Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Flooding in North Roanoke sends business owners scrambling on Peter's Creek
Michael Kennedy's former baby sitter says no to prosecutors...
And a South Carolina man is a HUGE winner at today's 50 thousand dollar
It's all coming up next on News 7 at 11.
Good Evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
Flash flooding in Roanoke blocked roads for several hours and threatened
homes and businesses.
On Peters Creek Road business owners hurried to save their inventory from
This car dealer rushed to move vehicles before high water could cause
Officials closed two lanes of Peters Creek Road for several hours because of
Homes on North Ridge Road also fell victim to the storm as residents sought
help in ridding their basements of water.
Rushing water from creeks planted this basketball goal on the roof of a
The weather kept rescue workers busy but no injuries or serious damage was
U.S. officials say the so-called Summit of Eight in Denver has been
World leaders meeting to discuss the challenges of the future, were also
reminded of the problems of today.
Byron Pitts has more.
IN Q=I'm very pleased
SUPER=01-Tony Blair/English Prime Minister;
OUT Q=CBS News, Denver
((`I'M VERY PLEASED TO WELCOME MY FELLOW LEADERS TO DENVER ."
Show time at the Summit. After a pep talk from President
Clinton --- the world leaders sat down to serious business.
Here to discuss NEW world economics there was a reminder an
ocean away OLD demons still linger.
(belfast today) A terrorist bombing in Belfast, Ireland injured 3-people .
(denver) And visibly shook two world leaders.
For the first time since he arrived in Denver, President Clinton spoke without
SOT (BILL CLINTON) 12:11:50
`I WAS APPALLED BY THE MURDER OF THE TWO OFFICERS A FEW DAYS AO. I DEPLORE
THIS ACT TODAY." :07
SOT (TONY BLAIR, PRIME MINISTER GREAT BRITAIN) 12:10:37
`IT SIMPLY UNDERLINES THE NEED FOR PEACE AND MOVE THIS PROCESS FORWARD."
It was in many ways a wake up call. (last night) Friday night the
seemed mostly a symbolic gesture.
Old enemies had become new friends ...though some kept their newest neighbor
Boris Yeltsin at arms length.
The body language ...the agenda ... from Aids research to rescuing
Africa .. it was all friendly.
(today) But hours later a blast brought back reality.
NATSOT CLINTON AND BLAIR
`THANK YOU. WE HAVE TO GO BACK TO WORK."
And work included a deal between Russia and the United States to
toughen sanctions against Iraq. Another sign... the mission here -- make
the world a more prosperous place but also a safer one.))
Byron Pits, CBS NEWS, Denver.))
It's Democrat Bill Dolan's second try for Attorney General.
Dolan lost to Jim Gilmore in 1993.
But in his first head-to-head matchup with Republican Mark Earley
today...Earley dropped a bomb on Dolan over the issue of abortion.
Ellen Qualls reports.
IN Q=Republican Mark
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach; :00
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Virginia Beach.
(( Republican Mark Earley saved the best for last in the pair's first debate
-- citing a 1977 legal brief where Dolan defended a group of abortion clinic
((MARK EARLEY: HE SAID THAT IT WAS AN UNDISPUTED SCIENTIFIC FACT THAT LIFE
BEGINS FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION. AND THAT THE SUPREME COURT WAS WRONG IN
1973. I COULD GO ON AND ON. QUITE FRANKLY, HE WAS MORE ELOQUENT THAN I HAVE
((BILL DOLAN: THOSE WERE NOT MY VIEWS. THOSE WERE THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE
THAT I WAS REPRESENTING. AND I COULD ADVOCATE THOSE WITHOUT ANY HESITATION IN
((BILL DOLAN: MY POSITION AS A PERSON HAS NEVER CHANGED IT IS A DIFFERENT
SUBJECT FOR SOMEONE WHO IS AN ACTIVE PRACTICING CATHOLIC. IT IS A VERY
DIFFICULT SUBJECT. BUT I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH PUBLIC POLICY.))
His stance, he says, has always been for abortion rights.
Earley says the passion in his wording of the legal brief belies that.
((MARK EARLEY: AND I WOULD SAY TO MY FRIEND BILL DOLAN, I HAVE NOT CHANGED MY
POSITION FOR THE SAKE OF POLITICS.))
The Earley-Dolan match-up is now officially eleven days old...and more
interesting every day.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Virginia Beach.))
GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire
Yesterday's proposed tobacco agreement could have a strong effect on the
So Virginia's Lieutenant Governor says he will take a close look at the
use file tape S-Beyer, 97-35; 5-Beyer, 597-23
In a letter released today, Don Beyer states that he will "look closely at
the terms of the agreement" to protect the interests of the Commonwealth.
He also said the impact of the settlement may affect Virginia more than any
However, he added that the settlement is a victory for the future health of
the children of Virginia.
The two leaders of Cambodia confirmed today that infamous Khmer Rouge leader
Pol Pot has been captured.
Pol Pot's regime killed as many as two million Cambodians in the late 70's.
Cambodia's co-prime ministers made the announcement at a reception for the
premier of Thailand.
They are asking the United Nations to set up an international tribunal to
put Pol Pot on trial.
IN Q=he is a criminal
((PRINCE NORODOM RANARIDDH/PRIME MINISTER; HE IS A CRIMINAL, HE IS A CRIMINAL
OF HUMANITY, AGAINST HUMANITY. ))
SUPER=01-Prince Norodom Ranariddh/Prime Minister;
OUT Q=against humanity
The two leaders say the capture means the end of the Khmer Rouge movement.
The Chinese takeover of Hong Kong is ten days away.
Last night in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, ten thousand people gathered to
celebrate the beginning of the final ten day countdown.
They waved banners and sang songs, showing the spirit of patriotism that has
spread through the nation as the deadline approaches.
But most won't be allowed back here for the real party, on the final day.
The city's 13 million residents have been told to stay home, and watch the
celebration on television.
The investigation into Michael Kennedy's relationship with his former baby
sitter is falling apart.
Prosecutors are trying to find out if Kennedy had sex with the girl before
she was 16 years old...
But the girl's attorney says she will not cooperate, and wants the case
IN Q=they have asked
((THEY HAVE ASKED DISTRICT ATTORNEY LOCKE TO TERMINATE THIS INVESTIGATION SO
THAT THEY CAN RETURN TO THE PRIVACY OF THEIR LIVES AND THE NORMALCY THAT THEY
ARE ENTITLED TO ENJOY. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Popeo/Family Attorney;
OUT Q=entitled to enjoy
So far, prosecutor Jeffrey Locke hasn't commented on the girl's statement.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at Eleven,
some dentists say a new warning on toothpaste is nothing to worry about but
many parents aren't so sure.
More on that story when news 7 at Eleven returns, but first a check-in with
the weather and Andrew Freiden.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.55 foot/Down 0.38 foot; Lake levels
A new warning about fluoride on toothpaste labels has concerned parents
calling their dentists.
The warning says in case of accidental ingestion, seek professional
assistance, or contact a poison control center...
But it doesn't say how much is too much.
The American Dental Association says the warning is ridiculous.
IN Q=It is inflammatory
((IT IS INFLAMMATORY IN NATURE AND COULD ACTUALLY CAUSE TOO MUCH UNWARRANTED
CONCERN TO PARENTS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Mary Hayes/American Dental Association;
OUT Q=to parents
Dentists say even if a child accidentally ate an entire tube of toothpaste,
it does NOT contain enough fluoride to be toxic.
A Roman Catholic priest arrested during a drug sweep has pleaded guilty in
federal court to misdemeanor heroin possession.
U-S Magistrate Judge David Lowe on Friday fined the
Reverend Terry Lenning 500 dollars and placed him on one year's
The 41-year-old Lenning is an assistant pastor at Saint Edward
Catholic Church in Chesterfield County.
He was arrested when investigators executed a search warrant at the home of
a suspected heroin dealer in Richmond this week.
A security flaw is prompting Netscape to make some changes to it's web
browsers... but the problem may not be as bad as first thought.
More on that, on this week's WebWatch.
IN Q=The bug affects
SUPER=01-Angela Edwards/Sega; :45
((The bug affects Netscape versions 2 and 3, and Communicator version 4.
It can allow a website operator to take files off your hard drive...BUT ONLY
if he knows the exact file name, and the exact location of the file.
Netscape says it's fixed the problem in its new release...
If you're using old versions, the Netscape site also tells you how to set
your browser preferences to warn you if someone tries to take information from
Some video games are moving onto the internet... At this week's E-3 show in
Atlanta, Sega is featuring Net-link, which allows game players to go on-line
and play each other.
The company says it's attracting more girls to gaming.
IN Q=Girls love to
((ANGELA EDWARDS/SEGA; GIRLS LOVE TO GO ON-LINE, AND THE ON-LINE NETWORK GAMING
HAS BECOME REALLY POPULAR WITH WOMEN, AND GIRLS ALIKE.))
OUT Q=girls alike
The international Red Cross is turning to the Web to raise money... not by
requesting donations, but through a lottery.
However, there's a big question over who can play and who can't. Local laws
apply, and in some countries, playing the game is illegal.
For more information about these sites, click on Webwatch, on the WDBJ7 web
site, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-dot-COM.))
This week's edition of On Record tomorrow morning will have more about
We'll talk to experts about the security problems, and the general
reluctance of people to use their credit cards to buy things on the web.
IN Q=Based on what
((DR. ANDREW COHILL/BLACKSBURG ELECTRONIC VILLAGE; BASED ON WHAT WE'RE HEARING
FROM ORDINARY PEOPLE I THINK IT IS A PROBLEM, ONLY TO THE EXTENT... IT'S NOT A
PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T DOING IT, IT'S A PROBLEM FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO
MAKE MONEY ON THE NET AND I'M NOT PARTICULARLY WORRIED ABOUT IT BECAUSE I THINK
THESE PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED AND PEOPLE WILL BE MORE COMFORTABLE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Andrew Cohill/Blacksburg Electronic Village; QUICK! QUICK!
OUT Q=be more comfortable
To learn more about what you should and shouldn't be worried about on the
web, watch On Record, tomorrow morning at 11.
Coming up next on the newscast,
residents show their appreciation for the rescue workers who help protect their
More on that story and another update on weather conditions when News 7 at
Residents of the Timberlake community celebrated a new beginning today.
Two years ago flood waters washed out the dam destroying the lake.
But as Denise Allen reports residents are celebrating a job well done and
honoring a fallen hero.
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./June 1995;
SUPER=01-Tom McCraw/Timberlake Homeowners Assn.; QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowners Assn.;
OUT Q=News 7
((The monument marks the spot for all to remember---
The original dam was built in 1926 and was destroyed by flood waters on June
22nd of '95.
Rescue worker Carter Martin died that night.
He was trying to save a flood victim when the dam broke and rushing water
capsized his boat.
The dam was rebuilt last November
and the tragedy of losing one of their own has taught this community an
IN Q=PULLING TOGETHER
((TOM MCCRAW/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSN: PULLING TOGETHER. YOU CAN'T DO IT
OUT Q=IT ALONE
Members of the homeowners association say it took long hours and a lot of
teamwork to restore the beauty of the lake.
IN Q=IT WAS A MULTI
((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSN: IT WAS MULTI-LEVEL FUNDING.
PART OF IT WAS CASH CONTRIBUTIONS, PART OF IT WAS MONIES WE HAD GOTTEN FOR A
LOW INTEREST LOAN FROM THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION AND A LOT OF IT WAS A
DRIVE FROM LOCAL COMMUNITY BUSINESSES.))
OUT Q=LOCAL COMMUNITY BUSINESSES
Residents are enjoying the lake now but to get to this point 64-thousand
cubic yards of sediment were removed.
The lake has since been restocked with 28-thousand fish and more are on the
The new dam is state of the art--broader than the old one, with a spillway
which is designed to carry water as soon as the lake goes one foot above
Association members say the culmination of all their hard work is a fitting
tribute to Carter Martin.
IN Q=he's the epitome
((HE'S THE EPITOME OF WORKING FOR COMMUNITY AND HE PUT HIS LIFE ON THE LINE
EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR US AND WE ADMIRE THAT.))
OUT Q=we admire that
Washington says Martin's spirit continues to inspire the community.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Fire trucks and police cars blocked Grandin Road for several hours this
It wasn't an emergency.
As a matter of fact the only smoke showing was from the grill.
The civic league puts on the annual party to show appreciation to the men
and women who protected their neighborhood.
The event is a chance for citizens to interact with police, climb on fire
trucks and pet the police ponies.
Everyone is invited to take part in the cookout and enjoy the tunes.
IN Q=LAST YEAR WE
((BRENDA MCDANIEL/GREATER RALEIGH COURT CIVIC LEAGUE: LAST YEAR WE MOVED IT
DOWN TO THE BUSINESS AREA SO WE COULD BRING SOME ATTENTION AND VITALITY TO THE
BUSINESS FOLKS. THEY'RE VERY IMPORTANT PART OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SO WE WANTED
TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE APART OF THIS FESTIVAL.))
SUPER=01-Brenda McDaniel/Greater Raleigh Court Civic League;
OUT Q=A PART OF THIS FESTIVAL
This is the sixth public safety day the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League
They say it's a great way to build community spirit.
Thunderstorms rolled through the area this afternoon wreaking havoc with
American Electric Power and rescue workers.
Lightning struck a transmission line leaving about seven thousand customers
in North Roanoke County and Roanoke without power for several hours.
One of those customers was the Roanoke County Police.
The county lost all radio capabilities due to the storm, but officials say
no 9-1-1 calls were missed.
Dispatchers in the Town of Vinton handled all of the county's emergency
calls until the radio system was fixed
A-E-P officials say power has now been restored to all their customers.
SUPER=330-Scattered Storms/Very Humid/64-69/Sunny & Hot/Afternoon
SUPER=331-Scattered Storms/Very Humid/65-69/Mostly Sunny/Storms
SUPER=332-Scattered Rain/Muggy/61-66/Mostly Sunny/Storms Late/84-89;
SUPER=333-Rain Ending/Muggy/64-69/Hot & Humid/Afternoon Storms/85-89;
SUPER=334-Chance Of/Rain/60-65/Partly Cloudy/Storms Possible/84-89;
Grand Prix highlights from the horse show, plus news from the Express, the
Commonwealth games, the WNBA, NASCAR and George Lynch's camp.
SUPER=03-Alpharetta, GA/ESPN; :00
But first here's something you don't see very often. Lee Trevino at today's
rain plagued Senior Tour stop, the Nationwide championship.
His short second shot on the on the 13th is a little too short and in the
Graham Marsh leads Hale Irwin and Bob Murphy by two shots. Now your
GO TO SCORES
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=0091-j/Baltimore/5//Toronto/1////Kansas City///Milwaukee///Postponed by
SUPER=0091-/Minnesota/3/j/Chicago/5////Seattle/13//Texas/7/7/A's & Angels
SUPER=0092-/Pittsburgh/2/j/New York/3////Cincinnati/2//St. Louis/5/8//;
SUPER=0092-/Chicago/3/j/Houston/7///j/Los Angeles/11//San Francisco/0///;
OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
TAKE A BREAK
The Roanoke Valley Horse show came to a close tonight at the Salem Civic
Center, but not before a man from South Carolina stole the show and most of the
money in the $50 thousand dollar Grand Prix.
18 horses were entered in the ultimate jumping competition and most handled
the tight course with ease.
But as always there was an exception to the rule. Thankfully, both horse and
rider are OK after that tough spill.
No spills, just thrills for this man.
Aaron Vale from Camden, South Carolina won the event riding this beautiful
animal name "Mafito."
In fact, Vale's horses, that have dominated all week, did so again tonight
sweeping the first five places.
That earned Vale $39 thousand and 500 dollars of the $50 thousand that was up
Roanoke Express management knew it had to lose a few of its veteran players
before next season in order to get down to the East Coast Hockey League limit
But the team didn't expect to lose three stars to teams in Europe.
General Manager Pierre Paiement confirmed this afternoon that defenseman
Michael Smith, and wingers Jeff Jablonski and Ilya Dubkov will not be back next
season, instead they have chosen to play overseas.
IN Q="This is not...
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
OUT Q=...YEAR PLAYERS."
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
Paiement, who was washing cars this afternoon in Roanoke Co. with the Junior
Express roller bladers, says fans should expect a number of other veterans
OUT Q=...A DONE DEAL."
The Junior Express roller hockey team will be rolling the 1997 Commonwealth
Games next month, but today the always popular Masters swimming event
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fallon Park Pool; :00
began two days worth of competition over in Southeast Roanoke at Fallon Park
The Masters swimming accepts all comers ages 19 to 90.
They are broken down into five different age groups, and some big time
swimmers are out looking for medals.
IN Q="We have...
((ROBERT HATCHER/MASTERS SWIMMING DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Robert Hatcher/Masters Swimming Director; :00
OUT Q=...MASTERS' COMPETITION."
Hatcher, himself set a world record in these games several years ago.
The Masters' swimming continues tomorrow morning from nine to Noon at fallon
More the 14 thousand fans, the biggest crowd in women's pro hoop history
watched the Women's NBA open play today in Los Angeles.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC;:00
Lola, the Toon Squad star from the movie Space Jam was on hand as the L.A.
Sparks Penny Toler scores the first hoop in WNBA history with the baseline
But this one belongs to the New York Liberty and Rebecca Lobo as she scored
SUPER=33-New York/67/Los Angeles/57;
a game high 16 points to lead the Liberty to the 67-to-57 win.
Ernie Els is now just 18 holes away away from back to back "W's" on the PGA
Last week he won the U.S. Open,
SUPER=03-Rye, NY/CBS; :00
and this week he has led from start to present at the Buick Classic in Rye,
He shot a four under 67 today thanks to shots like this pitch for birdie on
hole number 11.
He has three shot lead over Jeff Maggert.
Chip Sullivan shot an even par round of 71 today. He didn't pick up any
round on Els, but he moved up quite a bit on the board. The final round is set
for tomorrow on WDBJ at 3.
The Baltimore Orioles beat the Blue Jays this afternoon as Scott Erickson
improved his record to 10-and-2.
SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/HTS-MLB; :00
But the win might have gone to Jays starter Roger Clemens who was awesome on
the hill throwing a shutout through seven.
But reliever Dan Plesac was as bad as Clemens was good, giving up five runs
with a little help from Orlando
Merced's suspect fielding in right.
The Orioles beat the Blue Jays 5-to-1.
Still to come tonight, second round qualifying results from California,
Plus, George Lynch wraps up his week long basketball camp in the star city by
teaching how to talk more than trash on and off the court.
The 7th annual George Lynch Hometown basketball camp concluded yesterday at
William Fleming high school, but not before joining forces with Your Hometown
Station for a classroom chatter.
SUPER=01-George Lynch/Vancouver Grizzlies Forward; :17
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Summer 1988; 1:19
(( George took his 100 campers inside the school's auditorium for a little off
the court instruction yesterday.
The campers were given tips on how to handle themselves during an interview
style conversation, whether it be on TV, in the classroom or at home.
((GEORGE LYNCH/VANCOUVER GRIZZLIES FORWARD:))
George says his own past experiences from his teenage years up through this
past season inspired him to offer this advice to the kids.))
Journeyman Greg Sacks was the quickest of the quick during second round time
trials for tomorrow's California 500.
SUPER=03-Fontana, CA/espn2; :00
Sacks is subbing for the injured Robbie Gordon in the Coors Chevy.
And his speed today was over a half a mile an hour quicker than the speed
pole sitter Joe Nemechek posted yesterday.
Here's how the back end of the field stacks up.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Greg Sacks/183.753/27. Hut Stricklin//28. Mike Skinner//29.
Sterling Marlin//30. Bobby Hamilton//;
SUPER=0107-31. Morgan Shepherd//32. Dave Marcis//33. Jerry Nadeau//34. David
Green//35. John Andretti//;
SUPER=0107-36. Brett Bodine//37. Rick Mast//38. Kyle Petty//39. Ricky
Rudd/Prov/40. Ward Burton/Prov/;
SUPER=0107-41. Steve Grissom/Prov/42. Dick Trickle/Prov/;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Call it a canine version of Baywatch.
60 students of the Italian Rescue Dog School showed their stuff at a lake in
They're members of the only canine helicopter lifesaving unit in Europe.
The dogs are trained to leap from helicopters and tow their human victims to
safety by using a special harness on their muzzles.
The founder of the school says dogs make great life-savers because they're
naturally strong swimmers.
Graduates of the training school saved ten people from drowning last year.