Coming up on News 7-
Two F-16's collide off the New Jersey coast tonight.
Fire destroys a Roanoke County home-
Plus the bodyguard can now talk- and how Diana and Dodi spent their final day
before the fatal crash.
Plus the big names bring in big bucks jamming for a cause.
News 7 is next.
Two F-16 fighter planes have crashed off the coast of Atlantic City New
An Air Force official says one plane made it safely to land- the pilot in
the other plane were reportedly rescued by the Coast Guard.
Fire ripped through a Roanoke County home today- No word on what caused the
blaze at Ann Orr's home on Route 311.
And Rock n Rollers in London are ROLLING in the cash for Volcano victims.
Plus Aluminum foil turns 50- today. We'll tell you how it was discovered.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Two F-16's collided off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The Air Force says all three pilots survived.
Two pilots ejected from their aircraft and the pilot of the other plane kept
them in sight.
The Coast guard rescued one airman from the water with a gash on his head
and a bruised pelvis.
The other is in good condition.
The pilot of the second plane, a
one-seater aircraft, managed to fly his damaged F-16 back to the land.
A Roanoke County woman lost her home of 50 years today.
Flames ripped through Ann Orr's home late this afternoon.
You could actually see the smoke from several miles away on route 311.
Orr says she was in the house when her daughter helped GET HER to safety.
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IN Q=I was lying
((ANN ORR/HOMEOWNER: I WAS LYING DOWN AND MY DAUGHTER CAME RUNNING IN THE
HOUSE WHEN SHE GOT OFF FROM WORK AND SAID MOMMA COME QUICK THE HOUSE IS ON
FIRE. AND SO THEN I WENT ONE WAY AND SHE WENT THE OTHER, AND I COULDN'T TELL
WHERE IT WAS COMING FROM AND THEN I SAW THE CEILING FALL IN THIS LITTLE ROOM,
SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE ATTIC. ))
OUT Q=in the attic.
No one was hurt in the fire.
Orr's friends say she has a place to stay.
Orr says she has fire insurance but no smoke detectors.
Investigators have not said what caused the fire.
Some Danville firefighters are putting the heat on the city --
saying they're not being paid fairly.
But not every crew member has complaints.
Tina Tenret reports.
IN Q=More than 80 crew members
SUPER=01-Capt. Ronald Harvey/Danville Firefighter; :18
SUPER=01-B.G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :39
OUT Q=News7, Danville))
((More than 80 crew members signed the lawsuit, saying if they must fight
fires during meal breaks, they should be paid for that time.
They also say they're not getting paid properly for the overtime they do
But Captain Ronald Harvey says the crew agreed to the current pay rules in
1985, so he is NOT suing now.
IN Q=Everybody here then
((CAPT. RONALD HARVEY/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: EVERYBODY HERE THEN AGREED AND I WAS
IN FAVOR OF IT THEN AND I STILL AM. I ENJOY THE SCHEDULE I'M WORKING.))
OUT Q=schedule I'm working
A lawyer for the suing members says the 1985 agreement is irrelevant and
Meanwhile, Chief B-G Lewis says he had no prior notice of the lawsuit and he
was especially surprised that a chief deputy signed it too.
IN Q=It did surprise me
((CHIEF B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE DEP'T: IT DID SURPRISE ME A LITTLE BIT THAT
SOMEONE OF THAT LEVEL WOULD BE A PART OF THIS TYPE OF LAWSUIT BUT IT'S A FREE
COUNTRY AND YOU CAN BASICALLY VOICE YOUR OWN OPINION.))
OUT Q=your own opinion
IN Q=Both groups
((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BOTH GROUPS OF FIREFIGHTERS ARE STICKING TO VERY DIFFERENT
POSITIONS. BUT THEY SAY ON THE JOB AND IN THE FIREHOUSE, THEY STILL WORK AS A
TEAM. TINA TENRET, NEWS7, DANVILLE))
OUT Q=News7, Danville))))
An anonymous investor has picked up a piece of Amherst County history for a
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The old Madison Heights Elementary School had sat vacant since it closed in
the late 1980's.
Last week, the county auctioned off the building and land for just 25-
That bid first had to be approved by the board of supervisors, and tonight
they gave their okay by a 4 to 1 vote.
IN Q=I just don't
((JOE ALBERT/AMHERST CO. SUPERVISOR: I JUST DON'T THINK THIS SALE IS IN THE
BEST INTEREST OF THE COUNTY. Reporter: Is that because of the price? PRICE AND
OTHER ISSUES THAT I DON'T HAVE RESOLVED FOR MYSELF.))
SUPER=01-Joe Albert/Amherst Co. Supervisor; :00
OUT Q=resolved for myself.
But other members say they're ready to get this headache off the county's
IN Q=Basically we had
((ROY WOOD/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: BASICALLY WE HAD AN UNDESIRABLE FIRE DOWN
THERE, WE'VE HAD SOME LIABILITY ISSUES. WE'VE GOT A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT'S A
PRETTY GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD, WE'VE GOT A PUBLIC BUILDING THAT'S REALLY A MAJOR
DETERRENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, SO AT SOME POINT, I THINK WE'VE GOT TO HANG OUR
HAT ON SOMETHING AND MAKE A MOVE.))
SUPER=01-Roy Wood/Supervisors Chairman; :00
OUT Q=make a move.
Plans for the property have "not" been made public yet.
Any new use for the building would have to be approved by the board of
Town officials in Christiansburg met with post office representatives today
for a last ditch effort to save an historic landmark.
Stacey Martin has more.
IN Q=The crux of
SUPER=01-John Haberstadt/Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Jack Via/Christiansburg Town Councilmember; :23
SUPER=01-Diarmuid Dunne/United States Postal Service; 1:03
OUT Q=SM, News 7, C'burg.
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IN Q=The crux of
((JOHN HABERSTADT/RESIDENT: THE CRUX OF THE MATTER IS THAT WE'RE LOSING A
MEETING PLACE; A SOCIAL GATHERING PLACE. IT'S TRADITION.))
OUT Q=It's tradition.
((The Christiansburg post office building has stood in the center of town
since 1937 and for the past two years it's stood at the center of a major
Big government versus the people of a small, southern town.
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IN Q=All over the country
((JACK VIA/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN COUNCILMEMBER: ALL OVER THE COUNTRY YOU'RE
HAVING THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION AND SOME COMMUNITIES ARE MAKING VERY GREAT
HEADWAY ON IT.))
SUPER=01-Jack Via/Christiansburg Town Councilmember;
OUT Q=headway on it.
The meeting was an effort to settle a feud.
Post office officials want to shut it down in favor of a larger facility
about four miles away.
But, town officials are fighting it the move would carry some of the town's
tradition and southern flavor along with it.
They also say it's against the law.
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IN Q=The problem is
((JOHN HABERSTADT/RESIDENT: THEY HAVE NOT, AND THAT BEING THE POST OFFICE, USPS
HAS NOT ABIDED BY THE 106 REGULATION WHICH IS THE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
OUT Q=the historical preservation act.
That act prohibits the closing of historical places without studying the
impact to the area first.
So far, that hasn't been done.
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IN Q=We're working with
((DIARMUID DUNNE/USPS: WE'RE WORKING WITH THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, THE STATE
AUTHORITIES AS WELL AS THE CITY TO SEE THAT THE BUILDING AND THE MURAL ARE BOTH
OUT Q=are both preserved
As a compromise the Post Office opened this "contract service" center to
replace the Christiansburg post office when it's closed.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: BUT THAT ONE IS WAY TOO SMALL AND REALISTICALLY
MOST TOWNSPEOPLE WILL HAVE TO COME HERE, FOUR MILES AWAY TO THIS NEW POST
OFFICE. AND, EVEN THOUGH THIS ONE IS BIGGER AND WILL PROBABLY BE MORE
EFFICIENT WHEN IT OPENS, RESIDENTS IN CHRISTIANSBURG SAY IT WON'T TAKE THE
PLACE OF THE POST OFFICE THAT'S BEEN PART OF THEIR COMMUNITY FOR 60 YEARS. SM,
NEWS 7, CHRISTIANSBURG.))
OUT Q=SM, News 7, C'burg.
Officials still plan to close the post office in a few months.
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Still to come on the newscast, one of Lynchburg's largest employers
and we could find out what happened in the crash that killed Princess Diana as
the lone survivor is reportedly alert and talking.
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A decline in sales of private radio systems means about 275 people in
Lynchburg will soon be out of a job.
Ericsson Incorporated announced today it is restructuring its private radio
division to make it more profitable.
130 contractors and hourly employees will lose their jobs.. another 145
salaried workers also will be affected.
But Ericsson expects 70 percent of those salaried workers to find jobs
elsewhere in the company.
IN Q=And Ericsson
((RALPH BRUSH/ERICSSON PRIVATE RADIO SYSTEMS: AND ERICSSON HAS BASICALLY SAID
`HEY, YOU GUYS RESTRUCTURE, YOU TAKE YOUR NUMBER OF PEOPLE DOWN TO WHERE YOU
CAN BE PROFITABLE, FOCUS ON YOUR CORE MARKET AND GROW AGAIN'. SO WE'RE REALLY
SUPER=01-Ralph Brush/Ericsson Private Radio Systems; :00
OUT Q=really very pleased.
Brush says the company will help the laid- off employees find new jobs.
He adds Ericsson's cellular telephone business continues to experience
The G-E plant in Salem has not made a final decision on how many laid off
workers it's recalling next month.
It all depends on the workload at the plant, which makes control panel
systems for a variety of industrial uses.
Of the 160 hourly people laid off in July, 52 have returned.
Some of those still unemployed say G-E led them to believe EVERYONE would be
G-E says it never made that promise.
A union spokesman says G-E told HIM it anticipates having everyone back by
The bodyguard who survived the crash that killed Princess Diana reportedly
remembers nothing about the accident.
Sources say Trevor Rees Jones is now conscious and able to talk.
Vicky Mabry reports.
IN Q=For the first time
OUT Q=never made it.
((For the first time since the accident, bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones is
talking for short periods, conscious and breathing on his own. CBS News has
learned investigators have already communicated with the sole survivor, perhaps
beginning to fill in the gaps surrounding the crash.
Two and half weeks after the accident there still are many gaps. It's a
fact that Diana and Dodi Al Fayed landed at this suburban Paris airport at
3:20pm that day . It's been said they came here to escape the paparazzi.
It's not known who tipped off the press, but the photographers were waiting.
With Dodi's regular driver, the couple gave paparazzi the slip, briefly
touring the Duke and Duchess of Windsors villa, now owned by Dodi's father.
Henri Paul continued to Dodi's apartment off the Champs Elysees, dropping off
It's a fact that between 4:30 and 7, the princess had her hair done at the
Ritz... and Dodi picked up the 200-thousand dollar ring he'd ordered for her
from this nearby jewelry store.
At 7 , the couple returned to Dodi's apartment, and Henri Paul went off duty.
Dodi had made an 8:30 dinner reservation at this bistro, but its glass front
offered no privacy, they returned to the Ritz. There were no smiles as a
tense-looking Princess and Dodi entered the hotel. After ten minutes, curious
stares from other diners drove them from the hotel's public restaurant to room
service in the imperial suite.
CBS News has learned that investigators are stumped as to Henri Paul's
where abouts from 7pm until 9:45, when he was called on his cell phone to
return to work. They know that near 10 o'clock, he picked up his little
black Austin Mini at his apartment, stopping long enough at this
neighborhood bar to say he'd be in later. He never made it. ))
Demand is high in the Roanoke Valley for Elton John's song in honor of
But, there's one problem--it's not here yet.
IN Q=Goodbye England's
OUT Q=far apart
The song is in music stores overseas but not yet in the United States.
Local stores such as Camelot Music say they expect to have the CD and
cassette singles of the song any day now.
But, given the big demand they also expect to sell out quickly.
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IN Q=It is kind
((SUE ANN ALBEE/CAMELOT MUSIC: IT IS KIND OF SURPRISING THE AGE GROUPS THAT WE
HAVE GOTTEN REQUESTING THE CD. PEOPLE FROM MY AGE ON UP TO THE VERY ELDERLY
HAVE WANTED THIS CD VERY BADLY AND THEY ORDER IN MASS.))
SUPER=01-Sue Ann Albee/Camelot Music;
OUT Q=order in mass.
Because of the demand Camelot has started a waiting list that's now 70
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A new site for the boot camp Floyd County rejected. We'll have that story
next and then it's a birthday for a popular household product.
IN Q=oven tempered
((OVEN TEMPERED FOR FLEXIBLE STRENGTH.))
OUT Q=for flexible strength.
Fifty years ago today Reynold's Wrap hit the shelves of a Richmond
department store. We'll have that a little later.
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The Colorado based company that planned to open a military style boot camp
for juvenile offenders in Floyd County is closing in on a new location.
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"Rebound" was planning to renovate the old Department of Corrections work
camp in Willis.
But the Board of Supervisors pulled its support for the project after
hearing complaints from local residents.
Rebound agreed to search elsewhere.
A spokesman says the company has found a new site and is close to finalizing
the deal but would not name the location.
They're rocking and rolling in cash for a cause in England.
((PHIL COLLINS/SINGER: TAKE TAKE ME HOME. CAUSE I DON'T REMEMBER.))
OUT Q=I don't remember."
The concert benefits volcano ravaged Montserrat.
Superstars included Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Sting-
((ANOTHER LONELY DAY WITH NO ONE BUT ME...OHHHHH...))
OUT Q=me.. ohhhh."
The show raised one million dollars-
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Another night of girls basketball and the Hokies talk about their trip to
Temple this weekend. But first the Extra Point.
U-S-A today has moved Tech head football coach Frank Beamer to sixth place
in a poll to determine who is the best coach in college football.
Beamer, who has guided the Hokies to four consecutive bowl games and two Big
East championships, ranks ahead of Florida's Steve Spurrier.
More sports in a moment.
The Lady Terriers of William Byrd are 8 and 0 after last night's 52 to 39
win over Blacksburg.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Terriers vs Indians; :
The Terriers were ready for the Blue Ridge District game against the
The Terriers move the ball with the pass and Stephanie Parnell gets it and
scores the hoop for two of her 15 points on the night.
Blacksburg would answer when Casey Beamer passes to Karly Geller who scores
the basket but the Indians still trailed the Terriers.
Byrd's Lara Nester starts this play SUPER=34-William
Byrd/52/Blacksburg/39/;and it ends up in the hands of Brandy Allen who scores
the basket and the Lady Terriers win it 52 to 39.
Matt Williams drove in two runs as Cleveland scored three times in the top
of the first to beat Baltimore 4 to 2.
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The Indians were in town for a doubleheader this afternoon.
In the top of the first, Williams hits a shot down the left field line
scoring Tony Fernandez and the Indians jumped out to the 3 to nothing lead.
Baltimore got on the board in the bottom of the second. Mike Bordick hits
a double to centerfield scoring Cal Ripken but the Orioles trailed 3 to 1.
The Indians padded their lead in SUPER=35-Cleveland/4/Baltimore/2/;the
top of the ninth Manny Ramirez doubles to centerfield scoring Marquis Grissom
and Cleveland beats Baltimore in the Yard 4 to 2.
In Glenvar last night, The Lady Highlanders took the early lead and cruise
to the 82 to 30 win over James River.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Highlanders vs Knights; :
Glenvar gets the final word before taking the court to take on James River.
The Highlanders take the ball down court and get it to Bonnie Willet who
hits the jumper and Glenvar took the 11 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
James River finally got something going in the second quarter as Julie
Firebaugh hits the jumper but the Lady Knights trailed 27 to 5.
The Lady Highlanders then go to SUPER=34-Glenvar/82/James
River/30/;Elizabeth Wilburn who hits this jump shot and Glenvar beats James
River by the score of 82 to 30.
That's it for Sports. Have a great Day everybody.
Also tonight, Kim Daugherty scored 23 points as Botetourt beat Northside 59
One score from high school volleyball tonight, Cave Spring
beat William Fleming 15-2, 15-nothing, 8-15 and 15-6.
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And coming up, Virginia Tech turns its focus to Big East opponent Temple
Orioles and Braves highlights.
And Mark McGwire has a new deal with the St. Louis Cardinals.
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Virginia Tech's win over Syracuse is now in the books. Now the 18-th ranked
Hokies must turn their attention to this weekend's Big East Showdown with the
Steve has more on this feathered affair.
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SUPER=01-Korey Irby/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :48
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The Atlanta Braves tied a major league record with their 11-th grand slam
of the Season. Eddie Perez hit the shot to give the Braves a 6 to 4 win over
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Fred McGriff game the Braves the lead in the bottom of the fourth he hits
this shot to centerfield scoring Jeff Blauser and Chipper Jones and the Braves
went on top 2 to nothing.
The Giants tied it at 2 to 2 but in SUPER=35-Atlanta/6/San
Francisco/4/;the bottom of the sixth Eddie Perez gets all of this pitch
sending it over the left field wall for a grand slam and the Braves win it 6 to
Mark McGwire will spend as least the next four years playing for the St.
McGwire was traded to the Cardinals back in July and yesterday they signed
him to a new 3 year deal worth 28 and an option for the fourth year.
McGwire joined Babe Ruth as the only Major League players to hit 50 homers
in consecutive years.
He is reunited with Tony LaRussa who coached him for 10 years while he was
with the Oakland A's. McGwire has 18 home runs, 30-R-B-I's in 38 games in St.
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And before we WRAP things up tonight...
Today is the 50th anniversary of a kitchen favorite- Reynold's Wrap.
It was 50 years ago that aluminum foil was unveiled at a department store in
Reynold's officials say their product was discovered by accident when an
executive could not find a roasting pan for his wife on Thanksgiving Day.
He gave her some of the experimental foil instead.
Since then Reynolds has sold 79 million miles of their wrap.
That's enough to wrap around the earth's Equator three thousand times.
Officials say they're still answering one common question about
Reynolds Wrap 50 years later.
They say it doesn't make any difference whether you use the shiny or dull
side of the foil.
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