A group rallies at the Roanoke Star tonight-
A final goodbye to six young victims killed in Saturday's wreck.
An American jet partially on fire turns around to land.
And he was planning to head to a bigger city-
But this dentist Stayed. After 40 years, he's retiring.
News 7 is next.
A fight is on to make the Roanoke Star Red again-
Mothers against Drunk Driving rallied on Mill Mountain tonight- they want the star to shine red when there's a drunk driving fatality- City Council voted to stop the practice last month.
Funerals were held today for six of the seven victims killed in the July 4th accident on Interstate-81.
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An American airlines jet with a visible fire- made an emergency landing today in San Juan-
And fans line up to meet crime author Patricia Cornwell in Lynchburg.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
[IN Q=The immensity of the loss has just been]
((THE IMMENSITY OF THE LOSS HAS JUST BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COMPREHEND, IT REALLY HAS.))
[OUT Q=it really has.]
A community grieves, as six young victims of a July fourth accident are laid to rest in Buena Vista.
Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon..
Hundreds of mourners filled a church to overflowing, for the group funeral service.
The wreck near Arcadia is among the worst on record in western Virginia, and Joe Dashiell reports it's a tragedy that one community prays it will never see again.
[IN Q=One casket would have been]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peggy Grow/Family Friend; :18]
[SUPER=01-Pete Robey/City Attorney; :24]
[SUPER=01-W. A. Mills/Buena Vista Minister; :56]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Buena Vista]
((One casket would have been painful enough, but six were carried from the Pentacostal Holiness Church to six waiting hearses.
In the close-knit community, the deaths of so many in a single accident... have touched almost everyone. An estimated 900 mourners grieved with the families..
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[IN Q=We can't feel what they're feeling]
((PEGGY GROW/FAMILY FRIEND: WE CAN'T FEEL WHAT THEY'RE FEELING, BUT WE CAN JUST HOPE IT NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN.))
((PETE ROBEY/CITY ATTORNEY: THE IMMENSITY OF THE LOSS HAS JUST BEEN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO COMPREHEND, IT REALLY HAS. I DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO SINK IN, BUT IT'S BEEN ENORMOUS.))
[OUT Q=been enormous.]
25- year -old Kevin Chittum, and his 19- year- old fiancee Whitney Rogers, 13- year- old Bridget Chittum, 13- year- old Joshua and 10- year- old Jonathan Conner, and 11- year -old Sheena Miskovsky... were all remembered for their youth and vitality... the joy they brought to their own lives and to others.
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[IN Q=Some of the toughest days]
[OUT Q=trying for the family as well.]
The funeral procession stretched from the church through the city to the cemetery hillside where six young people were buried side by side.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Buena Vista))
Mothers Against Drunk Driving is campaigning again to use the Mill Mountain Star.
Tonight, MADD rallied at the star to collect signatures for a petition to change the star back to a symbol of awareness.
[IN Q= What more perfect]
((TOM ALTMAN/MADD: YOUNGER CHILDREN ASK WHY IS THE STAR RED AND IT GIVES THE PARENTS THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN THAT SOMEONE WAS IRRESPONSIBLE AND DROVE WHILE THEY WERE INTOXICATED AND CAUSED A TRAGEDY. AND THE STAR BECAUSE OF ITS SIZE AND HEIGHT IT JUST MAKES A WONDERFUL AWARENESS TOOL.))
[OUT Q=wonderful awareness tool.]
Two years ago Roanoke City council decided to turn the star red after a drug or alcohol related fatality.
Last month, at the urging of the Mill Mountain Advisory Committee, Council ended the program.
MADD needs about five-thousand signatures for council to reconsider its decision.
A Franklin County man is in jail tonight accused of killing his roommate in the Navy six-years ago.
29-year old David (De-SHAY-zoh) Deshazo is charged with first degree murder in the death of Jerry McClendon.
McClendon was suffocated at his home near the Little Creek Naval Base in Virginia Beach in 19-92.
His decomposed body was found weeks later in a wooded area in southern Henry County.
Authorities say Deshazo moved the body from Virginia Beach using a U-haul truck.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says clues uncovered just recently allowed them to make the arrest in this six-year old murder case.
Deshazo is being held in a Virginia Beach jail without bond.
Authorities say an arrest is pending for a female co-conspirator.
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Two Delaware teens are now in prison for the killing of their newborn son.
A judge sentenced Brian Peterson to two years in prison and Amy Grossberg to two and half years-
((ROBERT TANENBAUM/GROSSBERG'S ATTORNEY: THIS IS A TIME OF JUDGEMENT SHE ACCEPTS THIS JUDGEMENT AND SHE BLAMES NO ONE EXCEPT HERSELF.))
[OUT Q=except herself.]
The baby was delivered in a motel room and dumped in a trash bin in 1996.
President Clinton is praising firefighters in Florida as hereos.
He's in Daytona Beach meeting with firefighters and residents- and taking a first hand look at damage from the wildfires.
The President is also encouraging tourists to come back.
Some scary moments for passengers aboard an American Airlines flight-
The plane had just taken off from San Juan headed for Miami when pilots reported a fire in the left engine.
With flames clearly visible the Airbus A-300 with 251 people aboard- made an emergency landing.
Passengers hurtled down emergency chutes to safety- Only a few were slightly injured.
((THESE ADS ARE DESIGNED TO KNOCK AMERICANS UPSIDE THE HEAD AND TO GET AMERICA'S ATTENTION.))
[OUT Q=america's attention]
And attention getting they are.
A 195-million dollar ad campaign is meant to shock kids into staying off drugs-
The goal is to hit the average family at least four times a week.
((IT'S TRUE THAT MARIJUANA USE HAS GONE DOWN, DOWN TO THE FIFTH GRADE.))
[OUT Q=to the fifth grade.]
One half of America's most powerful couple came to Virginia today-- to pay tribute to one of America's first power couples.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton was at Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison.
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[IN Q=Not as]
((HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON: NOT AS MANY AMERICANS AS I WOULD LIKE KNOW AND APPRECIATE HIS ROLE AS THE FATHER OF OUR CONSTITUTION.))
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[OUT Q=our Constitution.]
Mrs. Clinton announced a 16-million dollar pledge, from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a newly-appointed Montpelier board.
It will help make the estate a showcase for what they believe are the underappreciated contributions of James and Dolley Madison.
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[IN Q=A people ]
((NORMAN LEAR: A PEOPLE CAN ONLY BECOME AND REMAIN A PEOPLE IF THEY CAN NURTURE SHARED COMMITMENTS AND COMMON MEMORIES. ))
[OUT Q=common memories.]
TV pioneer Norman Lear also gave a million dollars to preserve the papers of the founding fathers.
It was the unofficial kickoff for President Clinton's "Save America's Treasures" campaign.
Her ten books have made her a best- selling author, and fans lined up tonight in Lynchburg for a chance to buy Patricia Cornwell's latest novel and to meet her in person.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
[IN Q=The line began]
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[SUPER=01-Lori Shufflebarger/Cornwell Fan; :35]
[SUPER=01-George Flanik/Cornwell Fan; :41]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Cornwell/Novelist; 1:01]
[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]
(( The line began forming at four p-m.. and by seven it stretched nearly the entire length of the mall.
Inside the store, Patricia Cornwell's fans were snapping up her latest forensic thriller "Point of Origin".
To a person, they all felt it was worth the wait.
[IN Q=How long are]
((Reporter: How long are you willing to wait? HOPE TRACHTENBERG- FIFER: UNTIL I HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM VERY, VERY, VERY BADLY.))
[OUT Q=very very badly.]
[IN Q=The line was]
((The line was so long, one man joked you could read Patricia Cornwell's new novel from cover to cover and be finished by the time you got to the front. So why would someone spend so much time here? Cornwell's fans say that's no mystery.))
[OUT Q=no mystery.]
[IN Q=Just the forensic]
((LORI SHUFFLEBARGER/CORNWELL FAN: JUST THE FORENSIC DETAIL OF IT ALL, THEY'RE VERY WELL- CRAFTED STORIES, THEY'RE VERY WELL- WRITTEN, AND THEY'RE FUN.))
[OUT Q=they're fun.]
[IN Q=I have kind]
((GEORGE FLANIK/CORNWELL FAN: I HAVE KIND OF BURNED OUT ON TOM CLANCY BOOKS, AND PATRICIA CORNWELL, FROM INTERVIEWS I'VE SEEN OF HER, SEEMS TO BE THAT SAME KIND OF WRITER, SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THIS IS MY FIRST BOOK OF HERS.))
[OUT Q=book of hers.]
Cornwell arrived shortly after seven and spent the next few hours burning up the Sharpies for her faithful fans.
[IN Q=It's amazing to]
((PATRICIA CORNWELL/NOVELIST: IT'S AMAZING TO ME THAT SO MANY PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND STAND IN LINE TO SEE ME. I'M SO APPRECIATIVE OF IT AND I ALWAYS THINK I BETTER WORK REAL HARD TO KEEP WRITING GOOD BOOKS OR THEY'LL BE REAL MAD AT ME.))
[OUT Q=mad at me.]
No angry faces here.. but "Point of Origin" could make for some tired eyes at work in the morning.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Toss-2-Robin]
Jean tosses to Patrick in the Chromakey
Still to come in the newscast.
Bedford County's new school superintendent stresses communication,
a hospital rich in history has one college professor working for its preservation.
[IN Q="And Good...]
[OUT Q=...in sports."]
((And good evening everybody this is Mike Stevems. It's been a busy day in sports as the Big leagues went back to work and got a full time commissioner all in the same afternoon.
Lee Shirley has earned a spot in the state am finals against a woman who is four months pregnant, and two teenage girls are suing Hornets staar Anthony Mason for $5 million.
All that and more coming up tonight in sports.))[Bedford-Schools]
Bedford County's new school superintendent is still settling into the job, but says citizens can expect a different style of management under his administration.
Doctor James Blevins left Nottoway County to replace John Kent as the head of the ten- thousand student Bedford school system.
Blevins says he wants to re-open the lines of communication between students, parents and teachers.
[IN Q=The most important]
((JAMES BLEVINS/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMODITY THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IN BEDFORD COUNTY, THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE IS THE YOUNG PEOPLE. AND WE HAVE TO STRENGTHEN THOSE GOALS AND THE PEOPLE OF THE COMMUNITY HAS TO BELIEVE THAT WE'RE DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR THE STUDENTS AND THAT OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS SOUND.))
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[OUT Q=system is sound.]
Blevins had his first official meeting with the county school board tonight.
The Chatham-based Express Mart chain is selling its 21-stores.
The new owner of the Southside convenience stores is Fas Mart of Richmond.
The buyout is expected to close August 17th-- but the terms of the deal aren't being released.
Fas Mart already has 67-stores-- the acquisition will bring that number to 88.
Express Mart was NOT planning to sell until it was aggressively approached by Fas-Mart.
[IN Q=The first thing we needed]
((DON GIBSON/EXPRESS MART EXECUTIVE VP: THE FIRST THING WE NEEDED TO DO WAS LOOK AT IT FROM AN EMPLOYEE STANDPOINT. AND IT WAS A REAL GOOD MATCH. THE COMPANIES ARE VERY SIMILAR. THERE WAS A PLACE FOR ALL THE EMPLOYEES AND IT MADE A LOT OF SENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Don Gibson/Express Mart Executive VP;]
[OUT Q=a lot of sense.]
Gibson says there will be little change in store operations.
He says customers should only notice a name change.
Some people in Lexington want to make sure a local landmark's history is preserved.
It's now a museum, but about 90 years ago, Stonewall Hospital first opened its doors to serve local residents.
It was one of the few operations of its kind run mainly by women.
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[IN Q=The administrator of]
((PROF. TED DELANEY: THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THIS HOSPITAL WAS A WOMAN FOR MOST OF THE YEARS. THE TREASURER WAS A WOMAN WHO MADE ALL THE FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND MOST OF THE STAFF WAS FEMALE--THE X-RAY TECHNICIAN, THE LAB TECHNICIAN, ETC. SO, THE IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN IN THIS IS REALLY VERY PROFOUND.))
[SUPER=01-Prof. Ted Delaney/Washington and Lee Univ.]
[OUT Q=really, very profound.]
The hospital closed in 19-53.
Delaney and others at the Stonewall Museum have been gathering old pictures and records from the hospital's past.
Delaney plans to write an article.
A down home dentist is sinking his teeth into retirement.
We'll tell you about the man who sees patients as part of his family.
An unsual camp delivers a firey message as campers learn everything from fire safety to scuba diving.
Details when the news continues.
The flood of 1985 wiped out his business.
But, a year and a half later, Dentist Rudy Radick's patients were still lining up waiting to see him.
They recently did so again for the last time.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SUPER=01-Betty Joe Wheeler/Patient; :10]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rudy Radick/Dentist; :51]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7 Buena Vista.]
(( Four years ago, Betty Joe Wheeler sat in Dr. Rudy Radick's dental chair for the first time--and felt at ease.
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[IN Q=The first time]
((BETTY JOE WHEELER/PATIENT: THE FIRST TIME HE EXAMINED ME, I NEVER WILL FORGET, HE SAID YOU KNOW I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN I ADOPTED YOU--AND THAT WILL ALWAYS STICK IN MY MIND.))
[OUT Q=in my mind.]
This is her last visit.
After 40 years Radick is retiring from the daily grind of dentistry.
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[IN Q=Betty Joe it's]
((DR. RUDY RADICK: IT'S BEEN GOOD HAVING YOU FOR A PATIENT. I'VE HAD A LOT OF LOYAL PATIENTS, THEY'VE BEEN WITH ME FOR YEARS AND YEARS.))
[OUT Q=years and years.]
Originally, Buena Vista was supposed to be a passing point on his way to opportunities in larger cities.
But, he got caught up in caring for his patients and filling in where finances fell short.
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[IN Q=I'm very much]
((DR. RUDY RADICK:I'M VERY MUCH AWARE OF PATIENTS' BACKGROUNDS AND THEIR ECONOMIC STATUS AND I'VE USED--TIRED TO FACTOR THAT IN TO MY WORK AND SO I WAS ABLE TO GIVE THEM BREAKS.))
[OUT Q=give them breaks.]
His break began this week after arthritis in his hands made it more difficult to do the precise scraping and cleaning required for patients.
And, though he says he'll still continue to custom fit his patients' dentures, most of his time will be spent fishing and enjoying trips along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Buena Vista.))
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Two teenage girls have filed a civil suit against Hornets star Anthony Mason seeking $5 million dollars in damages.
Mason and his cousin were accused of raping the girls but, those charges were dropped after Mason entered a guilty plea to endangerment.
The girls involved are 14 and 15 years old.
The all-star break ended last night as the pursuit of Roger Maris' single season homer record resumed.
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And Smoking Sammy Sosa is still on fire.
After hitting 20 dingers in the month of June, he opens up the second half of the season with this shot to centerfield last night against the Brewers.
He now has 34 homers on the season.
The Cubs lose 12-to-9.
Off the field yesterday the owners unanimously voted to make Bud Selig the commissioner of baseball and removed the interim tag he has carried around for the past six years.
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((JERRY MCMORRIS/ROCKIES OWNER:))
((BUD SELIG/MLB COMMISSIONER:))
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Lee Shirley is now just one win away from her third straight title at the Women's State Amateur on the Cascades course in Hot Springs.
This afternoon, Shirley beat fellow Roanoke Valley rival Dot Bolling in the semi finals.
Roy Stanley has more from the Homestead.
[IN Q="First audio...]
[SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/Loses in Semi Finals; :17]
[SUPER=01-Lee Shirley/Wins 5 and 4; :39]
[SUPER=01-Catalina Durall/Wins 4 and 3; 1:08]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
((Bolling and Shirley have competed against each other before in local tournaments in and around the Valley.
After winning holes, 1, 4 and 6 on the front Shirley would go two up at the turn.
And while Bolling was staying close off the tee her putting game was way above par.))
((DOT BOLLING/LOSES IN SEMI FINALS:))
((Shirley would win three straight holes on the back side.
And the fifth year senior at North Carolina would finish the match 5 and 4 with a par putt on the 14-th green.))
((LEE SHIRLEY/WINS 5 AND 4:))
((Shirley advances to the championship and a match against Catalina Durall who beat high school junior Jeannie Murphy 4 and 3.))
((CATALINA DURALL/WINS 4 AND 3:))
Durall is truly the underdog tomorrow, Not only is she playing in her first amateur championship, but she is also 4 months pregnant.
In the championship flihgt consolation Ridgeway's Fran Hensley beat Roanoke's Valeeta PIttman today to advance to that final tomorrow.
Hale Irwin and John Jacobs both fired a six-under par 66 to share the lead by one yesterday at the Senior Players Championship in Dearborn, Michigan.
Jacobs picked up his first senior victory last month at the Nationwide Championship edging Irwin by one shot.
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He will need that confidence to compete with the ever present Irwin who has placed in the top 10 in all 11 events he has played this season, and it's easy to see why when he produces shots like this one.
In his first round after announcing the end of his consecutive major stretch, Jack Nicklaus fired his way into contention yesterday with a five under round of 67 on the course he designed.
Still to come tonight Radford alum, Corey Reed collectes yet another honor.
And Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume talks about the state of the Express after Anzalone and Paiement.
Last week the Roanoke Express locked down its replacement for Frank Anzalone, and now the team is turning its attention to filling the roster.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1997-98 Season; :00]
According to sources, goalie Daniel Berthiaume has come to terms on a new contract and should sign soon. He led the ECHL in goals against, giving up just two and a half a game. Today he commented on the coaching change.
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :00]
[OUT Q=...work hard"]
New G. M. Tony Mancuso is taking a hands off approach as far as the hockey teams is concerned, but his energy for the game has impressed Berthiaume.
[IN Q="he seems]
[OUT Q=...see some good hockey"]
Tomorrow, Steve Mason takes us fishing with Berthiaume and Express teammate Tim Christian at Smith Mountain Lake.
One of the stars of our WDBJ college basketball telecast last season, Radford's Corey Reed has picked up another prestigous award.
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :00]
Today he was named the Big South Conference's scholar athlete of the year.
Reed was a first team academic all-american and the leading scorer on the Highlanders' NCAA team.
He graduated from RU with a 3 point 9 grade point average in chemistry and made the dean's list every semester.
Some children go to sports camp, or arts camp... but there's one camp you probably haven't heard of.
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It's called sci-camp and the counselors are police officers and fire fighters.
This roaring blaze is actually a safety lesson.
[IN Q=You see]
((LT. GARY CORBET/FIRE OFFICIAL: YOU SEE THIS KIND OF THING ON TV AND YOU DON'T GET A CHANCE TO FEEL THE INTENSE HEAT. AND THEY DON'T GET AN APPRECIATION FOR IT AND THEY THINK, WELL I CAN GO BACK INSIDE MY HOUSE FOR MY DOG OR
MY PET OR SOMETHING AND THIS GIVES THEM AN IDEA OF HOW INSELEY HOT IT IS AND ONCE THEY GET OUT THEY NEED TO STAY OUT.))
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[OUT Q=STAY OUT]
Kids at the Tennessee camp even get a chance to learn about police diving techniques.
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