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Good evening this is New Seven at Six.
I'm Ron Jones.
Airline officials confirmed that three of the 109 people aboard the D-C-Nine
that crashed yesterday into the Florida Everglades were from Virginia.
Among those presumed dead are Roosevelt Tillman of Lynchburg and also a
couple from Elkwood.
Byron Harlan has been monitoring the situation and he has the latest.
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SUPER=01-R.D. Paulison/Metro Dade Fire Rescue Chief;
SUPER=01-Lewis Jordan/ValuJet President;
OUT Q=American airline.
(( The helicopter and water search has yielded precious little.
There is an occasional piece of debris.
Some clothing and a photo album were found today.
Air boats glide over the waist-high water and tall grass that is the Florida
Everglades, in search of anything that would give a clue to the cause of this
This morning, rescuers gave up searching for victims.
CHIEF R.D. PAULISON, METRO DADE FIRE RESCUE, "WE'VE FOUND NO BODY PARTS,
It is now apparent that all 109 people on board ValueJet flight 592 were
either incinerated or swallowed up by the sawgrass and muck that is estimated
to be 40 feet thick in some spots.
And somewhere down there is the jet's flight recorder, which could give the
best evidence to the cause of the crash.
Value Jet president Lewis Jordan once again sought to insure the families of
the victims and the riding public that despite problems in the past, his
airline is as safe as any other.
LEWIS JORDAN, VALUEJET PRESIDENT, "IF VALUEJET AIRLINES HAD ANY REASON
TO BELIEVE... GROUND IT.
FAA records show this particular plane had returned to airports seven times
over the past two years because of various maintenance problems.
Over the next week, the NTSB will have the daunting task of finding out what
made flight 592 go down.
They are considering draining the water out of this part of the everglades
to make digging through the muck easier.
And at churches across the Miami area, special prayers were said for the
crash victims, as Mother's Day 1996 became a day of mourning for 109 families.
HARLAN STANDUP DEALING WITH TRANS. SEC. PENA'S REASSURANCE THAT
VALUJET IS AS SAFE AS ANY OTHER AMERICAN AIRLINE.))
Gun fire erupted during an apparent domestic dispute in Roanoke this
The incident happened around 4-30, on the 14-hundred block of Grayson
Witnesses say a man and a woman were fighting inside the house.
They say the woman's brother entered the house and that's when shots were
Police have not released the man's identity or the extent of his injuries.
A fire at a University of North Carolina fraternity house in Chapel Hill has
killed five people.
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Three others were injured in the blaze at the Phi Gamma Delta house.
Witness say party-goers were dancing in the basement two hours before the
Firefighters have been unable to search the entire house for possible
victims because of fears it might collapse.
The blaze was reported just after six this morning.
Today is the school's annual graduation ceremony.
GRAPHIC=Southern VA College
The Southern Virginia College for Women commencement marked the end of the
school as it has existed for 130 years.
Tomorrow new owners take over the hill- top college.
Denise Allen was in Buena Vista for the beginning of the transition.
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SUPER=01-Brennen O'Neill/'96 Graduate; :15
SUPER=01-Erika Gay/'94 Graduate; :26
SUPER=01-Glade Knight/New Board Chairman; :47
SUPER=01-Roger Barrus/Academic Dean; :58
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(( Through 130 years and name changes, Southern Virginia College has always
been a two year school for women.
This commencement marks the end of that tradition.
((BRENNEN O'NEILL/'96 GRADUATE: I'M GLAD IT'S NOT CLOSING. I'M GLAD IT'S
STAYING OPEN, THE PLACE WILL STILL BE LIVING. THE CHANGE IS GOING TO BE HARD,
BUT I THINK IT'S FOR THE BETTER.))
((ERIKA GAY/'94 GRADUATE: THE TRADITION OF SOUTHER VIRGINIA COLLEGE AS WE KNOW
IT WILL BE LOST. THE GROUP COMING IN HAS A LOT OF CHANGES AND PLANS.))
The change begins Monday.
That's when a group of Mormon businessmen take over the college.
They say the school will remain non-sectarian, but next year's freshmen
class will include men.
((GLADE KNIGHT/NEW BOARD CHAIRMAN: WE WILL BE A FOUR YEAR COLLEGE AND WE WOULD
ANTICIPATE TO FILL THE COLLEGE TO CAPACITY WHICH WOULD BE 350-400.))
((DR ROGER BARRUS/ACADEMIC DEAN: THERE WILL ALSO BE A CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT
THAT WILL DEAL WITH ABSTINENCE FROM THOSE THINGS WHICH DON'T HELP IN LIFE SUCH
AS ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND SO ON.))
The new leaders say while the school has no religious affiliation, it will
provide a much needed alternative for college students practicing the Mormon
But for the final graduating class of Southern Virginia College for Women
it's a bitter sweet day--one marking the beginning of their future and the end
of a tradition they cherish.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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A memorial service was held today for the Baltimore woman whose body was
found last week in Culpeper County.
25- year- old Alicia Showalter Reynolds disappeared on March 2nd while
traveling from Baltimore to Charlottesville to meet her mother for a day of
Her remains were found Tuesday in a remote wooded area of the county.
Police are expected to release an enhanced sketch of their suspect tomorrow.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
Governor Allen arrived in Tokyo today...
We'll see what he's doing there.
The Roanoke County P-D has a new crime prevention feature that's getting
Wx ad lib
Ron, it turned out to be a pretty chilly Mother's Day.
Temperatures didn't make it out of the 50s-- and northwesterly wind gusts of
nearly 30 miles an hour made it feel even colder.
Winds are expected to die down later tonight-- allowing the mercury to drop
Record lows are possible overnight-- We'll take a look at the forecast.
Hope you stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
Botetourt County has yet another announcement about new industrial jobs, and
a half dozen Harris Teeter supermarkets will soon be locally owned.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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The owner of Roanoke's Patrick Henry Hotel insists it's not for sale, in
spite of an ad in last Friday's Wall Street Journal that says it's on the
Affirmative Equities says proof of its plans to stay around a while can be
seen in the fact it recently invested several hundred thousand dollars in the
In March Roanoke's unemployment rate was two-point four percent.
Lynchburg came in at three point two-percent, Danville hovered around
Double Envelope of Roanoke confirms it has reached a tentative agreement to
acquire Transkrit, its cross town competitor in the printing business.
The companies say the deal could get wrapped up by early June.
160 new industrial jobs are coming to Botetourt County.
York International, known worldwide for making air conditioning and
refrigeration machinery, has bought a shell building in the county for more
than a million dollars.
Six Harris Teeter supermarkets in our area will soon be locally owned.
The North Carolina chain will sell stores in Reidsville, Altavista, Amherst,
Salem, South Boston and South Hill to Harden Foods- a new company that'll be
based in (AL-tavista) Altavista.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 40 points,
closing at 5518.14.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
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Governor Allen has arrived in Tokyo to begin a two-week trade mission to the
Allen -- who arrived last night -- will be seeking more foreign investment
in Virginia and promoting traditional Virginia products.
70 Japanese-owned businesses have already found a home in Virginia.
The mission also includes stops in Korea and Hong Kong.
The Roanoke County Police Homepage is less than a year old, but it's getting
Beth Myer reports a new crime prevention feature on the Homepage has a
Japanese company looking into the idea.
IN Q=The Roanoke County police
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SUPER=02-Dolores Farmer/Homepage Creator; :05
SUPER=01-Sgt. David Wells/Roanoke Co. Police; 1:02 Quick
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7.
(( The Roanoke County police Homepage is packed with facts and is easy to use.
1 12 13 00 - 1 12 20 00
IN Q=If you were
((DOLORES FARMER/HOMEPAGE CREATOR: IF YOU WERE TO SELECT THE ORGANIZATION OF
THE DEPARTMENT YOU GET A PAGE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENTAL ORGANIZATION WITH LINKS.))
OUT Q=organization with links.
Links are highlighted sections that will take you to additional information.
12 11 57 00 - 12 12 05 00
IN Q=Homepage, (continues in Japanese)
INTERPRETER: ON THIS HOME PAGE FOR THE ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT.... ))
OUT Q=police department.
A new and intriguing feature which has captured the attention of one Japanese
company is the Anonymous Tips section. The group is here documenting ways
Americans use computers.
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IN Q=If somebody clicks on this
((DOLORES FARMER/HOMEPAGE CREATOR: IF SOMEBODY CLICKS ON THIS LINK IT TAKES
THEM TO AN EXPLANATION OF THE PAGE. IF YOU CONTINUE IT TAKES YOU TO THE
NETHERLANDS WITH AN ANONYMOUS REMAILER. SOMEONE CAN TYPE IN THEIR E-MAIL AND
CLICK SEND. IT WILL SEND THE TIP TO THE DEPARTMENT AND THERE'S NO WAY THE
DEPARTMENT CAN TRACE WHO SENT THE E-MAIL. ))
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IN Q=We are probably
((SGT. DAVID WELLS/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: WE ARE PROBABLY ONE OF THE ONLY LAW
ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THE WORLD USING THAT RIGHT NOW.))
OUT Q=that right now.
The Anonymous Tips section has been running for a couple of months and police
say it has received four good leads on drug cases and suspicious activity. Beth
Myer, News 7 Roanoke County.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up later in the newscast,
Kimberly will have the latest in weather...
It's Mother's Day.
Did you remember to do something special for your mother?
MUSIC UP FULL
If you haven't remembered your mother with a card or present today you
better reach out and touch her through the phone lines.
That's right it's Mother's Day.
And area grocery stores definitely cashed in on the big event.
Store managers say this special occasion is second only to Valentine's Day.
Many stores are now full service offering bake-goods and flowers.
And early this morning the checkout lines were packed with procrastinators.
IN Q=MEN. A LOT OF
((BETTY MEREDITH/HARRIS TEETER FLORAL DEPT: MEN. A LOT OF MEN FORGET, YOU
KNOW, KIND OF PUT THINGS OFF TIL THE LAST MINUTE. THERE WERE A LOT OF MEN HERE
LOOKING AROUND AND I TRY TO HELP THEM. I'M A MOTHER SO I LIKE TO HELP THESE
((BRENDA HAYES/HEAD CAKE DECORATOR: IT'S INCREASED QUITE A BIT. PEOPLE ARE
BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THEIR MOTHERS, MORE SENTIMENTAL NOW A DAYS.))
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SUPER=01-Brenda Hayes/Head Cake Decorator; :12
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Brenda Hayes says they've been working around the clock since Friday.
The hot items in the bakery department were heart shaped cakes and cookies.
And as flowers go, roses of course, were the number one gift for mom.
And coming up, Virginia Tech will play for the Atlantic 10 Baseball
championship Dell Curry talks about the Hornets future.
And the Orlando Magic moves one game closer to sweeping the Hawks in the
Orlando moved to within one game of a second round sweep with a 103 to 96
win over the Atlanta Hawks.
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Christian Laettner guarding Shaquille O'Neal under the hoop.
But he was no match for Shaq. On this play Shaq takes it to the hoop
strong for the jam and the early Magic lead.
The Hawks took it inside when ever possible. On this play Grant Long gets
the ball and scores but the Hawks still trailed by five.
Penny Hardaway, playing with a sore hamstring, scored 20 for the Magic on
this play he hits the fall away jumper ending a Hawk Rally.
The Magic goes on to beat the SUPER=32-Orlando/103/Atlanta/=96;Hawks 103
to 96 and can wrap up the series tomorrow night at the Omni.
The Charlotte Hornets are spending the off season looking to fill in
several holes in their lineup and the Hornets are also looking for a new head
Hornet guard Dell Curry was in the valley Friday playing in a charity golf
Curry says Allen Bristow was prepared for 1996 to be his last with the
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((DELL CURRY/HORNET GUARD: ))
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OUT Q=.....Help our team."
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The Hornets also need a few players to help the team next season.
Robert Parrish is not expected to return and there's a question mark
concerning the guard situation.
IN Q="We definitely
OUT Q=......Which way."
Philadelphia rocked Greg Maddux today and the Phillies blanked the Braves
6 to nothing.
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The Philly Fanatic and his mom celebrate Mothers Day at Veteran Stadium.
In the bottom of the first Todd Zeile hits a line drive to left field for a
double Lenny Dykstra scores from third and the Phillies took the one to nothing
Maddux allowed five runs and five hits through five innings this wild pitch
allows Mickey Morandini to score from third and the Phillies led 5 to nothing.
J.R. Phillips added t5he icing to
SUPER=35-Philadelphia/==6/Atlanta/==0;the cake in the bottom of the sixth
when he hits this solo homer to deep centerfield Philadelphia beats Atlanta 6
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In Chicago, Sammy Sosa gets all of this pitch sending it over the left field
wall for a solo homer in the first and the Cubs go on to beat the New York Mets
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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OUT Q=.......ST. LOUIS/DETROIT."
Al Leiter tossed the first no hitter of the season and the first in Florida
Marlin history last night as the Marlins routed the Colorado Rockies.
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Leiter was the wildest pitcher in the majors last year with Toronto. But
last night he struck out six walked just two and he ended the game by striking
out Colorado's Eric Young.
Leiter is 6 and 2 in his 8-th National League start.
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((AL LEITER/PITCHED NO HITTER: ))
SUPER=01-Al Leiter/Pitched No Hitter; :
OUT Q=............FEW SLIDERS."
Lance Armstrong wanted to prove that not only could he win the overall
title but a few stages along the way.
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Today's 12-th and final stage was a 19 mile time trial through Marietta a
suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.
And Armstrong covered the field with a time of 17:56 to win the final
stage and the overall title of the 1996 Tour DuPont.
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((LANCE ARMSTRONG/TOUR DUPONT WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Lance Armstrong/Tour DuPont Winner; :
OUT Q=......final day, so."
The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team was knocked out of the N-C-A-A
division three playoffs this afternoon.
Two time defending champion Salisbury State beat the Maroons 17 to 8 in the
Jeff jones scored four goals for the Maroons who finish the season 11 and
Virginia Tech has advanced to the championship game of the Atlantic 10
Austin Reppe homered as the Hokies beat U-Mass 4 to 1. The title game will
be played tomorrow.
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