Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Is a missing military jet buried beneath the snow on a Colorodo mountain?
The search continues.
Governor Allen apologizes for any offense caused by Confederate Heritage
And a fire in Turin, Italy, threatens what many believe is a sacred relic.
News 7 at 11 is next.
The Governor say he's sorry.
He never meant to offend anyone with Confederate Heritage Month.
IN Q=So what we
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS ACTUALLY CELEBRATE THE DIVERSITY
OF OUR VERY RICH HISTORY.))
OUT Q=rich history.
That's George Allen made his comments today ... after the national media
picked up on a call by black civil rights groups for him to step down.
IN Q=I would hate
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BUT FOR THOSE WHO MIGHT BE SINCERELY OFFENDED BY IT, THAT
WAS CLEARLY NOT MY INTENT. I WOULD HATE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN A DAY WHERE
YOU'RE PROCLAIMING A DAY OR A MONTH OR A WEEK FOR SOMETHING THAT'S PART OF OUR
HERITAGE OR PART OF OUR HISTORY-- IF SOMEONE DOESN'T CARE TO CELEBRATE IT, THEY
DON'T NEED TO. BUT I SURELY DON'T WANT TO UPSET ANYONE, CAUSE ANY DIVISENESS,
AND I WOULD APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE WHO SOMEHOW GETS THAT FEELING, BECAUSE THAT
CLEARLY WAS NOT THE INTENT.))
OUT Q=the intent.
Allen's proclamation urges Virginians to "respect the honorable sacrifices
of Confederate leaders, soldiers, and citizens to the cause of liberty."
It says the Confederacy is a source of pride and honor for millions of
It makes NO mention of slavery or the struggle of those who sought to
On Monday, Steven Leftwich will begin serving time in jail for assaulting
four police officers...
But in court today he told the judge he was being sentenced for something
he didn't do.
Leftwich testified he was attacked by police during a traffic stop last
year, but a jury found him guilty of assaulting the officers.
Today he was sentenced to four months in jail.
Leftwich's attorney called it a victory, saying the initial charges against
his client could have brought up to a hundred years in prison.
IN Q=A year later
((HAROLD BARNES/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; A YEAR LATER OF COURSE A JURY THAT WAS
RELUCTANT TO CONVICT HIM AT ALL GAVE HIM JUST 30 DAYS ON EACH CHARGE. IF HE
WERE GUILTY IN THE TRUE SENSE OF THE WORD OF BEATING HALF OF THE POLICE
OFFICERS ON THE FORCE OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE, THEN THE JURY WOULD NOT HAVE
GIVEN HIM 30 DAYS SO WE THINK WE HAVE A VICTORY HERE.))
SUPER=01-Harold Barnes/Defense Attorney;
OUT Q=a victory here
Leftwich says he will file a 10 million dollar lawsuit against the police
department for violating his civil rights.
The suspect in a 1975 car bombing in Roanoke County will NOT be tried for
FIRST degree murder.
Frank Helvestine (HELL-vuh-steen) admits he helped another man acquire parts
for a pipe bomb.
HE says he was only trying to "trash" the car- -not kill anyone.
Judge Dianne Strickland struck the word "arson" from the indictment today,
making it a SECOND- degree murder case.
IN Q=I'd feel a
((I'D FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER IF THE WHOLE THING WAS OUT OF THE WAY. BUT WE'LL
JUST GO WITH IT AS IT GOES. THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Frank Helvestine/Pipe Bomb Suspect
OUT Q=all you can do.
The case is set for trial in late July.
Helvestine allegedly helped arrange the bombing 22-years ago, but wasn't
there when it happened.
The explosion killed a 2-year old child.
The truth behind the dissapearance of a military jet may be buried beneath a
mountain of snow in Colorado.
Byron Pitts reports military officials are still searching for the plane,
and for answers.
IN Q=Somewhere, investigators believe
SUPER=03-Rocky Mountains, CO; :00
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Don Peterson/Deputy Chief of Staff; :24
SUPER=01-Tim Cochrane/Rescuer; :50
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; 1:08
OUT Q=CBS News
Somewhere --- investigators believe . Buried beneath the snow
and ice along this Colorado Mountain ridge is a multi- million dollar
plane and a mystery.
An A-10 attack jet like this one carrying four 500-pound bombs
piloted by Capt. Craig Button. The Air Force now says there's evidence the
32-year old pilot deliberately flew off course.
SOT(( MAJOR GENERAL DON PETERSON, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF )) 15:19:45 `WHETHER
HE WAS FULLY UNDER CONTROL IS NOT CLEAR, BUT THE PALNE WAS NOT FLYING ITSELF."
Capt. Button disappeared 90-minutes after takeoff while flying in a
3-plane formation across Southern Arizona 9-days ago.. He then reportedly
left the group . flew some 800-miles off course northeast towards New York
Mountain in Colorado.
It's in that vicinity . A group of cross country skiers say they
saw something suspicious.
.SOT (( TIM COCHRANE, RESCUER)) 22:35
`THE MOST NOTABLE THING WAS A LARGE BLACK COULD FORMED AFTER THEY HEARD A BOOM
OR A VROOM.
If the jet crashed, searchers say it's likely covered in snow
nearly impossible to see from the air due to bad weather and the terrain's
too rough to risk a ground search.
Today at the Pentagon . Investigators refused to speculate on
a possible motive - reports Capt. Button may have committed suicide
- because of family issues. That's a theory the Air Force says they're
looking for facts.
SOT (MAJ. GEN. DON PETERSON)) 27:11
`WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PILOT, CONCERNED ABOUT HIS FAMILY. THAT'S WHERE
THE FOCUS IS. I WOULDN'T SPECULATE ON FAMILY AFFAIRS HERE. I'LL ONLY TALK
ABOUT THE SERACH AND RESCUE.
Still something led a seasoned pilot to due what no one seems
able to explain. For now that pilot his plane and quite possible his
secret are believe to be buried beneath a mountain of snow and a cloud of
Byron Pitts, CBS NEWS))
Residents of the Eastern Dakotas are still chipping their way out of frozen
Vice President Al Gore visited the town of Fargo today, which, along with
the flooding, has suffered it's worst winter on record, the worst blizzard in
April, and some of the coldest temperatures in the country.
IN Q=I have seen
((VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE; I HAVE SEEN FLOODS BEFORE, BUT NEVER IN MY MEMORY
HAVE I ENCOUNTERED A SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE WERE FIGHTING A FLOOD WITH SANDBAGS
IN THE MIDST OF A BLIZZARD.))
OUT Q=midst of a blizzard
As long as the floodwaters remain high, residents are spending most of their
time filling sandbags and repairing leaks, hoping all the barriers stay intact
until the frozen flood recedes.
Spring is buried under a foot of snow in parts of the midwest.
The stubborn spring storm covered central Illinois with wet heavy flakes
Trees and power lines were knocked down and police report dozens of
In spite of all the trouble, some residents still managed to keep their
sense of humour...
The snow brought much of the baseball season to a halt in the midwest...
Major and minor league teams have postponed games until they can at least
see the bases.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, a fire threatens what some call a Holy relic
and we'll tell you what some groups are doing to help you get rid of that spare
MUSIC UP FULL
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Firefighters have rescued the Shroud of Turin from the burning cathedral
where it was kept.
Flames broke out in the downtown cathedral tonight.
A custodian at the nearby royal palace says there was a smell of smoke and
then flames were raging in the wooden dome of the cathedral.
Officials had to break the bullet proof glass protecting the linen cloth.
Some Christians believe the shroud was the burial cloth of Jesus.
The man accused of killing Ennis Cosby was indicted today.
A Los Angeles Grand Jury indicted Mikail Markesev, but the indictment was
sealed by a Superior Court Judge, which means the specific charges are still
Cosby was killed in January when he stopped to change a tire.
Markesev was arrested after a tip came into to the National Enquirer.
The indictment comes amid reports that the key witness in the case, the
woman who helped police develop a sketch of the suspect, failed to identify
Markesev in a lineup.
A former federal prosecutor has been chosen to succeed Virginia's Attorney
General Jim Gilmore.
Gilmore gave an emotional thank you to his staff today and an enthusiastic
welcome to Richard Cullen.
Gilmore will step down to campaign full time for Governor in June.
Today, Governor Allen announced the appointment of Cullen to begin the
Cullen is a Republican and political ally of Allen and Gilmore.
He was seeking ELECTION to the office he's now been appointed to-- but
dropped the bid late last year.
With the deadline for getting on the ballot looming, the list of Republicans
running for statewide office is one down.
Fauquier County Delegate Jay Katzen has pulled out of the race for the
Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.
Katzen says he withdrew in the best interest of party unity.
Northern Virginia businessman Coleman Andrews and G-O-P treasurer John Hager
of Richmond are still running for the nomination.
More than 12- hundred children in the city of Lynchburg have contracted lead
poisoning, and thousands more are at risk.
Those numbers come from a study conducted by Lynchburg College. It
targeted more than 400 inner city homes, more than half of which have problems
with chipped and flaking lead- based paint.
Professor Tom Seaman says the results didn't surprise him.
IN Q=So now the
((DR. TOM SEAMAN/LYNCHBURG COLLEGE: SO NOW THE CHALLENGE IS TO GET INTO THOSE
HOMES, TO MEET THOSE FAMILIES AND WORK TOWARDS PREVENTION BEFORE IT'S TOO
SUPER=01-Dr. Tom Seaman/Lynchburg College; :00
OUT Q=it's too late.
That's where several neighborhood councils are stepping in.
They've developed lead poisoning awareness programs and are taking that
information into the at- risk homes.
IN Q=We're breaking that
((KARRIE WILSON/WHITE ROCK HILL NEIGHBORHOOD: WE'RE BREAKING THAT ICE, BECAUSE
WE CAN GO BACK TO THAT MOTHER AT ANY TIME AND WE HAVE PLANS TO GO BACK TO MANY
OF THEM, AND SHOW THEM HOW TO DEVELOP A LEAD- SAFETY PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Karrie Wilson/White Rock Hill Neighborhood; :00
OUT Q=lead safety program.
City council this week allotted 29- thousand dollars to develop lead
poisoning public awareness materials.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will be along with the weekend
and we'll tell why some workers from Williamsburg are upset about their recent
MUSIC UP FULL
Ten thousand tires were all in a day's work for the folks behind a local
clean- up effort.
Tire Amnesty days aren't even over yet, and organizers have already
exceeded their expectations.
The project was organized to clear discarded tires from local
Residents of Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the town of Vinton may drop
off up to 25 tires without charge.
IN Q=You see them everywhere
((BOB ARTHUR: YOU SEE THEM EVERYWHERE, LYING EVERYWHERE ON THE BANKS, ON THE
SIDE OF THE ROAD. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK, YOU SEE TIRES. THAT'S WHAT IT AMOUNTS
TO. AND IT'LL BE GOOD TO GET RID OF A FEW OF THEM WON'T IT. YEP, SURE WILL.))
OUT Q=yep, sure would.
There are five drop- off sites in operation tomorrow from eight A-M to
They are located at the Roanoke Civic Center, Towers Shopping Center,
Crossroads Mall, Tanglewood Mall and the public works center in Vinton.
Employees of Colonial Williamsburg say it's downright un-American.
The Virginia resort has adopted new appearance standards for the people who
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=It's spring
SUPER=01-Jeff Palmar/Hotel Worker; :07
SUPER=01-Diana Smith/Maintenance Worker; :15
SUPER=01-Tim Andrews/Colonial Williamsburg; :26
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.
(( It's spring shearing time in Colonial Williamsburg.
But for those who believe there's NO such thing as baaaaaad publicity--
sot TAPE 2 00:21
((JEFF PALMAR/HOTEL MECHANIC: I JUST WENT IN AND TOLD 'EM TO GO AHEAD AND HACK
IT OFF. NO SAVING IT NOW.))
Men must wear their hair short.
SOT TAPE TWO 23:34:47
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER: WELL I BOUGHT MY NEW EARRINGS
...REBELLING...LONG EARRINGS FOR THE GUYS.))
SOT TAPE ONE 22:20:20
((TIM ANDREWS/COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: WE'RE A TOP-NOTCH... INCREASINGLY
DISCERNING TRAVELLING PUBLIC.))
After a short grace period, the standards take effect Monday.
The irony is that the historical interpreters are expected to have long
The horse is a natural.
The groom threw a little hair weave into his grooming.
For those that want to hide their mohawks and piercings...
nat sot 23:41:42
((HATS AND BASKETS...MIDDLE BOOTH.))
sot 23:52:40 STANDUP TAPE TWO
((THE HOTEL WORKERS...REALLY NO OUTCRY UNTIL THE NATIONAL UNION FOLKS IN DC
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER:YEAH. THEY WERE REALLY AGGRAVATED AT FIRST.
BUT NOW THAT WE'VE HAD MEETINGS ON TOP OF MEETINGS.))
SOT TAPE ONE 22:25:54
((TIM ANDREWS/COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG: NEXT TIME MAYBE INSTEAD OF HAVING THE
NEWS MEDIA DESCEND ON US TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS... WHAT WE DO HERE.))
So if a shave is mandatory -- what's the deal with the shades?
sot TAPE TWO 23:36:01
((DIANA SMITH/MAINTENANCE WORKER:I BELIEVE IT'S OVERALL STANDARDS. SOCIETY
RELATES THAT. WHO WAS IT? TIMOTHY MCVEIGH? NICE CLEAN CUT GUY YOU KNOW?
THAT'S SOCIETY YOU KNOW, SOCIETY REALLY NEEDS TO GET OVER IT.))
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.))
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Soccer, Racing, baseball and Tigers coming up tonight in sports.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV; :00
But first Norfolk's Sweetpea Whitaker weighed in tonight at 146 and a half
pounds for his WBC welterweight title bout tomorrow night with this man, Oscar
da La Hoya.
Oscar, who weighs the same is unbeaten in 22 fights while Whitaker has only
one loss in his career.
Now the scores.
GO TO SCORES
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TAKE A BREAK
Rusty Wallace put his Ford on the pole today at Bristol bowl giving him the
top starting spot for the Food City 500 on Sunday.
Steve Mason has more from the Bristol Bowl.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :00
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Food City 500 Pole Winner; :11
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Qualified 35th; :43
SUPER=01-Bruton Smith/Bristol Motor Speedway Owner; 1:01
OUT Q=...WHO MADE IT."
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Rusty Wallace/123.586/2. Sterling Marlin//3. Ted Musgrave//4.
Kenny Wallace//5. Jeff Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-6. Dale Jarrett//7. Hut Stricklin//8. Geoff Bodine//9. Steve
Grissom//10. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=0107-11. Jeff Burton//12. Brett Bodine//13. Bobby Labonte//14. Kyle
Petty//15. Robert Pressley//;
SUPER=0107-16. Ken Schrader//17. Terry Labonte//18. Bill Elliott//19. Dick
Trickle//20. Robby Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-21. Chad Little//22. Ricky Rudd//23. Mark Martin//24. Joe
Nemechek//25. Rick Mast//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
The top two finishers at last year's Masters Nick Faldo and Greg Norman
failed to make the cut at the Masters. (----------------)
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/CBS; :00
At the same time Tiger Woods was cutting up the field.
Tiger shot a 66 today thanks to an eagle on 13.
He's now in first place, 8 under par and three shots ahead of Colin
((TIGERS WOOD/LEADER AFTER TWO ROUNDS:))
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Expanded day two coverage from CBS sports coming up at 11;35 tonight right
after the news.
Cave Spring and Patrick Henry resumed their always entertaining soccer
rivalry tonight at Knights Field.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Knights vs Patriots; :
The Knights got some last minute advise from their coach Bruce Mahan and it
Cave Spring's Steve Hamblen gets the ball at the side of the net and heads
it past the Patriot goalie for a score and a one to nothing lead at the 29-29
mark of the first half.
The Knights were on the attack again and in position to score but Patrick
Henry goalie Will Krause comes up with a big save to stop the drive.
At the other end, Patrick Henry was SUPER=34-Cave Spring/2/Patrick
Henry/1;in scoring position. Keeper Brent Bowles slips after making one save
but the rebound kick is over the net and the Knights go on to win it 2 to 1.
The New York Yankees home opener celebration was ruined this afternoon.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/A's vs. Yankees; :00
Before the game, Don Mattingly helped manager Joe Torre hoist the Yanks
championship banner into the sky in pregame ceremonies.
And the Yankee Clipper Joe Dimaggio was also on hand.
He threw out the first pitch and threw a strike.
David Cone took a cue from Joe D, as he struck out the side in both the first
and 6th innings. He had 12 K's in 7 innings.
But Yankee reliever Mariano Rivera gave up this massive homer to mark McGwire
to deep center field as the A's beat the Yankees 3-to-1 in 12 innings.
wipe to eng#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Mariners vs. Red Sox;:00
The long ball also did in the red Sox this afternoon.
Former Braves' ace Steve Avery get s sore neck in the third as Alex Rodriguez
hits this solo homer to lead the Ken Griffey-less Mariners to a 5-to-3 win over
the red Sox.
Steve Avery is now 0-and-1.
Still to come tonight some more racing closer to home
as Victory Stadium speedway cranks up its second Friday night race card.
Victory Stadium Speedway hosted its second Friday night of racing this
evening in a number of divisions.
Last Friday night over 4-thousand fans were in the stands for the first
night of racing.
And those in attendance tonight also got what they paid for - some exciting
bumper to bumper racing all over the track.
((DANNY TAYLOR/TRACK PROMOTER: ))
SUPER=01-Danny Taylor/Track Promoter; :
OUT Q=.........coming out."
Dudley Lawhorn of Rustburg won the first late model stock car race at the
track last weekend.
Lawhorn is a veteran of the short tracks in the area he says the division
is very competitive but its the challenge of the tight track that brings him to
((DUDLEY LAWHORN/LATE MODEL STOCK DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Dudley Lawhorn/Late Model Stock Driver; :
OUT Q=.........one another."
Salem's Dickie Wilson won the Late Model Stock feature coming last to first in
50 lap for his first win in 3 years.
The New Orleans are trying to turn Heath Shuler into a bargain buy as they
continue negotiating with the Skins for the restricted free agent.
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The saints offered the Redskins their fifth round pick this year and also in
The Skins immediately turned the offer down saying they want the saints
number 3 pick this year, which will be the 62nd overall player.
To two sides plan to keep negotiating.
The Virginia Cavaliers close out spring practice tomorrow afternoon at 1:30
with the annual spring scrimmage.
The game is open to the public, if you can't make it we'll have some
highlights for you tomorrow night on News 7.