Super=#D-59;News 7 at 11;
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest
More clues into what went wrong on Valujet Flight 5-92.
The cockpit voice recorder reveals a new mystery- An explained sound.
As Bob Orr reports it's the first sign of trouble aboard the jet.
OUT Q=mechanical failure." non standard outcue!!!
((It happened just five minutes and 47 seconds after the plane had left Miami.
On the tape the Captain can be heard questioning what's described only as a
"brief unidentified sound."
Just 17 seconds later in the cockpit conversation, the Captain says they need
to return to Miami.
Five seconds after that....the sounds of voices from the plane's cabin
reporting an onboard fire.
And eleven seconds later the co-pilot radios Miami controllers requesting
clearance to return to the airport. JUST 33 SECONDS AFTER THE FIRST SIGN OF
BOB ORR: INVESTIGATORS WILL NOT SPECULATE ABOUT THE "UNEXPLAINED SOUND", BUT
SOURCES SAY IT MAY BE FURTHER EVIDENCE OF AN EXPLOSION IN THE CARGO HOLD
CONTAINING MORE THAN 100 OXYGEN GENERATORS. AN ELECTRICAL FIRE STILL CANNOT BE
RULED OUT, BUT SO FAR INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND NO SIGNS OF ANY MECHANICAL
Safety Board investigators say it will be at least three weeks before the
plane's recordings are analyzed and they piece together details of the DC-nine
The votes are still being counted, but Benjamin (Net-en-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu
appears the winner in Israel- beating Shimon Peres by a slight margin.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
The fate of the nation is in these boxes.
They hold the one hundred and fifty thousand absentee ballots.
Most were cast by soldiers though and they usually lean to the right.
Meanwhile Netanyahu' advisors are already talking about Israel's future.
((MR. NETANYAHU IS COMMITTED TO ACHIEVING PEACE WITH SECURITY.))
OUT Q=with security."
But many Shimon Peres supporters don't have faith in Netanyahu.
Yitzhak Rabin's widow says she' thinking of leaving the nation.
Others got out- of their shares- The stock market took a dive.
Palestinians are also reassessing what may be left for them.
A Middle East expert at Virginia Tech says the Netanyahu victory could be a
political setback for President Clinton.
William Ochsenwald (OX-en-wahld) says the Israeli-Palestinian peace
agreement was Clinton's greatest foreign policy accomplishment.
But he believes Netanyahu's election will stall the process, and tarnish
it's significance where Clinton is concerned.
((WILLIAM OCHSENWALD/VA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO DOWNPLAY
THE WHOLE QUESTION OF PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST FOR THE UPCOMING U.S. ELECTION.
IT'S NOT GOING TO BE SEEN AS BEING AS MUCH OF AN ACCOMPLISHMENT AS IT WOULD'BE
BEEN IF LABOR HAD WON. ))
SUPER=01-William Ochsenwald/Va. Tech History Professor;
OUT Q=if Labor had won.
Ochsenwald says the President's best course of action will be to encourage
the new Israeli government to continue the peace process.
GRAPHIC=Festival in the Park
A would-be candidate for Congress won the right to pass out literature at
Roanoke's Festival in Park.
Jay Rutledge was told to leave the park last weekend, threatened with
arrest by an off-duty, Uniformed city police officer.
The Festival's attorney claims Rutledge and his political petition threaten
to ruin the event.
IN Q=Well, the petition
((WELL, THE PETITION IS TO QUALIFY ME TO BE ON THE BALLOT IN THE FALL ELECTION
FOR THE RACE FOR A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. AND I'LL BE
REPRESENTATIVE THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY.))
SUPER=01-Jay Rutledge/Libertarian Candidate for Congress
OUT Q=the libertarian party.
The Judge said the Festival can't take over a city park for two weeks and
prohibit a person from exercising his first amendment rights.
IN Q=The city doesn't
((THE CITY DOESN'T RUN THIS EVENT. FESTIVAL IN THE PARK RUNS IT. AND THE
CONSTITUTION APPLIES TO THE GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT THE GOVERNMENT. SO WE DON'T
BELIEVE THE FIRST AMENDMENT PLAYS INTO THIS AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Mark Loftis/"Festival in the Park" Attorney;
OUT Q=this at all
The judge issued an injunction tonight, ordering Festival officials to let
Rutledge pass his petition around the park.
Virginia high schools will re-define their relationship with school prayer
over the next few weeks-- as graduation ceremonies are held around the state.
And the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has a timely
The state ACLU says it will sue any high school that knowingly approves
student- initiated prayer at a graduation ceremony.
IN Q=They say
((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THEY SAY JOHNNY, OR MARY, YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES ON THE
PROGRAM TO SAY ANYTHING YOU CHOOSE. WE ARE NOT GOING TO CENSOR WHAT YOU SAY IN
ANY WAY AT ALL -- THEN IF THAT PERSON CHOOSES TO SAY A PRAYER, THEN THEY'RE
FREE TO DO IT. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS YOUR SPEECH IS PART OF OUR CEREMONY AND WE
CAREFULLY ORCHESTRATE THIS ENTIRE CEREMONY. WE WANT TO SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING
AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ENDORSE YOUR MESSAGE. IF THE SCHOOL SAYS THAT THEN
THE STUDENT CAN'T INCORPORATE A PRAYER.))
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Va. ACLU;
OUT Q=incorporate a prayer.
Willis says the state Board of Education's recently released guidelines for
religious activity in schools are misleading.
He says the guidelines imply it's okay to PLAN student prayer.
But a federal court in Alexandria clearly said that was UNconstitutional in
a 1994 case in Loudoun County.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, President Clinton urges communities to
adopt curfews for teenagers.
Some local students get free internet service,
and as the summer approaches, we'll have some advice on how pet owners can keep
their pets from losing their cool.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
What would you think if kids under 17 had to be in at eight on school
nights, and eleven on weekends?
It's a curfew the President is promoting.
((TO KEEP THE YOUNG PEOPLE OFF THE STREETS. THESE ARE JUST LIKE THE OLD
FASHIONED RULES MOST OF US HAD WHEN WE WERE KIDS. WHEN THE LIGHTS COME ON, BE
HOME BILL. ))
OUT Q=be home Bill.
The President says curfews cut down on crime.
But critics say getting kids off the streets is the parents responsibility.
((CHRIS HANSEN/ACLU: IT'S IRONIC THAT AT THIS TIME WHEN MOST PEOPLE THINK THE
GOVERNMENT HAS BECOME TOO STRONG AND TOO INTRUSIVE THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING IS
PROPOSING MORE INTRUSIVE REMEDIES BY GOVERNMENT.))
OUT Q=remedies by government
The President is urging individual communities to pass curfew laws. He
says crime is lower in the cities that have curfews.
GRAPHIC=Governor George Allen
Today was the deadline to apply for federal Goals 2000 money.
And when the dust cleared, Governor George Allen stood alone rejecting it.
Allen got news that New Hampshire became the 49th state to let schools apply
for the federal education dollars.
He then blasted Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer for criticizing his latest
IN Q=Then for
((THEN FOR I THINK PURELY PETTY POLITICAL REASONS THEY OPPOSE OUR PRINCIPLED
STAND AND I THINK HARM OUR ABILITY TO GET A WAIVER.))
OUT Q=a waiver.
Beyer says he'll stand with Allen in federal negotiations when he thinks the
Governor is right.
The U.S. Department of Education says Virginia could still get the money if
it agrees to some conditions- such as allowing teachers to use the money for
professional training, and reporting back on how the funds are spent.
Students in the area will soon surf the internet for free.
R-and-B Communications is providing free internet access to schools in
Roanoke and Botetourt counties and Roanoke city.
Students will get their own address on the Internet and will be able to
create their own homepages.
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IN Q=We feel that
((SAM HAMPTON/R&B COMMUNICATIONS;
WE FEEL THAT THE INTERNET CAN BE A VALUABLE RESOURCE FOR STUDENTS AND KIDS
ACROSS THE ROANOKE VALLEY TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION.))
SUPER=01-Sam Hampton/R&B Communications;
OUT Q=further their education;
The school computers will be equipped with Internet blockers to prevent
students from accessing obscene material.
Students in Salem are already taking advantage of the free hook-up.
Access for Roanoke county and Roanoke city schools will begin in the fall.
A divided Virginia Republican party descends on Salem this weekend.
That's when the man who encouraged the divide from the top, hands over the
reins to a new leader.
Ellen Qualls looks back at the Pat McSweeney era.
IN Q=Reporters know
SUPER=01-Sue Wrenn/Va. Democratic Party; :04
SUPER=01-Pat McSweeney/Va. GOP Chairman; :46
SUPER=01-Rayford Harris/Longtime Republican; 1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Reporters know that if you want the dirt on someone, you ask his enemies.
((SUE WRENN/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: PAT MCSWEENEY IS A VERY BRIGHT PERSON. WE
HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP. HE FEELS STRONGLY ABOUT THE THINGS HE BELIEVES IN.))
Okay, how does the titular head of his own party feel about McSweeney's
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ISN'T IT NICE...PARTY OF VIRGINIA.))
Chesapeake Delegate Randy Forbes is George Allen's hand-picked successor to
the man he blames for NOT supporting him enough, despite Allen's 1993
McSweeney acknowledges the party chairman job is NOT about making friends.
((PAT MCSWEENEY/VA. GOP CHAIRMAN: SOMEBODY'S GOT TO STAND UP FOR PARTIES. NOT
JUST AS A VEHICLE TO ELECT SOMEONE. BUT PARTIES THAT REALLY STAND FOR
Toward that end, McSweeney's taken an active stand against John Warner for
And against the party being a mouthpiece for any one political office.
((PAT MCSWEENEY: I THINK THE PUBLIC RESPONDS ... PARTICULAR AGENDA.))
But McSweeney's sent mixed messages about what that agenda is to African
Americans-- appearing in Danville at a Southern Heritage rally.
((RAYFORD HARRIS: A GREAT DEAL...SLAP IN THE FACE.))
Telling reporters that pursuing the black vote in the final days of the
Ollie North campaign would NOT be "cost-effective."
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OH GOSH... TO MAKE.))
But what McSweeney lacks in diplomacy, he makes up for in passion.
But as the Democrats say, the passions dividing Virginia Republicans will
outlive Pat McSweeney's tenure.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up a little later on the broadcast, we'll meet the young winner of
the national spelling bee,
And a little closer to home we'll meet a couple of elementary school
students who go a long distance to save trees.
MUSIC UP FULL
Mashed potatoes and murder- were on the menu today, as a group of Middle
School Students in Franklin County served up some justice.
Eighth graders from Benjamin Franklin Middle School played the witnesses,
lawyers, judge and jury at today's mock trial.
Students from Franklin County High School manned the cameras in the
The defendant was accused of spiking a plate of mashed potatoes with asthma
medicine, causing the death of another student.
The defendant had a bad reputation, and a motive, but members of the jury
decided there was not enough evidence.
They found him not guilty.
We frequently hear advice to help people cope with summer heat waves--but
what about their pets?
Pet experts say shaving isn't healthy for ALL dogs.
Dogs with a "double coat" should NOT be shaved because their fur protects
them from both cold and heat.
The experts advise watching your pet for signs of heat associated problems.
10 17 40 00 - 10 17 56 00
IN Q=Their tongues will swell,
((PAM JACKSON/DOG TRAINER: THEIR TONGUE WILL SWELL, THEIR TONGUE WILL HANG OUT
AND SALIVATE AND DROOL. A DOG'S NOSE IS IT'S AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, SO WHEN
YOU NOTICE THAT PORTION OF THE FACE GETTING LARGER, WHEN IT'S PANTING, YOUR DOG
IS PROBABLY VERY HOT. ))
SUPER=01-Pam Jackson/Dog Trainer;
OUT Q=very hot.
Leave plenty of water for outdoor pets and provide them shelter from the sun.
Pets should not be left alone in cars when it's hotter than 70 degrees.
SUPER=03-Pembroke Pines, FL
High school regional softball action for you tonight, plus the Pens try to
close out the Panthers, and the Suns and Mavs get new coaches in the NBA.
But first here are tonight's ball park figures.
(/////SPORTS CHYRON MOTION/////)
SPORTS CHYRON MOTION
IN Q=first score
take a break
The Florida Panthers just will not go away in the NHL's eastern conference
Last night they fought off elimination by beating PIttsburgh 4-to-3 and tying
the best of seven series at 3 games a piece.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ESPN; :00
The Pens and Panthers went two to two throughout this one and with the game
tied at 3-all.
Watch what happens on the faceoff and how quick things can happen.
Rob Neidemeyer gets the putback in front sliding the puck through Tom
SUPER=31-Florida/==4/Pittsburgh/==3/Series Tied at 3-all;
Barraso pads at the 13:57 mark of the third, giving the Panthers the 4-to-3
Game seven is Saturday night back in PIttsburgh.
The Dallas Mavericks have found a successor to replace Dick Motta who stepped
down after the just completed season, and it's not Paul Westphal.
SUPER=03-Deerfield, IL; :00
Today at Noon the team will announce that current Chicago Bulls assistant Jim
Cleamons is taking over the team.
Cleamons normally would be off limits until after the playoffs, but the Bulls
management gave the Mavs permission to talk with him during the playoffs.
The Phoenix Suns also made an interesting move last night as they hired Danny
Ainge as an assistant, with the understanding that he will take over for Cotton
Fitzsimmons as the Suns head coach, likely after next season.
((DANNY AINGE/PHOENIX SUNS ASST. COACH:))
SUPER=01-Danny Ainge/Phoenix Suns Asst. Coach; :00
OUT Q= ...I'll take that."
Yesterday Tech officials broke ground on a new 1 point 8 million dollar
athletic facility, today they were breaking the news that the NCAA was taking
away a basketball scholarship.
The NCAA cited Tech for secondary violations concerning improper travel.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00
Last season the Hokies internal tracking system found out that student
athletes had improperly reimbursed the University for some travel expenses,
thus breaking an NCAA rule.
IN Q="When a player...
((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...THE VIOLATION."
Tech imposed two in-house sanctions on the hoop program allowing only two
coaches to recruit off campus and cutting the days coaches could evaluate
talent by 20 percent.
But the NCAA decided Tech would also lose one recruiting visit and the
IN Q="I don't...
((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
OUT Q=..catch it."
The Glenvar boys tennis team did it again this afternoon, capturing the
school's fifth straight Group-a state tennis championship.
This afternoon at Essex high school in Tappahannock, Art Lawrence's
Highlanders beat George Mason 5-to-4.
The Region C girls softball tournament showcased its final four in
semi-final action yesterday afternoon at Radford University, with Glenvar
taking on Floyd County.
SUPER=03-Radford/Highlanders vs Buffaloes; :
Leading 4 to nothing, Floyd Pitcher J.J. Sowers throws a wild pitch that
goes to the back stop Amanda Harmon scores from third and the Highlanders led 5
Floyd County comes back in the fifth. Kim Moran hits a line drive double
to left field Sonja Hylton rounds the bases to score but The Buffalos trailed 5
Glenvar Pitcher Amy Layman throws a pitch in the dirt it gets by the
catcher and Moran scores from third to cut the lead to 5 to 2 Glenvar.
Layman closed the door in the SUPER=34-Glenvar/==5/Floyd
Co./==2;closing innings and the Highlanders advance with the 5 to 2 win.
Glenvar will play Castlewood in the championship this afternoon.
Castlewood beat Radford 14 to nothing.
Back in Roanoke County, the Cave Spring Knights beat the Albemarle Patriots
to lock up the Northwest Regional Championship at Darrell Shell Field.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
After taking a 2-0 lead Cave Spring put on a hitting clinic, using a 5 hit
fifth inning to score 5 more runs.
With two on and nobody out, shortstop Stacey Morioka doubles in Kay Brittain
from 2nd to make the score 4-0 Cave Spring.
The next batter, third baseman Sarah Olgevey uses a double of her own to
knock in pitcher Kerry Fair and Morioka making the score 6-0.
The Knights score one more run and end the on this line-drive double play.
Second baseman Jennifer Hanes snares the ball and flips it to Princess Kemp
who doubles up the runner giving the Knights the Championship 7-0.
In region three baseball semi-final action tonight in Amherst, William Byrd
shutout Patrick County 3-to-nothing, and William Campbell blasted Salem 9-to-1.
Those two teams will play each other Saturday in the championship at one.
Still to come tonight, Steve Mason introduces us to one of the
newest and most intriguing members of the Roanoke Riverdawgs - Duke star
athlete Jay Heaps.
The Roanoke Riverdawgs will be back in action Saturday night at Cave
Spring Junior High
and one of the players you'll want to keep an eye on is a two sport athlete
from Duke University.
Steve Mason has more on Jay Heaps.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/1996 ACC Tournament; :00(QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Jay Heaps/Soccer America Freshman of the Year; :15
SUPER=01-Phil Benne/Riverdawgs' General Manager; 1:01
SUPER=01-Dustin Fonder/Riverdawg Defender; 1:08
OUT Q=....News 7 sports"
((Jay Heaps gives opponents a Devil of a time with his hands and his feet!
He was the ACC soccer Rookie of the year this past season. Even more
interesting; how Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski asked him to play
((JAY HEAPS/RIVERDAWG MIDFIELDER:))
Heaps is having fun and improving his game this summer with the Riverdawgs.
((PHIL BENNE/RIVERDAWG GENERAL MANAGER:))
((DUSTIN FONDER/RIVERDAWG DEFENDER:))
The rising sophomore's new summer friends often ask...what's it like to
play hoops at college's highest level.
He missed that foul shot against Maryland in the ACC tournament, but count on
this two sport star to be a hit with the Riverdawgs this summer. Steve Mason,
News 7 sports.))
And on the pro fields tonight Bruce Arena and DC United were in the Big Apple
taking the New York-New Jersey Metro.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN2; :00
Arena's DC players would pick up a much needed win tonight and they would do
so at the expense of Arena's old All-American Tony Meola.
With the score tied at 1-all, Tony Sannay gets the header in the left
corner of the net past Meola for the 2-to-1 win.
Two Roanoke Valley students were rewarded this afternoon for their help
saving more than 800 trees.
Laura Keith and Halie Davis got telephones for their work collecting phone
Laura is a first grader from Herman L-Horne school. She collected more than
SOT 3:29:58 & 3:31:35
IN Q=My dad.
(( LAURA KEITH/COLLECTED 3,879 BOOKS: MY DAD. HE HELPED ME GET EM.
HALIE DAVIS/COLLECTED 2,717 BOOKS: MOM BROUGHT SOME. GRANDADDY GOT SOME
FROM HIS WORK. WE COLLECTED THEM AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD.))
SUPER=01-Laura Keith/Collected 3,879 Books; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Halie Davis/Collected 2,717 Books; :07
OUT Q=around the neighborhood.
Halie is the first runner up.
She is a second grader from Fishburne Park Elementary.
Halie collected more than 27- hundred books.
Students from those two schools and Penn Forest helped Kroger with the pick
This year's drive netted more than 94-thousand pounds of phone directories
which can be recycled, thus saving trees.
A new National Spelling Bee champion is crowned.
Twelve year old Wendy Guey (gway) took home the five thousand dollar grand
prize by spelling this word.
IN Q=Vivisepulchre, V, I,
((VIVISEPULCHRE, V, I, V, I, S, E, P, U, L, C, H, R, E (CHEERING) ))
SUPER=01-Wendy Guey/Spelling Bee Winner;
OUT Q=NATSOUND CHEERING
In case you didn't know, the word is defined as the practicing of burying
Wendy said she knew she would win the contest when she heard the word
because she had seen it before.
She beat out two hundred and forty seven contestants from all over the