Coming up on News 7 at ELEVEN--
Campaign '96-- Bob Dole has unveiled his trillion dollar economic plan-- at
the center, a 15-percent tax cut.
The man who killed Polly Klaas will face the death penalty, if a jury has
And some bingo operators call N-O, on aspects of new state policies
divvying up the proceeds.
The News is Next.
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The man who killed 12-year-old Polly Klaas may get the death penalty.
That's the recommendation from a California jury.
Bob Dole has unveiled his economic plan-- and it's mark on your wallet.
The Republican Presidential Candidate wants a 15-percent tax cut, and a
child tax credit.
And some area Bingo operators say the state is asking for too much money,
with new rules dividing up the gross receipts from bingo games.
Join us for those stories, and more tonight--coming up on News 7 at
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Good evening, this is News 7 at 11. I'm Connie Stevens sitting in tonight
for Jean Jadhon.
A burst of applause from a California courtroom today, after jurors
unanimously reccommended death for the killer of 12-year-old Polly Klaas.
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Richard Allen Davis, convicted of kidnapping and murdering the
girl, showed little reaction.
Prosecutors argued death was the only appropriate penalty, saying Davis'
crime was an affront to humanity.
Jurors ignored defense pleas to show mercy because of Davis' troubled
IN Q=Richard Allen Davis
((MARC KLAAS/POLLY'S FATHER: RICHARD ALLEN DAVIS DESERVES TO DIE FOR WHAT HE
DID TO MY CHILD. I WOULD HOPE THAT SOCIETY IS LOOKING AT THIS AND THAT THE
OTHER PREDATORS AND PSYCHOPATHS OUT THERE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AND COMING TO THE
WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE, WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET OUR CHILDREN BE
MURDERED WITH IMPUNITY AND STAND AROUND AND NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Klaas/Polly's Father; :
OUT Q=do anything about it.
A judge could still reduce the penalty to life in prison.
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Another body has been retrieved from the wreck of T-W-A Flight 800,
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though 35 are still missing.
Also today, two sizable pieces of fuselage found off the coast of Long
Island were brought to shore.
Experts are now trying to figure out how to dissect that jumbled mass of
metal and wire that was once part of the plane's cockpit.
With Bob Dole trailing President Clinton in the polls....the likely
Republican nominee today outlined a broad-based tax cut as the basis of his
Regina Blakely reports it's the subject of intense debate.
IN Q=Asserting the
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/GOP Presidential Candidate; :10
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; :53
SUPER=01-Rep. Ray Lahood/(R) Illinois; 1:15
OUT Q=RB, CBS News, Washington.
(( Asserting the federal budget can be balanced with a broad based tax
cut. Bob Dole announced a cut would be the foundation of his economic plan.
IN Q=Cutting taxes
((CUTTING TAXES AND BALANCING THE BUDGET ARE JUST A MATTER OF
PRESIDENTIAL WILL AND IF YOU HAVE IT YOU CAN DO IT AND I HAVE IT AND I WILL DO
OUT Q=do it.
In addition to a 15% tax cut, Dole would lower the capital gains
Families would get a $500 per child tax credit and the 93 social
security tax on higher income individuals would be rolled back.
Dole would pay for the 500 billion dollar proposal with a variety of
unspecified savings and spending cuts.
President Clinton was quick to criticize the plan.
IN Q=It will balloon
((IT WILL BALLOON THE DEFICIT, RAISE INTEREST RATES, AND WEAKEN THE
ECONOMY. THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS WHAT IMPACT IT WILL HAVE ON THE
OUT Q=American people.
And the rapid response clinton re-election committee wasted no time
getting out a critical ad.
IN Q=Nat sound
((NATSOUND CLINTON AD:
BOB DOLE IS GAMBLING WITH OUR FUTURE.))
OUT Q=nat sound
Recent CBS news polls show the public as a whole generally favors
reducing the deficit over cutting taxes and even among Republican voters
deficit reduction is the overwhelming priority.
In fact two prominent Republicans took out an ad Sunday arguing a tax cut
would be fiscally irresponsible.
And a current GOP officeholder was outfront with his criticism.
IN Q=To talk about
(( REP. RAY LAHOOD/R-IL: TO TALK ABOUT TAX CUTS WHEN YOU HAVE A FIVE TRILLION
DOLLAR DEBT DOES NO MAKE MUCH SENSE. ))
OUT Q=much sense.
An idea some voters agree with.
IN Q=Sooner or later
((SOONER OR LATER WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THE FACT WE ARE IN A DEFICIT AND
WE HAVE TO PAY FOR IT OR OUR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT. ))
OUT Q=pay for it.
Of course there were those with a different take.
IN Q=Any time
((ANY TIME IT PUTS MONEY IN MY POCKET I'M FOR IT ))
OUT Q=for it.
The deficit hawk knows this decision puts him on the
defensive, but it's a gamble the campaign is willing to take. Explain the
position or continue with a stalled campaign.
Regina Blakely, CBS News, Washington.))
Bob Dole's economic package drew rave reviews from his former Republican
colleagues in Congress.
Sixth District representative Bob Goodlatte and Senator John Warner say the
proposed tax cuts can help stimulate the economy without increasing the
The duo kicked off a joint campaign tour with stops in Roanoke and Lynchburg
Goodlatte says Dole's campaign should be picking up steam in the next few
IN Q=We have more
((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: WE HAVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS REMAINING
AND THE CONVENTION WILL PUT BOB DOLE ON THE ROAD AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT HE'S
GOING TO RUN AN OUTSTANDING CAMPAIGN, AND WILL CARRY THAT SAME MESSAGE OF
EMPOWERING THE PEOPLE AND TAKING POWER OUT OF WASHINGTON D.C. AND GIVING IT
BACK TO THE STATES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, AND I THINK THAT HE WILL DO VERY WELL
SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District; :00
OUT Q=very well with that.
Goodlatte and Warner say they combined their campaigns to stress the
importance of Republicans retaining control of Congress.
Their Lynchburg stop included a visit to mobile communications giant
Ericsson, the city's largest employer.
Before Dole left for the GOP Convention he selected a Virginian as the
secretary of the event.
Virginia Health and Human Resources Secretary Kay Coles James was the first
major player to step down from Governor George Allen's administration.
James has since held a seat on the state Board of Education, and is now dean
of Pat Robertson's Regent University Law School.
Meanwhile, former boss George Allen will play a lesser role -- as one of
Dole's many caucus chairmen and media spokespeople.
IN Q=I think
((KEN STROUPE/ALLEN SPOKESMAN: I THINK CRIME TO THE EXTENT THAT THE DOLE
CAMPAIGN'S GOING TO HIGHLIGHT THAT. JUVENILE JUSTICE IN PARTICULAR IS GOING TO
BE AN ISSUE THAT THEY'VE ASKED THE GOVERNOR TO TALK ABOUT. WELFARE REFORM.
AND FEDERALISM. RETURNING AUTHORITY BACK TO THE STATES AND MOVING IT OUT OF
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Allen Spokesman;
OUT Q=of Washington.
George Allen is infrequently mentioned as a possible Dole running mate.
The Governor himself says he'd pick a mid-westerner with more electoral
college clout if he were Dole.
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Still to come on the newscast, Henry County fires a controversial employee,
And we'll tell you why some Bingo operators say the state is not playing
games with its new rules.
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Bingo has a new set of rules--not on the way it's PLAYED, but on the way
it PAYS money to charities.
On July first, the Virginia Charitable Gaming Commission began regulating
the game and the bingo operators who have to pay for it.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
IN Q=For bingo players, it's a game of chance
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SUPER=01-Wayne Cooper/Bingo Chairman; :31
SUPER=01-Jerry Rowe/VA Charitable Gaming Comm.; :45
OUT Q=News 7, Collinsville
(( For bingo players, it's a game of chance.
Bingo operators say it's a game of charity.
While some of its proceeds have traditionally gone to charities-- the
Virginia Charitable Gaming Commission is taking it a step further.
At least for now, it's requiring bingo operators to pay as much as six-
percent of their proceeds to philanthropic organizations.
They must also have a permit, and pay two percent of their gross receipts
as an audit fee to the commission.
Some say that's too much.
((WAYNE COOPER/BINGO CHAIRMAN: THAT'S GOING TO TAKE THOSE FUNDS RIGHT OUT OF
THE LOCAL COMMUNITY THAT WE SUPPORT, DIFFERENT PROJECTS-- VOLUNTEER FIRE
DEPARTMENT AND RESCUE SQUADS, YOU KNOW, NEEDY CHILDREN, THIS TYPE THING. SO,
THAT'S OUR MAIN CONCERN. ))
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((JERRY ROWE/VA CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION: THIS IS A FEE THAT MANY
ORGANIZATIONS PAID IN THE PAST, BUT IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN HAS MUCH AS THE
COMMISSION IS CURRENTLY ASKING THE ORGANIZATIONS TO PAY. ))
Despite his concerns about the audit fee, Cooper says some localities
haven't been as careful with bingo money as they should be.
He says regulation was somewhat needed.
((COOPER: THAT'S THE REASON THEY'VE TAKEN IT OVER. THEY KNOW WHAT KINDS OF
DOLLARS ARE BEING GENERATED FROM BINGO AND RAFFLES AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT
PUTTING BACK WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE TO CHARITY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THESE REGULATIONS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT AT LEAST
UNTIL JUNE 30TH OF NEXT YEAR. IN THE MEANTIME, GAMING COMMISSIONERS WILL BE
ASKING BINGO OPERATORS FOR INPUT ON MORE PERMANENT RULES. KIMBERLY MCBROOM,
NEWS7, COLLINSVILLE. ))
Henry County's animal warden is now officially out of a job.
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Gerald Wheeler was fired today.
County Administrator Sid Clower suspended Wheeler last week, and announced
today that he will not be reinstated.
Wheeler's 11- year- career has had its share of ups and downs.
Last year he was indicted for distributing drugs used to euthanize
Those charges were later dropped.
Clower's office would not discuss why Wheeler was let go.
Meanwhile, Wheeler told News 7 last week he expected to be fired and won't
The Orvis Corporation plans to break ground on a major expansion at its
Roanoke distribution center by the end of the summer.
The city has agreed to sell Orvis the land it needs in the Center for
Industry and Technology.
Orvis vice president John Moticha (moh-TISH-uh) told city council that the
company's surprising growth is forcing it to expand a lot sooner than it
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IN Q=We anticipated
((JOHN MOTICHA/ORVIS VICE PRESIDENT: WE ANTICIPATED FLAT GROWTH IN OUR MAIL
ORDER BUSINESS BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE IN PAPER AND POSTAGE AND THAT DIDN'T
HAPPEN. WE CONTINUED TO HAVE DOUBLE DIGIT INCREASES IN OUR MAIL ORDER BUSINESS
AND WE JUST DECIDED WE NEEDED THE SPACE.))
SUPER=01-John Moticha/Orvis Vice President;
OUT Q=the space.
Orvis expects the expansion will enable it to hire about 50 full time people
Right now it has about 500 employees year round, 800 during the holiday
The company sells a variety of high quality outdoor sporting goods,
including everything from fishing rods to hunting jackets.
The company moved its distribution operation to Roanoke in 1987.
The latest project will be Orvis' second expansion in two years.
Back to school means new teachers and new friends.
And for some it also means new clothes.
But as Ron Jones reports classroom fashions can not only hurt checkbooks but
self-esteem as well.
IN Q=School is just around
SUPER=07-Ricky Watkins; :25
SUPER=01-Dr. Wally Scott/Roanoke Family Center; :57
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OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.
(( School is just around the corner and that means-- the fashion show begins.
Designer pants-- shoes-- and hats.
Things have changed quite a bit from good ole blue jeans and P-F Flyer
tennis shoes of the 1960's.
((And these won't make you run faster or jump higher like P-F Flyers, but I
was told they do make you look cooler and more phat... which means good.))
((RICKY WATKINS: I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS... WEARING THE SAME THING NOW.))
And what if you don't have the cool stuff?
((PROBABLY GET LAUGHED AT... BECAUSE YOU'LL LOOK PRETTY STUPID.))
These cool pants?... 28 dollars.
These phat shoes?... 140 dollars.
But what about children who can't afford to be part of the in crowd?
Experts believe it can distract from the learning experience.
((DR. WALLY SCOTT/ROANOKE FAMILY CENTER: WELL KIDS ARE MORE... HAVE'S AND THE
FILE FROM DANVILLE
A high school in Danville has already addressed this issue.
School officials are requiring standard uniforms this year.
But if you want your kids to be cool and phat this fall... be ready to pull
out your designer check book and pay a designer price.
Ron Jones, News Seven.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Danville police try to protect, serve AND
educate their citizens,
And from the Middle East, we'll see how one country is having to help lonely
hearts tie the knot.
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In one month Trigon may get approval to convert to a for-profit company.
The State Corporation Commission has the task of deciding if Trigon can go
The Virginia Citizens Consumer Council is warning that there's NO guarantee
in the conversion plan that the insurance company has to continue to provide
insurance for those who can't get it anywhere else.
That so- called open enrollment coverage won Trigon years of tax breaks from
IN Q=Even if it
((JEAN ANN FOX/VA CITIZENS CONSUMER COUNCIL: EVEN IF IT BECOMES A FOR-PROFIT
COMPANY IT GETS TO KEEP ITS PREFERENTIAL TAX RATE AS LONG AS IT WRITES OPEN
ENROLLMENT COVERAGE. AND THAT'S NOT AVAILABLE TO ANY COMPETITOR. SO
APPARENTLY THEIR PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IS EXPECTED TO EXTEND BEYOND THE POINT
WHERE THEY BECOME JUST ONE MORE FOR-PROFIT COMPANY.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Citizens Consumer Council;
OUT Q=for-profit company.
Ten days of hearings on Trigon begin September 9th.
The state Attorney General's office is satisfied with the plan Trigon is
Danville police are recruiting community leaders and residents willing to
hit the books.
Next month, the department will offer its first "Citizen Police Academy".
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=Community policing
SUPER=01-Neal Morris/Danville Police Chief; :20
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
(( "Community policing" is probably a foreign concept to those unaccustomed
to police patrolling the neighborhood on foot.
The philosophy encourages officers to develop a rapport with the same people
they're sworn to protect.
The program is one of several expected to be highlighted during the
"Citizen Police Academy".
IN Q=We'll talk about
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:WE'LL TALK ABOUT FILING COMPLAINTS AGAINST
POLICE, WE'LL TALK ABOUT HOW THEY PATROL AREAS, WE'LL TALK ABOUT HOW THEY CAN
HELP US IMPROVE LIFE IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS, WHAT THEY SHOULD DO IF THEY SEE
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. ))
OUT Q=criminal activity.
The eight week course will be structured similar to a traditional police
academy-- but the program is not intended to make participants an actual police
IN Q=In general
((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF:IN GENERAL, WE'LL JUST COVER EVERYTHING WE
CAN ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT TO BETTER EDUCATE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE. WE THINK THAT
WILL MAKE IT BETTER FOR THEM AND CERTAINLY IT WILL MAKE IT BETTER FOR US IF
THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE ABOUT AND HOW THEY CAN HELP US MAKE DANVILLE A SAFER
OUT Q=a safer place.
The "Citizen Police Academy" will begin next month-- one night a week for
Anyone interested will be subject to a complete background check. Teresa
Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
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and Virginia basketball star Harold Deane was convicted yesterday of
trespassing and resisting arrest.
He was given two 30 day suspended jail sentences for the misdemeanors, but
declined comment while leaving court.
Deane left the team after his arrest, but he's still on scholarship and could
return some time this season.
The Washington Bullets have officially resigned Juwan Howard!
You may remember the free agent forward left the Bullets for the Heat
and signed a seven year $100 million dollar contract. The league nullified
the deal saying the money pushed Miami over the salary cap.
Last night the Bullets couldn't be happier to have Howard back in the fold.
IN Q="I think...
((WES UNSELD/BULLETS VICE PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Wes Unseld/Bullets Vice President; :00
OUT Q=...HA HA HA."
The man who helped orchestrate Howard's resigning with the Bullets, Wes
Unseld is coming to Radford University later this month.
On August 22nd the Hall of Famer will serve as guest speaker for the annual
Radford University Athletic Association Banquet.
Bad Boy Dennis Rodman officially resigned with the Chicago Bulls yesterday
The one year deal is reportedly worth just under the million dollars Rodman
had asked for after the Bulls won the championship.
Rodman has won the last five N-B-A
rebounding titles and helped lead the Bulls to an unprecedented 72 wins
Rodman's former teammate with the Pistons, Rick Mahorn is back in Detroit
after agreeing to a new contract.
The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs got together last night in a
little NFL preseason action south of the border.
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The game took place last night in
And while the starters on both teams only played sparingly, fans got a
glimpse of the Aikman-Sanders offensive punch as Troy and Deion hook up on a 62
But this game belonged to the Chiefs as Todd McNair takes the pass and
returns it down the right sideline 25 yards for the score.
The Chiefs beat the Cowboys
32 to 6.
GRAPHIC=pre season practice
High school football practice for teams around the Friday Football Extra area
got cranked up today.
Steve Mason dropped by to see how things were going in Roanoke, Salem and
IN Q=first audio
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SUPER=01-Ed Scott/Patrick Henry Coach; :08
SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Coach; 1:03
SUPER=01-Dave Crist/Blacksburg Head Coach; 1:27
OUT Q=..news 7 sports"
((High School football boot cam is now in session.
((ED SCOTT/PATRICK HENRY COACH:))
Patrick Henry is getting IN shape OUT of pads. 11 starters return, 6 on
defense and 5 on offense.
((DENNIS DUNNAVILLE/PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK:))
Salem also welcomes back 11 starters from a year ago. There are some new
faces, like 6 foot 8, 327 pound lineman Joe Bender.
The Spartans open the season in a kick off classic scrimmage August 24th
The 1995 Blue Ridge champs are bigger and stronger this year. Their
coach, who begins his 33rd year of coaching is also wiser.
((WILLIS WHITE/14TH YEAR AT SALEM:))
David Crist is a veteran at Blacksburg, but, along with Christiansburg, opens
a new chapter in the Blue Ridge District.
((DAVID CRIST/BLACKSBURG HEAD COACH:))
The Friday Football Extra preview show kicks off August 23rd so make sure you
mark your calenders, Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
Seth Moore, one of Friday football Extra's players of the week from last
season, has decided to play at Hargrave Military Academy this year.
((SETH MOORE/FORMER FFE PLAYER OF THE WEEK:))
SUPER=01-Seth Moore/Former FFE Player of the Week; :00
OUT Q=...willing to go play"
Initially, Moore was headed to Virginia Tech as a student only! He leaves
for Hargrave August 15th to begin competing for the quarterback job.
For now, he's WORKING out with his former team.
OUT Q=...in shape now"
Still to come tonight, Dale Earnhardt has selected another back up driver to
take over the Goodwrench Chevy this weekend in Watkins Glen,
and some of the top U.S. Olympians have a field day at Disney's MGM Studios
Dale Earnhardt will again relief help standing by this weekend as the Winston
Cup circuit rolls into New York State.
Former Busch Grand National champion David Green has been hired to serve as
a relief driver for Earnhardt at the road course event at Watkins Glen.
The plan is again to have Earnhardt race to the first caution and get out.
The athletes, fans and traffic jams have cleared out of Atlanta,
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And yesterday Michael Johnson and several of the U.S. stars headed to Disney
Softball queen Dot Richardson, Boxer Antonio Carver and Sprinter Gwen
Torrence also made their way around Disney's MGM studio theme park.
Not all of the United States olympians were invited to Disney World for the
day, in fact, not all of the athletes even left Atlanta.
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Meet U.S, olympic high jumper Tisha Waller, a South Boston native and former
all-american at the University of North Carolina.
Waller finished 11th in the high jump finals Saturday night, and now it's
back to work at Livsey Elementary school in Tucker, Georgia where she teaches
IN Q="If you're...
((TISHA WALLER/U.S. OLYMPIC HIGH JUMPER:))
SUPER=01-Tisha Waller/U.S. Olympic High Jumper; :00
OUT Q=...IN EVERY ASPECT."
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In the Arab community of Dubai, the government is worried that would-be
bridegrooms are starting to look elsewhere for brides.
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It turns out marrying a local girl is just too expensive, for some.
Not only does the groom have to buy the bride lavish jewelry for her
wedding day, he must also purchase an elaborate wedding gown, and pay for a
ceremony-- complete with entertainment-- and an evening meal for hundreds of
Now the government has set up a special marriage fund, to help
bridegrooms cover the costs.
So far more than ten-thousand couples have tied the knot in
cost-effective, but traditional, group wedding ceremonies.
That's News 7 at 11, thanking you for joining us. Good Night.