Navy divers search an area that could hold the key as to what brought down
TWA flight 800.
And Bob Dole is calling for Republican party unity, as several moderate
G-O-P governors raise the prospect of a divisive fight over abortion at next
week's G-O-P convention.
Clouds and showers are the order of the day, especially tomorrow. Look out
for scattered showers this afternoon, and more on the way. I'll have the
complete forecast coming up.
Stay with News 7 at Noon is next.
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Republican campaign sources say Bob Dole has narrowed his vice presidential
search to three prospects, but won't reveal the names.
Meantime there are growing signs that a floor fight could break out over
abortion at next week's Republican Party Convention in San Diego.
Yesterday, several moderate G-O-P governors vowed to wage war over the
issue after conservatives removed Bob Dole's language of tolerance from the
Linda Douglass files this report.
IN Q=Abortion rights
SUPER=01-Gov. Pete Wilson/California; :16
SUPER=01-Ann Stone/Republicans For Choice; :51 (QUICK!!)
SUPER=01-Linda Douglass/Reporting; :59
OUT Q=CBS News, San Diego.
Abortion rights supporters made one last effort to persuade their
fellow delegates not to take a hardline position against them. california's
governor warned he and other pro-abortion rights leaders might wage a public
fight at the convention during primetime tv next week.
GOV. PETE WILSON:THERE IS AN EFFORT BEING MADE RELUCTANTLY TO GATHER
THE NECESSARY VOTES TO ASSURE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME STATEMENT THAT INCLUDES
THOSE OF US WHO ARE IN FACT PRO CHOICE.
ANTI-ABORTION RIGHTS ACTIVISTS DECLARED VICTORY THROUGHOUT THE
DAY, DISPLAYING THOUSANDS OF PETITIONS FROM THEIR FOLLOWERS. BOB DOLE, WHO HAD
STRUGGLED TO KEEP THE DISPUTE UNDER CONTROL, BRUSHED OFF QUESTIONS.
REPORTER: ARE YOU RETREATING ON THE ABORTION ISSUE.
CAMPAIGN SOURCES SAY DOLE IS DISPPOINTED, HEADING INTO A
CONVENTION AT WHICH ABORTION RIGHTS SUPPORTERS COMPLAIN THEY'VE BEEN SHUT
ANN STONE/REPUBLICANS FOR CHOICE: I MEAN THAT'S WHAT THE MESSAGE WAS, THAT WE
ONCE AGAIN ARE INVISIBLE AND NOT WELCOME, AND THAT'S NOT THE MESSAGE BOB DOLE
WANTED TO SEND.
Republican party leaders insist the abortion dispute won't affect
dole's standing with women voters. but some inside the dole campaign are
pushing even harder now for him to choose new jersey governor christie
whitman, an outspoken supporter of abortion rights, as his running mate.
Linda Douglass CBS News San Diego.))
The world is getting its first look at the wreckage of T-W-A Flight 800
still under more than 100 hundred feet of water.
SUPER=03-Off Long Island;
Investigators are now concentrating on an area of the Atlantic closer to
Divers found luggage in the area yesterday.
That find could help bolster the theory that the jumbo jet was brought down
by a bomb in the front cargo hold, where luggage is stored.
But the search is slow and exhausting.
At this depth divers can only stay under for one hour.
((CMDR. BOBBIE SCHOLLEY/U.S. NAVY DIVER;
thEY'RE STILL VERY DETERMINED TO KEEP THE JOB AND TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN FOR
THE FAMILIES. ))
SUPER=01-Cmdr. Bobbie Scholley/U.S. Navy Diver; (QUICK)
OUT Q=FOR THE FAMILIES.
So far, 195 of the 230 victims have been recovered.
A security scare for a New Jersey-bound American Airlines jetliner
The plane did an about-face one hour after taking off from Los Angeles.
An airline spokeswoman says the plane was forced to return to L-A because of
a suspicious looking package.
It turned out to be a bag of cat food.
A preliminary hearing today in Indiana may shed more light into yesterday's
triple homicide following a traffic accident.
Police say a motorist pulled a gun and began shooting after a motorcycilist
ran into the fishing boat he was pulling behind his truck.
The motorcyclist and three other people were killed in the gunfire, a fourth
person was critically injured.
Police arrested David Sholes after he flipped his truck while trying to get
Dr. Jack Kevorkian has attended his 34th suicide.
Last night he wheeled the body of a 59 year-old-woman into a Michigan
He told officials the woman had died in his presence after suffering from
Lou Gehrig's disease.
Kevorkian has been acquitted in five suicides at three trials since 19-94.
Meantime, the prosecutor who failed to convict Kevorkian of assisted
suicide in Michigan is out of a job.
Oakland County Prosecutor Richard Thompson lost yesterday's Republican
Thompson says the Kevorkian issue sank him.
The youngest person to be convicted as an adult in Roanoke Circuit court was
sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Davon Antonio Anderson was convicted of malicious wounding in two separate
attacks on two men in Old Southwest more than a year ago.
He was 14 years old at the time.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Stil to come on News 7,
A fatal case of Meningitis is discovered in the New River Valley...
and some students in Danville won't spend the summer months out of the
music up full
A 32-year-old Floyd County man is dead after contracting a form of
As a precaution, the health department is consulting with his family
members and co-workers at Cross Creek Apparel.
Bacterial meningitis is spread by direct contact with a carrier-- the risk
is very low.
Symptoms include: Fever, Headache, Stiff neck & back, Nausea and Skin rash.
This was the third New River Valley resident to be diagnosed with
Meningitis this year.
Last year there were 194 cases of meningitis in Virginia.
Do you know what's in your drinking water? Soon you'll have more
President Clinton signed new legislation aimed at making drinking water
It forces utilities to provide annual reports about what's in the water we
((I THINK A FUNDAMENTAL PROMISE WE MUST MAKE TO OUR PEOPLE IS THAT THE FOOD
THEY EAT AND THE WATER THEY DRINK IS SAFE.))
OUT Q=THEY DRINK IS SAFE."
Senator John Warner says the bill is also a victory for rural America.
((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VIRGINIA: WE'VE GOT MONEY IN THERE AND RELIEF FROM
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS TO HELP SMALL COMMUNITIES DEVELOP AN EXCELLENT SUPPLY OF
OUT Q=SUPPLY OF WATER."
The measure provides millions of dollars for communities to protect
American Electric Power says a new government report cites the NEED for its
proposed power line project.
But the SOURCE of that report has come into question.
The report prepared by the Department of Energy says delays in the line's
approval threatens the electric system reliability in the east-central United
But that portion of the report was prepared by the ELECTRIC UTILITY
The Energy Department says ITS stance on the A-E-P line from West Virginia
to Botetourt County is "much calmer", calling it a small and manageable problem
that could become bigger.
Despite a poor turnout, citizens were given a chance to discuss their views
concerning race relations in Roanoke.
Some people say they feel alienated and discriminated against because of
The comments came at a public hearing at Oakland Elementary School.
This was the first of four hearings throughout Roanoke to learn more about
diversity and race relations in the city.
SOT 07.28.05 - 07.28.15
IN Q=We're not sure
((MELINDA PAYNE/CHAIRMAN - TASK FORCE; WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GET
AT EACH PUBLIC HEARING. IT'S REALLY JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR FOLKS TO COME TO US
AND LET US HEAR FROM THEM WHAT THEY PERCEIVE THE ISSUES TO BE.))
SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/Task Force Chairwoman;
OUT Q=issues to be
Former Mayor Noel Taylor mobilized the task force in 1990 after complaints
from the black community against local police officers.
The task force later came under fire because of its alleged inactivity.
Current Mayor-- David Bowers recently reinstated the task force.
The next public hearing is Thursday night at seven at William Fleming High
They are hitting the books at one Danville Elementary school this summer.
A pilot program at Schoolfield Elementary is drawing state-wide attention...
It's one of the first public schools offering "year round" education.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
IN Q=It may have
SUPER=01-Libby Spainhour/School Board Chairman; :33
SUPER=01-Lewis Adkins/Student; :55 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Melody Ferrell/Student; 1:02
SUPER=01-Ralph Warren/Assistant School Superintendent; 1:10
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.
(( It may have been the first day of school, but teachers wasted little time
getting back to the three R's.
IN Q=Seven, eight
((NAT SOUND:SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN. ))
OUT Q=nine, ten.
Lessons, like this one, will now be offered year round at Schoolfield
The way the programs works is fairly simple.
Students are required to attend school 180- days a year, like any other
But instead of taking an extended summer vacation.
Students at Schoolfield are offered time off in 15- day increments, four
times a year.
IN Q=I think
((LIBBY SPAINHOUR/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN:I THINK THE BIG PLUS THAT I SEE IS NOT
HAVING THAT TIME IN BETWEEN WHERE YOU'VE GOT SO MUCH TIME THAT THEY'RE LOOSING.
YOU KNOW, I THINK KIDS TEND TO FORGET AND I WISH MY OWN CHILDREN WOULD'VE HAD
OUT Q=this opportunity.
Year round schooling has other benefits.
The program is designed so that students may spend a portion of their
vacation in the classroom-- either brushing up on their skills or studying
IN Q=I'm very
((LEWIS ADKINS/STUDENT:I'M VERY EXCITED, IT'S BEEN FUN SO FAR AND I HOPE IT'S
LIKE THIS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.))
OUT Q=of the year.
((WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK ABOUT YEAR ROUND SCHOOL?
MELODY FERRELL/STUDENT:THEY THINK IT'S WONDERFUL. ))
IN Q=We did allow
((RALPH WARREN:WE DID ALLOW AN OPTION TO CHOOSE OUT OF THIS SCHOOL TO ANY OTHER
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT, AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROGRAM, SO THAT IF
IT DIDN'T MEET PARENTS NEEDS, AS FAR AS THE PARENTS WERE CONCERNED THEY HAD A
OUT Q=had a choice.
In fact, only 17- students, out of about 550, opted to attend another school.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away - we'll tell you how police in Danville are trying to
strengthen relations with residents,
and it may not be like science fiction movies, but now evidence points to a
primitive life form dating back 3-billion years ago.
Southside residents and local police teamed up for a night of "partying".
It was all part of "National Night Out".
The yearly event gives law enforcement and local residents around the
country a chance to strengthen neighborhood spirit and relations.
A parade in Danville was just part of the events scheduled in conjunction
with local police and area housing communities.
South Boston also got into the act with a whole host of activities.
Local police and the South Boston Neighborhood Watch sponsored a party at
IN Q=I think
((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF:I THINK IT PUTS THE CRIMINALS ON NOTICE
THAT THE CITIZENS OF SOUTH BOSTON DO NOT WANT CRIME IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD, THAT
THEY WILL DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO GET RID OF IT. GLEN ABERNATHY/SOUTH BOSTON
MAYOR: IT'S A GREAT CROWD, IT'S A VAST IMPROVEMENT OVER OUR FIRST NIGHT OUT
LAST YEAR, AND WE CERTAINLY HOPE THAT AS THE YEARS PASS WE'LL CONTINUE TO GROW
BIGGER AND BIGGER. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/South Boston Police Chief; :00
SUPER=01-Glen Abernathy/South Boston Mayor; :09
OUT Q=bigger and bigger.
This was the 13th year of "National Night Out".
There may have been life on mars after all.
A team of U-S Scientists report discovering evidence of ancient,
single-celled life in a meteorite from Mars, that slammed into earth
13-thousand years ago.
The researchers say micro fossil remains indicate a primitive form of life
could have existed on mars more than 3-billion years ago and probably resembled
simple bacteria rather than creatures depicted in movies.
But several experts say the evidence needs to be stronger.
U-S exploration of Mars resumes later this year with the Mars Pathfinder.
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Evening Storms/65-69/Variable Clouds/and
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SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/62-66/Morning Fog/Clouds & Showers/80-84;
SUPER=334-Cloudy/with Showers/62-66/Mostly Cloudy/Showers & Storms/82-86;
A central Virginia company is celebrating its share of a multi- billion
dollar contract from the Department of Energy.
Babcock and Wilcox took part in the winning bid to clean up nuclear weapon
facilities in Washington state and in South Carolina.
B & W's share of the contract amounts to more than 240 million dollars.
IN Q=This doesn't
((KEITH WING/B&W MANAGER: THIS DOESN'T MEAN A LOT OF JOBS ARE COMING INTO
LYNCHBURG, BUT WHAT IT MEANS IS WE'RE GROWING NEW BUSINESS OUT OF OUR
HEADQUARTERS HERE IN LYNCHBURG, AND IT ALLOWS US TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD
STABILIZATION OF OUR EMPLOYMENT HERE, AS WELL AS USE THIS AS EXPERIENCE THAT WE
CAN LEVERAGE IN THE FUTURE FOR NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES.))
SUPER=01-Keith Wing/B&W Manager; :00
OUT Q=new business opportunities.
B & W is the sole supplier of nuclear fuel to the U-S Navy.
It is also involved in decommissioning nuclear reactors across the country.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP one and a half points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around - the president honors the USA Olympic teams.
plus first round action from the Women's City-County Golf Championship.
Patrick has sports next.
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S CITY COUNTY
Dot Bolling is in the lead after the first round of the women's city county
Playing on her home course at Hidden Valley, the recent State Amateur
runner-up went out and shot a 74 to take a four shot lead over Nancy Shuck.
Bolling's playing partners also had their moments yesterday as Blue Hills
brenda Harvey drains the long putt to save par on 15. Brenda shot an 83.
Kathy Hull, the third member of the group also shot an 83 on a very hot and
But the folks at Hidden Valley didn't install this fan just to keep the
The 13th green is located in a part of the course that gets very little air
flow, and the fan helps stir the air and prevent disease from settling in on
the putting service.
SS=hold city county
The tournament shifts to Ole Monterey later today.
The Salem Avalanche is "1 for 2" in producing a pair of Colorado Rockies
major leaguers who were supposed to be on hand at Memorial Stadium.
Last night the Avalanche lost to the Winston Salem Warthogs last night 7 to
SUPER=03-Denver/June 9; :00
All-star outfielder Larry Walker injured his collarbone on this play June
9th against the Atlanta Braves.
Walker, who was to make his first rehabilitation appearance, was scheduled
to start in the designated hitter's spot last night, but had some minor travel
complications and didn't make it.
IN Q="He flew
((DAVE OSTER/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager; :00
OUT Q=....after game time"
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche;
David Neid, the OTHER major leaguer, was in the club house by 5:45
Neid recovered from elbow surgery but was 3 and 8 for the Rockies triple A
Sky Socks this season.
The 27 year old right hander was making his second start for the Avalanche.
Neid pitched 6 innings and struck out 7.
He did not take the loss.
In the bottom of the first, Kyle Houser knocks this pitch into center
that plates Garrett Neubart and the Avalanche took a 1-nothing lead.
The Hogs evened the count in the next inning.
Steve Eddie singles to center, Justin Towle comes in...one all.
Winston Salem wins it 7 to 4.
Roanoke native--KJ Hippensteel beat 3rd seeded Andrew Park of San Marino
California 6-7, 6-4 and 6-3 in the 4th round of the National Hardcourt
Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
16-year old Hippensteel, who transferred from North Cross to Palmer Academy
in Florida FOR tennis, was in town for the USTA Challenger of Roanoke Pro-Am.
The national championship winner earns a spot in the U.S. Open junior
championships in Flushing Meadows, New York.
((KJ HIPPENSTEEL/COMPETING IN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:))
SUPER=01-KJ Hippensteel/Competing in National Championships; :00
OUT Q=just pulling through.
Fresh from Atlanta, several of team USA's athletes and coaches met the First
Family at the White House this morning.
It was all smiles on the White House South Lawn, for the traditional team
A sea of red, white and blue surrounded President Clinton, First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea.
About 500 of the 654 Olympians attended the reception.
((SINCE MORE PEOPLE SAW THESE GAMES IN HISTORY....YOU WERE SO MAGNIFICANT...
THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPICS))
OUT Q=OF THE OLYMPICS
The team presented the Clintons with a set of pins representing the nations
attending the Summer Games in Atlanta.
(***patrick ad lib***)
Coming up on Health Check-- join us for the top medical news of the day--
including a possible cause of cervical cancer..... a new way to test for
AIDS... and, the benefits of meditation, for lowering your blood pressure.
It's all coming up later, on News 7 at FIVE.
That's it for News 7 at NOON....thanks for joining us. Bye.