Next on News Seven-- Bob Dole
celebrated in Kansas today as he officially revealed his new running mate--
A major power outage has left seven western states in the dark.
From the mexican border to Oregon the power is out.
And green, slimy jello was keeping organizers cool in Franklin County.
All in the name of Special Olympics.
News is next.
Bob Dole celebrated in Kansas today
as he officially revealed his new running mate-- Jack Kemp.
There next stop is San Diego, California for the Republican Convention.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
A major power outage has left seven western states in the dark.
Reports of outages stretched from Portland, Oregon, down to the Mexican
border and out to Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.
And green, slimy jello was keeping people cool in Franklin County.
All in the name of Special Olympics.
We'll bring you that and more at eleven.
A massive power outage has crippled seven Western states today.
The blackout comes as temperatures in many areas reached 100 degrees.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
The outage began shortly before 7 p-m Eastern standard time.
California, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Idaho are all
And even some parts of Canada and Mexico.
Traffic signals and stoplights snarled traffic in California as delegates
arrived for the Republican National Convention in San Diego.
Officials say a fire under a power line in Northern California may be to
The last major blackout in the region was in July.
Bob Dole, Jack Kemp, and their wives went to dinner tonight-- following
Kemp's acceptance of the Vice President slot on the Republican ticket.
Dole told reporters in Russell, Kansas, there's "not a better
salesman" when it comes to tax cuts than Kemp.
Regina Blakely has more.
SUPER=03-Russell, KS; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate; :26
SUPER=07-Jack Kemp/(R) Vice Presidential Nominee; 1:18
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/Reporting; 1:57
OUT Q=Russell, Kansas.
(( BOB DOLE: THE NEXT VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, JACK KEMP...
Calling his running mate an American original, Bob Dole introduced Jack
Kemp to his hometown crowd.
BOB DOLE: I WAS LOOKING FOR A TEN, AND GOT A FIFTEEN, THE SAME NUMBER AS
THE BUFFALO BILLS.... THERE ARE TWO FOUR LETTER WORDS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN -
Dole, who used this day to once again begin anew, predicted Dole/Kemp
would be a victorious ticket, and spelled out his reasons for tapping the
former Congressman and Secretary of Housing.
DOLE: HE BELIEVES IN THE SAME VALUES, FIGHTS THE SAME FIGHTS, WITH
COURAGE, INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER.
Part of that fight will be to sell at least a portion of Kemp's
economic agenda which Dole laid out earlier this week, cutting taxes and
overhauling the tax code.
But this decision was critical for other than substantive reasons. Dole
knows the person at his side has to be perceived as someone who can jumpstart
a campaign that has yet to catch fire with the voters.
KEMP: IT IS WITH A KEEN SENSE OF DETERMINATION, WITH THE ULTIMATE VICTORY,
I ACCEPT VICE PRESIDENT OF THE US...
Kemp, usually fiercely independent, will, as the running mate, be
forced to put many of his other ideas on hold, and publically started doing so
in accepting the position, labelling his party that of Lincoln, Reagan and
Dole, giving proper reference to the top of the ticket.
KEMP: NEXT YEAR WHEN BOB DOLE GIVES THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, THERE
WILL BE A HERO AT THE PODIUM...
REGINA BLAKELY: SO DOLE NOW LEAVES RUSSELL AND TAKES HIS CAMPAIGN TO
SAN DIEGO. IT WILL BE A WEEK WHERE THEY WILL BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT - A WEEK THE
DOLE/KEMP TICKET HAS TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF...
RB, CBSN, RUSSELL, KS))
One local political expert says Dole made the right decision.
Ray Garland, a political columnist and former state senator, says Kemp is
good for Dole.
IN Q=He knows his way
((RAY GARLAND/ROANOKE TIMES COLUMNIST: HE KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND. AND HE HAS
DEEP ROOTS IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I THINK HE CAN START BRINGING BACK THOSE
REAL REPUBLICAN VOTERS THAT MAYBE HAVE BEEN SAYING THEY WOULDN'T GO WITH DOLE
AND THEY WERE UNDECIDED. THAT PROCESS OF BRINGING THOSE BACK CAN BEGIN.))
SUPER=01-Ray Garland/Political Columnist;
OUT Q=back can begin.
Garland also says Dole is forgetting about his rocky past with Kemp and is
more focused on the White House.
IN Q=That of course
((THAT OF COURSE IS IN THE GREAT TRADITION OF VICE PRESIDENTIAL CHOICES. REAGAN
CHOSE BUSH WHO HAD FOUGHT HIM IN THE PRIMARIES VERY HARD. KENNEDY CHOSE LYNDON
JOHNSON WHO HAD FOUGHT HIM FOR THE NOMINATION IN 1960. SO I THINK THAT'S A
BROADENING THING AND IT SHOWS THAT DOLE IS EXTREMELY SERIOUS ABOUT DOING WHAT
HE HAS TO DO TO WIN THIS ELECTION.))
OUT Q=win this election.
Governor George Allen also says Jack Kemp
is Dole's best bet to take on President Clinton in November.
Allen says he's excited about Kemp.
IN Q=I was
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WAS FOR JACK KEMP IN 1988, AND WAS ONE OF FIVE PEOPLE
IN THE FREE UNION PRECINCT OF ALBEMARLE WHO VOTED FOR KEMP IN THAT PRIMARY THAT
WAS IMPOSED UPON US IN 1988. JACK KEMP AND THE ALLEN FAMILY GO WAY BACK. WHEN
MY FATHER WAS COACHING AT WHITTIER COLLEGE, JACK KEMP WAS AT OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE
IN THAT SAME FOOTBALL CONFERENCE.))
OUT Q=football conference.
Allen says he knows about the strain between Dole and Kemp over the years...
but he thinks Dole is assuming that Kemp will be strong in California and New
The Virginia Board of Medicine tonight revoked the license of Dr. William
Hurwitz is a Washington physician who prescribed massive doses of narcotics
to patients to combat chronic pain.
Board members say there were 20 cases in the past three years in which
Hurwitz prescribed far more than the recommended dosage of controlled
substances, often without thorough physical examinations.
The board says that Hurwitz will be able to practice medicine in Virginia
again after three months if he meets certain conditions.
Hurwitz has 30 days to appeal to the board.
It all started around 9 O'Clock last night.
A Tennessee man was able to keep Bedford County Police at bay for more than
17 hours before surrendering this afternoon.
It happened in the Union area of the county.
30- year- old Timothy Wayne Arnold threatened his wife and in-laws before
fleeing into the woods behind their residence.
He had two guns in his possesion-- a 22 and a 30-30 .
He fired several rounds.
County deputies, state police, and a drug response team were on the scene.
A helicopter was also brought in.
Law enforcement personnel numbered more than 30.
The state police tact team responded this morning when Arnold opened fire
He finally surrendered around three this afternoon-- no one was hurt.
Arnold is being held in the Bedford County Jail without bail, facing
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on News 7 at 11...
A youth ministry got one step closer to moving into its own facility today.
A new organization in Roanoke was up early improving their community today.
"Rebuilding the black Community" cleaned up streets, and had the
organization's first health fair.
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
wx ad lib
A pretty pleasant night out-- with some lingering clouds.
We sure enjoyed a stellar- looking Saturday--- full of sunshine and
More of the same is on the agenda tomorrow-- in the meantime, let's roll
through today's temperatures...
MUSIC UP FULL
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Salvagers working at the crash site of T-W-A flight 800 brought the second
of four engines to shore today.
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
Also, the remains of two more victims were found late yesterday
That brings the total to 198 of the 230 people who died in the crash.
Evidence on one of the engines will help determine whether the crash was
caused by a bomb, mechanical failure or a missile.
The Roanoke Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is
encouraged by the steps management at Valley View Mall is taking to end racial
problems at the shopping center.
Earlier this year the S-C-L-C called for a boycott of the mall for its
treatment of black shoppers.
Members of the group met with mall management earlier this week to help
create a more inviting atmosphere for black shoppers.
The S-C-L-C says it will help mall security with troublemakers by getting
leaders of the black community involved.
IN Q=WHEN THEY
((REV. LENORD HINES/S.C.L.C.: WHEN THEY GO TO THE MALL, BEGIN TO TAKE LOOK FOR
POTENTIAL TROUBLEMAKERS AND BRING THIS AWARENESS TO THE S.C.L.C.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Lenord Hines/S.C.L.C.;
OUT Q=TO THE SCLC
Hines says they are pleased management is willing to meet with their
They NOW plan to meet monthly.
The S.C.L.C. announced the new positive relationship at an educational
picnic in Eureka Park.
Members of "Rebuilding the Black Community" spent the day creating a healthy
neighborhood by cleaning up the streets and offering free medical care.
The clean up began in the community around 11th Street and Melrose Avenue.
Volunteers got an early start this morning.
More than 20 members of the R-B-C pounded the pavement, picking up trash
along the way.
The R-B-C is trying to be more visible in the community.
In addition to today's clean-up the organization sponsored the first of many
health fairs at the community center.
IN Q=HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
((TONY REED/REBUILDING THE BLACK COMMUNITY: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CHOLESTEROL.
WE WANT TO HAVE PEOPLE MORE HEALTH CONSCIENCE AND SOMETIMES THERE ARE A LOT OF
SENIOR CITIZENS AND A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE THAT NEED ASSISTANCE OR MAY BE THEY
MAY BE AFRAID TO GO TO THE DOCTOR OR THEY DON'T HAVE MEDICAL COVERAGE.))
SUPER=01-Tony Reed/Rebuilding The Black Community;
OUT Q=HAVE MEDICAL COVERAGE
R-B-C and the community center were the result of the Million Man March.
Volunteers are working to turn an old garage into a hang-out for Montgomery
As Denise Allen reports The Straight Street Teen Center is getting a new
IN Q=nat sot
SUPER=01-Jared Reeves/Volunteer; :10
SUPER=01-Bob Anderson/Straight Street Ministry; :22
SUPER=01-Tom Schwendeman/Salem Commercial Design; :53
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=nat sot paint scraper
There's road work going on here.
These young people are laying the pavement for Straight Street Teen Center.
IN Q=we've taken down
((JARED REEVES/VOLUNTEER: WE'VE TAKEN DOWN THE LIGHTS IN THAT ROOM OFF THE
SIDES OF THE WALLS. WE'VE WASHED DOWN THE WALLS IN THERE, GETTING THEM READY
TO PAINT. JUST SWEEPING THE FLOOR, WASHING IT UP.))
OUT Q=washing it up
IN Q=once they paint
((BOB ANDERSON/STRAIGHT STREET MINISTRIES: ONCE THEY PAINT A WALL THEY MOST
LIKELY WILL BRING THEIR FRIENDS IN AND SAY 'THIS IS THE WALL I PAINTED OR THIS
IS THE LIGHTS I PUT UP. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IS REALLY IMPORTANT HERE AS
OUT Q=here as well
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: BUT IT'S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN JUST MANPOWER
TO REBUILD STRAIGHT STREET.
BOB ANDERSON HOPE CORPORATIONS WILL MAKE DONATIONS.
IN Q=one nice thing
((ANDERSON: ONE NICE THING ABOUT IT IS BEFORE WE WERE RENTING. THIS TIME
ANYBODY DONATED MONEY TO US IT GOES TO THE PROPERTY. IT BUILDS EQUITY IS WHAT
OUT Q=what i'm saying
It's been almost a year since Straight Street moved out of it's rented
The ministry offers teenagers a safe place to hang out on weekends and help
with homework on school days.
These are several reasons why this businessman is donating his services.
IN Q=it's important for
((TOM SCHWENDEMAN/SALEM COMMERCIAL DESIGN: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM TO BE
AROUND ADULTS THAT REALLY CARE FOR THEM. A LOT OF TIMES THE KIDS THAT COME TO
STRAIGHT DON'T HAVE THAT PARENTAL INFLUENCE. THEY GET IT WHEN THEY COME DOWN
OUT Q=come down here
Bob Anderson hopes to have the center open by the second weekend in
He's also hoping an area business will donate computers to the ministry so
the center can give these teens an extra educational edge.
And when the new year arrives the center will be called The 1-80 Club.
Anderson says though the name is changing, the center will continue trying
to help teenagers along the bumpy road to adulthood.
Denise Allen News 7.))
They plan to do some more work next Saturday at the Christiansburg teen
Soft Music Under
Underage alcohol and tobacco use is the subject of this week's on Record.
we'll have a preview up next.
And who says jello is just for dessert?
Not these political figures, who are helping out special olympics.
MUSIC UP FULL
Regulation of cigarettes and alcohol began back in the 19-30's with
prohibition-- and has progressed to WARNING notices on tobacco products.
Now attention turns to the use of these products by minors.
Jay Moore takes a look at these issues in this week's edition of On Record.
IN Q=A driver accident
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 14; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Nagel/Assistant Commonwealth's Attny.; :22
SUPER=01-Brian Silsbee/Prev. of Substance Abuse;
SUPER=01-Tom Mullis/Adolescent Psychology Professor; 1:00
OUT Q=News 7.
(( A driving accident last December prompted the Roanoke City police department
to take action against area convenience stores.
In that incident, a Roanoke County convenience store sold beer to the 16-
year- old who struck and killed a teacher.
A couple months following that, the city's police department sent teens into
stores to purchase alcohol.
Of the 44 clerks the teens approached, half sold them alcohol.
IN Q=Hopefully through
((DENNIS NAGEL: HOPEFULLY THROUGH THESE PROSECUTIONS IT HAS RAISED THE
AWARENESS IN THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS HAVE TAKEN NOTES WHETHER THEIR CHILD IS
ENGAGING IN ACTIVITY THAT CAN BE HARMFUL TO THEMSELVES OR OTHERS. ))
OUT Q=or others.
In the Lynchburg area, the Parternship for the Prevention of Substance Abuse
sent underage teens into stores to buy tobacco products.
36 out of 100 stores did not comply with the law.
IN Q=If you break
((BRIAN SILSBEE/PARTNERSHIP FOR PREVENTION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE: IF YOU BREAK IT
DOWN IN VIRGINIA, 90 UNDERAGE TEENS A DAY START TO SMOKE, CHEW, OR DIP.
ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO PREVENT A LIFE LONG HABIT. ))
OUT Q=life long habits.
With both alcohol and tobacco, experts say parents need to set examples for
IN Q=For parents
((TOM MULLIS: FOR PARENTS, THE BEST ADVICE IS THAT THEY'VE GOT TO GIVE UP
SMOKING AND CERTAINLY ENGAGE IN MODERATE DRINKING. THEY HAVE NO CREDIBILITY
WITH THEIR CHILDREN. ))
OUT Q=with their children.
For more information on underage drinking and smoking, tune in tomorrow
morning at 11 to On Record.
Jay Moore, News 7.))
The Roanoke Rush continued its hot start tonight, running its record to 2
and OH with a 46 to 6 decision over the Durham Vipers.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Rush vs. Vipers;
Duke Strager watched David Merrick kick start things in the first quarter.
Merrick boots this 47 yard field goal, the 2nd longest in the Rush's short
history, for an early 3-zip lead.
Roanoke led 10-nothing before Darren Graham rolls out and launches this 52
yard strike to Eddie Sloss for the TD and a 16 point cushion.
Graham airs it out again on the Rush's next possession, this time to a
streaking Anthony Drakeford for the 28 yard score.
Roanoke poured it on, adding this SUPER=34-Roanoke/46/Durham/6/;
safety to make it 25 to nothing late in the half, and the Rush wins it 46 to 6.
The N-F-L exhibition season continued today the Baltimore Ravens traveling
to the Meadowlands to take on the New York Giants.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/NBC SPORTS; :
In the second quarter, Vinny Testaverde hands off to Earnest Byner he scores
from 16 yards out and the Ravens took the 12 to nothing lead.
But the Ravens celebration ended on the kickoff. New York rookie Amani
Toomer takes the boot on his own six cuts to the outside and out runs the
Ravens defense on his way to a 94 yard touchdown New York trailed 12 to 7 in
Moments later the Giants scored again. This time quarterback Tommy Maddox
tosses this 21 yard touchdown pass to Thomas Lewis New York took its first lead
13 to 12 with 8 minutes left in the half.
The Ravens padded their lead when SUPER=30-Baltimore/37/New
York/27/;Testerverde goes to the air and hooks up with Michael Jackson on the
11 yard scoring play Baltimore led 19 to 13 and the Ravens win it 37 to 27.
The Associated Press released its top 25 college football poll this
Defending champion Nebraska is the number one pick. Tennessee is second,
Florida state third, Florida fourth and Colorado fifth.
The Virginia Tech Hokies check in as the 16-th team and Virginia is ranked
23-rd in the poll.
The Tigers have won the first two games of a three game set in New York
and they're the first visiting team in nearyl a year to win a series at Yankee
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
Detroit's Damon Easley got the Tigers on the board when he belted this game
opening solo home run over the left field fence to make it 1 to nothing Tigers.
The Yankees came back in the bottom of the Third. Mariano Duncan with this
blast over the right field wall and the game was tied at 1 to 1.
New York scored 5 in the third but SUPER=35-Detroit/13/New York/7/;the
Tigers came back and scored four in the fourth and Detroit goes on to beat the
Yankees 13 to 7.
Andres Galarraga and Vinny Castilla hit 10-th inning homers to lead the
Rockies over the Braves 9 to 7 in 10.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/FOX SPORTS; :
An aerial view of Atlanta Fulton county stadium on a clear day.
Colorado's Andres Galaraga gets the Rockies off to a good start. He smokes
this two run homer over the left field wall and the Rockies took the 2 to
Colorado's Ellis Burks took his turn in the fifth. He gets all of this
pitch a solo homer to right field and the Rockies led the Braves 7 to nothing
in the fifth.
Atlanta's Chipper Jones gets some SUPER=35-Colorado/9/Atlanta/7/;of the
runs back. He belts this three run homer over the centerfield wall the Braves
trailed 7 to 6 and Colorado wins the game 9 to 7 in 10.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
In Philly this afternoon, The Houston Astros scored all their runs in the
third inning to hold off the Phillies.
The key hit was this Kurt Manwaring Bloop double that falls in front of
Manny Martinez allowing two runs to score.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/6//Pittsburgh/2///j/Los Angeles/7//Cincinnati/5///;
SUPER=0092-j/Colorado/9//Atlanta/7/10///San Francisco/1/j/St. Louis/7///;
And coming up, Bill Elliott will not drive in tomorrow's Bud at The Glen
Bobby Hillin leads second round qualifying.
And Russ Cochran is the new leader after three rounds of the P-G-A
Russ Cochran is the leader after three rounds of the P-G-A championship
in Louisville, Kentucky.
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/CBS SPORTS; :
Phil Mickelson, who started the round with a four shot lead, double bogeyed
13 and bogeyed 15 to drop to 8 under par for the tournament three shots off the
Cochran, also a left hander, came home with a course record 65 today and
his total of 205 is 11 under par and two shots ahead of Mark Brooks.
IN Q="Once you...
((RUSS COCHRAN/PGA THIRD ROUND LEADER: ))
SUPER=01-Russ Cochran/PGA Third Round Leader; :
OUT Q=.......while you can."
Vijay Singh and Mark Brooks are tied for second place. Brooks has the
shot of the day at the 15-th fairway. The shot bounces on the green and rolls
into the cup for an eagle. Brooks shot 69 and is at 9 under par.
Brian Agee and Miller Baber will play for the Valley Amateur championship
tomorrow at Countryside.
Agee beat Tim Chocklett 1 up and Baber topped Bobby Penn 5 and 4.
John Edwards and Reggie Clark will play for the Seniors title.
The field is set for tomorrow's running of the Bud at The glen. Bobby
Hillin led second round qualifying with a speed of 118 point 443 miles per hour
for the 26-th starting spot.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN2; :
Sterling Marlin blew the engine in his car and did not start yesterday but
he turned the road course at a speed of 118 point 384 miles per hour for the
For the rest of the field lets go to the boards.
wipe to boards
SUPER=0107-26. Bobby Hillin/118.443/27. Sterling Marlin//28. Darrell
Waltrip//29. Jeremy Mayfield//30. Bobby Hamilton;
SUPER=0107-31. W. Dallenbach//32. Derrike Cope//33. Jimmy Spencer//34. Dick
Trickle//35. Hut Stricklin;
SUPER=0107-36. Johnny Benson//37. Morgan Shepherd//38. Mike McLaughlin//39.
Dave Marcis//40. Ricky Craven;
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN2; :
Yesterday Dale Earnhardt surprised everyone when he dominated the road
course at Watkins Glen taking the pole with a record speed of 120 point 733.
Earnhardt plans to use David Green as a relief Driver at the Glen and he
should be in good enough shape to race at Bristol.
IN Q="Actually I'm...
((DALE EARNHARDT/3 CHEVROLET: WELL, ACTUALLY, I'M DOING WORSE THIS WEEK THAN I
WAS LAST WEEK. I'M HAVING MORE JOINT PAIN AND STUFF AND I THINK THAT'S JUST
FROM WORKING IT OUT AND DOING MORE. AND IT'S JUST A MATTER OF TIME. YOU'VE
GOT TO BE PATIENT WITH IT. WE'RE PROBABLY GONNA, WELL FOR SURE, WE'VE GOT
DAVID GREEN GOING UP TO WATKINS GLEN FOR US TO RELIEF DRIVE, AND HOPEFULLY I
CAN RUN MICHIGAN FULL RACE AND THAT'LL PUT ME IN GOOD SHAPE COME TO BRISTOL))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/3 Chevrolet; :
OUT Q=........to Bristol."
Bill Elliott will not drive in tomorrow's Bud at The Glen because of the
pain in his left leg. Elliott is still recovering from Leg and hip injuries
suffered in a crash April 28-th.
Dorsey Schroeder will drive for Elliott tomorrow.
This afternoon dozens of people took a dive for Special Olympics at Smith
But when the divers emerged from their cool, refreshing dip-- they weren't
drenched in water... but in jello.
And not just any jello.
It was the green, slimy, sticky stuff.
The jello jump is part of a fund raiser for Special Olympics.
And you might recognize this famous couple... Bill and Hillary Clinton
stopped by for the cause.
The impersonators, Don and Liz Lazenby, raised more than 11-hundred dollars.