A plane crashes in front of thousands at an airshow in England,
and Russian President Boris Yeltsin fails to keep a scheduled meeting with Vice
President Al Gore, raising more questions about his health.
Clouds and showers will zip thorugh the area today. For most, the rainfall
will be rather light.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
Roanoke police say one woman was severely injured this morning when a gunman
fired as many as 14 shots at an apartment complex.
A witness says the gunman walked into this building at the Westwood Village
apartments in Roanoke.
He said he heard a woman scream then saw the same man drive off in a truck
Other passengers were apparently in the truck and fired more shots as they
Officers say one of the shots apparently hit a window about a block away.
Police are still on the scene investigating the incident.
An aide for Russian President Boris Yeltsin insists his boss is not sick.
The comment follows the abrupt postponement of the Russian president's
meeting this morning with Vice President Al Gore.
Gore instead met with Russia's Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin.
Russian aides say the president still plans to meet with Gore near a
health spa, where Yeltsin began a two-week holiday after winning re-election to
a second presidential term.
IN Q=The answer to
((AL GORE/VICE PRESIDENT:THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS THAT I LEARNED THIS
MORNING THAT IT WILL BE POSTPONED TILL
OUT Q=till tomorrow.
The 65-year-old leader was hospitalized twice last year with heart problems.
Police in London today have arrested several suspected terrorists and seized
bomb making materials.
It is not known whether the arrests were related to recent attacks by the
Irish Republican Army, which resumed its violent campaign in England in
Meantime, in Northern Ireland, there are appeals for calm after weeks of
escalating violence capped by a huge bombing yesterday at a luxury hotel.
Tom Fenton has more.
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SUPER=03-Northern Ireland; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Adams/Sinn Fein Leader; :36
SUPER=01-David Ervine/Protestant Militant Leader; :53
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; (on cam) 1:18
OUT Q=CBS News, Belfast.
Northern Ireland remained tense but relatively calm early today.
Streets are littered with the debris of several days of rioting.
But Catholic anger seems to have temporarily spent itself.
thousands turned out yesterday to mourn the death of Dermott
His funeral is being held today in Northern Ireland's second city,
McShane, a Catholic militant, was run down by a police armored vehicle
during the riots.
Leaders on both sides are now calling for calm and an end to
Sinn Fein Leader Jerry Adams addressed a huge crowd in Belfast yesterday.
SUPER:Jerry Adams, Sinn Fein Leader
there are lessons for all of us, and we must learn the lessoons,
and we must use our heads and be lead by our heads and not by our
that appeal was echoed by David Ervine, a protestant militant
Unionists need to begin to realize that they are going to have
to sit down with those who are their avowed enemies an d who they
have great disagreements with, that's the only way forward.
But the fear is that the bomb that blasted a luxury hotel in
Enniskillen over the weekend may have opened the way for the
protestant militants to break their two year long ceasefire.
The huge car bomb is thought to be the work of a Catholic nationalist
The question no is whether the peace process in Northern Ireland
can somehow be saved.
The hope is that both sides will now pull back for a cooling off period.
Tom Fenton, CBS News, Belfast.))
Saudi authorities have found a white Chevrolet Caprice Classic which they
say is the getaway car used by the bombers in last month's deadly blast.
The June 25th bombing of an American military barracks killed 19 U-S
Apparently, the Saudis found the car just a few days after the blast, but
there's no word on why they did not reveal this news until now.
SUPER=03-Dime Box, TX;
In Texas today, officials hope to find the second body at the site of a
fiery natural gas well explosion.
One body has been recovered, but intense heat has been hampering efforts to
find the second victim of the Saturday night accident.
Blowout specialists are working to snuff the flame blasting from the well.
They say it could take a week to extinguish.
Thousands of horrified spectators witness the death of a pilot at an airshow
OUT Q=(NATS OF CRASH)
The World War Two aicraft spiralled lower before crashing into the runway in
a fiery blaze, just a few hundred yards from the crowd.
The pilot died instantly.
It happened yesterday on the second day of the two-day Flying Legends air
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
And no was injured when a passenger jet made an emergency landing in
The landing was forced when a compressor stalled, causing the engine to
emit popping noises and make the plane shudder.
The United Airlines plane was bound for Denver from Miami.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, a Danville man is killed in a motorcycle accident,
and times are changing for the area's largest newspaper.
We'll chat with Len Besthoff about his upcoming series on the Roanoke Times.
music up full
A Danville man is dead following a motorcycle accident last night.
Police say 46-year-old Timothy Walter Roberts was driving along Route 8-63 in
Pittsylvania County when he ran off the road.
He was thrown from the motorcycle and died at the scene.
For the next five days on News-7 we will bring you a series called Changing
Times at the Roanoke Times.
Len Besthoff has spent the past four months on special assignment,
researching this topic.
Part one airs tonight on News-7 at Six, and News-7 at 11.
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
Len joins us now for a sneak preview.
So why are you focusing on the Roanoke Times and not the other papers in our
(QUESTIONS: SO WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BIG CHANGES YOU'VE DISCOVERED?
WHY ARE THEY HAPPENING?
WHAT SURPRISED YOU MOST ABOUT THE INFORMATION YOU DUG UP?
WOULD YOU SAY ALL THESE CHANGES YOU DOCUMENTED ARE GOING TO HURT
THE PAPER? )
In addition to the series, Len is preparing a documentary that will air
later this month, on July 27th and 28th.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns,
Hurricane Bertha has come and gone, but only now are residents returning to
to inspect the damage,
and it's an explosion of light as Atlanta celebrates the last few days before
The skies of Atlanta were ablaze last night with a glow not seen since Union
soldiers burned the city to the ground over a hundred years ago.
The Bell South building in downtown was lit with a multicolored laser light
show designed by local artist John David Mooney.
The hour long display kicked off the final week before the opening
ceremonies of the 19-96 Summer Olympics.
What do you give to the world's richest man for his birthday?
How about Michael Jackson for starters?
The pop star is just one of the V-I-P's attending the 50th birthday of the
Sultan of Brunei (broo-NY').
Jackson will put on a concert for the Sultan and about 30-thousand of his
The Sultan's earnings and investments come to about 100 dollars a second,
or about two billion dollars a year.
Farming officials are on their way to the North Carolina shore to tour crop
damage left by Hurricane Bertha.
Emergency management officials predict damage to corn and tobacco crops in
several counties will be substantially higher than structural damage.
SUPER=03-Surf City, NC;
Tourism officials, meantime, are inviting visitors back to the shore.
But that doesn't mean Bertha didn't leave behind big problems.
The Red Cross says early estimates show that nearly 58-hundred homes were
damaged -- nearly 200 were destroyed and another 900 left uninhabitable.
Some evacuees still haven't been allowed to go home and that's left tempers
((NOBODY WILL TELL ME WHEN I CAN GET BACK ON IF MY HOUSE IS THERE
IF I OWN ANYTHING ANYMOREAND NOBODY WILL TELL ME A WORD ABOUT ANYTHING.
OUT Q=about anything.
SUPER=03-Topsail Beach, NC;
Property damage in Topsail Beach alone is estimated at two- million
The Salem Fair has left town, but not before bringing lots of money to the
According to organizers, it's big business-- to the tune of about eight
Organizers say this year the weather cooperated.
Cooler temperatures and less rain translated into a record number of
visitors in the 14-day event.
IN Q=FOR US IT
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: FOR US IT TAKES A WEEK OR 10 DAYS TO GET THE FIGURES.
ECONOMIC IMPACT WISE THIS EVENT GENERATES SIX TO EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS
ECONOMICALLY TO THE VALLEY. ON SITE WE PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT 750 TO 800-THOUSAND
DOLLARS THAT CHANGES HANDS.))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Fair;
OUT Q=THAT CHANGES HANDS.
SHOTS AT 12:03:51
The owner of this traveling western store says this was his best Fourth of
July in six years at the fair.
IN Q=THE WEATHER
((JOE REUTER/CHIEF TRADER: THE WEATHER FOR ONE THING AND THE PEOPLE JUST SEEM
TO COME OUT. THE FACT THAT IT DOESN'T COST THEM A BIG PRICE AT THE GATE TO GET
SUPER=01-Joe Reuter/Chief Trader;
OUT Q=TO GET IN
Carey Harveycutter estimates about 350-thousand people walked through the
gates this year.
The Salem Fair attracts people from as far away as Bluefield, West Virginia
and South Boston.
TAPE# common sense
When it comes to attracting financial gain for your future, you first need
to consider your PRESENT financial status.
So says this week's expert in Common Sense.
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=In this week's
SUPER=01-David Cissel/Certified Financial Planner;
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE 17:39:22
IN Q=In this week's edition
((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Certified Financial Planner David
Cissel will tell us about why it's important to set an emergency fund BEFORE
you start investing for your retirement.))
OUT Q=for your retirement.
IN Q=An emergency
((DAVID CISSEL/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER: AN EMERGENCY FUND IS MONEY THAT
YOU PUT AWAY FOR UNEXPECTED EXPENSES. AND IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOU DON'T
KNOW WHEN AN UNEXPECTED EXPENSE IS GOING TO OCCUR. SO IT JUST GIVES YOU PEACE
OF MIND TO KNOW THAT THERE'S MONEY THERE. YOU MAY HAVE MAJOR AUTO REPAIR, OR
ANYTHING FROM A MAJOR AUTO REPAIR TO AN UNINSURED HEALTH EXPENSE, SO YOU WANT
MONEY THERE IN CASE YOU HAVE THAT SORT OF SITUATION.))
OUT Q=sort of situation.
SOT COMMON SENSE TAPE TOT 17:42:49
IN Q=That's this
((That's this week's edition of Common Sense. Let's send it back to the
OUT Q=back to the newsdesk.
Cissel adds that it's important to save anything from three- to- six- months
living expenses to put away in an emergency fund.
Stocks are sharply lower as investors wait for the quarterly onslaught of
corporate earnings reports.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN nearly 32 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around - coming up in sports, the Dream Team hands out another
reality-check in an exhibition game,
and a wreck at a Canadian race track kills the driver of the car and a course
MUSIC UP FULL
Ernie Irvan's racing career has come full circle since a near fatal crash
nearly two years ago.
The veteran stock car driver finally completed his comeback by winning the
Jiffy Lube 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire.
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN SPORTS;
Jeff Gordon was running in 9-th place early in the race and his hood was a
But the man on the point is Bobby Hamilton in Richard Petty's car and he is
just ahead of Geoff Bodine.
Then with 189 laps to go Robert Pressley is the leader when he remains on
the track after a caution.
Darrell Waltrip runs strong but he gets loose and hits the wall on lap 160
bringing out the sixth caution of the day.
Terry Labonte is the leader at the halfway mark but falls behind and Johnny
Benson takes the point with Dale Earnhardt running third.
Gordon makes a move and looks like the car to beat but he has problems and
is forced to pit his car.
Irvan takes the lead at that point but after the final pit stops Irvan
begins to pull away from the field.
He holds on to thelead to win his first race since returning from the
IN Q="The team
((ERNIE IRVAN/JIFFY LUBE 300 WINNER: THE TEAM'S REALLY WORKED REAL HARD. WE
STRUGGLED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, SOME OF IT MY FAULT, SOME OF IT THEIRS,
IT'S JUST PART OF IT, YOU KNOW. IT'S AMAZING THAT WE MADE IT BACK TO VICTORY
LANE. YOU KNOW, DAYTONA WAS GREAT, BUT THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT, THE
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Jiffy Lube 300 Winner; :03
OUT Q=.....Winston cup.
Dale Jarrett was second, Ricky Rudd third, South Boston's Jeff Burton was
fourth and Robert Pressley came in fifth.
A crash at the Toronto Molson Indy race kills two people.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/ESPN; :
On the 92-nd lap, rookie Jeff Krosnoff's car taps wheels with another car
and goes airborne.
His car hits the fence above the retaining wall and disintegrates into
Parts of the car apparently hit a safety worker who is standing behind the
Both Krosnoff and the worker were killed.
Adrian Fernandez won the race.
A couple of big moves in the N-B-A.
The Charlotte Hornets have shipped forward Larry Johnson to the New York
Knicks for Anthony Mason and Brad Lohaus.
Gary Payton will remain in Seattle after agreeing to a seven-year,
And, according to "The Palm Beach Post," the Miami Heat will re-sign Alonzo
Mourning to a seven-year deal worth 105-million dollars.
GRAPHIC=Dream Team III
Dream Team Three completes its exhibition season undefeated by beating
Greece 128 to 62.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Dream Team III vs Greece; :
Reggie Miller throws one up and knocks it down off the glass giving the
U-S-A the early lead.
The Dream Team gets its running game going.
Mitch Richmond with the no look pass to David Robinson for the jam and a 61
to 20 lead.
In the second half, Chicago's Scottie Pippen runs the floor and gets the jam
making it 93 to 45.
And Shaq gets his turn.
Charles SUPER=34-USA/128/Greece/62/;Barkley with the hustle play gets it
to the man for the slam.
The U-S beats Greece 128 to 62.
Coming up today on our Health Check report--
More than two million Americans stutter--
and as we'll hear from Connie Stevens there are many ideas on causes and
That's right, Melanie.
And it's a topic of great interest to the experts at the Hollins
Communications Research Institute.
Just this weekend, more than 150 alumnae of the stuttering treatment program
there met again for a reunion.
SOT 11:24:15 tape two
IN Q=There have been
((BRENDA RATCLIFF-BAIRD/HOLLINS COMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE: THERE HAVE
BEEN SO MANY MISCONCEPTIONS OVER THE YEARS ABOUT WHY PEOPLE STUTTER AND IT'S
ALMOST A RELIEF FOR PEOPLE TO LEARN THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THEY PROBABLY HAVE
NO CONTROL OVER UNTIL THEY LEARN THE RIGHT SKILLS. ))
SUPER=01-Brenda Ratcliff-Baird/Hollins College;
OUT Q=right skills.
The center has used a behavioral program to treat some four-thousand
stutterers in the past 23 years.
Coming up tonight on News 7 at FIVE, we'll tell you about some of the
possible causes of stuttering they're now investigating.
Thanks Connie-- we look forward to that report.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Hope you'll join us for News 7 at FIVE and SIX.