Coming up on News 7-
39 bodies are discovered in what appears to be a mass suicide in California.
A woman who received a bone marrow transplant- re-unites with the donor who
helped save her life.
Plus Garth Brooks is sweet on the big apple- he's planning a free show there
News 7 is next.
A mass suicide is reported near San Diego.
SUPER=03-Near San Diego, CA;
Authorities say at least ten
bodies have been uncovered in Rancho Santa Fe. We'll have details.
Just what happened when an Airborne Express plane went down in Giles county
A computer generated video may help find some answers.
SUPER=03-New York City;
And this country boy takes on the city- Garth Brooks will croon in Central
Park- this summer for free.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
A grusome discovery near San Diego- Police have found what appears to be a
The deaths took place inside a large mansion on a multi million dollar
estate near San Diego.
Rick Jackson has the latest details.
SUPER=03-Rancho Santa Fe, CA;
SUPER=01-Alan Fulmer/San Diego Sheriff's Dept.;
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GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
The National Transportation Safety Board is still months away from releasing
the cause of a deadly plane crash in Giles County last Decmber.
But today it revealed some insight.
Through computer animation, the NTSB recreated the flight path of the ill-
fated Airborne Express D-C-8.
It's clear the plane went through a number of twists and turns before
nosediving into East River Mountain near Narrows.
According to a 300- page report, the crew was testing how the plane handled
during a stall when it went down.
A few days after the crash, investigators all but ruled- out weather and
maintenance as potential reasons for the accident.
Six people died in the crash.
Pittsylvania County lands a new corporate resident-- and possibly hundreds
Aris Isotoner is moving into the East Bowles Distribution Center on Route 29
The company makes gloves and slippers-- under the names Aris, Isotoner and
"Hanes Her Way".
Initially it's expected 100-people will be hired but during peak season the
company plans to employ an additional 400-workers.
IN Q=I think
((ALLAN LIBBY/DANVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRES.: I THINK IT SAYS
SOMETHING ABOUT THE LABOR FORCE THAT'S HERE. IN JUST, IN SPEAKING WITH SOME
COLLEAGUES OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, I JUST THINK THERE'S A SENSE OF
ENTHUSIASM IN A SENSE THAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AND I THINK THAT
SUCCESS CAN BREED SUCCESS. ))
SUPER=01-Allan Libby/Danville Area Chamber of Commerce; :00
OUT Q=breed success.
The new Aris Isotoner facility will consolidate the distribution centers in
Wisconsin and Greensboro, North Carolina.
It looks like workers at a Kroger distribution center don't have to worry
about getting bumped out of their jobs.
The Roanoke County warehouse is expanding.
But another one in West Virginia is closing.
Union rules say the affected West Virginia employees get the first shot at
the new jobs.
Plus, if there are still people without work, they can replace the CURRENT
workers in Roanoke County.
It appears that scenario won't happen, though.
Kroger has already received most of its transfer requests, and there are not
enough to cause layoffs.
New research says bone marrow transplants intended to cure cancer, may
themselves cause the disease later in life.
A study by the National Cancer Institute says the reason appears to be the
high doses of radiation that are a necessary part of the transplants.
A follow up study on almost 20-thousand people who received bone marrow shows
they developed 80 new cases of non blood tumors.
About 30 would have been expected in the group.
Even if that study proves true-- Bone Marrow Transplants give many patients
a second chance at life. And thanks to some recent attention, more donors could
be pouring into the system.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
IN Q=NAT SOUND
SUPER=01-Melissa Tickle/Bone Marrow Recipient; :13
SUPER=01-Jim Lydle/Bone Marrow Donor; :29
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OUT Q=News 7.
((NAT SOUND ))
70% of people who need bone marrow transplants die without ever finding a
IN Q=THERE IS
((THERE IS A NEED. WE CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY BONE MARROW DONORS REGISTERED.
IN OUR BANK. JUST BECAUSE THERE'S ALWAYS THAT NEED. ))
OUT Q=THAT NEED
A match for Melissa Tickle came all the way from England.
Jim Lydle says it only takes a blood sample to register, and the donating
process is a breeze.
IN Q=APART FROM
((JIM LYDLE/BONE MARROW DONOR: APART FROM BEING A BIT STIFF AS IF YOU'D DONE
SPORT, OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT-- OH I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT- AFTER A DAY OR
TWO, YOU ARE FINE. ))
OUT Q=ARE FINE
Lydle and Tickle spent time at the Bone Marrow Transplant support group at
Lewis Gale Hospital.
The group's main goal is to get more people to register as potential
Potential donors can register by calling 1-800-MARROW-2
IN Q=THANK YOU
((THANK YOU FOR CONTACTING THE NATIONAL MARROW REGISTRY-- WHILE IT IS OUR WISH
TO SPEAK WITH YOU PERSONALLY WE ARE RECIEVING A WONDERFUL AMOUNT OF REQUESTS ON
BECOMING A VOLUNTEER MARROW DONOR. ))
OUT Q=MARROW DONOR
Most of that outpouring is being attributed to the racing community-- which
is rallying around NASCAR team owner rick hendrick.
Hendrick was diagnosed with Leukemia in November and is in search of a
IN Q=the bone
((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: THE BONE MARROW TRANSPORT SUPPORT GROUP SAYS IT
WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE SURVIVORS AND ITS MEETINGS. AND THE ONLY WAY THAT CAN
HAPPEN IS IF MORE DONORS SIGN UP FOR THE NATIONAL REGISTRY PROGRAM. ANDREW
FREIDEN, NEWS 7.))
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Two girls kidnapped from Michigan may have been molested before they were
found yesterday in Florida.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Yesterday;
At a bond hearing today, investigators said one of the kidnapping suspects
molested the six-year old up to three times.
They say he may have attacked the nine-year old too.
The officer says doctors also found physical evidence of abuse.
An FBI agent testified Stafford told him he took the children because he
was worried about their welfare while in their father's custody.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, a shortage of honey bees concerns local farmers,
and Bedford County authorities hope this videotape will help them find an armed
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Bedford County authorities hope the public can help them nab the man who
robbed a convenience store on Route 221 overnight.
The suspect entered the Quik-E food store in Forest around 1:45 this
Acting like he had a weapon in his pocket, the white male ordered the
cashier to hand the money in the register over.
IN Q=All right this
((ALL RIGHT THIS IS A HOLDUP. GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW.
RIGHT NOW! RIGHT NOW OR I'LL SHOOT ALL OF YOU, RIGHT NOW! GIVE ME THE MONEY IN
THE REGISTER RIGHT NOW!))
SUPER=04-Surveillance Camera Video; :00
OUT Q=in the register, right now! (5th "right now")
Police hope someone will recognize the robber's clothes or voice and give
them a call.
IN Q=We're hoping that
((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE HOPING THAT ANYONE WHO
VIEWS THE VIDEO MAY BE ABLE TO RECOGNIZE HIS VOICE OR CLOTHING, IF SO, GIVE US
A CALL AT THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU, 586-7714.))
SUPER=01-Lt. John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
McCane says the suspect apparently had a getaway car parked in a nearby
Just what does violence on TV do to people watching?
One group says plenty.
The National Cable Association says children are particularly suspectible
to agressive behavior.
((BARBARA WILSON/UNIV. OF CALIF. AT SANTA BARBARA: 40 PERCENT OF VIOLENT
INCIDENTS ON TELEVISION ARE INTITIATED BY CHARACTERS WE MIGHT CALL ATTRACTIVE
ROLE MODELS, PARTICULARLY FOR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Wilson/Univ. of CA, Santa Barbara;
OUT Q=for children."
Not only that but the group says rating televison shows entices children to
watch what they're not supposed to.
((WATCH FOR THESE PARENTAL GUIDELINES ON CBS AND USE THEM WISELY.))
OUT Q=use them wisely."
((JOANNE CANTER/UNIV. OF WI AT MADISON: RESTRICTIVE RATINGS SEEM TO PRODUCE THE
FORBIDDEN FRUIT EFFECT. TELLING CHILDREN YOUR MOTHER SHOULD PROTECT YOU FROM
THIS, MAKES THEM WANT TO WATCH IT ALL THE MORE.))
SUPER=01-Joanne Canter/Univ. of WI at Madison;
OUT Q=all the more."
Researchers found it's not just children but adults who may be affected by
violence on TV.
They say it can lead to violent behavior and people can become de-sensitized
Susanne Albanese was caught in a Catch 22 situation.
She wanted a job on a newspaper, but she was told she needed more
And she couldn't get the experience without a job.
But as Eric Earnhart tells us the internet and a little ingenuity have made
her dream come true.
IN Q=Suzanne Albanese' paper
SUPER=01-Suzanne Albanese/Martinsville Post; :14
OUT Q=EE, News 7
((Suzanne Albanese' paper is somewhat unique, because it has NO paper.
The Martinsville Post is published on the World Wide Web.
A few years ago, her dream was impossible...
IN Q=you would need a
((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; YOU WOULD NEED A PRINTING PRESS, A LOT OF
PAPER, A LOT OF MAN HOURS BECAUSE IT WOULD BE VERY MANUALLY DRIVEN WITH THE
OUT Q=with the paperwork
Today, she runs the paper on her lunch hour... she works full time at a
local credit office.
Armed with a notebook and a digital camera, she covers news stories and
makes sales calls.
In the evening, she puts the paper together on her computer.
IN Q=It's very rewarding
((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; IT'S VERY REWARDING, BOTH FROM KNOWING
THAT IT'S A SKILL THAT, I'M TAPPING INTO THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO
BEFORE, AND THE FEEDBACK IS JUST WONDERFUL.))
OUT Q=is just wonderful
Feedback that sometimes comes from far away, like the the man who e-mailed
her from Hawaii.
IN Q=and that was
((SUZANNE ALBANESE/MARTINSVILLE POST; AND THAT WAS REALLY EXCITING, HE WAS
FROM THIS AREA ORIGINALLY AND HE NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT SUBSCRIBING TO THE LOCAL
PAPER BUT THIS IS GREAT BECAUSE HE'S A REAL COMPUTER ENTHUSIAST AND HE CAN SEE
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN HIS OLD HOME TOWN. ))
OUT Q=old home town
Albanese is still trying to sell advertising in The Post... she'd like to
be able to hire a reporter, maybe even make a profit...
But for now, she says, just knowing people are reading her work is reward
enough to keep her going.
In Martinsville, Eric Earnhart, News 7.))
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You can read the Martinsville Post on the World Wide Web at
A shortage of honey bees has left local farmers feeling the sting.
But students at one Carroll County school are trying to ease that pain.
Tracy Altizer has more.
IN Q=From the looks of
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SUPER=01-Gary Larrowe/Cooperative Extension Agent; :09 (Quick!)
SUPER=01-Willie Hill/Orchardist; :18
SUPER=01-Brandon Edwards/Future Farmers of America; :1:06
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((From the looks of the blooms, Willie Hill could have an abundant peach
crop, as long as the honey bees pollinate.
The problem is, mites are rapidly killing them off.
((GARY LARROWE/CARROLL CO. EXTENSION AGENT: YOU ACTUALLY SEE A REDUCTION IN
CROP PRODUCTION BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF THE BEES. ))
Hill and other growers are having to rent honey bees, driving their
production costs up.
((WILLIE HILL/CARROLL CO. ORCHARDIST: RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT 25 DOLLARS A STAND
TO RENT THEM.
QUESTION: AND HOW MANY STANDS DO YOU HAVE TO RENT?
HILL: ABOUT 20 FOR 50 ACRES. ))
But for the first time, Hill is seeing a new bee on his blooms, orchard
masons which hatched in specially- made houses placed in his orchard last Fall.
suOne benefit of the orchard masons is that they're much more efficient. It
only takes 250 to 750 of them to pollinate one acre in an orchard. It takes up
to 120 thousand honeybees to do the same job.
SOT nat of drill 11:11:58
4-H'ers and students in Future Farmers of America at Carroll Intermediate
are making the houses for the second year.
They'll distribute 350 FREE through cooperative extension offices. They've
even gotten a SALE order, and hope the project will eventually pay for itself.
((BRANDON EDWARDS/FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA: FEELS PRETTY GOOD TO KNOW THAT YOU
HELPED MANY FARMERS PRODUCE MORE FRUIT THIS TIME, AND YOU'RE HELPING THE
ENVIRONMENT AS WELL. ))
The masons are finding the houses... 100 placed along the Blue Ridge Parkway
have been up to 75 percent full. Tracy Altizer, News-7.))
Soft Music Under
Coming up next, another local family tries to save its pot bellied pet,
and we'll see how Garth Brooks is preparing to take a bite out of the big
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A Roanoke family is fighting to save its pet.
Pat Earles says her son Chuck worked hard last year for something he really
IN Q=He had asked
((PAT EARLES: HE HAD ASKED FOR A POT-BELLIED PIG, AND WE TOLD HIM IF HE DID
WELL IN SCHOOL WE WOULD SEE ABOUT IT- HE DID WELL IN SCHOOL, AND FOR HIM THAT'S
A STRUGGLE- AND SO WE GOT HIM THE POT-BELLIED PIG.))
OUT Q=pot-bellied pig.
Now the family has found out that owning a pig violates a city ordinance- and
City Council's told them their pet must go.
Earle says she's hired a lawyer and plans to fight.
Her son says the pig is no different than any other pet.
IN Q=Yeah, he's about
((YEAH, HE'S ABOUT THE SAME AS A DOG- HE ACTS LIKE A DOG.))
OUT Q=acts like a dog.
The family wants the City Council to amend the ordinance, allowing for
residents to own one small pig as a pet.
Halifax County is on its way to becoming a home for all kinds of wildlife.
160-acres surrounding the Clover Power station in Halifax County is being
transformed into wetlands.
The project is the state's largest waterfowl habitat project-- west of
Thousands of oaks and other hardwoods were planted.
Delegate Ted Bennett praised the work of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
and Virginia Power.
IN Q=The local
((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX:THE LOCAL PEOPLE REALLY WERE CONCERNED THAT THERE
WAS NO WAY THAT THIS BEAUTIFUL WILDLIFE AREA COULD CO-EXIST WITH A PHENOMENAL
FACILITY THAT STANDS BEHIND US BUT THEY'VE PROVEN NOT ONLY THAT IT CAN BE
ENHANCED, SO IT'S A GREAT STORY.
BILL WOODFIN, JR./VA. DEPT. OF GAME AND INLAND FISHERIES: WE'LL SEE A
COMBINATION OF WATERFOWL, DUCKS, GEESE AND SONGBIRDS. AND, IT WILL BE A PLACE
FOR PEOPLE TO COME AND SEE AND WATCH AND ENJOY WILDLIFE. AND, THOSE FOLKS WHO
ENJOY HUNTING IN OTHER AREAS SHOULD SEE BENEFIT FROM IT, ALSO. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Woodfin, Jr./Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries; :17
OUT Q=from it also.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as well as Virginia
Ducks Unlimited also donated 25-thousand dollars each toward the project.
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Some big questions to answer tonight. Will Radford lose it's mens
basketball coach? What's Tiki Barber's draft status, and
Can this Norfolk woman make a shot from mid court at the women's final
four?? If Heather Janovich does-- she'll pocket 1 million dollars. Keep
shooting, while we hit the numbers.
GO TO SCORES
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go to break!!
Radford University men's basketball coach Ron Bradley might be leaving the
Highlander program. Sources informed News 7 Sports last night; that Bradley
interviewed for the coaching job at Indiana State university yesterday.
Radford Sources say Bradley met with Indiana State athletic Director Larry
Gallo yesterday about the job Sherman Dillard vacated to take the JMU post.
Dillard and Bradley both coached under Left Driesell at Maryland and are
said to be good friends.
Bradley was also interviewed for the Richmond job last Thursday. The
Highlanders were 15 and 13 this past season and were knocked out of the Big
South Tournament in the semi finals.
GRAPHIC=TECH VS. RADFORD
TThe RU baseball team was in action today at from English Field in Blacksburg
against the Virginia Tech Hokies.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Radford vs. VT;:00
Radford looked strong early in this game as Chad Gordon hits a high fly ball
to right center field. He gets a little help from the wind and Jeff Collins
scores from first.
The Highlanders next batter, Michael Potter then bloops one into left field
just past third base to score Gordon for a 2-to-1 Radford lead.
But the Hammerin' Hokies would come back later in their half of the second as
Gray Hodges Foutz rips this Highlander offering over the left-center field
wall. The 3 run homer scores Matt Reynolds and Kevin Kurilla and gives Tech a
The Hokies would explode again in the bottom of the third. Matt Griswold
gets things started as he drives one to deep right over the fielder's head to
plate Eric Shiflett from second base.
Later in the inning, Barry Gauch would nail a line drive down the third base
line. That shot plates Griswold from third and gives the Hokies a 6-to-2 lead.
Tech would put its seventh run on the board in the seventh with former Byrd
SUPER=34-Radford/4/Virginia Tech/21/5 Hokies Homers;
star Matt Reynolds stroking one past short and chasing home Gauch.
The Hokies win it 21 to 4.
On to the hard wood where the Charlotte Hornets were left in the dust by the
trailblazers thanks in part to a Bee who left the hive.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Trailblazers vs. Hornets; :00
Former Hornet Kenny Anderson ran the point for Portland and made a point
on the night, scoring 16 points and gift wrapping 8 assists to complete a 3 and
2 road swing for the Trailblazers.
Glen Rice lead the Hornets with his SUPER=32-Portland/88/Charlotte/87;
usual 33, but missed a potential game winning shot with two seconds left in the
Dell Curry registered 17, while matt Geiger chipped in 18, but not enough as
Portland wins at the Hive 88-87.
The NHL has experienced its share of teams changing cities in the past five
years; another move is on the horizon.
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The Hartford Whalers, have struggled to win games and sell tickets since they
began playing in the city in 1975 say they are leaving.
And there's no doubt the team is serious about the move.
The team has rejected an offer from the state to build the team a new 147-
million dollar arena.
And to leave the city the team has to pay Hartford 20- million bucks.
Still a head tonight, a visit with former Tech quarterback Jim
Druckenmiller as he prepares for the NFL draft,
as does one hjis former rivals; Tiki Barber, who was in Lynchburg today
making an appearance.
GRAPHIC=NFL DRAFT 97
The 1997 NFL draft is set for April 19th, and as many as 10 players from UVa
and Virginia Tech may end up getting selected.
One of those players who is certain to be picked early in the selection
process is Tiki Barber, who was in Lynchburg today speaking to the Sports
Capital luncheon at Oakwood Country Club.
IN Q="I;m expecting...
((TIKI BARBER/UVA'S ALL-TIME RUSHING LEADER:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa's All-Time Rushing Leader; :00
OUT Q=...TOO MUCH."
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Tiki and brother Ronde have been working out in Charlottesville along with
several of their Cavalier teammates every other week for NFL scouts.
And while there's little doubt both he and Ronde will be drafted, it is
unlikely they will end up on the same team.
IN Q="You know...
OUT Q=...HIS WARDROBE."
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One of Tiki's former rivals; one time Tech quarterback Jim Druckenmiller is
anxious about the upcoming draft.
But with Peyton Manning deciding to stay put in Tennessee for another year,
Druckenmiller's stock is climbing quickly.
Check out the kind of week he's been having since Sunday morning.
IN Q="Sunday afternoon...
((JIM DRUCKENMILLER/37 CAREER TD PASSES AT TECH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/37 Career TD Passes at Tech; :00
OUT Q=...FOR ME."
Country meets city- literally.
SUPER=03-New York City;
Garth Brooks in New York City-
He was there today- announcing his free concert in Central Park this
New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani presented Garth with a New York Yankess
jersey- personally inscribed on the back.
So what does Brooks think of Central Park?
((GARTH BROOKS/COUNTRY SINGER: THE PLACES THAT LOOK LIKE THIS BACK HOME NOBODY
WOULD COME TO. THIS IS VERY NICE. IT'S A SWEET INVITATION AND ALSO WITHOUT
TRYING TO FOOL ANYBODY IT'S AN HONOR TO BE ASKED HER. IT SEEMS TO BE THE COOL
THING TO DO. I'M EXCITED.))
OUT Q=I'm excited."
Garth's show is expected to be the biggest country concert ever held in the
The concert record- 600 thousand people on Central Park's great lawn to
hear Paul Simon in 1991.