Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Faulty brakes may have caused the accident that killed four people in
People in Atlanta mark the one year anniversary of the Olympic Park bombing.
And some entrepreneurs in California come up with a new treat of
News 7 at 11 is next.
A car wreck in Roanoke this morning left three teenagers and an adult dead.
Police say the car's brakes fell apart shortly before it entered a winding
Investigators found pieces of the brakes on the road at the city limits, so
hot they were melting the asphalt.
They say brake failure could have caused 47-year-old Anna Marie Talbert of
Boones Mill to lose control of the station wagon as she rounded a curve on
The car ran over a guardrail, flipped at least twice before landing on its
roof and catching fire.
Witnesses put out the flames and rescued two of the victims, but four others
died in the wreck including
Talbert and her 14-year-old son David.
14-year-old Sylvia K. Hess and her 13-year-old brother, Bryant, both of
Pennsylvania, also died.
Rescue workers took three other passengers ages 10 to 15 to area hospitals,
they're listed in serious condition.
Two businesses in Bassett have to rebuild after an early morning fire gutted
Lightning struck Lilly Industries shortly before five a-m igniting the
Nearly 40 fire fighters from the Bassett and Collinsville Volunteer Fire
Departments were called in to douse the flames.
But chemicals inside the building made it impossible for fire fighters to
enter the building.
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((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: THERE WAS A GREAT DEAL OF HEAT
A LOT OF EXPLOSION. FORTUNATELY WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY HURT BECAUSE OF THE
TYPE OF STANCE WE TOOK IN OUR FIRE FIGHTING METHOD.))
SUPER=01-Chief Alton Hundley/Bassett Vol. Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=fire fighting method.
The back half of the building was home to A and W Motors.
Lilly Industries is a furniture finishing subsidiary of Bassett Furniture.
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((CHIEF ALTON HUNDLEY/BASSETT VOL. FIRE DEPT.: IT WAS A COLOR MATCHING LAB SO
BASICALLY THEY HAD A VERY LIMITED SUPPLY OF CHEMICALS. THERE WAS A GARAGE ON
THE BACK AND WE WERE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SAVE A GOOD PORTION OF THE GARAGE.))
OUT Q=OF THE GARAGE
Fire fighters are baby sitting the scene until all the hot spots are out.
Rescue workers are looking for a man who drowned in a freak boating accident
on Lake Michigan.
Witnesses say two people were cruising in a motorboat, on relatively calm
water, when the boat suddenly hit a wave, shot up into the air, and broke
IN Q=the lake was calm
((JOHN NITKHI/RESCUER; THE LAKE WAS CALM JUST LIKE YOU SEE HERE. IT MUST HAVE
HIT A SMALL FREAK WAVE AND THEN IT WENT STRAIGHT UP AND DISINTEGRATED.))
OUT Q=and disintegrated
Nearby boaters rescued a woman who was in the boat... the search continues
for her husband.
The city of Atlanta marked the one year anniversary of a night many would
like to forget.
The night a bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic park, killing one person
and injuring more than a hundred.
Today several people returned to the park to remember the victims.
Reporter Alex Quade has more.
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SUPER=01-Fallon Stubbs/Victim's Daughter; :33
SUPER=01-John Hawthorne/Victim's Husband; :47
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Police say a two-year-old boy who had been missing since early Saturday has
been found -- and he's okay.
According to authorities Dacota Hill was found outside the Stafford Lakes
he disappeared from early Saturday.
Dacota appeared to be in good condition when he was found at 9-10 p-m in the
common area of the complex.
He was sent to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg for evaluation.
About 400 people joined in the search earlier today for the 2-year-old boy
reported missing by his parents.
The battle over the reward money for Andrew Cunanan's conviction
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
Today Fernando Carriera went to New York City to talk to Mayor Rudolph
Guiliani personally about the reward he offered.
Guiliani offered ten thousand dollars for information leading to the
capture and conviction of Cunanan, but he contends that Carriera doesn't meet
Meanwhile a gay rights group is giving Carriera ten thousand dollars for
IN Q=Mr. Carriera did that
((MR. CARRIERA DID THAT, HE ACTED IN A PUBLICLY MINDED WAY - A WAY THAT PEOPLE
DON'T ALWAYS ACT. ))
SUPER=01-Christine Quinn/Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Proj.;
OUT Q=don't always act
Carriera called 911 after hearing gunshots where Cunanan was found dead.
City officials checking flood damage near the Texas town of Boerne(BUR-nee),
found something unexpected.
They found foot prints... big ones. About 20 inches wide, sinking deep into
Geologists from Baylor University confirmed that dinosaurs made the tracks.
IN Q=It's either the edge
((CHRIS TURK/BOERNE CITY PLANNER;IT'S EITHER THE EDGE OF A SEA OR THE EDGE OF A
LAKE OR SOMETHING WHERE IT WAS SHALLOW. THE ANIMAL WAS WALKING AND IT WAS JUST
NORMAL FOOTPRINTS IN THE MUD, IF ANYBODY ELSE WAS WALKING. IT JUST LASTED A LOT
SUPER=01-Chris Turk/Boerne City Planner;
OUT Q=a lot longer
Experts say the tracks were made by two separate animals, one plant eater,
and one meat eater... both were ten to fifteen feet tall.
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Roanoke's sister city is in over its head. Since the flood of 1985 people
in this area can identify with their situation and are helping out.
That story in a moment but first a look at the weather with Andrew Frieden.
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Stan Gill, the father of country music star Vince Gill, died unexpectedly
this morning in Columbus, Ohio.
Gill's publicist says he was 65.
Vince Gill performed last Friday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Last night he played in Asheville, North Carolina and has since cancelled
his next four concerts.
Stan Gill was a retired federal judge who had recently undergone
surgery for pancreatic cancer.
The sister city connection may soon pay off for people in Poland.
As that country battles severe flooding, officials in western Virginia are
trying to find ways to help out.
Opole (oh-POLE-uh)-- Roanoke County's sister city-- is located in one of the
areas hit hardest by the floods.
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((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: SO THEY DON'T HAVE ANY
ELECTRICITY. THEY DON'T HAVE A WATER SUPPLY. THE SEWAGE TREATMENT FACILITY IS
GONE. SO JUST FROM A STANDPOINT OF THEIR PHYSICAL WELL-BEING THERE'S A CONCERN,
AND THEN FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE CITY ITSELF AND HOW LONG IT WOULD PROBABLY
TAKE TO EVER REBUILD IT IS REALLY A CONCERN.))
SUPER=01-Don Myers/Asst. Roanoke Co. Admin.;
OUT Q=really a concern.
Don Myers is one of the county officials who has visited Opole under a
four- year- old exchange program.
Flooding in the region has reportedly caused more than a billion dollars
worth of damage... making it the worst disaster on record for that region.
Thousands of people have been forced from their homes. Crops have been
destroyed and 28 bridges washed away.
IN Q=From my first trip
((DON MYERS/ASST. ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: FROM MY FIRST TRIP OVER THERE I
REALLY HAVE ADMIRED THE SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLE OVER THERE. THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH A
LOT OVER THE YEARS AND CERTAINLY THAT'S IN THEIR FAVOR. I FELL LIKE THEY'LL
COME BACK, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH.))
OUT Q=going to be tough.
Donations are being funnelled through the Roanoke Sister Cities
Organization, and county officials are looking into other ways they may be able
Tax cuts pledged by the state's two gubernatorial candidates may sound good
But lawmakers say it's the General Assembly which ultimately will decide
whether Virginia can afford tax relief next year.
use file tape from 5-Turner, 595-09; Turner-Gun, 95-41;
State Senator Richard Holland of Windsor says he and other lawmakers have
grave doubts that tax cuts can be made without cutting into education, health
and transportation programs.
Delegate Andy Guest of Front Royal says it's the voters who will determine
how the lawmakers vote on the
Yokohama Tire employees and company officials have yet to come to terms.
The contract at the Salem plant expired midnight Wednesday.
But a strike was averted when both sides agreed to extend the contract
through this coming Tuesday.
The two sides met today at an area hotel, but would not discuss details of
If an agreement isn't reached by Tuesday workers may decide to strike.
Yokohama is one of the area's largest employers with about 900 workers.
A plant closing and a huge bank merger top Len Besthoff's Business Review
for this week.
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SUPER=03-Bassett/File Tape; :53
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((First Union has completed its first blockbuster merger in two years, and
it has taken place right here in Virginia.
The bank's purchase of Signet is not expected to impact a majority of the
2,000 employees First Union has in the Roanoke Valley, but it will move its
regional headquarters to Richmond.
Three years after financial problems nearly closed its doors, the Mail
America company in Bedford County is celebrating a reversal of fortunes.
Company officials broke ground for a 70- thousand square foot expansion to
their direct mail processing facility, which figures to create more than 100
700 workers at Yokohama Tire in Salem don't know when they'll get a new
But negotiators trying to cut a deal and avert a strike extended the current
labor agreement through early next week so the talks can continue.
Bassett Furniture will close a crib factory in Statesville, North Carolina,
transferring the work to one of its Henry County plants.
The company says the move may mean new jobs, but probably more hours for its
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average rose 223 points, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 22.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Coming up next,
A boxer's ear has turned a huge profit for some chocolatiers or should we
We'll explain when News 7 at Eleven continues.
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Some of the best of the region's art is featured at the Roanoke City Arts
Judges received more than 400 pieces for the show.
And, top honors this year went to Roanoke Painter Gerry (JERRY) Bannon.
Andrew Freiden has more.
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SUPER=01-Betsy Bannon/Artist; :18
SUPER=01-Gerry Bannon/Artist; :23
SUPER=01-Mark Scala/Chief Curator; :41
OUT Q=AF, NEWS 7
((Art is a family affair at the Bannon's house.
Gerry's wife Betsy's work was also featured in the show-- and her painting
was only two down from her husband's.
And their son Alex even has an easel in his parent's studio.
So you'd think Betsy would be a little jealous when her husband took home
((NO, I'M NOT, I'M REAL HAPPY FOR HIM. WE WERE REALLY EXCITED, BOTH OF US WHEN
WE FOUND OUT HE WON.))
((GERRY BANNON: TO HAVE WON, IS A REAL ICING ON THE CAKE, BUT IT'S NOT TAKEN
IN A COMPETITIVE SENSE.))
Gerry's painting was one of the smallest, and least ornate in the show, but
museum curator Mark Scala says that's part of what caught the juror's eye.
((MARK SCALA: THE TITLE IS SOMETHING OF A GIVEAWAY-- THE TITLE IS SEASONS 2--
FEBRUARY. AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PAINTING ITSELF, YOU GET THE FEELING THAT
THE PLANT IS RIGID WITH ENERGY. AS IF IT'S FROZEN AGAINST THE FEBRUARY WIND.
IT'S REALLY QUITE SUBTLE, BUT I THINK QUITE MARVELOUS. ))
Both Betsy and Gerry concentrate on art full-time.
Gerry teaches at Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville,
And Betsy teaches at Virginia Western.
((I WENT IN TO GRADUATE WANTING TO DO THAT, AND IT IS MY JOB, TALKING ABOUT
ART, DEALING WITH OTHER ARTISTS, YOUNG ARTISTS.))
((GERRY BANNON/ARTIST: MOST ARTISTS DO NEED TO HAVE A JOB TO MAKE MONEY BESIDES
THEIR WORK. TEACHING IS A REALLY WONDERFUL WAY OF BALANCING THE NEEDS OF THE
STUDIO WITH THE ECONOMIC CONCERNS-- THE NEED TO MAKE MONEY. I ENJOY IT VERY
close up of mixing paint.
The Bannons say mixing work, art and family makes for a winning combination.
Andrew Freiden, News 7.))
The show is presented by the Arts Council of the Blue Ridge.
It continues until September 28th, at the Art Museum of Western Virginia,
which is located at center in the square in downtown Roanoke.
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Gary Player won nine times on the P-G-A regular tour and now he's matched
that on the Senior Tour.
Player winning his third Senior British Open on the second hole of a
playoff with Fellow South African John Bland.
SUPER=03-Northern Ireland/ABC SPORTS;:
Bland started the day as the leader but this birdie putt at the 15-th hole
forced a three way tie for the lead with three holes to play.
Player grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie putt at the 17-th hole.
and he won the tournament when he made a 15 foot birdie putt on the second hole
of the playoff.
Player shot a 4 under par 68 and he and Bland finished tied at 278, 10
In Connecticut, Stewart Cink won his first title on the P-G-A tour yesterday
afternoon taking the Greater Hartford Open title.
SUPER=03-Cromwell, CT/CBS SPORTS; :
The Shot of the day belonged to Brandel Chamblee who finished tied for
second. Chamblee knocks in this eagle from about 100 yards on the 13-th hole
he finished at 12 under par along with Jeff Maggert and Tom Byrum.
Sink was in the clubhouse when Maggert bogeyed the final hole giving him
the title. He shot a final round
4 under par 66 for a total of 267, 13 under par tieing the tournament record.
Chip Sullivan shot a final round 69 to finish at 279 one under par.
Greg Maddux pitched five innings and picked up his 8-th straight win as the
Atlanta Braves beat Cincinnati 3 to 2.
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/WTBS; :
Bobby Cox in the dugout on a day when the tempeture on the turf in
Cincinnati read 152 degrees.
Mark Lemke drove in a run in the second then in the fourth he hits this
line drive to right field scoring another run and the Braves led the Reds 2 to
Cincinnati rallied in the bottom of the ninth Mike Kelly singles to left
field scoring a run and the Reds cut the Braves lead to 3 to 2.
But Atlanta relief pitcher Mark SUPER=35-Atlanta/3/Cincinnati/2/;
Wohlers closed the door in the ninth for his 25-th save and the Braves beat the
Reds 3 to 2.
The Orioles beat the Twins. More on that later on Mornin'.
Geronimo Berrora and B.J. surhoff had three run homers as the Baltimore
Orioles routed the Minnesota Twins 9 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/WNUV; :
Twins Manager Tom Kelly watches as his team falls behind in the first.
Cal Ripken rips this shot to right centerfield for a single scoring a run
and the Orioles jumped out to the 1 to nothing lead in the top of the first.
Baltimore led 2 to nothing then in the third Geronimo Berroa gets all of
this pitch for a three run homer over the left field wall and the Orioles led 5
Baltimore's B.J. Surhoff added SUPER=35-Baltimore/9/Minnesota/0/; another
homer in the seventh sending this pitch over the right field wall the Orioles
led 8 to nothing and Baltimore wins it 9 to nothing.
In Cleveland, Four Indian pitchers held Oakland to six hits this afternoon
as the Indians downed the A's.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/SC-OHIO; :
Oakland Manager Art Howe looking on from the dugout.
And he watched Cleveland shortstop Omar Vizquel pull off defensive play
after defensive play here he makes a diving catch to throw the runner out.
For all the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0092-/New York/3/j/San Diego/5///;
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And coming up, The Steelers win the American Bowl in Dublin, Ireland Alvin
Harper has found a home in Washington.
And the Roanoke Wrath soccer team remains undefeated.
The Roanoke Wrath remained undefeated yesterday afternoon at 9 and 0 beating
Charlottesville United 3 to 2.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wrath vs United; :
The Wrath was back at Victory Stadium for yesterday's contest with the team
Roanoke led 3 to 1 when Forward Gary Rickets gets out on the break but his
kick is over the goal early in the second period.
The Charlottesville United comes up
SUPER=34-Roanoke/3/Charlottesville/2/;with a score in the second half Patrick
Sexton passes it to Ramon Rodgers and he boots it in from the side of the goal
but Roanoke wins by a score of 3 to 2.
The Pittsburgh Steelers opened their exhibition season in Dublin, Ireland
yesterday afternoon beating the Chicago Bears 30 to 17 in the American Bowl.
SUPER=03-Dublin, Ireland/FOX SPORTS; :
The Golden Knights parachute into the stadium carrying American and Irish
Pittsburgh's Kordell Stewart puts the ball up in the air in the first
quarter hitting Charles Johnson on this 44 yard pass to the Bears three yard
A couple of plays later Jerome Bettis gets the handoff and scores from the
three yard line and the Steelers jumped out to the 7 to nothing lead.
Chicago trailed 13 to 3 in the SUPER=34-Pittsburgh/30/Chicago/17/; third
Darnell Autry takes the handoff breaks a couple of tackles and scores from 46
yards out but Pittsburgh Wins it 30 to 17.
That's it for Sports. Have a great day everybody.
The Washington Redskin defense was ranked 28-th in the league last season.
And Washington spent a lot of money in the off-season to improve that defense.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00
But the team also forked out some cash for some offensive firepower.
Seven year veteran Alvin Harper, who played against UVa in the 1990 Sugar Bowl
when he was with Tennessee, is trying to regain his Pro Bowl form with the
In his first four seasons in the league as a Cowboy - Harper averaged 20
yards a catch.
But injuries and an inexperienced quarterback in Tampa Bay the last two
seasons left him unproductive, but not bitter.
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((ALVIN HARPER/REDSKINS WIDE RECEIVER:))
SUPER=01-Alvin Harper/Redskins Wide Receiver; :00
OUT Q=...RECKON WITH!
Harper is playing behind Michael Westbrook.
But with a three year, $3 and a half million dollar contract he knows the
Skins expect him to play and produce quickly.
It seems the "bite of the century"
means big bucks for some candy makers.
Two brothers in California saw the fight where Mike Tyson bit off Evander
Holyfield's ear, and were inspired with a great idea for-- what else but a
The candy is named after the infamous organ and Evander's Holey Ear's are
selling like hot cakes.
At three dollars and fifty cents a pop this means big profits for the
For the value you get a label with a drawing of Tyson licking his chops
with his glove raised and an end to your chocolate craving all at once.