Next on news seven at eleven
the ballots have been counted in South Carolina and Senator Bob Dole is the
Dole was also a big winner in Lexington today as he was picked by Washington
and Lee Students as the mock convention winner.
And a couple of sows tie the knot in Texas as they celebrate National Pig
News seven is next.
Bob Dole is hailing what he calls "a new beginning" for his G-O-P
Dole has won South Carolina's primary.
Now he's saying this win is a "BIG boost for a BIG week".
Dole is suggesting it's time for lagging opponents to call it quits.
He says the sooner the field is narrowed... the sooner he can focus on
beating Bill Clinton.
Interviews with South Carolina Republicans show Dole is running
even with Pat Buchanan among Christian conservatives... who have become
significant voters throughout the South.
Steve Forbes and Lamar Alexander came in third and fourth, behind Dole and
CBS correspondent Regina Blakely is standing by with the latest.
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(( It was a win Bob Dole desperately needed.
BOB DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'VE WAITED 8 YEARS TO SAY THANK
YOU TO SOUTH CAROLINA. I'VE GOT JUST ONE MESSAGE FOR YOU MR. PRESIDENT, WE'RE
GOING TO VETO YOU IN 96.
Dole's strong south carolina showing came from several factors.
He held on to his base of older voters. and he also carried independents.
but the difference came in his ability to win over those who consider
conservative christians, but found pat buchanan too extreme.
Buchanan, in the middle atlantic states in advance of tuesday's 8-state
primary, refused to concede a loss of momentum.
PAT BUCHANAN/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: MAINE AND GEORGIA ARE NEXT AND WE'LL
TAKE HIM OUT THERE
If there's a candidate who now must reassess, it's Lamar Alexander.
finishing behind Steve Forbes, Alexander has yet to post a win. and unlike
Forbes, he has to be concerned with money.
The Republican Party sent the big guns to beat the G-O-P drum at the 1996
Now that the 21st convention is over political eyes across the nation are
waiting to see if the students at Washington and Lee University have correctly
predicted yet another presidential nominee.
As Denise Allen reports the student delegates overwhelmingly picked...
Senator Bob Dole.
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SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) Speaker of The House; :19
SUPER=01-Jennifer Horne/MA State Chairwoman; :32
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((((MR. CHAIRMAN. AMERICA NEEDS BOB DOLE. cheering))
And apparently the majority of the delegates at the Washington and Lee
University Mock Convention agreed.
They overwhelmingly predicted the GOP will put Bob Dole on the Republican
((NEWT GINGRICH/R-SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: YOU'RE GOING TO NOMINATE THE NEXT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE AMERICANS WANT VOLUNTEERISM NOT
BUREAUCRACY. AMERICA WANTS LOWER TAXES NOT HIGHER TAXES. AMERICA WANTS LOWER
INTEREST RATES NOT HIGHER INTEREST RATES.))
((JENNIFER HORNE/MA STATE CHAIR PERSON: I SPENT SO MANY HOURS DOING RESEARCH
AND THE OTHER CHAIRMEN HAVE TOO. THIS ISN'T JUST A POPULARITY CONTEST. WE
REALLY BELIEVE EACH OF OUR STATES IS WHAT THE RESULTS ARE GOING TO BE.))
Since the first convention in 1908 W and L students have predicted the
presidential nominee for the party out of the White House.
And they've only missed the mark once since 1948.
This year's circumstances have put the pressure on the students to keep the
school's streak alive.
This 21st convention occurred earlier in the primary process than normal and
the race has no clear front runner.
Plus Bob Dole is running out of campaign funds.
Now political eyes across the nation are on the students to see if their
nominee prediction holds true.
((I THINK A LOT OF REPUBLICANS WOULD HAVE A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT THAN THE MOST
FIRE BRAND REPUBLICAN THAT LOSES TO BILL CLINTON IN NOVEMBER.))
((THE TRACK RECORD HERE HAS BEEN SO REMARKABLE AND THIS IS A VERY CHAOTIC YEAR.
SO IF THEY GET IT RIGHT THEY ARE REALLY PRESCIENT.))
These delegates say electibility and policitical experience were the reasons
behind chosing Dole.
They also selected Colin Powell as his running mate.
But it will be a while before members of the 1996 Mock Convention know if
their string of correctly predicting presidential nominess continues.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The mock convention increases foot traffic on the streets of Lexington.
Business leaders say the national and statewide media coverage of the event
brings even more visitors to town.
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((JENNIFER DALLA VECCHIA/LEXINGTON DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT ASSN: HAVING PEOPLE
ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT MAKES THEM AWARE OF LEXINGTON. WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER AND
I THINK IT WILL HELP US IN THE LONG RUN FOR AWARENESS WITHIN THE STATE OF
VIRGINIA AND ALSO ACROSS THE COUNTRY.))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Dalla Vecchia/Lexington Downtown Development;
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Residents, students, and business owners alike say the mock convention is a
way to show community spirit.
Retailers did their part by decorating store fronts.
And these business owners say they'll be reaping the benefits from this
festive weekend for months to come.
The woman who fell to her death from the Peppers Ferry Bridge yesterday has
been identified by the Pulaski County Sheriff's department.
A sheriff's deputy says he was driving across the bridge when he saw 47-
year- old Peggy Francis Lester standing at the edge.
Deputy J. A. Ratcliffe says when he stopped his car, she looked at him then
turned and jumped.
A man walking below also tried unsuccessfully to stop her.
Rescuers reached her by boat a few minutes later and tried to revive her,
but she was pronounced dead at Radford Community Hospital.
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Coming up on news-7,
A New Jersey bus overturns on the way back from Atlantic City.
And Cuban-Americans are mourning the death of two members of the group
"Brothers To The Rescue."
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A pretty nice-looking Saturday night if you're going to be out--
The folks in the Greenbrier Valley are seeing some light snow showers
tonight-- but the rest of the area's under variably cloudy skies.
A passing cold front will cool us off-- and the winds will kick up
More forecast details for your weekend planning purposes-- coming up later
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Cuban exiles dropped flowers from the air today over the spot where two
unarmed civilian planes were downed by Cuban fighters last weekend.
Later, more than 60-thousand Cuban-Americans assembled for a memorial
service at the Orange Bowl in Miami.
Byron Harlan has more.
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SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Ambassador to U.N.;
SUPER=01-Jose Basulto/Brothers To The Rescue;
OUT Q=News, Miami.
(( It was an enormous event.
it drew about 45-thousand people to the orange bowl on a gray and sometimes
But they came anyway to remember the four pilots shot down off the coast of
They were members of the group Brothers To The Rescue, that's flown hundreds
of missions searching for refugees in trouble on the water trying to sail from
cuba to the united states.
But this last mission brought them too close to Cuba.
Cuban authorities say they violated their country's air space. not so, say
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT, U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.
It was exactly what the crowd wanted to hear.
Speaker after speaker told stories about pain... the pain caused by the
shootdown. but the attack also is serving to galvanize the group to press
JOSE BASULTO/BROTHERS TO THE RESCUE:
Bad weather prevented planes and ships from meeting in the ocean at the spot
where the attack happened.
But mourners set flowers and wreaths about 25-miles from where the migs shot
down the planes. and the entire crowd of people who came to the memorial
service stood silently when a procession of four horses without riders passed
through the stadium, symbolic of the pilots who were killed for the cause in
which they believed so deeply.
BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, MIAMI.))
A bus driver's error in New Jersey may have been the cause of a bus accident
One passenger was killed.
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It happened on the Garden State Parkway.
Earlier police had cited icy conditions.
Now they say "driver operation" may have been a contributing factor.
The crash killed one passenger and injured 35 other people.
One of the injured say the driver appeared to fall asleep.
The bus was returning to Manhattan after an excursion to Atlantic City's
It seems parents and children have always debated over which television
programs are fit to watch.
But now the government is entering the picture.
The Telecommunications Bill lays some ground rules for both the T-V screen
AND the computer screen.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ President and G.M.; :25
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications; :50
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tuesday; 1:00
SUPER=01-Doyle Edgerton/Rev.Net; 1:13
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7
(( In most American households, channel surfing has become a sport--
With children and teenagers among the most avid players.
It's hard for parents to always know which T-V shows might be unsuitable
But the Telecommunications Bill promises help.
President Clinton and top T-V executives recently agreed to implement a
rating system for programs-- giving parents a preview.
SOT On Record tape 05:04
((BOB LEE/WDBJ PRESIDENT AND G.M.: PARENTS WILL BE BETTER ABLE TO MONITOR
VIEWING IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND THAT EVEN ADULTS WILL HAVE MORE FOREWARNING OF THE
CONTENT NATURE OF A PROGRAM. ))
The bill requires manufacturers to install V- chips in televisions--
allowing parents to screen questionable programs.
Meanwhile, the cable industry is also doing its part.
SOT ON RECORD TAPE 06:24
((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: BUT EVEN AS FAR AS THE TECHNOLOGY THAT'S
NOW AVAILABLE WITH CABLE, AS FAR AS HAVING A PARENTAL ACCESS CONTROL ON YOUR
REMOTE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BLOCK OUT CERTAIN CHANNELS IF YOU DON'T CHOOSE TO
WATCH THOSE. ))
Not only does the legislation put restrictions on television-- but also
works to clean up the racier material on the Internet.
But service providers say setting new standards will be difficult, since
the Internet community is world- wide.
SOT ON RECORD TAPE 22:46
((DOYLE EDGERTON/REV.NET: IT WILL BE A BURDEN AND QUITE A TASK TO DETERMINE
WHAT IS OBSCENE AND WHAT IS NOT. ))
To hear more about obscenity rules in the Telecommunications Bill-- as well
as how it'll affect the BUSINESS of communications, join us for On Record
tomorrow morning at 11.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7. ))
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New York has experienced it's snowiest winter on record.
And these little piggies aren't going to market...They are walking down the
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Four and a half inches of snow fell on New York City today.
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That may not sound like much - except that those four inches turned into a
record breaking snowfall season.
More snow has fallen on New York City this winter than ever before - 66.3
inches, breaking the 1947-48 record of 63.2 inches.
It was the 13th storm of the winter, but wasn't severe enough to cause
serious problems for New Yorkers, jaded by the monster snow storm in January.
Toss to Kimberly
Kimberly reads Almanac
TAPE# WX edit #3
St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of Spring--
Two milestones for the month of March.
But what will these last weeks of winter be like?
Here's the March almanac with the answers.
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GRAPHIC=NCAA Div III Tourney
The Roanoke mens basketball team has reached the SWEET 16!!! Tonight the
Maroons topped Hendrix College 80 to 64.
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The warriors made the long haul all the way from Arkansas fir this one,
But the Maroons would not be denied on their home court at the Bast Center.
Jason Bishop was his usual post season self. The junior scored a game high
27 points and was 10 for 13 from the field. Bishop scored 13 in the first half.
Roanoke won with key players in foul trouble. Nathan Hungate and Tim Braun
But senior reserve center Steve Camara came off the bench to score 14
points in just 13 minutes! Camara was 7 for 12 from the floor.
Former Franklin County star derek Bryant was 4 for five from three point
land for 14 points as well.
Hendrix had three scorers in double SUPER=33-Roanoke/=80/Hendrix/=64;
figures but shot 37 percent for the game.
Roanoke extended it's 39-32 lead at the half to go on and advance to the
sweet 16 with the 80-64 victory; thanks to a deep bench.
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((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
((STEVE CAMARA/14 PTS. & 6 REBOUNDS:)) ))
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SUPER=01-Steve Camara/14 Pts. & 6 rebounds; :15
the 24 and 4 Maroons will now play Illinois Wesleyan next Friday night at
a sight that will be determined either tomorrow of Monday.
Keith Booth scored 29 points as Maryland beat Virginia 83 to 71 in the
Cavaliers final regular season game.
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And The Terps came out of the blocks hot Booth with the jumper and Maryland
led 16 to 9.
The Cavaliers went down by as many as 15 Norman Nolan goes to the hoop
strong for the follow jam Virginia trailed 23 to 13.
Then Courtney Alexander nails the three pointer and the Cavaliers trailed
by 12 at the break.
The terps came out and scored the first four points of the second half to
lead 47 to 30.
Virginia's Harold Deane answers when he pulls up and hits the three but
the Cavaliers still trailed by 14.
Maryland held off the Cavaliers SUPER=33-Maryland/=83/Virginia/=71;
going down the stretch to pull out the 83 to 71 A-C-C win.
Damon Watlington scored 18, Shawn Smith 16 and Ace Custis 14 as Virginia
Tech ended the A-10 regular season with a 73 to 54 win over Dayton.
Tech is 22 and 5 overall and 11 and 3 in the conference.
UNC-Greensboro is going to the N-C-Double-A tournament for the first time
in school history.
The Spartans beat Liberty in the Big South tournament championship.
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Liberty's Peter Aluma keeping the Flames in the game with the jumper in
the first half but Liberty trailed 29 to 23.
And when Eric Sorensen hit the three pointer the Flames trailed at the
half 34 to 29.
But the Spartans came out and hit the boards hard in the second half to go
up by 9.
UNC-Greensboro finished with a 14
SUPER=33-UNC-Greensboro/=79/Liberty/=53;to 3 run late in the second half to
beat Liberty 79 to 53.
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In the Southern Conference semi finals, V-M-I trailed Western Carolina 58
to 50 in the second half.
For that and all of today's state scores lets check the boards.
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For the 2nd time in as many years, Northside and Liberty squared off for
the Region 3 championship, and this year the Minutemen turned the tables
against the Vikings.
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Mark Hanks and Liberty rolled into the Vines Center unbeaten and ranked 1st
in state 2 A.
But it was Northside who went on the offensive early. Ben Peete hits
Justin Porterfield on the backdoor for and early 5 point lead.
Then watch Liberty with the pinpoint passing. JJ Coles finishes the play
for 2 of his 20 to knot things at 15 after a quarter.
Northside was up 3 at the half. Porterfield with the dish to Adam Wimmer
Ryan Stevens then knocks in a long SUPER=33-Liberty/=54/Northside/=45;
bomb. And Liberty comes back to win the regional championship 54 to 45. Both
teams advance to state play next week.
And coming up, Grundy continues to dominate the State Group Two A wrestling
And Steve Mason will talk with Terry Labonte who sits on the pole for
Tomorrows Pontiac Excitement 400 at Richmond.
GRAPHIC=Richmond/Pontiac Excitement 400
Terry Labonte is the current favorite to win tomorrow's Pontiac Excitement
Labonte will start on the pole And Steve Mason says a win would get the
D-N-F monkey off Labonte's back.
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The State wrestling championships wrapped up tonight at the Salem Civic
Center, but the Golden Wave of Grundy actually put an end to the Group Two-A
competition last night.
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Head coach Kevin Dressler and his Grundy Grapplers have won the past nine
state titles. But this year they accomplished something no one has ever done
before. They advanced all 14 wrestlers to the semi-finals, and as a result
clinched the team title on last night.
((KEVIN DRESSLER/GRUNDY HEAD COACH: USUALLY WE WAIT UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON,
BUT WE'LL TAKE IT, IT TAKES PRESSURE OF THE COACH AT LEAST.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Dressler/Grundy Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...AT LEAST."
SUPER=04-Group AA Semi-Finals;
With the pressure off, the Golden Wave set out this morning to put all 14
wrestlers in the finals and establish a new personal best point total for the
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((KEVIN DRESSLER/GRUNDY HEAD COACH: WE JUST HAVE SUCH GREAT BALANCE. FROM 103
TO HEAVYWEIGHT. USUALLY YOU GET ONE OR TWO WEIGHT CLASSES WHERE YOU HAVE A LOT
OF INEXPERIENCE, OR WHAT WE CALL IN WRESTLING, A WEAK WEIGHT. BUT WE DON'T HAVE
A WEAK WEIGHT. WE HAVE 14 BOYS THAT ARE ALL COMPETITIVE AT THE STATE LEVEL,
AND IT'S SHOWING RIGHT NOW. SO THAT'S WERE THIS TEAM IS DIFFERENT. I DON'T
HAVE ANY SUPERSTAR ON THIS TEAM. I DON'T HAVE A KID THAT IS ...I THINK MY BEST
RECORD IS 32-3 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. SO I DON'T HAVE A SUPERSTAR, BUT I'VE
GOT 14 REAL TOUGH ONES.))
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SUPER=04-Group A Semi-Finals; :00
In the Group-A ranks Brentsville District won the title and Radford finished
It's a match made in hog heaven.
Yesterday in Arlington Texas, Babe, a potbelly prince married his sweetheart
The ceremony was hosted by 200 preschool students from Children's University
in Arlington, Texas.
The kids did all the planning for the pig wedding.
Babe is their school mascot and Sarah is a prize-winning pig from Waco.
After the ceremony Babe and Sarah had cake and champagne.
By the way, yesterday was national pig day!
That's it for news seven at eleven... we'll see ya tomorrow at six.
Babe also promised Sarah that he would be the one to bring home the bacon.