Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
Take a look at this- an emergency landing at a local airport.
A worker falls through the roof at Cassell Coliseum on Tech's campus.
And Yokohama tire loses one of its biggest contracts.
Plus the Valujet tape is released.
News 7 is next.
An emergency landing at the Lynchburg airport today.
Pilot David Parker dumped his excess fuel when he realized his landing
gear wasn't working.
No one was injured in the landing.
A fatal accident at Cassell Coliseum today.
A construction worker who was repairing the roof fell through and plunged
90 feet to his death.
Dewey Wayne Duncan of Pulaski was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional
After two years swimmers celebrate as the Frog Pond finally opens.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
It was supposed to be a weekend fishing trip- It ended with an emergency
landing tonight in Lynchburg.
Minutes after taking off from New London Airport, pilot David Parker
realized the landing gear on his single engine Cessna would not go up or down.
Parker then dumped his excess fuel and made a belly landing at the Lynchburg
((NAT SOUND OF LANDING ))
OUT Q=NATSOT LANDING
Seconds after touching down, Parker and his two passengers escaped unharmed.
IN Q=My personal
((SGT. BOB STOUT/VA STATE POLICE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THE PILOT DID AN
OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT. THERE'S NO INJURIES, DAMAGE TO THE
AIRCRAFT WAS MINOR, HE DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF LANDING THE AIRCRAFT WITH
THREE PEOPLE ON BOARD.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Bob Stout/VA State Police; :00
OUT Q=people on board.
Parker's fellow pilots also gave him credit for a stellar landing.
IN Q=It would put
((STEWART HOBBS/VA AVIATION: IT WOULD PUT YOU ON PINS AND NEEDLES AND HAVE THE
ADRENALINE PUMPING BUT ONCE IT'S OVER AND DONE WITH IT'S AN EASY THING TO WALK
SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/VA Aviation; :00
OUT Q=walk away from.
Damage to the plane was limited to the propeller, landing gear and the metal
underbelly of the aircraft.
One man is dead after a boating accident today on Smith Mountain Lake.
Authorities say the 24-year man from Woodbridge was killed when the jet ski
he was driving struck a boat.
The accident happened about 1:00 near the Bull Run section of the Lake in
The name of the victim has not been released and the accident is still under
Todays death was the first this year involving a boat on Smith Mountain lake
and the first involving a jet ski in at least three years.
A construction worker on the Virginia Tech campus died this afternoon when
he plunged 90 feet from the top of Cassell Coliseum.
27 year-old Dewey Wayne Duncan of Pulaski was working for Allen Neely,
Incorporated of Narrows, the contractor repairing the coliseum's roof.
Duncan was pronounced dead at Montgomery Regional Hospital after he fell
through the roof and landed on the basketball court inside.
((JEFF DOUGLAS/VA. TECH SPOKESMAN: AS PART OF THIS PROJECT THEY'RE GOING
THROUGH AND THEY'RE FORTIFYING ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Douglas/Va. Tech Spokesman;
OUT Q=hit the floor below.
Investigators from the Department of Labor and Industry are on site to
determine how the accident happened.
The contractors were hired to strengthen the structure as part of a three
million dollar capital improvement project.
The accident happened just minutes before youngsters at a girls' basketball
camp were supposed to take the court.
Yokohama Tire of Salem is losing one of its largest customers.
That could mean layoffs for its employees.
Jay Moore has been working on the story.
He joins us now for our newsroom.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Newsroom
Jean, today we learned that Price Costco, a large warehouse club chain in
Washington state, is pulling its line from the Yokohama plant.
This isn't the first time Costco has had bad news for Yokohama.
If you remember this is the same company that had problems with the Salem
plant just last year.
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: just last year.)
IN Q=Employees at Yokohama
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Spokane, WA/File Tape; :07 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=tire- a- year- production.
(( Employees at Yokohama say the loss of Price Costco equals out to about a
third of the tires they produce each year.
Last winter the Salem plant sent a bad batch of tires to the company.
It even got to the point that Costco demanded that Yokohama dismiss the
people responsible for the mistake.
Yokohama didn't fire anyone, but rather took steps to solve the problem.
From his office in California...
Dan Hunter, Yokohama's Vice President of Marketing said losing Price Costco
was not a result of what Yokohama did or didn't do.
A notice Yokohama posted in the plant said Price Costco simply wanted to cut
down on the number of its suppliers.
Employees say Yokohama currently has a seven million- tire- a- year-
Jim Hawk, the plant manager in Salem says the line will be phased out over
the next year.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay/Newsroom
He also says there should NOT be an immediate impact and there are NO plans
for layoffs at least for now.
Workers at two area companies may find themselves out of a job before too
The Dupont nylon plant in Henry County says foreign competition will
probably force it to close in the coming years- leaving 600 people out of work.
The plant's gone from a high of several thousand people to a low of several
hundred, and to many this was no surprise.
IN Q=People knew
((BILLY BUCHANAN/MARTINSVILLE DUPONT EMPLOYEES UNION: PEOPLE KNEW AND WERE
AWARE THAT THIS WAS AN OPTION THAT THEY COULD SHUT DOWN. HOWEVER IT DIDN'T
LESSEN THE DISAPPOINTMENT AT ALL. ))
OUT Q=disappointment at all.
The plant manager says workers have made major efficiency improvements-
But he says competitors in Asia, India, and South America are gaining at an
even faster pace.
Meanwhile in Bedford the Rubatex plant may cut its hourly workforce in HALF.
The rubber products company says unless productivity improves, roughly 300
jobs could be transferred to another Rubatex facility in Arkansas.
Rubatex is Bedford's largest employer.
In recent months the city's unemployment rate has been among the lowest in
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, investigators say they have a major break in this week's
bombing in Saudi Arabia,
and O-J Simpson is once again the target of protestors...this time as he stages
a fundraiser against violence.
Robin in Wx office
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SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
F-B-I investigators are now at the bomb site in Saudi Arabia.
SUPER=03-Near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia;
There are reports they've found the crank-shaft to the truck- that carried
Meanwhile military personnel admit they were not prepared for a bomb this
((GEN. JOHN SHALIKASHVILI/CHAIRMAN, JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF: THE ISSUE NOW IS NOT
TO JUST SAY THAT'S ALL THAT COULD BE DONE, BUT TO GO BACK ONCE AGAIN, RELOOK
THE WHOLE ISSUE AND SEE IF THERE ISN'T SOMETHING ADDITIONAL THAT COULD BE
SUPER=01-Gen. John Shalikashvili/Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff;
OUT Q=THAT COULD BE DONE."
A plane carrying the remains landed at Dover Air Force Base-
The bodies of 19 Americans arrived on American soil.
SUPER=03-Ramstein AFB, Germany;
While in Germany the first wounded soldiers arrived tonight for treatment
at a military hospital.
GRAPHIC=Plane crash invest
The chilling tape from Valujet Flight 5-9-2 was released today-
Elizabeth Kaledin reports on the final minutes before the plane crashed into
SUPER=03-Dade Co, FL/Last Month; 00-03 quick!
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Nat'l Transportation Safety Board;
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
(In tapes just released the pilots sound remarkably calm but urgent as they
detect smoke on board and ask to return to Miami.
CRITTER 592 NEEDS AN IMMEDIATE RETURN TO MIAMI.....WHAT KIND OF PROBLEM ARE
YOU HAVING....SMOKE IN THE COCKPIT....SMOKE IN THE CABIN.
On the tapes....Valujet jet is referred to as critter because of the
smiling airplane used as the company logo....after the transmission about
smoke...several calls to critter 592 go unanswered
Today the national transportation
safety board began displaying the wreckage at a warehouse in Miami.
It's the first glimpse of the scale of destruction:
ROBERT FRANCIS, VICE CHAIRMAN, N.T.S.B.
THIS IS THE LANDING GEAR...THIS EQUIPMENT IS MADE TO WITHSTAND ENORMOUS
FORCE...AND IT JUST SNAPPED OFF....
The control tower tapes may set the scene...but these assembled
bits and pieces of the valujet wreck complete the picture....and investigators
say the parts will lead them to exactly what happened. Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS
News, New York.))
O-J Simpson is hosting a party tonight but it's causing controversy.
The party's is raising money to stop violence-
Protestors carried signs saying Your cause is the most, but please lose
((TAMMY BRUCE/WOMEN'S PROGRESS ALLIANCE: THERE ARE A LOT OF ANONYMOUS HEROES IN
THIS CITY WHO WORK TO SAVE WOMEN'S LIVES EVERYDAY. MR. SIMPSON IS NOT ONE OF
THEM. THIS IS A CYNICAL MANIPULATION IN AN ATTEMPT TO POLISH HIS IMAGE WITH THE
((MUHAMMAD NASSARDEEN/FOUNDATION SPOKESMAN: WE'RE SORRY THAT THEY FIND THIS
UPSETTING BUT WE NEED TO DO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO SAVE LIVES ON THE STREETS.))
SUPER=01-Tammy Bruce/Women's Progress Alliance;
SUPER=01-Muhammad Nassardeen/"Stop the Violence" Foundation; 11
OUT Q=save lives on the streets."
The party's expected to raise several thousand dollars.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference has some concerns about racism
within the Roanoke City Police Force.
The group claims a nine-year-old boy had to have stitches after he hit his
head while police forced him into a patrol car.
But as Connie Stevens reports, the story unfolds, and now involves his
mother-- and ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE- from Police Chief M-David Hooper.
IN Q=It's a story
SUPER=07-Janie Saunders; :14
SUPER=01-Rev. Lenord Hines/S.C.L.C. Representative; :38
SUPER=01-Chief M. David Hooper/Roanoke Police; :59
SUPER=07-Sherry Allen; 1:53
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/N.A.A.C.P. Member; 2:22
SUPER=01-Benny Cook/Roanoke Resident; 2:50
OUT Q=C.S.News 7.
(( It's a story that moves from the streets of Southwest Roanoke, to the Hurt
Park Housing Project, and to the City Jail.
Let's start with Wednesday-- when Jaynie Saunders says seven police cars
descended on her house.
IN Q=I was sleeping
((JAYNIE SAUNDERS: I WAS SLEEPING IN BED, THEY COME IN HARASSING ME, KICKING
THE DOOR, BANGING ON THE DOOR, MY SON WITH WHAT HE IS GOING THROUGH, HE'S
AFRAID OF POLICE OFFICERS. AND I ASKED THEM PLEASE NOT TO BANG ON THE DOOR
ANYMORE.THEY'RE UP THE STEPS, THREE OF THEM ON THE BACK DOOR, THREE OF THEM ON
THE FRONT DOOR, THREE OF THE ON THE WINDOW? WHAT THEY WANT? WHAT THEY WANT?))
OUT Q=what they want? (2X)
Members of the S-C-L-C are standing behind Saunders-- escorting her from
the magistrate's office where she was charged with assault and battery.
SOT 11:56:38 tape one
IN Q=The bottom line
((REV. LENORD HINES/S.C.L.C REPRESENTATIVE: THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS RACISM, NO
ONE WANTS TO ADMIT IT, BUT IT'S BLATANT RACISM IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
OUT Q=Roanoke Valley.
But the Chief of Police tells a different story.
He says Janie Saunders has an extensive police record-- and has failed to
appear in court for her last four hearings.
It took two days for police to find her.
SOT 3:13:27 tape two
((CHIEF M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: OFFICERS, IN DEALING WITH HER,
THAT SHE KNEW BY NAME, EXPLAINED TO HER WHAT THE CHARGES WERE, THAT THEY WERE
SOUGHT BY A CITIZEN, THAT WE HAD NO OPTION BUT TO SERVE THEM. ))
OUT Q=to serve them.
And as to the City's recent treatment of 9-year-old Jawward Saunders:
SOT 03:14:27 tape two
IN Q=I told you
((CHIEF HOOPER: I TOLD YOU I WILL NOT DISCUSS AN INCOMPLETE INTERNAL
INVESTIGATION. I WILL TELL YOU THAT THERE ARE MANY THINGS ABOUT THAT, THAT ARE
JUST NOT HOLDING UP. THERE ARE NO STITCHES, THERE WERE NO STITCHES, THERE
HAVEN'T BEEN ANY STITCHES. ))
OUT Q=been any stitches.
Off- camera, Chief Hooper explains the sequence of events leading up to
this whole situation.
Apparently, Jawward and another child playing at the Hurt Park Housing
Project were arguing over a toy-- when Jawward's mother, Janie became
involved-- and walked into Sherry Allen's apartment, and started pulling her
That's what lead to Saunders' arrest.
IN Q=Oh, this is
((SHERRY ALLEN: OH THIS IS RACE. BUT BETWEEN HER AND MY SON. NOT BETWEEN THE
POLICE AND THEM. THEY CALL ME WHITE TRASH, WHITE BITCH, THAT'S RACIST. ))
OUT Q=that's racist.
Less than a mile away, Etonia Simmons credits the black eye she's been
sporting for three weeks to Jaynie Saunders-- she's filed charges against
Saunder's for robbing her.
But some say this case goes beyond a few families fighting-- rather, they
believe it's indicative of race problems within the city police department,
IN Q=We seem
((REVEREND CARL TINSLEY/N.A.A.C.P. MEMBER: WE SEEM TO DRAW THE POLICE LIKE
FLIES ON MOLASSES, IF ANYTHING HAPPENS THEY COME IN FORCE, THEY USE NO TACT
WHATSOEVER, AND ANYTIME THERE'S AN INCIDENT INVOLVING BLACKS THERE'S ALWAYS A
BIG UPROAR ABOUT IT. ))
OUT Q=about it.
The S.C.L.C. also has a few words about the City's Cope team-- claiming
officers taunt children with innuendo-- a charge some residents are quick to
IN Q=The ones
((BENNY COOK/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THE ONES THAT AREN'T ABIDING BY THE LAW ARE THE
ONES COMPLAINING, AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. BECAUSE THEY'RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
TRYING TO DO SOMETHING, AND THE COPE UNIT IS TRYING TO CLEAN UP. ))
OUT Q=trying to clean up.
In the meantime, Chief Hooper is welcoming comment on the issue.
He says allegations of racism are not only unfortunate for him and his
department, but also for the community at large.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
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Still to some on the newscast, a bizarre story out of Texas tonight as a
police officer is accused of ordering a hit on Dallas football star Michael
Irvin, Mike Stevens will have that,
and closer to home, we'll see how Montgomery County residents can now cool
off with a dip in the Frog Pond.
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The decision's been made.
Now the speculation begins.
Yesterday's landmark Supreme Court ruling against VMI has sparked a host of
Many want to know what the future holds for single- sex education?
Officials at the Women's colleges in this area say they don't think they'll
SOT 14:37:42 VMI follow- Hollins tape
IN Q=I think
((LINDA STEELE/HOLLINS COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A CLEAR
RECORD WITH THE COURTS TO FIND A FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SINGLE SEX
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS AND SINGLE SEX PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. I THINK THE COURTS
HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR ON THAT ISSUE. ))
BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
SOT 00:00:34 Sweet Briar Bites Tape
((MONICA DEAN/SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE SPOKESPERSON: SIGNIFICANTLY, THE COURT ALSO
MADE A CLEAR DECISION BETWEEN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATION AND IT RECOGNIZED
VIRGINIA'S ABILITY TO OFFER AN ARRAY OF DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO
ITS STUDENTS. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Steele/Hollins College Spokesperson;
SUPER=01-Monica Dean/Sweet Briar College Spokesperson; :14
OUT Q=its students
Neither school receives state or Federal money directly.
Officials say the students get funds through grants and loans.
It's taken two years and nearly half a million dollars, but kids in
Montgomery County are finally beating the heat in a new swimming pool.
Officials dedicated the so-called Frog Pond this afternoon, and moments
later the first swimmer hit the water.
The Frog Pond was built with insurance money collected after a valve
rupture destroyed the old pool.
According to the kids, the two-year dry spell was worth the wait.
((ADASUE MYERS/SWIMMER: I TOOK SWIMMING LESSONS BUT THEN SOMEBODY MADE A HOLE
IN THE POOL SO I HAD TO WAIT LIKE A YEAR OR TWO UNTIL WE GOT THIS POOL, AND I
THINK THIS POOL IS A LOT BETTER.))
((HENRY MOSES/SWIMMER: IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN THE OTHER ONE. I THINK IT WAS
DESIGNED TO KEEP THE OLDER KIDS AWAY SO IT'S MORE FUN FOR KIDS LIKE ME. ))
((MISSI ELLIOTT/PARENT: IT'S NICE, IT'S NOT AS DEEP AS THE OTHER ONE AND IT
GIVES THE LITTLE ONES MORE, SOMETHING TO PLAY WITH.))
OUT Q=to play with.
It's not all kids' stuff though.
Montgomery County Parks and Recreation will also schedule water aerobics
classes. And the pool will be available for lap swimming in the evening.
Last night a Dallas cop who was supposed to testify against Irvin in his
ongoing drug trial was arrested by DEA agents after trying to hire a hit man to
We'll hear from the police chief, DeIon Sanders and Emmitt Smith coming a
little later in Mornin.
The Dallas Cowboys family has suffered another jolt last night as Drug
Enforcement Administration agents have arrested a Dallas police officer for
allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill star Michael Irvin.
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00
Police chief Ben Click says, the officer, Johnnie Hernandez, had been
subpoenaed to testify in Irvin's drug trial, and paid the undercover DEA agent
thousands as downpayment for the killing.
IN Q="Yesterday afternoon...
((BEN CLICK/DALLAS POLICE CHIEF:))
SUPER=01-Ben Click/Dallas Police Chief; :00
OUT Q=...ON A PRICE."
A gag order kept Click from providing few details. Jury selection in the
Irvin case enters its fourth day later today.
When this news broke last night, two of Irvin's high profile teammates were
at a charity function in Dallas.
Deion Sanders had this reaction.
IN Q="For a cop...
((DEION SANDERS/DALLAS DEFENSIVE BACK & RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Dallas Defensive Back & Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...RIGHT THERE."
Emmitt Smith says the whole Irvin Ordeal is a sad commentary on the way
society has become these days.
((EMMITT SMITH/DALLAS ALL-PRO RUNNING BACK:))
SUPER=01-Emmitt Smith/Dallas All-Pro Running Back; :00
OUT Q=...Presence of God."
The judge in the case says yesterday's happenings should not effect the
The Roanoke Rush trimmed its roster down to 65 players last night, as the
team wrapped up four nights worth of workouts at Patrick Henry high school.
Over 75 players began the week, and in two more weeks the team will have to
get down to the 45 players who will make up the active roster.
And delivering the cold cuts is never an easy job.
IN Q="We try to...
((DUKE STRAGER/ROANOKE RUSH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Roanoke Rush Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...THAT'S TOUGH."
Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer has never been one to pass
the buck, but today he certainly passed the bucks. landed a five year contract
extension and a pay raise,
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00
Two days after receiving a five year contract extension and a raise the coach
and his wife Cheryl thanked the University.
The Beamer's have donated $50 thousand dollars to Tech.
The gift will be used for facilities improvements, and it marks the second
time Beamer has given his alma mater $50 thousand. He also did so in 1991.
It was a rather unusual day at Wimbledon, as none of the really big names
were were upset for the first time in this year's event.
And in one case a favorite not only won, but got some revenge.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon/HBO & NBC: :00
Pete Sampras picked up a straight set win over the man who beat him in the
Australian Open, Mark Philippoussis.
He gets the 7-6, 6-4, and 6-4 win although Philippoussis had his moments,
recording 28 aces. His first serve was regularly clocked around 125 miles an
Top seeded Steffi Graf also won today in the second round as she disposed of
Nathalie Baudone in straight sets 7-5 and 6-3.
There were two minor upsets on the women's side as eighth seeded Lindsey
Davenport lost to Larisa Neiland, and 10th seed Magdalena Maleeva lost to
retiring Stefan Edberg also played his final match at Wimbledon as the two
time champ lost to Mikael Tillstrom.
Still to come tonight, a former coach of the Virginia Lancers has surfaces in
And Roy Stanley checks in from NBA star Johnny Newman's no nonsense hoop camp
Summer athletic camps are all over the place this time of year, but Roy
Stanley says basketball player get schooled in more than just the
fundamentals, when they check into Bucks star, Johnny Newman's annual camp in
IN Q="For 13...
SUPER=01-John Newman/Camp Director; :11
SUPER=01-Garrett Dillard/G.W. Asst. Coach; :40
SUPER=01-Nathan Poole/Camp Counselor; 1:14
OUT Q=....news 7 sports."
((For 13 years, Newman, who plays with Milwaukee, has returned to his hometown
to conduct the camp.
And because of its success the changes have been minimal.))
((JOHN NEWMAN/CAMP DIRECTOR: ))
((More than 40 kids are enrolled in the morning session of the camp.
They go through drills and play a little hoop.
And there's even a session where the kids view film.
But the main highlight of the camp is when Newman and his staff present the
kids with their camp jerseys.))
((GARRETT DILLARD/G.W. ASSISTANT COACH: ))
((JOHN NEWMAN: ))
((ROY STANDUP: ))
((NATHAN POOLE/CAMP COUNSELOR: ))
((The camp concludes June 28-th. In Danville Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
Former VIrginia Lancers and Richmond Renegades head coach Dave Allison has
surfaced again in the International Hockey League.
Allison spent two months this past seasons as the head coach of the hapless
Last night he takes over the Grand Rapid Griffin in the IHL.
Ottawa Senators in the NHL before getting fired.