Coming up on News 7-
A military chopper crashes near Dallas tonight.
One couple is suing The Kellogg Company saying a flammable pop tart set their
home on fire.
And a taste of the Mediterranean in the Roanoke Valley.
Plus a blue grass night at Victory Stadium.
News 7 is next
A military chopper crashes near Dallas tonight-
Police say the A-H-I Cobra went down near a school- No word on survivors.
A Henry County man is attacked- his brother fatally shot in their Henry
County home overnight.
SUPER=03-New Milford, NJ;
Plus can pop tarts cause fires?
A New Jersy couple says a pop tart caused the blaze that destoryed their New
Jersey home- They're suing The Kellogg company.
And she's a Spanish Teacher by day and a Belly Dancer by night. We'll meet
the woman who brings a Middle Eastern art to the region.
Join us at eleven.
A Henry County man survives an attack by two intruders that leaves his
younger brother dead.
72-year old John Craig says he was asleep when two men forced their way into
his home last night, off Figsboro Road.
Craig was struck over the head with a gun.
He remembers lying on the floor pretending to be dead for fear he'd be shot
His 67-year old brother, Governor Craig, was sleeping in another room, when
he was fatally shot.
IN Q=I just
((JOHN CRAIG/VICTIM'S BROTHER:I JUST MISS HIM, WE WAS CLOSE, YOU KNOW.
JOHN WARREN:HE DIDN'T BOTHER NOBODY, KEPT TO HIMSELF, AND EVERYBODY ON THIS
HILL KNEW HIM AS A QUIET PERSON WHO KEPT TO HIMSELF. ))
SUPER=01-John Craig/Victim's Brother; :00 QUICK!!!!
SUPER=07-John Warren; :05
OUT Q=to himself.
Sheriff's investigators are still searching for a suspect.
A former state delegate will not get jail time.
John Brown has pleaded guilty to nine counts of contributing to the
delinquency of a minor.
This afternoon he got a five year suspended sentence.
Brown is an athletic director at Virginia High School- He's agreed to resign
from that job.
As part of his plea agreement, a felony charge of attempted forcible sodomy
was reduced to the misdemeanor delinquency charge.
Prosecutors claim Brown invited young boys to his home to play basketball.
They say the games involved alcohol and partial stripping.
Brown refused to comment after the hearing.
Brown was shot in the shoulder at his home last weekend.
Police are investigating whether there's any connection between the shooting
and the court case.
A Salem minister face charges of child molestation.
32-year old Matthew Todd Atkins is accused of taking indecent liberties with
a 15-year old girl.
The teen was a foreign exchange student... who had been LIVING with Atkins
in his Roanoke County home for the past 5 months.
A military Helicopter crashed tonight near Dallas- killing two Marines.
Police say a military Cobra attack chopper went down near a wooded lot in
the Dallas suburb of Hutchins.
When firefighters first arrived they heard explosions which may have been
The chopper was reportedly heading to the New River Marine Base near
Jacksonville, North Carolina.
The defense hoped she would help in Timothy McVeigh's case- instead
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;
Daina Bradley's testimony may have hurt.
She was expected to say she say only saw one man get out of a Ryder truck
before the bombing- a dark skinned man.
Instead Bradley said there was a second man- one with a clean shaven baby
face- but Bradley says she doesn't think it was Tim McVeigh.
((ROY SELLS/FATHER OF BOMBING VICTIM: I DON'T KNOW WHETHER IT HELPED OR HURT
THE CASE. SHE WAS MIXED UP AND SHE WAS SCARED.))
((JOHN WALSH/CBS LEGAL CONSULTANT: THE DEFENSE THE GOVERNMENT PRESENTED A VERY
SIMPLE CASE, THE DEFENSE WANTS TO MAKE IT AS COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT TO
UNDERSTAND AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Roy Sells/Father of Bombing Victim;
SUPER=01-John Walsh/CBS News Legal Consultant; 09
OUT Q=understand as possible."
Under cross examination Bradley did tell the court she grew up in a
psychiatric hospital and said she can not recall a lot of things.
Two female cadets have successfully finished the year at The Citadel.
Today they told reporters they had few problems at the military school.
((FOR BOTH OF US THE IDEA OF LEAVING THE CITADEL NEVER NEVER CROSSED OUR MIND.
NOT ONE TIME IT NEVER OCCURRED TO US.))
OUT Q=NEVER OCCURRED TO US."
The cadets told reporters they got support from the male cadets.
Today they spoke of just two minor incidents-
((PETRA LOVENTINSKA/CADET: I HAD ONE WHICH INCLUDED SEXUAL HARRASSMENT AND
FRATERNIZATION BECAUSE A SENIOR WAS ASKING ME OUT WHICH IS AGAINST REGULATIONS
SO HE ENDED UP WITH SIX HOURS ON THE QUAD.))
((NANCY MACE/CADET: DON'T COME HERE FOR PUBLICITY REASONS. DON'T COME HERE FOR
YOUR FAMILY. BECAUSE YOUR PARENTS WANT YOU TO. COME HERE. DO IT FOR YOURSELF.
DO BECAUSE YOU WANT TO DO IT AND THEY'LL BE FINE. IF YOU REALLY WANT IT THEY'LL
OUT Q=want it, they'll do fine."
Two OTHER female cadets quit the Citadel- saying they'd been harassed and
abused by male cadets.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at 11, some Roanoke radio stations say area listeners can
expect to be the target of more stunts and practical jokes,
and we'll meet a high school teacher who uses her nights to move into a
different kind of art.
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=82-0.82''/minus 2.03''/10.84''/minus 4.40'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.70 foot/Down 0.49 foot;Lake levels
Fair weather and fine harmonies helped kick off the 28th edition of Festival
in the Park tonight.
Several thousand people turned out for the Diamond Rio concert at Victory
The popular country group has a string of 17 Top Ten hits...
This afternoon lead singer Marty Roe acknowledged the influence of bluegrass
music on the band's sound.
IN Q=Our harmonies basically come from
((MARTY ROE/DIAMOND RIO LEAD SINGER: OUR HARMONIES BASICALLY COME FROM THAT
TYPE OF REAL TIGHT, THREE-PART HARMONY, THAT'S WHAT WE DO. WE NEVER REALLY ADD
OTHER VOCALS LIKE OTHER PEOPLE DO AND ALL THAT SOUNDS GOOD, BUT WE'VE ALWAYS
JUST BEEN ABOUT KIND OF LIKE BACK PORCH SINGING YOU KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Marty Roe/Diamond Rio Lead Singer;
OUT Q=singing you know.
Festival continues through next weekend with activities in Smith park,
Elmwood Park and other locations in Roanoke.
From the turnout at tonight's concert tonight it seems few were fooled by a
radio broadcast suggesting Festival In The Park was cancelled.
Len Besthoff reports radio stunts similar to this are uncommon around here,
but the're could be more to come.
SUPER=03-Salem/April 1; :14
SUPER=01-Joe Conway/WROV General Manager; :22
SUPER=01-Herm Reavis/Exec. VP WSLC-WSLQ-K92; :40
SUPER=01-Laurie Paxton/Festival In The Park Patron; 1:05
SUPER=01-Debbie Paxton/Festival In The Park Patron; 1:15
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Yesterday's broadcast on J-93-F-M that ended up spreading false rumors about
Roanoke's Festival In The Park marks at least the second time in the past two
months a radio prank has taken a lot of listeners around here.
On April Fools Day WROV lured hundreds to a fake casting call for the movie
Bull Durham II.
SOT RADIO ONE 14:37:57
IN Q=A little
((JOE CONWAY/WROV GENERAL MANAGER: A LITTLE BIT OF RADIO HOOLIGANISM. JUST
SOME FUN, THIS IS AN ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS.))
OUT Q=entertainment business.
WROV's general manager says compared to other radio markets ours is more
"innocent" when it comes to these stunts.
He says whether you like radio hooliganism or not, you better get used to
SOT RADIO ONE 14:39:26
IN Q=I don't think it'll stop.
((JOE CONWAY/WROV GENERAL MANAGER: I DON'T THINK IT'LL STOP. I THINK IT'LL
CONTINUE. AND I THINK TO SOME DEGREE MORE STATIONS'LL BE DOING IT. Why?
CONWAY: AH, CAUSE IT WORKS.))
OUT Q=it works.
Other stations say you have to draw the line somewhere.
SOT RADIO ONE TOT 11:23:16
IN Q=We wanna
((HERM REAVIS/EXEC. VP WSLC-WSLQ-K92: WE WANNA HAVE FUN, WE WANNA ENJOY AND WE
WANNA BE PARTNERS WITH OUR LISTENERS, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO MISLEAD, WE DON'T
SOT RADIO TWO 17:29:53
IN Q=So to prank
((So to prank or not to prank? That is the question. So we spoke to some
folks who weren't fooled by this latest radio shenanigan.))
OUT Q=radio shenanigan.
SOT RADIO TWO 17:15:13
IN Q=I think
((LAURIE PAXTON/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK PATRON: I THINK IT'S FUNNY TO LISTEN TO
ALL THE COMMENTS COME BACK AND THE REACTIONS OF ALL THE PEOPLE, SEE WHO
BELIEVES IT AND WHO DOESN'T. So you hope it continues? PAXTON: YES I DO.))
OUT Q=Yes I do.
SOT RADIO TWO 17:17:41
IN Q=It depends on
((DEBBIE PAXTON/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK PATRON: IT DEPENDS ON THE OCCASION.
SOMETHING LIKE THAT WAS A PRETTY BIG DEAL AND IT UPSET A LOT OF PEOPLE. BUT
LIKE APRIL FOOLS JOKES OR SOMETHING. WELL NOW THAT THING THAT THAT ONE RADIO
STATION DID AT APRIL FOOLS THAT WASN'T GOOD I KNOW THAT, THAT UPSET A LOT OF
OUT Q=people too.
No doubt, a radio prank can bring big promotional benefits.
But it's also a gamble on whether the good publicity will outweigh the bad.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
In Lynchburg, the Fair By the James could attract thousands to the city's
Rides, music, agricultural exhibits and a petting zoo are just a few of the
things on tap this weekend.
The Fair replaces the old Festival By The James, which ran for ten years in
the same location.
IN Q=We've got five
((STEVIE DOVEL/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: WE'VE GOT FIVE DAYS, THAT WAS
ONLY ONE DAY, WE'VE GOT CARNIVAL RIDES, THEY DIDN'T HAVE THOSE. IT'S JUST SO
MUCH MORE GOING ON AND THAT WAS THE GOAL OF FESTIVAL BY THE JAMES, WAS TO MAKE
IT A MULTI- DAY FESTIVAL AND THIS IS WHAT WE'VE GOT AND WHAT BEAUTIFUL WEATHER,
WHAT BETTER COULD IT BE?))
SUPER=01-Stevie Dovel/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; :00
OUT Q=could it be?
Organizers WOULD like to see some rain though..
Without it forestry officials have banned any fireworks displays.
Last night the firework display touched off several brush fires across the
river that were still burning today.
49-million Americans have a physical disability.
Now, their tourist dollars are more likely to come to Virginia.
The Commonwealth is only of one three states in the nation to print up a
guidebook for disabled tourists.
The new guide cost taxpayers 75-thousand dollars -- but shows everything
from door widths to trail accessibility for tourist sites around the state.
IN Q=And our
((MARTHA STEGER/VA. TOURISM CORP.: AND OUR GUIDE IS ALSO VERY USER FRIENDLY
FOR PEOPLE WITH MORE THAN JUST MOTOR DISABILITIES. IT'S IN VERY LARGE TYPE,
FREE OF DISTRACTING GRAPHICS FOR PEOPLE WITH SIGHT IMPAIRMENTS. SO THERE ARE A
LOT OF FRIENDLY ASPECTS ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Martha Steger/Va. Tourism Corp.;
OUT Q=about it.
NOT everyone's happy with the new guide though.
The Americans With Disabilities Act includes asthma and smoke allergies on
its list of protected disabilities.
But Virginia only puts smoke-free designations in the hotel section of its
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up a little later in our newscast, a couple files suit after their
breakfast pastry burst into flames,
and we'll see why Mother Teresa is asking a Tennessee bakery to quit marketing
her image on a cinnamon bun.
MUSIC UP FULL
It was the best of times and the worst of times for an Arlington man.
He claims a deli owner stole his winning lottery ticket, worth
six-point eight million dollars.
The man says the store owner told him he'd won a free ticket, when he had
really won the jackpot in the May tenth drawing.
The deli owner claims he found the ticket on the floor--he's been charged
with grand larceny.
He's also now suing his accuser and the lottery for the jackpot.
For now, the ticket is in the custody of the state.
A lottery official says there's a lesson in all of this: always sign the
back of your ticket.
A restaurant in Downtown Roanoke is trying something different to lure
She's a belly dancer from Fancy Gap, who is leading a double life.
Andrew Freiden has her story.
SUPER=01-Samier Tanib/Restaurant Owner; :12
SUPER=07-Mildred Emore; :20
SUPER=01-Samra/Middle East Dancer; :35
OUT Q=news7, roanoke
Her real name is Iara Kendrick -- but as Samra, and she brings authentic
middle eastern dance to Southwest Virginia every Friday and Saturday night.
((SAMIER TANIB/RESTAURANT OWNER: IT REALLY MAKES AN ATMOSPHERE OF MIDDLE EAST
BY HER BEING HERE. AND SHE'S VERY VERY GOOD. A LOT OF PEOPLE REALLY COME BACK
FOR HER. ))
((MILDRED EMORE: EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT, SATURDAY NIGHT, SHE HAS A DIFFERENT
COSTUME, IT WAS REALLY NICE TONIGHT. ))
She is shaking things up at the Mount Olive Grill and Bar-- and her dancing
draws repeat customers.
Some customers even get up from their food and join in the fun.
((SAMRA/MIDDLE EASTERN DANCER: A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SEEING BELLY DANCING FOR
THE FIRST TIME, AND THEY BEGIN TO LEARN , AND I'M VERY PLEASED ABOUT THAT. ))
Samra says she does belly dancing right-- and it's not as risque as people
If it was, she wouldn't be able to keep her day job as a spanish teacher at
Galax High School.
Some of her students have even seen her perform.
IN Q=I'M VERY STRICT
((SAMRA: I'M VERY STRICT IN THE CLASSROOM, SO THEY SEE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
SIDE OF ME. THE NEXT DAY I GO BACK, THEY LOOK AT ME A LITTLE DIFFERENT. THEY
KNOW I'M HUMAN AND HAVE EMOTIONS AND ANOTHER SIDE OF LIFE TOO.))
OUT Q=OF LIFE TOO.
The restaurant is under new ownership, and is struggling to gain new
And Samra is hoping her talents keep the the Mount Olive grill from going
Andrew Freiden, news7, Roanoke.
SUPER=330-Clear And/Cool/46-49/Partly Sunny/Rain Late/76-78;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Light Winds/46-49/Partly Sunny/Clouds Late/78-80;
SUPER=333-Clear/And Cool/44-47/Partly Sunny/Wind S-10mph/73-76;
The Virginia Tech Hokies continued play in the N-C-A-A baseball tournament
tonight in Alabama taking on the Wolfpack of N.C. State.
SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL; :
The Wolfpack got on the board in the first inning Tom Segio hits this shot
off the right field wall for a R-B-I triple and State took the one to nothing
State led 2 to nothing on a sacrifice fly then in the fourth Jason
SUPER=34-Virginia Tech/6/N.C. State/12/;Smith hits a shot to left field
scoring Brad Pearcy and the Wolfpack led 3 to nothing and State wins the game
12 to 6.
GRAPHIC=NCAA division three
8 Teams begin their quest for a national title as The NCAA Division III
Baseball tournament begins at 10-am tomorrow at Salem Memorial Baseball
Bridgewater State College out of Massachusetts is the only team in this
years field to have played in the tournament last season.
IN Q=Last year
((RICK SMITH/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Smith/Bridgewater Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...be fine"
Cortland, like the wrest of the field, has traveled a great distance to
compete in the double elimination tournament.
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Tournament Director; :00
OUT Q=...this weekend"
The Houston Rockets were back home tonight trailing the Utah Jazz 2 games to
none in the Western Conference Finals.
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/TNT SPORTS; :
Jerry Sloan looking to steal one on the Rockets home floor.
And the Jazz goes inside early Greg Ostertag with the easy layup for the
first points of the game.
Charles Barkley getting his game together early here he powers his way to
the basket and hits the jumper.
The Rockets kept it inside this time going to Hakeem Olajuwon who hits the
baby jump shot in the paint.
The game was tight for most of the SUPER=32-Houston/118/Utah/100/;second
half and Houston goes on to win game three 118 to 100.
Major League Baseball is investigating whether the New York Yankees tampered
with Pitcher Hideki Trabu.
Acting commissioner Bud Selig says baseball officials must be assured that
all dealings between Trabut and the Yankees were conducted fairly.
The San Diego Padres dealt the rights to the Yankees last month after Trabu
failed to report.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/0//San Francisco/0/1//;
SUPER=0096-j/Houston/118//Utah/100//Jazz Leads 2-1/;
SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/3//New York/2//Flyers Lead 3-1/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Scores from several of this afternoon's high school
And the Roanoke Valley is ready for this weekends Crestar Soccer Festival
GRAPHIC=High School Soccer
Over at William Byrd high tonight, Jefferson Forest and Blacksburg hooked
up in the Region Three Soccer championship.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Cavaliers vs Indians
A big crowd out tonight for the soccer showdown.
The Indians fell behind one to nothing but Randy Cross closed the the door
on the Cavaliers holding them to only that one goal.
Blacksburg then rallied taking the lead in the first half and then Brian
SUPER=34-Blacksburg/3/Jefferson Forest/1/;Isenbach would score the final goal
of the game as the Indians win the regional title 3 to 1.
The Crestar Festival Soccer Tournament begins tomorrow morning at 7:30 in
the first of two days of competition as boys and girls from age nine to 19 in
one of the top events on the East Coast.
Steve Mason checked in with tournament officials on the last day of
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Lang Wedemeyer/Tournament Site Director; :16
SUPER=01-Danny Beamer/Roanoke Valley Soccer Youth Director; :39
SUPER=01-Dean Jones/Tournament Director; 1:00
OUT Q=....Lets go back to you"
In other high school sports action today, The Lady Highlanders of Glenvar
won the Three Rivers tournament championship tonight.
Glenvar routed Floyd County 13 to 1.
In high school baseball, Bath County captured the Pioneer District title
beating Parry McCluer 11 to 1.
And Salem beat William Byrd in the Blue Ridge district 4 to 2 in 8 innings.
There is an Anchor tag!!!
A New Jersey couple claims flammable icing on Pop-Tarts is responsible for
a fire that destroyed their home.
They're suing the pastry maker- Kellogg Company-
David Browde has the story.
SUPER=03-West Milford, NJ; 00
SUPER=01-June Rudd/Neighbor; 18-21!
SUPER=01-Dave Browde/Reporting; 29
SUPER=01-Daniel Pomeroy/Attorney; 57
OUT Q=CBS News, New York."
The Kellogg Company hasn't commented.
The New Milford Fire Chief did say any un-attended cooking is dangerous.
Mother Theresa is making an unusual takeout request from a Nashville
It all started when a customer at Bongo Java noticed that a cinnamon bun
resembled the 86-year old nun.
So the coffeehouse turned it into a counter display...even began selling
t-shirts and other items featuring the so called nun-bun.
But Mother Theresa does not allow merchandising with her name or image, even
to benefit her own charities.
First her lawyer wrote a letter asking that her image and the bun be
When that didn't work, Mother Theresa herself wrote a letter.
The owner says he'll quit promoting the display, at least for now.