GRAPHIC=Plane Crash, Military
A stealth fighter crashed into a house during an airshow in Maryland today.
SUPER=03-Baltimore Co., MD;
The plane was climbing, when part of the left wing appeared to break off.
The plane immediatly went out of control and began falling to the ground.
The pilot ejected and the 45 million dollar plane crashed into a Chesapeake
Bay condo complex.
One witness credited the pilot from maneuvering the plane away from hundreds
of boaters anchored off the runway before bailing out.
Six people on the ground received minor injuries.
IN Q=he was not doing
((GENERAL BRUCE TUXILL/MARYLAND NATIONAL GUARD; HE WAS NOT DOING ANYTHING THAT
WOULD HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED DIFFICULT, OR ANYTHING THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN
CONSIDERED SHOWBOATING. IT WAS VERY ROUTINE WHAT HE WAS DOING.
THE FIRST THING I SAW WAS THE PLANE HIT THE GROUND, IT HIT ONE OF THE HOUSES
AND LIKE MAYBE PART OF THE SECOND ONE AND THEN I SAW THE PILOT COME DOWN. HE
CAME DOWN REALLY FAST, HE DIDN'T EJECT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. ))
SUPER=01-Gen. Bruce Tuxill/Maryland National Guard;
SUPER=01-Diane Spumph/Witness; :09
OUT Q=last minute
National guard officials say the pilot ejected safely, and was taken to a
hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
Off the coast of Africa, searchers are looking for a missing U.S. airforce
And a German military plane that disappeared, and may have collided.
There were a total of 33 people on board.
Early reports indicated the planes collided and crashed somewhere in the
The South African Air Force has received an emergency life jacket beacon,
and believes there may be survivors.
Ryan's Steakhouse in Danville was heavily damaged early this morning by a
A short in a fluorescent light sparked the fire in the attic about seven
fifteen this morning, according to firefighters.
They battled the fire for almost two hours.
The middle of the roof caved in, but other parts of the restaurant suffered
only smoke damage and no one was injured.
The restaurant manager says he hopes to re-open as soon as possible.
Soldiers who served in Bosnia are finally home tonight after being away for
They flew into Greensboro last night. Tina Tenret was there and has this
IN Q= The peacekeepers
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Recardo Faulkner/Returning Soldier; :06
SUPER=01-Chenaldra Moore/Soldier's Girlfriend; :12
SUPER=01-First Lt. Matt Ritchie; :29
SUPER=01-Ann Marie Thackston; :48
SUPER=01-Jon Thackston; 1:02
OUT Q=Tina Tenret, News7
((The peacekeepers were greeted at the airport with loud cheers, homemade
banners, and emotional embraces.
IN Q=I'm overjoyed
((SGT. RECARDO FAULKNER/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M OVERJOYED. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK
HERE, CLOSE TO HOME. I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE BACK.
TINA TENRET/NEWS 7: HOW DO YOU FEEL? CHENALDRA MOORE: I'M HAPPY, I'VE GOT HIM
IN MY ARMS.))
OUT Q=in my arms
In Bosnia, the Danville national guard unit earned awards for uncovering
land mines, patrolling the streets and delivering supplies.
First Lieutenant Matt Ritchie had a little gift waiting for him when he
IN Q=I'm interested
((FIRST LIEUTENANT MATT RITCHIE/RETURNING SOLDIER: I'M INTERESTED IN GETTING
MORE ACQUAINTED WITH MY BOY ANDREW. I CAME HOME ON LEAVE AND HE WAS BORN. MY
WIFE WAS EXPECTING WHEN I LEFT.))
OUT Q=when I left
Many of these men plan to enjoy time off with their families before
returning to their civilian jobs.
Even that might take some getting used to.
IN Q=It's going to be
((ANN MARIE THACKSTON/SOLDIER'S WIFE: IT'S GOING TO BE SOME READJUSTING HAVING
SOMEONE BACK LIVING WITH YOU AND BEING THERE 24 HOURS A DAY, SO THAT'S GOING TO
BE A NICE ADJUSTMENT.
TINA TENRET/NEWS7: OKAY AND WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO NOW THAT YOU'RE
SGT. JON THACKSTON/RETURNING SOLDIER: HUNTING SEASON, THAT WON'T BE LONG, AND
JUST BEING FREE.))
OUT Q=just being free
Several soldiers say this is the happiest they've been in seven months.
Tina Tenret, News7.))
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
A higher-education center in Roanoke has the support of the Speaker of the
Virginia House of Delegates.
The city wants to transform a vacant railroad office in the city into a
But some members of the State Council of Higher Education say Roanoke
doesn't need the facility.
IN Q=ON THE CONTRARY
((THOMAS MOSS/SPEAKER OF VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES: ON THE CONTRARY THIS IS
THE AREA TO DO IT. IT'S GOING TO BE VERY GOOD NOT ONLY FOR THE AREA BUT FOR
THE EMPLOYMENT IN THE AREA AND MANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO WITH THAT SORT OF
THING. AND SO I THINK IT WAS VERY SHORT SIGHTED OF THE PERSON THAT MADE THAT
SUPER=01-Thomas Moss/Speaker of VA House of Del.;
OUT Q=MADE THAT COMMENT
Thomas Moss says he will support funding for the project.
He feels the center should focus on advanced technology training.
The Roanoke facility would be used by 11 state colleges and largely funded
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Coming up next when News 7 continues...
If you're a moderate drinker,
and think you're in the clear for any longterm problems, stay tuned
Researches are finding out you may still have some side effects.
We'll have that story and more when the news continues.
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Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is making her first tour of the Middle
SUPER=03-Ryadh, Saudi Arabia;
Today she urged Arab leaders NOT to boycott an economic summit with Israel
scheduled for next month.
The Saudi foreign minister called Albright's tour "encouraging", but said
more effort is needed to put the peace process back on track.
Meanwhile two Israeli soldiers were killed in a Hezbollah bomb attack in the
southern Lebanon security zone.
Israel responded with artillery fire.
There is growing pressure for a withdrawl from the security zone, set up to
ward off attacks on Northern Israel.
If you drink, a new study may make you think.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX;
Researchers at the University of Texas found that people who regularly have
a drink with dinner or after work are changing their brain chemistry.
Their brains are in a constant state of withdrawl, which can lead to memory
loss, seizures, and agitation.
IN Q=there is a permanent
((DR. MAHARAJ TICKU/PHARMACOLOGIST; THERE IS A PERMANENT LONG LASTING EFFECT
WHICH PERSISTS EVEN AFTER THE PERSON MAY STOP DRINKING ALCHOHOL, SO THIS
ADAPTATION OCCURS BECAUSE OF THE REPEATED WITHDRAWL.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Maharaj Ticku/Pharmacologist;
OUT Q=repeated withdrawl
Scientists are studying mice, trying to isololate the brain chemicals that
are affected, in the hopes of eventually developing a treatment for the
Business, civic and government leaders are hoping a trip to Chattanooga,
Tennessee, will improve the region's economy.
About 30 people from the Roanoke region went on the fact finding mission.
IN Q=THEY HAVE A
((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: THEY HAVE A SIMILAR ECONOMIC BASE TO
ROANOKE. THEY'RE A RAIL ROAD COMMUNITY THAT SITS NESTLED IN THE MOUNTAINS SO
THEIR ECONOMIC BASE, THEIR GEOGRAPHY IS SIMILAR TO OURS SO WE'RE REALLY GOING
TO SEE WHAT IT IS THEY'VE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;
OUT Q=IT IS THEY'VE DONE
Chattanooga has revitalized its downtown area, brought in new industries and
Regional leaders say these are all areas in which the Roanoke Valley needs
IN Q=WE WILL BE
((WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THE AQUARIUM DOWN THERE WHICH AS BECOME A BIG TOURIST
DRAW, THE GREENWAY SYSTEM. WE'LL BE TAKING THE INCLINE UP THE MOUNTAIN. WE'LL
BE MEETING WITH BUSINESS AND CITY OFFICIALS.))
OUT Q=BUSINESS AND CITY OFFICIALS
The delegation will return Tuesday.
The First Annual Leadership Trip was organized by several economic
development, tourism and chamber of commerce groups.
A new 25-million dollar facility at Virginia Tech could boost business in
The Advanced Communications and Information Technology Center is billed as a
bridge to the future.
This digital video rendering shows what the 150-thousand square foot
facility will look like.
The center will include Internet classes, a study of human-computer
interaction and virtual reality classrooms.
Officials say an advanced technology center such as this draws hi-tech
IN Q=THIS CENTER WILL
((RAY PELLETIER/NORTHERN VIRGINIA TECHNOLOGY CENTER: THIS CENTER WILL PREPARE
OUR PEOPLE FOR GOOD PAYING JOBS, PREPARE OUR COMPANIES TO COMPETE GLOBALLY IN
THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.))
((CHUCK ROBB/D- SENATOR: THERE'S A COMPONENT THAT THE NAVY AND OUR DOLGREN
CENTER ARE INTERESTED IN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE DONE. SO
THERE'S A ROLE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Ray Pelletier/Northern VA Technology Center;
OUT Q=AND THE STATE
The center could also create new businesses prompted by spin off ideas from
the research taking place at the facility.
Tech celebrated the "virtual ground-breaking" for the center yesterday.
It should be complete in the fall of 1999.
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Coming up next on News 7, a history lesson at a toy show?
Airplanes or Star Wars figures are hot collectors items but today in Salem a
little history lesson was also available.
That story along with sports and weather is up next.
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A Bedford County company has plans to begin production of pharmaceutical
And, a Smith Mountain Lake company plans to merge with another company from
the Roanoke Valley.
More now with Len Besthoff and this week's News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Monday; :07
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
(( Optical Cable of Roanoke County has a new agreement with a South Korean
C-E-O Bob Kopstein says the order from (DAY-ho NET-ih-zens) is the largest
one it has ever received from a new customer.
Shepherds Auto Supply has hired a "turn around" specialist and re-opened
for business after being unexpectedly closed Monday.
Shepherds had incurred a lot of debt under past presidents and general
managers, but business has been good lately, and bankruptcy is NOT being
discussed as an option.
Roanoke Gas has purchased U-S Gas, which provides propane services in the
Bedford and Smith Mountain Lake areas.
Roanoke Gas says it was interested in the company because of the growth it
has experienced lately.
Two years ahead of schedule, Bedford County's Barr Laboratories is just
weeks away from making and shipping its own generic medicines.
The company dedicated its new plant in Forest this week.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average lost 79 points, while the Nasdaq Composite rose 14.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Fun and games and a little history--that's what visitors found at the Salem
Civic Center this weekend.
The Train-Toy and Doll Show offered collectors a little bit of everything.
The re-release of the Star Wars Trilogy was a big hit with movie go-ers.
The new toys are hot as well.
Limited availability makes them collector items and pricey.
IN Q=SOME OF THEM
((NYOKIA JONES/THE RECORD MAN: SOME OF THEM ARE A LITTLE HARDER TO GET. I
THINK THEY ARE REGIONALIZED. SHE'S THE HOTTEST RIGHT NOW, LEIA. SHE WAS IN
THE FIRST SERIES. WE'RE HOPING THEY WILL LEAVE HER ALONE AND LET HER BE
COLLECTABLE. SHE WAS LIMITED.))
SUPER=01-Nyokia Jones/The Record Man; QUICK!!
OUT Q=SHE WAS LIMITED
And these aren't toys.
They're a piece of aviation history.
Memorabilia from now defunct airlines is definitely limited and worth big
IN Q=THE AIRLINES ARE
((E. DUANE HOWARD/AVIATION SPECIALIST & COLLECTIBLES: THE AIRLINES ARE GOING
THE WAY OF THE OLD RAILROAD. WE'VE LOST THE PIEDMONT, EASTERN, PAN-AM AND
BRANIFF. SO JUST AS PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT RAILROAD
MEMORABILIA PEOPLE NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT AND PRESERVE ALL THE
MEMORABILIA ASSOCIATED WITH ALL THE OLD AIRLINES.))
SUPER=01-E. Duane Howard/Aviation Specialist & Collectibles;
OUT Q=ALL THE OLD AIRLINES
The Train and Toy Show will be back at the Salem Civic Center March 14th and
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SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/53-56/Clouds Early/Then Sunny/73-77;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Maybe a Shower/54-58/Partly/Sunny/74-77;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/with Fog/50-54/Mostly/Sunny/73-76;
Lingering construction projects continue along major routes around the area.
And, there are some new delays you may encounter in Roanoke.
Avoid the problem area though and get your work week off to a good start.
Here's this week's Road Report.
OUT Q=work week commute
Bridge work begins today along Dale Avenue in Roanoke (County) to repair the
Tinker Creek Bridge.
Only one lane will be open for traffic travelling in each direction so you
can expect major delays if you plan on taking this route tomorrow.
Construction is expected to continue along this route for about two weeks.
take pinnacle board
Delays because of bridge work over the Little Otter River will be a problem
in Bedford County along Route 718.
Only local traffic will be able to get through the construction zone.
take pinnacle board
In Bedford County road resurfacing continues along Route 24 so drive
carefully and expect some delays.
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And, road paving in Rockbridge County along Interstate 81 begins every
night at about 7 but doesn't finish until seven a-m, so expect delays if you're
hitting the Interstate early.
That's it for this edition of Road Report. Have a safe start to your work
Michael Westbrook had caught only one pass in the Redskins first two games
but yesterday he grabbed two T-D passes one in overtime to lead the Redskins to
a 19 to 13 win over Arizona.
Mike Stevens and Photographer Scott Ayres were there and filed this report.
IN Q=First audio
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SUPER=01-Michael Westbrook/2 Touchdown Catches; :49
SUPER=01-Gus Frerotte/2 Touchdowns 1 Interception; :1:22
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskin Head Coach; :1:40
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.
The Green Packers rebounded after last weeks loss to beat the Miami Dolphins
23 to 18.
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Dolphins head coach Jimmy Johnson hoping to knock off the Pack.
And Miami took the lead in the first quarter when Olindo Mare booted this 24
yard field goal to give the Dolphins the 3 to nothing lead.
But Brett Favre answered with touchdown passes in the second and fourth
quarter. First he hits Antonio Freeman on the 2 yard touchdown pass and the
Packers led 7 to 6.
Then in the fourth quarter he finds SUPER=36-Green Bay/23/Miami/18/;a
wide open William Henderson on the 10 yard touchdown pass and the Packers beat
the Dolphins 23 to 18.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the only undefeated team in the N-F-L after
today's 28 to 14 win over Minnesota.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/FOX SPORTS; :
Viking head coach Dennis Green on the sideline.
Tampa Bay led 21 to 3 after three quarters and in the fourth Warrick Dunn
takes the handoff and he takes it down field for a 52 yard touchdown run and
Tampa Bay beats Minnesota 28 to 14 to remain undefeated.
IN Q="Two weeks
((TONY DUNGY/BUCS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=03-Tony Dungy/Bucs Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=.....making progress."
Steve Young returned to the lineup today and threw three T-D passes in the
49-ers win and Terry Collins tossed two T-D passes as the Panthers beat the
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :
In New Jersey Fighter jets flying over Giants Stadium as the Ravens were in
Tiki Barber scored on a one yard T-D run and he caught a pass for a two
point conversion but the Ravens still beat the Giants.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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Giants/23//Tiki 1 TD Run/;
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SUPER=0100-/New Orleans/7/j/San Francisco/33////St. Louis/14/j/Denver/35///;
SUPER=0100-j/Seattle/31//Indianapolis/3////N.Y. Jets///New England///Night/;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, The Rockies beat the Braves the Dodgers hold on in the
National League West.
And Jeff Gordon gets his 10-th win of the season at New Hampshire.
For the 10-th time this season, Jeff Gordon has taken a ride to Victory
Yesterday afternoon he held off Ernie Irvan to win the C-M-T 300.
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South Boston's Jeff Burton started the race after suffering an ear problem
earlier in the week then on the first caution he got out of the car and was
replaced by Todd Bodine.
Bobby Hamilton in car number 43 was the leader of the race and Ricky Craven
was running second.
Ernie Irvan had a strong car and he moved as far up as second place after
starting in the 39-th position.
Points leader Jeff Gordon worked his way through traffic and he took over
the lead with 148 laps to go in the race.
Dale Jarrett the winner of last weeks race was moving to the front he was
sixth with 80 laps go go.
Then the cautions began to fly Ricky Rudd and Geoff Bodine get together
Rudd hits the wall hard on the right side.
Several more cautions would fall before the end of the race but Gordon
held off Ernie Irvan on the final lap to win the C-M-T 300.
IN Q="this team
((JEFF GORDON/CMT 300 WINNER: ))
((ERNIE IRVAN/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/CMT 300 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Finished Second; :12
OUT Q=....a little short."
Hamilton was third, Steve Grissom fourth and Ricky Craven fifth.
The Colorado Rockies rolled into Atlanta and took one from the Braves 4 to
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Greg Maddux watches as John Smoltz takes the mound against the Rockies.
Colorado scores in the 8-th to make it 1 to nothing then in the ninth pinch
SUPER=35-Colorado/4/Atlanta/0/;hitter John Vanderwal takes this pitch deep
over the right field wall and the Rockies shutout the Braves 4 to nothing.
The Redskins open their new stadium with a win. More on that later on
SUPER=03-Houston, TX/FOX SOUTHWEST; :
In Houston this afternoon, Mike Piazza drove in 2 runs including the game
winner in the 10-th to lead the Dodgers over the Astros 4 to 3.
L-A and the Giants are tied in the West. Now here's the scores.
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SUPER=0092-/San Diego/4/j/St. Louis/10///;
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How far will people go to get into the record books? The answer is
tonight's video of the day.
Jade Kindar-Martin and French stuntman Didier Pasquette walked a quarter of
a mile across the river Thames (TEMS).
It is the longest distance ever walked by two men at the same time on a
The rope is one inch wide and there's a one hundred and fifty foot drop
without a net.
Starting on opposite ends the two men met in the middle and the successfully
crossed over each other.
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