UP next on News 7 at eleven-
Conflicting reports today on TWA Flight 800 today. Well have the latest
details live from New York.
A fatal accident in Central Virginia tonight.
Plus some resident say firefighters did not respond fast enough to a
Roanoke County blaze
News 7 is next.
Conflicting reports today on the discovery of victims of TWA Flight 800.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
New York's Governor earlier stated earlier that up to one hundred bodies
were spotted, but the FBI now say that could have been a hopeful assumption.
Fort Lewis Elementary School is getting a face lift.
Renovations were approved there as well as for Cave Spring Junior High and
William Byrd Senior High.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Migraines plague many Americans, but there could be relief in sight.
We'll tell you about the medical discovery.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Slow, but productive- That's how officials describe recovery efforts today
at the TWA Crash site.
Divers pulled three more bodies from the water- but spotted many more in
the wreckage below.
Meanwhile the Navy's best salvage ship arrived at the site today-
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News
SUPER=05-East Moriches, NY;
Elizabeth Kaledin is standing by in East Moriches New York with the latest.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island, NY;
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd.;
SUPER=01-George Pataki/New York Governor;
((IT APPEARED A RATHER UNPRODUCTIVE DAY ON SHORE, WITH ONLY THREE BODIES
RECOVERED, BUT OUT AT SEA MUCH WAS ACCOMPLISHED. THE NAVY SALVAGE SHIP THE USS
GRASP ARRIVED...OUTFITTED WITH SOPHISTICATED VIDEO AND SCANNING EQUIPMENT.
Robert Francis, National Transportation Safety Board
"There's a piece of wreckage out there 45 feet high."
MORE THAN 30 SCUBA DIVERS MAPPED THE OCEAN FLOOR AND IDENTIFIED
WREAKAGE IN A CONCENTRATED DEBRIS FIELD ONE AND A HALF MILES BY A HALF MILE
LONG. A C-130 TRANSPORT PLANE HAS HAULED A LARGE PIECE OF WRECKAGE TO AN FBI
LAB IN WASHINGTON FOR ANALYSIS. THE RESULTS COULD POINT TO A TERRORIST BOMB.
James Kallstrom, FBI
"Circumstantial evid. pts. tow bomb..."
NARR: DIVERS INVESTIGATED A LARGE PIECE OF FUSELAGE THAT COULD HIDE MANY OF
THE BODIES. THE NAVY WILL NOT HOIST UP THE WRECKAGE UNTIL ALL THE REMAINS ARE
PATAKI "We're hoping navy hard hat diver with direct ox supply
pumped from the surfgace can bring things to surface.".
THE HARD HAT DIVERS WILL BE ABLE TO STAY UNDER FOR 90 MINUTES. UNTIL
NOW, SCUBA DIVERS AT THE SCENE HAVE ONLY BEEN ABLE TO WORK ON THE BOTTOM FOR
FIVE MINUTES BEFORE SURFACING. THE USS GRASP HAS ALSO BROUGHT IN A
DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER TO HELP PROLONG THE SHIFTS UNDER WATER.))
SUPER=05-East Moriches, NY;
The T-W-A crash is prompting tighter security at United Airlines.
Employees will no longer accept small packages that are checked -- unless
they're opened first and the owner shows two forms of I-D.
The airline has also stepped-up X-ray baggage checks on foreign trips.
One person is dead, three others injured in a head-on crash in Campbell
It happened on State Route 6-96 near Gladys around 6:30.
State police say this pickup truck was headed south when it swerved to avoid
a car in its lane.
The two vehicles collided head-on, killing a passenger in the blue Geo
Two other people in the Geo along with the pickup truck driver were also
State police have not released the victims' names.
The investigation is continuing.
A Roanoke county fire left an elderly woman homeless earlier this month.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 6;
Since then, residents have questioned why firefighters did not respond
faster to the blaze on Oakland Boulevard.
Some Hollins area residents say there aren't enough firefighters to man
IN Q=This manpower problem
((GROVER MCCLOUD/HOLLINS RESIDENT: THIS MANPOWER PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON TOO
LONG, AND NOW IS THE TIME TO ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM-- NOT AFTER MORE LIVES ARE
LOST AND THEIR RESPONSE TIME GROW LONGER. ))
SUPER=01-Grover McCloud/Hollins Resident;
OUT Q=time grow longer
Tonight, the county board of supervisors heard a report from the fire
He says the response time for the Oakland Boulevard fire was
in-appropriate-- but the department is working on ways to improve.
IN Q=I will continue
((THOMAS FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE CHIEF: I WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR, ALONG WITH
CHIEF BURCH, HE'LL BE COMING TO WORK NEXT WEEK. AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH
THE HOLLINS GROUP IN ORDER TO ASSIST THEM WHERE NECESSARY TO ASSURE THAT WE'LL
ELIMINATE THINGS LIKE THIS FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE. ))
SUPER=01-Thomas Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire Chief;
OUT Q=happening in the future
Chief Fuqua says the department will continue seeking volunteer
firefighters, and has made a video to help with recruitment.
The project will cost twice the original estimate, but renovations to Fort
Lewis Elementary School will move forward.
Today, the County Board of Supervisors approved additional funding for
improvements at Fort Lewis and two other schools.
IN Q=So it's time
((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: SO IT'S TIME TO GET ON WITH THIS PROJECT.
CERTAINLY THE CHILDREN NEED IT. THE COUNTY IS READY FOR IT.))
OUT Q=the county is ready.
At Fort Lewis Elementary, the renovations include a new cafeteria and
kitchen, new classrooms, air conditioning, and many other improvements.
Even as the supervisors came up with more money, Harry Nickens complained
the board was compromising the county-wide study that's now under way.
IN Q=So we are in fact
((HARRY NICKENS/VINTON SUPERVISOR: SO WE ARE IN FACT TYING ONE ARM BEHIND THE
COMMITTEE AND I THINK FOR THAT REASON OUR ACTIONS ARE AT BEST PURE IN
MOTIVATION, BUT I'M NOT SURE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE.))
OUT Q=fiscally responsible.
Projects at two other schools will also receive additional money.
The vote will allow the county to air-condition the auditorium at Cave
Spring Junior High, and complete a technology center at William Byrd High
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 continues, the Senate takes a major step to overhauling the
and when we return we'll tell you why some people are saying the Roanoke Valley
has an unofficial minimum wage approaching seven dollars.
Robin in Wx Center
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People may not be able to get welfare indefinitely anymore-
The Senate passed a bill putting a five year life-time limit on aid for most
Republicans say it will end welfare as a way of life- Now they await the
((SEN. TRENT LOTT/R- THIS TIME HE IS GOING TO HAVE TO ANTE-UP AND EITHER SIGN
IT AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE COUNTRY OR VETO IT AND LET THE PEOPLE JUDGE.))
((THE ACTUAL PROVISIONS OF THE BILL APPLYING TO WELFARE ARE MUCH BETTER AND
ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/(R) Majority Leader; 00
OUT Q=ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD.
But Clinton says he's concerned about the impact of some provisions on
children- He hopes that can be worked out in a conference committee.
If you're looking for hourly work in the Roanoke Valley, you won't have to
Employers are desperate for good people.
At 2-point-6 percent, Roanoke's UN-employment rate is the second lowest in
the state and eighth lowest in the COUNTRY.
It's a problem for retailers, though, and Keith Humphry has been looking
IN Q=The biggest problem
SUPER=01-Tim Reith/Taco Bell; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; 12
SUPER=01-Henry Caldwell/Sonic Drive-in; :28
SUPER=01-Judy Egle/Rack & Sack; 1:00 Quick
SUPER=01-Jane Ramsey/Taco Bell Employee; 1:20 Quick
SUPER=01-Sarah Waller/Sonic Employee; 1:25
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.
((THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN THE ROANOKE AREA IS JUST THE LACK OF EMPLOYEES. WITH
ALL THE RETAIL THAT YOU HAVE IN THE AREA, THE LAST PLACE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE
WANT TO WORK IS FAST FOOD.))
So when he got ready to open his 18th Taco Bell in the Cave Spring area,
Reith actively recruited workers.
Management went to churches, school guidance counselors, community leaders
and offered potential workers all kinds of incentives.
...among them: ...good money.
((HENRY CALDWELL/SONIC DRIVE-IN OWNER: YOU WILL FIND THAT GOOD EMPLOYEES IN THE
$6.50 TO THE $7.50, $8 AN HOUR RANGE ARE NOT UNHEARD OF IN THIS BUSINESS IN
THIS PARTICULAR PART OF THE WORLD.))
Hard to believe Congress is debating whether to raise the minimum wage from
$4.25 to $5.15 an hour, when employers here are tripping over each other to pay
at least SIX dollars an hour?
Walmart is offering 6-and- a quarter PLUS benefits.
Rack-and-Sack topped that, paying SEVEN dollars an hour... benefits for
part-timers here, too.
((AND WE ARE THRILLED WITH THE RESPONSE THAT WE'VE RECEIVED IN ROANOKE. WE WANT
TO THANK THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE. (LAUGH)))
Rack and Sack officials didn't want us to interview THEIR employees, but
hourly workers elsewhere confirmed Egle's theory that there are a lot of things
that are mighty important to employees- even ahead of the ALL-mighty dollar.
((NO IT'S THE IMAGE OF TACO BELL. I USED TO COME HERE TO EAT ALL THE TIME. AND
I FIGURED, WELL, LET'S SEE WHAT THE BACK OF IT LOOKS LIKE, SINCE I'VE ALWAYS
SAW THE FRONT OF IT.))
((BECAUSE IT'S A GOOD ENVIRONMENT, LOTS OF FUN, NICE GROUP OF PEOPLE TO WORK
The state employment commission tells employers: positions that pay less
than 6-50 an hour withOUT benefits are going to be "very difficult to fill."
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.
Crime- That was the main topic at a town meeting with Attorney General Jim
Gilmore in Lynchburg tonight.
Law enforcement officers, court personnel and people from around central
Virginia brought their concerns to Gilmore.
Gilmore is the expected Republican nominee for governor in 1997, but GOP
officials deny this was a campaign stop.
IN Q=This fortunately
((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: THIS FORTUNATELY IS NOT A POLITICAL EVENT.
WE'RE HERE TO TALK AS AN ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE PEOPLE AND ALSO TO PEOPLE IN
PUBLIC SAFETY, SHERIFF'S PROSECUTORS AND OTHERS ABOUT WHAT'S ON THEIR MIND AND
HOW WE CAN REDUCE CRIME IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
OUT Q=crime in Virginia.
Republican delegates Vance Wilkins, Joyce Crouch and Preston Bryant joined
Gilmore at tonight's meeting.
Gilmore addressed a conference on youth alcohol and drug abuse earlier in
The first half of the year's been a roller coaster for the Danville Police
It recently awarded funding to hire 19-new officers.
On the flip side, it's been named in four separate lawsuits with allegations
ranging from police brutality to discrimination.
Police Chief Neal Morris says the truth will prevail in court and in the
meantime he hopes residents remember his officers are trained professionals.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
IN Q=There are
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :20
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :45
SUPER=01-Chris Blevins/Danville Police Officer; :55
SUPER=01-Joe Hancock/Danville Police Officer; 1:05
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:55 VERY QUICK!!
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
((There are 122- sworn officers in the Danville Police Department-- of that
number, Morris says, approximately 12- to 14 percent are minorities.
In a city that's nearly 37- percent African American-- the low percentage of
minority officers has been a sore point for some civil rights advocates.
IN Q=We've asked
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE'VE ASKED THE MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION TO
HELP US IN RECRUITMENT EFFORTS OVER THE YEARS, WE DO THE BEST WE CAN IN TRYING
TO RECRUIT BLACK OFFICERS INTO THE DEPARTMENT, WE TRY TO FIND THE BEST PERSON
FOR THE JOB, WHATEVER THEIR RACE MAY BE. ))
OUT Q=race may be.
Race and gender aside, Morris says all recruits are trained the same.
They initially ride with an experienced officer.
After that the new hires are sent to Martinsville, where through satellite,
they are linked with the New River Criminal Justice Training Academy for a
state mandated 12- week intensive course.
IN Q=The training
((CHRIS BLEVINS/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: THE TRAINING IS SUPERB, IT IS GREAT
TRAINING, IT REALLY HELPED MYSELF, AS WELL AS MY, THE OTHER OFFICERS THAT ARE
TRAINED, THAT ATTENDED THE ACADEMY. ))
OUT Q=the academy.
((JOE HANCOCK/DANVILLE POLICE OFFICER: THEY PUT US INTO SITUATIONS THAT ANY
OFFICERS CAN BE PUT INTO, WE'RE TRAINED HOW TO HANDLE THEM THE CORRECT WAY, BY
LAW, AND BY PROTECT OURSELVES AND THE CITIZENS AT THE SAME TIME. ))
OUT Q=same time.
After the 12- week course is complete, Morris says the new hires continue to
He strongly denies his officers use racist language.
And, while he admits his officers aren't perfect, he says they work under
extreme pressure and mistakes do happen.
IN Q=We have
((NEAL MORRIS: WE HAVE SENSITIVITY TRAINING, DIVERSITY TRAINING, ALL OF THESE
THINGS THAT SHOULD AID THE POLICE OFFICERS IN DEALING WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE
FIELD, BUT AS I SAY, IF YOU TREAT EVERYBODY THE SAME, IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER
WHAT YOUR COLOR IS, YOU WANT TO TREAT EVERYBODY WITH RESPECT.
BUTT BUTT BUTT
WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO MISTREAT ANYBODY. ))
OUT Q=mistreat anybody.
For those, however, who feel they've been abused or treated rudely, there is
recourse. You can fill out a written complaint.
An investigation and hearing will follow.
If the officer is found to be in the wrong, the department can take
disciplinary action. Regardless of the outcome-- a letter is forwarded to the
complainant. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
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Coming up next on News 7, residents in Campbell County try to bring the lake
back to their lakefront property,
and we'll tell you about a new treatment that some doctors say will take the
pain away from the migraine.
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If you suffer from Migraine headaches- help could be on the way, through
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Studies show one third of patients had long lasting migraine relief after
using nose drops containing the anesthetic- (LY'-doh-kayn) lidocaine.
IN Q=But then thirty
((BUT THEN THIRTY SECONDS THE HEADACHE WAS TOTALLY GONE. TOTALLY GONE, IT WAS
SUPER=01-Patricia Alcala/Migraine Patient;
OUT Q=it was amazing
The drops cost five cents a dose-
But migraine experts say this isn't the bargain it may seem.
They say the drops effectiveness fades with continued use-
One expert says it will have zero impact on the treatment of migraines.
Work is underway in Campbell County where Timber Lake residents are
rebuilding their dam and their lives.
Steve Smallshaw reports raising money for the project is bringing the
community closer together.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowner's Assoc.; :13
SUPER=01-Bud Colbert/Restoration Committee; :47
SUPER=01-Kay Lipscomb/Resident; :56
OUT Q=News7, Campbell County.
Instead of the hum of motorboats, the roar of heavy machinery is what fills
the air over Timber Lake this summer.
Residents say even that is preferable to silence.
IN Q=I feel like
((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOC.: I FEEL LIKE A LITTLE KID AGAIN,
WATCHING THESE BIG WHEELS ROLLING OUT HERE. I NEVER THOUGHT BIG EQUIPMENT AND
DIRT WOULD LOOK SO PRETTY.))
OUT Q=look so pretty.
That's because for thirteen months, they've been staring at a weed- choked
mudhole...now, finally, the landscape is changing.
Backhoes and bulldozers have begun to reshape the dam area... and dredging
operations are underway in the coves, removing years of built-up silt.
It's all being paid for by a Small Business Administration loan... and a
vast majority of the residents have pledged to help repay that loan over the
next fifteen years.
IN Q=Most of the
((BUD COLBERT/RESTORATION COMMITTEE: MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE EXTREMELY
ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. THE WHOLE COMMUNITY WAS DEVELOPED BECAUSE OF THE LAKE
AND WE ALL WANT TO SEE IT BACK AND WE'RE WORKING TO GET IT THERE.))
OUT Q=get it there.
IN Q=We had sort
((KAY LIPSCOMB/RESIDENT: WE HAD SORT OF A COMMON GOAL THAT'S CAUSED US ALL TO
EXAMINE WHAT WE WANTED IN THE NEXT COMING YEARS AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND
OUT Q=and achieve that.
While temperatures may rise this summer, this is the only thermometer
residents have been concerned with... it's the one where reaching 100 means
cooler days spent on a new lake are just around the corner.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))
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Highlights from the Avalanche and Rockies, plus the Glenvar Tennis team in
And there's of football to talk about this evening.
Ground breaking today taking place in Baltimore for the Ravens new stadium.
Former UVa star Matt Blundin has a new home as he signs with the Chicago
BEARS. The Chiefs released him last month.
And the Panthers second round pick Muhsin Muhammad signed and practiced for
the first time today.
Steve Mason from Panthers camp after the scores.
wipe to scores
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/Kansas City/7//Boston/1/6///Texas/0/j/New York/6///;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/3//St. Louis/2////San Diego/7//Houston/4/8//;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Salem and Frederick hooked up again last night in game 2 of a 4 game set at
Salem Memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Keys;
Avalanche skipper Bill McGuire had to feel pretty good as he filled out
last night's lineup card. He was named managerial prospect of the Carolina
League by his peers in the August 5th issue of "Baseball America".
Salem made McGuire's job easy with a 3 run first. John Guidice smacks one
into right scoring Garrett Neubart and Chan Mayber.
Guidice would race home two batters later on this double steal, despite the
big collision at the plate. 3-zip Avalanche.
Frederick struck back in the 2nd. Craig Daedelow delivers a shot to the
gap. The 2-run double plates Rick Wolf and Wady Almonte, trimming the lead to
The Keys eventually pulled ahead. Rick Short cracks this Luther Hackman
delivery into left, scoring Daedlow and the Keys go on to win it 9 to 5.
Salem parent club the Colorado Rockies moved within a half game of first
place in the NL West with a 10-to-7 win over the New York Mets this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Mets vs. Rockies; :00
Ellis Burks was the man for the Rockies today as he got the team's first run
home in the third inning with the triple that plates Eric Young, 1-to-nothing
Burks would also homer, as would Walt Weiss, who hit just the 15th homer of
his career in the fifth inning as the Rockies beat the Mets 10-to-7.
Colorado leads in the second game of the doubleheader 9 to 7 in the 7th.
The Glenvar Tennis team that shocked the state this past season by winning
the school's fifth straight state championship, was honored last night
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
by the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors.
Coach Art Lawrence's team beat George Mason 5-to-4 back on May 30th, and last
night the squad was recognized for the outstanding achievement.
IN Q="I FEEL REAL...
((ART LAWRENCE/GLENVAR TENNIS COACH:))
SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Tennis Coach; :00
OUT Q=...IT CARRIED OVER."
The high school golf season will be back in swing before you know it, but
yesterday the Roanoke Valley Golf Association's Junior championship finished up
Jason Orlando and Brandon LaCroix came into the 18 and under division dead
even after firing identical 67's yesterday at Blue Hills.
But LaCroix would emerge victorious as he nips Orlando by one shot.
The rising senior at North Cross shot a 69 today while Orlando fired a 70.
Ryan Patterson won the 16 and under age group.
While Michale king won the 13 and under division in which they play 18 holes,
and Lee Taylor and Matthew Willard finished first and second in the pee wee
division for those 10 and under.
The North Roanoke County All-Stars girls 10 to 12 year old softball team is
headed to the national championships.
Tonight the girls beat Powhatan to win the state Dixie Ponytails championship
at the Moyer Complex by a 7-to-2 score.
They now move on to the national event next month in Aiken, South Carolina.
And speaking of South Carolina, the Panthers are holding training camp in
Spartanburg this week.
When we come back, Steve Mason will get inside the huddle and the heads of
the team as its gets ready for its second season in the league.
The Carolina Panthers are cooking in the heat this week in training camp at
Wofford College in South Carolina.
Steve Mason and photographer Greg Moore beat the heat to get up close with a
team that is thinking about the postseason.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Carolina Panthers Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :59
SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers Wide Receiver; 1:28
SUPER=01-Eric Davis/Panthers Pro Bowl Cornerback; 1:35
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
The United States leads the medal count through Tuesday with a total of 24,
including 9 golds.
Last night the women's gymnastics team won the gold in the team competition
for the first time ever!!!
Jeff Rouse of Fredericksburg won the gold in the mens 100 meter backstroke in
only unbeaten team left in that competition.
The men's and women's Dream teams won easily, and the US softball team is the