TO GO AND SAY
TO THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY YOU SHOULD BE PAYING THE BILL ON THIS. NOT THE
((ANTHONY TROY: CERTAIN SMOKERS DO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO. THERE IS
A WARNING LABEL ON THE PACKAGE. INDIVIDUALS DO SMOKE. INDIVIDUALS DO EAT
EXCESSIVE RED MEAT.))
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Va. GASP; :00
SUPER=01-Anthony Troy/Tobacco Institute Attorney; :17
OUT Q=red meat.
The Tobacco Institute says the bill merely upholds traditional law-- and
sends a positive message to the business community.
Central Virginia police officers announced their choices for Lynchburg city
council next month.
Republicans Jim Whitaker, Robert Vogel and Robert Garber, along with
independent candidate Carl Hutcherson all received the endorsement of the
Fraternal Order of Police.
The candidates say the F-O-P backing should help their campaigns.
IN Q=I said last
((DR. ROBERT VOGEL/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I SAID LAST NIGHT THAT IT WAS
AN ENDORSEMENT THAT I REALLY COVETED, AND I THINK THAT REALLY HIT THE HEARTS OF
SOME OF THE GUYS THAT WERE THERE. AND THE REASON I COVET IT SO MUCH I MEAN IT'S
A BOOST FOR MY CAMPAIGN, AS YOU SAID, AND I THINK THAT'S A REAL POSITIVE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Vogel/Lynchburg Council Candidate; :00
OUT Q=a real positive.
Seven of the nine council candidates spoke at the F-O-P forum last night.
The local lodge is made up of members from Amherst, Bedford and Campbell
Counties and the city of Lynchburg.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will be along with the weekend
and we'll meet a Romanian artist who has found personal and artistic freedom in
his new home in the Commonwealth.
Eighteen months after it almost shut down, Bedford's adult daycare center is
making a comeback.
Too few patients and donations had threated to close the center down in late
But since then, enrollment is up and the community is more involved than
Now, a large grant from the Maupin- Sizemore Foundation will help build a
new four thousand square foot daycare center next to Bedford Memorial Hospital.
IN Q=It will certainly
((HOWARD AINSLEY/HOSPITAL DIRECTOR: IT WILL CERTAINLY BENEFIT BEDFORD, BEDFORD
CITY AND BEDFORD COUNTY AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, IT'S A GREAT NEED IN
THIS AREA BECAUSE OF THE ELDERLY POPULATION.))
SUPER=01-Howard Ainsley/Hospital Director; :00
OUT Q=the elderly population.
Ainsley says adult daycare centers mean families don't always have to place
loved ones in nursing homes.
IN Q=It's the
((LINDA LEE/HOME HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR: IT'S THE SOCIALIZATION END SO THE PERSON
CAN REMAIN AT HOME, INSTEAD OF BEING PLACED IN A NURSING FACILITY.))
SUPER=01-Linda Lee/Home Healthcare Director; :00
OUT Q=a nursing facility.
The Bedford center averages anywhere from nine to fourteen patients a day.
Construction on their new facility gets underway later this spring, and
should be completed by the end of the year.
Southside will be well represented in the upcoming Summer Olympics in
A group of Pittsylvania County students has been selected to provide musical
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Tabitha Jamison/Junior; :39
SUPER=01-Brad Worley/Eighth Grade; :47
SUPER=01-Debra Bray/Band Director; 1:00
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( Countless hours of hard work and dedication have paid off for the Tunstall
High School Percussion Ensemble.
The 29- students performed Wednesday night for family and friends, before
heading home to pack for Dayton, Ohio.
They're about to compete in the Winter Guard International World Finals.
The Tunstall High School Percussion Ensemble was formed in 1991-- since then
the group has won numerous competitions.
In fact, it was the group's award winning history, coupled with a color
photo and videotape that helped the students land their biggest invitation.
tape one: 1:01:03
IN Q=It was like
((TABITHA JAMISON/JUNIOR:IT WAS LIKE OH MY GOD, I'M GOING TO THE OLYMPICS AND
YOU NEVER WOULD THINK YOU WOULD MAKE IT TO THAT HIGH LEVEL, IT WAS JUST
OUT Q=just shocking
tape one: 1:04:05
IN Q=The olympics
((BRAD WORLEY/EIGHTH GRADE: THE OLYMPICS, WHAT AN HONOR, NOT MANY PEOPLE GET TO
GO TO THE OLYMPICS OR ANYTHING.))
OUT Q=or anything.
The students will perform for three days in Atlanta's parks and public
tape two: 1:12:54
((DEBRA BRAY/BAND DIRECTOR:GEORGIA ISN'T BUT SIX HOURS AWAY BUT IT'S AN
INTERNATIONAL EVENT, THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THERE FROM ALL OVER THE U-S, ALL OVER
THE WORLD AND WE'LL BE PART OF IT.))
OUT Q=part of it.
The trip to Atlanta will cost thousands of dollars. The Tunstall High School
Music Boosters is hoping the community will pitch in with donations. Teresa
Hamilton, News 7.))
Norman Masters Augusta today with a 63, the Avalanche wins again at home.
Van Exel talks about his not so excellent behavior.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Royals vs. Yankees; :00
But first, in New York the Yankees closed out their series with the Kansas
City Royals this afternoon with a 5-to-3 win.
The big blast came off the bat of Ruben Sierra, who rocked this Tim Belcher
pitch over the right field fence and way up into the upper deck.
The shot keyed a five run second inning as the Yankees win it 5-to-3.
Now let's check tonight's ballpark figures.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...ST. LOUIS
TAKE A BREAK
The Shark devoured Augusta yesterday as Greg Norman tied the course record by
opening the 1996 Masters with a 9 under round of 63!!
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/First Round; :00
The nine under round not only put Norman in first place, but also in the
The 63 ties the course record set by NIck Price.
Norman has a two shot lead over left hander Phil Mickelson, who was the club
house leader most of the day after shooting a 30 on the back nine and finishing
with a 65.
Now let's check the top 5, and some other notable numbers from the first
wipe to gold pinnacle boards
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
WIPE TO ENG!!!!
The festivities yesterday began at 7:45 this morning with ceremonial tee
shots from three former Masters champs.
First to tee off was 94 year old Gene Sarazen, who won the Masters in its
second year in 1935.
Two time champ Byron Nelson, who is now 84 was the second off the tee.
And three time champions Sam Snead, the youngster in the bunch at 83 hit the
final tee shot to officially open the 60th Masters championship.
The Salem Avalanche closed out their series with the Wilmington Bluerocks
last night by pulling out a 4-to-3 win and they can thank their rehabbing big
leaguer Eric Young.
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00
The second baseman would get things going in the bottom of the first with the
leadoff double down the right field line. The Avalanche has a runner in
Kyle Howser would follow up with a homer over the left field fence, he and
Young both score and Salem takes a 2-to-nothing advantage in the opening
Young would double again in the third, and then score on Nate Holdren's
The Avalanche takes three out of four from the Blue Rocks and gets set for
Frederick after last night's 4-to-3 win.
The NBA's newest bad boy Nick Van Exel says he's not really so bad, and he
sorry for pushing a referee, and disappointing his fans.
((NICK VAN EXEL/SUSPENDED FOR 7 GAMES:))
SUPER=01-Nick Van Exel/Suspended For 7 Games; :00
OUT Q=...HAPPEN AGAIN.
Van Exel will lose $187 thousand bucks for his not so van excellent behavior,
but he hopes to pick up some cash on the side.
IN Q="I'm not...
((NICK VAN EXEL:))
OUT Q=...i'll be fine.
On the court last night the Chicago Bulls continued their pursuit of the 70
win mark by cutting down the Nets 113-to-100.
SUPER=03-E. Rutherford, NJ/Bulls vs. Nets; :00
A couple of Dennis Rodman fans in the crowd at the Meadowlands last night, but
as you can see their hair color is just a bit too bright.
It was a very easy night at the office. Michael Jordan scored 17 points, sat
out most of the game, and Chicago wins by 13 to clinch home court advantage
throughout the playoffs.
They now have 67 wins!!!
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SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Still to come tonight, some racing news concerning this weekend's slate of
Plus, Roy Stanley with a look at the redhot Ferrum College baseball team that
won its 23rd game today.
The Ferrum Panthers beat Chowan this afternoon 7-to-2 to improve their
record to 23-4 and -1 on the season.
Now the Panthers have their sights set on a big weekend series.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="Ferrum College...
SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Panther Head Coach; :16
SUPER=01-Shannon Gray/Panther Outfielder; :44
OUT Q=.......News 7 sports."
After a week without racing and proper water clearance from the state, the
Franklin County Speedway is ready to roll!!
Owner Whitey Taylor said tonight that the speedway will be for business this
Saturday night with a full slate of racing.
The Rammin' & Bammin begins at six o'clock and the gates at the Speedway in
Callaway open at 3.
The Winston Cup series gets back on track today at the North Wilkesboro
SUPER=03-N. Wilkesboro, NC/Last April; :00
A number of folks believe this will be the final Winston Cup event even run
at the old half mile bull ring.
Even if it isn't, it will be a memorable weekend for Terry Labonte who will
tie Richard Petty's all-time record for consecutive starts at 513 when he races
in the First Union 44 on Sunday.
Roy Stanley will have a complete qualifying report for us all later today.
As a talented artist, (cor-NELL-yoo bru-DOSH-koo) Corneliu Brudascu made a
name for himself in his native country.
Now the Romanian painter is finding favor on this side of the Atlantic.
Joe Dashiell spoke with (Bru-DOSH-koo) Brudascu, as he prepared for
tomorrow's opening at a Roanoke gallery.
IN Q=In the skilled hands
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=02-Vasile Gocan/Brudascu's Manager; :16
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke
((In the skilled hands of Corneliu Brudascu, the brush brings a bouquet of
color to the canvas.
For several weeks, the Romanian artist has been at his easel here, preparing
for a show that begins Friday night at Roanoke's Gallery Three.
IN Q=He always stops
((VOICE OF VASILE GOCAN/BRUDASCU'S MANAGER: HE ALWAYS STOPS AND LOOKS AT
FLOWERS IN SHOPS, IN GARDENS. IF HE SEES, HE MEMORIZES. HE JUST PICTURES THEM
AND THEY GO IN THERE FOR A WHILE UNTIL THEY COME OUT NOW ON CANVAS.))
OUT Q=now on campus.
A painter for more than 40 years, Brudascu is well-known in his own country.
He reached a wide audience only after the fall of the communist regime there
and he says it was a liberating experience.
IN Q=He feels the freedom behind him
((VOICE OF VASILE GOCAN: HE FEELS THE FREEDOM BEHIND HIM. HE DOESN'T FEEL THAT
SOMEONE IS LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER MAKING SURE THAT HIS PAINTING DOESN'T HAVE
A POLITICAL MESSAGE. HE FEELS THAT FREEDOM OVERWHELMING AND UNTIES HIS HANDS OF
DOING WHAT HE FEELS LIKE, HIS RIGHT TO DO.))
OUT Q=his right to do.
For some Romanian artists Brudascu says freedom came too late.
But he is thankful to be hre, cathcing up on the artistic movements he
missed and bringing his work to an appreciative audience in another part of the
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))