A DC-10 crashes on takeoff in sourthern Japan, with reports of dozens of
And another predominantly black church, this one in Oklahoma, appears to be
the latest target in a rash of racially motivated fires.
Don't go away, the news is next.
A second man has been charged today for his alleged role in the murder of a
15-year-old Henry County girl.
Authorities arrested 32- year old Mark Anthony Lieteau (Lie-Toe) of
Martinsville this morning while he was at work.
He's charged with with one count of murder, two counts of robbery and one
count of attempted robbery.
The murder charge stems from the death of 15- year old Lavinia (La-vee-nah)
The young woman was shot eight times in the head.
Authorities acknowledge Lieteau (Lie-toe) did not pull the trigger, but say
he's just as responsible.
IN Q=There are various
((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE ARE VARIOUS ROLES. TO BE
CHARGED WITH THESE OFFENSES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAD TO FIRE THE WEAPON
YOURSELF OR HAVE THE WEAPON IN YOUR HAND. THAT YOU SIMPLY WERE A BIG ENOUGH
ROLE PLAYER IN THAT YOU KNEW WHAT WAS OCCURRING AND THAT YOU WERE A PART OF IT.
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
OUT Q=part of it.
Authorities say 16- year old Tommy Helms pulled the trigger.
Helms pleaded guilty last month for his role in the crime.
In southern Japan today, an Indonesian jetliner skidded off a runway during
take off and burst into flames.
At least three people were
killed and more than 100 injured.
The DC-10 was carrying 275.
Barry Petersen reports from Tokyo.
IN Q=Looking at the
SUPER=03-Fukuoka, Japan; :05
SUPER=01-Barry Petersen/Reporting; 1:05
OUT Q=CBS News, Tokyo.
Looking at the amateur video, it's amazing anyone survived -
and all the more a small miracle that so many walked away from
the Garuda Indonesian Airways DC-10.
THE PLANE SKIDDED, says this woman, THERE WAS A BIG NOISE THEN
IT STOPPED...WHEN THE PLANE STOPPED, THE FIRE HAD ALREADY
But the fire spread so slowly that people were not only able
to escape...a lot of them managed to grab purses or duty free
goods...and one of the flight crew even left with his suitcase.
When firemen got inside they discovered not everyone had been
I HEARD A BIG BANG, says this man...I THINK THE CENTRAL PART
OF THE PLANE WAS DESTROYED WHEN I HEARD THE BANG.
The Garuda DC-10 was already skidding by the end of the runway...sliding
sideways as it crashed through a fence and ditch ripping off its landing gear
and spinning around on its
Investigators were quickly on the scene...wondering what went
wrong in the first fatal moments of flight 865...and marveling
that so many survived.
Investigators are focusing on the possibility of some sort of
engine failure as the plane was about to lift off. but experts point out that
a dc-10 has three engines and that even if one fails, the plane can take off
using only the other two. at this point, obviously, there are more questions
Barry Petersen, CBS News, Tokyo.))
Arson is suspected in the burning of yet another black church, this one in
The fire broke out early this morning in the town of Enid.
Investigators believe someone broke a window and then used gasoline to start
IN Q=You work so hard
(( REV. ALFRED BALDWIN/FIRST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH PASTOR:YOU WORK SO HARD
TO BUILD A CONGREGATION YOU BUILD A NEW BULDING AND THEN TO SEE IT GO UP IN
SMOKE, IT'S HEARTBREAKING.
SUPER=02-Rev. Alfred Baldwin/First Missionary Baptist Church Pastor;
OUT Q=it's heartbreaking.
Today's incident is the latest in a string of suspicious fires that have
damaged or destroyed more than 30 churches in the last year and a half.
SUPER=03-Big Lake, Alaska;
Arson is also suspected in the Alaska wildfire that destroyed more than 300
At first, fireworks were believed to be the cause, but investigators have
determined there were multiple ignition points.
Firefighters continue to mop up hot spots.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could effect elections across the
The court has struck down congressional districting plans in Texas and
North Carolina that gave minorities more clout.
The ruling makes it harder to draw district lines according to race.
There are signs a peaceful surrender may be at hand at the Freemen ranch in
Overnight, federal agents took
down their tent at the entrance of the compound.
And a short while ago a large truck and two other vehicles moved across the
Still, a senior federal official
says nothing is certain.
John Blackstone has more.
IN Q=The Freemen ranch
SUPER=03- Garfield Co., MT; :00
SUPER=01-Dean Clark/Ranch Owner; :53
SUPER=01-Dale Stanton/Farmer; 1:08
SUPER=01-John Blackstone/Reporting; 1:20
OUT Q=CBS News, Garfield County, MT;
The freemen ranch was a busy place last night with what may be
preparations for surrender.
FBI negotiators and a team of lawyers acting as mediators met
near the edge of the ranch...papers were passed around and
Some freemen joined the talks as the 16 people remaining on the
ranch were said to be close to ending their long standoff.
Earlier yesterday the youngest person left on the ranch came out:
16 year old Ashley Landers, dressed in dark clothing. Her mother
who is wanted on charges in Colorado remained inside.
There was one bizarre twist yesterday that may have complicated
negotiations. Two farmers drove onto the freeman ranch and
started ploughing the fields.
One was the new owner of the ranch Dean Clark. He bought the land when his
grandfather was foreclosed on...but his father and grandfather are Freemen and
his father threw him off his own
DEAN CLARK:HIS LAST WORDS WERE UM GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. DON'T COME
Neighbors say, Clark could wait no longer to get a crop planted.
DALE STANTON, NEIGHBOR OR JORDAN RESIDENT:IF WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE SETTLED
AND HE COULD GO TO PLOWING
IN THE MORNING DEAN WOULD BE HAPPY, THE REST OF HIS NEIGHBORS THE
WHOLE WORKS WOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE THE POOR KID HAS GOT TO GET
HIS CROP IN THE GROUND."
The FBI wasn't happy about the plowing and convinced Clark to
stop at least until today. That one day agreement is a major reason for
expectations here that this long prairie seige is finally coming to a an end.
Jonn Blackstone, CBS News, Garfield County, Montana.))
A six-year-old child was killed yesterday when she was struck by a Halifax
County school bus.
Tiffany Harris and her twin sister were students at South of Dan Elementary.
The accident happened about ten minutes after Tiffany got off the bus.
Family members say the driver went to the end of Route 744 to turn around
and then stopped on her way out to talk to Tiffany's older sister.
The driver apparently didn't see Tiffany as the girl stepped in front of the
bus after checking the mail.
IN Q=If you
((LINWOOD CHAPPELL/TIFFANY'S UNCLE: IF YOU GOT TO KNOW HER FOR ABOUT A HALF
HOUR YOU WOULD NEVER EVER FORGET HER, SHE WAS JUST THAT SPECIAL, VERY LOVING
CHILD, SHE LOVED HER MOTHER VERY MUCH, SHE LOVED EVERYONE AND SHE LOVED HER
TWIN SISTER AND SHE CARED FOR HER LIKE A MOTHER, TIFFANY, WAS REALLY SPECIAL.))
SUPER=01-Linwood Chappell/Tiffany's Uncle; :00
OUT Q=was really special.
The accident happened at about 12:30.
So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.
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When News 7 at Noon returns-
The roofing business has been a little soggy lately --
and a judge dismisses drug charges against a former W&L researcher,
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A former researcher at Washington and Lee University is free today after a
judge dismissed drug-related charges against him.
Kurt Russ was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.
But, a circuit court judge said there wasn't enough evidence to prosecute.
Russ was one of five people arrested as part of a drug bust in Lexington
and Rockbridge County.
Police contend the group was part of a drug ring that stretched from
Florida to Virginia.
Prosecutors aren't sure at this point if they'll try to bring other charges
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
A meeting between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Roanoke
residents yesterday was supposed to address allegations of employee
mistreatment in the city.
Instead, the E-E-O-C found itself being criticized.
Ron Jones has more.
IN Q=You're not doing
SUPER=01-Rev. Leonard Hines/Roanoke Resident; :25
SUPER=01-Perneller Wilson/Roanoke Resident; :35
SUPER=01-Linda Gross/Sen. Chuck Robb Representative; :44
SUPER=01-Barbara Veldhuizen/EEOC Official; :57
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
((YOU'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING NOW AND HAVEN'T THEN. AND WE'RE ANGRY ABOUT IT.))
Ineffective and all talk.
These are some charges brought against the E-E-O-C in Roanoke.
These citizens say from sexual harrassment to layoffs-- the commission is
intimidated by big business and are drowning in their own murky waters of
They say these meetings are just feel good rhetoric.
((REV. LEONARD HINES/ROANOKE RESIDENT: YOU'RE COMING UP HERE TO LISTEN TO WHAT
WE SAY AND GOING BACK TO RICHMOND DOING NOTHING AND WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF
There were even accusations of unchallenged racism in the work place.
((PERNELLER WILSON: RACISM IS BLATANT IN ROANOKE. I'VE EVEN TOLD OUR MAYOR
THAT HE NEEDS TO BE WAKEN UP BECAUSE IT'S HERE.))
We asked state officials about that.
((LINDA GROSS/SENATOR CHUCK ROBB'S OFFICE: ON A WHOLE I'VE SEEN SPECIFICALLY
FROM ROANOKE IS.. SEEMS TO BE DEALING WITH RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.))
E-E-O-C officials say they here similar complaints in other cities and are
trying to reach out.
((BARBARA VELDHUIZEN/EEOC REPRESENTATIVE: WE ARE HERE TO BASICALLY LISTEN TO
WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND
BASICALLY GET THEIR REACTION TO WHAT EEOC IS DOING WITH THEIR COMMUNITY AND HOW
WE CAN BE OF MORE ASSISTANCE, HOW WE CAN BE MORE EFFECTIVE.))
Their next step is to develop a plan of action with citizens in the valley
to properly challenge employers.
They say these forums may be a little heated-- but they are also healthy.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))
The F-B-I and the Park Service have taken hundreds of calls about the
slayings of two women hikers in Shenandoah National Park.
But an F-B-I spokesperson says the investigation has produced no new clues.
The bodies of Julianne (JULIE-ANNE) Williams and Lollie Winans were found
June first. Their throats had been slashed.
Because of the number of calls received F-B-I specialists have set up a
computerized data base to manage the volume of information.
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Up next one News 7 at Noon-
The Bulls failed to carry away the N-B-A championship last night,
but, it seems that someone did carry away supermodel Cindy Crawford.
We'll tell you what a British Newspaper is reporting.
A British newspaper is reporting American supermodel Cindy Crawford was
kidnapped two months ago after she arrived in France for a modeling assignment.
The Sun says Crawford was lured into a limousine at the Paris airport by a
bogus chauffeur who told her her regular driver was sick.
The kidnapper took off on to a highway as the model begged to be released.
The newspaper says Crawford escaped when the car ran into a traffic jam and
she was able to open a door and flee across seven lanes of traffic.
The Sun learned of the incident from Crawford's mother.
Rainy weather is creating more than just the blues for roofing contractors.
The severe winter winter followed by a wet spring has meant about four
months of lost working days.
Commercial roofers often can't work under even the threat of showers.
Materials were placed on this roof December 28th, and the job was scheduled
for January and February.
The owner of Advance Roofing says his commercial roofing business is now
months behind schedule.
IN Q=Residential roofing is a sloped roof with a threat of rain
((TOM HORNBY:RESIDENTIAL ROOFING IS A SLOPED ROOF WITH THE THREAT OF RAIN YOU
CAN STILL TEAR IT OFF. YOU CAN FELT IT IN AND TIE IT OFF. WATER HITS AND WILL
SHOOT RIGHT OFF IT. ON A FLAT ROOF, IF YOU TEAR IT OFF AND RAIN IS COMING, YOU
DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO SEAL IT. YOU CAN LOSE EVERYTHING UNDERNEATH. SO
WITH THE THREAT OF RAIN, NO, WE CANNOT TEAR OFF. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Hornby/Advance Roofing Systems, Inc.;
OUT Q=CANNOT TEAR OFF.
Hornby's company has lost about a half- million dollars this year to poor
He says other roofing contractors are in the same boat.
He can't accept any new work, unless the customer can wait until Fall.
Stocks have turned lower after a mostly higher opening.
The decline in equities prices comes as interest rates hold steady near
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN almost 20 points.
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Coming up in sports-
The leading scorer of the Timberwolves was picked up last night on rape
meanwhile, Marge Schott is now facing the music for her controversial comments,
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Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott has been stripped of day to day control
of the team through the 1998 season.
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;
Terms of the suspension will allow her to retain her partner ship shares as
controlling owner, but she will NOT be able to make day to day decisions.
She can still attend games.
IN Q=They delt
((BARRY LARKIN/REDS SHORTSTOP:THEY DEALT WITH MARGE SCHOTT, YOU KNOW. I THINK
THE DECISION WAS THAT HEY, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A PROBLEM, YOU KNOW. IF SHE
CONTINUES TO DO THINGS THAT I THINK ARE VIEWED AS IRRESPONSIBLE AND SHE HAS TO
DEAL WITH THE CONSEQUENCES. YOU KNOW, NOBODY FORCED MARGE TO SAY WHAT SHE
SAID. NO ONE HAS FORCED MARGE TO ACT THE WAY SHE'S ACTING.))
SUPER=01-Barry Larkin/Reds Shortstop; :00
Meanwhile, an N-B-A star has gotten into more trouble with the law.
A Minneapolis radio station station reports police in Oakland, California
are holding Isaiah Rider on a rape charge.
A police sergeant says he was
picked up last night.
Rider, the TimberWolves' leading scorer, has had several off-court problems.
In April, he settled a lawsuit filed by a woman he was convicted
of assaulting at a sports bar in 19-94.
Rider also served four days at a workhouse in 19-95 for violating
the terms of his probation on that assault conviction.
It was a super game for the Sonics last night as they rounded up the Bulls
and sent them running.
The N-B-A finals could have ended last night with a four-game sweep, but
Seattle stomped all over floor with a score of 107-86.
The Bulls still lead the series though, three games to one.
Game five of the championship series is Friday night in Seattle.
The Salem Avalanche has gotten caught in a nasty storm.
The team has lost 14 out out of the last 17 games, only to lose last night
by to Kinston 5-3.
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs. Avalanche;
Fans suffered through a brief rain storm before game time.
Kinston then proceeded to wrap up its 3 game sweep of Salem.
In the top of the second, Tim Jorgensen doubles in Perry Chan for a
1-nothing Indians advantage.
Sean Casey did the most damage.
His three run homer in the top of the third proved to be the game winner.
Salem falls 5-3 to Kinston.
The Scott Robertson Memorial Golf Tournament invades the valley In less than
3-months. Some of the country's top junior golfers will be on hand for the
13-th annual tourney.
The focus yesterday was the presentation of the annual scholarships at the
Roanoke Country Club. Roy Stanley was there.
IN Q="This years
SUPER=01-Thomas Salter/Scholarship Recipient; :17
SUPER=01-Andrew Green/Scholarship Recipient; :43
SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Scott Robertson Committee Chairman; 1:00
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
((This years Scott Robertson scholarship was presented to William Fleming
Senior Thomas Salter.
Salter, who is the valedictorian of his class, will use the 8-thousand
dollar scholarship toward his education at Cornell University.))
((THOMAS SALTER/SCOTT ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: ))
((Andrew Green of Lord Botetourt was awared the Eugene Hawthorne 2-thousand
Green, who will attend Virginia Tech, is senior class president and will
graduate with a 3 point 96 grade point average.))
((ANDREW GREEN/EUGENE HAWTHORNE SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((MIKE SMITH/SCOTT ROBERTSON COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: ))
((The tournament will be held August 13-th through the 15-th. Over 130 golfers
have already applied for the event.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
(toss to Patrick)
Also coming up later on Health Check,
An environmental group releases its report on water quality in Virginia.
The story, plus, the financial cost of pain in the workplace.
Have a good day, and I'll see you again tomorrow.
We'll tell you about the most common ailments-- on News 7 at FIVE.