The latest word from NEWS 7 is just 90-seconds away.
With a very public fight along the highway across the road from Appomattox
State Police Headquarters.
Significant recovery and discovery from T-W-A flight 800.
And the security guard pipe bomb suspect may not be the right guy at all.
We'll hear from his lawyer tonight.
And the local radio ratings are in.
A fight broke out between two brothers in Appomattox tonight.
The pair was riding in a car with another man who stopped by a railroad
crossing and put them out of the vehicle.
One was armed with a whisky bottle.
The other had a four- by- four fence post.
Both remain hospitalized tonight.
They brought up a big piece of the fuselage from T-W-A flight 800 tonight.
Meanwhile an underwater camera has located what appears to be a critical
part of the plane's cockpit, though that remains on the ocean floor tonight.
More later on NEWS 7 at 11.
An Appomattox County man is hospitalized tonight after a severe beating at
the hands of his own brother.
Steve Smallshaw tells us authorities are still trying to piece together what
IN Q=A truck driver
SUPER=01-Sgt. Dennis Bradner/State Police; :14
OUT Q=News7, Appomattox.
(( It was a truck driver who spotted the two men fighting near this railroad
crossing along Route 460 in Appomattox.
He notified the state police, whose headquarters are almost directly across
the road...they were on the scene in minutes.
IN Q=Basically from
((SGT. DENNIS BRADNER/VA STATE POLICE: BASICALLY FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD IT'S
PRETTY CUT AND DRY. ONE HIT THE OTHER AND THEN THE OTHER ONE JUST RETALIATED,
ONLY ABOUT THREE TIMES AS BAD AS THE FIRST ONE.))
OUT Q=the first one.
Police say George and Henry Moss were riding in a friend's car when George
hit Henry over the head with a liquor bottle.
The two were told to get out of the car, and they continued to fight.
That's when Henry allegedly used this four-by-four section of lumber to beat
his brother about the head.
What police don't know is why the two men were fighting.
IN Q=They were
((BRADNER: THEY WERE TYPICAL FRIDAY NIGHT, THEY WERE GOING TO PARTY, DRINK A
LITTLE BIT, ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY TOLD US AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT PROVOKED THE
VICTIM INTO HITTING THE SUSPECT OVER THE HEAD. HE JUST CALLED HIS NAME, AND
WHEN HE TURNED AROUND HE HIT HIM OVER THE HEAD.))
OUT Q=over the head.
Henry Moss also suffered injuries in the fight.
Police say he likely will be charged with the attempted murder of his
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Appomattox.))
A Lynchburg hospital spokeswoman says both brothers are listed in stable
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
The Navy brought up the biggest piece of wreckage from T-W-A flight 800 so
a 45-foot chunk of fuselage.
At the same time, divers resumed the search for the remaining victims.
And in a further development, a remote underwater camera has located a
critical part of the plane's cockpit.
IN Q=We think
((REAR ADMIRAL EDWARD KRISTENSEN, US NAVY: WE THINK WHAT WE HAVE IS THE FORWARD
WINDOWS FROM ONE SIDE TO THE OTHER WRAPPED AROUND THAT PART OF THE COCKPIT.))
SUPER=01-Rear Admiral Edward Kristensen/US Navy;
OUT Q=of the cockpit.
Investigators say they still don't have enough evidence to determine what
brought down the jumbo jetliner two weeks ago.
A source close to the probe says investigators are prepared to offer a
reward of $2 million dollars or more if the disaster is linked to sabotage.
Federal investigators have reportedly completed a comparative analysis of
security guard Richard Jewell's voice and that of a man who made a 9-1-1 call
to warn Atlanta police of the bombing....and have found... NO apparent
Searches of Jewell's cabin, his apartment...and two other locations
linked to him...have also come up empty. And while agents continue to search an
office he used in North Georgia...several investigators have now effectively
written him off as a suspect.
IN Q=We know
((WATSON BRYANT/JEWELL'S Attorney: I ASKED RICHARD ABOUT THIS EXPLOSIVES
TRAINING THAT HE RECEIVED, AND IT WAS EXPLOSIVES TRAINING IN HOW TO RECOGNIZE A
BOMB, AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU SEE ONE. iT HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH HOW
TO CONSTRUCT ONE OR HOW TO DIFFUSE ONE, OR ANYTHING AT ALL ABOUT HOW TO MAKE
SUPER=01-Watson Bryant/Jewell's Attorney;
OUT Q=to go away.
The F-B-I lab has successfully isolated several partial fingerprints
believed to belong to the bomber from a telephone receiver used to make the 911
Analysts are also examining segments of electricians' tape used to bind the
Atlanta pipe bombs for more prints.
Sources say no matches have been made with any suspects so far.
Renewed speculation tonight that the bombing of a U-S military housing unit
in Saudi Arabia was linked to Iran.
SUPER=03-Dharahn, Saudi Arabia/June 25;
U-S Defense Secretary William Perry says there may have been an
international connection and he warned that strong action would be taken
against any organization found responsible.
Secretary Perry said the Saudi government is close to completing its
investigation of the truck bomb blast that killed 19 American servicemen.
Perry said Iran is the leading candidate among countries that would commit
terrorist acts against the United States.
Congress has sent the President a bill to raise the minimum wage.
The measure cleared the Senate, 76-to-22, after a similarly lopsided vote in
The final bill raises the hourly wage by 50 cents, at first- -to four-
dollars- 75 cents, as of October first.
The wage goes up another 40- cents in September of 1997.
Congress worked into the evening- -a rare Friday night session.
You can see Sixth District Representative Bob Goodlatte leaving the capitol
He and his colleagues in the house passed an anti-terrorism bill today, but
it'll be at least another month before the Senate takes it up.
The bill provides for new airport security measures. But it excludes
President Clinton's proposals to expand wiretapping authority.
House Republicans added a last-minute concession: a provision for a study of
whether chemical markers should be placed in black and smokeless powders, which
are commonly used in making bombs.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns,
Hey Buddy, can you spare a roll of dimes?
One woman turned her spare change into a nice payday.
We'll check in on a Franklin County restaraunt owner, who is battling to
change some liquor laws that he feels are too hard.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
Lynchburg authorities say a police tracking dog helped them nab two armed
robbery suspects this morning.
Around 8:15, two masked teenagers entered the Midget Market on Polk Street,
brandished a gun and demanded money.
They fled on foot, but a K-9 unit from the Lynchburg Sheriff's Department
tracked the pair to a nearby home.
IN Q=We identified
((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE IDENTIFIED AN INDIVIDUAL WHO LIVES
IN A HOUSE IN THAT AREA THAT THE DOG WENT TO, MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF THE
ROBBERY SUSPECT AS FAR AS THE CLOTHES HE HAD ON THIS MORNING, THE HEIGHT, THE
WEIGHT, SKIN TONE AND HAIR.))
((DEP. JEFF MILES/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF'S DEPT.: THEY CONTAINED THE AREA WHERE
NOBODY CAME ON, THE DOG PICKED UP THE TRACK LIKE HE'S SUPPOSED TO AND FOLLOWED
IT TO THE END.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00
SUPER=01-Dep. Jeff Miles/Lynchburg Sheriff's Dept.; :15
OUT Q=to the end.
Both fourteen- year- old suspects are charged with armed robbery and use of
a firearm in commission of a felony.
Police are looking for a woman who has been bamboozling bank tellers.
The scam artist turns pennies into big bucks-- she has hit three banks along
On Wednesday, a woman walked away with several hundred dollars from two
banks in Wytheville and one in Pulaski.
Sheriff Wayne Pike says banks in Kingsport, Tennessee and Roanoke have also
been victims of this dime scam.
IN Q=A WHITE FEMALE
((SHERIFF WAYNE PIKE/WYTHE COUNTY: A WHITE FEMALE, 45 TO 50 YEARS OLD GOES
INTO BANKS WITH ROLLS OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE DIMES BUT TURNS OUT TO BE PENNIES
WITH DIMES SHOWING ON EACH END.))
SUPER=01-Wayne Pike/Wythe Co. Sheriff;
OUT Q=ON EACH END
Sheriff Pike says investigators do have a suspect.
Witnesses say she drives a teal colored sedan with either Tennessee or South
If you have any information call your local police department.
A year- and- a- half ago Orvis announced plans to DOUBLE the size of its
operation in Roanoke's Center for Industry and Technology.
So far there's no evidence any dirt has been moved.
But there has been movement on the project BEHIND the scenes.
The mail order giant has signed a deal with the city to purchase the land it
needs to expand.
City council will vote on the sale Monday.
The increased space will allow Orvis to add an average of 50 employees a
year to its workforce.
Right now Orvis has 500 full- time and part- time people.
A Franklin County man is trying to change a stiff liquor law in Franklin
But as Scott Prince found out... his plan is on the rocks.
IN Q=It's a sign
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Leonard/Jerry's Steakhouse; :18
SUPER=01-Carl Simpson/Supports Petition Effort; :48
OUT Q=S.P., N-7, Franklin County
((It's a sign of the times for this Franklin County eatery.
Jerry's Steakhouse can only sell beer and wine-- no mixed drinks.
That's because only certain districts in the county allow the sale of hard
Owner Jerry Leonard says that's too tough to swallow... and wants to change
the law come election time.
IN Q=We've got
((JERRY LEONARD/JERRY'S STEAKHOUSE: WE'VE GOT OUR PETITIONS, AND GOT THEM OUT.
AND I PUT MY FIRST PETITIONS OUT JUNE THE TENTH. ))
BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
((I WAS IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING IT PUT ON THE BALLOT IN NOVEMBER TO BE VOTED
OUT Q=voted on
But his plans have to be put on HOLD.
His petitions are now barred, because of a filing error.
Stand up 4:41:59
But even if the issue did make it on the ballot, there's no guarantee it
Two times, similar referendums have made it on.
Both times they've been shot down.
End Stand up
Even still, there are some who feel there would be enough support to get the
IN Q=If it's
((CARL SIMPSON/SUPPORTS PETITION EFFORT: IF IT'S LEGAL IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
TO SELL AN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE, EVERYONE WHO WANTS A LICENSE SHOULD BE ABLE TO
DO IT-- AS LONG AS THEY COMPLY WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS. ))
OUT Q=and regulations
Leonard says he'll be better prepared next time around.
Even if he was able to sell liquor... he believes the focus at his
restaurant would always be the food.
And he hopes THAT'S good enough to keep his customers in high spirits.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))
Virginia Republicans are still assessing the fallout of a federal court
order that bans them from charging fees for conventions.
The bad news is the price tag of a primary for taxpayers.
The good news for the state party may be the "electability factor" of
candidates picked by the public.
Ellen Qualls takes a look.
IN Q=Used to be
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 1994; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. GOP Caucus; :17
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; 1:06
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( Used to be Virginia Republicans paid their own way to pick candidates like
This year, the Supreme Court put its foot down on fees.
Now party officials wish former party chairman Pat McSweeney had pushed for
an out-of-court settlement and a little more wiggle room.
((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: WELL IT WAS UNFORTUNATE THAT THE NEW PARTY
COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN WERE KIND OF FORCED INTO TAKING A KIND OF TAKE IT OR
LEAVE IT, AND THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT TO TAKE.))
So the 1997 ticket with Jim Gilmore as the likely headliner for Governor
will be decided by primary.
But what about the 100 House of Delegates seats up for grabs -- if the GOP
nominations are contested?
((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: IT MIGHT BE PRESUMED THAT BY THE SAME TOKEN, ALL
OTHER NOMINATIONS HAVE TO GET JUSTICE DEPARTMENT APPROVAL. HOW MUCH YOU CAN
CHARGE FOR A MASS MEETING, OR A LITTLE COUNTY CONVENTION? HOW MUCH NOTICE YOU
HAVE TO GIVE? THINGS LIKE THAT. THERE MAY BE A WHOLE LOT OF FEDERAL HOOPS WE
HAVE TO JUMP THROUGH. I HOPE THERE AREN'T.))
So many special elections carry a price to taxpayers.
The primary process may also cost some groups influence -- especially
Christian conservatives, who've packed conventions in the past.
((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITIAL ANALYST: THESE FOLKS CAN BE VERY HELPFUL IN A
GENERAL ELECTION. THEY CAN DO A LOT OF WORK LIKE LABOR DOES FOR THE DEMOCRATS.
BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IF THE PARTY IS SEEN AS CAPTIVE TO SMALL INTEREST
GROUPS, THE PARTY CAN HAVE A BIG PROBLEM COME THE GENERAL ELECTION.))
But with the vote of confidence a primary can give a candidate like John
Warner, Republican convention winners -- who bomb later at the ballot box may
be relics of the past.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Soft Music Under
Still to come on News 7 at 11,
Did the Vinton pigs go to market?
Their owners say they are not at home any more.
A downtown Roanoke peach festival is underway.
We'll check on the festivities.
MUSIC UP FULL
Patrick Muldoon wants to roll down the river into the capitol building.
Denise Allen reports the young challenger is short on campaign finances--
but long on ingenuity.
SUPER=01-Patrick Muldoon/(R) Congressional Candidate; :19
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday; :31
OUT Q=News 7
((Congressional candidate Patrick Muldoon took to the New River in hopes of
paddling to a political victory.
The canoe trip is one way the challenger hopes to bridge the money gap.
Democratic incumbent Rick Boucher has big bucks to spend on his re-election
So this political newcomer is trying different ways to spread his message.
IN Q=IT'S SERIOUS BUSINESS
((PATRICK MULDOON/R-CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE: IT'S SERIOUS BUSINESS BUT YOU
ALWAYS CAN HAVE FUN ALONG THE WAY. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO DRAW ATTENTION TO
OURSELVES SO PEOPLE GET EXCITED ABOUT OUR CAMPAIGN AND KNOW THERE'S A CHOICE.))
OUT Q=there's a choice
Concerning issues that Congress is currently addressing, Muldoon says he'd
vote for the Health Care bill which would let Americans take their insurance
with them if they change jobs.
Muldoon also says welfare reform would put money back into taxpayers'
IN Q=THAT FIVE YEAR
((THAT FIVE YEAR LIMIT IS A NICE CUSHION. IT'S PLENTY OF TIME TO GET UP OFF
YOUR FEET AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE. TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE.))
OUT Q=RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR LIFE
Muldoon says that's why he's paddling to Washington--to put the
responsibility of living back into the hands of the people at the local level.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Mum's the word on the Vinton pigs.
A judge ruled earlier this summer that keeping the pet pigs violated a town
Pet owner Emma Saunders then said that she would likely put them to sleep.
But, soon after the court case a man approached Saunders about adopting the
pigs but he never followed up on the offer.
Now, the three pigs are apparently no longer with the family.
There's no comment yet from the Saunders but their attorney Pat Ferrence
said he's confident the family complied with the judge's ruling.
The buses in Lynchburg are getting better sound systems.
Thanks to a grant from the Department of Rehabilitative Services, the city's
bus company is now mounting external speakers on all of its buses.
The outside speakers will announce arrivals and departures, helping disabled
riders make the right connections.
IN Q=It not only
((MICHAEL CARROLL/GLTC: IT NOT ONLY HELPS THE SIGHT- IMPAIRED BUT I THINK IT
HELPS JUST THE REGULAR RIDERS AS WELL. IT GIVES ANOTHER CLUE AS TO WHAT BUS IS
PULLING UP AT YOUR STOP, PARTICULARLY AT A BUSY LOCATION SUCH AS THE PLAZA
CONNECTION- TRANSFER POINT.))
((DENNIS GRAGG/CENTRAL VA PLANNING DISTRICT: IT REALLY HELPS THE VISUALLY
IMPAIRED PERSON REMAIN INDEPENDENT WITHOUT HAVING TO ASK SOMEBODY FOR
ASSISTANCE, AND I THINK THAT'S A QUALITY OF LIFE ISSUE THAT'S REALLY
SUPER=01-Michael Carroll/GLTC Director; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Gragg/Central VA Planning District; :11
OUT Q=that's really important.
The grant will pay to retrofit buses bought before 1992 that have only
Advance ratings numbers for the spring of 1996 are in for the
Roanoke-Lynchburg radio market.
According to Abritron,
Country station W-Y-Y-D tops the list.
It's more than three points higher than urban sister stations W-J-J-X and
Pop station K-92, came in third, while W-S-L-Q came in fourth with its adult
W-R-O-V came in fifth at 6 point- five.
Steve Mason has the story of tonight's Riverdawgs playoff game, plus, the
Redskins were in preseason action tonight, the field for the Brickyard 400 is
and the Olympic Dream Team got the meet the United State's gymnastics Dream
team, and Reggie Miller mugged with the girls, and Shaquille O'Neal took
Dominic Moceanu to new heights.
Now let's check out the ball park figures from tonight's action.
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IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/New York/3/j/Kansas City/4//Fielder - 27th
HR//Chicago/9//Texas/0/9/Brewers-A's - LATE/;
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/4//New York/3////San Francisco/1/j/Houston/5///;
SUPER=0092-/Atlanta/0//Los Angeles/0/3/Smoltz After
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
1 thousand, and 50 fans turned out to watch the Roanoke Riverdawgs in their
Steve Mason was at victory stadium and has more on Nashville's upset of
the league's top team.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Metros vs. Riverdawgs; :00
SUPER=01-John Busch/Nashville Goalie; :17
SUPER=01-Aaron Ewert/Riverdawgs Goalie; :32
SUPER=01-Ian Spooner/Riverdawgs Forward; :46
SUPER=01-Ed McMichael/Roanoke Coach; 1:17
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
Now tomorrow night the Roanoke Rush will play its National Minor League
Football season opener against the Carolina Bobcats on the same Victory Stadium
IN Q="That is one of...
((DUKE STRAGER/ROANOKE RUSH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Duke Strager/Roanoke Rush Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...HAVE TO USE IT."
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS TRAINING CAMP
The Washington Redskins took their training camp on the road tonight up to
Orchard Park, New York to take on the BUffalo Bills in a little preseason
SUPER=03-Orchard Park, NY/Bills vs. Redskins; :00
A very pleasant night at Rich stadium as the Bills and Jim Kelly grabbed a
7-to-3 lead on the Redskins.
Kelly hits Andre Reed who out jumps Tom Carter at the goal line for the TD
4:55 into the second quarter.
The Redskins answered with Heath Shuler leading a nice drive and giving it
to reggie Brooks for the dive to make it 10-to-3 Skins.
Washington's special teams also came alive. On the Buffalo field goal attempt
Daryl Pound will slice in and get the block and the Skins open the preseason
with a 17-to-7 win over the Bills.
Last night the Super Trucks were in the spotlight at Indianapolis, and
tonight the Busch Grand National cars took their turn under the lights at
Indianapolis Raceway Park.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00
And the 35 thousand fans got their money's worth early as Jeff Green in the
Earnhardt look-a-like Goodwrench Chevy taps Todd Bodine and sends the two cars
barreling into pit wall just 10 laps in to the Kroger 200.
Speaking of Kroger, one of the top drivers in last Saturday's Kroger-WDBJ
250, Andy Houston made his Busch debut tonight and unfortunately hit the wall
on lap 57.
Randy LaJoie the pole winner was in third with under 20 laps to go, but
leader Chad LIttle and second Hermie Sadler crashed in front of him and he
squeaks by the for the win in the Kroger 200.
The Brickyard 400 gets underway at one o'clock tomorrow afternoon at
Gary Bradberry in the Shoney's Ford was the fastest qualifier today in
second round time trials. Here's how they'll stack up in spots 26 through 40.
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SUPER=0107-26. Gary Bradberry/174.584/27. John Andretti//28. Jeff Burton //29.
Geoff Bodine//30. Michael Waltrip;
SUPER=0107-31. Kenny Wallace//32. Ward Burton//33. Darrell Waltrip//34. Robert
Pressley//35. Derrike Cope;
SUPER=0107-36. Ricky Rudd//37. Bobby Hamilton//38. Morgan Shepherd//39. Ricky
Craven//40. Dave Marcis;
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SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ESPN; :00
The final practice sessions were quite eventful this afternoon, as Bobby
HIllin, who qualified 5th hit the wall and somehow didn't hit anyone else,
he'll have to go to a backup car.
And so will Bobby Hamilton who crashed the STP Pontiac late in practice and
will now have to start at the back of the field tomorrow.
IN Q="We was up here...
((RICHARD PETTY/OWNER - STP PONTIAC:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Owner - STP Pontiac; :00
OUT Q=...TRY IT AGAIN."
Still to come tonight, an area AAU team is lighting it up in the nationals,
And the tattooed, dyed rebounding wonder is coming back to the Bulls.
The nucleus of the defending world champion Chicago Bulls will remain in
tact now that Dennis Rodman has come to terms with the team.
The NBA's top rebounder has reportedly agreed to a one year deal worth
considerably more than the six million dollars the Bulls offered last month.
Official terms of the deal will not be released until Rodman officially
The Piedmont Stars AAU basketball team from the Martinsville-Henry County
area continues to roll in the National tournament down in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
The team is in the now in the final four with Los Angeles, San Francisco, and
GRAPHIC=Atlanta Olympic Logo
Still no word tonight on whether Carl Lewis will run in the finals of the 4
X 100 relay tomorrow night.
Lewis, who is in search of his 10th gold medal did not run in tonight's
Elsewhere, the United State men's baseball team nailed down the bronze as
ex-UVa star Seth Greisinger helped pitch three hitter against Nicaragua.
And the US women's Dream Team beat Australia today to advance to the gold
medal game against Brazil.
The refreshments were peachy keen in downtown Roanoke today.
Vendors, entertainers and artists came out for the peach festival in Crestar
Downtown Roanoke Incorporated is helping put on the festival which benefits
a local child care agency.
IN Q=it is a benefit
((IT IS A BONUS FOR THE NORTHWEST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER, A TERRIFIC FACILITY
THAT HELPS OUT CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES. ))
OUT Q=and their families.
If you missed the festival today, you still have a chance to taste all sorts
of peach goodies-- from cobbler to milkshakes.
The festival continues tomorrow morning at 10 and runs until 5 P-M.