Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
((cheering nat sound))
Victory chants for Senator John Warner.
He wins the republican primary. We'll have several live reports with
reaction from Warner and Jim Miller.
Plus Lightning strikes a shell oil refinery in the Northeast.
News 7 is next.
John Warner wins the
republican primary tonight with 66 percent of the votes.
Warner called Virginia voters people with common sense and wisdom.
((SEN. JOHN WARNER: AND THEY RESPONDED TODAY ADN YOU AND I ACCEPT THEIR
VERDICT, VERY HUMBLY, AMEN.))
((JIM MILLER: I JUST TALKED TO HIM ON THE TELEPHONE AND I TOLD HIM YOU KNOW I
STARTED OUT TO WHOOP YOU AND I THINK YOU WHOOPED ME.))
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Defeated Senate Candidate; 07
OUT Q=you whooped me."
Miller says he'll now support Warner in the General election.
Live reports with candidate reaction and all the numbers on News 7 at
A resounding vote of approval tonight for an 18 year incumbent.
In what could be a defining moment for Virginia Republicans,
Senator John Warner easily won the party's nomination by taking 66 percent
of the vote against Miller's 34 percent.
Double Boxes=Jean/Ellen Starlink;
Ellen Qualls is at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond where Warner met with his
Ellen, what was his mood tonight?
Rollcue: his own Senate seat
SUPER=01-Randy Forbes/Va. GOP Chairman; 46
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; 54
OUT Q=kiss a lady.
The party's over but there are some who will say it never got started. Jim
Miller was confident earlier in the day that he could pull off this upset.
Voters showed him otherwise.
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Defeated Senate Candidate; :00
SUPER=01-Anne Kincaid/Republican Activist; :41
OUT Q=general election
(Scott ad lib)
(Jean question: How active will Miller be in his support of Warner?)
In the Roanoke Valley some John Warner supporters are saying a high voter
turnout insured the victory.
Double Boxes=Jean/Ron Microwave;
Ron Jones has been monitoring those statistics and he's in Roanoke with the
Jean, today's voting began light this morning with a 4 to 5 percent turnout
in Roanoke City, County, and Salem.
It picked up by afternoon as those numbers averaged between 11 and 13
But when the polls closed those numbers had skyrocketed to 18 to 21 percent.
((Rollcue:18 to 21 percent.))
IN Q=There is safety in
SUPER=01-Beth Brooks/Warner Volunteer; :25
OUT Q=voted in this election.
((There is safety in numbers...
That was the theory of some of these Warner supporters who hoped for a high
They gathered at a friend's home reminiscing about the long campaign and the
long day at the polls.
But an hour after the results were in, the manifestation of their theory was
evident-- and they celebrated.
NAT SOUND (Celebrating/hugs)
But did the high numbers really make a difference?
((BETH BROOKS/JOHN WARNER SUPPORTER: OF COURSE IT DID! THE VOTER TURNOUT
INDICATES THAT THE MODERATES CAME OUT TO VOTE. WE KNEW THAT THE MORE
CONSERVATIVE ELEMENT OF THE PARTY WOULD VOTE FOR JIM MILLER. BUT THE HIGHER
THE NUMBERS WENT THE MORE CHANCE WE HAD FOR WARNER. AND IT'S OBVIOUS THE
MODERATES VOTED IN THIS ELECTION.))
(Ron ad libs)
In Virginia's only other race, first district incumbent Herbert Bateman
easily defeated his opponent David Cap-rara to win the Republican nomination
for the House of Representatives.
In South Carolina, Republican Strom Thurmond has easily won nomination for
an eighth term in the U-S Senate.
Thurmond is 93 years old.
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You can also find the complete primary results on the WDBJ home page.
The address is on your screen.
Bob Dole is no longer a Senator.
He left his post today- after serving 35 years in Congress.
He'll now devote all of his time to his run for the presidency.
As Regina Blakely reports it was an emotional goodbye on Capital Hill.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Outgoing Majority Leader; 05
SUPER=01-Sen. Tom Daschle/(D) Minority Leader; 40
OUT Q=Capital Hill."
((35 Years after coming to Washington Senator Bob Dole made his
way to the senate well one last time to bid an emotional farewell.
SOT SENATOR BOB DOLE:
THE BIBLE TELLS US, TO EVERY THING THERE IS A SEASON AND I THINK MY SEASON IN
THE SENATE IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END. BUT THE NEW SEASON BEFORE ME MAKES THIS
MOMENT FAR LESS THE CLOSING OF ONE CHAPTER THAN THE OPENING OF ANOTHER.
That new chapter has the former majority leader hitting the presidential
campaign trail full time, acknowledging his adversarial position. Even his
Democratic colleagues joined Republicans in praising his work.
TOM DASCHLE/SENATE MINORITY LEADER:
I'M GRATEFUL TO SENATOR DOLE FOR THAT LEADERSHIP FOR THE DECENCY AND FAIRNESS
HE HAS DEMONSTRATED. I HAVE LEARNED FROM HIM AND IT HAS BEEN A VALUABLE
CLINTON: HE SERVED 35 YEARS FOT THE COUNTRY. LET'S GIVE HIM A HAND. REGINA
BLAKELY, CBS NEWS, CAPITAL HILL.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the broadcast, The Moose will have to find a new place to
roam in Lynchburg,
and a proposal tonight could bring the Freemen Standoff to an end.
Robin in Wx office
MUSIC UP FULL
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
The Montana Freemen are considering a proposal that might end their
One of the owners of the ranch Edwin Clark left the compound today- with an
FBI proposal in hand.
He brought it to the jailed Freemen leader in Billings.
The move comes after several days of negotiations. The latest with a group
of lawyers who represent controversial clients.
((FRANK BOLZ/FORMER FBI NEGOTIATOR: THEY SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO
WOULD BE ABLE TO REPRESENT THEM IN EXISTING COURT SYSTEM.))
SUPER=01-Frank Bolz/Former FBI Negotiator;
OUT Q=existing court system."
Clark arrived back at the compound tonight.
He's wanted on charges of impersonating public officers and belonging to an
organization that advocates terrorism.
Meanwhile one of the children who left the ranch told a reporter she barely
had any food and that the Freemen are nearly out of water.
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A shopping mall explosion in Brazil killed forty-four people today-
SUPER=03-Sao Paulo, Brazil;
and critically injured another one hundred.
The blast ripped holes through concrete walls of the shopping mall.
Twenty-seven bodies were pulled from the rubble and seventeen other died on
the way to the hospital.
Authorities don't know what caused explosion but a gas leak is is
Crews are using tractors and bulldozers to dig through the night looking
Lightning strikes a Shell oil refinery in New Jersey-
this afternoon sparking this huge fire that's still raging out of control.
The tank was holding 3 million gallongs of gasoline.
Thick dark smoke and white hot flames are billowing into the sky.
Several fire deapartments are working on the blaze. People nearby have
been evacuated for fear the adjacent tanks could explode.
Members of the Moose Lodge in Lynchburg will have to look elsewhere to build
a new lodge and recreational facilities.
The fraternity had sought to rezone 50 acres of property on Fleetwood Drive
to build a lodge, baseball fields and a par- 3 golf course.
Lodge members say they need to expand to create a more family- oriented
IN Q=We again want
((PROCTOR HARVEY/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: WE AGAIN WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE MOOSE
ORGANIZATION IS TRYING TO CREATE FAMILY INTEREST IN A FAMILY FRATERNITY RATHER
THAN JUST MEN ONLY AND THEY'RE DOING AN EXCELLENT JOB OF THAT AND THEY'VE
PORTRAYED THAT TO US.))
SUPER=01-Proctor Harvey/Landscape Architect; :00
OUT Q=portrayed that to us.
But neighbors say it's THEIR families that would be adversely affected by
any new development.
Dozens of them turned out tonight to let city council know they opposed the
IN Q=And to put
((JEFFREY SCOTT/RESIDENT: AND TO PUT A MOOSE LODGE IN ACROSS THE STREET FROM US
THAT SERVES ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES NO MATTER HOW WELL IT'S DECORATED AND UPKEPT,
IT DROPS MY PROPERTY VALUE AND THE PROPERTY VALUE OF EVERYONE IN MY
SUPER=01-Jeffrey Scott/Resident; :00
OUT Q=in my neighborhood.
Several council members said they liked the idea of the project, but didn't
feel it was appropriate for that neighborhood.
The rezoning request was denied by a 5 to 1 vote.
The council meeting is still going on at this hour.
Franklin County has its second murder of the year.
Police say Jeffery Glenn Norris was found shot to death yesterday in a
mobile home off Route 607 in Henry.
Norris was reportedly staying at the home with friends after a recent
breakup with his girlfriend.
So far there are no motives or suspects.
MUSIC ON TAPE
Stay with us when News 7 at 11 returns, Lynchburg gets a four legged weapon
in the war against drugs,
and despite protests from some, a whiskey maker is using a new method to get
buyers into the spirits.
MUSIC UP FULL
Don't be surprised if you see Whiskey Ads on T-V.
For the first time in 30 years a major liquor company is advertising on T-V.
((NATURAL SOUND OF COMMERCIAL))
Seagram is testing its new ads in Texas.
This comes after 30 years that the industry voluntarily banned ads.
But the Canadian company says that gave wine and beer a competitive edge.
((THE FACT OF THE MATTER REMAINS IS ALCOHOL AND WE THINK AS LONG AS THAT
INEQUALITY EXISTS IT'S AN UNFAIR SITUATION AS FAR AS PROMOTION OF SPIRITS ARE
SUPER=01-Arthur Shapiro/Seagram's VP Marketing;
OUT Q=SPIRITS ARE CONCERNED."
TV managers say they haven't gotten any calls about the ads.
If you like playing the lottery, odds are you'll be interested in the new
weekly game that'll be rolled out in September.
Virginia is joining Maryland, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Michigan in a
multi-state lottery that'll be called "The Big Game".
Jackpots will start at four million dollars.
They could exceed 50 million.
Players will pay a dollar for each play and choose five numbers from one to
50, as well as an additional number from one to 25.
A group of lottery players in Pennsylvania are singing the blues tonight.
Fourteen employees of a Cumberland County restaurant thought they had won
that state's lottery Saturday night.
Split 14 ways the 238-thousand dollar jackpot would have brought each player
But it turns out the restaurant's lottery machine had mislead the group.
When they went to the game's headquarters to collect their money, they
learned they had actually won a total of SIX dollars or about 43 cents apiece.
The showers stayed away from Salem Memorial Stadium last night, but a storm
cloud looms over the cellar-dwelling Avalanche after a 7-3 loss to Kinston.
SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs. Indians;
This guy was clowning around at the park, but Salem's recent losing streak
is no laughing matter.
Big Nate Holdren gets things started, delivering this shot over the wall in
left for a 1-nothing Avalanche lead.
Kinston came back to lead 2-1. Patricio Claudio takes Doug Million off the
wall in left, plating Eric White.
Salem "juiced" the bases for John Guidice in the 3rd. He picks up the base
knock to score Steve Bernhardt, SUPER=34-Salem/==3/Kinston/==7;
but Elvis Pena gets nailed at the plate. 2-2 after 3, but Salem falls for the
13th time in 16 games 7-3.
A source says Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott will probably be
suspended from baseball for up to 2 years later today.
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00
Schott is under fire for comments about Adolf Hitler to ESPN. She also made
comments about women in the work place and Asians to Sports Illustrated. She's
already served a 1993 suspension for racially and ethnically insensitive
comments. Baseball's executive committee will reportedly speak by conference
call today to decide her fate.
The Baltimore Orioles snapped a four game losing streak tonight by whipping
SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Orioles vs. Tigers; :00
It was a homerun derby!! Chris Hoiles gets the Birds on the board with
this towering solo blast to left off Detroit's Felipe Lira. it was Hoiles 10th.
The Tigers answered in the 5th. Bob SUPER=35-Baltimore/=12/Detroit/==9;
Higginson crushes this shot that finds the third deck in right, O's still led
The iron one, Cal Ripken notches his 12 on the season, Orioles win.
VO-NAT WIPE To #eng
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Braves vs. Mets; :00
In national league action, the New York Mets created their own rain delay
tonight against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves were batting in the top of the
9th when the sprinklers suddenly opened up, pouring water along the left field
line. the game was only delayed a few minutes Atlanta leads 4-3 in the 13th.
Leading 3 games to none, Chicago can wrap up the NBA title tomorrow night
at Key Arena in Seattle.
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00
The Sonics are just part of the Bulls focus. Head coach Phil Jackson says
he might not coach next year unless he receives a substantial contract offer,
there are other conditions.
IN Q="The only
((PHIL JACKSON/BULLS COACH:))
((DENNIS RODMAN/BULLS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Phil Jackson/Bulls Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Dennis Rodman/Bulls Forward; :09
OUT Q=....burn it down"
Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=last score
Still to come, we will check in with the Pittsburgh Steelers mini camp to
see whatsup with their quarterback situation,
and intern reporter Kent Shiner gives us the story of some very special
Summer is just about here and that means mini camp for NFL players and teams
One of the teams in action is the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The defending AFC champions have lost a number of key players from last year's
team including quarterback Neil O'Donnell.
And right now it looks like second year player Kordell Stewart is ahead of
Mike Tomzcak and Jim Miller in the race to lead the offense.
IN Q="Obviously, with Kordell...
((BILL COWHER/STEELERS HEAD COACH:))
((KORDELL STEWART/STEELERS QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Bill Cowher/Steelers Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Kordell Stewart/Steelers Quarterback; :19
OUT Q=...me out a lot."
To the Cave Spring American League Challenger Division, Saturdays mean
baseball and competition.
Intern reporter Kent Shiner has the story of these handicapped kids with big
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Shanon Smith/Challenger Player; :09
SUPER=01-Josh Campbell/Challenger Player; :15
SUPER=01-Sid Witt Jr./Challenger League Coach; :43
SUPER=01-Sid Witt III/Spartans Manager; 1:10
SUPER=19-Kent Shiner; 1:37
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
((You don't hear many of these at a challenger baseball game. One day a week,
from 9am to noon these special kids turn into fierce competitors.
For the past six years coaches and parents of mentally and physically
handicapped children have organized a saturday baseball game for their kids.
The players range in age from 7 to 19 and both boys and girls compete. The
program has grown from 8 players to the forty who now involved in the Oak Grove
Elementary baseball bonanza.
There are two teams that play the Spartans and the Jaycees. Both the kids and
the adults have a blast.
The games are seven innings long and the focus is not on what they can't do
but what they can.
The Lynchburg police department has a new officer... this one however has
four legs, a tail and a nose for crime.
Spencer is a two- year- old Labrador retriever who's been trained to be the
department's first narcotics detection dog.
He and handler John Sweeney have just completed training at the state police
academy, and they're ready to hit the streets.
IN Q=We have a
((OFFICER JOHN SWEENEY/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE HAVE A GOOD OLD TIME AND WE'RE
PLAYING AND HOOTING AND HOLLERING AND ALL THAT, AND IT LOOKS KIND OF FUNNY, BUT
IT PROBABLY WON'T BE FUNNY WHEN WE START GETTING DRUGS OFF THE STREET.))
SUPER=01-Officer John Sweeney/Lynchburg Police; :00
OUT Q=off the street.
The cost of the dog and his training all were donated by the state police.
Spencer showed off his abilities during a press conference this morning,
quickly finding the heroin- scented box in this lineup.
He'll be available 24 hours a day to assist in drug investigations.