Up next on News 7 at six... Roanoke's traditional fourth of July celebration
has a new wrinkle tonight... we'll tell you what it is...
And we'll tell you why the lights went out for about two thousand people
In sports, Sterling Marlin qualified at Daytona today highlights from Major
And Pete Sampras advances to the men's singles title match at Wimbledon with
a straight set win over Todd Woodbridge.
Thousands of Roanokers are preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July at
But many are finding the old saying "you can't get there from here" to be
For the first time, there is no parking allowed at the stadiuum and roads
leading to the event are closed.
Shuttle buses are transporting thousand of fireworks and music fans to the
Some are concerned about the problems this new parking plan will create.
Denise Allen is at the one of the places people can catch the bus.
Denise how are things running?
Rollcue giving the plan mixed reviews.
SUPER=01-Stan Kingma/Music Director;
OUT Q=be a good show.
Residents of Southwest Roanoke had to live without electricity for a few
hours this afternoon.
An American Electric Power spokesperson says someone cutting down at tree
knocked down power lines shortly after one today.
About two thousand customers in the Colonial Avenue area were without
electricity for nearly four hours.
Once that line was repaired, another system failed at the power station.
But A-E-P was able to reroute the power, reconnecting most of its customers
A federal agency is investigating a mysterious liquid running through a
THe test results are not in yet.
Neighbors complained to the Environmental Protection Agency after they saw a
slick liquid running down Smith Lake Road.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality found chemicals that could
be hazardous in large quantities.
A drain empties water down this hill... taking with it any dangerous
chemicals that could be in the soil.
The D-E-Q says it notified the landowner of the problem two years ago.
But it says he's continued to build houses WITHOUT doing any conclusive
IN Q=We've sent
((ROBERT STEELE/DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: WE'VE SENT MR. LESTER
SEVERAL LETTERS REQUESTING THAT HE DO ADDITIONAL WORK AND WE GENERALLY HAVE NOT
GOTTEN ANY WRITTEN RESPONSE. HE HAS SPOKEN TO US ON THE PHONE. HIS ATTORNEY
HAS SPOKEN TO US ON THE PHONE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Steele/Department of Environmental Quality;
OUT Q=on the phone
Federal E-P-A agents say they will be back next week to do more tests on
Smith Lake Road.
Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire near Montvale this
A neighbor was watching a home on Quarterwood Road for the owner while she
He saw smoke coming from the house about 2:30 this afternoon and called the
The fire apparently started in the garage.
No one was hurt.
As the court battle continues over Virginia's new parental notification law,
it's chief defender is waging a political battle as well.
New Republican attorney general Richard Cullen said he was "shocked" to hear
Democratic candidate Bill Dolan question the law's wording.
IN Q=If his heart
((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IF HIS HEART ISN'T IN IT, I'M NOT SURE THAT
THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHOSE HEARTS ARE IN THIS, AS REPRESENTED BY THE
OVERWHELMING SUPPORT OF THIS PROPOSAL, THAT VIRGINIA'S GONNA GET THE
REPRESENTATION IT DESERVES SHOULD HE SUCCEED TO THIS OFFICE AND THIS CASE DRAG
OUT INTO HIS TERM. FOR A LAWYER TO REPRESENT HIS CLIENT AND TO DO WELL, HE HAS
TO BELIEVE IN IT A HUNDRED PERCENT.))
((BILL DOLAN/D- CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK THIS BILL COULD BE
MUCH BETTER, AS FAR AS WHO'S NOTIFIED. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN I WOULDN'T DEFEND
IT. BECAUSE I DO ACCEPT, MORALLY, THAT PARENTAL NOTICE IS A GOOD THING. BUT
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD GUESS MY HEART OR MY HEAD, I THINK MY POSITION IS VERY
SUPER=01-Bill Dolan/(D) Candidate for Attorney General; :26
OUT Q=is very plain
The law took effect Tuesday.
But a temporary injunction is still being fought over in federal courts.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6, there were some verbal fireworks today in
Lynchburg as two House of Delegates candidates face off,
and it's the end of a long and friendly road, as veteran newsman Charles Kuralt
wx ad lib
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The celebration on this fourth of July is tempered with a sense of loss.
Retired CBS newsman Charles Kuralt died today at a New York City hospital.
Kuralt was most famous for his "On the Road" series... he visited every
state, and his stories reflected the heart of and soul of America.
Kuralt recently retired from the CBS program Sunday Morning, passing his
torch to Charles Osgood.
IN Q=He was as American
((CHARLES OSGOOD/CBS SUNDAY MORNING; HE WAS ABOUT AS AMERICAN AS YOU COULD GET
AND AMERICA LOVED HIM AND I USE THAT WORD ADVISEDLY, PEOPLE REALLY LOVED THE
WORK HE DID. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Osgood/CBS Sunday Morning;
OUT Q=work he did
A CBS spokesman says Kuralt died from complications of Lupus.
Charles Kuralt, dead at age 62.
The Roanoke County health department is not calling it an outbreak.
But it does confirm a man died yesterday of Legionnaire's disease.
Anna Kennedy from the health department says it determined it was an
The victim was identified as a man in his late fifties from Salem who worked
for the Salem city schools.
A Legionnaire's outbreak in Montgomery County last year resulted in 23 cases
of the disease, including two people who died.
It's only July and the political season is months away.
But in the spirit of Americanism, the Lynchburg Exchange Club hosted a forum
between two House of Delegates candidates.
Len Besthoff reports.
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=01-Jimmy Feinman/(D) House of Delegates Candidate; :26
SUPER=01-Preston Bryant/(R) House of Delegates; :00
OUT Q=Len Besthoff, News-7.
Nat Sot Band
Normally a band on the Fourth of July is in a parade or fair.
Nat Sot Bell
And we think of the Liberty Bell on the Fourth, not a timing bell at a
Incumbent Republican Preston Bryant and Democratic challenger Jimmy Feinman
got an early shot at defining their campaign...it's Jimmy Feinman's band, by
Each candidate stated their priorities.
Feinman keyed on the connection between crime and cocaine.
IN Q=But our
((BUT OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT MAKING ANY STRONG CONCERTED EFFORT TO END THE USE
OF COCAINE. AND THERE ARE LOTS OF THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THAT, AND I
WILL DO THAT.))
OUT Q=do that.
Bryant discussed education.
IN Q=The new
((THE NEW CURRICULA ON THE BASICS OF READING AND MATH AND HISTORY AND SCIENCE,
HAVE BEEN NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED, AND OTHER STATES HAVE COMPLEMENTED WHAT WE'VE
DONE, BY COPYING US.))
OUT Q=copying us.
The topic of education, namely charter schools, ignited some fireworks.
IN Q=But to
((FEINMAN: BUT TO TAKE PUBLIC MONEY AND USE IT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOLS IS IN MY
VIEW ABOMINABLE. AND I AM AGAINST IT. AND I DON'T THINK MR. BRYANT HAS A
COMMITTMENT TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ))
OUT Q=public schools.
Bryant vehemently disputes that claim, focusing instead on his other
SOT 13:56:12 COVER W/ CROWD IN BEGINNING
IN Q=The single
((BRYANT: THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE CONTINUES TO BE EDUCATION.
CONTINUING TO CONCENTRATE ON K THROUGH THREE. TO LOWER THE STUDENT RATIO TO 20
TO 1 AND UNDER.))
OUT Q=and under.
Even in July, this race already hit some high notes.
Len Besthoff, News-7.
Some area residents are learning the "do's" and "don'ts" of food
It's an initiative sponsored by the Virginia Cooperative Extension.
They're learning everything from canning, freezing and pickling.
Instructor Jean Vandergrift says storing food properly ensures quality and
prevents bacteria contamination.
IN Q=We want to
((JEAN VANDERGRIFT/INSTRUCTOR:WE WANT TO BE SURE THAT THE FOOD IS PRESERVED
SAFELY..AND FOR MANY OF US WE GREW UP WITH OUR PARENTS CANNING BUT WE DIDN'T
HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OURSELVES SO WE WANT TO BE SURE TO PASS ON THE CORRECT
OUT Q= correct procedures
Vandergrift says there are important steps to prevent freezer burn on
It's important to heat vegetables for a short period of prior to freezing.
And store them in a moisture vapor proof paper, or plastic rigid containers.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Coming up in just a moment, Roy Stanley will have the second day qualifying
for the Pepsi 400,
and we'll see how some local residents are literally making some new friends.
Some area residents are learning the art of creating their own porcelain
Intern Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
IN Q=They look almost human
SUPER=03-Salem ; :00
SUPER=01-Chris Devinney/Instructor ;:08
SUPER=07-Chelsea Channel ; :27
SUPER=07-Jill Green; :59
SUPER=01-Joy Sutton/Intern Reporter; 1:08
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7
(( They look almost human--and come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They're porcelain dolls-with a personal touch.
IN Q=The person that
((CHRIS DEVINNEY/DOLL-MAKING INSTRUCTOR: THE PERSON THAT PAINTS IT..MAKES IT.
IT'S THEIRS. THEY DID IT NOT A COMPANY MASS PRODUCING IT. SO IT HAS YOUR TOUCH
IN IT ))
OUT Q=your touch in it
Participants in this class are at various stages in making their own dolls.
And they're busy sanding, painting and putting in eye-balls.
IN Q=These have more detail
((CHELSEA CANNEL: THESE HAVE MORE DETAIL THAN THE ONES YOU BUY IN THE STORE.
AND JUST THINK THEY'RE A LOT BETTER NOT JUST BECAUSE I MAKE THEM ..JUST BECAUSE
I THINK THEY'RE BETTER QUALITY AND I THOUGHT IF I'M GOING TO PUT THE MONEY INTO
THEM I WANT SOMETHING I CAN MAKE AND HAVE FOR MYSELF))
OUT Q=have for myself
The entire process take about a month--with classes meeting once a week.
The doll maker chooses everything from skin color to eye and hair color.
They cost is about a hundred dollars.
And some participants in this class are already on their 3rd dolls.
IN Q=It's kind of
((JILL GREEN: IT'S KIND OF ADDICTIVE. IT'S KEEP YOU BUSY.. AND IT'S FUN TO DO
IN Q=Not only do these
((JOY SUTTON/INTERN REPORTER: NOT ONLY DO THESE DOLL LOOK LIFE LIKE..THEY FEEL
LIFELIKE TOO. HERE AT CERAMIC BARN YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED DOLL TO
LOOK JUST LIKE YOU. JOY SUTTON, NEWS-7 ))
OUT Q=Joy Sutton, News-7
And coming up, Pete Sampras advances to the men's singles finals at
Wimbledon The field is set for tomorrow's Winston Cup race at Daytona.
And Steve Mason will introduce to tennis player from the valley who's making
a name for himself at the amateur level.
The start of today's men's singles match between Pete Sampras and Todd
Woodbridge was delayed for more than an hour and 40 minutes. But when play got
under way it didn't take Sampras long to beat Woodbridge and advance.
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The top seeded Sampras jumped on Woodbridge in the first set. Sampras has
dominated play in all of matches up to this point.
Sampras advances to the championship with the 6-2, 6-1, 7-6 win over
Woodbridge. Sampras is on course to capture his fourth title at Wimbledon.
Sampras will play Cedric Pioline of France in the finals he beat Michael
Stich in five sets.
And tomorrow, top seed Martina Hingis will play Jana Novotna in the women's
Chicago Cubs pitcher Terry Mulholland picked up his first win in over a
month as the Cubs beat Philadelphia 9 to 3.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/WGN; :
Cubs Manager Jim Riggleman in the dugout at the Vet.
In the Bottom of the first, Kevin Sefich sends this pitch over the left
field wall for a two run homer and the Phillies took the 2 to nothing lead.
But the Cubs rallied in the second tieing the score at 2 to 2 then Terry
Mullholland's double off the left field wall scored Scott Servas and Chicago
lead 3 to 2.
In the fourth inning, Philadelphia's Greg Jefferies hits this bullet over
the left field wall for a solo homer but the Phillies still trailed 5 to 3.
Chicago's Ryne Sandberg gets all of SUPER=35-Chicago/9/Philadelphia/3/;
this Scott Ruffcorn pitch and smokes it off the pole in left field for a solo
homer and Chicago wins the game 9 to 3.
Only a couple of drivers went out on the track today for second round
qualifying at Daytona for the Pepsi 400.
Sterling Marlin, who failed to qualify yesterday, went out and turned a
speed of 186-point-811 for the 30-th starting position.
Now lets look at positions 26-through 42.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-26. Robby Gordon/187.223/27. Kenny Wallace//28. Derrike Cope//29.
Chad Little//30. Sterling Marlin//;
SUPER=0107-31. Jeremy Mayfield//32. Morgan Shepherd//33. Wally Dallenbach//34.
Darrell Waltrip//35. Terry Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-36. David Green//37. Dave Marcis//38. Kyle Petty//39. Ricky
Craven//40. Brett Bodine//;
SUPER=0107-41. Jerry Nadeau//42. Steve Grissom//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Meantime, The Craftsman super trucks return to your Hometown Station this
Tomorrow afternoon at one-thirty you can see the trucks compete in the
Milwaukee 200. Local drivers Stacy Compton and Jimmy Hensley compete in the
super truck division.
Former North Cross tennis star KJ Hippensteel is spending part of this
summer playing against the pros in hopes of improving his amateur status.
Steve Mason has more on this rising tennis sensation's progress.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-KJ Hippensteel/Junior Tennis Player; :14
SUPER=01-Oliver Mayo/Former Va. Tech #1; 1:25
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((at 17; KJ Hippensteel was 10 years younger than some of his adversaries in
the recent CVITT in Lynchburg. Just the way this high schooler likes it.
Except for a sore ankle; Hippensteel's physical strength has enabled him to
compete and beat players more mature. KJ must now zero in on that killer
instinct quality that many of the top professionals have.
Some pros are noticing KJ. CVITT men's singles champion Oliver Mayo advises
Hippensteel maximize his talent.
((OLIVER MAYO/FORMER VA. TECH #1:))
Mayo's encouragement comes as a surprise to KJ; considering he rarely gets
advice from the pros.
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