New underwater pictures of the search for JFK's plane.
People speak out about possible changes in Botetourt county.
Hootie and the Blowfish and Shawn Mullins- at the Roanoke civic Center. We'll have highlights.
Plus check this out- quite an unusual trapeze act.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
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The Navy has released new underwater pictures of the search for John F. Kennedy Junior's missing plane.
Drew Levinson is in Hyannis Port as this search goes on throughout the night.
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((The search for the plane that carried John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife
Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette is centered here: deep in the
cold waters of the Atlantic.
The Navy released these pictures of the search for the Piper Saratoga
plane that apparently crashed near Martha's Vineyard Friday night.
Officials say they're investigating some promising sonar
images...possibly pin-pointing the aircraft's wreckage. But the salvage
operation faces many difficulties.
Captain Bert Marsh/Supervisor of Salvage, US Navy: "We had a contact we felt was worth pursuing. We did put divers in the
CBS News has learned investigators are convinced Kennedy lost control of
the plane just before it crashed.
Radar shows 20 miles from the airport, something went wrong. The plane
turned right, climbing briefly to 26-hundred feet.
Then Kennedy again began to descend.
The plane turned slightly to the left....and then rolled back to the
right....into an accelerating dive.
Investigators suspect within seconds....Kennedy lost control and lost
any chance to save the aircraft.
Robert Pearce, NTSB Investigator:
At the Kennedy Library in Boston: an outpouring of sympathy. Busloads of
tourists came to honor the young Kennedy named after his father...as JFK
Junior's family reportedly began planning a memorial service in New York
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Police say she's a former radical fugitive who took a new life as a suburban housewife. Tonight, Kathleen Soliah is a free woman, at least for now.
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The former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army was released this afternoon after a Los Angeles bail hearing.
Her attorney told the judge that 250 people contributed to Soliah's one-million-dollar bail. She also said that Soliah would not attempt to flee.
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Soliah is accused of planting bombs under two Los Angeles police cars in 19-75.
The former S-L-A member had been living in Minnesota under a different name.
She will be electronically monitored until her trial begins on August 31st.
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The prosecution will continue to build its case tomorrow against former Tech football star, Jim Druckenmiller. We should caution that some of today's testimony is graphic in nature.
The former quarterback, who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers, is accused of raping a college student at a house in Blacksburg back in March.
Druckenmiller says what happened was consensual.
But prosecutors say the young woman was too drunk to consent to sex.
12-hours after the two were together, the young woman's blood alcohol content measured point oh seven.
To further prove that sex between the two was NOT consensual-- testimony was also introduced that the woman had to have a tampon removed at the hospital and that abrasions to her vaginal area were detected.
The defense countered by saying the string on the tampon could have made the abrasions.
They also pointed to two magazine articles which state that some women actually prefer sex with tampons in.
Tommy Strickler may be running out of time, and chances, to avoid execution.
A federal appeals court today rejected Strickler's request for a stay.
He is scheduled to die tomorrow for the 1990 slaying of Roanoke resident Leann Whitlock.
A final appeal is being made to the U-S Supreme Court, and Strickler is asking Governor Gilmore for clemency.
Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center.
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The search is on for a new City Manager in Danville.
Danville City Council approved an Atlanta-based consulting firm tonight to conduct the search.
The city will pay 17-thousand five hundred dollars to find Ray Griffin Junior's replacement.
Griffin was fired by Council earlier this month after 7 years as Danville's City Manager.
Council members hope to fill the City Manager position in as few as three months.
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Yesterday's deadly accident on Interestate 81 took the life of an incoming Virginia Tech freshman, who hoped to make the football team.
18 year old Marques (mar-KEES) Wade Hampton, and his mother, Antoinette, both from Virginia Beach, died when their car went out of control, crossed the median and hit a van head-on.
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The accident happened near the spot where seven people died, when a car crossed the median into the path of a tractor trailer in July of last year.
V-DOT will look at ways to prevent cross-over accidents such as these as it prepares to improve the interstate.
This year highway engineers will begin drawing up plans for interstate improvements between Salem and Troutville.
Hootie and the Blowfish blew into town- and onto stage at the Roanoke Civic Center-
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More than 4-thousand people came out tonight.
The groups hits- Only want to be with you and Hold my hand are just a few that brought these South Carolina rockers to fame.
Musical Chairs is the groups newest C-D-
But Hootie and the Blowfish weren't the only Southern singers on stage- the night began with a Grammy nominee.
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((SHE GREW UP WITH THE CHILDREN OF THE STARS IN THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS AND THE BOULEVARDS... HER PARENTS HAD LOTS OF PARTIES EVERYONE WAS THERE.
SHAWN MULLINS/GRAMMY NOMINEE: I WANTED TO TELL A STORY ABOUT A LOT OF PEOPLE'S LIVES AND HOW IT IS THERE WHEN YOU GROW UP THAT WAY, BECAUSE ITS A STORY THAT NEEDS TO BE TOLD.
The story came from a woman in a small club in L-A- one of a handful of fans who came out to see Shawn Mullins some time ago.
The story inspired Lullaby that's catapulted to number one on the radio charts and sent Mullins into the spotlight.
I LIKE THAT PART OF IT. I LOVE THE FACT THAT MY MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED EVERYWHERE IT'S GREAT IT'S BEAUTIFUL.
FIRST TIME I PLAYED IN ROANOKE IT WAS IN 1993 IT WAS A PLACE CALLED THE IROQUOIS CLUB.
It's been quite some time since that Iroquois Club gig.
The 30 year old Atlanta native has been playing small clubs for 10 years-
Now he plays to millions as as he tours the world-
EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE ALRIGHT... ROCKABYE... ROCKABYE.... ROCABLYE....))
She claimed a condo as an education expense. Still ahead on News 7, she's on trial for tax evasion.
And explosive growth comes amid a county's efforts to change zoning, with results that could hit home.
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((Hey guys this is Mike Stevens is the News 7 sports office with news of Herman's new contract, and Unitas's admitance to a hospital.
Plus, an IBL draft update on the local guys, and Comonwealth Games golf later on the Big 7.))
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Botetourt County is booming .... plenty of new businesses and homes.
It comes just as the county is looking at its subdivsion zoning ordinace to make sure it meets the state code.
The possible changes have some people concerned, and they had a chance to speak out at a public hearing tonight.
Kate Weidaw was there.
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Property owners and builders want subdivisions to look like this in the future -- one acre lots that people can afford.
Peter Fields owns a construction company.
((PETER FIELDS/CONSTRUCTION COMP. OWNER: I PERSONALLY DON'T WANT TO SEE MUCH CHANGE AT ALL I THINK WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE NOW IS ADEQUATE.))
But after extensive residential and industrial growth in the county, officials say it's time for some revisions in the zoning law.
((MILTON HERD/HERD PLANNING AND DESIGN PRES.: THE NATURE OF THE PROJECT IS TO HAVE THE COUNTY UPDATE THE ZONING AND SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE, THAT IS SUGGEST REVISION THAT GO WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND NEEDS OF THE COUNTY.))
Any changes will stay in place for the next ten to fifteen years.
But planners want residents to suggest them.
Some issues on the table include whether hunting should be allowed in subdivisions --
tightening rules on junkyards
and commercial development near exits off interstate 81.
Consultants say they hope to have a new plan as early as January.
Kate Weidaw News 7.[Verna-Lewis]
A local doctor is on trial for federal tax evasion charges. The case could go to the jury tomorrow.
Doctor Verna Lewis flatly admitted in court today that she tried to get people to lie for her... to cover up questionable deductions.
She claimed a condo in the Bahamas as an educational expense and wrote off a two story addition to her home.
A Martinsville Sheriff's deputy who accidentally shot another deputy yesterday is suspended until police figure out what happened.
Investigators say they don't know WHY Deputy Bobby Branch removed his gun from the holster inside City Hall yesterday.
The gun went off outside a Circuit courtroom, hitting Branch's longtime friend and co-worker, Deputy David Floyd, in the hip.
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((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE CITY SHERIFF: BOTH OF THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN HERE FOR SOME 20 YEARS EACH. THEY'RE FRIENDS, THEY'VE BEEN FRIENDS. IT WAS AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING, NO DOUBT IN MY MIND.))
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Family and friends say that Floyd is resting at home and doing well today.
An old space capsule gets a new life. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 11.
And don't try this at home. A trapeze artist goes to great heights. We'll tell you why.
It was 30 years ago when Americans first walked on the moon. On that very anniversary, divers pulled an early space capsule from the bottom of the ocean.
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Gus Grissom became the second American to fly in space when he piloted the Liberty Bell.
But after splashdown, the spaceship sank.
A salvage mission funded by the Discovery Channel retrieved it this morning.
The Liberty Bell appears to be in good shape.
Imagine soaring through the air on a flying trapeze. Now imagine doing it while hanging from a helicopter fifteen hundred feet in the air.
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That's just what one Ringling Brothers trapeze artist did today. He is our video of the day.
Mark David attempted to set the Guinness record for highest trapeze flight.
The brave circus star performed several tricks while passing Hollywood Hill.
And in case there is any question, he did not use a net.
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NFL news from all over the league including details of Herman Moore's new contract.
We'll check out the Comonwealth Games golf, and tell you who picked former Hokie Jimmy Carruth in tonight's IBL draft.
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But first later tonight at 11:35, David Letterman welcomes the US women's soccer team to the Late Show.
For week he has drooled over these women saying they are not soccer moms, but rather soccer mamas.
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The region's finest young golfers shined at Hanging Rock Golf Club in today's Commonwealth Games Competition.
In the 13-14 year old division Neil Hunt and Barry Wirt Junior finished the two day tournament tied.
Franklin County's Neil Hunt won the playoff, Wirt of Roanoke finished second and Paul Alcorn was third.
Roanoke County's Scott Wise led the 15-16 year olds with a 146 for both days.
Matt Ashby shared the silver medal with Daniel Powe shooting a two day total of 156.
Among the 17-18 year olds, a tie for first, with both Brent Gammon and Brent Dyson shooting a two day total of 148.
Jonathon Kready followed with a 150.[S-Unitas]
Former Baltimore Colts' great Johnny Unitas is still in the hospital tonight after complaining of chest pains.
The 66-year-old Unitas is listed in good condition at the
University of Maryland Medical Center, and he should be released from the hospital tomorrow.
The Hall of famer underwent a number of heart tests on Monday, but doctors now think his pain stemmed from gastrointestinal problems.
The Chicago Bears cut quarterback Erik Kramer, the leading passer in team history today. And no one was more surprised than Kramer, himself.
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While Kramer was getting cut, Herman was getting "Moore."
The pro bowl receiver agreed to a seven year contract extension today that will pay him $33 million dollars.
This new deal also includes an $8 million dollar signging bonus, and it assures the former UVa all-american will finish his career with the Lions.
The 8 year veteran is now 29.
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The Lions now hope to sign disgruntled running back Barry Sanders.
The Redskins reportedly were ready to trade for Barry by giving up Skip Hicks and two number one draft picks for Sanders.
But this afternoon Bobby Ross told the Skins and the rest of the league forget it.
The Virginia Tech football camp has gone international this year with campers from Floyd to Guam.
Steve Mason has the details.
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((The Virginia Tech football explosion can be measured, in one way, by 13 year old camper Allen Dickens and his travel intenerary from Guam, half way across the world, to Blacksburg.
Many of the 488 campers have traveled great distances to impress Tech's coaching staff during the camp. Northside's Jim Hickam has been bringing his Vikings for nearly 20 years and is not alone in his excitement of just how far this camp has come.
In four days, Tech coaches have three-two hour sessions to access the talent and look at something much more important.
TThe Hokie football camp finishes tomorrow. In Blacksburg, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))[Sports Tease]
Still to come on the Big 7 tonight we'll check out the local players
who were gobbled up in the two International Basketball League draft by the Richmond Rhythm.
The Richmond Rhythm, headed by general manager Ralph Sampson and head coach Allan Bristow, closed out the two-day 24 round International Basketball League draft tonight by grabbing some more local talent.
The team's most interesting pick for those of us in this part of the state came in the Fifth round when former Hargrave Military standout Korleone Young was taken with the 35th overall pick.
The 6-7, 220-pound forward jumped straight from high school to the NBA last year but played very little for the Detroit Pistons.
Young is considered a territorial pick for the team. The Rhythm also used it's other two territorial picks to select former Hokies Ace Custis, who still hopes to play with the Dallas Mavericks and Eddie Lucas who was picked by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the NBA draft last month.
In the ninth round tonight, the Rhythm picked up former UVa star Junior Burrough, and in the 14th round the team selected the Chief - former Hokie center Jimmy Carruth.
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There were a couple of other interesting picks tonight as the Baltimore Bay Runners selected former UVa star Norman Nolan in the 9th round. Nolan is a Baltimore native.
And another former Cav the versatile, Jamal Robinson was taken by the St. Louis Swarm in the 5th round.
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Plus, in the 23rd round, the San Diego Stingrays selected Percy Miller, who is better known as millionaire rap star Master P.
Starting Thursday, NEWS 7 will be bringing you live reports from Woodstock '99.
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This summer is the 30th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music and Art Fair.
One of our WDBJ employees was there.
Alan Gleiner was just 22 at the time.
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Alan remembers hearing Santana play-- but he regrets missing Jimi Hendrix.
He predicts nothing will ever re-create the cultural event that Woodstock became.
We asked if the kids of '99 can appreciate the music of '69.
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((ALAN GLEINER: ONE OF MY KIDS CAN APPRECIATE IT. AND THE OTHER JUST THINKS IT'S HOKEY.))
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More than 400-thousand concert-goers made a mudbath out of Max Yasgur's farm in the Catskills.
This year's Woodstock is hoping for 250-thousand.
It will be held on an Air Force base in Rome, New York.
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