Coming up on News 7-
Trying to figure out what went wrong after a DC-8 crashes in Miami.
The suspect charged with a rest stop murder is in court.
Plus a big night of country in the big apple.
And Ford orders a recall of over 100 thousand cars-and vans.
News 7 is next.
Normal conversation, no emergencies. (----------------)
That's the preliminary word about the conversation in the cockpit from the
cargo plane that crashed in Miami.
Four people aboard are presumed
dead -- no casualties on the ground.
Business is back to usual at Crossroads Mall-
It was just yesterday part of the mall was evacuated after several people
complained they felt sick-
The fiddlers convention is underway
in Galax- Over 30 thousand pickers singers and flatfooters- are taking part.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Witnesses say they saw flames shooting from a DC-8's engine before it crashed
The Cargo Jet skidded across a highway and crashed into a business district-
As Byron Pitts reports, the four people aboard the plane are presumed dead-
but amazingly no one on the ground was seriously hurt.
SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/CBS News;
OUT Q=standard outcue."
((Noontime at Miami International airport. Investigators say the sky was
clear, the pilot sounded in control, when suddenly his DC-8 bound for the
Dominican Republic, crashed in a ball of fire.
JOSEPH RODRIGUES/ WITNESS: I JUMPED UNDER A TABLE...THE PLANE HIT THE BUILDING.
Witnesses say the four engine plane wobbled shortly after takeoff, the nose
pulling up and the tail dropping.
moments later the jet went crashing into a busy strip of warehouses, computer
parts stores and a flower wholesaler.
ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD THE ENGINES GO POW, POW, POW. THEN IT CRASHED.
Rescuers were on the scene in minutes. local television stations showed cars
on fire, buildings damaged and firefighters struggling to control the flames.
Four people on the plane died, but miraculously no one on the ground was
The plane, owned by Fine Air, carried denim on its way to a jeans factory in
A relatively new cargo company on the rise, fine air had just gone public on
the stock market last week.
BYRON PITTS/CBS NEWS: A NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD "GO-TEAM" IS HERE
AND WITH THE RECOVERY OF THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS, OFFICIALS HOPE TO LEARN
WHY THIS CARGO JET WENT DOWN.
BYRON PITTS CBS NEWS MIAMI.))
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Day one for investigators looking for the cause of a Korean Airlines jet.
A National Transportation Safety Board team arrived at the site-
Today relatives were also allowed to visit the scene.
Kelly Kang from Los Angeles- lost her only child- 8 year old Tiffany.
((KELLY KANG/VICTI'S MOTHER: I WANT TO SEE MY DAUGHTER ALIVE. I WANT TO TAKE
HER HOME I WANT TO TAKE HER HOME.))
SUPER=01-Kelly Kang/Victim's Mother;
OUT Q=want to take her home.(double outcue)
11 yr old Rika Matsuda survivied.
She says " The top of the plane came off. All I could see was the sky.
Rika's mother could not be saved.
The recovery of remains has become too agonizing for waiting relatives.
One man's grief turned to anger, his anger then gave way to pain.
It's been a little more than three months since (Es-tul) Estel Singleton was
found shot to death outside the Ironto Rest area on Interstate 81.
Today prosecutors presented their case against Livingston "Bud" Pritchett-
the man accused in the crime.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=Tammy Worley
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00 QUICK
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./April 30; :05 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Jerry Humphreys/State Police; :31
SUPER=01-Estel Singleton, Jr./Victim's Son; :54
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Christiansburg.
(( Tammy Worley stopped at the Ironto Rest Area on April 29th-- the evening
before 57- year old Estel Singleton was found shot to death.
She testified she saw a man fitting Pritchett's description using a pay
IN Q=I, I
((TAMMY WORLEY/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I, I, RECOGNIZED HIM AFTER I SAW HIM ON THE
OUT Q=on the news.
Other evidence was also presented. Authorities say the gun used to kill
Singleton was found in Pritchett's home.
They also testified several items belonging to the victim were found in a
dumpster near Pritchett's residence.
IN Q=There was
((JERRY HUMPHREYS/STATE POLICE:THERE WAS ALSO IN THE SAME TRASH BAG, WITH THESE
PARTICULAR ITEMS I JUST MENTIONED, A RECEIPT FROM NEW YORK FASHIONS,
INCORPORATED, BEARING THE NAME OF BUD PRITCHETT. ))
OUT Q=Bud Pritchett.
Prosecutors also presented evidence from April Wooden-- who says Pritchett
bought several items from the department store where she was working-- using
Singleton's credit card.
The victim's son was in the courtroom.
IN Q=Now that
((ESTEL SINGLETON, JR./VICTIM'S SON:NOW THAT I'VE HEARD THE EVIDENCE AND SEEN
HIM, THERE'S JUST NO WAY THAT IT CAN NOT BE HIM, THIS IS THE MAN THAT SHOT MY
FATHER FOR NO REASON, OBVIOUSLY JUST FOR MONEY, FOR I DON'T KNOW, WHAT MAKES A
PERSON WANT TO DO THAT, I DON'T KNOW. ))
OUT Q=don't know.
The case has been now been certified to a grand jury-- which is scheduled to
meet in October. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg.))
A 10-million dollar lawsuit was filed today by the family of a man shot and
killed by Blacksburg police.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9, 1995
It was two years ago that police rushed into the Revco Drug Store on South
Main Street to get Maurice Taylor.
He was wanted for failure to appear in court on a robbery charge.
One of the officers grabbed him from behind. The others noted that Taylor
had a B-B gun in his waistband.
18 shots were fired, including one that struck Taylor in the back and
Attorney Bill Cruey (CREW-ee) filed papers in federal court this afternoon,
claiming the officers used excessive force.
He says he's suing on behalf of Taylor's children, who are now four and
five years old.
Owners of Ford minivans or sedans should take note.
Over 100 thousand Fords are being recalled because of a safety defect that
could leak transmission fluid.
Take pinnacle page
The company is recalling 64 thousand Windstars and 47 thousand Tauruses and
Sables due to a faulty transaxle servo cover.
No injuries have been reported, but owners will get a notice in the mail if
they are in need of the free repair.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the Newscast, Franklin County farmers want to make sure
they raise their children safely,
and striking U-P-S workers get tense as contract talks resume in Washington.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Talks are back on at United Parcel Service.
Representatives from UPS and the Teamsters Union sat face to face... the
first time in the four-day-old strike.
((JAMES KELLY/CEO UPS: WE ARE VERY ANXIOUS TO REACH AN AGREEMENT, WE'RE
VERY ANXIOUS THESE TALKS BECOME PRODUCTIVE, WE'RE VERY ANXIOUS FOR OUR PEOPLE
TO GO BACK TO WORK.
RON CAREY/TEAMSTERS PRES: THIRTY-FIVE MILLION DOLLARS A DAY IS WHAT ITS
COSTING THIS COMPANY, SO YOU CAN SEE THAT IF THEY JUST PUT THEIR PEN WHERE
THEIR MOUTH IS, WE COULD GET THIS THING SETTLED.))
SUPER=01-James Kelly/U.P.S. Chairman; 01
SUPER=01-Ron Carey/Teamsters' Union President; 07
OUT Q=THIS THING SETTLED."
Meanwhile more clashes on the pickline- as teamsters tried to stop UPS trucks
driven by managers from crossing picketlines.
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Strikers in Roanoke got some extra support today from six pilots.
They're members of the Independent Pilots Association-
The I-P-A represents 2-thousand pilots who fly for the U-P-S airline- The
group is offering full support to the U-P-S workers.
They say they won't perform any duties for the duration of the strike.
IN Q=We just wanted
((TOM BISHOP/UPS PILOT:WE JUST WANTED TO LET OUR FELLOW EMPLOYEES KNOW THAT THE
INDEPENDENT PILOTS ASSOCIATION AND THE 2000 PILOTS AT UPS ARE 100% BEHIND THEM
AND THAT NO UPS PILOT WILL RETURN TO THE COCKPIT OF A UPS AIRPLANE UNTIL THE
CONTACT IS SETTLED TO THEIR SATISFACTION.))
SUPER=01-Tom Bishop/UPS Pilot;
OUT Q=their satisfaction.
The I-P-A took out a full page ad in U-S-A Today to support the striking
As farming has grown more and more dependent on large machinery, safety
concerns have grown.
These concerns were on the mind of some farmers in Franklin County today as
they tried to raise a little awareness.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=Chester Bowman was
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Chester Bowman/Farmer; :16
SUPER=01-Floyd Anderson/Anderson Tractor & Equipment; :40
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Franklin Co.;
((Chester Bowman was 8 years old when he lost part of his arm in an accident
involving farming equipment.
It happened at a time when farming machinery with protective shields or
locks were scarce.
SOT 03.03.15 - 03.03.30
IN Q=My shirt tail
((CHESTER BOWMAN/FARMER: MY SHIRT TAIL GOT CAUGHT IN A POWER SHAFT THAT DIDN'T
HAVE A SHIELD ON IT. NOW THEY MAKE POWER SHAFTS WITH SHIELDS ON THEM. THIS
ONE DIDN'T HAVE A SHIELD. IT CAUGHT MY SHIRT TAIL, TORE MY CLOTHES OFF, TORE
MY ARM OFF, AND BROKE MY LEG.))
OUT Q=broke my leg.
Now grown with two sons of his own he's thankful for events like Farm Alive
The annual event spotlights safety on farms and this year's focus was on
SOT 01.30.12 - 01.30.25
IN Q= A lot of children
((FLOYD ANDERSON/ ANDERSON TRACTOR AND EQUIPMENT: THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD HOW TO
OPERATE THAT MACHINE AND THEY KNOW HOW TO CHANGE THE GEARS, PUSH THE CLUTCH AND
OPERATE THE BRAKE. OTHER THAN THAT THEY WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A
OUT Q=of a disaster
Organizers offered safety tips for kids like obeying warning signs, and
wearing protective clothing.
They also reminded children operating ATVs and tractors to avoid making
sharp turns or giving rides to young friends--a common cause of accidents.
SOT 02.13.07 - 02.13.21
IN Q=This is the
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THIS IS THE TYPE OF ACCIDENT THEY'RE TALKING
ABOUT--A TRACTOR THAT'S FLIPPED OVER AND IS PINNING A WOULD-BE FARMER TO THE
GROUND. IT'S ALSO LEAKING FUEL. NOW WE'LL SEE HOW RESCUERS WOULD RESPOND.))
OUT Q=rescuers would respond.
Residents organized the first Farm Alive here in Franklin County after two
local farmers died while operating equipment on their farms.
With the growing popularity organizers don't expect it to be the last.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Franklin Co.))
A nasty fight over pig production in Pittsylvania County has put Virginia
farmers in a public relations battle.
Ellen Qualls went on a hog farm tour to see what all the stink's about.
IN Q=nat sound snorting
SUPER=03-Charles City Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Eldridge Collins/Va. Tech Professor; :
SUPER=01-Martha Moore/Va. Farm Bureau; :
SUPER=01-John Parker/Va. Pork Industry Board; :
OUT Q=Ellen Qualls, News 7,
Don't turn up your nose at it yet.
The Virginia pork industry wants you to understand.
The pigs live in the barns.
44- hundred adult swine, ready for slaughter, in Bill Bailey's five barns in
Charles City County.
The barns drain the pig sewage into the lagoon... where it breaks down.
That waste, or as they like to call it "nutrient" is spread on the fields,
according to a plan mapped out by state experts.
sot TAPE ONE 01:05:48
((ELDRIDGE COLLINS/VA. TECH PROFESSOR: ESSENTIALLY THOSE NUTRIENTS ARE
HARVESTED AND REMOVED FROM THE FIELD. IN THE CASE OF THIS OPERATION, IN HAY,
OR ELSE HARVESTED BY THE CATTLE THAT ARE GRAZING THERE.))
The 1994 Right to Farm Act in Virginia essentially guarantees hog farmers a
welcome into any farm-zoned land in the state.
sot TAPE ONE 49:30
((MARTHA MOORE/VA. FARM BUREAU: IF YOUR COUNTY IS ZONED, AND IT'S ZONED
AGRICULTURAL, THEN PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FARM. AND THIS IS MODERN DAY
FARMING. THIS ALLOWING FARMERS TO BE ABLE TO MAKE A LIVING ON THE FARM.))
But the Virginia Pork Industry's doing everything it can to minimize the
stink about it.
The literal stink.
And we've got to report, on this day Bill Bailey's farm hardly gave off a
sot TAPE ONE 55:55
((JOHN PARKER/VA. PORK INDUSTRY BOARD: IF I LIVED IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, I
WOULD WANT A BREEDING FARM TO COME NEAR ME. BECAUSE THEN THAT BREEDING FARM,
THE LAST THING HE WANTS IS ANOTHER FARM NEAR HIM. AND IF YOU WERE TRYING TO
KEEP OUT HOGS, THAT WOULD BE THE WAY -- TO GET A BREEDING FARM IN.))
This is a finishing farm...with adult hogs.
And given the choice, Parker says he'd rather live next to the farm with the
younger hogs, like the one that targeted Pittsylvania.
sot TAPE ONE 56:44
((JOHN PARKER/VA. PORK INDUSTRY BOARD: THE MOST MANURE IS WHEN THE ANIMAL IS
GIS in North Carolina has NOT yet decided if it's coming to Pittsylvania.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Charles City County.))
Coming up a little later, we'll see how Garth Brooks is lighting up the Big
while in Galax pickers play to near dawn.
MUSIC UP FULL
Tenants in the lower level of the Crossroads Mall are back in business.
Throughout the morning customer traffic was a bit slower than normal, but
merchants expect it to pick up.
A portion of the Roanoke mall was evacuated yesterday afternoon when people
inside complained of nausea, headaches, and sore throats.
But after several unsuccesful searches to find a cause, the fire department
let Crossroads reopen.
SOT TAPE TWO 10:43:26
IN Q=They came back out
((PAM MURRAY/PROPERTY MANAGER: THEY CAME BACK OUT HERE THIS MORNING, CHECKED IT
OUT, EVERYTHING'S FINE, NOBODY'S GOTTEN SICK, AND WE'RE GOOD TO GO, BUSINESS AS
SUPER=01-Pam Murray/Property Manager;
OUT Q=as usual.
Store managers say the early closing yesterday hurt business, but they don't
expect it will have any long term effect.
The fire department has suggested the mall should have its duct system
cleaned and undergo an air quality check, just in case.
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo
The snow leopard at Mill Mountain Zoo will soon see some concrete
Boris is moving from his current quarters to a new enclosure that's twice
The centerpiece is a massive rock, that a north carolina artist and crew
are crafting from concrete.
((ROGER HALLIGAN/SCULPTOR: IT'S VERY COST EFFECTIVE AND WE CAN GET EXACTLY WHAT
WE WANT IN TERMS OF THE HEIGHT AND THE WIDTH AND THE SIZE AND THE STEPS AND ALL
OF THAT AND WE CAN MIMIC THE REAL ROCK OF THE AREA.))
((SCOTT SPANGLER/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: IT WILL ACTUALLY GIVE HIM A LOT MORE ROOM.
WE'LL ALSO BE ABLE TO BRING IN A SECOND LEOPARD AND HOPEFULLY GIVE HIM SOME
GOOD CLIMBING STRUCTURE. THAT'S THE MAIN IDEA BEHIND THE ROCK.))
SUPER=01-Roger Halligan/Sculptor; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo; :11
OUT Q=behind the rock.
Zoo officials expect Boris will make the move to his new digs in a week or
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First a note from the links, Chip Sullivan, who will compete in the
Coke/Shriners tourney at hanging Rock this Monday, shot a 2 over par 74 in the
first round of the Buick Open today in grand Blanc Michigan. More on the PGA
event, plus the latest on Barry Switzer right after the numbers.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0093-/Salem/4/j/Kinston/7////Lynchburg/5/j/Winston-Salem/6//Cats 5-2 on
SUPER=0091-/Cleveland/0/j/Toronto/4////Milwaukee/4/j/Oakland/5//Final in 13/;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/0/j/Cincinnati/7///j/Los Angeles/9//Montreal/4///;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/4/j/New York/12////St. Louis/0/j/Atlanta/3///;
OUT Q=....last score."
take a break
The law was somewhat lenient with Dallas Cowboy head coach Barry Switzer;
compared to Wednesday's 75 thousand dollar fine.
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX; :00
Switzer was in practice yesterday morning; fine tuning the Cowboys for
today preseason game. While he was coaching prosecutors were in court. Switzer
drew the lesser charge yesterday. Prosecutors have charged Barry with a class A
misdemeanor of carrying a weapon into an airport. Switzer could have been
charged with a third degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Instead; he faces up to a year in jail and a four thousand dollar fine.
Later today, Switzer's Cowboys take on New England in Foxboro.
Former Virginia standout Chris Slade will test a potent Dallas attack.
((CHRIS SLADE/PATRIOTS DEFENSIVE END:))
SUPER=01-Chris Slade/Patriots Defensive End; :00
OUT Q=...against them"
The Patriots have a tough preseason that includes 4 playoff opponents and a
super bowl champ, plus a new defense.
OUT Q=...be all right"
Pulaski County's Cougar den marks the next stop on our Friday Football
Extra preview tour where Joel Hicks returns for his 19th season.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00
The Cougars are chasing their seventh straight Roanoke Valley District
((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...this year too"
Hicks will need a strong season out of his young defense; a unit that
returns only three starters from a year ago.
Offensively; The Cougars have 7 starters back; including fullback Darrell
Hodge, who scored 26 TD's last season ,and tailback Quaszy Scott.
OUT Q=...on our team"
Still to come tonight, Mike Stevens traveled to Harrisonburg today,
to visit with new Dukes head basketball coach Sherman Dillard.
Former Salem Buccaneer pitcher Estaban Loiaza teamed up with Marc Wilkins
in relief to blank Florida 5-1, thus cutting Houston's lead in the NL central
to four games.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/Marlins vs. Pirates; :00
A rather rocky start Francisco Cordova and Gene lamont are sent to the
showers early after Cordova hit Moises Alou.
Former Bucccaneer, Jason Kendall smacks a two run homer that plates Al Martin
for the 5-1 lead, at that's your final.
The PGA is in Michigan for the Buick Open where Sonny Skinner, a relative
unknown, set a course record
SUPER=03-Grand Blanc, MI; :00
at the Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club. Skinner fired a 10 under par 62
on the par 72 layout on his way to the first round lead in the 1.5 million
Tiger Woods shot a 72 to make par.
James Madison's football team is sharing part of the pre season spotlight with
New Dukes basketball coach Sherman Dillard, who is taking his team overseas
for it's first test run.
Mike Stevens has more.
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=01-Sherman Dillard/JMU Head Basketball Coach; :18
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
Garth Brooks took a bite out of the Big Apple tonight.
OUT Q=New York
SUPER=03-New York, NY/HBO;
A record crowd of more than 750 thousand people packed Central Park for the
king of country music.
Many arrived 12 hours early just to get a good seat for the free concert.
Few seemed disappointed as Brooks energetically performed his hits.
OUT Q=papas in the pen
Surprise guest Billy Joel joined Brooks for a couple songs including his
"New York State of Mind."
Brook drew more people to Central Park tonight than Diana Ross, Simon and
Garfunkel, and even the Pope.
While the party has wrapped up in Central Park, the 62nd Old Fiddler's
Convention is still going strong at this hour in Galax.
The annual convention gives over 30 thousand pickers, singers and
flatfooters the chance to get together for a few days of competition and fun.
The Galax Moose Club sponsors the event.
This year over 22-hundred players from all over the world are competeing
until the early morning.
The stage is not the only play for performers, every where you look in Galax
is an impromptu jam session.
As we leave you tonight, we'll sit in on just such a session. Have a good
OUT Q="valley alone...."