The stage is set and the finishing touches have been made for the four day
And in England a mother-to-be says she hopes to give birth to all eight
babies she is carrying.
Rain is expected all day today-- and conditions are favorable for flash
flooding--I'll tell you more about that in a few minutes.
Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.
The big day has finally arrived for Republicans.
The G-O-P convention kicks off in San Diego with a slew of political
all-stars including George Bush and Colin Powell.
The nominee in waiting, Bob Dole, promises to end the Bill Clinton era.
Elizabeth Kaledin files this report.
11:30-Newspath update window
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Republicans are launching the Dole/Kemp campaign, with four days of
made-for-TV events and speeches. Sunday's water-bound welcome for the GOP's
presidential hopeful set the tone for what promises to be a highly scripted
Both Dole and Kemp have a light schedule today, saving their energy for
Wednesday when they're expected to be nominated, and Thursday when they make
their acceptance speeches.
The heart of the convention activity will happen each evening during east
coast prime time hours, between 8 and 11 pm.
Among the speakers tonight will be George Bush, Nancy Reagan and General
Colin Powell, the man Bob Dole tried hard to recruit as his running mate, but
who has said he doesn't want to run for public office.
One person who will not get to make a speech is Pat Buchanan who,
nevertheless surprised many by offering Dole an olive branch, in the name of
((PAT BUCHANAN, LET'S BEAT BILL CLINTON AND PRINCE ALBERT.))
Security today is tighter than ever, with every bag, purse, box and
briefcase being searched by police and even bomb-sniffing dogs.
After the bombing at the Olympics, the San Diego police have been polite, but
firm in their treatment of convention-goers and the media, with waits of up to
an hour just to get past the metal detectors.
Elizabeth Kaledin, CBS News, San Diego.))
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GRAPHIC=Kay Coles James
Virginia's Kay Coles James will play a key role at the Republican National
Convention in San Diego, that of secretary.
James is a former cabinet official in the administration of Governor George
Allen, as health and human services secretary.
She is now dean of the school of government at Regent University in Virginia
As G-O-P convention secretary, she will be responsible for tallying all the
roll-call votes and making sure they comply with party bylaws.
And she's the person who gets to make the roll call of all the states for
Bob Dole's nomination.
Another bombing in Russia has left eight people injured, three of them
SUPER=03-Near Volgorad, Russia;
The bomb exploded this morning on a passenger train.
It's the latest in a series of bomb attacks in various parts of Russia.
There's been no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, but some
officials have linked the previous attacks to Chechen rebels.
SUPER=03-Near Grozny, Chechnya;
Meantime, Russia has agreed to hold cease talks with rebel forces after the
rebels withdraw from the Chechen capital.
The Chechen fighters overran Grozny last week, killing scores of Russian
In Britain, a woman is pregnant with eight babies.
That's a story anywhere but especially when the British press gets its
hands on it.
Tom Fenton reports from London.
IN Q=Thirty one year old
SUPER=01-Tom Fenton/Reporting; :00
SUPER=01-Max Clifford/Publicist; :31 quick
SUPER=01-Professor Robert Winston/ Fertility Expert; :45
OUT Q=Tom Fenton CBS News, London.
Thirty one year-old Mandy Alwood is carrying 8 fetuses according to a
british sunday tabloid.
Mandy is eighteen weeks pregnant with the octuplets.
She and her current partner, Paul Hudson, sold their story to the highest
The news of the world, one of Britain's racier tabloids, is
reportedly paying them a million and a half dollars.
Press agent Max Clifford arranged the deal.
Max Clifford, Publicist:They came to me and said the story is about to break
will you handle it for us.
Multiple pregancies are not unusual in women who undergo fertility treatment
like Alwood. But experts say it is unlikely that all eight babies could be
brought to term.
PROFESSOR ROBERT WINSTON, FERTILITY EXPERT:I DON'T THINK SHE WILL GET ....IS
The case has been aroused critism, a lot of it from newspapers that failed
to get the story. But alwood, who already has a son from a former marriage,
seems to have hit the jackpot.
Tom Fenton CBS News, London.))
Days of heavy rain and flooding in southeast China have left hundreds dead
The death toll is now at 250 with some 284 missing.
Some 70-thousand homes have been washed away and thousands remain cut off
by the floods.
Economic losses are in the tens of millions of dollars.
Former financier Charles Keating is looking for freedom today and the
chance to salvage his reputation.
He's asking to be released from an Arizona prison while a federal judge
decides whether to grant him a new
Keating was convicted of fraud and racketeering in the 19-89
collapse of Lincoln Savings and Loan.
Utility officials meet today to discuss Saturday's massive blackout in the
The nine-state outage cut
off power to millions-- from Oregon to southern California.
Officials say it happened because of high demand on a very hot day.
Power officials are asking customers to conserve energy.
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal
A national publication is giving the Star City high marks when it comes to
fitness opportunities and health care.
Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine gave Roanoke a top-ten ranking in its
"Healthiest Cities in America" survey.
The article cited Smith Mountain Lake and the Appalachian Trail as key
It also says per-capita, the Roanoke Valley has an extremely large number of
IN Q=As a
((SHIRLEY HOLLAND/CARILION: AS A COMMUNITY BASED HEALTH CARE SYSTEM... THE
REASON WE ARE HERE IS FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY-- THIS WHOLE AREA. AND
FOR THAT REASON, IT WAS ESPECIALLY GRATIFYING TO GET THE AWARD.. OR THE
SS=Roanoke City Seal
Roanoke actually placed seventh in the Kiplinger's survey.
The Healthiest City in America according to the article is Rochester,
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7, theories of a where a bomb might have been placed
on T-W-A Flight 800 are changing--
and what was planned as a day of fun ends in tragedy for a family at an Indiana
music up full
A deadly trip to an amusement park for a family near Indianpolis.
A woman was killed and her four year old grandaughter critically wounded
when a miniature train they were riding in derailed and flipped over.
The woman's husband, sister and four other grandchildren were also injured.
A local sheriff says witnesses reported the train was going unusually fast.
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation
Investigators in the T-W-A crash may be moving away from the theory that a
bomb exploded in the plane's front cargo hold.
SUPER=03-East Moriches, NY;
A source says the recovered cargo bins don't show bomb damage.
Investigators now suspect a bomb in either a food cart or in carry-on
Meantime, F-B-I agents arrive in Jerusalem today to question a Hezbollah
bomber who has been in Israeli custody since April in connection with plans for
a plane bombing.
Investigators have traced the contamination in a Roanoke County creek to a
storm drain or sewer line... They say the spill was very small and will NOT
cause any lasting damage.
Just before three o'clock yesterday, a resident noticed a strange film on
the water in TINKER creek.
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, then put down booms and pads to soak up the
Officials say the petroleum-based product could have been washed from a
parking lot or a vehicle cleaning bay. They're attempting to find the source,
but say it may be difficult to pinpoint.
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 yesterday.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Just ahead on News 7 at Noon,
Experts say the number of rabies cases is on the rise around the
and a children's summer camp in Franklin County is more than just fun and
We'll tell you about Camp Lighten-Up when we come back.
Overweight children frequently have a hard time--they're often teased by
But there's a place in Franklin County where kids with weight problems can
It's Camp Lighten Up, and as Denise Allen explains, the focus is on having
fun as well as developing a healthy lifestyle.
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.))
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
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SUPER=331-Flash Flood Watch/Heavy Rain/60-64/Morning Rain/then Light
SUPER=332-Flash Flood Watch/Rain/60-65/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/71-75;
SUPER=333-Flash Flood Watch/Heavy Rain/60-64/Rain tapering/to Light
SUPER=334-Flash Flood Watch/Rain/60-65/Mostly Cloudy/Showers/71-75;
It's not going to take a mighty prescription after all to revive an old
drugstore in Pembroke.
Town officials are hoping some land on Route 4-60 will make do for a retail
and service center.
Tracy Altizer explains.
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.))
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 25 points.
SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
Stick around - Sports is next, including results of yesterday's Valley
Amateur golf tournament,
and it's been a long time for Geoff Bodine, but yesterday he found himself in
the winner's circle of the Bud at the Glen.
MUSIC UP FULL
Geoff Bodine ended a drought of nearly two years Sunday when he took the
checkered flag winning the Bud at the Glen.
SUPER=03-Watkins Glen, NY/ESPN; :
Dale Earnhardt started the race on the pole. He was supposed to turn the
car over to David Green the first time he took the car into 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 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
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: VICTORY LANE....THANK GOD FOR THIS. HE'S
GOTTEN ME THROUGH A LOT OF STRUGGLES IN MY LIFE THESE PAST TWO YEARS. HE GOT ME
THROUGH A LOT TODAY. THIS WAS TERRIFIC.))
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: I GOTTA THANK DAVID GREEN FOR COMING UP AND
HELPING US OUT AND STANDING BY FOR ME. THE CAR WAS GREAT, IT WAS A LITTLE SOFT
ON THE BRAKES THERE AT THE END. I'D USED THEM PRETTY HARD ALL DAY - I JUST
DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH THERE AT THE END TO RUN UP THE BRAKES - I THINK THE DRIVER
HAS GIVEN OUT SOME, TOO.))
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Sixth; :
OUT Q=out some too.
Terry Labonte was second, Mark Martin third, Jeff Gordon fourth, and Bobby
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: KIND
OF A TOUGH WAY TO FINISHFOR KENNY. A LOT OF GUYS HAD A GOOD CHANCE AND I'M JUST
VERY FORTUNATE TO COME OUT ON TOP. THEY GAVE ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE FOUR ON
THE LAST HOLE, AND FORTUNATELY I DID.))
((KENNY PERRY/RUNNER UP: IT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE ULTIMATE TO WIN. MY GOAL WAS TO
WIN HERE IN FRONT OF MY HOME FOLKS. I GAVE IT A VALIENT EFFORT. A ALMOST
ACHIEVED ALL I THOUGHT I COULD ACHIEVE. I JUST CAME UP ONE PLAYER HOLE SHORT))
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 yesterday 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 Sunday'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
Coming up today on News 7 at Five--
These days more and more people who aren't satisfied with their faces or
bodies are turning to plastic surgeons for help.
We'll tell you WHO is going under the knife, and WHAT they're hoping to get
out of it.
The story, coming up on Health Check.
Have a good day.
That's it for us on News 7 at NOON.