Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
Pathfinder continues making history, as the rover prepares for its first
The Speaker of the House says a tax cut is closer.
And Southwest Virginia storm victims wait and wonder if insurance will
replace what they lost.
News 7 at 11 is next.
Sojourner is about to meet "Barnacle Bill."
That's what NASA scientists are calling a lumpy boulder chosen as the first
target for the Pathfinder's rover.
Paul James wraps up another exciting day at Mission Control.
IN Q=Nasa's tension filled
SUPER=01-Dr. Matthew Golombek/Flight Director;
SUPER=01-Dr. Ronald Greeley/Nasa Scientist;
OUT Q=CBS News, New York
((NASA'S TENSION-FILLED PATHFINDER MISSION ROOM ERUPTED IN JOYOUS SHOUTS...
AFTER A TEMPORARY NAIL-BITING SETBACK, THE SOJOURNER ROVER ROLLED ONTO THE RED
PLANET'S SOIL TO BEGIN ITS ODYSSEY AROUND MARS.
IT IS THE FIRST MOBILE VEHICLE EVER - ON ANOTHER PLANET.
MILLIONS OF MILES AWAY -- A COMMUNICATIONS GLITCH WITH THE ROVER PROVED JUST
A HICCUP IN THE SO-FAR SUCCESSFUL MISSION TO THE PLANET NEAREST EARTH.(SOT:
DR. MATTHEW GOLOMBEK, MFP FLIGHT DIRECTOR
re: mission success)
SOON AFTER, LOTS OF INFORMATION AND PHOTOS STARTED FLOWING INTO THE CONTROL
ROOM -- INCLUDING A PANORAMIC PICTURE DETAILING BITS AND PIECES OF A
SCIENTISTS ARE ALREADY BUSILY COMPUTING THE DATA AND FIGURING OUT WHAT IT ALL
(SOT: DR. RONALD GREELEY, IMP CO-INVESTIGATOR
re: multiple flooding 132312/13:50:15/13:56:15)
AND IN THE UPCOMING WEEKS AND MONTHS THIS PLANET MAY BECOME TRANSFIXED ON WHAT
WE CAN LEARN ABOUT ONE OF OUR CLOSEST NEIGHBORS, WHICH HAS REMAINED A STRANGER
FOR SO LONG.
PAUL JAMES, CBS NEWS NEW YORK))
Pathfinder isn't the only game in town...
Space Shuttle Columbia is working this weekend as well.
Astronauts are continuing a mission that was cut short in April because of a
bad power generator.
They're experimenting with fire, fluid and metal, and taking some pretty
spectacular pictures of the Earth's surface.
Republicans and the president are close to agreeing on a tax cut bill.
House speaker Newt Gingrich says it will take a week to ten days of
negotiating to cut a deal on a 500 dollar per child tax credit.
Gingrich says that and other tax cuts are needed to help reform the welfare
IN Q=If we're going to have
((NEWT GINGRICH/(R)GEORGIA; IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WELFARE TO WORK PROGRAM,
WE NEED TO KEEP THE ECONOMY GROWING SO THAT THERE IS WORK OUT THERE FOR PEOPLE
TO GET WHEN THEY LEAVE WELFARE. WE'RE VERY PRO ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THAT SENSE.
OUT Q=in that sense
One of the sticking points is who gets the money.
The White House says people with incomes so low they don't pay any taxes,
should still get the 500 dollars per child.
Gingrich says he doesn't want to turn a tax cut into a welfare bill.
On Tuesday, a Senate Committee will begin investigating campaign finance
abuse in the 1996 presidential campaign.
The committee has issued 200 subpoenas, and plans to issue more.
Committee Chairman Fred Thompson is promising a bipartisan probe.
((SENATOR FRED THOMPSON/(R) TENNESSEE; ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IS WHO KNEW ABOUT
THAT... ANOTHER IS WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ABOUT IT, AND ANOTHER IS DID ANYONE
TRY TO COVER THAT INFORMATION UP.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Fred Thompson/(R)Tennessee;
OUT Q=that information up
Thompson is promising to take legal action against anyone who ignores the
order to testify.
One person is dead and three others seriously injured following a traffic
accident in Bland County.
A pick-up truck was changing lanes along route 77 when the driver lost
The truck then flew across the median and slammed into two oncoming cars
near the fiftieth mile marker.
Charges are pending against the truck driver and there's no word yet on the
names of those involved.
A morning accident in Mecklenburg County left one man dead.
State Police say Roy Lee Wylie Junior of Saxe was riding his motorcycle on
Route 58 near Boydton.
Wylie tried to pass another vehicle and hit a pick up truck that was turning
Wylie later died at Duke University Hospital.
Wytheville residents are playing the waiting game.
The storm that ripped through the town Friday devastated many homes and
The question now is, will insurance cover the damage.
Denise Allen reports.
IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kennedy/Storm Victim; :01
SUPER=01-Clara Callahan/Storm Victim; 1:02 QUICK!!
OUT Q=News 7
IN Q=I REALLY THOUGHT
((ELIZABETH KENNEDY/STORM VICTIM: I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO TWIST IT
OFF THE GROUND AND TAKE US WITH IT. IT WAS SCARY WHEN IT WAS HAPPENING BUT
WHEN IT BLEW THE WINDOWS THAT'S WHEN I REALLY THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DIE.))
OUT Q=GOING TO DIE
Elizabeth Kennedy's mobile home was pelted with hail.
Almost every inch of the siding is dimpled by what she calls baseball size
IN Q=GLASS, THIS
((GLASS, THIS, IT WENT EVERYWHERE. MATTER OF FACT THE HAIL WAS SO HARD THEY
WENT ACROSS MY BEDROOM TO THIS SIDE AND KNOCKED CRACKS IN THE OTHER
OUT Q=OTHER MINI-BLINDS
IN Q=THE WATER WAS
((THE WATER WAS SO EXTENSIVE THROUGH HERE IT WAS LIKE WALKING IN A PUDDLE AND
IT WEAKENED THE FLOOR IT FINALLY GAVE WAY.))
OUT Q=GAVE WAY
Clara Callahan lost all but two of her front windows.
She's lived in her house for 30 years and says she's never seen anything
like Friday's storm.
IN Q=HOW MUCH HALE
((HOW MUCH HAIL DID YOU GET?
CLARA CALLAHAN/STORM VICTIM: THE YARD WAS FULL AND THE PORCH RIGHT THERE WAS
UP TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW.))
OUT Q=BOTTOM OF THE WINDOW
The national weather service is calling it a super cell thunderstorm.
Meteorologists say it's larger and lasts longer than normal thunderstorms.
And super cell storms have strong rotating winds and are often associated
Kennedy says those winds bent the frame of her trailer and she believes her
home is totaled.
IN Q=IT HAS WARPED
((IT HAS WARPED THE CEILINGS AND BUCKLED THE ROOF AND IT'S NOT SAFE.))
OUT Q=IT'S NOT SAFE
Insurance assessors will inspect the damage at both the Kennedy and Callahan
homes this week.
Both say they're anxious to find out if their home owner's policy will cover
damage done by mother nature.
Denise Allen News 7.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
the annual San Fermin festival gets underway today in Spain.
But, first here's Andrew with a weather update.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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SUPER=83-Down 0.55 foot/Down 0.50 foot;Lake levels
Some Pittsylvania County residents are fighting a proposed hog farm.
They fear hog waste could end up in their water supplies.
Tina Tenret has the story.
IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
SUPER=01-Ran Witcher/Hog Farm Neighbor; :00
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.; :08
SUPER=01-Teresa Kleiman/Hog Farm Neighbor; :17
SUPER=01-Bobby Scearce/Pittsylvania Co. Supervisor; :39
OUT Q=News 7, Pittsylvania County
IN Q=With ten thousand hogs
((RAN WITCHER/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: WITH TEN THOUSAND HOGS, WOULD YOU LIKE IT HALF
A MILE FROM YOUR DOOR AS YOUR NEIGHBOR? I CAN'T FIND NOBODY YET THAT SAYS
OUT Q=says yes
A North Carolina swine producer wants to set up a hog farm on 550 acres
The land is bordered by creeks that run into Bannister River.
IN Q=Once that hog waste
((TERESA KLEIMAN/HOG FARM NEIGHBOR: ONCE THAT HOG WASTE GETS UNDERWATER IT'S
GOING TO GO INTO ALL OUR CREEKS AND RIVERS. THE OTHER THING IS IT CAN REACH
THE HALIFAX COUNTY WATER SUPPLY AND SO THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALERTED IT'S A
POTENTIAL HAZARD FOR THEM AS WELL.))
OUT Q=as well
Last February, the Pittsylvania County supervisors made special permits and
public hearings unnecessary for facilities like these.
IN Q=Now you know
((BOBBY SCEARCE/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SUPERVISOR: NOW YOU KNOW IF IT WAS NEXT TO ME
AND THEY HAD TALKED TO ME AND GAVE ME THEIR CONCERNS, PERHAPS I WOULD BE AS
CONCERNED AS THEY. BUT FROM WHAT I'VE READ AND FROM WHAT I'VE STUDIED, THERE
IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT RUNOFF.))
OUT Q=about runoff
There will be a public hearing on the issue Monday at 7 pm in the Chatham
TT, News 7.))
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal
James McDaniel, the new deputy director of the Department of Environmental
Quality, knew about payments that forced his predecessor to resign--this
according to a state auditor.
The agency paid former spokesman Michael McKenna more than 78-hundred
dollars in overtime after McKenna resigned in mid-January.
But, McKenna didn't have the paperwork to prove the extra hours.
Criticism from the incident forced T. March Bell to resign as deputy
In a report dated June 24th, internal auditor Merritt Cogswell says
McDaniel received warnings that the overtime payment could be improper but did
nothing to stop it.
McDaniel says it was Bell's
job to decide whether to allow the payment, not his.
There's no strike in store for Salem's G-E plant and gas prices drop to less
than a dollar.
Here's Len Besthoff with those stories and more in the News-7 Business
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape; :07
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Wednesday; :18
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Nat Sot biz rev intro/outro
((Union workers at G-E, including 900 from its plant in Salem, will vote on
a new, three- year contract next Wednesday.
G-E and organized labor reached a tentative agreement on a new deal this
Two big milestones for Optical Cable this week.
The Roanoke County company has signed a deal to gain entry into the
difficult- to- penetrate Japanese market, and its stock is now being included
in the Russell 2000 Index.
Gas prices in our area dipped below the one- dollar mark just in time for
the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
Crude oil prices have fallen, and analysts say retailers are passing the
savings along to consumers.
Uni Mart could close several stores in Virginia.
The Pennsylvania based company could close about 50 stores-- mainly in
Roanoke, Richmond and Hampton Roads, because of disappointing earnings.
A strong week for the financial markets.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 208 points, closing at a new record.
The Nasdaq Composite also finished in record territory, up 29.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.))
Summer storms bring electric outages to many homes in the area.
While it can't beat mother nature, Virginia Power IS providing its
customers with some added comforts.
SUPER=04-Courtesy Virginia Power;
100- million dollars in equipment upgrades by the utility include a new
toll-free customer service number.
That's after devastating storms like Hurricane Fran left thousands of
IN Q=We had over
((LARRY GIRVIN/VIRGINIA POWER: WE HAD OVER 400- THOUSAND CUSTOMERS AFFECTED
BY THAT HURRICANE. IN THAT STORM, THE FIRST 24 HOURS OF THAT STORM, WE HAD
OVER 110-THOUSAND CALLS COME INTO OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTERS. WITH THIS NEW
TECHNOLOGY, WE'LL BE ABLE TO HANDLE THAT IN ONE HOUR VERSUS 24 HOURS.))
SUPER=01-Larry Girvin/Virginia Power;
OUT Q=24 hours.
The new toll-free number -- for any customer question -- is 1-888-667-3000.
Hundreds of felines competed for the winning look at this weekend's cat show
at the Roanoke Civic Center.
The Star City Cat Fanciers Association hosted the event.
Breeders from all over the country stopped in Roanoke to have their cats
judged on beauty and body structure.
Each breed has different standards.
IN Q=I WANT A NICE
((BARBARA SUMNER/JUDGE: I WANT A NICE ROUND HEAD, SHORT SNUB NOSE WITH THAT
BREAK RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES. THEN I FEEL HERE FOR THE SMOOTHNESS IN THE HEAD
BECAUSE MANY TIMES YOU'LL FIND BUMPS AND RIDGES AND THAT IS WHAT YOU DON'T
OUT Q=YOU DON'T WANT
About 40 breeds were represented.
A win could earn the lucky cats points towards champion status.
SUPER=330-Fair Skies/Some Light Fog/58-62/Mostly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=331-Fair Skies/Patchy Fog/60-65/Partly/Sunny/84-89;
SUPER=332-Rain Ending/Partly Cloudy/54-59/Mostly/Sunny/80-85;
SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Some Light Haze/55-60/Mostly/Sunny/83-87;
SUPER=334-Rain Ends/Mostly Clear/53-57/Mostly/Sunny/78-82;
Tiger Woods, Fresh from a week away from golf, Had three birdies over the
four hole stretch on the back nine to win the Western Open, His fourth win on
the P-G-A tour this year.
SUPER=03-Lemont, IL/CBS SPORTS; :
Woods began the day in a three way tie for the lead and birdies at the 9-th
and 12-th holes put him at 11 under par.
Woods shot a four under par 68 for a total of 13 under par 275. And that
was good enough for a three shot win over Frank Nobilo who was second at 278.
IN Q="The Bounce
((TIGER WOODS/WESTERN OPEN WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Tiger Woods/Western Open Winner; :
OUT Q=.......FROM THE FIELD."
Woods has four wins in 13 starts this year and he padded his lead atop the
money list with the 360-thousand dollar first prize.
SUPER=03-Mason, OH/ESPN; :
On the Senior tour, Jay Sigel set a tournament record on the way to victory
at the Kroger Classic. Sigel, a two time amateur champion, shot a 5 under par
66 and finished with a tournament record 195, 18 under par.
Meantime, Kelly Robbins shot the lowest 72 hole total in L-P-G-A history
today. Robbins fired a four under par 67 to finish the Jamie Farr classic at
265, 19 under par breaking the mark of 268 set by Nancy Lopez in 1985 and
matched by Beth Daniel in 1994.
This Wimbledon was Pete Sampras at his best. He picked up his fourth title
today beating Frenchman Cedric Pioline.
SUPER=03-Wimbledon, England/NBC SPORTS; :
It's been sometime since a player has dominated at Wimbledon like Sampras.
In today's match Pioline earned only four points on Sampras's serve in the
first set and only three in the second a total of just 11 points in nine
Sampras's serve was only broken twice in the entire two week tournament.
Sampras has never lost to the Frenchman and he captured the title today
with a straight set 6-4, 6-2, 6-4 win.
Sampras earned his 10th grand slam title tieing him with Bill Tilden on the
career list of Grand Slam singles title's.
Montreal Pitcher Jeff Juden threw a six hitter striking out 11 as the Expos
beat Atlanta 6 to 2.
SUPER=03-Montreal, Canada/TBS; :
Expos manager Felipe Alou keeping a close eye on the game.
He had to like this Mike Lansing lays down the perfect bunt it rolls into
the outfield scoring a run and the Expos took the one to nothing lead.
Atlanta came back in the top of the fifth. Jeff Blauser comes through with
this two run homer over the left field wall to make it 2 to 1 Braves.
Expo rookie Vladimir Guerrero drove SUPER=35-Montreal/6/Atlanta/2/;in
three runs two with this homer over the left field wall and Montreal breaks a
four game losing streak with a 6 to 2 win.
Detroit jumped on Scott Erickson for 12 runs on 10 hits over four innings in
a 14 to 9 win over Baltimore.
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/WKBD; :
Detroit started in the bottom of the first Travis Fryman sends this Scott
Erickson pitch over the left field wall for a two run homer and a 2 to 1 Tiger
Then in the fourth, Brian Johnson takes Erickson deep over the left field
wall for a solo homer and the Tigers led the Orioles by a score of 6 to 4.
Baltimore got to within two runs SUPER=35-Detroit/14/Baltimore/9/;
Geronimo Berroa getting all of this pitch and sending it to the upper deck for
a solo homer but the Tigers win it 14 to 9.
Meantime, Texas designated hitter Mickey Tettleton retired today. He
underwent off season surgery on his left knee last August for a cartilage tear.
He reinjured the knee on April 15-th.
Now, here's the major league scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0092-/Florida/2//New York/3/12//j/Pittsburgh/6//St. Louis/3///;
SUPER=0092-/San Diego/2/j/Los Angeles/5////Colorado/0/j/San Francisco/7///;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, Randy Lajoie takes of the lead of the Busch points with a win
in the Milwaukee 250.
And the Roanoke Wrath is 7 and 0 Steve Mason has a report on their strong
Randy Lajoie won the Milwaukee 250 Busch race this afternoon.
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/CBS SPORTS; :
Kevin Lapage was crusing up front on lap 89 of the 250 lap race around the
Then on lap 121 Buckshot Jones, who won on the track a year ago, got lose
bringing out the caution.
Elliott Sadler was the leader on lap 167 with red hot rookie Steve Park
right on his rear bumper.
But the action heated up on the final two laps Todd Bodine was running
second when he ran into Chris Diamond and hit the wall bringing out the
Lajoie then took the checkered flag under caution winning the race and
taking over the points lead in the Busch Series.
IN Q="They said
((RANDY LAJOIE/MILWAUKEE 250 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Lajoie/Milwaukee 250 Winner; :
OUT Q= .........THIS IS COOL."
Elliott Sadler was second and his brother Hermie third.
The Roanoke Wrath is 7 and OH. The perfect record is somewhat of a surprise;
considering the team fighting through injuries to some key players. Steve Mason
has a mid season progress report.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Grayson Prillaman/Wrath Player-Coach; :18
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1996 Riverdawgs Season; :42
SUPER=01-Ian Spooner/Wrath Player-Coach; 1:01
SUPER=01-Gavin Spooner/Wrath Forward; 1:32
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((While the Wrath was introduced to the media well before it's season began;
the team did not come together in time in registering with the USISL. So this
season the Wrath mainly plays glorified club teams. The players have made the
most of it.))
((The Wrath has also overcome some key injuries. Starting goalie and former
Roanoke College All-American Aaron Ewert has been sideline with a broken left
Ian Spooner; the leading scorer from last years River dawgs team has
missed the entire first half of the season while recovering from arthroscopic
knee surgery. Will he return this season?))
((Other Wrath players have picked up the slack and Roanoke's premiere soccer
team heads into the second half with momentum and confidence.))
(( The Wrath's next home game will be played at Rivers Edge sports complex July
12 against Atlas Football Club. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
It starts with a rocket fired from the town hall balcony.
Then later the narrow streets of Pamplona, Spain quickly fill with angry
bulls and running fans.
The city's annual San Fermin (fehr-MEEN) festival began today. But
the most famous portion -- the running of the bulls -- begins tomorrow and runs
for eight straight days.
The festival began 400 years ago and and has claimed at least 13 victims so
far--including a 22-year old American two years ago.