Next on News Seven-- Newt Ginrich
was in Danville tonight to offer support for Congressional candidate George
Ross Perot wants to take on Bob Dole and Presdient Clinton this November--
but first he must go through former Colorado Governor Richard Lamm.
And John and Mark Warner go head to head in their first debate.
The news is next.
One of the nation's foremost Republicans was the guest of honor in Danville
House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke at a fundraiser
on behalf of Fifth District Congressional candidate George Landrith.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
IN Q=At 25- dollars
SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker; :35
SUPER=01-George Landrith/(R) Fifth District Candidate; :51
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.
(( At 25- dollars a plate tonight's event raised a considerable amount of
money for Republican George Landrith.
In the neighborhood of ten thousand dollars.
((LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IT IS INDEED A PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO INTRODUCE TO YOU,
THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGE, NEWT
OUT Q=Newt Gingrich
Gingrich spoke for close to an hour-- focusing on family values and calling
for a change on Capital Hill.
He indicated Virginia's Republican delegation is just as eager to have
Landrith become part of the team.
IN Q=They think
((NEWT GINGRICH/R-HOUSE SPEAKER:THEY THINK SO HIGHLY OF GEORGE, THEY'RE WILLING
TO ALL, PREPARED TO STEP ASIDE AND OFFER HIM A CHANCE TO BE ON THE WAYS AND
MEANS COMMITTEE, SO THAT TELLS YOU FIRST OF ALL, TELL YOU THIS IS A GUY WHO HAS
REAL LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY. ))
OUT Q=for the whole country.
Landrith also addressed the crowd-- and like Gingrich, concentrated on
tape two: 11:06:59
((GEORGE LANDRITH/R-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: OUR CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT MAKING SURE
THAT THE VERY FOUNDATION OF OUR SOCIETY, OUR FAMILIES, ARE PROTECTED AND
STRENGTHENED. I HAVE NEWS FOR THE CLINTON, IT DOES NOT TAKE A VILLAGE TO RAISE
A CHILD, IT TAKES A LOVING FAMILY. ))
OUT Q=loving family.
Landrith's Republican challenger also chose the Southside for a day of
Virgil Goode spent the afternoon in Gretna at a barbecue held on his behalf.
When asked what he thought about Gingrich's visit to Danville, the man who
hopes to step into L- F Payne's shoes, had no negative comments.
IN Q=With any
((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT:WITH ANY NATIONAL FIGURE WE WELCOME HIM TO
THE AREA AND IF HE'S RE-ELECTED TO CONGRESS AND IF I'M ELECTED TO CONGRESS, IF
IT'S SOMETHING WE AGREE ON, I'LL VOTE WITH HIM, IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S NOT
GOOD FOR OUR AREA, I WON'T BE VOTING WITH HIM. ))
OUT Q=with him.
Whether Gingrich's visit to Danville makes a difference Election Day remains
to be seen. But one thing is certain-- he was able to raise campaign dollars.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Political analysts say Ross Perot's candidacy was a key ingredient in Bill
Clinton's 1992 Presidential victory.
But in '96 he wants his Reform Party to do more than just make waves.
But first Perot has to defeat Richard Lamm for the nomination.
Ellen Qualls was at the Reform Party's state convention in Charlottesville.
SUPER=01-Ross Perot/Reform Party Presidential Candidate; :22
SUPER=01-Richard Lamm/Reform Party Presidential Candidate; :44
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVa Political Analyst; 1:07
OUT Q=News 7.
John and Mark Warner battled at the podium today.
The senate candidates outlined their differences for the Virginia Bar
This morning's debate was a first for the candidates.
Denise Allen was at the Homestead and files this report.
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :33
SUPER=01-Mark Rozell/Moderator; 1:41
OUT Q=News 7.
((((JOHN WARNER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOUR MONEY THAT YOU SEND TO THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT IN TAXES, SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR SUPPORT ABORTIONS. EXCEPT WHEN THE
MOTHER'S LIFE IS IN DANGER, EXCEPT WHERE A WOMAN HAS BEEN CRIMINALLY ASSAULTED
OUT Q=ASSAULTED AND RAPED
SOT TAPE 1 10:25:13
IN Q=NOW LISTEN
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: NOW LISTEN, I DON'T LIKE ABORTION MORE THAN
ANYONE ELSE, BUT I BELIEVE THAT'S A WOMAN'S CHOICE. GOVERNMENT SHOULDN'T
INTERFERE WITH IT. IT'S A CHOICE BETWEEN A WOMAN, HER GOD, AND HER FAMILY. I
TRUST THE WOMEN OF VIRGINIA ON THAT DECISION AND OBVIOUSLY FROM YOUR VOTES SIR,
YOU DO NOT.))
OUT Q=YOU DO NOT
Abortion is just one issue on which these candidates disagreed.
The topic of campaign spending prompted Mark to propose limiting his
spending to the total John spent in his last three campaigns.
John refused to shake on the deal and offered a high-five instead.
SOT tape 2 11:03:24
IN Q=that was a deal
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: THAT WAS A DEAL. THAT WAS A DEAL.
JOHN WARNER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: A HIGH FIVE MEANS YOU MAY HAVE SCORED A LITTLE
BIT BUT I'M GOING TO COME BACK AND GET YOU.))
OUT Q=GET YOU (LAUGHING)
Political Action Committees often pay out some serious cash to campaigns.
Mark Warner says he'll fund his race without PAC money.
SOT tape 1 10:39:29
IN Q=you got 18-thousand
((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU GOT 18-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN A SINGLE DAY
FROM A BUNCH OF SUGAR PACS AND A WHOLE GROUP OF WEALTHY SUGAR INVESTORS IN
FLORIDA. LAST TIME I VISITED VIRGINIA THERE HAS NOT BEEN MUCH OF A SUGAR
INDUSTRY IN THE COMMONWEALTH. SO IT'S HOW WE CAN REMOVE THE APPEARANCE OF
OUT Q=SPECIAL INFLUENCE
SOT TAPE 2 11:00:36
IN Q=YOU ARE SAYING
((JOHN WARNER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE" YOU ARE SAYING I SHOULDN'T TAKE PACS.
YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE PACS. WHEN YOU WORKED FOR THE STATE DEMOCRATIC
COMMITTEE YOU RAISED MONEY 300-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE STATE WIDE
OUT Q=STATE WIDE CANDIDATES
SOT TAPE 3 11:45:02
IN Q=MARK WARNER HELPED
((MARK ROZELL/MODERATOR: MARK WARNER HELPED HIMSELF A GREAT DEAL. HE
ESTABLISHED HIS CREDIBILITY AS A CANDIDATE. HER PERFORMED VERY VERY WELL. HE
CHALLENGED THE SENATOR QUITE HARD ON A NUMBER OF ISSUES.))
OUT Q=NUMBER OF ISSUES
John Warner challenged Mark late in the debate to sign a letter which John
says he'll send to the Virginia Board of Elections.
John says the letter seeks to clear up any possible name confusion by adding
party affiliations to the ballot.
Mark called this a political ploy.
Both candidates say the debate was fun and plan to declare their differences
during future debates.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next on News 7 at 11,
The Roanoke fire department may be undergoing some big changes,
Investigators think they've located a large section of fuselage from
Wednesday's T-W-A crash.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
Kim in Wx Center
Clear and pleasant outside at this hour.
A great night for relaxing on your porch or patio.
And get set for another sunny day tomorrow-- with highs in the 80s.
We saw mostly 80- degree temperatures today...with a few exceptions...
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Investigators are hoping they've located a large section of fuselage that
could yield more bodies and clues from T-W-A Flight 800.
Officials say a sonar scan of the ocean floor off New York's Long Island
showed a trail of debris in the area where the wreckage was first identified.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more.
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY
SUPER=01-Robert Francis/Vice Chairman NTSB;
SUPER=01-James Kallstrom/FBI Assistant Director;
Thirty-three people were injured when a bomb exploded in an airport
passenger lounge in northeast Spain.
Officials in the city of Tarragona say most of the wounded are British
A Basque separatist group called a local newspaper to warn officials about
Authorities were able to evacuate two luxury hotels before bombs were found
and detonated in nearby beach towns-- but they say there wasn't enough time to
clear the airport.
At least four people are reported in serious condition.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke fire department management has been under fire lately.
The Chief's reorganization efforts has ignitied vocal opposition from Union
Chief Grigsby says engine companies routinely go 10- seven, or out of
service while members are training, or doing other necessary errands.
But he says that doesn't mean localities are ever without fire or E-M-S
In recent incidents, Grigsby says opponents made a big deal out of standard
SOT on record tape 10:05
IN Q=I think it was
((JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE- EMS CHIEF: I THINK IT WAS A CHEAP SHOT. IT
HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, JUST WHILE WE'RE GOING THROUGH SOME OF THE CHANGES
INTERNALLY, PEOPLE TOOK ADVANTAGE. AND WHAT REALLY UPSETS ME ABOUT IT IS THAT
THEY INSTILLED UNDO FEAR IN THOSE CITIZENS.))
SUPER=01-Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief;
OUT Q=in those citizens
Grigsby wants to phase out at least 20 plus positions through attrition, and
train E-M-S personnel as firefighters.
But those speaking out against the plan say such manpower changes would
compromise response time and endanger lives.
SOT 13:46 On record tape
IN Q=A minute's delay
((MIKE HANKS/ROANOKE FIREFIGHTERS ASSOC.: A MINUTE'S DELAY IN GETTING
FIREFIGHTERS TO THE SCENE CAN MAKE A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON WHETHER WE'RE ABLE TO
DO OUR JOB OR NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Hanks/Roanoke Firefighters Assoc.;
OUT Q=our job or not
To hear more discussion, as well as a complete outline of Chief Grigsby's
plan, join On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Coming next on News 7,
One organization proves the "man's best friend" saying may be true.
There is a lot of green involved in going for the gold.
We'll look at the business end of the Olympics in Atlanta.
MUSIC UP FULL
Many entrepeneurs headed to Atlanta, hoping to grab a piece of the Olympic
But many vendors are disappointed with the serving size they're getting.
Dave Fehling has the story.
IN Q=Olympic fans expected
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
SUPER=01-Ronnie Weed/Columbia, SC; :19
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; :34
SUPER=01-Richard Allen Jacobs/Business Owner; :56
OUT Q=CBS News, Atlanta.
(( Olympic fans expected the crowds, the heat, the chance to see records
broken and priceless moments unfold right before their eyes...
But people selling Olympic tickets - at face value?
That's what Ronnie Weed paid on the street outside the Georgia Dome for
gymnastics tickets for his wife and daughter.
RONNIE WEED/COLUMBIA SC: I DIDN'T THINK THERE'D BE AS MANY TICKETS
AVAILABLE AS THERE ARE NOW.
Ticket brokers say they over-purchased and are now dumping tickets,
sometimes for less than face value.
Granted, some are to events that lack big stars.
WEIGHTLIFTING, FIELD HOCKEY. I MEAN, NOT EVERYONE WANTS TO GO TO
FIELD HOCKEY. WHAT IS FIELD HOCKEY? A LOT OF ENTREPRENEURS LOOKED AT ATLANTA
AND HAD VISIONS OF OLYMPIC GOLD, AS IN MONEY, AND WHILE IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL
FOR SURE, SOME MAY GO HOME WITH JUST SILVER, AS IN POCKET CHANGE.
The Olympic key chains and glasses seem to be selling well. But Richard
Allen Jacobs is starting to worry.
He paid $15,000 to rent this storefront for a couple weeks to sell his
sports clothing line.
RICHARD ALLEN JACOBS/OWNER "FLAGWEAR": IT'S BEEN OK, BUT COULD BE A LOT
BETTER, HOPING IT IS, CAUSE WE GOT A MAJOR INVESTMENT IN THIS PROJECT.
Projections for the total impact on Atlanta's economy have been reduced,
although it's still expected to amount to several billion dollars.
And while some ventures may not make millions, the lure of Olympic gold is
Business leaders from wanna-be host cities like Houston are already working
2008, WE'RE TRYING TO GET THE OLYMPICS TO TEXAS.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Atlanta))
The Salem Avalanche took a back seat to the Miller Lite Old Timers game
tonight at Memorial Stadium.
Among the legends on hand were local product and Phillies reliever Al
Holland, Ron Hodges of New York Mets fame, and 3-time all-star Maury Wills.
Wills won 2 Gold Gloves over a 14 year career with the Dodgers, Pirates,
and Expos, and was named the 1962 NL MVP. He used his sweet feet on the minor
league basepaths for 10 years as well.
Despite big contracts and the juiced ball, the game has not changed much in
IN Q="The game...
SUPER=01-Maury Wills/Former Major Leaguer;
OUT Q=...walks of life."
SUPER=04-Avalanche vs. Blue Rocks;
Salem could have used Wills on the basepath tonight. Wilmington struck
early. Sean McNally hits the hot one up the middle, and Elvis Pena can't hang
on. Jimmie Byington trots home. 2-zip Rocks.
Salem got one back in the bottom of the inning. Elvis Pena hits into the
double play, but Mike Higgins scores to make it a 2-1 game.
Then Wilmington blew things open. SUPER=34-Salem/9/Wilmington/11/;
Carlos Mendez hits the bloop single for 2 RBI's and Wilmington wins it 11 to 9
in 13 innings.
The Chicago Cubs cooled off St. Louis this afternoon beating the Cardinals 3
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/FOX SPORTS; :
Cardinal Manager Tony LaRussa with a concerned look on his face.
And then Mark Grace hits this sacrifice fly to right field a runner tags at
third and scores and the Cubs took the one to nothing lead on the Cardinals.
Then in the ninth, Jose Hernandez SUPER=35-Chicago/3/St. Louis/0/;hits a
shot to right centerfield for a double Grace rounds the bases to score Chicago
led 2 to nothing and the Cubs win it 3 to nothing.
Tim Wakefield allowed only two runners to reach second as he picked up his
seventh win a 2 to nothing Shutout against the Baltimore Orioles.
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/FOX SPORTS; :
The Scoreboard guy waiting to put the first numbers on the board.
Boston's Kevin Mitchell gets all of this fast ball and sends it over the
center field wall for a solo homer and a one to nothing Red Sox lead in the
The Red Sox added another run in the fifth. Troy O'Leary hits a shot to
the wall in left center field Jeff Frye beats the throw home from First base
the Sox led 2 to nothing.
Wakefield pitched into the ninth SUPER=35-Boston/2/Baltimore/0/;before
Heathcliff Slocumb got the last two outs for his 14-th save the Red Sox beat
the Orioles 2 to nothing.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
In Cleveland, Alvaro Espinoza hits a solo homer in the bottom of the 11-th
to lead the Indians over the Minnesota Twins.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
SUPER=0092-j/Chicago/3//St. Louis/0////Los Angeles/6/j/San Francisco/7///;
And coming up, The Riverdawgs were at home again tonight Mark Martin leads
qualifying at Pocono.
And Tom Lehman is the leader after three rounds of the British Open.
The Roanoke Riverdawgs were at home again tonight this time taking on the
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Dawgs vs Dragons; :
The game was delayed for 45 minutes because the Dragons were late for the
And the Riverdawgs struck early Patrick McSorley gets his own rebound and
boots into the net for the score and a one to nothing Dawgs lead.
Still early in the first. McSorley and Ian Spooner bounce it around and
McSorley gets free and kicks in for his second goal and a 2 to nothing Dawgs
Jeff Knittel capped the scoring he SUPER=34-Roanoke/12/Jersey/0/;takes
the pass and boots it in from the side the Riverdawgs led 3 to nothing and
Roanoke wins it 12 to nothing.
Nick Faldo is within striking distance but Tom Lehman is the leader after
three rounds of the British Open.
SUPER=03-Lytham, England/ABC SPORTS; :
Lehman shot a seven under par 64 today for a commanding six shot lead after
three rounds of the British open.
Lehman carded 8 birdies in setting a course record at St. Annes. The
American was in line to tie a record for lowest round in a major but he missed
a long putt on the final hole and settled for bogey.
Lehman is at 198 15 under par.
Nick Faldo is in second place at 204, 9 under par he came in with a three
under par 68 in todays round.
Amateur Keith Decker of Fieldale-Collinsville is the leader after three
rounds of the State Open golf tournament.
Decker shot a six under par 66 for a total of 204, 12 under par. He leads
Waynesboro amateur Mark Teachey by six shots.
Mark Martin will start on the pole for tomorrow's running of the Miller 500
at the Pocono Raceway.
Martin turned in a record speed of 163-point-869 miles per hour. Morgan
Shepherd will start on the outside.
Now, here's a look at the field for tomorrow's race.
wipe to motion
SUPER=0107-1. Mark Martin/163.869/2. M. Shepherd//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Geoff
Bodine//5. Ward Burton/;
SUPER=0107-6. Johnny Benson//7. Ricky Rudd//8. Dale Earnhardt//9. Jeff
Burton//10. Derrike Cope/;
SUPER=0107-11. Lake Speed//12. Bill Elliott//13. Rusty Wallace//14. Joe
Nemechek//15. Jeff Gordon/;
SUPER=0107-16. Brett Bodine//17. Sterling Marlin//18. J. Spencer//19. R.
MacDonald//20. Dale Jarrett/;
SUPER=0107-21. Terry Labonte//22. Ken Schrader//23. Rick Mast//24. Michael
Waltrip//25. Kenny Wallace/;
SUPER=0107-26. Kyle Petty//27. W. Dallenbach//28. Ted Musgrave//29. Dave
Marcis//30. Bobby Hillin/;
SUPER=0107-31. B. Hamilton//32. J. Mayfield//33. Dick Trickle//34. Ricky
Craven//35. Ernie Irvan/;
SUPER=0107-36. John Andretti//37. Jeff Green//38. Greg Sacks//39. Robert
Pressley//40. Hut Stricklin/;
SUPER=0107-41. Darrell Waltrip/;
Coy Gibbs, The youngest son of former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs, was
scheduled to race at the Franklin County Speedway tonight but he's decided to
put his Late Model Stock debut on hold.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday; :
Gibbs was at the race track Thursday afternoon testing his car.
He's raced on the Legends circuit but driving the late model stocks is a
IN Q=It's a little
((COY GIBBS/LATE MODEL STOCK DRIVER: ))
SUPER=01-Coy Gibbs/Late Model Stock Driver; :
OUT Q= .........we do."
Gibbs spent 3 and a half years playing football at Stanford University.
He grew up around football and spent many hours watching the Redskins
practice. His roots are just as deep in racing. His dad raced dragsters and
he now owns the Winston Cup race car driven by Bobby Labonte.
IN Q="I figures
OUT Q=......be around em."
"Paws With a Cause" is a program that places trianed dogs with disabled
Mary Cox hopes her dog, Chip, will become her ticket to independence.
Cox is disabled.
She has been waiting for two years to get a working dog that will help her
deal with everyday tasks.
IN Q=i don't have
((MARY BELLE COX/DOG RECIPIENT: I DON'T HAVE THE HAND AND ARM STRENGTH TO OPEN
DOORS SO I WANT HIM TO DO THINGS LIKE THAT. AND THEY ALSO TEACH HIM TO OPEN
THE REFRIGERATOR WHICH I CAN'T DO.))
SUPER=01-Mary Belle Cox/Dog Recipient;
OUT Q=which i can't do
AmVet Auxiliaries all over the country raise money to help buy working dogs
for the disabled.
Today the auxiliary raised money by testing dogs for good citizenship.
IN Q=the cost to
((BELVA MATHERLY/AMVET AUXILIARY: THE COST TO TRAIN HER DOG IS ABOUT 8,500
DOLLARS. WE NEED TO RAISE AT LEAST HALF OF THAT BEFORE THEY CAN BEGIN TRAINING
SUPER=01-Belva Matherly/AmVets Auxiliary;
OUT Q=TRAINING THE DOG