Next on News 7-
A day of playing in the water turns tragic- a six year old drowns in the
Checking what's left one day after fire damages several Lynchburg businesses.
And what would Andrew Cunanan look like as a woman.
Again Thunderstorms pound the region. Heavy rains will stay in the forecast
On Health Check-- the fun in being frightened.
Join us for a wild rollercoaster ride-- cleverly designed to stimulate some
((IT JUST SCARES THE HECK OUT OF YOU.))
((THERE'S A FEAR WITHIN THE PERSON RIDING THE RIDE AND ITS THE FEAR WITHIN
THEM. AND THEY HAVE TO OVERCOME THAT.))
OUT Q=overcome that.
IN Q=got here in
((BAT. CHIEF TOMMY FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE & RESCUE: GOT HERE IN FOUR MINUTES..
PUT PEOPLE IN THE WATER. WE FOUND THE YOUNG MAN AT 2PM THIS AFTERNOON ))
OUT Q=2PM this afternoon
Divers and rescue crews retrieve the body of a six year old from the Roanoke
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
The drowning happened at about 12-30 at Roanoke River Wayside near Dixie
A six year old boy, his brother, sister, and their father were apparently
wading in the river-- when the water rose above the children's heads.
IN Q=The father got two
((BAT. CHIEF TOMMY FUQUA/ROANOKE CO. FIRE AND RESCUE: THE FATHER GOT TWO OF THE
CHILDREN OUT..LEFT THEM ON SHORE AND WENT BACK AFTER THE LAST ONE AND COULDN'T
FIND HIM..HE WAS UNDER WATER))
SUPER=01-Bat. Chief Tommy Fuqua/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue
OUT Q=he was underwater
Divers from Salem, the State Police and Scrugs team along with other rescue
workers found the body about an hour and a half later.
The boy's identity has not been released.
Authorities say there have been several drownings in that area of the river
in the past few years.
The smell of smoke still hangs over downtown Lynchburg where a late night
blaze destroyed one business and damaged two others.
Steve Smallshaw has been covering the fire since it broke out last night
Steve what's left of the building?
It's not much to look at Jean.. the fire gutted most of the old Masonic
lodge building on Church Street..
..lodge members and neighboring businesses spent today salvaging what they
could from the pile of smoldering rubble.
IN Q=Even as commuters
SUPER=04-Last Night; :07
SUPER=01-John Jennings/Lynchburg Fire Marshal; :20
SUPER=01-Bill Robertson/Marshall Lodge Member; :42
OUT Q=two hundred years.
(( Even as commuters made their way to work this morning, smoke still hung
heavily over downtown Lynchburg.
More than 50- firefighters spent several hours battling a stubborn blaze at
860 Church Street.. a fire that ultimately destroyed the front half of the
building when the roof and top floor collapsed.
((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: OBVIOUSLY IT'S PREMATURE AS FAR AS
SPECULATING ON FIRE CAUSE. WE'VE JUST REALLY STARTED GETTING INTO THE
INVESTIGATION PART OF IT.))
OUT Q=part of it.
It could take several days before Jennings can get underneath the rubble and
search for a cause.
Meanwhile, members of the Masonic lodge are counting their blessings.. 200
years of their club's history was recovered intact from its basement storage
IN Q=I can't tell
((BILL ROBERTSON/MARSHALL LODGE MEMBER: I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW RELIEVED THAT IS.
YOU CAN'T IMAGINE HOW COMFORTING IT IS TO KNOW THAT YOU'VE STILL GOT YOUR
RECORDS FROM 200 YEARS.))
OUT Q=200 years.))
We'll hear from other tenants and
double boxes Jean/Steve
we'll take you inside the burned out building for a close- up look at the
damage tonight at 6.
A random drug test of former prison inmates in counties from Lynchburg to
Patrick turned up a disappointing number yesterday.
41- percent of the 247 probationers and parolees-- tested positive for drugs
such as marijuana and cocaine.
SOT tape 2 13:38:24
IN Q=I think there
((DAVID BOTKINS/VA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS: I THINK THERE WERE SOME FOLKS THAT
WERE SURPRISED WITH THE RESULTS -- BUT WERE GLAD THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MONITOR THE
BEHAVIOR OF THOSE PROBATIONERS AND PAROLEES. BECAUSE THE OBJECTIVE IS KEEP
PEOPLE OFF DRUGS, AND WE HAVE TO DO THIS SORT OF THING TO KEEP PEOPLE'S FEET TO
THE FIRE AND ENSURE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY.))
SUPER=01-David Botkins/Va. Dept. of Corrections;
OUT Q=some accountability.
Corrections officials say Southside's 41- percent positive rate in its
landmark new "Operation Consequences" program holds another surprise.
Former inmates in the Richmond and Tidewater areas tested positive at rates
of 27 and 29- percent respectively earlier this year.
A final farewell to fashion designer Gianni Versace- in his native Italy.
Princess Diana was among the celebrities who converged on Milan-
The princess frequently wore Versace designs and often spoke of her
friendship with the designer.
Versace's sister and brother were also photographed as they arrived.
Other notables included model Naomi Campbell- designer Giorgi Armani and
singer Elton John who was close friends with Versace.
Some 2 thousand people packed the Roman Catholic Cathedral.
Versace was gunned down ouside his Miami Beach home last week.
Meanwhile the search goes on for suspected killer Andrew Cunanan- who may
now be dressed as a woman-
So what would he look like as a female?
Experts are turning to the help of computers to find out.
Cunanan is known for changing his appearances.
With computer morphing this is what he might look like.
((JUST GOING TO GIVE YOU A HINT OF WHAT THIS PERSON MIGHT LOOK LIKE IF HE HAD
LONG HAIR AND SOME MAKEUP ON AND THAT SORT OF THING.))
OUT Q=that sort of thing."
Police have said he may be dressed as a woman- possibly still living in
It's down to the wire-
Teams are negotiating a new contract for union workers at Yokohama Tire.
United Steelworkers local 10-23 and management are meeting at a local motel.
They're trying to iron out a new three-year deal.
The contract expires at midnight tomorrow.
Neither side would comment on how the talks are going.
But a person familiar with the situation does not believe union and
management are close to a tentative agreement.
Yokohama Tire is one of the largest employers in the Roanoke Valley, with
close to 900 employees.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Former animal breeder Valery Green, WILL do time for threatening to torch a
home in Montgomery County.
And... abortion opponents demonstrate along a busy intersection in Roanoke--
just one stop on a state-wide trip.
Diabetes currently kills almost three-million people around the world each
On Health Check-- a warning call that cases are on the rise, around the
Plus travel with Patrick the old-fashioned way...
He's following the Horseless Carriage Caravan. Stay Close.
A day before Virginia is scheduled to execute Joseph O'Dell, Governor George
Allen faces an international glare of publicity.
And the Governor admits the weight of clemency requests is heavy.
SOT tape one 12:25:14
IN Q=Human instinct
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: HUMAN INSTINCT IS TO SAVE LIVES.))
OUT Q=save lives.
The Governor says "a mountain of evidence" exists to show O'Dell is GUILTY--
but his attorneys' new argument that the jury should have been told he would
have been in prison for life is a good one.
SOT tape one 12:20:52
IN Q=It was probably
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT WAS PROBABLY THE BEST WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION OF ALL MY
STATEMENTS ON THE ABOLITION OF PAROLE ... LARRY KING LIVE SHOW SOMEHOW DEBATING
OUT Q=this issue.
Over the objections of Pope John Paul the second and several European
governments, O'Dell will be executed tomorrow night -- unless Allen or the
An anti abortion group displayed graphic posters of an aborted fetus at a
Roanoke intersection today.
The protest is part of a week-long, state-wide campaign by Life and Liberty
Ministries of Petersburg.
Members of the group held several large signs and handed out flyers.
They say reaction from the public was mixed.
IN Q=`It seems like mstly
((DICK BURBAGE/ABORTION OPPONENT: IT SEEMS LIKE MOSTLY FEMALES WHO WILL REFUSE
THE LITERATURE AND THAT'S A SHAME BECAUSE WE'RE NOT HERE TO OPPOSE THE FEMALES,
WE JUST WANT TO GIVE THEM INFORMATION THAT WOULD HELP THEM MAKE A BETTER
SUPER=01-Dick Burbage/Abortion Opponent;
OUT Q=make a better choice
A spokesman for Planned Parenthood, an abortion rights group, says they
recieved a flood of calls and some donations from people upset about the signs.
A Franklin County woman convicted of threatening to burn a Christiansburg
woman's home says she'll appeal her case.
Today she was sentenced to 30-days in jail.
Valery Green is in the Montgomery County Jail tonight being held without
A judge sentenced Green this afternoon-- for saying she'd burn a kennel
owner's house over a dispute involving a dog.
Prosecutor Phil Keith says Green was given
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;
jail time because of her prior record.
In the past, Green was found guilty of welfare fraud and several
SHe was behind bars most recently when she was found guilty of contempt of
court in Franklin County.
Green disobeyed a court order not to own dogs or cats after she allegedly
abused and neglected animals.
groovy music UNDER
A blast from the past is rolling through the Roanoke Valley, as Patrick
Evans has discovered.
(patrick ad lib)
STOCKS BUMP NEXT
The Horseless Carriage.
It's an elegant mode of transportation from days gone by, and it's making
a re-appearance across the region.
DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans has the story of a Carriage Caravan crossing the
SUPER=01-Powell Sigmon/Horseless Carriage Club;
DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
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health music under
The NBA's Dell Curry is back in our area talking hoops in Salem...
What's his take on the Hornet's upcoming season? That answer in tonight's
What is it about rollercoasters that makes the young and old alike,
stand in line for a ride that lasts just over a minute.
On Health Check, how they're designed to play havoc on the senses.
IN Q=If we feel
((IF WE FEEL WE DONT SEE ENOUGH PIZAZZ THERE, WE THROW IN EXTRA FEATURES.
MAYBE A BUNNY HOP WHERE YOURE JUST CONSTANTLY LIFTED OFF THE SEAT A LITTLE
OUT Q=a little bit.
A global warning call-- diabetes could become a worldwide epidemic.
There hasn't been much advancement with treatments since the development of
insulin injections in the 1920's.
At the same time, the number of cases is on the rise.
It's estimated by the year 20-25, the rate of diabetes will increase
45-percent in developed countries-- and 200-percent in DEVELOPING countries.
The wine industry wants potential customers to know that "toasting" -can- be
good for your health.
So, it's proposed new labelling for both domestic and imported bottles.
Federal health officials, though, are fighting the plan... asking the
bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms NOT to endorse the proposal until it
can be studied further.
When Hersheypark in Pennsylvania recently built a new roller coaster, "The
Wildcat", it was designed, like all coasters, to blend basic physics with human
Dr. Howard Torman explains how cleverly designed rollercoaster rides
stimulate some pretty intense feelings.
SUPER=01-Dr. Howard Torman/CBS Medical Correspondant; :00
SUPER=03-Hershey, PA; :15
SUPER=01-Jeff Budgeon/Hersheypark Engineering Dir.; :51 quick
SUPER=01-Clair Hain, Jr./Rollercoaster Builder; :56
OUT Q=thank you.
IN Q=Normally when you
((DR. HOWARD TORMAN/CBS MEDICAL CORRESPONDANT: NORMALLY WHEN YOU ARE SEATED
THERE IS THE FORCE OF ONE TIMES THE PULL OF GRAVITY, ONE "G" PRESSING ON YOUR
BODY. YOU DON'T NOTICE THAT BECAUSE YOUR INTERNAL ORGANS, YOUR GRAVITY
RECEPTORS ARE ALL USED TO IT-- BUT, WHEN YOU ARE ON A ROLLER COASTER LIKE THIS
ONE ... THE SUDDEN DROP OFFS, THE PITCH UPS.. AND THE TURNS..MAY SUBJECT YOUR
BODY TO FORCES THAT ARE AS MUCH A QUARTER OF A G OR AS MUCH AS 3-AND A HALF. ))
OUT Q=three and a half.
The g forces last only fractions of seconds... long enough for a thrill--
not even remotely long enough or strong enough to hurt someone.
The tightness of the turns and the banking are designed to create
sensations of being pushed into or out of the seat.
Exactly what Jeff Budgeon, park Engineer at Hershey, wants.
IN Q=We try to
((JEFF BUDGEON/HERSHEYPARK ENGINEER:
WE TRY TO LIMIT THE LATERAL G-FORCE OR THE FORCE YOU EXPERIENCE FROM SIDE TO
SIDE. WE DONT WANT A ROUGH RIDE.
CLAIR HAIN/RIDE BUILDER: AS I'M BUILDING IT I TRY TO FOCUS IN THE MIND WHAT ITS
GOING TO FEEL LIKE. ))
OUT Q=feel like.
butt butt butt
IN Q=This could turn
((THIS COULD TURN INTO A VIOLENT RIDE IF I WANTED IT TO--IF YOU START PUTTING
THE BUMPS IN THERE OR MAKING IT HAVE A CROWN, YOU KNOW WHERE YOU'RE LIFTING OUT
OF THE CAR YOU COULD MAKE IT SO IT HURTS YOUR LEGS, WHERE THE LAP BAR IS
SMAHING THE LEGS. OR YOU COULD MAKE IT NICE AND CALM. THIS ONE HERE IS NICE
AND CALM. ))
OUT Q=nice and calm (2 ref)
Of course calm is a relative term.
If roller coasters are about anything-- they're about perceived danger-- the
illusion that the ride isn't safe.
IN Q=You go around
((BUDGEON: YOU GO AROUND A TURN AND YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING TO HIT SOMETHING...
BUT IT'S NOT REALLY THERE. IT'S WELL BEYOND THE ENVELOPE OF SAFETY THAT
YOU NEED FOR THE RIDE.))
OUT Q=for the ride.
Even the choice of materials can add to the fear factor ... steel
coasters may look more menancing... but a wooden coaster has its own brand of
IN Q=It scares 'em.
((HAIN: IT SCARES EM. WONDERING IF THE WOODS CRACKING OR BREAKING."
BUDGEON: AND WITH WOOD COASTERS, THEY HAVE A TENDANCY TO SWAY A LITTLE
BIT AND THAT GIVES PEOPLE AN UNEASY FEELING, WHAT AM I GETTING ON, SHOULD I
GET ON THIS. ))
OUT Q=get on this.
butt butt butt butt
IN Q=NAT SOUND
((WHAT HAPPENED? ALMOST LOST IT... THANK YOU. ))
OUT Q=thank you.
Former Virginia Tech star Dell Curry is spending time in our area teaching
Plus the Roanoke Valley Junior Golf tournament wrapped up today...here's Mike
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER
Lot's of local sports for you on this Tuesday afternoon and let's get started
on the golf course.
The final round of the Roanoke Valley Junior tournament was held at
Countryside today and for Travis Horak of North Cross - today's round was a
walk in the park.
Horak followed his 67 at Blue Hills yesterday by shooting a 7 under par 64
this afternoon at Countryside.
He was five under par at the 12-th hole, and he finished the tournament with
a 131 two day total for a 10-shot win in the Senior Division.
Darryl Byrd shot a two under par 69 today to finish 36 holes at 141 in
Lee Taylor shot a 69 to win the Junior division at 137. Scott Wise was
second with five shots back.
Matthew Gregory won the Pee Wee division and Michael Kidd captured the
It will be several months before the NBA training camps open, but
Charlotte Hornet guard Dell Curry is anxious to get the upcoming season
Curry was in Salem this afternoon speaking to the Kids at Page Moir's
The Hornets didn't have a draft pick this year but they did sign J.R. Reid
who played in Charlotte with Curry early in their Careers.
IN Q=First audio
((DELL CURRY/CHARLOTTE HORNET GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Dell Curry/Charlotte Hornet Guard; :
OUT Q=......FOR HIM."
The Hornets also signed guard David Wesley and there's been talk that the
Hornets will trade guard Mugsy Bogues.
But Curry says Bogues has recovered from the leg injury and will back with
IN Q=fIRST AUDIO
OUT Q=......EVEN MORE."
Coming up at six Dell will talk about his annual trip to Moir's camp and
his future in the N-B-A.
One game is already finished in the major leagues this afternoon as the
Braves downed the Cubs 4-to-1 at Wrigley Field.
SUPER=03-Chicago/TBS - Braves; :00
Former Cub Greg Maddux was rough on his old team today tossing a complete
game five hitter to improve his record on the season to 14-and-3.
And former Longwood star Michael Tucker had a big day going 2 for 5 with a
two run homer in the top of the SUPER=35-Atlanta/4/Chicago/1;
seventh inning off Jeremi Gonzalez.
The Braves win their 64th game of the year by a count of 4-to-1.
The two teams are playing the second game of their doubleheader at this hour.
SS=two minute ticker
Coming up tonight at six, more from the Skins camp in Frostburg as we meet
three former college stars from the state trying to make a living in the NFL.
Hope to see you at six.
Have a good night.
take a break
A President fighting terrorists face to face- and even with a couple of
It's the latest Harrison Ford Movie- Air Force One.
When the bad guys take over the plane- it's the president himself who has
to keep the skies safe for democracy.
((WELL I'M PLEASED WITH THIS FILM. I THINK IT'S A TERRIFIC FILM. I THINK IT'S A
TERRIFIC MOVIE AND I'M PLEASED TO BE HERE.))
((nat sound of movie))
OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF MOVIE.))
The Air Force One premiere brought out the celebrities last night.