Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
The Valujet Voice recorder brings new clues to what went wrong. We'll have
Not a quiet Memorial Day in much of the nation. Take a look at this
Plus beefing up the advertising in England.
And when will the rain end. Kimberly with the forecast.
News 7 is next.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
The voice recorder is providing clues to the crash of Valujet Flight 5-9-2.
As Bob Orr reports, it indicates fire in the passenger cabin just six
minutes after takeoff.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/National Transportation Safety Bd.; 19
SUPER=01-Bob Orr/CBS News; 1:22
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((The cockpit voice recorder leaves no doubt there WAS a significant fire in
the passenger cabin moments before ValuJet flight 592 crashed in the
Everglades killing everyone aboard.
The tape reveals the flight was routine for six minutes before the pilots
got a horrifying report from the cabin.
ROBERT FRANCIS/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD:
IT APPEARS THAT THE COCKPIT DOOR OPENED AND I SAY APPEARS, BUT THERE
WAS, THERE WERE VERBAL INDICATIONS FROM THE COCKPIT THAT THERE WAS FIRE IN THE
PASSENGER CABIN. THERE WAS ALSO AN INDICATION FROM THE CABIN THAT THERE
WERE PROBLEMS OBTAINING OXYGEN.
It's not clear if THAT means passengers were having trouble breathing or if
there were problems with the plane's emergency oxygen system.
While the preliminary information is helpful, investigators may not get
everything they want from the cockpit tape. The recorder was severely
punctured on impact....and much of the tape is muffled.
THIS WAS IS IN THE WATER. OBVIOUSLY IN THE EVERGLADES FOR TWO WEEKS,
NOTHING IS REALLY MADE TO BE PUT IN THAT ENVIRONMENT.
But further analysis of the black box may still answer key questions.
BOB ORR/CBS NEWS: MEANWHILE, THE COCKPIT TAPE ITSELF HAS RAISED WHAT MIGHT BE
THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION. SINCE THE TAPE INDICATES THE PILOTS FIRST LEARNED
OF THE FIRE SIX MINUTES INTO THE FLIGHT, WHY DID THEY WAIT AN ADDITIONAL FOUR
MINUTES, AS INDICATED ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TAPES TO REPORT SMOKE AND
REQUEST AN EMERGENCY LANDING. BOB ORR, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
Today is the time to remember the fallen soldiers who fought for our
President Clinton laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers in
Arlington National Cemetery.
((ALL AROUND THE WORLD FROM KOREA TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC TO THE SHORES
OF LIBERIA, SKIES OVER IRAQ, OUR TROOPS ARE STANDING WATCH ON LIBERTY'S FRONT
OUT Q=OUR FALLEN HEROS."
Senator Bob Dole attended Memorial Day services in New Jersey.
He pointed out his record in the military and Clinton's lack of military
GRAPHIC=HOLD memorial day
The courage of a our nation's military heroes comes from their instinctive
understanding of mutual obligation ...and the dishonor that comes from failing
to meet it.
...just one of the messages that local veterans heard this Memorial Day.
Keith Humphry attended ceremonies in Bedford.
IN Q=The rain held
SUPER=01-Albert Beveridge/Marshall Foundation; :35
SUPER=01-Sen. John Warner/(R) Virginia; :1:06
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
((The rain held off. But the ceremony in Bedford was moved off the
courthouse steps... to the middle school auditorium.
nat sot- -band
The Liberty High School band helped set the stage.
This community lost 23 men in the Normandy invasion of France.
A National D-DAY Memorial is in the works- -to be built in Bedford.
The Marshall Foundation has taken on a support role.
The foundation's director used the occasion to lament a difficult period of
"extraordinary nastiness... rampant selfishness and disrespect."
IN Q=Therefor I am
((I AM HOPEFUL THAT THIS D-DAY MEMORIAL WILL NOT ONLY CELEBRATE THE FEATS OF
THE MEN OF ARMS WHO TOOK PART IN THAT GREAT ENTERPRISE, BUT WILL REMIND US OF
THE SENSE OF MUTUAL OBLIGATION AND RESPECT THAT MADE THIS NATION GREAT.))
The other guest speaker mentioned Bedford's D-Day role, but was also
anticipating FUTURE military conflicts.
IN Q=I fight hard
((I FIGHT HARD IN THE SENATE AND WILL NEVER GIVE UP THE SENATE TO TRY TO
CLARIFY THE FUTURE SUCH THAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ARMED FORCES GO FORTH IN
HARMS WAY ONLY AND I REPEAT ONLY WHEN ITS IN THE VITAL NATIONAL SECURITY
INTERESTS OF THE UNITED STATES. ))
The Senator voted against the American peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
IN Q=But our troops
((WARNER: BUT OUR TROOPS WENT. AND ONCE THEY'RE THERE THEY'VE DONE A GOOD JOB,
BUT IT THINK WE'VE GOT TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHERE WE SEND OUR TROOPS. NOT
ONLY TO PROTECT THEM, BUT ALSO IT'S TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE TO THE AMERICAN
TAXPAYER. AND WE CANNOT BE THE POLICEMAN ALL OVER THE WORLD.))
OUT Q=over the world.
Warner is locked in a struggle for his party's nomination.
His stop in Bedford was one of four Memorial Day appearances he made today,
barely two weeks before the Republican primary.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
You may have the holiday off, but Mother Nature doesn't
SUPER=03-Seward Co., KS;
Stormy weather wrecked havoc this holiday weekend for many folks in the
Take a look at the sky in Seward County Kansas-
A tornado touched the ground there- A stormchaser captured these amazing
Waves of powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes roared through Texas,
Kansas, Nebraska and even into the Great Lakes.
SUPER=03-Lee's Summit, MO;
One of the worst hit areas-
Lee's Summit, Missouri- where 13 homes are destroyed.
No reports of injuries though.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, an old problem bugs Henry County,
and from Richmond, we'll have a look at the future of Virginia's correction
Kim in Wx office
A flash flood watch is still in effect for most of the viewing area
The National Weather Service reports Business route 220 through
Martinsville is closed in both directions due to flooding.
We've had lots of rain throughout the evening around the region-- let's
check out some of the numbers.
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
By the time Governor Allen leaves office, Virginia cold be leading the way
in high security prisons.
By 1998 four of the most secure prisons in the nation will be right here in
the Old Dominion.
And that's not all the changes planned in state corrections.
Ellen Qualls has more.
IN Q=Corrections Director
SUPER=01-Ron Angelone/Va. Corrections Director; :08
SUPER=04-Courtesy of DOC; 1:11
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Corrections Director Ron Angelone (ANN-ja-loan) thinks like a hardened
He's got to to keep up.
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: HAVE INMATES IN THE DAYROOM KILLED
AND INJURED OTHER INMATES. YES. HAVE THEY HURT STAFF UNDER MY WATCH, YES.))
He's been the man in the hot seat -- as his boss abolished parole and
started packing 'em in.
There was the loaded gun that may have found its way onto Death Row.
Most recently, a corrections officer stabbed by an inmate at Mecklenburg.
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT I
ALWAYS LOOK AT IS YOU HAVE TO HAVE A STAFF THAT WANTS TO RUN THIS PRISON. AND
TO HAVE A STAFF THAT FEELS SAFE EVERY PLACE THEY ARE TO RUN IT. THEY DO NOT
FEEL THAT THEY'RE OVERWHELMED, OUTNUMBERED, INTIMIDATED, NOT IN CHARGE.))
Hence, Red Onion and Wallen's Ridge in Wise and Dickenson Counties.
They're just drawings now -- but by dividing the state's most violent
predators into two separate units, they're the safest plans Angelone's 27
years' experience has to offer.
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: ULTIMATELY RIGHT NOW, UNTIL AFTER WE
GET IT OUT AND WORKING AND SAY WE COULD ADD MAYBE SOMETHING TO IT, IS THE
ULTIMATE DESIGN IN THE UNITED STATES RIGHT NOW. IT PROVIDES THE BEST
Sussex I and II in Sussex County are actually a little less sophisticated --
but one will become the new home to Death Row.
((RON ANGELONE/VA. CORRECTIONS DIRECTOR: DEATH ROW IS NEVER YOUR MAJOR
PHYSICAL PROBLEM WITH INDIVIDUALS. THEY'RE NOT INMATES THAT ARE CONTINUALLY
CAUSING PROBLEMS. THEY ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT. I MEAN THEY ARE
FACING THE ULTIMATE OF SENTENCES.))
So all four prisons have a new first in Virginia: guns and gun turrets
INSIDE, overlooking the common areas, the mess hall.
Their ammo is rubber bullets meant to stop, hurt, teach a lesson -- but NOT
The sound track of the architect's video inspires confidence.
But really it's the view that warms the hearts of corrections officers.
All four prisons are slated to open by 1998.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
They're ugly and noisy to listen to.
The (Si-KAY-das) Cicadas have been around for a long time, however they're
more noticable every 17 years.
As Kimberly McBroom reports, these Cicadas are really bugging some Henry
IN Q=With its prominent
SUPER=07-David Helms; :27
SUPER=01-Gene Amos/VA Cooperative Extension; 1:08
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville
(( With its prominent red eyes-- the cicada has a face only a mother could
These insects which resemble large flies, first surface from the ground.
They then attach themselves to trees-- preferably oaks-- and cling to them
until they emerge from their shells.
Cicadas can be detrimental to young trees, where they typically lay their
The bugs jump on people, too-- but pose no risk to humans.
((DAVID HELMS: I'VE HAD TO KNOCK A FEW OFF MY MOM'S BACK-- AND IT DOESN'T MAKE
MOWING THE LAWN A VERY FUN EXPERIENCE. BUT-- IT'S PRETTY GROSS. ))
A couple of weeks ago, Helms noticed a loud chirping sound-- the mating
call of the male cicadas.
And insect shells began covering his trees.
((DAVID HELMS: THEY'RE SHELLS BEING EVERYWHERE AND THE SOUND, ONCE IT GETS TO
ABOUT 12 O'CLOCK NOON, IT'S UNBEARABLE. BUT YEAH, YOU JUST GOT TO WATCH YOUR
STEP FOR THE MOST PART. ))
Agricultural officials say the cicadas are often confused with locusts--
which date back to the Bible.
((GENE AMOS/VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE: I THINK THE LOCUSTS TERMINOLOGY
GOES BACK BECAUSE OF THE BIBLICAL PLAGUE TERM OF LOCUSTS. THE LOCUSTS IS IN
THE GRASSHOPPER FAMILY-- THAT'S NOT THE SAME INSECTS AS THE CICADAS, WHICH WE
SOT standup here tape 2 6:39:03
((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THESE HARMLESS, BUT NOISY VISITORS ARE ONLY
EXPECTED TO STICK AROUND FOR ANOTHER MONTH OR SO-- NOT TO RETURN FOR ANOTHER 17
YEARS. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, MARTINSVILLE. ))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up next on the broadcast, the latest version of the Jacksons comes to
And we'll see how an innovative farmer is using bovine billboards to create
a little brand recognition.
MUSIC UP FULL
Students at a local high school thought they were seeing triple, having won
a private concert with a popular singing group.
3-T performed at Salem High School this afternoon.
The teens are the latest singing group to come from the Jackson family.
They are the sons of Tito Jackson, but they say even with their famous last
names, they still have to work hard.
SOT 03.12.40 - 03.12.50
IN Q=We've just been
((TITO JOE JACKSON/SINGER;
WE'VE JUST BEEN BROUGHT UP THAT IF YOU WORK HARD YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT
TO DO AND MAKE THE BEST OF YOUR LIFE. THIS PROJECT HAS TAKEN 10 YEARS TO DO SO
WE'VE WORKED PRETTY HARD.))
SUPER=01-Tito Joe Jackson/Singer;
OUT Q= worked pretty hard.
Students at the school won the concert by sending in 15 hundred postcards to
The show is one of a series of concerts the group is giving along the east
3-T is touring to promote its debut album called "Brotherhood"
The album has already produced one gold single.
Freezing temperatures late in the growing season gave local strawberry
farmers a scare.
But the crop survived and tonight Joe Dashiell reports, berry lovers are
enjoying a bountiful harvest.
IN Q=On a morning of blue skies
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=07-Kathy Davis; :08
SUPER=01-Buddy Hill/Garrett Farms; :23
SUPER=07-Wendy Lundstrum; :53
SUPER=07-Nancy Burns; :58
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County
((On a morning of blue skies and cool breezes, Gretchen Davis was getting
her first taste of fresh- picked strawberries.
SOT KATHY DAVIS 10:25:30
IN Q=I just wanted to bring her out
((KATHY DAVIS: I JUST WANTED TO BRING HER OUT AND EXPOSE HER AS MUCH AS
POSSIBLE AND SHE LOVES TO EAT THEM AS YOU CAN SEE. SHE'S GOT THEM ALL OVER
OUT Q=all over her.
At Garrett Farms in Roanoke County, and at pick- your- own operations
throughout western Virginia, a bountiful crop of strawberries is now in season.
And the growers are thankful.
SOT BUDDY HILL
IN Q=North Carolina lost
((BUDDY HILL/GARRETT FARMS: NORTH CAROLINA LOST 40 PERCENT OF THEIR CROP TO A
LATE FREEZE. WE WEREN'T QUITE SO UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE A FULL CROP.
WE DID HAVE TO IRRIGATE SEVERAL TIMES FOR FROST CONTROL WHEN IT WAS COLD LATE
IN THE SEASON AND LIKE I SAID WE ARE 10 DAYS LATE STARTING TO PICK THIS YEAR.))
OUT Q=starting to pick this year
The rows at Garrett Farms will produce tons of berries... and it will
probably be another couple of weeks before this two- acre patch is picked
For those who head into the field, getting the berries home is half the
SOT WENDY LUNDSTRUM 10:24:03
IN Q=We love strawberries in
((WENDY LUNDSTRUM; WE LOVE STRAWBERRIES IN OUR HOUSE. IN FACT, I'LL PROBABLY
EAT A BUCKET FOR LUNCH.))
SOTNANCY BURNS 10:27:39
((NANCY BURNS: WE EAT THEM BEFORE THEY'RE EVEN HOME. JUST WASHING THEM AND
EATING THEM FRESH AS THEY ARE IS PROBABLY THE BEST WAY MY KIDS LIKE TO EAT
OUT Q=like to eat them.
Ripe strawberries fresh from a local field may be a fleeting pleasure. but
berry lovers aren't crying the blues. They know the blueberries are on the way.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))
The Bulls make the magic disappear, Colorado tries to do the same to the
Klesko rocks Wrigley, plus we'll check out the Saturn Cup and UVa's bid for a
national Lacrosse title.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00
but first if you thought cleaning up after your Memorial day crowd was rough
take a look at this.
The day after 170 thousand fans trashed the Charlotte Motor Speedway these
guys had the unenviable task of cleaning it up.
Now the scoreboard.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score
take a break
The Chicago Bulls closed down Orlando's Magic act yesterday afternoon by
completing a four game sweep of Shaq's gang and in the process clinching the
Eastern Conference championship.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBA; :00
The Magic came out in the first half intent on avoiding elimination as Shaq
daddy led a fired up effort that gave Orlando a nine point halftime lead.
But Michael Jordan would turn it on in the second half scoring 15 points in
the third quarter alone.
He hit 16 of his 23 shots and finished with a game high 45 points.
The Bulls avenge last year's exit courtesy the same Magic, by completing the
sweep with a 106-to-101 win in game four.
The Detroit red Wings have extended their playoff life at least one more game
by fighting off elimination last night.
The Red Wings beat Colorado 5-to-2, but they still trail the Western
conference final 3 games to two.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/ESPN; :00
And again last night the Avalanche took it to the Wings with some hard
checking on the boards.
But Detroit would Prove to be too much as Kozlov, Larionov, Fedorov and Doug
Brown and Greg Johnson tallied SUPER=31-Detroit/==5/Colorado/==2;
scores and Paul Coffey added two assists as the Hot Wings win it 5-to-2.
Memorial Day has always been known for producing its smorgasbord of major
league baseball, and early this evening the Braves celebrated the day with a
9-to-1 win over the Cubs.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Braves vs. Cubs; :00
The big bat for the Braves was provided by Ryan Klesko who hit his second
career grand slam in the top of the fourth.
Klesko now has 16 homers on the season.
Tom Glavine picked up his 5th straight win and ran his unbeaten
streak to 8 starts by striking out six and scattering four hits over 7 innings.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Reds vs. Marlins; :00
It was a wet day in Miami as the Florida Marlin did a little hydroplaning in
The Marlins took control of this game in the first inning as Jeff Conine's
two run single scores Devon White and Edgar Renteria.
Conine also homered in the game as the Marlins win 6-to-2 and reach the 500
The Reds made a big move off the field today as they acquired 38 year old
reliever Lee Smith from the Angels in exchange for lefty Chuck McElroy.
Smith has 471 career saves.
Rain caused some problems at the NCAA baseball championships in Salem
The Division Three tourney was forced to postpone the William Patterson-Cal
Lutheran winner's bracket game until tomorrow at noon.
The championship game is still tentatively set for 3:30 tomorrow.
Bridgewater State is in the title tilt thanks to a 9-to-7 win over Wisconsin
The rain played havoc with the northwest regional schedule of games today.
The Cave Spring - Glass girls' softball game was called after three innings
with Glass on top 7-to-4.
They plan to resume the game at 3:30 tomorrow.
Also, the Franklin County - Heritage baseball game was postponed until
tomorrow night at 7.
UVa's hopes of the taking the NCAA lacrosse national championship back to
Charlottesville ended 34 seconds into overtime
this afternoon at Maryland's Byrd stadium at the hands of the top seeded
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/ESPN; :00
The Tigers won the title in 92 and 94 and they started fast taking a 4-to-2
lead on the Cavs as Jeff McMean's assist leads to a Princeton goal from from
the right side of the crease.
But Michael Watson would keep the Cavaliers close in the first half. Watch
this sprawling shot with time running out in the first period. Princeton leads
4-to-3 after one.
Watson had three goals in the first period, and he kept coming in the fourth
with the bouncer in front, his fifth of the game and it cuts Princeton's lead
to 12-11 with 7:06 to go.
Head Coach Dom Starcia kept his Cavs focused and with 5 minutes to play,
Curry scores on the dive and we're headed to overtime tied at 12.
But just 34 seconds into the sudden death period, Lawrence Smith finds Jesse
HUbbard, who fires a leaning bouncer between the pipes from 20 yards out as
Princeton beats Virginia 13-to-12 in sudden death.
And still to come tonight, get ready to take a trip
around the streets of downtown Roanoke as photographers Greg Moore and I give
you a look at today's Saturn Festival Cup men's and women's pro cycling events.
The 7th annual Saturn Festival Cup bike races headlined yesterday's Festival
in the Park activities.
And while a few cyclists and spectators had to dodge a shower or two, the Pro
division races were basically high and dry.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturn Festival Cup; :00
SUPER=01-Clara Hughes/Women's Pro Division Winner; :40
SUPER=01-Steve Bauer/Men's Pro Division Winner; 1:57
SUPER=01-Billy Pearlman/Third Straight Masters Champ; 2;19
OUT Q=...FOR THIS RACE."
(( The sun started peeking through the clouds about midway through the women's
25 lap pro race.
But it took awhile for the heat to dry up the rain soaked one kilometer
course so, race officials covered the ultra slick manhole covers with colored
gripper tape to improve traction.
Instead they should have made team Saturn pro Clara Hughes drag a couple of
spare tires behind her bike.
The Hamilton, Ontario native who will compete for Canada in the upcoming
summer olympic games lapped the entire field and easily won the 25 kilometer
event in a time of 33 minutes and 48 seconds.
((CLARA HUGHES/WOMEN'S PRO DIVISION WINNER:))
The men's pro event had more than twice as many cyclists as the women's with
34, and a participant from New Zealand in Anthony MortiMer, who was riding for
East Coasters bike shop.
And with the streets now completely dry the pace in the turns was at times
A number of riders took turns playing the role of the rabbit and setting the
pace for the 45 lap race, but on course this short and tight, it usually only
took a lap for the chase pack to reel in the leaders.
Despite the temptation - not one of the riders chose to make a pitstop at
the world famous Texas Tavern, but with 11 laps to go three cyclists had formed
a breakaway pack and distanced themselves from the others.
Christopher Blake, Matthew Kosharo and Steve Bauer would duel for the final
10 circuits with Bauer getting the win ina time of 54 minutes and 44 seconds.
((STEVE BAUER/MEN'S PRO DIVISION WINNER:))
And 37 year old Roanoke physician Billy Pearlman pulled off a three peat
today winning his third straight Master's division title for cyclists over
((BILLY PEARLMAN/THREE STRAIGHT MASTERS TITLES:))
And finally what do you do with cattle you just can't sell? How about use
them to sell something else?
SUPER=03-Hockley Heath, ENG;
A farmer in central England had found a way to deal with the loss of cash
from the effects of mad cow disease.
Harry Goode couldn't sell his cows, so he did the next best thing. He
rented them out as billboards.
He fitted eight of his cows with specially made plastic coats which can be
sold to advertisers.
The cows are then placed in a field alongside a busy highway.
So far two companies have paid 300 pounds a week for the cow ads.