Next on News Seven-- Federal
officials are looking into the death of a 15-year-old boy who was electrocuted
on the banks of the James River.
It's been five days since T-W-A flight 800 crashed off the coast of New
Investigators may be getting closer to the wreckage.
And meet the lady who talks to the animals--.
The news is Next.
Federal officials are looking into
the death of a 15-year-old boy who was electrocuted on the banks of the James
River this morning.
It happened near the James River Limestone Plant.
It's been five days since T-W-A flight 800 crashed into the waters of the
coast of New York.
Investigators are using sonar equipment to map out what appears to be the
heart of the wreckage.
And meet the lady who talks to the animals--.
We'll bring you that story plus all the news, weather, and sports at eleven.
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Families, friends and colleagues of the victims of the T-W-A crash gathered
today to mourn and to remember.
There were services in New York, St. Louis, Los Angeles, not to mention
church services in the hometowns of many of the victims.
Meanwhile, today was a frustrating day for investigators trying to
find the wreckage, and the flight data recorders, from TWA Flight 800.
An underwater video camera, which officials hoped would show the way to what
they think is a large piece of wreckage, didn't work out, and seas were too
rough to send divers under water.
But workers are still finding other bits of debris from Wednesday's crash.
Kent Jarrell joins us with the latest.
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SUPER=01-James Kallstrom/FBI Assistant Director;
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Two bomb threats led to the search of three airplanes at Chicago's O'Hare
International Airport today.
Officials say nothing was found.
A caller reported a bomb on a Mexicana Airlines flight to Mexico.
The flight had just taken off when it returned to Chicago and the passengers
evacuated so the plane could be searched.
A second Mexicana Airlines airplane was also searched before it was boarded.
And a Delta flight was searched after a threatening call came into airlines
officials in Boston.
The Delta flight was headed to O'Hare from Atlanta, with a final stop at
J-F-K in New York.
A sugar plant explosion in Nebraska has a man trapped underneath debris.
The explosion happened last night in the city of Scottsbluff.
The blast injured 15 people and leveled seven large silos and scattered
debris and sugar up to a mile away.
The cause of the blast isn't known, but officials believed sugar dust in the
Damage is estimated in the tens of MILLIONS of dollars and everyone at the
plant has been furloughed.
Tonight, OSHA officials were on the banks of the James River in Botetourt
County trying to figure out how a 15- year- old boy was killed when he was
It happened around 10 o'clock this morning.
The teen, his brother, and three other friends were apparently in a boat on
the river when they went ashore near the James River Limestone Plant.
Officials believe the teenager was electrocuted when he got too close to an
electric wire that was hooked to a pump.
Authorities believe the voltage was AT LEAST-- four to eight times greater
than your normal household levels.
Police have not released the teen's name, pending notification of relatives.
But rescue squad personnel say the teen was from Wisconsin, visiting
relatives in the area.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11,
Technology should help boost Virginia's cash crop--
Are there different ways to use tobacco?
Visitors to the Olympic games will get to hear these musicians from Roanoke.
Kim in Wx Center
Well, after basking in the sun this weekend, we'll be getting out the
umbrellas again tomorrow.
A line of showers are marching across the Ohio Valley tonight-- we'll look
at those on the doppler radar.
But first, let's check out the highs and the lows-- and last night's
overnight temperatures were pretty cool.
MUSIC UP FULL
Next year's Republican ticket for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney
general will be selected in a statewide primary.
The primary was chosen over a party convention yesterday by the party's
state central committee.
Balancing the national budget always prompts a heated debate in Washington,
D.C., but yesterday's senate debate brought the issue home to Hot Springs.
Candidates John and Mark Warner went toe to toe on issues such as campaign
spending, abortion, and of course balancing the budget.
Democratic challenger Mark Warner told the Virginia Bar Association he's
done something Congress has yet to do--balance a budget.
Mark Warner says his experience running a small business will help him
represent Virginians in budget matters.
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IN Q=we're going
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: WE'RE GOING TO TRANSITION TO A MUCH MORE HIGH
TECH ECONOMY AND A PRIVATE DRIVEN ECONOMY. THOSE JOBS THAT ARE HERE TODAY CAN
PICK UP AND BE IN SEATTLE OR IN AUSTIN OR PHOENIX TOMORROW UNLESS WE MAKE SURE
WE HAVE LEADERS WHO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE CHANGE.))
((JOHN WARNER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: THIS TOP DOLLAR WE GET FOR DEFENSE IN THIS
STATE, 49 OTHER STATES ARE OUT THERE EVERYDAY OF THE WEEK, THEIR SENATORS AND
CONGRESSMEN ARE TRYING TO GET IT FROM VIRGINIA. I FEEL MY SENIORITY AND MY
KNOWLEDGE OF CONGRESS AND THE PENTAGON HELPS TO MAINTAIN VIRGINIA'S POSITION.))
OUT Q=MAINTAIN VIRGINIA'S POSITION
Yesterday's debate at the Homestead was the first between the candidates.
Both say they would like to debate again before the November election.
Technology could alter the way opponents view the Southside's number one
Tobacco has taken some hard hits from opponents concerned over the ill
affects of cigarettes.
But the Philpott Commission is convinced there's a light at the end of the
The commission is comprised of Southside lawmakers and business leaders who
promote the area.
Last week, the Commission was briefed on plant-based bio-technology.
It's a process where scientists genetically manipulate the tobacco plant for
use in pharmaceuticals, industrial chemicals and insecticides.
Supporters believe Virginia needs to provide funding for this tabacco
alternative before other states jump in line.
IN Q=What we
((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX CO.:WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE
FINANCIAL AND JOB THE BENEFITS THAT THESE PEOPLE, THESE RESEARCHERS, SAY THAT
THE TOBACCO PLANT IS CAPABLE OF CREATING, STAY IN VIRGINIA. WE HAVE GOT TO MOVE
AHEAD, AND WITH THAT, WITH THAT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CURVE, THE BEST WE CAN
TO MAKE SURE GREATER MARKETS ARE SECURED FOR OUR VIRGINIA TOBACCO FARMERS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Ted Bennett/(D) Halifax Co.; :00
OUT Q=tobacco farmers.
The Philpott Commission has decided to create a task force which will look
into bio-technology to decide what step to take next.
New construction going on in the region.
Mod-U-Kraf and Walmart sink some money into the Rocky Mount area--
And R-R Donnelly begins building in Roanoke County.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wednesday; :20
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WalMart LBRAW 00:00:34
The new WalMart SuperCenter in Rocky Mount means more than just chump change
for the town coffers.
The investment translates into 250- thousand dollars in annual tax revenues,
plus the creation of 290 jobs.
Donnelley LBRAW 00:01:44
The R-R Donnelley Corporation began construction of its monster sized
project in the western end of Roanoke County.
The printing plant will be completed by 1999, and the company plans to hire
more than 300 new employees.
Georgia Pacific LBRAW 00:02:15
Georgia Pacific officially dedicated its new, 80-million-dollar plant in
In addition to 130 new jobs, the plant also figures to generate about 300-
thousand dollars in tax revenues every year for Campbell County.
And Mod-U-Kraf homes has some new digs.
The modular home manufacturer has opened its new state of the art facility
in the Franklin County-Rocky Mount Industrial Park.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
A group of high schoolers from Roanoke is banding together and heading south
The Roanoke Valley Christian School Symphony Band has been selected by the
mayor's office of Atlanta to perform during the games.
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((nat sound ))
OUT Q=nat sound
It's all part of the "Performance in the Parks" program.
Roanoke Valley Christian School was selected from thousands of schools
across the country.
IN Q=Park called woodruff
((JOHN FURROW/CONDUCTOR: PARK CALLED WOODRUFF PARK. IT'S DESIGNED TO GIVE FREE
ENTERTAINMENT FOR WHO EVER HAS TICKETS AS THEY JUST WAIT AROUND TO DO SOMETHING
ALL DAY. AND THE NEXT ONE IS IN COCA COLA OLYMPICS CITY WHICH IS INSIDE THE
RING AND THAT WILL BE MORE ATHLETES AND ALSO TICKET HOLDERS.))
OUT Q=also ticket holders.
The group will leave tomorrow morning.
"Performance in the Park" will provide free outdoor concerts in parks and
public plazas during the entire games.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming next on News 7,
Will David Letterman be working for C-B-S beyond the year 2000?
We'll have the answer coming up.
What do Virginians think about where they live?
We'll find out later in the newscast.
MUSIC UP FULL
Roanoke Wildlife Rescue has re-defined the three R's.
They stand for rescue, rehabilitate and release.
Denise Allen and photographer Rob Monroe take us on a tour of the wildlife
IN Q=come on..
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :04
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue; :33
SUPER=01-Stacey Kessinger/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Volunteer; 1:29
OUT Q=News 7
((Dorothy Runion has a gift.
She takes injure wild animals, that are not expected to live, and helps them
She with the help of 18 volunteers, runs the Roanoke WildLife Rescue.
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IN Q=i think we're
((DOROTHY RUNION/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE: I THINK WE'RE JUST DEALING WITH A
HEAD TRAUMA. SO LET ME JUST MAINTAIN HIM AND WE'LL PUT HIM IN FLIGHT AND SEE
WHAT HE DOES.))
OUT Q=what he does
Runion's home IS the wildlife rescue.
She's taken in animals from as far a way as Bristol.
Runion works for a veterinarian and has taken courses in wildlife rescue.
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IN Q=we have really
((RUNION: WE HAVE REALLY BAD SCRAPING WOUNDS SO HE'LL BE INSIDE FOR ANOTHER
THREE OR FOUR WEEKS BEFORE HE CAN GO OUT WITH THE OTHER BABIES. BUT HIS
RECOVERY IS GREAT.))
OUT Q=recovery is great
The operation runs on donations and money that is earned through speaking
But not all of these animals can returned to the wild.
These prairie dogs were once pets, but are now stars of the organization's
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IN Q=most of our
((MOST OF OUR WILDLIFE IF FROM VIRGINIA. IT'S NICE TO HAVE A FEW THINGS YOU
CAN SHOW THAT COME FROM OTHER AREAS.))
OUT Q=from other areas
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: LAST YEAR ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE RETURNED MORE THAN 700
ANIMALS TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT. THESE RACCOONS WILL HAVE THEIR TURN SOON.
DOROTHY RUNION SAYS WHEN THE JOB IS DONE THESE ANIMALS PAY THEIR BILLS WITH
SOT tape 2 15:14:00
IN Q=you think a wild
((YOU THINK A WILD ANIMAL IS JUST GOING TO BOLT AS SOON AS THEY KNOW THEY HAVE
FREEDOM, BUT EACH OF THEM AT SOME POINT IN TIME TAKES A MOMENT TO TURN AROUND
AND GIVE YOU A LOOK SAYING I REALLY APPRECIATE WHO YOU ARE.))
OUT Q=who you are
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IN Q=we owe it to
((STACEY KESSINGER/ROANOKE WILDLIFE RESCUE VOLUNTEER: WE OWE IT TO THESE GUYS
TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO HELP THEM. A LOT THE ANIMALS WE HAVE HERE ARE HERE
BECAUSE OF MAN.))
OUT Q=because of man
These volunteer rescue workers say the animals reach out to them in a very
And under the watchful eyes of Runion the volunteers say they've learned
respect for all living things.
They say it's a gift the animals give to them before they fly a way.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Wilmington Blue Rocks were at Salem Memorial Stadium tonight for the
final game of a three game set.
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The Clown hamming it up with the kids during the game.
And the Avalanche would get on the board in the bottom of the first. Nate
Holdren hits a high bouncer into left center field scoring John Guidice giving
Salem a 1 to nothing lead.
The Blue Rocks came back in the second. Donovan Delaney singles down the
third base line scoring a runner and the Rocks tied the game at 1 to 1.
Salem came through in the second. SUPER=37-Salem/13/Wilmington/7/;Kyle
Houser hits a shot to right field for a double two runners score Salem led 3 to
1 and Salem wins the game 13 to 7.
For the second straight day, Derek Bell has beaten Atlanta.
Today his single in the 10-th lifted the Astros over the Braves 4 to 3.
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Atlanta held a 2 to nothing lead until the fourth Houston's Mike Simms
sends this shot over the left field wall for a solo homer to tie the game at 2
The Braves came back in the 8-th. Chipper Jones hitting the round tripper
over the center field wall his 19-th of the season Atlanta led 3 to 2.
But in the bottom of the ninth, SUPER=35-Houston/4/Atlanta/3/
Bell hits a grounder to Jones at third Lyle Mouton scores and the Astros beat
the Braves 4 to 3 in 10.
Cal Ripken was back at shortstop this afternoon as the Baltimore Orioles
took on the Red Sox in Boston.
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The Sox were after their second straight win over the Orioles.
Leading 1 to nothing Baltimore's Chris Hollies hits a single to left field
scoring Bobby Bonilla and the Orioles took a 2 to nothing lead.
Baltimore was leading 3 to 1 when SUPER=35-Baltimore/10/Boston/6/;Mike
Greenwell hits a shot ro right field scoring Reggie Jefferson to make it 3 to 2
but the Orioles win it 10 to 6 in 10 innings.
Eddie Murray is returning to Baltimore. The Orioles re-acquired the
designated hitter from The Cleveland Indians for lefty Kent Mercker.
Murray is nine homers short of becoming the third player in history to
have three thousand hits and 500 Homers.
IN Q="I definitely
((ALBERT BELLE/INDIANS OUTFIELDER: ))
SUPER=01-Albert Belle/Indians Outfielder; :
OUT Q= ........work out."
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In cleveland, Jeromy Burnitz hit two homers one in the fifth and another in
the seventh as the Indians beat the Twins.
For all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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And coming up, Tom Layman wins the British Open Keith Decker is the State
And Rusty Wallace takes the checkered flag winning the Miller 500 at Pocono.
Four times before he played with the last group in the last round of a
major. Well, today Tom Lehman won his first major, The British open.
SUPER=03-Lytham, England/ABC Sports; :
With Nick Faldo in second place, Lehman had to feel the pressure. but Faldo
came home with a one under par 70 to finish three shots off the lead.
Lehman played a conservative round and and he came home with a 2-over par
73 to finish the tournament at 13 under par two shots better than Ernie Els of
South Africa and American Mark McCumber.
He's the second consecutive american to win the British open.
IN Q="I didn't play
((TOM LEHMAN/BRITISH OPEN CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Tom Lehman/British Open Champion; :
OUT Q=.......stand it."
Amateur Keith Decker is the 1996 State Open golf champion.
Decker, an amateur, coasted to a seven shot victory finishing 72 holes at
276, 12 under par.
Three golfers tied for third place at 283.
Rusty Wallace broke the track record with an average speed of 144 point
892 miles per hour and he's the winner of the Miller 500 at Pocono.
SUPER=03-Pocono, PA/WTBS; :
Geoff Bodine was in the spotlight when he led the race during green flag pit
stops on lap 44
But the dominate car belonged to pole setter Mark Martin he pulled back in
front and led the Race with Ernie Irvan in second place.
Then after another round of green flag pit stops Irvan returned the favor he
passed Martin for the lead just before the halfway point.
Jeff Gordon, who usually runs strong at Pocono, was struggling in 8-th
place after the halfway mark.
And Points leader Dale Earnhardt was running 15-th before making this pit
Martin was the car to beat but he had air gun problems when he pitted on
the third caution of the day.
Wallace took the lead with less than 30 laps to go he survived a fourth
caution to take the checkered flag winning his fourth race of the season.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/MILLER 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=...........with it."
Ricky Rudd was second, Dale Jarrett third Irvan fourth and Johnny Benson
SUPER=03-Paris, France/ESPN; :
Denmark's Byarn-e Rees won his first Tour De France title today. He finished
one minute and 41 seconds ahead of Germany's Jan Ullrich to end the reign of 5
time defending champion Miguel Indurain.
Italy's Fanio Baldato won the final stage with a time of 30 minutes and 44
GRAPHIC=Skins Training Camp
The Redskins had to deal with rain in the first week of training camp
But one bright spot among all the dark clouds hoovering over Frostburg
Maryland this week is a rookie running back named Stephen Davis.
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SUPER=01-Stephen Davis/Rookie Running Back; :17
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :32
OUT Q=........News 7 sports.
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
An overwhelming percentage of Virginia residents believe the Commonwealth is
a good, or even excellent place to live.
That's according to a Virginia Tech telephone survey.
87 percent of those polled are pleased with the quality of life in Virginia.
Despite that, about a third of the respondents believe the Commonwealth is a
tough place to find work.
And of those who do have jobs, about half are worried about keeping them.
((ALAN BAYER/VT CENTER FOR SURVEY RESEARCH: I THINK ALL THE DOWNSIZING WE'VE
HEARD ABOUT IN THE NEWS IS ALSO AFFECTING US AS CITIZENS IN VIRGINIA AND WE GET
A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT OUR JOBS. ))
SUPER=01-Alan Bayer/VT Center for Survey Research;
OUT Q=about our jobs.
Nevertheless, nearly half of those surveyed said the state doesn't spend
enough money on education, and they'd be willing to pay more.
((AND THAT'S RATHER REMARKABLE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT TAKING MONEY OUT OF THE
POCKET, VOLUNTEERING TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF YOUR POCKET, THAT YOU WOULD HAVE THAT
HIGH A PERCENTAGE OF VIRGINIANS SAYING THAT THEY WOULD INCREASE TAXES FOR
PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ))
OUT Q=for public schools.
Tech's Center for Survey Research has conducted the Quality of Life Survey
for the last five years.
This year it polled about 12 hundred residents around the state.
The quality of life for CBS's late night star has also improved.
IN Q=I'm Dave Letterman
((DAVID LETTERMAN: I'M DAVE LETTERMAN, I'M THE HOST OF THE LATE SHOW, AND
COINCIDENTALLY, AMERICA'S FAVORITE AMATEUR ATHLETE ))
OUT Q=amateur athlete.
Letterman has signed a contract keeping his Late Show on the air until the
The C-B-S Entertainment President says Letterman considered retiring-- but
is now attacking his show with renewed vigor.