Next on News 7-
That missing plane is found- in Florida.
Residents are in a HUFF over a proposed road near Huff Lane School.
The teen who gave birth at her prom is charged with murder.
Plus One Virginia bank is changing hands.
And an unlikely visitor turns up at one mall.
News 7 is next.
That missing plane's been found. It's on the ground at the St. Augustine
But officials say they have not spoken with the pilot who's from Roanoke.
An explosion at an aerosol packaging plant in Indiana, has killed one
employee and sent 34 people to the hospital.
A New Jersey teen who gave birth at the prom was charged with murder today-
the charges came after an autospy showed the baby died of suffocation.
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And a different visitor to an Indiana mall- startles people nearby.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
The pilot that's been missing since Sunday Morning has been found safe and
sound in Saint Augustine, Florida.
David Turner left the Roanoke airport early Sunday morning, but never
arrived at his destination of Clearwater, Florida.
Earlier tonight airport officials in Saint Augustine found his plane on the
Late tonight Turner contacted his wife.
He told her he was unaware anyone was searching for him.
The discovery ends a multi-state search by the Civil Air Patrol.
The C-A-P searched Turner's anticipated flight path by air today.
The city of Roanoke needed school board approval to build a new access road
from Interstate 581 to Valley View Mall.
They got it on Thursday, but tonight neighboring residents said they're not
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-Raymond McKee/Huff Lane Neighbor;
SUPER=01-Anna Shelton/Huff Lane Neighbor;
SUPER=01-Bettie Hutton/Huff Lane Resident;
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The road will come within 60 feet of Huff Lane Micro Village--
Three previous public meetings featured parents of Huff Lane schoolchildren
protesting the project.
But this night, neighborhood residents took center stage-- they say the city
never asked them what THEY thought about it.
((RAYMOND MCKEE/HUFF LANE NEIGHBOR: THERE'S MANY ISSUES THAT WE HEAR THAT NEED
TO BE BROUGHT ON THE TABLE. AND BEFORE THE BUILDING STARTS-- WE WANT THESE
ISSUES ADDRESSED. AFTER IT'S SAID AND DONE WE'LL HAVE NO VOICE.))
Residents are concerned about construction dust, having a pedestrian walkway
to the mall, loss of viewshed, and increased traffic noise.
((ANNA SHELTON/HUFF LANE NEIGHBOR: THEY HAVE THE WINDOWS OPEN, AND AT NIGHT
YOU HEAR THE NOISE-- YOU HEAR THE BREAKS SCREECHING ))
((BETTIE HUTTON: THAT THE BUILDER GETS HIS WISHES AND THE PEOPLE AND THE
COMMUNITY DON'T...APPLAUSE. ))
The agreement between the School Board and the City has Valley View
Developers putting up close to 200 thousand dollars to build a masonry wall,
While the city will put up 1.35 million dollars to build the new road.
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: ROANOKE CITY OFFICIALS WANT THE ROAD PROJECT TO
SUCCEED. ONCE THAT HAPPENS, NEW AREAS AROUND VALLEY VIEW WILL BE OPEN TO
POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. AND THAT MEANS A LARGER TAX BASE FOR THE CITY. ))
But Huff Lane school gets benefits too-- new air conditioning, an improved
parking lot, and four more classrooms.
If the plan continues on its current course, construction will start on the
road next summer.
Andrew Freiden, News7, Roanoke.
The battle over Virginia's parental notification law found its way into
federal court in Lynchburg today.
Abortion rights advocates want to keep the law from taking effect July 1st.
They're asking for a temporary restraining order until their lawsuit can be
Steve Smallshaw reports the dispute is over the wording in the new law.
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SUPER=01-Simon Heller/Planned Parenthood Attorney; :20
SUPER=01-Claude Allen/Deputy Attorney General; :39
SUPER=01-Louise Hartz/Virginia Society for Human Life; :50
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( Under the new law, a minor girl seeking an abortion must tell her parents or
ask a juvenile court judge for a waiver.
The statute says the judge "may" grant that request if he feels the girl is
mature enough to reach the decision on her own... abortion rights advocates
would like to replace the word "may" with "shall".
IN Q=What is clear
((SIMON HELLER/PLANNED PARENTHOOD ATTORNEY: WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THE STATE IS
COMING UP WITH A WEIRD ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN WHICH `MAY' MEANS
`SHALL' AND `SHALL' MEANS `MAY', AND BOTH OF THEM MEAN SOMETHING THAT NO OTHER
STATE HAS USED THEM TO MEAN BEFORE.))
OUT Q=to mean before.
But state attorneys defended the wording, and blasted Planned Parenthood for
what they call "eleventh hour" delay tactics.
IN Q=So here the
((CLAUDE ALLEN/DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL: SO HERE THE PARTICULAR HARM WOULD BE
THAT EVEN ONE MINOR WOULD GO INTO A CLINIC AND BE SUBJECTED TO AN ABORTION WHEN
THERE'S NO PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE DECISION- MAKING PROCESS.))
OUT Q=decision-making process.
IN Q=This suit is
((LOUISE HARTZ/VIRGINIA SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: THIS SUIT IS TO TRY TO STOP
THIS BILL FROM BEING ENACTED IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, AS THEY ALL HAVE DONE
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AND SO WHATEVER WAY THEY CAN FIND TO DO IT, THEY'RE
GOING TO DO IT THAT WAY.))
OUT Q=do it that way.
IN Q=The state says
((The state says every minute of delay endangers the lives of teenaged girls
across Virginia. But this is a debate that has raged on for 18 years, and
Judge James Turk has indicated he doesn't think another month or two more will
make a difference. A ruling is expected Monday. Steve Smallshaw, News7,
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.))
The teen who gave birth at her prom is now charged with murder.
As Paul James reports, the decision came after an autopsy showed the baby
died of suffocation.
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((18-Year old Melissa Drexler pleaded not guilty to murder and child
endangerment charges when she appeared in Judge John Richardi's courtroom in
Freehold, New Jersey.
Bail was set at 50-thousand dollars---half the amount prosecutors
wanted--and then she was led out of the courtroom.
Once bail was met Drexler was allowed to leave in the custody of her
STEVE SECARE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:
Drexler attended her high school prom June sixth at a catering hall in
Aberdeen Township. She gave birth to a six pound six ounce baby boy in the
bathroom and then returned to the dance. A janitor discovered the body of the
newborn in a plastic bag. Before any charges could be filed a determination had
to be made whether the baby could have existed on it's own.
JOHN KAYE/MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR:
THIS WAS A FULL TERM BABY AND THERE WERE NO ABNORMALITIES THAT WOULD HAVE MADE
IT DIFFICULT FOR THIS CHILD TO HAVE A NORMAL LIFE.
An autopsy revealed the child was strangled or suffocated because he was
placed in a plastic bag. Drexler kept her pregnancy a secret.
KAYE: NO ONE THAT WE KNOW OF WAS AWARE OFF HER PREGNANCY BUT HER.
Murder is punishable in New Jersey by thirty years to life. Paul James, CBS
News, New York.))
A 19 year old who got his 15 year old girlfriend pregnant won't go to jail-
but he will be labeled a sex offender for years.
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That outraged many in the courtroom who say the action is too harsh.
While both teens say the sex was consensual, Wisconsin law considers it a
Gillson was given two years probation- 100 hours of community service and
must register as a sex offender.
((KEVIN GILLSON/CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER: YOU HAVE TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THE
LAW TO BE ABLE TO PROTECT YOURSELF MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON AND BE
SUPER=01-Kevin Gillson/Convicted Sex Offender;
OUT Q=and be careful."
The case outraged many because Gillson from the start said he wanted to
marry his girlfriend and raise the child.
He quit school and got a job with health benefits to take care of the girl
and their baby.
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Coming up next on the newscast, a bulldozer accident claims the life of a
and one of the television world's best loved family men has died, apparently by
his own hand.
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An explosion and fire at an aerosol packaging plant-
kills one workers and injures 34 others.
It happened at the Elkhart Indiana plant this afternoon-
releasing ethylene oxide- a highly toxic gas.
The chemical is a colorless gas- used as a fumigant, insecticide and
34 people were treated at the hospital- some suffering from respiratory
Officials say actor Brian Keith apparently committed suicide today by
He was found by family members at his Malibu, California, home.
Keith suffered from cancer and was bedridden.
He may be best known for his role in the T-V series ``Family Affair.''
Keith also starred in Hardcastle and McCormick and in the movie The Parent
``Family Affair'' co-star Kathy Garver says Keith recently left the hospital
``because he didn't want to die there.''
Brian Keith was 75.
A bulldozer accident claimed a life in Franklin County this afternoon.
Sixty-three year old
Ivan Maurice Green of Roanoke was killed when a bulldozer rolled over on him.
Green and another man were trying to clear land near Route 116.
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((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: BOTH MEN WERE TRYING TO START
THE SMALLER MACHINE WHEN THE WEIGHT OF THE LARGER MACHINE PULLED THEM BOTH DOWN
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Franklin Co. Public Safety;
OUT Q=DOWN THE HILL
The smaller bulldozer slid downhill, and rolled onto Green.
Claude Webster says the steep, rocky hillside made rescue efforts
IN Q=We had to secure
((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY: WE HAD TO SECURE THE DOZERS.
THEY WERE STILL BOTH ATTACHED TOGETHER-- SO WE HAD TO SECURE THEM USING THE
HEAVY DUTY WRECKER. SO IF ANYTHING WENT WRONG-- IT WOULD'VE INJURED THE
OUT Q=THE WORKERS
Green was a self employed contractor.
A 21-year old man surrendered to state police today after being shot in an
apparent burglary attempt last week.
Randall Lee Gilbert of Chatham faces felony charges of statutory burglary,
grand larceny, and wearing a mask to conceal his identity.
Martinsville homeowner Les Hussey says he found Gilbert and another man
trying to rob him.
One of the would-be burglars fired at Hussey.
Hussey then shot Gilbert in the chest.
Gilbert was released from Martinsville Memorial Hospital Saturday.
After turning himself in today he was released on a 20-thousand dollar bond.
State police are waiting for more information before arresting a second
Within two weeks, a North Carolina bank has gone from having NO presence in
Virginia to having the LARGEST.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital Management; :20
SUPER=01-L.M. Baker/Wachovia President & CEO; :40
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Lynchburg Economic Develop. Dir.; :55
OUT Q=LB, News7, Campbell County.
For years Wachovia Bank of Winston- Salem was a lone holdout, shunning the
moves into Virginia its in- state competitors were making.
But in less than a month it has wowed the financial industry, purchasing
Jefferson Bankshares of Charlottesville, and now, Central Fidelity of Richmond.
SOT CENTRAL FIDELITY 6/24 TAPE TOT 11:14:13
((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT: PEOPLE IN NORTH CAROLINA THAT LIKE
WACHOVIA CALL 'EM WATCH OVER YA, PEOPLE THAT DON'T LIKE 'EM SAY WALK OVER YA.
THEY'RE A GOOD BANK.))
OUT Q=good bank.
The move catapults Wachovia to the top of the list of Virginia banks, in
terms of deposits.
Wachovia says Central Fidelity depositors have nothing to fear.
SOT Wachovia Feed tot 00:06:36
IN Q=Our entire focus
((L.M. BAKER/WACHOVIA PRESIDENT & CEO: OUR ENTIRE FOCUS IN THE FUTURE WILL BE
ON OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CUSTOMERS, VERY SIMILAR TO CENTRAL FIDELITY.))
OUT Q=Central Fidelity.
And what about Central Fidelity employees?
Roughly 600 of them work in Lynchburg, where business leaders will watch,
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IN Q=So we want
((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOP. DIR.: SO WE WANT TO KEEP AN EYE ON IT,
AND BE VERY RESPONSIVE TO THE OPPORTUNITIES WE HAVE FOR KEEPING EVERYTHING
HERE, MAYBE HOPEFULLY GROWING HERE. ))
OUT Q=growing here.
SOT CENTRAL FIDELITY 6/24 TAPE TOT 15:40:33
IN Q=With Central
((With Central Fidelity now out of the running, the question is what will be
the next Virginia bank up for bids? Industry watchers list Crestar, Signet and
First Virginia Bank as possible candidates. Len Besthoff, News-7, Campbell
OUT Q=LB, News-7, Campbell County.
Coming up after this break, a drugstore gets an unexpected visitor,
and a little later in the newscast, we'll see what happens when a dinosaur
takes up residence in Legoland.
The tributes to Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper continued today from
members of the police force, admirers in the community, and even from his
Flags at city buildings will fly at half-staff until Hooper's funeral.
And Roanoke Police officers are wearing black ribbons on their badges.
Today, former Mayor Noel Taylor described Hooper as a man with unique
ability and complete integrity.
And even groups that did not always see eye to eye with the chief offered
their condolences to the department and his family.
IN Q=It's not good for our community
((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: IT'S NOT GOOD FOR OUR COMMUNITY ANY
TIME A GOOD OFFICER GOES DOWN.))
((DAVID MAYS/POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: HE DIDN'T ALWAYS MAKE DECISIONS
THAT WERE POPULAR WITH EVERYBODY, BUT I THINK THAT HE THOUGHT OUT HIS DECISIONS
AND MADE THEM IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF EVERYONE INVOLVED.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President; :00 QUICK
SUPER=01-David Mays/Police Benevolent Association; :05
OUT Q=everyone involved.
In deference to Hooper's family, city officials are not yet discussing the
process that will choose his successor, but they promise a professional search
that will include significant community involvement.
Meanwhile, Hooper's funeral is scheduled for Thursday afternoon at St.
Andrews Catholic Church.
Police officers from across Virginia and other states are expected to
The Franklin County prosecutor is looking into whether Valery Green has
become a pet owner again.
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Green is under a court order NOT to have any pets, because of her
convictions for animal neglect.
Commonwealth's attorney Cliff Hapgood says he's investigating allegations by
the Franklin County Humane Society that Green has animals at her home.
Green's attorney could not be reached for comment.
A deer made an unexpected visit to a Fort Wayne, Indiana mall this morning.
SUPER=03-Fort Wayne, IN;
Police say the deer broke through the drugstore window about 4:45 this
Animal control officers arrived shortly after and tried to capture the deer.
But it had other ideas.
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Pete Rose Junior, who played in the Carolina League with the Frederick Keys
back in 1990, has finally made it to the triple-a ranks.
The 27 year old Rose who is now in the Reds organization has been having a
great year in double-a.
He now begins his tour of duty in Indianapolis.
After getting knocked off by the Mets Monday night, the Braves are back in
Shea stadium looking for a little redemption last night.
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Michael Tucker got the Braves off to a quick start in this one with a solo
homer off Mark Clark in the 1st inning to make it 1 to 0 Braves.
Atlanta could built itself a nice cushion had it not been for Carl Everett,
who Monday night beat the Braves SUPER=35-Atlanta/5/New York/6;
his bat - last night he's trying to do it with his glove.
The mets win 6-to-5
Yesterday afternoon the San Francisco outhit the Padres to take a 4-to-1 win
over San Diego.
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Dusty Baker's team was really on top of its game when it came to hitting.
That would be hitting batters for starters. Shawn Estes deliberately hits
Steve Finley just because he hit three homers in last night's game.
The Giants also took care of business with their bats as Barry Bonds hits his
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17th homer of the year off loser Danny Jackson.
The Giants beat the Padres 4-to-1.
Three members of the University of Virginia's football team are in trouble
after being charged in two separate events that happened over the weekend.
Defensive back Marcus Bullett and defensive end William Jackson were
arrested Sunday and charged with stealing chairs from one of the university's
Also, police say linebacker Andre McNeal verbally threatened an off-duty
officer after he was told that he would have to pay a fee so his car wouldn't
Police say McNeal also resisted being handcuffed.
Hilliary Scott is all set to to take over as an assistant coach at Roanoke
Steve Mason says he's replacing his former teammate and good friend Kevin
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SUPER=01-Hilliary Scott/Roanoke Men's Asst. Basketball Coach; :14
SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/Leaves Roanoke After Two Tears; :20
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(( They played together, roomed together and are now making a big step in
Martin turns the Roanoke assistant men's basketball job over to his best
friend and four year Maroon teammate, Hilliary Scott.
The former E.C. Glass standout was a two time division three college
All-American at Roanoke from 1991 through 1994.
Martin was a standout at Fieldale Collinsville, became a Maroon shooting
guard and then coached under Page Moir for 2 years. He leaves coaching with
his passion for the game still intact to work for Excel telecommunications in
Myrtle beach, SC.
Scott and Martin are coaching in Page Moir's basketball camp this week. In
Salem, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
The NBA draft is set for tomorrow night, but if NASCAR ever holds a draft it
might consider picking the Miami Heat's Tim Hardaway who recently got a
speeding ticket for going 110 miles an hour in a 40 mile an hour zone.
((TIM HARDAWAY/MIAMI HEAT SPEEDER:))
((PAT RILEY/MIAMI HEAT HEAD COACH:))
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SUPER=01-Pat Riley/Miami Heat Head Coach; :00
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Also just in time for the draft, the New Jersey Nets unveiled a new upscale
team logo that replaces one that has been in existance for a decade.
The team also will have new uniforms next season.
The Phoenix Suns thought they had seen the last of former all-star guard
Kevin Johnson when he announced his retirement plans at the end of last season.
But this afternoon, KJ says he's had a change of heart and that he plans to
be back for his 11th pro season.
The 31 year old guard has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but he
stayed healthy and productive the second half of last season.
Now we're far from finished tonight, when we come back news of new
sponsorship dollars flowing into the Fall Richmond race,
Plus, we check out the day's worth of upsets at Wimbledon as many of the top
seeds stumble and fall.
Monday's rain delays during the opening of Wimbledon '97, apparently only
served as a delay mechanism for yesterday's upsets.
7th seed Mark Philippoussis, French Open champ Gustavo Kuerten, 17th seeded
Jonas Bjorkman, and women's 13 seed Kimberly Po were all bounced from the
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along with 5th seeded American Michael Chang.
This match went five sets before Todd Woodbridge pulled off the 7-6, 3-6,
6-2, 3-6, and 8-6 victory to advance to the second round.
Pete Sampras had a much easier time in his opening match as he went airborne
to beat Michael Tillstrom in straight sets.
On the women's side, top seeded Martina Hingis topped Anne Kremer 6-4 and 6-4
in her opening match.
The popular Fall night race at the Richmond International raceway finally has
secured sponsorship for its September 6th night under the lights.
The Miller Brewing company pulled out after last season, leaving the folks in
Richmond searching for sponsorship dollars.
But yesterday the race got a big boost as the Exide Battery Corporation
signed on for the next three seasons.
Exide currently sponsors Jeff Burton's Ford on the Cup circuit and Chuck
Bown's ride on the Super Truck series.
One theme park in England is attracting many visitors with it's new
But look closely- this Mega Tech-nosaurus is made almost entirely of Lego
It's 23 feet high and the big attraction at Lego-land.
The model is inspired by the 65 million year old Tyrannosaurus Rex-
It's made from more than one million black and gray lego pieces.
The Mega Tech-nosaurus took more than one week to assemble. It's the
largest Lego model ever-
The dinosaur is one of more than 40 Legoland attractions which include
interactive rides, live shows, and building workshops.