Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
Remember this man- The FBI may not arrest him. Instead they may apologize
to him. We'll have details.
Some scary moments for people aboard a jet headed for honolulu.
Plus a new milk product is about to hit the shelves. This one could lower
News 7 is next.
The FBI may have to apologize to Olympic Park Security Guard, Richard
CBS News reports the FBI found no definitive physical evidence linking
Jewell to the crime.
One area college is expanding.
Dabney Lancaster Community College is opening a new center in Rockbridge
County. It means some students will no longer have to travel to Clifton Forge
to sign up.
Plus we'll tell you about a new milk product that could lower your
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
The FBI may apologize to olympic security guard Richard Jewell.
It's been more than one week since Jewell was first identified by the
media as the prime suspect in the Olympic park bombing-
Now CBS News is reporting that the FBI found no definitive physical
evidence linking Jewell to the crime since then.
Jim Stewart has more.
SUPER=01-Jim Stewart/CBS News;
((Jewell was turned from hero to target in a flash by headlines and news
broadcasts after authorities called him in for five separate interviews
following the blast.
The former Georgia sheriff's deputy was the first person to spot the
knapsack pipebomb in Centennial Park...and helped other officers herd people
away from the site before it exploded. But later, former employers came forward
to say Jewell had been over zealous in his duties as a college
security guard...and investigators began to theorize he may have planted the
bomb himself in order to play the hero.
A thorough search, however, of Jewell's residence and storage sheds turned
up no incriminating evidence...and when agents compared Jewell's voice from
television interviews with that of a 911 caller warning of the bomb...they
found no aparent similarities. Final forensic tests are still being conducted
on some of Jewell's personal belongings.
The FBI was angered when Jewell's name leaked out as the prime
suspect...but did nothing to dissuade the press that he was the focus of their
investigation. Now...sources say...if all the remainiog tests come back
negative...the bureau and the Department of Justice feel like they owe Richard
Jewell some sort of public explanation. In the words of one senior
official..."We have to do something."
Jim Stewart, cbs news.))
Just who will be Bob Dole's vice presidential running mate- The latest
speculation is Jack Kemp.
Sources close to Kemp say Dole met last night with the former housing
Many Republicans believe the former NFL player would energize the ticket.
He is an abortion opponent with roots in delegate rich California.
ALSO on the list- Arizona Senator John McCain, Florida Senator Connie Mack,
and Oklahoma Senator Don Nicles.
An announcement is expected Saturday.
GRAPHIC=Plane crash investigation
Passengers aboard T-W-A Flight 800 were probably unconscious when the plane
fell into the Atlantic.
The Medical examiner says it's unlikely the passengers experienced the
horror of a fall into the ocean.
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Dr. Charles Wet-li says most of the victims died instantly after the
He called it extremely violent whiplash- a separation of the skull from
the spinal cord with an instant loss of consciousness.
Meanwhile today, one more body was brought up from the water- along with
In all 196 of the 230 victims have been found.
A Hawaiian Airlines jet made an emergency landing at the Honolulu
Airport- after the nose-gear reportedly collapsed.
No one was hurt-but there were some scary moments.
A warning light alerted the crew the nose gear was not locked down in a
After making a fly by- the plane then came back and landed.
Flames erupted- but crews were standing by and put them out with spray
The Carroll County Public Service Authority wants residents to take steps
against possible lead contamination in their water.
The source of the contamination is actually copper pipes with lead (SAH-DER)
solder, rather than the water itself.
But in accordance with E-P-A and health department requirements, the county
has hired an engineering firm to come up with a way to treat the water before
it gets to the pipes.
((RAY HILL/CARROLL CO. PSA DIRECTOR: THAT WOULD MAKE WATER LESS CORROSIVE AND
LESS ABLE TO LEACH LEAD FROM THE LEAD FITTINGS INSIDE THE HOMES. ))
SUPER=01-Ray Hill/Carroll Co. PSA Director;
OUT Q=inside the homes.
In the meantime, Hill says the water is safe for everyday use, if residents
follow some precautions.
((WHEN THE WATER TAP HAS BEEN SITTING FOR A LONG TIME FLUSH THE PIPE 15 TO 20
SECONDS BEFORE YOU USE THE WATER, AND DON'T USE HOT WATER FROM THE HOT WATER
OUT Q=hot water tap.
Carroll County hopes to have its treatment plan in place by the first of
The Pittsylvania County man who escaped police custody yesterday in Bedford
is still at large tonight.
21-year old Donnell Cook was about to stand trial on four misdemeanor
traffic charges when he jumped out a courthouse window and slid down a drain
pipe to freedom.
Authorities say there have been three or four similar escapes from the
courthouse over the years.
Cook is now wanted for felony escape, which carries a prison term of up to
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 at 11 returns, registering for classes will become easier as one
area College decides to expand,
And we'll hear from a Roanoke man who says NASA's piece of the rock is an
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Rockbridge County students who want to attend Dabney S. Lancaster Community
College no longer have to travel to Clifton Forge to sign up.
Today the school opened a new center in the College Square Shopping Center.
Jay Moore was there.
IN Q=At most grand
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=@Jay1; :15 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/D.S.L.C.C. President; :19
SUPER=01-Elizabeth L. Washburn/Dabney Lancaster's Daughter; :50 QUICK!!!
OUT Q=Moore, News 7. (QUICK OUT!!)
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At most grand openings, you'd expect to see a ribbon cutting BUT in
Rockbridge County officials did things just a little bit different.
The ribbon was JOINED to show the community college's support for its new
IN Q=The great thing
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS CENTER IS THAT ALLOWS
STUDENTS TO COME IN AND SIT DOWN AND TALK TO A COUNSELOR, RATHER THAN DRIVING
30 MILES TO CLIFTON FORGE.))
OUT Q=to Clifton Forge.
IN Q=Now they can come
((RICHARD TEAFF/D.S.L.C.C. PRESIDENT: NOW THEY CAN COME HERE TO THIS CENTER
REGISTER FOR COURSES. THEY CAN RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION BUY THEIR
BOOKS. WE HAVE A CLASSROOM INSIDE SO WE CAN OFFER COURSES DURING THE DAYTIME
WHICH HAS BEEN A LIMITATION TO THIS AREA IN THE PAST.))
OUT Q=in the past.
how about a show of the clock?
Teaff said the college has been trying for some time to open a center that
could not only serve students, but area businesses and industries as well.
Dabney opened its main campus more than 20 years ago.
Many of those who attended say they're excited for the college's
future...especially the daughter of the late Dabney Lancaster.
IN Q=He would be
((ELIZABETH LANCASTER WASHBURN/DABNEY LANCASTER'S DAUGHTER: HE WOULD BE
DELIGHTED. HIS PRIMARY INTEREST IN LIFE WAS PUBLIC EDUCATION. ))
OUT Q=was public education.
As was the case with the local governments supporting the center.
Lexington, Buena Vista, and the county are helping pay for the site in
Jay Moore, News 7.
Was there really life on Mars at one time?
A team of NASA scientists thinks so... and a local man with ties to the
space program agrees.
Scott Prince has the story.
IN Q=From a virtually
SUPER=01-Dwight Holland/Geophysicist; :25
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7
(( From a virtually unexplored planet to a virtually uncharted territory on
This meteorite from Mars took about 15 million years to land on the
Antarctica surface... and it likely sat there for an additional 13- thousand
But this Roanoke native and Virginia Tech grad says it was worth the wait...
and it could go down as an unprecedented historical discovery.
IN Q=It was
((DWIGHT HOLLAND/GEOPHYSICIST: IT WAS COPERNICUS WHO FIGURED OUT, 'HEY, THE
EARTH IS NOT THE CENTER OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM. THEN THERE WAS ISAAC NEWTON AND
EINSTEIN WHO FIGURED OUT THE CALCULUS AND RELATIVITY, AND THEN WE LANDED ON THE
MOON AND THIS WILL BE ONE OF THOSE DATES IN HISTORY-- IF IN FACT LIFE WAS
CONTAINED INSIDE THIS FOSSIL. ))
OUT Q=this fossil
Dwight Holland is a former Faculty Fellow at NASA's Ames Research Center.
He was also part of a Geophysical Expedition in Antarctica at the same time
the Mars meteorite was discovered.
That was 12 years ago.
Since then, NASA scientists have been analyzing the rock.
And Holland believes that process has been extremely pain staking.
IN Q=The size
((HOLLAND: THE SIZE OF THE SAMPLE MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THESE ANALYSES
BECAUSE IT IS SO SMALL. IT'S ON THE ORDER OF ONE HUNDREDTH TO ONE ONE
THOUSANDTH OF THE DIAMETER OF A HUMAN HAIR. ))
OUT Q=human hair
More analysis is needed to achieve conclusive evidence that primitive life
did exist on Mars.
Holland says if researchers find what they're looking for, it will certainly
change the way we view the solar system.
Scott Prince, News- 7.
Lynchburg residents should feel extra secure this week.
The Hill City is hosting the Fraternal Order of Police convention.
As Steve Smallshaw reports, this year's event has become a mandatory stop on
the campaign trial.
IN Q=They're packing
SUPER=01-Wally Layne/Lynchburg FOP President; :09
SUPER=01-Jim Gilmore/VA Attorney General; :25
SUPER=01-Garth Wheeler/State FOP President; :49
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
(( They're packing the hotel rooms, the restaurants and the tourist sites...and
Lynchburg couldn't be happier to have the Fraternal Order of Police in town.
IN Q=We knew that
((WALLY LAYNE/LYNCHBURG FOP PRESIDENT: WE KNEW THAT IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR THE
CITY, GOOD FOR OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND GOOD FOR THE FOP IN GENERAL.))
OUT Q=in general.
And what's good for the FOP can be good for politicians.
In an age where crime is a top concern among voters, an FOP endorsement can
make or break a political candidate.
IN Q=I know what
((JIM GILMORE/VA ATTORNEY GENERAL: I KNOW WHAT YOU DO. I KNOW WHAT WE ALL DO. I
KNOW THAT YOU GO INTO THE COMMUNITY IN A DANGEROUS SITUATION EVERY DAY.))
OUT Q=situation every day.
Jim Gilmore wasted no time touting his and Governor Allen's accomplishments
in the field of parole abolition, juvenile justice and truth in sentencing.
It's a sign that police officers' voices are being heard in Richmond.
IN Q=A lot of
((GARTH WHEELER/VA FOP PRESIDENT: A LOT OF THE LEGISLATION THAT YOU HEARD THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL TALK ABOUT TODAY, THEY'RE ISSUES THAT WE'VE BEEN ASKING FOR
FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND NOBODY WOULD LISTEN TO US.))
OUT Q=listen to us.
IN Q=They're listening
They're listening now and apparently so are the voters. An FOP endorsement
helped George Allen win the governor's mansion in 1993, and the police could
play a role in another statewide race this year. The convention will hear from
both Senator John Warner and his Democratic challenger Mark Warner on Saturday.
Then members will decide which candidate they want to endorse. Steve
Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Stay with us, Up next some Olympic heroes say thank you by doing a little
And we'll have good news for milk lovers, as a new fat free milk is about to
hit the market. This version could actually help lower your cholesterol.
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A bad case of Olympic fever spread into Virginia today.
Team USA said thanks to corporate sponsor Anheuser-Busch with a high profile
visit to the Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg.
No -- Micheal Johnson and the female gymnasts weren't there.
But Virginia fans made every obscure and not-so-obscure athlete who showed
up- a star.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=We admit it
SUPER=01-Bruce Baumgartner/Bronze Medal Wrestler; :19
SUPER=01-Sarah Bond/Virginia Fan; :28
SUPER=01-Kurt Grote/Gold Medal Swimmer; :45
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Williamsburg.
(( We admit it.
It's the kind of free p-r big corporations love to get from the media.
But Olympic athletes of any persuasion -- handball, kayaking, whatever --
are something Virginians want to see.
Even if the most famous faces are those of folks like wrestler and flag
bearer Bruce Baumgartner.
((BRUCE BAUMGARTNER/BRONZE MEDAL WRESTLER: THIS IS A WAY THAT THEY CAN
ACTUALLY GIVE A LITTLE...FAMILY'S HERE, WE'RE ENJOYING THE PARK.))
SOT TAPE TWO 05:00:23
((SARAH BOND/MIDLOTHIAN RESIDENT: MY SISTER REALLY WANTS TO SEE DOMINIQUE
MOCEANU. BUT THEY'RE OFF SHOOTING A WHEATIES BOX OR SOMETHING.))
NAT SOT TAPE TWO
((THE MOST TALKATIVE PERSON HAS BEEN CHERYL KREVESNIKA. SHE DOES US CYCLING.
SHE WAS IN THE ROAD RACE.))
((KURT GROTE/GOLD MEDAL SWIMMER: WE'RE KIND OF HARD TO RECOGNIZE. WE'RE WET.
AND WE'RE WEARING SWIM CAPS AND GOGGLES AND WE LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT WITH
Swimmer Janet Evans made a brief appearance.
But a shooting incident across town Tuesday at sister park Water Country USA
had Busch Gardens officials a little jumpy.
Security was tight and lines were long.
But Virginia fans are persistent, even if they don't know whose autograph
they're waiting for.
((KURT GROTE/GOLD MEDAL SWIMMER: MY NEW POLICY I'VE DECIDED IS I ONLY SIGN
AUTOGRAPHS WHEN I'M WALKING... I DON'T GET ANYWHERE.))
SOT 06:06:33 TAPE TWO STANDUP
((WE'RE TOLD SOME OF THE MORE FAMOUS FACES VIRGINIANS DIDN'T SEE HERE THEY'LL
SOON ENOUGH, ON WHEATIES BOXES, TALK SHOWS, AND COMMERCIALS. OLYMPIC ATHLETES
WHO DON'T PLAY FOR THE NBA NEED TO STRIKE WHILE THE IRON'S HOT. AND RIGHT NOW,
THEY'RE ON A ROLL. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, WILLIAMSBURG.))
Meanwhile a volleyball Olympian received an enthusiastic welcome in Roanoke
Ingrid Visser led the Holland Women's Volleyball Team to a fifth place
finish in Atlanta.
She was in town today vacationing with her grandmother Stella Freeman- who's
been a Roanoke resident for 20 years.
While visiting the Valley, Visser said she plans to spend some time at the
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IN Q=Tomorrow I'm going
((INGRID VISSER/VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIAN;
TOMORROW I'M GOING UP TO SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE AND JUST SWIM AND RELAX AND GO
SUPER=01-Ingrid Visser/Volleyball Olympian;
OUT Q=and go shopping
The Olympian's break from competition lasts only four days.
She said she will return home to Holland Saturday and resume a heavy
schedule of training, traveling and tournament competition.
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The NFL pre season took center stage across the country tonight as teams
continued to fine tune their offenses and defenses.
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Bills vs. Vikings; :00
WE start with the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings. You say Jim Kelly
might be old, but he's still got it. Here he hooks up with Steve Tasker on the
short touchdown connection. the Bills win 35-12.
on the the seattle/Oakland game where the Seawhawks looked sharp. Rick Mirer
hooks up with Max Striong. he then scoots down the sideline for the touchdown.
The seahwaks lead 24-12 with 5 minutes left in the game.
In other action, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Newy York jets 30 to 16.
Larry walker continues to be the only bright spot for the Avalanche as the
Rockies regualr rocked the Warthogs. Salem still to Winston Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/Warthogs vs. Avalanche; :00
Tal Light notched the rbi hit that scores larry walker. Walker went on to
hit two doubles on the night. He accounted for both of salem's runsd.
But the Hogs were too much. Yuri Sanchez knocks in Dee Jenkins with this RBI
hit and Winston Salem's run was on.
Then, Trovin Valdez registers the SUPER=34-Winston-Salem/==4/Salem/==2;
RBI basehit. Nick Morrow scoots home, the Hogs take the lead and go on to hand
Salem another loss by the count of 4 to 2.
Strawberry Fields forever is the new motto in the big apple as Darryl
Strawberry hit his 5th homer in two days at Yankee stadium.
SUPER=03-New York,NY/White Sox vs. Yankees; :00
The Yankee designated hitter, who just two nights ago hit three homeruns in
back to back to back at bats, came alive again yesterday against the Chicago
Strawberry hit this three run homer in the third and then ripped a solo
homer in the fifth.
Cecil Fielder also drove in two runs as New York doubles up Chicago 8-to-4
for their 68th win of the year.
((DARRYL STRAWBERRY/YANKEES DH:))
SUPER=01-Darryl Strawberry/Yankees DH; :00
OUT Q=...more extension"
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/Orioles vs. Brewers;
Get out the brooms in Milwaukee as the Baltimore Orioles complete the 3 game
sweep of the Brewers to keep pace with the Yanks for a day.
Bobby Bonilla hit his 16th homer of the year in the first to center field to
give the O's a 2-to-nothing lead.
The O's then got some long ball relief from Brady Anderson, who rockets
his 35th of the year.
Eddie Murray hit his 494th career homer which pushed him by Lou Gehrig into
15th place on the all time list.
The North Roanoke girls all star team leaves Friday for the Dixie Softball
world series in Aiken South Carolina.
The 12 and under squad returns the same pitching that earned the girls the
state runner-up spot last year. Better bats should help. The team plays
IN Q="The team
((MIKE WALTHALL/NORTH ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Walthall/North Roanoke Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...going into this tournament"
Luckily, "Sweet Home Alabama" was NOT played over the intercom at Kiwanis
Filed today. Alabama roughed up the Virginia state champs 10-nothing in the
Dixie Pre-Majors world series championship.
SUPER=03-Salem/Vinton vs. Alabama; :00
The Vinton boys started with Brian Rickerson on the mound, and although he
struck out just one batter in three innings, he only gave up two hits.
In the 4th, VInton's Tommy Chambers hit this double off the right field
wall, but he would get tagged out later in the inning to end the threat.
Alabama then went on a tear, scoring 10 runs in the top of the 6th to win the
championship. Now the numbers.
wipe to scores
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SUPER=0093-j/Winston-Salem/4//Salem/2//Walker Scored Both Salem
City/19//Martinsville/8///j/Elizabethton/7//Danville/6//Braves lead in 2nd
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Still to come in sports, we will head to the links for a report on the
Virginia State Junior golf tournament final results,
and Roy Stanley checks in with hot dot and her crew of lady linksters.
The Virginia State boys junior golf championship wrapped up today at
Birdwood golf club in Charlottesville today.
cameron yancy of Black stone won the tourney.
Martinsville's Marty Stanley finished 9th, Roanoke's Brandon LaCroix was
17th, 18 strokes off the lead.
Lexington had two golfers in the top 25. Kevin O'Connell tied laCroix for
17th and Eric Reynolds was 24th.
Chris Pugh was 23rd.
She's not ready to be crowned the queen of golf in the Valley but Dot
Bolling added another local win to her golf resume.
Bolling, who earlier this summer won the Roanoke Valley Hall of Fame title,
captured the R-V-G-A's city county tournament yesterday afternoon.
Roy Stanley has more.
IN Q="The rolling....
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Kathy Hull/Finished Second; :23
SUPER=01-Dot Bolling/City County Champion; :46
OUT Q=........news 7 sports."
((The Rolling hills of the Botetourt Country Club was the site of the
tournaments final round.
Bolling started the day with a four shot lead and a 37 on the front nine
padded that lead even more.
Kathy Hull made the turn at 40 and she made a charge on the back nine with
a birdie at 11 but her rally eventually came up short.
((KATHY HULL/FINISHED SECOND: ))
Bolling bogeyed the 14-th hole but she finished the day shooting a 74 and her
three day total of 229 gave her a record six city county titles.
((DOT BOLLING/CITY COUNTY CHAMPION: ))
Valetta Pittman shot 80 today and she finished third in the tournament.
Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
A new no-fat, no cholesterol milk is expected to hit stores this fall.
The product is a "super-skimmed" milk with a substance added to make it
taste like regular milk.
The substance is called Replace- It's made from hydrolyzed oats.
((IT HAS THE ABILITY TO ACT LIKE A SPONGE BEING A SOLUBLE DIET IT LITERALLY
ABSORBS EXCESS CHOLESTEROL.))
SUPER=01-Joseph DiBruno/Golden Jersey Products;
OUT Q=EXCESS CHOLESTEROL."
DiBruno says dairies around the country will be able to market their
milk with "Replace" very much like Coke markets its diet soda with
Since it contains all natural ingredients, Replace is
not subject to FDA regulation.