Next of News Seven one person is dead-- several injured
after a tractor trailer rear- ended another 18-wheeler.
Five vehicles were involved in the pile up.
Tragedy struck in Louisiana this afternoon.
The pilot was killed when his World War Two vintage airplane crashed.
And the chili was screaming at the Roanoke Market today.
News seven is next.
Driver error appears to be the cause of a fatal five vehicle accident on
I-81 near Buchanan.
63-year-old Merrit Kilpatrick is dead and three others are in stable
Police say Kilpatrick, who is from Illinois, was driving a tractor trailer
and apparently did not notice traffic was slowing for construction.
Southbound traffic was backed up for three miles this afternoon.
Denise Allen has the details.
IN Q=Ann Balun is lucky to
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :03 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Ann Balun/Accident Witness; :08
SUPER=01-Malcolm Austin/State Police; :32
SUPER=01-Greg Sleboda/Troutville Fire Dept.; :55
OUT Q=News 7
(( Ann Balun is lucky to be alive.
She had just pulled out from behind this tractor trailer into the left lane.
((ANN BALUN/ACCIDENT WITNESS: THAT'S HOW VERY CLOSE. CAUSE HE CAME DOWN
PRETTY QUICK AS I MOVED OVER. HE EVIDENTLY CAME DOWN PRETTY QUICK AND HIT THE
SILVER CAR THAT PUSHED INTO ME. BUT IF I HADN'T MOVED OVER WE WOULD BE HISTORY
Police say road work several miles down the interstate slowed traffic.
Witnesses told police the driver of this tractor trailer did not brake and
rammed the back of another truck.
((MALCOLM AUSTIN/STATE POLICE: IN TURN IT PUSHED THE FIRST TRACTOR TRAILER UP
INTO A CAR THAT IN TURN HIT ANOTHER CAR KNOCKED IT OVER INTO THE LEFT LANE AND
INTO THE GUARDRAIL AND ALSO A VAN WAS STRUCK.))
Police say the driver did not appear to be speeding.
He was hauling two trucks piggy back style.
And was pinned between his load and the truck infront of him.
He died at the scene.
((GREG SLEBODA/TROUTVILLE FIRE DEPT.: UNFORTUNATELY THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD
DO FOR HIM. WE HAD THREE OTHER INJURED, IN TWO OR THREE OTHER CARS. SO OUR
FIRST CONCERN WAS GETTING THE PATIENTS LOADED IN THE AMBULANCE. WE ALSO HAD A
DIESEL SPILL OF ABOUT 100 GALLONS.))
The regional hazmat team contained the spill.
And according to state police the highway is properly signed, warning
drivers miles in advance of the construction project.
Ann Balun says she saw the warning signs.
And she says she's grateful that she and her friends walked away from this
tragic scene unharmed.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The pilot of a World War II-vintage airplane was killed this afternoon when
his plane crashed before thousands of spectators at a Louisiana airshow.
IN Q=nat sound of engine
((Engine sounds... ))
OUT Q=plane crashes..
The plane slammed into the middle of the airport runway as the pilot
attempted a barrel roll.
The North American T-16 trainer veered hard to the left, then hit the ground
at a 45-degree angle.
IN Q=Air Shows really
((Ed Roy/Show Announcer: AIRSHOWS REALLY KIND OF PUSH THE ENVELOPE, WITH
PERFORMERS, AND UH, IN THIS CASE WE HAD AN ACCIDENT.))
SUPER=01-Ed Roy/Show Announcer;
OUT Q=had an accident
The pilot, identified as Joe Hartung of Baton Rouge, was killed instantly.
No one on the ground was injured.
The crash occured during an Air Festival being held this weekend in
A Sudanese plane crashed in a sandstorm, killing all 53 passengers and crew
members on board.
SUPER=03-Near Khartoum, Sudan;
The plane went down near the capital, Khartoum, last night.
The plane, Russian built, was on a domestic flight in southern Sudan.
The pilot missed the runway and a nearby open field, and slammed into a
No one was in the house though.
Most of the dead were Sudanese university students.
Defiant anti-government militants refused to meet with F-B-I agents at a
community hall today.
At the complex where the Freemen have been holed up for 41 days, three men
worked outside near the main farmhouse while two children played nearby.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
IN Q=Near the Justus
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT; :00
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; :34
SUPER=01-Kenneth Stern/ "A Force Upon the Plain" Author; 1:18
OUT Q=Garfield County, Montana.
NEAR THE "JUSTUS TOWNSHIP" RANCH AT A LOCAL MEETING HALL, FBI
AGENTS KEPT AN EYE OUT-- BUT THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THE FREEMEN.
EARLIER THIS WEEK THE FBI POSED AN OFFER TO THE HOLD-OUTS IN THE
RANCH; MEET WITH US AND WE'LL WORK OUT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TO TAKE YOU INTO
FEDERAL CUSTODY. THE FREEMEN DELIVERED A RESPONSE: WE DON'T RECOGNIZE THE FBI
AS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY.
SO WHEN THE TOWN HALL SAT EMPTY TODAY IT WASN'T MUCH OF A SUPRISE.
INSTEAD, AT THE RANCH NEITHER THE FREEMEN NOR THEIR SENTRY GAVE ANY
SING THAT THE STAND-OFF NOW IN ITS 41ST DAY WOULD END SOON.
THE LACK OF PROGRESS FRUSTRATES THE FBI. AGENTS HAVE ALREADY PUT THE FREEMEN
ON NOTICE THEY RESERVE THE RIGHT TO TAKE WHATEVER ACTION IS NECESSARY TO END
THE CONFLICT. BUT WHAT THAT MAY BE OR WHEN IS UNCLEAR.
MEANTIME THE FBI IS CONSIDERING A DIFFERENT THREAT --A PLAN
CIRCULATING AMONG RIGHT WING MILITIA GROUPS THAT CALLS FOR WIDESRPEAD ACTS OF
DOMESTIC TERRORISM IF THE FREEMEN STAND-OFF ENDS VIOLENTY. THE MILITIA
COMMUNIQUE CALLED "PROJECT WORST NIGHTMARE" WAS INTERCEPTED BY THE FBI.
IN IT, THE MILITIA SPECIFIES TARGETS INCLUDING MILITARY FUEL DEPOTS
IRS RECORDS STORAGE FACILITIES, AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN WARNED. AUTHOR KENNETH STERN,
WHO WRITES ON THE MILITIA MOVEMENT SAYS THE THREATS SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.
--SOT--KENNETH STERN, AUTHOR OF "A FORCE UPON THE PLAIN.".
"we've seen a number of instances since oklahoma city of people
plotting to blow government buildings preparing to use biological and chemical
weapons and I think it's only a matter of time until somebody's gonna act."
IN THE MILITIA COMMUNIQUE, MEDIA ORGANZIATIONS ARE ALSO TARGETTED. BUT AS
SOME SEE IT, THE MEDIA FOCUS ON THE FREEMEN STAND-OFF MAY
BE WHAT'S KEEPING THE FBI FROM TAKING A MORE SEVERE STAND. MANUEL GALLEGUS,
CBS NEWS GARFIELD COUNTY MONTANA.))
Senator Bob Dole endorsed a fellow Senator in his run for re-election.
The presidential hopeful was on hand at a Falls Church gas station to
support Senator John Warner.
Dole said Warner is doing a great job.
He also used the opportunity to talk about repealing the 4- point 3 cents
gas tax hike that took place during President Clinton's administration.
IN Q=We're going try
((BOB DOLE/(R) PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE IT
PERMANENT. FOUR-POINT-THREE CENTS TO SOME MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A LOT BUT THAT'S
BILLION A YEAR IN EXCISE TAXES.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=excise takes.
In the past two weeks, gas prices have skyrocketed across the country.
It's become a campaign issue for both President Clinton and Dole.
The White House reacted by accusing Dole of hypocrisy.
Adviser George Stephanopoulos says Dole once voted to increase the gas tax
by a dime, and ushered in what he called the largest tax increase in history in
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
The top Air Force R-O-T-C cadet at V-M-I turns out to be a woman and a
student in the V-WIL program.
We'll meet a courageous Radford University graduate.
Wx ad lib
Well, Ron-- showers and thunderstorms moved through the northern and central
Virginia this evening.
The Greenbrier Valley also saw thundershowers tonight.
Meanwhile, the line of showers and thunderstorms is now moving to eastern
Virginia at about 50 miles an hour.
We could still see a few more showers overnight-- before another round of
moisture comes tomorrow.
The complete forecast is on the way-- you'll want to stay tuned for that.
MUSIC UP FULL
A British Airways flight attendant is being called a heroine for aiding in
the rescue of three American fishermen.
Joanne Savage spotted black smoke billowing from the Atlantic Ocean when she
looked out an airplane window.
The plane was flying at 34- thousand feet when she saw the smoke through a
break in the clouds.
Savage alerted the pilot who immediately alerted American authorities.
The Coast Guard launched a rescue operation.
None of the fishermen were seriously hurt.
For the first time since last Sunday's massacre of 35 people, Port Arthur
was open to the public to
see the state's premier tourist site.
It's the site where one man armed with a semi-automatic weapon killed and
There were no crowds today though... just local people, family and friends
of those who died or were injured last Sunday.
Authorities hoped it would help the Port Arthur community's healing process.
Since the shooting the call for tougher gun control has been loud at Port
Today there were rallies supporting reform around the country.
Radford's 83rd graduating class gathered in Moffet Quad for commencement
A record 17-hundred students received diplomas today.
That's the largest in the school's history.
In addition to the academic achievements of students, the school celebrated
the careers of a number of retiring faculty members.
More than 50 educators are retiring this year.
That's also a record number.
Shelley Heberlein (Heb-Er-Line) took a longer route than most to today's
Her family and doctors expected her to die of cancer in 19-94.
A relapse caused her to go into a coma.
Relatives had even picked out a grave site.
But a miraculous comeback enabled her to graduate magna cum laude.
IN Q=with this
SUPER=01-Shelley Heberlein/Radford Graduate;
OUT Q=live several times
Shelley's relapse was related to an earlier bout with leukemia.
A bone marrow transplant from her sister Susan, saved her life.
IN Q=seeing here
SUPER=01-Susan Heberlein/Shelley's Sister;
OUT Q=other human beings
The journey to get a degree has taken Shelley seven years.
At 25 she, like other Radford graduates, feels she has the rest of her life
ahead of her.
A first year cadet in the V-Wil programs has beaten out her male
counterparts at the Virginia Military Institute.
Yesterday Roanoke's Trimble Bailey was named as the top ranked first year
cadet in the Air Force R-O-T-C program at V-M-I.
Bailey competed for the award with the 127 men at V-M-I and her 17
classmates at the state's alternative program for women at Mary Baldwin.
While the regular academic programs at the two schools are single sex, the
R-O-T-C programs are co-ed.
The average age of Americans is steadily increasing.
And with an older population comes more strain on the existing health care
As you age, you will most likely need more medical insurance coverage.
And in the Roanoke Valley one H-M-O has been approved by the government.
IN Q=HMO ARE NOT
((SHANNON ABELL/LOA ASST. FINANCIAL DIR.: HMO ARE NOT A MEDICARE SUPPLEMENT.
PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT. YOU WILL DIS-ENROLL IN MEDICARE AND ENROLL IN THE
HMO. YOU WILL DEAL DIRECTLY WITH THE HMO.))
SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Asst. Financial Dir.; :00 QUICK!!
OUT Q=WITH THE HMO
In addition to H-M-O's, there's long term care insurance, medicaid and
Counselors with the League of Older Americans will explain the policies and
help you decide what you need.
IN Q=IF THEY'RE PRETTY WEALTHY
((BOB ADAMS/LOA INSURANCE COUNSELOR: IF THEY'RE PRETTY WEALTHY LONG TERM CARE
INSURANCE MIGHT MAKE SENSE. IF THEIR ASSETS ARE VERY LOW AND THEY'RE LIVING ON
THEIR SOCIAL SECURITY THEN IT DOESN'T MAKE A LOT OF SENSE BECAUSE MEDICAID WILL
PICK UP THEIR LONG TERM CARE COSTS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Adams/LOA Insurance Counselor;
OUT Q=CARE COSTS
Join Denise Allen tomorrow morning for On Record to get more informaton on
Medicaid, medigap and long term care insurance.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Chili was peppered all over the downtown market in Roanoke today.
A chili cook-off was in full swing.
Jay Moore talks to Boone's Mill business owners about the possible economic
impact of the Tour DuPont.
MUSIC UP FULL
Both the weather and the food was hot on the downtown market today.
The 17th Annual Virginia State Championship Chili Cook-Off had over 45
entries from as far away as Michigan.
33 judges worked to agree on a winner, but competition wasn't the biggest
issue of the day.
IN Q=IT'S ALWAYS A REALLY
((TONY WALKER/ASSISTANT CHIEF JUDGE: IT'S ALWAYS A REALLY BIG PARTY. WE'VE
BEEN COOKING EVERY YEAR UNTIL THIS ONE. GOT INVITED TO JUDGE, AND IT'S A LOT
EASIER AND A LOT MORE FUN. EVERYBODY HAS BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Tony Walker/Assistant Chief Judge;
OUT Q=having a great time.
Folks got to taste the entries and vote on the People's choice award.
Contestants didn't just take pride in the way their chili tasted, some also
made sure their chili was pleasing to the ear.
WE-B-Chili and Voodoo Chili were among the more exotic names.
Roger Klotz's (Cloats)cowboy chili took first prize, while his wife Jackie
The Roanoke Riverdawgs were back in action tonight taking on the Jackson
Chargers in the first league game of the year.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Riverdawgs vs. Chargers;
Coach Ed McMichael was calm at the break after a scoreless first half.
The Dawgs took a 1 goal lead, before Eric McClellan gets free and beats the
Charger goalkeeper for a 2-nothing lead.
Jackson charged back for 2 goals off penalty kicks. Scott Hollis nets this
goal to put the visitors on the board.
Russell Cain then adds this tally to tie SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Jackson/==2;
things up at the 20 minute mark but Roanoke goes on to win it 4 to 2.
The Salem Avalanche entertained Lynchburg tonight in game 2 of a 3 game
weekend set at Salem Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche Vs. Hillcats;
There was plenty of clowning around at the ball park tonight. But it was no
laughing matter in the 4th for Salem. With the bases loaded and 1 out,
Brent Crowther gets out of a jam with the pitcher's best friend, a groundball
double play off the bat of Steve Thobe that keeps the game scoreless.
Elvis Pena then led off the bottom of the inning with a standup double to
the wall in left, breaking up a no-hitter.
Two batters later Jeff Guidice grounds into a double play, but Pena
scores for a 1-nothing lead. Salem goes onto win it 2 to 1.
The Avalanche will go for a sweep of the three game series tomorrow
afternoon and if you can't make it to the park sit back and watch the game live
on your Hometown Station.
Five Seattle Players scored in double figures this afternoon as the
supersonics routed the two time defending champion Houston Rockets 108 to 75.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/NBC SPORTS; :
The Supersonics were just happen to make it to the second round.
Gary Payton comes out hot he hits the three for two of his 28 and the game
was tied at 7 to 7.
Houston pulled away in the second quarter Robert Horry throws the alley oop
to Clyde Drexler for the score and a 21 to 14 Rocket lead.
The Sonics remained close in the third quarter Shawn Kemp goes to the boards
for the put back and two of his 17 as Seattle led 50 to 46.
Seattle led by as many as 25 points SUPER=32-Seattle/108/Houston/=75;Sam
Perkins with the three from the corner and the Sonics beat the Rockets in game
one 108 to 75.
Jeff Kent hit a two run homer as the New York Mets beat Chicago for their
seventh win in the last 11 games.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/WGN; :
The Mets got on the board in the first. Bernard Gilkey doubles to right
field Lance Johnson rounds the bases to score and New York went on top 1 to
Still in the first, Butch Huskey gets this single through the infield into
left field Gilkey crosses the plate and the Mets led the Cubs 3 to nothing.
Kent's homer came in the sixth but SUPER=35-New York/==7/Chicago/==3;in
the first he makes this diving play on the Brian McRae line drive and the Mets
go on to beat the Cubs 7 to 3.
Brady Anderson homered for the fourth time in the last three games and
Roberto Alomar hit a grand slam as the Orioles defeated the Brewers.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WTMJ; :
Milwaukee got on the board in the top of the first. Kevin Seitzer hits a
shot to right field scoring Jeff Cirillo and the Brewers led 1 to nothing.
But the Orioles came back strong. Lead off hitter Brady Anderson does it
again with the solo shot over the right field wall for his 15-th homer on the
season its tied at 1 to 1.
Baltimore would continue the rally in the first Tony Tarasco hits a double
down to left centerfield with the bases loaded and the Orioles took the 4 to 1
The Orioles padded that lead in SUPER=35-Baltimore/=10/Milwaukee/==5;
the third inning. Jeffery Hammonds hits a two run homer over the left field
wall Baltimore led 6 to 2 and the Orioles win it 10 to 5.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/KXTX; :
In Detroit, The Texas Rangers became the first American League team in 79
years to pitch back to back one hitters.
Roger Pavlik gets Chad Curtis to flyout to right field ending the game.
Pavlik goes the distance for the one hitter.
For that and all of today's pro scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=First score
And coming up, There's a tie for the lead at the PaineWebber Jeff Maggert
leads the Houston Open.
And a photo finish gives the Kentucky Derby to "Grindstone" ridden by Jerry
The 122-nd running of the Kentucky Derby was as close as any in the history
of the run for the Roses.
"Grindstone" made a move on the outside and won by a nose in a photo
finish. Lets listen to the call by A-B-C's Dave Johnson.
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SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/ABC SPORTS; :00
OUT Q=....TO CALL."
"Cavonnier" was second and "Prince of Thieves" was third.
The fourth stage of the Tour Dupont is over and Lance Armstrong continues
to wear the Yellow Jersey.,
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC; :
112 riders started today's stage in the downtown streets of Raleigh for the
trip to Greensboro North Carolina.
The Riders blew through the first sprint line in Chapel Hill.
Amrstrong was riding strong but he had tire problems at one point but he
was able to catch back up to the field.
The riders were in a tight bunch but several yards from the finish Leon Van
Bon pulled away and he crossed the finish line winning Stage four.
Stage five begins in Mount Airy, a former sprint city host, and the riders
must conquer five mountain climbs before reaching downtown Roanoke and Steve
Mason will be there with a live report.
Arnold Palmer is on the leader bord after two rounds of the PaineWebber
Palmer shot his second consecutive 70 leaving him three shots back heading
into tomorrow's final round.
Graham Marsh and Larry Gilbert are the leaders tied at 137, 7 under par.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/ESPN; :
Gilbert had the best round among the two here he sinks the birdie putt to
shoot a two under par 70 with two rounds left to play.
SUPER=03-Woodlands, TX/ABC SPORTS; :
Jeff Maggert has a one shot lead after three rounds of the P-G-A's Houston
Maggert had seven birdies for a 6 under par 66 and a one shot lead on David
Lake Speed led the second round of qualifying at Sears Point6 for tomorrows
Save Mart Supermarkets 300.
Speed turn the road course at a speed of 91 point 062 for the 26-th
Here's a look at the rest of the field.
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SUPER=400-26/Lake Speed/91.062/27/Darrell Waltrip/28/Jeff Krogh/29/Scott
SUPER=401-31/Johnny Benson/32/Tommy Kendall/33/Kenny Wallace/34/Bobby
SUPER=401-36/Ken Pedersen/37/Jeremy Mayfield/38/Rick Mast/39/Jeff
SUPER=402-41/Dave Marcis/42/Mike Wallace
OUT Q=...NUMBER 42.
As Roy mentioned...
The Tour Dupont rides through our area tomorrow.
Many roads along the path of the race will be closed to motorists, including
Local merchants in Boone's Mill are anxious to see how the tour will affect
Jay Moore has the story.
SUPER=03-Boones Mill; :00 QUICK!!!
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year; :05 QUICK!!!
SUPER=01-Pat Wray/Tim's Texaco; :17
SUPER=01-Debbie Greer/Boones Mill Nursery; :27
SUPER=01-Greg Desaulniers/The Yankee Whittler; :41
OUT Q=Moore, News 7.
(( Traffic through Boones Mill will come to a stand still around four o'clock.
All four lanes will be closed for about 20 minutes until the last cyclist
pedals through town.
IN Q=The bikers will
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE BIKERS WILL CROSS OVER THIS SECTION OF 220 BUT
BUSINESSES HERE AREN'T WORRIED ABOUT THE CLOSING OF THE ROAD, THEY'RE WORRIED
ABOUT THE LIMITED PARKING SPACES.))
OUT Q=parking spaces.
IN Q=Basically traffic
((PAT WRAY/TIM'S TEXACO: BASICALLY TRAFFIC. JUST TO SEE HOW IT'S GOING TO
HOLD UP WERE EVERYONE'S GOING TO PARK AND SEE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO.
EVERYBODY'S EXCITED SO HOPEFULLY IT WILL TURN OUT WELL.))
OUT Q=turn out well.
Some merchants are looking forward to their brief time off.
IN Q=It'll be nice.
((DEBBIE GREER/BOONES MILL NURSERY: IT'LL BE NICE. A GOOD BREAK. WE GET
ABOUT A 30 MINUTE BREAK. IT'LL BE NICE TO HAVE THE TOURIST IN TOWN IT'LL BE
OUT Q=it'll be good.
Other business owners say hopefully spectators won't leave town too
quickly...and maybe take advantage of some shopping.
IN Q=I believe it
((GREG DESAULNIERS/THE YANKEE WHITTLER: I BELIEVE IT WILL BRING SOME OUTSIDE
INTEREST THAT NORMALLY WOULD NOT BE STOPPING IN BOONES MILL. HOPEFULLY THEY'RE
NOT GOING TO RUN OUT AS SOON AS THE RACE IS DONE TOO.))
OUT Q=is done too.
After leaving Boones Mill the cyclists will continue over Lynville
Mountain..ending in Roanoke.
Jay Moore, News 7))
GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11
That's going to do it for News 7 at 11.
But be sure to watch our live broadcast of the baseball game between the
Salem Avalanche and the Lynchburg Hillcats tomorrow at three.