GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Investigators think a bomb exploded in the front cargo section of T-W-A
A source close to the investigation says experts have not ruled out the
possibility of a missile, nor will they flat out say it wasn't mechanical
But the source says investigators are focusing on the bomb theory.
Search crews working today lifted and removed a chunk of wing and large
piece of landing gear of T-W-A Flight 800 from the ocean floor.
Workers hoped that by moving the pieces they would find more victims, but
none was found.
So far, the remains of 145 people have been recovered.
Searchers spotted more bodies and located two of the plane's four engines.
They have also found a front part of Flight 800 that might contain the
A suspicious bag has been removed from an Olympic soccer match.
The bag was found outside Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama,
where Spain and Argentina were playing.
There's no word yet on what was in the bag.
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Meanwhile, the early morning blast in Atlanta has soldiers and police with
bomb-sniffing dogs on edge.
The bombing has turned the fun and games into an armed encampment, putting a
damper on the free spirit of the Olympic Games.
Regina Blakley has the latest.
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SUPER=01-Tom Davis/Georgia Bureau of Investigation; :42
SUPER=07-David Gilbert; 1:19
SUPER=07-Dawn Ingvardsen; 1:31 Quick!!
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:37
OUT Q=CBS News, Atlanta.
(( Hours after a pipebomb exploded in centennial park...killing one..
injuring 110... there was another scare...
POLICE: WE NEED YOU TO BACK UP 2 BLOCKS... A WHAT? A BOMB.
A suspicious package in atlanta's underground... a shopping and
dining area.. turned out not to be a bomb... but it was just enough to further
unnerve an already suspicious security force and public.. who found its eyes
focused not on the athletes but on their surroundings... which began to look
more like a military camp than a sports event.
Last night's pipebomb explosion... sent nails and other debris
flying... the officer who spotted the package recollected the night which
turned into a nightmare..
TOM DAVIS/SPECIAL AGENT, GEORGIA BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
This was the scene as the bomb went off during an interview with
U.S. Swimmer Janet Evans.
With the park sealed off for investigation... attention turned to
the 911 warning call.... placed just minutes before the blast.. by a caller
the fbi describes as a white male with no distinguishing accent.. authorites
concentrated on a bank of pay phones... just a couple of blocks from the blast
site... where the call was traced.
but the games went on.. albeit with flags at half staff... olympic
watchers' opinion divided on whether the games were worth it all..
I'M GONNA SELL MY TICKET AND GO BACK HOME TO WASHINGTON. I DON'T
FEEL LIKE DYING FOR THE OLYMPICS.
But visitors from the u.s. agreed on one thing...
DAWN INGVARDSEN/VISITOR: "I'D BE HURT AS AN AMERICAN TO FIND OUT IT WAS
There is no word that authorities know who is responsible.. but the
investigation continues.. with visitors home videotapes as well as hundreds of
security surveillance tape being screened. rb, cbs news, atlanta."
The effect of the Olympic bombing has reached far beyond Atlanta.
One Martinsville woman's son is a police officer at the games.
Brenda Manns said her son, Gerrard Manns, helped out in the aftermath of the
blast to ensure the safety of the many injured.
But, Manns said she was more concerned about HIS safety.
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((BRENDA MANN/MOTHER OF ATLANTA OFFICER: HE DID HAVE TO GO DOWN, HIM AND SOME
OF THE OTHER OFFICERS AND I REALLY DIDN'T GET TO TALK TO HIM PERSONALLY UNTIL
ABOUT 2:30 TODAY AND HE SAID THAT HE WAS ALL RIGHT. IT WAS SAD. A LOT OF
PEOPLE GOT HURT AND I ASKED HIM HOW COULD SOMEBODY DO THAT AND WHY.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Manns/Mother of Atlanta Police Officer;
OUT Q=that and why
Brenda Manns was in Atlanta just last Thursday in the same area where the
She said the crowd was so large that a suspicious-looking package or person
could have easily gone unnoticed.
Tomorrow she plans to return to Atlanta to visit her son and watch some of
the remaining games.
Now if you think you may have family members that were injured in the blast
you can call the American Red Cross at 4-0-4, 6-8-5, 82-85.
A bomb scare in our Nations capital this afternoon sent about a thousand
tourist and travelers fleeing Union Station-- twice!
Service was suspended for two-and-a-half hours.
At about 3 o'clock the people were evacuated from the popular tourist
attraction after station workers received two calls of a bomb left at the
Police bomb squads didn't find anything.
However when passenges got off at around 5, one bag was left unclaimed.
Authorities emptied the station again, the bomb squad checked it out and
didn't find anything dangerous.
Today a cruise ship vacation turned into terror when five crew members died
and as many as 76 people were injured in a fire.
SUPER=03-Off Juneau, AK;
The cruise ship "Universe Explorer" was about two hours southwest of Juneau
Officials say the fire started in the ship's laundry room.
It was extinguished with the help of a Coast Guard team placed aboard the
ship, but it was rekindled.
Most of those injured suffered smoke inhalation.
Fire and smoke damaged three businesses in Danville tonight.
It happened at the intersection of Route 41 and Orphanage Road.
Officials believe the fire originated in the back of a tanning salon which
sustained the most damage.
A gym and hair salon were also located in the building-- both were damaged
Authorites received the call at around seven from a passerby who noticed
IN Q=I'm a
((KEN SHEETZ/WITNESS:I'M A MEMBER OF THE GYM AND I WAS JUST DRIVING BY WHEN I
SAW THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE EAVE OF THE ROOF, AND WE RAN AND CALLED 911,
THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAME HERE ABOUT THREE MINUTES LATER. ))
SUPER=01-Ken Sheetz/Witness; :00
OUT Q=minutes later.
It took fire fighters about fifteen minutes to get the blaze under control.
Officials are still trying to determine the cause.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
An escaped prisoner was on the loose near Lynchburg,
More Virginia state troopers are in training- they should be filling more
than 100 vacancies within a year.
Kimberly in Wx Center
Well, we're starting to see some cloud cover building over the region
These clouds will likely turn into showers by tomorrow.
While temperatures will be sliding into the 50s overnight-- let's take a
look back at how warm it was today.
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One Lynchburg man is dead and another is in jail tonight following a fight
outside a Lynchburg night club.
Police found 18-year-old Derrick A. Crews lying on the sidewalk in the
17-hundred block of Park Avenue, this morning.
19-year-old Troy A. Brown of Lynchburg, is charged with the murder.
Witnesses told police Crews left The Pepper Baux (Box) around two this
IN Q=THERE WAS A
((CMDR. JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE
VICTIM AND ONE OR MORE PEOPLE HE WAS ACQUAINTED WITH. IT ESCALATED FROM AN
EXCHANGE OF WORDS TO AN A POINT WHERE THERE WERE A SERIES OF GUN SHOTS FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police;
OUT Q=gun shots fire.
At least one of those shots hit Crews in the chest.
He died a short time later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Brown is in the Lynchburg City Jail without bond.
In addition to the murder charge, he's facing charges of using a firearm in
commission of a felony.
Police in central Virginia were on the trail of a escaped North Carolina
prisoner this afternoon.
Campbell County, Lynchburg, and State Police spent most of the day combing
the Clayton Estates area off route 4-60.
Police say 31-year-old John Anthony Matthis of North Carolina was spotted in
the Timberlake area around 12:30 this afternoon in a vehicle.
He got into a short pursuit with police and later fled on foot-- and got
Matthis is also wanted in Tennessee on numerous burglary and forgery
He's described as a male white with blonde hair, wearing shorts and tennis
Law enforcement authorities in Franklin County doled out 27 charges in a
drunk driving sting last night.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;
State Police, Franklin County, and Rocky Mount officers spent six hours
stopping vehicles on Route 2-20.
Nine people were arrested for driving under the influence.
State Police say motorists are pleased with the checkpoints.
IN Q=They're getting fed
((BOBBY RATLIFF/STATE POLICE: THEY'RE GETTING FED UP WITH THE BEHAVIOR THAT'S
GOING ON ABOUT PEOPLE BEING DRUNK, THE SPEED THAT'S KILLING. WE'RE OUT HERE TO
SAVE LIVES. IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO THE MALL, CHURCH, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO
MAKE THE ROAD SAFER FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Bobby Ratliff/State Police;
OUT Q=for them.
The State Police's Mobile Command Post was on hand for breathalyzer tests.
22 officers worked the checkpoint from 9 last night until three this
This is the final week of the "Safe and Sober" Campaign.
The Virginia State Police are in need of MORE than just a few good troopers.
Statewide there are 105 vacancies.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;
The Workforce Transition Act enabled many troopers to retire July first.
The Salem Division covers 14 counties, including Bedford, Botetourt,
Franklin and Roanoke.
Officials in our area say service will not be compromised.
IN Q=IT SEEMS
((CAPT. CHARLES COMPTON/STATE POLICE: IT SEEMS THE 11 VACANCIES ARE SPREAD
PRETTY EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE 14 COUNTIES.))
SUPER=01-Charles Compton/State Police;
OUT Q=THE 14 COUNTIES
Two training classes are scheduled for the fall.
110 candidates are ready to attend the six month academy.
These troopers will be patrolling Virginia highways by March of next year.
Until that time Compton says troopers working at truck weigh stations and
other inspection assignments will patrol the roadways.
Soft Music Under
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
Mike Stevens will join us live from the New River Valley Speedway.
Roanoke Homeowners will be receiving a pamphlet in the mail soon.
It'll explain why flood insurance rates will be dropping.
MUSIC UP FULL
This fall flood insurance will cost a little less for Roanoke residents and
In the next few days, city residents will receive a newsletter called
"Flooding in Roanoke."
City officials produced the pamphlet to qualify for a federal program which
lowers flood insurance rates.
IN Q=WE ACTUALLY
((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER: WE ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE
FEMA C-R-S PROGRAM THE CITIZENS WILL BE SEEING A FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION IN
THEIR FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.))
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Engineer;
OUT Q=FLOOD INSURANCE RATES
In the past decade Roanoke has been devastated several times by flooding.
The flood of '85 probably produced the most serious widespread damage.
This newsletter offers safety tips and helps dispel some myths surrounding
IN Q=THE FACT THAT
((THE FACT THAT THE STANDARD HOME OWNER'S POLICY WOULD NOT COVER FLOOD DAMAGE.
THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIFIC POLICY.))
OUT Q=SPECIFIC POLICY
Greg Reed says all the newsletters should be mailed out by the first of the
Residents will be able to take advantage of the reduction in their flood
insurance starting this October.
This Southern Christian Leadership Conference rally was more than just a
picnic in the park.
The S-C-L-C is sponsoring several rallies this summer to talk with Roanoke
children about social issues such as AIDs and teen pregnancy.
Hurt Park was the site of today's rally.
The food, music and games were just a part of the event.
Speakers were on hand to make sure these young people know they have someone
in their corner.
IN Q=we want to educate
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SCLC PRESIDENT: WE WANT TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT GOING
TO SCHOOL THAT THE SCLC WILL HELP THEM. IF THEY ARE HUNGRY THEY CAN CALL THE
SCLC. IF THEY NEED HELP WITHTHEIR HOMEWORK WE HAVE A LOT OF EDUCATORS IN THE
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/SCLC President.;
OUT Q=education in the SCLC
14 year old Gary Kasey was one of the speakers.
He says the most important things for young people to remember are to get an
education and stop selling drugs.
IN Q=theY're always talking
((GARY KASEY/JUNIOR SCLC: THEY'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY BUT AT
THE SAME TIME THE POLICE SHOULDN'T BE BEATING US, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE NEED
TO STAY WITHIN THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Gary Kasey/Junior SCLC President.;
OUT Q=with in the law
The Roanoke Chapter of the S-C-L-C is only seven months old, but is already
200 members strong.
The next rally is scheduled for August 10th at Eureka Park.
The Late Model Stock Drivers were out tonight for the Kroger W-D-B-J 250 at
the New River Valley Speedway.
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Starlink
And the voices of W-D-B-J racing Mike Stevens and Robin Reed joins us now
for a report on tonight's action, Mike.
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SUPER=01-Mike Stevens Robin Reed; :00
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Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/Starlink
Greg Sacks dodged several crashes and made his move late in the race to win
the Talladega 5-k Grand National Race.
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/CBS SPORTS; :
The super speedway at Talladega was as tough as ever. Less than 20 laps
into the race Phil Parsons gets clipped in a crowd by sacks hits the wall and
slides back down the track collecting several cars and bringing out the
Then with about 7 laps to go Brett Bodine in car number 81 is in the middle
of the pack he gets hit in the rear the car goes airborne before coming down on
all four wheels and hitting the wall. Bodine was alright.
Sacks waited until the end of the race before making his move and he would
hold off Joe Nemechek winning the 500-K Busch race.
Nemechek was second Randy Lajoie third Terry Labonte fourth and Michael
Rain washed out the second round of qualifying today at Talladega for
tomorrow's running of the Diehard 500.
That means that Ken Schrader will start 26-th. And here is the rest of the
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SUPER=0107-26. Ken Schrader/188.619/27. Rickey Craven//28. Ricky Rudd//29.
Terry Labonte//30. Bobby Hillin;
SUPER=0107-31. Loy Allen//32. Rusty Wallace//33. Ward Burton//34. Greg
Sacks//35. W. Dallenbach;
SUPER=0107-36. M. Shepherd//37. B. Hamilton//38. G. Bradberry//39. Geoff
Bodine//40. Brett Bodine;
SUPER=0107-41. Joe Nemechek //42. Bill Elliott;
And coming up, Joe Gibbs and four others are the newest members of the Pro
Football Hall of Fame John Cook leads the P-G-A's Charity Classic.
And we'll have scores and highlights from the Major League ball parks
Baltimore banged on Orel Hershiser for 10 runs as the Orioles routed the
Cleveland Indians 14 to 2.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :
Earl Weaver, The greatest manager in Oriole history, in the yard.
In the bottom of the first B.J. Surhoff sends this bullet to the wall in
centerfield scoring three runners and the Orioles jumped out to the 4 to
Cleveland came back in the third. Bryan Giles hits a triple down the left
field line scoring Casey Candale and the Indians were back in the game trailing
4 to 1.
But Rafael Palmerio came through SUPER=35-Baltimore/14/Cleveland/2/ with
the back breaker. He belts this grand slam homer to right field Baltimore led
10 to 2 and the Orioles led 14 to 2.
The Cincinnati Reds came from behind this afternoon to beat the Mets 7 to 5.
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
The Mets took the lead in their half of the fifth. Bernard Gilkey sends
this bullet over the left center field wall for a three run homer and a 5 to 3
Cincinnati took a one run lead in SUPER=35-Cincinnati/7/New York/5/;the
sixth then in the seventh Brett Boone singles to right field Reggie Sanders
rounds the bases to score and the Reds win it 7 to 5.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/FOX SPORTS; :
In San Francisco today, Matt Williams and David McCarty ripped back to back
homers and Barry Bonds added a two run double as the Giants beat the Braves.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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SUPER=0092-/New York/5/j/Cincinnati/7////Atlanta/5/j/San Francisco/7///;
SUPER=0092-/Montreal/3//St. Louis/5/8///Los Angeles/2//Houston/5/8//;
Lou Creekmur, Dan Dierdorf, Charlie Joiner Mel Renfro and Joe Gibbs are the
newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ESPN2; :
Gibbs led the Redskins to three Superbowl Titles ending his career with a
124 and 60 regular season record.
He won the three Superbowls with three different quarterbacks and he had
only one losing season winning 10 or more games 8 times in 12 seasons.
SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC SPORTS; :
New Orleans and Indianapolis squared off in the Hall of Fame exhibition
Scott Slutzker hauled in this two yard touchdown pass in the fourth
quarter as the Colts beat the Saints by a score of 10 to 3.
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John Cook is alone atop the leader board after three rounds of the Charity
SUPER=03-Sutton, MA/GOLF CHANNEL; :
Cook shot his second consecutive four under par 67 today putting him at 14
under par and three shots better then second round leader Bruce Fleisher.
Fleisher shot a 70 today and he holds down second place at 202 11 under
par one stroke better than Russ Cochran who is in third place at 10 under.
In less than a year, the Roanoke Times has seen circulation drop three and a
Paper management says it expected the drop, because of pricing and coverage
But why is the paper raising prices and reducing coverage?
It's all part of the harsh realities the newspaper industry as a whole is
Advertising is down, and newsprint costs have nearly DOUBLED.
The Roanoke Times, the most widely read paper in our area, is dealing with
this by controlling costs within.
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((WALTER RUGABER/ROANOKE TIMES PUBLISHER: WE DO THINK NEWSPAPERS ARE NOT GOING
TO BE ABLE TO PASS COST INCREASES THROUGH TO CUSTOMERS EITHER READER CUSTOMERS
OR ADVERTISING CUSTOMERS JUST WILLY NILLY. THAT'S NOT GONNA, YOU KNOW THAT'S
NOT GONNA FLY IN THIS WORLD OF COMPETITION.))
SUPER=01-Walter Rugaber/Roanoke Times Publisher;
OUT Q=world of competition.
It's trying to save money by implementing a team- based management program
that has proven successful in a manufacturing setting.
But so far it has had mixed results at the paper.
At the same time, The Roanoke Times is trying to control costs by choosing a
smaller, more focused area for the bulk of its news coverage.
But all these savings decisions have their own pricetag.
We'll explore this more in a special edition of On Record, in which we will
present an extended version of the News-7 series, Changing Times at The Roanoke
It will air tomorrow morning at 11, right here on your hometown station.