Next on News Seven-- F-B-I agents
collected more evidence from Olympic bombing suspect Richard Jewell.
There was also a memorial service for the woman killed in the blast.
Divers have found the cockpit and seven more bodies in the wreckage of T-W-A
And a Bedford County community celebrates a victory over Blue Cross/Blue
The news is Next.
Today F-B-I agents collected more evidence from the home of Olympic bombing
suspect Richard Jewell.
Investigators took hair samples and fingerprints from Jewell's apartment.
But his attorney refused to give them a voice recording they requested.
Manuel Gallegus has the latest.
IN Q=This afternoon federal
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :02
SUPER=00-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:09
OUT Q=Manuel Gallegus, CBS News Atlanta.
(( This afternoon federal agents again showed up at securtiy guard Richard
They stayed about an hour.
They took in a black knapsack and tackle box, and carried out a plastic bag.
Jewell is still the subject of an intense FBI investigation.
For three days now the fbi has had a hold of boxes of items taken from
Jewell's apartment and former residence.
The FBIi will not say whether any of those items are somehow related to
CBS News has learned that investigators have finished their analysis of the
911 phone call made just before the attack .... and that Jewell does not appear
to be the one who called.
Meantime friends and relatives gathered in another part of Atlanta to bury
Alice Hawthorne, the 44 year old mother of two who was killed in centennial
Hawthorne was visiting the games with her 14 year old daughter fallon who
was also hurt in the blast.
Security at the games remains tight.. with everyone stopping to be
searched... in the past week, there have been several dozen bomb scares around
There was even another brief scare at centennial park Friday night when a
police dog paused at a package... it turned out to be nothing.
And even though Richard Jewell has not been charged with anything-he
is now named in a lawsuit by a woman who was injured.
Nancy davis accuses Jewell and park security of not evacuating visitors fast
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News Atlanta.))
Iranian officials are denying accusations made by Defense Secretary William
Perry concerning the June truck-bombing in Saudi Arabia.
Perry says Iran may have been involved in the truck bombing that killed 19-
Iran's officials says Perry's remarks are "politically motivated" -- and
said they defy common sense.
Saudi officials are close to wrapping up their investigation.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Divers have found the cockpit and seven more bodies in the wreckage of T-W-A
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
That brings the total to 191 victims recovered-- with 39 still missing.
Investigators hope the cockpit will help them determine how the plane
Meanwhile a Virginia author has a book out that bears some striking
similarities to circumstances surrounding the crash.
Linda Winne (WIN-ee) reports.
TAPE# 96-61; 15:31 (Conus Afternoon)
IN Q=Investigators have
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY/July 18; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Hornig/Author of "Stinger"; :23
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Dept. of Defense; :58
OUT Q=Winne, reporting.
(( Investigators have not ruled out the possibility that a missile
brought down T-W-A Flight 800 on July 17th... killing all 230 people
If it was a missile, the scenario would be all too familiar to Afton author
You see, in the late 19-80's Hornig wrote a book called "Stinger" where a
terrorist brings down a 7-47 over Boston Harbor with a stinger missile.
Hornig's reaction when he first heard that investigators were looking into
the possibility of a missile might surprise some people.
Horning says he thinks it's very possible a missile could have destroyed the
T-W-A plane, but he doesn't think it was a stinger.
As for Hornig's book, it's been out of print for years now. But
Hornig says if bookstores had "Stinger" on the shelves, it would be a
This is not the first time Hornig has had a story line match a real life
In 19-84, Hornig wrote a book about a cocaine processing plant in Northern
One year later, authorities uncovered a similar drug manufacturing plant in
Nearby Orange County.
It was one of the biggest drug busts ever on the East Coast.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns,
A conservative group wins a victory over government regulation in Lynchburg.
A party for a pharmacist?
We'll find out why these people are so happy--
But first, let's check in with Kimberly,
wx ad lib
Okay, Ron-- well if you're going to be partying outside tonight, you'll find
the weather conditions pretty cooperative.
The rain and storms have fizzled out-- and are mainly to the south and east
Let's check the rainfall totals from earlier this evening...
MUSIC UP FULL
A farm accident in Franklin County yesterday left one dead.
Wesley W. Naff was pinned under an overturned tractor for more than four
It happened on his farm off route 7-35.
The sheriff's department received the call around 11:15 last night.
Apparently the tractor slid and rolled sideways over an embankment.
Naff should NOT be confused with his son, also Wesley Naff, who was a 9th
district candidate for the House of Delegates in '93.
A Bedford County community put on "A Get Out of Jail Free" party for a local
The guest of honor never spent time behind bars, but party goers say they're
celebrating his liberation from legal trouble.
This party sprang to life when a federal jury found Joseph Chopski NOT
guilty on 19 counts of fraud.
Last month's verdict was the end of a four year legal battle in which
Chopski was charged with over-billing insurance companies.
Today his neighbors and long-time customers of his Wonder Drug store kicked
up their heals to celebrate his victory over Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
IN Q=WE KNEW THAT
((SUSAN FERRIS/WONDER DRUG CUSTOMER: WE KNEW THAT THERE WAS NOTHING TO CHARGES
AND THAT WE FELT LIKE WE WERE GOING THROUGH IT TOO.
JOSEPH CHOPSKI/PHARMACIST: I WAS SURPRISED THIS MANY PEOPLE SHOWED UP AND
I'M REALLY PLEASED AND THERE'S NO WAY I'LL EVER BE ABLE TO THANK THEM. I TOLD
THEM IF I STAYED HERE FOR 100 YEARS I WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO REPAY ALL THE
FAVORS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE.))
SUPER=01-Susan Ferris/Wonder Drug Customer; :00
SUPER=01-Joseph Chopski/Pharmacist; :10
OUT Q=HAVE BEEN DONE
Party organizers sold t-shirts to help pay for the fun.
They say any left over money is going to the Chopski family to send them on
a summer vacation.
A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that the Lynchburg based
Christian Action Network did NOT violate federal election laws.
The network ran ads in 19-92 claiming Democratic presidential candidate Bill
Clinton supported special rights for gays.
SOT 55:51:27 (95-12)
IN Q=Bill Clinton's
((TV COMMERCIAL: BILL CLINTON'S VISION FOR A BETTER AMERICA INCLUDES JOB
QUOTAS FOR HOMESEXUALS.))
OUT Q=for homosexuals.
It is illegal for nonprofits to campaign for or against a candidate.
Yesterday -- a federal court in Richmond ruled that a lower court judge was
right in dismissing the action filed by the Federal Election Commission.
That judge said the ad contained NO explicit language urging people to vote
for or against Clinton.
The Blacksburg Downtown Merchants Association is Steppin' Out to help their
The annual Steppin' Out festival is a fund raiser for the association.
Denise Allen has more on how this festival benefits the entire community.
IN Q=When the lights
SUPER=01-Jim Dymock/Downtown Merchants Association; :19
SUPER=01-Mary Riley/Steppin' Out; :54
OUT Q=News 7
(( When they turned off the lights at the Lyric Theater in 1989 downtown
merchants say they noticed a drop in business.
Now the theater has re-opened on a limited basis and the Blacksburg Downtown
Merchants Association says many are in favor of reviving the grand old lady.
IN Q=WE'RE TRYING TO
((JIM DYMOCK/STEPPIN' OUT: WE'RE TRYING TO BRING THIS BACK TO REALLY BE LIKE A
CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS. RIGHT NOW WE ARE DOING FILMS ON FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY. WE'RE GOING TO START SUNDAY AFTERNOON AS WELL.))
OUT Q=AFTERNOON AS WELL
But the theater will need major renovations and that's why Steppin' Out is
The annual festival is a fundraiser for the association.
Part of the money raised will help fund the Lyric project.
The rest will be divided between a scholarship program and the building of a
The association will buy the materials for the market and the town's public
works department will build it.
The farmer friendly market could be up in a year.
IN Q=THEY CAN JUST
((MARY RILEY/STEPPIN' OUT: THEY CAN JUST BACK UP, DO THEIR MERCHANDISING
QUICKLY AND SOMETHING THAT LOOKS NICE WHEN THEY'RE NOT THERE.))
OUT Q=THEY'RE NOT THERE
This is the 16th Steppin' Out.
In previous years the two-day festival has funded beautification projects
such as planting trees and making brick walkways.
Association members say the community has always supported them.
And they're certain these new projects will continue to help the town
Denise Allen News 7.))
Soft Music Under
Still to come later on the newscast,
A two hundred year old cabin gets a coming out party.
Is it true that this man is one hundred years old?
IN Q=IT'S AS TRUE
((IT'S AS TRUE AS THE DAY IS HERE))
OUT Q=AS THE DAY IS HERE.
We'll meet Haden Via when the newscast continues.
MUSIC UP FULL
Two recent airline tragedies have turned passenger's attention to the skies.
Commercial airline safety is the topic of conversation during tomorrow's
edition of On Record.
Scott Prince has a preview.
SUPER=01-Mark Courtney/Roanoke Regional Airport; :12
SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel; :35
SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/USAir; :49
OUT Q=WDBJ- 7
(( Officials at Roanoke Regional Airport say they don't cut corners when it
comes to F- A- A guidelines.
In fact, they say they're on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to
SOT On Record Tape 15:48
IN Q=We have
((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: WE HAVE A VERY STRICT AND VERY TIGHT
SECURITY PROGRAM IN PLACE. A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT WE WERE THE FIRST
AIRPORT OUR SIZE TO HAVE A COMPUTERIZED SECURITY SYSTEM AS SOPHISTICATED AS WE
HAVE AND THAT WAS PUT INTO PLACE WHEN THE AIR TERMINAL FIRST OPENED UP IN 1989.
OUT Q=in 1989
But passenger fears reach beyond the boundaries of the airport.
It seems certain types of planes have people worried as well.
IN Q=People very
((MEL LUDOVICI/MARTIN TRAVEL: PEOPLE VERY MUCH ARE CONCERNED WITH THE AGE OF
THE AIRCRAFT. THERE VERY MUCH CONCERNED WITH WHETHER IT'S A JET OR A PROPELLER
DRIVEN AIRCRAFT. ))
Meanwhile airline officials say it could be tough to regain that sense of
IN Q=In the case
((MAC MCCADDEN: IN THE CASE OF A USAIR OR A VALUJET OR TWA OR ANYONE WHO'S HAD
A DISASTER IN RECENT TIMES, THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND. THEY NEED TO TELL THAT
CUSTOMER WHO DOES KEEP COMING BACK, 'WE STILL VALUE YOUR BUSINESS, AND WE ARE
OUT Q=we are safe
For more information on safety and security in the airport... and in the
sky, join me, Scott Prince for On Record-- tomorrow morning at 11 on your
Hometown Station, WDBJ- 7.))
The Pulaski town council has paved the way to more jobs.
The council has approved a 500-thousand dollar loan to Pulaski Furniture
Corporation to purchase an abandoned factory for its import-export operations.
The money is part of a one-point-five MILLION dollar investment by the
company in the property.
Company officials say it will mean at least 30 new jobs.
Town officials say yesterday's action takes the industrial site out of the
control of absentee owners and puts it into local hands.
A bit of history has been rebuilt in Botetourt County.
Lisa and Richard Farmer moved an historic log cabin from Amsterdam saving it
from certain destruction.
Now the log home has new life as a small business.
Lisa says this log cabin once belonged to Michael Cloyd (CLOID).
He was one of the county's founding fathers.
Cloyd built the cabin in 17-83.
The log home had been covered with siding, but even after all these years
much of the structure survived.
IN Q=we saved the
((LISA FARMER/CABIN CREEK COUNTRY GOODS: WE SAVED THE MANTLES. ALL OF THE
BRICK IN THE FIREPLACES IS THE OLD BRICK. THE STAIRCASE, SOME OF THE FLOORING,
WE TOOK ALL THE ROCK FROM THE FOUNDATION AND BROUGHT IT HERE AND USED IT AGAIN.
ALL THE LOGS JUST ABOUT, EXCEPT SOME THAT DECAYED.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Farmer/Cabin Creek Country Goods;
OUT Q=SOME THAT DECAYED
Lisa is using the cabin as her Country Goods Store.
She sells household items, knick-knacks and furniture.
The upper level of the cabin is set aside for historical demonstrations.
Dale Jarrett wins big at the Brickyard, the NFL preseason rolls on tonight
with the first ever game in Charlotte's new stadium
Plus, the Rush opened it's season tonight.
I'll let you know if it was a painful experience or pleasant night at the
office right after we check the scoreboards.
wipe to scores
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/New York/4/j/Kansas City/11////Chicago/8//Texas/6/7//;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/4/j/New York/5////San Francisco/1/j/Houston/4///;
SUPER=0092-j/Atlanta/5//Los Angeles/3//18 Innings/j/Colorado/8//Chicago/2///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The Roanoke Rush opened up its National Minor League football season tonight
at Victory stadium against the Carolina Bobcats.
Former Los Angeles Ram linebacker Jack Youngblood is an assistant on the
Carolina team, that was just a bit fired up tonight. In fact number 3 at the
bottom of the screen Bo Bower was just a little too fired up as he almost takes
the head off Rush quarterback Darrin Graham.
The flagrant personal foul almost starts a fight, and gets Bower kicked out
of the game.
Last year poor kicking cost the Rush a win in its opener, but not tonight as
David Merrick gets the first points of the season on a 25 yard field goal.
The Rush defense, which was solid last year was tough all night long, watch
former Fleming Colonel Rob Majors climb the ladder and pick off the errant pass
on the nice defensive play.
Former Lexington star Anthony Merchant made some big plays from his tailback
spot picking some huge chucks of yardage of several occassions. He'll get 62
yards on this run.
Cowboy Billy Pate from West Virginia then bull dogs a couple of would be
tacklers on his way to the endzone on a bruising 15 yard run.
The Rush opens the season with a
17 to 0 win.
The Carolina Panthers left camp In Spartanburg today and headed home to
Charlotte to take on the Bears in their first preseason game tonight.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Bears vs. Panthers; :00
This was the Panthers first game in the brand new Ericsson stadium, in the
heart of the Queen City.
And newcomer Eric Davis made himself right at home as he snares the
ill-advised pass and returns the interception 29 yards in the first to make it
It was 7-to-6 at the half before the Panthers exploded after intermission,
Dino Philyaw takes the handoff and says forget about unsigned Tim Biankabutuka
as he goes 44 yards for the score and the Panthers win 30 to 12.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Eagles vs. Ravens;
And the Baltimore Ravens had old Memorial stadium rocking tonight as Jermaine
Lewis takes this punt on his 25 and goes 75 yards for the touchdown as the
Ravens ground the Eagles
17 to 9.
A couple of other big preseason games this afternoon in the league, including
one in San Francisco,
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/Broncos vs. 49ers; :00
Where John Elway and the Broncos beat the Niners 20-to-17.
Elway with the 28 yard TD toss to Ed McCaffrey and the Broncos beat San
Francisco by 3.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Rams vs. Steelers;
In PIttsburgh the St. Louis Rams were in town, and Eric Pegram was in the
house, as the Steelers tailback scoots in the endzone from 11 yards out and the
Steelers win it 16-to-10.
By the way, former Redskin Chip lohmiller had a field goal for the Steelers.
The Salem Avalanche played game two of its current 7 game home stand tonight
at Memorial stadium.
Before the game got started
Franklin County's Gray Hodges was given the Bellamy award which goes to the
best high school player in a seven county area. Gray hit 377 last season.
Kinston won game one of this series last night, and this evening they off
quickly with some great defense from Patricio Claudio in the outfield.
Salem would score first in the second, as Elvis Pena grounds out to the
infield, but Chad Gambill scores on the fielder's choice to make it
Kinston would answer that with Gary Hagy ripping a solo homer in the third
The Avalanche LOSES it 5
Game three of the series is tomorrow night.
The Baltimore Orioles haven't had much success in Cleveland the past couple
of years, but today they got their first win at Jacobs Field since 1994.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Orioles vs. Indians- FOX; :00
In the fifth inning with Roberto Alomar on first, Brady Anderson gets his
34th homer of the season with this 410-foot 2-run blast to center field.
Bobby Bonnilla also homered and Jesse Orosco gets his third win in relief as
the O's take it 9-to-4.
The Atlanta Braves, who are already without starter Steve Avery until next
week, are now without John Smoltz for at least his next start.
The 17 game winner has a chip fracture in his non-throwing left wrist.
The City of Salem is playing host to the Dixie Pre-Majors world series at
The tourney began today and continues through next Thursday.
Teams of 15 and 16 year olds from all over the south and Southwest portion of
the United States are taking part in the six day event.
((CHARLIE HAMMERSLEY/SALEM PARK & RED DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Charlie Hammersley/Salem Parks and Rec. Director; :00
OUT Q=...GOOD BASEBALL."
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas and the state
champs from Vinton all won first round games today.
Still to come tonight, we'll take a look at how Dale Jarret won today's
Plus, show you why Kyle Petty and Sterling Marlin failed to make it to the
Dale Jarrett completed a rare racing trifecta today by adding the Brickyard
400 title to his Daytona and Charlotte wins from earlier in the year.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/ABC Sports; :00
It was a rather active day at Indianapolis as the WRECKING started early as
Robert Pressley, Ricky Craven and Dave Marcis all spin!
The cars were not damaged, but the caution did come out giving Dale
Earnhardt a chance to pit, get out of the Goodwrench Chevy and let Mike Skinner
Pole winner Jeff Gordon, the 1994 Brickyard winner lost his chances for
victory on lap 24 when his car cut a right front tire and smacked the outside.
He was in the garage for more than 70 laps.
IN Q="The car...
((JEFF GORDON/1994 bRICKYARD 400 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1994 Brickyard 400 Winner; :00
OUT Q=...IT DID IT."
The tire problems grew worse as Kyle Petty's Pontiac does the exact same
thing as Gordon's car, but this time Sterling Marlin is collected in the crash
and Petty hits the inside wall as well, sending him to the hospital for X-rays.
Ernie Irvan led the way at the halfway point of the 160 lap event and he
pocketed $10 thousand dollars.
Irvan also was in position to pocket the enormous first place check for
winning as he led with 10 laps to go.
But seven laps from the finish his Yates racing teammate Dale Jarrett passed
Irvan on the inside and held on to win the Brickyard 400, and give Ford its
first ever win in this event.
IN Q="Now to have...
((DALE JARRETT/BRICKYARD 400 WINNER:))
((ERNIE IRVAN/FINISHED SECOND:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Brickyard 400 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Finished Second;
OUT Q=...BIT SHORT."
Terry Labonte was third and he takes over the points lead.
Mark Martin was fourth with Shepherd fifth. Rudd, Rusty, Benson, Mast, and
Elliott round out the top ten.
The Earnhardt-Skinner tag team effort ended up 15th.
A veteran of World War One celebrated his 100th birthday today in Salem
among family and friends.
IN Q=Haden Via
SUPER=01-Haden Via/100 Years Old; :16
SUPER=01-Ruby Via Harlow/Daughter; :40
OUT Q=I never did.
(( Haden Via was born in Botetourt County on August 2nd, 1896.
Via used to shoot rabbits as a boy-- and his sharpshooting skills were put
to good use in World War One-- he taught his fellow soldiers marksmanship.
((HADEN DENNIS VIA: I SHOWED THEM EVERYTHING I KNEW HOW TO HOLD THEIRSELF. I
SAID THAT GUN'LL KICK YOU AND IT'S LIABLE TO HIT YOU IN THE FACE OR SOMETHING.
Via lost his sight in 1941,
But he has kept active-- the oldest living member of the 82nd Airborne was
an avid gardener until surgery slowed him down a few years ago.
((RUBY VIA HARLOW/DAUGHTER: HE TOLD ME I'LL BE GLAD WHEN THIS IS OVER, SO I
CAN GET BACK TO WORK AND HE IS A VERY HAPPY MAN-- I HOPE I'LL BE THAT HAPPY
WHEN I'M 100! ))
This Centegenarian isn't afraid to put his two cents in-- he's got good advice
for anyone who wants to live for a century.
((HADEN DENNIS VIA: MY SECRET WAS, DON'T GO WHERE YOU SHOULDN'T BE THAT'S
SOMETHING I NEVER DID. ))