After hours stuck in a tree
a pilot is safely back on the ground.
His plane landed in a tree this afternoon- It took hours for rescuers to
get the pilot and plane down.
Smoke billowed over Southwest Roanoke County tonight- an abandoned home
caught fire- It's possible vagrants were trying to keep warm.
Prince Charles and his sons looked at cards and flowers left by mourners in
The Cavaliers take on 16th ranked Auburn tonight- We'll have a live report-
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
What began this afternoon as a pleasure flight to Martinsville, almost ended
A Bedford Copunty pilot was caught in the cross winds as he tried to land his
Instead of an airport runway, he landed in a tree.
Tonya Flory explains.
IN Q=The pilot of this
SUPER=01-Todd Stone/Emergency Rescuer; SUPER=@Tonya1;
OUT Q=News 7, Bedford County
((The pilot of this Sesna 1-72 hung on for dear life for nearly five hours as
emergency workers rescued Bob Fanelli from the plane wreckage at Smith Mountian
The experienced flyer was hanging on by a wing and a prayer.
((ROBERT FANELLI/PILOT: ))
Thanks to hours of training emergency workers say the rescue and pulling the
plane from the woods went smoothly.
((TODD STONE ))
but the dangerous ordeal isn't keeping Fanelli's feet on the ground, he says
he'll fly again, but not inthe same plane, this new one is terminally grounded.
Fanelli says he's etenally grateful to his rescuers.
but the modest men say it was just another day of doing their jobs.
STAND UP CLOSE
Today's bombings in Jerusalem won't stop the Secretary of State's trip to
the Middle East-
Madeleine Albright is expected to open Mideast peace talks next week.
7 people were killed- 200 injured in the bombings- that rocked a street lined
The Islamic Militant Group Hamas claims responsibility but Israel's Prime
Minister blames the entire Palestinian authority-
((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: UNLESS THEY BEGIN TO FIGHT
TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS. UNLESS THEY MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN PEACE WITH ISRAEL
AND PEACE WITH HAMAS AS THEY MUST THEN THIS PROCESS CAN NOT CONTINUE.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=can not continue."
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Explosions hit three seaside hotels in Havana, Cuba- injuring at least one
All three hotels are used by tourists and businessmen.
The explosions appear to be the latest in a string of recent bomb attacks in
Cuba's tourist district.
So far no one's claimed responsibility-
But the Cuban government has blamed anti-Cuban terrorist gropus operating
in the United States.
The British Royal Family began reaching out to the public-
As Liz Mullen reports, Princes Willian and Harry appeared before cameras for
the first time since their mother's death.
SUPER=03-Balmoral, Scotland; 00
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:16
OUT Q=CBS News, London."
((TO THE RELIEF OF MANY BRITONS, THE ROYAL FAMILY TODAY FINALLY MADE A
COLLECTIVE SHOW OF THEIR GRIEF FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE PRINCESS DIANA DIED.
HER SONS, WILLIAM AND HARRY-- JOINED THEIR FATHER AND GRANDPARENTS, QUEEN
ELIZABETH AND PRINCE PHILLIP-- OUTSIDE THE FRONT GATES AT BALMORAL-- THE
FAMILY ESTATE IN SCOTLAND... LOOKING AT THE FLOWERS LEFT IN MEMORY OF THEIR
MANY MILES AWAY IN LONDON, DIANA'S BROTHERS-IN-LAW, PRINCE ANDREW AND PRINCE
EDWARD VISITED WITH MOURNERS OUTSIDE BUCKINGHAM PALACE, A CLEAR SIGN THAT THE
ROYAL FAMILY WAS REACHING OUT.
EVEN THE QUEEN HERSELF WILL BREAK THE ROYAL SILENCE IN A RARE TELEVISED
ADDRESS TOMORROW NIGHT, TO REASSURE A SAD PUBLIC THAT THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR
SHARES ITS PAIN...
BUCKINGHAM PALACE CONFIRMS THAT DIANA'S FRIEND ELTON JOHN WILL PERFORM AT WHAT
IS NOW SHAPING UP TO BE AN INCREDIBLY DISTINCTIVE ROYAL CEREMONY. THE MUSICIAN
WILL REWRITE AND SING HIS HIT SONG "CANDLE IN THE WIND"-- IN DIANA'S HONOR.
AND JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT COULDN'T GET ANY MORE TRAGIC.... THERE IS WORD THAT
IN HER FINAL HOURS-- DIANA WAS GIVEN A 200-THOUSAND DOLLAR DIAMOND RING BY
DODI AL-FAYED AT DINNER-- JUST BEFORE THE FATAL CRASH. A BRITISH NEWS AGENCY
REPORTS THE RING WAS FOUND IN THE WRECKED CAR AND TURNED OVER TO DIANA'S
SISTERS WHEN THEY WENT TO CLAIM HER BODY IN PARIS.LIZ MULLENS, CBS NEWS
The funeral begins at six Saturday MORNING- It'll be broadcast live here on
your hometown station.
Candidates for the seventh District squared-off tonight at a town meeting in
And, as Stacey Martin reports, while neither side seemed able to impress a
majority of the crowd, vast differences between the two were apparent.
IN Q=The first face
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Al Bedrosian/(R) House of Delegates Cand.; :29
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke Co.;
((The first face-to-face meeting between Al Bedrosian and Dick Cranwell
highlighted the contrast between youth and experience.
And, when it came to addressing the issues the contrasts continued...
on funding education...
SOT 12.22.53 - 12.23.08
IN Q=I think everybody
((DEL. DICK CRANWELL: I THINK EVERYBODY WHEN THEY VOTED FOR THE LOTTERY THOUGHT
100 PERCENT OF IT WAS GOING TO GO TO EDUCATION. I WAS ONE OF THE PERSONS WHO
WORKED SO HARD TWO YEARS AGO TO GET THE LAW ON THE BOOKS THAT COMMITS 100
PERCENT OF THE LOTTERY FOR EDUCATION. I THINK IT'S A GOOD LAW THAT NEEDS TO
STAY ON THE BOOKS.))
OUT Q=on the books.
SOT 12.17.33 - 12.17.47
IN Q=Government does have
((AL BEDROSIAN/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: GOVERNMENT DOES HAVE A BASIC
RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE EVERYBODY WITH AN OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EDUCATION. SO,
RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY PUTS MONEY INTO THIS BIG FUND AND GOVERNMENT DICTATES HOW
WE'RE GOING TO BE EDUCATED. MY THING IT LET PEOPLE DECIDE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO
OUT Q= to be educated.
And, on abortion.
With Bedrosian taking the pro-life approach and Cranwell maintaining that
approach is too extreme because it's unfair to victims of rape and incest.
But, with only 10 minutes given to each candidate to speak followed by a
q-and-a sessions many felt another meeting was needed to help them make up
SOT 12.34.19 - 12.34.35
IN Q=There was a
((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THERE WAS A CONTRAST TOO AMONG THE CITIZENS HERE AS
TO WHICH CANDIDATE CAME OUT ON TOP..BUT ONE THING THEY DID AGREE ON WAS THAT
THEY EFFECTIVELY AVOIDED THE ISSUES. AND AS ONE MAN TOLD ME, THAT'S THE WAY YOU
WIN ELECTIONS. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, ROANOKE CO.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke Co.
State police now know the name of the alleged shoplifter who was shot and
killed by a Danville police officer last week.
25-year old David Jerome Pryor lived in New York,
and police say Pryor's mother called yesterday to identify him.
Pryor often stayed at a Danville house, where friends knew him only as "D".
He was arrested last week on shoplifting charges in Danville.
Moments later police say Officer Dewey Hancock Junior shot and killed Pryor
in a fight for Hancock's gun.
Pryor was arrested earlier this month on charges of credit card theft, but
police say he always gave them fake names.
(LT. JIM RUHLAND/STATE POLICE: PRYOR HAD USED SEVERAL ALIASES INCLUDING "D",
"DRUMMER," "DRAMA," JEROME PREIR, DAVID PRIOR, AND OTHERS.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Ruhland/State Police;
OUT Q=and others
Black community leaders say the shooting was racially motivated.
Roanoke Commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell will investigate the shooting.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, state officials say they're giving employers
a consumer guarantee on Virginia's students,
And we'll see how researchers are taking to the air to put a local forest to
the acid test.
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Smoke billowed over the trees in Southwest Roanoke County tonight.
This is where it was coming from- an abandoned old home in the woods behind
Elm Park Estates off 419.
It was tough for firefighters to get to because there aren't any roads
leading to the structure-
Authorities believe vagrants used the home- and it's possible they may have
started a fire to keep warm.
The clock is now ticking on Virginia schools that aren't making the grade.
Governor George Allen's Board of Education capped off three and a half years
of work today, approving another set of standards.
One board member calls them a "consumer guarantee."
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=I think there
SUPER=01-Lil Tuttle/Va. Board of Education; :00
SUPER=01-George Tryfiates/Family Foundation; :32
SUPER=01-Roxanne Grossman/Va. State PTA; :44
SUPER=01-Cherie Yecke/Va. Board of Education; 1:00
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Va. Education Assoc.; 1:18
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Gibbs/Chesterfield Co. Parent; 1:29
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( sot TAPE TWO 12:30:12
((LIL TUTTLE: I THINK THERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT ARE INCREDIBLY DIVISIVE. ))
A meeting punctuated by equal amounts of cheers and hisses gave George Allen
the forum to check off another campaign promise to conservatives.
sot tape three 13:01:16
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE IS IMPACTING STUDENTS AND CHILDREN
AND THEIR ABILITIES TO COMPETE IN LIFE..THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST ENDURING
LEGACY OF OUR ADMINISTRATION.))
sot 13:12:39 tape three
((GEORGE TRYFIATES/FAMILY FOUNDATION: THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT HAPPENED
TODAY, LOCAL OPTION AND HIGHER STANDARDS. AND I THINK ALL AROUND, PARENTS HAVE
NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT.))
These standards make sex education and elementary guidance counseling the
option of the local school board -- no longer the parent.
sot 13:08:13 TAPE THREE
((ROXANNE GROSSMAN/VA STATE PTA: WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TODAY IS TO ALLOW GROUPS
OF PARENTS WHO OPPOSE THESE PROGRAMS TO TAKE THEM AWAY FROM EVERYONE ELSE'S
But it is what happens ten years from now... when a school that's NOT making
the grade would lose state accreditation, that is the meaty center of these
((CHERI YECKE: I WAS A PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR. TAUGHT FOR NINE YEARS. AND
THERE IS A MATTER OF PROFESSIONAL PRIDE. YOU WANT YOUR SCHOOL TO DO WELL. YOU
WANT YOUR SCHOOL TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT. I THINK TO SAY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO
GIVE UP AND LEAVE A SCHOOL BECAUSE A SCHOOL IS PERFORMING POORLY IS REALLY A
SLAP IN THE FACE TO DEDICATED EDUCATORS.))
sot 10:48:37 TAPE ONE
((CHERI JAMES/VEA: SHE DOESN'T LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD. THOSE OF WHO TRAVEL,
WHO HAVE BEEN IN A LOT OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS-- YOU KNOW A COMMUNITY COULD
RALLY AND PULL, BUT IF THERE.IS NO TAX BASE. IF THERE IS NO INDUSTRY.))
SOT tape three 13:04:52
((ELIZABETH GIBBS/CHESTERFIELD CO. PARENT: WHAT REALLY IRRITATED ME IS THE
IDEA THAT HERE WE HAVE ALL THESE DISPARATE INTERESTS COMING TOGETHER ON THIS
BOARD AND WE'RE WORKING TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH THIS RESULT, AND YOU KNOW WHY
CAN'T YOU ALL OUT THERE IN THE AUDIENCE DO THE SAME THING -- PARDON ME, BUT
THAT BOARD WAS ALLEN APPOINTEES AND I THINK THEY KNEW FROM DAY ONE EXACTLY WHAT
WAS GONNA HAPPEN HERE.))
What will happen after the handshaking is that opponents will start drafting
bills for the 1998 General Assembly.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
The president of Columbia Lewis- Gale Hospital in Salem says the fraud
investigation plaguing its parent company does NOT reach into Southwest
Len Besthoff has more.
IN Q=Bill Downey
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/Columbia Lewis Gale President; :12
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
(( Bill Downey says at the present time he's not aware of any probe involving
the five hospitals Columbia- HCA owns in our area, or its home- health
SOT 14:43:54 DOWNEY TAPE
IN Q=We are
((BILL DOWNEY/COLUMBIA LEWIS GALE PRESIDENT: WE ARE VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE
STRIVE TO MEET ALL OF THE THINGS WE CAN IN TERMS OF BUSINESS PRINCIPLES, AND
THAT WE DON'T KNOW OF ANY ISSUES. AGAIN, DIRECTLY TO YOUR QUESTION, I CAN'T
SAY THAT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING OUT THERE, BUT I DON'T BELIEVE THERE IS.))
OUT Q=there is.
Columbia- HCA hospitals in six states stand accused of a number of
violations, including overbilling Medicare.
Downey also points out that while the Columbia- HCA probe has received the
most attention, other hospitals are also under the microscope.
SOT 14:42:31 DOWNEY TAPE
IN Q=I can't
((BILL DOWNEY/CEO COLUMBIA-LEWIS GALE: I CAN'T SPEAK FOR WHAT THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT WILL DO IN TERMS OF HOW THEY'RE PLANNING TO REVIEW ALL HOSPITALS.
IT'S NOT JUST COLUMBIA AS YOU MAY HAVE HEARD. THERE ARE SOME OTHER HOSPITALS
IN VIRGINIA THAT HAVE HAD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COME IN AND LOOK AT SOME OF
THEIR BILLING PRACTICES.))
SUPER=01-Bill Downey/CEO Columbia-Lewis Gale;
OUT Q=billing practices.
SOT STANDUP DOWNEY TAPE
IN Q=Columbia's new
((Columbia's new CEO recently expressed concern that all this bad publicity may
eventually prompt layoffs. But Downey says here in Southwest Virginia,
patient volumes continue to rise, and besides, employment decisions are made on
a local level. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
Stay with us, Robin Reed will be along with our weekend forecast,
and we'll meet a cute puppy who will soon be of service to a person who really
A group of environmentalists believes air pollution is taking its toll on
the area's hardwood trees.
Countless trees, along Mt. Rogers in Grayson and Smyth Counties are dying.
Anthropologist Harvard Ayers believes ozone and acid rain are to blame.
He's been studying the problem on the ground-- and by air-- along with Pilot
IN Q=It's really
((HUME DAVENPORT/PILOT:IT'S REALLY BEST SEEN FROM THE AIR, IT'S A SUPERIOR WAY
TO REALLY BE ABLE TO IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, TO SEE HOW WIDE SPREAD THE
HARVARD AYERS/ANTHROPOLOGIST:CLOUDS HANG ON THESE MOUNTAINS MANY DAYS OF THE
YEAR AND THESE CLOUDS ARE VERY ACIDIC, MUCH MORE ACIDIC THAN THE RAIN THAT
ACTUALLY FALLS FROM THE CLOUDS, SO WE FEEL THAT THE COMBINATION OF STICKING UP
LIKE THEY DO AND BEING A SORE THUMB, PLUS ALL THESE CLOUDS THAT HANG ON THEM
AND BATHE THEM IN ACID FOG, IN ESSENCE AND ACID ICE IN THE WINDER, ARE CAUSING
THE TREE PROBLEMS.))
SUPER=01-Hume Davenport/Pilot; :00
SUPER=01-Harvard Ayers/Anthropologist; :11
OUT Q=tree problems.
Ayers believes coal burning plants out West-- are to blame for much of the
He says the sugar maple, beech and yellow birch are among the hardest hit.
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SUPER=331-Clear & Cold/Record Lows?/42-46/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/76-78;
SUPER=332-Clear And/Very Cold/38-40/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/72-74;
SUPER=333-Clear With/Record Lows?/38-42/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/70-72;
SUPER=334-Clear And/Very Cold/36-38/Mostly Sunny/Wind N-10/68-70;
Roy Stanley has a LIVE report coming up from Charlottesville at tonight's
Auburn-UVa game that the Tigers won 28-to-17.
Also, the Cavs get the top high school player in the nation, and we'll check
out the rundown for week two of Friday Football Extra.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Mariners vs. Twins; :00
But first, Ken Griffey Jr. has been in a groove tonight against the Twins.
He hit a two run homer to right in the fifth, and then followed that up with
a solo shot to center in the 7th.
He now has 48 homers on the season.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0091-/Anaheim/4/j/Detroit/5//Final In 11/j/Baltimore/5//New York/2///;
SUPER=0092-/St. Louis/1//Colorado/0/3/Rain Delay//Atlanta/4//San Diego/3/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
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Two years ago Bobby Bowden's Florida State Seminoles were upset by UVa on a
Last night Bobby's son Terry was in town with his Auburn Tigers looking to
avoid a similar fate.
And avoid it he did.
Roy Stanley was in Charlottesville last night where the Tigers handed the
Cavaliers a 28-17 loss.
Before last night's game Virginia got what could be its biggest win of the
season, as the man considered the top high school player in the nation,
Hampton quarterback Ronald Curry announced that he plans to attend the UVa
Curry, who accounted for more than 100 touchdowns last season, picked the
Cavs over North Carolina.
The Friday Football Extra stars on our side of the state will be back in the
Here's a look at the 15 games we'll have for you on week two of Friday
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...FREEZE (YOU FADE AUDIO)
The Steelers-Redskins game this weekend is a big one for Gus Frerotte, in
more ways than one.
SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD/July 19th; :00
Much of Frerotte's family lives in around the Pittsburgh area and Gus has
reserved 40 tickets for his relatives this Sunday.
The main ticket is for his Dad, who is unable to attend too many games
because of his poor health.
IN Q="iT WILL...
((GUS FREROTTE/REDSKINS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/Redskins Quarterback; :00
OUT Q=...THERE THOUGH."
The Cowboys have been given permission to take Deion Sanders,
back for football full-time.
Primetime played this past Sunday against the Steelers. Despite little
practice in the preseason he definitely wasn' afraid to mix it up.
The Reds say they will allow Deion to end his baseball season after this
Friday night's game.
The Reds are nine games under 500 in the National League Central.
Chip Sullivan has some work to do tomorrow during the second round of the
Canadian open at the Royal Montreal golf club.
Chip shot a two over 72 today after carding a 38 on the back nine.
He's seven shots behind Robert Damron who shot a five under 65.
Greg Norman is one back at 66.
Still to come tonight we'll literally shift gears and check on some racing
news from Richmond,
concerning Dale Earnhardt and tonight's Super Truck race.
The weekend's NASCAR excitement in Richmond got started tonight with the
Craftsman Truck series in the spotlight.
Some incredibly tight racing on the three quarter mile track this evening, as
the super trucks sometimes went three wide.
Jack Sprague in the Jeff Gordon's look-a-like truck was the man to beat with
about 50 laps circuits to go in the Virginia is for Lovers 200.
But Sprague would lose the lead and the race with 30 laps to go as Bob
Kesolowski in a Dodge went to the point and picked the win.
Jimmy Hensley was 13th, and Stacy Compton 18th.
The Roanoke Express announced today that another key veteran off last year's
team is coming back.
SUPER=04-Last Season; :00
Frank Anzalone says that defenseman Dave Stewart has committed to play for
the Express for the 1997-98 season.
Last year Stewart anchored the Roanoke defense and tallied 39 points with 9
goals and 30 assists.
In one other Express note, goalie Dave Gagnon and forward Tim Christian will
be at the New River Valley speedway this Sunday afternoon to sign autographs
for fans from 2 until 5.
Everybody loves a puppy.
But this one has a job to do.
"Jackson" is a 7-week old Golden Retriever.
He arrived in Roanoke this afternoon to begin his training to become a
Saint Francis of (A-see-see) Assisi bought the pup from a dog breeder in
Michigan... and flew him here to be raised in Roanoke.
IN Q=Puppies are
((PUPPIES ARE REALLY EXCITING, AND WE ARE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. ))
SUPER=01-Mitzie Tinaglia/Puppy Trainer;
OUT Q=forward to it.
The entire Tinaglia family will have a hand in teaching Jackson new tricks-
-working with him until he's old enough to learn how to help severely
His new friend is Billy, the Australian Shepherd who meet him at the
Airport. Billy was teaching him some of the basics before they even got in the