Coming up on News 7 at Noon,
Ten people are dead in southern Quebec after raging waters blast through
and six people are dead and many injured after a bomb rips through an airport
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Calmer waters today in the Atlantic should speed up recovery efforts in the
crash of T-W-A flight 800.
A Coast Guard official says several ships and jets will be combing the
crash site today.
Investigators will try to sink a video camera into the ocean to get a
picture of a large object spotted by sonar.
They believe the object could be the 7-47's fuesalage.
If it is the fuselage, it could yield more bodies.
So far, the remains of 101 people have been recovered.
The plane was carrying 230.
Also missing are the plane's two flight recorders which could help explain
the cause of the tragedy.
Liz Mullen joins us with the latest.
SUPER=05-East Moriches, NY;
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman;
SUPER=01-Lt. James McPherson/U.S. Coast Guard;
IT'S A RACE AGAINST TIME FOR INVESTIGATORS AS THEY TRY TO REACH WHAT COULD BE
THE MAIN BODY OF THE WRECKAGE OF FLIGHT 800. THERE IS NO CONCRETE PROOF THAT
A BOMB BLEW THE PLANE0 FROM THE SKY---BUT CHEMICAL RESIDUE LEFT BY EXPLOSIVES
BEGIN TO FADE AFTER A WEEK. NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN ROBERT FRANCIS BELIEVES THAT
THE BLACK BOXES HOLD THE KEY TO THIS MYSTERY AND THEY WILL BE FOUND.
ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE-CHAIRMAN NTSB: FINDING THE RECORDERS I WILL SAY WE ARE
CONFIDENT--SOON--I WOULD BE SOMEWHAT LESS CONFIDENT--THEY ARE SOMETHING THAT WE
VERY MUCH WANT TO HAVE. THEY ARE NOT COMETHING THAT'S ESSENTIAL FOR AN
ATTEMPTS TO IDENTIFY A 15-FOOT SECTION OF WRECKAGE ON THE SEA FLOOR---WERE
TURNED BACK BY ROUGH SEAS--AND THE FAILURE OF A VIDEOTAPE CAMERA THAT WOULD
HAVE MAPPED THE AREA.
TO AID NOW IN THE SEARCH--ONE OF ONLY TWO NAVY RESCUE AND SALVAGE SHIPS OF
ITS KIND ON THE EAST COAST IS ON ENROUTE FROM VIRGINIA BRINGING AN UNMANNED
UNDERWATER ROBOT--WHICH COULD PROVE CRUCIAL IN THE THE LOCATION OF THE
FUSELAGE ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.
LT. JAMES MCPHERSON/US COAST GUARD: THE WEATHER IS BETTER.
LIZ MULLEN: A NOON WATERONT PARK MEMORIAL SERVICE IS PLANNED AT
SMITHTOWN PARK--ON A POINT OF LAND CLOSEST TO THE SITE WHERE THE JATE CRASHED
INTO THE ATLANTIC.))
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Less than a week after the T-W-A explosion there was a security scare last
night at another major U-S airport.
A crude pipe bomb was discovered at Chicago's O'Hare international airport.
The bomb squad safely detonated the device which was found laying on the
tarmac of an air charter service.
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((FRANK LOGALBO/AIRLINE WORKER:THEY DETERMINED IT WAS A BOMB BY THE TWO DOGS
THAT SNIFFED IT OUT AND SAID YEAH IT'S A BOMB. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Logalbo/Airline Worker; (QUICK!!!)
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O'Hare Airport was already on heightened security after two separate bomb
threats forced the search of three airplanes.
Meantime, a bomb in a briefcase has killed nine people at the international
airport in Lahore (luh-HOHR'), Pakistan.
Another 20 people were seriously wounded.
Officials say the device was tucked under a concrete bench and set off
either by a timer or by remote control.
The bomb is believed to be the work of terrorists trying to derail
At least ten deaths are being blamed on flooding that's left much of
southern Quebec under water.
SUPER=03-La Baie, Quebec;
OUT Q=(nats of rushing water)
The rain caused a small dam to burst yestserday, washing houses downstream
and sending thousands of people to emergency shelters.
At least four people were killed when their cars were swept into a river.
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Coming up on News 7 at Noon, officials are trying to find out why a teenager
was electrocuted near a plant in Botetourt County,
and in Nebraska, rescue dogs are being brought in to help find a missing worker
after an explosion destroys a sugar plant.
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Officials are trying to figure out why a 15-year-old boy was electrocuted on
the banks of the James River in Botetourt County.
Eric Bowden of Green Bay Wisconsin, his brother, and three other friends
were apparently fishing in the river yesterday near the James River Limestone
Police say Bowden was up to his ankles in water when he apparently stepped
on or near a submerged live wire.
They say the wire was attached to a water pump owned by the plant.
Eric and his brother were visiting relatives in the area.
Trained police dogs will be used today in Nebraska to help find a man
trapped at a sugar plant following an explosion and fire.
But rescue workers offer little hope the man will be found alive.
The blast left 15 people injured, leveled seven 150-foot-tall silos and
spewed debris and sugar up to a mile away.
Officials estimate the damage in the tens of millions of dollars.
After a weekend in jail, Robert Downey Junior has a court hearing today.
The 31- year- old actor will be arraigned on charges related to his arrest
Saturday, when he walked out of a court-ordered drug treatment program.
It was Downey's third arrest in less than a month.
He was picked up June 23rd for investigation of drug and weapons
And last Tuesday he was in custody again after he was found asleep in a
neighbor's home, allegedly under the influence of a controlled substance.
An alleged mugger is under arrest in New York -- but that may be the least
of his problems.
It turns out the 94-year-old victim of the mugging is the mother of the
reputed head of the country's most powerful crime family.
A police officer tells the "New York Post" that when police told the mugging
suspect the identity of the victim he was stunned.
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Still to come on News 7,
A 14-year-old sets sail to break a record,
and we'll show you some other youngsters who are getting a second chance at
life - thanks to a dedicated volunteer.
Republican Presidential candidate Bob Dole is 73 today.
On the eve of his birthday his campaign released medical records to show age
is not a concern in the race for the White House.
The records show Dole has low blood pressure, no signs of heart disease, and
a low cholesterol level.
A 14-year-old Japanese boy is aiming to become the youngest person to sail
across the Pacific Ocean alone.
Subaru Takahashi set sail today for a trip from Tokyo to San Francisco.
He predicts the solo voyage will take about 50 days, but is bringing enough
supplies for 70 days.
Takahashi's support group will help him on his journey from their base in
Japan, via a communications satellite and radio system.
Meantime, some other youngsters are taking to the sky after being
rehabilitated at the Roanoke Wildlife Rescue.
Denise Allen and photographer Rob Monroe take us on a tour.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :04
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue; :33
SUPER=01-Stacey Kessinger/Roanoke Wildlife Rescue Volunteer; 1:29
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((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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((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.))
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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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((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.))
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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.))
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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
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((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.))
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((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.))
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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.))
For the second time in nearly two years, the company that owns Roanoke
station WSLS-TV has been sold.
Media General, which owns the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has purchased
Park Acquisitions for 710- million- dollars.
The purchase includes
ten network affiliated television stations, 28 daily newspapers and 82 weekly
The deal is expected to be completed by January 1st, 1997, pending
Media General is apparently in a pretty aggressive purchasing mode.
It recently bought the Danville Register and Bee and the Lynchburg News and
Nearly 50 Honda dealers are suing the automaker.
The Baltimore "Sun" reports the dealers accuse American Honda Motor Company
of looking the other way while a company manager forced them to pay kickbacks
for lucrative dealerships and scarce but hot-selling cars.
The dealers claim they lost millions of dollars.
The company is charged with allowing the scheme to develop into a
15-million-dollar bribery racket.
Honda denies its top executives knew about the scheme.
The Olympics isn't the only place where the passing of the torch has been
It has also taken place at the largest bank in our area.
The board of directors at First Union's Virginia, Maryland and Washington
D-C operations has elected Ben Jenkins as its new chairman.
That position was formerly held by Warner Dalhouse, who retired last month.
Dalhouse had held that post ever since Dominion Bankshares, the bank he
chaired, was taken over by First Union in 1993.
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Do you know how much you're worth? It's not that hard to find out.
Len Besthoff explains how to tally up all of your belongings.
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SUPER=01-David Cissel/Certified Financial Planner; :11
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((In this week's edition of Common Sense, Certified Financial Planner David
Cissel will tell us about one of the most important steps in planning your
finances, and that is determining your net worth.))
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IN Q=Well, the
((DAVID CISSEL/CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER: WELL THE FIRST THING YOU NEED TO
DO IS GATHER SOME RECORDS. YOU NEED TO GATHER YOUR BANK ACCOUNT STATEMENTS,
ANY INVESTMENT ACCOUNT STATEMENTS YOU HAVE, GET INFORMATION FROM YOUR EMPLOYER
ABOUT INVESTMENT FUNDS AND RETIREMENT FUNDS, RETIREMENT FUNDS. IF YOU OWN A
HOME HOW MUCH YOUR HOUSE IS WORTH, MAYBE THE VALUE OF YOUR AUTOMOBILES. THEN
YOU ADD ALL THOSE UP AND THAT SHOWS YOU HOW MUCH YOU OWN. THEN THE NEXT STEP
IS TO FIND OUT HOW MUCH YOU OWE. SO YOU WANNA LOOK AT CREDIT CARD STATEMENTS,
YOUR MORTGAGE BALANCE, ANY OUTSTANDING BILLS YOU HAVE. AND THEN YOU SIMPLY
SUBTRACT WHAT YOU OWN FROM THE VALUE OF WHAT YOU OWE, AND THAT WILL SHOW WHAT
YOUR NET WORTH IS.))
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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.
Stocks are on the downside today, with transportation and technology shares
leading the declines.
Analysts say investors' confidence levels remain shaky after
last week's selloff.
On Wall Street at noon the Dow was DOWN more than 42 points.
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Stick around -
We'll tell you why American Janet Evans won't be in tonight's
400-meter freestyle finals at the Olympics,
and Salem crushes Wilmington last night at Memorial Stadium.
Patrick will have the highlights when News 7 returns.
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Earvin "Magic" Johnson may come out of retirement once again to play for the
Los Angeles Lakers.
Johnson said on national television this morning that the Lakers'
acquisition of center Shaquille O'Neal has inspired him to play again.
The Salem Avalanche rolls over the Blue Rocks.
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The Avalanche gets on the board in the bottom of the first.
Nate Holdren hits a high bouncer into left center field scoring John
Salem has a one to nothing lead.
Wilmington comes back in the second.
Donovan Delaney singles down the third base line scoring a runner and the
Rocks tie the game at one.
Salem comes through in the second. SUPER=37-Salem/13/Wilmington/7/;
Kyle Houser hits a shot to right field for a double, scoring two runs.
Salem goes on to win big 13 to 7.
Rusty Wallace breaks the track record with an average speed of
144-point-892 miles per hour at the Miller 500.
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Geoff Bodine leads the race during green flag pit stops on lap 44.
But the dominant car belongs to pole setter Mark Martin.
He pulls back in front and leads the race with Ernie Irvan in second place.
Then after another round of green flag pit stops, Irvan returns the favor.
He passes Martin for the lead just before the halfway point.
Jeff Gordon, who usually runs strong at Pocono, struggles in 8th place after
the halfway mark.
And points leader Dale Earnhardt runs 15th before making a pit stop.
Martin is the car to beat but he has air gun problems when he pits on the
third caution of the day.
Wallace takes the lead with less than 30 laps to go.
He survives a fourth caution to take the checkered flag -- winning his
fourth race of the season.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/MILLER 500 WINNER: WELL THE CAR KEPT GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.
THIS IS PC1, OUR NEW CAR AND I THINK WE GOT US SOMETHING. THIS IS TWO FOR TWO
OUT OF THIS CAR. THIS IS THE CAR I THOUGHT I HAD THIS RACE WON WITH LAST TIME.
IT TOOK IT TO MICHIGAN AND WON. NOW I'VE BROUGHT IT BACK TO POCONO AND WON SO
IT'S RUNNING. I'M REAL HAPPY WITH IT.))
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OUT Q=...........with it."
Ricky Rudd was second, Dale Jarrett third, Irvan fourth and Johnny Benson
Ironically enough, the Olympic swimmer who holds the world record in the
400- meter freestyle has failed to qualify for tonight's finals.
Janet Evans is trying to become the second American woman to win five gold
She'll also be competing in the 800-meter freestyle.
Meantime, a swimmer from Virginia is the first American to strike gold in
Tom Dolan of Arlington won a gold medal yesterday, winning the men's 400
meter individual medley.
The second gold also came in swimming -- in the men's 800-meter freestyle
A group of high schoolers from Roanoke is Atlanta bound.
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 ))
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It's all part of the "Music in the Parks" program.
Roanoke Valley Christian School was selected from thousands of schools
across the country.
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((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 band left for Atlanta at seven this morning.
And that's it for News 7 at Noon. Thanks for joining us.