Coming up on news seven at six,
A Roanoke woman is safe at home after being abducted from a shopping mall
And eight candidates squared off in debate this afternoon.
The Redskins lose in overtime Jacksonville wins again and Mark Martin takes
the checkered flag at Charlotte.
More sunshine and seasonable temperatures as we head into the second week
We're talking highs in the 70's-- lows in the 40's.
An 86- year- old Roanoke woman abducted from a shopping mall parking lot is
The woman was abducted 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.
A man driving on the Parkway this morning survived a firey crash.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Morning;
It happened around one O'Clock.
Park Rangers say the man was driving south at mile marker 1-19 in Roanoke
County when he apparently fell asleep.
Police say the driver is lucky he wasn't injured.
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.
Last year in the United States, there were more than two million fires,
claiming 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
The hunt was on.
The hounds were out and the huntsmen were on their steeds.
The Bedford County Hunt sponsored The Old Fashion Point-To-Point--a
competition for equestrians and hunters alike.
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.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
We'll have Congressman L.F. Payne's thoughts on Retired General Colin
Powell's possible presidential bid,
And continuing with the political theme, Denise Allen will join us live from
Roanoke where candidates debated their views.
ANCHOR=McBroom in wx office
Well, no debate where the weather's concerned-- just another absolutely
High pressure will continue bringing sunny skies and normal temperatures.
But the clear skies overnight could provide some scattered frost in the
All the details-- plus the five- day forecast coming up.
MUSIC UP FULL
Eight candidates for political office squared off in debates this afternoon.
Candidates running for the 14th, 16th, and 17th districts of the Virginia
House of Delegates and the 21st senatorial district let their views be known.
Dble box Ron/Denise
Denise Allen was at the debates and joins us with the highlights.
Denise what were the issues of the day?
Ron the Roanoke Regional chamber of commerce sponsored these debates -- so
the topic of the day was business and probably one of the most interesting
races is between republican challenger Trixie Averill and Democratic incumbent
Budgeting money for higher education was a hot issue.
Roll cue: hot issue.
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegate Candidate; :00
OUT Q=be my pledge.
(Denise, was there one central theme that ran throughout the debates.)
The debate continues to heat up in the Senate race between incumbent Brandon
Bell and Democratic hopeful John Edwards.
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) State 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.
The issues during this afternoon's debate spanned the spectrum.
The candidates 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
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 today they stressed empowerment and education.
IN Q=But the most important
((VIC THOMAS/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES:))
butt, butt, butt
((JEFF ARTIS/REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE:))
SUPER=01-Vic Thomas/(D) House of Delegates; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :19
OUT Q=debate on schools.
Democratic Congressman L.F. Payne says he would consider endorsing
Colin Powell if the retired general made a bid for the White House.
Payne says he himself intends to remain part of the Democratic party -- but
thinks Powell could help find middle ground between the two major parties.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC/September 18;
He describes Powell as someone who's "pragmatic and wants to get things
IN Q=I think Colin
((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: I THINK COLIN POWELL IS ADDRESSING MANY ISSUES
IN A WAY THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE. I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY.
HE IS LOOKING AT MATTERS AND TAKING SOME OF THE BETTER IDEAS THAT DEMOCRATS
HAVE AND SOME OF THE BETTER IDEAS THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE.))
OUT Q=Republicans have.
Payne says he's made NO commitment yet to support President Clinton's bid
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Halifax County is now a little bit safer and cleaner, thanks to a massive
pesticide clean-up effort.
And several thousand people flocked to Floyd County over the weekend.
Stay tuned, and we'll tell you why.
MUSIC UP FULL
Farmers in Halifax County got a helping hand this week.
About eight- thousand pounds of pesticides were removed from the county as
part of a voluntary disposal program designed to get rid of unwanted, outdated
and banned pesticides.
Eleven other cities and counties throughout the state also took part.
Organizers say the farmer and the community benefit because disposal
prevents any future problems that could happen if containers deteriorate.
IN Q=I felt
((BILLY RICKMAN/HALIFAX CO. FARMER: I FELT LIKE THIS, AND A LOT OF FARMERS DID
TOO, THAT THIS WAS AN IDEAL TIME TO GET RID OF SOME OF THIS DISCARDED
PESTICIDES, ESPECIALLY SOME WE'VE HAD FOR TEN OR 15 YEARS AND COULDN'T USE IT,
DAN SCHWEITZER/VA. AGRICULTURE PESTICIDE SERVICE: SOME OF THESE FARMERS HAVE
BEEN STORING MATERIALS UP TO FORTY OR FIFTY YEARS, WE PICK UP A LOT OF DDT AND
LEAD ARSENIC MATERIALS THAT WERE BANNED 20 OR SO YEARS AGO AND THIS IS A FREE
SERVICE TO FARMERS IT DOESN'T COST THEM ANYTHING TO PARTICIPATE, IT IS
COMPLETELY FUNDED BY EPA GRANTS AND FEES OUR OFFICE COLLECTS SO IT TAKES A
MAJOR WORRY OFF THE FARMERS HANDS WHO'VE BEEN STORING THIS MATERIAL. ))
SUPER=01-Billy Rickman/Halifax Co. Farmer; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Schweitzer/Va. Agriculture Pesticide Service; :14
OUT Q=this material.
From 1990 to 1994, organizers say they've disposed of nearly 380- thousand
pounds of pesticides from 32- Virginia counties and cities.
Organizers say their goal is to reach every county in the state.
More than a half dozen communities have teamed up to form the largest
economic development group of its kind in Virginia, at least geographically
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership will try to lure businesses to the
counties of Rockbridge, Bath, Highland, Augusta, and Rockingham, and the cities
within those jurisdictions.
SOT 05:01:58 ON FEI TAPE USED FRIDAY NIGHT
IN Q=Basically to
((DON AUSTIN/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: BASICALLY TO CREATE A MARKETING
ARM TO BETTER ENABLE ALL THE PARTICIPATING JURISDICTIONS TO UTILIZE THEIR
RESOURCES IN MARKETING THE ENTIRE AREA TO THE INDUSTRIAL COMMUNITY. ))
SUPER=01-Don Austin/Rockbridge Co. Administrator;
OUT Q=industrial community.
The Shenandoah Valley Partnership is nearly two years in the making.
The group is getting some technical assistance from James Madison
Some Floyd County residents took advantage of the nice weather to attend the
29th annual "Arts and Crafts Festival."
More than 200 artists and craftsmen showed off their handiwork at Floyd
County High School.
The displays included everything from word workings to jewelry, to dolls and
Your Hometown Station's own 40th Anniversary quilt made its way out of
Roanoke for the festival.
More than 6000 people attended the two-day event.
And coming up, The winston Cup Drivers were at Charlotte this afternoon,
The Redskins were at the Vet for a game against the Eagles.
and the Virginia Cavaliers drop out of the A-P college top 25 top 10.
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
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.
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.
Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh for its second straight win Carolina loses to
Chicago and Minnesota beats Houston in overtime.
For those and all of today's NFL 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
Edgar Martinez drove in a post season record seven runs last night as the
Seattle Mariners held off the Yankees 11 to 8 to even the playoff series at two
The deciding game is tonight. The Mariners will send Andy Benes to the
mound against David Cone of the Yankees.
The winner advances to the American League Champion Series against
Cleveland that begins Tuesday night.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/ABC SPORTS; :
In Atlanta last night, The Braves clinched their playoff series 3 games to
one by beating the Colorado Rockies 10 to 4.
Fred Mcgriff homered twice driving in five runs to highlight the Braves
15 hit attack.
IN Q=First audio
((GREG MADDUX/BRAVES PITCHER ))
SUPER=01-Greg Maddux/Braves Pitcher
OUT Q=.........we did."
The Braves will now play the Cincinnati Reds in the Championship series.
Game one is Tuesday night at Riverfront Stadium.