Bob Dole is moving in on President Clinton, new national surveys show Dole's
using the bounce from the G-O-P convention.
And drug use may turn into an election year issue as two federal reports
show a huge surge in teen drug use.
Hazy sunshine this afternoon. Highs will be in the 80s. I'll have the
forecast for you and an update on Tropical Storm Dolly in a few minutes.
Stay with us, News 7 at Noon is next.
Millions of Americans will see their paychecks increase before they head to
the polls in November.
President Clinton will sign a 90-cent minimum-wage increase today.
Meantime, Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole is enjoying a little rise
in the polls.
The latest the latest C-B-S News/New York Times poll finds Bob Dole within
12 points of President Clinton:
Dole got big gains among white women, moderates and younger voters.
One of Mr. Clinton's former business partners will be sentenced today in
Arkansas for Whitewater related crimes.
Susan McDougal faces up to 17 years in prison on four felony counts.
She, her ex-husband, Jim, and former Arkansas governor Jim Guy Tucker were
found guilty of fraudulently obtaining and using federally backed loans.
Yesterday, Tucker was sentenced to four years' probation.
The judge cited Tucker's chronic liver disease as a factor in not
sending him to prison.
((REPORTER: SOME PEOPLE ARE GOING TO CONSTRUE THIS AS THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE
ABOVE THE LAW? JIM GUY TUCKER/ WELL I GUESS YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT OTHER POEPLE
WHO ARE FACING IMMINENT LIVER TRANSPLANTS THAT ARE IN SIMILIAR SITUATIONS TO DO
A FAIR COMPARISON.))
SUPER=01-Jim Guy Tucker/Former Arkansas Governor;
OUT Q=A FAIR COMPARISON."
Jim McDougal's sentencing was postponed yesterday until after
the election amid talk that he is cooperating with prosecutors.
Two government reports due out today show an alarming rise in teen drug
U-S-A Today is reporting one survey from the Department of Health and Human
Services shows drug use among 12- to 17-year-olds rose 78 percent from 19-92 to
The highest increases were noted in the use of L-S-D and cocaine.
Marijuana use was up 37 percent.
Dr. Jack Kevorkian's 35th assisted suicide is turning out to be the most
SUPER=03-Oakland Co., MI;
A Michigan coroner says 42-year old Judith Curren was depressed and
overweight and showed no signs of chronic fatigue syndrome.
(( DR. L. J. DRAGOVIC/COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER THE AUTOPSY DID NOT REVEAL ANY
PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF ANY SIGNIFICANT DISEASE, NOT ONLY TERMINAL, BUT ANY
SUPER=01-Dr. L.J. Dragovic/County Medical Examiner; Quick
OUT Q=but any significant disease.
Curren's husband as well as some medical experts are questioning the
They say the disease leaves no signs in the bodies of its victims.
Yet, one specialist says Kevorkian made a mistake this time because chronic
fatigue is never fatal.
In South Korea today, nine days of student demonstrations turned into a
OUT Q=(nats of protest)
Thousands of riot police stormed a university building where students were
illegally demonstrating for the unification of North and South Korea.
The students, exhausted and nearly sleepless, fought back with rocks, pipes
and fire bombs.
Some Eight hundred were arrested.
In California they're calling in the military to help fight a massive
SUPER=03-Lake Co., CA;
Some 650 military personnel arrive today in the northern end of the state to
help put out a 70-thousand acre blaze that is spewing smoke that spans from the
San Francisco Bay area to Lake Tahoe.
The week-old blaze, named the Fork fire, has more than doubled in size in
just one day.
Close to three-thousand firefighters are already battling it.
The first flight recorder revelations from the crash of that Air Force
C-130 in Wyoming could come today.
SUPER=03-Jackson Hole, WY;
The so-called ``black boxes'' were pulled from the wreckage yesterday.
Investigators have also begun recovering bodies.
A Campbell County man was among the nine people killed in the crash.
Senior Airman Ricky Merritt of Lynch Station was listed as a flight engineer
on the plane.
The aircraft was serving as part of President Clinton's vacation entourage,
carrying presidential vehicles and other cargo.
The son of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer was rescued by two boaters
after jumping from a bridge into the Potomac River over the weekend.
Beyer's office has confirmed
that the man rescued by passersby on
Sunday was Donald Sternoff Beyer the Third, the lieutenant
governor's 20-year-old son.
The Beyer family had no comment on the incident.
The younger Beyer was treated and released from a Frederick County hospital.
The Roanoke Valley S-P-C-A has once again been turned down in its request
to build a new animal shelter.
Recently, the planning commission said NO to to the agency's rezoning
proposal, to build a new facility off Lynn Brae Drive and Route 460.
Now, by a 5 to 2 vote city council is following suit-- but not before
hearing from residents who have concerns about noise and odor.
S-P-C-A staffers say they are frustrated by the comments and the Council's
SOT tape 2 20:27:10
IN Q=I'm disappointed
((LYNDA MCGARRY/S.P.C.A. BD. OF DIRECTORS: I'M DISAPPOINTED AND SURPRISED THAT
THEY WENT AHEAD AND VOTED ON IT. I WAS CONFIDENT THAT THEY'D HONOR OUR REQUEST
TO GO BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION. ))
SUPER=01-Lynda McGarry/S.P.C.A. Board of Directors;
OUT Q=planning commission
The S-P-C-A Board of Directors is scheduled to meet Thursday night. Staff
members say they see this latest vote as a delay in the project and still hope
to build offices on the land, which the agency owns.
Martinsville police are investigating an accident that killed a 5-year-old
boy and his mother Saturday.
The victims were the grandson and daughter of city councilman Bruce Dallas.
The child, Donte Dallas, and his mother, Lisa Dallas Teel, were riding in a
car driven by Teel's boyfriend, Kermit Douglas Waller.
Police say Waller lost control of the vehicle on Memorial Boulevard, slid
into oncoming traffic and collided with a van.
The boy and his mother were pronounced dead at the Martinsville-Henry County
Waller is in very serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
No charges have been filed.
A guilty plea in the murder case of a Mexican migrant worker in Amherst
29- year- old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-CHO-uh) was scheduled to stand trial a
second time for the murder of
Jesus (HAY-zoos) Mendoza last winter.
His first trial ended in a hung jury, an outcome both sides wanted to avoid
this time around.
IN Q=If we had
((STARKE MUNDY/PROSECUTOR: IF WE HAD ANOTHER JURY TRIAL, THE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES
WOULD HAVE BEEN GUILTY, NOT GUILTY OR ANOTHER HUNG JURY AND IF WE HAD ANOTHER
HUNG JURY, I'M SURE THE CHARGES WOULD'VE BEEN DISMISSED.))
((GORDON POINDEXTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE BOTH WERE FACING RISKS, AND WE JUST..
THIS WOULD BE BETTER AND THE GUN CHARGE WAS DISMISSED YOU SEE BY THE COURT, SO
WE'LL HAVE HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE.))
SUPER=01-Starke Mundy/Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Gordon Poindexter/Defense Attorney; :11
OUT Q=wait and see.
Ochoa remains free on bond until he's sentenced in October.
More than 300-thousand dollars in state and federal grant money is helping
the Amherst County sheriff's department move into the 21st century.
Sheriff Jimmy Ayers had campaigned last year on the promise that he would
seek grant money for new equipment and personnel for the department.
In his eight months on the job, Ayers and his staff have won more than a
half dozen grants, helping them finance new vehicles, computers and staff
Ayers says the computers in particular will help slash the number of hours
spent on paperwork every year.
That means deputies will spend more time behind the wheel than behind a
IN Q=It'll be more
((JIMMY AYERS/AMHERST CO. SHERIFF: IT'LL BE MORE HOURS THAT THE ROAD GUYS CAN
SPEND OUT ON THE ROAD, THAT'S A BIG PLUS TO US RIGHT THERE. INVESTIGATORS, IT
WILL BE EASIER FOR THEM TO PULL REPORTS UP THAN HAVING TO GO MANUALLY PULL 'EM.
IT WILL JUST BE A BIG HELP TO US.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Ayers/Amherst Co. Sheriff; :00
OUT Q=big help to us.
Ayers says he's also applying for help in financing radar patrols and D-U-I
The first day of school for the freshman cadets at Virginia Military
Institute meant losing their locks.
The rats were lining up for their new crew cuts.
This year school officials think there might be some symbolism hidden in
If V-M-I remains a state- supported school, it will be forced to admit
Officers say that may clip tradition.
SOT 14:59:51 tape 1
IN Q=I did say
((MAJOR GENERAL JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I DID SAY TO THE NEW RATS
THAT THERE ARE 2 DISTINCTIONS THEY HAVE. ONE, THEY ARE THE LAST CLASS OF THIS
MILLENIUM. THEY WILL GRADUATE IN 2000. AND TWO, THERE IS A VERY STRONG CHANCE
THEY WILL BE THE LAST CLASS THAT IS ALL MALE. ))
SUPER=01-Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
OUT Q=all male
Bunting may know the school's fate by next month.
The VMI Board of visitors will meet next month to decide whether to prepare
for the admission of women... or take steps to privatize the school.
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Meantime, the Justice Department says V-M-I must get permission first before
it makes any contact with other institutions concerning co-education.
Governor George Allen had harsh words about that.
IN Q=It makes
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT MAKES YOU WONDER IF THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S APPROACH
IS THAT THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THESE CONVERSATIONS SO THEY CAN
CONTINUE PESTERING VMI AND BOTHERING THEM. THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO THEY'RE
GOING TO CONTINUE JERKING A CHOKE CHAIN ON THEM AND CONTINUE THE PESTERING AND
BOTHERING OF THEM.))
OUT Q=bothering of them.
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A Justice Department spokesman says the close scrutiny is based on past
experience with VMI.
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Meantime, another all-male college in Virginia could be facing a new student
Board of Trustees at Hampden-Sydney College is meeting today to decide
whether to admit women to the private, all-male school.
College officials plan to announce their decision this afternoon in
The school has been all-male for more than 200 years.
Model-turned-actress Margaux Hemingway reportedly killed herself with an
overdose of sedatives.
A Los Angeles T-V station reports she died from (fee-nuh-BAHR'-bi-tawl)
phenobarbitol use, at a level consistent with an intentional overdose.
The coroner's office did not confirm the report but is expected to release
its finding later today.
Hemingway was found dead in her Santa Monica beach apartment on
July first, just days shy of the 35th anniversary of the suicide of
her grandfather, Ernest Hemingway.
Margeux Hemingway was 41-years old.
TAPE#edit of 96-70
A quick thinking bystander may have saved the life of a Roanoke County
toddler avoid last night as the car the child was sitting in rolled off an
embankment into a creek.
At About 6:30 last night the car belonging to Tina Moran of Roanoke County
rolled toward a creek off Summerview Drive.
Moran chased the car as it hit the water with her three year old son still
strapped in his car seat.
Jerry Hall jumped in the water to get the boy.
Hall quickly retrieved the boy and handed him to another bystander.
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo
Mill Mountain Zoo hopes to establish the premier Siberian tiger breeding
program in the United States.
Today zoo officials announced a campaign they hope will raise up to a half
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell is on Mill Mountain this morning with the details.
( ad lib)
(Rollcue:"...play a role in preserving the species.")
IN Q=Ruby was able
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director;
OUT Q=sub-species of tiger.
( ad lib)
Double Boxes=Melanie and Joe/Microwave
(Question: What role does Ruby play in all of this?)
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was Up four points.
A nasty night for football in south Florida last night as the Miami Dolphins
hosted the Minnesota Vikings.
It was a particularly bad night for one TV cameraman.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/ABC; :00
And it was rough night overall as the rain came down in sheets at Joe Robbie
Here's an up top at how the photographer got leveled by Cris Carter running
out of bounds. He was OK.
But the conditions were not. Warren Moon loses the ball on the rollout. It
looks like his arm is going forward but SUPER=30-Minnesota/17/Miami/24;
it's ruled a fumble and Trace Armstrong takes it in for a TD as the
Dolphins BEAT the Vikes 24 to 17.
The Roanoke Express held a news conference this morning at the Roanoke
Civic Center Auditorium.
Topics ranged from a new affiliation, Express veterans to the goalie
situation. Steve Mason has the notes from the freezer.
IN Q="first audio
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :07
SUPER=01-Nick Polano/Calgary Flames Personnel Director; :21
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :29
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Season; :38
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
Roanoke City Council last night gave unanimous approval for businessman
Rick Hawkins to use an existing building inside Victory Stadium to train up and
Hawkins and his associates want to develop a boxing program for teens
Hawkins says his group plans to have the current utility building turned
into a training facility by mid October.
Switching now from athletes to beauty queens, it seems the reigning Miss
Universe is getting a little bit to big to wear the crown.
Miss Universe officials have given the 18-year old South American beauty two
weeks to shed 27 pounds or her title.
Alicia Machado, who is 5'7", weighed 112 pounds when she was crowned May
A pageant official says a number of swimsuit companies using the services
of Miss Universe were displeased that she'd gained weight.
On News 7 at FIVE today-- macular degeneration effects the eyesight of
about one in three senior citizens.
On Health Check, we'll have the latest research into cell
transplantation-- a possible way to restore their vision.
That's it for News 7 at NOON.
Hope you have a great day.