Coming up on news seven at eleven,
Pope John Paul the second spends his last day in Baltimore before heading
back to Rome.
And a newspaper in the Dominican Republic is reporting that O-J Simpson is
And Candidates for four state offices went head to head in debates this
News seven at eleven is next.
After spending the day in Baltimore, Pope John Paul the Second is on his way
back to Rome.
But not before spreading his grace at Camden Yards.
Jane Robelot has more.
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00
SUPER=07-Pope John Paul II; :19 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Jane Robelot/Reporting; 1:45
OUT Q=Jane Robelot, CBS news, Baltimore.
((The alter in baltimore was beautiful, yet simple....a 30-foot cross
draped in gold.
The music reminisent of an old fashioned revival......
CINDY: IT'S JUST A ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY.
50-thousand catholics celebrated mass with the first pope to visit
maryland...the birthplace of catholicism in America.
Pope John Paul the second celebrated that history with a challenge for the
POPE: THE WHOLE CHURCH IS PREPARING FOR THE THIRD CHRISTIAN MILLENNIUM. THE
CHALLENGE OF THE GREAT JUBILEE OF THE YEAR 2000 IS THE NEW EVANGELIZATION.
Its a message that strikes a chord with some protestants, too.
NICOLE: HE'S VERY EVALGELISTIC AND THAT IS WHAT I LIKE .
AND HE SAYS A LOT FOR WORLD PEACE."
In the final mass of his 5-day pilgrimage, he reiterated his message to
POPE: DEMOCRACY CANNOT BE SUSTAINED WITHOUT A SHARED COMMITTMENT TO CERTAIN
MORAL TRUTHS ABOUT THE HUMAN PERSON AND HUMAN COMMUNITY.
Thousands lined the streets of downtown baltimore for a papal
parade...all american style.
People of all faiths were invited to be parade marshalls.
John Paul the Second then lunched at a soup kitchen in downtown baltimore
praising the catholic charities organization for its work with the poor.
He then paid a private visit to the oldest catholic cathederal in the united
states....basilica of the assumption.
NATO Warplanes were once again deployed after the deadly shelling of a
Bosnian Refugee Center.
United Nations officials say they hope Serb rebels won't jeopardize the
The appeal comes after a shell, blamed on Serb rebels, slammed into a
government-run refugee camp today, killing at least six people.
Bosnian officials say most of the dead were children.
NATO deployed the warplanes but did not strike Serb targets.
GRAPHIC=mideast peace talks
Israel has released its first Palestinian prisoner under the new agreement
with the P-L-O to free five-thousand.
A teen-ager who said she had been in solitary confinement went free after
she had attempted to stab a soldier.
Twenty other women were set for release but are are staying in prison to
protest Israel's refusal to release four prisoners.
The women say Israel is bound under its agreement to release all females.
A newspaper in the Dominican Republic is reporting that O-J Simpson is
The paper quotes sources saying that Simpson and his apparent bride-to-be,
model Paula Barbieri (BAR-BEE-AIR-EE), were seen leaving Los Angeles for Miami.
They were then to leave for the Dominican Republic, a territory of the
United States, where marriages can be obtained quickly.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
Last night the National Organization of Women protested the O-J Simpson
verdict with a candlelight march.
Over 2,000 people walked along the route where Nicole Brown Simpson used to
The protestors were upset with the trial verdict, but the main message of
the night was putting an end to domestic violence.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come,
Elections are less than a month away.
We'll see what the candidates had to say today in Roanoke,
And there were plenty of people talkin' about this weekend's Arts and Crafts
festival in Floyd County.
We'll take you there when News 7 continues.
Temperatures already starting to cool off-- we'll likely drop into the 40's
for overnight lows.
We have high pressure to thank for the pleasant forecast this week.
More on that in a few minutes-- plus we'll check in on the tropics.
One tropical system goes kaput-- and another takes shape.
All the details coming up shortly.
MUSIC UP FULL
Candidates for four state offices squared off in debates this afternoon.
Republican challenger Trixie Averill(AV-ver-ill) met democratic incumbent
Dick Cranwell at the podium.
Averill defended Governor Allen's funding practices for higher education.
While Cranwell says he's for putting more money back into higher education.
When asked whether business owners would see a tax increase, both candidates
IN Q=when you look
(( DICK CRANWELL/HOUSE OF DELEGATES: WHEN YOU LOOK AT VIRGINIA AS A WHOLE WE
ARE A LOW TAX STATE, INSURANCE FOR BUSINESS IS LOW AND WE ARE A GOOD STATE TO
DO BUSINESS IN AS FAR AS THE CIVIL JUSTICE SYSTEM.
TRIXIE AVERILL/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATE CANDIDATE: I WOULD NOT GO FOR ANY NEW
TAXES OR ANY TAX INCREASES AND I WAS VERY PROUD TO SIGN THE TAX PAYER
PROTECTION PLEDGE AND THAT WILL ABSOLUTELY BE MY PLEDGE.))
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :15
OUT Q=be my pledge
Senator Brandon Bell and Democratic hopeful John Edward also went head to
Edwards contends that potential college students are leaving Virginia
because of high tuition rates.
IN Q=You can go
((JOHN EDWARDS/(D) STATE SENATE CANDIDATE: YOU CAN GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF
SOUTH CAROLINA AS A VIRGINIA RESIDENT CHEAPER THAN YOU CAN GO TO VIRGINIA TECH
OR THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA. THAT'S AN IMPEDIMENT TO AMBITIONS. AND THE WAY
TO GET THE TUITION RATES DOWN IS TO INCREASE THE COMMONWEALTHS'S INVESTMENT IN
THE HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-John Edwards/(D) Senate Candidate;
OUT Q=system of Virginia.
Bell says higher education is a priority.
IN Q=We're a very
((SEN. BRANDON BELL/R- ROANOKE CO.: WE'RE A VERY PROSPEROUS STATE WITH A
GROWING ECONOMY AND WE'RE EXCEPTING AT LEAST 700 MILLION DOLLARS IF NOT MORE IN
OUR NEXT GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION. SO I THINK HIGHER EDUCATION WILL BE A FOCUS
THAT WE'LL HAVE AVAILABLE TO CHANNEL IN THAT AREA. I THINK THAT WE'LL EASE THE
BURDEN AS FAR AS OUR TUITION TAX.))
OUT Q=our tuition tax.
Candidates also voiced their opinions on such topics as higher eduction
funding and corporate income taxes.
But the studio audience also wanted to know about judicial reform -- what
would these candidates do to end meaningless lawsuits.
IN Q=The winning party
((WOODRUM/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WINNING PARTY AUTOMATICALLY
RECEIVES COURT FEES AND COSTS, WOULD SEEM TO DENY THE KEY TO THE COURTHOUSE TO
MOST OF THE AVERAGE PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA. I WOULD OPPOSE THAT.
FALKINBURG/REPUBLICAN HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: THE WHOLE SYSTEM IS IN
ABSOLUTE SHAMBLES. I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. I THINK THE NOTION OF
HAVING THE LOSER PAY THE COURT COSTS IS A PERFECTLY REASONABLE ONE. ))
SUPER=01-Newell Falkinburg/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :13
OUT Q=reasonable one.
Falkinburg urges Virginia voters to choose a new representative to bring
Woodrum highlighted what he calls Virginia's good points and says the state
is not in bad shape.
The two candidates running for the House of Delegates are incumbent Vic
Thomas and Republican Jeff Artis.
During their debate they stressed empowerment and education.
IN Q=But the most important
((VIC THOMAS/D- HOUSE OF DELEGATES: BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOING IN TO
THE 21ST CENTURY IS THE EDUCATION. K THROUGH 12, HIGHER EDUCATION. WE WENT
INTO A DOWNTURN IN THE EARLY 90'S. WE'VE GOT TO TURN THAT AROUND AND I THINK
WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WITH IT.
JEFF ARTIS/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S ABOUT POWER, IT'S ABOUT
ECONOMIC POWER, IT'S ABOUT JOB POWER, IT'S ABOUT POWER GAINED THROUGH BECOMING
ACCOUNTABLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS AND BECOMING SELF SUFFICIENT. IT'S ABOUT THE
POWER TO HAVE OUTSTANDING SCHOOLS. MR. THOMAS WANTS TO TALK ABOUT SCHOOLS.
LET'S HAVE A DEBATE, MR. THOMAS, ON SCHOOLS.))
SUPER=01-Vic Thomas/(D) House of Delegates; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :19
OUT Q=debate, Mr. Thomas, on schools.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
We'll find out what the prospects are for the region's coal industry.
Len Besthoff has that story and more in the News 7 Business Review.
And a man survives a fiery car crash on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Police are still on the lookout for the man who abducted an 86- year- old
The woman was taken from the lower level parking lot at Towers Mall in
Police say she was walking to her car around 1:30 yesterday afternoon when a
man with a small caliber gun forced her onto the floor of her car then drove
Police say the man stopped on Gults Mill Road in Amherst County, tied the
woman up and left her in the woods.
The woman freed herself and walked to safety.
Police are still looking for her car.
It's a '92 Oldsmobile, four door, Delta 88--
Dark red with red interior.
The licenses plate reads FKF-146.
Police say the driver is a black man age 35 to 40.
He has short black hair and a mustache and as mentioned, is armed.
Police say a man who survived a firey crash is lucky.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;
It happened around one O'Clock this morning on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Park Rangers say the man was driving south at mile marker 1-19 in Roanoke
County when he apparently fell asleep.
IN Q=It appears that
((EDWARD CLARK/PARK RANGER: IT APPEARS THAT HE FELL ASLEEP AND RAN OFF THE SIDE
OF THE ROAD, WENT INTO THE WOODS AND HIT A TREE, THE VEHICLE CAUGHT FIRE,
CAUGHT THE SURROUNDING WOODS ON FIRE. AND LUCKILY BECAUSE OF ALL THE MOISTURE
WE'VE HAD AND ALL THE RAIN RECENTLY THE WOODS DIDN'T BURN TOO MUCH AND THE
CLEARBROOK FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS ABLE TO GET IT OUT.))
SUPER=01-Edward Clark/Park Ranger;
OUT Q=get it out.
Park Rangers say they are still investigating the incident and charges are
The man's name has not been released.
Two million fires last year claimed the lives of nearly 43- hundred people.
One- hundred firefighters also died in the line of duty, a thirty percent
increase over 19-93.
To mark the beginning of National Fire Prevention Week, firefighters
gathered in Lynchburg today to remember some of their own colleagues who were
killed on the job.
They included Carter Martin, a Lynchburg firefighter who was a volunteer
with the Brookville- Timberlake fire company.
Martin was killed June 22nd when the Timber Lake Dam collapsed under heavy
IN Q=Carter DeWitt
((GERALD MAYS/BROOKVILLE- TIMBERLAKE VFD: WHILE UNSELFISHLY SERVING THE
COMMUNITY HE SO DEARLY LOVED. HE WILL BE SO MISSED BY SO MANY AS A FATHER, AS A
HUSBAND, AS A SON, AS A BROTHER, A AS A BROTHER IN THE FIRE SERVICE, AS A
FRIEND, AS A TEACHER AND A COACH.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Mays/Brookville-Timberlake V.F.D.; :00
OUT Q=and a coach.
Martin and Kenith Patterson, a rescue squad worker who died in 19-36, were
honored with a plaque unveiled during today's ceremonies.
Officials also dedicated new lighting for the fireman's fountain in Miller
Television Evangelist Pat Robertson is being sued by a North Carolina couple
who claims the Christian broadcaster threatened to harm them after a financial
deal went sour.
The lawsuit claims Robertson threatened to harm or kill Mark Peterson during
a phone call last year and caused the Peterson family severe emotional
Rockbridge County is getting a new company, and a Galax furniture maker is
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-Natural Bridge Station/Friday; :38
OUT Q=NAT SOT
The main airline serving the Roanoke and Lynchburg airports has gone on the
United Airlines is apparently considering the purchase of U-S-Air, and
reports say U-S-Air is also in talks with American Airlines.
Prospects appear good for the region's coal industry, at least in the short
At the Virginia Coal Council's annual meeting this week, Norfolk Southern
said coal exports are on the rise, due in part to increased demand abroad.
The boards of First Union and First Fidelity approved the merger they
announced in June, which will create the nation's largest bank branch network.
Federal regulators must give the deal the nod before it goes through.
And in Natural Bridge Station, the F-E-I Corporation has broken ground for a
new plant they're building there.
The steel fabrication company will start off with 20 employees, but it could
eventually hire many more.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it fell 18 points,
closing at 4769.21.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
Also this week, the Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company in Galax is being sued
for allegedly copying a competitor's design.
A North Carolina company says Vaughan-Bassett has a product line virtually
identical to one it introduced seven years ago.
Vaughan-Bassett's president could not be reached for comment.
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
Gary Anderson booted a 34 yard field goal in over time to lead the
Philadelphia Eagles over the Washington Redskins 37 to 34.
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/FOX SPORTS; :
Trailing 7 to 3 the Redskins special teams came up with a big play Brian
Mitchell picks up this punt and works his way down field scoring from 60 yards
out and the Redskins took a 10 to 7 lead.
Then with 13-minutes left in the second quarter Guss Frerotte goes to the
air and hits Henry Ellard on this 40 yard touchdown pass and the Redskins took
a 17 to 10 lead on the eagles.
The score was tied at 17 when Rodney Pete hits Fred Barnett over the middle
on this two yard touchdown pass and the Eagles took a 24 to 17 lead at the
But the Redskins came back Frerrote on the play action at the goal line
keeps the ball and scores from two yards out and the game was tied at 24.
The game ended regulation tied at
SUPER=30-Philadelphia/=37/Washington/=34;34 to 34 but in overtime Anderson
came in and booted the 34 yard field goal and the Eagles win the game in
overtime 37 to 34.
IN Q="The last
((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH: ))
((KEN HARVEY/REDSKINS LINEBACKER: ))
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskins Linebacker; :
OUT Q=.....advantage of em."
Troy Aikman returned to the Cowboy lineup this afternoon and Dallas cruises
to the 34 to 24 win over the Packers.
SUPER=03-Irving, TX/FOX SPORTS; :
Aikman showed no signs of a calf injury on this play throwing this 10 yard
touchdown pass to Jay Novachek for the games first touchdown in the second
The Cowboys came right back in the air in the third. This time Aikman
throws the bomb to Michael Irvin for this 48 yard touchdown strike giving the
Cowboys a big lead.
Then Aikman hands off to Emmitt SUPER=30-Dallas/=34/Green Bay/=24;Smith
who scores his second touchdown of the day on this 16 yard run and the Cowboys
hold on to beat the Packers 34 to 24.
The Jacksonville Jaguars got their first win at home and their second
straight today beating Pittsburgh 20 to 16.
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/FOX SPORTS; :
The Jags got on the board in the first quarter when Mark Brunell goes to
the air and hits Cedric Tillman on the 10 yard T-d pass to make it 7 to
Jacksonville added another run later in the quarter. James Stewart takes
the handoff and scores from 6 yards out to make it 14 to nothing.
The Steelers rallied behind the
SUPER=30-Jacksonville/=20/Pittsburgh/=16arm of Neal O'Donnell here he hits
Steve Avery he breaks a tackle and scores from 18 yards out but the Jags beat
the Steelers 20 to 16.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/NBC SPORTS; :
In Miami, Dan Marino set a new N-F-L record for career completions. This
5-yard touchdown pass to Irving Spikes tied Fran Tarkenton's completion record
and the Dolphins led 14 to nothing.
Then in the second quarter he completes a pass to Ernest Byner to become
the league's all time completions leader Miami led 21 to 3.
But the Colts rallied in the second half and Cory Blanchard booted this 27
yard field goal as the Colts upset the Dolphins.
For all of today's scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=.....DENVER/NEW ENGLAND."
Virginia's first appearance in the top 10 since 1992 didn't last long as
unranked North Carolina came from behind for a 22 to 17 victory yesterday at
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP SPORTS; :
Tar Heel tailback Leon Johnson scored what proved to be the winning
touchdown from five yards out with about 6 minutes left in the game.
The loss dropped the Cavaliers out of the top 10 and now Virginia checks
in at number 19 with Duke coming to Scott Stadium next Saturday.
Florida State's rout of Miami keeps the Seminoles number one in the A-P
College football poll.
Nebraska is second, Florida third, Ohio State fourth and Southern Cal
Rounding out the top 10 are Tennessee, Auburn, Kansas State, Colorado and
And coming up, Brad Bryant gets his first win on the P-G-A tour The
Yankees and Mariners battled in Seattle.
And Mark Martin wins at Charlotte for his second straight win on the Winston
For the second night in a row, The New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners
are going to the wire in the American League Playoffs.
Seattle took the one to nothing lead on a Joey Cora homer. New York
answered when Paul O'Neal blasted a two run homer.
Paul O'Neil gave the Yankees a 2 to 1 lead when he belted a two run homer
in the top of the fourth.
New york took a 4 to 2 lead when Don Mattingly hit a ground rule double
with the bases loaded.
But Ken Griffey's solo homer in the 8-th made it 4 to 3 Yankees and it's
tied at 4 to 4 going into the 11-th inning.
Mark Martin stayed in the hunt from the beginning to the end and he takes
the checkered flag winning the UAW-GM 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/WTBS; :
A couple of early caution flags. Robert Pressley gets lose and spins out
after hooking up with Joe Nemechek.
But Dale Earnhardt dodged the cautions and he worked his way from the rear
of the pack to second place about 40 laps into the race.
Sterling Marlin's Morgan McClure Chevrolet was leading the race by about
two seconds ahead of Earnhardt.
Ricky Rudd led on lap 135 but Jeff Gordon had rear end gear problems and
had to pull the car behind the wall while he was running in the top 5.
But on lap 237 Earnhardt moved to the front to pass Rudd and take the lead
for a couple of laps.
But the race got tight in the closing laps Martin passed leader Terry
Labonte with about three laps to go and he wins the race his second victory in
IN Q=First audio
((MARK MARTIN/UAW-GM 500 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/UAW-GM 500
OUT Q=.....for second."
Earnhardt finished second Terry Labonte third Ricky Rudd fourth and Dale
Jarrett fifth. Ward Burton was seventh.
We'll have redskins highlights plus we'll have major league baseball coming
up later in morning
After 18 years and 460 events, Brad Bryant is finally a winner on the P-G-A
Bryant shot a bogey free final round of 4 under par 68 to win the rain
shortened Disney Classic.
He finished one shot in front of Hal sutton. He earned 216-thousand
dollars and a two year tour exemption.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away,
when News 7 continues will trot down to Bedford County to see who was horsin'
MUSIC UP FULL
Hunters and equestrians were in Bedford County this morning to compete in
the "The Old Fashion Point-To-Point."
The day started with the Hunter Pace.
Riders in teams of two tried to match the ideal time set by the master
The course is five miles long and is set up to resemble a hunt-run.
The team finishing closest to the ideal time wins.
But organizers say the crowd comes to see the master huntsman bring out the
IN Q=he works with
((PATRICIA HELD/BEDFORD COUNTY HUNT: HE WORKS WITH THE HOUNDS. HE HUNTS THE
HOUNDS. HE WILL HAVE OUR HOUNDS OUT. HE'LL DO A DEMONSTRATION, HOW THEY WORK
IN A PACK. WE WON'T ACTUALLY BE HUNTING. WE'RE JUST DOING A DEMONSTRATION FOR
SUPER=01-Patricia Held/Bedford Co. Hunt;
OUT Q=for the crowds
The tailgate competition was a part of the pageantry also.
Various organizations tried to out do each other by putting on the best
The dining even included treats for the horses and hounds.
The proceeds from today's event help feed the Bedford County Hunt hounds.
The rest of the money goes to Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.
More than 6000 people attended this weekend's "Arts and Crafts Festival" in
200 artists and craftsmen showed off their handiwork at Floyd County High
The displays included everything from word workings to jewelry, to dolls and