A breaking story tonight-
A T-W-A plane bound for paris goes down off Long Island New York. We'll have a
Plus Convicted killer Joe Savino was scheduled to die at nine tonight- That
did not happen. We'll have the latest from Jarrett where Ellen Qualls is
News 7 is next.
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An eyewitness describes a TWA plane crash tonight off Long Island.
The 7-4-7 had just left New York's JFK airport- bound for Paris- when it
apparently exploded in air.
212 passengers and 17 crew members were aboard the flight-
The coast guard says there was a report of life rafts floating in the
Rick Jackson is standing by in New York with the latest.
live New York
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He wanted to be executed in 1990. He attempted suicide on death row two
Tonight, last minute legal wrangling
delayed the lethal injection of Bedford County killer Joe Savino.
At this hour, that execution is finally scheduled to take place.
Ellen Qualls is at the Greensville correxctional center.
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Thank you Ellen. We'll return to you as events warrant
An elderly Bedford County man died when his home went up in flames early
Firefighters responded to this house off Route 722 in the Body Camp area of
the county around 3:15 a-m.
The house already was engulfed in flames, trapping 80- year- old Jobe Nelms
Nelms' body was found inside his front bedroom, where a stray cigarette
apparently sparked the blaze.
Authorities say Nelms was confined to a wheelchair and was a heavy smoker.
A suspect in a string of arsons in Southwest Roanoke will spend at least
six years in prison.
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Today, 20- year- old Phillip Vincent Orren pled guilty to six counts of
In January, Orren was charged with setting fire to a Patterson Avenue
home, while someone was asleep inside.
As a result of a plea agreement, Orren received a 35 year prison sentence
with all but six years suspended.
He'll be on probation for ten years.
The White House Spokesmsan today admitted he used drugs in the 70's and he
Mike McCurry made the admission as questions arise about drug use by White
Eric Enberg has more from Washington.
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((Early in the Clinton Administration, the Secret
Service was so concerned about prior drug use by some new appointees
that it denied them passes to get into the White House as potential
Secret Service officials testifying before the House Committee
investigating Filegate revealed that drug histories, including cocaine use,
showed up in background files.
ANDREW COLE, SECRET SERVICE: WERE THERE EVER PARTICULAR FILES THAT YOU OPPOSED
THE ISSUANCE OF A PERMANENT PASS?
The White House has acknowledged that 21 appointees --
none high-level -- had drug problems. They were cleared by the Secret
Service when the Administration set up a special random testing program.
Agent Arnold Cole.
COLE: AND THE ISSUES WERE MITIGATED TO, AT SOME POINT, THEY DID RECEIVE A PASS.
Q: REP. DAVIS: AND DRUG TESTING WAS A PART OF THE SOLUTION TO THAT?
COLE: THAT'S CORRECT.
The Presidential spokesman stressed that a zero-tolerance drug
policy is in effect now....and used himself as exhibit-A...
MIKE MCCURRY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY:
DID I SMOKE A JOINT FROM TIME TO TIME? OF COURSE I DID. AND THE
FBI KNOWS THAT. AND THAT WAS IN MY BACKGROUND FILE, AND THAT
DOESN'T DISQUALIFY ME FOR FROM SERVING HERE. THE POINT IS IF I USE
DRUGS NOW IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM, I'M GONE. I'M HISTORY.
The White House says flatly that no appointee has ever tested
positive for drugs since the random testing began. Eric Enberg, CBS News,
Former drug czar Bill Bennett says the Clinton administration has
displayed a cavalier attitude toward illegal drug use.
Bennett made his charge while traveling with G-O-P candidate Bob Dole.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come to News 7, Len Besthoff examines the changing times at the
and a Franklin County antique dealer accused of grand larceny turns himself
into federal authorities.
Patrick in Wx Center
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Antique dealer Clyde Bryant surrendered to the U-S Marshal in Roanoke
The high- rolling fugitive was handed over to Franklin County authorities
for a court appearance this afternoon.
There are three grand larceny warrants against him already on file in the
Court papers list "the total amount taken by fraudulent means through
Bryant's schemes at well over one million dollars."
A county investigator estimates as many as 35 people have been victimized by
Bryant's schemes... such as taking furniture for consignment sale, then
allegedly absconding with it.
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((HARVEY LUTINS: I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY TRUTH TO ANY OF THAT, REALLY. I
THINK'S IT'S A LOT OF MAYBE TALK AND GOSSIP. BUT FACTUALLY, I DOUBT IF THERE'S
MUCH TO IT.))
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Investigators believe Bryant's been in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi... a
center of casinos and river boat gambling.
His friends believe high- stakes gambling and six- figure high- interest
loans are what did him in.
It's been a couple of weeks since two Roanoke City sheriff's deputies were
cleared of sexual misconduct charges.
Now they're back at work.
Deputies David Bell and Larry Neighbors returned to their jobs at the city
jail earlier this week.
The two had been accused of raping and sodomizing a woman while they were
But the judge in the case dismissed the charges... saying the alleged
victim's story was not believable.
Over the past three or four years the Roanoke Times has lost a number of
highly experienced people from its newsroom.
Has that affected the paper it prints each day?
Len Besthoff explores that question in part three of his series, Changing
Times at the Roanoke Times.
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SUPER=01-Doug Pardue/Former Roanoke Times Reporter; :51
SUPER=01-Sandra Brown Kelly/Roanoke Times Reporter; 1:11
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In the last few years the Roanoke Times has lost a Pulitzer Prize finalist,
an award winning investigative reporter, and a business writer who worked at
the paper more than four decades...to name a few.
The person in charge of the Times' day to day news operation says those
departures and the loss of quite a few other key staffers is normal in a
business known for its high turnover rate.
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IN Q=I don't
((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: I DON'T THINK THAT WE'VE LOST
PROPORTIONATELY MORE REPORTERS THAN ANY NEWSPAPER OUR SIZE. I THINK WHAT THE
ABERRATION WAS THAT WE HAD SO LITTLE TURNOVER FOR SO LONG.))
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Wendy Zomparelli adds that a number of experienced people still work for the
paper, and in many ways, the Roanoke Times has one of the best news staffs it
has ever had.
But staffers both past and present admit a wholesale changing of the guard
has its price.
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((DOUG PARDUE/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: YOU'VE LOST A LOT OF FAIRLY
EXPERIENCED REPORTERS. AND NOT THAT THE YOUNG JOURNALISTS THAT HAVE BEEN HIRED
ARE NOT GOOD JOURNALISTS. BUT THERE'S JUST A DISTINCTION BETWEEN PEOPLE WITH
10, 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE OR MORE, THAN THERE IS WITH SOMEONE WITH THREE, FIVE,
SUPER=01-Doug Pardue/Former Roanoke Times Reporter;
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IN Q=Anytime that
((SANDRA BROWN KELLEY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: ANYTIME YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A
LOT OF CHANGE AND BRINGING IN NEW PEOPLE THAT HAVE TO GET TO KNOW A COMMUNITY,
AND WHO DON'T HAVE THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON COMPANIES OR SITUATIONS, THAT
YOU LOSE A LITTLE BIT OF AN EDGE.))
SUPER=01-Sandra Brown Kelley/Roanoke Times Reporter;
OUT Q=of an edge.
On more than one occasion, people on the news staff at the Roanoke Times
have said a new, strictly enforced team based program is a big reason why
some people have left, and others are considering leaving.
In part four of our series we'll take a closer look at something called
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
One of the big mysteries in political circles was solved today-
The anonymous author of a best selling book on the Clinton Campain finally
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Newsweek Columist Joe Klein admitted he is the author of Primary Colors- an
insiders satire of the 1992 campaign.
((JOE KLEIN/"PRIMARY COLORS" AUTHOR: I DIDN'T WANT THE BOOK TO BE JUDGED BY ME.
I WANTED IT TO BE JUDGED ON IT'S OWN MERIT.))
SUPER=01-Joe Klein/"Primary Colors" Author;
OUT Q=on it's own merit."
The book has sold more than one million copies.
Klein revealed his identify after the Washington Post reported notes on the
novel's manuscript matched Klein's handwriting.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming next on News 7,
a local music group is going for the gold, but not necessarily a gold record--
Roanoke band Radar Rose is on its way to the Olympics.
MUSIC UP FULL
What do musical artists Gloria Estefan, Joan Osborne, and Carlos Santana
have in common?
They're all performing in the summer Olympics.
And while Roanoke band Radar Rose doesn't have international fame, it too
will share in the Olympic spotlight.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SUPER=01-Anastasia Mooney/"Radar Rose";
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Radar Rose isn't known worldwide just yet-- it may be soon.
Members of the local acoustic rock group are packing their bags for a two-
week Olympic Village tour.
The band will perform for athletes at four of the five Olympic villages--
starting Monday in Tennessee, and then ending up in Columbus, Georgia.
The four band members have been together for three years-- but this is by
far their biggest gig.
Just how will this Roanoke- based band find its niche in such an
((JANE GABRIELLE/"RADAR ROSE": FOR OURSELVES, I MEAN, RADAR ROSE IS ABOUT
TALKING TO PEOPLE IN A REAL WAY, ACROSS GENDER LINES, AND ACROSS RACIAL LINES,
AND ACROSS COUNTRY LINES, AND EVERYTHING, AND I JUST FEEL LIKE OUR MUSIC AND
OUR MESSAGE OF PEACE WILL GO ON WELL. ))
Band members say they'll be proud to be able to bring their part of the
mountains to Atlanta.
((ANASTASIA MOONEY/"RADAR ROSE": BECAUSE PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD WILL
SEE RADAR ROSE, FROM ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. ))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
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Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott is in trouble with Major League
Earlier this season Schott was suspended for two and a half years because of
multiple racial and ethnic slurs over the past two years.
She stepped down on June 12-th and turned over control of the club to Reds
controller John Allen.
Well, yesterday, Major League Baseball baned the Reds owner from entering
her Riverfront Stadium office and her luxury suite.
Reports say on the first day of her suspension, Schott tried to attend a
staff meeting but was told by Allen she could not attend. And she's also
accused of meddling in team operations.
In Cincinnati this afternoon, The St. Louis Cardinals used the long ball to
beat the slumping Reds 6 to 4.
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John Mabry started it in the first inning when he takes this pitch deep
over the right field wall giving St. Louis the one to nothing lead.
Then in the 8-th Brian Jordan hit a SUPER=35-St.
Louis/6/Cincinnati/4/;solo homer to added to the Cardinal lead. St. Louis
beats Cincinnati 6 to 4 for their sixth straight win.
The New York Mets came from behind this afternoon to beat the Philadelphia
Phillies 3 to 2.
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Kevin Stocker was the man for the Phillies in the second he hits this shot
off the wall in center field scoring Benito Santiago Philly led 1 to nothing.
then in the fourth he singles again this time to left field J.R. Phillips
rounds the bases to score and Philadelphia led the Mets 2 to nothing.
New York's Todd Hundley gets all SUPER=35-New York/3/Philadelphia/2/;of
this pitch sending it over the left center field wall for a solo homer the Mets
trailed 2 to 1 but New York comes back to win the game 3 to 2.
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In Minnesota, Denny Hocking hits this R-B-I single up the middle scoring
Dave Hollins in the 9-th the Twins beat the White Sox 4 to 3.
For all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, both campers and counselors are learning at Radford
University's basketball camp. Brett Favre is ready to return to football.
And Mike Stevens checks in with the Redskins as they arrive to open their
1996 training camp.
Convicted murderer Joe Savino has been put to death in the Greensville
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Ellen Qualls is at the Center where she filed this report.
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The Washington Redskins open training camp this morning at Frostburg State
university, and your Hometown Station was the only Virginia television station
on the scene as the team arrived in town yesterday.
Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers have more on the Redskins arrival
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Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre addressed the media today and
said he did not have a problem with alcohol.
Favre, who spent six weeks in drug rehabilitation for an addiction to
painkillers, said he no longer is addicted and is ready to report to training
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((BRETT FAVRE/GREEN BAY QUARTERBACK: ))
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The Radford University boys camp has invaded the Dedmon Center this week.
110 campers ages eight to 17 are learning the finer points of the game
Former Virginia Tech standouts Shawn Smith, Shawn Good and Damon
Watlington joined forces with Radford players as counselors.
This year, the camper-to-coach ratio is smaller.
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((JAMES MILES/NELSON COUNTY SENIOR:))
((TYLER CANNOY/WYTHEVILLE CAMPER:))
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SUPER=01-Tyler Cannoy/Wytheville Camper; :11
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While a great deal of time is spent teaching the fundamentals; there is
always time for fun.
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((CHIBI JOHNSON/RADFORD GUARD:))
((THOMAS CANNOY/WYTHEVILLE CAMPER:))
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SUPER=01-Thomas Cannoy/Wytheville Camper; :16
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That's all the sports we have time for now, but coming up in a little later
on Mornin', we'll have Mike Stevens with a report from Washington Redskins