12:00-01

HI-LANDING

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some terrifying moments last night for some 300 people aboard a Delta Jetliner.
The plane's pilot aborted a takeoff on a flight from Honolulu to Atlanta.
In the process fire broke out, possibly from overheated wheels, and passengers were forced to evacuate down emergency chutes.
At least a dozen were injured.

Miami-CRASH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash


Meantime, Federal investigators continue to search for the cause of yesterday's fatal cargo plane crash in Miami.
Early speculation is centering on whether the plane was overloaded or if the cargo shifted, making the plane hard to control.
Lee Cowan joins us with the latest. *****take from NEWSPATH******
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;
SUPER=05-Miami, FL;
(/////SOT/////)
SOT

11:30 UPDATE WINDOW
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Ray Smith/Witness; :07
SUPER=01-Robert Benzon/NTSB Investigator; :26
SUPER=01-David Paulison/Metro Dade Co. Fire Chief; :52
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:14 SU
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=CBS News Miami

((
FOR A SECOND DAY THE BURNED AND TWISTED WRECKAGE OF A CARGO PLANE AMAZES THOSE WHOSE LIVES IT THREATENED BUT NEVER TOOK.

SOT RAY SMITH, WITNESS

"All of a sudden I heard the engines go pow pow pow pow. Then it crashed I heard the ground shake."
WHAT'S LEFT OF THE FINE AIR DC-8 STILL COVERS A MAJOR ROAD JUST BEYOND THE RUNWAY AT MIAMI'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND IT MAY STAY THERE FOR DAYS.

SOT ROBERT BENZON, NTSB INVESTIGATOR

"We have a lot of people to talk to and we've just begun the investigation."
ONLY GUESSES CAN BE OFFERED SO FAR AS TO WHAT HAPPENED. BUT PERHAPS THE MOST EDUCATED GUESS INVOLVES CARGO. THE PLANE WAS CARRYING NEARLY 20 TONS OF DENIM TO BE SHIPPED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.
SPECULATION IS THAT CARGO MAY HAVE SUDDENLY SHIFTED THROWING THE PLANE OFF BALANCE AND SENDING IT SKIDDING INTO A WAREHOUSE AND RETAIL DISTRICT KILLING ALL FOUR ABOARD.

SOT DAVID PAULISON, FIRE CHIEF OF METRO DADE COUNTY

"We were just, again, extremely lucky that it hit where it did. Another hundred feet and it would have been into the warehouses where hundreds of people work. And if it had gone a couple more miles it could have been in a single family home. If it had to crash, it was the best place for it to go down."
FINE AIR HAS BEEN IN TROUBLE IN THE PAST ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL RECORDS HAVING 5 UNSCHEDULED LANDINGS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS. A SPOKESMAN FOR THE AIRLINE WOULDN'T COMMENT.))

Korea-memorial


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=plane crash investigation


N-T-S-B Investigators looking into the crash of that Korean Air jet in Guam say they're getting useful information from the plane's flight data and cockpit voice recorders.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Agana, Guam;


They're ruling out problems with the engine or the airport approach and it's beginning to appear that the problem may have been pilot error.
Families of the more than 200 who died in the crash held a memorial service today in Guam.
Conflicting reports put the number of survivors at 28 or 29.
(----------------)




Pritchett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#net (edit of 97-44)
GRAPHIC=Pritchett


More than three months ago (ES-tul) Estel Singleton was found shot to death outside an interstate rest stop.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Yesterday prosecutors presented their case against Livingston "Bud" Pritchett- the man accused in the crime.
Tammy Worley stopped at the Ironto Rest Area the evening before Singleton was found dead.
She testified she saw a man fitting Pritchett's description using a pay phone.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I, I

((TAMMY WORLEY/PROSECUTION WITNESS:I, I, RECOGNIZED HIM AFTER I SAW HIM ON THE NEWS. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=that night.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


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.
(----------------)



E-Pilots


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-48
GRAPHIC=UPS Strike


Talks have resumed in Washington between United Parcel Service and striking Teamsters.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Meantime in Roanoke, six pilots have stepped up to the picket line.
They're members of the Independent Pilots Association.
The I-P-A represents two-thousand pilots who fly for the U-P-S airline.
The group is offering full support to the teamsters.
They say they won't fly again for U-P-S until the strike is over.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:42:00
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 PERCENT 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;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=their satisfaction.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The I-P-A took out a full page ad in U-S-A Today to support the striking workers.
(----------------)



Man-Trapped


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jda
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's been a construction accident at Hollins College.
Authorities thought a man had been trapped in a ditch. But it turns out that wasn't the case.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is at Hollins and joins us now. Joe what can you tell us.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: apparently no serious injuries)
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=They were working

(( ))
SUPER=01-Mike Lewis/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=both of them will be okay
(----------------)
VO-NAT **Joe mic hot**
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.
(Joe ad libs over :40 video)



(----------------)



Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave




Radford-Arsenal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=business news


A new product line promises to boost business at the Radford Arsenal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford/File Tape;


The arsenal's parent company, Alliant Techsystems, announced it will move its medium caliber ammunition operations from Illinois to Southwest Virginia.
There's no word yet on if this will mean any new jobs.
But at a minimum, this has to be a big vote of confidence for the arsenal, which over the past decade has lost more jobs than it has gained.
The arsenal currently has over 12- hundred employees.
(-------------)


Mir


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Russian space station MIR is a bit more crowded today following the arrival of two more cosmonauts.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The new crew has been sent to fix some of the problems plaguing the station, including a damaged module and a failing oxygen generator system.
Even though they just arrived the new crew spent the morning learning how to leave quickly in case of an emergency.
(----------------)



E-Taylor


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-52
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Blacksburg and three police officers are facing a ten- million dollar lawsuit from the family of a man shot and killed by Blacksburg police.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
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 standing in line at a drugstore when officers seeking him on a probation violation charge approached him and he pulled out a B-B gun.
Eighteen shots were fired, including one that struck Taylor in the back and killed him.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


The lawsuit alleges that police shot Maurice Taylor in the back in August 19-95 after he fell to the floor and then handcuffed him as he lay dying.
(----------------)



S-Mine-Training


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=None


There may be fewer coal mining accidents
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;

but the industry isn't letting down its guard.
Each year miners, and others who've been trained to handle disasters, meet for some friendly competition.
This year's event is underway in Blacksburg.
(/////SOT/////)

3:14:40
SOT
IN Q=In an

((FRANK LINKOUS/DEPT. OF MINES, MINERALS AND ENERGY:IN AN ACTUAL MINE FIRE, OR EXPLOSION, YOU'LL HAVE AN IRREPARABLE ATMOSPHERE, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SERIOUS HAZARDS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO OVERCOME IN ORDER TO EXPLORE TO FIND ANY INDIVIDUAL THAT MIGHT BE TRAPPED, SO, THIS PREPARATION HONES THOSE SKILLS. LARRY BROWN/MSHA ASSISTANT DISTRICT MGR.:SEVERAL YEARS AGO IT USED TO BE A COMMON THING, THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO PUT THESE SKILLS TO USE BUT IT'S A GOOD NOTE FOR THE INDUSTRY, THAT WE'RE NOT HAVING TO USE THE SKILLS AS OFTEN AS WE DID IN THE PAST. ))
SUPER=01-Frank Linkous/Mines, Minerals and Energy; :00
SUPER=01-Larry Brown/MSHA Assistant District Mgr.; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=in the past.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Four teams from Virginia-- and ten others from around the country are taking part in the exercise-- which is sponsored by federal and state agencies.
(----------------)



Farm-Alive


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=net (edit of 97-56)
GRAPHIC=Farming


Machines make farming easier and faster, but they also pose a risk.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


When Chester Bowman was a boy he lost part of his arm in a farming accident.
At that time their were fewer protective devices.
(/////SOT/////)
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.))
SUPER=01-Chester Bowman/Farmer;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=broke my leg.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


A group of Franklin County farmers is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of farm machinery.
Farm Alive '97 spotlights safety on farms.
Organizers offer safety tips for children such as obeying warning signs, and wearing protective clothing.
(----------------)



S-Diabetes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-53
GRAPHIC=Diabetes


The latest fundraising campaign for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is NOT spinning its wheels.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Advance Auto kicked off its campaign to sell paper sneakers, at a dollar a piece.
This year's goal is to raise a million dollars for J-D-F research.
The company has raised a million dollars for juvenile diabetes research since 19-95.
(----------------)



E-Mill-Mountain


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


The snow leopard at Mill Mountain Zoo's new home is on the rocks...sort of.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Boris is moving from his current quarters to a new enclosure that's twice as large.
The centerpiece is a massive rock, that a North Carolina artist and crew are crafting from concrete.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

((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
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=behind the rock.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Zoo officials expect Boris will make the move to his new digs in a week or two.
(----------------)


COLORADO-SNOW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


While we're been basking in mild August temps, folks are already pulling out the long johns in the northwest.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Summit Co., CO;

4:25:47
Residents near Breckenridge, Colorado woke up to a dusting of snow today.
The white stuff fell on Peak Ten in Summit County and on some of the other high mountains nearby.
(----------------)

2-Shot
(Melanie toss to Patrick for N-W Toss)


GROWIN'-IT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=pev
TAPE#597-33
GRAPHIC=Growin' It


The peach harvest is underway in Central and Southwest Virginia, and this year's crop has been both prolific and sparse all at the same time.
Today's Growin' It explores the orchards of Roanoke County in search of the perfect peach.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Woods/Peach Grower; :37
RUNS=1:31
OUT Q=

WIPE to Weather shot ****Patrick Mic hot for stats
WEATHER
SUPER=300-76/54/Variable 5mph/30.28f/99/1977/54/1989;
SUPER=301-77/52/Variable 5mph/30.28s/105/1918/54/1994;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear/& Cool/54-58/Partly/Sunny/81-84;
SUPER=331-Clear/& Cool/58-62/Partly/Sunny/83-86;
SUPER=332-Clear/& Cool/53-56/Partly/Sunny/78-81;
SUPER=333-Clear/& Cool/51-54/Partly/Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=334-Clear/& Cool/55-58/Partly/Sunny/78-82;
SUPER=X5001;




Switzer


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-15
GRAPHIC=Dallas Cowboys


In a surprise move, prosecutors have charged Dallas head coach Barry Switzer with a class A misdemeanor of carrying a weapon into an airport, despite earlier indication no charges would be filed.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Fort Worth, TX; :00


Earlier in the week a US attorney was quoted as saying folks who make honest mistakes concerning guns at airports are usually dismissed with a warning.
Switzer could have been charged with a third degree felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Instead; he faces up to a year in jail and a four thousand dollar fine.
(-------------)



Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-8
GRAPHIC=PGA


The P-G-A is in Michigan for the Buick Open where Sonny Skinner, a relative unknown, set a course record
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
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 one- and- a- half- million dollar tournament.
(-------------)



Pulaski


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-17
GRAPHIC=News 7 sports


Pulaski County's Cougars are gearing up for the season as head coach Joel Hicks returns for his 19th season.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :00


The Cougars are chasing their seventh straight Roanoke Valley District title.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="It's

((JOEL HICKS/PULASKI CO HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Joel Hicks/Pulaski Co. Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=...this year too"
(----------------)
VO-NAT(Con't)


Hicks will need a strong season out of his young defense; a unit that returns only three starters from a year ago.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="we
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...quicker"
(----------------)
VO-NAT(Con't)


Offensively; The Cougars have 7 starters back; including fullback Darrell Hodge, who scored 26 T-D's last season ,and tailback Quaszy Scott.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="Before
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...on our team"
(-------------)



Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech is among the ranks of the top teams in the nation.
V-P-I garnered enough votes to rank 25th in the U-S-A Today, E-S-P-N top 25 poll.
The Hokies completed last season with a 10-and-2 record.
The University of Virginia didn't place in the top 25, but received enough votes to earn a mention.

Diana


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of 10NA & 06:21:12)
GRAPHIC=none


Princess Diana arrive in Bosnia this morning on a peace mission.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia-Herzegovina;


It is the latest move in her personal campaign to ban thee manufacture and sale of land mines.
SUPER=03-Dekalb Co., GA;


Meantime, woman across the U.S. lined up to be entered in a drawing to win one of Diana's gowns.
Contestants had to first fit into a "glass slipper" before entering their name.
(----------------)


BROOKS
ANCHOR=Melanie
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Rolling Stones are planning to launch their first U-S tour in three years on Labor Day in Chicago.
That will also be the release date for the bands new album.
Meantime New York music fans went a little bit country last night.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY/HBO;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=(brooks singing)
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Country music star Garth Brooks performed in Central Park before a massive crowd.
Promoters say some 750-thousand people showed up for the concert.
Police say the number was more like 250-thousand. (----------------)