A gunman kills three people at San Diego State University today.
Students there took cover while seven shots were fired.
Fifteen students are injured by lightning in Indiana during football
IN Q=It was just
((IT WAS JUST LIKE WHITE LIGHT THEN EVERYBODY JUST FELL DOWN.))
SUPER=01-Charlie Maxwell/Football Player;
OUT Q=just fell down
We'll tell you about a discovery on the streets of Roanoke.
It has some residents feeling a little insecure about their credit cards.
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And find out how a few inmates are softening up.
Join us for News 7 at eleven.
Bob Dole has accepted the Republican nomination for president.
His speech promises a better life for Americans-
Regina Blakely is in San Diego where Dole just finished his acceptance
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SUPER=01-Bob Dole/(R) Presidential Candidate;
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/(R) V.P. Candidate;
((Arguing the campaign's fundamental issue is not policy, but trust and values,
Bob Dole, accepting his party's nomination, first tackled his greatest
BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: AGE HAS ITS ADVANTAGES. TO THOSE WHO SAY IT
WAS NEVER SO, THAT AMERICA HAS NOT BEEN BETTER, I SAY YOU'RE WRONG AND
I KNOW BECAUSE I WAS THERE. I HAVE SEEN IT. I REMEMBER.
Then, saying voters were gravely insulted in 92, Dole lashed out at Bill and
Hillary Clinton, playing off the title of the first lady's recent book.
DOLE: WE ARE TOLD IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD. I AM HERE TO
TELL YOU IT DOES NOT TAKE A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD. IT TAKES A FAMILY.
IT IS NOT AS WAS SAID BY THE VICTORS FOUR YEARS AGO THE ECONOMY,
STUPID. IT'S THE KIND OF NATION WE ARE. ALL THINGS FLOW FROM DOING WHAT IS
He then turned to his agenda, a combination of a 15-percent tax cut and a
DOLE: IT IS DEMEANING TO THE NATION THAT WITHIN THE CLINTON
ADMINISTRATION CORPS OF ELITE WHO NEVER GREW UP, NEVER SACRIFICED, SHOULD HAVE
POWER TO FUND WITH YOUR EARNINGS THEIR DUBIOUS SELF SACRIFICING SCHEMES.
Saying his sometimes combative, compromising nature is honorable, Dole's life
story was presented in a pre-taped introduction simply titled "Bob".
I'M NOT LOOKING FOR THE GLORY OF OFFICE. I'M NOT TRYING TO
FILL OUT A RESUME. I WANT TO BE A BRIDGE FROM MY GENERATION TO YOUNGER
Vice presidential nominee Jack Kemp talked of the GOP responsibility--
convincing voters it is the party of change.
JACK KEMP, R-VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: OUR GOAL IS NOT JUST TO WIN BUT
TO BE WORTHY OF WINNING.
But the man of the night was to have the final word.
DOLE: I STAND BEFORE YOU, TESTED BY ADVERSITY, A FIGHTER BY PRINCIPLE,
AND THE MOST OPTIMISTIC MAN IN AMERICA. WITH MY FEET ON THE GROUND AND MY
HEART FILLED WITH HOPE, I PUT FAITH IN YOU. I AM CONVINCED AMERICA'S BEST DAYS
ARE YET TO COME. APPLAUSE OUT.))
Across town- a shooting at San Diego State University- Three men were
The shots rang out in the engineering building- while students ran and told
each other to take cover.
((TWO WERE ON THE THIRD FLOOR LAB. WE HEARD SOME SECURITY GUARDS SAY DROP THE
GUN, SO WE LOOKED OUT ALL WE COULD SEE IS IT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE FACING
INSIDE OF THIS ROOM. I GUESS THEY HAD GUY CORNED AT THE TIME WE LEFT.))
((I SAW PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND. I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE.))
OUT Q=IT WAS A JOKE."
San Diego police say a man was arrested after seven shots
Witnesses believe the man was defending his doctoral thesis to a three
person panel when the shooting began.
An 18- year- old Check man is in jail after leading police on a four county,
60 mile car chase on I-81 this evening.
A trooper began pursuit at the Pulaski/Wythe County line around 6.
Floyd County Sheriff's Department had sworn out warrants earlier against
David Lucas who allegedly ran a deputy off the road.
Lucas was also apparently driving on a suspended license.
Tammy Lilly was a passenger in the car.
Lucas exceeded speeds of 120- miles an hour.
The pursuit ended near the Washington County/Smyth County line after Lucas
smashed into a trooper's car.
He ran into the median before hitting a tractor trailor in the northbound
Lilly was flown to Smyth County Hospital.
Her condition has not been released.
Lucas is being held in the Washington County Jail on numerous charges.
Sharon Bottoms is giving up on Virginia's courts.
The lesbian mother today ended her three- year court battle for custody of
her son Tyler.
Sharon's mother Kay Bottoms has won five out of six court appearances --
convincing judges her daughter's sexual orientation makes her an unfit parent.
Sharon Bottoms made NO public statement about her decision.
((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: SHE'S NOT INTENDING TO SEND ANY
MESSAGE TO ANYBODY. THIS AFFECTS HER PERSONALLY. SHE DOES NOT EXPECT TO
REGAIN CUSTODY, AND SHE DOESN'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THIS ORDEAL AGAIN.))
SUPER=01-Donald Butler/Sharon Bottoms' Attorney;
OUT Q=ordeal again.
Bottoms is now pushing for better visitation rights.
That includes seeing her son in the presence of her lesbian partner, April
Bottoms has had some limited visits with Tyler over three years -- but Wade
has been banned from those times.
IN Q=Oh there's
((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: OH THERE'S NEVER BEEN ANY PROBLEM WITH
IT, AS LONG AS APRIL'S NOT THERE. THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM WITH HER TAKING THE
CHILD FROM PILLAR TO POST AND GOING WITH OTHER LESBIANS AND THINGS OF THAT
NATURE. YEAH THAT'S BEEN A PROBLEM.))
SUPER=01-Richard Ryder/Kay Bottoms' Attorney;
OUT Q=a problem.
Henrico Judge Buford Parsons will rule next week on visitation.
Parsons is the same judge who originally took Sharon Bottoms' son away from
Parsons' ruling concluded at that time that Bottoms and Wade must be
engaging in oral sex -- which is a felony in Virginia.
His conclusion that that made Bottoms an unfit mother was upheld by a
federal appeals court.
The road of the future will drive your car for you.
A design for two miles of that road is going out to bid just eight months
into the future.
The Smart Highway got final Commonwealth Transportation Board approval
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=What makes
SUPER=01-Lorinda Lionberger/Salem District Member; :12
SUPER=01-Richard Roth/NRV Environmental Coalition; :28
SUPER=01-Ray Pethtel/Center for Transportation Research; :52
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( What makes a smart road a good idea?
Apparently in Virginia four and a half years of controversy over endangered
flowers and economic development... after this same state board okayed it in
the first place.
((LORINDA LIONBERGER/SALEM DISTRICT MEMBER: I THINK THAT THERE SETS IN A
FEELING OF RESPONSIBILITY NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE PROCEED WITH THIS PROJECT
THAT WE ARE VERY, VERY CAREFUL.))
That means don't forget it's a road -- NOT just a high-tech lab.
It is, after all, NOT without enemies.
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((RICHARD ROTH/NRV ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION: THIS HAS TAKEN A LOT OF TIME, WE'RE
ALL, ON THE OPPOSITION SIDE WE'RE ALL VOLUNTEERS, WE DO THIS IN WHAT SPARE TIME
WE HAVE. SO IN SOME WAYS IT'S A BIT OF A RELIEF JUST FOR IT TO BE OVER. BUT I'M
SURE WE WOULD'VE PREFERRED FOR IT TO BE OVER IN A DIFFERENT WAY. ))
Road supporters bemoan the delays -- but they've proved they're NOT only
smart, they can also use their time wisely.
((RAY PETHTEL/CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH: THE SILVER LINING IN EVERY
CLOUD? I SUPPOSE IT'S FAIR TO SAY THAT AS THE DELAYS AND THE CONTROVERSY HAVE
SURROUNDED THIS PROJECT, THAT WE HAVE BEEN MOVING FORWARD, CONTINUALLY LOOKING
FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES, AND A NUMBER OF NEW OPPORTUNITIES HAVE SHOWN THEMSELVES.
THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS PROJECT.))
A one-of-a-kind all- weather simulator is the latest thing.
So if neither rain, nor snow, nor dark of night or bad directions can stop
cars on the 103- million dollar smart road -- what can?
A federal court order.
A lawsuit is still pending.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
Lightning struck an Indiana high school football field- injuring 15
It happened after school- while the football team was practicing.
((IT WAS JUST LIKE WHITE LIGHT THEN EVERYBODY JUST FELL DOWN.))
((WHAT DID IT FEEL LIKE TO YOU? JUST TINGLING. WHERE: EVERYWHERE MY WHOLE
((THERE WAS TWO OF THEM THEY REALLY THEY REALLY BAD. THEY DIDN'T JUST GET UP
SUPER=01-Charlie Maxwell/Football Player;;00-03!!
OUT Q=JUST DIDN'T GET UP AT ALL."
About twenty people were taken to Indianapolis hospitals- The students were
all conscious- and word now is that the injuries appear minor.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, Botetourt County manages to keep jobs at home,
and we'll tell you why a discovery on the streets of Roanoke has some worried
about the security of their credit cards.
Patrick in the WX Office
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Think your credit card numbers are safe?
Well two Roanoke County residents aren't so sure anymore.
This afternoon they found dozens of receipts along Brambleton Avenue.
Jay Moore reports.
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SUPER=07-Sandy Gleichauf; :11
SUPER=07-Jenny Clingempeel; :16
OUT Q=Jay Moore News 7;
(( It was supposed to be just another walk to Revco.
But Sandy Gleichauf (Gli-Cough) and her neighbor Jenny Clingempeel
(Cling-n-peel) picked up more than just odds and ends...they picked up credit
IN Q=I decided to pick
((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DECIDED TO PICK EM UP AND RIP
THEM UP IN CASE THEY FELL OUT OF SOMEBODY'S POCKETBOOK OR SOMETHING. ))
OUT Q=or something.
IN Q=She started picking
((JENNY CLINGEMPEEL/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: SHE STARTED PICKING THEM UP
AND SAID WHAT'S THIS. I SAID I DON'T KNOW. SHE SAID MAYBE WE SHOULD PICK THEM
UP BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOMEONE'S CREDIT CARD NUMBER ON EM. ))
OUT Q=number on em.
IN Q=The two gathered
((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE TWO GATHERED MORE THAN FIFTY CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS
AND AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE WERE STILL SEVERAL SCATTERED ALONG THE HIGHWAY.))
OUT Q=along the highway.
Not only did the receipts have numbers and signatures, some of the cards had
All of them came from across the street at Leed's Music Store.
It closed several months ago.
Attempts to contact representatives from the company were unsuccessful.
SOT answer machine
IN Q=Leed's Inc has
((ANSWERING MACHINE: LEED'S INCORPORATED HAS FILED A CHAPTER SEVEN BANKRUPTCY
PETITION, THE BANKRUPTCY COURT WESTERN DISTRICT VIRGINIA, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA. ))
OUT Q=Roanoke, Virginia.
A bank spokesperson said merchants are required to keep receipts for five
Most of these receipts were dated back to '94.
The same time Gleichauf bought a guitar from the music store.
IN Q=I don't like
((SANDY GLEICHAUF/FOUND CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS: I DON'T LIKE THE FEELING OF
DOING BUSINESS WITH MUSIC STORES OR ANYWHERE ELSE AND FEELING THAT MY COPIES
FLOATING ALL OVER BRAMBLETON AVENUE.))
OUT Q=over Brambleton Avenue.
For the time being, Gleichauf will hang onto the receipts until she hears
As for the others..she says she hopes those don't fall into the wrong hands.
In Roanoke County, Jay Moore, News 7.
For the second time this year there's a major industrial announcement for
the tiny town of Buchanan in Botetourt County.
In April, a company named Meadville Forging said it will build a new factory
This time around the county's largest employer, (GRUN-dike) Groendyk
Manufacturing, says it will spend nearly four-million dollars to modernize its
10 months ago the silicone foam company figured it would have to leave the
facility because of its age.
But the county and the state convinced the company it had enough space and
enough available workers to grow.
IN Q=For those of
((MARK KILDUFF/VA ECON. DEV. PARTNERSHIP: FOR THOSE OF US IN ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT, THERE IS, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO HIGHER HONOR, THAN TO HAVE AN
EXISTING INDUSTRY EXPAND. THAT'S A SIGN OF A SATISFIED CUSTOMER.))
SUPER=01-Mark Kilduff/VA Econ. Dev. Partnership;
OUT Q=satisfied customer.
(Grun-dike) Groendyk expects to complete the expansion by the middle of next
It will add 25 jobs to the company's 150 member workforce.
Groendyk (GRUN-dike) is owned by R-B-X Holdings, which also owns the Rubatex
plant in Bedford.
R-B-X will spend more than two million dollars in the coming months to
modernize the foam rubber plant.
It announced the renovation plans earlier this year, but it said that first
workers had to improve their productivity.
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IN Q=It's a
((JERRY KERSKY/RBX HOLDINGS: IT'S A VERY PROUD TIME FOR THE CITY OF BEDFORD,
ACTUALLY THE WHOLE COMMUNITY, THE RUBATEX ORGANIZATION, AND IT'S EMPLOYEES.))
SUPER=01-Jerry Kersky/RBX Holdings;
OUT Q=it's employees.
Rubatex has about one thousand hourly and salaried employees at its Bedford
The company nearly cut three hundred jobs this summer in a contract dispute
with the workers' union.
Soft Music Under
Coming up a little later in our newscast, we'll meet a woman who loves her
job even though it bugs her,
but first we'll tell you why the sheriff of one of the toughest jails in North
Carolina is tickled pink with his new decor.
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The Virginia Department of Transportation is closing Eagle Rock Bridge.
But that doesn't mean residents are giving in.
The bridge has stood for more than 60 years and it connects the Botetourt
County town to U-S Route 220.
State officials say it will be too costly to maintain the bridge.
They want residents to use an alternate route.
Dee Dee Bruce has been trying to reverse the state's decision.
She says the alternate route will mean slower response time from emergency
She also says the bridge is the community's life blood.
IN Q=If the
((DEE DEE BRUCE/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT: IF THE BRIDGE CLOSES, THAN THE TOWN'S
GOING TO BE SHUT OFF COMPLETELY. IT WAS ALIENATED SOME WHEN 220 BYPASSED IT
WHEN THE FOUR LANES CAME OUT. AND THEY IF WE CLOSE THE BRIDGE NOW, THE TOWN
WILL BE COMPLETELY SHUT OFF. ))
SUPER=01-Dee Dee Bruce/Eagle Rock Resident;
OUT Q=shut off
Bruce is trying to get an historical designation for Eagle Rock.
She hopes that might be enough to save the structure.
In the meantime, V-DOT officials will continue with plans to destroy the
They say it will be torn down in the next year.
A Davidson County man is shaking things up at work after he decided his
office would look pretty in pink.
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The interesting thing is the man is Sheriff Gerald Hege and his office is the
Davidson County Jail.
After inmates complained that the gray walls made the jail look like a
dungeon, Hege compromised... and painted the walls pink.
When he thought that was too plain he added blue teddy bears.
To add insult to injury the bears have frowny faces and tear drops painted on
The sheriff says the decor has a calming effect on the inmates.
As he puts it, "It's kind of hard to get hostile a in pink room with blue
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Tonight in sports, NFL preseason action, plus Steve Mason with a report from
UVa's media day.
The Rush has been sold, and shootouts were the order of the day at the final
round of the Scott Robertson Memorial.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Rockies vs. Marlins; :00
Plus, Larry Walker made it back to the big leagues tonight for the Rockies.
He went one for five in his return.
Former Avalanche star Jamey Wright gave up 8 hits and 4 runs in 6 and two
thirds innings. He would not take the loss but the Rockies would losing to
Florida 7 to 6.
Now the scores.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/2//Oakland/2/3/Only Game In AL//;
SUPER=0093-/Lynchburg/1//Salem/3//Game One//Lynchburg/2/J/Salem/3//Game Two/;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
The NFL preseason rolls on last night in Atlanta where spirals have replaced
vaults and floor exercises in the Georgia Dome.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ESPN; :00
Jeff George and the Falcons have had their way all night long against the
Here he hooks up with Eric Metcalf in the back of the endzone for the TD in
The falcons blister the Raiders last night by a score of 27 to 6.
The carolina panthers wrapped up training camp tonight in Spartanburg, South
Carolina without signing number one draft pick Tim Biakabatuka.
Many camps did end today and that's a good thing.
SUPER=03-Platteville, WI; :00
Look at the Bears Al Fontenot and Todd Burger get up close and personal in
this skirmish early in one of the final practices and then watch running back
Michael Hicks and Myron Baker exchange pleasantries,
Fortunately, this is the Bears final day in Platteville.
UVa's football media day kicked off in Charlottesville today. And in the
middle of all the talk of pre season rankings and quarterback questions, a good
time was had.
Steve Mason takes us inside the "UVA FAMILY" from Scott Stadium.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Jamie Sharper/UVa Linebacker; :16
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Strong Safety; :22
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :38
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1996 Spring Game; :41
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/UVa Tailback; :48
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/UVa Quarterback; 1:03
SUPER=01-Aaron Brooks/UVa Quarterback; 1:09
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/1995 Peach Bowl; 1:15
SUPER=01-Darrell Medley/UVa Fullback; 1:21
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
The Roanoke Valley's national minor league football team is changing
ownership today as team founder Nick Rush
has sold principal ownership in the Roanoke Rush to the former Montgomery
County Board of Supervisors chairman, Larry Linkous.
No big changes are expected as a result of the sale, and Rush will remain
with the team as a minority owner.
The Rush plays its third straight home game at Victory stadium this
Saturday night at 7 against the Triad Wallabees from Winston-Salem.
The Atlanta Braves closed out their four game series with the Phils yesterday
by taking an 8-to-5 victory.
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And again the man for the Braves was redhot Marquis Grissom.
Grissom had a single, a double and a homer.
He has now hit safely in his last 20 games plus he has 19 homers on the year.
Still the Braves needed Mark Wohlers to come on in the bottom of the 9th and
strikeout Benito Santiago with the bases loaded to preserve the win.
Nolan Ryan is still making baseball history at the age of 49.
The Ryan Express retired in 1993 and now he will be the first player in
baseball history to have three retired jerseys numbers.
Ryan's Angels jersey was retired in '93, his Rangers jersey will be retired
next month, and today Houston announced they will retire his number 34 at their
season finale on September 29th.
Ryan had seven no-hitters, 5,714 strikeouts and a 324-292 record.
The Salem Avalanche hosted the Hillcats last night in a little doubleheader
SUPER=03-Salem/Hillcats vs. Avalanche; :00
After taking the opener 3-to-1, Salem was after a sweep, and Kyle Houser
would get the first run of the night home as Will Scalzitti scores on his
fielder's choice 1-to-0.
Nate Holdren would then bloop one to center and chase home Link Jarrett as
Salem takes a 2-to-nothing lead.
The Avalanche win it 3 to 2.
Prince William is in town tonight.
Still to come on this Thursday night, we'll get into the swing of things with
a look at some of the final round action at the Scott Robertson Memorial Golf
Two exciting finishes and a blowout win highlighted the final day of play
at the Scott Robertson Memorial golf tournament.
Cimmie Shahan blasted this sand shot out of the bunker at 18 within inches
of the cup for a par and a shot at title.
But Angela Jerman, the sixth ranked junior player in the country, countered
by sinking this 12 foot birdie putt to force the playoff hole.
Jerman needed another putt to take the playoff to another hole but she
missed giving Shahan, who shot 76, the title.
IN Q="This is my...
((CIMMIE SHAHAN/GIRLS WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Cimmie Shahan/Girls Winner; :
OUT Q=.......first win."
Patrick Henry Golfer Lee Taylor, playing on his home course, is the winner
of the 14 year old division.
Taylor shot a 2 under par 68 to finish at 210, a 13 shot victory.
IN Q="I've had
SUPER=01-Lee Taylor/13-14 WINNER; :
OUT Q=.....pretty well."
The 15-18 year old boys ended with Mack Kellet of Florence, South Carolina
winning a four way playoff on the second sudden death hole.
Doesn't the mere thought of cockroaches just make your skin crawl?
Well they don't bug Virginia Tech en-to-mology professor Mary Ross. In
fact, she breeds them.
Tracy Altizer reports.
IN Q=First entry into
SUPER=01-Dr. Mary Ross/Entomology Professor; :41
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
(( First entry into Virginia Tech's cockroach genetics lab may send shudders
down your spine, especially once you realize the bugs fill the jars lining the
There are nymphs and adults, and even some that hiss.
SOT 12:57:44 nat of hissing
Entomology Professor Mary Ross has raised roaches for more than 30 years.
((DON'T YOU THINK HE'S RATHER PRETTY?
ANSWER: FOR A COCKROACH HE'S RATHER PRETTY. ))
Ross has discovered nearly every known mutant strain of the German cockroach
in this lab, making it one of a kind in the world.
And she's worked with insecticide companies trying to find the best
combinations of chemicals to kill the bugs she breeds.
((DR. MARY ROSS/ENTOMOLOGY PROFESSOR: WE LOOK AT DIFFERENT, NEW INSECTICIDES
AND WE TEST THEM AGAINST VARIOUS STRAINS THAT WE KNOW ARE RESISTANT. ))
SUFor visitors to the lab, the obvious question is "can they get out?"
The tops of the jars and canisters are greased with vaseline to keep the
cockroaches in their place. But that doesn't stop the occasional stray.
((OOPS, OH OH. ))
But Ross says of the four thousand species, only about 25 are considered
((MOST OF THEM OUT IN THE TROPICS, THEY DON'T HURT ANYBODY, IN FACT THEY
PROBABLY DO SOME GOOD BREAKING DOWN VARIOUS ORGANIC MATERIALS. ))
kitchen. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
Odds are though, that'll be small comfort the next time you find one in YOUR