Next on News seven a Roanoke man has
been identified as one of 14 Marines killed in yesterday's helicopter mishap in
There appears to be no survivors among the 109 people aboard an airliner
that crashed in the everglades of Florida.
And four-thousand students recieve their sheep skin today at Virginia Tech.
News seven is next.
IN Q=It's too early
((JOHN WHITE/DEPT OF NAVY INVESTIGATOR: IT IS TOO EARLY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT
HAPPENED HERE. LIKE MOST ACCIDENTS IT TAKES AWHILE TO SORT IT ALL OUT. THERE
IS AN INVESTIGATION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF NAVY. ))
OUT Q=of the Navy.
Navy officials respond to a chopper crash that kills a Roanoke man.
SS=News 7 at 11
This is News 7 at 11.
I'm Ron Jones.
TAPE# 96-45; net A
Marine investigators are looking for clues to explain the corps' worst
aviation disaster in seven years.
Fourteen service members were killed early yesterday when two Marine
choppers -- a troop transport and a gunship -- collided.
26- year- old Marine Corporal, Britt T. Stacey, was among those who died
during the military exercise at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Stacey graduated from William Byrd High School in '89.
He served in the Marines for four years.
IN Q=On behalf of
((JOHN WHITE/DEPT. OF NAVY INVESTIGATOR: ON BEHALF OF THE PRESIDENT, THE
SECRETARY AND MYSELF, I WANT TO EXPRESS OUR DEEP SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES TO
THE FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES OF THESE BRAVE YOUNG MEN WHO DIES IN THIS TRAGIC
SUPER=01-John White/Dept. of Navy Investigator;
OUT Q=TRAGIC ACCIDENT
SUPER=03-Cherry Point, NC/Yesterday;
The crash occurred during a massive training exercise involving thousands of
U-S and British troops.
Two Marine officers -- a pilot and co-pilot -- survived, but
were seriously injured.
Stacey is survived by his parents and his wife, Angie.
Outside Miami, emergency crews have been struggling to search the remote
site where witnesses saw a D-C-nine jetliner nosedive into a swamp today.
It's feared all 109 people aboard the Miami- to- Atlanta flight are dead.
Byron Harlan reports.
IN Q=As night
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman;
SUPER=01-Lewis Jordan/ValuJet Airlines;
OUT Q=CBS News.
(( As night fell over the remote swamp of Florida's Everglades, rescue workers
called off their search, saying there were no signs of survivors.
Investigators say the wreckage remains in alligator and snake infested
waters, complicating the task of recovering bodies.
What IS known is that the pilot of the DC-9, just minutes off the runway and
flying over the desolate swamp, reported smoke in the cockpit and attempted
turning back. the plane around.
Moments later, the aircraft disappeared from radar screens.
Airboats and helicopters converged on the remote crash site, hoping to find
Instead, Coast Guard pilots reported sighting nothing more than a charred
expanse of swamp grass, while emergency rescue teams struggled to find a way
into the area.
It was a lucky day for Atlanta businessman Terry Huckabee who missed the
ill-fated flight, but for the families and friends of others, it would turn
into a long night of waiting for devastating news.
The accident is the latest in a string of difficulties for the 3-year old
budget airline, coming less than a year after fire destroyed a similar
Value-Jet aircraft on an Atlanta runway.
That prompted the FAA to launch an inspection of the carrier's Pratt &
LEWIS JORDAN/VALUE JET AIRLINES THERE IS NO CONCERN THAT THE ENGINE IS IN
ANY WAY SUSPECT, BUT ITS PREMATURE TO SPECULATE ON ANYTHING.))
The children of a slain Wythe County deputy say THEY feel victimized all
They're disgusted by a recent ruling limiting the charges against the
accused to second degree murder.
Friends and co-workers joined the family this morning for a memorial service
honoring Deputy Clifford Dicker.
Christopher Shawn Wheeler is accused of fatally shooting Dicker in December
This week Circuit Court Judge Colin Campbell ruled Wheeler may not be
prosecuted for any charge higher than second degree murder.
IN Q=it's obvious
((KARLA TURMAN/DICKER'S DAUGHTER: IT'S OBVIOUS. IT WAS OUTRIGHT COLD BLOODED
MURDER. IT WAS PREMEDITATED. HE KNEW EXACTLY WHAT HE WAS DOING. HOW CAN THAT
NOT BE CAPITAL MURDER.
MIKE DICKER/DICKER'S SON: I THINK HE NEEDS THE DEATH SENTENCE. THAT'S WHAT HE
NEEDS. THAT'S WHAT HE DESERVES. MY DAD WORKED FOR THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
FOR SO LONG. HE WAS THE NICEST MAN IN. YOU CAN ASK ANYONE. AND THE BOY HE
SHOT MY DAD IN COLD BLOOD IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD.))
SUPER=01-Karla Turman/Dicker's Daughter; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Dicker/Dicker's Son; :08
OUT Q=the back of the head
The second degree murder charge is the charge on which a juvenile court
judge transferred Wheeler to CIRCUIT court to be tried as an adult.
Prosecutors then tried to amend the indictment to CAPITAL murder, but
Campbell ruled he could not circum-vent the juvenile court's ruling.
Today's ceremony was in conjunction with the National Police Week which
TAPE# net; edit 96-39
A memorial service will be held tomorrow for the Baltimore woman whose body
was found this week in Culpeper County.
The service will be held at the same church where Alicia Showalter Reynolds
was baptized as a baby and married less than two years ago.
The 25- year -old disappeared on March 2nd while traveling from Baltimore
to Charlottesville to meet her mother for a day of shopping.
Her remains were found Tuesday in a remote wooded area of the county.
Police are expected to release an enhanced sketch of their suspect sometime
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
A first time politician from Rockbridge County gets the sixth district
Democratic nomination for Congress.
Another newcomer-- this time a Republican-- hopes to represent Virginia's
(TOSS TO KIM)
Wx ad lib
Things have definitely become more tranquil than earlier this evening.
The thunderstorms that brought nearly an inch of rain in some places are now
well to our east.
We're left with drier, but cooler weather for the next few days.
I'll have the complete forecast in about 10 minutes-- stay tuned.
MUSIC UP FULL
Republican Patrick Muldoon says he plans to change politics as usual in the
Delegates chose the political newcomer to go to battle for the congressional
seat currently held by Rick Boucher.
Muldoon beat two other republicans, winning the nomination on the second
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=MULDOON MULDOON
SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) U.S. Congress Candidate; :24
SUPER=01-Gary Waddell/9th District Chairman; :52
OUT Q=News 7 WytheVille
((((MULDOON! MULDOON! MULDOON!))
Battle lines have been drawn in the fighting ninth.
Republicans chose Patrick Muldoon to wage war on incumbent Rick Boucher.
The spoil of victory is the congressional seat Boucher has held for 14
Tom Debusk and Barnes Kidd were prepared to represent the district.
But the ninth district delegates chose the engineer turned law student to
spread their message.
((PATRICK MULDOON/R- U. S. CONGRESS CANDIDATE: I'M GOING TO HAVE TO SAY THIS
IS WHAT RICK BOUCHER HAS DONE. SHOW HIS VOTING RECORD. SHOW WHAT HE SAID AND
ONCE I DO THAT I THINK THE PEOPLE OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WILL REALIZE THAT HE IS
NOT THEIR REPRESENTATIVE. HE'S A BIG CITY TAX AND SPEND LIBERAL.))
In '94 Boucher out spent Republican challenger Steve Fast 3 to one.
The ninth district is huge--starting in Big Stone Gap stretching all the way
to western Roanoke County.
So it's going to take big bucks to beat Boucher.
((GARY WADDELL/9TH DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: RICK IS PROBABLY SITTING ON 400-THOUSAND
DOLLARS OR BETTER. AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE MYTH'S SAY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
IS NOT THE PARTY OF THE WEALTHY.))
Now that Patrick Muldoon has won the GOP nomination he's turning his
attention to the battle at hand--defeating Rick Boucher.
Muldoon says he's running on his Republican conservative values.
He says he's for prayer in schools and overturning legalized abortion.
And he says he's sure the voters in the ninth district feel the same.
Denise Allen News 7 Wytheville.))
It could be a eighth term for Virginia's ninth district congressional
Democrat Rick Boucher was renominated at the party's convention in Bristol
Boucher says he believes this is going to be a good year for Democrats, not
only in Virginia, but throughout the country.
IN Q=Democrats are now
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: DEMOCRATS ARE NOW RECEIVING SUPPORT FROM
A PUBLIC THAT VERY MUCH IS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE ARE SUPPORTING
CORE AND TRADITIONAL VALUES--EDUCATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH CARE AND
HOUSING. AND WE HAVE DEFENDED VERY SUCCESSFULLY THOSE PROGRAMS AGAINST THE
EFFORTS BY THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL MAJORITY TO ELIMINATE THOSE PROGRAMS
OUT Q=programs altogether.
Since first winning a seat in Congress in 19-82, Boucher has twice run
The other times, he's easily beaten his Republican opponents.
The Democrats hope they've found a replacement for L.F. Payne.
Payne is leaving the U.S congress after he finishes out his term and
hope Virgil Goode is able to take his place.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/(D) 5th District Nominee; :00
SUPER=01-Edwin Powell/(D) Lost Nomination; :47
SUPER=01-Rep. L.F. Payne/(D) Fifth District; 1:07
OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.
IN Q=And if you
((VIRGIL GOODE/D- 5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: AND IF YOU WANT SOMEONE WHO'S GOING
TO BE A GOOSESTEPPER IN THE LEGION OF NEWT GINGRICH THEN DON'T VOTE FOR ME.))
OUT Q=vote for me.
So much for a kinder, gentler campaign than what the voters were treated to
two years ago in the Fifth District.
With his nomination in the bag, Rocky Mount state senator Virgil Goode
wasted no time taking on the GOP.
It was the first salvo in what figures to be a long fight with the presumed
Republican nominee, George Landrith.
IN Q=It will be
((GOODE: IT WILL BE A TOUGH CAMPAIGN, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO GO TO EVERY
COUNTY, EVERY CITY, EVERY TOWN IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT, SEE AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE
POSSIBLY CAN AND HOPEFULLY PERSUADE 'EM TO GO WITH US.))
OUT Q=go with us.
Goode's first convert was Chase City resident Edwin Powell, who had sought
the nomination on behalf of what he called the forgotten constituents on the
east side of the Fifth District.
IN Q=I was their
((EDWIN POWELL/D- LOST NOMINATION: I WAS THEIR VOICE HERE TODAY, THE COMMON
PEOPLE, THE POOR, A LOT WHO'VE BEEN LOOKED OVER. AND I ACTUALLY CAME HERE TO
SUPPORT THESE PEOPLE, THAT'S EXACTLY WHO SENT ME HERE.))
OUT Q=sent me here.
Powell picked up just one delegate before Goode locked up the nomination.
Now the maverick politician who created so many waves in the last General
Assembly hopes to take his act to Washington.
IN Q=I think Virgil
((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D- FIFTH DISTRICT: I THINK VIRGIL WILL HAVE TO DO WHAT HE
ALWAYS DOES AND THAT IS HE'LL CONDUCT THE SAME KIND OF POSITIVE CAMPAIGN THAT
HE ALWAYS HAS.))
OUT Q=he always has.
IN Q=So Southside
((So southside lawmaker Virgil Goode comes to Charlottesville to get the
Democratic nomination... next week, Charlottesville lawyer George Landrith
travels south to become the GOP's man in the Fifth District. Steve Smallshaw,
OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.))
Jeff Grey is the Democratic nominee for Congress in the Sixth District.
The Rockbridge County communications technician and labor leader was not
opposed for the nomination today at the district convention in Roanoke.
He will oppose Republican Bob Goodlatte in the general election.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Virginia Tech sends more than 4-thousand students off with diplomas,
And Liberty University also holds graduation-- the commencement address was
delivered by a Supreme Court Justice.
MUSIC UP FULL
Teens are often heard complaining there's nothing for them do outside of
They say they need more activities designed just for them.
This group of students at William Byrd High School say they'd like to see a
teen dance club-- and more places to play sports.
SOT Teen Rec Tape 2 0:21:22
IN Q=You just need
((YOU JUST NEED SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS BESIDES SITTING AT YOUR HOUSE
AND WATCHING MOVIES, OR GOING TO THE MALL. I MEAN, IT GETS OLD. IF YOU HAVE
SOMEWHERE TO GO DANCE AND HAVE FUN-- YET THERE'S SUPERVISION, BUT NOT TOO MUCH,
YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? WHERE YOU CAN HAVE FUN, BUT NOT FEEL LIKE YOU'RE IN
SCHOOL STILL. ))
OUT Q=IN SCHOOL STILL
Meanwhile, both Roanoke City and Roanoke County Parks and Rec officials say
there ARE plenty of activities for youth-- but the key is making those
SOT on record tape 0:18:12
IN Q=I think teens today
((VIC GARBER/ROANOKE PARKS AND RECREATION: I THINK TEENS TODAY-- THEY WANT
RECOGNITION, THEY WANT TO BE RESPECTED BECAUSE THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE-- THEY'RE
YOUNG ADULTS, AND THEY WANT TO BE TREATED AS YOUNG ADULTS. AND I THINK IF YOU
DO THAT, I THINK YOU CAN GET A LOT FROM THESE TEENAGERS. ))
SUPER=01-Vic Garber/Roanoke Parks & Recreation;
OUT Q=from these teenagers
To find out more about the importance of teen recreation-- as well as hear
from teens themselves, join Kimberly McBroom for On Record tomorrow morning at
John Starks scored 30 points seven in overtime as the New York Knicks beat
the Chicago Bulls this afternoon at the Garden.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/NBC SPORTS; :
The Knicks dominated the game in the first quarter leading by as many as
13 points at one time in the first half Starks with the three.
But Chicago rallied behind Michael Jordan who scored 46 points and it was
his 5 points in the final minute that sent the game into overtime.
But New York's Patrick Ewing SUPER=32-New York/102/Chicago/=99;stepped
up his game in the overtime period scoring five of the Knicks final points as
New York beats Chicago 102 to 99 in Overtime.
IN Q="They had a....
((STEVE KERR/BULLS GUARD: ))
((DEREK HARPER/KNICKS GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Kerr/Bulls Guard; :00
SUPER=01-Derek Harper/Knicks Guard; :10
OUT Q=.......AGAIN TOMORROW."
The Bulls lead the series two games to one with game four scheduled for the
Garden tomorrow afternoon.
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT/NBC SPORTS; :
The Jazz took a 2 to 1 lead on San Antonio today.
The Spurs go inside to David Robinson he hits the hook but the Spurs
trailed by three.
But Utah comes back Karl Malone with the jumper for two of his game high
32 points the Jazz led 51 to 42.
The Spurs never got any closer SUPER=32-Utah/105/San Antonio/=95;Howard
Eisley driving to the hoop for 2 of his 14 and Utah beats San Antonio 105 to
Al Leiter pitched the first no hitter of the season and the first in
Florida Marlin history tonight as the Marlins beat the Colorado Rockies.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :
Charles Johnson hit a three run homer and Terry Pendleton homered and drove
in five runs as the Marlins jumped on Colorado Starter Mark Thompson for six
runs in the first inning and Coasted.
Leiter, the worst pitcher in the American League last year with Toronto,
walked two and struck out six the final SUPER=35-Florida/=11/Colorado/==0;out
came when he fanned Eric Young.
Leiter Improved his record to 6 to 2 as the Marlins rout the Rockies 11 to
The Baltimore Orioles pushed two runs across the plate in the 10-th to beat
the Milwaukee Brewers.
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/HTS; :
The first run came when Bobby Bonilla hits this pop fly to left field.
B.J. Surhoff tags and scores from third base and the game was tied at 3 to 3.
Then in the 10-th inning Cal Ripken SUPER=35-Baltimore/==5/Milwaukee/==3;
rips this line drive up the middle to centerfield Roberto Alomar rounds the
bases to score and the Orioles get the come from behind 5 to 3 win in 10.
The Dodgers and Blue Jays won games today for those and all the pro scores
lets check the numbers.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, The Lady Maroons are knocked out of the N-C-A-A division
three lacrosse playoffs while the men play top ranked Salisbury State tomorrow.
And Lance Armstrong is the overall leader heading into the final stage of
the Tour DuPont.
Alie Ogelsby and Lisa Franzino of Roanoke College each scored five goals
but it was not enough.
Goucher knocked the Lady Maroons out of the N-C-A-A division three
playoffs this afternoon 28 to
The combined score is a N-C-A-A record.
The Roanoke men's lacrosse team makes it's 9th NCAA Division III playoff
appearance Sunday against Salisbury, the country's top team.
Steve Mason has more on this David and Goliath match up.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/ODAC Coach of the Year; :28
SUPER=03-Salem/Last Year; 1:09
SUPER=04-1996 ODAC Championship; 1:16
SUPER=01-Chris Davin/ODAC Player of the Year; 1:26
OUT Q=..news 7 sports"
((Bill Pilat knows to beat the nations number 1 team he will have to have
near perfect goaltending.
The 11 and 3 Maroons will have to play physical. But no one has been able
to intimidate the Seagulls. Their last regular season loss was back in
1992...of course the loss was to Roanoke!
This Roanoke class is making it's first post season appearance. These
Maroons remember last year's 30 to 8 set back to the Gulls at Alumni Field.
Roanoke is an underdog with talent. It is a team that showed incredible
composure by beating washington & Lee for the conference championship in
Roanoke plays the Sea Gulls Sunday at Salisbury in a 1 pm start. In salem,
Steve Mason, News 7 sports"))
The 11-th stage of the Tour Dupont took the riders into Georgia this
SUPER=03-Toccoa, GA/ESPN; :
The riders entered Georgia at the 34 mile mark and the riders were still
together the pack led by team Motorola.
The at the 71 mile mark sprint line the weather changed to rain slowing
the pace a little as the riders were still in a big group.
The riders remained in a tight pack as they came into Marietta, Georgia
with Marcel Wust crossing the finish line winning the 11-th stage.
((MARCEL WUST/STAGE 11 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Marcel Wust/Stage 11 Winner; :
OUT Q=.......quite happy.
Lance Armstrong still wears the leaders jersey he has a 1:58 lead heading
into the Marietta Cobb County time trial.
IN Q="Tomorrow is...
((LANCE ARMSTRONG/OVERALL LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Overall Winner; :
OUT Q=..........my best shot."
Scott Brayton is on the pole for the Indianapolis 500.
He qualified with an average speed of 233 point 718 miles per hour a four
lap qualifying record for the Indy race.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC SPORTS; :
A steady rain delayed qualifying this morning.
And when the track dried Johnny Parsons took a ride his car crashes into
the wall and slides down the track.
Parsons walked away without any injuries.
13-hundred graduating seniors got their diplomas today at Liberty
Clarence Thomas delivered the commencement address.
IN Q=The honorable
((THE HONORABLE CLARENCE THOMAS IS NOW AWARDED THE HONORARY DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
OUT Q=doctor of humanity
Conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was the commencement
His speech focused on the importance of values and religion-- and how his
faith helped him through his difficult Supreme Court confirmation process.
IN Q=We don't decide
((CLARENCE THOMAS/SUPREME COURT JUSTICE: WE DON'T DECIDE CASES BY REFERRING TO
THE BIBLE. BUT AS YOU WILL SEE IN MY SPEECH, WHAT WE BELIEVE IN IS
SUPER=01-Clarence Thomas/U.S. Supreme Court Justice;
OUT Q=in is important
Thomas often referred to his college graduation of 25 years ago.
The school's chancellor, Jerry Falwell's spoke about the university's
distinctive Christian environment.
After a ceremony filled with tradition, the 124th graduating class of
Virginia Tech marched across the stage for their diplomas.
Former Tech provost John Wilson addressed the class of '96.
Wilson served as the school's executive vice president of academic affairs
Today he addressed Tech's largest class ever--more than 4-thousand students
earned degrees this year.