Bob Dole's big moment is almost here as Republican delegates are gearing up to
nominate him as their candidate for President.
And an arrest has reportedly been made in the bombing that killed American
servicemen in Saudi Arabia.
Clouds are clearing and we should see a good bit of sunshine this afternoon.
I'll tell you more about the forecast in a few minutes.
Stick around for News 7 at Noon.
It's the moment Bob Dole has waited years for.
Tonight Republican delegates will nominate him for president and Jack Kemp
for vice president.
Speaker after speaker last night hailed Dole as the best candidate and
delivered an assault on incumbent Bill Clinton.
Elizabeth Kaledin has more.
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In a party often criticized for alienating women...it was the
women who took charge of the republican convention last night....from key note
speaker susan molinari to texas senator kay bailey hutchison...a parade of
women politicians took to the podium to celebrate bob dole's accomplishments
and take aim at president clinton:
But kay bailey hutchison turned up the heat....with the help of a
slickly produced video show and a stream of unflattering adjectives hutchison
unabashedly bashed the clinton record:
While the women starred in prime time....house speaker newt
Gingrich was buried early on in the show with little attention and fanfare
....a concerted effort to erase memories of the conservative "Republican
revolution" that could scare voters away...
Bob dole watched the show from his hotel room...and later got an
emotional welcome from a veteran's group....dole gave veterans a preview of his
acceptance speech...which is expected to rely heavily on the pivotal time in
his life...his experience in world war 2......
The tone of the convention tonight is expected to soften...the attention
turning from attacks on clinton to glowing praise of
bob dole...among those offering insights will be his wife
elizabeth.....elizabeth kaledin cbs news san diego.))
The Dole-Kemp ticket is gaining momentum according to Governor George Allen.
He is attending the convention. Speaking to News 7 from San Diego, Allen
says Dole's tax cut plan will bring many voters into the Republican camp.
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But Allen also cautions the G-O-P cannot just assume Virginia will be
delivered to Bob Dole in November.
The Governor says a recent News 7 Mason Dixon poll showing Dole with a slim
two percent lead in the Commonwealth should be a wakeup call for Republicans,
and an indication that Dole and Kemp must campaign hard here.
There's word of arrests in connection with the June bombing of a U-S base
in Saudi Arabia.
A Saudi opposition group says six Muslim militants have been arrested
and confessed to the June 25th truck bombing that killed 19 Americans.
Neither U-S nor Saudi officials have confirmed the report.
In Arizona a school bus has wrecked, injuring 44 people, at least four of
The bus was carrying high school students to the first day of
classes when it turned over this morning in Flagstaff.
The injured are being taken to local hospitals, and so far there are few
other details available.
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Authorities are back on the scene today but it could be some time before we
learn what caused a small plane to crash in Roanoke County early yesterday
The pilot Praveen (Busk-AIR-In) Bhaskaran of Vinton was killed.
The single engine Beechcraft he was flying went down on Catawba Mountain,
about four miles north of the Roanoke Regional Airport.
Randy Pratt heard the plane overhead.
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((RANDY PRATT: THE ENGINE SOUNDED LOWER RPMS LIKE IT WAS GOING IN FOR A
LANDING. IT WAS A DIFFERENT SOUND FROM THE NORMAL PITCH OF THE ENGINE YOU WOULD
HEAR. THE CRASH WAS JUST AS I RECALL PRETTY BLUNT. MAYBE CRUNCHING THE TREES
ALMOST LIKE A CAR ACCIDENT.))
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Praveen (Busk-AIR-In) Bhaskaran was an experienced pilot. He was carrying
bank documents on a regular flight between Charlotte and Roanoke.
Investigators say it could be six months before their report is complete
and nine months before the National Transportation Safety Board rules on the
likely cause of the crash.
The lawyer for Atlanta security guard Richard Jewell is demanding the F-B-I
apologize to his client.
Jewell became the focus of the Centennial Park bombing
investigation but was never charged or accused of any wrongdoing.
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((BASE ON INFORMATION WE HAVE THEY HAVE DO NOT HAVE A SHRED OF EVIDENCE
THAT JEWELL MADE OR PLANTED THE BOMB. AND WE WISH THE FBI WOULD
COMPLETE TESTS AND GO ON TO FIND THE REAL BOMBER. ))
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The July 27th bombing killed a woman and injured more than one hundred.
A Florida vacation turns into a nightmare for a British man.
An adventurous management consultant from London came to the sunshine state
to learn how to sky dive.
Mark Banini was at five thousand feet when he released his main shoot and
appeared to be having a textbook first jump, but his pilot shoot was trapped
around one of his lines causing him to veer off coarse.
He was headed toward trees, buildings and roads.
In desperation Banini decided to cut his parachute, 250 feet above the
ground and with no time for his reserve shoot to open.
Amazingly the 27 year old suffered only a sprained ankle and twisted knee
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Still to come on News 7,
We'll tell you why an apartment building in Rocky Mount has been condemned,
and a little girl in Pittsylvania County will see a better life now, thanks to
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Monday's heavy rains tore away the structure of a Rocky Mount apartment
Authorities have condemned this 12-unit building on Greenmeadow Road.
Rainwater washed away soil at the cinderblock foundation.
Police secured the building.
Right now, no one's allowed inside.
The Red Cross found shelter for residents, who were evacuated.
A-and-B Properties of Roanoke owns the building.
The owner says he doesn't know yet what will happen to the apartment
house-- but hopes his tenants can get their belongings sometime this week.
Lynchburg will soon be home to a new neighborhood pharmacy, and the debate
continues over the future of the old city nursing home.
Those were just a few of the items on a packed city council agenda tonight.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( This patch of land at one of the city's busiest intersections will soon be
home to Lynchburg's first stand- alone Rite- Aid pharmacy.
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((MIKE PACE/DEVELOPER'S ATTORNEY: IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING
ABOUT BUILDING A WALMART OR A SUPER KROGER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. WE'RE TALKING
ABOUT A STRUCTURE THAT'S ONLY SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN YOUR TYPICAL CONVENIENCE
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Owners of the nearby Plaza shopping center had opposed rezoning the land,
ostensibly because it opens the door for even more development.
The Plaza also happens to be home to the area's only other drug store.
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((GEORGE FRALIN/PLAZA ATTORNEY: THERE IS A COMMERCIAL REASON FOR COMING TO
THIS, BUT THERE'S A FURTHER REASON IN NOT KNOWING WHAT'S COMING NEXT.))
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Council approved the rezoning by a 7-0 vote.
And the debate continues to swirl around the old nursing home property on
Hollins Mill Road.
The city sold the building to Elderberry Incorporated with the promise it
would be torn down.
Now Elderberry wants to sell it to the Jordan Baptist Church, which has no
intention of demolishing it.
For now, city officials are holding up those plans.
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((REV. MELVIN CAMPBELL/JORDAN BAPTIST CHURCH: MY QUESTION IS WHY ARE WE BEING
SADDLED WITH SUCH UNREASONABLE REQUIREMENTS? IS THIS A NORMAL PRACTICE, DO YOU
DO THIS WITH EVERY CHURCH, OR WHAT'S THE SCORE?))
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Council members say they're just protecting the interests of the city and
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
The United Way of the Roanoke Valley is hoping contributors will open-up
their wallets a little wider.
The organization is trying to raise a total of five and a half million
dollars in charitable funds for this year's campaign drive.
This figure is up by three million dollars from last year's total.
Part of the United Way's strategy to raise the additional funds includes
asking about 33 thousand contributors to give 25 cents more everyday.
The campaign began July 19th and runs until September 9th.
A Pittsylvania County man has given his young daughter the gift of life.
Two months ago, Ring-gold Fire Chief Mike Neal donated a kidney to his 11-
year old daughter.
When Stephanie was two, she was diagnosed with an underdeveloped bladder.
Four years later, the Neals were told Stephanie would eventually need a
Both parents volunteered, but Mike Neal was selected by doctors as the best
Since the surgery, Stephanie has gained nearly 20- pounds and can eat and
drink almost anything she wants.
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((MIKE NEAL/STEPHANIE'S FATHER:IT'S WONDERFUL TO WAKE UP AND HEAR HER USE THE
BATHROOM, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T THINK ABOUT THAT, YOU TAKE IT FOR GRANTED BUT
IT'S A MIRACLE THAT SHE CAN DO THAT, WE'RE VERY TICKLED.
STEPHANIE NEAL/DONOR RECIPIENT:I KNEW I WOULD GET WELL, BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT
WOULD DO THIS MUCH FOR ME, BUT I'VE SEEN A BIG DIFFERENCE, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE
SURGERY, I FELT BETTER. ))
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Stephanie has been through more than 40-surgeries at North Carolina Baptist
Hospital in Winston Salem.
She'll have to remain on medication to make sure her body doesn't reject the
Doctors say both father and daughter are doing just fine.
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Stay with us - up next, we'll tell you what Martinsville officials plan to
do to help curb juvenile crime,
and two people, including an American solider, are missing after a typhoon rips
through southern Japan.
Some law enforcement officials believe curfews are a way to cut down on teen
Roanoke and Danville both have city-wide teen curfews.
Kimberly McBroom reports Martinsville is considering joining them.
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SUPER=01-Thelma Pinkard/Curfew Advocate; :33
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SUPER=01-Georgette Jones/13 Years Old; 1:03
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(( Be home by midnight--
Kids usually hear that from their parents.
But Martinsville teens may someday also hear it from city officials.
A proposed curfew would affect children 17 and under-- whether they are
trouble- makers or not.
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((JAN REED/HENRY CO. JUVENILE COURT SERVICES: IT'S A SHAME, REALLY, THAT 10-
PERCENT OR LESS OF THE JUVENILE POPULATION ARE CAUSING THE PROBLEM AND THERE
ARE ANOTHER 90-PERCENT PLUS OUT THERE WHO ARE GOOD, LAW ABIDING, QUALITY KIDS.
Thelma Pinkard suggested a curfew after a group of teens threw a rock at
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((THELMA PINKARD/CURFEW ADVOCATE: I BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN NEED DISCIPLINE AND
THEY WANT TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH ABOUT THEM TO WANT TO HAVE THEM
SAFE AND CLOSE BY. ))
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: EVEN THOUGH CITY OFFICIALS ARE JUST CONSIDERING A
CURFEW, WE TALKED WITH SOME LOCAL TEENS TO FIND OUT WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT IT.
AND AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, MOST OF THEM SAY IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA. ))
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((SHAWN FULLER/16-YEAR-OLD: CURFEW IS LIKE, FOR LITTLE KIDS, NOT FOR ME. I
DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE A CURFEW FOR PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO ACT. ))
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((GEORGETTE JONES/13-YEAR-OLD: I THINK IT'S NOT RIGHT. IT'S NOT FAIR TO US
BECAUSE, I MEAN, WE GOT TO HAVE TIME TO HAVE OUR FUN. THEY HAVE TIME TO HAVE
THEIRS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO HAVE OURS. ))
The city still has more homework to do on the potential curfew law.
A public forum is planned next month.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))
Fresh from last week's announcement that there may be life on Mars, NASA
scientists now have another revelation-- about one of Jupiter's moons.
New pictures from the Galileo spacecraft confirm Europa is covered with
The big question is what's underneath.
NASA scientists say if the core is warm enough Europa could have liquid water
and an environment suitable to sustain life.
Typhoon Kirk slammed into southern Japan this morning with 130 mile per
Some 85-hundred people were forced to leave their homes and move into
Two people, including a U-S Marine are missing off Okinawa.
The two were swept out to sea by high waves.
Okinawa police also blame the storm for car accidents which have killed
The typhoon is now headed toward the South Korean Coast.
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Pulaski County has secured half a million dollars in federal grant money for
infrastructure at the New River Industrial Park.
The park consists of about 650 acres of land around the former A-T-&-T
plant in Fairlawn, which shut down in 1990.
New River Industries now owns the building and part of the property.
Pulaski County purchased the rest in 1993 with plans to develop it for
The grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable the county to
extend water and sewer lines to the site.
Stocks are slightly higher in quiet trading, after inflation worries pulled
the market lower yesterday.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 10 points.
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Coming up in Sports, the Hokie basketball team goes overseas,
and some of the nation's top junior golfers come to the Roanoke Valley.
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The Virginia Tech basketball team lost its European opener last night, but
played well in Milan, Italy.
The Hokies lost 101-TO-97 to an Italian pro team made up of a group of 25
year old players.
Roanoke's Troy Manns led the Tech attack with 16 points and 10 assists.
Ace Custis had 14, and Alvaro Tor had a dozen.
Tech plays again tonight in Switzerland.
A talented field of junior golfers and house guest in mother nature who won't
go away are making this year's Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament to
toughest in the 14 year history of the event.
Steve Mason and photographer Scott Ayres checked out some of the action at
the Roanoke Country Club.
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((190 golfers teed off. Ladies first of course. of the 41 girls competing
in 2 age groups; 14 are ranked in the top 125 in the country.
((ANGELA GERMAN/RANKED 7TH IN THE NATION:))
German is ranked 7th in the country.
The Columbus Georgia native shot a 3 over 74.
Of the 149 boys in the field, 19 are rated in the nation's top 125. raising
the talent level has many benefits...and 2 minor draw backs, the first,
((MILLER BABER/TOURNAMENT COORDINATOR:))
On a more serious note, the second,
No shows helped some golfers get into the field. Martinsville's Jason Wells
made it as an alternate.
Tournament organizers were forced to take an alternate route after heavy
rains Monday pushed first round tee times back 1 hour. Roanoke's Lee Taylor
should contend in the 13-14 age group. North Cross's Brandon LaCroix has raised
his level of play as well.
((BRANDON LACROIX/15-18 YEAR OLD COMPETITOR:))
Speaking of comebacks, the New York Yankees have been prospering this year
without former captain Don Mattingly, who walked away from the game at the end
of last season.
Yesterday he was playing golf in Nashville and he says he's thinking hard
about coming back.
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((DON MATTINGLY/FORMER YANKEES CAPTAIN:))
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Not all of the media attention at the Republican Convention is directed
toward the politicians.
This group of reporters is busy interviewing the press.
The Children's Express is a news organization devoted to covering topics
from a kid's point of view.
These budding journalists are learning lessons from the seasoned veterans at
the convention, like Ted Koppel and Andy Rooney.
Coming up in tonight's Health Check report on NEWS-7 at Five...there is no
proof that melatonin can help you sleep, but the National Institutes of Health
says sales are skyrocketing.
But scientists are warning people to think twice before using the natural
We'll have more on the story tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE, then stick around
Have a good day. BUh bye.
for NEWS-7 at SIX.