Next on News Seven-- a bomb rocks the Summer Games in Atlanta-- scores are
Roanoke homeowners will be getting a cut in their flood insurance.
And a murder in Lynchburg this morning.
In sports, We'll have a report from New River the site of tonight's Kroger
W-D-B-J 250 the field is set for tomorrow's Diehard 500 at Talladega.
And today the Busch Cars took their shot at the super speedway at Talladega.
Showers and cooler weather on the way for the second half of the weekend--
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One person is dead and hundreds are injured following a massive explosion
that rocked the Olympic Games early this morning.
It happened around 1:25.
Flying nails and screws filled the air minutes after a caller warned Atlanta
police of the bombing.
F-B-I officials told reporters they believe the caller was a white male, and
But outside on the streets the mood is more somber.
There are still people on the streets of downtown Atlanta, but as many as
Dave Fehling is in Atlanta with an update.
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(( CENTENNIAL PARK WAS THE ONE OLYMPIC VENUE OPEN TO EVERYONE FOR FREE .
HUNDREDS WERE THERE FOR A CONCERT WHEN THE BOMB EXPLODED.
SWIMMER JANET EVANS WAS NEAR-BY GIVING AN INTERVIEW.
"(USE JUST THE LAST COUPLE OF WORDS BEFORE EXPLOSION)
OFFICIALS SAY IT WAS A HOMEMADE PIPE-BOMB, FILLED WITH NAILS TO INFLICT MORE
THE BLAST KILLED A 44-YEAR OLD WOMAN TOURIST...
GAVE A TURKISH PHOTOGRAPHER A FATAL HEART ATTACK....
AND SENT 110 PEOPLE TO HOSPITALS, ONLY A HANDFUL , THOUGH, HAD SERIOUS
(SOT PRES BILL)
THE BOMB AT CENTENNIAL PARK... THE SPIRIT OF THE OLYMPICS.
THE F-B-I SAID THE BOMB WAS HIDDEN IN A KNAP-SACK WHICH A SECURITY OFFICER HAD
HE HAD CALLED IN BOMB TECHNICIANS, AND HAD BEGUN CLEARING THE
AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME, 9-1-1 OPERATORS RECEIVED A CALL FROM A MAN THE F-B-I
SAYS SOUNDED WHITE AND WHO SPOKE CALMLY, WITH NO ACCENT.
THEY ASSUME HE `S AN AMERICAN AND SAY HE DID NOT REVEAL HIS MOTIVE.
(SOT WOODY JOHNSON APPROX. 1:47)S/WOODY JOHNSON, FBI "HE INTIMATED IT WOULD
GO OFF IN 30 MINUTES."
POLICE REPORTEDLY TRACED THE CALL TO A BANK OF PAYPHONES TWO BLOCKS FROM THE
OTHER LEADS WILL COME FROM VIDEOTAPE SHOT BY AMATEURS, PROFESSIONALS, AND
OLYMPIC EVENTS WENT ON AS SCHEDULED..
THOUSANDS OF SPECTATORS FILLED THE STADIUMS ONLY NOW, MANY OF THE SECURITY
OFFICERS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY SOLDIERS WITH ASSAULT WEAPONS.
(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING CBS NEWS ATLANTA
" UNLIKE THE OLYMPIC ARENAS AND DORMITORIES, CENTENNIAL PARK WAS OPEN TO
EVERYONE, IT HAD VIRTUALLY NO RESTRICTIONS, NO SEARCHES OR METAL DETECTORS.
THAT MAY NOW HAVE TO CHANGE. DF CBS NEWS ATLANTA."))
Live=Dave Fehling Full
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The bombing at the Olympics came closer to home for a Martinsville woman
whose son is a police officer in Atlanta.
Brenda Manns said her son, Gerrard Manns, helped out in the aftermath of the
blast to ensure the safety of the many injured.
But, Manns said she was more concerned about HIS safety.
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IN Q=He did have
((BRENDA MANN/MOTHER OF ATLANTA OFFICER: HE DID HAVE TO GO DOWN, HIM AND SOME
OF THE OTHER OFFICERS AND I REALLY DIDN'T GET TO TALK TO HIM PERSONALLY UNTIL
ABOUT 2:30 TODAY AND HE SAID THAT HE WAS ALL RIGHT. IT WAS SAD. A LOT OF
PEOPLE GOT HURT AND I ASKED HIM HOW COULD SOMEBODY DO THAT AND WHY.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Manns/Mother of Atlanta Police Officer;
OUT Q=that and why
Brenda Manns was in Atlanta just last Thursday in the same area where the
She said the crowd was so large that a suspicious-looking package or person
could have easily gone unnoticed.
Tomorrow she plans to return to Atlanta to visit her son and watch some of
the remaining games.
Now if you think you may have family members that were injured in the blast
you can call the American Red Cross at 4-0-4, 6-8-5, 82-85.
A fight outside a Lynchburg night spot turned deadly early this morning.
Police found 18-year-old Derrick A. Crews of Lynchburg, lying on the
sidewalk in the 17-hundred block of Park Avenue.
Tonight, 19-year-old Troy A. Brown of Lynchburg is in jail, charged with the
Witnesses told police Crews left The Pepper Baux (Box) around two this
IN Q=THERE WAS A
((CMDR. JACK LEWIS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THERE WAS A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN THE
VICTIM AND ONE OR MORE PEOPLE HE WAS ACQUAINTED WITH. IT ESCALATED FROM AN
EXCHANGE OF WORDS TO AN A POINT WHERE THERE WERE A SERIES OF GUN SHOTS FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Jack Lewis/Lynchburg Police;
OUT Q=gun shots fire.
At least one of those shots hit Crews in the chest.
He died a short time later at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Brown is in the Lynchburg City Jail without bond.
In addition to the murder charge, he's facing charges of using a firearm in
commission of a felony.
There was a manhunt in the Lynchburg area this afternoon for an escapee from
a North Carolina Jail.
Campbell County, Lynchburg, and State Police spent most of the day combing
the Clayton Estates area off route 4-60.
Police say 31-year-old John Anthony Matthis of North Carolina was spotted in
the Timberlake area around 12:30 this afternoon in a vehicle.
He got into a short pursuit with police and later fled on foot-- and got
Matthis is also wanted in Tennessee on numerous burglary and forgery
He's described as a male white with blonde hair, wearing shorts and tennis
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at Six continues-
Virginia's State Police department is working to fill more than 100 job
And those Troopers who ARE on the payroll were cracking down on drunk
drivers last night.
IN Q=For every
((BOBBY RATLIFF/STATE POLICE: FOR EVERY DRUNK DRIVER WE CAN GET OFF THE ROAD
IT MAY SAVE ONE OR TWO LIVES. THAT'S THE WAY WE'RE LOOKIN' AT IT. ))
OUT Q=lookin at it.
But first, Here's Kim with the weather.
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Partly to mostly sunny skies were shining on us today-- as we also enjoyed
some pretty mild temperatures.
Daytime highs were a few degrees below normal-- we'll notice even lower
But first, let's see how the numbers shaped up today--
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A 20- year- old man was killed in a vehicle accident in Bedford County this
It happened around one O'Clock.
Police say 20-year-old Ronald D. Overstreet was driving South Bound on Route
1-22 when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with another.
After the vehicles stopped another car struck both vehicles.
Overstreet died at the scene.
And a young person was killed in Henry County last night when the car he was
riding in went through a stop sign without stopping.
According to police 18-year-old Jerome Morrison of Martinsville was the
passenger of a Ford Mustang travelling on Route 58 when the car collided with
another vehicle at the intersection of Route 6-20.
Morrison was taken to a local hospital and later died.
That accident happened around 9:30.
Five people were sent to the hospital last night following a four- vehicle
accident on I-81 in Roanoke County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;
It happened around 10 o'clock under the 4-19 overpass bridge.
A juvenile driving a car apparently slowed down to take exit 1-41.
Then, a tractor trailer driver rear- ended a car a few vehicles behind the
That started a chain reaction.
State Police say none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.
Traffic was backed up for several miles.
The accident was cleared up around one this morning.
A D-U-I checkpoint netted 27 charges in Franklin County last night.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;
State Police, Franklin County, and Rocky Mount officers spent six hours
stopping vehicles on Route 2-20.
Nine people were arrested for driving under the influence.
State Police say motorists are pleased with the checkpoints.
IN Q=They're getting fed
((BOBBY RATLIFF/STATE POLICE: THEY'RE GETTING FED UP WITH THE BEHAVIOR THAT'S
GOING ON ABOUT PEOPLE BEING DRUNK, THE SPEED THAT'S KILLING. WE'RE OUT HERE TO
SAVE LIVES. IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO TO THE MALL, CHURCH, WE'RE JUST TRYING TO
MAKE THE ROAD SAFER FOR THEM.))
SUPER=01-Bobby Ratliff/State Police;
OUT Q=for them.
The State Police's Mobile Command Post was on hand for breathalyzer tests.
22 officers worked the checkpoint from 9 last night until three this
This is the final week of the "Safe and Sober" Campaign.
The retirement of senior troopers has left the Virginia State Police short
Statewide there are 105 vacancies.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Night;
The Workforce Transition Act enabled many troopers to retire as of July
The Salem Division covers 14 counties, including Bedford, Botetourt,
Franklin and Roanoke.
Officials in our area say service is not being compromised.
IN Q=IT SEEMS
((CAPT. CHARLES COMPTON/STATE POLICE: IT SEEMS THE 11 VACANCIES ARE SPREAD
PRETTY EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE 14 COUNTIES.))
SUPER=01-Charles Compton/State Police;
OUT Q=THE 14 COUNTIES
Two training classes are scheduled for this fall.
110 candidates are ready to attend the six month academy.
These troopers will be patrolling Virginia highways by March of next year.
Until that time Compton says troopers working at truck weigh stations and
other inspection assignments will patrol the roadways.
Soft music under
Later on News 7 at 6,
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference rallied this morning.
Educating youth was the theme.
Roanoke City officials have secured federal funding that should save
residents on insurance premiums.
MUSIC UP FULL
Roanoke residents and business owners will soon be getting a reduction in
their flood insurance.
In the next few days, city residents will receive a newsletter called
"Flooding in Roanoke."
City officials produced the pamphlet to qualify for a federal program which
lowers flood insurance rates.
IN Q=WE ACTUALLY
((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER: WE ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO THE
FEMA C-R-S PROGRAM THE CITIZENS WILL BE SEEING A FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION IN
THEIR FLOOD INSURANCE RATES.))
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Engineer;
OUT Q=FLOOD INSURANCE RATES
In the past decade Roanoke has been devastated several times by flooding.
The flood of '85 probably produced the most serious widespread damage.
This newsletter offers safety tips and helps dispel some myths surrounding
IN Q=THE FACT THAT
((THE FACT THAT THE STANDARD HOME OWNER'S POLICY WOULD NOT COVER FLOOD DAMAGE.
THEY WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A SPECIFIC POLICY.))
OUT Q=SPECIFIC POLICY
Greg Reed says all the newsletters should be mailed out by the first of the
Residents will be able to take advantage of the reduction in their flood
insurance starting this October.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is taking the fun approach to
educating young people.
The S-C-L-C is sponsoring several rallies this summer to talk with Roanoke
children about social issues such as AIDs and teen pregnancy.
Hurt Park was the site of today's rally.
The food, music and games were just a part of the event.
Speakers were on hand to make sure these young people know they have someone
in their corner.
IN Q=we want to educate
((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/SCLC PRESIDENT: WE WANT TO EDUCATE ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/SCLC President;
OUT Q=education in the SCLC
14 year old Gary Kasey was one of the speakers.
He says the most important things for young people to remember are to get an
education and stop selling drugs.
IN Q=theY're always talking
((GARY KASEY/JUNIOR SCLC: THEY'RE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT POLICE BRUTALITY BUT AT
THE SAME TIME THE POLICE SHOULDN'T BE BEATING US, BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE NEED
TO STAY WITHIN THE LAW.))
SUPER=01-Gary Kasey/Junior SCLC President;
OUT Q=with in the law
The Roanoke Chapter of the S-C-L-C is only seven months old, but already
it's 200 members strong.
The next rally is scheduled for August 10th at Eureka Park.
And coming up, Mike Stevens will have a report from New River Greg Sacks
wins the Busch Race at Talladega.
And the Orioles rout the Indians at Camden Yard.
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We're now less than 3 hours away from the start of tonight's Kroger
W-D-B-J 250 at the New River Valley speedway.
Lets check in with Mike Stevens and the rest of the crew to get an update
on what we can expect tonight.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=01-Johnny Rumley/30 Wins at New River; :24
SUPER=07-Mike Stevens Robin Reed; :43
SUPER=01-Rodney Cundiff/4 Wins at New River; 1:21
OUT Q=....back to you guys."
Greg Sacks dodged several crashes and made his move late in the race to win
the Talladega 5-k Grand National Race.
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/CBS SPORTS; :
The super speedway at Talladega was as tough as ever. Less than 20 laps
into the race Phil Parsons gets clipped in a crowd by sacks hits the wall and
slides back down the track collecting several cars and bringing out the
Then with about 7 laps to go Brett Bodine in car number 81 is in the middle
of the pack he gets hit in the rear the car goes airborne before coming down on
all four wheels and hitting the wall. Bodine was alright.
Sacks waited until the end of the race before making his move and he would
hold off Joe Nemechek winning the 500-K Busch race.
Nemechek was second Randy Lajoie third Terry Labonte fourth and Michael
Rain washed out the second round of qualifying today at Talladega for
tomorrow's running of the Diehard 500.
That means that Ken Schrader will start 26-th. And here is the rest of the
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-26. Ken Schrader/188.619/27. Rickey Craven//28. Ricky Rudd//29.
Terry Labonte//30. Bobby Hillin;
SUPER=0107-31. Loy Allen//32. Rusty Wallace//33. Ward Burton//34. Greg
Sacks//35. W. Dallenbach;
SUPER=0107-36. M. Shepherd//37. B. Hamilton//38. G. Bradberry//39. Geoff
Bodine//40. Brett Bodine;
SUPER=0107-41. Joe Nemechek //42. Bill Elliott;
Baltimore banged on Orel Hershiser for 10 runs as the Orioles routed the
Cleveland Indians 14 to 2.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/FOX SPORTS; :
Earl Weaver, The greatest manager in Oriole history, in the yard.
In the bottom of the first B.J. Surhoff sends this bullet to the wall in
centerfield scoring three runners and the Orioles jumped out to the 4 to
Cleveland came back in the third. Bryan Giles hits a triple down the left
field line scoring Casey Candale and the Indians were back in the game trailing
4 to 1.
But Rafael Palmerio came through SUPER=35-Baltimore/14/Cleveland/2/ with
the back breaker. He belts this grand slam homer to right field Baltimore led
10 to 2 and the Orioles led 14 to 2.
In Olympic news,
Jackie Joyner-Kersee will not win another gold medal in the Heptathlon.
The two time defending champion withdrew from competition today because of
an injured right hamstring.
She Still may compete in the long jump on Thursday.
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