The NFL weekend got an early start last night as the St. Louis Rams hosted
the Atlanta Falcons at Busch Stadium.
SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/TNT; :00
Former UVa star Keith Lyle would make his presence known immediately with
this jarring hit in the first quarter from his safety spot.
The Rams offense was also cooking. Chris Miller and Isaac Bruce connected on
two TD passed in the first half as the Rams lead it 21-to-10 at the break.
Eric Metcalf would bring the Falcons back in the third with this 66 yard punt
return down the left hand side, SUPER=30-Atlanta/=19/St. Louis/=21;
but the Rams win the battle of first place teams in the NFC West with a
21 to 19 win.
The league championship series took last night off in the majors.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00
But the Reds were on the diamond yesterday afternoon at Fulton County stadium
trying to wake up their stagnant bats that so far have failed to come through
with runners in scoring position.
And as a result they trail the Braves two games to none.
IN Q="It's unfortunate...
((BARRY LARKIN/REDS SHORTSTOP:IT'S UNFORTUNATE WHAT'S HAPPENED THE FIRST TWO
GAMES. YOU KNOW WE HAD SOME SCORING OPPORTUNITIES AND WE'VE HAD THE PEOPLE UP
THERE THAT WE WANT UP THERE. THEY JUST HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO THE JOB SO,
HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL CHANGE.))
SUPER=01-Barry Larkin/Reds Shortstop; :00
OUT Q=...WILL CHANGE."
A great game in the Blue Ridge district last night over at the Dog House in
Vinton, where William Byrd bounced back from Tuesday night's loss to Salem, to
beat rival Lord Botetourt 59-to-57 in overtime.
SUPER=03-Vinton/Lord Botetourt vs. Wm. Byrd; :00
Cavaliers head coach David Wheat was passing out the high fives during player
And his girls definitely were ready to play. Amy Bird passes to Sara Hicks
who hits the long jumper to give Botetourt the lead early.
Byrd would come right back at them with ace Cathy Smith going coast to coast
and draining the Jumper, but Byrd still trailed.
Sara Moore then looks downcourt and finds Bird open again for the layin off
the glass. Botetourt lead it by 7 at the half.
It stayed tight throughout, and in the fourth Byrd's Brandy Allen, will take
the dish down low from the other Sarah Moore and she hits the jumper cutting
the Cavs lead to 53-to-50.
SUPER=33-William Byrd/=59/Lord Botetourt/=57/Overtime;
It would go to overtime tied at 57, and in the extra period Allen would score
the game winner on the turnaround jumper at the buzzer as Byrd beats Botetourt
59-to-57 in overtime.
IN Q="We picked up...
((RICHARD THRASHER/WILLIAM BYRD HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Richard Thrasher/William Byrd Head Coach; :00
OUT Q=...whole ball game."
A number of traditional and district showdowns highlight week number seven of
Friday Football extra tonight.
Here's a look at the Sweet 16 games we'll have for you.
IN Q=AUDIO FULL
OUT Q=...SHOT FREEZES.
Coming up Next on News 7 at Eleven...
A hung jury tonight in a Halifax County murder case.
Two Blacksburg Police Officers are cleared of criminal charges.
And the verdict is in on a plan to demolish two homes in Old Southwest.
Stick around News 7 is up next.
A Halifax County murder trial has ended in a hung jury.
Commonwealth's Attorney John Greenbacker says he will re- try the case
against Kevin Chase Newman.
The 17- year- old is accused of killing Anthony Scott Whitlock during a
drive by shooting in February at Westside trailer court.
Greenbacker told the jury he'd prove Newman was in the car and pulled the
Defense attorneys, however, argued Newman did not own the vehicle and the
windows were tinted.
The jury deliberated for about five hours before the judge declared a
Last month, Harry Traynham (TRAY-NUM) was convicted of first degree murder
after a jury held him responsible for driving the car.
The two Blacksburg police officers who fatally wounded a man they were
trying to arrest will not face criminal charges.
Special Prosecutor Gino Williams, Floyd County's Commonwealth's Attorney,
reviewed a state police investigation.
He determined Officers James Keene and Timothy Wimmer were justified in
shooting when Berman Maurice Taylor pointed a gun at them.
((GINO WILLIAMS/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: IT WAS MY DETERMINATION THAT THEY HAD EVERY
REASON TO USE WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE DEADLY FORCE IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE. ONCE
THEY DO THAT AND ONCE THEY HAVE A REASONABLE BELIEF THAT THEY CAN USE IT, THEIR
TRAINING IS TO USE SUCH FORCE UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE DANGER IS ALLEVIATED. ))
SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Special Prosecutor;
OUT Q=is alleviated.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 9; That meant firing until Taylor hit the floor
and the weapon, later found to be a B-B gun, dropped from his hand.
Of the 18 shots fired, 12 struck Taylor and one wounded Officer Michael
Police hope the findings will put to rest criticisms the officers shot
Taylor because he was black.
((LT. BRUCE BRADBERRY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPT.: WE'LL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE
COMMUNITY AND WE HOPE THE COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT US. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Bruce Bradberry/Blacksburg Police Dept.;
OUT Q=to support us.
The F-B-I is still conducting a separate civil rights investigation.
Montgomery County investigators say Scotty Overby confessed to the crime
that could bring him the death penalty.
Overby is accused of raping and murdering his wife, Sheila Ann Stafford, in
The two were separated, but Overby had invited Stafford to his trailer.
He told investigators he became angry when she said she was seeing another
man and believed she was pregnant.
IN Q=He stated to me
((DEPUTY ANTHONY PRICE: HE STATED TO ME INITIALLY IN THE INTERVIEW THAT THAT
MADE HIM MAD, THAT HE THEN HIT, KICKED CHOKED AND STABBED THE VICTIM.))
SUPER=01-Dep. Anthony Price/Montgomery Co. Sheriffs Dept.;
OUT Q=stabbed the victim.
Overby spent most of his preliminary hearing with his head down.
His lawyer says his client can't explain what he did.
IN Q=You've got a 27- year
((JIMMY TURK/OVERBY'S ATTORNEY: YOU'VE GOT A 27- YEAR- OLD YOUNG MAN, NO
CRIMINAL HISTORY OF ANY SIGNIFICANCE AT ALL, NEVER HAD ANY SIGNS OF ASSAULTING
ANYONE IN THE PAST, NO VIOLENT CRIMINAL HISTORY, DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Overby's Attorney;
OUT Q=doesn't make any sense.
Judge Pat Graybeal certified the charges to the grand jury that meets later
Attorneys for a teen charged with robbing and killing a grocery store
manager will have to try their case in Danville.
Michael White was in court today with his attorneys arguing for a change of
White is charged with killing Oliver Everett, Junior during a robbery at the
Danville Winn Dixie in June of '94.
White's attorneys had argued their client would not get a fair trial because
of pre-trial publicity and the case's impact on the community.
Circuit Judge James Ingram denied the request saying the majority of the
media coverage happened when the crime occurred more than a year ago.
A student suspended from classes opened fire at a South Carolina High School
The sixteen year old boy killed one teacher and wounded another, before
fatally shooting himself.
Police say Toby Sincino was armed with a handgun.
He shot one man in the face, then moved to a teacher's workroom where a
woman collapsed and died. It was unclear this afternoon whether she was wounded
Sincino tried to get into the school's office before shooting himself in the
The wounded teacher was in serious but stable condition at a South
HARD MUSIC UNDER
When News 7 returns, the White House gets involved as Republicans and
Democrats spar over possible medicare cuts,
and we'll see if two buildings in Old Southwest Roanoke are still slated for
wx ad lib
Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over a G-O-P plan to cut
270-BILLION dollars from Medicare.
It's a plan President Clinton has once again promised to veto.
Regina Blakely has more.
SUPER=01-Robert Reich/Labor Secretary; :00 Quick
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/Speaker of the House;
SUPER=01-Regina Blakely/CBS News
OUT Q=CBS News at the White House.
(( ROBERT REICH/LABOR SECRETARY:
"ruth do you know what's being contemplated right now in republican
"i'm afraid to hear."
NARR: (today/washington dc)
IT WAS LIKE A MEDICARE "DONAHUE" SHOW... LABOR SECRETARY ROBERT REICH
ATTACKING THE REPUBLICAN'S MEDICARE PLAN BEFORE A GROUP OF SENIORS...
NATS OF AMBULANCE ARRIVING;
NARR: (today/smithville, mo)
MEANWHILE, OPERATORS OF SEVERAL RURAL HOSPITALS.. JOINED PRESIDENT CLINTON
AND HEALTH SECRETARY DONNA SHALALA.. IN A MEDICARE CONFERENCE CALL... AND (the
white house) HEARD THE PRESIDENT LASH OUT AT THE DEAL REPUBLICANS MADE WITH THE
AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION TO GARNER IT'S SUPPORT FOR THEIR PLAN.
SOT AT 1201 CLINTON:
"in the dark of the night, the republican leadership cut a deal with the ama
that once again put their interests ahead of the interests of patients."
NARR: (washington dc)
IRONICALLY, HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH...ADDRESSED JUST THAT SUBJECT AS HE
PUT HIS SPIN ON the gop PLAN WHICH WILL GO TO the HOUSE FLOOR FOR DEBATE AND A
VOTE NEXT WEEK.
SOT at 3014 HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH:
"we're offering greater opportunity for doctors and hospitals and hmo's to
Provide good health care. we're doing it in a way that protects seniors from
THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID.. IF THE PLAN STAYS AS IT IS... ELIMINATING 270
BILLION FROM MEDICARE.. HE WILL VETO IT..
STANDUP REGINA BLAKELY/WHITE HOUSE:
"and that veto threat extends to the entire republican budget... speaker
gingrich says that's just fine.. but it may mean shutting the government down
come mid-november.. now it's a matter of waiting to see, who blinks first. rb,
cbs news, at the white house."))
Plans to expand offices in a church building in Old Southwest Roanoke have
been put on hold.
The Episcopal Diocese met opposition this afternoon when it went before the
city Architectural Review Board.
The Diocese wants to remove or destroy two neighboring houses on First
Street so it can expand its current building.
But a local organization and a state official says city guidelines won't
SOT 5:23:45 (tape1)
IN Q=Demolition of a
((LESLIE GILES/DEPT. OF HISTORIC RESOURCES: DEMOLITION OF A BUILDING SHOULD
ONLY BE CONSIDERED IF ALTERNATIVES FOR REHABILITATION ARE NOT FEASIBLE AND THE
LOSS OF A BUILDING WILL NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT THE INTEGRITY OF THE DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-Leslie Giles/Dept. of Historic Resources;
OUT Q=of the district.
The Board accepted a motion to allow the expansion only if the houses are
The Diocese has offered to give the houses away, along with 36-thousand
dollars toward the cost of moving, but so far it's not had any takers.
SOT 6:14:59 (TAPE2)
IN Q=We have an
((HEATH LIGHT/BISHOP OF EPISCOPAL DIOCESE: WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SHORTLY AND WE WILL SEE WHAT THIS MEANS FOR US IN THE LONG TERM WHETHER WE STAY
THERE OR MAKE ARRANGEMENTS ELSEWHERE.))
SUPER=01-Heath Light/Bishop of Episcopal Diocese;
OUT Q=arrangement elsewhere.
The Diocese has 90 days to make another request to the board.
It also has the option of making an appeal to City Council to override the
Republican candidates in central Virginia are getting some high-profile
campaign help this week.
Former Reagan budget director Jim Miller and other state GOP leaders are
cruising from Farmville to Harrisonburg on the GOP Victory Bus.
At each stop, they spend a little time campaigning for local candidates like
IN Q=We have done
((JIM MILLER/REAGAN BUDGET DIRECTOR: WE HAVE DONE THIS BUS TOUR FOR MANY YEARS.
I HAVE BEEN ON A BUS TOUR SINCE 1989, I GUESS AND WE HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF FUN
DOING IT AND ENCOURAGING CANDIDATES AND CANDIDATES MEET US AND THERE'S A GREAT
DEAL OF ENTHUSIASM SHOWN FOR THE TICKET THIS TIME, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/Reagan Budget Director; :00
OUT Q=we're going to win.
Also today, the Lynchburg Fraternal Order of Police handed out its
endorsements for the coming election.
Republicans Steve Newman and Preston Bryant got the nod after a debate with
their Democratic opponents last night.
IN Q=The members of
((WALLY LANE/LYNCHBURG FOP PRESIDENT: THE MEMBERS OF THIS PARTICULAR
ORGANIZATION FEEL THAT THE CANDIDATES THAT WE'VE ENDORSED WOULD BE THE
STRONGEST CANDIDATES TO SUPPORT THOSE ITEMS DEALING WITH CRIME AND LEGISLATIVE
SUPER=01-Wally Lane/Lynchburg FOP President; :00
OUT Q=and law enforcement issues.
Newman and Bryant say the F-O-P endorsement is the highest honor they could
Virginia's top two elected officials have waded into the fray over Nazi
references in two General Assembly races.
Comparisons between Virginia Democrats and the Third Reich this week were
too much for Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer.
Beyer wrote Governor George Allen a letter asking him to condemn the
references from Blacksburg candidate Pat Cupp and Winchester Senator Russ Potts
-- both Republicans.
Allen says the candidates were just "frustrated."
SOT 11:09:26 tape 2
IN Q=Sometimes folks
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SOMETIMES FOLKS LOSE THEIR HEAD IN THE MIDST OF BATTLE.))
((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: CAMPAIGNS ARE ROUGH AND TUMBLE. NO ONE MINDS A SPIRITED
CAMPAIGN. AND SOMETIMES STUPID THINGS WILL BE SAID. BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO
CALL PEOPLE ON IT WHEN THEY DO SAY THEM.))
OUT Q=do say them.
The Governor says Beyer is being "selectively indignant."
He remembers criticism he got from the Virginia N-double-A-C-P over
SOT 11:06:40 TAPE 1
IN Q=I don't care
((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T CARE TO REPEAT THEIR CHARGES, BUT THEY WERE
SAYING THIS IS LIKE ETHNIC CLEANSING AND COMPARING ME TO HITLER. HECK MY
GRANDFATHER WAS JAILED BY THE NAZIS. MY MOTHER WAS FRENCH AND HE WAS IN THE
RESISTANCE. SO AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, ANY REFERENCES TO NAZIS, I DON'T THINK
MUCH AT ALL OF NAZIS.))
OUT Q=at all of Nazis.
Pat Cupp has apologized for his remarks about Nazis taking away gun owners'
Today, Democratic Senator Madison Marye blasted Cupp and defended his own
record on gun ownership.
Marye says that for Cupp to recall the "horror" of the Holocaust "in order
to take a cheap shot at his opponent is reprehensible."
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, aftershocks delay the search for earthquake
survivors in Mexico,
and we'll tell you why after 15 years, Martinsville will have to find another
MUSIC UP FULL
Martinsville's Superintendent of schools says he was NOT pressured into
leaving his job.
Harold Lamm announced his resignation during a meting this afternoon.
His contract doesn't expire until June, 1997.
But Lamm says he decided to leave early to spend more time with his family.
IN Q=I'm just
((HAROLD LAMM/MARTINSVILLE SUPERINTENDENT: I'M JUST ELATED TO RETIRE AFTER A
LONG CAREER IN PUBLIC EDUCATION AND DECIDED TO DO IT AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME. I
WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE LOCAL INCENTIVE PLAN AND LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING TIME
TO BE WITH MY FAMILY AND MY GRANDCHILDREN. IT WILL GIVE MY WIFE AND I TIME TO
DO WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Lamm/Martinsville Superintendent; :00
OUT Q=wanted to do.
Lamm's resignation will become effective at the end of the school year in
Another Martinsville official has decided to end his long career.
Police chief Terry Roop will step down after 15 years of service.
Roop joined the force in 19-64 and was named chief in 19-80.
He says the decision to retire was not an easy one and he looks back on his
years in the Martinsville Police department fondly.
1 33 52 00 - 1 34 15 00
IN Q=This was not
((TERRY ROOP/MARTINSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: YOU CAN ONLY BE SUCCESSFUL IF YOU HAVE
SUPPORT OF YOUR GOVERNMENT AGENCY. WE'VE ALWAYS HAD GOOD, CLEAN GOVERNMENT,
EXCELLENT COUNCILMEN AND EXCELLENT MANAGERS AND I DO APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO HAVE WORKED IN THAT ENVIRONMENT.))
SUPER=01-Terry Roop/Martinsville Police Chief;
OUT Q=in that environment.
City Manager Earl Reynolds says it will be hard to fill Roop's shoes.
1 40 53 00 - 1 41 16 00
IN Q=I've asked him
((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: I'VE ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ANY
BROTHERS. SO FAR, THERE IS NOT ANOTHER AND WE CAN'T HIRE ANOTHER TERRY ROOP.
BUT WE KNOW THE PROCESS WILL TAKE US FOUR OR FIVE MONTHS. HOW WE GO ABOUT IT
HAS YET TO BE DECIDED. ))
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager;
OUT Q=to be decided
Roop retires at the end of December. He plans to remain in Martinsville with
Crews looking for victims of Monday's earthquake in Mexico, had to suspend
their search for a time today, when the region was hit by the strongest
Mexican authorities measured today's tremor at six- point- one on the
The aftershock lasted for more than five seconds, sending people into the
streets and causing panic, but there were no reports of deaths or serious
Workers are still searching for victims in the rubble of resort hotel in
Manzanillo, but officials do not expect to find any more survivors there.
At least 55 people were killed in Monday's quake.
A little NFL action for you tonight plus, College basketball news from Salem
High school highlights from the Byrd - Botetourt game, and this week Friday
Football Extra schedule after a check of tonight's numbers from the hardwater.
(/////Sports chyron motion/////)
Sports chyron motion
IN Q=first score
OUT Q=...last score
take a break
This morning representatives from the NCAA were in Salem to check out the
facilities at the Salem Civic Center.
SUPER=03-Salem/This Morning; :00
On March 15th and 16th of next year the city of Salem will host the Division
Three men's final four.
And the complex's ability to showcase the ODAC men and women for over a
decade certainly helped the city land this event.
IN Q="You know...
((BOB JOHNSON/NCAA BASKETBALL COMMITTEE: YOU KNOW THE ODAC TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN
HERE FOR 15 YEARS, AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE EVEN THOUGH
WE'VE ALWAYS WALKED OUT OF HERE WITH FROWNS ON OUR FACES. BUT THEY RUN A GREAT
SHOW AND I THINK IT'S GONNA BE GREAT FOR THE ODAC AND DIVISION THREE
((MIKE TURNER/NCAA DIVISION III HOOPS CHAIRMAN: WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE
CAN GIVE THEM A FIRST CLASS ENVIRONMENT, AND PART OF THE WAY FOR THE
ENVIRONMENT TO BE FIRST CLASS IS TO HAVE SOME ENTHUSIASTIC PEOPLE HERE
WATCHING. I'M VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION. WE'VE
BEEN HERE FOR A DAY AND WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
((CHRIS POHL/NCAA DIRECTOR OF CHAMPIONSHIPS:THE STUDENT ATHLETE IS REALLY AT
THE HEART OF THE COMPETITION, IT'S VERY COMPETITIVE, AND THE KIDS ARE
ABSOLUTELY THRILLED THAT THEY;VE MADE IT TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP. AND I THINK IT
WILL BE A GOOD SHOW FOR THE FANS.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/NCAA Basketball Committee; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Turner/NCAA Division III Hoops Chairman; :14
SUPER=01-Chris Pohl/NCAA Director of Championships; :28
OUT Q=...FOR THE FANS."
Still to come tonight, basketball season is just around the corner and Roy
Stanley was in Charlottesville today
Where Jeff Jones met the media to talk about keeping his guards this coming
The College basketball season gets underway at midnight this Saturday
And today Jeff Jones and the Cavaliers talked about their plans for the
Roy Stanley fills us in tonight from University Hall.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Head Coach; :18
SUPER=01-Harold Deane/UVa Guard; :38
SUPER=04-Last Season; :50
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/UVa Guard; 1:05
SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Women's Head Coach; 1:29
SUPER=01-Jeffra Gausepohl/UVa Center; 1:49
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
((With only 2 starters returning from last years spot, the Cavaleirs have a
lot of work to do in the pre-season. the Cavaliers are already ranked as high
as 8th in one pre-season pole, but how far this team goes will depend on a
tough pair of guards.
JEFF JONES/ UVA HEAD COACH: I THINK ITS FAIRLY OBVIOUS THAT HAROLD DEAN
AN CURTIS STAPLES ARE GOING TO BE STRENGTHS THROUGHOUT THIS CLUB. OUR
BACKCOURT AT LEAST LOOKS LIKE IT SHOULD BE MORE ADVANCED THAN OUR FRONTCOURT
HAROLD DEAN/UVA GUARD: WITH WHAT ME BEING A JUNIOR AND CURTIS BEING A
SOPHOMORE WE HAVE ENOUGH EXPERIENCE TO GO OUT THERE AND GET THE JOB DONE. JUST
ENCOURAGE THE NEW GUYS COMING IN' JUST TELL THEM THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE TO
DO, AND JUST TYE TO ET EVERYBODY TOGETHER AS A TEAM.
Staples started several games as a freshman last year, but his main role
was to come in off the bench. Staples led the Cavaliers in field goals last
season, but because of his experience, he will play a bigger role in the
CURTIS STAPLES/UVA GUARD: OUR BACKCOURT IS OUR STRENGTH THIS YEAR. YOU
KNOW JUNIOR BURROUGHS IS GONE SO MA AND HAROLD WILL HAVE TO TAKE UP A LOT OF
SLACK, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO A GOOD JOB AT IT. WE PLAY HARD AND WE'RE
REAL COMPETITIVE, SO I THINK WE'LL BE ALRIGHT.
Debbie Ryan's team has 5 starters returning from last year, and despite
some nagging injuries in the pre-season' Ryan expects his team to also
challenge for a national championship.
DEBBIE RYAN/UVA WOMEN'S COACH: I FEEL LIKE GOING IN THAT WE HAVE SOME OF
THE COMPONENTS THAT WOULD DEFINITELY HELP US TO CHALLENGE FOR A NATIONAL
CHAMPIONSHIP. NOW HOW THOSE COMPONENTS RESPOND TO DAY IN AND DAY OUT IN THE
EARLY PART OF THE SEASON, IT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING
JEFFRA GAUSEPOHL/UVA CENTER: WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE BACK ON OUR
TEAM, WE HAVE A LOT OF LEADERSHIP, AND WE WERE SO CLOSE LAST YEAR, SO CLOSE.
THIS YEAR WE'RE BACK AND WE'RE OUT FOR BLOOD, I THINK
The men's and women's basketball teams will begin practice this Sunday.
In Charlottesville, Roy Stanley, News 7 Sports.))
The Lynchburg Hillcats will have a new manager next season.
This afternoon the Pirates announced that 31 year old Jeff Bannister will
replace Marc Hill.
Jim Bibby, who is now 50, returns for his 12th season in Lynchburg as
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away, there's more News 7 to come,
up next, we'll meet a woman who says growing old doesn't mean giving up.
MUSIC UP FULL
W.C. Fields had a saying: Growing old is better than the alternative.
In fact, there are plenty of encouraging things about growing old-- so says
the Reverend Denise Huffman.
She taught a workshop today-- "Aging as a Spiritual Journey."
IN Q=As you approach
((REVERAND DENISE HUFFMAN: AS YOU APPROACH OLDER AGE YOU HAVE TO SAY, HAVE THE
GOALS THAT I'VE WANTED BEEN REALIZED, HAVE I MET CERTAIN THINGS? HAVE I MADE
TOO MANY ENEMIES, HAVE I MADE ENOUGH FRIENDS? AND THAT TAKES YOU INTO THE OLDER
AGE WITH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF NOT HAVING TOO MANY REGRETS NOT BEING TOO
UNHAPPY ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE DONE AND BEING ABLE TO FIND NEW AVENUES OF INTEREST
SUPER=07-Rev. Denise Huffman; :
Huffman says aging is usually thought of as a process of deterioration,
rather than a spiritual ascent.
She says older folks have a great deal of insight and wisdom to offer.