Next on News Seven-- Fighting continues
in Northern Ireland as riots threaten to destroy two years of peace between the
protestants and the catholics.
And new evidence in the Saudi bombing that left 19 U-S troops dead last
And Salem fair officials have plenty to smile about as the fun comes to an
The news is next.
Fighting continues in Northern
Ireland as a bomb went off in the troubled province.
Riots were sparked as some believe two years of achievements between the
protestants and catholics are going up in smoke.
SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 25;
New evidence in the Saudi bombing that left 19 U-S troops in dead last June.
Apparently, Saudi officials found the car a few days after the blast that
may be linked to the attack.
And the Salem fair has a successful two weeks as the fun comes to an end.
We'll bring you that and more at eleven.
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There are NEW fears of full-scale terrorism in Northern Ireland.
For the first time in two years, a bomb went off today in the troubled
province-- along with rioting.
Some are concerned that two years of achievements between the protestants
and catholics are going up in smoke.
Tom Fenton has more.
IN Q=Northern Ireland
SUPER=03-N. Ireland; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :45
SUPER=01-Gerry Adams/Sinn Fein Leader; 1:18
SUPER=01-David Ervine/Protestant Militant; 1:35
OUT Q=News, Belfast
(( Northern Ireland burns by night.
Young catholics take out their anger on the the largely protestant police
force and the ruc, as they are known, responds with force.
This has become a nightly ritual.
Inevitably the violence is escalating.
And early this morning, the bomb came back to Northern Ireland.
A car bomb blitzed a hotel in enniskillen where a wedding party was in
There was a warning, but forty people were still injured, and the hotel
itself lies in ruins.
A dublin-based irish-nationalist splinter group has has claimed
FENTON: But the entire Catholic community now seems united in their anger
against the polce, the protestant militants and the British government.
And the events of the past week have swelled the ranks of supporters of the
People who never marched before turned out today to protest the death of a
catholic man who was killed in this week's riots.
As families marched down the Falls Road in silent protest, the only sound
was the whirr of a british army surveillance helicopter.
Catholics are outraged by what they see as their continued treatment as
second class citizens.
GERRY ADAMS/SINN FEIN LEADER: WE ARE NOT, LET US NOTE THIS, WE ARE NOT
PREPARED TO HAVE OUR RIGHTS WALKED OVER BY THE RUC, BY JOHN MAJOR, OR ANYONE
ELSE. THE DANGER NOW IS THAT THE PROTEST MILITANTS WILL BREAK THEIR TWO
YEAR LONG CEASEFIRE.
DAVID ERVINE/PROTESTANT MILITANT: I THINK WE'RE AT THAT POINT NOW WHERE
WE'RE ON OUT WAY TO HELL AND BACK.
I DONT KNOW HOW IT CAN BE RETRIEVED AND I WOULD CERTAINLY SUGGEST THAT THE
VIOLENT REPUBLICAN MOVEMENT HAD THE CHOICE TO LIGHT THE TOUCHPAPER OR NOT AND
THEY CHOSE TO LIGHT THE TOUCHPAPER.
The sad reality is that this is not only the rebirth of what used to be
called "the troubles," it has brought the troubles to yet another generation in
Tom Fenton, CBS News, Belfast.))
A sharp split has emerged between the U-S and Saudi Arabia.
A top Saudi prince says he opposes moving American troops to new housing
that the Pentagon says would be less vulnerable to terrorists.
Those comments today by Defense Minister Prince Sultan came during a visit
to Saudi Arabia by F-B-I Director Louis Freeh.
Meanwhile, the F-B-I is NOT commenting on the finding of a getaway car used
in last month's deadly bombing in Saudi Arabia.
SUPER=03-Saudi Arabia/June 25;
Officials say a Chevrolet Caprice Classic had been found outside Dhahran.
The June 25th bombing of an American military barracks killed 19 U-S troops.
Authorities located the car in a town about six miles away from Dhahran.
Apparently, the Saudis found the car a few days after the blast, but there's
no word on why they did NOT reveal this news until now.
SUPER=03-Dime Box, TX;
Two workers were killed in Texas following a natural gas explosion.
The blast occurred around 7:30 last night.
Specialists are now working on trying to tame the roaring fire.
Flames were shooting 50 feet into the air and could be seen for miles.
The blaze could take 2 to 10 days to put out.
The cause is unknown.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (net-an-YAH'-hoo) is back home,
after a six-day visit to the U-S.
SUPER=03-Tel Aviv, Israel;
It was his first official trip as the NEWLY elected leader of Israel.
Netanyahu stopped in Washington, D.C. and in New York City.
IN Q=It was a
((ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU: IT WAS A VERY GOOD BEGINNING FOR
THE NEW GOVERNMENT IN ISRAEL. I THINK WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP WITH
THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES.))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
OUT Q=of the United States.
Netanyahu also says the U-S has a good understanding for his NEW
government's tougher policies with the Arabs.
In the coming weeks, Netanyahu is expected to meet with Egyptian president--
Hosni (HAZ-nee) Mubarak and Jordan's King Hussein.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News-7,
A new administrator in Floyd County shares his plans for the future--
Bus service may be no more in the Valley, unless some federal funding comes
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
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Cloudy and muggy out there-- unless you're on the receiving end of some
strong thunderstorms making their way through the area tonight.
Most of the wet weather's now soaking central and southside Virginia-- with
Campbell County reporting some flash flooding.
Let's take a peek at the rainfall totals...
MUSIC UP FULL
Bus service in the Roanoke Valley may be coming to the end of the line.
That's what Roanoke Mayor David Bowers says.
IN Q=It's a critical need
((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: IT'S A CRITICAL NEED AND WE'RE FACING IT
OUT Q=facing it immediately.
Federal cuts in funding for mass transit are making it more difficult for
local governments to keep their busses on the road.
This year, the General Assembly refused to authorize a transportation
district that could create a local fuels tax.
But Roanoke City Council members haven't given up on the idea, and last week
the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors agreed to form a committee.
IN Q=I think Roanoke County to their credit
((I THINK ROANOKE COUNTY TO THEIR CREDIT HAS JOINED WITH THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN
SAYING THAT WE NEED THIS COMMITTEE TO GO OUR AND EDUCATE THE PUBLIC, EDUCATE
OUR LEGISLATORS THAT WE ARE FACING A CRITICAL FUNDING SHORTAGE FROM THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT, THE CONSEQUENCES OF WHICH MAY MEAN THE ABANDONMENT OF THE BUS
SYSTEM. WE CAN'T ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN.))
OUT Q=can't allow that to happen.
Over the next several years, federal subsidies for mass transit are expected
to dry up.
And Bowers says local governments intend to keep pressure on the General
An early morning bus accident injured eight people in Roanoke this morning.
Police say the driver of a church bus stopped at a yield sign at Melrose
Avenue and 15th street.
The driver then turned left into oncoming traffic.
That's when a car struck the bus.
No one suffered serious injuries.
Police say they're charging the bus driver with failing to yield the right
A NEW man in town hopes HIS fresh ideas bring in more industries to Floyd
Roy Crawford is the new county administrator.
And as Denise Allen reports, he's spending most of his time educating the
business community about the county.
IN Q=Roy Crawford says
SUPER=01-Roy Crawford/Floyd Co. Administrator; :17
SUPER=01-David Ingram/Floyd Co. Supervisor; :45
OUT Q=News 7.
((Roy Crawford says the biggest challenge during his first three months on
the job has been letting entrepreneurs know Floyd County is open for business.
He says the county has facilities available for any interested business
IN Q=it's a farm
((ROY CRAWFORD/FLOYD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IT'S A FARM THE COUNTY BOUGHT SEVERAL
YEARS A GO AND IT'S BEEN SITTING, WAITING FOR US TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT. I'VE
HAD A LITTLE INTEREST FROM A COUPLE OF COMPANIES.))
OUT Q=COUPLE OF COMPANIES
There is also an empty shell building just waiting for a tenant.
Crawford says a new business at that site, could be in the near future.
County Supervisors chose the Virginia Tech alum from more than sixty
Crawford has spent much of his career working in local government in the
IN Q=THERE'S A LOT OF
((DAVID INGRAM/FLOYD CO. SUPERVISOR: THERE'S A LOT OF NEED FOR JOBS AND FOR
SOME INDUSTRIAL GROWTH WE'RE HOPING MR. CRAWFORD CAN HELP US WITH ENTICING NEW
OUT Q=ENTICING NEW INDUSTRY
Crawford says this rural community needs new businesses.
A bigger tax base is required to meet the growing needs of the community
IN Q=i'd like to
((CRAWFORD: I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME HIGH PAYING JOBS SO PEOPLE CAN STAY IN THE
COUNTY AND NOT TRAVEL TO ROANOKE OR CHRISTIANSBURG AND AT THE SOME TIME KEEP
THE RURAL ATMOSPHERE IN THE COUNTY.))
OUT Q=IN THE COUNTY
Crawford says it's the atmosphere that will make Floyd County an easy sell.
Denise Allen News 7.))
A Roanoke academic program boasts impressive results--
Participants grades are up, and the "Partners for Success" program has been
recognized by U-S-A Today.
Roanoke School Superintendent Wayne Harris says the program is working, as
it prepares students for a college career.
IN Q=This year we had
((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS YEAR WE HAD 57 STUDENTS WHO
TOOK COURSES IN PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND WHEN WE ANALYZED
THEIR RESULTS AT THE END OF THE FIRST SEMESTER, 80 PERCENT OF THEM RECEIVED A's
and B's. SO WE'RE JUST PLEASED.))
OUT Q=we're just pleased.
Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the city of Salem have joined forces in
the Partners for Success program, along with Hollins College, Roanoke College
and Virginia Western Community College.
Photographer O. Winston Link's ex- wife has been jailed in connection with
the theft of a thousand of Link's prints.
The photographs of Norfolk and Western steam locomotives disappeared from
the Links' house in New York state around the end of 1991.
The prints are worth almost 2-million dollars.
On Friday, a jury in White Plains, New York convicted Conchita Link of grand
larceny for stealing the pictures.
She'll be sentenced next month, and could get up to 25 years in prison.
The pictures are still missing.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Later on News 7 at 11,
The commonwealth games are wrapping up, and that means more than 15-hundred
volunteers get to take a break.
The Salem Fair brings an economic shot in the arm to the Roanoke Valley.
We'll learn about the fair business, and see tonight's fireworks.
MUSIC UP FULL
A new player is entering the discount retailing game in Virginia and
Target Stores will open 21 huge discount stores in eight months, creating
thousands of jobs and tens of MILLIONs of dollars in construction investment.
By the end of the month, Target will open four stores in Virginia and nine
stores in Maryland.
By 19-99, Target is expected to have as many as 80 stores in the
In October, Target announced plans to build a 85-million-dollar distribution
center in Augusta County, creating 500 new jobs.
A re-vote at the Rubatex plant,
More low unemployment numbers for our area,
And two factory expansions in Roanoke and Rockbridge County.
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-Roanoke Co./Thursday; :33
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge/Friday; :49
OUT Q=NAT SOT
lbraw 1:02:18 try to use only 1-2 shots file so we can put bedford/mon super
In a second contract vote, union workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford
have decided to go along with the company's demands regarding new work rules
and mandatory overtime.
The "Yes" vote will apparently keep 300 jobs at the rubber products company
from being moved out of state.
lbraw 1:03:33 pre pro
The latest figures indicate the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas have some of the
lowest jobless rates in Virginia.
Greater Roanoke came in just above two- and- a- half- percent...Lynchburg
just below three- and- a- half- percent.
Optical Cable lbraw 56:02
Optical Cable in Roanoke County broke ground on a major expansion project
The fiber optic cable company says the move will double the size of the
facility its using, and triple the size of its workforce.
DesChamps lbraw 56:45
A Rockbridge County company that makes air exchangers is growing again.
DesChamps Labs will purchase the old Natural Bridge High School for an
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it fell 78 points,
closing at 5510.56.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Only one more event remains in The Commonwealth Games.
During the past few weeks athletes from all over the state traveled to
Roanoke to compete in 44 sporting events.
About 15-hundred volunteers make these games happen.
And among those are medical personnel.
The number of athletes competing in these games has more than doubled in the
event's six year history.
The number of medical volunteers has also increased.
These volunteers are on the scene to provide help when it's needed.
They say most of the injuries are NOT as serious as this broken collar bone.
IN Q=JUST BEING ON THE
(( JACKSON METCALF/MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS: JUST BEING ON THE LOOK OUT FOR PEOPLE
WHO HAVE SOME KIND OF INJURY LIKE FALLING DOWN AND SCRAPING THEMSELVES OR THEY
MIGHT HAVE PULLED A MUSCLE, HAVE A MUSCLE CRAMP. WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK
LIKE THEY'RE OVERLY HOT.
STU ISRAEL/COMMONWEALTH GAMES: THEY PROVIDE IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT. I
GUESS WE CAN CALL IT TRIAGE AND THEY ARE THERE IT THERE'S ANY SERIOUS INJURIES
TO TREAT THEM UNTIL AN AMBULANCE CAN GET THERE.))
SUPER=01-Jackson Metcalf/Medical Volunteers; :00
SUPER=01-Stu Israel/Commonwealth Games; :16
OUT Q=can get there.
Medical volunteers stand by to help at all Commonwealth events.
In addition to the volunteers there is always plenty water on-hand.
Stu Israel says athletes have consumed about 40-thousand gallons of bottle
water during this event.
GRAPHIC=Dream Team III
Dream Team Three completed its exhibition season undefeated by beating
Greece this afternoon 128 to 62.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/Dream Team III vs Greece; :
The final game was in Reggie Millers house today.
And watch Miller throw one up and knocked it down off the glass giving the
U-S-A the early lead.
The Dream Team got its running game going today Mitch Richmond with the no
look pass to David Robinson for the jam and a 61 to 20 lead.
In the second half, Chicago's Scottie Pippen runs the floor and gets the
jam making it 93 to 45.
And Shaq gets his turn Charles SUPER=34-U.S.A/128/Greece/62/;Barkley
with the hustle play getting it to the man for the slam the U-S beats Greece
128 to 62.
Dream Team Members Hakeem OLajuwon and Gary Payton signed new contracts
with their teams.
Olajuwon inked a 5 year pact worth 60 million and Payton a seven year deal
worth 85 million.
The Knicks did some dealing today signing free agents Chris Childs and
SUPER=04-File Tape; :
those two signings allowed the Knicks to complete a trade for Charlotte's
Johnson averaged 20 points and 8-rebounds a game with the Hornets last
year. The Knicks will send Anthony Mason and Brad Lohaus to Charlotte.
Atlanta scored five times in the bottom of the 8-th to beat the Florida
Marlins in a high scoring game 15 to 10.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/WBFS; :
An nice aerial view of Fulton County Stadium today.
The Marlins took the lead in the first inning Jeff Conine belts this three
run homer over the left field wall to make it 3 to nothing Florida.
But the Braves rallied in the third. Javier Lopez sends a bullet into the
left field stands for a solo homer and the BRAVES took the 6 to 3 lead.
Atlanta would pad its lead in the third. Ryan Klesko with a two run
SUPER=35-Atlanta/15/Florida/10/;homer deep over the right field wall to make
it 8 to 3 Braves and Atlanta wins it 15 to 10.
The Yankees completed their first four game sweep in Baltimore since 1955
with a 4 to 1 win over the Orioles.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/WPIX; :
Davey Johnson watches the action from the Dugout.
He didn't want to see this in the second inning Mike Aldrete hits a single
up the middle scoring Darryl Strawberry and the Yankees took the 1 to nothing
But the Orioles came back in their half of the fourth. B.J. Surhoff rips a
single to right field Cal Ripken rounds the bases to score and the game was
tied 1 to 1 after four.
New York went with a squeeze play Joe Giraldi lays it down in front of
SUPER=35-New York/4/Baltimore/1/; the plate Darryl Strawberry beats the throw
home the Yankees led 2 to 1 and New York wins it 4 to 1.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/KCAL; :
Ken Griffey returned to the Seattle lineup with a bang. He ripped a two
run homer and an R-B-I Double to lead the Mariners over the Angels.
For that and all of today's scores lets go to the boards.
wipe to motion
SUPER=0091-/California/0/j/Seattle/8//Griffey 24th HR/;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/7//New York/5//Final 11
SUPER=0092-j/St. Louis/7//Chicago/6////San Diego/4/j/Colorado/8///;
SUPER=0092-/San Francisco/6//Los Angeles/0/8//;
It was August 1994 when Ernie Irvan was almost killed in a Wreck at
Well, The veteran stock car driver finally completed his comeback today by
winning the Jiffy Lube 300 at Loudon, New Hampshire.
SUPER=03-Loudon, NH/TNN SPORTS; :
Jeff Gordon was running in 9-th place early in the race and his hood was a
but the man on the point was Bobby Hamilton in Richard Petty's car and he
was just ahead of Geoff Bodine.
Then with 189 laps to go Robert Pressley was the leader when he remained on
the track after a caution.
Darrell Waltrip was running strong but he would get loose and hit the wall
on lap 160 bringing out the sixth caution of the day.
Terry Labonte was the leader at the halfway mark but he fell behind and
Johnny Benson took the point with Dale Earnhardt running third.
Gordon made a move and he looked like the car to beat but he had problems
and was forced to pit his car.
Irvan took the lead at that point but it was after the final pit stops that
Irvan began to pull away from the field and he held on to that lead to win his
first race since returning from the Injury.
IN Q="The team
((ERNIE IRVAN/JIFFY LUBE 300 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Jiffy Lube 300 Winner; :
OUT Q=.....Winston cup.
Dale Jarrett was second Ricky Rudd third South Boston's Jeff Burton was
fourth and Robert Pressley came in fifth.
Two People were killed today in a crash that ended the Toronto Molson Indy
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/ESPN; :
On the 92-nd lap the car of Rookie Jeff Krosnoff tapped wheels with
another car and went airborne. His car hit the fence above the retaining wall
and disintegrated into pieces.
Parts of the car apparently hit a safety worker who was standing behind the
Both Krosnoff and the worker were killed.
Adrian Fernandez won the race.
The Commonwealth Games continued today with several sporting events
throughout the Valley.
The American Legion field in Salem looked a lot like a California Beach.
The Roanoke Valley Volleyball Association held a weekend tournament.
Co-ed matches were played yesterday, and single sex matches were today.
A Silver medalist from yesterday is proud of the R-V-V-A's involvement in
IN Q=We've been
((JOEL SELKIRK: WE'VE BEEN TOLD WE'RE THE BEST ORGANIZED SPORT-- I THINK THE
REASON BEING, WE DO THIS EVERY WEEKEND SO THAT SORT OF HELPS US OUT. ))
SUPER=01-Joel Selkirk/Silver Medalist;
OUT Q=helps us out.
Over in Roanoke, several current and former college basketball stars matched
up in the championship game of the over 19 bracket.
Blacksburg and "Stan's Team" from Lynchburg played in a rematch of last
year's gold medal game.
Blacksburg's squad was stacked with former Virginia Tech star Shawn Goode
and several Roanoke College Players.
Lynchburg won 67 to 65, breaking Blacksburg's two year winning streak.
Scott Hoch is the 1996 P-G-A's Michelob champion.
Hoch shot a final round 4 under par 71 on the Kingsmill course in
the third round leader finished at 265, 19 under par for a four stroke win
over Tom Purtzer.
SUPER=03-Dearborn, MI/ABC SPORTS; :
In Michigan, Ray Floyd opened a seven stroke lead with seven holes to play
to hold off Hale Irwin and win the Senior Players Championship.
Floyd shot a one over par 73 for a total of 275, 13 under his first senior
victory of the year.
Salem Fair means big bucks for the Roanoke Valley.
According to organizers, it's big business-- to the tune of about eight
Organizers say this year the weather cooperated.
Cooler temperatures and less rain translated into a record number of
visitors in the 14-day event.
IN Q=FOR US IT
((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER: FOR US IT TAKES A WEEK OR 10 DAYS TO GET THE FIGURES.
ECONOMIC IMPACT WISE THIS EVENT GENERATES SIX TO EIGHT MILLION DOLLARS
ECONOMICALLY TO THE VALLEY. ON SITE WE PROBABLY HAVE ABOUT 750 TO 800-THOUSAND
DOLLARS THAT CHANGES HANDS.))
SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Fair;
OUT Q=THAT CHANGES HANDS.
SHOTS AT 12:03:51
The owner of this traveling western store says this was his best Fourth of
July in six years at the fair.
IN Q=THE WEATHER
((JOE REUTER/CHIEF TRADER: THE WEATHER FOR ONE THING AND THE PEOPLE JUST SEEM
TO COME OUT. THE FACT THAT IT DOESN'T COST THEM A BIG PRICE AT THE GATE TO GET
SUPER=01-Joe Reuter/Chief Trader;
OUT Q=TO GET IN
Carey Harveycutter estimates about 350-thousand people walked through the
gates this year.
The Salem Fair attracts people from as far away as Bluefield, West Virginia
and South Boston.
This was the last day of the fair.
So, like the fair we are going to END our newscast with a bang-- with the
sights and sounds of firework's at the fair.
Have a great week.