Next on News Seven-- the Dole and Kemp team has landed
in San Diego.
They arrived on a boat loaded with young Republicans headed to the National
Just down the road in Long Beach the Reform Party convention is also under
And who ya gonna call?... a production crew in Bedford did some ghost
The news is Next.
The Dole and Kemp team have landed
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
in San Diego.
They took advantage of the weather, arriving on a boat loaded with young
Republicans for the National Convention.
SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA;
Just down the road in Long Beach the Reform Party convention is under way.
Members heard speeches from Ross Perot and Richard Lamm.
Senator John Warner picked up a valuable endorsement from the Fraternal
Order of Police.
And a production crew did some ghost hunting in Bedford today.
That and more at eleven.
Today Bob Dole and Jack Kemp arrived in San Diego for the Republican
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;
It was a beautiful sunny day for Dole and Kemp.
They took advantage of the weather... arriving on a boat loaded with young
They were greeted by sign-waving supporters chanting Dole-Kemp.
Dole charged the crowd to keep the Ronald Reagan revolution alive.
IN Q=One man Ronald Reagan
((BOB DOLE/PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: ONE MAN RONALD REAGAN REALLY DID START IT
ALL. AND WE'RE THINKING OF HIM TODAY. AND GOD BLESS RONALD REAGAN TODAY. NOW
IT'S UP TO US TO FINISH THE JOB AND WIN THE REAGAN REVOLUTION ONCE AND FOR ALL
AND WE'RE GOING TO GET IT DONE... AND NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
OUT Q=mistake about it.
The convention officially kicks off tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Long Beach, CA;
The Republicans aren't the only show in California -- the Reform Party
convention is under way in Long Beach.
Members heard speeches this evening from the two candidates, Ross Perot and
IN Q=There's a rocket
((RICHARD LAMM/REFORM PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: THERE'S A ROCKET OUT THERE
THAT I COULD CLIMB ABOARD. THAT ROCKET IS DEFEATING ROSS PEROT. THE AMERICAN
PUBLIC IS DISSATISFIED ENOUGH THAT THE REFORM PARTY CAN FORM.))
SUPER=01-Richard Lamm/Reform Party Candidate;
OUT Q=party can form.
There are complaints that Perot has too much control over party membership
lists and balloting.
Party members are voting at the convention, by telephone, computer and mail.
The nominee will be announced next Sunday.
TAPE# 96-65; edit 96-55
Senator John Warner picked up a valuable endorsement in the Senate race
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police announced they're supporting the
Hundreds of officers attended the BIennial state convention in Lynchburg.
Senator Warner and his Democratic challenger Mark Warner addressed the
The group announced its decision this afternoon.
Virgil Goode hopes 5th district voters will pencil him in as their next
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Week;
He met with Franklin County residents at a recent plant opening armed with a
container filled with pencils.
One of the topics discussed was Congress' recent approval of the Welfare
IN Q=I think Congress
((VIRGIL GOODE: I THINK CONGRESS TOOK A POSITIVE STEP. CONGRESS IS REALLY
FOLLOWING WHAT VIRGINIA HAD DONE. IN THE LAST SEVERAL SESSIONS, THE GENERAL
ASSEMBLY AND THE GOVERNORS HAVE SUPPORTED CHANGING WELFARE TO EMPHASIZE WORK
AND EDUCATION, AND TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT AFTER A CERTAIN LENGTH AND PERIOD,
YOU'RE OFF. THERE WILL BE NO MORE AFDC CHECKS. ))
SUPER=01-Virgil Goode/(D) 5th District Nominee;
OUT Q=AFDC checks
Under the bill, federal funds would be turned over to the states.
State officials would then make key decisions about how the money is spent.
Goode faces George Landrith for the 5th district Congressional seat.
It was left vacant by L- F Payne.
The Department of Environmental Quality will investigate a contaminated
creek in Roanoke County tomorrow morning.
At 2:45 this afternoon, a resident noticed a strange film on the water in
IN Q=when we arrived
((SCOTT GRAHAM/ASSISTANT CHIEF HOLLINS FIRE DEPARTMENT: WHEN WE ARRIVED, WE
DONE A RECON AND FOUND SOME TYPE OF HYDROCARBON FLOATING DOWN THE CREEK. NEVER
ACTUALLY FOUND A SOURCE OF ANY TYPE PRODUCT.))
SUPER=01-Scott Graham/Asst. Chief Hollins Fire Dept.;
OUT Q=any type
The Hollins Fire Department and the Roanoke county Haz-mat team built an
underflow dam to contain the spill, and laid booms and pads to soak up the
The crews aren't sure what caused the spill.
However, they say it should NOT have any lasting environmental effect on the
HARD MUSIC UNDER
And coming up next on the broadcast...
A New River Valley community is looking for innovative ways to provide
And a huge family reunion celebrates its 25th anniversary--
But first let's check in with Kimberly.
wx ad lib
The clouds are here, but we're still waiting for the rain.
Showers are already under way in far southwest Virginia-- where rainfall
amounts are generally less than a half inch
The New River Valley is under a Flash Flood Watch through tomorrow--
Meanwhile, let's check out the numbers from all across the viewing area....
MUSIC UP FULL
TAPE# net-e; edit 94-103 (Chatham-Water)
An era has ended in Chatham.
Mayor J. Haywood CRIder, age 73, suffered a fatal heart attack after serving
the public for 20 years.
He died Thursday night at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North
A Pittsylvania County native, CRIder had been re-elected in May to another
two-year term as mayor.
Pembroke (PIM-brook) has lost its only drugstore... but town officials
believe they have a CURE for what AILS their community.
They've purchased an option on some land along route 4-60, and they plan to
build a retail and service center.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=It all started when
SUPER=08-Randy Lemmon/Pembroke Town Manager; :11
SUPER=00-Charlie Snidow/Pembroke Mayor; :27
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
((It all started when the Rite-Aid pharmacy chain bought the only drug store
in town and shut it down.
((RANDY LEMMON/PEMBROKE TOWN MANAGER: THE LOSS OF THE PHARMACY AND WHAT THAT
DID TO THE PSYCHE OF THE TOWN 8:20:52
MADE US REALIZE THAT IF WE WERE GONNA HAVE THESE KINDS OF SERVICES WE WERE
GONNA HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM OURSELVES. ))
So mayor Charlie Snidow's family, which has owned this vacant six-acre lot
for 200 years, agreed to let the town purchase an option to put together a
unique development plan.
((CHARLIE SNIDOW/PEMBROKE MAYOR: BUSINESSES SEEM TO BE GROWING AND THAT'S GONNA
BE THE BACKBONE. THAT'S ONE REASON WE WANTED TO PURSUE THIS A LITTLE BIT, AND
THAT'S WHY OUR FAMILY WAS WILLING TO WORK WITH THE TOWN. ))
In this town of 1100 residents, there is no grocery store, no doctor, no
Town leaders are planning workshops to seek public input on what kinds of
businesses and services residents would like on this site.
((THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO BRING ALL THE PUBLIC INPUT INVOLVED, TO KIND OF
BRAINSTORM AND COME UP WITH DIFFERENT IDEAS OF HOW THE PROPERTY COULD BE
DEVELOPED, WHAT TYPES OF USES. ))
Town council wants to make the center a public-private venture.
It's seeking interested commercial investors in order to apply as soon as
possible for some federal grants.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
A buyer puts up nearly two BILLION dollars for a Lynchburg business.
And, a home builder in Franklin County unveiled its brand new facility.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Monday; :21
OUT Q=NAT SOT
First Colony LBRAW 18:35
Two months after announcing it was considering alternatives to increase the
value of its stock, First Colony Life Insurance has found a buyer.
The G-E Capital Corporation has agreed to purchase one of Lynchburg's
largest employers for nearly two BILLION dollars.
Fleetwood LBRAW 19:05
By mid October Fleetwood Homes expects to hire 175 people to work in its
new, state of the art building in the Franklin County/Rocky Mount Industrial
The nation's largest builder of mobile homes showed off its new facility
during a ribbon cutting ceremony this week.
unem LBRAW 19:36
Unemployment across the Commonwealth went up a few ticks in June.
Lynchburg's jobless rate was four- percent, Roanoke's was two- point- eight-
percent, and statewide unemployment was four- point- eight- percent.
DANVILLE SEARS 20:05
There may be some new office space in downtown Danville soon.
City council has taken steps to purchase the old Sears building and set
aside room for the school board central office staff, in addition to other
DJIA PRE PRO OR SHOT OF STOCK MARKET FROM CBS TAPE IF THEY CAN'T MAKE NEW
STYLE PRE PRO
Checking the financial markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq
both finished the week on the upside.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Here's some numbers that should catch the interest of those in the working
A new report shows a 20- percent DECREASE in the total number of
occupational fatalities in Virginia last year.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;
In 1995 there were 132 work related incidents where people died.
30 of those took place at construction sites... that line of work topped the
And nearly half of the deaths involved people either riding or being struck
And not all the deaths were accidental either.
Assaults and violent acts were responsible for 20 of the deaths.
Cases of rabies are on the rise in many parts of Virginia.
Lynchburg and Central Virginia authorities are especially concerned about
Statewide, there have been 342 cases of rabies reported so far this year--
Last year at this time, there were 250 cases.
Rabies can be fatal to humans who don't receive vaccinations after
People are advised to avoid contact with wild or animals they're NOT
Virginia law requires that dogs and cats be vaccinated before they reach
Soft Music Under
We'll learn about a summer camp that has more than just fun.
Summer isn't over yet, but it looked a lot like Halloween in Bedford today.
All the spooky details are coming up later in the newscast.
MUSIC UP FULL
Summer camp can be a life changing experience for some children.
But for the campers attending Camp Lighten-Up it can prompt life SAVING
Denise Allen explains.
IN Q=i had a problem
SUPER=01-Claudia Bullard/Camp Counselor; :07
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :16
SUPER=00-Lynn Berry/Cooperative Extension Agent; :49
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:03 Screen Right
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=I had a problem
((CLAUDIA BULLARD/CAMP LIGHTEN UP COUNSELOR: I HAD A PROBLEM EATING SO SHE
SUGGESTED THAT I CAME HERE. SO I DID AND I DID. AND I LEARNED MY EATING
HABITS SO I DON'T LIKE SNACK.))
OUT Q=don't like snack
That was six years ago.
Now Claudia Bullard is a rising senior in high school and a counselor at
She's lost more than a hundred pounds since her first year at camp.
IN Q=you go from
((YOU GO FROM BEING HEAVY TO GETTING SMALL AND PEOPLE LOOK AT YOU DIFFERENTLY.
THEY COMPLEMENT YOU AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
OUT Q=things like that
4-H and the Virginia Cooperative Extension organize the camp.
It's a chance for these children to gain self esteem by experiencing new
activities in a non-judgmental atmosphere.
The focus is on fun and good food, not losing weight.
IN Q=the goal is
((LYNN BERRY/COOP. EXTENSION AGENT: THE GOAL IS TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF WAYS
FOOD CAN BE PREPARED. SO IT IS NUTRITIOUS AND IT'S NUTRITIOUS AND IT'S
NON-FATTENING TO GIVE THEM ALTERNATIVES TO SNACKING, TO COUCH POTATOES AND GIVE
THEM SOMETHING ELSE TO DO.))
OUT Q=something else to do
stand up 14:34:56
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE LESSONS THESE CAMPER LEARN CAN IMPACT THE
CLAUDIA SAYS HER SISTER IS LOSING WEIGHT AND HER MOM HAS LOST MORE THAN TWO
SHE SAYS FAMILY SUPPORT IS NECESSARY SO THESE CAMPERS CAN PRACTICE THESE
LESSONS YEAR ROUND.
IN Q=THEY GAVE ME
((THEY GAVE ME A BOOK AND GO THROUGH THE BOOKLET LIKE MY FAMILY DID WITH ME AND
JUST START THE SAME PROGRAM I DID.))
OUT Q=AS I DID
Many of these campers return to camp year after year.
This year Claudia Bullard hopes she can inspire these campers to make
changes similar to the ones she's made--changes she says which lead to healthy,
Denise Allen News 7.))
Rocky Mount roots brought 10 families to Roanoke today.
Around two- hundred people gathered for the 25th annual Cooper- Finney- muse
IN Q=I KNEW THEM
((REVEREND DR. J EUGENE YOUNG: I KNWE THEM EVEN BEFORE I BECAME THE PASTOR OF
THE CHURCH, LIVING IN THE SOUTHWEST NEIGHBORHOOD. THEY HAVE BEEN RESPECTABLE
AND JUST A KIND FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Dr. J. Eugene Young/Jerusalem Baptist Church;
OUT Q=and just a kind family
Most say their association with the church has kept their family strong.
But it takes more than love and fellowship to organize a large event like
It's hard to stay in touch as family members have moved away from the area.
IN Q=through the group
((ESTHER MCCULLOUGH/ORGANIZING MEMBER: THROUGH THE GROUP WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO
KEEP IT TOGETHER WHEN WE GET READY TO DO BETTER, WE ALL MEET TOGETHER AT 1
CENTER PLACE WE PLAN AND WE DO LIKE SHE SAID WE DO IT THE 3 DAYS. ))
SUPER=01-Esther McCullough/Organizing Board;
OUT Q=it the 3 days.
The head of the organizing group, Alice Johnson, was honored for her efforts
You wouldn't think the internet and the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax
have much in common.
But for two e-mail pals, they are a perfect fit.
IN Q=When my friend Genny
((BETH LARGE-SAKSA/OHIO BLUEGRASS FAN: WHEN MY FRIEND GENNY HERE HAD SAID SHE
LIKED BLUEGRASS MUSIC ON THE WEB, I ENCOURAGED HER TO COME. AND LIKE I SAID THE
FIRST TIME I MET HER WAS AT THE AIRPORT WHEN I PICKED HER UP. AND WE WERE OFF
SUPER=01-Beth Large-Saksa/Ohio Bluegrass Fan;
OUT Q=were off to Galax.
Beth Large Saksa (SACK-suh) and Genny Early are working on a scientific
Though seperated by thousands of miles... they have become friends on the
Beth lives in Ohio... Genny is from England.
But last week in Galax, they got to know the music and one another a little
IN Q=The atmosphere is really friendly
((GENNY EARLY/BRITISH BLUEGRASS FAN: THE ATMOSPHERE IS REALLY FRIENDLY AND
REALLY RELAXED. AND THAT'S BEEN GOOD FUN. AND WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO TAKE AWAY
FROM THIS EXPERIENCE? A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS. I WANT TO LISTEN TO MORE BLUEGRASS
AND HOPEFULLY COME BACK IN THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Genny Early/British Bluegrass Fan;
OUT Q=come back in the future.
The fiddlers convention wrapped up with an awards ceremony early this
Kenny Perry bogeyed 18 but Mark Brooks birdied the hole to force a sudden
death playoff in the P-G-A championship.
The playoff started at 18 and Brooks sank an 8-foot birdie putt to win the
first major of his career.
SUPER=03-Louisville, KY/CBS SPORTS; :
After a second shot from the rough, Perry had this shot but he was unable
to get the ball on the green to have a chance at the win on the first playoff
Brooks, who had three straight birdies at 18, came through again with the
8-footer to claim the 1996 P-G-A championship. Brooks and Perry finished
regulation at 277, 11 under par.
IN Q="kind of a...
((MARK BROOKS/1996 PGA CHAMPION: ))
((KENNY PERRY/RUNNER UP: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Brooks/1996 PGA Champion; :00
SUPER=01-Kenny Perry/Runner Up; :
OUT Q= .........hole short."
Steve Elkington and Tommy Tolles were a stroke behind at 278.
Miller Baber continued his fine play today and he is the winner of the
Valley Amateur golf tournament.
Baber had to deal with Brian Agee who was playing on his home course at
countryside in today's 36 hole shootout.
He met the challenge and picked up the victory beating Agee 3 and 2 to
capture the open title in the amateur.
In the Senior division, Reggie Clark beat John Edwards one up on the 21-st
Geoff Bodine takes the checkered flag at watking glen.
Harold Baines hit a two run single in the seventh and the Chicago White Sox
beat the Baltimore Orioles 8 to 5.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/SC NET; :
The score was tied 2 to 2 in the first. then in the fifth B.J. Surhoff
belts this solo homer over the right field wall and the Orioles led 4 to 3.
In the fifth, Cal Ripken gets all of this pitch it ends up over the left
field fence for a solo homer and the Orioles took the 5 to 3 lead on the White
Chicago came back in the seventh Dave Martinez hits a double down the
right field line scoring a runner and the game was tied at 5 to 5.
Baines then belts a single up the SUPER=35-Chicago/8/Baltimore/5/;middle
into center field Martinez and Thomas score and the White Sox hold on to beat
the Orioles 8 to 5.
Cecil Fielder hit his 30-th homer of the season today against his
ex-teammates as the Yankees routed the Detroit Tigers 12 to nothing.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/WPIX; :
The Yankee announcers have a little fun before this afternoons game.
In the third, Paul O'Neil hits a line drive to centerfield scoring a
runner and the Yankees took the one to nothing lead.
Then big Cecil Fielder golfs this pitch up in the air the line drive hits
the left field foul pole for a three run homer and the Yankees led 4 to nothing
in the fourth.
Wade Boggs shows why he has so many gold Gloves. He makes the diving
SUPER=35-New York/12/Detroit/0/;play on this grounder and throws out the
runner and the Yankees beat the Tigers 12 to 0.
In St. Louis, Tom Pagnozzi hit two home runs and Donovan Osborne picked up
his first victory in five games as the Cardinals slipped by the Giants.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the numbers.
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/7//Pittsburgh/5///j/Los Angeles/10//Cincinnati/5///;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/1//Atlanta/0/6///San Francisco/3/j/St. Louis/5///;
SUPER=0105-/Kingsport///Martinsville///Postponed Due to
And coming up, Monica Seles and Andre Agassi win tennis tournaments this
And Geoff Bodine takes a ride to victory lane for the first time since
October of 1994.
Geoff Bodine ended a drought of nearly two years today when he took the
checkeredflag winning the Bud at the Glen.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN; :
Dale Earnhardt started the race on the pole and he was suppose to turn the
car over to David Green the first chance he had to take the car in the pits as
he did on this green flag stop.
But Green stood in the pits with a head set on as Earnhardt went back on
the road course to race.
Earnhardt, recovering from those injuries at Talladega, was in good enough
shape to lead the race with 51 laps to go. And he showed no sign of getting
out of the car.
Rusty Wallace was running second until he gets loose and slides into the
grass dropping him at least 10 positions behind the leaders.
Ken Schrader had his turn and he would lead the race for several laps but
he had problems and dropped back in the field.
Bodine took the lead from Schrader will 11 laps to go and he would hold
off the field winning the race at Watkins Glen.
IN Q="Victory Lane...
((GEOFF BODINE/WINS BUD AT THE GLEN: ))
SUPER=01-Geoff Bodine/Wins Bud at The Glen; :
OUT Q=........was terrific."
Earnhardt lost his brakes near the end of the race but he finished the event
in sixth place.
IN Q="I Got to
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SIXTH: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Sixth; :
OUT Q=......some too."
Terry Labonte was second Mark Martin third Jeff Gordon fourth and Bobby
Monica Seles was back in the winners circle today as she beat Arantxa
Sanchez Vicario in the finals of the Du Maurier Open.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/CTV; :
After Seles breezed through the opening set, She broke Sanchez Vicario's
serve in the first game of the second set. Vicario evened the set at four all
but Seles captured the next seven points to win her second straight title in
IN Q="I was just
((MONICA SELES/DU MAURIER CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Monica Seles/Du Maurier Champion; :
SUPER=03-Mason, OH/ESPN; :
In Mason, Ohio, Andre Agassi added another title to his list this tennis
Agassi, Playing at the Jack Nicklaus Center, beat Michael Chang in Straight
sets 7-6, 6-4 for the A-T-P championship.
The Chicago Bears hosted the Miami Dolphins in an exhibition game this
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :
Jimmy Johnson watches his Dolphins try to establish a running game against
the Bear defense.
But on this play early in the first quarter the defense stops Irving
Spikes on a fourth and inches situation for no gain.
Chicago's Eric Kramer goes to the air and hits Curtis conway on this 83
yard touchdown pass and the Bears jumped out to a 12 to nothing lead in the
Dan Marino brings the Dolphins back SUPER=30-Chicago/24/Miami/21;with his
arm. He hits Randall hill on the 34 yard touchdown pass but the Bears beat the
Dolphins 24 to 21.
The "Lady in White" has been walking the halls of a Bedford mansion, for
Now people all over the country will get a peek inside Avenel (AVen-el)....a
house many say is haunted.
William Burrell built the house around 18-36.
Today a production crew from the television show "Sightings" stopped by to
try and catch a glimpse of the "Lady in white."
Many believe the "Lady" is one of Burrell's daughters who died during the
IN Q=Other people think
((LINDA BENTON/AVENEL FOUNDATION: OTHER PEOPLE THINK THAT IT IS MRS. BURRELL
AND THAT SHE'S JUST PROTECTING THE HOUSE BECAUSE MANY THINGS HAPPENED. THEY
LOST THEIR MONEY. THEY REGAIN THEIR MONEY. THE CIVIL WAR. AFTER THE CIVIL
WAR THE HOUSE WAS IN VERY BAD CONDITION.))
SUPER=01-Linda Benton/Avenel Foundation;
OUT Q=bad condition
The former plantation was named after a famous novel containing a character
called the "Lady in White."
A former owner is convinced she has seen the ghost.
And others claim they have too.
IN Q=Sometimes you'll walk
((SOMETIMES YOU'LL WALK IN AND IT'S LIKE YOU'VE WALKED INTO AN ELECTRICAL FIELD
AND YOU JUST FEEL LIKE THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK IS STANDING UP AND
PEOPLE HAVE HEARD POTS AND PANS RATTLING.))
OUT Q=pots and pans rattling
The show "Sightings" is about real people's experiences with U-F-O's, ghosts
and other weird happenings.
It airs on your hometown station Sunday nights at 11-50.
The Avenel episode airs sometime in October.