Atlanta officials claim victory for the Olympic spirit over terrorism as
they re-open Centennial Park,
and another Navy salvage ship joins the effort to recover the wreckage from
T-W-A Flight 800.
Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.
A Roanoke County convenience store is losing its wine and beer license for
selling alcohol to a teenager who struck and killed a teacher last year.
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Riverside Quickette will have its license suspended for 30 days.
If the store owner wants to pay a one- thousand dollar fine, the suspension
will last only 20 days.
The Glenvar honor student who bought the beer the night of December 14th was
16 at the time and- -by his own account- -already drunk when he entered the
About an hour later, the teenager's car struck a woman, Bonnie Kitts, as she
walked along a residential side- street near her home.
The hearing examiner concluded the boy's age and intoxication "aggravated
the seriousness of the offense."
F-B-I officials reportedly have a composite sketch of the prime suspect in
the Olympic bombing but are delaying releasing it for fear they'll receive a
flood of misleading calls.
Meantime, thousands of people filled Atlanta's Centennial park this morning
as it re-opened three days after the fatal bombing.
Dave Fehling has more.
SUPER=01-Andrew Young/Former Atlanta Mayor; :45
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; 1:14
OUT Q= CBS News, Atlanta.
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation
In the probe of the T-W-A disaster, investigators continue to look for
evidence of a bomb.
Today they'll perform tests on a recovered luggage bin looking for traces of
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
The container was pulled from the Atlantic yesterday.
Investigators hope the tests will help confirm the theory that the 7-47 was
brought down by a bomb that ripped the cockpit and the first class passenger
cabin from the rest of the fuselage.
Authorites are still puzzled at the lack of strong indicators on the metal
which would support that theory.
((ROBERT FRANCIS/VICE CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD
"THERE IS SUCH A MASS OF WRECKAGE OUT THERE. IT'S REALLY, I'M
JUST NOT CAPABLE OF ARTICULATING WHAT A MESS IT IS. AND THERE'S 350,000
POUNDS OF AIRPLANE OUT THERE ON THE OCEAN FLOOR."
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/NTSB Vice Chairman;
OUT Q=ON THE OCEAN FLOOR.
The U-S-S Grapple will assist with recovery efforts today.
The Navy salvage ship can deploy a remote controlled underwater vehicle
capable of raising loads that weigh up to 13 thousand pounds.
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
In Paris today representatives from the world's major industrialized nations
are meeting to discuss the problem of terrorism.
But the so called G-Seven nations do not agree on overall strategy.
The U-S wants to isolate Iran, Libya and other countries accused of
But European nations focus instead on individual groups.
The government is hauling the Christian Coalition into court.
The Coalition is being accused of illegally promoting Republican
candidates and not reporting the help as campaign contributions.
The Federal Election Commission says the Coalition put out printed voter
guides, held conferences and urged Republican voters to go to the polls in the
last three elections.
The suit says those activities illegally helped former President
Bush, North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, House Speaker Newt Gingrich and
former Virginia senate candidate Ollie North.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, one man suffers burns from an explosion at a plant
and the week starts out golden for the United States, as several americans top
music up full
One man is in the hospital following an explosion at B-B-A Friction Plant in
Dublin this morning.
It happened at about 4:30.
Firemen believe a spark from static electricity ignited an explosion.
The worker suffered second and third degree burns to his face, chest and
arms and is listed in stable condition.
His name has not been released.
No major damage to the plant is reported.
Martinsville and Henry County educators are laying the foundation for
possible future consolidation by sharing staff and facilities this year to meet
special education needs.
Two new programs will work to keep students off the streets, reduce crime
and increase academic achievements, and serve the seriously emotionally
disturbed and disabled students.
School officials say this cooperative effort is only the beginning.
IN Q=We're looking at
((IRA TROLINGER/MARTINSVILLE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER
JOINT GRANT PROPOSAL WITH VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY
COLLEGE. WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BEST SERVE THE STUDENTS IN THE MOST
COST EFFECTIVE WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Ira Trollinger/Martinsville School Superintendent;
OUT Q=cost effective way.
The state is offering incentives for Henry County and Martinsville to
continue working together by reimbursing a portion of the cost of programs.
No new staff members were needed to implement this year's plan.
A Roanoke County company that's only a year old has developed a product that
could become quite popular with railroads all over the world.
Systems Technology of Virginia, or S-T-I, has completed the design of
something called a Sideframe Milling Machine.
Sideframes are located underneath a railroad car.
They house the wheel assemblies.
After thousands of miles of travel, they become warped.
S-T-I has figured out a way to have a machine refurbish the sideframes so
they're as good as new.
IN Q=This refurbishes
((SCOTT REPSHER/STI PARTNER: THIS REFURBISHES IT. BRING IT BACK TO
SPECIFICATION WHERE THEY CAN RE-USE IT ON A NEW BOXCAR SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Scott Repsher/STI Partner;
OUT Q=boxcar system.
Right now sideframes are refurbished by hand.
That takes up to an hour to complete.
S-T-I's machine can do it in a matter of minutes.
The first of these Sideframe Milling Machines will soon be installed at
Norfolk Southern's Roanoke Shops.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
From railroads to highways -- a couple of road projects get some funding,
and a big jump in ratings is music to the ears of one radio station in
Those stories and more, coming up on News 7.
W-J-J-S may have started only a couple of years ago, but it is already
headed to the top of the charts.
Jay Moore takes a look at the Beat of the City.
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SUPER=01-David Lee Michaels/WJJS Program Director; :27
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS General Manager; :47
SUPER=03-Salem/May 27; :55
SUPER=04-July 11; 1:10 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=nat sound
OUT Q=nat sound
W-J-J-S is making a name for itself in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The rhythmic, contemporary station has been in its current form since May of
That's when some radio pioneers got together to offer listeners an
alternative to other stations in the area.
IN Q=We had a dream
OUT Q=radio rules.
Breaking THOSE rules has proven to be the key to J-J's jump in the ratings.
It's a strong second, knockin' on the door of county music leader WYYD.
IN Q=I think we've only
OUT Q=future holds.
Two recent concerts in the valley have also brought in listeners.
In the past two month J-J-S has sponsored a couple of concerts.
3-T performed during Roanoke's Festival in the Park.
And earlier this month, Kool & The Gang sang before a crowd of 6- thousand
at Salem Memorial Stadium.
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OUT Q=respect for WJJS.
SOT nat sound
In Lynchburg Jay Moore, News 7.))
A new study may be paving the way toward making the TransAmerica corridor a
Congressman Bob Goodlatte yesterday announced that 400-thousand dollars has
been set aside to study the route I-66 would take through Virginia.
Goodlatte has lobbied hard for the corridor to run through Lynchburg and
central Virginia, which does "not" have an interstate highway of its own.
Funding and construction could still be decades away.
IN Q=But if we
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: BUT IF WE DON'T BEGIN THE PROCESS NOW OF
PUTTING IN OUR BID AND THIS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY IS APPROVED AND ROUTED, IT COULD
EASILY BE ROUTED SOMEWHERE ELSE. WE'VE GOT TO STAY ON TOP OF IF RIGHT FROM THE
OUTSET IF WE'RE GOING TO SEE FUTURE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE CREATION OF
JOBS IN THE LYNCHBURG AREA PROTECTED.))
OUT Q=Lynchburg area protected.
The study will be conducted sometime next year.
Goodlatte also announced that the federal government has approved
construction of a partial interchange at 581 near Hershberger Road.
It should help alleviate traffic congestion created by the new WalMart
Stocks have been largely unchanged today.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP almost one point.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around - Patrick has sports next, including highlights from the
Carolina Panthers' training camp,
and the U-S-T-A tournament continues in Roanoke.
We'll hear from one of the participants.
MUSIC UP FULL
In Olympic action today the Dream Team takes on Brazil in the men's
And the United State's softball team plays for the gold tonight either
against Australia or China.
Yesterday the Americans went on another medal blitz including a history
making jump by Carl Lewis.
Bill Schweizer reports.
SUPER=04-NBC Sports; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Schweizer/Reporting; :39
OUT Q=for CBS News.
Members of a group seeking a major league baseball team for Northern
Virginia say they expect to resume negotiations with the Houston Astros.
Astros Chairman Drayton McLane has set a Thursday deadline for Houston-area
officials to submit a financing plan for a new ballpark for the team.
He says if they don't, he'll ask Major League Baseball to consider a
In today's "Washington Post" McLane says talking to the northern Virginia
group would be high on his list.
The U-S-T-A Women's Challenger of Roanoke tournament continues at Hunting
Hills this week.
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Qualifying finished up last night and now the 28 player field competes for
the 25- thousand dollars in prize money today.
Blacksburg high school rising senior Cara Prupas lost in qualifying to
former UVa number one Jennifer Callen. Even though she lost in straight
sets, her positive attitude remains intact.
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((CARA PRUPAS/BLACKSBURG SENIOR: YEAH, IT'S A REALLY GOOD EXPERIENCE. I TRY TO
LEARN AS MUCH AS I CAN WHEN I COME OFF A MATCH. I TRY TO GET EXPERIENCE FROM IT
NO MATTER IF I WHEN OR LOSE. I TRY TO SEE WHAT I NEED TO IMPROVE AN GET BETTER
SUPER=01-Cara Prupas/Blacksburg Senior; :00
OUT Q=better on it.
The Carolina Panthers are also trying to get better at it.
Football that is.
The Panthers' are training in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and this year the
team's postseason hopes will continue to be pinned on sophomore quarterback
Steve Mason has more on the former Penn State all-american.
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SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00
SUPER=01-Kerry Collins/Panthers Quarterback; :12
SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers Wide Receiver; :57
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; 1:18
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((He's 6'5 and weighs 240, he looks more like a linebacker, and has a
cannon for an arm. But it's his mental game that needs work. Taking
responsibility has been a good start.
((KERRY COLLINS/PANTHER QUARTERBACK:))
Steve Buerlien and Kelly Stouffer will serve as back ups. Collin's new
confidence in knowing that he's the starter hasn't gone unnoticed.
((MARK CARRIER/PANTHERS WIDE RECEIVER:))
Carrier is one veteran amongst many young players on offense. Expect newly
signed receiver Mushin Mahamad to contribute right away.
((DOM CAPERS/PANTHERS HEAD COACH:))
Coming up in our next Panther report, the Carolina defense looks to improve
after finishing 7th in the league a year ago. In Spartanburg South Carolina,
News 7 sports.))
*******patrick toss to mel*********
That's it for News 7 at Noon -- Have a great day.