A Peruvian airliner crashes in the Pacific. Rescue workers search for
survivors as emergency crews line the shore.
And Botetourt County School bus drivers demand a meeting with school
officials to discuss their grievances. We'll have a live report.
More clouds and showers for today, but changes are in store overnight as we
look for clearing and cooler conditions for the end of the week. Stay tuned
for all the forecast details, plus a look a sports.
Don't go away, the news is next.
A Peruvian Plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean early this morning.
The plane reportedly took off from Miami. It had a layover in Lima, Peru
and then took off again for Santiago.
The airline says the pilot reported mechanical failure shortly after take
Emergency crews have been parked along the beach as rescue workers search the
waters north of Lima.
So far there are no known survivors, but information is just coming in.
Angela Ray is at the Miami airport with the latest.
Take from *****NEWSPATH******
SUPER=01-Mario Siervo/Aeroperu General Manager;
At the beginning of the school year some Botetourt County parents were upset
over school bus routes.
They felt their children were getting home too late.
Now bus drivers are the ones complaining
Double Boxes=Beth and Scott/Starlink
and they are threatening to strike if demands are not met.
Scott Prince joins us from Botetourt County with the latest.
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(Rollcue:they're tired of it.)
IN Q=the bus stops here
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Becky Ballard/Bus Driver; :19
SUPER=01-Vickie Dickerson/Bus Driver; :31
SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Hall/Transportation Manager; :49
OUT Q=a year ago. (on bite)
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Double Boxes=Beth and Scott/Microwave
A Kentucky man may face a charge of vehicular homicide, after Monday
night's fatal crash in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Monday Night;
The accident took the life of 29-year old Timothy Wayne Mays of Covington.
The cars collided on a two-lane stretch of US 220 near Gala (GAY-luh).
18- year- old Timothy Stocks was still in the hospital last night, and
charges had not been filed, but authorities in Botetourt County say they are
considering their options.
IN Q=Since there was a death involved
((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT CO. PROSECUTOR: SINCE THERE WAS A DEATH INVOLVED, YOU
NORMALLY LOOK AT MANSLAUGHTER. MY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT MANSLAUGHTER
CARRIES A MAXIMUM 10 YEAR SENTENCE. THE LARCENY OF THE VEHICLE IS MORE SERIOUS
AT LEAST SENTENCE WISE. THERE SEEMS TO BE AN ELEMENT OF MALICE HERE, SO I AM
LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AT SOME WAY TO CHARGE HOMICIDE IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Botetourt Co. Prosecutor;
OUT Q=in this case.
The accident followed a high speed pursuit that began on Interstate 64 in
Alleghany County, and continued south on 220.
The car Stocks was driving was reported stolen in Kentucky.
The state trooper called off the chase moments before the crash, and
yesterday state police officials said HE did follow department policy.
The tragic accident robbed a Covington mother of her only son.
Sarah Mays describes her son Timothy as a very special person. Covington
residents often saw him with a camera in his hand. His mother says he loved
photography since he was boy. He would have celebrated his 30th birthday this
IN Q=I don't guess it could
((SARAH MAYS/ VICTIM'S MOTHER; I DON'T GUESS IT COULD BE HELPED. LIKE THEY SAY,
SOMETIMES YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME......
I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM.))
SUPER=01-Sarah Mays/Victim's Mother;
OUT Q=we're going to miss him
Funeral services for Timothy Mays will be held Thursday morning in Covington.
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Still to come in the newscast,
Citizens of Martinsville and Henry County make their opinions known on the
proposed merger of the TWO municipalities.
A major player in the OJ Simpson criminal trial-- may face a trial of his
That and more when we come back.
But first let's check in with patrick.
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Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are meeting with Secretary of State
Christopher this morning.
This, after talks that ran through the night, in search of a formula to
renew Mideast peace talks.
President Clinton has been briefed on the overnight developments.
And Israeli Prime Minister
Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat are expected back at the White
House for further talks.
The two met privately yesterday afternoon for about three hours.
The two-day summit is expected to conclude later today with a formal
Prosecutors are appealing a decision to release a civilian naval
intelligence employee on bond.
Robert Kim is accused of passing classified documents to South Korea.
A hearing is set for today in Alexandria.
Prosecutors say South Korean-born Kim gave more than 50 classified documents
to a South Korean agent.
They claim to have a 27-page transcript of a conversation Kim had with
several South Korean naval officials that support the charges.
Mark Fuhrman's statements on the stand during the O.J. Simpson murder trial
may be coming BACK to haunt him.
A Los Angeles television station is reporting the former L-A police
detective will be charged with perjury by the state Attorney General's office.
The report says Fuhrman faces the
charge for denying that he had used a racial slur in the last ten years.
Fuhrman may enter a plea as early as Wednesday. He could face up to
four years in prison if convicted.
Martinsville and Henry County officials are trying to decide IF the city and
county should merge.
And last night they heard from residents.
Kimberly McBroom has the story from last night's public hearing.
IN Q=The idea of
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :09
SUPER=01-S.E. Moran/Merger Study Opponent; :21
SUPER=01-Butch Hamlett/Merger Study Supporter; :47
SUPER=01-Toy Cobbe/Merger Study Supporter; 1:03
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( The idea of consolidation is often a scary concept for residents to
It was last considered in Martinsville and Henry County back in 1982.
Now, local leaders are asking citizens their opinions about doing a study on
it in 1996.
Some say a merger would not be equally fair to both the city and the county.
((S.E. MORAN/MERGER STUDY OPPONENT: THE CITY, AS I SEE IT, CAN'T OFFER HENRY
COUNTY NOTHING. HENRY COUNTY CAN OFFER THEM EVERYTHING. ))
Residents also expressed concerns about what effect a merger would have on
Some even fretted over what a merged community would be named.
But there were several speakers who welcomed the idea of at least a merger
study-- and say residents shouldn't focus only on themselves, but on the area
as a whole.
((BUTCH HAMLETT/MERGER STUDY SUPPORTER: A BIG PICTURE LOOK AT OUR
COMMUNITY...THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. ))
((TOY COBBE/MERGER STUDY SUPPORTER: I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO
DO...A REASONABLE THING TO DO. ))
Standup tag here
Residents will have more opportunities to express their opinions. There
are four more public hearings planned after this one. Then the city and county
will meet jointly next month to decide whether to do the merger study.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
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Ahead on news7 at noon...
Disney University may sound like a fun place to get a four year degree--
But it's really a place to learn more effective ways to run a company.
We'll get a quick tour when we come back.
Stay with us.
Police have reportedly have arrested a 22-year-old gang member in connection
with the killing of rapper
Tupac Shakur (TOO'-pahk shak-KOOR').
A-B-C radio reports that the man and other suspects were
arrested in an ongoing police sweep.
Shakur was shot following a boxing match September seventh in Las Vegas.
Fifth District candidates Virgil Goode and George Landrith squared off in
Farmville last night.
Steve Smallshaw tells us voters may notice more similarities than
differences between the two candidates. (/////SOT/////)
IN Q=In political
OUT Q=News7, Farmville. Quick out
In political terms, it's not much of a debate when the two candidates agree
on just about every issue.
From regulating tobacco to balancing the budget, both George Landrith and
Virgil Goode touched on many of the same themes.
But in front of this mostly college- age crowd, they disagreed on education:
Landrith supports vouchers for public schools, Goode doesn't.
IN Q=I support the
((GEORGE LANDRITH: I SUPPORT THE IDEA OF VOUCHERS RATHER THAN TAX CREDITS, YOU
DON'T NEED A BUREACRACY TO DO IT.))
OUT Q=bureaucracy to do it.
IN Q=I'm a firm
((VIRGIL GOODE/D- 5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: I'M A FIRM SUPPORTER OF PUBLIC
EDUCATION, VOUCHERS WOULD ONLY END UP HARMING OUT PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS. ))
OUT Q=school systems.
By far the more partisan candidate, Landrith tried hard to pin the liberal
Democrat label on Goode, as he blasted President Clinton for high taxes and low
IN Q=If the Democrats
((LANDRITH: IF THE DEMOCRATS TAKE CONTROL OF CONGRESS, YOU'LL HAVE THE MOST
LEFT WING ADMINISTRATION EVER. ))
OUT Q=left wing
But Goode continued to toe the middle line... the maverick politican who
bucked his own party in last year's General Assembly, insisted he'd be his own
man in Washington.
IN Q=If it's Bob
((GOODE: IF IT'S BOB DOLE, YOU'RE NOT THERE TO REPRESENT BOB DOLE, IF IT'S BILL
CLINTON, YOU'RE NOT THERE TO REPRESENT BILL CLINTON, YOU'RE THERE TO DANCE WITH
THE PEOPLE WHO BROUGHT YOU THERE.))
OUT Q=I'd represent
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Farmville.))
Disney World in Orlando celebrated its 25th anniversary yesterday.
Meanwhile in Roanoke, they're celebrating the Disney style of management.
Len Besthoff explains.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Bruce Wood/Management Assoc. of Virginia; :32
SUPER=01-Leslie Bays/Disney University; :46
SUPER=04-November 1993; 1:09 (QUICK!!!!!)
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Disney World turns 25 this week.
Among those at the big bash; Disney CEO Michael Eisner and First Lady Hillary
At the same time, business leaders in the valley are studying the management
style of one of the world's most successful companies in a program called
The entertainment giant creates everything from theme parks to movies and is
among the stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
IN Q=In terms
((BRUCE WOOD/MANAGEMENT ASSN. OF WESTERN VA: IN TERMS OF VIRTUALLY ANY ASPECT
OF BUSINESS YOU SEE THEM RANKED AT THE TOP OR NEAR THE TOP.))
OUT Q=near the top.
Disney University's "visiting professor" says a key to its approach is
taking the "emotional temperature" of every customer and employee.
SOT 01:35:24 COVER WHEN SHE MENTIONS THEME PARK...WITH CELEBRATION TODAY
IN Q=We work
((LESLIE BAYS/DISNEY UNIVERSITY: WE WORK VERY WELL AT FOCUSING IN ON OUR
GUESTS EMOTION, COMING TO VISIT US AT THE WALT DISNEY RESORT IN ORLANDO
FLORIDA, BOTH IN THE RESORTS AND THE THEME PARKS. BUT WE ALSO FOCUS ON THE
CAST MEMBER. WE DON'T HAVE EMPLOYEES, WE HAVE CAST MEMBERS.))
OUT Q=cast members.
And what would a visit by Disney be without asking about a renewed
possibility of putting a successful theme park here, following a botched effort
in Fairfax County several years ago.
IN Q=I cannot
((BAYS: I CANNOT COMMENT ON OUR BUSINESS STRATEGIES FOR THE 90'S AND BEYOND.))
OUT Q=and beyond.
IN Q=At one
((At one point, Nelson County was on a short list of Disney sites. But it
sounds like at least for now, either mum's the word, or it's gonna take a wish
upon a star to get Disney to come to the Commonwealth. Len Besthoff, News-7.
OUT Q=LB, News-7.))
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Governor Allen's trade mission to Poland is bearing fruit for two New River
The RADVA Corporation announced a deal to supply its pre-fab housing
manufacturing equipment to a Polish company.
A new company called Rad-panel will be formed to operate the equipment at a
facility in Poland.
And Virginia Tech Library Systems has signed an agreement to provide
software and support services to 24 Polish libraries.
The deal represents an EXPANSION of the company's Polish market. The
University of Warsaw currently uses the Virginia Tech Library Systems'
Governor Allen finishes his European trade mission and returns to Virginia
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 28 points.
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Still to come in sports,
The Orioles take game one from the Cleveland Indians...
With some help from Roberto Alomar-- who has NOT yet started his suspension
for THIS spitting incident.
Stay with us.
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It's been a tumultuous few days for major league baseball, but yesterday
peace was restored somewhat.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/ESPN; :00
The umpires who had threatened to boycott the playoffs after Roberto Alomar
spat in one of their brethren's face last week, came to work.
As did Alomar who took his spot at second base while being serenaded with a
chorus of boos by his home fans.
But once the Orioles and Indians got game one of their series underway they
were hitting instead of spitting.
Brady Anderson leads off the game with a solo homer to right and it's
The Indians Manny Ramirez would answer that with a solo shot of is own to
left field. It's 1-to-1 in the top of the second.
B.J. Surhoff would answer that one for the Orioles with another solo blast to
right center in the bottom of the second.
But the back and forth nonsense would end in the sixth when the Orioles got
five runs, four coming off Bobby Bonilla's grand slam, that plates
SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/10/Orioles Lead 1-0;
Anderson, Todd Zeile and Rafael Palmiero and the Orioles smoke the Indians
10-to-4 with four homers.
Game two of the best of five series is set for this afternoon at one.
IN Q="They'vs got a...
((MIKE HARGROVE/INDIANS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Mike Hargrove/Indians Manager; :00
The umpires were expected to skip yesterday's game even though they wanted to
work all along.
The turning point came when A-L President Gen Budig agreed to hear Alomar's
suspension appeal this Thursday.
IN Q="It was a...
((TIM WELKE/AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE:))
SUPER=01-Tim Welke/American League Umpire; :00
OUT Q=...THIS SITUATION."
In case you still have't seen it, here is the spit by Alomar that has caused
all of the fuss this since last Friday.
After opening district play with wins over Botetourt, and Salem, William Byrd
needed only to knock off Northside last night to take over control in the Blue
SUPER=03-Vinton/Northside vs. William Byrd; :00
A nice crowd was rocking the Terriers doghouse last night, as those folks
would see Stephanie Parnell get Lara Nester's miss and convert the putback in
But Northside was the real deal, as Amy Heath makes the nice move between two
defenders and goes to the hoop for the bucket.
Crystal Barnett would then get the assist to Samantha Webb for the jumper and
Northside rocked Byrd last night with the 50-to-38 win.