Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Investigators try to figure out what caused a TWA jet to explode in mid-
air. We will have a live report from Long Island with the latest tonight.
A Roanoke landmark comes tumbling down today.
Plus some old favorites come to life on a Blacksburg stage.
News 7 is next.
Safety officials say their top priority now is recovery of the victims of
T-W-A Flight 800.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
More than 100 bodies have been pulled from the water.
At a press conference tonight- the officials say the next priority will be
((ROBERT FRANCIS/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: IN TERMS OF RECOVERY, THE
HIGHEST PRIORITY: RECOVERY OF THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER AND COCKPIT VOICE
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Nat'l Transportation Safety Board;
OUT Q=cockpit voice recorder."
A Lynchburg delegation talks about the crash- The group was on the same
flight two and half weeks ago.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Recovering victims is the top priority at the TWA Crash site-
That's according to Federal officials tonight-
Their next priority- The wreckage- specifically recovering the so called
black boxes- and determining the cause.
Byron Harlen is standing by with the latest from Long Island.
SUPER=01-Byron Harlen/CBS News
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY; 00
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd;
SUPER=01-Charles Welti/Suffolk County Medical Examiner;
SUPER=07-Rev. Gary Finn;
OUT Q=back to you
((The search continues in the Atlantic as investigators try to figure out what
happened to TWA Flight 800. The 747 exploded in mid-air off the coast of Long
Island, killing all on board.
SOT Robert Francis, Vice Chairman of NTSB
Until we are convinced that there is one thing to focus on, we'll look at a
full spectrum of possibilities. 9:30ish
SOT James Kallstrom, FBI, Asst.Dir., New York
We are very interested in citizens who ca7/8 tgll us what they saw. . 9;32ish
Speculation centers on a bomb.
Civilians worked alongside with the Coast Guard in a futile search for
survivors. Bodies were gradually brought to shore, where the victims will be
Charles Wetli, Suffolk County Medical Examiner
Massive blunt force injuries was the cause of death in most of the bodies
recovered so far. 17:41:30
A crane collected crash fragments of the jumbo jet, some as big as twenty feet
long. Pieces of the passe7/8ger's lives were pulled, bit by bit, from the
Atlantic Ocean. A shoe.. a bag... an envelope with pictures.
(Locator: Montoursville, Pa.)
NAT SOT UP Service
In Montoursville, Pennsylvania, a prayer service was held for the 16 high
school French Club students and their five chaperones who were on the Paris
SOT Rev. Gary Finn
It took twenty five iowrs fos TWA to release the names of the people who were
on the plane, one reason why relatives of the victims have expressed anger
toward the airline.
Byron Harlan, CBS News, East Moriches, New York.))
Just two and a half weeks ago a Lynchburg delegation was on T-W-A Flight
800, heading to Paris.
Frank Britt and members of a Lynchburg committee spent six days in France.
They were working on a sister city agreement with the city of (Ray
Britt says reports of the same flight going down left him shaken.
IN Q=I said
((FRANK BRITT/SISTER CITY DELEGATION: I SAID `OH NO, NOT ANOTHER CRASH', AND I
REALIZED IT WAS A TWA FLIGHT AND THEN THEY SAID IT WAS THE FLIGHT FROM JFK TO
DE GAULLE, AND YOU CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT WENT THROUGH MY MIND. I SAID THIS COULD
HAVE BEEN ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO WAS ON THE PLANE THAT I KNEW. IT WAS SCARY,
IT WAS VERY SCARY.))
SUPER=01-Frank Britt/Sister City Delegation; :00
OUT Q=it was very scary.
Britt and Lynchburg College president Charles Warren were two of the people
on that July 1st flight.
Another Whitewater jury hears from President Clinton.
In videotaped testimony, the President said he never promised state jobs to
two bankers in exchange for their political support.
The Arkansas bankers are accused of using bank money to pay off
contributions to Clinton's campaign for Governor.
Rubble is all that remains tonight where the first black church in Roanoke
used to stand.
This afternoon the old First Baptist Church was brought down.
Jay Moore was there.
IN Q=The old
SUPER=07-John Reynolds; :17
SUPER=07-Lanban Reid; :42
SUPER=04-November 1990; :50
SUPER=04-Amateur Video -- April 22, 1995; 1:01
OUT Q=nEWS 7
(( The old First Baptist Church overcame many hurdles throughout its 97-
But it couldn't overcome a decision that its congregation made to raze what
was left of the structure following arson.
SOT nat sound of falling...
IN Q=I was baptized
((JOHN REYNOLDS: I WAS BAPTIZED HERE. MY FAMILY COME UP IN THIS CHURCH.
WE'RE JUST REALLY GOING TO MISS IT.))
OUT Q=miss it.
The demolition of the church may have been a lot more than the construction
crew bargained for.
After two attempts to pull down the 97- year- old structure using a
bulldozer and cables...the process was delayed further while crews waited for a
IN Q=I'm a member
((LANBAN REID: I'M A MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH. I WAS BAPTIZED IN
THAT CHURCH. IT WAS A LOT OF SENTIMENTAL VALUE. I'LL MISS IT. IT WAS A REAL
PART OF ME.))
OUT Q=part of me.
Old First Baptist was the first black church in the Roanoke area.
Its first congregation started construction with only 11 dollars in the
Several years ago a group of artists and actors tried to resurrect it as an
But that was put to a halt after the church was gutted in April of last year
when two juveniles set fire to the building.
IN Q=We're just going
((REYNOLDS: WE'RE JUST GOING TO REALLY MISS IT BUT IT HAS TO GO AND BESIDES
IT'S JUST BRICK AND MORTAR AND OUR MAIN MISSION, AS FAR AS CHRISTIANS, IS
PEOPLE NOT JUST BRICK AND MORTAR.))
OUT Q=brick and mortar.
IN Q=In time everything has
((REID: IN TIME EVERYTHING HAS TO GO SO I CAN ADJUST TO THAT TOO.))
OUT Q=to that to.
In Roanoke, Jay Moore, News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11,
Some former employees of the Roanoke Times say a plan of continuous
improvements is causing more problems than improvement,
and we'll see why a New River Valley theater group is turning to an all kids
cast who'll work hard for Peanuts.
Patrick in Wx Center
MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.70 foot/Down 0.40 foot;Lake levels
Many employees at the Roanoke Times complain the paper spends too much time
worrying about HOW it does things, rather than the quality of the paper it puts
Len Besthoff explains in part four of Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
IN Q=A program
SUPER=01-Ginny Melton/Medeco Employee; :17
SUPER=01-Ham Smith/W&L Journalism Professor; :34
SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Editor; 1:03
SUPER=01-Edmund Arnold/Newspaper Consultant; 1:26
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
A program called Continuous Improvement, or C-I, has played a huge role in
making manufacturers such as Medeco Security Locks more efficient.
SOT MEDECO TAPE 01:10:30
IN Q=It's cut
((GINNY MELTON/MEDECO EMPLOYEE: WHERE WE USED TO WORK ORDERS AND LET THEM SIT
FOR WEEKS AT A TIME, NOW THE PROCESS IS SO MUCH BETTER. ))
OUT Q=much better.
In 1990 Landmark Communications became something of a pioneer when it had
all of its newspapers, including The Roanoke Times, adopt the program.
IN Q=A lot
((HAM SMITH/JOURNALISM PROFESSOR: A LOT OF STANDARD MANAGEMENT THINGS THAT YOU
HEAR, IN BANKS AND INSURANCE COMPANIES, AND ON THE FLOOR OF THE PRODUCTION
COMPANIES ARE NOW COMING IN THE NEWSROOMS.))
SUPER=01-Ham Smith/Journalism Professor;
OUT Q=the newsrooms.
C-I, which stresses flattening management and having employee teams make
decisions, has brought savings in the Roanoke Times' production oriented
The paper says C-I prevented newsroom layoffs, and its heavy emphasis on
customer feedback has improved its focus on its readers.
SOT 8:24:46 ZOMPARELLI TAPE 2
IN Q=We recruit
((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: WE RECRUIT READERS WHO WILL UNDERTAKE
TO ANSWER A SERIES OF QUESTIONS EVERYDAY ABOUT THE PAPER.))
OUT Q=about the paper.
Many staffers remain uncomfortable with C-I's mandatory team meetings and
strict measurement of things like how many stories people write.
Edmund Arnold, a longtime newspaper consultant now semi-retired and living
in Roanoke, says C-I's group decision making philosophy just doesn't work.
SOT 14:30:56 TIMES TAPE #3
IN Q=I think
((EDMUND ARNOLD/NEWSPAPER CONSULTANT: I THINK IT'S A PILE OF STUFF. I THINK
IT'S STUPID IN NOT ONLY THE NEWSPAPER BUSINESS BUT IN ANY INDUSTRY. YOU CAN'T
RUN A GOOD OPERATION BY DEMOCRACY.))
OUT Q=by democracy.
We'll conclude our series by discussing how C-I, newsroom turnover, and a
smaller coverage area have changed the paper.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
Lexington's only bus station will remain open for at least several more
City Council voted tonight to let the Greyhound bus stop stay in business.
The station, located on main street, had been on a 30- day- trial run.
Council has decided to form a committee to determine if the stop is
detrimental to the downtown area by tying up traffic.
The stop will be open at least until December 31st.
The station's manager says business has been good.
In the last month more than 100 passengers have gotten off in Lexington
while 82 people have left the city.
Plans for a new route 460 bypass and Interstate connector in Christiansburg
is one step closer to reality.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board approved the design today at its
It's called Alternate 3-A.
It's meant to relieve congestion on route 460 between Blacksburg and
The project includes a connector with Interstate 81 by way of a new
cloverleaf interchange near Falling Branch Road.
Work on the 135 million dollar project is scheduled to begin late next year.
For twenty-five years a Franklin County company has given home-buyers more
And on its silver anniversary... Mod-U-Kraf is seizing a GOLDEN opportunity.
The modular home builder officially opened its second manufacturing plant--
this one at the Franklin County/Rocky Mount Industrial Park.
The new facility is 104-thousand square feet... and cost nearly 3-million
IN Q=We've got
((DALE POWELL/MOD-U-KRAF PRESIDENT: WE'VE GOT BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS FOR OUR
EMPLOYEES. THIS IS... IN EVERY WAY IT'S A HUNDRED PERCENT AHEAD OF WHAT WE HAD
IN THE PAST.))
SUPER=01-Dale Powell/Mod-U-Kraf President;
OUT Q=in the past
Mod-U-Kraf will continue operating its other Rocky Mount facility.
The new plant will employ sixty MORE workers... and could quadruple overall
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming up in just a moment, Robin Reed will be along with our weekend
and there known by many names, crawdads, crawfish, little lobsters...in a
moment we'll meet an aqua farmer who calls these little beauties...a cash crop.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Peanuts gang is on its way to Blacksburg.
Tomorrow is opening night for the Playmakers and Company Theater's
production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," it's first production with an
all- kid cast.
Tracy Altizer has a sneak preview.
IN Q=(SINGING) You're a good man...
SUPER=00-Lauren Trice/"Snoopy"; :32
SUPER=01-Christina Longobardi/"Lucy"; :39
SUPER=01-Scott Call/"Schroeder"; :44
SUPER=01-Ross Thompson/"Charlie Brown"; :56
SUPER=01-Robbin Nuckolls/Director; 1:14 QUICK
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7. (STAGE LIGHTS FADE TO BLACK, BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUNCH
OUT OF THE PKG BEFORE THE TAG.)
SOT 15:15:15 NAT OF SINGING
((YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, YOU'RE A PRINCE AND A PRINCE COULD BE KING
The gang's all here...Charlie Brown, piano whiz-kid Schroeder, Snoopy and
Woodstock, make that THREE Woodstocks, don't forget know-it-all Lucy, and of
course Charlie Brown's heartthrob, known only as the Little Red-headed girl.
((SHE NIBBLES HER PENCIL, SHE'S HUMAN. ))
For these young actors and actresses, the play is a chance to forget their
own human natures and be someone else.
((LAUREN TRICE/"SNOOPY": I LIKE BEING ABLE TO BE WILD AND CRAZY WITHOUT MY MOM
GOING "YOU CAN'T DO THAT" OR "CALM DOWN." ))
((CHRISTINA LONGOBARDI/"LUCY": THIS IS LIKE, WHAT I HOPE TO DO WHEN I GROW UP
AND IT'S REALLY FUN."))
((SCOTT CALL/"SCHROEDER": I THINK IT'S REALLY FUN JUST TO WORK WITH OTHER KIDS,
AND THE APPLAUSE AT THE END IS REWARDING.))
Rewarding enough for most of the cast to make all the summer sacrifices
((ROSS THOMPSON/"CHARLIE BROWN": IT'S BEEN FUN EXCEPT IT'S ALSO BEEN A LOT OF
HARD WORK. I'VE HAD TO STOP PLAYING BASEBALL AND STOP 4-H CAMP. ))
SOT NAT BREAK 15:13:33
((RUM PUM PUM, RUM PUM PUM 15:18:54RUM PA PA NA RUM PUM PUM))
The sacrifice and hard work have apparently paid off.
((ROBBIN NUCKOLLS/DIRECTOR: I SET MY EXPECTATIONS REALLY HIGH, PROBABLY HIGHER
THAN I PROBABLY SHOULD, BUT THEY ALWAYS RISE UP AND THEY MEET IT, YOU KNOW,
IT'S BEEN GREAT. ))
Of course, Charlie Brown is the hero. But it just wouldn't be Peanuts
without Lucy getting the last word.
((IF ONLY HE WEREN'T SO WISHY-WASHY. ))
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/65-70/Showers Early/Then Clearing/86-89;
Wipe to boards
SUPER=0105-/Burlington///Martinsville///Suspended because of
The Boston Red Sox had won 7 of 8...that is until they met Baltimore last
night. The Orioles topped the BoSox 6-3 in Bean Town.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Orioles vs. Red Sox; :00
The Birds Jeff Huson went after a foul ball and found himself in one
fans's dinner, Jeff missed the ball but did get some free carbs.
Jose canseco...Now if I can just do this right at the plate...
B.J. Surhoff and Chris Hoiles hit SUPER=35-Baltimore/==6/Boston/=3;
Homers for the O's. The Orioles have now won 3 of their last four.
Cal Ripken got some help from John Balentine who boots this routine
grounder, another run scores and the O's win by 3.
The richest total sports package in history goes to the player whose game
lacks the complete package, a player who has never won a championship and who
puts up a subpar free throw shooting percentage.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
Yesterday the Los Angeles Lakers signed Shaquille O'Neal to a 7 year, 120
million dollar contract in an afternoon news conference from the Reebok
headquarters in Atlanta. Although leaving the Orlando magic after 4 years was
hard, LA and Hollywood is the place for Shack.
((SHAQUILLE O'NEAL/SIGNED WITH THE LAKERS:))
SUPER=01-Shaquille O'Neal/Signed with the Lakers; :00
OUT Q=...of my talents"
In other signings, the Minnesota Timberwolves have signed Stephon Marbury
to a three year contract worth 5.67 million dollars.
Marybury was aquired from Milwaukee on draft day, minutes after the Bucks
made him the 4th overall selection.
One other NBA free agent note. Former Virginia star and now Denver team
captain Bryant Stith has decided to stay with the Nuggets despite other
Stith is close to signing a deal believed to be worth 22 million over 5
Patrick Jeffers, one of Stith's former classmates at UVa, has signed a
contract with the Denver Broncos.
SUPER=03-Ann Arbor, MI; :00
Jeffers, who was hurt a majority of last season, was Denver's fifth round
pick. The receiver is fourth all time at Virginia in receptions with 108 for 1
thousand, 785 yards and 15 touchdowns.
GRAPHIC=Tour de France
Dutchman Bart Voskamp won yesterday's 18th stage of the Tour De France.
VO-NAT ENG #
SUPER=03-Hendaye, France; :00
He captured the 93-mile Pyrenees mountain stage from Pamplona, Spain into
Leader Bjarne Riis finished in the main pack nearly 16 minutes behind
Still to come, former Redskins coach Joe Gibbs extends his blood lines in
and Mike Stevens will have a report from Skins training camp where the Hogs
are fighting the elements as well as a few minor injuries.
GRAPHIC=Redskins training camp
All 84 Redskins were present and accounted for as training camp opened this
morning in Frostburg, Maryland. That has'nt happened since 1991.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott Ayres have these gridiorn notes from
Frostburg State University.
IN Q="They're were no
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :56
SUPER=01-Andre Johnson/First Round Draft Pick; 1:25
OUT Q=.........News 7 sports.
Former Redskin head coach Joe Gibbs is getting deeper into racing. His son,
Coy is climbing the late model stock ranks.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
Coy has raced cars on the legends circuit and just recently opened up a
shop in North Carolina to build Late Model Stocks.
In the next two weeks Coy will be among the field of late model stock Cars
in an upcoming Franklin County Speedway race.
IN Q="I think I
((COY GIBBS/LATE MODEL STOCK DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Coy Gibbs/Late Model Stock Driver; :
OUT Q=........as you go."
We've all heard about power outages caused by squirrels or birds crawling
In Charlottesville, the power outage involved a four-foot iguana.
Half of the city was without power yesterday after an iguana crawled atop a
utility pole, inches away from 40-thousand volts.
Rather than risk an outage -- and frying the iguana -- Virginia Power
workers shut down the line for a couple of minutes.
The iguana was not injured.
In Louisiana, they call them crawfish.
At Smith Mountain Lake, they call them bait.
But one Virginia farmer calls them Virginia crayfish -- and argues that bite
for bite, they can lick Cajun crawfish with one claw tied behind their backs.
Ellen Qualls has her story.
IN Q=It's a niche
SUPER=01-Janet Sutton/Crayfish Farmer; :52
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Kilmarnock.
(( It's a niche market at best.
But the these feisty little crustaceans are the cream of the crop as
crayfish go, and Janet Sutton wants others to get hooked.
Other crayfish farmers that is -- who'll take the Virginia's Finest label
she's earned for her acres of crayfish statewide.
sot 03;23;14 tape one
((JANET SUTTON/CRAYFISH FARMER: IT MAKES A NICE WATERFOWL HABITAT... WITH THE
For Sutton, it was a way to use wetlands for farming.
But if you're into the really exotic, you can raise tropical ones inside.
nat sot 03:50:29 TAPE ONE
((THEY'RE CALLED BLUE LOBSTERS... WILL DIE IN THE VIRGINIA WATERS.))
The secret for these gourmet beauties is NOT in the sauce -- it's in the
Sutton harvests the crayfish, March through early July, and holds them in
aerated tanks until they've cleaned out their little insides.
sot TAPE TWO 04:05:04
((IN THE DEEP SOUTH ...COOKING THEM IN MUD.))
And if pinching the tails and sucking the heads is NOT your style -- feed
'em to the fish.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Kilmarnock.))
They make great bait.