Canadian searchers are hoping divers can locate Swissair Flight 111's flight recorders today.
Bad weather has been hampering their efforts.
Officials believe they know the general location of the plane's cockpit and the data recorders,
Jonathan Freed has more.
[SUPER=03-Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia; :00]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Phil Webster/Canadian Navy; :18]
[SUPER=01-Claire Mortimer/Victim's Relative; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tim Larson/Victim's Relative; :58]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Naef Werner/Swissiar Pilot; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-Jonathan Freed/Reporting; 1:52]
[OUT Q=Nova Scotia]
VO: AS THE SUN SET ON THE THIRD DAY FOLLOWING THE CRASH OF SWISSAIR
FLIGHT 111, FRUSTRATION WAS STARTING TO TURN TO HOPE. OFFICIALS
ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WERE ZEROING IN ON THE PLANE'S SO-CALLED "BLACK
SOT: Capt. Phil Webster/Canadian Navy
"The submarine entered the area where the wreck occurred. Sometime
yesterday, she detected the frequency of one of the transponders. We
started diving on that location that the submarine felt that transponder
VO: OFFICIALS ALSO RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS OF THE LAST CONVERSATION
BETWEEN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AND THE DOOMED PLANE.
VO: RELATIVES OF THE VICTIMS GATHER ON THE ROCKY NOVA SCOTIA COAST..
HUGGING ONE ANOTHER, HOLDING HANDS AND PLACING FLOWERS NEAR THE BASE OF
A LIGHTHOUSE. OTHERS JUST STARED INTO THE OCEAN.. IN DISBELIEF.
SOT: Claire Mortimer/Victims' Relative
"My father died in exactly the kind of place. I mean he would have loved this place."
SOT: Tim Larson/Victim's Relative
"I think most of the people are resigned that their loved ones are with
their God and their maker. All of the families are very gracious. This is such a pretty town."
VO: ONE RELATIVE HAD TO BE CARRIED AWAY AFTER HE COLLAPSED ON THE
ROCKS. A SWISSAIR FLIGHT CREW THAT FLEW MANY OF THE RELATIVES TO HALIFAX PAID THEIR RESPECTS.
SOT: Capt. Naef Werner/Swissair Pilot
"It was the will of this crew in paying tribute to our victim passengers and crew members especially since we, this crew, knew many of the crew members of Swissair flight 111 very well and personally."
STANDUP Jonathan Freed/CBS News
"Weather conditions prevented divers from getting to the "black boxes."
And, officials are saying they haven't been to recover any large pieces
of the aircraft at this time.. nothing larger, they're saying, than a
table top. Jonathan Freed, CBS News, Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia.))
A twice-convicted murderer and rapist from Chatham will die next month.
Death row inmate Ronald Fitzgerald has been scheduled to die by lethal injection October 21st.
He was convicted in Pittsylvania County in 1994 of killing Coy White and High Morrison.
He was also convicted of raping a 13-year old girl in her Chatham home AND a woman staying in an Altavista motel.
During the trial, defense attorneys argued for life in prison, saying Fitzgerald is "mildly retarded".
Now only the governor can stay the execution.
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Three people were hurt late last night in a three car accident on Interstate 581.
It started when one of the cars lost a wheel and second car stopped to help the stranded driver.
[IN Q=while they were ]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Gary Chaffin/VA State Police]
[OUT Q=other two vehicles]
Charles Moore and a passenger in his vehicle were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The driver of the third vehicle, Gary Johnson, was also taken to the hospital.
Johnson was charged with reckless driving.
[GRAPHIC=Habitat for Humanity]
Habitat for Humanity has yet to reach an agreement with Roanoke officials about a disputed piece of land.
The city has offered more than 352-thousand dollars for the land in West View Terrace.
That's where Habitat wanted to build 32-homes.
But when people who live in the neighborhood said they didn't want Habitat homes in their backyards, the city stepped in.
If Habitat doesn't accept the money, the group might be willing to trade the land for another site in a comparable neighborhood.
But Habitat does NOT want to look like it was forced out of West View Terrace.
[SOT 13 32 53]
["Habitat" tape in biz review box]
[IN Q=we would]
((TERRY SMITH/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WE WOULD SEE IT AS A VERY SAD THING TO HAVE TO COMPLETELY ABANDON BUILDING AT WEST VIEW TERRACE FOR THE REASON BEING THAT OUR PEOPLE, OUR HOMES ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Terry Smith/Habitat for Humanity;]
[OUT Q=good enough]
Habitat's deadline for accepting the city's offer is September 11th.
A new form of birth control goes on sale later this month, but it's causing some controversy in Roanoke.
This week the Food and Drug Administration approved the first and only U-S marketed "morning after" pills.
Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge is applauding the government decsion.
But critics say this prevention method is still killing a life.
Tonya Flory reports.
[IN Q=Gynetiks Incorporated]
[SUPER=01-Larry Lewis/Pharmacist; :13]
[SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood; :34]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Barbara Moore/Physicians to Women; :50]
[OUT Q=Health Check.]
(( Gynetiks(GY-net-iks) Incorporated is getting ready to package Preven, the first Emergency Contraceptive Kits that prevent pregnancy after having unprotected sex.
But they won't be in all pharmacies in the Roanoke Valley.
[SOT ub 11 13 55]
[IN Q=I think you'll find a lot]
((LARRY LEWIS/PHARMACIST: I THINK YOU'LL FIND A LOT PHARMACIES WILL NOT STOCK THE PRODUCT, I THINK A LOT WILL, BUT I THINK THEY'LL BE A LOT OF PHARMACIES THAT WILL NOT CARRY THE PRODUCT JUST BECAUSE OF THE MORAL ISSUES SURROUNDING IT.))
[OUT Q=surrounding it]
Preven WILL be avaiable at Planned Parenthood in Roanoke, in fact, the clinic has even expanded to it's hours to meet the demand for emergency contraceptives.
[SOT ub 13 18 33]
[IN Q=One of the]
((DAVID NOVA: ONE OF THE REASONS WE STARTED OFFERING SATURDAY MORNING HOURS, IS BECAUSE WE DO GET PATIENTS WHO REQUEST EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTIVES AFTER A FRIDAY NIGHT.))
[OUT Q=Friday night]
Even though they are called the morning after, the pills are effective if taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
[SOT ub 08 55 05]
[IN Q=Most people]
((DR. BARBARA MOORE, OBGYN/PHYSICIANS TO WOMEN: MOST PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, WHAT IF I DON'T CALL THE VERY NEXT MORNING. IT DEFINITELY STILL HAS AN EFFECT, WE WANT YOU TO START IT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE UNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE, BUT IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO START IT IF YOU DON'T CALL THE FIRST DAY.))
[OUT Q=first day]
[SOT ub 13 14 40]
[IN Q=We've had]
((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF BLUE RIDGE: WE'VE HAD PATIENTS SAY THE CONDOM HAS BROKEN WHERE THEY DON'T NORMALLY HAVE SEX AND IT JUST HAPPENED AND THEN ALSO CASES OF DATE RAPE AND RAPE.))
[OUT Q=and rape]
but even in extreme cases, anti-abortion activists have moral objections to the morning after pills, which is one of the reasons pharmeceutical companies took so long to sell it.
[SOT ub 11 12 19]
[IN Q=No manufacturer]
((LARRY LEWIS/PHARMACIST: NO MANUFACTURER THAT ALREADY HAD BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ON THE MARKET WOULD APPLY TO THE FDA TO HAVE THEIR PRODUCT APPROVED FOR THIS USE BECAUSE OF FEAR OF LITIGATION ONE AND POLITICAL FALLOUT TWO.))
[OUT Q=fallout two]
The Preven kits contain an instruction manual, pregnancy test and the actual medication.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
Side effects include nausea and vomiting.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
Libyan leader Moamar Gadhaffi rejected an attempt to put two suspects in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on trial.
The U-S and Great Britain offered to try the men in the Netherlands.
270 people were killed when the jet was blown out of the sky in 19-88.
Yesterday's Million Youth rally in New York City ended with violence.
Police moved in after some participants began throwing bottles when a police helicopter flew low over the event.
And yesterday was the first trial of Virginia Tech's zero tolerance alcohol policy at football games.
The "Hokie Club" parking areas were the only places drinking was allowed.
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT]
And that's what's making news on this Sunday September Sixth.
(toss to Andrew for Newsreel)
It's the start of another school year around the commonwealth.
But for some Central Virginia kids, September, 1963 was more than just the start of another year.
David Seidel takes us to Prince Edward County in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
[SUPER=03-Prince Edward Co.; :09]
[OUT Q=Seidel, News-7]
[IN Q=how long has]
[OUT Q=very much]
The Prince Edward County school busses were running on September 10-th, 1963-- for the first time in four years.
In 1959, the state gave up on massive resistance, fearing federal troops would be sent to Virginia to enforce school integration.
Instead, they put the integration decision in the hands of county supervisors.
In Prince Edward County, supervisors closed the schools rather than integrate.
Most white children attended private academies, while most blacks received no formal schooling at all.
In 1963, the federal government funded a free, integrated school.
[IN Q=all my life]
[OUT Q=couldn't wait]
It took an order from the U-S Supreme Court to restore a county-operated public school system.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
Washington used a late surge to overcome Arizona State in college football.
The Sun Devils on third and 10 use the option to steal a score J.R Redmon gets loose from the pack and out runs everybody going 82 yards for the score.
But Washington comes right back, lining up on the Arizona 10 yard line the pass looks good but the defense knocks it loose and Washington is there for the second reception on the play and gets the TD.
State would come back late in the game. Jason Harris needs two for the first down but gets five for the touch down and Washington Beats Arizona STate 42-38.
[SUPER=03-South Bend, IN/NBC;]
The Notre Dame football squad gives Coach Bob Davie the biggest win of his head coaching career and score the most points ever in its rivalry with Michigan.
Darius Jackson in his first start for the Irish opens up and finds a wide open Dan Oleary in the end zone.
Jackson recovers from the stumble and unleashes the long bomb and Notre Dame goes on to defeat last year's co-national champion 36 to 20.
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reportedly has rejected an offer to put the two bombing suspects of Pan AM flight 103 on trial in the Netherlands.
The men are accused of blowing up the Boeing 747 jumbo jet in the skies over Lockerbie, Scotland.
The 1988 blast killed all 270 people on board.
Britain the the United States offered to have the trial in the Netherlands using Scottish laws and judges.
But in a speech last night Gadhafi rejected the offer.
Gadhafi wants the Netherlands to be the last stop for the suspects.
Under the agreement, the suspects would be sentenced to serve time in Britain if convicted.
A Maryland teen may soon be on his way back to the United States to face murder charges.
[SUPER=04-November 2, 1997;]
Samuel Sheinbein (SHYN'-byn) fled to Israel following a murder in rural Maryland last year.
Sheinbein claimed Israeli citizenship upon his arrival.
Under Israeli law, citizens are barred from being sent abroad to stand trial.
But a judge in Israel has ordered the extradition of the 18 year old back to the United States.
However the defense has 50 days to appeal the judge's decision.
The Million Youth march turn violent yesterday.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]
The brief episode occurred after the leader of the march Khalid Muhammad made a fiery speech.
[IN Q=we want]
[SUPER=01-Khalid Muhammad/March Organizer;]
((WE WANT YOU TO BE STEADFAST,LOOK THESE BASTARDS IN THE EYE AND IF
ANY ONE ATTACKS YOU, ALREADY DECIDE WHO THE ONE WILL BE TO DISCONNECT
THE RAIILING WHERE YOU ARE AND BEAT THE HELL OUT OF THEM))
[OUT Q=where you are (double out)]
Muhammad is a former disciple of Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan.
The rally attracted fewer than 50-thousand marchers.
Virginia Tech and area police made good on promises to enforce the zero-tolerance alcohol policy at yesterday's football game.
David Johnson was there and has this report.
[IN Q=Law enforcement officials]
[SUPER=01-Amy Cris/Tech Fan; :27]
[SUPER=01-Mike Schorder/"Hokie Man"; :40]
[SUPER=01-Ofc. David Whitehead/VA Tech Police; 1:00]
[OUT Q=news7, Blacksburg.]
((Law enforcement officials are "Sacking" alcohol drinking at Tech's football games.
The university's Hokie club parking areas are the only designated areas for drinking alcohol.
That's because the club has gotten nine A-B-C licenses.
Opinions about the school's alcohol policiy vary.
[IN Q=I think if]
((AMY CRIS/TECH FAN: I THINK IF THEY PATROL WELL ENOUGH AND FIND THOSE PEOPLE OUT AND PUT THEM IN JAIL RIGHT THEN AND THERE ON THE SPOT, THAT THAT'S ENOUGH. I DO NOT THINK THAT WE SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED TO DRINK IN THESE PARKING LOTS.))
[OUT Q=these parking lots.]
((MIKE SHRODER/HOKIE MAN:IT'S BETTER MONITORED. IT'S FOLLOWING THE STATE GUIDELINES. IT'S NOT PROMOTING IT WITH THOSE WHO ARE NOT 21. IT'S GREAT HAVING THE ABC AGENTS AROUND MONITORING BECAUSE IT'S NEEDED.))
[OUT Q=because it's needed.]
Fines regarding tech's alcohol policy are posted around the stadium. Officers have a processing trailer for those caught in violation.
[IN Q=If they're charged]
((OFC. WHITEHEAD: IF THEY'RE CHARGED OF COURSE WE KEEP A RECOD OF WHAT THEY'RE CHARGED WITH WHETHER IT BE ALCOHOL RELATED OR OTHERWISE. WE ALSO DO THE JUDICIAL REFERRAL PROCESS HERE. IT'S IN ESSENCE A COURT WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY INSTEAD OF GOING THROUGH THE OUTSIDE COURT SYSTEM OR A CRIMINAL CHARGE.))
[OUT Q=criminal charge.]
[STAND-UP/15:46:38 - TAPE#2]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; VIRGINIA TECH HAS FIVE MORE HOME GAMES LEFT. THE ZERO TOLERANCE ALCOHOL POLICY WILL BE JUST AS HEAVILY ENFORCED THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE SEASON. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, BLACKSBURG.))
Giles County now has more housing for low income families.
The old high school in Glen Lyn has been converted into eleven units, now known as Mountain Glen Apartments.
Work on the apartments began last October and it's nearing completion.
Two of the units have already been rented.
Some are efficiencies, while others offer one or two bedrooms and some are handicap accessible.
Qualifying is determined by income.
[IN Q=Depending upon the]
((BRETT RADER/GILES HOUSING AND DEV. CORPORATION: DEPENDING UPON THE NUMBER OF PERSONS PER HOUSEHOLD IT WOULD RANGE ANYWHERE FROM ABOUT 13-THOUSAND GROSS INCOME UP TO ABOUT 19-THOUSAND DOLLARS.
KAY SUPERNAW/RESIDENT:EVERYBODY I ASSOCIATE WITH THIS PLACE HAS BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO GET ME IN HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Brett Rader/Housing and Dev. Corporation; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kay Supernaw/Resident; :10 ]
[OUT Q=in here.]
The old school house used to serve as town hall.
The project was made possible, in part, with state funds and through a low income housing tax credit.
The sheriff of Botetourt County says he will NOT run again next year.
He says local politics are dirty and get in the way of fighting crime.
As Tina Tenret found out, the sheriff is what you might call a sharpshooter.
[OUT Q=stop animation]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
[IN Q=Reed Kelly's been sheriff]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :49]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County]
(( Reed Kelly's been sheriff of Botetourt County for seven years -- an officer in the department for almost three decades.
But next year, he will no longer chase his 60-thousand-dollar salary.
[IN Q=I'm just tired]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I'M JUST TIRED OF THE POLITICS OF IT.))
[OUT Q=of it]
Reed Kelly is not your typical politician.
Watch him walk into a local luncheonette.
[IN Q=I'm not real]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I'M NOT REAL GOOD AT HANDSHAKING AND PATTING PEOPLE ON THE BACK, THAT SORT OF THING, THE POLITICS OF IT. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
I'M NOT THE GUY THAT GOES IN AND SHAKES EVERYBODY'S HAND. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
THAT'S NOT ME.))
[OUT Q=NOT ME]
So, some voters have given him flak.
Take, for example, a shootout last March.
A man pulled over for drunk driving shot the deputy and killed himself -- seconds later, a backup officer shot him again.
Sheriff Kelly refused to attend the funeral.
[IN Q=People were]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: PEOPLE WERE VERY CRITICAL OF ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T GO DOWN AND PAY MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY. (BUTT BUTT BUTT)
MY CONCERN WAS FOR AN OFFICER THAT GOT SHOT. I DON'T RESPECT ANYBODY THAT TRIES TO TAKE THE LIFE OF ONE OF MY GUYS. I'M SORRY, I JUST DON'T. TO ACT ANY OTHER WAY WOULD HAVE BEEN HYPOCRITICAL.))
[IN Q=What are you]
((NAT SOT: WHAT ARE YOU DOING? KISS.))
Kelly says what matters most is his family -- his wife Tracy and three-year-old son Zachary.
But even they have dodged bullets.
[IN Q=I remember]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I REMEMBER ROCKING HIM TO SLEEP ONE NIGHT AND SOEMBODY DROVE BY MY HOUSE AND FIRED THREE ROUNDS FROM A PISTOL.))
((nat sound kid hitting baseball or slam dunking))
[IN Q=I received]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: I RECEIVED A LETTER IN THE MAIL FROM ONE OF THE INMATES DETAILING HOW HE WAS GOING TO CUT MY LITTLE BOY INTO PIECES, RAPE AND MURDER MY WIFE AND MY MOTHER AND BURN THEIR HOUSES AND ALL THAT STUFF.))
[OUT Q=ALL THAT STUFF]
The inmate accused Kelly of beating him.
Even though the charge didn't stick, it hit one month before the 1995 election.
[IN Q=When politics]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: WHEN POLITICS STOOPS TO THAT LEVEL, WHEN LOCAL POLITICS STOOPS TO THAT LEVEL, I THINK THAT'S A SIN AND A SHAME.))
[OUT Q=A SHAME]
So this straightshooter plans to turn in his badge next year -- to help Zach hit home runs, maybe do a little security work on the side.
What might voters miss?
[IN Q=You know]
((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: YOU KNOW WHERE YOU STAND WITH ME. YOU DON'T HAVE TO GUESS. I'M NOT GOING TO GIVE YOU THE POLITICALLY CORRECT ANSWER BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR. (butt butt butt)
MAYBE THAT APPROACH WILL BE MISSED.))
[OUT Q=APPROACH WILL BE MISSED]
A new sheriff will be elected in November, 1999.
Tina Tenret, News7, Botetourt County.))
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]
[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]
Searchers have found one of SwissAir Flight One-Eleven's flight recorders.
Divers will try to bring the black box to the surface today.
A memorial service was held yesterday.
A twice convicted murderer and rapist from Chatham will be executed next month.
Unless the governor intervenes, Ronald Fitzgerald will die by lethal injection on October 21-st.
Three people were hurt in a late night accident on Interstate 581 in Roanoke.
The accident happened when a car slammed into two other parked cars on the side of the highway.
And that's what's making news on this Sunday September Sixth.
[***Anchor VO After Last BITE***]
NASCAR is the most popular spectator sport and now the racing industry is targeting younger audiences to make sure it stays that way.
[IN Q=Nat Sot]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Show Host; :21]
[OUT Q=attention span]
[IN Q=nat sot]
NASCAR's newsets show is for children and teens.
Kyle Petty will be at the wheel and NASCAR hopes he'll drive the show into 80-million homes this fall.
[IN Q=HOPEFULLY THESE KIDS]
((KYLE PETTY/SHOW HOST: HOPEFULLY THESE KIDS WILL WATCH THIS SHOW AND LEARN A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TECHNICAL SIDE AND GET A LIFE LESSON OUT OF IT AND THEN IN 10 OR 15 YEARS THEY'LL BE A STOCK CAR FAN FOR LIFE BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THE TECHNICAL SIDE OF THE SPORT.))
[OUT Q=OF THE SPORT]
The family oriented show debutes on Your Hometown Station Saturday, Spetember 19th at 11:30.
The lead characters are T-J and Max. It will show their trials and tribulations.
Petty and other NASCAR favorites will be there to help them through the rough spots.
[IN Q=it gives them]
((IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING ON SATURDAY MORNINGS--YEAH THIS IS MY TV SHOW. IN THIS SHOW IT GIVES A LITTLE BIT OF THE TECHNICAL STUFF AND SOME LIFE LESSONS IT'S A TEACHING SHOW.))
[IN Q=A DRIVER]
((A DRIVER HAS BETTER REFLEXES IF HE'S IN SHAPE AND TAKES CARE OF HIMSELF.))
The show's called NASCAR Think Fast.
Once again it airs Saturday mornings at 11:30 starting September 19th.
Forget Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.
The Beast from the East got a hero's welcome yesterday.
[IN Q=nat cheering]
[SUPER=03-Toms River, NJ;]
[OUT Q=nat cheering]
The town of Toms River, New Jersey officially welcomed home the Little League World Champions.
The Toms River team is the first U-S team to win the title in five years.
Don't forget to check in with our fellow morning folks all this week on New-7 Mornin.
Here's a look ahead.
[IN Q=I'm Steve Pardon ]
[OUT Q=at 6 AM]