Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
Who will Bob Dole choose as his vice presidential running mate? We'll hear
what he's saying-
A major blow to the tobacco industry- a jury awards cash to a smoker who
got lung cancer.
Plus music fills the air in Salem. We'll take you to the summer music
games in Salem.
News 7 is next.
It won't be long before Bob Dole makes a phone call to the person he wants as
his running mate.
All signs point to former congressman and tax cut advocate Jack Kemp.
Republican sources say Kemp is ready to accept the offer.
It's a major loss for big tobacco. A Florida jury awarded 750-thousand
dollars to a man who got lung cancer
after smoking for 44 years.
Plus we'll take you to the summer music games in Salem.
And Robin with a good looking weekend forecast.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
The nation is waiting to hear who Bob Dole's vice presidential running
mate will be.
Republican sources say Dole's chosen Jack Kemp-
But he's not talking-
Regina Blakely has the latest from Dole's hometown of Russell Kansas.
SUPER=03-Abilene, KS; 05
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;21
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL; 32 quick!
SUPER=07-Jack Kemp; 37-40!
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News; 48
OUT Q=Russell Kansas."
((SEN. BOB DOLE: IT WON'T BE LONG. WHAT TIME IS IT?"
With a vice presidential announcemeNt less than a day away....Bob Dole
continues to have fun drawing out the suspense. He is hinting that he's made
a decision but is still maintaining the mystery of his choice. Dole says the
leading factor in picking a running mate is his ability to win.
BOB DOLE, R-CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT
IT HAS TO BE SOMEONE WHO CAN BE PRESIDENT..WHO KNOWS THE COUNTRY.
In Florida, Jack Kemp appeared as confident as ever but says he hasn't
been asked yet:
JACK KEMP: NO, THE OFFER HAS NOT BEEN MADE.
But Kemp says if the offer is made...he's ready...
KEMP: QUARTERBACKS ARE ALWAYS READY.
REGINA BLAKELY: DOLE IS DOING HIS BEST TO KEEP HIS CHOICE UNDER WRAPS AND TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THE BIG COMING OUT TOMORROW IN RUSSELL KANSAS. REGINA BLAKELY CBS
NEWS, RUSSELL KANSAS.))
Divers have recovered an engine from T-W-A Flight 800 and are working to
bring another up to the surface.
The engines could help investigators tell whether a bomb, missile, or
mechanical failure brought down the plane.
((JAMES KALLSTROM/FBI: WE CAN NOT STAND UP AND DECLEARE SOMETHING A CRIMINAL
ACT UNTIL WE HAVE LEGAL STANDARD THAT SAYS IT'S A CRIME. I WISH WE'D REACHED
THAT POINT, IF THAT'S WHAT THIS IS, A LONG TIME AGO. WE HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WE
CAN ABSOLUTELY SAY THIS IS A CRIMINAL ACT. TO DO THAT WE NEED LEGAL STANDARD WE
OPEATER WITH IN THIS COUNTRY.))
OUT Q=IN THIS COUNTRY.
Divers and crews are working day and night at the site bringing parts of
Legal experts now say the government may owe Richard Jewell a rare public
The hero-turned suspect in the Olympic Park bombing hasn't been charged.
F-B-I officials speaking anonymously- say if their ongoing probe doesn't
implicate Jewell, they may announce that he's been cleared.
A southeast Roanoke neighborhood that witnessed a group of kids being chased
with CHAINSAWS last night experienced more problems today.
34- year- old Rufus Hicks says his stepsons were being chased by some other
people near his Bullitt Avenue home last night.
This afternoon he called the police after finding something resembling a
stick of DYNAMITE taped to an old oil furnace behind his house.
IN Q=These boys
((RUFUS HICKS: THESE BOYS THEY JUST IGNORANT AND THEY DON'T CARE. THEY JUST,
I GUESS, BORN TO FIGHT I RECKON.))
OUT Q=to fight I reckon.
State police determined the object is an explosive used in construction,
that is harmless in its current state.
Howard Musser is being remembered as a gentleman and a man of dignity.
The former Roanoke City Councilman and vice mayor died last night after a
Musser had colon cancer.
Those who were close to him say he will be missed.
((JIM HARVEY/FORMER ROANOKE CITY COUNCILMAN: NICEST FELLOW YOU WOULD EVER WANT
TO MEET. VERY SINCERE, VERY HONEST AND REALLY DEDICATED TO WHAT HE WAS DOING.
SUPER=01-Jim Harvey/Former Roanoke City Councilman;
OUT Q=was doing
Musser served on City Council for 12 consecutive years and was vice mayor
for 3 consecutive terms.
After his retirement in 1994, he made an unsuccessful bid for the
commissioner of the revenue office.
Howard Musser was 67-years old.
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia
State officials won't say or don't know if it was computer bungling or
criminal violation of state laws.
But a state task force has finally proposed a solution to the problem that
stopped a computer system that would've automated welfare reform.
With the solution comes an even longer delay for localities.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
IN Q=A state police
SUPER=01-Glen Tittermary/ADAPT Task Force; :27
SUPER=01-Doug Moran/Dept. of Social Services; :38
SUPER=01-Ben Owen/Local Social Service Director; :55
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( A state police criminal investigation is ongoing into the design and
purchase of a computer system that was to automate Virginia's highly- touted
But a private consultant's report on how the ADAPT system would need more
time on the state mainframe than it could get prompted the Allen administration
to pull the plug on training late last year.
A General Assembly- appointed task force concluded today that report was
sot 04;05:45 TAPE TWO
((GLEN TITTERMARY/ADAPT TASK FORCE: WHY THOSE ESTIMATES WERE MADE, I DON'T
KNOW. I KNOW THEY WERE IN ERROR. AND CLEARLY THE COST OF THE SYSTEM WON'T BE
ANYWHERE NEAR THE 85- MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS ESTIMATED BY THAT CONSULTANT.))
sot 03:55:37 tape one
((DOUG MORAN/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES DEPT.: THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS ALL OF THE
ANALYSIS WASN'T DONE INITIALLY. OR IT WAS DONE, BUT SOME OF THE DATA WAS
So what the local agencies really want is a new operating system to run
ADAPT -- now.
sot TAPE TWO 03:59:02
((BEN OWEN/LOCAL SOCIAL SERVICE DIRECTOR: WE HAVE REAMS AND REAMS OF VERY
COMPLEX POLICY NOW. I THINK PROBABLY IF YOU STACKED THE MANUALS ON TOP OF EACH
OTHER, THEY MAY BE AS MUCH AS TEN OR TWELVE INCHES TALL. AND ADAPT BASICALLY
HAS A COMPUTER HELPING THE WORKER MAKE DECISIONS.))
The task force says getting computer terminals statewide hooked up to a UNIX
server in Richmond to merge new laws on food stamps, AFDC, and Medicaid
couldn't even start until year's end.
Then two more years to phase it all in.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, a popular tourist attraction in the New
River Valley gets a financial boost,
And we'll tell you how a Florida jury has sents a jolt through the tobacco
wx ad lib
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=82-2.49''/plus 1.37''/31.83''/plus 7.24'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.66 foot/Down 0.38 foot;Lake levels
A Florida jury awards an ex-smoker with cancer- 750-thousand dollars.
Sixty-six year old Grady Carter says he started smoking in 1947
and could not kick the habit until he got cancer.
He sued the makers
of Lucky Strike cigarettes for one and half million dollars.
The jury decided the cigarettes are a defective product.
And it found Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company negligent for not
telling people how dangerous they are.
A tobacco stock analyst calls the verdict a severe blow to the industry.
The symptoms of neurological diseases often are hard to detect... even more
difficult when there are no evaluation centers in your hometown.
Up until last month, Lynchburg and central Virginia was lacking any kind of
neuro- psychological detection services.
All that has changed, thanks to a cooperative effort between a local
retirement home and the University of Virginia.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
IN Q=This is one
SUPER=01-Dr. David Crews/Neuropsychologist; :46
SUPER=01-H. Carey/Westminster-Canterbury Pres.; :56
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.
((THIS IS ONE OF OUR TESTING ROOMS WHERE WE DO ALL THE NEURO- PSYCHOLOGICAL
Since last month, UVA neuropsychologist Dr. David Crews has been spending
two days a week in Lynchburg at the Westminster- Canterbury retirement
That's where area residents who may be suffering from a neurological
disorder such as Alzheimer's Disease, can now undergo an initial screening.
IN Q=We look at
((DR. DAVID CREWS/NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST: WE LOOK AT A WIDE RANGE OF COGNITIVE
FUNCTIONS, RANGING FROM INTELLIGENCE TO MEMORY TO ABSTRACT REASONING TO
Based on the results of those tests, Crews can refer the patient to an
outside source for treatment.
The key, he says, is making early detection available.
IN Q=I think we
((CREWS: I THINK WE SAW THE NEED FOR SUCH A CLINIC, AND AS THE POPULATION AGES
THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE DEMAND FOR THIS TYPE OF SERVICE.))
OUT Q=type of service.
IN Q=We've been in
((H. CAREY/WESTMINSTER- CANTERBURY PRES.: WE'VE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS OF SERVING
THE NEEDS OF OLDER ADULTS FOR 20 YEARS NOW AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WAY THAT
WE'VE SEEN THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT.))
OUT Q=to do that.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
A state trooper stands to collect a half million dollar award from an
accident three years ago.
SUPER=03-Salem/February 22, 1993
Trooper Dan Jessee suffered multiple injuries in the pre-dawn accident.
He was investigating an earlier accident on the Interstate when a flat-bed
truck owned by Virginia-Carolina Belting slid off the ice-covered highway into
the median where Jessee was standing.
He suffered several broken ribs and a punctured lung.
The driver of the rig was NOT charged, but a Roanoke jury this week found
the trucking company negligent and awarded the trooper 555-thousand dollars.
Congressman Rick Boucher has announced 400 thousand dollars in flood relief
for a major Giles County tourist spot.
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last January;
In January flood waters along Little Stoney Creek heavily damaged large
sections of the trails at the Cascades National Recreation Area.
The federal funds will pay for major construction work to rebuild the
popular LOWER trail along the creek.
Volunteers have already cleared much of the debris from the UPPER trial so
it could stay open.
((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D-NINTH DISTRICT: AND I WANT TO SAY A WORD OF THANKS AND TO
COMMEND THE EFFORTS OF THE VERY LARGE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS AND RESIDENTS OF
GILES COUNTY, WHO WERE ABLE TO PERFORM THE RESTORATION WORK WHICH, WHILE
TEMPORARY, WAS ESSENTIAL TO KEEPING THE CASCADES NATIONAL RECREATION AREA OPEN.
OUT Q=recreation area open.
Officials want to get both trails restored as soon as possible, and
emphasize that more volunteer assistance is still needed.
They say operation of the Cascades is vital to the county's tourism-
hosting up to 200 thousand visitors each year.
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, a large section of central Virginia spends part of the night
in the dark,
And we'll head over to Salem where some of the best of the best compete in
the Summer Music games.
MUSIC UP FULL
A large part of Lynchburg and Campbell County was in the dark for almost two
American Electric Power says a thunder storm knocked out a power line to it's
Altavista power station around six tonight.
The station provides electricity for 10-thousand homes in central Virginia.
Workers were about to reroute the line and restore power shortly before
Some local kids are finding out what's it's like to be a park ranger.
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;
Every Friday at Smith Mountain Lake State Park, these "Junior Rangers" are
exposed to the world around them.
These two hour sessions include a little bit of classroom work... and a
whole lot of outdoor activities.
IN Q=We're trying
((QEFIRI COLBERT/PARK NATURALIST: WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE EACH OF THE PROGRAMS A
LITTLE DIFFERENT. TO GIVE A DIFFERENT FACET OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ALSO TO HAVE
FUN. THAT'S OUR MAIN GOAL-- TO HAVE FUN. TO HAVE THE KIDS ENJOY THEMSELVES
WHILE THEY'RE OUT HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Qefiri Colbert/Park Naturalist;
OUT Q=out here
The Junior Rangers are ages 6 through 10.
The program is funded by private donations... and there's no charge to be a
Honors go out to some Roanoke Lifeguards for their service.
These lifeguards have all saved a life this summer in area pools-- today
they were each awarded the American Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary
IN Q=A lot of people
((JON BOWMAN/A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK WE HAVE A REALLY EASY JOB, WHERE WE JUST
WORK ON OUR TAN ALL DAY AND THAT TYPE OF THING, AND WE DO HAVE A SERIOUS JOB,
WE'RE OUT HERE TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND I THINK THIS SHOWS WE DO DO A SERVICE
TO PEOPLE. ))
SUPER=01-Jon Bowman/Lifeguard; :
OUT Q=service to people.
The American Red Cross says the guards' professionalism and quick response
The lifeguards are calling on parents though-- to watch over their
The best Drum and Bugle Corps in North America took took the Salem Stadium
field in The Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia.
((nat sound of music ))
OUT Q=Music out
A packed house showed up to cheer these young performers.
All the groups that played tonight are the best in their region.
IN Q=we beat
((MARCANDRE HAMEL/CANADIAN MUSICIAN: WE BEAT ALL THE CORPS IN QUEBEC THAT'S
WHY WE COME IN THE AMERICAN CIRCUIT.))
SUPER=01-Marc Andre Hamel/Canadian Musician;
OUT Q=the American Circuit.
The musicians in the corp practice up to 12 hours a day-- and they come away
with more than just musical skills.
IN Q=it boosts your
((JUNIOR SMITH: IT BOOSTS YOUR CONFIDENCE AND IT GOES ALL THROUGHOUT, THERE'S
A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THAT YOU CAN GET FROM THIS, OTHER THAN PLAYING A HORN ))
OUT Q=play a horn
Competition is fierce-- but most performers agree the only award they need
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Winds NW-10mph/62-64/Sunny Skies/Winds NW-10mph/80-83;
SUPER=331-Cloudy Skies/Patchy Fog/63-65/Sunny Skies/Winds NW-10mph/82-84;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Cooler/58-62/Mostly Sunny/And Nice!/78-80;
Phil Mickelson survived the heat, and a rain delay and he's the second
round leader at the P-G-A Championship.
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/WTBS; :
But the shot of today's round belonged to Vijay Singh. At the par 3 14-th
hole his shots hits a side hill and rolls down the green into the cup for a
hole in one the third of the tournament. Singh and Kenny Perry are tied for
third place at six under.
Mickelson shot his second straight 67 today and he is 10 shots under par
after two rounds and the leader of the P-G-A.
IN Q="Came out...
((PHIL MICKELSON/PGA SECOND ROUND LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Phil Mickelson/PGA Second Round Leader; :
OUT Q=..........playing aggressively."
Justin Leonard had a good round today he's at 7 under par for second place
heading into tomorrow's third round.
Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott has changed her mind and named John
Allen as the clubs chief executive.
Major league baseball approved the recommendation today.
Allen has been running the team since Schott was suspended from baseball
Luis Castillo hit an R-B-A single in the bottom of the 10-th to give
Florida a 2 to 1 win over the New York Mets.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/SUNSHINE; :
The Marlin showing off his stuff tonight during the game.
Trailing 1 to nothing, Alvaro Espinoza gets all of this Mark Hutton pitch
sending it over the wall in the upper deck and the score was tied at one to one
in the sixth.
Then the game winner came in the SUPER=35-Florida/2/New York/1/;10-th
Castillo hits a grounder in the hole at short and second Alex Arias rounds the
bases to score and Florida Beats the Mets 2 to 1 in 10.
The Major league baseball scheduled was played under the lights tonight and
for all of the scores lets check the boards.
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/4//Pittsburgh/1////Los Angeles/4/j/Cincinnati/9///;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/6//Atlanta/4////San Francisco/8//St. Louis/3/7//;
Former Boston Red Sox manager Butch Hobson went before a judge in Rhode
Island this afternoon.
The 44 year old Hobson pleaded innocent to cocaine possession charges this
morning. He was released on 2-thousand dollars bond.
Hobson was fired yesterday as manager of Scranton Wilkes-Barre, the
Philadelphia Phillies top minor league club.
He was arrested may fourth in a hotel after federal agents found 120
dollars worth of cocaine in his shaving kit.
In a signed statement, Hobson acknowledged using cocaine and also admitted
sending a friend in Alabama money for the drug. If convicted he faces up to
three years in jail.
And coming up, Ferrum's new men's head basketball coach was in town today
Bill Fitch, the coach of the L-A Clippers has triple bypass surgery in Texas.
And Dale Earnhardt overcomes the pain of his injuries suffered at Talladega
to win the pole for Sunday's Bud at The Glen.
Just when you think veteran Winston Cup driver Dale Earnhardt is down he
bounces right back. The Intimidator, still recovering from injuries at
Talladega surprised everyone during qualifying for Sunday's Bud at The Glen.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN2; :
Earnhardt dominated the road course at Watkins Glen. He turned in a speed
of 120-point 733 miles per hour to capture the pole for this weekends Bud at
IN Q="I didn't feel like
((DALE EARNHARDT/WINS POLE: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Wins Pole; :
OUT Q=......biggest thing."
Dale Jarrett will start on the outside pole for the race and now here's a
look at the top 25.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-1. Dale Earnhardt/120.733/2. Dale Jarrett//3. Ricky Rudd//4. Terry
Labonte//5. Jeff Gordon;
SUPER=0107-6. Rusty Wallace//7. Ernie Irvan//8. Michael Waltrip//9. Joe
Nemechek//10. Mark Martin;
SUPER=0107-11. Ken Schrader//12. Brett Bodine//13. Geoff Bodine//14. Bobby
Labonte//15. John Andretti;
SUPER=0107-16. Kyle Petty//17. Butch Leitzinger//18. Lake Speed//19. Bill
Elliott//20. Robert Pressley;
SUPER=0107-21. Ward Burton//22. Ted Musgrave//23. Jeff Burton//24. Rick
Mast//25. Kenny Wallace;
Ferrum College officially opened a new era today when the panthers
introduced Larry Mangino as the Panthers new men's head basketball coach.
SUPER=03-Ferrum/This Morning; :00
Mangino comes to ferrum after serving as the head coach at Clark
University for the past 5 years. His career has also had stops at George
Washington University under Mike Jarvis and Yale University, as an assistant at
Mangino inherits a program that finished second in the Dixie conference
last year, returns 14 players and welcomes 5 new freshman recruits.
((LARRY MANGINO/NEW FERRUM BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Larry Mangino/New Ferrum Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...win some games"
The Panthers won 11 games last year but lost 13. According to Ferrum
athletic director, Mangino's style is quite different from Bill Pullen, who
left Ferrum after 11 years as head coach.
((DR. TED KINDER/FERRUM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ted Kinder/Ferrum Athletic Director; :00
OUT Q=...for us"
Mangino and his panthers open the season November 23rd in the Roanoke
College basketball tournament.
Los Angeles Clipper coach Bill Fitch, who has coached more game than anyone
in N-B-A history was in stable condition today after undergoing triple bypass
surgery in Texas.
The 62 year old fitch underwent the operation late last night after
experienceing chest pains at his home.
Fitch was resting in the hospital's cardiac care unit and is expected to be
moved to a regular room tomorrow.
The Clippers team physician estimated Fitch's recovery period at 4 to 6 weeks.
This just in, campaign sources say Republican presidential candidate Bob
Dole has just called former Housing Secretary Jack Kemp to offer him the vice
The source says Kemp has eagerly accepted.
The official announcement is expected tomorrow.
The image of a sunny, cool, swimming hole and hiking trails might be
appealing this weekend. And it just so happens that just such a "Great Escape"
is located less than an hour from Roanoke.
Cave Mountain Lake near Natural Bridge is affordable for families at
2-dollars a car load.
The water is a cool 65-70 degrees... no matter how hot it gets in the middle
of the summer.
11 26 14 00 - 11 26 18 00
IN Q=You see a lot of
((RICHARD COLEMAN/AREA ADMINISTRATOR: YOU SEE A LOT OF FAMILIES UP HERE. A LOT
OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND THEY LIKE IT. ))
((EILEEN GATTIS/ROCKBRIDGE CO. RESIDENT: WE COME ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK TO
PICNIC, SWIM, IT'S GOOD FOR SMALL CHILDREN BECASUE IT STARTS OUT GRADUALLY AND
IS NOT REAL DEEP. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Coleman/Area Administrator;
SUPER=01-Eileen Gattis/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :04
OUT Q=not real deep.
Shelters built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the early 1930s are
located a near the lake and hiking trails.
10 57 31 00 - 10 57 40 00
IN Q=This shelter
((SARA GREER/WASHINGTON AND JEFFERSON NATIONAL FORESTS: THIS SHELTER IS USED
FOR PICNICS, PEOPLE USE IT FOR FAMILY REUNIONS. IT'S A BEAUTIFUL SPOT, COOL
UNDER THE TREES PEOPLE LIKE TO STEP OUT OF THE SUN. ))
SUPER=01-Sara Greer/Washington and Jefferson National Forests;
OUT Q=of the sun.
Shelters like this one can be reserved for groups for a ten dollar fee,
otherwise they are open for anyone to use during park hours.