Coming up next on News 7 at 11.
The FBI is asking the public to help them find a mysterious hooded man,
photographed at the scene of the Olympic bombing.
Good news for Pathfinder, as scientists try to fix a communications problem.
And we'll take you to the World Wife Carrying Championship in Finland.
Those stories coming up next on News 7 at 11.
The FBI is asking the public to help them find the Olympic Park bomber.
They've received several video tapes and photographs taken by tourists who
were in the area when the bomb went off.
The pictures show a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt at the site of the bomb
They also show a suspicious package under a bench where the man was sitting.
Investigators are hoping to find more people with pictures of the man and
In a related note, a man wearing a similar hooded sweatshirt was also seen
at the site of the Atlanta abortion clinic bombing.
There was no holiday weekend for NASA scientists at the controls of the Mars
Today, they ran into their first problem.
Chris Stanley tells us what's happened so far.
IN Q=we're here waiting
SUPER=01-Peter Muirhead/Flight Systems Manager; :00
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA; :08
SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS Consultant; :35
SUPER=01-Jacob Matijevic/Mars Rover Manager; :51
SUPER=01-Peter Smith/University of Arizona Scientist; 1:05
OUT Q=CBS News, New York;
(((SOT: BRIAN MUIRHEAD,
"...we're here waiting for it to wake up...")
THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND MAY HAVE LEFT PEOPLE A LITTLE GROGGY...BUT THE HEADLINES
WEREN'T LYING -- EARTH HAS LANDED ON MARS.
NASA'S PATHFINDER MISSION SUCCESSFULLY LANDED ON THE RED PLANET -- MORE THAN
100 MILLION MILES AWAY.
(VOICE OF of PETER SMITH, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
"...want to show you where we think we are on Mars...")
CLEAR PICTURES ARE ALREADY TRAVELLING THE DISTANCE BACK -- SHOWING ROCKY
LANDSCAPE WHICH LOOKS LIKE A SOUTHWESTERN PLAINS AREA.
NOT ALL THE NEWS IS GOOD THOUGH -- A COMMUNICATIONS PROBLEM HAS AT LEAST
TEMPORARILY PREVENTED THE ROVER FROM WANDERING OUR SOLAR SYSTEM NEIGHBOR.
(SOT: BILL HARWOOD, CBS CONSULTANT)
NASA'S ENGINEERS ARE WORKING ON A FIX.
(SOT: JACOB MATIJEVIC, MARS ROVER MANAGER
"...there are a number of things we can do...")
BUT EVEN WITH THE ROVER PROBLEM, NASA HAS STARTED ANALYZING PICTURES GATHERED
ON AMERICA'S INDEPENDENCE DAY -- PICTURES UNLOCKING SOME OF THE MYSTERIES OF
(SOT: PETER SMITH, UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA SCIENTIST
"...It is definitely a red sky.")
CHRIS STANLEY, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK))
And the latest word from NASA is that the communications glitch has been
fixed, and the rover is ready to roll...maybe later tonight.
Millions of people tracking the Mars Pathfinder mission are logging on to
NASA--making it the most popular internet site.
This week's Web Watch offers ways you can join in..
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA; :00
The enthusiasm was contagious, spreading onto the internet in a big way.
NASA web sites have logged 100 million hits so far from people seeking the
latest pictures from Pathfinder.
If you're looking for excitement, this is the best place to start, from this
NASA page, you can chose the web server closest to you for the fastest
connection... if it doesn't work, try one of the other sites listed here.
The Pathfinder home page is well worth the effort. Here you'll find the latest
pictures from the probe, as well as the Rover Status, the results of science
experiments, and martian weather conditions.
The site also has a picture archive, you can browse back and see what
Pathfinder has been up to during the mission.
You can also get information about the mission from the CBS News Up To The
No pictures here, but regular updates about Pathfinder's progress, and it will
be easier to access if the NASA sites are congested.
Finally, a word of caution... especially for people browsing with their
If you visit the NASA main page, make sure you type in www-dot-nasa-dot-GOV,
thats G-O-V. If you type in nasa-dot COM, you'll end up looking at an ad for a
pornographic web site, and a picture of Mike Tyson.
To avoid that site, and link to the others we've mentioned today, set a course
for the WDBJ web site, and click on WebWatch... the address is
NASA sent some of the Pathfinder pictures to the crew aboard the crippled
MIR space station, to try and lift the crew's spirits.
Today an unmanned ship took off loaded with repair parts for the station.
Meanwhile, Cosmonauts at a training complex are working in an underwater MIR
replica, trying to figure out the best way to make the tricky repairs.
IN Q=I saw some video
LEROY CHIAO/NASA ASTRONAUT; "I SAW SOME VIDEO WHERE THEY WERE
MANIPULATING THE CONNECTORS, IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THEM ARE HARD TO REACH...
SERGEI KRIKALOV/FORMER MIR COSMONAUT; WE'LL USE SIMPLER TOOLS A REGULAR SCREW
BE MORE USEFUL THAN SOME FANCY ADAPTER
SUPER=01-Leroy Chaio/NASA Astronaut;
SUPER=01-Sergei Krikalov/Former Mir Cosmonaut;
OUT Q=fancy adapter
The MIR crew, including American Michael Foal, is resting, preparing for
Monday's supply ship docking.
You may have never heard of a super-cell thunderstorm, but residents of the
town of Wytheville know the havoc it can create.
The huge, well developed storm ripped through the area around 6-45 last
night tearing off roofs of businesses and homes.
Residents say it looked like a tornado.
And it did come equipped with high winds which tore one hundred year old
trees out of the ground--roots and all.
Then the hail came knocking out car windshields and windows in each of the
three stories of this house.
Residents say this was unusual weather for Wytheville.
IN Q=it was like
((SGT TRENTON CROCKETT/WYTHEVILLE POLICE: IT WAS LIKE A GREEN HAZY TYPE SKY
AND ALL AT ONCE EVERYTHING GOT REAL QUIET, THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN IT
STARTED--THE WIND, THE HALE AND THE HEAVY DOWN POUR OF RAIN.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Trenton Crockett/Wytheville Police;
OUT Q=POUR OF RAIN
Downed trees knocked out power. Officials say electricity to most
customers was restored by 11.
Surrounding counties were also hit hard by last night's storms.
Meteorologists from the National Weather Service plan to tour other counties
to follow-up on reports of tornados.
Overnight thunderstorms pelted parts of Southwest Virginia as well.
Authorities in Tazewell and Richlands say hundreds of trees were downed
yesterday when they believe a tornado swept through the area.
The storm lasted only about half an hour, but Tazewell Police Chief William
Puckett says a one-mile stretch of
the Clinch River had 38 trees knocked into the water by the high winds and
SUPER=82-0.53''/plus 0.08''/17.02''/minus 2.99'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.85 foot/Down 0.50 foot;Lake levels
President Clinton and his family joined the millions of Americans on
vacation this weekend.
The Clinton's traveled to the spanish island of Mallorca for a little
relaxation before Tuesday's NATO summit in Madrid.
During the visit an Italian photographer learned you don't photograph
Chelsea Clinton when she's dancing.
Her body guards got into a scuffle with the photographer and an assistant
after he snapped her picture at a disco.
Police called it a minor incident, no charges were filed.
There's good and bad news for women in the workplace.
They're making strides in many traditionally male jobs--but the same is NOT
true for police forces in Virginia.
use file tape from Roanoke-Police 96-100; P-Roanoke-Police 597-06, 55Bennett
A 1995 study by the F-B-I
shows that only two police forces with at least 100 officers have
about 20 female cops.
Only Rockingham County and Roanoke County have more than one female for
every four males on the force.
The Virginia State Police
ranked last in the study -- with women making up only three percent
of their force.
Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police says being a cop
is harder for women.
Schrad called police work a life-absorbing job and said that women who want
to have a family find it more difficult to balance the two.
Stray cats are to blame for more than half of all rabies treatments across
the country--this according to local health officials.
Health officials in the New River Valley are especially concerned about the
In Montgomery County there seems to be an unusually large number of stray
cats and the local animal shelter has NO place to keep them.
IN Q=I think
((DR. JODY HERSHEY/ NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIR.: I THINK YOU WANT TO BE
REALLY CAREFUL ABOUT WILD KITTENS AND PICKING UP AND HANDLING WILD KITTENS
BECAUSE RABIES CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM A MOTHER TO HER OFFSPRING DIRECTLY AND
THE KITTENS MAY NOT BE EXHIBITING RABIES VERY EARLY ON BUT YOU CAN CERTAINLY
COME INTO CONTACT WITH IT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Dir.; :00
OUT Q=with it
Anyone who comes into contact with a stray or wild animal of any type,
especially if it's behaving strangely, should seek medical attention.
The local animal control should also be notified so the animal can be tested
for the rabies virus.
Experts say the summertime is prime time for scams.
They're warning homeowners to beware and to avoid becoming a victim.
While the types of scams vary, the most common are the door-to-door home
There are also phony inspectors who say they'll examine your home for a fee.
Experts offer the following tips to guard against con artists who claim to
Get references. And, avoid anyone who doesn't want to give them to
Get the builder's name, address and telephone number, and make
sure you can reach them at that number. Agree on a timeline for starting and
finishing the job.
Make sure your contractor has all the local permits that are
And finally, get it all in writing.
There are more boats on Smith Mountain Lake than ever before.
Marina operators say this holiday weekend is a big money maker for them.
But while the crowded conditions are good for businesses, lake residents are
concerned about safety.
Denise Allen has more.
IN Q=Smith Mountain Lake
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Capt. John Heslep/Virginia Game Dept.; :08
SUPER=01-Bob Halstead/Smith Mt. Lake Assoc.; :37
SUPER=01-Jim Mills/Smith Mt. Lake Boating Assoc.; :56
OUT Q=News 7
((Smith Mountain Lake has the dubious distinction of being home to more
boating accidents than any other body of water in Virginia.
IN Q=only 18 of
((CAPT. JOHN HESLEP/VIRGINIA GAME DEPT.: ONLY 18 OF THOSE 55 WERE ACTUALLY TWO
BOATS COLLIDING. 12 WERE A SINGLE BOAT COLLIDING WITH THE SHORELINE OR A DOCK.
SOME OF THE ACCIDENTS WHERE PEOPLE FELL OFF THE BOAT, HIT A DOCK WITH THEIR
ARM AND BROKE IT.))
OUT Q=arm and broke it
Citizen groups say it no matter what the circumstances are 55 boating
accidents are too many.
They would like to see mandatory boating education.
IN Q=be it a certificate
((BOB HALSTEAD/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE ASSOC.: BE IT A CERTIFICATE, BE IT A
LICENSE WHATEVER, BUT SOMETHING IF YOU DO DO SOMETHING ON THE LAKE THEY CAN
REVOKE IT. THEY CAN TAKE IT AWAY. THEY CON TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO BOAT ON
OUT Q=boat on the lake
Marina owners say that kind of program would slow business.
IN Q=after the initial
((JIM MILLS/SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE BOATING ASSOCIATION: AFTER THE INITIAL SURGE
OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD HAVE TO GET EDUCATION YOU KNOW ONCE IT ALL CALMS DOWN IT
WOULD BE OKAY.))
OUT Q=it would be okay
Boating Association members has been working on several safety programs of
For more information of those programs and other ideas impacting the future
of Smith Mountain Lake watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Fourth of July
Another Fourth of July has come and gone and organizers of "Music For
Americans" say their celebration made history.
For the first time no parking was allowed at the stadium or along nearby
Instead organizers enlisted shuttle buses to transport spectators to and
from the stadium.
They say keeping traffic to a minimum helped speed up the bus service.
IN Q=LIKE TWO HUNDRED
((JAN WILKINS/MUSIC FOR AMERICANS: LIKE TWO HUNDRED CARS IS ABOUT ALL WE COULD
FIT AFTER THE EMPLOYEES WERE THERE. THOSE 200 PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN IN THEIR
CARS WAITING BUT THEY'D BE BLOCKING THE BUSES AND EVERYBODY WOULD BE KIND OF
SITTING STILL. THE THOUGHT WAS IF THE BUSES WOULD BE UN-ENCUMBERED THEN THE
SYSTEM WOULD MOVE THROUGH.))
SUPER=01-Jan Wilkins/Music For Americans;
OUT Q=WOULD MOVE THROUGH
The show ended at 9-45 last night.
Buses picked up the last spectators around 11.
Wilkins says organizers will meet with police and spectators to make any
necessary improvements to the system for next year.
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/& Cool/55-60/Mostly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Fog Late/53-57/Partly/Cloudy/75-79;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/50-55/Mostly/Sunny/80-84;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Fog Late/50-55/Mostly/Sunny/75-79;
The Charlotte Sting went on a 16 to 4 run in the last five minutes of the
game to beat the Los Angeles Sparks 78 to 66.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/NBC SPORTS; :
Lisa Leslie of the Sparks signs autographs before the game.
Then late in the first half she pulls up and hits the turn around jumper
and the Sparks led 27 to 26.
But Charlotte's Debbie Williams gets the ball outside and nails the three
pointer and the first half ended in a 29 to 29 tie.
Charlotte's Andrea Stinson led the SUPER=34-Charlotte/78/Los
Angeles/66/;Sting with 19 points getting out on the break for this basket and
the Sting wins it 78 to 66.
New York's Edgardo Alfonzo homered and extended his hitting streak to 18
games as the Mets beat the Florida Marlins 5 to 3.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
The Mets in the dugout on a hot day in the "Big Apple."
In the top of the first, Gary Sheffield goes in the opposite direction the
ball rolls to the wall in right field scoring Jim Eisenreich to make it 1 to
The Mets rallied in the third. Alfonzo gets all of this pitch sending it
over the left field wall for a solo homer to tie the game at 1 to 1.
Later in the third Todd Pratt hits SUPER=35-New York/5/Florida/3/;a line
drive to centerfield a run scores to make it 3 to 1 and the Mets go on to win
it 5 to 3.
Jim Thome hit his 23-rd homer as the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City
Royals 8 to 4.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
Larry Dolby the first black to play in the American League was honored today
before the game.
The Indians took the lead in the bottom of the second Marquis Grissom hits
this shot to the wall in left field two runs score to make it 3 to nothing
Kansas city got on the board in the third when Mike Macfarlane takes this
Charles Nagy pitch over the right field wall in the top of the third to make it
4 to 1 Cleveland.
Then in the Indians half of the SUPER=35-Cleveland/8/Kansas
City/4/;third, Manny Ramirez sends this pitch over the left field wall for a
solo homer and Cleveland wins it 8 to 4.
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/FOX SPORTS; :
In Chicago, Steve Avery making his first start since early May.
Tony Pena drove in four runs and the White Sox got solo homers from Mike
Cameron and Frank thomas in a win over the Boston Red Sox.
For all of the scores lets go to the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/Florida/3/j/New York/5///j/Pittsburgh/4//St. Louis/3///;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/3/j/Los Angeles/7////Colorado/1/j/San Francisco/2///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, John Andretti wins the Pepsi 400 at Daytona Tiger Woods has
a share of the leader after three rounds of the Western Open.
And 16-year old Martina Hingis is the women's singles champion at
John Andretti watched as several cars crashed on the final lap today
Andretti winning the Pepsi 400 for his first Winston Cup win.
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN; :
Andretti was strong early in the race he was the leader after four laps
with Jeff Gordon running second.
Bad luck continued for Sterling Marlin he had to pit because of a flat
Then on lap 34 Jimmy Spencer was running in a group of cars and gets loose
sliding all over the track pole sitter Mike Skinner and Chad Little also got
caught up in the wreck bringing out the first caution.
Andretti came back to the front and he was the leader at the halfway point
with South Boston's Ward Burton running second.
Dale Earnhardt rolled the dice and remained on the track while the majority
of the cars made green flag stops. He pitted on lap 96.
Late in the race Gordon goes to the top of the track and hits the wall then
slides down the track and collects Derrike Cope bringing out the third caution.
The caution came out again with four laps to go then on the restart several
cars battling for position got together on the final lap Dick Trickle, Mark
Martin and Ward Burton were involved. Burton was not seriously injured.
Andretti was in front of the crash and he takes the Cale Yarborough car to
victory lane winning the Pepsi 400.
IN Q="This Car...
((JOHN ANDRETTI/PEPSI 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-John Andretti/Pepsi 400 Winner; :
OUT Q=.......Next lap."
Terry Labonte finished second Sterling Marlin third Earnhardt fourth and
Dale Jarrett fifth.
Jeff Burton was 8-th and Rick Mast 18-th.
The Craftsman Truck Series was in Milwaukee today and Ron Hornaday won the
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/CBS SPORTS; :
Hornaday was running up front all day long and he was the leader when the
trucks took the halftime break.
Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley was running in the 11-th spot in lap 135 of the
200 lap race.
Hornaday blew past Jack Sprague with two laps to go and he takes the
checkered flag in the Milwaukee 200.
IN Q="We needed...
((RON HORNADAY/MILWAUKEE 200 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Ron Hornaday/Milwaukee 200 Winner; :
OUT Q=.......Catch him."
Jim Sauter was second and Jimmy Hensley finished 8-th.
Top Seeded Martina Hingis added another page to the tennis record book
becoming the youngest Wimbledon singles champion this century with a three set
win over Jana Novotna today.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :
Hingis's mom checking the action from court side in today's finals.
Novotna was no push over she opened the match using a strong serve and
volley game to capture the first set 6-2 and put the pressure on Hingis.
But Hingis handled the pressure especially in the final set. On this point
she fires a back hand shot down the baseline for a winner to take the advantage
in the final set.
Hingis over came being down 2 to 1 in the final set and she wins the
Wimbledon title beating Novotna in three sets 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.
IN Q="She didn't
((MARTINA HINGIS/1997 WIMBLEDON CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Martina Hingis/1997 Wimbledon Champion; :
OUT Q=.........great match."
Tomorrow, Pete Sampras plays Cedric Pioline in the men's finals.
It should be a wild finish in the final round of the Western Open tomorrow
in Lemont, Illinois. Three golfers are tied for the lead.
Justin Leonard, Loren Roberts and
SUPER=03-Lemont, IL/CBS SPORTS; :
Tiger Woods are all tied at 9 under par. Woods moved into the lead when he
sank this 18 foot birdie putt on the final hole.
Woods had a third round 68 for a total of 207, 9 under par.
Leonard shot a 72 and Roberts shot a 66. Jim Furyk, Steve Lowery and Frank
Nobilo are one stroke behind the leaders.
It's traditional for a husband to carry his wife across the threshold to a
But how about through a 278-yard obstacle course!
That was what 27 couples accomplished in the World Wife Carrying
Championship in Finland.
Contestants from five countries braved the sandy path, two timber hurdles
and waist high water.
The winning couple covered the course in one-minute and five-seconds.
In fact, they set a new record, shaving more than a second off the previous
For their efforts, the winners got 200 dollars, a cell phone, and 94 pints
of beer or lemonade.
Why 94 pints?
That's the equivalent of the winning wife's weight -- 99 pounds.