Up next on News 7 at 6, a small plane crash kills three people traveling to
a college football game.
And will talk to singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby, and find out why his
musical roots brought him back to Southwest Virginia.
In sports, A big crash at Talladega takes out 11 cars scores and highlights
from the N-F-L the Marlins and Braves were back on the field this afternoon.
And we'll check in with that wild finish in Cleveland that gave the Indians
a 2 to 1 lead on the Orioles.
Same old, Same old-- warmer than usual, and dry-- but guess what?
Big changes are coming down the pipe.
The forecast details are coming up.
Officials plan on raising a small plane that crashed into the Tennessee
River last night near Knoxville... killing three people.
The single engine plane went down near the South Knoxville Bridge.
It crashed shortly after taking off from the Downtown Island Home Airport..
a small facility used by private planes.
The pilot, 55 year old Robert Garrett, his wife, Sandra
Garrett, and their 16 year old son, Bobby Ridell Garrett all died.
The family apparent often used the airport when attending the University of
Tennessee football games at nearby Neyland Stadium.
Since his July first appointment, University of Richmond law Dean John Pagan
has been focused on the future.
This week, the former Arkansas state senator was in Roanoke addressing
alumni and outlining his vision.
Pagan says the university is committed to preparing law graduates for the
21st century, by stressing an international focus in the curriculum.
IN Q=Two thousand
((JOHN PAGAN: TWO-THOUSAND VIRGINIA COMPANIES ARE ENGAGED IN INTERNATIONAL
BUSINESS AND I THINK ITS INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT THAT VIRGINIA LAWYERS KNOW NOT
ONLY THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES, BUT ALSO UNDERSTAND THE WORLD'S OTHER GREAT
LEGAL SYSTEMS. AND SO WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PREPARE PEOPLE TO OPERATE IN A
SUPER=07-John Pagan: ;
OUT Q=a global environment.
The Law school is also hoping to hit the big time-- Pagan wants to crack the
top 50 among the nation's law schools in just a few years.
IN Q=Its an ambitious
((JOHN PAGAN: ITS AN AMBITIOUS AGENDA THAT WE'VE SET OUT, BUT WE HAVE A LOT TO
WORK WITH. TALENTED FACULTY AND STUDENT BODY, A UNIVERSITY WITH RESOURCES AND
AN EXCELLENT REPUTATION IN OUR AREA.))
OUT Q=in our area.
And Pagan says there's no better place to gain global experience than at the
state's financial, commercial and legal center-- Richmond.
Alcohol related car accidents make victims out of the injured as well as
A local man is reaching out, hoping to start a non-profit group to help the
those who can't help themselves.
Michael Hicks was hit by a drunk driver in 1980 while he was walking down an
His body was crushed from the waist down.
In '95 he lost his right leg due to complications from the accident.
Last year, after 52 operations, he lost his left leg.
Now he speaks to students or any group that will listen.
IN Q=IT'S NOT WORTH
((MICHAEL HICKS/VICTIMS HELPING VICTIMS: IT'S NOT WORTH THE CONSEQUENCES OF
DRINKING AND DRIVING. I WASN'T DRIVING AND I WASN'T DRINKING BUT I BECAME A
VICTIM SO WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO IS PREVENT IT FROM HAPPENING TO SOMEBODY ELSE
BY TALKING TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Michael Hicks/Victims Helping Victims;
OUT Q=TALKING TO THEM.
Hicks' wife makes these crafts and proceeds from the sales will help them
start a non-profit group called Victims Helping Victims.
Hicks says he's also going to work with his government representatives to
develop legislation to help victims of drunk drivers.
When Bruce Hornsby played the Salem Civic Center last week with the
Roanoke Symphony, it was his first performance here in nine years.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, Hornsby is no stranger to western Virginia
and its musical traditions.
IN Q=Bruce Hornsby may be best known
SUPER=07-Bruce Hornsby; :26
OUT Q=JD News 7
((Bruce Hornsby may be best known for the jazz- flavored pop songs that
brought him to prominence in the mid- 80s.
But his musical interests aren' t confined to one rack at the record store.
IN Q=We're playing
((BRUCE HORNSBY: WE'RE PLAYING A BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK. WE PLAYED THE
PLAYBOY JAZZ FESTIVAL AND THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL THIS PAST YEAR. RUNNING THE
GAMUT, YOU KNOW. TUPAC SHAKUR WE JUST FOUND OUT RECORDED THE WAY IT IS, AND I'M
MAKING A RECORD WITH RANDY SCRUGGS IN NASHVILLE SO FROM COUNTRY TO RAP, AND
FROM THE ORCHESTRAL THING, FROM BLUEGRASS TO JAZZ MUSIC IT'S WHAT I LIKE TO
DO... RUN THE GAMUT.))
OUT Q=run the gamut.
In fact, Hornsby won one of his three grammys for a bluegrass version of
and a longtime interest in folk music and Bluegrass has carried him to the
Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax for two years running.
IN Q=I'd never gone
((BRUCE HORNSBY: I'D NEVER GONE TO THE OLD TIME FIDDLERS CONVENTION UNTIL LAST
YEAR. I WENT WITH MY WIFE AND MY BOYS. NOT SURE MY WIFE HAD A GREAT TIME, BUT
MY BOYS AND I DID AND MY BOYS WANTED TO GO BACK AGAIN. THEY WERE FOUR LAST YEAR
AND THEY'RE FIVE THIS YEAR. SO SINCE THEY WANTED ME TO TAKE THEM BACK, I TOOK
OUT Q=I took them back.
Hornsby will be mining those musical traditions again next week, when he
and his band travel to the Black Mountain Music Festival near Asheville, North
Joe Dashiell News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns we'll follow some stallions as they blaze a trail up Mill
They're used to transporting men in blue, but today offered rides to the
When the news continue we'll tell you more about the annual fundraiser.
But now let's check in with Andrew Freiden for an update on the weather.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Roanoke's finest hit the trail today with about 50 other equestrians falling
in behind them.
The third annual Urban Mounted Patrol Ride gives citizens a chance to
experience what the officers see as they ride their beat.
These people are "hoffin'" it to the star to raise money for the mounted
The riders left Victory Stadium this morning for their trip up Mill
IN Q=THIS JOB HERE
((OFFICER ERIC PENDLETON/ROANOKE MOUNTED POLICE: THIS JOB HERE IS SO MUCH
DIFFERENT THAN RIDING IN A POLICE CAR. IT'S MORE PERSONAL. YOU ACTUALLY GET
TO SPEAK WITH FOLKS AND FIND OUT SOMETHING ABOUT THEM.))
SUPER=01-Officer Eric Pendleton/Roanoke Mounted Police;
OUT Q=SOMETHING ABOUT THEM
The mounted patrol unit is four years old.
Officer Pendleton and his four-legged partner Dan, say every citizen they
meet is happy to see them and always has a kind word to say.
Some mothers in Lexington have found strength in numbers.
They're members of a new group offering support for stay-at-home moms.
Stacey Martin has that story in this week's edition of Parenting.
IN Q=Being a stay-
SUPER=01-Julia Jessee/M.O.M.S President; :00
SUPER=01-Shannon Hepner/M.O.M.S Member; :52
OUT Q=Sm, News 7, Lexington.
SOT 11.01.19 - 11.01.30
IN Q=Being a stay-
((JULIA JESSEE/M.O.M.S PRESIDENT:
BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOTHER IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT JOBS THAT A
PERSON COULD DO AND YOU NEED THAT SUPPORT AND YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT THERE ARE
OTHER PEOPLE THERE SO YOU'RE NOT FEELING LIKE YOU'RE THE ONLY OTHER PERSON
OUT Q=other person there.
She made the choice when her daughter Emily was born to stay at home.
But, the decision brought with it some unexpected changes, a feeling of
isolation and a loss of identity.
So, nine months ago, Jessee started a local chapter of the MOMS or the
Mothers' Support Group of Lexington.
SOT 11.01.57 - 11.02.01
IN Q=I was very
((JULIA JESSEE/M.O.M.S: I WAS VERY LONELY WHEN WE MOVED HERE AND I WANTED TO
MEET MORE PEOPLE.))
OUT Q=meet more people.
The moms take early morning trips to the park for their kids and late nights
out on the town for themselves.
They also swap stories and ideas about breast-feeding, potty-training and
the challenges of parenting.
SOT 11.21.18 - 11.21.37
IN Q=Last year when
((SHANNON HEPNER/M.O.M.S MEMBER: LAST YEAR WHEN MY BABY WAS BORN MY MIDDLE
DAUGHTER WAS JUST STARTING THE TERRIBLE TWOS AND IT HELPED TO BE ABLE TO TALK
TO OTHER PEOPLE AND ASK WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THEY THROW A TEMPER TANTRUM IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE SUPERMARKET.))
OUT Q=of the supermarket.
Many of the mothers had jobs before they had their children but admit
parenting is tougher.
Belonging to the group hasn't lessened the strain but is has provided a
network of friends that can be counted on for encouragment, helpful hints and
Stacey Martin, News 7, Lexington.))
Danville students are competing in a virtual track meet of sorts against
students in Japan using computers.
Park Avenue Elementary students are running, throwing, and jumping -- as
part of an international competition.
The top scorers will list their first names on the Internet, right alongside
students from New Zealand, Canada and Japan.
IN Q=It feels like
((DONESHIA CALLOWAY/FIFTH GRADER: IT FEELS LIKE A BIG PLEASURE -- LIKE A ONCE
IN A LIFETIME. IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY.
NADARA KINGERY/TEACHER: OUR STUDENTS WILL BENEFIT BY USING THE TECHNOLOGY,
SEEING WHAT'S OUT ON THE WORLD, WE WILL USE THE MAP TO FIND THESE PLACES --
THESE OTHER SCHOOLS -- AND WE MIGHT EVEN CORRESPOND WITH THEM.))
SUPER=01-Doneshia Calloway/Fifth Grader;
SUPER=01-Nadara Kingery/Teacher; :10
OUT Q=correspond with them
Kingery says the event links math, science, health, technology and geography
-- in the spirit of fun.
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As the battle against smoking rages on... one group of scientists is
singing the praises of the tobacco plant.
Reporter Wendy Rigby tells us why they say nicotine isn't all bad.
IN Q=Tobacco in your
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX; :00
SUPER=01-Christopher Flores/Pain Neuroscientist; :27
SUPER=01-Wendy Rigby/Reporting; :46
OUT Q=WR, for CBS News.
Some bikers were out in force last night in Salem sporting their wheels and
raising money for local causes.
That story is coming up in a few minutes.
Also, the turnout at a local festival was not quite what organizers hoped
it would be.
Now, some vendors are questioning whether they'll come back next year.
We'll tell you more about that when News 7 continues.
The Salem streets were filled with the rumble and roar of motorcycles last
About 500 bikers cruised through the streets of Salem showing off their
wheels and raising awareness for local charities.
Riders decorated their motorcycles with flags and in some cases stuffed
This is the ninth year for the event which includes competitions such as the
The Italian Festival had good weather but a bad turnout at the gate and for
a while no portable restrooms.
But as Denise Allen reports organizers say they plan to persevere and put on
another festival next year.
IN Q=The Italian Festival
SUPER=03-Forest/September 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Festival Organizer; :18
SUPER=01-Phyllis Wilson/Wilson Septic Inc.; :27
OUT Q=News 7 Lynchburg
((The Italian Festival didn't have to battle a hurricane this year.
Fran devastated the event last September and put organizers 170-thousand
dollars in debt.
The four day festival needed a big turnout at its new location by the James
River to recoup last year's losses and apparently that didn't happen.
IN Q=THE ATTENDANCE HERE
((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: THE ATTENDANCE HERE ISN'T WHAT WE EXPECTED
AND WE'RE NOT SURE 'TIL THE END OF THE FESTIVAL WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO
DO IN RELATION TO REPAYMENT-WISE.))
OUT Q=TO REPAYMENT WISE
IN Q=HE SIGNED THE
((PHYLLIS WILSON/WILSON SEPTIC INC: HE SIGNED THE AGREEMENT HE WOULD PAY
25-PERCENT PER NIGHT OF WHAT HE OWED LAST YEAR AS WELL AS WHAT HE OWED THIS
YEAR AND HE DEFAULTED.))
OUT Q=AND HE DEFAULTED
Wilson returned to the festival despite not being fully compensated for last
But says when the money she expected this time didn't materialize she pulled
her potties from the park.
Buscemi says another company is filling the need.
IN Q=I DON'T KNOW WHY
((I DON'T KNOW WHY HE COULDN'T HAVE WRITTEN A CHECK TO WILSON SEPTIC. WE WERE
HERE LAST YEAR WHEN THE GOING WAS ROUGH. WE'VE BEEN HERE THIS YEAR AND STOOD
BEHIND THEM SO WHAT'S GOING ON HERE.))
OUT Q=GOING ON HERE
Buscemi says no other vendor is pulling out.
But some visitors and vendors say organizers may have priced themselves out
Tickets were 12-dollars at the gate and that did not include food or rides.
IN Q=WE LOOKED AT
((BUSCEMI: WE LOOKED AT THE TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT WE BROUGHT IN AND OUR TICKET
PRICES ARE ABOUT 50-PERCENT OF WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE RECEIVED HAD YOU SEEN THE
EXACT ENTERTAINMENT IN AN AUDITORIUM.))
OUT Q=IN AN AUDITORIUM
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MIKE BUSCEMI SAYS HE WANTS TO GIVE THE FESTIVAL ANOTHER
HE SAYS WHAT MAY HAPPEN IS THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL MAY BE TURNED INTO A 'FOR
A FINAL DECISION WILL COME AFTER THE GATE RECEIPTS ARE TOTALED.
DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 LYNCHBURG.))
And coming up, The Orioles and Indians talk about last nights game in
Cleveland Florida and Atlanta are at it again this afternoon.
And Terry Labonte gets by a major crash and holds off his brother Bobby to
win the Diehard 500.
Terry Labonte used a draft from his brother Bobby to pass Ken Schrader with
2 laps to go and win the DieHard 500 at Talladega.
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/CBS SPORTS; :
The speed was fast around the super-speedway at Talladega Dale Earnhardt
looking for his first win was fourth 18 laps into the race.
Mark Martin started 31-st but about 25 laps into the race he was running in
the 19-th spot.
Then on Lap 53 a couple of cars get together coming out of turn two Billy
Standridge slides down the track bringing out the first caution of the day.
After several different lead changes Dale Jarrett worked his way to the
front and he was the leader on lap 82.
Then a major crash on lap 140 Jeff Gordon cuts a tire coming out of turn 2
down the straight away and the group of cars begin sliding all over the track
several cars were involved including Martin, Jarrett and Earnhardt to name a
few bringing out the caution and sending cars to the garage area.
IN Q=First audio
((JEFF GORDON/24 CHEVROLET: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/24 Chevrolet; :
OUT Q=........left rear."
Martin and Gordon both returned to the race trying to finish for the points.
But Terry Labonte blew past Ken Schrader with 2 laps to go and he would hold
off his brother Bobby to win the DieHard 500.
IN Q=First audio
((TERRY LABONTE/DIEHARD 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Diehard 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=........run for us."
John Andretti was third, Schrader fourth and Ernie Irvan fifth.
Jacksonville was at home this afternoon for a game with the red hot
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
It was the James Stewart show as the Jaguars took the early lead. On the
first series of the game Stewart takes the handoff and scores from 7 yards out
to make it 7 to nothing.
Moments later the Jaguars struck again this time Stewart takes it into the
house from 8 yards out and Jacksonville jumped out to a 14 to nothing lead.
Still in the first quarter the SUPER=30-Jacksonville/38/Philadelphia/21/;
Jaguars call Stewart's number again he will score over the right side from the
one and Jacksonville wins it 38 to 21.
Dan Marino is back today he passed for 372 yards and two touchdowns to lead
Miami over the New York Jets 31 to 20.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :
A beautiful day for a game at the Meadowlands.
The Jets led 7 to nothing on a short run then Marino puts it up in the air
connecting with a wide open Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the 36 yard touchdown to tie
it at 7 to 7.
But New York took the lead in the second quarter when quarterback Neil
O'Donnell hits Keyshawn Johnson on the 7 yard touchdown strike to make it 14 to
Marino comes back in the second SUPER=30-Miami/31/N.Y. Jets/20/;quarter
with this 22 yard T-D pass to Lamar Thomas and the Dolphins get the 31 to 20
win over the Jets.
Detroit, Green Bay and Atlanta won today for those and all of the N-F-L
scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0100-j/Green Bay/24//Chicago/23///j/Miami/31//N.Y. Jets/20///;
SUPER=0100-/N.Y. Giants/6//Arizona/6/3///St. Louis/7//San Francisco/20/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
Virginia Tech improved its record in the Big East to 4 and 0 with
yesterday's 17 to 7 win over Boston College.
The Hokies have a week off before making a trip to Morgantown to take on
the Mountaineers of West Virginia.
Tech will enter the game ranked 22-nd while West Virginia is 23-rd in the
A-P college football poll.
L-S-U upset Florida yesterday dropping the Gators to seventh. While Penn
State moves to the top spot.
The Atlanta Braves squared their National League Championship Series with
Miami at Two games apiece with a 4 to nothing win last night.
The Two teams are back on the field today and Florida led 2 to 1 in the
In Cleveland last night a wild finish between the Indians and orioles in the
American League Championship Series.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC SPORTS; :
The Indians won the game in the 12-th inning Omar Vizquel squares around to
bunt on the squeeze play with Marquis Grissom on third. Oriole Catcher Lenny
Webster thought the ball was tipped but the home plate umpire said no and the
Indians get the win to lead the series 2 to 1.
IN Q="Any umpire...
((JOHN HIRSCHBECK/HOME PLATE UMPIRE: ))
((LENNY WEBSTER/ORIOLES CATCHER: ))
((OMAR VIZQUEL/CLEVELAND INFIELDER: ))
SUPER=01-John Hirschbeck/Home Plate Umpire; :00
SUPER=01-Lenny Webster/Orioles Catcher; :14
SUPER=01-Omar Vizquel/Cleveland Infielder; :27
OUT Q=.........WHAT HE SAID."
Game four is tonight in Cleveland the Indians will pitch rookie Jaret Wright
while Scott Erickson will take the hill for the Orioles.
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SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/50-54/AM Fog/Partly Cloudy/73-77;