Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Firefighters in Texas say a chemical fire near Houston will continue burning
President Clinton calls the Summit of Eight a success in Denver.
And we'll take you on trip to the past in a James River Batteau.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Good evening, I'm Eric Earnhart.
An explosion at a chemical plant shook residents in Deer Park, Texas this
morning, and the plant is still burning tonight.
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The blast came from a Shell Oil refinery that manufactures ethylene and
propylene, two explosive additives used in gasoline production.
Nearby houses shook and glass shattered in surrounding businesses. There
were some minor injuries, but a Shell spokesperson says no one was seriously
After the explosion, surrounding residents were told to stay in their homes
with the doors and windows shut while emergency workers checked for toxic gas.
Investigators say they found nothing dangerous in the air... but they're
still telling neighbors to stay indoors tonight.
President Clinton says this weekend's Summit of Eight may not produce major
headlines, but he says it was worth it.
Byron Pitts has more from Denver.
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OUT Q=CBS News, Denver;
((NATSOT CLINTON 12:56:52
`PLEASE BE SEATED."
The Summit of 8 - ended the way it started. 8-world leaders
- sharing one stage and one strategy.
Their host President Clinton delivering the official COMMUNIQUE.
`WE'VE AGREED ON NEW STEPS FACE A MARKET DEMOCRACY." :15
IF this Summit was more symbolism than substance the signs were
striking. All weekend President Clinton looked as healthy and energetic
as the U.S. economy. Far at the other end 66-year old Russian
President Boris Yeltsin . Despite his enthusiasm his country was seen as the
economic weak link in Denver.
Saturday night that reality and the rigor of the weekend showed on Mr.
Yeltsin's face. At one point he needed the help of the German and Japanese
leaders just to reach the stairs. Observers say, If there is to be a new
global economy Russia will be everyone's burden.
`HOW DO YOUR FEEL? HOW YOU DO YOU FEEL TODAY MR. PRESIDENT? I FEEL FINE."
Now with the world leaders
headed home The White House can turn its attention to the next
international hurdle: China.
Which next month regains control of Hong Kong.
SOT (CLINTON) 14:36:57
`PART OF THE FABRIC HOPE THAT IT WILL BE."
AND HOPE IS A BIG PART OF THE LEGACY OF THIS SUMMIT.
THE INDUSTRIAL LEADERS COMMITING TO EVERYTHING FROM GLOBAL WARMING AIDS
RESEARCH . AND OF COURSE GROWING THE GLOBAL ECONOMY.
IT WAS A FULL WEEKEND.
BYRON PITTS CBS NEWS, DENVER))
U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had some words of caution for
China today, as the country prepares for the takeover of Hong Kong.
The Chinese have begun the ten day countdown to the takeover, celebrating in
Tienanmin Square last night.
Today on the ABC program "This Week"... Albright said U.S. relations with
China could be affected by Hong Kong's fate.
IN Q=we are assuming the fact
((MADELEINE ALBRIGHT/SECRETARY OF STATE; WE ARE ASSUMING THE FACT THAT THE
CHINESE WILL UNDERSTAND THE MAGIC OF HONG KONG IS THIS COMBINATION OF THE
AND IF THEY DON'T?
WELL WE ARE GOING TO WATCH IT VERY CLOSELY AND WE ARE GOING TO DETERMINE OUR
RELATIONSHIP ACCORDING TO...THAT IS A TEST, HOW IT WILL WORK.
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
OUT Q=how it will work
Albright says she will personally be in Hong Kong on the day of the
transition, to underscore U.S. interest in the outcome.
Opponents of the state's new parental notification law will take their case
before a federal court.
The hearing for a temporary restraining order is set for Tuesday in
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Governor Allen signed the bill into law in March after vetoing a similar
measure in 1994.
use file tape E-Parental-Notification, 97-35;
Since that time, groups including Planned Parenthood have challenged the
Tuesday's challenge is being brought by a group of physicians.
Doctors who violate the law could be charged with a misdemeanor
carrying a 500 dollar fine.
Doppler Radar estimated nearly 4 inches of rain fell during thunderstorms
And while some residents on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke, didn't see a drop
the run-off from the Salem area swamped their property.
A creek bordering Leslie Lane jumped its banks.
Residents say drainage ditches need to be installed to handle run-off from
the nearby construction of Peters Creek Road extension.
IN Q=I've never seen
((JOSEPH SAUNDERS/RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER SEEN IT THIS BAD PRIOR TO THIS
CONSTRUCTION. NOW IS THE WORST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN IT.))
OUT Q= EVER SEEN IT
Saunders says since construction began the water has risen several times,
eating away more of his property each time.
City officials say the project is being handled by the Virginia Department
V-DOT officials were not available for comment.
Meanwhile, officials at a run down apartment complex News 7 covered last
week ARE responding to complaints.
Management at the Chattam Hills Apartments has been working on repairs all
But as Denise Allen reports tenants say there's more to be done.
IN Q=This is Vivian
SUPER=01-Vivian Price/Resident; :08
SUPER=01-Dana Walker/Hall Associates; :26
SUPER=01-Anita Powell/Resident; QUICK!! :35
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 14; :40
SUPER=01-Joyce Gardner/Resident; :47
OUT Q=News 7
((This is Vivian Price's apartment.
Her stove does not work, the kitchen floor has worn away and water leaks
from her bathroom ceiling.
IN Q=I do have a
((VIVIAN PRICE/RESIDENT: I DO HAVE A PROBLEM OF KIDNEY STONES. SO I HAVE TO
DRINK A LOT. SO THAT REALLY MAKES IT KIND OF A MESS FOR ME.))
OUT Q=MESS FOR ME
Price told her neighbors about these problems after seeing News 7's story
Since then the property management company has been on site to improve the
IN Q=WE HAD COMPLETED
((DANA WALKER/HALL ASSOCIATES: WE HAD COMPLETED ALL OF THE CIR CONDITIONING
REQUIREMENTS, ALL OF THE PLUMBING REQUIREMENTS INVOLVING LEAKS INTO TENANTS
OUT Q=INTO TENANTS APARTMENTS
IN Q=i think it's
((ANITA POWELL/RESIDENT: I THINK IT'S PUTTING A BAND AID ON A BROKEN LEG.))
OUT Q=ON A BROKEN LEG
Maintenance workers fixed the hot water problem in Joyce Gardner's
And management has promised to return to stop water from seeping into her
IN Q=we found out
((JOYCE GARDNER/RESIDENT: WE FOUND OUT WHEN THEY DID IT LAST YEAR THEY DIDN'T
HOOK THE PIPE BACK UP SO EVERYBODY'S WATER WHEN THEY PUT ON THE AIR CONDITIONER
COMES DOWN IN MINE.))
OUT Q=DOWN IN MINE
DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MAINTENANCE CREWS ALSO CLEANED UP THE GROUNDS IN ADDITION
TO CATCHING UP ON THE DAY TO DAY MAINTENANCE.
BUT THE LARGER REPAIRS SUCH AS FIXING THESE STEPS ARE ON HOLD, MOST LIKELY
UNTIL THE PROPERTY IS SOLD.
IN Q=THERE ARE LIMITED
((WALKER: THERE ARE LIMITED FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THESE LARGER CAPITAL
IMPROVEMENTS. THE ESTATE IS NOT REALLY IN THE POSITION TO GO BORROW THE MONEY
TO DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS.))
OUT Q=DO THESE IMPROVEMENTS
Maintenance workers say Vivian Price will have to move into a vacant
apartment in the complex before they can repair her unit.
Her neighbors say they'll help her move.
And they say they're optimistic the repairs will happen and prepared to make
sure things improve.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at Eleven, a new fast food restaurant descends on
And thousands of locusts descend on the Ukraine.
But first, Andrew Freiden is standing by for a look at the weather.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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If current enrollment remains steady at the Virginia Women's Institute for
Leadership, the school could be getting about 570-thousand dollars from the
use video from E-VWIL, 96-110; P-VWIL, 96-98
That's 74-hundred-64 dollars for each of its students who live in the
This will mark the third year that the state has committed tuition
subsidies for in-state students in the V-W-I-L program.
The program began at Mary Baldwin College as part of a failed battle to keep
women out of the Virginia Military Institute, which is a public school.
Debate now centers on whether Mary Baldwin, a private college,
should continue to receive public funds.
Meanwhile, an odd story out of part of the former Soviet Union.
Insects are sending a region of the Ukraine into a state of emergency.
Thousands of locust have descended on the Crimean region of the Ukraine, and
are threatening to eat up the region's entire summer production of crops.
So far the bugs have destroyed more than 15-thousnd acres of farmland.
The government has declared a state of emergency in three districts.
Local crop specialists say it will take up to 15 tons of pesticides to stop
Two new office buildings are in the works for ValleyPointe.
A ground breaking ceremony was held last week at the building site of Valley
Liberty Property Trust is building the facility which will offer 57-thousand
square feet of office space.
I-T-T is the facility's first tenant.
The company will move its administrative, engineering, sales and other
offices to the location.
IN Q=Growth is really
((PAUL GRALNICK/ITT PRESIDENT: GROWTH IS REALLY UPON US...WE THINK WE'RE GOING
TO GROW 25 PERCENT OR MORE IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS..OUR COMMITTMENT HERE IS TO
GROW EVEN BEYOND THAT))
SUPER=01-Paul Gralnick/ITT President;
OUT Q=even beyond that
Roanoke County Administrator Elmer Hodge says this will promote economic
growth in the county.
IN Q=If we can
((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE CAN PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES LIKE
THIS FOR OUR PEOPLE TO WORK..AND OUR COMPANIES TO GROW..THEN WE CAN HELP MAKE
THIS WHOLE VALLEY SUCCESSFUL ))
SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Administrator
OUT Q=valley successful
The facility is expected to open in December.
Another business is planning to make the Roanoke Valley its new home--this
one's a fast food chain.
And, a hike in prices at Roanoke Regional airport may be in the works.
Len Besthoff has that and more with this week's News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tuesday; :14 (QUICK!)
OUT Q=NAT SOT
(ANCHOR TAG/ANCHOR TAG/ANCHOR TAG)
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
Crenshaws Electronics and Appliance stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg were
closed earlier in the week while a major lender repossessed a large chunk of
Deutsche Financial Services says the troubled North Carolina chain owes it
more than 300- thousand- dollars.
If you like the Arby's fast food chain, there's good news...Arby's likes you
A franchisee plans to open a regional headquarters in the Roanoke Valley,
with plans to build nearly a dozen new locations in the area.
Ticket prices may be on the rise at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
The airport commission says a three- dollar- per- passenger price hike would
help pay for improvements.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial
Average gained 14 points.
The Nasdaq Composite ended the week up 24 ticks.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
In other business news, Bassett Furniture has launched an independent
investigation into its bedding division because of a mixup involving two major
J-C-Penney and Levitz Furniture recently received mattresses and boxsprings
from Bassett that were of lesser specifications than the ones they ordered.
Coming up next on the newscast, Steve Mason will fill us in on the latest
And we'll take a ride down the James River, Eighteenth Century style.
More on that story and another update on weather conditions when News 7 at
The twelfth annual James River Batteau Festival wrapped up its eight-day
adventure yesterday near Richmond.
The 138-mile journey on the James took the flat-bottom boats from Lynchburg
to Maidens Landing.
Last week videographer Rob Monroe spent a day aboard The Governor Henry.
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Paul Thomas/Governor Henry Captain; :33
SUPER=01-Susie Huffman/Governor Henry Crew; :45
SUPER=01-Dean Wray/Governor Henry Crew; 1:37
SUPER=01-Bob Hughes/Governor Henry Crew; 1:45
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; 2:01
OUT Q=Not too much work. (laughs)
(( THE BATTEAU WAS INVENTED ON THE JAMES RIVER IN AMHERST COUNTY I BELIEVE TO
TRANSPORT TOBACCO TO RICHMOND BEFORE THERE WERE ANY ROADS.
I DID A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH. OH, THIS ONE'S AS AUTHENTIC AS THEY COME.
THEY WERE USED HEAVILY IN THE LATER PART OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY UP UNTIL
ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND WERE PHASED OUT AS THE CANAL WAS
BUILT AND WENT AWAY COMPLETELY WHEN THE RAILROADS WERE BUILT.
BUT BOAT BUILDERS DID NOT BUILD THESE BOATS BACK IN THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS,
JUST WHOEVER THEY HAD ON THE PLANTATION -- PROBABLY IN MOST CASES SLAVES.
I IMAGINE FOR THE SLAVES THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BETTER DETAILS THAT YOU
COULD PULL. I IMAGINE THIS WAS THE CLOSEST TO THE SENSE OF FREEDOM THEY GOT.
LET'S GIVE US A LITTLE FORWARD PUSH NOW. KEEP THE MOMENTUM UP. LET'S STAND
BY FOR A BUMP. BUMP!
AS YOU HAVE SEEN ALREADY THIS RIVER IS LOUSY WITH ROCKS. YOU CAN'T SEE THEM
UNTIL YOU'RE RIGHT ON TOP OF THEM. SOME SITUATIONS YOU'RE JUST GOING TO END
UP IN THE WATER PUSHING. READY? HEAVE!
LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT THREE FEET MORE WATER THAN WE DO THIS YEAR.
HE CAN AVOID THE ROCKS WITH THE FRONT SWEEP AND THEN I BRING THE REAR END
AROUND TO MISS THEM. AND WE CAN MANEUVER IT PRETTY GOOD IN SWIFT WATER.
POLING ON THE GOVERNOR IS ONLY A NECESSARY EVIL AND NOT A COMMON PRACTICE.
HISTORY, FRIENDSHIP, BEING ABLE TO RELAX AND GET AWAY FROM THE RAT RACE.
WE HAVE REALLY FORMED A TIGHT-KNIT GROUP HERE. THIS IS THE BEST GROUP OF
PEOPLE I'VE EVER GOTTEN INVOLVED IN.
IT IS FUN. IT'S A LOT OF WORK BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN. NOT TOO MUCH WORK.
The Governor Henry is based in Franklin County. It was one of over twenty
batteau taking part in the festival.
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California 500 results, the Wrath wins a double dip, and Chip Sullivan's
score in the Buick,
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and speaking of cars, it was a wet Budweiser G.I. Joe's 200 in the CART
World Series. Lots of spins before Mark Blundell took the checkered flag today.
Now the numbers.
GO TO SCORES
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OUT Q=...LAST SCORE
Jeff Gordon won the battle of the gas tanks yesterday; taking the checkered
flag in the inaugural California 500 for his 7th victory of the season.
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Joe Nemechek started on the pole for the first race at the 2 mile track.
Nemechek did hold his position on the first lap but would soon drop back in the
The first caution of the day came out when Hut Stricklin spun the Circuit
City Ford in turn four. He was not injured.
Total; there were 4 cautions from 22 laps. Last week's winner, Ernie Irvan
did not complete the race; finishing 37th because of engine problems.
Gordon was in a tight battle with Mark Martin and Terry Labonte. The rainbow
warrior regained the lead when Martin had to pit for gas and then drove the
last 110 miles without stopping to win.
((JEFF GORDON/7TH WIN OF SEASON:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/7th Win of Season; :00
OUT Q=did a good job
Terry Labonte was second, followed by Ricky Rudd in third, Ted Musgrave in
4th and Jimmy Spencer in 5th. Michael Waltrip was 11th, Dale Earnhardt 16th,
Ward and Jeff Burton 28th and 30 and Rick Mast 41st.
The Roanoke College boys basketball camp tipped off last night over in
salem at the College.
90 campers are in for the five day overnite camp. Ages range from 8 to 15.
In it's 30th year; page Moir and his counselors feel they have adjusted tot new
kids and an ever changing game.
((KEVIN MARTIN/ROANOKE MEN'S ASSISTANT BASKETBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/Roanoke Men's Asst. Basketball Coach; :00
OUT Q=...keep it organized"
The Wrath begins it's soccer sessions for kids tomorrow. Today' Roanoke's
semi pro soccer team won a double header.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Team America vs. Wrath; :00
It was a a hot one at Victory Stadium as the Wrath battled Team America in
Roanoke led 1-nothing in the first half on Gavin Spooner's goal in the ninth
minute. Grayson Prilliman made the count 2-nothing Roanoke on this tally; nice
shot by the former Roanoke College star.
The Wrath wins the first game 4-nothing to improve to 6 and OH on the season.
The score would have been worse if not for some heady play by the Team America
((GAVIN SPOONER/2 GOALS TODAY:))
((GRAYSON PRILLIMAN/1 GOAL, 1 ASSISTS TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Gavin Spooner/Scored 2 Goals ; :00
SUPER=01-Grayson Prilliman/1 Goal & 1 Assist; :08
OUT Q=...second half
In game two, the Wrath beat Bellmont United 3-1.
Chip Sullivan finished tied for 67th in the Buick Classic. Chip fired a
final round 4 over 75 for a tournament total of 291. He earns just over three
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For the second straight week and for the second straight year at the Buick;
Ernie Els is your winner. Els shot a final round 69 fora 16 under par total,
good enough for a two shot win over Jeff Maggert.
Tiger Woods finished at 3 over for the tourney.
A battle of the birds in Toronto and the Orioles caged the Blue Jays for
their 48th win of the season.
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The iron one, Cal Ripken drove in two runs and hit his 500th and 500 and
1st career doubles to lead the O's over the Jays. His two bagger in the 5the
scores brady Anderson; 3-2 Birds.
Jefferey Hammonds also contributed a two run homer in the top of the 7th; 5-2
Orioles and that's your final as Baltimore is two wins away from 50 on the
Atlanta tied a Braves record for homeruns in an inning in a 12 run explosion
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Braves vs. Phillies; :00
Bad things come in threes and the third inning is when the eruption
occurred. Nine runs to be exact. Chipper Jones connects on his 10th homer of
the season4-3 braves.
Fred McGriff goes Yard as well. Michael Tucker also gives the Phillie fans a
nice souvenir as did Jeff Blauser. Braves top Philadelphia 12-5.
Still to come in sports tonight, we will hear what Express general manager
Pierre Paiementt has to say about losing three key players,
but ladies first, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Charlotte Sting hit the
hard wood today.
The Phoenix Mercury and the Charlotte Sting made their WNBA debut yesterday
in front of 16 thousand, 1 hundred and 2 fans.
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Mercury head coach Cheryl Miller was anxious.
Watch Bridgette Pettis finish the break away with the nifty lay up for an
11-4 Mercury lead in the first half.
The sting trailed 44-30 at the SUPER=34-Phoenix/76/Charlotte/59;
half. Andrea Stinson tried to keep Charlotte close with this hoop, but it was
as Phoenix and Nancy Leiberman Kline top the Sting 76 to 59.
Jeff Jablonski, Michael Smith, and Ilya Dubkov are gone; forcing Express head
coach Frank Anzalone back to the player seeking and developing drawing board; a
place he likes to go. The loss of the trio might be reason for concern. Roanoke
((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
OUT Q=...this year again."
Finally tonight, the monuments of ancient Rome are being seen in a new
Last night, city officials threw the switch on a new 12 million dollar
Phillips lighting developed the new system, which illuminates the Coliseum,
continues along the Sacred Way to Capitolium Hill... brightening up 22
monuments in all.
It's the first of several projects to cast Europe's historical landmarks in
a better light.