Coming up on news seven at eleven
Washington is preparing for Monday's "Million Man March."
Thousands of people from across the country will gather for prayer.
In Vinton, owners of three Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs hit the streets to
change a new ordinance.
And as Explore Park closes for the winter-- officials are working on next
News seven at eleven is next.
A ten-hour hostage siege aboard a tourist bus in
Moscow has ended -- with all the remaining hostages apparently
About 20 Russian commandos stormed the bus being held by an
unidentified gunman and freed several South Korean tourists amid a
hail of stun grenades and gunfire.
There was no immediate word on the fate of the gunman, who had
been demanding one (M) million dollars and a plane to leave Russia.
Five men identified as tourists were hustled from the bus,
looking shaken and dazed.
The Interfax news agency reported all ofthe remaining hostages were freed
The unidentified gunman seized the bus with some 25 tourists on
board. The bus then stood on a bridge near the Kremlin and Red
Square while officials negotiated with the gunman.
The gunman had earlier released up to 20 hostages in several
groups, until just five were left.
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Meantime in Bosnia, U-S Officials are saying continued fighting could
threaten the Bosnia cease fire.
Officials warned NATO warplanes could attack any side that violates
In the past, NATO attacked only Bosnian Serb targets.
The cease-fire began Thursday.
Yesterday, Bosnian and Croat troops staged a major offensive against
Today, the Bosnian government is claiming to have stopped its attack near
Banja Luka (BAHN'-yah LOO'-kah).
Serb leaders are debating whether to stick with the truce or abandon it.
In less than two days, the Million Man March is set to begin in Washington,
DC among controversy surrounding it's organizer, Louis Farrahkan.
Sharyl Attkisson brings us the story.
IN Q=After an upbeat rally...
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00
SUPER=01-Louis Farrakhan/March Organizer; :10
SUPER=01-Abraham Foxman/Anti-Defamation League; :31
SUPER=01-Sharyl Attkisson/Reporting; 1:05
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington
((At an upbeat rally in Chicago , Louis Farrakhan, the controversial
organizer of the march, dismissed new charges that he's espousing racist hate.
LOUIS FARRAKHAN/MILLION MAN MARCH ORGANIZER:
"THIS MARCH IS ABOUT US COMING TOGETHER LOOKING AT PROBLEMS OF
COMMUNITY AND RESOLVING TO DO THE BEST TO SOLVE PROBLEMS WE FACE. "
But for Jewish Americans, Farrakhan's history of making remarks seen as anti
semitic cannot be separated from the message of Monday's march.
(SOT-ABRAHAM FOXMAN, ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE)
"THE TRAGEDY, THE IRONY IS: THIS DAY OF ATONEMENT AND RECONCILIATION
IS BEING FLAWED BECAUSE THE MAN WHO IS ORGANIZING IT, THE PIED PIPER, IT A PIED
PIPER OF HATE!"
The Million Man March has sparked dissent among many blacks, as well.
The N-double-A-C-P is one of several civil rights organizations refusing to
But Farrakhan lashed out at black men who choose not to be part of the
WASHINGTON march because they think they're "decent men"...
"THAT'S YOUR PROBLEM! YOU ARE SELF-RIGHTEOUS FOOLS."
THERE'S NO WAY TO TELL IF A MILLION BLACK MEN WILL SHOW UP IN WASHINGTON ON
MONDAY. PARK POLICE SAY THEY'RE EXPECTING ABOUT TWO THOUSAND BUSES, AND
NOWHERE NEAR A MILLION PEOPLE. BUT ORGANIZERS INSIST AT LEAST 11-THOUSAND BUSES
ARE HEADED THIS WAY. FOR THE MARCH TO MEET ITS MILLION MAN GOAL, ONE IN TEN
ADULT BLACK MALES WILL HAVE TO SHOW UP. SHARYL ATTKISSON, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is seeking a continuance of his term.
Voters will be deciding if Hussein's mandate should continue for seven more
The Iraqi Government attempted to rally voters with a fierce attack on the
They said that the Iraqi people should vote to continue Hussein's reign to
make a statement against U-S hostility.
Officials say that the 300 foreign journalists who arrived to cover the
referendum are being given "total freedom."
A Roanoke man and his seven year old son say they were shoved by a Roanoke
City Police officer.
The father says he's now filed charges.
James Thompson says the officer roughed him up and hurt his son in the
It happened while Thompson and his son, Adam, were attending the Express
hockey game at the Roanoke Civic Center last night.
He says he and his son were standing by the rink when the officer ordered
them to leave.
IN Q=He took Adam
((JAMES THOMPSON/COMPLAINANT: THE OFFICER TOOK ME BY THE HANDS, THREW US, TOOK
HIM AND PUSHED HIM DOWN THE STEPS AND CARRIED ME UP THE STEP.
THE OFFICER SHOVED ME DOWN THE STAIRS. I ONLY HIT TWO STEPS. THEN I CRIED,
DADDY, DADDY MY ARM. THEN I HAD TO CRAWL UP THE STEPS.))
SUPER=01-James Thompson/Complainant; :00
SUPER=07-Adam Thompson; :11
OUT Q=up the steps.
During the incident, Thompson says his son re-injured his broken collar
Thompson says he filed charges with the magistrate.
The police department was unable to confirm if a warrant had been filed.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Some potbellied pig owners took to the streets today to voice their
and many changes are underway for Virginia's Explore Park.
We'll take a look when News 7 continues.
KIMBERLY IN WX OFFICE
It's been a wet day out there-- but the occasional light showers should
taper off after midnight.
With the passage of a cold front tonight, we'll see drier conditions and
cooler temperatures for the next several days.
The complete forecast-- plus a look at the at the latest doppler radar,
coming up in weather.
Please stay with us.
MUSIC UP FULL
In Vinton, owners of three Vietnamese Potbellied Pigs went to the streets
today in hopes of changing the town's animal control ordinance.
Town officials have ordered Emma and Gerald Saunders to get rid of their pet
So the Saunders and their supporters marched the streets, to draw attention
to their plight.
They had successfully challenged the town's ordinance in August.
But last week, town council amended the law and added pigs to the list of
Saunders says before the town council meeting no one had ever complained
about her pets.
IN Q=only ones
((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: ONLY ONES EVER SAID ANYTHING IS WHEN WE WENT
TO THAT TOWN COUNCIL MEETING. A FEW NEIGHBORS ON CEDAR AVENUE, BUT NO BODY ON
MY STREET HAS COME UP AND SAID ANYTHING.))
((DONNA WHITE/NEIGHBOR: MY NEIGHBORS DO NOT BOTHER ANYBODY. THE PIGS DO NOT
BOTHER ANYBODY. I JUST THINK THE NEIGHBORS ARE TRYING TO GIVE EVERYBODY A HARD
TIME. THE PIGS DON'T DO ANYTHING WRONG. WHY DON'T THEY JUST LEAVE THEM
SUPER=01-Emma Saunders/Vinton Resident; :00
SUPER=01-Donna White/Neighbor; :16
OUT Q=them alone
Saunders has taken two of the pigs, Arnold and Wilbur, to a farm in
She says Charlotte, the third pig, was kept in town for future court
Officials at Virginia's Explore Park are working on weather proofing special
events at the park.
This year's extreme weather has played a major role in the number of people
visiting the park.
It closes for the winter at the end of this month.
Denise Allen reports on the changes scheduled to take place during the off
IN Q=music nat sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Rupert Cutler/Virginia's Explore Park; :10
SUPER=01-Kristin Waters/Virginia's Explore Park; :27
OUT Q=News 7
Visitors are taking in the sights and sounds of fall at Virginia's Explore
((RUPERT CUTLER/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: I THINK MOST PEOPLE'S CHOICE OF
SEASONS IS OCTOBER'S BRIGHT BLUE SKY WEATHER. THAT'S TRUE HERE AT EXPLORE,
EXCEPT FOR TODAY.))
Park officials say despite the damp, cloudy weather, attendance has been
steady for the first day of the fall foliage festival.
This year, though, extreme weather has played a major role in attendance at
((KRISTIN WATERS/VIRGINIA'S EXPLORE PARK: ATTENDANCE HAS PROBABLY BEEN A
LITTLE BIT SLOWER THIS YEAR THAN WE WOULD HAVE LIKED IT BUT THE WEATHER HAS
REALLY HURT US WITH THE RAIN IN JUNE AND THE EXTREME HEAT IN JULY AND AUGUST.))
But park officials say October is their busiest month.
If the weather is good for the next two weekends, they say attendance should
be about par with last year.
((RUPERT CUTLER: I WAS OVERLY OPTIMISTIC A YEAR AGO. I THOUGHT WE MIGHT BE
ABLE TO DOUBLE OUR 1994 ATTENDANCE IN 1995. WE DIDN'T QUITE DO THAT.))
According to Cutler, the park's funding comes mostly from private donations
and money from local and state governments.
But he says there are plans to increase attendance at the park by offering
The Brugh Tavern restaurant and the Mountain Union Church will offer dining
and a place for weddings.
And Cutler says there's more.
((CUTLER: TO BUILD AN EDUCATION CENTER AND A PARK VISITOR ORIENTATION CENTER
BETWEEN THE PARKING LOT AND THE BLUE RIDGE SETTLEMENT. WHICH WILL INCLUDE A
LARGE ROOFED OVER AREA.))
This will allow the park's interpreters to perform their programs rain or
Cutler calls the park a work in progress.
He says these new additions should be complete by 1997.
Denise Allen News 7.))
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Shannon Faulkner may be trying to enroll in another college.
Faulkner is apparently considering enrolling at Old Dominion University in
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/August 18;
Faulkner dropped out of The Citadel in August after becoming its first
Yesterday, she visited O-D-U for about two hours.
Earlier this week, the U-S Supreme Court turned down an appeal to hear
Faulkner's case against the Citadel.
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
And when News 7 continues,
We'll take a trip down to Blacksburg where Steve Mason will be on hand to
see how Hokie fans are getting ready for Midnight Madness.
Plus, Connie Stevens will take a look a child care AND the affect that it
has on families when News seven returns.
MUSIC UP FULL
The Allen administration is considering selling the Medical College of
Virginia and the University of Virginia's hospitals.
The "Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports this morning that the sale is one
option being considered.
The combined worth of the two facilities tops 500 MILLION dollars.
The sales would have to be approved by the General Assembly and investors
who hold hospital bonds.
For some families, child care costs can eat up 15-percent of income.
Around the region, community groups are putting a greater emphasis on
providing affordable child care.
The Junior League is now helping to provide after school care at selected
Bogardus is also in the works through the Y-W-C-A--
It's a comprehensive child care plan to serve all children-- including those
with special needs.
IN Q=We get calls
((PAM KESTNER CHAPPELEAR/COUNCIL OF COMMUNITY SERVICES: WE GET CALLS WEEKLY
FROM PARENTS RANGING FROM DISABILITIES THAT ARE PHYSICAL TO THOSE THAT ARE
DEVELOPMENTAL OR EMOTIONAL. ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER WITH THE HYPERACTIVITY
HAS BEEN ON THE RISE THAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST YEAR.))
OUT Q=the past year.
From family day care, to proprietary care at the area's many centers,
there's a great demand for quality.
Some parents find creative ways to solve their child care needs.
Like the Bazak's--
To cut down on costs, they're sharing a nanny with another couple-- so their
twin boys get constant care in their own home.
IN Q=I think it's
((SUZANNE BAZAK/WORKING MOTHER:I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY GREAT FOR THESE GUYS TO
BE AT HOME, AND ESPECIALLY WITH TWO, IT'S PROBABLY JUST AS AFFORDABLE TO HAVE
SOMEONE COME INTO YOUR HOUSE AS IT IS TO HAVE THEM GO TO A DAYCARE CENTER. AND
THEY LOVE IT. ))
SUPER=01-Suzanne Bazak/Working Mother; :
OUT Q=they love it.
For more information on the topic, watch ON-RECORD, tomorrow at 11 a.m.
Mike Groh passed for a school record 346 yards and four touchdowns and Tiki
Barber rushed for a career high 185 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia beats
Duke 44 to 30.
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Virginia vs Duke; :
The Blue Devils dominated the first half behind the arm of Quarterback
Spence Fisher his two touchdown passes gave duke a 21 to 3 lead early in the
But the Cavaliers came back. Groh goes to the air and hits Demetrius
Allen on the run he will take the ball in for the score on the 82 yard pass
play and the Cavaliers trailed 24 to 13 at the half.
Barber got on track in the third. on Virginia's first possession he takes
the handoff and scores from 9 yards out U-V-A trailed 24 to 21.
Then later in the third Groh passes SUPER=36-Virginia/=44/Duke/=30;the
ball to Barber he Breaks a tackle at the goal line and scores Virginia led 31
to 24 and the Cavaliers get the 44 to 30 win.
Virginia Tech racked up 638 yards of offense and scored 11 touchdowns as
the Hokies improve to 4 and 2 on the season with a dramatic 77 to 27 win over
Steve Mason has more on a rainy homecoming win.
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Akron
SUPER=01-Okesa Smith/Blocked Akron Punt; :18
SUPER=01-Marcus Parker/Scored 2 Touchdowns; :47
SUPER=01-Jim Druckenmiller/119 Passing 2 Touchdowns; 1:14
SUPER=36-Virginia Tech/=77/Akron/=27; 1:40
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; ; 1:48
OUT Q=.......News 7 sports."
The VMI Keydets entertained UT-Chattanooga this afternoon in a key Southern
Conference showdown at Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington.
SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs. Moccasins;
A fired up Bill Stewart led his team onto the field for the Parent's Day
UTC took the ball down the field on its opening drive, but the VMI defense
tightened up and
forced the Mocs to attempt a field goal. But Josh Siefken's kick sailed
wide right and the Keydets took over.
On the first play from scrimmage, Al Lester pitches to Thomas Haskins, who
eventually bounces to the outside and races 80 yards for the touchdown.
VMI led 7-nothing in the first.
UTC got on the board after a VMI penalty. Tyrone Coleman dashes up the
middle and dives into the endzone.
But the Keydets hang on for their second conference win 17 to 12.
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/SUNSHINE NETWORK; :
In Tallahassee this afternoon, Top ranked Florida State ran all over Wake
Forest beating the Demon Deacons 72 to 13.
For the rest of the college football scores lets check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
And coming up, The Major League playoffs resumed tonight scores from the
National Hockey League.
And the Roanoke Express was looking for a win tonight as the Raleigh Icecaps
made a visit to the Roundhouse tonight.
The Roanoke Express was back in the Roundhouse tonight this time taking on
the Raleigh Icecaps.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Roanoke vs Raleigh; :
After a loss last night, the Express skated into the rink ready to take on
But Raleigh got off to a quick start four minutes into the first period
from a face off Curt Regnier gets the puck and hits the slap shot Raleigh led 1
The Express would answer as Dave Holum brings the puck from behind the net
passes to a wide open tim Christian in front of the goal he scores to tie it at
one to one.
Then in the second period Ilya SUPER=34-Roanoke/==4/Raleigh/==3; Dubkov
passes inside to Jeff Jablonski who knocks in in for a 3 to 2 Express advantage
and Roanoke goes on to win the game 4 to 3.
A full schedule of games in the National Hockey league tonight for all of
those scores lets check the numbers.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=..COLORADO/ST. LOUIS."
The Atlanta Braves went for the sweep tonight and they got it beating
Cincinnati 6 to nothing winning the National League Championship.
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Atlanta vs Cincinnati; :
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the third. Mark Lemke hits a
line drive to left field Rafael Belliard rounds the bases from second to score
and the Braves took the one to nothing lead.
Atlanta added more runs in the bottom of the seventh one scoring on a
SUPER=35-Atlanta/==6/Cincinnati/==0; wild pitch then Mike Deverauex playing
in place of Dave Justice belts this two run homer over the left field wall
Atlanta beats the Reds 6 to nothing.
Cleveland jumped on Seattle early and the Indians win the game 7 to nothing
to even the series at 2.
Live=Double-box Roy/Ron & Steve
(toss to Steve)
(Steve ad lib)
(go to break)
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Hokie Head Coach;
(ad lib for about 2 min)
(toss to Tech Band)
(Music Closes show)