Searchers continue to pull bodies from the charred remains of a jetliner
and the apartment building it crashed into.
And a cigarette may be to blame for a fatal house fire in Roanoke.
Halloween weather promises more treats than tricks this year, with sunshine
today, and a rain-free night for all those little ghouls and boys hunting for
candy. Stay tuned for weather and the latest sports.
News 7 at Noon is next, stay with us.
A passenger jetliner crashed this morning in a residential area in Brazil
killing all 95 people on board and at least three people on the ground.
The death toll is expected to rise as firefighters search homes and
apartments that were set on fire.
Liz Mullen reports.
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SUPER=01-Sonia Valadares/Airport Spokesperson;
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TAM AIRLINES FLIGHT 402 LEFT SAO PAULO BOUND FOR RIO De JANIERO AT 8:20 THIS
MORNING. SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF IN CLEAR SUNNY WEATHER... IT RAN INTO TROUBLE.
A CIVIL DEFENSE SPOKESPERSON SAID THE JET FAILED TO GAIN ALTITUDE AND CRASHED
INTO A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD IN SOUTHWEST SAO PAOLO. A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE
AIRPORT SAYS THEY ARE DOING ALL THEY CAN.
NATSOT IN SPANISH OF SONIA VALADARES/AIRPORT SPOKESPERSON/(TRANSLATED)
THE SITUATION IS REALLY SAD...AND WE ARE WORRIED FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS ..TO
WHO WE ARE PROVIDING ALL THE ASSISTANCE THEY NEED. FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GO TO
SAO PAULO..WE ARE MAKING ALL THE ARRANGEMENTS..FAMILY MEMBERS ARE BEING
ACCOMPANIED BY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND ALSO BY NURSES AND COUNSELORS.
FIREMEN HAVE BLOCKED OFF THE CRASH SITE...WHERE HOMES LINE NARROW WINDING
STREETS. THE DEATH TOLL IS EXPECTED TO RISE AS RESCUE WORKERS COMB THROUGH THE
DENSELY POPULATED AREA. SOME PEOPLE WHO HEARD THE JETLINER...ESCAPED BEFORE
THE JET CRASHED.
NATSOT SPANISH FIRST//WOMAN
(SHE SAYS)....I WAS IN MY HOUSE WHEN I SAW A BALL OF FLAME. I GOT SCARED
...IMMEDIATELY I GOT OUT OF MY HOUSE..BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE THE PLANE
WAS GOING TO LAND.
THE JET LINER CRASHED INTO AN APARTMENT BUILDING AND 10 HOUSES..BEFORE IT
BURST INTO FLAMES. A CAUSE OF THE CRASH HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED. LIZ MULLEN
CBS NEWS NEW YORK.))
A house fire took the life of a Roanoke man died yesterday when his Garden
City home caught fire.
The blaze broke out around 4- 30 in the afternoon.
David Hurt was found in the kitchen near a window.
Authorities say he may have tried to escape.
IN Q=some three or four
((T.W. TYREE/ROANOKE CITY DISTRICT FIRE CHIEF: SOME THREE OR FOUR MINUTES
AFTER THAT, WE GOT THE FIRE KNOCKED DOWN UNDER CONTROL, AND WE DID A SECONDARY
SEARCH AND WE DIDN'T LOCATE ANYONE ELSE. ))
SUPER=01-T.W. Tyree/Roanoke District Fire Chief;
OUT Q=didn't locate anyone else
Tyree says the 60- year- old man apparently died of smoke inhalation.
Meanwhile, those who knew him say Hurt was a quiet man who stayed close to
Charles Stanley says he often helped Hurt run errands.
IN Q=I saw him yesterday.
((CHARLES STANLEY/NEIGHBOR: I SAW HIM YESTERDAY. HE WANTED TO GO TO THE
GROCERY STORE AND BUY HALLOWEEN CANDY AND A FEW THINGS FOR THE KIDS FOR THE
UPCOMING HALLOWEEN NIGHT. ))
OUT Q=upcoming Halloween night
Officials are still investigating what caused the fire, but believe Hurt
may have fallen asleep with a cigarette.
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Tainted fruit juice is being blamed for an E. Coli (EE KOH'-ly) outbreak in
western Washington state.
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Ten cases have been linked to Apple juice made by Odwalla, a company based
E. Coli is usually associated with cattle, so the company can only speculate
how the bacteria might have gotten into its products.
((FRESH FRUIT IN PRODUCE THAT MAY BE ANYWHERE NEAR CATTLE MANURE IS SUBJECT TO
THAT RISK AS FAR AS WE UNDERSTAND. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Steltenpohl/Odwalla Chairman;
OUT Q=AS FAR AS WE UNDERSTAND.
People infected with E. coli often develop abdominal cramps, severe diarrhea
or liver problems.
The same bug killed three children and sickened hundreds in Washington in
That outbreak was traced to
Two more cases of "Legionnaires' Disease" have popped up in the New River
So don't be surprised if you see health officials out investigating public
The new cases bring, the total number of patients to 13.
These latest patients had already been treated for pneumonia-- they just
underwent more testing BECAUSE of the outbreak.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control, and State and local health
officials are helping in the effort to track down the source of the legionnella
They're checking out any place where they might find water sprays-- a tall
order that will include any public place with a drinking fountain.
The man who led police on a chase and then held them at a standoff early
Monday morning apparently shot and killed his wife before putting her body in
The medical examiner yesterday confirmed Tammy Scearce was shot four times
in the head and chest.
Authorities chased Wilbur Scearce to question him concerning the
whereabouts of his wife.
The 35- year- old man led them from Danville to his home in Ringgold.
Police negotiated with Scearce for hours before he apparently committed
There are new allegations of a cover-up involving chemical weapons in the
A former C-I-A analyst says secret documents show Iraq attacked U-S forces
with chemical weapons and that the U-S knew about it but never said
C-I-A officials say Iraq never used its chemical weapons.
Many veterans blame exposure to chemical weapons for causing so-called Gulf
The New York Times reports today that those so called secret documents may
end up on the Internet.
Fighting in eastern Zaire is on the verge of becoming another humanitarian
catastrophe like the 19-94 civil war in neighboring Rwanda.
The fighting is between government troops and rebels.
Zaire is also now home to some 700 thousand Hutsis refugees who lost the
Rwandan war to the Tutsis.
The U-N says the fighting has sent tens of thousands of them fleeing into
the bush and threatens the main food base for the refugee camps.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Election day is less than a week away.
WE continue our coverage of Virginia's senate race with Part one of a
profile on Senate Challenger Mark Warner.
But first let's check in with Patrick.
music up full
More evidence today that the economy is cooling off.
Consumer spending nudged up just one-tenth of one percent last
month, the slowest pace in three months.
Bob Dole, with the help of former President Bush, has wasted no time in
attacking the president with the economic news.
At a rally today in Florida Mr. Bush said his administration handed Bill
Clinton a strong economy, only to see growth become slower and slower.
President Clinton today continues to campaign out West.
New polls in California show him holding an 18 point lead over Dole in the
electoral- vote rich state.
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Virginia's 11 electoral votes in the Presidential race are still up for
The latest NEWS 7 poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Research shows Republican
Bob Dole with 45-percent of those polled, to Bill Clinton's 42-percent. Ross
Perot had five percent.
Eight percent of Virginia voters were still UNdecided as of last week.
Dole's 3-point lead in Virginia is within the poll's margin of error. So
the Commonwealth could go either way on Election Day.
Mark Warner is confident he will defy odds on election day, despite trailing
in the poles.
Today, Joe Dashiell begins our profile of the challenger- as Mark Warner
takes issue with the prevailing view of his campaign.
IN Q=What the press has written
SUPER=01-Mark Warner/(D) U.S. Senate Candidate; :13
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week; 1:08
OUT Q=JD News 7
IN Q=What the press has written
((WHAT THE PRESS HAS WRITTEN ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN IS MARK WARNER'S PUT A LOT OF
MONEY INTO IT AND HE'S BEHIND.))
OUT Q=and he's behind.
If the frustration shows, Warner says, it's because the coverage of his
campaign has missed the mark.
IN Q=And i think come November fifth
((AND I THINK COME NOVEMBER FIFTH, WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THESE PRESS
FOLKS WITH EGG ON THEIR FACE. AND THAT WILL BE A HAPPY NIGHT FOR ME.))
OUT Q=happy night for me.
The Mark Warner of the television ad wars is a family man, the father of
three young daughters, the first member of his family to graduate from college,
a businessman who built his fortune by dialing in to the early days of the
cellular telephone industry.
IN Q=Worked with a series of big companies
((WORKED WITH A SERIES OF BIG COMPANIES AND THEN WENT OUT ON MY OWN AND HAVE
BUILT THREE PUBLIC COMPANIES AND TEN PRIVATE COMPANIES. I'VE WORKED HARD, BUT
I'VE ALSO BEEN BLESSED AND LUCKY.))
OUT Q=blessed and lucky.
And while his opponent has argued that Mark Warner used political
connections to make his fortune, the democrat challenger makes no apologies for
the way he accumulated his wealth, or the millions he has spent on his own
IN Q=I have made an investment
((I HAVE MADE AN INVESTMENT IN MY CAMPAIGN, BUT I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU JOE, I
HAVE YET TO HAVE THE FIRST VOTER COME UP TO ME AND SAY MARK I WISH YOU'D TAKE
THAT SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY INSTEAD OF PUTTING YOUR OWN MONEY IN.))
OUT Q=putting your own money in.
No one lost his head last week, when Mark Warner posed for photographers
with former Governor Doug Wilder and Senator Chuck Robb.
It's a familiar position for the former democratic state chairman who
refereed many of their private and public squabbles.
His political connections paved the way to the nomination, even as Leslie
Byrne, the only woman to represent Virginia in Congress, challenged him for the
But Warner says he's not a political insider with a personal agenda.
IN Q=Have I worked
((MARK WARNER/D- SENATE CANDIDATE: HAVE I WORKED ON CAPITOL HILL. SURE. WHEN I
WAS IN COLLEGE, ABSOLUTELY. HAVE I BEEN INVOLVED IN POLITICS AS PART OF MY
COMMUNITY SERVICE, ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME THOUGH TO MAKE A RUN AT
ELECTIVE OFFICE AND I WOULDN'T BE DOING IT IF I DIDN'T FEEL I COULD GIVE
OUT Q=give something back.
We'll hear how he plans to give something back when we consider the second
part of our profile on Mark Warner.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Later on in the newscast,
A Police department in Missouri has an innovative way of looking for new
An archeological dig carries on in the shadow of new construction in
Stay with us.
Elementary school age children are getting high by breathing fumes from
A Botetourt County mother says it's got to stop.
She lost her son last week. Eric Earnhart talked to her.
IN Q=Kathryn Weddington knew
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kathryn Weddington/Victim's Mother; :18
OUT Q=E.E. News 7
(( Kathryn Weddington knew her son was in trouble. 16 year old Brian
Mitchell had admitted he'd been "huffing"... getting high off aerosol cans for
the last year. He was sick, scared, and finally ready for help.
He talked to his family about it last Monday night.
IN Q=it was a wonderful
((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING. WE HAD A
WONDERFUL TALK WITH HIM, HE KNEW HE WAS ABOUT TO START REHAB, HE KNEW HE HAD TO
CHANGE. HE WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.))
OUT Q=looking forward to it
Brian didn't know he was about to die. Driven by his addiction, which
aerosols couldn't satisfy anymore. He had swallowed a small amount of
antifreeze. Drug counselors say some some teens believe it'll get them high.
Brian lapsed into a coma and died.
His mother says the inhalants, from things like aerosol cans and butane
lighters, started the process that led to his death.
IN Q=kids need to know
((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; KIDS NEED TO KNOW THAT IT'S TOXINS, IT'S
POISON THAT IS AFFECTING THEM. IT'S NOT A NATURAL ORGANIC THING THAT THEY'RE
GETTING HIGH ON... IT'S POISON. ))
OUT Q=it's poison
Inhalant abuse is tough to spot... On their own the symptoms don't stand
out... they include:
involuntary eye movement
loss of appetite -and-
poor balance and coordination.
Parents can also watch for these signs that abuse is going on.
Aerosol cans that aren't empty, but have no propellant left in them.
Aerosol cans with the nozzles removed.
Rags and paper bags with aerosol residue.
IN Q=there are many
((KATHRYN WEDDINGTON/VICTIM'S MOTHER; THERE ARE MANY MANY SIGNS, AND YOU CAN
KIND OF WRITE THEM OFF TO SOMETHING ELSE, BUT CONSIDER THE SIGNS PUT TOGETHER
AND IT'LL MAKE SENSE.))
OUT Q=it'll make sense
Armed with the bittersweet gift of hindsight, Weddington wants to warn other
parents and children about the danger.
Hoping Brian's loss can help save someone else's son or daughter.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))
A 24- year- old woman is suing Roanoke's Dixie Caverns for an accident that
happened at its Halloween attraction two years ago.
Each year Dixie Caverns converts its natural cavern into a Haunted Cave.
Elizabeth Pamplin says she suffered serious and painful injuries when she
was hit by a plastic ax that was supposed to swing down AFTER visitors passed
Pamplin is seeking 50-thousand dollars.
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is trying to preserve a piece
of American history.
They are working on an old Native American Village that once thrived on a
Botetourt County site.
For the past week, the group's been involved in an archeological dig in
Buchanan.... near the FUTURE home of the Virginia Forge plant.
The team's already found a series of refuse pits... plus a number of
artifacts... including pottery pieces and arrow heads.
Expedition leaders also believe the village might have served as an Indian
((TOM KLATKA/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HISTORIC RESOURCES: BASED ON RESEARCH AT
OTHER SITES, WE DO KNOW THAT NATIVE AMERICANS BURIED THEIR DEAD WITHIN THE
VILLAGE ITSELF-- USUALLY RIGHT OUTSIDE THE HOUSES. AND SO IT'S CONCEIVABLE THAT
IN THIS VILLAGE ITSELF, THERE WOULD BE A NUMBER OF BURIALS... BUT WE HAVEN'T
FOUND ANY YET.))
SUPER=01-Tom Klatka/Va. Dept. of Historic Resources;
OUT Q=any yet
Tom Klatka says the main objective is to map out the boundaries of the
Virginia Forge now owns the land... but has promised to avoid any
construction on the site.
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 10 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
When we return--
All the sports news of the day...
Including-- the Cancellation of Tommy Morrison's comeback fight. It seems
his opponent is wanted by the police.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Roanoke Express was in Norfolk last night at the Scope looking to get a
win against Hampton Roads.
Those prospects looked mighty bleak
considering that Jeff Jablonski, who had two assists Tuesday night against
South Carolina did not even make the trip.
But Eric Landry had the game of his young Express career as Roanoke whips the
Frank Anzalone's boys will be back in the Roundhouse Friday hosting the
Tuesday's traffic accident in Colonial Beach will keep a couple of Redskins
on the sideline for a while.
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Center Cory Raymer, wearing number 52, will miss four to six weeks with
injuries suffered in wreck that was caused by an 80 year old man driving on the
wrong side of the road.
Raymer has a bruised kidney, sprained shoulder and fractured Vertebrae.
He likely will be out six weeks.
Reserve guard Brian Thure has badly bruised knees, ankles and ribs.
The Carolina Panthers will also be without their starting center for the next
four weeks, but for entirely different reasons.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00
The team's general manager confirmed yesterday that Curtis Whitley has been
suspended for alcohol-related problems, and is being treated for the illness.
The suspension is in accordance with the league's policy of drugs and
He can return on November 25th, but will miss four games.
If Tommy Morrison's scheduled fight in Tokyo this weekend take place it will
be a small miracle.
Anthony Cooks was supposed to fight Tommy in Tokyo this weekend, but
yesterday officials found out he's wanted by police in Oklahoma.
IN Q="He's just...
((TOMMY MORRISON/HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER:))
SUPER=01-Tommy Morrison/Heavyweight Boxer; :00
OUT Q=...HAS HAPPENED."
Cooks has been replaced by 24- year- old Marcus Rhodes who is 15 and 1 as a
The police in Springfield, Missouri are looking for a few good men -- and
They've turned their police cars into rolling "want-ads" in their
search for new recruits.
If this works they might consider putting "wanted" posters on their cars, to
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