Next on News Seven-- two people are
dead and at least five others injured after a Delta Jetliner's left engine
exploded during take off in Florida.
A Vinton man was killed this morning when he stepped in front of a train.
And an elderly Roanoke County woman is homeless after her house goes up in
The news is next.
IN Q=The left engine
((THE LEFT ENGINE EXPLODED AND DEBRIS SHOT ALL OVER THE PLACE. ))
OUT Q=over the place.
Pieces of an engine ripped into the cabin of a Delta jet loaded with holiday
travelers as it sped down a runway.
This is News 7 at 11.
I'm Ron Jones.
The jet was taking off from Pensacola Florida when the engine failed.
A mother and her 12-year-old son were killed after the pilot was forced to
abort the takeoff.
Randy Wood has the latest.
SUPER=01-Richard Colby/Delta Flight Operations;
A man was struck by a train in Vinton this morning.
Investigators are unsure why he was on the tracks.
A witness saw 81- year- old Raymond Atkinson go around the crossbars and
onto the tracks around 12:15.
The crossing is located at the intersection of 8th Street and Walnut Avenue.
According to police the train was NOT travelling too fast.
IN Q=They saw this
((RICK FOUTZ/VINTON POLICE CHIEF: THEY SAW THIS INDIVIDUAL WELL IN ADVANCE AND
SOUNDED THE WARNING SIGNAL. WE DON'T KNOW IF HE TRIED TO BEAT THE TRAIN ACROSS
SUPER=01-Rick Foutz/Vinton Police Chief;
OUT Q=across or what.
Foutz went on to say, all visible and audible devices at the crossing were
Police and train officials spent several hours at the scene.
An elderly woman is homeless tonight.
An afternoon fire destroyed her home.
And her neighbors say poor response time may be to blame.
The blaze broke out around 1-30 on Oakland Blvd.
Denise Allen has the details.
IN Q=Eula Tribbett says
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Eula Tribbett/Home Owner; :08
SUPER=01-Kelly Foutz/Neighbor; :21
SUPER=01-Grover McCloud/Neighbor; :43
SUPER=01-Roger Cupp/Vinton Fire Dept.; 1:05
OUT Q=News 7
(( Eula Tribbett says she was crocheting under the apple tree in her back yard
when this fire broke out.
IN Q=the phone rang
((EULA TRIBBETT/HOME OWNER: THE PHONE RANG AND I GOT UP TO ANSWER IT AND WHILE
I WAS TALKING A BIG PUFF OF SMOKE CAME UP IN MY FACE. I HUNG UP AND RAN OUT.))
OUT Q=and ran out
IN Q=i didn't see
((KELLY FOUTZ/NEIGHBOR: I DIDN'T SEE NOTHING BUT SMOKE AND FLAMES THAT WAS ALL
YOU COULD SEE. I WAS JUST GLAD SHE GOT OUT.))
OUT Q=she got out
Eula got out with the clothes on her back, but everything inside her house
appears to have been destroyed.
Neighbors tried fighting the fire with garden hoses.
Grover McCloud says the house could have been saved if fire fighters arrived
IN Q=and there were
((GROVER MCCLOUD/NEIGHBOR: AND THERE WERE WERE FIVE OR SIX DIFFERENT PEOPLE
CALL THEM AND THEY WERE 15 TO 20 MINUTES GETTING HERE.))
OUT Q=getting there
Fire Fighters from Vinton were the first to arrive on the scene.
They say flames were shooting from the roof and decided to attack the blaze
from the outside.
Roanoke County is served by volunteer fire fighters on nights and weekends.
They say they're doing the best they can and that situations such as this
IN Q=i wouldn't say
((ROGER CUPP/VINTON FIRE DEPT.: I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S NORMAL. YOU TAKE IT'S A
HOLIDAY WEEKEND AND WE'RE VOLUNTEERS AND WE'RE AT HOME DOING OUR LAWN WORK OR
SPENDING TIME WITH OUR FAMILIES WHEN A FIRE CALL COMES IN.))
OUT Q= call comes in
Neighbors were quick to commend the men and women who volunteer their time.
But they say they want to know why there aren't more fire hydrants in this
They say the county should be held accountable for the loss of Eula
Denise Allen News 7.))
The fire marshal says the blaze started in the den, but isn't sure yet why
The investigation has been called off for the night.
Roanoke County officials have not answered News 7's inquiries concerning the
fire department's response time.
A man is dead after a one vehicle accident in Rockbridge County this
State Police say Manning Outlen, Junior of New York was the passenger in a
Chevy Lumina that was traveling south on Interstate 81 near Fairfield.
His vehicle ran off the left side of the road, hit an embankment, and
overturned shortly before five.
Outlen was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.
State Police are paying close attention to drivers this weekend.
It has 75 percent of its officers on the road.
A checkpoint was set up in Stewardsville tonight.
State Police say it's a good way to check a lot of vehicles in a short time.
IN Q=With it being
((R.D. ROSS/STATE POLICE: WITH IT BEING A HOLIDAY AND PEOPLE CELEBRATING FOR
THE FOURTH OF JULY SOME PEOPLE CELEBRATE TOO MUCH. OUR EFFORTS ARE
CONCENTRATED IN GETTING THESE FOLKS OFF OF THE HIGHWAY BEFORE SOMETHING SERIOUS
SUPER=01-R.D. Ross/State Police;
OUT Q=serious happens.
Police are emphasizing three things:
Don't drink and drive, use your seatbelts, and watch your speed.
This time of year is one the busiest traffic times of the summer season.
Last year, 10 people died on Virginia highways during the July 4th holiday
HARD MUSIC UNDER
The N double A-C-P wants to take on new challenges.
Members discussed that topic and more at their national convention.
President Clinton wants better meat for America's families.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
Kim in Wx office
The holiday weekend, moving along quite nicely-- the weather's certainly
been cooperative with all your outdoor plans.
Skies remain clear tonight-- but it is more humid.
Let's re- cap the earlier numbers of the day....
MUSIC UP FULL
Federal meat inspectors will be going high tech, under changes announced by
President Clinton today.
He's calling for strict new standards in the industry to reduce bacteria.
The agriculture department says that each year more than four-thousand
people die from contaminated meat and poultry products.
And more than five million people become ill.
President Clinton spoke about it on in his weekly radio address.
IN Q=Today I want to
((PRESIDENT CLINTON: TODAY I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE STEPS WE'RE TAKING
TO MAKE SURE THE
FOOD WE COOK IN BACKYARD BARBECUES IS SAFE AND WHOLESOME. ))
OUT Q=SAFE AND WHOLESOME
The Agriculture Department says it's working with industry to revolutionize
the way meat is inspected... complete with 300 pages of new regulations as well
as new scientific testing for harmful bacteria.
Roanoke was the site of a celebration this week.
John Warner was in town to commemorate the planned route for Interstate 73
through the Roanoke Valley.
During the festivities Warner took time to remember the safety of U.S
troops abroad, in the wake of the bombing of an Air Force barracks in
IN Q=We've got
((UNQUESTIONABLY. WE'VE GOT TO STRENGTHEN SECURITY. NOT ONLY IN THE SAUDI
REGION, BUT IN OTHER REGIONS IN THAT AREA. ))
OUT Q=in that area.
Warner is the second ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
He says the Senate will hold hearings on Tuesday to review the bombing and
security measures in Saudi Arabia since the attack.
19 Americans died in the June 28th bombing.
The president of the N-double-A-CP says new threats to racial equality must
be met head-on by the organization.
National President Kweisi Mfume (KWA-ee-zee UM-fum-ae) today spoke at the
group's national convention in Charlotte.
He says its members must realize the need to fight prejudice.
IN Q=Our charge has been
((KWEISI MFUME/NATIONAL PRESIDENT, NAACP: ))
SUPER=01-Kweisi Mfume/NAACP President;
OUT Q=intolerance and sensitivity.
He also discussed the organization's need to get itself straightened out
financially in order to face upcoming challenges.
Drugs and violence are infiltrating many Southwest and Central Virginia
The Henry County community of Sandy Level received national attention for
But residents can fight back.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=No neighborhood is
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :22
SUPER=01-David King/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :41
SUPER=01-Mariam Alam/Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership; 1:07
RUNS=1:17 QUICK OUT!!!!!
OUT Q=News 7 QUICK OUT!!!!!
(( No neighborhood is immune to the effects of drugs and violence.
Law officers say when drugs move in crimes such as robberies and assaults
aren't far behind.
Residents of Sandy Level have experienced this first hand.
An article in a national magazine put the Henry County community in the
An army of police officers has helped residents reclaim their community.
IN Q=20-thousand dollars
((KIMMY NESTER/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS WORTH OF
DRUGS WAS CONFISCATED IN ONE DAY. 125 POLICE OFFICERS WERE SENT TO THIS
COMMUNITY TO ACTUALLY TAKE BACK THE COMMUNITY.))
OUT Q=back the community
But these law officers say they can only do so much.
IN Q=I hope everyone
((DAVID KING/HENRY COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.: I HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES YOU CAN'T
JUST MAKE A PHONE CALL AND IT'S GOING TO GO AWAY. IT'S SOMETHING THAT TAKES A
LONG TIME. IN THIS SITUATION FIVE TO TEN YEARS AND IT PROBABLY TOOK FIVE TO 10
YEARS FOR THE PROBLEM TO GET WHERE IT'S AT TOO.))
OUT Q=it's at too
Sgt King says for the community to stay drug free residents have to make a
In this case, a unified Sandy Level, has sponsored neighborhood clean ups.
Neighborhoods in Roanoke are facing similar problems.
Organizations there are putting the heat on criminals.
IN Q=the biggest step
((MARIAM ALAM/ROANOKE NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIP: THE BIGGEST STEP THEY TOOK WAS
NOT ONLY CALLING THE POLICE BUT BEING THE POLICE'S EYES AND OBSERVING WHAT'S
GOING ON AND RECORDING WHAT'S GOING ON.))
OUT Q=what's going on
Learn more about taking back your community during On Record.
That's tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
Harsher penalties for boaters under the influence.
and we'll show you a parent who deals with special challenges at those
Stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
A new D-U-I boating law, that took effect Monday, in Virginia has
made it tougher for those operating watercrafts while under the influence.
IN Q=For people under the
((WAYNE GILBERT/GAME & INLAND FISHERIES: ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Gilbert/Game & Inland Fisheries;
OUT Q=authority to arrest them.
Boating safety concerns will also be watched closely.
Boaters who operate their crafts in an unsafe manner can face harsher
Especially those who don't wear life jackets.
IN Q=The most prevalent boating
((RED DAVIS/SENIOR CHIEF U.S. COAST GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Red Davis/Senior Chief U.S. Coast Guard;
OUT Q=a life jacket on.
Before the law went into effect under age drinkers could only be charged
with possession of alcohol.
Now they can lose the right to operate a boat for up to six months and fined
five hundred dollars.
Glasgow's lone medical office has a new man in charge.
Doctor Michael Bisgrove took over the practice on Tuesday.
He replaces Doctor John McClung who retired after serving the town for more
than 46 years.
Bisgrove is no stranger to the area.
He served in Buchanan for about four years before moving out of state in
IN Q=I prefer a
((DR. MICHAEL BISGROVE: I PREFER A SMALL COMMUNITY. LESS CROWDS. THIS IS MY
IDEA OF HEAVEN ON EARTH.))
SUPER=07-Dr. Michael Bisgrove;
OUT Q=on earth.
Bisgrove was born in England and grew up in Australia.
He did his residency training at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
GRAPHIC=Dream Team Logo
The U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team trailed by 17 at the half before
pulling out a 96 to 90 victory over the U-S select team.
SUPER=03-Auburn Hill, MI/NBC SPORTS; :
The Select team was ready to pull off the Upset.
Charles Barkley takes the ball inside and makes the scoop shot drawing the
foul the select team led 39 to 35.
Moments later Shea Seals nails the three pointer from the corner and the
Select team upped that lead to 13.
But the Olympians came back Scottie Pippen goes in for the slam off the
And John Stockton takes it to the SUPER=33-Dream Team/=96/U.S.
Select/=90;hoop for the easy layup the Dream Team led by 4 and pull off the 96
to 90 win.
Steffi Graf captured the seventh Wimbledon Women's championship of her
career this morning.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :
Graf, The top seed, earned her 100-th tournament title by beating fourth
seeded Arantxa Sanchez Vicaro 6-3, 7-5.
After winning the first set, Graf raced out to a 4-love lead in the second
with two breaks.
But Sanchez Vicario won five of the next six games to even things only to
see graf break back at love then close the match.
IN Q="Probably in
((STEFFI GRAF/7 TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Steffi Graf/7 Time Wimbledon Champion; :00
OUT Q=......proud of."
Meantime, Malivai Washington has made it to the men's final at Wimbledon
Washington came back from being down 1-5 in the fifth and deciding set before
defeating Todd Martin.
IN Q="This is
((MALIVAI WASHINGTON/WIMBLEDON FINALIST: ))
SUPER=01-Malivai Washington/Wimbledon Finalist; :
OUT Q=.........capaitalize on it.
Washington will take on Richard Krajicek and he's the first black player
to reach the finals since Arthur Ashe won the championship in 1975.
Baltimore handed Roger Clemens another loss today the Orioles beating the
Red Sox 4 to 3.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :
The Red Sox got on the board first. In the bottom of the second Reggie
Jefferson sends a shot over the left field wall for a solo homer and a 1 to
nothing Boston lead.
Then in the third. Rafael Palmerio answers again. This solo homer over
the left field wall off Clemens and the Orioles led 2 to 1.
Boston made it close in the fifth. Lee Tinsley with this two run
SUPER=35-Baltimore/==4/Boston/==3; blast over the left centerfield wall to
make it 3 to 2 but the Orioles hold on for the 4 to 3 win.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
In Cleveland, Harold Banes hit two home runs including the go ahead homer
in the seventh as the White Sox beat the Indians.
For that and all of the baseball scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=.....PRINCE WILLIAM."
And coming up, Sterling Marlin wins the rain shortened Pepsi 400 Dave
Stockton is running away with the U.S. Senior Open.
And the Commonwealth games opened today Mike Stevens will check in with all
While the other Drivers pitted on lap 102 because of threatening rain,
Sterling Marlin stayed on the track and won the rain shortened Pepsi 400.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN; :
After a two hour delay, Marlin got the jump on the start and he was the
leader early in the Pepsi 400.
A little later in the race Ken Schrader moved up beside Marlin and the two
rould race side by side for a couple of laps.
A car lost a spring that landed on the track bringing out the first
Jeff Gordon took the lead on the restart bue he would drop back to the
24-th spot because of handling problems.
Marlin had ignition problems but once he got it corrected he worked his way
through the field and was back in the front with 74 laps to go.
The caution would fly again. This time Robert Pressley and Dick Trickle
get lose in turn one Trickle spins out collecting a couple of other cars in the
Then the rains came again bringing out the caution. After a couple of laps
under caution the race was red flagged and all the cars were directed to pit
Marlin was the leader when the race was stopped with 118 laps in the book
and with the threat of more rain in the area the race was called and Marlin
declared the winner.
IN Q="Guys on the
((STERLING MARLIN/PEPSI 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Sterling Marlin/Pepsi 400 Winner; :
OUT Q=........kind of weird."
Terry Labonte was second, Jeff Gordon third, Dale Earnhardt fourth and
Ernie Irvan finished fifth.
The 1996 Commonwealth Games began this morning out in Western Roanoke County
with a couple of big events.
Mike Stevens has more on today's activities.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Sebolt/Cross Country Coordinator; :15 quick
SUPER=01-David Angell/Men's 5K Winner; :46
SUPER=01-Renada Nicely/Women's 5K Winner; 1:17 quick!
SUPER=01-Louise Martin/Women's 5K Runner; 1:39
SUPER=01-Ellen Stroud/Equestrian Publicity Chairman; 2:04
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
(( By 7:30 this morning runners were already in place for the men's 5K run.
And just after eight they began making their way through Green Hill Park for
the 3 point 1 mile run.
((MIKE SEBOLT/CROSS COUNTRY COORDINATOR:))
The conditions could not have been any better for early July as humidity
levels were at least bearable.
Roanoke College sophomore David Angell moved to the front by the one mile
mark and had a comfortable lead as the runners emerged from the woods.
Angell, who dominated distance events in the Roanoke Valley district while
at Franklin County beat Northside's Tommy McGuire with a time of 17 minutes and
((DAVID ANGELL/MEN'S 5K WINNER:))
The women's 5k run was a race of age diversity with participants ranging
from nine to nearly 80.
Clifton Forge's Renada Nicely was the class of the field, as the Clifton
Middle school PE teacher won in a time of 21 minutes and 20 seconds.
((RENADA NICELY/WOMEN'S 5K WINNER:))
The person who exemplified what these State Games are about more than any
other was Appomattox resident Louise Martin. The former school teacher and
coach began running at the age of 55, this September she turns 80.
((LOUISE MARTIN/WOMEN'S 5K PARTICIPANT:))
On the other end of Green Hill Park at the Equestrian center, the pace was a
little slower as more than 70 riders took part in the dressage and combined
((ELLEN STROUD/EQUESTRIAN - PUBLICITY CHAIRMAN:))
Tomorrow the steps will change significantly as the Equestrian steps aside to
welcome ball room dancing to the Commonwealth Games. In Roanoke County Mike
Stevens News 7 Sports.))
If Steve Stricker can shoot a 67 tomorrow he would match the tournament
record at the Western Open.
SUPER=03-Lemont, IL/CBS SPORTS; :
Stricker hit seven birdies on the front nine to jump into a big lead after
the tournament's third round. He shot 67 today for a total of 201 15 under par
and a five shot lead.
SUPER=03-Beachwood, OH/NBC SPORTS; :
Meantime, Dave Stockton is running away with the U.S. Senior open. He shot
a five under par 67 today and he holds a seven shot lead after three rounds.
Kids come in all shapes and sizes.
Some even weigh as much as their mother.
This baby black rhino was saved from certain death by her foster mother,
When little "Zyant" was five days old she was dying from hunger and was
Her birth mother was not able to take care of her because she was sick.
Zyant is now two months old.
When she turns 18 months old, the little Rhino will be let back into the
Zyant needs milk every four hours and needs to be taken on a walk-- or run--
twice a day.