George W. Bush says he will speak from his
heart when he accepts the nomination for
president at the National Republican Convention tonight.
And a North Carolina fugitive was caught SLEEPING in Danville last night.
We'll have details.
The rain continues so flooding is still possible today... but there is some sun at the end of this wet tunnel coming up.
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All eyes are on the "City of Brotherly Love", where George W- Bush will accept the G-O-P nomination for President tonight.
Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
It'll be George W- Bush's turn at the podium tonight.
But last night, his running mate, Dick Cheney took the opportunity to criticize the Clinton administration.
Cheney accused the Clinton-Gore White House of
weakening the military and NOT reforming education.
Lee Cowan joins us now with a wrap- up of last night's session of the G-O-P convention and preview of tonight's events in Philadelphia.
[SUPER=201-Dick Cheney/(R) Vice Pres. Nominee;]
[OUT Q=bitter to the end]
George P was checking out the podium for his uncle this morning
who was busy putting the finishing touches on a speech two months in the
After hearing it practiced once a day for the last week, his aids
promise it to be an up lifting message positive and folksy one that
will lament the Clinton/Gore years, rather than criticize them.
For THAT, he turned to his running mate Dick Cheney instead.
(SOT, DICK CHENEY,R-VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE)
We are all a little weary of the Clinton/Gore routine.
The Vice Presidential nominee began his speech on a compassionate
note with a reference to his ailing former boss, President Gerald Ford.
He remains in a Philadelphia hospital this afternoon recovering
well doctors say, from as many as two minor strokes.
But that is where the niceties ended.
In a slow, steady tone last night, Cheney tried to link Al Gore to
Bill Clinton saying voters will never see one without thinking of the
(SOT, DICK CHENEY, VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE)
They came in together, lets see them off together.
Cheney was reserved letting the delegates pump up the volume on a
speech peppered with attacks on Clintons integrity, honor, prestige and
NAT/SOT CROWD CHANTING
Its time for them to go, its time for them to go.
Chanting a theme Al Gore first used in 1992 Cheney tried to use
the administrations own words against them and the Gore camp was
(COWAN ON CAM:)
Even before the speech was delivered, Democrats were hitting back
calling Cheneys address the most negative Republican speech since Pat
Buchanans in 1996. Tonight, George W. Bush will set the tone for the
rest of the campaign a race most expect to be bitter to the end.
Governor Jim Gilmore used his time in the spotlight to talk about tax relief and education.
Gilmore spoke for about five minutes last night, focusing mainly on Republican plans to cut taxes.
He used Virginia's car tax as an example - saying he kept his promise to faze out the tax, and that residents of Virginia respect him because of it.
Gilmore told the crowd Americans need a leader who listens to their every day concerns.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=We hear too often...]
[SUPER=207-Gov. Jim Gilmore;]
((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: WE HEAR TOO OFTEN THAT GOVERNMENT CANNOT AFFORD TO PROVIDE TAX RELIEF TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. BUT WHEN HAS GOVERNMENT HAD TO SCRAMBLE TO MAKE A MORTGAGE PAYMENT? WHEN HAS GOVERNMENT HAD TO PAY FOR A NURSING HOME FROM A SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK? WHEN HAS GOVERNMENT HAD TO PAY FOR SCHOOL CLOTHES?))
[OUT Q=for school clothes.]
Gilmore also said education is the Republican party's top issue.
The Virginia Republican party has fared well during the G-O-P convention.
It's estimated the party will net 100-thousand dollars from fund-raising events.
Henry County is looking for a suspect who allegedly kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, Tammy Harmon.
35 year old Kosta Gus (MORE-rock-is) Maurakis allegedly went to the victim's ex-husband's home last night and fired two shots into the ground.
The suspect was last seen driving a black ford Contour with the tag numbers YPY-5292.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff's Department.
Snoring gave him away... A North Carolina fugitive spotted in Danville one week ago was caught in the city last night.
Danville police say a man came home last night and found 28 year old David Lee Hicks snoring under a bed.
Officers went to the home at 120 Clearview Drive and found Hicks in the bedroom closet.
Hicks has 11 charges stacked against him including assault on an officer, as well as escaping, and kidnapping.
The suspect is being held at the Danville City Jail.
Philippine authorities have ended an F-B-I manhunt, arresting a suspected Chicago serial rapist.
After immigration officials arrested 33- year- old Mark Anthony Lewis in Manila, they contacted the F-B-I.
Lewis is suspected in the attacks of at least eight Asian women and one Hispanic woman.
Lewis says he didn't flee the U-S.
He says his trip to the Philippines was a vacation.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:19:42 ]
[IN Q=As for these]
((MARK ANTHONY LEWIS/SUSPECT: AS FOR THESE CHARGES OF ME ASSAULTING ANYONE, THEY ARE TOTALLY UNCORROBORATED BY ANYTHING. I SURRENDERED BECAUSE I DIDN'T WANT ANYONE TO GET HURT AND I WANTED TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Anthony Lewis/Suspect;]
[OUT Q=prove my innocence.]
Chicago police said the victims identified Lewis through photographs.
The F-B-I plans to deport him home immediately.
The charges against a 91-year old man accused of fondling women at a Salem nursing home have been dropped.
Buck Mitchell was arrested in May, charged with sexual battery.
The judge immediately ordered a psychiatric exam to determine whether Mitchell would be competent to stand trial.
Mitchell's daughter-in-law said yesterday that the psychiatrist concluded the 91-year old nursing home patient didn't even know what year it is.
Aviation experts are meeting in Paris today to investigate what led up to last week's Concorde crash.
A piece of landing gear is now considered a major clue in the fatal crash.
Richard Roth reports.
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[SUPER=04-Amateur Video-July 25; :00]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :32]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting; :56]
[OUT Q=Richard Roth, CBS News, London.]
NARR: FRENCH INVESTIGATORS HAVE SAID THEY ALREADY HAVE EVIDENCE THAT ONE
OR TWO TIRES BURST AS THE CONCORDE WAS TAKING OFF, AND THAT A MAJOR
FUEL LEAK CAUSED THE FIRE THAT CRIPPLED THE JET.
NOW THEY REPORTEDLY HAVE A CLUE THAT COULD LINK TOGETHER THE TIRE
BLOWOUT AND THE FUEL LEAK, PERHAPS ESTABLISHING THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH.
(landing gear debris)
USA TODAY SAYS CRASH INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT PART OF A METAL SHIELD
TORN AWAY FROM THE PLANE'S LANDING GEAR. THE PART HAS BEEN IMPLICATED
BEFORE IN A FUEL LEAK.
(BA concorde FILE TAPE)
BRITISH AIRWAYS CONFIRMED TO CBS NEWS TODAY THAT WHEN A TIRE BURST ON
ONE OF ITS PLANES IN 1993, THE SAME PART BROKE OFF AND PUNCTURED A FUEL
TANK. BRITISH AIRWAYS SAYS IT THEN MODIFIED ITS FLEET OF CONCORDES TO
KEEP THE SHIELD FROM BREAKING LOOSE.
(french crash, moving engines from scene, etc)
ACCORDING TO THE NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT, IT'S NOT CLEAR IF AIR FRANCE DID
THE SAME. THE FRENCH AIRLINE TODAY HAD NO COMMENT. FRENCH
INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL EXAMINING THE WRECKAGE, AND THE AIR FRANCE FLEET
OF CONCORDES IS STILL GROUNDED.
RICHARD ROTH CBS NEWS LONDON
The long, hot summer of wildfires out West has taken its toll on those battling the blazes.
Four firefighters suffered facial burns last night,
when a sudden change in winds pushed the flames up and over them as they worked.
This particular blaze has been burning since Saturday afternoon.
So far, the fire's charred 53- hundred- acres.
Some local businesses are feeling the effects of the rainy weather.
Seasonal businesses like paving companies say sales are down fourteen percent from last year.
While employees are out of work, customers are out of luck.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=We told the]
((WE TOLD THE CUSTOMER NOT TO GET ON THE DRIVEWAY FOR THREE DAYS, NOT THEY'LL HAVE TO STAY OFF OF IT FOR A WEEK BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Ekinci/Salem Paving Company]
[OUT Q=of the weather.]
But, the lawn and garden business is on an upswing-- different from last year, when water restrictions hurt.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=See the beautiful]
((SEE THE BEAUTIFUL CREPE MYRTLES? THIS YEAR THEY SOLD LIKE HOT CAKES, LAST YEAR YOU COULDN'T GIVE THEM AWAY BECAUSE PEOPLE COULDN'T WATER THEM. THE RAIN WE'VE HAD, IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL.))
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Obenchain/Evelyn's Greenhouse]
[OUT Q=it's been wonderful.]
The local market will continue to be affected until the rain lets up.
An accident on Interstate 81 could be partially blamed on wet weather.
A tow-truck carrying this silver car attempted to change lanes, bounced off a tractor-trailer and crashed through the guard rail, landing on the 137 exit ramp.
The driver, David Burton of Northern Virginia was taken to Roanoke Memorial with minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't injured.
Burton has been charged with reckless driving-failure to maintain control of his vehicle.
One leading educator wants to find new ways to motivate students in math and science.
Freeman Hrabowski (ra-BOW-ski) is an author and the President of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
He told Roanoke administrators yesterday, part of their challenge is to foster more excitement in subjects such as math and science.
(///// SOT /////)
[IN Q=We know how to make kids]
(( WE KNOW HOW TO MAKE KIDS FEEL REALLY GOOD ABOUT ATHLETICS, BUT THE QUESTION IS HOW DO YOU HELP A CHILD FEEL GOOD ABOUT MATHEMATICS. I OFTEN SAY THAT WHEN I WAS A KID, I'D GET GOOSEBUMPS DOING MATH PROBLEMS. YOU HAVE TO GET PEOPLE THAT EXCITEMENT.))
[SUPER=01-Freeman Hrabowski/Education Author;]
[OUT Q=that excitement.]
Hrabowski (ra-BOW-ski) says schools shouldn't be alone in that effort. Raising expectations is also the responsibility of parents, and the entire community.
Los Angeles may be known for some un- usual sites.
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]
But this is definitely something they don't see every day.
This house in the Mount Washington area simply toppled from its foundation.
Witnesses to the collapse say they thought there was an earthquake.
While construction workers were trying to shore up the foundation, it's still not clear why the home toppled.
It's going to be harder to win Lotto now that the odds have doubled.
But September 20th, Lotto jackpots will be several million dollars bigger.
Players appear pleased.
[SOT 13:32:21 ]
[IN Q=Probably yeah]
((DENNIS ROBERTS/LOTTO PLAYER: PROBABLY YEAH. I'LL GO WITH THAT. A LITTLE BIT MORE MONEY, HUH?))
[SUPER=01-Dennis Roberts/Lotto Player]
[OUT Q=money, huh?]
The Virginia Lottery says it has carefully avoided crossing the line into PROMOTING gambling.
[IN Q=For those]
[sot 13:46:40 ]
((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY: FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE REGULAR PLAYERS, WE'RE LOOKING AT TRYING TO GIVE SOME EXTRA ADDED VALUE. AND REALLY A THANK YOU. YOU PLAY YOUR FIVE DOLLARS, YOU PLAY REGULARLY. WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING A LITTLE EXTRA.))
[sot 13:29:37 ]
((REV. JACK KNAPP/VA. INDEPENDENT BAPTISTS: THEY'RE GONNA TELL YOU WE'LL GIVE YOU SIX TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF FIVE. THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING. AND SO THIS IS JUST ANOTHER INDUCEMENT. AND I BELIEVE IT'S OUTSIDE THE SPIRIT OF THE LOTTERY BILL THAT WAS PASSED, AND I'M VERY OPPOSED TO IT.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Jack Knapp/Virginia Independent Baptists; :13]
[OUT Q=opposed to it.]
Lottery revenues go to K through 12 public education.
Lottery officials say it's their fiscal responsibility to keep that stream flowing.
Photographer O. Winston Link will be featured in a Vanity Fair magazine article.
Last night, Link took a seat in front of the camera for the photo shoot at the Norfolk Southern East End Shops.
Ted Stone has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SUPER=01-O. Winston Link/Photographer; :22]
[OUT Q=Stone, News 7.]
(( Arthritis makes it difficult for photographer O. Winston Link to get around under his own power. Yet with a new exhibit of his work in New York City, he's getting around almost as much as ever.
Link is the subject of an upcoming article in Vanity Fair magazine. He's best know for the dramatic photographs he took of steam trains on the old Norfolk and Western railway in the 1950s.
Link's favorite subject was the big Type A locomotive.
Type A locomotive number 1218 hasn't moved under its own power in almost 10 years. Until last week, it had been in storage in the East End shops. It's going back there as soon as the photo shoot is over.
Freelance photographer Michael O'Niell has taken pictures of lots of big shots -- including these guys. He needed some extra equipment to shoot something this big.
As darkness fell, there were a few last-minute touch-ups.
The 1218 needed some touching up, too. That's fake smoke coming out of the stack. The engine would need extensive repair work before it could ever be fired up again.
Finally, after some banter between the two photographers, it was time, and....
And what happened then was we had to get out of the way. Vanity Fair doesn't want to reveal too much about what the finished photograph will look like. We're told it will look a lot like a Winston Link photograph.
Now, that would be something worth waiting for.
Ted Stone, News 7.))