Coming up next on news seven
thousands across the country prepare for tomorrow's Million Man March along
with local residents.
Six Israelis soldiers were killed and one wounded in Southern Lebanon.
And part of I-81 in Montgomery County is still closed from a vehicle
accident that sent several people to the hospital.
News seven at eleven is next.
One of the northbound lanes on I-81 in Montgomery County is still closed
following two separate vehicle accidents this afternoon.
The accidents sent four people to the hospital.
At about 2-30, a tractor trailer overturned at the 1-23 milemarker between
Christiansburg and Ironto.
Traffic is still backed up for miles.
State Police say the truck, hauling fabric, was apparently cut off by a car.
The car left the scene.
James Jenkins, of North Carolina, was transported to Montgomery Regional
Hospital but has been released.
However, as a result of that accident, a car rear-ended another vehicle
sending three people to the hospital.
They also have been released.
Police say eighteen-year-old Richard Reese, of Radford, was charged with
African-American men from around the country are converging on the nation's
capital for tomorrow's Million Man March.
Today, preparation got underway to handle crowd control.
The event is a call for black men to take responsibility for their own lives
and families, and to dedicate themselves to fighting drugs, violence and
Hundreds of black men from our area will also be heading to the event that's
organized by the controversial Louis Farrakhan.
Denise Allen today caught up with some of the marchers before they left
IN Q=Washington is preparing
SUPER=01-Rev. Jimmie Hawkins/Grace Presbyterian Church; :13
SUPER=01-Minister Malvester X/Nation of Islam; :22
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; 1:12
OUT Q=news 7
When the masses gather, these Virginians will be among them.
They say the march has grown to be more than a demonstration by Louis
Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
They say it's about bringing the black community together.
IN Q= there's a lot
((REV. JIMMIE HAWKINS/GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: THERE'S A LOT OF DESPAIR OUT
THERE. A LOT OF HOPELESSNESS AND REALLY THIS IS TRYING TO PROVIDE HOPE TO THE
COMMUNITY SAYING THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO.))
OUT Q=WE CAN DO
IN Q=BY MAKING THIS MARCH
((MINISTER MALVESTER X/NATION OF ISLAM: BY MAKING THIS MARCH IT'S TELLING THE
WORLD WE ARE READY TO DO SOMETHING FOR OURSELVES AND THROUGH UNITY WE CAN DO
OUT Q=ALL THINGS
Minister X hopes this march helps change society's view of black men.
He also hopes it helps black men look at themselves differently by raising
their self esteem.
The participants of this march say they want it to spark a change and draw
attention to issues hurting black men, such as unemployment and crimes
committed against fellow blacks.
They say these issues affect the entire country.
IN Q=caucasian people
((MINISTER MALVESTER X: CAUCASIAN PEOPLE ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
EVERYBODY IS DISSATISFIED. BLACK MALES ARE PUSHED DOWN MORE NOW THAN EVER
OUT Q=EVER BEFORE
The march has drawn criticism from several civil rights groups including the
Jeff Artis is staying home.
He says Louis Farrakhan is a racist.
IN Q=one of those
((JEFF ARTIS/(R) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO
GETS IN FRONT OF THE TV CAMERAS AND IS ALL NICE AND SWEET, BUT BEHIND CLOSED
DOORS HE SAYS SOME TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT PEOPLE. I'M NOT GOING TO A MARCH
WHICH IS LED BY DAVID DUKE AND I'M NOT GOING TO GO TO A MARCH LED BY LOUIS
OUT Q=LOUIS FARRAKHAN
But the Reverend Jimmie Hawkins hopes the participants will become leaders,
returning home to work on ways to make their communities better places to live.
Denise Allen News 7.))
Six Israelis soldiers were killed and one wounded in what's being called the
bloodiest attack this year in Southern Lebanon.
This on the heels of an attack which left three soldiers dead last Thursday.
The Shiite Muslim Hezbollah claimed responsibility.
The deaths have left Israel devastated and could trigger a major military
While not blaming Syria directly, the Foreign Minister says the Syrians
could do more to control the militant Hezbollah.
IN Q=I'm not sure
((SHIMON PERES/ ISRAELI FOREIGN MINISTER: I'M NOT SURE IF THE SYRIANS ARE IN
CHARGE OF TERRORIST HEZBOLLAH. BUT WE DO BELIEVE THE SYRIANS COULD DO MORE TO
PREVENT THE ACTS OF TERROR.))
SUPER=01-Shimon Peres/Israeli Foreign Minister;
OUT Q=acts of terror
Syria has thousands of troops in Lebanon.
The Israeli cabinet will meet Tuesday in a special session to decide what
action to take.
SUPER=03-Erez Checkpoint, Gaza;
Meantime, elections in the West Bank have been tentatively set for January
twenty-second after Israeli troops complete their redeployment in the occupied
Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat made
the announcement following meetings in Gaza.
The redeployment of Israeli troops will be done one city a week.
Special arrangements are being made for the city of Hebron, where Jewish
settlers will remain living inside the city surrounded by Palestinians.
This movement towards a peace in the Middle East was overshadowed by the
killing of the six Israeli soldiers in Southern Lebanon.
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Up next on News 7 at 11,
The Roanoke Symphony is conducting a search for a new leader.
The first of five candidates practiced today for tomorrow's debut.
KIMBERLY IN WX OFFICE
Breezy conditions continuing tonight-- but some scattered frost is possible,
especially in low- lying areas.
Temperatures will dip down into the 30s overnight-- rebounding only into the
low 60s tomorrow.
Meanwhile, high pressure is building in-- promising a partly to mostly sunny
More coming in the forecast-- we hope you stay tuned.
MUSIC UP FULL
Police in Turkey clashed with striking civil servants.
Several people were hurt and arrests were made.
Workers have been conducting strikes all month demanding pay increases
because of a 91 percent inflation rate.
Government officials have refused to meet their demands and today lost a
vote of no confidence forcing Turkey's first woman Prime Minister to step down.
New general elections are scheduled for fall of 19-96.
In Chechnya, the citizens held a protest today against the continuing
presence of Russian troops in that country.
The protestors lined 12 miles of a highway outside a major city.
They were holding signs of their Chechen leaders.
Peace negotiations in Chechnya have been in a deadlock since October sixth
when a bomb injured the commander of the Russian forces.
Here in the U-S, many communities are dealing with domestic violence.
For instance in Virginia every 17 minutes, a victim seeks help from a
domestic violence program.
And every three hours a victim of domestic violence is denied shelter.
The Y-W-C-A of Roanoke is promoting a week of awareness.
Nationally it's called a week without violence.
Today the Y-W-C-A started the week off by honoring the spirit and memory of
those who died as the result of violence.
Members hope educating the public will help erase the stigma connected to
victims of violence.
They also hope people will stop excepting violence as a way life.
IN Q=We can open
((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA COORDINATOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS: WE CAN OPEN OUR EYES.
WE CAN STOP TURNING A DEAF EAR. IF WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT WE KNOW IS BEING
ABUSED, WE MIGHT BE THE ONE TO HELP THEM IF THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Sally Gravely/YWCA Coordinator of Special Programs;
OUT Q=help themselves.
The Y-W-C-A has scheduled a week of seminars and panel discussions on
They are hoping these special events help people learn to live in peace.
One young ambitious conductor was in Roanoke today hoping to become the next
leader of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
IN Q=nat sound
OUT Q=nat sound
David Wiley held rehearsal this afternoon.
He's the first of five candidates going for the job.
He says his main focus will be community involvement.
9 21 47 00 - 9 22 06 00
IN Q=I think it's
((DAVID WILEY/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: I THINK IT'S
VERY IMPORTANT THAT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS EDUCATE THEIR AUDIENCE THROUGH PRE
CONCERT LECTURES, GOING AROUND THE COMMUNITY GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT
CLASSICAL MUSIC. I THINK IT IS A CRUCIAL MISSION OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. ))
SUPER=01-David Wiley/RSO Conductor Candidate;
OUT Q=the symphony orchestra.
Wiley also wants to plant roots in the area.
9 13 26 00 - 9 13 51 00
IN Q=My family recently moved
((DAVID WILEY: CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: MY FAMILY
RECENTLY MOVED TO FLOYD COUNTY. WE'VE VISITED. WE LOVE THE AREA AND WOULD
LOVE TO MAKE ROANOKE OUR HOME AND TO WORK WITH THE ORCHESTRA AND BUILD IT'S
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MISSION HERE IN THE AREA. ))
OUT Q=in the area.
Wiley auditions tomorrow night at eight O'Clock at the Roanoke Civic Center
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
And when News 7 continues,
It's 3-2-1, NO ignition, NO blast off, for the Space Shuttle Columbia.
We'll go down to the Kennedy Space Center to see what the problem was this
MUSIC UP FULL
The Roanoke Valley gets a new tool to reel in some industrial prospects, and
some strong earnings for one of the region's largest employers.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central
Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Wednesday; :18
SUPER=@File; :29 (quick!)
OUT Q=NAT SOT
Sara Lee's plans to close its Leggs distribution center in Salem came as a
surprise to its 130 employees and community leaders.
The company will offer the workers jobs at its Florence, South Carolina
The Roanoke Valley has high hopes for the shell building it has completed in
The site designed to lure industrial prospects is the area's first shell
building since the late 1980's.
The bottom line remains strong at one of southwest Virginia's largest
First Union says its third quarter earnings are up 11-percent compared to a
year ago...that's ahead of analysts' expectations.
And a Roanoke truck tire dealer has quietly become one of the largest
companies of its kind in the country.
White Tire has done that by acquiring a number of smaller tire dealers in
the southeast, this week it announced the purchase of Lucas Tire of Roanoke.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 25 points,
closing at 4793.78.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review.
The space shuttle "Columbia" is once again having trouble getting off the
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center;
For a record-tying sixth time, the shuttle's launch has been delayed.
Equipment failure was not the problem this time, Mother Nature was.
A cold front that stalled over Florida kept the Kennedy Space Center under
thick, low clouds.
Low visibility forced NASA to push the launch attempt of the sixteen day
research mission to Friday.
Dave Kreig threw a one yard touchdown pass to Garrison Hearst with a minute
and 16 seconds left in the game as the Cardinals beat the Washington Redskins
24 to 20.
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/FOX SPORTS; :
The Redskins came out hot. Early in the first quarter Gus Frerotte goes up
top and hits Henry Ellard on this 47 yard touchdown pass 7 to nothing
Arizona answered in the second quarter. Aeneas Williams steps in front of
this Frerotte pass and returns the ball 28 yards on the interception and the
Cardinals took a 10 to 7 lead.
Trailing by four in the third, Frerotte goes to the air again this time he
hits Coleman Bell he rolls into the end zone for the 29 yard touchdown the
Redskins led 20 to 17.
But Arizona would cap a drive late in the fourth quarter Kreig hits Hearst
in end zone on the one yard touchdown pass and the Cardinals knock off the
Redskins 24 to 20.
IN Q=First audio
((NORV TURNER/REDSKINS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :
OUT Q=....combination of things."
With the loss, Washington is now 2 and 5.
The Carolina Panthers have won their first regular season game.
The N-F-L expansion team beat the New York Jets 26 to 15.
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/NBC SPORTS; :
Leading 5 to 3, New York's Mo Lewis intercepts this Kerry Collins pass
and he returns it up the middle for a 15 yard touchdown and the Jets led 12 to
3 in the second.
But the Panther Defense answered. Later in the second quarter Sam Mills
picks off the Bubby Brister shovel pass and he works his way into the end zone
from 36 yards out and the Panthers took the 13 to 12 lead.
Carolina iced the win in the third SUPER=30-Carolina/==26/N.Y
Jets/=15;quarter Vince Workman takes the handoff from Collins and scores from
the five Carolina beats the Jets 26 to 15.
Chalk up another upset for the Indianapolis Colts. This afternoon the
Colts beat San Francisco 18 to 17 for their third straight win.
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/FOX SPORTS; :
San Francisco took the lead in the second quarter when Steve Young hits
Jerry Rice on a 5 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to 3 Niners.
The Colts came back with 11-minutes left in the third quarter Jim
Harbaugh hits Ken Dilger over the middle he scores to make it 12 to 7 Colts.
then with 7-minutes left in the third, Derek Loville takes the handoff and
scores from 4 yards out to make it 14 to 12 San Francisco.
Cary Blanchard kicked four field SUPER=30-Indianapolis/=18/San
Francisco/=17;goals on the day including the game winner as the Colts upset
the 49-ers 18 to 17.
SUPER=03-Green Bay, WI/FOX SPORTS; :
In Green Bay, Detroit quarterback Scott Mitchell threw three second half
touchdowns including this 16 yarder to a wide open Johnnie Morton.
But Packer quarterback Brett Favre passed 342 yards and two touchdowns to
lead the Packers over the Lions. For that and all of today's N-F-L scores lets
check the boards.
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
OUT Q=......DALLAS/SAN DIEGO."
And coming up, The Mariners and Indians squared off in game five of the
American League Championship scores from the National Hockey league.
And Mike Stevens has a report on a new winner in the Taco Bell 300 at the
The Indians and Mariners squared off tonight in Cleveland in game five of
the American League Championship Series.
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/NBC SPORTS; :
The Indians got on the board in the bottom of the first. Eddie Murray
hits a line drive down the right field line scoring a runner from third and
Cleveland led 1 to nothing.
But the Mariners came back in the top of the second. Ken Griffey Junior
hits a line drive down the left field line scoring a runner from second to tie
the game at 1 to 1.
Seattle led 2 to 1 until the SUPER=35-Cleveland/==3/Seattle/==2; bottom
of the sixth. Jim Thome gets all of this pitch sending it deep over the right
field wall for a two run homer Cleveland led 3 to 2 and the Indians win the
game 3 to 2.
Yesterday's Taco Bell 300 Late Model Stock car event had race officials and
participants running for the border tonight.
Mike Stevens says a rare postrace disqualification cost Elliott Sadler $25
thousand dollars, and left Roanoke's Tony McGuire standing all alone in Victory
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last Night; :00
SUPER=04-Taco Bell 300; :10
SUPER=01-Tom Bradshaw/NASCAR's Chief Steward; :34
SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Disqualified; :51
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/Declared Taco Bell 300 Winner; 1:41
OUT Q=...news 7 sports."
That's all the sports we have for now.
Have a great day.
On the hard water tonight, The Florida Panthers beat the New York
For that and all of tonights National Hockey League Scores lets go to the
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
SOFT MUSIC UNDER
Don't go away, there's more News 7 to come.
One of Fincastle's landmarks turns 164 today.
We'll have the story next.
MUSIC UP FULL
Last month, clothing sales jumped up a bit after August, which some analysts
say was one of the worst months for apparel sales in recent years.
Beth Myer reports experts say the weather has something to do with the
IN Q=According to merchants
SUPER=00-Beth Myer/Reporting; :22 Quick!!
SUPER=01-Bruce Young/Davidsons Operations Manger; :27
SUPER=01-Tyler Pugh/Wheat First Securities; :54
OUT Q=News 7.
(( According to merchants, the cooler, brisk fall temperatures bring more
shoppers out to spend money.
In September, same store sales increased 3 percent over August sales, but
retail analysts say the numbers were still poor compared to sales recorded in
May, June and July.
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IN Q=Some salesmen compare
((BETH MYER: SOME SALESMEN COMPARE WORKING IN RETAIL TO FARMING. THEY SAY THE
VOLUME OF SALES OFTEN DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER AND COOLER TEMPERATURES IN THE
FALL WILL DRIVE UP CLOTHING SALES.))
OUT Q=up clothing sales.
10 36 38 00 - 10 36 54 00
IN Q=We obviously can
((BRUCE YOUNG/DAVIDSONS OPERATIONS MANAGER: WE OBVIOUSLY CAN SELL TOP COATS
AND HEAVIER GARMENTS NOW. AND WHEN YOU GET WARM FALL DAYS, PEOPLE ARE NOT AS
INTERESTED IN THAT, LIKE THE FARMERS WE NEED GOOD WEATHER TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN
OUR OWN TRADE. ))
OUT Q=our own trade.
XXXX says business at Davidson's has been strong and sales last month were
better than in September of 1995.
Analysts say while September was better than August for retail, the change
was not robust.
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IN Q=Computer sales continue to be very strong and there are
((TYLER PUGH/WHEAT FIRST SECURITIES: COMPUTER SALES CONTINUE TO BE VERY STRONG
AND THERE ARE SO MANY DOLLARS TO GO AROUND. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AS MUCH
INTEREST IN APPAREL AS THERE IS IN OTHER SEGMENTS OF THE RETAIL MARKET.))
OUT Q=the retail market.
That means prices could be lower for the holidays. Inflation is running
about 3-percent this year and analysts predict if merchants try to increase
prices, they'll have to reduce them again to sell the merchandise. Beth Myer
The First Baptist Church in Fincastle, is 164 years old today.
Members say Botetourt County's first African American church has overcome
many obstacles to reach this milestone.
The congregation started in 18-31 in the basement of a white Baptist Church
Sometime after 18-49 African Americans were allowed to form their own
And in 18-66 this church was built by former slaves.
IN Q=you look at
((MARY WILEY/CHURCH MEMBER: YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THESE THINGS AND THEY'RE GOING
BACK TO HISTORY, NOT ALL OF THESE MODERN THINGS. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING
THAT'S GOING TO STAND AND SHOW SOME OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT OLDER THINGS
KEEP GROWING AND GROWING UNTIL THEY COME INTO HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Wiley/Church Member;
OUT Q=INTO HISTORY.
This church has survived fire and a loss of members who left to find work
after the industrial revolution.
But members say it's lasted and is the cornerstone of their community,
largely due to the older members.
IN Q=THIS A PRIME
((GWEN JOHNSON/CHURCH MEMBER: THIS IS PRIME EXAMPLE OF THAT AFRICAN PROVERB
"IT TAKES A WHOLE COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD." I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE
MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH NOW, EVERYBODY HAS ROOTS IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Gwen Johnson/Church Member;
OUT Q=in this community.
The congregation is currently looking for a new pastor.
They're hoping to find a new leader who will take them to their 200th
anniversary and beyond.