Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
A 26 year old Franklin County man is dead after jumping into Smith Mountain
Lake from a railroad trestle.
250 bicycle riders are arrested after clashing with police and motorists
during a rally.
And investigators say pilot error caused a small plane to crash at a Belgium
News 7 at 11 is next.
An afternoon of partying turned fatal at Smith Mountain Lake.
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;
The accident happened at about three o'clock this afternoon.
A 26- year- old Franklin County man jumped from the Barton Creek railroad
tressle at the Hardy Ford section of the lake.
IN Q=It was approximately
((IT WAS APPROXIMATELY 12 OTHER FRIENDS AROUND. HE'S GOT A BIRTHDAY COMING UP
TOMORROW -- JUST KINDA A PRE-CELEBRATION FOR THAT. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 135 FEET
FROMTHE TOP OF THE TRESSLE TO THE WATER.))
SUPER=01-Inv. T.L.Hayden/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.
OUT Q=tressle to the water.
Rescue workers recovered the man's body about an hour later.
Authorities have not released the victim's identity but an investigation into
the accident is still underway.
Police evacuated part of the San Francisco airport today when they found
what appeared to be a pipe bomb.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
The bomb was taken to a field and blown up.
It turned out to be a pipe attached to a circuit board, with NO explosives
It was reportedly left underneath a bank of phones by a man wearing blue
IN Q=In a situation
((SGT. JOE REILLY/SAN FRANCISCO POLICE; IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE SEVERAL
HUNDRED, PROBABLY MORE LIKE SEVERAL THOUSAND PEOPLE, IT WOULD BE AWFULLY
DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMEBODY BASED ON SUCH A SKETCHY DESCRIPTION. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Joe Reilly/San Francisco Police;
OUT Q=sketchy description
The evacuation delayed some flights and caused heavy traffic backups at the
There was a deadly crash at an airshow in Belgium today.
A small plane was performing a stunt when it crashed near a public stand,
killing 8 people and injuring 40 more.
Officials say several other people were hurt by flying debris.
Investigators say the cause of the crash appears to be pilot error.
They're not looking for Andrew Cunanan anymore, but police in south Florida
are still searching for clues in the case.
Today divers searched the water under the houseboat where Cunanan
apparently took his own life, looking for anything he might have dropped or
Investigators say a letter, sent to the Miami Herald claiming to be a
suicide note, is probably a hoax.
IN Q=It's fairly well
(( IT'S FAIRLY WELL WRITTEN, IT'S NEATLY TYPED, THE WORDS SEEM TO BE SPELLED
CORRECTLY, BUT POLICE HAVE TOLD US THERE WAS NO TYPEWRITER OR COMPUTER ON THE
HOUSEBOAT SO THAT WOULD RAISE SOME SUSPICION.))
SUPER=01-David Satterfield/City Editor;
OUT Q=some suspicion
The letter was sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to be
Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford Weckstein yesterday ruled that the charges
against an accused murderer are constitutional--including the capital murder
charge and its death penalty punishment.
use file tape from P-Ortiz, 97-12;
Twenty-three-year-old Miguel Angel Ortiz is scheduled to go on
trial in October for the murder of his ex-girlfriend and her mother
Ortiz is also charged with first-degree murder and
Last night Grayson County officials found the body of a severely burned man.
New reports now suggest the victim was also beheaded.
Police found the victim's body yesterday morning on the property of Louis
Ceparano in the Clark Hill section of the county.
Police identified the victim as G.P. Johnson.
Authorities arrested Ceperano, charging him with murder. He's being held at
the county jail.
Telemarketers won't be getting any subscriber lists from America On Line.
The company abandoned plans to sell subscribers' phone numbers.
Also, Swiss banks are using a new tool to help them locate families of
holocaust victims with dormant accounts--the web.
More on that in this week's edition of WebWatch.
IN Q=America On Line
(( America Online kicked up a hornet's nest of criticism when it announced
plans to sell member phone numbers...
The company had previously promised to keep that information private.
AOL says it still may have it's own employees call subscribers to market
other companies' services.
Swiss banks are using a website to help families of holocaust victims track
down dormant accounts.
The site has an alphabetical list of about 2000 names, often listing the
account holder's spouse, and last known country of residence.
There is also a form family members can use to claim the assets.
If you spend too much time vegetating in front of the screen, the Fitness
Zone can tell you what kind of shape you're in.
The fitness questionnaire will tell you what your fitness level is, and help
you plan a strategy to improve it.
Keep fit while traveling by searching their nation-wide database of fitness
Your favorite celebrity is just a click away at Celeb-site.
You can search for the star of your choice and find out what they're up
If you register for a free membership, you can also e-mail your favorite
Your journey to the stars begins on the WebWatch page at the WDJB website,
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SUPER=83-Down 1.72 feet/Down 0.92 foot;Lake levels
A crowd of bikers cause a near riot in San Francisco today.
SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA;
They weren't riding harleys... thousands of bicyclists jammed city streets
for an event called "Critical Mass."
The monthly ride is supposed to encourage quieter streets and cleaner air,
but today some of the riders started blocking streets and scuffling with
IN Q=I've worked
((MOTORIST; I'VE WORKED ALL DAY LONG AND I JUST WANT TO GET HOME... THERE IT'S
A GREEN LIGHT!
BICYCLISTS; HEY, STOP THAT CAR, DON'T BUMP MY BIKE!
BICYCLIST; SURE THERE'S A LITTLE DISOBEDIENCE INVOVLED BUT I THINK OUR POINT
HAS BEEN MADE AND I THINK WE NEED TO CONTINUE WITH THIS RIDE AND BRING THE
MOTORISTS OF THIS CITY TO THEIR KNEES.
OUT Q=to their knees
More than 250 bicyclists were arrested and at least two police officers were
injured in the chaos.
Sparks flew at a preliminary hearing today in the sexual-misconduct case
against the army's top enlisted man.
Five women have accused Sgt. Major Gene McKinney of sexual misconduct.
One of them, retired Sgt. Major Brenda Hoster exploded on the stand after
the defense repeatedly asked her for exact details of the alleged harassment.
Hoster accused the defense of nit-picking, saying "it happened to me" "I'm
At one point, the defense asked Hoster if she'd ever held hands with another
woman in the service.
The prosecution objected and spectators were cleared from the room.
A fire at a Roanoke County plant sent workers running for safety.
A soldering machine caught fire and the blaze quickly spread.
Keltech Incorporated manufactures printed circuit boards, and ten
employees were in the building when the fire started shortly after eight A-M.
They tried to extinguish the blaze, but had to evacuate when the flames
IN Q=They carry a lot of flux
((THEY CARRY A LOT OF FLUX AND SOLDER, ALCOHOL BASE. THEY HAVE A HYDROGEN TANK
THAT THEY USE IN THEIR MANFUACTURING AND WE WERE VERY FORTUNATE THAT NOT MUCH
OF THAT MATERIAL WAS INVOLVED. OUR PRE-FIRE PLAN THAT WE CARRY IN OUR TRUCK HAD
THAT NOTED AND OF COURSE THE EMPLOYEES WERE HERE, SO THEY WERE A BIG ASSET TO
US TOO TO HELP US LOCATE WHERE IT WAS.))
SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Roanoke Co. Battalion Chief;
OUT Q=where it was.
The fire was contained to the rear of the building.
Company officials say they have a major clean-up ahead, but they hope to
be back in production soon.
GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain Lake
there is an anchor tag!!!
Renting a houseboat is becoming more popular along Smith Mountain
Lake--especially now that the price is right.
Tonya Flory explains.
IN Q=Swabbies start
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake; :00
SUPER=01-Ronald Harrison/Passenger; :33
SUPER=01-Ron Oliver/Co-owner Keycraft Cruisers; :42
SUPER=01-Victor Bupp/Parrot Cove Boat Rentals; 1:03
SUPER=01-Wayne Lewis/Passenger; 1:13
OUT Q=News 7
((Swabbies start early in the morning, shaping up the vessels...to ship them
out...but whether you're a captain, fisherman or just getting your
sealegs...experts say it doesn't take long before it's smooth sailing...
IN Q=It's in neutral
((RON OLIVER/CO-OWNER KEYCRAFT CRUISERS:IT'S IN NEUTRAL NOW, SIMPLY PUSH IT
FORWARD AND RESERVE.IT'S DESIGNED SO JUST ABOUT ANYBODY CAN OPERATE IT. IT'S
OUT Q=very simple.
(nat sound break with guy ringing the bell)
And not only is the 12-14 mile an hour houseboat easy to operate, vacationers
say it's a ready made trip...
IN Q=it's well eqipped
((RONALD HARRISON/PASSENGER:IT'S WELL EQUIPPED. YOU DON'T HAVE TO BRING ANY
KINDS OF LINENS OR NOTHING))
OUT Q=OR NOTHING
The 51 foot long cruisers are designed to accomodate 10 people comfortably...
IN Q=Generally, it's
((RON OLIVER/KEYCRAFT CRUISERS:GENERALLY ITS A FAMILY, SOMETIMES YOU'LL HAVE
MULTIPLES OF OLDER FOLKS, RETIREMENT AGE, ALL THE WAY DOWN, OCCASIONALLY WE'LL
HAVE A COLLEGE GROUP THAT'LL TAKE A HOUSE BOAT OUT.))
OUT Q=boat out
If you're 21 or 61...this latest vacation craze seems to be growing...
IN Q=They'll be back
((VICTOR BUPP/PARROT COVE BOAT RENTALS:THEY'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR, THEY'RE
HAPPY, THEY GO HOME AND TELL THEY'RE FRIENDS.))
OUT Q=they're friends
IN Q=We were here
((RONALD HARRISON/PASSENGER:WE WERE HERE LAST YEAR AND IT WAS SO WONDERFUL WITH
THE LITTLE BOAT WE THOUGHT WE'D COME BACK AND TRY THIS ONE.))
OUT Q=this one
IN Q=I think
((WAYNE LEWIS/PASSENGER:I THINK WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY IT. I'M PRETTY SURE THIS
WON'T BE THE LAST TIME WE DO THIS.))
OUT Q=we do this.
This summer 90-percent of the rentals are booked, but it's not too late for the
fall season when prices drop 25-percent. And plans are underway to expand the
houseboat fleet from six to 20 within the next three years...TF, News 7.))
Parrot's cove also rents 37-and 45 foot houseboats as well as pontoon boats,
fishing boats, ski boats, run-a-bouts and wave runners.
Take Pinnacle Board
For rental information call 1-800-488-4516.
Owners of Rolls Royce automobiles claim their cars are the best in the
And this week in Bath County, Joe Dashiell reports they backed up their
bravado with some classic engineering.
IN Q=No stranger to well-heeled guests
SUPER=03-Hot Springs; :00
SUPER=01-Pres Blake/Rolls Royce Owner; :17
SUPER=01-Charlene Niemann/Rolls Royce Owner; :49
SUPER=01-Veasey Cullen/Rolls Royce Owner; 1:15
OUT Q=JD News 7 Hot Springs
((No stranger to well- heeled guests, the Homestead played host this week
to the well- wheeled, members of the Rolls Royce Owners Club.
The driving range became a priceless parking lot, as row upon row of Rolls
Royces and Bentleys awaited the scrutiny of judges.
SOT PRES BLAKE 12:20:18
IN Q=I think it's sort
((PRES BLAKE/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: I THINK IT'S SORT OF A PIECE OF ART. YOU KNOW,
YOU LOOK AT A PICTURE A REMBRANDT. IT MEANS SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY AND TO
CERTAIN PEOPLE THAT CAR MEANS A LOT, BECAUSE IT WAS A PRESTIGIOUS CAR,
FANTASTIC DETAIL ON THE MECHANICAL SIDE.))
OUT Q=mechanical side.
Pres Blake has been collecting Rolls Royces for years. He now owns 24...
Charlene Niemann has one, a white 1976 Silver Shadow with the license plate
that reads "Poupon."
SOT CHARLENE NIEMANN 12:48:56
IN Q=You can imagine
((CHARLENE NIEMANN/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: YOU CAN IMAGINE THE GESTURES WE GOT ON
THE HIGHWAY COMING UP, BECAUSE WE DROVE UP AND YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW MANY TIMES
WE WERE ASKED, "PARDON ME, BUT DO YOU HAVE ANY GREY POUPON."))
OUT Q=any grey poupon.
The body styles have evolved slowly, but there are countless variations,
and each one of these cars has its own story to tell.
Like this 1924 Silver Ghost... Originally owned by Colonel Robert
McCormick, the owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.
SOT VEASEY CULLEN 12:01:50
IN Q=He was an antagonist
((VEASEY CULLEN/ROLLS ROYCE OWNER: HE WAS AN ANTAGONIST OF AL CAPONE. THEY
DIDN'T GET ALONG REAL WELL. HE PUBLISHED A LOT OF ARTICLES AGAINST HIM AND ONE
OF HIS REPORTERS, A FELLOW NAMED JAKE LINGLE WAS SHOT WITHIN TWO OR THREE
BLOCKS OF THE TRIBUNE TOWER AND JUST AFTER THAT HE HAD THE CAR BULLET-PROOFED.
SO WHEN WE GOT THE CAR IT HAD INCH AND A QUARTER GLASS IN THE DOOR AND IT HAD
SAW STEEL IN THE ROOF. THEY HAD TRIED TO BULLETPROOF A CONVERTIBLE OF ALL
OUT Q=of all things.
The Stratford Convertible is more than a museum piece to Veasey Cullen.
He restored it with his father. It's history and his own are intertwined.
Most of these cars, even the oldest are still on the road... a
testimonial to devotion of their owners, and the meticulous craftsmanship
behind a legendary name.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Hot Springs))
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SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Late Storm Poss./68-72/Hazy & Humid/Scattered
SUPER=332-Muggy & Foggy/Rain Possible/63-69/Morning Fog/Sunny & Hazy/85-89;
SUPER=333-Muggy & Foggy/Rain Possible/64-69/Hazy & Humid/Scattered
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/AM Storm Possible/63-67/Hazy, Hot/ & Humid/85-89;
Chip Sullivan shot his best round so far in today's third round of the
Greater Hartford Open.
Sullivan carded a 67 today giving him a total of 210 and that's even par.
Jeff Maggert shot a 6 under par 64 today to grab the lead. Maggert has a
three round total of 197, 13 under par for a two shot lead on Wayne Levi and
SUPER=03-Portrush, N. Ireland/ABC SPORTS; :
Meantime, The third round of the Senior British Open was played at Portrush
John Bland moved back into the lead today. He shot a 2 under par 70 for a
total of 208, 8 under par. Bland has a two shot lead on Australia's Noel
Ratcliffe and American Tom Wargo.
Elliott Sadler made it 2 in a row today taking the checkered flag in the
Inaugural Gateway 300.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/CBS SPORTS; :
Several different drivers led the race but on lap 142 Rookie Steve Parks was
the leader of the field.
The flagman was quite busy this afternoon Buckshot Jones crashes into the
wall in turn two bringing out the 10-th caution of the day on lap 154.
There were 12 cautions in all today but Elliott Sadler of Emporia, Virginia
survived a bumpy ride to win the Gateway 300 2 car length's ahead of Jason
Keller who finished second.
IN Q="I told...
((ELLIOTT SADLER/GATEWAY 300 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Gateway 300 Winner; :00
OUT Q=........to indy."
Pokey Reese drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 11-th as
Cincinnati beat Atlanta 7 to 6.
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/FOX SPORTS; :
Interim Manager Jack McKeon talking to the Umps before the game.
In the bottom of the 8-th, Cincinnati's Brett Boone hits this shot off the
foul pole in right field for a solo homer and the Reds took the 6 to 5 lead.
But the Braves answered in the top of the ninth Javier Lopez belts this solo
homer over the right centerfield fence and the game was tied at 6 to 6.
Then in the ninth, Reese hits this SUPER=35-Cincinnati/7/Atlanta/6/;
grounder into left field scoring Deion Sanders and the Reds beat the Braves 7
to 6 in 11 innings.
Cleveland got homers from Jim Thome, Matt Williams, Marquis Grissom and Tony
Fernandez in a 6 to 3 win over Oakland.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, Oh/FOX SPORTS; :
The Indian mascot being chased by a kid in the outfield.
In the bottom of the fifth, Jim Thome gets all of this pitch sending it
deep over the left field wall for a solo homer and a 2 to nothing Cleveland
Then in the bottom of the fifth, SUPER=35-Cleveland/6/Oakland/3/;Matt
Williams sends this shot over the left field fence for a solo homer the Indians
led 3 to nothing and Cleveland goes on to win it 6 to 3.
SUPER=03-New York, NY/FOX SPORTS; :
Yankee general manager Bob Watson checking the action today.
And Tino Martinez may get a raise because he hit two home runs today giving
him 35 on the season but the Mariners downed the Yankees 9 to 7.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/9//New York/7////Kansas City/5/j/Toronto/6///;
SUPER=0092-/New York/0//San Diego/0/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming, Steve Mason has a report from the Carolina Panthers training
camp Don Shula leads a group into the N-F-L hall of fame.
And the Vikings and Seahawks open the N-F-L exhibition season
in the Hall of Fame game.
GRAPHIC=Panthers training camp
The Carolina Panthers have beefed up an offense that was ranked 23 out of
30 teams in the NFL last season.
But Steve Mason says; the pressure the Panther defense faces again this
season is nothing new; except for a few off season additions.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/1996 Season; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Barrow/First Year Panther Linebacker; :23
SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Panther Veteran Linebacker; :35
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panthers Head Coach; 1:00
SUPER=01-Ray Seals/First Year Panther Defensive End; 1:16
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((Lamar Lathon and his fellow panther linebacking unit put their stamp on
Steve Young, the 49ers and the league last year.
This season; that group, which is still without holdout Kevin Greene,
welcomes Michael Borrow; a former Houston Oiler who is learning the finer
points of dom capers zone blitzing defense from future hall of famer Sam Mills.
Capers has also recruited #99 Ray Seals, who joins Gerald Williams on the
de-line; The pair developed in Pittsburgh with the Steelers under Capers.
The panther Defense gets it's first test August 3rd against Mark Brunell and
the Jacksonville Jaguars; in Spartanburg, South carolina, Steve Mason, news 7
It was Hall of Fame day in Canton Ohio.
SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC SPORTS; :
And former Miami Dolphin Head coach Don Shula was one of four men inducted
into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Shula's home town is on 50 miles from Canton but he says it took him 67
years to travel the distance.
Shula is the winningest coach in N-F-L history.
Joining Shula in the Hall are former Steeler Mike Webster, cornerback Mike
Haynes and Wellington Mara who owns the New York Giants.
Minnesota and Seattle kicked off the N-F-L exhibition season this afternoon
in the Hall of Fame game at Canton, Ohio.
SUPER=03-Canton, OH/ABC SPORTS; :
Minnesota's Cris Carter is back on this play Brad Johnson throws it up and
Carter makes the circus catch for a big gain into Seahawk territory for a first
Several plays later Johnson again throws it up and Jake Reed hauls it in
for a 10 yard touchdown to give the Vikings a 7 to nothing lead.
Former Eagle quarterback Randall SUPER=34-Minnesota/28/Seattle/26/;
Cunningham returned to action after missing last season he capped a 93 yard
drive throwing this 2 yard T-D pass to Chris Walsh and Minnesota wins the game
28 to 26.
Almost two months of planning became a reality for the Blue Ridge Boosters.
About 400 people came out to the Blue Ridge Festival in the Park.
The event celebrated the opening of the Blue Ridge park which has been in
the works for seven years now.
It has two baseball diamonds, a soccer field, tennis and basketball courts
as well as a playground for the little ones.
But that's just the start.
IN Q=We will have
((WE WILL HAVE A WALKING TRAIL ALL THE WAY AROUND THE PARK. WE WILL ALSO HAVE A
WALKING TRAIL AROUND THE SOCCER FIELD. THERE WILL BE -- THE TENNIS COURTS ARE
JUST ABOUT FINISHED. WE WILL HAVE VOLLEYBALL NETS GOING IN BESIDE THE
SUPER=01-Shenna Johnson/Blue Ridge Boosters;
OUT Q=beside the pavilion
County officials hope to have the park completed by the end of 1999.
The Boosters Club hopes to make the festival an annual summertime event.