Up ahead on News 7 at 6, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the area...
and some trouble could be bubbling up over alcohol sales in one Roanoke community.
In sports, Scores and Highlights from the National Football League Virginia Tech talks about yesterday's loss to top ranked Miami.
And Notre Dame is looking for a new head football coach after firing Bob Davie this afternoon.
Temperatures around the area today were at least ten to fifteen degrees cooler today than yesterday. Will we return to seasonable temperatures or be stuck in our long-running Indian Summer... the answer is next.
[IN Q=To be honest]
((KEITH FARMER: TO BE HONEST, I WANT TO PROTECT MY KIDS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE HAVE HERE. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING AGAINST BARS BUT I DON'T WANT A BAR RIGHT BESIDE A YOUTH CENTER.))
[OUT Q=A youth center]
A controversy is brewing in Roanoke.
Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]
The debate centers around a local youth center's fight to keep a nearby restaurant from serving alcohol.
As Justin McLeod discovered--- the issue is now heading all the way to city hall.
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[IN Q=Nat sound of video game]
[SUPER=01-Robbie Booker/Straight Street Counselor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Henry Jackson/Restaurant Owner; :36]
[SUPER=01-Keith Farmer/Straight Street Director; 1:23]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]
((((NAT SOUND OF VIDEO GAME; 24:50))
A local youth organization called Straight Street is on a collison course with its new neighbor.
Whether a restaurant or bar can serve alcohol right next door to a youth center.
[IN Q=I don't think its a good idea]
((ROBBIE BOOKER: I DON'T THINK ITS GOOD IDEA FOR A BAR TO OPEN UP RIGHT BESIDE A YOUTH CENTER WHERE KIDS COME TO JUST CHILL AND HANGOUT WITHOUT GETTING INTO TROUBLE.))
[OUT Q=into trouble]
Straight Street is a christian hangout for at risk teens in Roanoke.
Its new neighbor is the First and Luck Restaurant on Luck Avenue.
The owner planned to serve alcohol.
That's until Straight Street and area churches took their concerns to the ABC board.
[IN Q=I didn't want to bring up]
((HENRY JACKSON/RESTAURANT OWNER: I DIDN'T WANT TO BRING UP A LOT OF CONTROVERSY AND ISSUES AND LIKE I SAID IT WASN'T THAT IMPORTANT SO I JUST WENT AHEAD, THE BEST THING TO DO AT THIS POINT IS TO PULL THE APPLICATION RIGHT NOW.))
[OUT Q=application right now]
With that, the controversy appeared to be over.
But now, Straight Street plans to continue the fight.
They're going in front of Roanoke's city council on Monday.
[IN Q=Virginia law prevents]
((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: VIRGINIA LAW PREVENTS A CITY FROM ADOPTING AN ORDINANCE THAT PROHIBITS THE SALE OF ALCOHOL.
BUT THE CODE DOES ALLOW LOCALITIES TO ADOPT REASONABLE ZONING REGULATIONS WHICH MAY CONTROL THE LOCATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS SELLING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES))
[OUT Q=selling alcohol beverage]
So the group is asking city council to change the city's zoning regulations.
They specifically want to prevent nearby restaurants and bars from serving alcohol while organizations like Straight Street are operating.
[IN Q=But, Its not just for]
((KEITH FARMER/STRAIGHT STREET DIRECTOR: BUT, ITS JUST NOT FOR STRAIGHT STREET ITS FOR ANY PROGRAM WITHIN THE CITY OF ROANOKE. THIS WILL BE A WAY TO LOOK AFTER THEM AND PROTECT THEIR TEENS AND CHILDREN.))
[OUT Q=teens and children]
Protecting children or the rights of area businesses, its an debate city council will have to decide.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))
A local organization is hoping many in our community will decide to give the gift of life this holiday season.
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The need for bone marrow donors has been highlighted in our area with the story of little Henry Moore of Radford who's still waiting for the perfect match.
Next weekend-- area Rotary Clubs will team up with Lewis Gale Clinic so that people interested in helping others can be tested.
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[IN Q=The need is very great]
[SUPER=01-Rod Carter/Rotary Club]
((THE NEED IS VERY GREAT, MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTS NOW BUT THEY'RE NOT AWARE OF WHERE THE MARROW COMES FROM THEY DON'T REALIZE IT'S FROM VOLUNTEERS... MOST OF THE TIME THERE'S A MATCH FROM FAMILY BUT MANY TIMES THERE ISN'T.))
[OUT Q=many times there is not.]
The blood draw will be held next Saturday at the Lewis Gale Foundation building from nine A-M to one P-M.
More and more homeowners are building their dream home in wooded areas.
This is especially true in Roanoke County-- where there are 35 at risk or woodland communities with 18- hundred homes.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month; ]
Roanoke County fire officials say if you do decide to build in a wooded area-- there are things you need to keep in mind to minimize the risk to your home in the event of a brush or forest fire.
For example... they advise using asphalt shingles and brick.
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[SUPER=01-Steve Poff/Battalion Chief; ]
((JUST USE..... IT THROUGH WILDFIRES.))
[OUT Q=through wildfires.]
Poff says if you'd like more information-- you can contact the Virginia Division of Forestry by phone or look up their site on the Internet.
They were hitting all the right notes today in Roanoke.
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF ORCHESTRA PLAYING]
The Junior String Orchestra and the Roanoke Youth Symphony put on a performance this afternoon at the Jefferson Center.
The young musicians spent months practicing under the leadership of the Roanoke Symphony.
The goal of this educational program is to groom the future stars of tomorrow.
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[SOT - 16:59:57]
[IN Q=I think today more than ever]
((DAVID WILEY/ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA; I THINK TODAY MORE THAN EVER THE ARTS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN THIS TIME OF INSECURITY AND THIS TIME OF CONFLICT, THAT THE ARTS ARE A NECCESSITY RATHER THAN A LUXURY.))
[SUPER=01-David Wiley/Roanoke Symphony Orchestra;]
[OUT Q=rather than a luxury.]
The youth symphony is made up of 80 student musicians ranging from ages 12 to 18 while the Junior String Ochestra is comprised of more than 35 "beginning to intermediate" string players.
Still ahead on News 7 at 6, the Martinsville Speedway is trying to make sure toys will be speeding to children in need this holiday season...
and also, the town of Rocky Mount marched into the holiday spirit today. We'll have that and more when we return, but first let's get a look at the forecast. Here's Jacey in the weathercenter.
[TOSS TO JACEY]
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December is here, and with it should be some cold weather before too long.
Here's meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner with this month's Almanac.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[OUT Q=I'm meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.]
They marched into the Christmas season in Rocky Mount today.
[OUT Q=NAT SOUND OF BAND PLAYING]
Nearly a thousand people lined the streets for the annual Christmas parade.
More than a 150 groups took part in this year's event.
They included several bands, floats, marching groups, and antique cars.
The theme for this year's parade was the 12 Days of Christmas.
Prizes were awarded for the most religious and Christmas-like entries as well as for the best marching group.
The Martinsville Speedway is getting revved up for the holidays.
Next Saturday-- the speedway will hold its annual toy drive for needy children.
Organizers say their goal is to help 12- hundred families...
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[IN Q=Our philosophy is that ]
[SUPER=01-Mike Smith/Martinsville Speedway; ]
((OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THAT IT DOESN'T COST A LOT OF MONEY TO MAKE A CHILD SMILE ON CHRISTMAS MORNING SO BARBIES ARE ALWAYS BIG, FOOTBALLS, BASKETBALLS.))
[OUT Q=footballs, basketballs.]
The toy drive will be held next Saturday from nine a-m to five p-m at the Martinsville Speedway track.
Those who drop off a toy-- can also buy racing souvenirs at a discount price.
Still ahead, Notre Dame football coach Bob (DAY-vee) Davie is fired after 5 seasons, Roy Stanley will have details.
Also, O. Winston Link was responsible for many famous images of the Norfolk and Western Railway. But other photographers also turned their lenses toward the tracks and captured history in motion.
[TAPE#=VA PROFILES #5 TC 17:41]
Think photographs of Norfolk and Western Railway, and O-Winston Link probably comes to mind.
But other photographers also captured an impressive record of the railroad.
In this week's Virginia Profile, Joe Dashiell introduces us to the staff photographers of the Norfolk and Western Railway.
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[IN Q=They rarely received individual credit]
[SUPER=01-Darlene Richardson/Virginia Museum of Transportation; :15]
[SUPER=01-Don Piedmont/Former Public Relations Director; :37]
[SUPER=01-Aubrey Overstreet/Former Norfolk Southern Photographer; 1:28]
[SUPER=01-Ken Miller/Rail Historian; 2:01]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]
((They rarely received individual credit, but the photographers of the Norfolk and Western Railway
snapped thousands of photographs... from industrial scenes in the Roanoke shops to scenic landscapes on the N&W line.
[IN Q=They documented everything]
((DARLENE RICHARDSON/VA. MUSEUM OF TRANSPORTATION: THEY DOCUMENTED EVERYTHING FROM EQUIPMENT TO PEOPLE, TO PLACES TO EVENTS AND THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN HAS A GREAT HISTORICAL RECORD BECAUSE OF THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS.))
[OUT Q=because of those photographers.]
The railroad established the photo department in 1916.
Bryan Beard signed on two years later, and lead the department for more than 40 years until his retirement in 1964.
[IN Q=He's listed as master photographer]
[OUT Q=liked him enormously.]
Don Piedmont was assistant editor of the Norfolk and Western Magazine in the early 50s... and he holds fond memories of the assignments he shared with members of the photo staff.
[SOT PIEDMONT 25:37]
[IN Q=We had a good time]
((DON PIEDMONT: WE HAD A GOOD TIME. WE HAD A GOOD TIME.))
[OUT Q=we had a good time.]
[SOT OVERSTREET 33:20]
[IN Q=I think it was the best job]
((I THINK IT WAS THE BEST JOB ON THE RAILROAD REALLY.))
[OUT Q=best job on the railroad really.]
Aubrey Overstreet spent 37 years with Norfolk and Western, and its successor Norfolk Southern... most of those years in the photo department.
The job often gave him a front row seat... during construction of the steam engine no. 2300 he was even closer than that.
[IN Q=I was so small]
((AUBREY OVERSTREET/RETIRED NS PHOTOGRAPHER: I WAS SO SMALL, I COULD GO IN THE FIREBOX, NATURALLY WITH NO FIRE, AND GO OVER THIS BIG HUMP AND ONCE YOU GET IN THERE IT HAS A ROOM AS BIG AS THIS. I COULD STAND UP. I HAD LIGHTS IN THERE. I'D TAKE MY LIGHTS AND CAMERA AND EVEN SET IT ON A TRIPOD, AND TAKE VARIOUS PICTURES INSIDE THE BOILER.))
((MR. FRANCIS ALWAYS GOT A BIG KICK OUT OF IT. IF HE WANTED ME TO GO IN THERE TOMORROW, I'D SEE HIM TODAY AND HE SAID WEAR SOME NICE CLEAN CLOTHES TOMORROW BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING IN THE BOILER.))
[OUT Q=because you're going in the boiler.]
Winston Link may have won more widespread recognition, but the railroad's own photographers are also winning respect for the work they did.
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[IN Q=They weren't trying to create a scene]
((THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO CREATE A SCENE. THEY WERE TRYING TO DOCUMENT WHAT WAS THERE, BUT THEIR EFFORTS, PARTICULARLY IF YOU LOOK AT THE EXAMPLES OF THE LIGHTING AND THE COMPOSITION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS. IT'S TREMENDOUS, OUTSTANDING WORK, AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH A LOT OF THOUGHT AND CARE.))
[OUT Q=a lot of thought and care.]
Following the consolidation with the Southern Railway in 1982, many of the negatives were given to the special collections of the Virginia Tech libraries. Several thousand images are now available for viewing on the internet.... opening a unique window on the history of the railroad and the region.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
And they were serving up Christmas cheer this evening at the Ronald McDonald House in Roanoke.
More than fifty people turned out for charity's annual Christmas tree lightning ceremony.
A donation of five dollars allows someone to honor a love one with a light on the tree.
They hope to raise fifteen thousand dollars this year through the Lights of Love Program.
The Ronald McDonald is a home away from home for families of sick children.
And coming up In sports, The Ravens and Steelers win in the N-F-L today Notre Dame fires head coach Bob Davie.
And Virginia Tech holds its own in the college football polls after losing to top ranked Miami in Blacksburg.
The Hokies two point setback to Miami yesterday did NOT cost them too many spots in the newest college football polls.
Mike Stevens has more on the Hokies - "The Day After."
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Grant Noel/4 Interceptions vs. Miami; :21]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/VT Assistant Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/VT Senior Linebacker; :38]
[SUPER=01-Rickey Bustle/VT Offensive Coordinator; :52]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; :59 quick]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
(( When you get virtually nothing out of your starting quarterback yet still come within a whisker of beating the nation's number one ranked team you would expect some serious finger pointing.
But don't look for the Tech players to do anything to their starting quarterback except build him back up.
((GRANT NOEL: ))
Beasley and his 21 fellow seniors played their final game at home with nothing short of raw emotion. In fact, Beasley was in tears by the time he met his parents at midfield.))
The Hokies are ranked 16-th in the coaches poll and 15-th in the A-P.
[GRAPHIC=Notre Dame Logo]
Notre Dame has fired head football coach Bob Davie. Athletic Director Kevin White says it's no secret to anyone that high expectations come with the job at Notre Dame.
Davie has been coaching the Irish for 5 years posting a 35 and 25 record. That point 583 winning percentage is the third worst in Irish History.
Davie led the Irish to a 9 and 2 record last season but has lost six or more games three times during his career with the Irish.
White says the teams assistant coaches were told the next coach would select his own staff but they would remain as university employees at least until their successors are chosen.
It turned into a shootout in the second half and the Baltimore Ravens get the 39 to 27 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/CBS SPORTS; :]
Peyton Manning would rally the Colts in the second half.
In the third quarter he goes to the air and hits Marvin Harrison on this 57 yard T-D pass and the Colts went on top 27to 26.
But Baltimore quarterback Elvis Grbac rallied the Ravens he hits Qadry Ismail on this 5 yard touchdown pass play and the Ravens led 32 to 27.
The Raven Defense sealed the deal. Veteran Rod Woodson picks off the Manning pass and returns it 53 yards for the score and Baltimore wins it 39 to 27.
The Pittsburgh Steelers held off a fourth quarter rally to beat Minnesota 21 to 16 and give Bill Cowher his 100-th
[SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/FOX SPORTS; :]
The Viking's offensive weapons taking a set on the bench.
Pittsburgh led 7 to 3 at the half then in the third Troy Edwards takes the handoff on the end around and scores the touchdown and the Steelers led 14 to 3.
The Vikings turned it over on the kickoff and the Steelers scored again. This time Amos Zerroue takes the handoff and scores on the 4 yard run to make it 21 to 3 Pittsburgh.
Minnesota mounted a comeback in the fourth Todd Bourman replaced Daunte Culpepper and tossed a 12 yard T-D to Rand
y Moss but his attempt at the game winner to Moss was incomplete and the Steelers hold on 21 to 16.
The Bills and 49-ers hook up tonight in San Francisco but plenty of action this afternoon lets check some of today's final and partial scores.
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[SUPER=0100-/San Diego/10//Seattle/7/3///St. Louis/28//Atlanta/6/3//;]
[OUT Q=.....last score."]