Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A plane crash in Orange County sent 10 skydivers to the hospital.
Rwandan refugees are going home, and U.S. officials are revaluating plans to
send troops on an aid mission.
And a doll has been pulled of the shelves in four states, because some
customers are hearing strange things.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good evening, a plane crash at an Orange County airfield sent 10 sky divers
and their pilot to the hospital today.
The plane ran off the end of the runway.
Will American troops be needed in Central Africa?
Rwandan refugees who were suffering in camps are going back home by the
U.S. officials are watching the situation.
It's like something from the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas".
A doll is pulled from store shelves because some customers think they heard
it say some bad things.
Those stories, and it was a great day for Virginia football teams.
Roy has the highlights, tonight on News 7 at 11.
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Defense Secretary William Perry suggested today that the U.S. and others
might scale-down plans to send troops to Zaire on a refugee aid mission.
That's because, as of tonight, hundreds of thousands of refugees have made
it home to Rwanda.
Allen Pizzey reports.
IN Q=And still
SUPER=03-Near Goma, Zaire;
SUPER=01-Allen Pizzey/Reporting; 1:25
OUT Q=NEWS, GISENYE, RWANDA.
(( And still the refugees are coming. the exodus is more organised now, the
line tightly bunched, the pace relentless.
Monitors steer them towards the border.
There are no passport controls and on the rwandan side of the border, no
The sheer numbers have overwhelmed both aid workers and the normally
stultifying official bureaucracy.
A relief worker tells children to hang on to an adult "don't let go," she
says "you will get lost".
At the entrance to the town of gisenye, hand-painted signs give directions -
few need them.
They may have been in exile for two years, but these people remember where
There is no pushing or shoving.
In the swaying flow, there is instead a remarkable dignity,a dignity endowed
by strength of purpose, and the will to go on and on and on.
A lucky few find places on perilously overloaded trucks, but they don't move
much faster than the walkers
A huge camp at the border is being used as a rest stop by some.
If this man is listening to the news, he will find out what he already knows
- he is the news.
No-one stays long here - a quick meal perhaps, and it's time to pack up and
move. the bundles they carry represent everything these people have left in the
world, and when you have little, everything is precious.
The most precious thing to a refugee is plastic, because as if life wasn't
hard enough, this is the rainy season and every afternoon it buckets down.
The temperature drops too, which means anyone caught in the open risks a
cold and perhaps pneumonia.
Rwandan officials reportedly said the border would be closed overnight,
because they can't cope with any more refugees at the moment.....but more are
Allen Pizzey, CBS News, Gisenye, Rwanda. ))
One eyewitness says he couldn't believe his eyes.
A small plane carrying ten skydivers crashed during takeoff in Orange County
IN Q=We were just
((DARIN HOENLE/CRASH VICTIM: WE WERE JUST BEGUN TO TAKE OFF. WE'RE RIGHT AT
THE END OF THE RUNWAY. WE WERE 3-4 FEET OFF THE GROUND GOT OVER THE GRASS AND
THE PLANE BEGAN TO BOUNCE. SOMEBODY YELLED CRASH AND I TUCKED INTO THE CRASH
SUPER=01-Darin Hoenle/Crash Victim;
OUT Q=the crash position.
The twin-engine plane cartwheeled into a pasture and burst into flames just
after the last victim was rescued..
All ten passengers and the pilot were taken to hospitals.
One is in critical condition, one in serious and four in fair.
Another was X-rayed for possible broken ribs, and four others
were treated and released.
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A man arrested in Roanoke earlier this year following a high speed chase has
been sentenced to life in prison.
23- year- old Shaun Michael Love began his crime spree March 5th in Prince
George County after fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend, Sayonara McLaughlin.
The chase began the same day in Bedford after Love started robbing motels in
Amherst County and Lynchburg.
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((nat sound of wreck. ))
OUT Q=nat sound out
Love finally wrecked in Roanoke at the intersection of Orange Avenue and
He shot McLaughlin after a appearance in juvenile court to set a trial date.
Love was accused of assaulting McLaughlin.
He was sentenced yesterday.
City officials have confirmed that two investigations that look into the
operating practices of Roanoke's Juvenile Detention home are underway.
Roanoke officials became aware of allegations concerning staff members and
missing supplies back in September.
Officials have started an internal investigation and requested the Roanoke
Valley Criminal Investigating Team check for illegal actions.
Since the two inquiries began, several complaints have surfaced concerning
staff members using excessive force on teenage residents.
IN Q=THE INITIAL
((MICHELE BONO/ROANOKE CITY PUBLIC RELATIONS: THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION WAS
REALLY IN REGARD TO MISSING SUPPLIES ANY OTHER ALLEGATIONS THAT COME UP OF
COURSE ARE GOING TO BE INVESTIGATED AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Michele Bono/Roanoke City Spokeswoman;
OUT Q=INVESTIGATED AS WELL
The Roanoke Valley Criminal Investigation team will present its findings to
the Botetourt County Commonwealth's Attorney.
That's because the home is actually in Botetourt County.
The investigation team is made up of law officers from all of the Roanoke
Valley police departments.
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Still to come on the newscast,
We'll take a look at President Boris Yeltsin following his bypass surgery.
and 40 property owners in the Garden City section of Roanoke have the
opportunity to never worry about flood damage again.
Kimberly in WX CENTER
Okay, Eric-- well no rain in our weekend forecast, but more cold
Canadian high pressure is the culprit-- sending down temperatures around 15
degrees below normal.
Highs today were in the 30s and 40s...but check out these overnight lows...
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The trial of Oklahoma City bombing suspect Timothy McVey hasn't started yet,
but the judge already has a tough decision to make.
The judge must decide which bombing victims will bet to watch a close-circut
television feed of the trial.
There isn't room for everyone.
Some victims say people who lost loved ones should be first in line...
people who were injured should be next.
The judge has agreed that some kind of priority system is best, but hasn't
decided how it will work yet.
The people of Russia are getting their first look at President Boris Yeltsin
after heart surgery.
A Russian daily newspaper published a photograph of Yeltsin today.
The picture, taken yesterday, shows a thinner Yeltsin sipping tea with his
wife and granddaughter.
The paper says Yeltsin is visibly improving after quintuple bypass surgery.
Nearly two million dollars in federal money is headed to one Roanoke
The mitigation grant may ensure that more than 40 property owners in the
Garden City never have to worry about flood damage again.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=Sharon Wood
SUPER=01-Sharon Wood/Flood Victim; :13
SUPER=01-Isobel Bikulege/Flood Victim; :31
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Civil Engineer; 1:02
SUPER=01-Dennis Tinsley/Garden City Resident; 1:16
OUT Q=News 7
((Sharon Wood lost her business when flood waters devastated Garden City in
June of '95.
The building that housed her beauty salon--"Unique Techniques"--has been
IN Q=we have a daughter
((SHARON WOOD/FLOOD VICTIM: WE HAVE A DAUGHTER IN COLLEGE AND WE HAD ALL OUR
MONEY TIED UP IN HERE. WE HAD JUST PAID THE LOAN OFF, GETTING READY TO MAKE
SOME MONEY AND IT WAS ALL GONE.))
OUT Q=was all gone
Isobel Bikulege had only lived in her home two months when high waters
carried many of her belongings away.
IN Q=had my fence
((ISOBEL BIKULEGE/FLOOD VICTIM: HAD MY FENCE 10 DAYS AND WE WATCHED IT WASH
DOWN THE CREEK. IT WAS SCARY.))
OUT Q=it was scary
These property owners and 40 others in Garden City are eligible to become a
part of a hazard mitigation program.
The federal government is funding 75 percent of the program which offers
property owners of flood-prone structures the opportunity to move out.
These federal, state and local funds will be used to buy the buildings at
fair market value.
IN Q=at this point
((GREG REED/ROANOKE CIVIL ENGINEER: AT THIS POINT WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL
INCLUDE A FULL APPRAISAL BY AN INDEPENDENT THIRD PARTY OF THE STRUCTURES FOR
THEIR PRE-FLOOD VALUE.))
OUT Q=pre-flood value
IN Q=those properties can
((DENNIS TINSLEY/GARDEN CITY RESIDENT: THOSE PROPERTIES CAN NO LONGER BE USED
FOR HOUSING. THEY WOULD BE FLOOD-WAYS, GREEN-WAYS, PARKS, ANYTHING THAT WOULD
NOT HINDER RUN-OFF OR FLOODING WATER.))
OUT Q=or flooding waters
This is a voluntary buy-out program.
Sharon Wood says she's eager to sell, but not everyone feels that way.
IN Q=i put too
((I PUT TOO MUCH WORK AND HEART INTO THIS PLACE AND I LIKE IT TOO MUCH AND I
DON'T THINK THEY'D OFFER ME WHAT I THINK IT'S WORTH.))
OUT Q=think it's worth
City Council still has to approve buy out procedures, but Reed says the
first offer could be made as early as spring of '97.
For Sharon Wood it can't come soon enough.
She says she's ready to make a fresh start.
Denise Allen News 7.))
With the stock market hitting new highs on nearly a daily basis, a lot of
investors are getting a little leery about where they will put their money.
A number of them have joined what experts call a "flight to quality".
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
They're buying into older, more established companies, and sectors of the
market that have slower, but more predictable growth.
This week two stock analysts from the brokerage firm of Davenport and
Company came to town to discuss some of their top picks right now in retailing
IN Q=In menswear
((KEN GASSMAN/DAVENPORT RETAIL ANALYST: IN MENSWEAR, S-AND-K- FAMOUS BRANDS, A
RICHMOND BASED MENSWEAR RETAILER, IS AN AWFULLY GOOD IDEA. THAT STOCK HAS
DROPPED PRECIPITOUSLY OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS, AND WHILE IT'S OFF ITS LOW A
LITTLE BIT, IT'S STILL UNDER 10- DOLLARS- A- SHARE, AND WE SEE S-AND-K FAMOUS
BRANDS PERHAPS REACHING 15- OR- 16- DOLLARS- A- SHARE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS OR
SO, SO THAT WOULD BE A REALLY GOOD VALUE.))
((DAVE WEST/DAVENPORT FINANCIAL ANALYST: ONE COMPANY THAT I'M PARTICULARLY
VERY FOND OF I THINK WONDERFULLY MANAGED COMPANY, VERY PROFITABLE, AND DOES
INDEED HAVE THAT TAKEOVER POTENTIAL THAT SO MANY INVESTORS LOOK FOR IS A
COMPANY CALLED AMERICAN FEDERAL BANK HEADQUARTERED IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Davenport Retail Analyst; :00
SUPER=01-Dave West/Davenport Financial Analyst; :25
OUT Q=South Carolina.
Other picks from the analysts include retailers like Proffitt's, Stein Mart,
and the May Company, plus an insurance firm called the Markel Corporation.
A likely cause of the Legionnaires Disease outbreak in the New River Valley
has been tracked down-- but the investigation is far from over.
A hot tub at the Lowe's home improvement store in Christiansburg is believed
the root of the outbreak.
There were 16 cases in all, including one death.
Health officials say the threat is over, but they still have plenty of
work to do.
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IN Q=We're still looking
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: WE'RE STILL LOOKING AT
INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED. WE ARE TRYING TO, AND PARTICULARLY NOW, IN
THE LOWE'S EMPLOYEES THEMSELVES-- HOW MANY OF THOSE WERE SICK. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
OUT Q= those were sick
Doctors say Legionnaires is hard to diagnose-- with many patients
believing they have the flu instead.
SOT on record tape 05:33
IN Q=Very few of them
((DR. JOHN WHITE/PULMONOLOGIST: VERY FEW OF THEM WERE COUGHING. VERY FEW WERE
SHORT OF BREATH, AT FIRST. SO, IF YOU HAVE A FLU- LIKE ILLNESS AND YOU'RE
FEELING REALLY, REALLY SICK, IT'S WORTH GOING IN TO YOUR PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. John White/Pulmonologist;
OUT Q=your physician's office
You can hear more about Legionnaires Disease, as well as other public health
concerns like hepatitis and influenza.
Tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
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Coming up next,
A Russian school principal is trying to learn all she can about U-S
and can you hear hidden messages referring to sex and drugs in this doll's
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OUT Q=nat sound
A South Carolina woman did.
Now supermarkets in four states are yanking the dolls from the store's
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Supermarket employees in several states have spent the last two days pulling
baby dolls off their shelves.
Bi-Lo Supermarket officials say they acted on a customer complaint that
vulgar messages were heard in the doll's recorded laughter.
A South Carolina woman says she heard two hidden messages referring to sex
IN Q=nat sound
OUT Q=nat sound
A lawyer for the 80-year-old doll company that produced the toy says the
complaints are no different than stories of alien abductions and hidden
messages in rock music.
The dolls were removed from stores in North Carolina, Georgia, South
Carolina and Tennessee.
Virginia Tech became the first Big East team to beat Miami at the Orange
Bowl and the Hokies take over second place in the League standings.
SUPER=03-Miami, OH/CBS SPORTS; :
Tech was 0 and 7 at the Orange bowl but the Hokies scored early Ken
Oxendine diving over from the four on fourth and goal to make it 7 to nothing
in the first quarter.
But the Canes come back quarterback ryan Clement passing to tight end Chris
Jones from four years out to tie the game at 7 to 7 in the first and it was
tied at the half.
The Hokies got on the board first in the third quarter quarterback Jim
Druckenmiller goes to the air and hits a diving Michael Stuewe on the 13 yard
touchdown pass Tech led 14 to 7.
Miami threatened to tie the score SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/21/Miami/7/;with
two minutes left but Keion Carpenter picks off this pass and he returns it 100
yards for the touchdown the Hokies beat Miami 21 to 7. Tech is 8 and 1 overall
and 5 and 1 in the conference.
The Virginia Cavaliers stunned 6th ranked North Carolina tonight 20 to 17
in Charlottesville. Steve Mason has the comeback story from Scott Stadium.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tarheels vs. Cavaliers; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :10
SUPER=01-Antwan Harris/UVa Defensive Back; :55
SUPER=36-Virginia/20/North Carolina/17; 1:08
SUPER=01-Rafael Garcia/Kicked Game Winning Field Goal; 1:21(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Vernon Brinson/Sugar Bowl Official; 1:37
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
V-M-I scored the winning touchdown in the second overtime to beat The
Citadel in the Military Classic of the South 34 to 27.
IN Q="The Keydets...
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Bulldogs; :00
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent; :50
SUPER=01-Bill Stewart/VMI Head Coach; 1:07
OUT Q=.........God send."
Florida remains undefeated Ohio State beats Indiana and Notre Dame routs
For all of the college scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0101-j/N.C. A & T/17//Grambling/12///j/Villanova/40//James
SUPER=0101-/Maryville/0/j/Emory & Henry/32///j/Davidson/27//Bridgewater/24///;
SUPER=0101-/Richmond/13/j/William & Mary/28////Liberty/14/j/Ga.
SUPER=0101-j/Norfolk State/14//Hampton/7////N.C. State/17/j/Clemson/40///;
SUPER=0101-/Duke/16/j/Wake Forest/17////Southern Miss./14/j/Florida
SUPER=0101-/Temple/20/j/Boston College/21///j/Notre Dame/60//Pittsburgh/6///;
SUPER=0101-j/Ohio State#2/27//Indiana/17///j/Nebraska#5/49//Iowa State/14///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
And coming up, The Express was out to win two in a row at the Roundhouse
Floyd wins another regional championship.
And William Byrd beats Lord Botetourt in the Region Three title game over
The two Blue Ridge powers squared off tonight in the Region Three
championship over in Salem and William Byrd beats Lord Botetourt for the title.
SUPER=03-Salem/Lord Botetourt vs William Byrd; :
The Lady Cavaliers were ready for the regional championship game.
But the Terriers came out hot Brandy Allen hits the jumper and william Byrd
took the early lead.
The Lady Cavaliers came right back going inside to Sarah Hicks she scores
the easy basket keeping the game close in the first half.
The game went into overtime and the SUPER=33-William Byrd/58/Lord
Botetourt/52/;Terriers slowly pulled away to get the 58 to 52 win over the
In Christiansburg, Floyd county beat Northwood to claim the Region C girls
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Floyd vs Northwood; :
Alan Cantrell was ready for a rematch with the Northwood Lady Panthers.
Floyd took the early advantage as Amy Vest looks for the shot but gives it
to Karen Pursifull who knocks down the three for an early Floyd lead.
Northwood would bounce back as Jennifer Maiden goes inside with the pass
to Sabrina Pearson but she gives it to Maiden who drains the jumper.
Floyd would take an 8 point halftime lead and their playoff experience
would come through in the second half as Vest gives to Julie Sowers she knocks
down the three and gets fouled to complete four point play and give them a 15
Floyd would extend that lead to SUPER=33-Floyd Co./74/Northwood/53/;20
points as Sonya Hilton gives to Sarah Conner who hits the jumper and Floyd wins
it 74 to 53.
In the N-B-A tonight, The New York Knicks beat Minnesota 82 to 79.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :
The Timberwolves put up a fight early Dave Robinson hitting the three in
the first quarter.
But New York comes back Patrick Ewing passes to Buck Williams for the easy
layup and the lead.
Ewing led the Knicks scoring 26 SUPER=32-New York/82/Minnesota/79/;points
and pulling down 15 rebounds in the 82 to 79 win over Minnesota.
The Roanoke Express hosted the Louisville Riverfrogs at the Roundhouse
Jeff Cowan scored 4 goals as the Express beat the Riverfrogs 11 to 1 for
their third straight win.
East met West in the Bedford County school system earlier this week.
Larisa (luh-RISS-uh) Klimenko (kli-MENG-ko) is a school principal in the
Russian town of Tula (TOO-la), about an hour south of Moscow.
She's spending a month in the United States, touring different school
districts and studying their educational methods.
Klimenko was impressed with her visit to Bedford County.
((LARISA KLIMENKO/RUSSIAN SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SHARE MY
KNOWLEDGE, MY EXPERIENCE WHICH I GOT HERE WITH MY COLLEAGUES IN MY HOMELAND.))
SUPER=01-Larisa Klimenko/Russian School Principal; :00
OUT Q=in my homeland.
Klimenko got a firsthand look at some of the high technology Liberty High
School offers its students.
She hopes to implement similar programs in her school when she returns.