Up next on News 7--
Israeli helicopters strike again in Beirut, in the second full day of
And Jessica Dubroff's mother is on her way to Wyoming, to retrieve the body
of her little girl.
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ANCHOR=connie 2 shot
Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.
Israeli aircraft have struck again in Beirut-- but this time they've hit a
At least 12 Syrian soldiers were wounded when six Israeli rockets hit their
encampments-- though the Israelis insist they are not targeting Syrian troops.
SUPER=03-Beirut, Lebanon; :
This is the second straight day of attacks on Beirut-- with warnings more
may be be on the way.
The attacks come in retaliation for today's rocket barrage on Northern
Israel by pro-Iranian guerrillas-- the Hezbollah-- in Lebanon.
IN Q=We hope
((URI DROMI/ISRAELI GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN: WE HOPE THAT THIS CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
WILL BE STOPPED AND WE FOR ONE ARE GOING TO DO EVERYTHING NECESSARY TO PROTECT
THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE IN THE NORTH. ))
SUPER=01-Uri Dromi/Israeli Spokesman; :
OUT Q=in the north.
Meantime, in Liberia, the situation is being described as total chaos-- with
widespread looting and fighting,
According to the U-S- Embassy, even
SUPER=03-Freetown, Sierra Leone; :
members of a U-N peacekeeping force appeared to join in the looting.
As of today, more than 820-people have made it out of the West-African
nation on military helicopters.
Jessica Dubroff's mother is defending her decision to let her seven year
old daughter make the flight that led to her death, yesterday.
As she and many others mourn the little girl's death-- Byron Harlan reports
from Wyoming, the site of a make-shift memorial for Jessica, her father, and
her flight instructor.
IN Q=A makeshift memorial
SUPER=03-Cheyenne, WY; :
SUPER=01-Denise Williams/Cheyenne Resident;
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Last Night;
SUPER=01-Lisa Hathaway/Jessica's Mother;
SUPER=01-Steve McCreary/NTSB Investigator;
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; :
OUT Q=CBS News,....
A makeshift memorial to Jessica Dubroff has appeared across the street from
the crash site, a small marker to remember a little girl with big dreams.
DENISE WILLIAMS, CHEYENNE RESIDENT:I JUST HAVE A LITTLE BOY... CAN'T IMAGINE
WHAT HER FAMILY, WHAT'S LEFT OF IT, IS GOING THROUGH.
IT'S SO SAD.
Jessica's mother, Lisa Hathaway, made the trip from Boston last night, still
certain her choice to let Jessica follow her dream was the right one. Now, she
must confront the deaths of her daughter, her ex-husband and her friend Joe
Reid face to face.
LISA HATHAWAY, JESSICA'S MOTHER: AND I'M GONNA DO WHAT I CAN TO SEE THEM... I'M
TOLD THERE'S NOT MUCH TO SEE... WANT TO HOLD HER, HOLD
The wreckage has been taken away for what will be months of analysis to
determine what caused the crash.
People continue asking why a 7-year old child was allowed behind the
controls of an airplane.
The FAA will review its rules
governing when unlicensed people of any age may operate those controls.
Under current rules, instructor Joe Reid was permitted to use his judgement
in letting Jessica fly.
But no one knows who was actually at the controls during the ill-fated
And, that's only one area the National Transportation Safety Board will look
at, in figuring out why this happened.
STEVE MCCREARY, NTSB INVESTIGATOR,
BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS....))
In Roanoke, several young pilots 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 Roanoke City Schools.
The program started eight years ago, with instructors teaching all the
details 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
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next, why Mike Tyson is being told to stay home,
and toss out the pasties and g-strings -- nude dancing returns to Montgomery
music up full
The chairman of the Nelson County Board of Supervisors has been indicted on
federal charges of tax perjury and fraud.
Prosecutors say Percy Clark conspired to conceal from the Internal Revenue
Service more than 236-thousand dollars paid to his now-defunct trucking
Clark is accused of diverting large portions of customer payments to
cashier's checks for personal use.
Prosecutors say much of the money wound up in Clark's personal bank account.
Over in Montgomery County -- a controversial strip club that faced some
restrictions is baring all again.
Jay Moore explains how the club's owner is getting away with it.
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
SUPER=@Jay2; 1:11 (Quick!)
OUT Q=jay moore, news 7
(( 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
((KEITH GUTHRIE/JUICIE'S OWNER: WE RESPECTED MONTGOMERY COUNTY'S ORDINANCE AS
FAR AS THE PUBLIC ASPECT GOES. WE DECIDED TO GO PRIVATE ROUTE WHICH GIVES THE
INDIVIDUAL, A PERSON TO MAKE THEIR WON DECISION TO BECOME A MEMBER.))
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
((DOUG MARRS/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF: THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS
MONITORING JUICIE'S TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH OUR COURT ORDINANCE AS
PASSED BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.))
OUT Q=of Supervisors.
IN Q=We're cooperating
((GUTHRIE: WE'RE COOPERATING EVERY WAY WE CAN. WE'VE LET THEM KNOW THAT
THEY'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME THROUGH AND OBSERVE WHAT WE'RE DOING. WE RUN
A CLEAN RESPECTABLE BUSINESS.))
OUT Q=respectable business.))
A county official says as long as the club stays private it won't be
breaking the ordinance,
That's good news for Guthrie who says he's had about 600 people join since
going private just six weeks ago.
In Montgomery County, Jay Moore, News7.))
With a sexual assault complaint against him, Mike Tyson is being restricted
to his home state of Ohio.
Chicago police are investigating a 25-year-old woman's claims that Tyson
groped her at a Chicago nightclub Sunday night.
No charges have been filed.
The heavyweight champ is on probation after serving time for a 1992 rape
If charged again, he could be returned to prison for violating conditions
of his release.
A new government survey connects occupations and the potential for drug
The survey found construction and food service workers have the highest
rate of abuse.
Police officers, teachers and child-care workers are the least likely to
have drug problems.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come, a couple of tips for a fun weekend.
From a re-enactment at the Explore Park,
to some scenic trails in Craig County.
Beth Myer shows where we can Take A Hike, next, on News 7 at Noon.
GRAPHIC=take a hike
Time now for this week's edition of "Take a Hike."
You can experience a little history and enjoy wildlife when you hike the
Fenwick Mines Wetlands Trail.
The trail is just seven miles northeast of New Castle in Craig County.
It was designed to accommodate all ages and physical abilities.
Beth Myer hiked the area yesterday afternoon.
She tells us it's hard to believe, but-- just a generation or two ago it
was a bustling mining town of three-hundred people.
IN Q=Once a thriving
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :04 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Dale Huff/Asst. Ranger; :10
SUPER=01-Dave Olson/National Forest Service; 1:26
OUT Q=beth myer, news 7
video of mine picture
Once a thriving iron mining town, Fenwick Mines is now a quiet recreational
area in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest.
10 52 42 00 - 10 52 53 00
IN Q=Essentially, towns like
((DALE HUFF/ASST. RANGER: ESSENTIALLY TOWNS LIKE PITTSBURGH AND DETROIT TOOK
OVER THE IRON MINING INDUSTRY IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. PENNSYLVANIA BECAME MORE
OUT Q=more lucrative.
The mines closed and the town shut down in 1924 but signs of that past exist
throughout the wetlands and trails.
11 38 41 00 - 11 38 53 00
IN Q=As you're walking around it's
((BETH MYER: AS YOU'RE WALKING AROUND, IT'S EASY TO FIND EVIDENCE OF THE OLD
MINING TOWN. LIKE THESE POSTS. THEY HAVE C & O RAILROAD ON THEM. THEY MARKED
THE WATER LINES THAT RAN TO THE HOMES THAT WERE IN THE FIELD BEHIND ME. ))
OUT Q=behind me.
The National forest service acquired the property in the 1930's and began
creating the recreational area you'll find today.
natsot at 10 38 36... sounds of nature!!!
It's the first site designed by the Washington and Jefferson National Forest to
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IN Q=We learned as
((DALE HUFF/ASST. RANGER: WE LEARNED AS PEOPLE WHO MIGHT NOT BE CHALLENGED IN
ANYWAY TO HELP DEVELOP SITES FOR PEOPLE WHO TYPICALLY DON'T GO OUTDOORS BECAUSE
THEY CAN'T GO TO THE BATHROOM OR CAN'T GET FROM ONE POINT TO ANOTHER. ))
OUT Q=point to another.
Restrooms here are wheelchair accessible... and so are the hiking trails.
Railings on the decks are lower to make it possible to fish from a wheelchair
and edges of trails are framed for the visually impaired.
10 58 51 00 - 10 59 05 00
IN Q=There's an
((DAVE OLSON/NATIONAL FOREST SERVICE: THERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A LITTLE
HISTORY, CHANCE TO SEE WILDLIFE, A WETLAND ENVIRONMENT WHICH HAS A NUMBER OF
DIFFERENT AND INTERESTING THINGS OCCURING. IT'S A GREAT PLACE FOR A FAMILY TO
OUT Q= family to go.
Fenwick Mines and Wetlands Trail is about a 40 minute drive from Roanoke and
there are is no fee to enter the area. Beth Myer, News
Now for another tip on what to do over the weekend, let's go to Patrick
TAPE# edit of
Days of Revolution, a re-enactment of Colonial Battles, will take place at
Virginia's Explore Park this weekend, and here with a preview of the action is
Scott Sarver and family.
Scott is the 18th Century Program Coordinator for Explore, and his wife and
daughter are along, displaying period costumes.
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SUPER=01-Scott Sarver/Explore Park;
SUPER=01-Mindy Sarver/Explore Park;
SUPER=01-Marilyn Sarver/Explore Park;
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
That's Days of Revolution, this weekend at Virginia's Explore Park, an
excellent ooportunity to get out and see the new additions to the Park this
Ford is taking the wheel at Japan's Mazda Motor Corporation--- pumping in
484-million to drive the partnership into the next century.
Ford will increase its stake in Mazda from 24-point-four to 33-point-four
IN Q=We would be
((HENRY WALLACE/NEW MAZDA PRESIDENT: WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE PRODUCT ON A
WORLD-WIDE BASIS WITH WHICH TO SATISFY OUR CUSTOMERS NEEDS AND TO COMPETE IN
SOME OF THE NEW EMERGING SEGMENTS AS WE'VE SEEN HERE IN JAPAN IN THE
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES SEGMENT.))
SUPER=01-Henry Wallace/New Mazda President; :
OUT Q=vehicles segment
SUPER=03-Hiroshima, Japan; :
This will be the first time a major Japanese company has been run by a
foreigner since World War II.
A strong quarter for one of the region's largest employers.
First Union posted earnings of 420 million dollars for the first quarter of
That's up 24 percent compared to the same period a year ago.
The figures were in line with Wall Street expectations.
Tom Therkauf (THER-cough), an analyst with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, says
on the positive side, the Charlotte bank has done a good job marketing its
products in the northeast, its newest territory.
But Therkauf warns that losses in the bank's consumer credit card unit are
The mood on Wall Street may be as good as it's been in several days.
Word of stagnant retail sales overshadowed a report of rising prices.
Inflation shot up four-tenths of a percent last month, the biggest jump in
more than five years. But retail sales rose just one-tenth of a percent.
At noon the Dow was UP 27 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Patrick has sports next, from-- which racetracks are revving up this
to who's the master of the Master's Tournament?
Here's a hint -- he hails from down under.
MUSIC UP FULL
Round two of the 60th Masters is under way in Augusta.
First-round leader Greg Norman will tee off in just a couple of hours.
Yesterday, he 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.
The Salem Avalanche closed out their series with Wilmington last night by
pulling out a win.
They can thank their rehabbing big leaguer Eric Young for that.
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00
The second baseman gets things going in the bottom of the first with the
leadoff double down the right field line.
The Avalanche has a runner in scoring position.
Kyle Howser follows 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 inning.
Young doubles again in the third, and then scores on Nate Holdren's single.
The Avalanche takes three out of four from the Blue Rocks and gets set for
Frederick after last night's 4-to-3 win.
Also last night -- Lynchburg beat Frederick nine to four.
After a week without racing or proper water clearance from the state, the
Franklin County Speedway is ready to roll.
Owner Whitey Taylor says the speedway will be open for business tomorrow
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 three.
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.
(*******patrick tosses to connie*******)
And that's it for News 7 at Noon.
For the latest news, sports and weather-- we'll see you back here for
Have a great weekend.
News 7 at FIVE and SIX.