Up next on News 7 at eleven-
The FBI says it needs more evidence in the TWA crash investigation.
A twister is captured on videotape in Wisconsin.
Plus tornadoes rip through one Maryland community- damaging 40 homes.
Robin with our weekend forecast.
News 7 is next.
GRAPHIC=Plane crash Investigation
Investigators are still wrestling with whether the T-W-A crash was an
accident or a crime.
The F-B-I says it is not leaning in either direction yet.
It needs more evidence and is looking to the public for help.
Byron Harlan is covering the events and has the latest tonight from East
Moriches, New York.
LIVE=Byron Harlan Full
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SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/CBS News
IN Q=Choppy seas
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
SUPER=01-Charles Wetli/Suffolk Co. Medical Examiner;
OUT Q=now back to you
Choppy seas and high winds slowed down the search in the chilly Atlantic
The coast guard is now combing a 500 square mile area for bodies and
They've already recovered quite a bit of wreckage, but the two most
important pieces, the flight recorders, are still missing.
At a briefing tonight, investigator Robert Francis re-stated that Flight 800
reported no problems before the explosion.
ROBERT FRANCIS/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
REPORTED NO DISTRESS OR MAYDAY CALLS.
Two days after the disaster, there seems little doubt that investigators are
looking for evidence of a bomb.
CBS news reports the feds believe there's no other explanation for what
happened Wednesday night, although publicly, the FBI says it's still exploring
JIM KALLSTROM/FBI NY: WE HAVE A LOT OF SCENARIOS, A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES,
AND THEY'RE ALL UP THERE ON THE BOARD.
So far, only a handful of the recovered bodies have been identified.
The local medical examiner says, based on what he has seen, the 230 victims
probably died quickly.
CHARLES WETLI/SUFFOLK COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER: MOST WERE UNCONSCIOUS
IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE EXPLOSION, IF NOT ALL OF THEM.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Grieving relatives gathered at a hotel near New York's Kennedy airport.
SUPER=03-New York City;
The Red Cross is on hand helping with the healing process.
((DR. LEAH BLUMBERG-LAPIDUS/AMERICAN RED CROSS: IT'S AMAZING THAT PEOPLE ARE
VERY RESILENT. OF COURSE THERE'S THE SHOCK AND THE UNKNOWING AND THE HOPE IN
THE IMMEDIATE HOURS THE HOPE THAT MAYBE YOUR PERSON WASN'T ON THAT PLANE FOR
SUPER=01-Dr. Leah Blumberg-Lapidus/American Red Cross;
OUT Q=plane for some reason."
Red Cross workers say some relatives are handling the grief better than
others- each person works through this time in their own way.
The French Abortion Pill is getting a boost from one group.
A panel of scientific advisors is now recommending the Food and Drug
Administration approve the pill.
Experts say the benefits of RU-486 outweigh the risks.
The F-D-A commissioner David Kessler says he hopes to make a
decision within two months.
Police in three jurisdictions say amateur golfer and former school teacher
Penny Stallings got caught up in a reverse drug buy last month.
Busted in Botetourt County, Stallings agreed to let drug enforcement agents
search her home in Salem.
They allegedly found enough cocaine to show intent to distribute, plus at
least half an ounce of marijuana and some simple amphetamine.
Stallings is best known for her success on the links... as a three-time
winner of the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame Women's Golf Tournament.
She retired from the Salem schools with a disability in June of LAST year.
She taught Phys Ed at Salem High School and at Andrew Lewis Middle School.
Though all this started when she allegedly set out to buy two ounces of
cocaine June third, she has NOT been officialy charged with that.
A grand jury returned a three-count indictment against her today in Salem.
A Lynchburg woman is dead after hanging herself in a jail cell this
The 35-year old woman name has not been released. She was brought to the
jail annex after she was allegedly found drunk in public.
Jailers had given her a sheet at her request, but when they checked five
minutes later, she hanged herself with it.
The woman was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Sheriff Lawrence Simpson says the woman had been in jail several times
before, but never showed suicidal tendencies.
An investigation is underway.
A Roanoke furniture plant has officially closed its doors.
About 2 months ago, nearly 300 workers were got layoff notices.
Today they said goodbye.
For many, it was an emotional day- filled with uncertainty and disdain.
IN Q=18 years
((CAROLYN ANDERSON/LAID OFF WORKER: EIGHTEEN YEARS OF MY WHOLE LIFE, WASTED FOR
NOTHING. NO RETIREMENT, NO NOTHING. ))
((WILLIAM SUMMIT/LAID OFF WORKER: WONDERING. WONDERING WILL I FIND ANOTHER JOB
OR NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Carolyn Anderson/Laid Off Worker;
SUPER=William Summit/Laid Off Worker; :07
OUT Q=job or not
The last day was scheduled for Wednesday of next week but company officials
said all of the work was complete.
Plant workers, however, will get paid through July 24th.
Administrative employees were able to keep their jobs.
About 20 other workers will stay on for a few more months to keep inventory.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11, new jobs are coming to the New River Valley,
and we'll hear from the Tuskegee Airman, as the elite War World Two pilots
bring their message of encouragement to some future college students.
Patrick in Wx Center
MUSIC UP FULL
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A wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a fatal accident in Danville
has been settled.
SUPER=04-October 19; :00
Twelve-year old Jami Earles and her 10-year old brother James died when the
car they were riding in was broadsided by a dump truck October 19th.
Their mother, Tammy Mustain sued to recover the cost of the childrens'
Today, Nationwide Insurance agreed to pay Mustain 100- thousand dollars.
IN Q=This is a
((TOM BLAIR/MUSTAIN'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM, THERE'S NEVER
ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE PEOPLE FOR THEIR LOSS, BUT GIVEN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY
THAT WAS THERE AND WE GOT IT ALL, THAT'S THE BEST WE CAN DO UNDER THE
SUPER=01-Tom Blair/Mustain's Attorney; :00
OUT Q=under the circumstances.
19-thousand dollars will go to two young relatives of the victims.
The victim's biological fathers will each receive five hundred dollars.
The Radford Army Ammunition plant is preparing to welcome another commercial
Congressman Rick Boucher announced today Air Products and Chemicals of
Pennsylvania will provide 62 jobs at the arsenal.
The company has contracted Alliant Techsystems, which operates the arsenal
for the Army, to produce D-N-T, a chemical used in polyurethane foams.
Boucher hopes the arrival of a third commercial operator will have a
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) NINTH DISTRICT: EVERY NEW ITEM OF WORK THAT COMES TO
THE RADFORD ARSENAL MAKES IT INCREMENTALLY EASIER TO ADD THE NEXT ITEM OF WORK.
AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THAT THE OVERALL COST OF OPERATING THE FACILITY PER
UNIT OF ITEM PRODUCED GOES DOWN. ))
OUT Q=produced goes down.
Production for Air Products and Chemicals will begin as soon as Alliant
secures the necessary regulatory approval.
The Patrick Henry Hotel remains a step ahead of the repo man.
The U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development had scheduled an
auction for today...
because the Hotel was behind in its mortgage payments.
Tonight the hotel's owner says Affirmative Equities has reached "an amicable
settlement with HUD... so the Hotel will NOT be sold."
Affirmative Equities inherited the mortgage when it bought the place in
1988 for three million dollars.
The company has invested another three and a quarter million in it since.
Tonight we conclude our series Changing Times at the Roanoke Times.
Len Besthoff examines if the changes that've taken place since the early
90's have diminished the quality of the most widely read newspaper in our area.
IN Q=In the
SUPER=01-Doug Pardue/Former Roanoke Times Reporter; :27
SUPER=01-Sandra Brown Kelly/Roanoke Times Reporter; 1:06
SUPER=01-Wendy Zomparelli/Roanoke Times Editor; 1:37
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( In the last five years, the Roanoke Times reduced its main coverage area
from 19 counties to six, lost close to a dozen frontline journalists, and some
say newsroom morale has been hurt by a strictly run team management program.
Has this affected the quality of the Roanoke Times' news product? Many
believe it has.
SOT 15:01:35 tape two
IN Q=And I have
((DOUG PARDUE/FORMER ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: AND I HAVE QUITE A FEW FRIENDS,
WHO ARE PEOPLE I'VE COVERED, PEOPLE I KNEW IN THE COMMUNITY, LAWYERS, POLICE
PROSECUTORS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND UNIFORMLY MANY OF THEM TELL ME THAT THE PAPER
HAS SLIPPED, HAS SLIPPED, AND SLIPPED NOTICEABLY.))
SUPER=01-Doug Pardue/Former Roanoke Times Reporter;
OUT Q=slipped noticeably.
Awards are an incomplete measure of quality, but you can develop a pattern
from them which means something.
The Roanoke Times was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1988, 89 and
90...but hasn't been since.
SOT KELLY 09:55:42
IN Q=Sometimes it's
((SANDRA BROWN KELLY/ROANOKE TIMES REPORTER: SOMETIMES IT'S TIMING. IT'S, THE
SUBJECT IS THERE, AND THE PERSON IS THERE, OR THE PEOPLE ARE THERE TO PULL IT
TOGETHER. AND IT CLICKS. IN ANOTHER YEAR, IT MIGHT NOT.))
OUT Q=might not.
Even discounting the Pulitzer, staffers admit the paper has won fewer
writing and reporting awards.
The person in charge of the Roanoke Times' newsroom notes it has dominated
the competition for Virginia's Copeland Award.
SOT 8:17:13 ZOMPARELLI TAPE TWO
IN Q=Since 1990
((WENDY ZOMPARELLI/ROANOKE TIMES EDITOR: SINCE 1990 WE HAVE WON IT FOUR TIMES
COMPETING WITH MUCH BIGGER NEWSPAPERS. THIS IS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM
THAT MAKES AN IMPACT AND HELPS DEVELOP A COMMUNITY. ))
OUT Q=a community.
Even if many at the paper believe its last few years were subpar, it may be
turning a corner.
Many staffers are more comfortable with the team management structure and
the smaller coverage area, recent hires are gaining experience, and the paper
IN Q=But the
(( But the ultimate judges of the paper are its readers.
They will decide if this paper is worth buying, or not.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming next on News 7, a former Hostage from Lebanon passes away,
and we'll have dramatic video as tornadoes hit Maryland and Wisconsin.
MUSIC UP FULL
They were a part of history more than 50 years ago.
But today in Lexington, two members of the Tuskegee Airmen used their
knowledge to help make better futures for "at risk" high school students.
Curtis Robinson and Woodrow Crockett were at V-M-I this afternoon sharing
their real life experiences with minority male students.
IN Q=We had a
((CURTIS ROBINSON/TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: WE HAD A LOT OF RACISM AND SEGREGATION WAS
THE LAW. WE HAD TO FIGHT THROUGH THAT BUT THESE KIDS HAVE GUNS AND DOPE AND
OTHER STUFF TO GO THROUGH, SO THEY HAVE A TOUGH TIME.))
SUPER=01-Curtis Robinson/Tuskegee Airmen;
OUT Q=tough time.
SUPER=04-"The Tuskegee Airmen"- HBO;
The Tuskegee Experiment was concocted during World War II to show that
African-Americans could not fly fighter planes.
Instead, it proved just the opposite.
The airmen are now regarded as among the world's finest pilots.
IN Q=We thought this
((WOODROW CROCKETT/TUSKEGEE AIRMEN: WE THOUGHT THIS WAS AN EXPERIMENT BOTH THE
AIR AND CREW PERSONNEL. WE WORKED VERY HARD TO MAKE SURE WE DID OUR JOB WELL
AND EVENTUALLY IT WOULD BE RECOGNIZED.))
SUPER=01-Woodrow Crockett/Tuskegee Airmen;
OUT Q=would be recognized.
This is the 10th year V-M-I has hosted the College Orientation Workshop.
The three-week program helps students prepare for college.
The Reverend Lawrence Jenco- who was held hostage in Lebanon- has died.
Jenco was a Roman Catholic priest held by Islamic Radicals for 18 months
in the mid 1980's.
Jenco died in Chicago today of cancer. He was 61.
Tornadoes ripped through one Maryland neighborhood last this afternoon.
The twisters ripped off roofs, damaged walls and left debris scattered
across lawns and roads-
The system tore therough the Four Seasons development in Gamber, Maryland.
It left extensive damage to more than 40 homes.
Two young children were reportedly blown out of house- They are in stable
condition tonight at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
A huge tornado hit Wisconsin- injuring 17 people and leaving
hundreds more homeless.
SUPER=03-Oakfield, WI/Amateur Video;
A resident captured the twister on videotape-
The tornado blew in last night uprooting trees, and knocking out power.
Heavy rain afterward also caused millions in damage.
The Governor is declaring the area a state of emergency.
Six of the injured are still in the hospital, although none of the
injuries are life threatening.
SUPER=331-Clearing And/Mild/70-73/Sunny And/Breezy/83-86;
SUPER=332-Showers Will/Taper Off/65-69/Partly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=333-Showers Ending/Late/60-64/Sunny And/Less Humid/80-83;
Not a lot of fans turned out to watch the dawgs tonight. Better watch
though, they are one point out of first place in the Eastern Conference's
Northern Division and the playoffs begin in two weeks.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hammerheads vs. Riverdawgs; :00
The wind was "a blowin" as the dawgs took on the Wilmington Hammerheads at
Cave Spring Junior.
Wrestling or soccer? what's your preference. The Hammerheads Chuck panos
pulls the dawgs Mike Botta to the ground, Botta says I'll have none of that and
then gets a elbow to the face...no call.
Nathan Fairchild is just wide with this shot. Ian Spooner scored in the 83rd
minute to give Roanoke the 1-nothing victory.
After 16 days on the road, and a stretch that contained 7 losses in 8
games, it is safe to say the Avalanche was relieved to return to the friendly
confines of Memorial Stadium. Wilmington spolied the homecoming early.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Blue Rocks;
The homesick Avalanche was glad to see the home crowd.
We pick up the action in the 5th, tied at 2. The Blue Rocks load the bases
for Sergio Nunez, who hits into this fielder's choice. Donovan Delaney comes
in to make it a 3-2 game.
Still in the 5th, Carlos Mendez drops a single into center scoring Jimmie
Byington, but Julio Montilla SUPER=34-Wilmington/==4/Salem/==5;
isn't so lucky. He gets thrown out at the plate, but Salem comes back to win
it 5 to 4.
To the majors where the Oakland A's and the Texas rangers put on a homerun
derby for the fans.
SUPER=03-Arlington, TX/A's vs. Rangers; :00
The ring leader...you guest it, Mark McGuire. Popey hit his 34th and 35th
homeruns on the season and he did it back to back.
The rangers also speak softly and carry big sticks.
Ivan Rodriguez nails this pitch, the best catcher in baseball right now!!
Juan Gonzalez also gave a fan a souvenir,, right now, the A's lead 9-5 in
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Phillies vs. Marlins; :00
Time to go fishing. Phillies against the marlins in National League action.
But it was Philadelphia that got hooked as Florida pounds the Phils 11 to 2.
devon White crushed this grand SUPER=35-Florida/=11/Philadelphia/==2;
slam in the 8th. It was his 8th on the year.
Chris Hammonds gets the win to improve to 3 and 5.
It was a long day at Long Pond as qualifying for Sunday's Miller 500 at
Pocono International Raceway was postponed because of rain. Drivers will
qualify tomorrow morning at 9.
SUPER=03-Long Pond, PA/Prime; :00
6 drivers did qualify for the 17th race of the season. Bobby hamilton and
the STP Pontiac turned the 2.5 mile tri oval first.
Michael Waltrip then qualified the Wood Brothers Ford at a speed of
165.386 miles per hour.
Last week's winner Ernie Irvan qualified third in the Texaco Havoline
Of the 6 drivers who did get on the track, Johnny Benson had the best time.
Most of the 41 car field has had to play the waiting game all day with rain
that affects teams mentally and physically.
IN Q="It definitely
((JEFF GORDON/CURRENTLY 3RD IN POINTS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Currently 3rd in Points; :00
OUT Q=...get back down"
Tom Lehman and Irishman Paul McGinley share the lead after two rounds at
the British Open. Both are 8 under par, however McGinley had the shot of the
SUPER=03-Lytham, England; :00
The luck of the irish was with him.On 9, he makes the perfect shot that
falls near the cup..and then rolls in for the hole in one. He fired a 6 under
65 today of a 2 day total of 134.
Lehman was more balanced, he completed his second straight round at 67.
Here he birdies 17.
The golden bear is in contention!!! He is one shot off the lead at 7 under,
He shot a 66 today.
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SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/6/j/Houston/7////Los Angeles/2//San Francisco/1/3//;
We are hardly through with sports, (----------------)
the driving rain drove these hogs indoors for practice, Mike Stevens has the
inside scoop on the Redskins QB questions when we come back!
GRAPHIC=Skin training camp
Redskins training camp and some inclement weather teamed up again at
Frostburg State University in Maryland, forcing the team INSIDE for practice.
Mike Stevens and photographer Scott Ayers also went inside...inside to
find out what the deal is with Washington's two sided, double edged,
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; :10
SUPER=01-Heath Shuler/Redskins Quarterback; :33
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
Ten Franklin County elementary school teachers are getting a valuble lesson
right in their own backyards
In a program run by a Ferrum College professor, the teachers are learning
how to get children excited about science and their enviroment.
Beth Myer jas more.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Bob Pohlad/Ferrum College Professor; :17
SUPER=01-Penelope Lynch/Special Education Teacher; :46
SUPER=01-Pat Miller/Elementary School; :58
OUT Q=Beth Myer, News 7,Franklin County.
((Open with natsot of teacher saying isn't he beautiful with close up of
10 16 16 00 - 10 16 20 00
IN Q=Isn't he beautiful?
((ISN'T HE BEAUTIFUL? LOOK AT THAT CREST BACK FROM HIS HEAD! ))
OUT Q= from his head.
Teachers are exploring the backyards of four Franklin County Elementary
Schools so they can plan lessons to include the things they find in the
10 39 32 00 - 10 39 50 00
IN Q=Understanding science
((BOB POHLAD/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: UNDERSTANDING SCIENCE IS NOT JUST A
TEXTBOOK THING. WE WANT THEM TO USE HANDS ON TO GET THE CHILDREN EXCITED AND
HAVE CHILDREN WORK TO REALLY FEEL SCIENCE IS PART OF THEIR LIVES AND HOPEFULLY
CONTINUE TO APPRECIATE IT. ))
OUT Q=appreciate it.
The teachers are drawing maps of what they discover.
Pohlad says HOW the teachers learn to incorporate the schoolyard into their
lessons will be part of a training manual used nationwide for ecologists and
10 51 24 00 - 10 51 36 00
IN Q=This really gives
((PENELOPE LYNCH/SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: THIS REALLY GIVES US A WAY TO GET
KIDS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM AND ONTO THE PLAY GROUND AND REALIZE THE BIODIVERSITY
WE HAVE HERE IN THE SCHOOL YARD. ))
OUT Q=the schoolyard.
Children will be encouraged to take what they learn to their own backyards.
10 46 00 00 - 10 46 22 00
IN Q=We're talking about the school yard in their neighborhood
((PAT MILLER/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER: WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SCHOOLYARD IN
THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD SO THE PLANTS AND CRITTERS ARE WHAT THEY'LL FIND IN THEIR
BACKYARD AND WE HOPE WHAT THEY LEARN HERE THEY'LL TAKE HOME AND APPLY THAT
KNOWLEDGE TO THEIR EXPERIENCE THERE. ))
OUT Q=experience there.
Teachers are getting college credit for the camp and will attend several
follow up sessions during the school year. Beth Myer, News 7, Franklin Co.))