Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Marilyn Manson apparently behaved himself at a Richmond concert tonight...
we'll have a live update.
A Bedford County mobile home fire killed a Goodview man this morning.
And a driver at the New River Valley Speedway is airlifted to a Roanoke
hospital after a racing accident.
News 7 is next.
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A man from Goodview is dead following a fire in his mobile home this
Investigators say 35-year-old Raymond Darrell Brinkley died in his Tosh Lane
A friend noticed the heavy smoke when he stopped by to pick Brinkley up for
work around 8-30.
IN Q=he went to a
((GARY FARIBAULT/BEDFORD CO SHERIFF'S DEPT.: HE WENT TO A NEIGHBOR'S HOUSE AND
CALLED 911. TWO NEIGHBORS ASSISTED HIM AND TOOK THE DOOR DOWN TO GET THE
VICTIM OUT OF THE HOUSE BUT HE WAS DECEASED AT THAT TIME.))
SUPER=01-Gary Faribault/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
OUT Q= AT THAT TIME
Brinkley was found by the front door.
Investigators say the preliminary investigation shows the fire may have
started in the livingroom.
They say the amount of smoke and soot indicates it could have smoldered for
a couple of hours.
GRAPHIC=New River Speedway
An accident at the New River Valley Speedway has sent a driver to the
The accident happened during the minicup event at tonight's races.
One car apparently struck the wall after a three car collision.
The injured driver was taken to Radford Hospital and then airlifted to
His name and condition have not been released.
Virginia Democrats are set for the fall.
Today in Richmond they formally nominated Don Beyer, L.F. Payne, and Bill
Dolan as their statewide ticket.
SOT tape TWO 12:45:29
IN Q=Are you
((DON BEYER: ARE YOU READY? WELL I'M READY!))
OUT Q=I'm ready!
The newly-minted ticket of Beyer, Payne, and Dolan isn't completely united
on what it's for.
But the candidates say they're NOT for coddling polluters, ridiculing school
teachers, politicizing government service, or attacking a woman's right to
choose an abortion.
IN Q=It is
((BILL DOLAN: IT IS TIME WE HAD AN ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO SPENT LESS TIME
LOOKING OUT FOR THE SMITHFIELDS AND MORE TIME LOOKING OUT FOR THE SMITHS.))
sot tape 12:13:59
((L.F. PAYNE: BUT LET ME BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS. I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT
EXPENSIVE NEW GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS. WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT IS BRINGING PEOPLE
OUT Q=people together.
But what Democrats are really talking about is how wrong-headed they think
Jim Gilmore's BILLION dollar tax cut is.
IN Q=It will
((DON BEYER: IT WILL HANDCUFF VIRGINIA'S ABILITY TO DEAL WITH THE FUTURE. AND
IT'S A DECLARATION OF WAR ON PUBLIC EDUCATION.))
((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: IT SEEMS TO ME JIM GILMORE HAS DEFINED
THE NATURE OF THIS CAMPAIGN. DON BEYER'S TAKEN UP THE CHALLENGE. AND WHAT WE
REALLY NOW SEE ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT IDEAS AND VERY DIFFERENT VISIONS OF WHERE
VIRGINIA OUGHT TO BE MOVING.))
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :08!!!!
OUT Q=be moving.
With the Democratic ticket now in place, the only mystery left is who
Republicans will choose to run against Bill Dolan for attorney general.
That four way contest will be decided by primary election one month from
At least a thousand people were killed by an earthquake in Iran today.
The earthquake struck the northeastern part of the country, flattening 200
One villager said the mountain roared like a dragon, and clouds of dust
blocked out the sun.
Iranian media reports say at least five thousand people were injured.
Los Angeles police say they've stopped a group of domestic terrorists.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/Yesterday;
Police arrested five men in a raid on an alleged militia group yesterday.
They found 100 guns, including automatic weapons, along with grenade
launchers, body armor and shooting targets.
During a two year investigation police photographed the group's training
Investigators say the man had chosen targets for attack, but wouldn't say
what they were.
Family members of U-S soldiers missing in action during the Korean War are
battling several governments, including their own, for information on their
This week family members traveled to New York to meet with a delegation from
North Korea to try to get some answers.
It's been nearly 44 years since the war ended.
And they say at that time the U-S government lied when it told them all of
the P-O-W's were dead.
But in recent years they contend evidence to the contrary has surfaced.
IN Q=there have been
((DONNA KNOX/KOREAN WAR-COLD WAR FAMILY ASSN OF THE MISSING: THERE HAVE BEEN
FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE COMING FORWARD, RUSSIAN GENERALS, FORMER KGB,
CZECHOSLOVAKIA GENERALS, THAT HAVE ADMITTED THERE WAS A PROGRAM TO TRANSFER
AMERICAN POWS ESPECIALLY THE AIR FORCE OUT OF NORTH KOREA TO CHINA AND THE
SUPER=01-Donna Knox/Korean War-Cold War Family Assn.;
OUT Q=AND THE SOVIET UNION
Knox's father, Air Force Lieutenant Harold Downes, was shot down two months
before she was born.
She says the loss and uncertainty is something you never get over.
IN Q=not that i
((NOW THAT I KNOW THAT SOME MEN WERE KEPT BACK ALIVE AND THAT HE FITS THE
PROFILE IT ADDS A WHOLE NEW HORROR TO IT BECAUSE HE COULD HAVE BEEN ALIVE ALL
THESE YEARS SUFFERING, FEELING ABANDONED WONDERING WHEY WE DIDN'T COME TO GET
OUT Q=COME TO GET HIM
Knox says this is a political and economic issue.
And that the U-S government should demand information on these missing men
before doing business with the Chinese and Russian governments.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up on news 7 at 11, the F-B-I is on a nationwide manhunt as it looks
for a suspected killer.
and from Richmond, we'll see if the concert the city tried to ban was too hot
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Marilyn Manson apparently kept his clothes on tonight in Richmond.
The concert city officials tried to ban went off without any major glitches
Ellen Qualls is at the Richmond Coliseum.
Has it been all quiet there tonight ?
*******ROLLED FROM THE TRUCK**********
IN Q=Richmond turned
SUPER=01-Justin Flaherty/Manson Fan ;:09
SUPER=01-Chris Dube/Manson Fan; :25
SUPER=01-Nina Godwin/Manson Fan; :32
SUPER=01-Tonya Newnam/Manson Fan; :51
SUPER=01-Dan Ferguson/Manson Fan; 1;08
SUPER=01-Susan Davis/Manson Protestor; 1:18
OUT Q=satan worshipers
The FBI has an all-out manhunt underway, searching for the man suspected of
killing four people in three states.
The latest victim is a cemetery caretaker found near Pennsville, New Jersey
The suspect, 27 year old Andrew Phillip Cunanan's (koo-NAH-nin), allegedly
took the man's truck, after dumping the vehicle of the last victim, a
millionaire Chicago developer, nearby.
IN Q=I mean he knows
((I MEAN HE KNOWS THAT HE'S BEING SOUGHT, I THINK YOU WOULD SAY THAT HE IS
PROBABLY A DESPERATE MAN AT THIS POINT. ))
OUT Q=at this point
The killing started with the murders of two men in Minnesota, one of them,
Cunanan's former lover.
Cunanan connection with his last two victim's, if any, is unknown.
Police are searching for the cemetery worker's 1995 chevy pickup truck.
O-J Simpson was back on the golf course today.
SUPER=03-Key Biscayne, FL;
Simpson is generating controversy as he competes in a charity tournament
raising money for sickle cell anemia.
Protestors hounded Simpson yesterday, but today they left him alone.
IN Q=from what I
((O.J. SIMPSON; FROM WHAT I COULD SEE ON TV IT WAS A SMALL GROUP, AND THEY HAVE
EVERY RIGHT TO FEEL THE WAY THE WANT TO FEEL. AND THE PEOPLE THAT WERE HERE
SUPPORTING THIS CAUSE HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE AND I'M GRATEFUL
THAT THEY WERE SUPPORTIVE OF ME.))
OUT Q=supportive of me
Simpson is NOT one of the tournament's "celebrities"... he paid 600 dollars
to get in.
Things are looking up for one of Henry County's largest employers.
The past year has seen Tultex emerge from some tough times.
Len Besthoff has more.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Week;
SUPER=01-Chuck Davies/Tultex CEO; :23
OUT Q=LB News-7.
(( Tultex C-E-O Chuck Davies will be one of the first to tell you that things
are looking up for the activewear company.
A few years ago it was fending off a fierce union campaign and shareholders
angry about slack sales.
IN Q=Well the
((CHUCK DAVIES/TULTEX CEO: WELL THE BOTTOM LINE DOES LOOK HEALTHIER.))
OUT Q=bottom line does look healthier.
IN Q=One of
((One of the biggest reasons behind Tultex's improved performance is the fact
that the company has gone way beyond just selling things like sweatshirts.))
IN Q=In the early
((DAVIES: IN THE EARLY 90'S EVERY PRODUCT THAT WE TOOK TO MARKET WE MADE AND
ABOUT EVERY ONE OF THOSE WAS A SYNTHETIC COTTON SWEATSHIRT. TODAY THAT'S A
LITTLE MORE THAN A THIRD OF OUR BUSINESS.))
OUT Q=our business.
The calculated gamble to broaden the Tultex line actually began in 1992 when
it got into tee- shirts.
That and investments in high end activewear such as Discus Athletic, Logo
Athletic licensed apparel, and Track Gear race wear have begun to pay off.
IN Q=It was
((DAVIES: IT WAS DEFINITELY THE RIGHT THING TO MAKE THAT INVESTMENT. IT WAS
DIFFICULT TO DO. WHEN TIMES ARE BAD IT'S ALWAYS EASY TO CUT MARKETING BUDGETS
AND SAY WELL, TIMES ARE TOUGH WE'RE NOT GONNA SPEND THAT MONEY.))
OUT Q=that money.
For a while the company, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange, was
earmarked as a vulnerable takeover target...but Davies doubts that's true
((DAVIES: IT'S OUR JOB AS MANAGEMENT TO CREATE VALUE FOR SHAREHOLDERS. AND IF
THAT'S SOMETHING THAT COMES TO PASS, THEN THAT'S PART OF CREATING THAT VALUE.
I DON'T ANTICIPATE THAT, AND AGAIN I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING THE GOBBLER.))
OUT Q=the gobbler.
And what about the relationship between Tultex and the union now in place?
IN Q=It seemed
((DAVIES: IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE WILLING TO MOVE ON, SO WE TRIED TO TOO.
AND WE TOLD THEM, YOU GUYS ARE NOW RESPONSIBLE FOR US, WITH, FOR THESE JOBS,
AND UNLESS WE WORK TOGETHER WE WON'T BE SUCCESSFUL. AND SO FAR THAT SEEMS TO
HAVE WORKED PRETTY WELL.))
OUT Q=pretty well.
All this has helped Tultex stock rebound from a historical low.
But Davies admits Tultex still has a long way to go, especially since the
company has not restored the shareholder dividend it suspended a few years ago.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Coming up next, we'll see what's new on the internet on this week's
and we'll tell you why it was back to the drawing board in today's battle of
man versus machine.
MUSIC UP FULL
Getting onto the internet is going to get easier for millions of school
That story tops this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=The Federal Communications
SUPER=01-Aaron Bland/Fishburn Park Elementary School; 1:03 QUICK!!
(( The Federal Communications Commission approved a play that will bring low
cost internet access to more than 100-thousand public and private schools.
They'll get up to 90 percent discounts.
They'll pay for the plan by raising the federal monthly charge on telephone
If you're getting your boat ready for a summer on the lake, you might want
to cruise over the thewww.boatus.com Boat Owners Association page and click
on their free on-line boating safety course.
Look at the diagrams and answer multiple choice questions... do you know
what kind of life preserver will keep an unconscious person floating on his
If you score at least 80 percent, you get a boating safety certificate.
Got exams coming up? Need a little extra edge? Hypno-net gives you step by
step instructions on how to hypnotize yourself, and get in a mindset for
success... but be advised... once you're hypnotized, it'll try to sell you a 20
Now here's this week's kids' site...
IN Q=the white house
((AARON BLAND/FISHBURN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL; THE WHITE HOUSE. WHAT DO YOU
LIKE ABOUT WHITE HOUSE?
IT GOT SOCKS THE CAT.
WHAT DOES SOCKS DO?
OUT Q=socks do? talk
The first cat talks about the president and vice president and other items
of white house interest... including a list of white house pets.
To meet Socks, or visit any of the other pages we're listed, stop at the
wdbj web site at www-dot-wdbj7-dot com.))
It was another stalemate today in the battle of man versus machine.
SUPER=03-New York City;
World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and I-B-M's "Deep Blue" supercomputer
held each other to a draw in today's fifth round of their face off.
So far the match is tied at one game a piece with three consecutive draws.
That makes tomorrow's game the sixth and deciding round.
If Kasparov wins, he will take home 700-thousand dollars.
He gets 400 thousand dollars if he loses.
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SUPER=331-Clearing Skies/Light Winds/39-43/Mostly Sunny/Breezy/70-75;
SUPER=332-Frost Possible/Mostly Clear/34-39/Mostly/Sunny/65-70;
SUPER=333-Clearing Skies/Light Winds/34-39/Mostly Sunny/Breezy/68-72;
The Chicago Bulls took a 2 games to 1 lead in their Eastern Conference
playoff series with a 20 point win over the Atlanta Hawks.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC SPORTS; :
Hawks coach Lenny Wilkins watching the action from the bench.
Mookie Blaylock comes up big with this three pointer and the Hawks took a 4
point lead in the first quarter.
With Dennis Rodman on the bench Brian Williams goes to the hoop and scores
off the glass but the Bulls trailed by five.
Chicago's Tony Kukoc hit six straight points as the Bulls closed in on the
lead in the second quarter.
Atlanta stopped the rally when Dikembe Mutombo goes to the board hard for
the follow up jam.
The Bulls opened it up in the SUPER=32-Chicago/100/Atlanta/80/; fourth
quarter and led by as many as 12 and Chicago wins it 100 to 80.
IN Q="it was
((MICHAEL JORDAN/21 POINTS: ))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/21 Points; :00
OUT Q=.....from everybody."
Karl Malone broke out of a shooting slump today and Utah beat the Los
Angeles Lakers to move to within a win of reaching the Western Conference
SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/NBC SPORTS; :
Coach Del Harris and Guard Nick Van Exel having a discussion during the
John Stockton runs the floor and passes to Malone for the dunk and the lead
early in the first half.
The Lakers come back going to Shaq. He uses the spin move and reverse layup
for two of his 34 points.
But Malone won the battle of the SUPER=32-Utah/110/L.A. Lakers/95/;big
men he went 18 for 18 from the free thrown line and he scored 42 points in the
110 to 95 win.
The Prince William Cannons were in Salem again tonight for a game with the
Avalanche at memorial Stadium.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Cannons; :
Avalanche manager Bill "Moose' McGuire having a talk with the Umpires.
In the top of the third, Shawn McNally hits a fielders choice to short
Ossie Garcia scores from third and the Avalanche led 2 to 1.
The Cannons tied the game in the fifth. Stacy Kleiner hits a single into
right field Garcia scores again and the game was tied 2 to 2.
Still in the fifth McNally comes to SUPER=37-Salem/5/Prince
William/4/;the plate again and hits a line drive to right field scoring a run
to make it 3 to 2 but Salem wins the game 5 to 4.
A R-B-I single in the 11-th by Mike Browers led Seattle to a 3 to 2 win
over the Orioles.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/KIRO; :
Oriole Manager Davey Johnson taking a low profile today.
In the top of the first, Joey Cora takes this Scott Kamanecki pitch deep
over the right field wall for a solo homer and the Mariners took the 1 to
Kamanecki then settled in to record SUPER=35-Seattle/3/Baltimore/2/;six
strike outs during the early innings of the game but it was not enough as the
Mariners win it in 11 3 to 2.
Cecil Fielder's single drove in the go ahead run as the Yankees beat the
Kansas City Royals 5 to 2.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/MSG; :
Yankee manager Joe Torre still angry over last night's loss and he was
ejected before the game started.
In the top of the first, Chili Davis hits a single up the middle scoring
Bell from second and the Royals took the 1 to nothing lead.
In the bottom of the second, Paul O'Neil takes this pitch deep over the
right field wall for a solo homer but the Yankees still trailed 2 to 1.
Then in the sixth, Fielder hits a SUPER=35-New York/5/Kansas
City/2/;high chopper up the middle with the score tied Bernie Williams scores
to make it 3 to 2 and the Yankees win it 5 to 2.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA/SPCH; :
A weird triple play in the fifth inning of the Giants Cubs game. Stan
Javier's flyball to short center the infield fly rule is enforced then Brian
McRae throws to third for an out and the throw goes back to second for the
The Giants won the game and now here is the rest of the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0092-j/Houston/4//Florida/2///j/Atlanta/9//Pittsburgh/3//Braves Hit 4
SUPER=0092-j/New York/2//St. Louis/0////Montreal/0//Los Angeles/0/2//;
SUPER=0096-j/Chicago/100//Atlanta/80//Bulls Lead 2-1/j/Utah/106//L.A.
Lakers/95//Jazz Leads 3-1/;
OUT Q=....last score."
Coming up, The Roanoke College lacrosse teams lose in the first round of
the Division Three playoffs.
And Mark Martin takes a ride to victory lane for the second week in a row.
The Race went flag to flag without a caution and when the Checkered flag
fell Mark Martin was the winner of the Winston 500 and the average speed of 188
point 354 was the fastest in NASCAR history.
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN; :
A smooth start at the superspeedway and pole sitter John Andretti led the
field on the first three laps.
While he was leading, several cars were bunched together side by side on
the straight away.
But Earnhardt made his move passing Andretti on the back stretch to take
his first lead of the race his teammate Mike Skinner moved to second. Earnhardt
led 61 of the first 98 laps.
South Boston's Ward Burton was running 8-th but he had engine problems
that forced him to the pits.
Jeff Burton made his move and he was the leader of the race with just over 70
laps to go to the checkered flag.
Rusty Wallace crossed the line on a pit stop he was held for 10 seconds
ending his chances at winning.
But Martin moved to the front and he was able to hole off Earnhardt to win
the race, his second win in a row.
IN Q="No fluke
((MARK MARTIN/WINSTON 500 WINNER: ))
((DALE EARNHARDT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Winston 500 Winner; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Finished Second; :13
OUT Q=......do with em."
Bobby Labonte was third, John Andretti fourth and Jeff Gordon fifth.
Chip Sullivan shot a 74 today and he's one under par after three rounds of
the BellSouth Classic.
SUPER=03-Duluth, GA/CBS SPORTS; :
David Duvall sinks this long birdie putt at the 10-th hole he shot a one
over par 73 but he shares the lead at 11 under par with Scott McCarron.
McCarron put on a charge with a six under par 66 in the round today to
force the tie with the final round scheduled for tomorrow.
A tough day for the Roanoke College Men's and women's lacrosse teams.
In Chestertown, Maryland, Washington College beat the Roanoke Men 14 to 9
and John's Hopkins defeated the women 15 to 7.