Next on News Seven.
It's a narrow lead, one apparently
not enough to keep Russian President Boris Yeltsin out of a July runoff with
his Communist challenger.
The star city is shinning a little brighter tonight after its All-America
Also in Roanoke wild animals cause a stir in some neighborhoods.
The news is next.
It's a narrow lead, one apparently
not enough to keep Russian President Boris Yeltsin out of a July runoff
election with his Communist challenger.
Yeltsin leads with 34 percent to Gennady Zyuganov's (gah-nah-dee
ZOO-gah-noff's) 32 percent.
The Mill Mountain Star may be shinning a little brighter tonight as Roanoke
is named an All-America city.
Also in Roanoke wild animals cause a stir in some neighborhoods.
A snake and a bear make a surprise visit.
We'll bring you that story and more at eleven.
News Seven has just learned from Clifton Forge Police that a drowning has
taken place in a creek.
Police and rescue squad members are on the scene.
Authorities have not confirmed the identity or age of the person.
It's a narrow lead-- one apparently not enough to keep Russian President
Boris Yeltsin out of a July runoff election with his Communist challenger.
With 55 percent of the vote counted, Yeltsin leads with 35 percent-- a small
margin over his challenger who has 32 percent.
But fifty percent is needed for a victory.
Jonathan Sanders has more.
IN Q=Officials are now
SUPER=03-Vladivostok, Russia; :00
SUPER=03-Moscow; :26 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Vyacheslav Nikonov/Yeltsin Re-Election Cmte.; :33
SUPER=01-Jonathan Sanders/Reporting; :41
OUT Q=News, Moscow
(( Officials are now counting the votes in the first presidential
election since Russia became an independent state.
A CBS News exit poll indicates Yeltsin has a 6 point lead over Zuganov.
YELTSIN, YELTSIN, ZUGYANOV.
The official results won't be in for hours, as the millions of paper ballots
have to be counted by hand.
Boris Yeltsin voted early... and the Yeltsin camp was hoping for a heavy
turnout--that apparently didn't happen.
VYACHESLAV NIKONOV/YELTSIN RE-ELECTION COMMITTEE
NARR: IT TILTS THINGS TOWARD THE COMMUNISTS--THEIR SUPPORTERS ARE MORE
DISCIPLINED AND-- WE'RE WORRIED HE ADMITTED.
SANDERS/REPORTING ON CAMERA: WITH NINE MEN RUNNING AGAINST HIM, INCUMBENT
BORIS YELTSIN HAD AN UPHILL FIGHT TO WIN THIS ELECTION OUTRIGHT. BETWEEN THE
VARIOUS CANDIDATES MANY MORE RUSSIANS VOTED AGAINST HIM, THAN FOR HIM.
Communist Gennadyi Zuganov was happy when he voted this morning...believing
he is riding an anti-yeltsin, anti-reform wave.
Zugyanov may have done better than expected, but the presidential contest
still has another round to go - then it'll be just Yeltsin and Zugyanov in a
head to head run-off.
Jonathan Sanders, CBS News, Moscow.))
The U-S is prepared to deal with the results of the Russian election.
But a top State Department official offers a warning.
Strobe Talbott says there will be repercussions if there is any retreat from
He says that may result in a loss of U-S influence with international
An off-duty Israeli police officer was shot and killed and his wife was
wounded today by a suspected Palestinian gunmen on the West Bank.
The couple's 18-month-old son, who was being carried by his mother, escaped
An Israeli official says the policeman's wife was shot twice in the chest in
a northern village.
The policeman was wearing civilian clothes when he and his family entered a
toy shop in the village.
No one has been arrested.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
The "Star City" is now in a league of its own.
Last night the National Civic League named Roanoke an All America community.
IN Q=THE 47 YEAR OLD
OUT Q=WITH CITY GOVERNMENT
(( The 47-year-old award program recognizes ten communities each year for the
innovative way they meet challenges such as crime, racial discord, and
IN Q=WE'RE GLAD TO
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE'RE GLAD TO BE HOME TO ONE OF THE TEN GREAT
CITIES IN AMERICA--ROANOKE, YEAH!!))
OUT Q=SOUNDS OF CHEERING
A victorious Roanoke delegation arrived home to cheers.
They say projects like the renovation of the Jefferson Center, the Hotel
Roanoke and the trash train and transfer station put Roanoke ahead of the rest.
IN Q=WE THINK
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE THEME WE TRY TO
CONVEY TO OTHER PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION THAT HERE IN ROANOKE WE HAVE A
PARTICIPATORY LOCAL GOVERNMENT.))
OUT Q=LOCAL GOVERNMENT
IN Q=cities in the
((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MGR: CITIES IN THE UNITED STATES ALONG WITH ROANOKE
ARE TRYING TO SOLVE MANY PROBLEMS. AND THIS IS A CELEBRATION ABOUT THOSE
COMMUNITIES WILLING TO WORK WITH BUSINESS, NEIGHBORHOODS, THE PRIVATE SECTOR,
ALONG WITH CITY GOVERNMENT.))
OUT Q=WITH CITY GOVERNMENT
This is the fifth time Roanoke has won the award.
Cleveland is the only other city to have been honored as many times.
The 10 winners were chosen from 30 finalists.
The other winners include WESTminster, CA-- New Orleans, LA-- Buffalo, NY
and Hartsville, South Carolina.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke city officials, landlords and citizen groups have been working on a
rental inspection program since January.
That's when a house fire killed a woman and four of her grandchildren in
rental property in southeast Roanoke.
Council will vote on the latest proposal tomorrow afternoon.
Gone from the plan are mandatory yearly inspections and 75 dollar fines for
landlords who refuse to cooperate.
Landlords also won't have to submit lists of their property-- and property
inspections will only occur voluntarily.
Neighboring cities Lynchburg and Salem require rental properties to undergo
mandatory yearly inspections.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
Volunteers are trying to encourage boat safety on Smith Mountain Lake.
Marchers were on the streets of Danville this morning, trying to spread the
message that fathers deserve the same parenting rights as mothers.
But first, let's check in with Kimberly...
Wx ad lib
Tranquil skies across much of the region tonight--
But we still have the threat of scattered thunderstorms-- which will also
linger over the next few days.
More about that in the forecast-- but first, let's check out the warm
temperatures across the area....
MUSIC UP FULL
A Danville organization used Father's Day as a way to promote the rights of
Nearly 40- men, women and children marched through downtown Danville
carrying signs bearing messages such as "Remember the Children" and "Children
Need Fathers, Too."
The event was organized by a newly formed group called "Equal Parents, Equal
Organizers say their goal is to ensure both parents are given equal
IN Q=We are in support
((BARRY KOPLEN/PARENT:WE ARE IN SUPPORT OF BOTH PARENTS BEING AN ACTIVE AND
EQUAL PART OF THEIR CHILDREN'S LIVES IN MATTERS THAT CONCERN DIVORCE AND
SEPARATED FAMILIES AND THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE
CHILDREN KNOW THAT THEIR PARENTS ARE THERE EQUALLY, THAT THEY ARE EQUALLY
THERE-- WE THINK THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE OF YOUNGER MINOR CHILDREN.
DONA KNOWLES/PARENT: EVEN IN DIVORCE I STILL BELIEVE THAT A FAMILY UNIT EXISTS
AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WHEN PARENTS REALIZE THAT IT WILL CUT DOWN ON THE
COURT INTERVENTION, PARENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BEST
INTEREST OF THEIR CHILD. THE CHILD SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A PAWN OR AN OBJECT IN
A DIVORCE CASE. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Koplen/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Dona Knowles/Parent; :19
OUT Q=divorce case.
Donna Knowles reminded the crowd of success stories.
Knowles and her former spouse have worked out a positive arrangement which
she says has helped her young daughter become a well adjusted child.
TAPE# net-a; 94-53(Boys State)
A junior version of the State Legislature in under way in Central Virginia.
The '96 session of the American Legion Boys State kicked off today at
The annual program attracts more than 800 of the top high school- rising
seniors in the commonwealth.
It's designed to help students learn about state and local government.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer along with Attorney General Jim Gilmore and
Governor George Allen will address the boys later this week.
Bath County officials say a new job service will help develop an untapped
People with mental and physical disabilities will soon learn job skills from
Jackson River Enterprises-- A satellite operation of the organization will open
in the rural region.
Organizers say their mission is to address the needs of individuals and
provide the training needed to help them live independently.
IN Q=After that job
((DEBBIE ANDERSON/JACKSON RIVER ENTERPRISES: AFTER THAT JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST
LEARNS THE JOB THEN THE CLIENT WITH A DISABILITY COMES AND SHE WILL TRAIN THEM.
AN INDIVIDUAL IS TRAINED UNTIL THE JOB SERVICE SPECIALIST IS NO LONGER
((WE ARE HELPING PROMOTE WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY A WORTH WHICH THEY CAN THEN GIVE
BACK TO THE COMMUNITY BY SEEKING A JO AND THEN SPENDING THEIR MONEY ALSO IN THE
COMMUNITY. IT'S A JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Debbie Anderson/Jackson River Enterprises; :00
SUPER=01-Claire Collins/Bath Co. Administrator; :13
OUT Q=JOB CREATION OPPORTUNITY
County officials say Bath has a population of around five thousand people.
It is estimated that more than 60 could use the services of Jackson River
The Bath County facility will open later this summer.
A wheel manufacturing plant is planned for Russell County.
A newspaper is sold in Danville,
And, cities from our area move up on a new survey.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Nelson Co./File Tape; :05
SUPER=03-Danville/Friday; :53 (quick!)
SUPER=03-Russell Co./Friday; :59
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Wintergreen will spend seven million dollars to expand its golf operation.
It's the biggest project at the Nelson County resort in a decade.
Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Danville all moved up the ladder in Money Magazine's
new list of America's best cities, placing 62nd, 73rd, and 138th.
The first manufacturer to move into the Dublin Industrial Park plans to
The Aeromotive Systems Company, which makes truck parts for the Volvo-GM
plant in town, expects to increase its employment from 30 to 100 people.
The CB Fleet Company of Lynchburg has won a lawsuit against rival Smith
A jury ruled Smith Kline Beecham made a misleading advertisement involving
Fleet's Summer's Eve product.
A Roanoke spring water company has filed for bankruptcy.
Quibell says that's the only way a Richmond investment firm would agree to
The Danville Register and Bee has a new owner.
Media General will purchase it for 38 million dollars.
Reynolds Metals announced it will build an automotive wheel manufacturing
plant in Russell County.
It'll employ up to 125 people- -at first- -with the potential of employing
more than a thousand.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it dropped about 48
points, closing at 5649.451.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Soft Music Under
When News 7 continues,
A visitor to Roanoke today was more curious than the average bear--
Someone's seven foot long pet takes a trip to the local convenience store.
Stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
Now boaters on Smith Mountain Lake can call in the Coast Guard.
The United States Coast Guard is patrolling the lake.
And as Denise Allen reports these men and women say they're here to protect
IN Q=HELLO THIS IS
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :10
SUPER=01-Al Perdue/U.S. Coast Guard Aux.; :27
SUPER=01-Paul Howell/U.S. Coast Guard Aux.; :54 QUICK!!
OUT Q=News 7
SOT tape 2 10:05:47
IN Q=HELLO THIS IS
((HELLO THIS IS MR. PERDUE AT SMITH MOUNTAIN. WE'RE GOING IN SERVICE AS OF
10-HUNDRED HOURS. THANK YOU HAVE A SAFE DAY.))
OUT Q=SAFE DAY
Members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Search and Rescue
Detachment have turned this picnic area into an operations center.
The more than 50 volunteers use their own boats to patrol Smith Mountain
Lake and help boaters in need.
SOT tape 1 13:33:52
IN Q=OUR FUNCTION WOULD
((AL PERDUE/U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY: OUR FUNCTION WOULD BE TO TAKE THOSE
CALLS TO CLASSIFY THEM ACCORDING TO SEVERITY AND THEN TO DISPATCH OUR RESOURCES
OR TO CONTACT THE COUNTIES AND ASK FOR ASSISTANCE.))
OUT Q=ASK FOR ASSISTANCE
STAND UP TAPE 3 11:33:38
((DENSE ALLEN/NEWS 7: DURING MOST EMERGENCIES BOATERS USE THE MARINE BAND TO
CALL FOR HELP.
THE U.S.COAST GUARD AUXILIARY PLANS TO MONITOR CHANNEL 16 DURING PEAK HOURS
EVERY WEEKEND FROM MEMORIAL DAY TO LABOR DAY.
AND WHILE THE AUXILIARY IS AVAILABLE TO AIDE LOCAL AUTHORITIES ON SEARCH AND
RESCUE OPERATIONS--THEY SAY THEIR MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TEACHING BOATING SAFETY.))
SOT TAPE 2 10:33:04
IN Q=WE CAN'T MAKE
((PAUL HOWELL/U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY: WE CAN'T MAKE PEOPLE DO THE RIGHT
THING BUT WE CAN TELL THEM THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
OUT Q=THING TO DO
SOT TAPE 2 10:22:01 COVER WITH B-ROLL
IN Q=OUR PRESENCE
((OUR PRESENCE USUALLY DOES TEND TO MAKE THEM THINK ALONG THE LINES OF SAFETY
OR OBEYING REGULATIONS.))
While the auxiliary reports to the U.S. Coast Guard, it does not have the
power to enforce the law.
The Auxiliary is a service unit providing help where ever it is needed.
And to be a part of the team the average volunteer needs to complete more
than 40 hours of on the water training and outfit their boat with special
Volunteers for the Smith Mountain detachment hail from as far away as
SOT tape 1 13:35:08
IN Q=SO WE HAVE
((SO WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM DOCTORS AND LAWYERS TO INDIAN CHIEFS. SO YOU NAME
IT. THE WHOLE GAMUT OF PROFESSIONAL CAREERS ARE HERE.))
OUT Q=CAREERS ARE HERE
These man and women say they hope their vigilance pays off--by making the
lake a safer place for boaters.
Denise Allen News 7.))
The Chicago Bulls won their fourth N-B-A title in six years tonight beating
Seattle in game six 87 to 75.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :
Chicago led by 7 at the half but Detlef Schrempf hit the fall away cutting
the lead to five.
Then the Bulls cranked it up ron Harper, who missed two games in Seattle,
hits the three the lead is 10.
And Chicago goes inside to Michael Jordan he hits the reverse layup and
the Bulls led the Sonics 64 to 47.
Seattle made a run near the end of the third quarter Shawn Kemp with the
jumper to make it 67 to 58.
Chicago blew it open in the fourth SUPER=32-Chicago/=87/Seattle/75;
quarter and the Bulls cap the record season by winning their fourth N-B-A
IN Q="Well this
((MICHAEL JORDAN/MVP: ))
((SHAWN KEMP/SEATTLE FORWARD: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/MVP; :00
SUPER=01-Shawn Kemp/Seattle Forward; :16
OUT Q=.........this point."
The Braves and Dodgers slugged it out in Atlanta today and Los Angeles gets
the 3 to 2 win.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WTBS; :
A hot day in Atlanta several cars in the parking lot damaged by fire.
The Dodgers scored early. Mike Piazza gets all of this pitch sending it
over the right field wall for his second homer of the game and Los angeles led
2 to nothing.
The Braves answered in their half of the fourth. Fred McGriff with the
solo homer deep over the right field wall to make it 2 to 1 Dodgers.
the Dodgers would score what would prove to be the winning run in the
SUPER=35-Los Angeles/==3/Atlanta/==2;sixth. Eric Karros hits this high fly
ball to right center field. Delino DeShields tags at third to score and the
Dodgers win it 3 to 2.
Devon White hit a leadoff homer in the seventh breaking a 2 to 2 tie and
Florida beats Pittsburgh 4 to 2.
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/WBFS; :
this baby getting a cool drink in Pittsburgh this afternoon.
In the fifth, Carlos Garcia hits a line drive double to right centerfield
scoring Jason Kendal and the Marlins led the Pirates 2 to 1.
Still in the fifth, Kevin Brown throws the high wild pitch allowing Garcia
to score from third to tie the game at 2 to 2.
Then in the seventh White gets all SUPER=35-Florida/==4/Pittsburgh/==2;of
this pitch it hits the upper deck wall for a solo homer Florida led 3 to 2 and
the Marlins win it 4 to 2.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/KXTX; :
The Father's Day posters out in Fenway this afternoon.
And in the bottom of the first Jose Canseco gets all of this pitch sending
it over the Green Monster for a two run homer and his 21-st of the season.
For this score and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, Jeff Gordon wins at Pocono Larry Holmes hangs up his gloves
And Steve Jones is the 1996 U.S. Open champion.
Steve Jones missed over two years on the tour after injuring the ring
finger on his left hand in a dirt bike accident.
But today Jones was the man winning the U.S. Open to become the first
sectional qualifier to win the major since Jerry Pate did in 1976.
SUPER=03-Bloomfield Hills, MI/NBC SPORTS; :
Davis Love the third was right in the hunt but he three putted the 18-th
green to drop to one under par.
It looked like Jones was ready to claim the title but at 17 he misses the
putt and drops to 2 under par and a tie with yesterday's leader Tom Lehman with
one hole left to play.
Lehman lost his chance at winning the tournament at the 18-th tee. His tee
shot goes into the fairway bunker and his shot out was short of the green while
Jones hit his within 10-feet.
Jones missed the birdie putt but he tapped out for par shooting a final
round 1 under par 69 that left him 2 under for the tournament win.
IN Q="if you really
((STEVE JONES/U.S. OPEN CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Steve Jones/U.S. Open Champion; :
OUT Q=.....AT THE END."
Lehman and Love tied for second place at one under par.
Jeff Gordon dominated the field and he took the checkered flag winning the
UAW-GM Teamwork 500 at Pocono this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Pocono, PA/TNN SPORTS; :
Hut Stricklin led for several laps early in the race but he gets passed
here by Mark Martin on lap 41.
Rick Mast was having a strong run he worked his way into the top 10 by
passing Dale Earnhardt.
Ricky Rudd also had a strong car as he moves to the front with over 150
laps to go in the 200 lap race.
But Jeff Gordon, Who started on the pole, led 37 laps early in the race and
he was the leader at the halfway point.
Then South Boston's Ward Burton had engine trouble and he brings out th
third caution while he was running seventh.
Rusty Wallace was the leader with 80 laps to go but while leaving the
pits his car slowed forcing him to the garage area. Rusty finished 31-st.
And Dale Earnhardt had engine problems forcing his car out of the race
Earnhardt finished 32-nd.
But Gordon had the stuff today he passed Geoff Bodine to take the lead and
win the race, the fourth time he's won from the pole.
IN Q="Everytime I
((JEFF GORDON/UAW-GM TEAMWORK 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/UAW-Teamwork 500 Winner; :
OUT Q=........for us."
Rudd was second Geoff Bodine third Mark Martin fourth and Bobby Hamilton
He's said it before but this time Larry Holmes says his boxing career is
over after knocking out journeyman Anthony Willis in the 8-th round.
SUPER=03-Atlantic City, NJ/CBS SPORTS; :
Holmes enters the ring with his hands on the shoulders of his son Larry
In the fourth round Willis landed his best punch of the fight a big right
But Holmes known for the hard jab landed a right hook to the side of Willis
head sending him to the mat for the 10 count.
The 46 year old Holmes ends his career 65 and 5 with 42 knockouts.
A seven foot snake was loose in Roanoke today.
City Police were dispatched to the "E-Z-N" on Brandon Avenue around six this
A crowd gathered and watched the snake for more than twenty minutes as it
slithered around the exterior of the convenience store.
Officer M-G Vineyard finally corralled the snake into a trash can.
An animal control officer arrived later-- he took the snake to the S-P-C-A.
Police say the snake is probably an escaped pet.
Earlier this morning, dispatchers received several calls that a black bear
was spotted near the Days Inn on Orange Avenue.
Officers chased the 100 pound bear for about 40 minutes before cornering it
in a wooded area on First Street.
Then Animal Control officers tranquilized it with a gun.
IN Q=WE HAVE IT
((SGT. M.C. BROWN/ROANOKE POLICE: WE HAVE IT MAINLY IN THE WINTER TIME WHEN
THERE'S LESS FOOD IN THE MOUNTAINS. IT'S PRETTY RARE TO SEE THEM IN THE SUMMER
IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA.))
SUPER=01-M.C. Brown/Roanoke City Police;
OUT Q=A RESIDENTIAL AREA
No one was injured during the incident.
Brown says the bear will be released back into the national forest.
Our final animal story this evening is a heart warming one.
A lost dog is on his way back to his owner.
In April, "Pugsy" got lost in Roanoke and ended up at a shelter.
After some searching, shelter workers found "Pugsy's" owner in Germany.
Randy Fair is in the Army and this evening "Pugsy" boards a Delta flight to
be reunited with him.
Fair says he has no idea how his dog ended up in Roanoke.
But that doesn't really matter now.
"Pugsy" left Dulles airport this evening en-route to an army base in West